Category: Qtum

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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Feb Volume Report: Leading Markets Post Strongest Month Since Q1 2018

For many leading markets, February produced the largest monthly volume since the first quarter of last year, with 30-day BTC trade activity surpassing $200 billion, and ETH exceeding $100 billion. Also Read: Report: Quadriga’s 6 Cold Wallets Have Been Without Funds Since April 2018 BTC Volume Surpasses $200 Billion for February February saw the highest […]

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China’s New Crypto Ranking: Bitcoin Upgraded, Tron Debuts Near Top

China's New Crypto Ranking: Bitcoin Upgraded, Tron Debuts Near TopChina’s Center for Information and Industry Development has released its latest ranking of crypto projects. A total of 35 projects were evaluated this month, with Tron debuting near the top of the list. Meanwhile, Bitcoin has climbed up the ranking slightly. Also read: Bitcoin Climbs up China’s First Crypto Ranking of 2019 New Ranking, Tron […]

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Study Finds Certain Proof of Stake Networks Vulnerable to Low Cost Attacks

Study Finds Certain Proof-of-Stake Networks Vulnerable to Low Cost AttacksOn Jan. 22, a team of students from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) released a unique study concerning the longevity of certain proof of stake (PoS) networks. According to the research, more than 26 PoS blockchains could suffer from vulnerabilities called “Fake Stake” attacks. Also read: Satoshi’s Bitcoin Whitepaper Is Now Available in […]

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The Daily: Trust Wallet Adds BCH, 35,000 Merchants Get Access to Crypto Payments

The Daily: Trust Wallet Adds BCH, 35,000 Merchants Get Access to Crypto PaymentsIn today’s edition of The Daily we cover an ethereum wallet that’s added support for bitcoin cash, a deal that grants access to accepting payments in cryptocurrency to over 35,000 merchants, and the latest advancement in cross-chain atomic swaps. Also Read: Banking Agency Advises European Commission to Assess Common Crypto Approach Trust Wallet Adds Bitcoin […]

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December Volume Report: Top Markets See Strongest Trade of H2 2018

December Volume Report: Top Markets See Strongest Trade of H2 2018The five most traded cryptocurrency markets saw an increase in volume during December, when compared with the previous month. Despite the spike in trading activity posted by the dominant markets, many crypto assets ranked below the top five saw a decline in month-over-month volume. Also Read: Report: Indian Government Updates Progress on Crypto Regulation USDT and […]

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November Volume Rankings: Bearish Momentum Drives Surge in Trade

The significant bearish momentum experienced across cryptocurrencies throughout November drove a significant increase in monthly trade volume among the leading markets. Also Read: Japan Unveils Plans to Regulate Initial Coin Offerings BTC Posts Strongest Volume Since May According to Coinmarketcap, BTC saw an increase in monthly trade activity of 43 percent in November. Nearly $156.5 billion […]

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October Volume Report: Weakest Monthly Trading Activity of 2018

October Volume Report: Weakest Monthly Trade Activity of 2018On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the initial publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper, the cryptocurrency markets recorded their weakest month for trading volume in all of 2018. Most of the leading markets saw a significant decline in trading activity throughout October, but NEO, TRX, QTUM and ZEC posted month-over-month volume increases. Also Read: Venezuela […]

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September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade Activity

September Volume Report: Altcoins See Increase in Trade ActivitySeptember saw all but three of the top twenty cryptocurrency markets post an increase in monthly trade volume. XRP pairings saw the strongest month-over-month volume gain, with 30-day volume tripling when compared with August. Also Read: Markets Update: Crypto-Traders Patiently Wait for a Break Out  BTC Stagnates, USDT and ETH Post Strongest Volume Since Q2 Despite […]

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The Daily: Blockchain.com Launches OTC Trading Desk, Shapeshift Relaunches Coincap

The Daily: Blockchain.com Launches OTC Trading Desk, Shapeshift Relaunches CoincapWallet provider Blockchain.com has created an OTC trading desk as part of its efforts to cater to institutional investors. Also in The Daily this Sunday, Shapeshift launches the redesigned Coincap tracker, Kraken lists Cardano and Qtum, and Compound offers its users the option to short cryptocurrencies. Also read: Fiat vs Crypto Laundering, Bitcoin Anniversary Cash-Ins […]

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Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma

Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma“Alaska, thanks for bearing with us,” popular smartphone trading app Robinhood tweeted. “Trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, commission free.” Mere days after, it announced the same for Oklahoma. Residents of the two states can now trade bitcoin cash, dogecoin, ethereum, ethereum classic, and litecoin on its platform. Also read: Colombia Crypto Exchange Asks New President […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Circle Invest Adds Four Alts, Stockholm IT Announces Crypto Fund

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Circle Invest has added Eos, 0x, Stellar, and Qtum to its platform, Stockholm IT, a Frankfurt-listed company that has seen its share value drop over 99% since launch, has announced plans for a cryptocurrency fund, and Btse has launched its over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform. Also Read: Taiwanese Candidate Accepts […]

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August 2018 Volume Rankings Report: ETC and Dash Top Ten

August 2018 Volume Rankings Report: ETC and DASH Top TenDuring August, the monthly volume posted by the majority of leading cryptocurrency markets continued to decline. Despite such, the ETC and Dash markets again defied the trend to post an increase in trade volume, with XRP also bucking the downward trend this month. Also Read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Top […]

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Over 60% of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Have No Working Product, Study Claims

Over 60% of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Have No Working Product, Study ClaimsOf the top 100 cryptocurrencies listed by market capitalization, only 36 are actually what the authors term “working products” in a study recently published online. Newer ecosystem website, Invest in Blockchain, commissioned the study. It’s sure to be debated, and hotly, as to which coins made the cut to 36, but the authors attempt to […]

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July 2018 Volume Rankings Report: BTC Extends Dominance

July 2018 Volume Rankings Report: BTC Extends DominanceDuring July, the majority of leading cryptocurrency markets have produced stagnant or declining volume month-over-month. BTC, USDT, and DASH were the sole top ten markets able to buck the trend, with BTC’s trade volume notably increasing by 4.6%. Also Read: Mining Round-Up: Sky Mining CEO Flees with $35 Million, Texas Attracts Miners BTC Extends Lead Relative […]

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Volume Rankings Report for June 2018: Trading Activity Drops Across Crypto Markets

Volume Rankings Report for June 2018: Trading Activity Drops Across Crypto MarketsMarket action during June has seen a significant slump in trade volume, with the majority of the ten most traded cryptocurrencies experiencing a drop in volume of between roughly 17% and 57% when compared with May. Also Read: ICO Round-Up: Social Media Influencers Bypass Ad Ban, Centra Tokens Deemed Securities Month-Over-Month 30-Day Trade Volume Declines Across […]

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Chinese Exchange Launching Southeast Asian Crypto Trading Hub

Chinese Exchange Launching Southeast Asian Crypto Trading HubChinese exchange Zb.com has set up a branch in Thailand with a plan to turn it into the regional crypto trading hub in Southeast Asia. The move came as the Thai government finalizes the country’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Creating Regional Hub […]

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