Category: Ethereum

China Releases Year-End Crypto Rankings

China Releases Year-End Crypto RankingsChina’s Center for Information and Industry Development has published its year-end crypto project rankings. Thirty-five projects were evaluated and ranked overall as well as in three separate categories. Bitcoin has risen in ranking while EOS remains China’s favorite. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain Year-End Crypto Rankings The Center […]

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Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS to ‘C-‘ Due to Centralization – How Other Coins Measure Up

Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS to 'C-' Due to Centralization - How Other Coins Measure UpWeiss Ratings has downgraded EOS once again, taking its ranking from a B to a C-. The group cites “failure to decentralize,” “misallocation of resources,” and a congested network as reasons for the fall in rank. “Weiss Crypto Ratings model is not based on opinion. It’s driven by data,” the group claims. In this article […]

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Evercoin Launches Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

Evercoin Launches Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Hardware WalletAt New York Consensus Invest Summit, Evercoin Inc. today announced Evercoin 2, the “safest hardware wallet”. Evercoin 2 provides a wallet and exchange for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies featuring a hardware wallet the size of a house key powered by YubiKey 5ci, the first implementation of its kind. Prior to this, users wanting hardware security relied on large, difficult to use and not mobile-first first-generation hardware wallets like Ledger and Trezor. Now every compatible YubiKey owner can download a free hardware wallet.

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CME Group Publishes Bitcoin Options Specifications

CME Group Publishes Bitcoin Options SpecificationsIn mid-September, the foreign exchange company CME Group announced the launch of options on its bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. CME Group executive Tim McCourt said there was “increasing client demand” for the firm’s bitcoin derivatives and now the company has published specifications for the options products. Also Read: French Ministry […]

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104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research Reveals

104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research RevealsThe ownership of tether (USDT) turns out to be quite concentrated. According to a recent report, a few addresses control the bulk of the stablecoin, which is widely used by bitcoin traders. The finding comes on top of fresh accusations of creating a bubble levied in a lawsuit against tether’s operators. That adds to the […]

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Smart Contract Blockchains Are Struggling to Scale

Smart Contract Blockchains Are Struggling to ScaleSecond generation blockchains were presented as being faster, cheaper, and more scalable than Bitcoin. Third generation chains (basically anything that came after Ethereum) promised even greater optimizations. In the event, these networks have run into the same difficulties as Bitcoin, with competition for scarce resources leading to mounting costs and congestion. To tackle these problems, […]

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If You’d Bought These Coins in 2014, This Is What You’d Have Made

Crypto Time Machine - Revisiting Fall, 2014 to Invest in the Top CoinsFall is here, and it’s a good time for reflection, regrouping and gearing up for the coming new year. In the case of crypto, looking back at the markets of the past puts things into similar perspective. An examination of the top 10 cryptocurrencies of just five years ago sheds light on how far crypto […]

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United Nations Agency Unicef Launches Cryptocurrency Fund

United Nations Agency Unicef Launches Cryptocurrency FundUnicef announced Wednesday that it has launched a cryptocurrency fund and become the first United Nations organization to hold onto its crypto donations. Without converting them into fiat, the fund will hold two cryptocurrencies and disburse them to support projects benefiting children worldwide. Also read: RBI Ban Stops Indian Police From Cashing Out Seized Crypto […]

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Bitcoin Cash Settles More Value Than ETH in Dollars Moved

Bitcoin Cash Settles More Value Than ETH in Dollars MovedBitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents have recently been discussing the amount of value participants have been sending onchain. For quite some time now, statistics show the BCH chain has been moving more money than the ETH network in terms of USD value sent per day. With extremely low network fees, a good portion of people are […]

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Market Outlook: Leading Cryptocurrencies Attempt to Break Resistance

Market Outlook: Leading Cryptocurrencies Attempt to Break ResistanceDigital currency markets have started to show strong signs of recovery after dropping to new lows last week. On Monday, a number of cryptocurrencies gained between 2-5% over the course of the day. Crypto prices have held steady into the next day and many digital assets will likely test key resistance levels in order to […]

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7 Crypto ETPs Now Trading on Main Swiss Stock Exchange

7 Crypto ETPs Now Trading on Main Swiss Stock ExchangeSwitzerland’s principal stock exchange now has seven cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed. They allow investors to either gain exposure to individual cryptocurrencies or invest in portfolios of top cryptocurrencies. Four ETPs track the prices of single cryptocurrencies. Also read: New Evidence Escalates Panic as RBI Still Limits Bank Withdrawals Crypto Index in Swiss Franc MV […]

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Bitcoin Cash Meetups Help Plant the Seeds of Economic Freedom

Bitcoin Cash Meetups: Helping Plant the Seeds of Economic FreedomOur newsdesk recently caught up with Bitcoin.com’s community manager Chris Bridgman who discussed the recent expansion of Bitcoin Cash-focused meetups worldwide. Over the last two years, Bridgman and his partner Akane Yokoo have seen BCH meetups grow from a small handful to around 90 BCH-based gatherings in a number of different countries. Also read: Software […]

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Decentralized Finance Projects Are Starting to Ship

