First Mover: After Falling 65% This Year in Bitcoin Terms, Do ‘Stablecoins’ Need a Rebranding?
2020-08-11 13:35:46

So-called stablecoins have been tanking in bitcoin terms lately. Should we be calling them "crypto-dollars" instead?

Paytm Freezes Indian Bank Accounts Suspected of Cryptocurrency Trading: Report
2020-08-11 13:15:35

Paytm Freezes Indian Bank Accounts Suspected of Cryptocurrency Trading: Report

India’s largest mobile commerce platform Paytm has reportedly been freezing the bank accounts of users suspected of crypto trading, even though cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, is legal in India. The country still does not have a legal framework for cryptocurrencies but the government says that a crypto bill is “awaiting approval.” Banks Still Block Accounts Over […]

India May Be Starting Its Biggest Bitcoin Bull Run Yet
2020-08-11 12:49:22

India’s crypto trade volumes have soared since the Supreme Court of India lifted banking restrictions for exchanges in March. According to Coin Dance's Paxful and LocalBitcoins volume data, India’s bitcoin peer-to-peer trade volume reached an all-time high in July.

Blockchain to Play ‘Essential Role’ in Farming Supply Chains, Says US Government
2020-08-11 11:05:51

An agency attached to the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it expects blockchain will play an important role in the sector's supply chains.

Australian Woman Jailed for Theft of More Than 100,000 XRP
2020-08-11 10:40:31

The 25-year-old received an over two-year sentence for the 2018 theft of XRP worth around $300,000 at the time.

China’s Blockchain Infrastructure Launches Website for Global Devs
2020-08-11 09:26:40

China's Blockchain-Based Service Network has launched an English-language website for international decentralized app developers.

Two Macro Factors Could Halt Bitcoin’s Dream Run to $20,000
2020-08-11 08:49:50

Bitcoin price should be heading towards $20,000, an all-time high, according to many leading analysts, but certain macro factors could halt its dreamy bull run ahead. This year, the BTC/USD exchange rate has surged to a yearly top above $12,000. The pair’s uptrend has appeared on increasing bids for safe-haven assets as the COVID pandemic shows no signs of subsiding. Analysts point to trillions of dollars worth of stimulus aid needed to aid the US […]

Chainlink Competitor Band Token Grows 300% in 7 Days Setting New ATH
2020-08-11 08:37:45

BAND, the native token of the Band Protocol, has grown by more 300% in just seven days. At the at time of writing, the token traded at $14.50 against the August 3 trading price of $3.86. On August 10, the token also touched a new high of $17.78 while the 24 hours traded volumes were […]

Bitcoin Transaction Fees Soar 550% in a Month, BCH, Dash Transactions Much Cheaper
2020-08-11 04:36:30

Bitcoin Transaction Fees Soar 550% in a Month, BCH, Dash Transactions Much Cheaper

The cost of sending a transaction over the Bitcoin network rose sharply over the past month, as the price of the top cryptocurrency climbed higher. According to latest data from Bitinfocharts, the average bitcoin (BTC) transaction fee soared by as much as 547% in the month to August 6, rising from just $1 to $6.47. […]

Tron (TRX) Forms Textbook Bear Signal Despite Rally in the Altcoin Market
2020-08-11 03:58:00

Tron (TRX) has been a sleeper cryptocurrency over the past few weeks. While it has rallied like many other digital assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum, TRX has not been focused on by many analysts. According to the Tom Demark Sequential, the popular altcoin is on the verge of reversing to the downside after a multi-day rally. Analysts beg to differ, arguing that Tron is actually on the verge of a massive upswing triggered by months […]

Bitcoin May Start a New Consolidation Trend After Facing Another $12k Rejection
2020-08-11 01:58:00

Bitcoin is currently consolidating beneath $12,000 after facing a slight rejection at this level overnight The cryptocurrency has been struggling to break above this resistance for over a week One analyst is now noting that the resistance here may hold strong for the days to come, with BTC now kicking off a new consolidation phase Once the benchmark digital asset can break above this level, analysts are noting that a move to $13,000 will likely […]

How a Decentralized Randomness Beacon Could Boost Cryptographic Security
2020-08-11 00:56:21

Filecoin will be the first protocol to use this production-ready version of drand to create decentralized, verifiable randomness for “leader selection.”

PSF Token Invokes the First Coin-Age Staking Protocol on Bitcoin Cash
2020-08-11 00:31:30

During the last six months, the Simple Ledger Protocol has grown immensely and there’s been 9,604 SLP tokens created since the infrastructure launched. Just recently reported on mistcoin, the mineable SLP token that can be mined with a CPU. Now software developer Chris Troutner has invoked tokens called PSF, which are the first SLP […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $12K; DeFi Debt Outstanding Hits Record
2020-08-10 22:53:38

Bitcoin’s back on the price roller coaster and DeFi borrowing is hitting a new high.

