The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.

ICON Partners with LINE to Build Blockchain Services
ICON has announced a new partnership with LINE Corporation, the Japanese-based app development company best known for its LINE social media platform.
Cases Of Illegal Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Mining: Chicken Farms And New York
In the US, China, and South Korea, many individual cryptocurrency miners and large-scale mining centers were cracked down for conducting illicit operations.
First New-York Based Crypto Trading Company Receives BitLicense
Genesis Global Trading, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, has been granted a BitLicense from the New York Department of Financial Services, according to a press release published on PR Newswire today, May 17.
Voting For Blockchain Industry Leaders Now Open on BlockShow's Blockchain-Based Polling App
Voting is now open on BlockShow's poll for the leading women and companies in the blockchain space, ahead of the BlockShow Europe 2018 conference, which takes place in Berlin on May 28-29.
Wall Street Journal Research Finds 'Red Flags' In 19% Of ICOs
The Wall Street Journal released findings from its analysis of almost 1500 initial coin offerings May 17, concluding 18.6% of them raised "Red flags."
NY Grants Fifth-Ever BitLicense to Crypto Exchange Genesis Global Trading
Genesis Global Trading has obtained a BitLicense from the state Department of Financial Services, making it only the fifth firm in three years to receive the controversial license.
JP Morgan Announces Prototype Blockchain Platform to Streamline Capital Markets Infrastructure
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co presented a prototype of its blockchain platform for capital markets, which aims to cut costs and enable smoother securities transactions.
Germany's 2nd Largest Stock Exchange To Launch Zero-Fee Crypto Trading App
Germany's second largest stock exchange, the Stuttgart Börse, which reportedly has a trading volume of $100 bln, has announced it is launching a zero-fee cryptocurrency trading app, Thursday, May 17.
Monero Community Calls for Changelly Boycott
Users of the popular privacy-focused coin Monero have taken to Reddit in outrage over Changelly implementation of Know Your Customer regulations, publicly announcing the exchange should be boycotted.
Social Network Adopts Civic's Blockchain ID System
Blockchain identity startup Civic has launched a decentralized verification system - and a social media platform for the crypto community is already moving to adopt it.
E-Commerce Giant Alibaba's Jack Ma Says Blockchain Is Not a Bubble, Bitcoin Is
Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, spoke out at the 2nd World Intelligence Conference in Tianjin, saying that blockchain technology is not a bubble, but Bitcoin is, Wednesday, May 16.
Start-Up Uses Blockchain And AI To Offer 'Trustworthy, Unbiased' Skincare Advice
A new project aims to rejuvenate the skincare industry by launching a blockchain platform designed to solve problems "Experienced by millions of people globally."
Bitcoin Mining To Use 0.5% Of World's Energy By End Of 2018, Peer-Reviewed Research Shows
Economist Alex de Vries, who published an article on "Bitcoin's Growing Energy Problem," yesterday, May 16, in scientific journal Joule, told the Independent that Bitcoin mining will use 0.5 percent of the world's energy by 2018.
Bitcoin Price Fails To Accomplish Predicted Rally Following NYC Crypto Conference
Bitcoin's price has gone down around 10 percent this week since crypto conference Consensus ended yesterday, May 16, despite predictions that the event would cause the crypto markets to skyrocket.
Bing Blocks Cryptocurrency and ICO Advertisements
Bing, the search engine owned by Microsoft, is following the lead of other major tech companies by banning ads for digital currencies.
Chinese IT Ministry Cryptocurrency Ratings Released: Ethereum 1st, Bitcoin 13th of 28
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released its official cryptocurrency ratings.
Sberbank Buys Commercial Bonds Issued Over Blockchain Platform
Russian bank Sberbank CIB and telecoms firm MTS have conducted what they say is the country's first commercial bond transaction made using blockchain.
Stratis Unveils Alpha Release of C# Smart Contracts
Stratis has unveiled the alpha version of their C# Stratis Smart Contract, taking the company closer to its vision of being the business-friendly blockchain for smart contracts.
Bitcoin Price Can Hit Previous Highs After 'Structure' Improves: CoinShares CEO
UK cryptocurrency investment products and research provider CoinShares believes Bitcoin will hit previous highs after people "Build" on the ecosystem, its CEO said May 16.
Banco Santander Successfully Completes 'First Practical' Blockchain Investor Voting Pilot
One of the largest banks in Europe, Spain-headquartered Santander has become the first company to use blockchain technology for investor voting, it announced May 17.
Capital Markets Blockchains Are Finally Getting Go-Live Dates
If minimum viable products have so far proved elusive for companies building blockchain solutions for capital markets, Consensus 2018 marked a notable change in the narrative.
Steve Wozniak: Bitcoin And Blockchain Will Achieve Full Potential In a Decade
Apple's co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak has commented positively about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in his opening speech at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018 in Vienna, Austria.
Price Watch: Stellar Lumens, Cardano, NEO, EOS and IOTA Begin to Stabilize
This marks a 3 cent drop since our previous price piece, when it was experiencing double-digit gains and over $100 million in daily trades.
Axoni, Clearmatics Claim Milestone for Blockchain Interoperability
Two of the most prominent startups in enterprise blockchain are teaming up to tackle the hard, but now seemingly inescapable problem of interoperability.
Thailand Introduced Legal Framework, But Players Don't Know How to Comply
On Sunday, May 13, Thailand joined a pool of countries that have introduced regulatory frameworks regarding cryptocurrencies.
Blockchain For Elections: Advantages, Cases, Challenges
It is in politics, and especially elections where there is a buzz building about the positive influence blockchain technology can bring to the ballot boxes.
The World's Second-Largest Maker of Bitcoin Mining Rigs Seeks $1 Billion Crypto IPO
Canaan Creative, the world's second-largest makers of Bitcoin mining rigs, submitted an application yesterday to go public in Hong Kong, according to various media reports.
Sberbank Completes First Blockchain-Enabled Commercial Bonds Transaction in Russia
Sberbank CIB, the corporate and investment banking business of Russia's largest bank Sberbank, conducted the first blockchain-based commercial bond transaction in Russia, according to a Sberbank announcement May 16.
PayPal CFO Says Merchants Aren't Interested in Crypto Due to Volatility
PayPal CFO John Rainey said in an interview with CNBC May 16, that the company doesn't see much interest in digital currencies because price volatility threatens the viability of their merchants' businesses.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, IOTA, EOS: Price Analysis, May 16
68 level holds, the BTC/USD pair might enter a period of consolidation between $7,941-$10,000.
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