The Latest News about Cryptocurrency
Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.
Hours After Bitcoin Cash Network Update Begins, Bitcoin ABC Over 10 Blocks Ahead
The Bitcoin Cash network update, which many predicted would lead to a hard fork, began as scheduled today, Nov. 15.At press time, Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin Unlimited are currently leading Bitcoin SV in terms of both hash rate and number of nodes, according to Coin.Dance.
What We Know About Bitcoin Cash's Two Blockchains
At 18:02 UTC, the bitcoin cash blockchain officially split in two.
FanWide's Bringing Tokens to Game Night [INTERVIEW]
The president and chief architect of FanWide, for one, seems to think for the "World's largest fan club network", blockchain is a no-brainer.
Microsoft Releases Cloud-Based Azure Blockchain Development Kit
American software corporation Microsoft has released a serverless blockchain-powered Azure development kit, according to an announcement published Nov. 15.The new product dubbed the "Azure Blockchain Development Kit" purportedly improves the capabilities of Microsoft's Azure Blockchain Workbench.
Binance Warns Iranian Traders to Withdraw Crypto Amid Sanctions
Binance is advising its remaining users in Iran to withdraw their money as the cryptocurrency exchange seeks to comply with international sanctions.
'First' Collectible on Two Blockchains: 'The Cutest Crypto Game' Now Available on EOS
Blockchain Cuties, a decentralized crypto collectible game operating on the Ethereum blockchain, has announced that it is now available on EOS. The developer company says the new step makes Blockchain Cuties "The first game which officially supports two blockchains simultaneously." This is supposed to make transactions faster and the players can now breed both ETH and EOS-based cuties.
Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Seek ICO-Like Returns From Stablecoin Investments
Cryptocurrency hedge funds remain optimistic about the prospects of making massive gains in the digital asset markets, despite falling prices and negative investor sentiment over the asset class.
After Yesterday's Bloodbath, Losses Continue for Major Cryptos, XRP Overtakes Ethereum
Thursday, Nov. 15: yesterday's fall in crypto markets continues today, with Bitcoin dipping below the $5,400 mark, and total market capitalization dropping as low as $174 billion, according to data from CoinMarketCap.
Bitcoin Lightning Network Reaches All-Time High Capacity
Efforts to improve the scalability of Bitcoin appear to be bearing fruit as the Lightning Network, a second layer off-chain scalability solution on the network designed to handle vast transaction throughputs without resulting in high prices has recorded an important milestone.
Bitcoin Cash Just Officially Split Into Two Competing Blockchains
The code for Bitcoin cash's hard fork has been activated.
European Central Bank Exec Calls Bitcoin the 'Evil Spawn of the Financial Crisis'
Executive Board member of the European Central Bank Benoit Coeure considers Bitcoin to be the "Evil spawn of the financial crisis," Bloomberg reports Nov. 15.
Russia: Sberbank CEO Says Industrial Scale Blockchain Adoption Is 1-2 Years Away
The head of major state-owned Russian bank Sberbank has forecast that blockchain adoption will happen on an industrial scale in one to two years, local news agency TASS reported Nov. 13.
This Bitcoin Skeptic Wants to Make 'Stable' Cryptos for Venezuela
Economist Steve Hanke often scoffs that bitcoin isn't "a real currency." The Johns Hopkins University professor has also compared the cryptocurrency market to the Dutch tulip bubble, and even went so far once as to claim crypto exchange hacks prove these assets are "Unstable and unsafe."
Bitcoin's Breakdown Will Take 'Weeks, If Not Months' to Rebound, Says Fundstrat Analyst
Lt will take "Weeks, if not months" to repair the "Technical damage" caused by the recent collapse of Bitcoin, according to a Fundstrat Global Advisors analyst, Bloomberg reports today, Nov. 15.
Coinbase-Backed 'Gods Unchained' Releases Gameplay Trailer
The blockchain-based card game Gods Unchained is giving would-be players a glimpse of what it will actually look like in action.
Police Arrest 8 Over Alleged $68 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme in Japan
Police in Tokyo have arrested eight men alleged to have run a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that collected 7.8 billion yen from thousands of victims across the country.
Ahead of Bitcoin Cash Fork, Hash Power Still Favors SV Camp
Bitcoin cash is expected to execute its scheduled hard fork in the next few hours, but warring mining-pool factions continue to duke it out over control of the network.
Ohio Congressman Wants to Allow ICOs to 'Sidestep' Securities Laws
Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson plans to introduce a bill that would allow Initial Coin Offerings to "Sidestep" U.S. securities laws, according to a report from Washington Examiner Nov. 13.Citing a spokesman for Davidson - Republican congressman for the 8th district of the state of Ohio - the publication reports that the prospective bill would propose that ICOs be treated as products rather than as securities at the federal and state level.
Malaysian Lending Giant CIMB Joins Ripple's Cross-Border Payment Network
Malaysian lending giant CIMB Group Holdings Bhd has joined Ripple's cross-border payments network RippleNet, Bloomberg reports Nov. 15.
Binance Exchange Will List Circle's USDC Stablecoin This Week
Binance, currently the world's third largest cryptocurrency exchange by bitcoin trading volume, is adding support for Circle's recently launched stablecoin, USD Coin, this weekend.
Paul Scholes, Former Manchester United Star, to Support Crypto Startup
A Hong Kong-based startup, is aiming to integrate blockchain technology into soccer, the most popular sport in the world.
Parent Co. of World's Largest Crypto Exchange OKEx Launches Trading in Argentina
OKCoin, the parent company for world's largest cryptocurrency exchange OKEx, has launched fiat-crypto trading services in Argentina, the company revealed in a tweet Thursday, Nov. 15.
Marshall Islands Government Votes to Move Forward With Plan for State Cryptocurrency
The Republic of the Marshall Islands will move forward with its plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency, despite a vote of no confidence against President Hilda Heine's support of the venture, according to reports on Tuesday.
Crypto Custodian BitGo Adds New Stablecoins in Bid to Woo Institutions
BitGo has added support for its 101st asset as the crypto custody startup works to offer a wide spectrum of services for institutional investors.
Malaysian Banking Group CIMB Taps Ripple for Blockchain Remittances
Malaysian banking group CIMB has joined Ripple's blockchain-based payments network, RippleNet, seeking faster cross-border payments.
Major Russian Art Gallery Tretyakov Launches Blockchain-Based Art Patronage Project
The prestigious State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia, is launching a blockchain-based art patronage scheme, Russian news agency TASS reports Nov. 15.
Coinbase CTO: Time May Be Right for Home Crypto Mining
That's why a notable pioneer in consumer bitcoin mining is backing a startup seeking to take another stab at popularizing at-home crypto mining, a business with a long history of abrupt ends for early entrants that includes some of the industry's best known busts.
Investor Rights and Legal Risks Might Make STOs the Future of Funding
Now, according to a Nov. 12, report from Beyond Blocks, there might be a better, faster, and more secure way of funding blockchain projects.
South Korea's Gyeongbuk Province Launches 'Special Committee' to Create Blockchain Hub
The government of South Korea's Gyeongbuk province has launched a "Blockchain Special Committee" with the goal of creating a blockchain hub in the region, local media outlet Daily News reported Nov. 14.
Bitcoin Price Sell-Off Slows As RSI Hits Four-Year Low
Bitcoin is looking oversold after a drop to 13-month lows Wednesday and could defend immediate support at $5,000 in the next few days.