Chainlink and Tezos Extend Higher as Bitcoin Price Approaches $10K

Chainlink and Tezos target new-all time highs as Bitcoin price recovers to rally above $10,000.

SingularityNET (AGI) integrating AI and Blockchain Technology

Dr. Ben Goertzel, CEO at SingularityNET, is an artificial intelligence influencer. A decentralized protocol powers the full-stack AI solution powered by SingularityNET. SingularityNET tweeted: “We’ve just updated our Developer Portal with new content and a fresh new look, if you are interested in developing #AI and want to monetise your endeavors on the #SingularityNET Marketplace, this portal will give you all you need to get started!”

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Prepares Blockchain Clearing System Launch

This week, executives from the Australian Securities Exchange ASX made some encouraging statements regarding the firm’s shift towards blockchain technology. The company has spent several years contemplating how to best upgrade its current outdated clearing and settlement system – CHESS. Now, thanks

Bitcoin Prints A ‘Bullish’ Technical Pattern That Last Time Resulted In A 157% Spike

Bitcoin price is back at the level we were at the beginning of last week. However, we are doing a bit better than yesterday, when we briefly dropped below $9,500. Currently, we are hovering around $9,600 level while volume on the top ten exchanges is keeping above a billion-dollar level.

Michael Bloomberg Surges in US Presidential Race, Proposes Bitcoin (BTC) and Cryptocurrency Guardrails, Centralized Database for Financial Transactions | The Daily Hodl

Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 US presidential candidacy is looking up. Way up. The former New York mayor just qualified for his first Democratic presidential debate. With 19% support nationally, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, Bloomberg trails only Bernie Sanders who has garnered 31% support.

Bitcoin Now in Firm Bull Territory; Here’s Why a Move to Fresh 2020 Highs is Imminent

Bitcoin (BTC) saw some intense bull-favoring volatility this morning when the cryptocurrency rallied from $9,600 to over $10,000, with the latest upwards movement marking an ardent defense of the support that exists around $9,500. This latest break above $10,000 may lead the cryptocurrency to see significantly further upwards momentum, as it has marked a notable increase in the strength of BTC’s current technical situation.

UEFA Euro 2020 to use a blockchain-powered app to sell match tickets

The association noted that tickets booked via the blockchain-based app will be delivered to the users around seven days before the match. The UEFA added that both iOS and Android users can download the DLT-enabled mobile app by the end of May.

Enjin Launches Game Development Platform on Ethereum – CoinDesk

Enjin has announced the launch of its game development platform on ethereum, enabling potentially millions of developers to integrate crypto assets into games and apps with no knowledge of writing blockchain code. The company announced the news Tuesday, saying the Enjin Platform allows game engineers to take advantage of decentralized inventory, to integrate blockchain-based gaming and non-gaming assets, and to manage economic game play mechanics.

A Safer Harbor: Improving Hester Peirce’s Proposal for Regulating Token Sales – CoinDesk

Donna Redel is the former Chairman of COMEX, a Board Member of New York Angels and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. Olta Andoni is an Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Peirce’s CoinDesk op-ed is here. Further reactions were published here and here.

Boerse Stuttgart Subsidiary Launching Institutional Crypto Custody Services – CoinDesk

Blocknox, a subsidiary of the second largest German stock exchange Boerse Stuttgart, is expanding its cryptocurrency custody service to institutional players. According to an announcement from the bourse on Tuesday, Blocknox already provides custody for crypto assets on an “escrow basis,” and has made the service available to users of Boerse Stuttgart’s BISON app and its digital assets exchange, BSDEX.

US Presidential Contender Michael Bloomberg Proposes ‘Clear Regulatory Framework’ for Crypto – CoinDesk

Presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a new cybersecurity policy Monday, addressing crypto in the process. (Image via JStone / Shutterstock) US Presidential Contender Michael Bloomberg Proposes ‘Clear Regulatory Framework’ for Crypto Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg proposed creating a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in a new financial regulation plan.

