The Latest News about Cryptocurrency
Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.
Is Blockchain About to Become a Patent War Battleground?
Last week, news of at least three major players applying for blockchain-related patents emerged: Bank of America sought to legally protect its blockchain-based system allowing the external validation of data, Barclays filed two patent applications relating to the transfer of digital currency and blockchain data storage, while MasterCard's application mentioned a form of a public blockchain-based method for linking assets between blockchain and fiat accounts.
Coinbase Takes on Cryptocurrency Gift Cards With Limited Rollout
Major U.S. cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Coinbase has entered the crypto gift card market, allowing customers in certain countries to exchange coins for brand e-certificates, according to their July 25 blog post.
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Upholds BTC $20K, ETH $1.5K 2018 Forecasts
Alexis Ohanian, a co-founder of both Reddit and VC firm Initialized Capital, upheld his $20,000 Bitcoin and $1,500 Ethereum forecasts for 2018 in an interview with CNBC on July 24.
Singapore Airlines' Blockchain-Based Loyalty Program Takes Off
Singapore Airlines has officially launched its blockchain-based loyalty program for frequent customers.
What Scams? Ethereum's Vision for Apps Is Only Growing Bolder
Because according to many at the event, dapps are still the key technology for moving ethereum and the blockchain industry as a whole closer to its dream of making the world a better, more free place.
Japanese Crypto Exchanges Push for Limit on Margin Trading Borrowing
A self-regulatory organization formed by cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan is proposing a limit on how much investors can borrow when margin trading.
Novogratz's Galaxy Digital Leads $52.5 Mln Fundraising Round for Crypto-Lending Firm
Crypto-focused merchant bank Galaxy Digital has recently led a $52.5 million fundraising round for crypto-lending firm BlockFi, according a blog post by the company July 24.
Report: XRP's Drop in Line with Other Crypto 'Underscores XRP's Independence from Ripple'
Ripple has released the second quarter 2018 report for its digital asset XRP today, July 24.
US: Delaware DOJ Reaches Out to Poloniex Crypto Exchange Users 'If They Have an Issue'
Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange has apparently piqued the interest of the Investor Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice.
Coinbase Internal Investigation Concludes No Insider Trading Took Place
Coinbase exchange has reportedly concluded that no insider trading of Bitcoin Cash took place in December 2017, Fortune reports Tuesday, July 24.
Ethereum-based DApp Ponzi Games Ranking Highest in Daily Usage
As self-proclaimed "Scam" games experience the most usage amongst all decentralized applications, the emerging technology might be finding unsteady footing in the market.
Bitcoin's Price Is Nearing $10K On a Single, Troubled Exchange
Cryptocurrency exchange WEX continues to see prices well out of step with the broader market amid a near-total freeze on customer withdrawals.
BlockFi Raises $52.5 Million in Round Lead by Novogratz's Galaxy Digital
Crypto-lending firm BlockFi raised $52.5 million in a fundraising round led by Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital, Business Insider reported Tuesday.
Controversial Blockchain Project Tezos to Be Audited by 'Big Four' PwC
The Tezos Foundation has announced that the international professional services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland will conduct an external audit of its finances and operations.
Bitwise Files With US Securities and Exchange Commission to Launch Crypto ETF
Digital asset manager Bitwise has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a regulated exchange-traded fund for cryptocurrency, according to a July 24 press release.
Google Cloud and Digital Asset Launch Blockchain Developer Toolkit
The emergence of blockchain technology equips industries across the board with solutions for inefficient data storage, payment transfer and more.
SEC Delays Decision on Asset Manager's Bitcoin ETFs Until September
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has delayed making a decision on whether to approve five bitcoin-related exchange-traded funds until September, public documents reveal on Tuesday.
Ripple Report: XRP Sales Dropped 54% in Q2, But Customer Base Grew
Payments startup Ripple reported a sharp decline in XRP sales in the second quarter of 2018, when compared to the first three months of the year.
Bitwise Proposes ETF for Top 10 Cryptos
This fund "Captures approximately 80 [percent] of the total market capitalization of the cryptocurrency market," the company said Tuesday.
Tezos Hires 'Big Four' Firm PwC to Conduct External Audit
"Big Four" financial firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Switzerland branch will audit the Tezos Foundation, the latter announced Monday.
US SEC Delays Decision on Direxion Bitcoin ETF Until September
Investment firm Direxion has had the review of its Bitcoin exchange-traded fund application postponed until September 21.
Online Monero Wallet to Mitigate Security Risks by Fixing Flaws Uncovered in Audit
The Monero web wallet says it has undergone a successful security review by an independent provider, with analysts concluding "a number of potential vulnerabilities" have now been fixed, with their risks mitigated.
One of Top IT Industry Trade Associations Publishes Blockchain Guidebook for Public Sector
The Computing Technology Industry Association has published a guidebook on blockchain technology, aimed at the public sector workers.
S. Korea's Top Telephone Company Reveals Its Own Blockchain Network
State-owned KT Corporation, South Korea's largest telephone company, has announced the launch of its blockchain-powered commercial network.
Bitcoin Rallies Beyond $8,000 to Reach 60-Day High
Positive market sentiment pushes the value of Bitcoin beyond $8,000 for the first time since May 24, 2018, sparking anticipation of a possible bull run as predicted by market analysts such as eToro's Mati Greenspan.
Indicator Suggests Bitcoin's $8K Rally Is Overstretched
Bitcoin market has had a bullish start to the week, but the momentum could wane in the next few days, technical studies indicate.
South Korean Telecoms Giant KT Has Built Its Own Blockchain
KT Corporation, one of the two largest telecoms companies in South Korea, has launched a proprietary blockchain network, aiming to apply the technology across areas including ID verification, data roaming and energy trading.
Meet Honeyminer: The App That Lets You Earn Bitcoin With a Laptop Again
New mining software promises to let almost anyone earn small amounts of bitcoin with a Windows laptop, giving users a taste of the cryptocurrency's early days.
Hubble Researcher Focuses on Blockchain for Space Data Processing
A Hubble Space Telescope researcher is testing a blockchain network for processing the vast amounts of data produced.
China Now Downplaying Blockchain Could Be Social Construct to Build It Up
China is building toward being a nation that separates the decentralized cryptocurrencies from the underlying blockchain.