Category: Crypto

Top Up Your Airtime Minutes With BCH Using Yovopay

Mobile communications are becoming more accessible every day. While subscription plans are the way to go in most cases, a prepaid service can be a better choice for customers in certain situations. A platform called Yovopay lets you refill your...

/ June 7, 2019

Margin Lenders Lost $13.5 Million in May to Poloniex Crypto Crash

Crypto exchange Poloniex revealed in a post Thursday that lenders in its bitcoin margin lending pool suffered a loss of 1800 BTC — roughly $13.5 million at current market prices — due to a flash crash in the Clams (CLAM)...

/ June 6, 2019

Why Bitpay Is Really Charging More for BTC Transactions

Bitpay has recently been attacked on social media for charging an extra fee for BTC transactions that it doesn’t ask of BCH users. The reality is that the company simply has to cover its operational costs related to the BTC...

/ June 6, 2019

Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Announces New Blockchain Startup

Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles is dipping his feet back into the crypto industry as he wants to help Japan become a powerhouse within the blockchain economy. The former CEO of the now-defunct exchange told the media on June...

/ June 5, 2019

Privacy Crypto Grin’s First Hard Fork Planned for Mid-July

Grin developers have reached a rough agreement on a block number and expected date of activation for the crypto network’s first ever system-wide upgrade or hard fork. Proposed by Quentin Le Sceller, a Grin core developer and software engineer at blockchain...

/ June 5, 2019

Anypay and Cointext Launch BCH-Powered Remittance Solution for Merchants

On June 3, crypto startups Anypay and Cointext debuted a global remittance application for independent merchants. The new payment solution utilizes bitcoin cash (BCH) and allows anyone from anywhere to send funds faster and cheaper than traditional remittance platforms. Also...

/ June 4, 2019

California CPAs Push for Crypto Accounting Clarity

The California Society of CPAs is pushing for clarity in accounting and disclosure rules regarding cryptocurrencies, citing a lack of specific guidance within U.S. GAAP, the standard accounting protocols followed in the U.S. The 54-member committee’s concern is the divergence...

/ June 4, 2019

Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace Is Now Open for Trading

The highly anticipated Local.Bitcoin.com is now available to the general public. As of right now, anyone in the world can use the service to trade bitcoin cash (BCH) securely. Since pre-launch signups were announced last month, thousands of traders have...

/ June 4, 2019

Mexico Is Getting Eight New Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The company Amero-Isatek announced that it will open its first physical cryptocurrency exchange station in Nuevo León, Monterrey on June 21. It will also soon expand into another seven locations across Mexico. Amero-Isatek estimates that it will server over 800,000...

/ June 3, 2019

Creating Your Own SLP-Based Token Using Memo

Over the last few months, Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens have been very popular among Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters and there’s been a wide variety of unique tokens created. Since then Memo.cash, the onchain social network built on Bitcoin Cash...

/ June 3, 2019

Can Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Power Payments in a Japanese Bar?

A bar in Japan is teaming up with a locally-based lightning startup to let customers pay for sparkling wine and soft drinks using the experimental payments network. For the month of June, the Japan-based lightning startup Nayuta will be partnering...

/ June 2, 2019

Bitcoin SV Was the Best Performing Crypto in May – And it Wasn’t Close

The cryptocurrency markets saw rapid growth in May with quite a few outshining the largest by market capitalization, bitcoin. The leading cryptocurrency drew most of the attention, rising 67 percent from $5,265 on May 1st to $8,900 by month’s end....

/ June 1, 2019

SEC’s Hinman Says Some ICOs May Be Eligible for ‘No-Action’ Relief

Startups that conducted initial coin offerings (ICO) years ago may be eligible for relief from potential enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency official said Friday. For the last year and a half, the regulator has...

/ May 31, 2019

Bitcoin’s Price Fades Rally Above $9,000

Bitcoin’s price peaked above $9,000 for the first time in over a year earlier today, but the rally was short lived as its price returned below $8,600 just minutes later. At 16:00 UTC, the world’s largest cryptocurrency jumped 4.6 percent...

/ May 30, 2019

Scammers Boost BSV Price With Fake Satoshi Confirmation

Scammers boosted the price of Bitcoin SV (BSV) Wednesday by publishing a fake news alert purporting to show that BSV’s creator is also bitcoin’s. Masquerading as the Chinese news site Coinbull, the bogus alert claimed that Craig Wright had transferred bitcoin...

/ May 29, 2019

IBM, Maersk Finally Sign Up 2 Big Carriers for Shipping Blockchain

Shipping blockchain TradeLens, developed by IBM and Maersk, has finally recruited two major marine cargo carriers to the platform after its early marketing efforts floundered. The new additions are Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the second largest after Maersk; and CMA-CGM,...

/ May 28, 2019

0x Teams With StarkWare to Bring Speed to Decentralized Exchanges

A cryptographic solution called zero-knowledge proofs (ZKP) could help notoriously slow decentralized exchanges (DEXs) reach speeds comparable to more traditional platforms. San Francisco-based DEX startup 0x is partnering with the Israeli software-as-service company StarkWare to test a ZKP solution called StarkDEX,...

/ May 27, 2019

What Will It Take to Regulate Crypto Exchanges?

Konstantinos Stylianou is an assistant professor at the University of Leeds School of Law, and a visiting scientist at the Brown University Department of Computer Science. Shortly after Bitcoin SV was delisted from Binance, CoinDesk advisor Michael Casey published an...

/ May 26, 2019

The Real Discussion About Ethereum’s Next Hard Fork Is About to Begin

More than two dozen ethereum improvement proposals (EIPs) have been submitted for review and inclusion in ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade or hard fork, dubbed Istanbul. The list – with 28 official EIPs and at least one other set to be...

/ May 25, 2019

Lightning App for Sending Bitcoin Tips on Twitter Is Now Easier to Use

A Twitter app for tipping by way of bitcoin’s experimental lightning network is now easier to use thanks to a new update. Launched earlier this year, Tippin.me took Twitter’s crypto community by storm by making it possible to tip Twitter...

/ May 24, 2019

Crypto exchange Binance prepares to add margin trading ‘soon’

Binance, the world’s most prominent crypto exchange, says it is close to adding a much-anticipated margin trading feature to its service following weeks of speculation. The company tweeted confirmation of the upcoming feature in a screenshot which subtly teases the...

/ May 24, 2019