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Total Cryptocurrencies
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Markets
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Total Market Cap
43,127,254,448
Volume 24H
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This ICO Startup Didn’t Die During Crypto Winter. It Has DAI to Thank
August 17, 2019 10:30 am
The London-based Monolith just added DAI to its crypto debit card product. But the startup itself has long used DAI to manage its treasury.
Bakkt Set for September Launch: Here’s What You Need to Know
August 16, 2019 9:27 pm

Bakkt

Bakkt, the long-awaited crypto services platform from the Intercontinental Exchange, is finally set for launch on September 23.

Despite being officially announced in August 2018, the platform only received a trust charter from New York State Department of Financial Services this week, which clears the way for the company to begin offering its highly-anticipated physically-settled Bitcoin futures contracts. Bakkt expects to serve a digital marketplace that moves $270 billion per year.

What is Bakkt?

The Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, announced Bakkt a year ago with the intention ...

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These Bitcoin Users Want DAI and DeFi – Here’s How They Plan to Get It
August 16, 2019 9:15 pm
The Cross-Chain Working Group project will (almost) enable bitcoin transactions on ethereum, opening up a new world of interacting smart contracts.
The IRS has Words for Crypto Investors… Again: Tax Warnings
August 16, 2019 8:39 pm

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The cryptocurrency industry may still be going strong, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t had its share of problems. Nor does it mean everyone is a fan of virtual currencies. The IRS certainly isn’t, and crypto investors have learned that the hard way the past two months.

Here’s what we know.

IRS has Words for Crypto Investors

At the start of last month, the IRS began mailing more than 10,000 crypto investors informing (well, it was more of a warning) that they may owe taxes on various cryptocurrency transactions.

This week, word ...

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Binance Expected to Resume US Operations in the Next 2 Months
August 16, 2019 8:32 pm

Binance

When it comes to trading in cryptocurrencies, it is always far more effective if one can trade on a large exchange. Large exchanges offer a lot of options with regards to the range of cryptocurrencies, liquidity, and other services. Over the course of the crypto boom that started a few years ago, some exchanges have become the leaders of the industry and Binance is certainly one of those. It went on to become one of the biggest crypto exchanges and was also the preferred choice of many traders in the United States.

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Bitcoin Hovers Around 10K After the Recent Correction: What Next?
August 16, 2019 8:26 pm

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The first half of the year saw Bitcoin go on an incredible rally as the cryptocurrency ended up at higher levels at the end of each month and eventually threatened to replicate the bull run from 2017. However, the month of July brought its fair share of turbulence into the market, and it has been the same in August so far as well. The cryptocurrency has been extremely volatile over the past few weeks, but in a new development, it seems to have stabilized recently and has been trading within a narrow range.

Stable Move Now

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Coinbase Strengthens Crypto Custodian Empire with XapoBusiness Acquisition
August 16, 2019 8:08 pm

Coinbase

Coinbase has risen to become the largest cryptocurrency custodian, with the acquisition of Xapo’s institutional business. Immediate reports indicate that the US crypto exchange paid $55 million for the assets in question. The exchange also reportedly beat investment giant Fidelity that was also in the running for the Xapo business.

The acquisition comes at a time when Coinbase’s custodian business has grown to over $7 billion in assets under custody. Coinbase currently services over 120 clients distributed in over 14 countries. Following the acquisition, a number of Xapo’s clients have already moved their crypto assets to ...

