Sunday, February 23, 2020

‘95% Confidence’: Ethereum Developers Pencil In July 2020 for Eth 2.0...

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'95% Confidence': Ethereum Developers Pencil In July 2020 for Eth 2.0 Launch
Ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Eth 2.0, won’t launch in Q2 2020 as expected, but researchers remain confident the initial network parameters will deploy...

‘Key Milestone’ for Hyperledger as Fabric Blockchain Platform Reaches 2.0 Release

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'Key Milestone' for Hyperledger as Fabric Blockchain Platform Reaches 2.0 Release
Enterprise blockchain project Hyperledger has released the most significant update of its DLT framework Fabric since launch in July 2017. The Hyperledger Foundation...

‘One Network, Many Chains’ – The Case for Blockchain Interoperability

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'One Network, Many Chains' – The Case for Blockchain Interoperability
The man who wrote Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas Antonopoulos, is anything but a bitcoin maximalist.At the Blockstack Summit in San Francisco in October, he...

10% of Central Banks Surveyed Close to Issuing Digital Currencies: BIS

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10% of Central Banks Surveyed Close to Issuing Digital Currencies: BIS
A fifth of the world's population may well have access to a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in as little as three years,...

3 More Execs Leave Swiss Stock Exchange’s $100M Blockchain Project

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3 More Execs Leave Swiss Stock Exchange's $100M Blockchain Project
Three executives have left SDX, the blockchain-based digital asset trading venue owned by Swiss stock exchange operator SIX Group, since the year began,...

Above $10K: CME Bitcoin Futures Hit 3.5-Month Highs

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Above $10K: CME Bitcoin Futures Hit 3.5-Month Highs
Bitcoin futures listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange rose to multi-month highs, breaking above $10,000 early Friday.The February contract crossed above the psychological...

Alleged BTC-e Operator Will Be Extradited to France After Greek Supreme...

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Alleged BTC-e Operator Will Be Extradited to France After Greek Supreme Court Ruling
Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of the BTC-e exchange, will be extradited to France following a ruling by Greece's supreme court.Vinnik will be...

Anchorage, Bison Trails Execs to Helm Libra’s New ‘Technical Steering Committee’

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Anchorage, Bison Trails Execs to Helm Libra's New 'Technical Steering Committee'
The Libra Association announced Thursday it had formed a technical steering committee to coordinate the design of the Libra platform.The new committee, composed...

Andrew Yang: US Has to Fix Its ‘Hodgepodge’ Crypto Regulation

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Andrew Yang: US Has to Fix Its 'Hodgepodge' Crypto Regulation
Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said the US needs a consistent legal framework for cryptocurrencies if it is to be a market leader.Speaking...

Appealing to Normies: Advancing Bitcoin Starts With Better UX

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Appealing to Normies: Advancing Bitcoin Starts With Better UX
Why isn't the average person into bitcoin? That was the question posed by Blockstream's Selene Jin at the Advancing Bitcoin conference in London...

Bermuda Is Planning a Comprehensive Crypto Ecosystem

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Bermuda Is Planning a Comprehensive Crypto Ecosystem
In what must have been a drastic change for Denis Pitcher, chief fintech advisor to the Premier of Bermuda, he and CoinDesk’s Michael...

Binance Now Lets Users Borrow Against Crypto Holdings to Fund Futures...

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Binance Now Lets Users Borrow Against Crypto Holdings to Fund Futures Trades
Malta-based Binance, one of the world's top cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, now allows users put up their crypto holdings as collateral to...

Bitcoin Breaks Above $10,000 in Spot Market

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Bitcoin Breaks Above $10,000 in Spot Market
For the first time in three months, bitcoin’s price is being quoted in five digits to the left of the decimal. The top cryptocurrency...

Bitcoin Cracks $9,400 to Reach Nearly 3-Month High in ‘Asia-Driven Rally’

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Bitcoin Cracks $9,400 to Reach Nearly 3-Month High in 'Asia-Driven Rally'
Bitcoin (BTC) has risen above a key area of resistance to reach its highest point in nearly three months.On Jan. 28, at roughly...

Bitcoin Hits 5-Month High Following Fed Chair Powell’s Privacy Praise

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Bitcoin Hits 5-Month High Following Fed Chair Powell’s Privacy Praise
Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is trending solidly back above the 5-digit figure mark.At around 15:00 UTC on Feb. 11, the price of BTC rose...

Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 10, 2020

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Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 10, 2020
With bitcoin's move up to $10,000 taking a well earned breather, Markets Daily is back with our bitcoin roundup. View original Post

Bitcoin Price Indicator Eyes First Bullish Turn Since August

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Bitcoin Price Indicator Eyes First Bullish Turn Since August
View Bitcoin's case for a rally to $10,000 over the next few weeks looks stronger with the weekly MACD histogram about to turn...

Bitcoin Price Spikes to Three-Month High as Bull Cross Approaches

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Bitcoin Price Spikes to Three-Month High as Bull Cross Approaches
View Bitcoin's ongoing upward trend still looks strong with the 50- and 100-day averages eyeing their first bullish crossover since March 2019. The...

Bitcoin’s Uptrend Is Gathering Pace and Many Altcoins Are Surging Too

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Bitcoin's Uptrend Is Gathering Pace and Many Altcoins Are Surging Too
View Bitcoin bulls pushed prices to fresh three-month highs above $9,700, reinstating the bull view aborted by a doji candle earlier this week....

Bitfinex Adds Margin Trading on Tether Gold With Pairs of Up...

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Bitfinex Adds Margin Trading on Tether Gold With Pairs of Up to 5x Leverage
Bitfinex, the world’s seventh-largest bitcoin exchange by trade volume, has launched margin trading for Tether Gold (XAU₮), enabling traders to execute more advanced...

Bitfinex Investor’s Crypto Lending Startup Posts $2.3M in 2019 Revenue

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Bitfinex Investor's Crypto Lending Startup Posts $2.3M in 2019 Revenue
China-based RenrenBit, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency lending and wallet startup, has disclosed it took $600,000 in net income from revenue of $2.3 million in...

Bithumb Exchange Fighting Back Against ‘Groundless’ $69M Tax Bill

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Bithumb Exchange Fighting Back Against 'Groundless' $69M Tax Bill
South Korea-based exchange Bithumb is fighting a move by the country's tax authority to withhold over $69 million in tax on foreign cryptocurrency...

BitPay Launches In-Store Crypto Payments With New POS Partnership

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BitPay Launches In-Store Crypto Payments With New POS Partnership
Blockchain payments provider BitPay is now taking its service into bricks-and-mortar stores.Through a new partnership announced Tuesday, the firm will be offering cryptocurrency...

Block.One Will Not Launch Its Social Network on EOS

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Block.One Will Not Launch Its Social Network on EOS
In June when Block.one, the company behind the largest initial coin offering (ICO) in history, announced its Facebook-challenging social network, Voice, it promised...