Thursday, January 30, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ30-01-2020

๐Ÿ“ˆMarketCap:                  $256 B
๐Ÿ“Š24h Mcap %:                 -0.99%
⚠️Bitcoin Dom:                 65.9%

๐Ÿ“ŒActive Coins:                2,425
๐Ÿ“24h Vol %:                 -10.23%
๐Ÿ’ฒ24h Vol:                     $81 B

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1. Nimbus Receives Ethereum Foundation Grant to Work on Light 2.0 Client
The Ethereum Foundation awarded a $650,000 grant to Nimbus for continuing its work on light Ethereum 2.0 clients. The project’s goal is to allow smartphones and embedded devices to run smart contract-capable nodes. These funds will be used to get Nimbus into a production-ready state, as the next milestones will involve the testing and eventual release of a client supporting Ethereum’s beacon chain. Like existing Ethereum (ETH) clients such as Mist and Parity, Nimbus will allow users to connect to the upcoming Ethereum Serenity network. Read Full on Cointelegraph

2. Binance’s US to Introduce Staking Rewards 
Binance.US, the U.S. cryptocurrency trading platform of major crypto exchange Binance, will introduce stacking rewards in February. Staking rewards will be made available for Algorand (ALGO) and COSMOS (ATOM) starting next month. Furthermore, the exchange announced plans to add other Proof-of-Stake (PoS) coins later. Staking is an activity possible on PoS-based blockchains that allows the network’s nodes to validate blocks by holding cryptocurrency as collateral. Read Full on binance

3. Zcash community votes to allocate 20% of mining rewards to development
The Zcash community has voted on a new methodology for distributing network mining rewards to support the development of the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency. Per the voting decision, 20% of the Zcash mining rewards will be allocated to a development fund, while miners will get 80% as of block 1,046,400. The development funds will be distributed among different parties. Electric Coin Company will get 7% of mining rewards, the Zcash Foundation will get 5% and the rest 8% will be used for grants to third-party developers. Read Full on The Block

4. Bitcoin Is Re-Entering A Bull Market, Fundstrat’s Tom Lee Confirms
Fundstrat’s head of research asserts that Bitcoin has crossed its two hundred day moving average. This move represents a notable market move, and supports evidence that the leading crypto-asset will experience big gains this year. Lee has also stated that Bitcon’s year-to-date gain of 26% represent the largest of any major asset class, with the cryptocurrency’s use as a safe haven asset being a likely contributor. It’s also worth noting that BTC price has moved up further since this tweet. Read Full on Bitcoinist.com

5. Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Says Blockchain to Solve Data-Privacy Crisis
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser believes Blockchain technology is an important tool in addressing the data protection crisis. Kaiser expressed confidence that emerging technologies like blockchain will help people protect their personal data, which is, per Kaiser, the most valuable asset in the world. Kaiser said that she is excited to see some blockchain-powered social media solutions, while opposing social media giant Facebook as well as its messenger WhatsApp. Read Full on Cointelegraph

6. Coinbase CEO Recommends Crypto As US Debt Skyrockets
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has recommended crypto-assets, once again, as the solution to economic woes, debt-monetization, and other problems facing the global economy. Armstrong Tweeted his endorsement for crypto-assets and went on to cite a report which projects that US national debt will increase to 98% of GDP by 2030. He said, Millenials and Gen Z, who have grown up with the internet, are far more comfortable with the idea of digital currencies and tokenization of real-world assets than older investors. Read Full on twitter

7. Ripple's MoneyTap Gets Investment From Second Largest Bank in Japan
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), the second-largest banking institution in Japan, has partnered with SBI Holdings to build a Blockchain-based financial service platform. SMBC plans to put money into the companies of the Japanese financial conglomerate to expand the use of the distributed ledger technology in trade finance and individual bank remittances. As part of the tie-up, the mega-bank decided to invest in the blockchain-powered payments app MoneyTap, which was developed by Ripple and SBI Holdings. Read Full on U.Today

8. Andrew Yang: Regulations Can’t Stop People To Buy Crypto
According to Andrew Yang, who is running for the 2020 US Presidency, the country needs to provide more clarity on cryptocurrency regulations and come up with a uniform set of rules that would govern the industry. However, he ultimately thinks that regulators wouldn’t be able to stop people from buying Crypto. Yang also mentioned that he believes the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies, the blockchain, has a “very very high potential” and that they should be investing in it. Read Full on CryptoPotato

9. Coinbase Launches International Cryptocurrency Custody Arm
Coinbase has established an entity in Ireland to expand its crypto custody services to European institutions. The new unit, dubbed Coinbase Custody International, will be based in Dublin, Ireland. While Coinbase Custody has been serving European clients in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Finland and the Netherlands since 2018, a new dedicated entity allows for completely localized service. Per the announcement, this will bring the advantages of local staff, localized service-level agreements and clearer compliance with EU law. Read Full on The Block

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ29-01-2020

๐Ÿ“ˆMarketCap:                  $259 B
๐Ÿ“Š24h Mcap %:                  2.69%
⚠️Bitcoin Dom:                 65.8%

๐Ÿ“ŒActive Coins:                2,399
๐Ÿ“24h Vol %:                  13.57%
๐Ÿ’ฒ24h Vol:                     $91 B

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1.  Saudi Arabia’s state oil company, Saudi Aramco, has bought into the blockchain-based oil trading company Vakt. Saudi Aramco’s Energy Ventures branch has bought $5 million in new shares. The investment will be used to develop the platform, with a focus on expansion into the Asian market. In addition to investment, the oil conglomerate’s trading subsidiary Aramco Trading is set to use the Vakt platform. Aramco Trading will add its trading volumes to the blockchain-based platform. Read Full on Cointelegraph

2.  A patent document filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office describes a system, which relates to financial data processing in an electronic currency platform, as well as to processing e-commerce tokens, which have involved offline transactions. To track and record events of offline transactions, the system incorporates a so-called “self-aware token.” The document further draws a link between the system and a platform for tracking and validating e-currency tokens IBM described in a patent application back in July 2012. Read Full on Cointelegraph

3.  A draft of India’s national strategy on blockchain and distributed ledger technology suggests a digital Indian rupee, and a national blockchain. The National Institute for Smart Governance (NISG), a non-profit public body incorporated by the government of India, has proposed the Central Bank Digital Rupee (CBDR), a digital currency issued on a national permissioned blockchain. NISG “strongly recommended” that the CBDR be issued by India’s government and the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India. Read Full on Cointelegraph

