Archive for November 8th, 2019

Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork to Start on December 4th

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Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork to Start on December 4th

The first phase of Ethereum’s next major hard fork is planned to happen on less than a month around December 4th at block number 9056000. The hard fork called Istanbul is divided in two parts with the first one to be executed on December 4th and the second one planned for early 2020. The next […]

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Veil to Fork and Change Their Mining Reward Distribution

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Veil to Fork and Change Their Mining Reward Distribution

The VEIL project, a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, has announced their plans for an upcoming fork to change the way PoW mining works in an upcoming fork. The project launched earlier this year has started with X16RT as a PoW algorithm for mining making 50% of the total block reward and the other 50% is for users […]

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Could Blockchain Technology Prevent the Next Financial Crisis?

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Could Blockchain Technology Prevent the Next Financial Crisis?

A central bank’s role is to manage a nation’s currency, money supply and interest rates. The United States did not have a central bank until 1913, when Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law. Since then, the Federal Reserve has been accountable for the elasticity of the U.S. economy through the expansion and […]

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Tether Denies Recent Bitcoin Whale Manipulation Study

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Tether Denies Recent Bitcoin Whale Manipulation Study

A recent study published by two US academics claimed that Tether and Bitfinex manipulated Bitcoin’s parabolic rally in 2017. Days after the publication, Tether has issued an official response denying the merits of the report, saying that the paper lacks credibility. Tether’s Response A few days ago, two university academics updated a paper they have […]

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Bitcoin Cash Analysis: BCH Trading Near Make-or-Break Levels

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Bitcoin Cash Analysis: BCH Trading Near Make-or-Break Levels

Bitcoin cash price is facing a strong resistance near the $308 level against the US Dollar. The price is currently trading above a couple of key supports near the $288 and $282 levels. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $286 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed […]

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RippleNet transactions’ pairing with ODL will be magic: MoneyGram CEO

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RippleNet transactions’ pairing with ODL will be magic: MoneyGram CEO

At the recent Ripple Swell conference in Singapore, CEO Brad Garlinghouse spoke to the CEO of MoneyGram, Alex Holmes, with the latter revealing that almost 10% of the volume that normally flows into Mexico is being pushed through Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity platform. He also mentioned that MoneyGram had opened up four new corridors which the firm […]

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‘China is Active’, says Binance CEO Overwhelmed by Statistics on Bitcoin Transfers

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‘China is Active’, says Binance CEO Overwhelmed by Statistics on Bitcoin Transfers

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, gets excited on twitter as he shares competitive winning statistics for his firm. ‘Come to Papa,’ says Zhao as the statistic from TokenAnalyst depicts that a large amount of crypto volume has shifted from Huobi to Binance. The platform analyses the flow of Bitcoin among exchanges. The analytics still looks in […]

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Microsoft Will Work with Ethereum to Develop New Digital Assets

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Microsoft Will Work with Ethereum to Develop New Digital Assets

Software giant Microsoft is developing a new way to ensure newly created cryptocurrency tokens are easy to audit and much harder to fabricate. Microsoft Brings Azure to the Table Known as Azure Blockchain Tokens, the platform has been utilized by several video game companies to create tokens that players can earn through gameplay. Now, Microsoft […]

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Crypto-Friendly Silvergate Bank IPO Debuts on NYSE

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Crypto-Friendly Silvergate Bank IPO Debuts on NYSE

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared the IPO of pro-crypto Silvergate Bank effective. Its shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The crypto-friendly bank works with 756 customers in the crypto space, including Coinbase, Gemini, Circle, Bitstamp, Kraken, and Bittrex. The bank has attributed significant growth to its […]

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Int’l Bank Regulator Is Studying Crypto Lending Capital Requirements

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Int’l Bank Regulator Is Studying Crypto Lending Capital Requirements

Global banking regulator the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is working to establish how much capital lenders should hold to cover the risks generated by dealing with cryptocurrencies. Business Reporter published the news on Nov. 7 that the Basel Committee — which includes banking regulators from the United States, Europe and Japan — agreed […]

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