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A Virtual Currency That Can Contribute to World Peace Is Born!   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 21)

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Bitcoin Price Moves Towards $9,000 With Strong Momentum, Bull Market   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 21)

The bitcoin price has surpassed $8,800 after rising more than 6 percent over the past 24 hours. Volumes across major cryptocurrency exchanges remain strong and the daily trading volume of the market has increased past $26 billion for the first time over the past month. $9,200 On March 21, the bitcoin price tested the $9,200 The post Bitcoin Price Moves Towards $9,000 With Strong Momentum, Bull Market appeared first on CCN


JPMorgan Tests the Waters for Debt Issuance on a Blockchain   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 21)

For a bank that has distanced itself from cryptocurrencies, JPMorgan is sure fond of the blockchain. The biggest US bank based on assets joined forces with the National Bank of Canada, among others, to develop an application based on its Quorum technology for debt issuance on the blockchain (corporate bonds, Treasury bonds, etc.) The test The post JPMorgan Tests the Waters for Debt Issuance on a Blockchain appeared first on CCN


Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Launches in Colorado with Bitcoin, Ethereum   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

The competitive landscape for cryptocurrencies is heating up in the United States. Zero-commission startup exchange Robinhood just announced on Twitter its expansion into Colorado. The trading platform unveiled commision-free trading for leading cryptocurrencies bitcoin and Ethereum in the western state. In addition to cryptocurrencies, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based trading platform also supports stocks, ETFs and … Continued The post Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Launches in Colorado with Bitcoin, Ethereum appeared first on CCN


Quebec's Chief Scientist Denies Dismissing Crypto Concerns   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Reports this week erroneously suggested that Quebec's Chief Scientist dismissed concerns about the illicit usage of bitcoin, his office said.


Don't Believe What You Read About Quebec's Chief Scientist and Crypto   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Reports this week erroneously suggested that Quebec's Chief Scientist dismissed concerns about the illicit usage of bitcoin, his office said.


Crimea Plans Cryptocurrency Fund to Circumvent Sanctions, Woo Foreign Investors   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

Crimean authorities want to launch a cryptocurrency fund for foreign investors to circumvent the economic sanctions currently in place against the Russian-occupied territory. Georgy Muradov, the deputy prime minister of Crimea, revealed his plans on April 18. “We are discussing these schemes to circumvent sanctions,” Muradov told reporters (via Tass). “One way is the creation The post Crimea Plans Cryptocurrency Fund to Circumvent Sanctions, Woo Foreign Investors appeared first on CCN


Dilbert Lampoons Corporate Blockchain Ignorance in Comic Strip   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

Dilbert creator Scott Adams is at it again. The comic strip, known for its satirical portrayals of corporate office life, on Friday parodied ignorance about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In this latest strip, Adams jabs at corporate executives who love to talk about blockchain technology, even though it is quite evident that they have no The post Dilbert Lampoons Corporate Blockchain Ignorance in Comic Strip appeared first on CCN


Russia's Supreme Court Orders Review of Crypto Website Ban   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Russia's supreme court has ordered a municipal court in St. Petersburg to consider an appeal from a blocked cryptocurrency information site.


European Union Votes for Closer Regulation of Cryptocurrencies   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

With a majority vote, the European Parliament has reached an agreement to enforce closer regulation of cryptocurrencies. A December 2017 agreement with the European Council that proposed closer regulation of cryptocurrencies to prevent their abuse in money laundering and terrorism financing has found support from EU Parliament members in a vote on Thursday, a press The post European Union Votes for Closer Regulation of Cryptocurrencies appeared first on CCN


DOJ Charges ICO Co-Founder With Securities Fraud   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

The Department of Justice has unveiled fraud charges against a co-founder of cryptocurrency startup Centra.