Mining Stocks Are Beating Bitcoin in a Bullish Cryptocurrency Market
2020-08-10 22:32:05

Riot and Marathon have rallied 97% and 128% over the past year while bitcoin has gained 3 percent.

Ethereum Reaches a Turning Point; Here’s What Could Reverse Its Uptrend
2020-08-10 22:32:00

Ethereum has been consolidating alongside Bitcoin throughout the past several days, struggling to break above the heavy resistance that has been formed at $400 This consolidation phase has offered little insight into the cryptocurrency’s near-term outlook Analysts are now noting that ETH may be well-positioned to see significant upside in the short-term One trader is noting that there is one level that could invalidate this strength, but it remains unclear as to whether or not […]

Facebook Taps David Marcus to Lead Payments Initiatives
2020-08-10 22:01:02

Marcus will continue running Libra's Novi digital wallet as he takes on Facebook Financial.

Federal Reserve’s Expected Inflation Ramp-Up Drives Institutional Investors to Hedge With Bitcoin
2020-08-10 21:17:15

Federal Reserve's Expected Inflation Ramp-Up Drives Institutional Investors to Hedge With Bitcoin

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to ramp up inflation by keeping interest rates low. As the U.S. dollar falls sharply and gold’s price soars, institutional investors are moving their money into alternative investments, including bitcoin. Fed Policies Drive Demand for Bitcoin The Federal Reserve is completing a year-long policy review and “is expected to […]

The Latest on the Global Economy’s Most Contentious Relationship
2020-08-10 21:00:00

China and the U.S. trade high-profile sanctions, but the real impact is showing up in banks and on the Hong Kong stock market.

Bitcoin Bulls Fight for Key Resistance as Analysts Target Rally to $14k
2020-08-10 20:54:00

Bitcoin has witnessed some immense turbulence throughout the past few weeks, but has mostly been seeing a consolidation phase throughout the past several days The cryptocurrency is now battling to surmount $12,000 – a resistance level formed just over one week ago This level has been briefly surmounted on multiple occasions, but each time has been followed by an influx of selling pressure that sends it lower The cryptocurrency is now at a pivotal point, […]

After Tumultuous Election, Belarus Goes Offline
2020-08-10 20:50:47

Internet is down in Belarus as people are protesting the results of presidential election

Ethereum Classic’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week
2020-08-10 20:42:33

Ethereum Classic suffered two 51% attacks in the same week. One week later, exchanges, investors and developers are split on the implications.

Interactive Brokers to Pay $38M in Settlement Over AML Lapses
2020-08-10 20:02:20

Publicly traded brokerage firm Interactive Brokers has agreed to pay multi-million dollar penalties to the SEC, Finra and CFTC for failure to flag suspicious transactions and lapses in AML compliance.

ArbiSmart: The Best Crypto Investment Opportunity of 2020-2021
2020-08-10 19:49:47

There are a number of fintech companies offering exciting, revenue-generating opportunities within the crypto space, though, one stands out, head and shoulders above the rest. ArbiSmart is an EU licensed crypto arbitrage platform that is setting the standard for the coming decade by offering clients across the globe returns as high as 45% a year, at close to zero risk.  Company Overview ArbiSmart is a regulated crypto arbitrage platform that was established in Estonia in […]

Blockchain Bites: Inside Cosmos, Bitcoin at $200B, DeFi Surges
2020-08-10 18:55:50

Traders are expecting bitcoin to go higher. DeFi is surging in web traffic. And Cosmos is alive and well, despite internal feuding.

Three Crypto Analysis Firms Advance in ‘TechSprint’ RegTech Competition
2020-08-10 18:37:41

The fintech showcase has three $50,000 cash prizes for three regtech focus areas.

Coinbase Snags Lyft Engineering Executive Manish Gupta
2020-08-10 18:07:17

Gupta will help Coinbase "through the next phase of company growth."

Bitcoin News Roundup for Aug. 10, 2020
2020-08-10 18:00:00

With the price of bitcoin knocking on $12K, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with another time-saving news roundup.

Bitcoin Reaches “Now Or Never” Moment: Fund Manager on Institutional Adoption
2020-08-10 17:32:00

2020 so far has proven to be Bitcoin’s year. The asset has beaten stocks, gold, and nearly every other asset in year-to-date ROI. With all eyes now on the first-ever cryptocurrency, one British fund manager with billions of pounds of assets under management claims Bitcoin has reached its “now or never moment.” Hedge Fund Managers Prepare To Dump Gold Holdings For Bitcoin Cypherpunks, tech enthusiasts, and dark web users were among the earliest to take […]

Researchers Find Flaws in Security Protocols Developed by Major Crypto Exchanges
2020-08-10 17:19:39

Private key protocols for some crypto exchanges have been implemented with bugs that could have been exploited by a well-placed malicious party, researchers say.

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