4.  This week Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager unveiled a decentralized and censorship-resistant experimental new proof of concept that allows LN users to send private messages called Whatsat. The new protocol allows users to send private messages directly via the Lightning Network. The news demonstrates a further expansion of the Lightning Network’s capabilities, as well as, a stronger push for privacy in the space. Read Full on BitcoinLightning.com

5.  The amount of Bitcoin that was physically delivered in January on Bakkt has increased by 1,600% in recent weeks. Bakkt is a custodian that holds Bitcoin on behalf of Intercontinental Exchange's Bitcoin futures exchange. Since the futures have the option of being physically delivered, Bakkt is responsible for handing the movement of Bitcoin between traders. So far this month, 230 Bitcoin has been physically delivered, worth $2 million. This is up from last month, when just eight Bitcoin was delivered. Read Full on Decrypt

6.  New York-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini takes another key step toward its eventual launch in Europe. Gemini Europe, a division of the Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss-led exchange and crypto custodian, announced the hiring of Blair Halliday, former Circle compliance lead, as its new chief compliance officer. Halliday will also serve as Gemini Europe’s money-laundering reporting officer. Among Halliday’s duties will be to keep the firm's European division compliant with all relevant crypto and blockchain-focused legislation. Read Full on Decrypt

7.  Litecoin creator, Charlie Lee has been vocal about LTC becoming a privacy coin in the near future. Lee had on-boarded Grin developer, David Burkett to implement the MimbleWimble [MW] protocol and use extension blocks for scalability and privacy on the network. Noting fungibility as one of the important properties of money that had been missing from Litecoin, Lee said implementation of MW protocol might get them halfway there. Scalability has been the main concern for most coins, but according to Charlie MW scales better than Bitcoin. Read Full on Cointelegraph

8.  Zermatt, a municipality in Switzerland and popular tourist resort, in cooperation with Bitcoin Suisse; announced today that it will accept bitcoin (BTC) as a means of payment. This applies to taxes and official transactions with immediate effect. Bitcoin Suisse has installed a point-of-sale (POS) solution in the Zermatt town hall so fees for services from local authorities can be paid in bitcoin. In addition to having access to a POS device in the Zermatt town hall, taxpayers will also be able to pay their taxes at a communal level using bitcoin. Read Full on CryptoNinjas

9.  Leading Japanese consulting firm Nomura Research Institute jointly launched a crypto index with cryptocurrency investment solution provider Intelligence Unit. The new index’s name is NRI/IO Crypto-Asset Index.The index is meant to cover global crypto markets in U.S. dollars and Japanese yen by tracking the largest cryptocurrencies. The NRI/IO Crypto-Asset Index tracks the performance of a pre-defined basket of crypto assets and will be tradable in dollars and yen on NRI’s platform. The index includes BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH and XRP. Read Full on Cointelegraph

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ28-01-2020

๐Ÿ“ˆMarketCap:                  $249 B
๐Ÿ“Š24h Mcap %:                  2.92%
⚠️Bitcoin Dom:                 65.5%

๐Ÿ“ŒActive Coins:                2,401
๐Ÿ“24h Vol %:                  27.96%
๐Ÿ’ฒ24h Vol:                     $78 B

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1.  Major Swiss private banking management group Julius Baer has launched a digital assets trading and custodial service via a partnership with regulated crypto-specialist Seba. Julius Baer will be offering its clients services such as secure digital asset custody, cryptocurrency transaction solutions, as well as consolidated portfolio overviews for both traditional and digital assets. The bank will support a select group of major cryptocurrencies ostensibly chosen on the grounds of their liquidity, security and technical robustness. Read Full on Cointelegraph

2.  Deutsche Bank has published a new research paper on the future of payments, in which it compares the growth of crypto wallet users to the early-stage evolution of the Internet and predicts that crypto wallet users will reach 200 million by 2030. According to the research paper, titled Digital Currencies: the Ultimate Hard Power Tool, blockchain’s adoption rate mirrors that of the Internet in its early years - although its actual user numbers are an order of magnitude smaller. Read Full on Decrypt

3.  Dash is making serious inroads in Venezuela. Dash director of media and PR Mark Mason, noted there had been a 562% increase in active Andriod devices using the Dash wallet app in Venezuela. He also pointed out that this figure did not represent total installs, but actual devices that have been online at least once in the past 30 days. Moreover, growth for December 2019 was 29%. Speculation is with the current growth rate, it will take just 12 more months to crack the 1 million mark in Venezuela. Read Full on twitter

4.  The total amount of staked cryptocurrency has spiked to an all-time-high over $8 billion. Holders of proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies are choosing to stake their coins to support the network in exchange for income. Leading the pack with the highest value of staked crypto assets is EOS, which represents almost a quarter of the total amount at $1.8 billion. This is closely followed by Tezos, and Cosmos, which launched in 2018. Read Full on bravenewcoin

5.  Ukraine’s financial watchdog intends to track crypto transactions exceeding $1,200. For the first time, Ukrainian anti-money laundering law includes crypto as an asset to be monitored. The threshold for triggering the scrutiny process is 30,000 Urkainian hryvnia (UAH), or US$1,200. Oksana Makarova, head of the country’s Ministry of Finance told “If exchanges, exchangers, banks or other companies make payments in cryptocurrencies worth more than UAH 30,000, they must verify such transaction and collect detailed customer information. Read Full on CoinDesk

6.  The Bitcoin ecosystem has been looking at the Lightning Network as a solution to its scalability problem for a long time now; the layer 2 payment protocol is known to facilitate fast transactions. In a recent interview, Litecoin‘s founder Charlie Lee spoke about Lightning Network. He noted that the lightning network would indeed help solve Bitcoin’s scalability issue. He stated, “The lightning network saves a lot on fees and enables instant transactions. I think we’ll start to see a lot more lightning network usage on Bitcoin in the coming days." Read Full on AMBCrypto

7.  Singapore’s new payments law has come into force today and it requires all crypto businesses operating in the country to be registered and licensed. The Payment Services Act was first passed in January 2019 and is now enacted, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced Tuesday. It gives the regulator formal supervisory authority over payments firms, including crypto. The Monetary Authority of Singapore said the new law will strengthen consumer protection and promote confidence in the use of electronic payments. Read Full on The Block

