Category: Crypto

‘Tackling Real World Issues’: Hackers at ETH New York Build Apps Geared Towards Social Change

If building decentralized financial applications was the motto topic of Ethereal, the ethereum hackathon ETH New York was all about discussing the social impact of such applications. Speaking to a group of high school students at ETH New York, Mariano...

/ May 19, 2019

Here’s a Real-World Blockchain app that lets you Create Fixed Hourly Rate Contracts Right Away

Have you ever wondered how you can utilize Blockchain technology in order to secure things today? Maybe apply it to your income or any risky agreements, including those made completely over the internet with strangers? Indeed, you can. And in...

/ May 18, 2019

About That Orange B… The History of Bitcoin’s Logos

Can a logo symbolize the ethos of a project? An industry? An entire movement? This is perhaps too much meaning to attribute to any one design, but if any logo has come close to the task, it’s that of bitcoin....

/ May 18, 2019

OneCoin Claims It’s Not a Ponzi or Pyramid Scheme

The OneCoin cryptocurrency investment project has responded to the suggestion it is a Ponzi or pyramid scheme, arguing it does not fit the narrow definition of either. In a report by Samoa Observer on May 14, the Central Bank of Samoa...

/ May 17, 2019

Opera Will Soon Add Tron Support to Its In-Browser Crypto Wallet

Opera is working to integrate support for Tron’s TRX and TRC-standard tokens in its browser-based crypto wallet. After the integration of the TRON blockchain is complete, the browser’s over 300 million users worldwide will be able to use the tokens within...

/ May 16, 2019

What Does Future Hold For Bitcoin?

What can we expect from this Cryptocurrency Photo by André François McKenzie on Unsplash As a highly prominent Cryptocurrency, the rally of Bitcoin caught so many users, enthusiasts and digital currency analysts by surprise. For almost the whole of the previous...

/ May 16, 2019

Blockstream Launches Security Token Platform on Bitcoin Sidechain

Bitcoin startup Blockstream is launching a platform that lets users launch their own tokens by utilizing its bitcoin sidechain, Liquid. Launched at CoinDesk’s Consensus conference 2019, the Liquid Securities platform is the first product Blockstream has launched on top of...

/ May 15, 2019

TD Ameritrade Exec: Tens of Thousands of Our Clients Are Interested in Crypto

Fluctuations in the price of bitcoin have not affected overall interest in futures tied to the cryptocurrency, a TD Ameritrade executive said on Tuesday. “We get calls, emails, 60,000 clients have traded something in this complex,” Steven Quirk, TD Ameritrade...

/ May 14, 2019

Securitize Open-Sources Its Protocol, Partners With tZERO Token Exchange

Securitize is partnering with one of the blockchain industry’s largest security token exchange companies as it open-sources the code behind its in-house protocol. The Digital Securities (DS) protocol repository is available on Github, according to the company, which announced the...

/ May 13, 2019

When the Dust Settles: The Bitfinex Probe Reveals Structural Weaknesses

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for the institutional market with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered...

/ May 12, 2019

The Ongoing Fiasco and Mysterious Afterlife of QuadrigaCX

I’d say you were a little late to the cryptocurrency party if you haven’t heard about the ongoing catastrophe that’s been QuadrigaCX these past six months. QuadrigaCX was (note the past tense) Canada’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchange. During...

/ May 11, 2019

Bitcoin Price Hits 8-Month High Close to $7K

View Bitcoin printed an eight-month high of $6,964 earlier today. Further strengthening the long-term bullish bias is a bull cross of the 100- and 200-day moving averages (MAs) – the first since July 2015. A sustained move toward the next...

/ May 11, 2019

Crypto Wallet Abra Adds In-App Support for ‘Thousands’ of US Banks

Cryptocurrency wallet and investment app Abra now allows users to connect accounts from “thousands” of U.S. banks, the firm announced Thursday. The expanded bank options come courtesy of an integration with Plaid, a fintech service that enables applications to connect...

/ May 10, 2019

Trading Firms Propose ‘Bad Actors Blacklist’ to Clean Up Crypto Industry

A group of cryptocurrency trading firms has come together to discuss ways to prevent the rising number of hacks and scams in the industry. Ripple, market maker Cumberland, Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Holdings and over 30 other firms met at...

/ May 9, 2019

Is Peer-to-Peer Messaging Getting Worse at Protecting Your Privacy?

Peer-to-peer messaging has become the life force of communication, not just for individuals but for online businesses as well. With today’s social media being the main distribution platform, messaging in this environment is the ideal medium for user engagement. Even...

/ May 8, 2019

London-Listed Argo Blockchain Adds 1,000 Miners in Bid to Salvage Stock Price

Publicly listed crypto mining firm Argo Blockchain has said it’s expecting to break even this quarter after a recent investment in new equipment. In a press release posted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) website Wednesday, the struggling firm said...

/ May 8, 2019

Bitcoin Price Eyes Break Above $6,000 Ahead of New York Blockchain Week

View Bitcoin’s quick recovery from levels below the former resistance-turned-support of $5,627 (April 23 high) seen on Monday, coupled with a break above the stiff resistance at $5,780 (June 2018 bottom) seen today, indicate fairly strong bullish sentiment. BTC looks...

/ May 7, 2019

Bitcoin Risks Pullback After Rejections at Key 2018 Price Hurdle

View The June 2018 low of $5,780 is proving a tough nut to crack, as expected. BTC has failed to close above that level for three days in a row, indicating a price pullback may be needed to fuel a...

/ May 6, 2019