Category: Crypto

Telegram Reveals Personal ID Verification Tool for Sharing Data with ‘Finance, ICOs’

The crypto and blockchain industry’s go-to encrypted messenger app Telegram has released a personal identification authorization tool, according to an official statement published July 26. The tool, dubbed Telegram Passport, reportedly encrypts a user’s personal ID information and let’s users...

/ July 28, 2018

Remittance Firm Transfergo Launches Cryptocurrency Trading

Finance In a recent interview, Daumantas Dvilinskas, the founder and chief executive officer of Transfergo, a U.K.-based remittance firm that processes 1 million transactions each year on average, discussed the company’s decision to launch a cryptocurrency trading facility. Also Read: Bitcoin...

/ July 28, 2018

Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the Dip

Market Updates Digital assets, this weekend, have recovered a touch after a temporary price dip that started roughly 48 hours ago but crypto-values have rebounded once again on July 27. This Saturday, all 1600+ digital currencies are seeing slight gains...

/ July 28, 2018

UK Remittance Service TransferGo Adds Crypto Trading

UK-based service TransferGo has reportedly become the world’s first remittance operator to offer crypto trading, Bloomberg reported July 27. TransferGo now lets customers buy and sell five major cryptocurrencies –– Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and...

/ July 28, 2018

Company to Create Global Network of Health Centers That Accept Cryptocurrency

A new blockchain-driven company has bold plans to establish a global network of health centers designed to help people lead active and longer lives. Although life expectancies around the world are soaring, BitVit argues that many of these extra years...

/ July 28, 2018

Rejection Aside, Calls for a Bitcoin ETF Are Only Escalating

Karma is real. Just as the crypto community was – not so secretly – displaying its joy over Facebook's historic stock loss, bitcoin's price took a surprising drop below $8,000. A reaction to the news that bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), one proposed...

/ July 28, 2018

G20 Hears Out Multiple Crypto Reports in July, Waiting for FATF to Test Its Standards by October

The G20, after it was called upon by France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire to have a public debate about cryptocurrencies at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, made strides towards a global front for regulation of digital currencies. Those...

/ July 28, 2018

Thai Bond Market Association to Launch Blockchain-Based Registrar Bond Service Platform

The Thai Bond Market Association (TBMA) will deploy a blockchain-powered solution on its registrar service platform, local news agency Bangkok Post reports July 28. The new registrar service platform, which is scheduled to be introduced this year, intends to provide...

/ July 28, 2018

Canada’s DMG Blockchain Starts Installing 85 MW Substation for Crypto Mining Expansion

Canada-based DMG Blockchain Solutions has launched the installation of an 85-megawatt substation for crypto mining expansion, according to an official statement July 26. The DMG crypto mining operation will be implemented on an industrial scale with direct support from the...

/ July 28, 2018

Exchanges Round-Up: CME Rejects Altcoins, Waves DEX Hacked on Launch

Exchanges In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, the CEO of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has indicated that the company has no intentions of introducing derivative markets for alternative cryptocurrencies in the near futures; Waves’ decentralized exchange was hacked upon...

/ July 27, 2018

10,000%: Pantera Reports Massive 5-Year Crypto Investment Return

Cryptocurrency investment firm Pantera Capital reported a more than 10,000 percent lifetime return on Friday, coming five years after its formation. In an email, co-chief investment officers Dan Morehead (who is also CEO) and Joey Krug shared the figure as...

/ July 27, 2018

BCH PLS: Lil Windex Earns 1 Million Views for “Bitcoin Ca$h” Video

News Canadian rap artist Lil Windex has scored a legitimate, platinum hit with his track “Bitcoin Ca$h”. In only four months since its drop, the video has passed 1,000,000 views on Youtube alone – not counting downloads or streams. His...

/ July 27, 2018

Top 10 Crypto Deals in 2017 Returned Over 136,000% on Average, Report Shows

Research into the top ten crypto deals in 2017 based on their investment returns (ROI) has revealed that on average each returned over 136,000 percent, according to data shared with Cointelegraph by Crypto Finance Conference (CFC) analysts July 27. Out...

/ July 27, 2018

Crypto Wallet to Replace Private Keys With Encrypted QR Codes

Decentralized cryptocurrency wallet SafeWallet is launching a new QR code-based user identification system to replace mnemonic phrases and private keys, the firm announced Friday. The app, operated by China-based Cheetah Mobile, will use a two-tier security system to grant users...

/ July 27, 2018

Crypto Markets Tumble as SEC Rejects Winklevoss Twins’ Second Bitcoin ETF Application

Crypto markets have taken a sharp downturn, today, July 27, with all of the top ten coins by market cap hit by hefty losses and Bitcoin (BTC) dipping back below the $8,000 psychological price point, as data from Coin360 shows....

/ July 27, 2018

Crypto Exchange Coincheck’s Owner Monex Reveals Plans to Open US Trading Platform

Online broker Monex Group, which bought out hacked Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck this spring, plans to launch a U.S.-based trading platform, Cointelegraph Japan reported today, July 27. A summary of data from a financial briefing held Friday confirms plans to...

/ July 27, 2018

$1 Billion Chinese Blockchain Fund Denies Report of Government Pull-Out

A $1 billion Chinese blockchain fund launched in April has denied a report that local government will pull out its originally planned funding support following a recently leaked recording involving a former partner of the fund. A news report from China...

/ July 27, 2018

Indian State of Telangana to Sign MoUs With Blockchain Firms, Streamline Gov’t Services

The Indian state of Telangana announced it will sign several memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with blockchain firms as to eventually implement the technology in state applications, local Indian news agency the Business Standard reports July 26. Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh...

/ July 27, 2018