BitGo Acquires Harbor in Surprise Expansion Beyond Crypto Custody – CoinDesk

BitGo is expanding beyond crypto custody with the takeover of a onetime poster child of the adjacent market for digital securities. The crypto custodian announced Tuesday the acquisition of Harbor, a security token platform best known for a failed bid to offer tokenized shares of a South Carolina apartment building.

Bitfxt Raises N5.45 Billion to Develop Cryptocurrency Infrastructure and Simplify Use of Bitcoin and Etherum for Nigerians

Nigerian cryptocurrency startup, Bitfxt has raised the sum of N5.45 billion in its series A funding round from Payitup clearinghouse Ltd. Payitup is a UK syndicate of Hedge Funds and UK company.

Wells Fargo Invests in Crypto Startup Elliptic – Finance and Funding – Altcoin Buzz

Good news for Elliptic as popular bank Wells Fargo announces a major financial investment. According to the announcement, Wells Fargo’s venture division will be giving out a major donation of $5 million to Elliptic. Elliptic is a startup dedicated to providing crypto risk management solutions.

ChainLink (LINK) is Our Top-Rated Token -Weiss Crypto Ratings – Herald Sheets

ChainLink (LINK), the twelfth largest currency cryptocurrency by market capitalization has some hours ago received a special accolade from the most trusted crypto rater, Weiss Crypto Ratings. The crypto rater specifically stated that ChainLink (LINK) is its top-rated digital currency due to its performance since the start of 2020.

Russia’s Central Bank Completes Blockchain Pilot To Issue Tokenized Assets

The Central Bank of Russia announced in late December that it would be testing out its state-backed cryptocurrency within a regulatory sandbox. It appears that the tests are now over and have been completed. According to a local report, Russia’s Central Bank has completed a pilot project for the issuance and circulation of “digital rights.”

New Partnership Aims to Bring Blockchain Sports Tokens to the NFL, MLB

Blockchain sports venture Chiliz has partnered with major sports marketing agency Lagardere Sports and Entertainment.

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(With contributions by Hadi Khatib) First came the internet craze, then the smartphone craze. Next, it’s time for blockchain and cryptocurrency to take center stage. Blockchain is finding its way into all sorts of widespread applications. From real estate, to travel, to luxury and even healthcare, the sky is the limit.

Blockchain analytics startup Elliptic scores $28M Series B | PitchBook

Wells Fargo Strategic Capital is said to have invested $5 million in Elliptic, a provider of cryptocurrency surveillance technology. The funds will reportedly bring the London-based company’s Series B to $28 million total. Elliptic helps crypto businesses uncover and block activities related to money laundering, fraud and other financial crimes.

London-based cryptocurrency startup raises $8m, the London-based cryptocurrency startup, has raised $8m in Series A funding. Copper will use the funds to develop regional client-facing operations in North America and Asia and accelerate the launch of new products.

Millions of developers will work on Ethereum in the long-term says co-creator, will price react? | CryptoSlate

Joseph Lubin, a co-founder of Ethereum and the head of ConsenSys, the biggest blockchain software company in the world, re-affirmed his initiative to bring more than a million developers into the ETH ecosystem at ETHDenver.

Ethereum (ETH) Price Predicted to Take Off ‘Like Rocket Ship’ by Top Crypto Analyst

Prominent crypto trader Davincij15 predicts that another major rally could be in store for Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency. In his recent video with MMCrypto, he says that the altcoin could “take off like a rocket ship.”

As coronavirus death toll rises, an Alibaba-backed health plan provides disbursements on blockchain

After over 1,000 deaths in China to the coronavirus epidemic, could the use of blockchain to give faster payouts to those infected be a tipping point for the technology’s use in the health care industry? Xiang Hu Bao is not an insurance product, but an online mutual aid platform that uses blockchain technology to offer health plans to 104 million participants.

Ethereum could push above $305 before March as golden cross emerges – AMBCrypto

Despite excellent gains this year, the looming death cross that Ethereum has been facing runs through the minds of concerned investors since September last year. However, the increasing fear that ETH ‘s 130% appreciation this year could come crashing down can now be put to rest, as the 50-day moving average has finally crossed over the 200-DMA.