8.  Twitter's chief executive Jack Dorsey is convinced bitcoin is the future. Dorsey has vowed to help bitcoin development through his payments company, Square—which said it's "only a matter of time until instant, low-fee bitcoin payments are as common as cash used to be." Square Crypto, which was created last year by Dorsey to spearhead bitcoin and cryptocurrency development at the company, has said it is focusing on Lightning and building a development kit for bitcoin's Lightning network. Read Full on Forbes

9.  Cardano (ADA) has just spiked 15% following the announcement of a partnership with multinational accounting and consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK revealed in a live stream that PwC will consolidate information from IOHK, the Cardano Foundation and Cardano's business arm, Emurgo, to build a commercial strategy for the blockchain project. PwC will be holding a multi-day workshop where the firm will unveil the strategy it will use to promote Cardano adoption to mainstream businesses. Read Full on Decrypt

Monday, January 27, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ27-01-2020

๐Ÿ“ˆMarketCap:                  $242 B
๐Ÿ“Š24h Mcap %:                  4.46%
⚠️Bitcoin Dom:                 65.2%
๐Ÿ“ŒActive Coins:                2,344
๐Ÿ“24h Vol %:                  26.07%
๐Ÿ’ฒ24h Vol:                     $61 B

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1.  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded young entrepreneur Harshita Arora, the developer of a cryptocurrency price tracking application. Modi said that Arora’s “passion towards science, technology and human welfare are clearly visible.” She received the Bal Shakti Puraskar 2020: an award recognizing youth’s contributions in the fields of social service, innovation, bravery, sports, art and culture and scholastics. According to Modi’s tweet. Her app, Crypto Price Tracker, is a portfolio management and price tracking app. Read Full on cointelegraph

2.  BitMEX is set to launch the XRP-US Dollar (XRP/USD) quanto swap. The quanto swap derivative allows traders to speculate on the price of XRP/USD without having to deposit US dollars. While the price of XRP will be tracked using USD, a third foreign currency will be used to settle the contract at a particular interest rate. The exchange has announced that the new derivative will be launched on February 5, 2020. BitMEX says it’s scrapping its UP and DOWN contracts for XRP, which give traders a way to bet on the potential upside and downside of the third-largest cryptocurrency. leading-cryptocurrency-derivatives-exchange-launching-xrp-swaps Read Full on bitmex

3.  Hedge Trade (HEDG) is the top performer of the past seven days with a rise of about 13%. This is the third consecutive week that Dash (DASH) has been a top performer with a gain of about 10% in the past seven days. Bitcoin SV (BSV) has again found a place among the top performers. Ethereum Classic (ETC) rallied roughly 4% in the past seven days. Tezos (XTZ) has found a place among the top performers with a gain of about 4% in the past seven days. Read Full on Cointelegraph

4.  After developing new regulations for its digital assets industry, Iran’s government has issued over 1,000 licenses for crypto mining in the country. Amir Hossein Saeedi, an official with Iran’s ICT Guild Organization, told that the crypto mining industry has the potential to add $8.5 billion to the economy and many people are interested in setting up their own operations. Saeedi also added that several large industrial farming miners have already been set up by big investors entering the space. Read Full on bitcoin.com

5.  Hornet, which is IOTA’s lightweight node, is under test and impressively, the network can process over 40 TPS, which is almost 6X the speed of Bitcoin and 3X of Ethereum’s. This is a mark of progress and supporters couldn’t wait to express their optimism and how this will help IOTA cement its position as a true Internet-of-Things platform that will be inherently scalable, decentralized, and feeless. Hornet is currently in beta and available for testing purposes only. At the time of writing, its Hornet’s TPS was 48 TPS. Read Full on Coingape

6.  The utility of the cryptocurrency in places where economies are already under strain, like Venezuela and Hong Kong, is being demonstrated in trading volume. According to data from LocalBitcoins, the increase in trading volumes is most prevalent in countries that are facing troubled economies. Through 2019, $305.9 million was traded on LocalBitcoins from Venezuela with Colombia and Peru coming in second and third with $134.2 million and $45.5 million respectively. Other key countries include Hong Kong with $21.73M being traded. Read Full on twitter

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8.  China’s blockchain initiatives have extended the country’s ambition of becoming a superpower in the near future. According to LongHash data, there are more than 26,000 blockchain companies operating and nearly 80,000 are legally registered firms in China. Guangdong, a coastal province of southeast China has the highest number of blockchain firms, a total of 22,636 companies that are registered and operating. Next in the line was Yunnan with over 5,300 blockchain firms, followed by Guangxi with over 5,000 registered and operating firms. Read Full on AMBCrypto

Sunday, January 26, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ26-01-2020

๐Ÿ“ˆMarketCap:                  $232 B
๐Ÿ“Š24h Mcap %:                  0.32%
⚠️Bitcoin Dom:                 65.6%

๐Ÿ“ŒActive Coins:                2,460
๐Ÿ“24h Vol %:                 -29.58%
๐Ÿ’ฒ24h Vol:                     $49 B

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1.  Fresh from his dubious week in the spotlight after claiming to “lose” his BTC holdings, Schiff is still saying Bitcoin investors are blind to gold’s benefits. Changpeng Zhao argued Schiff was failing in sewing distrust of Bitcoin among social media followers and beyond. CZ: We need more “negative voices” “I think Peter is doing great to promote bitcoin. He probably does not realize that given his illogical reasoning, most people will do exactly opposite of what he says,” he wrote. Read Full on Cointelegraph

2.  More than 85% of employees in the crypto space work for companies focused on three major service areas: exchanges, development, and mining. The largest employer is Asia-based exchange Huobi Global. Huobi is followed by two other exchanges, OKEx and Coinbase, in terms of the number of workers employed. Nearly 46% of employers with more than 100 employees are digital asset exchanges. Development firms account for roughly 29% of employers in that category. Read Full on The Block

3.  Charlie Lee proposed mining pool donations as a new funding method for cryptocurrency development. Lee said in a tweet, "I think a better way to fund development is mining pools voluntarily donate a portion of the block reward.” He explained, at current LTC price, 1% of block rewards is about 7x Litecoin Foundation's yearly expenses. Even if a small percent of miners are generous enough to donate, the foundation would be able to put it to good use by funding developers to work on Litecoin Core, Mimble Wimble, LiteWallet, LN wallet. Read Full on Cointelegraph

4.  According to chief executive officer of Nasdaq, Adena Friedman the firm is currently exploring the launch of a bitcoin future with an unnamed partner. First, the firm wants to ensure it can bring to market a product that is differentiated from the competition. Second, it wants to ensure it has the proper risk-management foundation in place for a future tied to the cryptocurrency. As for the cryptocurrency market as a whole, Friedman says the exchange's view is that "digital currencies and cryptocurrencies will have a role in the global economy."

