Month: October 2019

As reported by NewsBTC yesterday, the Bitcoin (BTC) price has been relatively trendless as of late, falling under $8,300 after attempting to consolidate above $8,500. Some say that this non-volatility is an indicator that this market may soon break higher, looking to the fact that market trends, fundamentals, and the macro backdrop (semi-quantitative easing) have
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Regulatory barriers are a major concern for businesses working with decentralized assets. Not all governments, however, are putting obstacles in front of crypto companies. In fact the number taking a crypto-friendly stance is in fact increasing. Also read: Ukraine in a Rush to Legalize Cryptocurrencies Under Zelensky Executives View Regulations as the Biggest Threat Government
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We’ll see you tonight at our Tokyo On-Tap event produced in cooperation with the amazing team at CoinDesk Japan. The event will be held at DevilCraft Hamamatsucho (〒105-0013 Tokyo, Minato City, Hamamatsuchō, 2 Chome−13−12 ライズウェルビル 1F) at 6pm. It’s a very informal meetup without an agenda. We just want to meet and talk. All CoinDesk readers
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Up until early 2018, major cryptocurrency markets the likes of South Korea and Japan demonstrated high premiums for Bitcoin. At the 2017 peak, when the Bitcoin price was trading at around $20,000 in the U.S. spot market, Bitcoin was being traded in South Korea’s cryptocurrency exchange market for around 26,000,000 Korean won, equivalent to about
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When cryptocurrency fans gathered in Osaka, Japan, this week for the Devcon developer conference, the halls were filled with buzz about smaller projects seeking access to ethereum’s decentralized finance smorgasbord, especially loans and financial products, via interoperability. “Connecting to other chains doesn’t seem to be an ethereum developer’s priority,” Summa co-founder James Prestwich told CoinDesk.
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Earlier this week, British-American entrepreneur John McAfee, who is currently living “in exile” due to tax-related charges filed against him by the United States authorities, launched his own decentralized exchange (DEX).  The expressive crypto advocate’s McAfeedex.com is running on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, and, in McAfee’s own words, it is a “Wild Wild West exchange”
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The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has asked UK regulator Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) not to ban the sale of crypto derivatives to retail investors. A proposed ban would envelop regulated exchanges and CCPs who operate under stringent regulations to provide pre- and post-trade risk management standards that are designed tot foster safe and efficient
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Self-regulation is once again a trending topic in the cryptocurrency landscape as major exchange platforms have announced the creation of self-regulated organizations (SROs) to achieve some standardization in digital currency governance. Government regulators across various jurisdictions continue to exert greater regulatory pressure on their local cryptocurrency industries. Even inter-governmental agencies like the Financial Action Task Force
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Bitcoin Cash has been around for quite some time, but lots of individuals are still learning about the innovative technology each and every day. One particular way people can be kept up to date with crypto-related news and learn about the benefits of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is through podcasts and streaming media. The Bitcoin Cast
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I’ve mentioned in previous videos what my general cryptocurrency investing strategy will be in 2019. I decided it would be worth displaying it in visual form as a handy signpost for others to view and analyse, before making their own financial decisions. Let me know what you think, and what your “cheat sheet” would look
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The story of Brazil’s crypto scams took a new twist over the past week as CEO of an alleged pyramid scheme reportedly fled the country after rejecting court deadlines. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil. Banco Original sponsors a crypto-related event Brazil’s Banco
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By CCN Markets: Online retail giant Overstock remains committed to its crypto and blockchain ventures despite the shocking resignation of CEO Patrick Byrne, a longtime bitcoin bull. Overstock’s interim CEO Jonathan Johnson says the company will “absolutely” continue to focus on its fledgling blockchain business. Bitcoin fan Patrick Byrne was a blockchain bull Johnson made the
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