Crypto Week in Review: Voyager Acquires Circle Invest, Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary

This week, Voyager announced that it acquired Circle Invest , the retail digital asset trading business from Circle Internet Financial, Inc., adding more than 40,000 customers to its user base.

Why Bitcoin Should Have Been a Part of The Top 5 Hedge Funds

According to the latest research by Bloomberg, the top 5 hedge fund managers are estimated to have earned over $1 billion each. Among the top 10 investments contributing to the success of these 5 were tech stocks such as Facebook Ltd and Alibaba.

XRP Poised for a Massive 100% Rally as Technical Strength Grows

XRP’s massive rally seen earlier this week appears to have simply been a flash in the pan, as the crypto has now retraced back below its key psychological resistance at $0.30, opening the gates for further short-term bearishness.

Binance To Buy Stake In The Top Japanese Cryptocurrency – TheCoinRepublic

Binance that is a platform for trading over a 100 different cryptocurrencies. Binance had conducted a delegate voting, which was about staking of lisk. This is a very big motivation for the developers as the time they will spend building the applications will be well worth it.

Bitcoin’s May halving will produce a ‘very clear bull market’ – AMBCrypto

There have been a lot of narratives spun around Bitcoin’ s upcoming halving, which is slated to happen sometime in May 2020. For example, Galaxy Digital CEO, Mike Novogratz, in a recent interview noted that BTC had the potential to reach and even surpass its all-time highs of $20,000 by May’s block reward halving. Gets Ready to Take Off – Blockpitch

If you are familiar with cryptocurrencies, then there’s a good chance that you have heard of For those who are only familiar with Bitcoin, a social media platform based on blockchain technology might be difficult to grasp. To understand the paradigm shift presently occurring on our Internet, one must go beyond Bitcoin.

More On-Ramps, Liquidity, Options: Why Bitcoin’s Next Bull Run Will Be Different – Bitcoin News

Bitcoin’s next bull run will look very different from the last one. In 2017, BTC took the elevator to $20K before following the stairs down to $3K over the course of 12 months. In 2020, as bitcoin prepares for its halvening – followed by another potential price run – the cryptocurrency landscape looks very different.

Blockchain social media platform Steemit to migrate to TRON network – TokenPost

Blockchain social media platform Steemit to migrate to TRON network Blockchain-based social media and blogging platform Steemit has announced its plans to migrate to the TRON blockchain. In a press release, Steemit announced its partnership with the TRON Foundation and said that it will immediately start working towards bringing Steemit and other Steem blockchain-based DApps to TRON blockchain and its community of over 20 million users, products, and services.

The Government of Australia has a Detailed Plan for Blockchain

Following recent political developments, countries scramble to put together a blockchain strategy. In the case of Australia, a very lengthy and detailed report has been made public recently. No region wants to be left behind in the blockchain space. Despite ignoring this technology for many years, it has suddenly become of great interest to governments globally.

Bitcoin Will Surge to $400K – Max Keiser Quadruples BTC Price Forecast

For the first time since 2012, Keiser says he is officially more bullish on Bitcoin and that his previous $100,000 prediction is now not optimistic enough. and Bithumb Korea Announce Strategic Partnership | Coinspeaker

Place/Date: Singapore – February 17th, 2020 at 8:32 am UTC · 2 min read Contact:, Source:, a Singapore-registered digital asset trading platform with a global footprint, and Bithumb Korea, a South Korean-based cryptocurrency exchange, are pleased to announce a strategic global partnership leveraging their respective market presence and expertise.

Binance CEO Says Crypto Exchange Has Applied for a Singapore License – CoinDesk

The world’s top cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume is hoping to get the official green light to operate in Singapore. According to a report from Bloomberg on Sunday, the firm’s CEO and co-founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao said in an interview that an application has already been submitted to the island state’s authorities under new legislation passed in late January.

Bitcoin Mining Unit Manufacturer MicroBT Nibbles at Bitmain’s Market Share – CoinDesk

Bitcoin miner maker MicroBT has rapidly expanded market share by selling over half a million units in 2019, chipping away at rival Bitmain’s dominance. MicroBT sold about 600,000 units of its flagship WhatsMiner M20 series last year, Vincent Zhang, sales head of the Shenzhen-based company, said in an online panel hosted by Chinese mining pool Poolin on Thursday in a WeChat group.