5.  Ripple says it’s launching its XRP-based cross-border payments product around the world in 2020. In its latest XRP Markets Report, the real-time gross settlement company says it will add more corridors throughout the year for its On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America. The XRP liquidity solution launched in late 2018. Throughout 2019, ODL volume rose by 550% with the number of transactions surging nearly 300% in the last quarter. Read Full on The Daily Hodl

6.  Blockchain platform Cardano topped the list as the busiest 2019 crypto project in a report in terms of technical development. The report was compiled after analyzing over 1000 cryptocurrencies within the 12 months. The report attributed the growing developments of Cardano ecosystem which was cemented with the launch of the much-awaited Cardano incentivized Shelley testnet in December. Ethereum was narrowly behind with the report highlighting the major effort that developers have put towards achieving the impending Ethereum 2.0 upgrade.

7.  Bakkt’s consumer app is set to roll out in 2020. Bakkt president Adam White shared some details of its product. So far, it has been revealed that the Bakkt consumer app will support tokenized loyalty rewards programs, equity trading, crypto asset trading, and a portal for merchants to accept crypto. Essentially, unlike popular exchange Coinbase which mostly just offers the ability to buy, sell, and accept crypto, the Bakkt consumer app aims to be a comprehensive app for all sorts of blockchain-based fintech. Read Full on The Block

8.  Malta-based crypto exchange Binance‘s CEO Changpeng Zhao[CZ] announced that the exchange pledged “10m RMB ($1.5m USD) to help coronavirus victims.” With this move, Binance becomes the first in the crypto space to have lent a helping hand to the victims of the deadly coronavirus. Noting that Binance was now working on the logistics of the move, Zhao stated that there was no use of crypto assets in the move and that it was not realistic to do crypto to end beneficiaries. Read Full on Twitter

9.  The World Economic Forum has created an international consortium to design a governance framework for cryptocurrencies, including stablecoins.The consortium seeks to bring together financial institutions, government representatives, developers and other members of the global community to determine what sort of governance around cryptocurrencies can best further the goal of financial inclusion. Digital currencies are "a key area of interest for the Forum," said WEF Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab. Read Full on CoinDesk

Saturday, January 25, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ25-01-2020
๐Ÿ“ˆMarketCap:                  $231 B
๐Ÿ“Š24h Mcap %:                  -0.6%
⚠️Bitcoin Dom:                 65.6%
๐Ÿ“ŒActive Coins:                2,388
๐Ÿ“24h Vol %:                  -6.47%
๐Ÿ’ฒ24h Vol:                     $70 B

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1.  Travala, that lets its users pay for hotel stays with digital currency, has expanded its crypto payment options by adding support of NEM (XEM) tokens. XEM joined over 20 other digital currencies supported by Travala’s platform, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Tron (TRX), stablecoin Tether (USDT), privacy-focused token Monero (XMR) and others. Travala told the most used digital currency on the platform has been Bitcoin so far, and the proportion of customers who pay with cryptocurrencies has surpassed 60%. Read Full on Cointelegraph

2.  United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase will soon hold a million Bitcoins (BTC) in its cold wallets in a controversial first for the industry. According to data released by Longhash, Coinbase’s cold wallets contained around 970,000 BTC ($8 billion) as of Jan. 1. If current growth continues, the company will reach the 1,000,000 BTC mark by February. With 30 million users registered since launch, Longhash notes that Coinbase is by far the exchange with the largest Bitcoin holdings. Read Full on longhash

3.  Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk elaborated his thought on Digital currency. Musk accepted that the Bitcoin whitepaper was "pretty clever." Yet, he told, cryptocurrency is being used as a go-between the legal and illegal worlds. He further clarified "It can’t be entirely dark because, otherwise, how do you buy normal stuff?" He acknowledged crypto as a viable legal payment option in specific circumstances and see as replacement to cash but he doesn't believe cryptocurrency will be the primary transactional unit in the future. Read Full on Decrypt

4.  The blockchain-based ticketing system will be used for all Lancashire Cricket Club's domestic and international fixtures in 2020. Lancashire Cricket Club teamed with the blockchain ticketing provider TIXnGO. The club said the new blockchain tickets are traceable, unique to the purchaser and nearly impossible to counterfeit. The system also includes a new facility that simplifies the process of transferring or reselling tickets. Read Full on CoinDesk

5.  Covantis, a blockchain initiative backed by global agribusiness giants like Cargill, has selected ConsenSys as a technology partner. ConsenSys will build an Ethereum-based blockchain platform to digitize the post-trade finance industry and bring efficiencies and cost savings to the international agribusiness supply chain. Covantis’ founding members include Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company, Bunge and Louis Dreyfus Company. Initial focus will be on automating grain and oilseed post-trade execution processes. Read Full on Cointelegraph

6.  Nick Szabo, the father of smart contracts, shows that Bitcoin’s Risk-Adjusted Returns far outweigh other popular assets over more than four years. Szabo has tweeted a graph that shows Bitcoin towering over US Stocks, US Real Estate, Bonds, Gold, Oil in terms of risk-adjusted returns using the Sharpe Ratio. The Sharpe Ratio shows investors the return of an investment compared to its risk. Although Bitcoin is a volatile asset, and thus has a higher risk, its performance outweighs that risk more than traditionally safer assets such as Gold and Real Estate. Read Full on twitter

7.  Cryptocurrency data platform CoinGecko has released its yearly report for 2019. According to report the market has steadily gained in terms of market cap and trading volume. The market’s entire market capitalization has risen by 44.1%, gaining $60 billion over the year, and closing the year at $180 billion. According to the report, trading volume saw a much better year, growing almost 600% with over $50 billion being traded on average at the end of the year. Read Full on BeInCrypto

8.  Github is quite well-known for being an online developer hub, where experts and amateurs alike can join forces, host and review codes, manage projects, build software together, and more. According to recent data from GitGitRun.com, it appears that Bitcoin’s Github community managed to reach 2,800 members yesterday, January 24th. Bitcoin community member on Reddit, u/THE_ReD_TrucK, had noticed — not all repos are tracked, which led him to a conclusion that the real number of Bitcoin developers on Github might easily be over 3,000. Read Full on Bitcoinist.com

