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Did Ubisoft Jump the Shark? Ghost Recon Breakpoint Channels Battle Royale Scum Fortnite   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 26)

By CCN Markets: An ethereal Wall of Death, Guns, and Adrenaline—sounds like Fortnite, right? This time, you are wrong. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has adopted “The Wall” in 4v4 Player combat. In other games, it has made sense. Apex Legends and Fortnite use shielding tech, there may be something in the universe which makes sense for […] The post Did Ubisoft Jump the Shark? Ghost Recon Breakpoint Channels Battle Royale Scum Fortnite appeared first on CCN Markets


Switzerland Meetings Didn’t Clear US Lawmaker’s Doubts on Facebook’s Libra   (Coindesk - Aug 26)

A U.S. lawmaker said her concerns with Facebook's Libra crypto project remain after meeting regulators in Switzerland.


25-Year-Old to Plead Guilty to Running Unlicensed Crypto Exchange   (Coindesk - Aug 26)

A man from Los Angeles agrees to plead guilty to charge for running an unlicensed crypto exchange without an effective AML program.


Bitcoin News Summary – August 26, 2019   (Bitcoinexaminer - Aug 26)

The post Bitcoin News Summary – August 26, 2019 appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin.  Online retailer, Rakuten, often described as the Amazon of Japan, announced the launch of its new crypto exchange app, Rakuten Wallet. Initially, supported cryptos are Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash.  The app is available for Android, with iOS coming next month.  Major crypto derivatives exchange, BitMEX, has [...]


The Faketoshi Circus: Even Bitcoin Can’t Escape the Politics of Money   (Coindesk - Aug 26)

The latest effort by someone to present themselves as the creator of bitcoin says a lot about the propensity for drama in the ecosystem, Michael J Casey writes.


Oculus Quest Vs. Rift: Which VR Gaming System Is Best for You?   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 26)

By CCN Markets: Let’s face it, VR is dank. The only significant barrier for most gamers is the cost. Cost doesn’t so much mean the $400 entry-level price tag for Oculus VR gaming, but rather the average $800-$1,000 minimum for a VR-capable gaming desktop. If you want a laptop, expect to pay substantially more. If […] The post Oculus Quest Vs. Rift: Which VR Gaming System Is Best for You? appeared first on CCN Markets


Dow Futures Plunge 350 Points After Trump's $550 Billion Tariff Threat   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 26)

By CCN Markets: A shellshocked stock market is bracing for impact on Monday as the White House and Beijing exchange rhetoric for actions amid a rapidly-escalating trade war. Dow futures point to a vicious decline when the opening bell rings tomorrow morning. Dow Futures Plummet 350 Points Futures tracking all of the US stock market's […] The post Dow Futures Plunge 350 Points After Trump's $550 Billion Tariff Threat appeared first on CCN Markets


Crypto-Obsessed AI Gets Drunk, Claims Ripple Surged to $9   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 25)

By CCN Markets: With all this talk about bitcoin, you might be surprised to learn that the ripple price quietly executed the most spectacular single-day rally in the crypto industry’s history. The rally was so quiet, in fact, that it was ignored by every crypto price tracker, news blog, and armchair analyst. Except one. Report: […] The post Crypto-Obsessed AI Gets Drunk, Claims Ripple Surged to $9 appeared first on CCN Markets


Heroin Addict Turned Fortnite Streamer Feels 'Obligated' to Help People   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 25)

By CCN Markets: Chicago-based Fortnite and Halo Twitch streamer Aaron Travis, better known as "ac7ionmannn," struggled with heroin addiction for several years. Now he wants to help other drug users fight their addictions. From a shower gel-stealing heroin addict to a hard-working Fortnite streamer His addiction had become so extreme that at one point in […] The post Heroin Addict Turned Fortnite Streamer Feels 'Obligated' to Help People appeared first on CCN Markets


Fortnite Star Ninja's Booming Mixer Fanbase Should Terrify Twitch   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 25)

