Month

June 2018

Coinbase Opens New Office in Portland, Bids GDAX Goodbye

Coinbase has announced that it is opening an office in Portland, Oregon. According to a blog post on the company’s website, a variety of cities in the United States had been explored before settling on Portland. The West Coast city… Continue Reading →

Expedia Drops Bitcoin Payments, Official Confirms

Travel booking platform Expedia has stopped accepting bitcoin (BTC). A company representative confirmed the policy change, while stating that various payment options are being continuously evaluated without elaborating on the details. Expedia has been supporting bitcoin payments since 2014.  Also… Continue Reading →

VeChain Thor Blockchain Launches, Token Swap to Take Place Mid-July

VeChain has officially launched its main network and the first block has been mined successfully. VeChain Mainnet Launches VeChain Thor is a blockchain platform aimed at driving enterprise businesses to use blockchain solutions. The main network launch was preceded by… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin, Gold-Backed Currency Can Coexist in Free Society: Ron Paul

Ron Paul, a former member of the U.S. Congress and a Distinguished Counselor to the Mises Institute, has called for the legalization of competition to the U.S. dollar and a debate over the future of fiat currency, precious metals, and… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Cash Sees More Infrastructure, Applications, and Protocol Innovation

Over the past few weeks, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has seen a lot of new infrastructure support, applications, and protocol innovation. While everyone has been watching the bearish markets across the digital currency economy, in general, there’s a lot… Continue Reading →

Envion ICO Scandal: Court Rules in Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Founders’ Favor

Since our last article on the unfolding situation with the deadlocked Envion ICO, a group identifying themselves to CCN as Concerned Envion Investors have been working to produce evidence that CEO Mathias Woestmann snatched the company from the founders and… Continue Reading →

China OKCoin Joins Huobi in Video Screening Traders

n n n n Along with fellow exchange Huobi, Okcoin has announced it will video verify its users, cnLedger reports.n

Hayes: A Positive Regulatory Etf Will Push Bitcoin to $50,000 in 2018

Arthur Hayes, the Co-Founder and CEO of BitMEX, a Peer-to-Peer Trading Platform that offers leveraged contracts that are bought and sold in Bitcoin predicts that the pioneer cryptocurrency will sell for at least $50,000 by the end of 2018. Hayes… Continue Reading →

Volume Rankings Report for June 2018: Trading Activity Drops Across Crypto Markets

Market action during June has seen a significant slump in trade volume, with the majority of the ten most traded cryptocurrencies experiencing a drop in volume of between roughly 17% and 57% when compared with May. Also Read: ICO Round-Up: Social… Continue Reading →

What’s the Motive Behind Pornhub’s Listing of Verge and now Tron?

Pornhub, the largest pornographic-video platform in the world, is set to integrate Tron. In April, CCN reported that Verge, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency, disclosed its strategic partnership with Pornhub, with the announcement made by Pornhub vice president Corey Price, who stated:… Continue Reading →

Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the Structure of Class Warfare

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 2 Crypto, and the Structure of Class Warfare The wall separating state and society is crumbling. Or, rather, the state is taking a jackhammer… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin and Ether Surge 11% as Crypto Market Suddenly Adds $26 Billion Overnight

The crypto market has added more than $26 billion in the past 24 hours, as major assets including bitcoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash rose by more than 10 percent. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash are Today’s Big Gainers Major digital… Continue Reading →

The Daily: Swiss Crypto Vault, Huobi Opens in London, Malta Approves Crypto Bills

In Saturday’s Bitcoin in Brief, we cover some of the new expansion plans of leading cryptocurrency trading platforms. Singapore-based Huobi has confirmed its intentions to open an office in London, and US exchange Coinbase is about to do the same… Continue Reading →

Electric Scooter Startup Spin Seeks $125 Million In ‘Security Token Offering’

An electric scooter startup called Spin is trying to raise close to $125 million in what’s called a security token offering (STO), which sells tokens backed by real-world financial instruments, according to Axios and confirmed by TechCrunch. The STO marks… Continue Reading →

South Africa Tests Ethereum-based Interbank Payment System

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) concluded remittances tests on an Ethereum-based interbank payment platform called “Project Khokha.” South Africa’s Cryptocurrency Push A total of eight South African banks took part in the cryptocurrency-based tests, utilizing blockchain technology developed by… Continue Reading →

Japan’s Crypto-Friendly Regulator to Leave in Summer, What Will Change?

Nobuchika Mori, Japan’s longest-serving regulator and chief of Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) who is responsible for most of the crypto regulations imposed by the Japanese government, is expected to leave this summer, according to FT. Mori’s Forward-Thinking Approach For… Continue Reading →

Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining Affects Thousands of Most-Visited Websites

The rise of cryptocurrencies as an asset class has propelled the burgeoning of related businesses like wallet services, cryptocurrency exchanges, and the mining sector. However, the space is filled with beneficiaries and bad actors alike, as revealed by research from… Continue Reading →

27% of England’s Male Millennials Say Bitcoin Better Investment Than Property

Millennial Living in 2018: Insights for the UK ‘Build-to-Rent’ Sector, a study in conjunction with FTI Consulting, commemorates real estate group Get Living’s 5th anniversary. Focusing on millennials, it found significant portions turning away from traditional stores of value, such… Continue Reading →

Messaging Giant Line to Open Cryptocurrency Exchange in Singapore

Japanese messaging behemoth – Line, which has over 500 million installs on Play Store is set to open a new cryptocurrency exchange in Singapore to service the worldwide market excluding the US and Japan. Bitbox and Line’s Blockchain Ambitions Announcing… Continue Reading →

Hacked South Korean Exchange Bithumb Recovers Funds

While blockchain technology remains the most tamper-proof system of data storage, cryptocurrency exchanges are yet to attain the same level of security. On June 20, 2018, reports emerged that Bithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, had fallen prey… Continue Reading →

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