Friday, January 24, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ24-01-2020
๐Ÿ“ˆMarketCap:                  $232 B
๐Ÿ“Š24h Mcap %:                    -3%
⚠️Bitcoin Dom:                 65.5%
๐Ÿ“ŒActive Coins:                2,400
๐Ÿ“24h Vol %:                   5.86%
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1.  Malta-based sports blockchain venture Chiliz is launching a cryptocurrency exchange for sports and entertainment tokens. Chiliz detailed that the new exchange Chiliz.net will roll out in February after the beginning of Fan Token Offerings​ ​for all of the ​Socios.com​ partner teams​. Socios.com is a tokenized fan-voting platform for sports powered by Chiliz tokens (CHZ). Users will be able to trade fan tokens for professional soccer teams Juventus (JUV)​, ​Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)​, Atlรฉtico de Madrid (ATM)​, ​A.S. Roma (ASR)​, ​Galatasaray (GAL)​ and ​West Ham United (WHU) on the new exchange. Read Full on Cointelegraph

2.  A fully-regulated tokenized real estate fund has been approved by officials in Liechtenstein. The AARGOS Global Real Estate Fund was approved as an alternative investment fund (AIF) by Liechtenstein's Financial Market Authority (FMA). The fund provides exposure to a global real estate portfolio through AARGO security tokens – built on the ethereum blockchain – with each token representing one share in the fund. They believe the fund's tokenization will also create greater efficiency and a higher degree of automation in the transmission process. Read Full on CoinDesk

3.  Stablecoin issuer, Tether announced the launch of Tether Gold a digital asset offered by TG Commodities Limited. Tether Gold "represents ownership of one troy fine ounce of physical gold on a specific gold bar." The new stablecoins, with the XAU₮ ticker. Tether Gold will be available both as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum blockchain and as a TRC20 token on the TRON blockchain, the company said. The gold backing each token will be stored in a Swiss vault, without naming the facility. Read Full on CoinDesk

4.  Researchers for the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said, the world's central banks are "undertaking extensive work on central bank digital currencies." Sixty-six central banks responded to the BIS survey, which was carried out in 2019. Eighty percent of respondents are working on such projects, according to the report. Some 40% of central banks have progressed from conceptual research to experiments, or proofs-of-concept; and another 10% have developed pilot projects. Read Full on The Block

5.  Hawaiian lawmakers have submitted a bill that allows banks to provide custody for digital assets. The bill would make it legal for Hawaiian banks to hold “digital securities,” “virtual currencies,” “digital consumer assets” and other “open blockchain tokens” for their customers. It would further authorize Hawaiian courts to hear digital asset claims. In effect, the bill could clear the way for Hawaiian banks to offer other digital services. Customers could also authorize their custodians to transact with their digital assets. Read Full on CoinDesk

6.  A privacy and scalability upgrade that could turn out to be one of bitcoin's largest to date has passed a couple of milestones that were little noticed outside technical circles. Pieter Wuille, a Bitcoin Core contributor and the brains behind the update known as Taproot submitted a work-in-progress code change to GitHub in what's known as a "pull request," showing that the code is ready for more developer eyes. This "army" of developers finished their review of the protocol change and 16 dev. approved of the changes. Read Full on CoinDesk

7.  Tim Draper, has recently spoken out about Bitcoin, suggesting that millennials need to invest in Bitcoin if they want to secure their financial future. Draper accused the banking system of putting millennials in hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt. He said, millennials are standing at a point in history, where they have the whole future of the world’s financial system ahead of them. But the biggest problem, Draper says, is that millennials have inherited a system from previous generations that just simply no longer work for today’s generation. Read Full on foxbusiness

8.  Ruling party lawmakers in Japan are reportedly working on a proposal to issue a national digital currency. This appears to be a response to fears of a Chinese digital yuan. The planned digital yen would be jointly developed by the government and private companies. Deploying the digital yen will take some time due to Japan’s late start. The decision represents a cardinal change for the country, whose central bank representatives saw “no demand” for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as late as December 2019. Read Full on Cointelegraph

9.  Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse predicts that initial public offerings (IPOs) will become more prevalent in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space in 2020. Garlinghouse reportedly hinted that Ripple would itself be one of those firms to seek a public flotation. He told, In the next 12 months, you’ll see IPOs in the crypto/blockchain space. He further mentioned "We’re not going to be the first and we’re not going to be the last, but I expect us to be on the leading side… it’s a natural evolution for our company." Read Full on CoinDesk

Thursday, January 23, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ23-01-2020

๐Ÿ“ˆMarketCap:                  $240 B

๐Ÿ“Š24h Mcap %:                 -1.42%

⚠️Bitcoin Dom:                 65.3%

๐Ÿ“ŒActive Coins:                2,420

๐Ÿ“24h Vol %:                   5.63%

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1.  Highlighting the success of Bitcoin as an investment tool veteran cryptographer Nick Szabo noted Bitcoin is so far unmatched compared to gold, stocks, bonds and other assets broadly considered profitable. Using the Sharpe ratio to calculate risk-adjusted returns, Woobull creator Willy Woo gave Bitcoin a score for every four-year “hodl” period from 2013 onwards, the results is Bitcoin reigns supreme over other investments, only briefly seeing competition from stocks. Read Full on Cointelegraph

2.  Payments provider Square has won a U.S. patent for a new network that enables seamless crypto-to-fiat transactions. The patent details a payments system allowing users holding different asset types to transact with one another in real-time. This new system could be especially advantageous for the retail sector. Many cryptocurrencies are too volatile and too slow to become an effective payments solution. Square thinks it can "remove barriers" with a system that features automatic exchange and real-time settlements. Read Full on CoinDesk

3.  Hong Kong and Thailand’s central banks have stepped closer to implementing a joint central bank digital currency. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Bank of Thailand created a cross-border corridor between Thai baht and Hong Kong dollars to allow participating banks to transfer funds and operate foreign exchange transactions on a peer-to-peer basis, which is expected to cut settlement costs and time. The project is based on R3’s blockchain platform Corda and implements smart contracts. Read Full on Cointelegraph

4.  Bitcoin's lightning torch is back, The torch is a digital game first ignited in January 2019 by pseudonymous bitcoin enthusiast Hodlonaut. Each "torchbearer" sends a tiny amount of bitcoin to the next. A key rule is to add a little bit more money to the payment each time it moves to someone new. and it's zipped through at least 38 countries already. Hodlonaut lit the torch again. It's moving around the world much faster the second time around, already reaching 91 people in three days. Last time, it took longer than two weeks to get to 139 people in 37 countries. Read Full on CoinDesk