By CCN Markets: Fortnite streamer Ninja hits 1.5 million subscriptions on Mixer and suggests that there is more growth to come for his new channel. The popular streamer hit this milestone just a few weeks after making the shock announcement that he would be dropping Twitch to stream exclusively on its rival, Mixer. 1.5 million […] The post Fortnite Star Ninja's Booming Mixer Fanbase Should Terrify Twitch appeared first on CCN Markets


Crypto Scammers Meet Their Match in Texas Securities Chief Joe Rotunda   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 25)

By CCN Markets: Crypto fraudsters beware. Texas' top securities chief is watching you like a hawk, and he's not a fan of your scammy ICO. He’s Joe Rotunda, Director of the Enforcement Division for the Texas State Securities Board. He’s held the position for the last 12 years. ICO scammers find no sympathy in Texas […] The post Crypto Scammers Meet Their Match in Texas Securities Chief Joe Rotunda appeared first on CCN Markets


Bitcoin Price Stumbles 8% in 5-Day Slide as Traders' Fears Rise   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 25)

By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price has declined by more than 8 percent in the past week from $10.950 to $10,030 across major exchanges like Bitstamp and Coinbase. The bitcoin price tried to test the $10,900 to $11,000 range that has acted as a strong resistance but the increasing sell pressure led to another pullback […] The post Bitcoin Price Stumbles 8% in 5-Day Slide as Traders' Fears Rise appeared first on CCN Markets


California Man Admits Masterminding $25 Million Bitcoin Launder Fest   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 25)

By CCN Markets: One of the reasons governments have been against the adoption of bitcoin is because of its potential to be misused for illegal activities such as money laundering, and the latest report from Los Angeles, California, will give the detractors more fodder. A Los Angeles man has agreed to plead guilty to running […] The post California Man Admits Masterminding $25 Million Bitcoin Launder Fest appeared first on CCN Markets


Burning Man & Crypto: Common Grounds   (Coindesk - Aug 25)

Burning Man, the mecca of tech industry parties, offers lessons for the cryptocurrency movement.


Stock Market Forecast: Will Trump Declare Another National Emergency?   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 25)

By CCN Markets: After a vicious, Donald Trump-inspired sell-off on Friday, stock market bulls saw their hopes of a weekly gain evaporate in a matter of minutes. This coming week is almost certain to be focused on the trade war, as investors try and guess if Trump is truly serious about US companies being ordered […] The post Stock Market Forecast: Will Trump Declare Another National Emergency? appeared first on CCN Markets


Female Hacker Fesses Up to 100,000 XRP Fraud Down Under   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 25)

By CCN Markets: 7News Sydney reports that Katherine Nguyen is the first-ever Australian resident to plead guilty for cryptocurrency fraud after stealing 100,000 XRP. In 2018, twenty-four-year-old Nguyen hijacked the email account of an elderly man of the same surname for two days before handing back access. The first person charged over cryptocurrency fraud has […] The post Female Hacker Fesses Up to 100,000 XRP Fraud Down Under appeared first on CCN Markets


Overstock Will Champion Crypto Despite Cheerleader Byrne's Exit   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 25)

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 told Yahoo Finance the company will "absolutely" continue to focus on its fledgling blockchain business. Bitcoin fan Patrick Byrne was a blockchain bull […] The post Overstock Will Champion Crypto Despite Cheerleader Byrne's Exit appeared first on CCN Markets


Facebook Resurrection: Why FB Stock Is Poised for a 25% Rally   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 25)

By CCN Markets: Facebook (FB) stock suffered a devastating 2018 amidst controversies that led to a mass investor exodus. In one particularly painful trading session, Facebook rewrote the history books with a $126 billion plunge. The social media giant weathered the storm, and FB shares are up almost 38 percent this year amid a broad […] The post Facebook Resurrection: Why FB Stock Is Poised for a 25% Rally appeared first on CCN Markets


The Bitcoin Price Just Did Something It's NEVER Done Before   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: Bitcoin has been hawked as a safe haven asset for quite some time now, with bulls crediting the rising price of the cryptocurrency in 2019 to macroeconomic uncertainties and geopolitical tensions arising out of the US-China trade war. Recent price action suggests that bitcoin might finally be operating as a real-time macroeconomic […] The post The Bitcoin Price Just Did Something It's NEVER Done Before appeared first on CCN Markets