Chinese Blockchain Startup Hires VC Exec to Lead North American Expansion – CoinDesk

Blockchain startup Conflux has hired Eden Dhaliwal, the former head of crypto at Outlier Ventures, as a managing director to lead its expansion in North America. The Beijing-based firm is set to open an office in Toronto within two weeks. It is assembling a ten-person team to conduct research and seek local investors and business partners, Dhaliwal said.

FC Barcelona Fan Token Sale May Help to Take Tokenization to the Mainstream – Bitcoin Market Journal

Just as the crypto markets were raging yesterday and many altcoins were already clocking double digit percentage gains, the US Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, got on the bullhorn once again to warn the general public about these dangerous assets.

Search Volume For ‘Buy Bitcoin’ Records Its Highest Level Since June 2019’s Rally To $14,000

The exciting start of 2020, in terms of price action, has brought serious retail attention to the cryptocurrency market. Google Trends data shows that Bitcoin and altcoin searches are recording their highest levels since August of 2019. The largest digital asset began the year trading at $7,170.

CNBC Anchors Admit Bitcoin is Valuable Due to Central Banks

Bitcoin’s latest surge past $10,000 hasn’t gone unnoticed; retail investors are once again talking crypto, trends for search terms like ” Bitcoin ” have started to tick higher, and mainstream media outlets are once again covering this nascent industry.

Bitcoin’s Average Fees Are $0.50 Now Compared to $20 in December 2017 – BeInCrypto

Thanks to SegWit and payment batching, Bitcoin’s average fees have plummeted to $0.50. In December, the average fees were $20, while demand was roughly the same as it is now. SegWit seems to be working. Looking at the transaction fees on the Bitcoin network, the network is far cheaper than it was in 2017.

Bitcoin Price Loves Valentine’s Day as Historic Data Favors Bulls

Bitcoin price and volume have generally gone up on Valentine’s Day over the past five years as well as Ethereum and XRP prices.

Millions of Online Retailers Can Now Accept DAI on Coinbase Commerce

No results matched your search 0 Sign up to create alerts for Instruments, Economic Events and content by followed authors Free Sign Up Cryptocurrency News 32 minutes ago (Feb 13, 2020 07:22PM ET) Coinbase Commerce, a platform that supports cryptocurrency payments for internet retailers, has added MakerDAO’s DAI stablecoin as a supported payment method this week.

Whale Moves $43 Million USD Worth Of Bitcoin (BTC) From Xapo Exchange As Accumulation Period Sets In

Whale moved over $43 million USD worth of Bitcoin (BTC) from Xapo Wallet on Wednesday. The movement of such a large amount of BTC raised questions on whether BTC is in an accumulation period. Could a possible spike to $14,000 USD be on the horizon?

The first Bitcoin ATM in El Salvador is now live – Decrypt

The Café Cocoa shop in the city of La Libertad is now the first location in El Salvador with a Bitcoin ATM. The ATM also allows people visiting the store in the tourist area of El Zonte beach to buy and sell Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin.

Bitcoin enters its second decade: The story so far | CaptainAltcoin

Where has the last ten years gone? To some, it will only seem like yesterday since Bitcoin first emerged on our computer screens, developed in early 2009 by the pseudonymous character, Satoshi Nakamoto. Today, Nakamoto’s true identity remains a complete and utter mystery, with a plethora of conspiracy theories doing the rounds as to whether …

Blockchain analytics firm AnChain.AI gets $4.3 million in seed funding ” CryptoNinjas

AnChain.AI, an AI powered blockchain security and analytics platform, announced it has successfully raised a pre-A round, totaling $4.3 million. Funding

Bitcoin Futures’ Open Interest on Bakkt touches new ATH – again – AMBCrypto

Though this year has recorded some very positive price movements across the board, it still isn’t entirely clear how institutional investors have positioned themselves about Bitcoin. While volumes and volume profiles on derivative exchanges do provide a lot of information regarding how much trading is taking place, a far more insightful metric is its ‘Open Interest’.

