Category: XLM

US Regulator Plans to Outsource Running Cryptocurrency Nodes

US Regulator Plans to Outsource Running Cryptocurrency NodesA recently published document reveals that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has plans to hire contractors to run specific cryptocurrency full nodes for the government agency. According to the SEC documentation, the regulator wants third-party contractors to run nodes for Bitcoin Core (BTC), Ripple (XRP) and Ethereum (ETH) in order to monitor compliance […]

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IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

A Look at the Shocking Tactics IRS Agents Suggest Using to Investigate Bitcoin UsersA recently published U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) slide describes alarming recommendations on how tax agents should deal with digital currency users who are not paying taxes. The slide recommends that agents question crypto users’ friends and family, comb through social media posts and issue subpoenas to make sure U.S. residents are paying taxes on […]

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Review: BC Vault Is an Unorthodox Hardware Wallet With a Random Key Generator

One of the biggest responsibilities of cryptocurrency owners is safely storing their digital assets. Over the last few years, hardware wallets have become an extremely convenient security solution that has helped in this regard. The BC Vault is a new hardware device with a number of distinctive features. Also read: The Struggle to Buy Bitcoin […]

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Markets Update: BNB, LTC, and XLM Pop, Top Cryptos Consolidate

Markets Update: BNB, LTC, and XLM Pop, Top Cryptos ConsolidateThis past week’s action has seen most leading markets produce little volatility, with the cryptocurrency meta-trend appearing to comprise consolidation while traders wait to see whether BTC can break above $4,000 for the third time in 2019. However, among the top 10 crypto assets by market cap, LTC, XLM, and BNB have been able to […]

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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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Coinify Adds BCH and Rebrands Its Trading Platform

Coinify Adds BCH to Its Virtual Currency Lineup, Rebrands Trade PlatformCoinify, the Copenhagen-based cryptocurrency exchange and payments provider, has announced the introduction of three new virtual currencies to its buy and sell platform. Users can now purchase bitcoin cash (BCH) plus altcoins XLM and BSV directly with bank transfer or credit card. Also read: Heavy Borrowers and Near-Failed States Likely To Drive Hyperbitcoinization Coinify Users Can […]

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January Markets Report: MKR, TRX and ZEC Among Top 10 by Volume

The first month of 2019 has seen a slight decline in 30-day trading volume across many leading markets. Bucking the trend, however, were ETH, LTC, MKR, TRX, and ZEC, all of which saw a significant spike in trade activity. Stablecoins have continued to see an increase in trade activity, with ckusd and the Gemini dollar […]

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Leading Crypto Markets Post Worst Year of Monthly Price Action on Record

When looking at monthly market performance, 2018 was the bloodiest year in the history of the cryptocurrency markets. Of the seven largest cryptocurrencies by market cap, only three were able to produce more than two green monthly candles during 2018. Also Read: Bitblock Publishes Alternative Valuation Model That Suggests BTC Is Underpriced BTC and ETH Produce […]

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Report: Most Major Crypto Assets Show Close Price Correlation

Research: 10 of Top 15 Crypto Assets Show Price Correlation of Over 64%The 2018 bear trend brought an increase in correlation across the leading cryptocurrency markets, with recent research indicating that 10 of the top 15 crypto assets by market cap show a price correlation of more than 64%. Additionally, five cryptocurrency pairs show a correlation larger than 80% for 2018 – ADA and XLM, BTC and […]

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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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A Look Back at the Top Cryptocurrency Markets From Christmases Past

A Look at the Top Cryptocurrency Markets From Christmases PastThe cryptocurrency ecosystem has grown dramatically in just a few years, with the number of crypto markets increasing from 59 in 2013 to over 2,000 today. Looking at historic snapshots of the cryptocurrency markets from Christmases past also shows a significant turnover in the leading altcoins by market cap. Also Read: Report Finds a Strong Relationship […]

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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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Markets Update: Bull Trap or Reversal? Traders Question the Recent Crypto Spike

Markets Update: Bull Trap or Reversal? Traders Question the Recent Crypto SpikeThree days ago the crypto-economy suffered deep losses, with digital asset prices at their lowest across the board since September 2017. But on Wednesday the digital asset ecosystem started showing a slight recovery, as the entire market capitalization of all 2000+ coins gained $14 billion. Also Read: Free Keene Activists Launch Tip-Card Creator Called Cryptotip.org Cryptocurrency Markets Show […]

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Markets Update: Crypto-Capitulation Causes Uncertainty Toward Year End Prices

Markets Update: Crypto-Capitulation Causes Uncertainty Toward Year End PricesAll eyes have been glued to cryptocurrency markets over the last week as a great majority of digital asset values plummeted to their lowest prices since last year. There’s been a slight price recovery and some consolidated sideways action taking place as some market observers have noted an attempt to reverse the trend may be […]

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Markets Update: All Eyes on Bitcoin Cash Prices Before the Pending Fork

Markets Update: All Eyes On Bitcoin Cash Prices Before the Pending ForkSince our last markets update five days ago, a lot has changed as a good chunk of the top cryptocurrency markets have dipped in value over the last three and a half days. Bitcoin cash markets touched a high of $638 on Wednesday, Nov. 7, but now prices are hovering around $544 per BCH on […]

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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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A Review of the New Stellarx Decentralized Exchange

A Review of the New Stellarx Decentralized ExchangeThis week, Stellar launched its long-awaited decentralized exchange. Stellarx offers trading of a range of assets including cryptocurrencies from multiple blockchains, using stellar lumens (XLM) as the base currency. The exchange differs significantly from existing decentralized offerings, which are limited to tokens pertaining to a single blockchain – usually Ethereum. With Stellarx, however, users can […]

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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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Markets Update: XRP Briefly Dethrones ETH as Second Largest Crypto

Markets Update: XRP Briefly Dethrones ETH as Second Largest CryptoThe cryptocurrency markets have produced a significant rally today – with just three of the top fifty crypto markets by capitalization posting losses for the last 24 hours of trade action as of this writing. The most notable gainer has been XRP – gaining over 50% in the last day to overtake ETH as the […]

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Markets Update: ETH Hits 14-Month Low Amid Heavy Altcoin Losses

Markets Update: ETH Hits 14-Month Low Amid Heavy Altcoin LossesMany altcoins have posted significant losses in recent days, with ETH currently testing price levels not seen in over 12 months after losing 40% in roughly one week. The declining value of altcoins has also driven BTC to continue to establish new highs for market dominance during 2018. Also Read: Chinese Report Finds 9 in 10 […]

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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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Trader Gets Six-Figure Loan to Buy Crypto, Holdings Drop by 85%

Trader Gets Six-Figure Loan to Buy Crypto, Holdings Drop by 85%An Abu Dhabi-based cryptocurrency investor has shared his story of having taken out a six-figure loan to finance virtual currency investments only to watch his portfolio lose 85 percent of its value. The investor has shared his story in the hope that it can serve as a lesson to others. Also Read:High-Profile Thai Crypto Case: […]

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Markets Report: July Posts Second Strongest Monthly BTC Performance of 2018

Markets Report: July Posts Second Strongest Monthly BTC Performance for 2018Looking at the monthly charts, July saw BTC produce its second best performing month of price action during 2018 after gaining in value by more than 20%. By contrast, the majority of leading cryptocurrency markets by capitalization posted their third consecutive red monthly candle. Stellar was the highest performing top crypto market during July, gaining […]

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