Thursday, August 16, 2018

Ripple’s XRP and ether drop double digits in massive cryptocurrency sell-off

Bitcoin has had a tough week but it was other, lesser-known cryptocurrencies leading the selling-spree Tuesday.Ether, which is the second largest cryptocurrency behind bitcoin,...

Venezuela to Have Two Units of Account – Petro and Petro-Pegged Bolivar

President Maduro’s Venezuela is preparing to effectively adopt next week two official units of account – the nation’s crypto, El Petro, and the new...

Binance Academy launches to improve knowledge on crypto and blockchain

Binance, a blockchain ecosystem comprised of Exchange, Labs, Launchpad, Info, and Charity Foundation has announced today the launch of an eponymous educational initiative with the aim of...

AirSwap Decentralized Exchange Upgrades for Any-Size Ethereum Trades

AirSwap is rolling out some pro tools to attract institutional investors to its decentralized exchange (DEX) for ethereum tokens.Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the company...

XRP Cryptocurrency Now Down 90% From 2018 Price High

XRP, the world's third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, fell to its lowest price of 2018 on Tuesday.At 00:01 UTC, just after Monday's close, the...

US Federal Court Denies Motion to Remand Against Ripple

The U.S. District Court, Northern District of California has ruled to deny a motion to remand against Ripple, its subsidiary XRP II, and Ripple CEO Brad...

Controversial Stablecoin Tether Issues New Batch of USDT Tokens Worth $50 Million

Tether (USDT) has issued new tokens worth $50 million on August 11, according to block explorer OmniExplorer. In late March, Tether had released 300 mln USDT tokens priced at...

Stablecoins Gaining Popularity in India to Minimize Central Bank’s Impact

A growing number of cryptocurrency exchanges in India are adding stablecoins such as trueusd (TUSD) and tether (USDT) to their platforms. They are part...

Dead Coin Walking: BitConnect Set to Be Delisted from Last Crypto Exchange

BitConnect’s BCC token is set to be delisted from the last cryptocurrency exchange that still traded it, meaning it’s about to become a dead...

Bitcoin Cash ‘Chain-Splitting’ Bug was Detected by Bitcoin Core Dev.

It has emerged that the “unknown person” who notified Bitcoin ABC developers of a vulnerability in Bitcoin Cash which would have resulted in the unintended split...

Interview: Dash CEO Ryan Taylor on Why Cryptocurrency Doesn’t Need Wall Street to Grow

Dash CEO and former Wall Street executive Ryan Taylor spoke out about the recent Wall Street activity seen in the cryptocurrency space recently, with...

At Bitcoin Cash Birthday Bash, Crypto Embraces the Strange

Amid a floorshow of acrobats, cross-dressers and samurai dwarves, gambling pioneer turned cryptocurrency advocate Calvin Ayre boomed, "This is a great moment in the history...

IOTA Foundation Undergoes Overhaul After Founders Shut Out of Directors Board

The IOTA Foundation released a public statement August 8 in order to quell fears of a major disagreement among senior management after a transcript of a discussion between...

US: Satellite Service DISH Adds BCH Payment Option, Moves to BitPay Payments Provider

U.S. satellite service provider DISH has announced it has added Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as a payment option and migrated to the BitPay payments provider, according to an...

Blockchain Startup Enables Litecoin Transactions via Telegram Messenger

Litecoin (LTC) transactions are now available via encrypted messenger app Telegram, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee tweeted today, Aug. 9. A bear market is the best time for people to work...

Binance Offers First Look At Planned Decentralized Crypto Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance unveiled the platform's first look at its upcoming decentralized exchange (DEX) on Thursday.Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges by...

Microsoft Rolls Out ‘Proof-of-Authority’ Ethereum Consensus on Azure

Microsoft has just rolled out an additional consensus mechanism for clients building ethereum-based apps on Azure that does away with mining.Called "proof-of-authority," the mechanism notably...

Crypto Exchange Bittrex Expands Adds Ethereum Classic and XRP Trading Pairs

Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Bittrex has announced plans to launch U.S. dollar (USD) trading pairs for two new cryptocurrencies, according to an official announcement published August 8.Per the...

Crypto-Backed Loan Provider SALT Expands to 35 US States

Cryptocurrency-backed loan provider SALT Lending announced it has expanded into 20 new U.S. states on Wednesday.The firm, which allows users to borrow cash against...

Microsoft’s New Ethereum Blockchain Product Gets Rid of Mining

Software giant Microsoft has debuted a new Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) product that allows businesses across industry verticals to deploy a flexible instance...

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Korean Blockchain Groups Blast Plan to Strip Crypto Exchange Benefits

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