Positive Momentum Could Push Bitcoin (BTC) Price to $12,000: Market Technician JC O’Hara

JC O’Hara of MKM Partners seems to be convinced that Bitcoin (BTC) is no longer in a bear trend. During a new episode of CNBC’s “Trading Nation,” he opined that the crypto king could touch the $12,000 level, which seemed unattainable for the bulls less than two months ago.

Bobby Lee: Bitcoin Will Eventually Reach $1,000,000 [Exclusive Interview] – BeInCrypto

BeInCrypto Turkey recently There are many different types of cryptocurrency wallets. Still, unlike the physical wallet in your back pocket, a cryptocurrency wallet…

UnitedCorp Creates World’s First Mainstream Investment Vehicle which Pays its Shareholders with Bitcoin Mining Hash Power as a Special Dividend

Unrestricted stock shareholders with net new stock positions after Feb 13, 2020 will receive one half Bitcoin Mining Gigahash per share Miami, Florida–(Newsfile Corp. – February 13, 2020) – Miami-based United American Corp (OTC PINK: UAMA) (“UnitedCorp”), a digital and telecommunications company

Explore Best Analytical Report on Bitcoin Market Thriving Worldwide – Galus Australis

” Latest Research Report: Bitcoin industry Global Bitcoin Market documents a detailed study of different aspects of the Global Market. It shows the steady growth in market in spite of the fluctuations and changing market trends. The report is based on certain important parameters.

Exclusive: Chinese Group Looking to Buy One of Latin America’s Largest Bitcoin Mines

Cryptocurrency News 9 minutes ago (Feb 13, 2020 08:42PM ET) Rocelo Lopes, CEO of Stratum, CoinPY, and one of the leading names in the and cryptocurrency market in Latin America, is negotiating the sale of Brazilian-owned, Paraguay-registered mining farm CoinPY, once a leading crypto company in Latin America.

Bitcoin and XRP Price Will Reach $125K, $19 Respectively in the Next Bull Run, Bitcoin Macro Predicts – NewsLogical

A popular and well-followed crypto analysts, Bitcoin Macro has predicted that the Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and XRP will go higher during

Digital Remittances Reach Record High of $96 Billion, Fees Charged by Traditional Providers Open Door for Cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin News

In a globalized world where labor follows capital, the remittance industry has been growing constantly in both volume and users. Traditional providers like banks and money transfer companies have been charging high fees for their services which creates opportunities for alternative digital platforms and decentralized cryptocurrencies.

Fourth-Largest Bank in the US Pumps $5 Million Into Bitcoin and Crypto Risk Management Firm | The Daily Hodl

Traditional banks are moving further away from a zero-tolerance stance on Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency. As bankers around the world investigate the rise of crypto, assessing how to interface with innovators and how to gain exposure to crypto, Wells Fargo, the fourth-largest bank in the United States with $503 billion in assets under management, has announced support for Elliptic, a leading provider of crypto asset risk management solutions for financial institutions.

Blockchain Use Gains Momentum in Oil Industry for Being Safer, Cheaper and Cleaner

The oil industry is facing some big challenges, and experts think blockchain could be the solution.

Look Out, Cryptoverse, Blockchain Education Is Just Getting Started

Cryptocurrency News 1 hour ago (Feb 13, 2020 09:22PM ET) As blockchain weaves its way deeper into the world economy, more American universities are teaching the technology, offering more courses and expanding delivery methods.

US Intelligence Officials Are Funding Research on Dollar-Crushing ‘Black Swan’ Events – CoinDesk

The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) wants to sponsor a post-doc researcher to study what would happen if the U.S. dollar lost its status as the world’s reserve currency. In a job listing posted late last year, the agency called for applicants from the U.S.

Binance Adds 15 Fiat Currencies as Exchange Pushes Global Expansion – CoinDesk

Binance has added payment support for 15 fiat currencies in a major push to corner local markets. The Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange announced Friday that users can now purchase cryptocurrencies with a longer list of supported fiat currencies through its integration with Israeli fiat payments processor Simplex.

