The Power of HODL

The first time you see “HODL” when someone is discussing cryptocurrencies, the word causes you to stop reading. You think: “Is it a misspelling?” Well, yes it is – at least it was mistyped originally. Now, rather amusingly, HODL has… Continue Reading →

Ethereum dApp Roundup Part 2: Essentials

dApps are becoming increasingly popular regarding usage and sheer volume. In the second of this series, BTCManager will highlight some of the more prominent ones of the bunch, with the first installation discussing the ten dApps users can’t live without…. Continue Reading →

Japan Looks to Ease Tax Reporting of Cryptocurrency Gains and Profits

To establish a seamless tax reporting mechanism for cryptocurrency gains in Japan, the Japanese Tax Commission held a debate on October 17, 2018, per a report by the local media outlet Sankei News. Standardization of Tax Filing Process According to… Continue Reading →

U.K. Money Management App Emma Launches Cryptocurrency Feature

Although the cryptocurrency industry is facing a downward slump, Emma, the London-based money management app sees long-term potential with the emerging asset class. According to TechCrunch’s article published on October 18, 2018, Emma launched a new cryptocurrency support feature in… Continue Reading →

Brave Blockchain-powered Web Browser Launches Chromium-based Desktop Version

Brave Software Inc., the makers of the Brave distributed ledger technology (DLT) based web browser with advertisement and web tracker blocking functionality, has announced the release of the new version of the Brave desktop browser based on Chromium, according to… Continue Reading →

Catalan Independence Leaders Turn to Bitcoin for Donations

Catalonia, a pseudo-autonomous community and region located in the Northeastern corner of the Iberian Peninsular, has been desperately fighting for independence from Spain, especially since the 2017 referendum. According to an article published by El Confidencial, on October 18, 2018,… Continue Reading →

Binance Successfully Completes Q5 BNB Token Burn; Market Price Remains Unbudged

The Changpeng Zhao-led crypto exchange behemoth Binance has completed its scheduled fifth BNB token burn – thus reducing the total supply of the Binance Coin (BNB) by 1.64 million. This was confirmed in a Medium post, published by Binance on… Continue Reading →

Ethereum dApp Roundup Part 1: Platforms

The incredible versatility of the Ethereum blockchain has enabled a plethora of different decentralized apps (dApps) to exist. In the following series will see ten platform dApps under the spotlight. 1. Golem Making extra cash while browsing social media is… Continue Reading →

Chinese Consortium FISCO BCOS Looks to Challenge Hyperledger Fabric and R3 Corda

A number of Chinese companies from the financial industry recently formed an Association known as the Financial Blockchain Shenzhen Consortium (FISCO). According to a press release published on October 18, 2018, FISCO is intent on building an open-source blockchain platform… Continue Reading →

Two Maryland Men Arrested for Selling Xanax and using Bitcoin for Money Laundering

According to the news agency Deepdotweb, Two Maryland men were arrested for selling illegally distributing Xanax pills and using bitcoin as a payment method for a multimillion-dollar laundering operation. Xanax Suspects Arrested The Department of Justice announced the arrests of… Continue Reading →

Chinese Startup Cobo Builds Ultra-Secure Self-Destructing Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

China-based cryptocurrency company Cobo has developed a new hardware wallet which provides innovative new security features to ensure that user funds are kept secure. The Cobo Vault Cobo refers to its Cobo Vault as “the world’s first all-around secure, military-grade… Continue Reading →

Circulor Partners with Rwanda To Trace Tantalum Mined in the Country

Circulor is partnering with the Rwandan Government to track tantalum, a precious metal used in consumer electronics. According to Circulor’s post released on October 16, 2018, the project which is currently live, will help miners in Rwanda follow guidelines laid… Continue Reading →

Goldman Sachs and Mike Novogratz Bet Big on Cryptocurrency Custodian BitGo with $15 Million Investment

Institutional interest in cryptocurrencies seems to be slowly and steadily gaining upward traction. Per a report published by Bloomberg, dated October 18, 2018, the Wall Street goliath Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Ventures have made a… Continue Reading →

Caroline Wozniacki Signs Deal with GCOX to Launch Her Own Crypto Token

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki signed a deal with Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) to launch her crypto token, Reuters reported on October 18, 2018. First Female Athlete to Endorse a Blockchain Startup  Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki has become the latest… Continue Reading →

South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Launches a Decentralized Exchange

On October 15,  2018, South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb announced they are launching their first official decentralized exchange, dubbed Bithumb DEX. The Korean crypto giant Bithumb is said to leverage OneRoot R1 protocol to increase the overall efficiency of the… Continue Reading →

World Payments Report: Public DLT Fails to Meet Financial Market Demands

While the International Word Bank Organization believes that distributed ledger technology (DLT) could fundamentally transform the existing financial sector, the World Payments Report 2018, published on October 16, 2018, concludes DLT cannot keep up with the financial market demands due to… Continue Reading →

Leading Indian Crypto Exchange Zebpay Sets off for Malta

Perhaps the most stagnant of all global cryptocurrencies markets, the Indian crypto market’s future depends a great deal on the long-awaited decision by the Supreme Court of India, which has already been adjourned multiple times. This persistent state of uneasiness… Continue Reading →

Is Chinese Alibaba Group going to aquire Alibabacoin (ABBC)?

Alibabacoin Foundation and China’s Alibaba Holding Group is having a dispute over trademark licenses in the Manhattan court of the United States of America. Alibabacoin Foundation CEO, Jason Daniel Paul Phillip stated that Alibabacoin Foundation offered a settlement to Alibaba… Continue Reading →

United States Marshals Service to Auction Bitcoins Worth $4.3 Million

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is set to auction bitcoins worth $4.3 million next month. The government agency outlined that it plans to sell bitcoin seized during a wide range of criminal cases. 660 Bitcoins to Go for Auction… Continue Reading →

Chinese Bitcoin Mining Equipment Manufacturers Suffer Setback as Trump Increases Tariffs

Bitmain’s $3 billion initial public offering (IPO), as well as that of other Chinese bitcoin mining equipment manufacturers such as Canaan and Ebang, may be adversely affected by the June categorization of the firm’s Antminer S9 ASICs miners as “electrical… Continue Reading →

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