Monthly Archives: July 2020

Cryptocurrency-Focused Docuseries Airs to Millions of Viewers via the Discovery Science Channel

A new docuseries called “Open Source Money” recently aired on July 4 and premiered on the Discovery Science channel. The new show gave millions of Discovery viewers information concerning bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and blockchain technology. The cryptocurrency-focused show airing on Discovery will continue this summer with a number of episodes broadcasting once a week. “Open Source Money” is the name of a new docuseries that aired on Saturday and premiered on the Discovery Science channel and the on-demand television provider Philo. The new series gives […]

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Bitcoin Stagnates, Criminals Targeted, $288K Prediction: Hodler’s Digest, June 29–July 5

Bitcoin is struggling to punch through stubborn resistance at $9,300, and a Russian court has effectively ruled BTC theft is not a crime. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bored with Bitcoin? This price level is key for a big breakout It has been a sleepy week in […]

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3 Reasons Why Bloomberg Calling Bitcoin a ‘Resting Bull’ Is Inaccurate

A recent Bloomberg report says Bitcoin is a resting bull but improperly interprets key metrics to paint a bullish case for BTC. Bloomberg senior commodities strategist Mike McGlone recently released a midyear crypto outlook, which states that Bitcoin volatility should continue to decrease as the asset behaves more like gold. The report also says that primary demand and adoption indicators remain positive. The report concludes that Bitcoin is set for a breakout with a target at the $13,000 resistance. Although this perspective is defensible, the arguments presented […]

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Smart Vending Machine Maker Popcom Crowdfunds $1.3M

Smart vending machine maker Popcom raises $1.3 million through Regulated CF security token offerings. Smart vending start-up Popcom raised millions to bring more of their vending machines as the demand for more contact-less retail solutions rises. Popcom, led by Dawn Dickson and one of the few Black women-owned blockchain companies, crowdfunded $1.3 million in its latest funding round, according to Black Enterprise. So far, the company has raised a total of $2.3 million with the majority of investments done through Regulated CF security token offerings. The company […]

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Food and Cash Shortages Push Cubans Toward Permissionless Cryptocurrencies

The Nation of Cuba is dealing with a national food crisis, as Venezuela has stopped offering aid to the small island nation. Moreover, the coronavirus outbreak has caused a shortage of cash couriers called “mules” and everyday items are becoming scarcer. Amid the crisis, a number of Cubans are resorting to leveraging cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to curb inflationary pressure, and the country’s first peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange Qbita launched last April. The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged the Cuban economy just like it has throughout the globe. However, Cuba […]

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Brock Pierce Jumps Into 2020 US Presidential Last Minute

Brock Pierce joins the 2020 elections as a last-minute presidential candidate. Brock Pierce, entrepreneur, crypto venture capitalist and child star, has announced his USA Presidential run on Twitter July 5. His tweet stated that: “I, Brock Pierce, am running for President of the United States of America.â€� Pierce’s campaign site states that he is a pioneer digital currency and has raised more than $5 billion for the companies he has founded. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance, Block.one, Blockchain Capital, […]

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Top 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, NEO, TRX, XTZ, VET

Bitcoin and most altcoins are witnessing selling at every minor rally, increasing the possibility of a dip in the short-term. Bridgewater CIO Ray Dalio said that central banks have moved away from their traditional role and have become owners of assets since the 2008 Financial crisis. They now act as “market makers.â€� Therefore, the “capital markets are not freeâ€� anymore. Dalio warned that the US dollar is likely to lose its attractiveness as the reserve currency of the world. Crypto market data daily view. Source: Coin360 However, […]

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Binance Supports Ontology Upgrade, Stops Deposit of NEP5 ONT Tokens

Binance to support Ontology 2.0 upgrades and says it will not further allow NEP5-based ONT deposits. Binance, one of the world’s biggest crypto exchanges, has announced on July 5 that it will support the upcoming Ontology 2.0 network upgrade. Ontology 2.0 will include the integration of a number of community-led upgrades to its MainNet. Binance says that it will end support of Neo Enhancement Protocol 5-based, or NEP5, ONT tokens deposits. Any future deposits of NEP5 ONT will not be credited to users’ Binance account, it indicates. […]

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Philippine SEC Warns Against Crypto Schemes

Philippine SEC warns against investment schemes including one based on the Ethreum blockchain it says is a Ponzi scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines has warned the public against individuals and groups engaged in unauthorized crypto investments and trading, according to an announcement on July 1. The Philippine SEC warned those who were involved in crypto schemes could face a fine or 21 years of imprisonment or both. It explained that: “A maximum fine of P5 million or imprisonment of 21 years or […]

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Digital Assets Deliberations: The Role of ISINs in Relation to Digital Assets

A closer look at the role that International Securities Identification Numbers may take in the harmonization of standards for identifying digital assets. Institutional interest in digital assets has been growing. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s volume of Bitcoin (BTC) options hit a high of $40 million on May 13, 2020. The world’s largest digital currency asset manager, Grayscale, posted record-breaking capital inflow to its GBTC fund in Q1 2020, and Fidelity’s cryptocurrency services division confirmed increased interest from pension funds and family offices. Due to growing interest from […]

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