5.  According to information from on-chain blockchain intelligence firm Glassnode, the number of addresses holding at least one Bitcoin has increased notably over the last year. As of Jan. 14, there were 784,000 addresses holding one or more bitcoins, up nearly 11 percent from 707,000 seen a year ago. The rising number of addresses accumulating greater amounts of BTC is a sign that adoption as a store of value is increasing, said Connor Abendschein, analyst at Digital Assets Data. Read Full on coindesk

6.  Andra Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm, has announced its own token: Silicon Valley Coin (SVC). The company plans to issue it via a security token offering (STO) in collaboration with Tezos Foundation and TokenSoft. SVC will be built on the Tezos blockchain and utilize TokenSoft’s issuance platform. The fund will use it to invest in late-stage technology companies. TokenSoft’s platform will provide the technology for qualified retail investors from over 50 countries to make investments using the token. Read Full on Decrypt

7.  Sports live-streaming provider SportsCastr is launching its own cryptocurrency to reward viewers and encourage interactions. The company – which is backed by the NFL Players Association announced it has teamed with the FanWide platform for the effort. The new FanChain (FANZ) token will be made available on FanWide, which helps people locate local game watch parties, and given out to people checking in to listed events. SportsCastr says the tokens can be earned at the "thousands of sports bars" on FanWide's U.S. network and will be redeemable for cash. The token is ERC-20 standard "compliant." Read Full on CoinDesk

8.  Switzerland-based fintech firm, Amun AG, has launched the 21Shares Short Bitcoin ETP (SBTC) on the Swiss Stock Exchange. The Exchange Traded Product (ETP) claims to track the inverse performance of Bitcoin. If bitcoin’s price climbs, traders lose. If it falls, they win. The SBTC tracker is the first inverse tracker that uses a digital asset like Bitcoin for its ETP structure. The offering in question also claims to take advantage of the extreme volatility associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Amun said SBTC is reset at the end of each day and the performance is not rolled over to the next day. Read Full on coindesk

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ 22-01-2020

๐Ÿ“ˆ MarketCap:                  $244 B

๐Ÿ“Š 24h Mcap %:                  0.96%

⚠️ Bitcoin Dom:                 65.1%

๐Ÿ“Œ Active Coins:                2,397

๐Ÿ“ 24h Vol %:                 -11.18%

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1.  The Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), a non-profit Hong Kong-based news website covering local affairs, has started promoting the Brave browser and its basic attention token (BAT) as a tipping method to support it. Its readers can reward it with the BAT token simply by viewing ads and tipping it. Less than a day after enabling Brave browser donations, HKFP’s editor-in-chief tom Grundy revealed the firm had already received 153 BAT, worth about $33. Read Full on CryptoGlobe

2.  Square Crypto is hoping to galvanize Lightning development with a new tool kit, currently under construction. The new kit includes an API, language tools, demo apps and other features to help developers integrate support for Lightning payments into their own wallets. "For bitcoin to become a widely used global currency – one that can’t be stopped, tampered with, or rigged in anyone’s favor – improvements to bitcoin’s UX, security, privacy, and scaling are required," the group said. Read Full on CoinDesk

3.  A Venezuelan team is developing Locha, a decentralized mesh network that doesn’t rely on the internet to transact with Bitcoin (BTC). The system, based on radio waves, was born in response to frequent electricity and internet outages in Venezuela. Locha Mesh is an open-source project led by Randy Brito, a member of the Bitcoin Venezuela organization. Their primary use case is for critical situations such as in Venezuela and Iran, where infrastructure issues or government restrictions often lead to protracted shutdowns of the Internet. Read Full on Cointelegraph

4.  Cryptocurrency payment solution BitPay has added support for XRP to its wallet app on Tuesday, after first announcing its intent to do so in October 2019. BitPay worked alongside Ripple developer platform Xpring to complete the XRP integration. Ecommerce domain eGifter and humanitarian organization CARE have already announced their adoption of XRP for commerce and donations following the addition, BitPay said. XRP joins fellow cryptos bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH) and ethereum (ETH). Read Full on CoinDesk

5.  Huobi, the fifth-largest crypto exchange by daily trading volume as of press time, will now provide brokerage service to its institutional clients. Huobi Brokerage is integrated with other crypto exchanges and OTC platforms via smart order routing technology in order to improve price execution and boost liquidity. Huobi Brokerage will initially support Bitcoin (BTC) and United States-dollar pegged stablecoins. Ether (ETH), XRP, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), EOS, and Litecoin (LTC) is expected to be available by the end of January 2020. Read Full on Cointelegraph

6.  Circle’s CEO, Jeremy Allaire and Neha Narula, the director of the Digital Currency Initiative in the MIT Media Lab, projected that in the next two or three years the possibility of securitization of assets through tokenization will become more realistic. Discussing real-world use cases for tokenized assets, Allaire gave the example of a farmer in India, who might tokenize their future yield or their property and offer it on a global marketplace, where an individual investor says that they are interested in the product. Read Full on Cointelegraph

7.  A total of $2.5 trillion worth of BTC were transacted on the Bitcoin network last year. The average transaction value on the Bitcoin blockchain is 2.75 BTC, worth about $23,000, and that the median transaction value if of 0.029 BTC, or $250. The estimated transaction value in USD terms shown per day seems to mostly revolve around the $5 billion mark, with some days hitting $10 billion. In July, the total USD value transacted on the BTC network per day high a high close to $20 billion. Read Full on CryptoGlobe

8.  Switzerland’s banking industry has long been known to privately safeguard wealth, so some bankers see bitcoin as a natural fit for the nation’s financial sector. Zurich-based SEBA Bank and Falcon Group are the bitcoin-friendly Swiss banks. Bitcoin Suisse has also applied for a universal banking license. Matthew Blake, the World Economic Forum's monetary systems lead, described crypto-friendly, fully licensed banks as an emerging trend. "It's something institutions can do to hedge," he said. Read Full on CoinDesk

9.  Despite the collapse of altcoin markets in 2019, the Litecoin network still saw massive usage which brought its yearly trading volume to over $100 billion. The amount is still lower from the yearly volume of 2018, although this is mostly due to the bull market that was still raging in January 2018. Before the bear market kicked in and the prices started to drop, each day brought over $5 billion in transactions. In the first half of 2019, daily transactions — on average — saw only $200m -$300m. Read Full on litecoin


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ˆMarketCap:                  $241 B