Bitmain Will ‘Burn’ 12% of Bitcoin Cash Txn Fee, Calls on Other Miners to Follow   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

Cryptocurrency mining rig manufacturer and mining pool operator Bitmain has announced that it will destroy a portion of the transaction fees that it accrues from mining Bitcoin Cash blocks in a bid to support the economic health of the network. AntPool, the Chinese company’s mining pool, made the announcement on Friday, explaining that it will The post Bitmain Will ‘Burn’ 12% of Bitcoin Cash Txn Fee, Calls on Other Miners to Follow appeared first on CCN


LedgerX's Bitcoin Derivatives Trading Is Up 7X Since Launch   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Bitcoin trading platform LedgerX now sees $7.5 million traded weekly in options products, up from $1 million during its first week.


US Regulators Asked Not to Classify Ethereum as a Security: NYT Report   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

A trade group representing venture capital firms that invest in cryptocurrencies has requested that US securities regulators provide formal assurance that ether, the native currency of the Ethereum platform, is not a security. As CCN reported, the “Venture Capital Working Group” — comprised primarily of lawyers and representatives from Silicon Valley venture firms Andreessen Horowitz The post US Regulators Asked Not to Classify Ethereum as a Security: NYT Report appeared first on CCN


Stellar Run: XLM, IOTA, ADA Spike in Good Week for Altcoins   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Bitcoin may be inching up of late but the market for alternative cryptocurrencies remains a choppy sea of big winners and losers.


Private Equity Vs. Crypto Startups: Which Has a Higher Risk?   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. ICO investing has been quite the rage—it’s volatile nature birthed a few “Bitcoin millionaires,” prompting widespread media hype and a stampede of hopeful investors. But what several hype The post Private Equity Vs. Crypto Startups: Which Has a Higher Risk? appeared first on CCN


How DAOs Are Shaping the OS for Web 3.0   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. The Internet is not a stagnant entity. Since its inception, it has transformed and grown — both in functionality as well as in its role within our daily The post How DAOs Are Shaping the OS for Web 3.0 appeared first on CCN


New Crypto Asset ‘Digital Land’ Offers ‘Exciting Opportunities,’ Company Says   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. A company specializing in augmented reality (AR) is launching a brand-new crypto asset called Digital Land. Arcona is building the first complete digital world that is tied to The post New Crypto Asset ‘Digital Land’ Offers ‘Exciting Opportunities,’ Company Says appeared first on CCN


AWS Is Making Hyperledger and Ethereum Easier to Use   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

The cloud computing giant's offering comes just as Digital Asset, another enterprise blockchain firm, announces a developer kit for smart contracts.


How Blue Whale Is Attracting the Best Freelancers   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Last October, studies were published claiming that 36% of the US workforce had freelanced in 2017; with tangible predictions that these numbers will increase to 50.9% within a The post How Blue Whale Is Attracting the Best Freelancers appeared first on CCN


Tezos Founder Sanctioned by Regulator for Allegations of Past Misconduct   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

Tezos co-founder Arthur Breitman has been sanctioned by a top Wall Street regulator in connection with allegations that he violated regulations for securities professionals while working at Morgan Stanley. According to Reuters, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) — a self-regulatory organization — on April 18 fined Breitman $20,000 and has prohibited him from associating The post Tezos Founder Sanctioned by Regulator for Allegations of Past Misconduct appeared first on CCN


Sharing Profits with Users: Binex, the Cryptocurrency Exchange Like None Other   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. Currently, there are more than 1,500 tokens and coins that are actively being used worldwide. With such a big number, high volatility and different factors affecting the price, The post Sharing Profits with Users: Binex, the Cryptocurrency Exchange Like None Other appeared first on CCN


Blockchain-Based Solar Power Initiative Solareum Launches Platform and SLRM Token   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. The solar platform is already a sizeable contributor to the world’s grid with its green energy alternative to the conventional sources of energy gaining popularity. More than 76 The post Blockchain-Based Solar Power Initiative Solareum Launches Platform and SLRM Token appeared first on CCN


