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Thursday, January 24, 2019

ItBit Exchange Adds 4 New Cryptos for Investors

Cryptocurrency exchange itBit says it has received approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to add four major cryptocurrencies to...

Tether Manipulation Pushed Up Bitcoin’s Price, Researchers Find

The U.S. dollar-pegged tether has been used to support bitcoin's price during market downturns, a new study published by University of Texas at Austin...

Dead Cat Bounce? Bitcoin Price Recovery Could be Short-Lived

Bitcoin (BTC) is looking to regain poise after its drop to two-month lows on Sunday, but the recovery will likely be short-lived, the technical...

Crypto Startup Wala Is Reaching Africans with Ethereum Micropayments

In several countries throughout Africa, citizens are spending an average of 27 cents to top up their mobile airtime, and they're using a crypto...

Sex Workers Are Using Crypto to Save for Retirement

MelissaSweet1, a camgirl in Arizona, started accepting cryptocurrency as payment for her erotic webcam performances three years ago. But usually, she would promptly convert...

How Blockchain Can Finally Fulfill Its Promise in Global Payments

Julio Faura is the head of blockchain R&D at Santander. There has been much debate about the potential benefits of blockchain technology to improve the...

Which Way? Bitcoin’s Low Volatility May Force Big Move

Bitcoin has been squeezed into an increasingly narrow range for more than two weeks and is now experiencing volatility not seen for eight months. As...

FOAM and the Dream to Map the World on Ethereum

Even Pokemon Go might need a blockchain. While an augmented reality mobile app used to collect funny-looking, digital critters might sound like a silly (or...

Ripple Smart Contracts Creator Targets Ethereum with New Tech Launch

Ripple's former CTO Stefan Thomas is going up against Ethereum with the launch of a new smart contracts platform. Well, "new" isn't quite right –...

HSBC Exec Warns ‘Digital Islands’ Could Inhibit Blockchain Trade

When HSBC's Vinay Mendonca thinks about how distributed ledger technology (DLT) will reshape global trade, he sees two scenarios – one inspiring, the other...