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Coinbase Reveals Password Glitch Affecting 3,500 Customers
August 16, 2019 8:00 pm
The rare bug impacted roughly .01 percent of the exchange's 30 million customers, Coinbase revealed Friday.
Ethereum Coders Approve 6 Changes for Upcoming Istanbul Hard Fork
August 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Ethereum core developers have finalized a list of EIPs for the network's next system-wide upgrade.
FinCEN Director Reminds Casinos of Crypto Compliance Requirements
August 16, 2019 6:30 pm
FinCEN director Kenneth Blanco said that suspicious activity reports detailing crypto fraud is a matter of national security.
All-Crypto Retirement Accounts Will Be Fined: Australian Tax Office
August 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Investors who hold 90 percent of their retirement savings in cryptocurrencies may face penalties of up to 4,200 AUD.
Someone Just Hacked Binance Jersey’s Twitter Account
August 16, 2019 3:50 pm
An anonymous Twitter user has successfully hacked Binance Jersey's twitter account.
Bakkt Says It’s ‘Cleared to Launch’ Bitcoin Futures Next Month
August 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Bakkt says it will launch Sept. 23 after receiving a trust charter through the New York State Department of Financial Services.
South Korea’s ‘Bit-Island,’ Jeju, Redoubles Crypto Efforts After Losing Regulatory Bid
August 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Jeju, a small island south of Seoul, is redoubling its efforts to become South Korea's regulation-free Bit-Island after losing out to Busan.
China’s Digital Fiat Wants to Compete With Bitcoin – But It’s Not a Crypto
August 16, 2019 2:40 pm
China may be about to launch a fiat digital currency, but in all likelihood, it will only resemble a cryptocurrency on the surface.
Man Offering Hacking Services for Bitcoin Gets 20-Month Jail Sentence
August 16, 2019 1:10 pm
A British man has been handed jail time and ordered to forfeit over £400,000 ($487,000) for offering hacking services and stolen data for crypto.
This Crypto Asset Doesn’t Exist Yet, But Soon You’ll Be Able to Stake It
August 16, 2019 1:00 pm
Perlin's PERL cryptocurrency looks to make shipping easier, but could also democratize the proof-of-stake model.
Moscow Blockchain Voting System ‘Completely Insecure,’ Says Researcher
August 16, 2019 12:17 pm
A blockchain system that will soon be used to allow Moscow residents to vote in elections is currently easy to hack, according to a researcher.
Bitcoin Defends Price Support, But Bear Case Still Intact
August 16, 2019 11:10 am
Bitcoin has bounced from key price support, but the outlook remains bearish as long as prices hold below Thursday's high of $10,445.
Binance’s US Arm to Go Live ‘Within Two Months,’ CEO Says
August 16, 2019 10:00 am
The dedicated U.S. arm of cryptocurrency exchange Binance should go live by November, according to CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao.
ASX DLT System ‘On Track,’ Says Annual Report
August 16, 2019 8:45 am
The Australian Securities Exchange has released its 2019 financial report, offering insight into its upcoming distributed ledger settlement system.
A Big Four Audit Firm Lost $1 Million In Bitcoin. Victims Are Losing Patience
August 16, 2019 4:15 am
QuadrigaCX creditors are losing patience with their court-appointed law firm, demanding answers about the effort to recover their funds.
Crypto Exchange Coinbase Acquires Xapo’s Institutional Custody Business
August 16, 2019 1:48 am
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acquired the institutional business of cryptocurrency wallet and custody solution provider Xapo.
Brave Browser Adds Access to New Crypto Wallets
August 16, 2019 12:30 am
Prior to the addition, Brave users could only place BATs in Uphold, a wallet Brave partnered with for BAT.
8 Signs That Show That a Crypto Platform is Safe to Trade On
August 15, 2019 11:41 pm

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Considering the recent rise in the price value of cryptocurrency, it’s no surprise that the rate of crypto-maniacs yearning to cut their own piece of cake via trading has also increased.

While this idea of ‘crypto trading’ looks lucrative and profitable, keep in mind that there are dozens of scammers masquerading their identity as “trusted crypto trading platforms.”

The “real” question is this: can you confidently identify the right trading platform to invest in? If you’re not completely certain, don’t panic.

Here are 8 signs that show that a crypto platform is ...

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Crypto Mining Group BitFury to Investigate Data Analysis with AI
August 15, 2019 11:13 pm

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The cryptocurrency mining and chip development firm BitFury has announced plans to set up a new department that will investigate the benefits of ‘big data’ analysis using artificial intelligence (AI). Speaking to newswire Reuters this past Tuesday, BitFury CEO Valery Vavilov referred to big data as ‘the next oil’, highlighting the need for a much greater focus on constructive analysis. According to Vavilov, the information available in 98 percent of big data is not being properly utilized, something his company hopes to simplify through AI-powered analysis.