๐Ÿ“Š24h Mcap %:                  0.45%

⚠️Bitcoin Dom:                 65.3%

๐Ÿ“ŒActive Coins:                2,394

๐Ÿ“24h Vol %:                 -21.13%

๐Ÿ’ฒ24h Vol:                     $69 B

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1.  Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper says Once Bitcoin goes through some improvements, there is no way anyone will want to use fiat currency again. Crypto supporter, known for his early investments in tech companies with transformative technologies, such as Tesla, Skype and Coinbase, predicts the widespread adoption of Bitcoin over the next decade as the king coin renders cash obsolete. The reasoning he gave was that, merchants don’t want to lose 4% every time you swipe your credit card. Read Full on The Daily Hodl

2.  Australian micro-investment startup Raiz has cleared the last legal hurdle with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the country’s financial watchdog agency for the introduction of a Bitcoin-exposed investment product for retail users. The firm “rounds up” the spare change from the users’ purchases to invest it in a set of investment products, generally comprising exchange traded funds (ETFs). Raiz has 445 million Australian dollars ($305 million) in funds under management from 211,000 paying customers. Read Full on Cointelegraph

3.  Last week the altcoin market exploded, bursting through local downtrend resistance and going on a rally that added over $30 billion in value to the overall crypto market cap sans Bitcoin. The breakout was accompanied by the highest level of buy volume on the total altcoin market cap weekly price chart, which could indicate that the bottom is finally in for altcoins, and the market may soon reenter a bull phase. Read Full on NewsBTC

4.  The Indian Telecoms and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, has tasked the National Informatics Centre (NIC) with developing a blockchain-based solution for improving the quality of government schools. The minister made the request at the inauguration of a blockchain technology center of excellence, set up by NIC. Both public and private schools are good, he confirmed, but he believed that leveraging blockchain technology could see a transformational change take place. Read Full on Cointelegraph

5.  Last week the altcoin market exploded, bursting through local downtrend resistance and going on a rally that added over $30 billion in value to the overall crypto market cap sans Bitcoin. The breakout was accompanied by the highest level of buy volume on the total altcoin market cap weekly price chart, which could indicate that the bottom is finally in for altcoins, and the market may soon reenter a bull phase. Read Full on NewsBTC

6.  During a livestream on Jan. 17, Charles Hoskinson, co-founder and CEO of IOHK, noted that he expects Cardano’s consensus algorithm to be upgraded with a hard fork next month. He said that he has “pretty high certainty” that the Ouroboros Bizantine Fault-Tolerant Consensus Protocol (OBFT) will be implemented in mid-February. Hoskinson also said during the livestream that Ledger hardware wallet integration with Daedalus Cardano wallet software is nearly ready for deployment. Read Full on Cointelegraph

7.  Bitcoin (BTC) options from CME Group more than doubled their traded volume in the first week after going live, data shows. Bitcoin options volumes skyrocketed in the seven days since they went live on Jan. 13. As of Jan. 17, volume was 122 contracts, worth 610 BTC ($5.27 million). By comparison, on day one, volume was 55 contracts, or 275 BTC (currently worth $2.37 million). Open interest on options stood at 219 contracts on Friday, equivalent to 1,095 BTC ($9.45 million). Read Full on CoinDesk

8.   Ripple's On-Demand Liquidity platform registers new ATH. Coins.ph and Bitso, saw the weekly and daily volumes, reached all-time highs yet again. The platform moved $5million a day and approximately $25 million in a week. The volume was noted to increase between the XRP/MXN corridors, along with an increasing remittance of the Philippines Peso [PHP]. Recently, XRP/MXN corridor marked an all-time high as the liquidity breached 10 million. XRP/PHP also saw a rise in liquidity as the coin reported 1.37 million. Read Full on AMBCrypto

9.   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation's central bank, has explained that it "ringfenced" financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrencies over a range of perceived risks. In a response to a petition from the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) – which is currently fighting a supreme court case over the issue on behalf of companies affected by the April 2018 order the RBI further said that in restricting bank involvement, it had not banned cryptocurrency use generally in India. Read Full on CoinDesk

10.  The Bank of England (BoE), has officially announced that it will explore potential use cases for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). The BoE has created a group with five other central banks - the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden) and the Swiss National Bank - to explore CBDCs. The group will be overseen by the Bank for International Settlements. The group will “assess CBDC use cases; economic, functional and technical design choices, including cross-border interoperability. Read Full on The Block

11.  Elon Musk can have Mars—there’s potential right here, says Ray Youssef, as the peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace begins work on its third African school, funded by its #BuiltwithBitcoin initiative. The new school is in Machakos County, Kenya, not far from the capital, Nairobi. Children from three to six years old will benefit from the education provided, and from a new water well system. Paxful is also donating $30,000 towards the initial operating costs of the school. Read Full on Decrypt

Monday, January 20, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ20-01-2020

๐Ÿ“ˆMarketCap:                  $240 B
๐Ÿ“Š24h Mcap %:                 -4.55%
⚠️Bitcoin Dom:                 65.80%

๐Ÿ“ŒActive Coins:                2,450

๐Ÿ“24h Vol %:                  -5.44%
๐Ÿ’ฒ24h Vol:                     $87 B

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1.  Crypto outspoken critic and gold bug Peter Schiff claimed on Twitter that his BTC is now intrinsically worthless and has no market value. As his wallet got corrupted somehow and that his password is no longer valid. However, Morgan Creek Digital, Anthony Pompliano, argued that Schiff simply forgot his password and tried to blame it on Bitcoin. However, the disgruntled crypto critic continued to insist that it was his wallet that actually "forgot" the password. However it looks like the BTC may indeed be gone for good. Read Full on Cointelegraph

2.  After the recent run-up, most top crypto performers of the past week are showing signs of entering a minor correction or consolidation. BSV surged to a new lifetime high on the speculation that Wright had received a list of public keys for $8.9 billion worth of Bitcoin held with the Tulip Trust. Dash (DASH) made the list of top performers for the second successive week with a rally of about 50% in the past seven days. Ethereum Classic (ETC), IOTA (MIOTA) and BCH followed. Read Full on Cointelegraph

3.  The Tezos Foundation announced the release of a faucet for the Tezos mainnet, one that allows developers and users to request XTZ tokens for development and testing purposes. According to the aforementioned announcement, the faucet will release 0.01 XTZ every 10 seconds, with the addresses registered added to a queue with a maximum length of 10. addresses that have already received XTZ from the faucet will be purportedly blocked for 12 hours, before being re-added to the queue. Read Full on tezos

