Blockchain News

China’s Top Three Crypto Ratings: EOS, TRON, Ethereum, Bitcoin Fifthteenth

Bitcoin (BTC) has placed 15th in China’s lastest government-sponseored ranking, while decentralized application (dApp) platforms EOS, TRON (TRX), and Ethereum (ETH) took the top three spots respectively.

BitMEX CEO: Bitcoin to $10,000 in 2019

BitMEX co-founder and CEO, Arthur Hayes, stated he believes bitcoin (BTC) will increase to $10,000 in early Q4 of 2019.

UPS to Utilize Blockchain to Improve Merchant Supply Chains

Setting up, selling and shipping products online is getting easier for B2B merchants thanks to a new alliance between UPS and e-commerce technology company Inxeption.

CoinMarketCap Cryptocurrency Data to Launch on Bloomberg, Nasdaq

Cryptocurrency market provider CoinMarketCap has announced they will be launching a new financial data feed for Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS), Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters Eikon (Refinitiv) and Germany’s Börse Stuttgart.

Bitcoin Hash Rate Surges to 4 Month Highs

The bitcoin (BTC) hash rate, the collective processing power securing bitcoin’s blockchain, have increased to levels not seen since November 2018. // STAY UP TO...

Fortune 500 Firm Avnet Partners with BitPay to Accept Bitcoin

Fortune 500 firm Avnet has announced a new partnership with blockchain payments processor BitPay.

Six Banks Launch Stablecoins on IBM’s Stellar-Based World Wire

SINGAPORE – IBM and Stellar have announced six international banks will be launching their own stablecoins on IBM’s “World Wire” blockchain network during Money20/20 Asia in Singapore.

Visa Seeking New Cryptocurrency Project Manager

A new job opening posted by SmartRecruiters shows Visa is hiring an extra manager to oversee a new cryptocurrency project headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Blockchain in Healthcare Expected to Grow 348.5% by 2024

Blockchain utilization in the global healthcare market is expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate of 69.7 percent until 2024.

Bitcoin Trading Volume Hits $11 Billion, Most Since April 2018

Bitcoin’s daily trading volume surpassed $11 billion on Friday, the most in a 24-hour period since April 25, 2018.

Republican Leader McCarthy Urges Congress to Explore Blockchain

Congressman Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, stated an exploration into blockchain is necessary to see if the technology can improve government efficiency and transparency.

Cryptocurrency Market Expected to Reach $6.7 Trillion by 2025

According to Transparency Market Research, the global Cryptocurrency market is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 31.3 percent, or $6.7 trillion by 2025.

Coinbase Pro Adds Stellar Lumens (XLM)

Cryptocurrency platform Coinbase will begin accepting inbound transfers of XLM to Coinbase Pro.

Blockchain Triggers a Wake Up Call to the United Nations

The United Nations had an 8-hour event this week in the Economic and Social Council Chamber to discuss the opportunities provided by AI and blockchain technology for sustainable development.

Ripple’s Xpring, Forte Secure $100M To Accelerate Blockchain In Games

Forte, a provider of blockchain-based platform technology for the games industry, and Xpring, Ripple's developer ecosystem initiative, have formed a $100 million fund to support game developers.

Binance’s Trust Wallet Adds Credit Cards, XRP Support

Trust Wallet, Binance’s official wallet, will now allow users to purchase cryptocurrency with credit cards.

Pro-Crypto Presidential Candidate Gains National Attention

Presidential candidate and cryptocurrency advocate Andrew Yang has just passed the 65,000 donation threshold and will be in the upcoming Democratic debate in June.

Invesco Launches a Blockchain ETF on the London Stock Exchange

Investment management company Invesco launched a new blockchain-based exchange traded fund (ETF) on the London Stock Exchange today.

Russia Increases Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Efforts

MOSCOW – Igor Yusufov, the former Energy Minister of Russia, has proposed an oil-backed cryptocurrency, which will utilize blockchain technology, according to Russian news source Rambler.

OneCoin Leaders Arrested for Multibillion-Dollar Pyramid Scheme

The FBI has announced announced Konstantin Ignatov was arrested March 6, 2019, at the Los Angeles International Airport, on a wire fraud conspiracy charge stemming from his role as the leader of an international pyramid scheme that involved the marketing of a fraudulent cryptocurrency called “OneCoin.”

Analyst Who Predicted the 2017 Bull Run: Trillion Dollar Market Caps After July

Based off of the very long-term Neely-Elliott Wave count, Wave-F needs a few more months of sideways action before we start breaking up away from the green trendline.

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Dismisses JPM Coin

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse dismissed JP Morgan Chase’s new stablecoin, stating the product’s likelihood of adoption is low and questioned its utility.

U.S. Congressman Predicts 2019 Will Be ‘the Year of Blockchain’

U.S. Representative Tom Emmer (R-Minnesota) predicts 2019 “stands to be the year of blockchain, the year we separate hype from reality, and begin harnessing blockchain in the right-use cases to lower costs and increase efficiency.”

Fidelity Digital Assets: Ethereum Hard Fork May Delay Support

Fidelity Digital Assets (FDAS) president Tom Jessop has announced they have put together a team to evaluate cryptocurrencies that may be added in the future.

eToro Launches Cryptocurrency Platform in 32 U.S. States

Investing platform eToro has launched a new “social” cryptocurrency trading platform and wallet service for U.S. customers in 32 states.
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