“..artificial intelligence will bring new and extraordinary benefits to nearly ...

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Privacy Coin Beam Conducts First Hard Fork Away From ASICs
August 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Launching in January of this year, beam is one of two first implementations of the Mimblewimble privacy protocol
Altcoins Almost Wiped Out as Cypto Market Cap Drops $30 Billion
August 15, 2019 9:55 pm

Altcoins

Thursday was a bad day for altcoins as almost $30 billion USD was knocked from the total crypto market capitalization.

Where Bitcoin Goes, Altcoins Follow

Crypto market capitalization was estimated to be around the $280 billion USD during midday trading yesterday; however, as Bitcoin suddenly took a near 10% hit today to drop below $10,000 USD share price, altcoins were largely forced to bear the brunt of the drop in confidence.

Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin, which make up the rest of the top five cryptocurrencies by market cap outside of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, ...

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Massive Indian Telecommunication Provider Develops Blockchain Network
August 15, 2019 8:35 pm

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There are plenty of trends in the technology sector that will fade over time. Blockchain does not appear to be one of them, however. Just as more countries are warming up to cryptocurrency—New Zealand just gave the go-ahead for employers to pay staff in digital currencies—more and more countries are starting to use this innovative technology. India is the latest. Here’s what we know.

India Moves into Blockchain Technology

At the start of this week, news came out that Reliance Jio Infocomm, a massive telecommunications provider in India, has decided to develop a blockchain network. The ...

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Walmart Submits Patent for Drone System Based On Blockchain
August 15, 2019 8:12 pm

Walmart

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) has felt the convenience of blockchain and is not looking to back down soon judging from its latest patent application submission for a drone communication system anchored on blockchain technology. The patent application submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) early this month, dubbed “Cloning Drones Using Blockchain,” shows the retail giant’s commitment in adopting blockchain technology for most of its operations.

According to the details of the filing, the drone-based communication system codes and stores the drone’s crucial operational parameters in decentralized ledgers. The data can be accessed by ...

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Ripple to Invest 1 Billion XRP to Fund Online Content
August 15, 2019 7:53 pm

Ripple

Over the past few years, plenty of cryptocurrencies have come to the fore due to the example set by Bitcoin and one of the most interesting cryptocurrencies to have emerged during that time is XRP, which is backed by San Francisco-based Ripple. It is the third biggest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, and over the course of the past few years, Ripple has been working tirelessly to create an entire ecosystem powered by XRP.

On Thursday, the company announced that it is going to invest $4 million in Coil, a payment processing system that ...

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Is Bitcoin (BTC) a Recession Proof Like Gold? Here’s What Experts Think
August 15, 2019 7:42 pm

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It is quite clear that the global economy is currently in the doldrums due to a wide range of factors, and investors all over the world are currently at crossroads with regards to finding the best ways to protect their capital. When such a thing happens, then investors look for assets that could either protect their capital or act as a hedge against an economic recession. Plenty of analysts have stated that a global recession could be looming and the trade war between the United States and China, the world’s two biggest economies, is not helping matter in ...

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Barclays Ends Partnership with Coinbase: Where Next for the Exchange?
August 14, 2019 10:27 pm

Coinbase

Once hailed as the most prestigious banking relationship in crypto, Barclays (NYSE:BCS) has today decided that it is no longer working with Coinbase.

The relationship between the London-based banking giant and the crypto exchange began in March last year as Coinbase sought to expand into Europe. The aim of the deal was to make it easier for businesses in the UK that handle cryptocurrency to gain access to banking services. Currently, three-quarters of UK businesses that deal with cryptocurrency are forced to look overseas for banking options as the majority of major banks in the UK ...

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South Korea’s Shinhan Bank is Building a Blockchain Security System
August 14, 2019 8:09 pm

Blockchain Security

According to reports, the oldest bank in South Korea, Shinhan Bank, is soon to be the most technologically secure bank. The bank has partnered with two other companies to develop a blockchain-based security solution.