Torus Launches to Bring One-Click Login to Web 3.0 – CoinDesk

Torus Launches to Bring One-Click Login to Web 3.0 Torus, a key-management startup offering one-click logins for decentralized apps (dapps), launched out of beta Thursday, announcing eight initial hosting partners for its Web 3.0 product. Alongside Torus itself, Binance, Ethereum Name Service (ENS), Etherscan, Matic Network, Ontology, Skale, Tendermint Core and Zilliqa will be running nodes supporting the decentralized login system.

Santander Hires Former Apple Pay Exec to Lead P2P Payments – CoinDesk

An executive formerly working on Apple’s payments products has joined Banco Santander. Trish Burgess joins the Spain-based multinational as the new global head of Peer-to-Peer Payments and will direct its expansion of digital payments services globally, according to an announcement Thursday.

Bitcoin Lender BlockFi Raises $30M in Series B Led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures – CoinDesk

Bitcoin Lender BlockFi Raises $30M in Series B Led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures Fresh on the heels of an $18.3 million Series A funding round last August, crypto lending startup BlockFi has secured a $30 million Series B. Announced Thursday, the new funding will help the firm expand both its product offering and geographic footprint.

Wells Fargo Invests $5M in Startup Connecting Crypto Exchanges and Banks – CoinDesk

Banking giant Wells Fargo is backing blockchain forensics firm Elliptic. Announced Thursday, the fresh $5 million from Wells Fargo Strategic Capital (WFSC) brings Elliptic’s Series B up to a total of $28 million. The investment is partly geared toward a recently launched product that helps crypto exchanges win banking relationships, Elliptic said.

B2C2 Teams With SFOX Exchange to Bring Transparency to OTC Trades – CoinDesk

B2C2, a London-based over-the-counter (OTC) market maker, is sharing its data and allowing transactions on the Los Angeles-based exchange aggregator SFOX. The partnership began at 10 a.m. Eastern time (15:00 UTC) Wednesday. It offers traders more access to price discovery in a thinly traded cryptocurrency market that lacks transparency.

Circle Founder: Digital Currencies at Key Growth Moment as Governments Take Notice – CoinDesk

Throughout the seven volatile years during which Circle founder Jeremy Allaire has been developing crypto products, he has consistently warned there’s much work to do before the technology is ready for mass usage. Now, with governments starting to explore digital currencies, new stablecoin models emerging and big tech platforms like Facebook getting involved, he finally sees the potential for a tipping point that brings about mass adoption.

North Korea Is Expanding Its Monero Mining Operations, Says Report – CoinDesk

North Korea is stepping up mining of the privacy coin monero as the regime continues its efforts to circumvent sanctions. U.S. cybersecurity firm Recorded Future said in a report Sunday that network traffic for monero (XMR) mining, that had originated from North Korean IP ranges, had increased by “at least tenfold” since May 2019, making it the most popular digital asset to mine and surpassing the regime’s mining activity for bitcoin.

This Key Metric Suggests Bitcoin’s Bull Run Isn’t Stopping Soon | NewsBTC

The Bitcoin (BTC) price has been looking pretty bullish so far in 2020. The number one cryptocurrency just passed the $10,000 mark for the second time in less than a week. Surging deposits at crypto exchange platforms have previously been a reasonable indicator of an approaching market top.

German banks wish to preserve Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple – Sahiwal

A brand new regulation in Germany has sparked banks’ curiosity in digital belongings corresponding to Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. Cryptocurrencies may even be taken into custody at banking establishments within the nation. This is as a result of, with modifications within the Money Laundering Law, there was a brand new regulated situation for coping with these belongings.

Central Banks’ “Free Money” is Behind Bitcoin Bull Run: Mati Greenspan | NewsBTC

A portion of fresh cash liquidity supplied by the global central banks has made its way into the bitcoin market, says Mati Greenspan, the founder of Quantum Economics. The prominent market analyst told BlockTV that the cryptocurrency – more or less – behaved like stocks as it rose from $6,430 to well above $10,000 in just three months.