Gloomy Stock Market Faces New China Taunt: We'll Get 'Last Laugh'   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: China and the United States keep upping the ante. Presidents Trump and Xi are raising the stakes even further this weekend after a traumatic Friday for the stock market. On Friday, China announced $75 billion in additional tariffs on American goods. Trump reacted by calling Xi an "enemy" and announcing further tariff […] The post Gloomy Stock Market Faces New China Taunt: We'll Get 'Last Laugh' appeared first on CCN Markets


Bitcoin Bull John McAfee Shills Zombie ICO: 'You've Been Warned'   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: Bitcoin bull and IRS fugitive John McAfee is shamelessly shilling a Chinese zombie cryptocurrency ICO — and he doesn't want to hear any lip about it. The hilarity erupted this morning (Aug. 24) when McAfee tweeted that he had accepted an advisory position with China Zombie to create and promote their CZ […] The post Bitcoin Bull John McAfee Shills Zombie ICO: 'You've Been Warned' appeared first on CCN Markets


Leftist Fortnite Gamer Gets Twitch Ban for Saying 'America Deserved 9/11'   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: Hasan "HasanAbi" Piker – a one-time Fortnite streamer with over 120,000 subscribers on Twitch – found himself on the wrong end of the banhammer after he said the US "deserved" 9/11 in a now-deleted stream. ❌ Twitch Partner "HasanAbi" has been banned! ❌https://t.co/3IOrHAmH8P#twitch #ban #partner #twitchpartner


In Berlin, A ‘DAO Renaissance’ Begins   (Coindesk - Aug 24)

New tools and the rise of DeFi have made decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs, newly attractive to ethereum's top developers.


Stock Market 'Fear Gauge' Spikes 20% as Trump Tweets Trigger Panic   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: Friday was one of those days where headline news scared the heck out of investors, and the stock market's "fear gauge" proves it. The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, soared nearly 20%, peaking at 21.07 before settling down to 19.87 by the closing bell. Friday's VIX Spike Signals Investor Worries Fear started […] The post Stock Market 'Fear Gauge' Spikes 20% as Trump Tweets Trigger Panic appeared first on CCN Markets


Mark Carney's Dollar-Killer Digital Currency Threatens Bitcoin   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: Mark Carney wants the US dollar to lose its status as the global reserve currency, pitching the idea that a digital currency could take its place at the Federal Reserve’s annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is not the first time that someone is calling for the dollar to die and […] The post Mark Carney's Dollar-Killer Digital Currency Threatens Bitcoin appeared first on CCN Markets


FTC Settles With Promoters of Multi-Level Marketing Crypto Scheme   (Coindesk - Aug 24)

Four promoters of crypto-denominated chain-referral scams are ordered to pay fines totaling less than $500,000.


Crypto Funds Are Outperforming – You Shouldn’t Be Surprised   (Coindesk - Aug 24)

Josh Gnaizda of Crypto Fund Research looks into possible reasons behind the relative performance of crypto funds vs bitcoin since Q1 2017.


Disney Plus' Star Wars TV Slate Should Leave Netflix Terrified   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

Disney Plus was trending on Twitter on Friday with over 118k tweets during their D23 Expo. Netflix was not. With a slew of major announcements, Disney is determined to keep the streaming giant sweating. Disney Comes out Swinging Disney pulled out the big guns this Friday. Actor Ewan McGregor took the stage to confirm he […] The post Disney Plus' Star Wars TV Slate Should Leave Netflix Terrified appeared first on CCN Markets


Bitcoin Price Fumbles Under $10,000 as Traders Fear $8K Target   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price has fallen below $10,000 in a minor pullback, dropping from $10,300 to $9,880 on major cryptocurrency exchanges within a two-hour span. Prior to the abrupt $500 drop, several cryptocurrency traders stated that the bitcoin price is likely to correct to the $8,000 region before reclaiming the yearly high and […] The post Bitcoin Price Fumbles Under $10,000 as Traders Fear $8K Target appeared first on CCN Markets