Moving with the times indeed.

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank is Making a Blockchain Security Solution

According to a report published earlier today in TheKoreaTimes, Shinhan Bank signed a memorandum of understanding with two developers: financial technology startup Ground X and blockchain developer Haxlant. The pair have been tasked with developing a blockchain security system for the bank.

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Veritaseum (VERI) Slumps 60% After Emergency Lawsuit by the SEC
August 14, 2019 8:01 pm

Veritaseum

Veritaseum (VERI) slumped 60% in the past 24-hour after The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed an emergency lawsuit.

Big Blow for VERI

The explosion of the crypto space has led to a lot of tech innovation as companies have resorted to distributed tokens in the form of an Initial Coin Offering in order to raise capital. It has proven to be a highly effective method of raising capital, and many companies have managed to get off the ground using an ICO. However, it goes without saying that the presence of such a ...

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New Zealand Tax Authorities Give the Go Ahead for Crypto Payroll
August 14, 2019 7:52 pm

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The crypto train has not yet stopped chugging along. More and more companies and countries are looking to get involved in the crypto sector, despite the hardships it has faced the past year. New Zealand just so happens to be the latest country, with reports coming out on Tuesday that said the sovereign island country will allow employers to pay their workers in cryptocurrency.

Here’s everything we know.

New Zealand Allows Employers to Pay Staff in Cryptocurrency

This month, New Zealand tax authorities published a ruling that featured a section giving guidance for companies ...

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Ripple (XRP) Gains Regulatory Clarity in the UK: What’s Next?
August 14, 2019 7:31 pm

Ripple

While cryptocurrencies may have initially started with a revolutionary idea about decentralized financial systems, most cryptos are now looking for ways to enter the mainstream. However, for that to happen, there needs to be regulatory clarity, and once it is achieved, then regulated cryptocurrencies can manage to attract investments from institutional investors.

Over the past months, the regulatory bodies in the United States have expressed skepticism towards cryptocurrencies at large and even the President urged Facebook to apply for a bank license if it wanted to launch its cryptocurrency Libra.

Bullish for Ripple

However, ...

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Bitcoin Price Tumbles 6% on Economic Growth Uncertainty
August 14, 2019 7:24 pm

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Bitcoin (BTC) had an outstanding run during the first half of the year as it climbed to new highs at the end of each month, but the month of July and August have not been as kind to the world’s biggest cryptocurrency. A lot has gone on over the past month and a half that has made it difficult to regain its momentum.

However, in August, Bitcoin started climbing considerably as it was thought to have been a hedge against the global risks that had been unleashed due to major macroeconomic factors. The biggest factor in ...

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SEC Files Lawsuit Against Veritaseum (VERI) Founder
August 13, 2019 9:43 pm

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The SEC has filed an emergency lawsuit against Veritaseum (VERI) and its founder Reginald Middleton with the New York Eastern District Court. The action aims to prevent Mr. Middleton from spending $8 million USD raised by the company in an ICO.

“Knowingly Misled” VERI Investors

The SEC alleges that Mr. Middleton “knowingly misled” investors about prior business success in order to increase investor demand for VERI tokens. The SEC also claims that Veritaseum made manipulative trades to increase the value of VERI tokens. The value of Veritaseum, the world’s 15th largest cryptocurrency, has fallen nearly 45% ...

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SEC to Decide Later on Three Bitcoin ETF Proposals
August 13, 2019 6:46 pm

Bitcoin ETF

Ever since Bitcoin had that incredible rally back in 2017, there has been a lot of talk among big-ticket investors to find a way to bring the cryptocurrency into the world of mainstream investing. It was around that time that the idea of Bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) was first floated. Ultimately, the Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for allowing Bitcoin ETFs in the markets and on Monday, the agency was supposed to deliver its decision on three Bitcoin ETFs. However, to the disappointment of most in the crypto sphere, the SEC delayed the decision.

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