4.  At CES this month, Trillbit announced a product that targets blockchain companies, who can now use Trillbit’s technology to sign transactions through sound. “If my device transmits a sound, essentially a token with a cryptographic hash, your device can receive the sound and confirm it on a blockchain,” says the founder of Trillbit, Bhaskar Deo. The benefit of using sound over, say, Bluetooth or NFC, is that a company doesn’t have to install bespoke chips to transmit information, said Deo. Read Full on Decrypt

5.  Taking a deeper look at Bitcoin returns for a longer time period, Mondays offer the best average return from all the days of the week (0.54%). On the other hand, Thursday and Wednesday are the worst days of the week to invest in Bitcoin with an average return of -0.09% and -0.23%, respectively. Bitcoin’s Monday anomaly case is reinforced from a statistical perspective since Monday is the only day of the week with a statistically significant result from the used regression models. Read Full on Cointelegraph

6.  Collaborative financial platform, 2gether, published its report on crypto-spending behavior based on survey of users from 19 countries. The report showed that the sampled users spent an average of €112.56 per month in crypto and that the most used coin in payments was Bitcoin, followed closely by ETH. The report also found that users spent 32.71% of their crypto at restaurants and hotels, the venue of the highest expenditure for most crypto-users. On the other hand, household expenses and furniture roped in just 2.83% of all crypto-spending. Read Full on AMBCrypto

7.  The report quoted a government official as saying that while the finance ministry has not finalized its plan to tax cryptocurrencies yet, there is a possibility that the government might impose a 20 percent tax on cryptocurrencies. Speculation among Korean experts is that the government will treat crypto trading gains as "other income" and not as "capital gains." Once finalized as other income, the Korean tax authority, the National Tax Service (NTS), will reportedly be allowed to tax crypto gains with immediate effect. Read Full on The Block

8.  At least 38 of the world's 100 biggest banks have reportedly tested, integrated or invested in Ripple's cross-border payments technology. The largest Ripple banking customer, Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is the fifth-largest bank in the world, with reportedly more than $2.8 trillion in total assets. Of the 38 banks linked to Ripple, 18 are actively using Ripple’s technology. Ripple says more than 300 financial institutions in 40-plus countries use its technology, including American Express, MoneyGram, Santander and SBI Remit. Read Full on The Daily Hodl

9.  The Cardano blockchain’s commercial arm, Emurgo, has partnered with the government of Uzbekistan to form a blockchain task force to develop regulations for security token offerings (STOs) and exchanges (STXs). Partnership will provide advisory services regarding infrastructure for digital asset banking, blockchain education units and other issues. By tokenizing traditional equities through STOs, the country purportedly intends to make the financial sector more transparent and secure. Read Full on Cointelegraph


Sunday, January 19, 2020

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๐Ÿ“ฎ 19-01-2020

๐Ÿ“ˆ MarketCap:                  $251 B
๐Ÿ“Š 24h Mcap %:                  0.68%
⚠️ Bitcoin Dom:                 66.0%

๐Ÿ“Œ Active Coins:                2,497

๐Ÿ“ 24h Vol %:                 -15.34%
๐Ÿ’ฒ 24h Vol:                     $92 B

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1.  Bitcoin has moved to “Greed” levels in the Fear and Greed index, after the latest price upswing recorded earlier this week. As the price continued to move up and consolidate first above $8,000, and then above $8,500, the market turned bullish. According to the latest research report by Arcane Research, the Bitcoin market has moved over the halfway mark on the Fear and Greed index, suggesting that the market is “steadily getting more bullish.” Read Full on AMBCrypto

2.  Progress in 2020 has turned Bitcoin bullish, says Brandt, who now recommends potential investors hold up to 20% of their portfolio in the cryptocurrency. “They all now want to sit and buy a break back to $6,000 or $5,000 and they’ve missed the bottom — and during that bottom, I think you had a lot of people accumulate with strong hands,” he summarized. Brandt continued: “The weak hands are out; the strong hands own it.” Read Full on Cointelegraph

3.  Former Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan addressed the controversy surrounding the publication Nakamoto.com, which was subjected to massive criticism from many in the community, and said “If you think of Bitcoin as digital gold, I do think there is room for other things. I don’t really want to argue that with people who think it’s a ‘zero-sum game’. There are zero-sum games, but I don’t think this is one” Read Full on AMBCrypto

4.  SIX Swiss Stock Exchange in Zurich revealed Traders in the world of traditional markets are showing increased interest in cryptocurrencies. Among the traders who participated in the survey, two-thirds said their clients have a growing interest in digital currencies such as Bitcoin and other “crypto products.” Around 80 percent said they believe the demand for crypto-based investment vehicles will increase in the future, and that digital assets will likely “streamline the trading and settlement process” and “reduce overall trading costs.” Read Full on Decrypt

5.  The price of bitcoin has just moved above the $9000 level for the 1st time since November 11 as per the data from Coin Market Cap. The current price is trading at $9072. The high price just reached $9145 after breaking above the $9000 level. The upward move pushed Bitcoin's market cap up to $162.6B or 66.46% of the total cryptocurrency market cap. Over the past seven days, Bitcoin has seen a rise in value, as it gained 10.5%. Read Full on CoinMarketCap

6.  Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, former LabCFTC Director Daniel Gorfine and investor Charles Giancarlo want to take the dollar digital – and they're not waiting for the Federal Reserve. The three are forming the Digital Dollar Foundation, working with Accenture to design and push for a potential U.S. central bank digital currency (CBDC). The digital dollar would “meet the demands of the new digital world and a cheaper, faster and more inclusive global financial system,” Giancarlo said. Read Full on coindesk

7.  Fintech and crypto intelligence firm Digital Assets Data recently published a report revealing that 10.7 million Bitcoin worth over $97 billion have remained stagnant over the last year. That number represents roughly 60% of the 18.1 million Bitcoin in circulation. It’s the highest level of untouched Bitcoin since the end of 2017, when the entire crypto market surged in a major bull run. The remaining 7.4 million BTC, worth roughly $67.7 billion, have powered trades and payments. Read Full on The Daily Hodl

8.  Bitcoin hash rate achieved a new all-time high (ATH) on Saturday, January 18. The startling jump moved the total hashes to 126 Eh/s. The growth in the Bitcoin network has been remarkable over the past two years. For perspective, the hash rate was just 13 Eh/s in December of 2017 when BTC reached its all-time high price. Morgan Creek Co-founder Anthony Pompliano pointed out, this amount of hashing horsepower makes Bitcoin the most powerful and secure computing network in the world. Read Full on twitter