Major Food Safety Firm Neogen to Test a Use Case For Blockchain

U.S.-based food and animal safety Neogen Corporation has partnered with blockchain firm Ripe Technology for tracking food and animal sources. The connection will allow Neogen to use the Ripe blockchain to track sources for products, as well as resolve issues such as recalls.

Web3 Foundation leads new joint venture to accelerate blockchain projects in China ” CryptoNinjas

Web3 Foundation and Parity Technologies have teamed up with Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and New Chainbase to launch a Web 3.0 Bootcamp, a joint venture to

Lending startup Figure launches U.S. ads that aim to make blockchain mainstream

Cryptocurrency News 14 minutes ago (Feb 11, 2020 10:26AM ET) Lending startup Figure launches U.S. ads that aim to make blockchain mainstream By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lending startup Figure Technologies is hoping an animated character named Blockchain will give it a competitive edge against big banks that dominate the businesses it wants to disrupt.

Bitcoin Price Soars as Jerome Powell Confirms Crypto’s Threat To U.S. Dollar

The price of bitcoin jumped on Tuesday after Jerome Powell stressed that the Fed is investing a significant amount into digital currency developments. Adding fuel to the fire, Powell also acknowledged how quickly crypto could become a systemic risk to the USD.

Google Cloud Picks Hedera as a Partner in DLT Revolution

Author: Jeff Fawkes Jeff Fawkes is a seasoned investment professional and a crypto analyst covering the blockchain space. He has a dual degree in Business Administration and Creative Writing and is passionate when it comes to how technology impacts our society.

Almost $392 Mln in Bitcoin (BTC) Moved Between Unknown Wallets, Coinbase Involved

Original article based on tweet The Twitter bot Whale Alert kindly informs the community that three gargantuan Bitcoin transfers have been detected just recently. Together they total $391,671,618 (that’s 39,554 BTC). The transactions were made between Bitcoin wallets with anonymous owners. However, the sender in one of them is the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, headquartered in San-Francisco, California.

Blockchain Payments Startup Bucks The Trend: Raises VC Funding

At a time when venture capitalists are shying away from blockchain startups, Paystand, the payments fintech is bucking the trend. It just closed a $20 million Series B round of funding, bringing on DNX Ventures, and Battery Ventures, among others as new investors. All told its raised $28.3 million since its inception in March of 2013.

Vermont Turns to Home-Grown Blockchain Company to Track Hemp With Ethereum – CoinDesk

Vermont’s agriculture department plans to start tracking hemp production and shipments on ethereum in partnership with Trace. (Image via Shutterstock) Vermont Turns to Home-Grown Blockchain Company to Track Hemp With Ethereum Vermont regulators will track hemp production on the ethereum mainnet in partnership with cannabis supply chain blockchain startup Trace.

Muneeb Ali Explains Blockstack’s Big Bet on Bitcoin – CoinDesk

Blockstack is integrating the security and the incentives of bitcoin to its ecosystem. CEO Muneeb Ali explains the changes. For early access before our regular 3 p.m. Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica, IHeartRadio or RSS.

Bitcoin Spikes To Fresh 2020 High

Bitcoin prices surged this morning, rising to their highest since September, as the cryptocurrency continued its current, bullish trend. The digital currency climbed to as much as $10,351.46, according to C oinDesk price data. At this point, bitcoin had appreciated more than 6% since the start of the day and was trading at its highest since September, additional CoinDesk figures reveal.

BitPay Launches In-Store Crypto Payments With New POS Partnership – CoinDesk

Blockchain payments provider BitPay is now taking its service into bricks-and-mortar stores. Through a new partnership announced Tuesday, the firm will be offering cryptocurrency payments at merchants’ point-of-sale (POS) terminals. The effort comes via BitPay’s new tie-up with open commerce platform Poynt, which the announcement says already has a network of POS devices online at over 100,000 retailers globally.

Dell Among Founding Members of IOTA Working Group – CoinDesk

American computer giant Dell is among 15 companies joining an IOTA working group to explore how the firm’s “Tangle” technology can be integrated into commercial solutions. IOTA and Eclipse Foundation, the open-source software foundation, announced Tuesday the new Tangle EE working group will begin working on projects that can help develop viable commercial use-cases for IOTA’s technology.

