Bitcoin Futures Platform Bakkt will Begin Testing July 22

NEW YORK – Bakkt, Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin (BTC) futures trading platform, has stated they plan to test its two future contacts on July 22.

CEO of VC Firm Digital Currency Group: ‘Crypto Winter’ Is Ending

Barry Silbert, a senior executive at major American blockchain venture capital firm Digital Currency Group (DCG) believes “crypto winter” is likely over.

Central Bank of Brazil Launches Blockchain-based ‘Device ID’ Platform

The central bank of Brazil has announced the launch of its blockchain-based Device ID platform, partnering with IBM and Hyperledger.

U.S. Retailer Target to Utilize Blockchain Technology

Target Corporation has announced its support to the Hyperledger Grid project, a supply chain framework in partnership with Intel utilizing blockchain technology.

Bitcoin will Reach $25K by the End of 2019 According to Analyst

Oliver Isaacs, a bitcoin (BTC) price analyst, has stated he believes the price will hit $25,000 by the end of 2019, according to a report by The Independent.

IBM Infuses Db2 with AI to Bring Data Science, Database Management Under One Platform

IBM has announced a major upgrade to the Db2 database that is designed to enable enterprises to infuse AI and data science into their database management processes to more easily build AI into applications and gain greater insights from their data.

U.S. SEC Files Lawsuit Against Kik’s 2017 ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against messaging mobile application Kik for allegedly operating an unregistered securities sale during its 2017 initial coin offering (ICO) of its kin token.

TRON Announces New Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Storage System

TRON, a leading blockchain platform, announced it plans to incorporate decentralized storage as another blockchain solution into the BitTorrent ecosystem.

Barclays Invests $5.5 Million Into Blockchain Invoice Exchange Crowdz

Silicon Valley-based Crowdz has raised $5.5 million during a closed Series A investment round to launch the banking industry's first global Invoice Exchange, designed to revolutionize the $9 trillion worldwide receivables market.

E*Trade Prepares to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

Popular trading platform E*Trade is reportedly going to begin cryptocurrency trading according to sources familiar with the matter.

Craig Wright Files Copyright of Bitcoin Source Code, Satoshi White Paper

Self-proclaimed bitcoin creator, Craig Wright, has filed registrations to secure ownership of the bitcoin source code and white paper.

Coinbase Custody Exceeds $1 Billion in Assets Under Management

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has stated Coinbase Custody, the exchange’s custody service, has $1 billion in assets under management (AUM).

Bitcoin Futures Platform Bakkt will Begin Testing in July

Bakkt, Intercontinental Exchange’s bitcoin futures trading platform, has stated they plan to begin testing in early July 2019.

Billionaire Tim Draper Believes Bitcoin Takes 5% of Global Market Share by 2023

Billionaire tech investor Tim Draper has stated bitcoin (BTC) will hold five percent market share of the entire world by 2023, during a recent interview on Fox Business.

Crescent Files New Cryptocurrency ETF with the U.S. SEC

Crescent Crypto Asset Management (Crescent) has announced it has partnered with USCF to file a registration statement for a cryptocurrency exchange traded product (ETP), the USCF Crescent Crypto Index Fund (XBET).

Michael Novogratz: Bitcoin to All-Time-High Within 18 Months

Billionaire and Galaxy Digital founder Michael Novogratz stated he believes bitcoin (BTC) will surpass its all-time-high within 18 months.

Facebook Reverses Crypto Advertising Policy

Today, Facebook has updated their advertising policies to allow blockchain, cryptocurrency and financial products and services to advertise on the platform. 

Samsung SDS Adds Blockchain Solution to Enterprise IT Package

Samsung SDS CEO Hong Won-pyo has announced the company will be adding blockchain technology solution to its enterprise IT package.

Microsoft Announces New Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum

Microsoft has been investing a lot into the development of Blockchain based technology.

Binance Hacked: Deposits & Withdraws Have Been Suspended

Binance has discovered a large scale security breach resulting in the loss of 7000 bitcoins.

Hyperledger Announces New Iroha 1.0 Blockchain

Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced Hyperledger Iroha 1.0.

Ripple Partners with Ria Money Transfer to Power Instant Global Payments

Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, has joined RippleNet to enable instant, blockchain-powered global payments.

Federal, State Tax Refunds Now Available in Bitcoin

BitPay, the largest global blockchain payments provider, today announced Refundo, a leading provider of tax related financial products, is making federal and state tax refunds available in Bitcoin directly to taxpayers through BitPay’s Payouts.

Amazon Web Services to Utilize Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum Blockchains

Today, Amazon Web Services Inc., an company, announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain, a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks.

Lawyer Admits Tether Only 74 Percent Backed by Cash, Equivalents

iFinex Inc, issuers of Tether (USDT), the largest stablecoin, only has backing for 74 percent of its supply, according to documents released by the company on April 30.