The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

Confirmed: TRON Acquires Major P2P Platform Operator BitTorrent
TRON's long-rumoured acquisition of BitTorrent Inc., the operator of popular torrent client uTorrent, has been confirmed by TRON founder Justin Sun in a community letter published July 24.
ConsenSys Signs MoU With China's 'Smart City' of Xiongan for Blockchain Consulting
China's Xiongan New Area government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ConsenSys to bring blockchain technology to the "Smart city," the South China Morning Post reported July 23.
Gibraltar Stock Exchange's Blockchain Platform Opens to Public Trading
The UK Overseas Territory of Gibraltar launched its Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange July 23, a press release confirmed, opening up cryptocurrency trading.
Singapore Airlines Launches Blockchain-Based Loyalty Wallet, Co-Developed by Microsoft
Singapore Airlines has launched its own airline loyalty digital wallet that uses blockchain technology, it announced July 24.
Bank of Canada: Double Spending is "Unrealistic" in Blockchain Technology
A study released in July 2018 by the Bank of Canada concludes the dreaded "Double spending" attack on public blockchains is an "Unrealistic" outcome.
Senior Market Analyst at eToro: 'Bitcoin on Cusp of Largest Bull Run in History'
On July 23, 2018, Bitcoin prices broke resistance at two-month highs and added $18 billion to its market cap in under a week.
Scam or Be Scammed? Ponzi Games Are Breaking Out on Ethereum
According to data website DappRadar, both games have amassed 20,000 ether in trading volume over the last 24 hours, a figure that puts them on par with top decentralized exchanges and that exceeds the highest highs of CryptoKitties, the blockchain's most famous viral decentralized application to date.
Another $1 Billion Blockchain Fund to Launch With Government Backing
Another Chinese city is launching a fund worth over $1 billion in order to support the development of blockchain-focused enterprises.
Sealing the Deal: The Rise of Blockchain-Powered Trade Finance Platforms
Global trade has long been viewed as one of the most conspicuous areas for instrumental application of distributed ledger technology, with both trade finance and supply chains relying on antiquated, unreliable systems of record keeping and trust management.
General Electric Participates in Blockchain Startup Xage Security's $12 Mln Funding Round
The venture capital arm of General Electric has joined a $12 million investment round in blockchain startup Xage Security in order to develop its security fabric for industries from energy to building management, a press release confirmed July 23.
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Bitcoin Breaks $8,000 as Selected Alts See Slight Recovery
In the days following the strong upswing that kicked off across the crypto market on July 16 and accelerated further on July 17, Bitcoin has sustained positive momentum while other alts slid into negative territory.
Libertarian Party Gubernatorial Campaign to Accept BTC Despite Unclear Legal Framework
The Libertarian Party candidate for Wisconsin governor will accept Bitcoin donations despite the state's Ethics Commission's finding them a "Serious challenge" to compliance with state law, local news agency the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported July 23.
Indian Crypto Exchange Unocoin Suspends Fiat Deposits, Withdrawals in Wake of RBI Ban
Unocoin, a major Indian crypto wallet provider and exchange, has suspended rupee deposits and withdrawals "As per orders" from the country's central bank, according to Unocoin's blog post July 23.
Chinese Region Halts Cryptocurrency Mining Operations
In-line with a strict government crackdown on all things crypto, a small province in China is forced to shut-down illegal bitcoin mining operations in the region before August 2018.Mining Crackdown.
UK Central Bank Says New Payments System Will Be Blockchain Friendly
The Bank of England's updated payments system will be compatible with blockchain-based financial technology forms, Reuters reported Monday.
A New Bitcoin Wallet Fulfills an Old Privacy Promise
This desktop-friendly bitcoin wallet, which can only be used with the anonymizing Tor browser, will be the first mainstream light wallet to offer CoinJoin transactions, dispatching lots of transactions at once to obscure their sources.
Bitcoin Price Climbs Back Above $8,000 to Reach 60-Day High
Bitcoin's price has climbed back above $8,000 for the first time in two months, data shows.
US Chamber of Commerce Calls for Clarity on ICOs
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is interested in initial coin offerings as a way for companies to tap capital - but only if they're regulated, that is.
Google to Offer Distributed Ledger Solutions in Cloud Platform Marketplace
Google is joining the list of tech giants to deploy blockchain technology to offer customers fintech and cloud service solutions, according to an official statement Monday, July 23.
Bank of Canada Study Finds 58% of Canadians Own BTC for Investment Purposes
Canadian citizens used Bitcoin mainly for investment purposes in 2017, according to a study by the Bank of Canada published July 23.
BitFunder Founder Pleads Guilty to Charges of Fraud and Obstruction of Justice
The operator of now defunct Bitcoin stock exchange BitFunder has pleaded guilty to federal charges of obstruction of justice and securities fraud, Reuters reports July 23.
Crypto Stock Exchange Operator Pleads Guilty to Fraud
The man behind two now-defunct cryptocurrency investment sites has pled guilty to securities fraud and obstruction of justice charges.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRON: Price Analysis, July 23
If Bitcoin breaks out of the critical overhead resistances, the traders' sentiment will be boosted, and in turn they will start buying the altcoins that show promise.
Chinese City of Nanjing Launches $1.5 Billion Fund for Local Blockchain Projects
Nanjing, the capital of China's Jiangsu province, has launched a 10 billion yuan investment fund for blockchain development, ZDNet reports July 23.
Bitcoin Builds on Recent Gains, Pushing $7,750 While Major Altcoins See Losses
July 23: Following a major upswing that kicked off on July 16, Bitcoin's price performance has diverged from other top cryptocurrencies.
Encrypted Email Service ProtonMail Confirms Potential ICO, Calls It 'Not a Cash-Out'
Encrypted email service ProtonMail is "Considering" launching an Initial Coin Offering, the company's CTO Bart Butler confirmed to Cointelegraph in a statement today, July 23.
Seven Stars Cloud Partners with China VC Research Institute to Expand Tokenized Assets
Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., a global fintech firm focused on blockchain and AI-powered digital asset management, has partnered with the China Venture Capital Research Institute, according to a press release published July 23.
Ethereum Creator Praises Decentralized Twitter Peepeth, But Not All Users are Happy
Who tested Peepeth for the first time on July 21, 2018, complimented the developers for integrating a clean user interface, opinionated features, charity stickers, and a unique aspect that enables users to connect their Twitter accounts to Peepeth to "Peep" and Tweet simultaneously.
Binance and Neufund to Build First Decentralized Stock Exchange
In a joint venture to build the world's first decentralized stock exchange, Binance partnered with Neufund and MSX - the recently launched subsidiary of the Malta Stock Exchange.
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