ConsenSys Project Launches ‘Proof-of-Use’ Network to Discourage Speculation – CoinDesk

A ConsenSys token platform launching its first token project Tuesday hopes to support ethereum projects while discouraging speculative investing and trading in their tokens. Activate – a decentralized token network that actively polices speculative token making – announced it was going live with SKALE, an ethereum scaling project, as its first partner.

Joint Venture Launches Canadian Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin for Financial Services – CoinDesk

Joint Venture Launches Canadian Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin for Financial Services A new stablecoin pegged to the Canadian dollar may help digitize the North American nation’s financial markets. Canada Stablecorp announced Monday it was issuing the “QCAD” stablecoin for “mass market,” including foreign exchange remittances and other financial products.

JPMorgan May Merge Its Blockchain Project With Ethereum Studio Consensys: Report – CoinDesk

Banking giant JPMorgan Chase may soon to merge its Quorum blockchain project with ConsenSys, the ethereum-focused software developer and investor. According to a Reuters report Tuesday citing “people familiar with the plans,” while the terms of the deal currently under discussion are still not agreed, the merger might happen within the next six months.

Japan’s State Crypto: ‘The Sooner, the Better’ – Says Senior Ruling Party Rep

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan intends to add the launch of the CBDC to the government’s policy guidelines so as to release the coin in the near future

Crypto market maker Wintermute Trading raises ‘seven-figure’ seed funding to enhance its platform – The Block

Wintermute Trading, a London-based crypto market maker and proprietary trading firm, has raised a “seven-figure” sum in its seed funding round.

HASHWallet: An Upcoming Hardware Wallet to Secure Your Crypto

The rise of cryptocurrencies has created more than a few new challenges. One of the biggest things that decentralization apparent is the need for new custodial solutions. HASHWallet is a novel idea that has been a long time in the making.

Litecoin Foundation teams up with crypto lender Cred for loans service – Decrypt

The Litecoin Foundation today announced a ” strategic partnership” with Cred, a licensed San Francisco-based crypto lending and borrowing company that has over $300 million in lending capital. As of today, Cred is integrated into the Litecoin app, and it promises up to 10 percent per year in interest for any funds staked.

Tether Mints 25M USDT as Exchanges See Deposits Increase to ‘Buy the Bitcoin Dip’ – BeInCrypto

Today has been a busy day for whales in the cryptocurrency market. There has been a significant increase in exchange deposits across the board. Could major players be buying the Bitcoin price dip? Bitcoin has once again dropped below the $10,000 price point, and it looks like major players in the market are using the opportunity to accumulate further.

Gemini Custody adds support for Chainlink, Orchid, and more – Decrypt

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian led by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, today announced that its Gemini Custody clients will now be able to store five additional coins: Chainlink (LINK), Golem (GNT), Numeraire (NMR), Orchid (OXT), and Storj (STORJ).

Ex-Goldman Sachs Exec Sees Promise in Ethereum’s DeFi Ecosystem

While Ethereum’s use case for much of 2017 and 2018 was being a platform for launching initial coin offerings, the second-largest blockchain, second only to Bitcoin, has started to develop a potentially so-called “killer use case”: decentralized finance, better known to the cryptocurrency community as DeFi.

Ethereum-based invoicing network Request goes over $750,000 transacted ” CryptoNinjas

Request Network, an open network for transaction requests built on Ethereum, announced today a milestone with over $750,000 now transacted through the

Japan to issue CBDC to challenge Digital Yuan and Ripple

A Japanese congressman proposes the creation of the digital Yen in the next two or three years to counteract the effect of China’s digital Yuan. The competition for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) could have a positive impact on the adoption of Ripple, Ethereum and other altcoins.

German Bank von der Heydt to Issue Security Tokens, Offer Custodial Services

In February of 2020, private bank Bankhaus von der Heydt announced a successful collaboration with FinTech and blockchain services provider, Bitbond. The two have collaborated to develop a technical infrastructure for the custody of digital assets, and have now announced the completion of its first custodial transactions.



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