By CCN Markets: Blockchain.com Head of Growth Haider Rafique believes that Facebook’s Libra project will be a boon to cryptocurrency as a whole, for numerous reasons. As Head of Growth at Blockchain, adoption is the executive’s primary drive, and he believes Facebook’s crypto entry will have a positive impact. The growth expert laid out his case for Facebook’s potentially positive impact on cryptocurrency in an exclusive interview with CCN. He also revealed Libra’s “unspoken advantage” as it seeks to make its blockbuster entry into the crypto industry. Crypto Exec Haider Rafique: People Still Trust Facebook Despite Scandals For starters, despite
“Social money” startup Roll raised a $ 1.7 million seed round from BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes, Gary Vaynerchuk and Techstars.
By CCN Markets: Less than 5% of crypto developers are women, according to an analysis of the 100 most popular blockchain projects submitted to GitHub, Microsoft‘s code-sharing site. The results are not scientific because they assumed a coder’s gender based solely on their user name. Moreover, there was no verification of whether the user was actually male or female. However, the results are not surprising considering the tech industry has historically been male-dominated. Analyst: 95% of Crypto Developers Are Men Journalist Corin Faife posted his analysis on Medium. Faife found that only 4.6% of “female” names were used for the
Cryptocurrencies have been trending upwards in price over the last few weeks, but in certain countries around the world digital assets have become far more valuable. For instance, in Argentina, the nation’s sovereign currency has lost considerable value and cryptocurrencies like BTC are seeing all-time price highs. The surge in value is not just taking place in Argentina as a few other countries suffering from hyperinflation are seeing significant demand as well.
The Abyss, a gaming platform built on crypto, is teaming up with “Fortnite” creator Epic Games in a bid to incentivize developers.
Blockchain compliance startup Chainalysis has added support for Binance’s native token BNB and three stablecoins to its transaction monitoring tool.
Within the sphere of traditional finance, at least, crypto has a custody problem. The problem? Crypto is complicated, security is tricky and — if we’re being frank — the suits don’t know a bit from a byte (or a blockchain from a cloud server).
In fact, you could rightly say that what makes crypto, well, crypto actually makes them nervous. Unlike settling traditional assets, you can’t reverse a bitcoin transaction, the blockchain offers no internal or centralized controls and there’s no one to go to if you muck up a transaction. Bitcoin is everything that the traditional finance sector is not, so it’s understandable that Wall Street and friends would be wary of holding an asset they don’t understand and can’t control.
Banking startup 2gether is launching a prepaid Visa debit card that allows eurozone-based users to spend cryptocurrencies.
Cryptocurrency prices have been seemingly stable lately as there hasn’t been much volatility in the last two weeks in either direction. The overall market capitalization of the entire crypto economy has lost about $ 4 billion since our last markets update and global trade volumes are much slimmer than weeks prior.
The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami had a surprise visit last Thursday when Kevin Connolly, the actor from the HBO series “Entourage,” announced a new television show called “Cryptos” is under development. Connolly hopes the new show will help the public better understand the innovative cryptocurrency ecosystem.
Entourage Actor and Blockchain Advocates Begin Pre Production of Cryptos
Digital currency fans will be intrigued to hear about a new television show called Cryptos, a series that’s currently being directed by the Hollywood actor Kevin Connolly. The story follows a young startup trying to launch a cryptocurrency-fueled entertainment platform. The series will also feature Kevin Connolly, who is known for his role as Eric E Murphy in Entourage. Connolly has also agreed to direct the cryptocurrency-focused show’s episodes.
Stephen Ehrlich, the CEO of Voyager, a startup that provides retail and institutional investors with cryptocurrency trading solutions, is bullish on the future of crypto despite the ongoing bear market. According to a recently published blog post, Ehrlich sees the underlying growth of the industry as a very encouraging sign. He highlights the fact that the total number of crypto users […]
As the crypto markets have matured, they’ve seen increasing acceptance with traditional finance and regulators, but there’s still a way to go.
In the last 24 hours, many leading cryptocurrency markets have broken down to post new lows for 2018. The bloodshed has seen BCH fall below $ 100 for the first time ever, while the market cap of ETH has fallen below $ 10 billion for the first time in over a year. The total capitalization of the combined cryptocurrency markets appears on the verge of testing $ 100 billion, currently sitting at $ 107.5 billion.
In a recent upgrade, popular Bitcoin and cryptocurrency hardware wallet TREZOR has enabled its Model T users to exchange directly through their wallet interface, which means users no longer have to send coins from their device for conversion.
A Crypto Exchange Inside the Trezor
In an attempt to make its flagship hardware wallet TREZOR Model T, the company behind it – Satoshi Labs, has announced a brand new feature which allows users to exchange cryptocurrencies directly through their wallet interface.
[You can check out Bitcoinist’s review of the TREZOR Model T here.]
Mike Novogratz, a prominent cryptocurrency investor, and CEO of Galaxy Investment Partners has toned down his optimism, reiterating that he doesn’t expect a price surge in the price of Bitcoin until institutional adoption occurs, which could happen in the first half of next year. Speaking with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close,” the
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Life in Venezuela is anything but.
Last year, the South American nation of 32 million led the world with 652% inflation and this year the economic turmoil is even worse. As of September 2018, the annual inflation was estimated at 200,000% and International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it could spike to a mindboggling 1,000,000% by December. At that rate, it’d be a waste of time counting your cash.
Venezuelans are seeking refuge in cryptocurrencies by making payments in Bitcoin (BTC), Dash (DASH) and other coins, and by converting whatever purchasing power their bolivars have left into tokenized assets. It’s a desperate situation: Grocery shelves are empty resulting in painful stomachs and those bolivars won’t buy anything at the fuel pump.
If you take a look at the cryptocurrency market over the past few months then you’d probably be looking to get the tissues ready, especially if you’re an investor. Despite the fluctuation in price over the course of this year, some began to have life breathed into them in the several ecosystems and communities where traders are anticipating it to have a surge on the crypto markets.
In this article, we’re going to go through the hottest and most talked about cryptos of September this year and why investors and enthusiasts were so excited about them.
The most revolutionary invention in modern finance is being celebrated this week by cryptocurrency fans for its 10th-year anniversary. “Bitcoin Art (r)evolution” is a crypto-art exhibition in Paris that lasts through the first week of October and it showcases Bitcoin (BTC) inspired artistry from contributors all over the world.
While modern art is often criticized for being overly abstract and irrational, Bitcoin-related pieces in Paris should remind observers of how the blockchain-powered coin is giving early-adopting investors newfound and sustainable wealth; the freedom to trade and transact almost anywhere in the world; and the ability to keep financial affairs private and pseudonymous.
BTC price once again has torn through resistance levels and with many October catalysts seems to be on the cusp of a bullish breakout. Could a bull run be on the horizon?
The last 3 weeks saw TRIG, VIBE, and INS predicted prior to their Northern price trends and this week an underpriced gem, EVX, which will be analyzed alongside two top privacy coins: XMR and DASH.
Everyone is talking about the ETF (exchange-traded fund) when in reality it is a matter of when, not if, the fund occurs. However, the ETF will likely not be approved for months and there are plenty of more exciting events on the horizon for BTC 00 to help begin a full market bull run in the short term.
A U.S. judge has sided with the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission in a cryptocurrency fraud lawsuit, ruling bitcoin is a commodity.