After the First US Transaction, Propy Announces an Open Source Developer Program   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned The post After the First US Transaction, Propy Announces an Open Source Developer Program appeared first on CCN


LITEX Rolls out Its Latest Decentralized Payment Solution   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

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AirChain Network Introduces Mobile Application to Make the Air Freight Sector Transparent, Safe and Flexible Like Never Before   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned The post AirChain Network Introduces Mobile Application to Make the Air Freight Sector Transparent, Safe and Flexible Like Never Before appeared first on CCN


JPMorgan Trial Puts Debt Issuance on a Blockchain   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

JPMorgan Chase has partnered with National Bank of Canada and others to trial a blockchain platform aimed to improve the debt issuance process.


Ripple Price Rallies 20% to Headline Surging Cryptocurrency Markets   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

The cryptocurrency markets continued their post-tax day climb on Friday, as 97 of the 100 largest cryptocurrencies posted gains against the US dollar. The rally enabled the Bitcoin price to crack the $8,500 barrier, but the Ripple price was the true headliner, leaping more than 20 percent during intraday trading. Altogether, the rally enabled the The post Ripple Price Rallies 20% to Headline Surging Cryptocurrency Markets appeared first on CCN


Bitcoin Bull Trap? Not So, Says Lesser-Known Price Indicator   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

A lesser-known bitcoin indicator appears to be undergoing a notable change, one that could signal where the crypto asset's price is heading.


Fake News: World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Isn’t Adding Dollar Pairs   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has stayed ahead of the curve in recent months with plans to work with banks and potentially introduce fiat trading pairs, something that is sure to make a big impact on the market if implemented. At the moment, investors typically have to buy high cap coins like Bitcoin or The post Fake News: World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Isn’t Adding Dollar Pairs appeared first on CCN


Taiwan Eyes November Deadline for Bitcoin AML Regulation   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Taiwan will formally regulate bitcoin under anti-money laundering rules by the end of the year, says its minister of justice.


Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Breaks $8,500 in New April High   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

Bitcoin price continues to make gains near the end of the week to trade above $8,500 for the first time in April. Sticking with its momentum, the world’s first cryptocurrency broke beyond $8,500 (Bitfinex) on Friday’s trading period, a figure unseen since March 26, trading data reveals. While trading largely settled near the $8,300 level early … Continued The post Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Breaks $8,500 in New April High appeared first on CCN


IOTA-Fueled Electric Vehicle Charging Station Unveiled in the Netherlands   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

An electric vehicle charging station in the Netherlands is now using IOTA’s Tangle technology for feeless machine-to-machine communication. ElaadNL, a solar- and wind power- fueled smart-charging initiative by the Dutch grid operators, has teamed up with IOTA for the maiden DLT-fueled charging station for electric vehicles. The charging station is located in the Arnhems Buiten campus, which The post IOTA-Fueled Electric Vehicle Charging Station Unveiled in the Netherlands appeared first on CCN


EU Parliament Votes for Closer Regulation of Cryptocurrencies   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

The European Parliament has voted for regulations to prevent the use of cryptocurrencies in money laundering and terrorism financing.


South Korea Dismantles $24 Million Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

A South Korean court has fined two individuals found guilty of operating a bitcoin pyramid scheme that amassed over 26 billion won, approx. $24 million, from investors. In a ruling on April 19, Judge Hwang Jin-jin of the Incheon District Court in Korea issued sentences in fines of $15 million and $8 million for two … Continued The post South Korea Dismantles $24 Million Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme appeared first on CCN


Bitcoin Resistance Rises to $8,460 After Unconvincing Breakout   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Bitcoin saw small gains last night, but the weak move did little to further the bull case.


Cloud Giant Xunlei Claims Blockchain Advance With 'ThunderChain'   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

China-based cloud network provider Xunlei has launched a blockchain platform, undeterred by ongoing allegations it held an unlawful ICO.


Xunlei Launches Blockchain Platform Amid Ongoing 'ICO' Lawsuits   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

China-based cloud network provider Xunlei has launched a blockchain platform, undeterred by ongoing allegations it held an unlawful ICO.