$1 Billion Sony Franchise FIRED Miley Cyrus Over Sexually-Explicit...Cake   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: It's not a good time to read about Sony. In the same week Spider-Man negotiations with Marvel fell through, Sony confirmed they fired Miley Cyrus from Hotel Transylvania over a cake. Specifically for buying a penis-shaped cake for her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, in 2012. Miley was to voice Mavis, the main character. […] The post $1 Billion Sony Franchise FIRED Miley Cyrus Over Sexually-Explicit...Cake appeared first on CCN Markets


Announcing Ten Billion Coin’s 3rd Partnership and 3 IEO Listing, Beginning 28th August   (Bitcoinprbuzz - Aug 24)

Bitcoin Press Release: TenBillion Coin announces the launch of a 3rd partnership and the commencement of its’ IEO on 3 major exchanges on August 28th, 2019 August 24th, 2019, Nantong, China – In just this past month, in addition to signing two other multibillion RMB institutions onto the TenBillion Coin Blockchain, those being the Institute […] The post Announcing Ten Billion Coin’s 3rd Partnership and 3 IEO Listing, Beginning 28th August appeared first on Bitcoin PR Buzz.


Why KaratGold Coin (KBC) Is a Cryptocurrency That Investors Should Have on Their Watch List   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

From 2011 until 2018, Karatbars was concentrated on selling physical gold and gold-based products. Throughout the course of 2018, the company has developed and implemented cryptocurrency blockchain and innovative technologies such as a cryptophone (IMpulse K1 Phone), digital payment system (K-Merchant) and ATMs (CashGold Exchange Machines / CEMs)into the business. To make crypto payments even […] The post Why KaratGold Coin (KBC) Is a Cryptocurrency That Investors Should Have on Their Watch List appeared first on CCN Markets


Top Pro Athletes Like Messi Would Make a Killing in Bitcoin Earnings   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: Russell Okung, who plays for the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL, has been pushing for the league to pay those multi-million-dollar salaries in bitcoin. You could say he's football's biggest bitcoin advocate, and he is quickly bringing attention to crypto across all professional sports. Okung, who is hosting a bitcoin event […] The post Top Pro Athletes Like Messi Would Make a Killing in Bitcoin Earnings appeared first on CCN Markets


Apple Sucking Up to Customers in Desperate Attempt to Save the iPhone   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: Apple founder Steve Jobs never believed in listening to customers. He believed that common people like us don’t exactly know what we want. So the great Apple founder took it upon himself to decide what features belong in an iPhone. The success of the iPhone under Jobs was evidence that his line […] The post Apple Sucking Up to Customers in Desperate Attempt to Save the iPhone appeared first on CCN Markets


Circle CEO: China’s Digital Currency Could ‘Bypass’ Western Bank System   (Coindesk - Aug 24)

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire said China is setting the pace in the development of a digital currency equivalent of its fiat currency, the renminbi.


Circle CEO: China’s Digital Currency Could “Bypass Western Banking System”   (Coindesk - Aug 24)

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire said China is setting the pace in the development of a digital currency equivalent of its fiat currency, the renminbi.


Trump Ups the Ante on China While Bitcoin & Gold Shine Bright   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 24)

By CCN Markets: China had to see this one coming. After China President Xi Jinping revealed his intentions to slap fresh tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods, President Trump raised the stakes, revealing in a tweetstorm that two could play that game. He decided to increase the tariff rate on $250 billion worth of […] The post Trump Ups the Ante on China While Bitcoin & Gold Shine Bright appeared first on CCN Markets


Blockchain Will Integrate BitPay’s Payments System For Wallet Payments   (Coindesk - Aug 24)

The largest wallet provider, Blockchain, partnered with the largest bitcoin payment processor, BitPay.


Maker Foundation Tried and Failed to Register ‘DEFI’ Trademark   (Coindesk - Aug 23)

Under current law, the responsibility of defending trademarks falls on the holder of the trademark.


Rep. Waters Says Congress Will Continue Review of Facebook’s Libra   (Coindesk - Aug 23)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters announced a tentative schedule for this fall including a continued review of Facebook's Libra initiative.