Decentralized Finance Projects Are Starting to ShipDefi, defi, defi. You can’t go anywhere in crypto these days without having that contraction thrown at you. 2017 was all about the ICO, 2018 was about surviving the bear market, and early 2019 was a toss-up between IEO and STO. Now, as we prepare to enter Q4 of 2019, it’s all about decentralized finance. […]

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Latin American Payment App Mercado Pago Can Be Topped-Up With Crypto

Latin American Payment App Mercado Pago Can Be Topped-Up With CryptoThe Atlanta-based blockchain payment provider Bitpay has announced the firm has partnered with Mercado Livre, one of the largest ecommerce providers in Latin America. The collaboration provides people with the ability to purchase Mercado Livre gift cards with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin cash (BCH), and BTC. Also read: Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to […]

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Market Outlook: Traders Play New Positions After Massive Drop in Crypto Prices

Market Outlook: Traders Play New Positions After Massive Drop in Crypto PricesOn September 24, digital currency markets saw significant losses as the entire cryptoconomy lost $35 billion in a short period of time. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and traders are now even more uncertain to where markets are headed in the short term. The sudden sell-off that took place on Wednesday afternoon was unexpected and today traders are […]

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Bitcoin.com’s Premier Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Now Live

Bitcoin.com's Premier Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Now LiveWe’ve just launched our premier trading platform exchange.Bitcoin.com and registered users can access it right now. Since we announced pre-registration last month, over 10,000 accounts have signed up with our exchange and the platform is ready to provide a world-class trading experience for crypto newcomers and veterans alike. Also Read: Check Out the New Featured […]

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Tether Plans to Mint Digital Yuan and Commodity Coins, Says Bitfinex Shareholder

Tether Plans to Mint a Digital Yuan and Commodity Coins, Says Bitfinex ShareholderTether Holdings, the firm that issues tether (USDT), has plans to launch an offshore Chinese yuan stablecoin called CNHT. Tether’s digital dollar presence within the crypto economy has been massive in recent months, seeing significant demand from China. Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong has explained in a recent interview that Tether is also preparing to launch […]

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What’s Being Built – and What’s Not – on 2019’s Smart Contract Blockchains

What’s Being Built – and What’s Not – on 2019’s Smart Contract BlockchainsHas anyone checked in with EOS lately, to see how it’s doing? How about Tezos – any signs of life there? In mid 2017, two of the largest token sales in history birthed two smart contracting platforms that promised to topple Ethereum and usher in an era of fast and low-cost value transfer with dApps […]

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Cryptocurrencies Such as Bitcoin Cash Shine During Hong Kong Protests

Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin Cash Shine During Hong Kong ProtestsThe Hong Kong protests started in June 2019 over a controversial bill and now after weeks of demonstrations, marching citizens are fighting for the future of Hong Kong. In the midst of all the activists protesting, digital currencies like bitcoin cash are being promoted as a way for people to remove themselves from China’s system. […]

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ERC20 Tether Transactions Flip Their Omni Equivalent

Ethereum Tether Transactions Flip Omni-Based USDT TransactionsCrypto enthusiasts have noticed that the Ethereum blockchain has come awfully close to reaching capacity due to the added transactions stemming from the Tether (USDT) network. The transaction count since mid-August shows the ERC20 version of tether has surpassed the original version that uses BTC. ERC20 tether transactions cost users more than $260,000 in the […]

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The White House Just Blamed Bitcoin for America’s Opiate Crisis

The White House Just Blamed Bitcoin for America's Opiate CrisisThe opioid epidemic is the new devil Bitcoin is being blamed for inflaming, to be added to the already long list of heinous crimes crypto is supposedly responsible for, like terrorism, money laundering, and trafficking. While it’s painfully clear that the U.S. dollar is a much more common tool for these unethical and illicit activities, […]

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Bitcoin Maximalists Embrace Ethereum After Receiving an Offer They Can’t Refuse

Bitcoin Maximalists Embrace Ethereum After Receiving an Offer They Can’t RefuseA group of hardcore bitcoin maximalists have heroically overcome their hatred for Ethereum after receiving ERC20 shares in crypto exchange INX worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The staunch BTC loyalists, led by Blockstream CTO Samson Mow, have agreed to support a project built on Ethereum, despite all the mean things they’ve said about it. […]

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The World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Is Just a Fancy Way of Selling Debt

Last year the World Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced a permissioned Ethereum-based blockchain to facilitate the end-to-end issuance of bonds between financial partners. The Bretton Woods-created financial institution hopes to make debt capital markets far more efficient with a bank-to-bank blockchain network. At the same time, the World Bank’s bond scheme has […]

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‘Amazon of Japan’ Rakuten Launches Crypto Exchange Service

'Amazon of Japan' Rakuten Launches Crypto Exchange Service, Others Following SuitRakuten, the “Amazon of Japan,” announced the launch of its new crypto exchange platform Monday, August 19, offering spot trading of crypto assets via a dedicated smartphone app. The e-commerce giant has been crypto-friendly for a while now, experimenting and investing in crypto payment systems since at least 2014, but with the launch of the […]

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