Tezos Co-Founder Sanctioned By US Financial Watchdog   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Arthur Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, has been barred by FINRA from any association with broker-dealers for two years.


Cryptocurrency Market Surges to $365 Billion, Start of a Bull Rally?   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

Throughout this week, as CCN reported, the cryptocurrency market has been eyeing a move towards the $350 billion region. Earlier today, on April 20, strong performances of major cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and Ethereum have led the valuation of the cryptocurrency market to surge to $365 billion. Altcoin Season is Back Throughout 2018, amidst extreme volatility The post Cryptocurrency Market Surges to $365 Billion, Start of a Bull Rally? appeared first on CCN


Blockchain Slump? Banks May Be Fatigued But Insurers Are Pumped   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Giving progress reports on their blockchain projects, bankers come across browbeaten and anxious, while their cousins in insurance sound spritely.


Bitcoin Helps Square’s Stock Bounce   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

Jack Dorsey’s decision to support bitcoin trading in the Square Cash app is paying off. Payments platform Square Inc, of which Dorsey is at the helm, got a boost on Wednesday after Wall Street analysts said BTC trading would bolster the company’s quarterly results. The app lets customers trade BTC from their Cash App balance almost The post Bitcoin Helps Square’s Stock Bounce appeared first on CCN


Former Alibaba P8 Technical Expert Joins BitRabbit   (Bitcoinprbuzz - Apr 20)

Bitcoin Press Release: Bitrabbit has announced former Alibaba p8 technical expert will join the team at Bitrabbit in time for their launch on the 2nd of April. 20th April 2018, Australia –  After launching on April 2nd the Australia-based BitRabbit exchange led by the former Alibaba P8 technical expert Ray Cao, has created a lot […] The post Former Alibaba P8 Technical Expert Joins BitRabbit appeared first on Bitcoin PR Buzz.


Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme Amassed $20 Million in South Korea   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Two men in South Korea have been sentenced for building a bitcoin pyramid scheme that swindled around $20 million from investors.


Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme Allegedly Hoaxed $20 Million In South Korea   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Two suspects from South Korea have allegedly used a pyramid scheme that involves bitcoin to swindle $20 billion from investors in the country.


Bitcoin Helps Square’s Stock Bounce   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 20)

Jack Dorsey’s decision to support bitcoin trading in the Square Cash app is paying off. Payments platform Square Inc, of which Dorsey is at the helm, got a boost on Wednesday after Wall Street analysts said BTC trading would bolster the company’s quarterly results. The app lets customers trade BTC from their Cash App balance almost The post Bitcoin Helps Square’s Stock Bounce appeared first on CCN


Bad Checks: Twitter's Identity Crisis Is Costing Users More Than Bitcoin   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Twitter's blue check mark verification system is falling under the pressure of the complicated crypto world.


€2 Million Donation to Fund World Food Programme Blockchain Project   (Coindesk - Apr 20)

Belgium has contributed €2 Million to support U.N. World Food Programme projects, including its blockchain payments pilot for Syrian refugees.


Bolivar to Bitcoin Trading Surpasses a Record $1 Million per Day   (Cryptocoinsnews - Apr 19)

Venezuela’s economic situation has been steadily declining in the past few years, bringing Venezuelans to turn to cryptocurrencies. According to VeneBloc data, the bolivar-to-bitcoin market recently reached a new record, as the equivalent of $1.009 million in bolivars were exchanged for bitcoin on April 17. VeneBloc tracks transactions made on peer-to-peer exchange LocalBitcoins on the … Continued The post Bolivar to Bitcoin Trading Surpasses a Record $1 Million per Day appeared first on CCN


Ether Investment Firm Begins Trading on Stock Exchange   (Coindesk - Apr 19)

Ether Capital is seeking to become a major player in the ethereum ecosystem by investing in startups and holding large amounts of the token.