Trump Readies Fed Rate Cut amid Dow Plunge but Is It too Late?   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 23)

By CCN Markets: The Dow Jones has plunged by well over 2 percent in a single session on Friday as U.S. President Donald Trump issued a stern warning towards China. Ahead of the G7 Summit, President Trump expressed his displeasure on the progress of the trade talks between the U.S. and China, requesting U.S. companies […] The post Trump Readies Fed Rate Cut amid Dow Plunge but Is It too Late? appeared first on CCN Markets


UK Central Bank Chief Sees Digital Currency Displacing US Dollar as Global Reserve   (Coindesk - Aug 23)

BOE governor Mark Carney called on Friday for the creation of a wholly digital alternative to the U.S. dollar.


UK Central Bank Governor Sees Digital Currency Displacing US Dollar as Global Reserve   (Coindesk - Aug 23)

BOE governor Mark Carney called on Friday for the creation of a wholly digital alternative to the U.S. dollar.


Crypto Exchange OKEx Pounds the Table on 34% Bitcoin Price Surge   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 23)

By CCN Markets: Crypto exchange OKEx isn't concerned that the bitcoin price appears to have hit a wall just above the $10,000 mark. In fact, the industry giant believes BTC will surge another 34% to $14,000 before the end of the year, thanks to a helping hand from the US Federal Reserve. #Fed is expected […] The post Crypto Exchange OKEx Pounds the Table on 34% Bitcoin Price Surge appeared first on CCN Markets


Facebook’s Libra Backers Are Having Second Thoughts. No Surprise Here   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 23)

By CCN Markets: Facebook's Libra project could be dead on arrival. If it does launch, it probably won’t be anything like what was originally proposed by the world’s largest social media platform. More proof that all is not great with the ambitious crypto-related project surfaced Friday. Financial Times reports that original backers are trying to […] The post Facebook’s Libra Backers Are Having Second Thoughts. No Surprise Here appeared first on CCN Markets


Largest Korean Exchange to Review Listings and Drop Failing Coins   (Coindesk - Aug 23)

Bithumb will assemble a committee to periodically review its listed cryptocurrencies, becoming the second exchange in Korea to update its listing policies.


Dow Crashes 623 Points, Erases Weekly Gains in 15 Brutal Minutes   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 23)

By CCN Markets: The Dow and broader U.S. stock market plunged anew on Friday after President Trump unleashed a fiery tweetstorm urging American businesses to shift their production domestically and look for “an alternative to China.” Economic data added fuel to the fire after U.S. home sales plunged by 12.8%. Dow Plunges; S&P 500, Nasdaq […] The post Dow Crashes 623 Points, Erases Weekly Gains in 15 Brutal Minutes appeared first on CCN Markets


Dow Crashes 550 Points, Erases Weekly Gains in 15 Brutal Minutes   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 23)

By CCN Markets: The Dow and broader U.S. stock market plunged anew on Friday after President Trump unleashed a fiery tweetstorm urging American businesses to shift their production domestically and look for “an alternative to China.” Economic data added fuel to the fire after U.S. home sales plunged by 12.8%. Dow Plunges; S&P 500, Nasdaq […] The post Dow Crashes 550 Points, Erases Weekly Gains in 15 Brutal Minutes appeared first on CCN Markets


MACH and Ontology, Joined MOU   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 23)

The MACH project, which launched blockchain-based P2P safety trading platform MarketMACH has announced the signing of an MOU with Ontology recently following the announcement of MACH listing.  Through the agreement between the two companies, CEO Solomon Choi and CEO Lee Jun will first be joined by Ontology as the main partners in marketMACH platform and […] The post MACH and Ontology, Joined MOU appeared first on CCN Markets


This Little-Known Indie Studio Just Stood Up to Epic Games   (Cryptocoinsnews - Aug 23)

By CCN Markets: When Epic Games tried to force the creator of DARQ, a promising indie horror title, to sign an exclusivity contract, the fledgling indie developer refused to back down. Now, gamers are hailing that developer - Unfold Games - as a hero for having the courage to stand up to the Fortnite creator […] The post This Little-Known Indie Studio Just Stood Up to Epic Games appeared first on CCN Markets