The day of reckoning has come for Huawei, as the U.S. Justice Department has unsealed a 13-count indictment against the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manager. Justice Department Charges Huawei The indictment alleges that Huawei, two affiliated companies, and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou committed fraud and conspiracy in connection with deals in Iran. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stressed: These are law enforcement actions and are wholly separate from our trade negotiations with China. An indictment filed in Washington state accused the company of stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile USA Inc. and offering bonuses to employees who succeeded in getting technology from rivals, according
By CCN.com: “I do believe it will go to zero. I think it’s a great technology but I don’t believe it’s a currency. It’s not based on anything,” said Jeff Schumacher, founder of BCG Digital Ventures, of the Bitcoin price during a CNBC-hosted panel in Davos, Switzerland. 1. Bitcoin is Actually Based on a Lot of
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IBM recently unveiled its Q System One at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, with the company describing the quantum computer as being developed for “commercial use.” Despite numerous media outlets again decrying the imminent death of Bitcoin, IBM’s quantum system is not the game-changer that many are heralding it to be.
IBM Unveils Quantum Computing System
IBM’s commercial launch of its new quantum computing system has fueled reports claiming that the technology may spell doom for bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
Renowned investor Gary Shilling believes Bitcoin is a black box. And he prefers to stay away from it. Speaking to Business Insider, the American financial analyst admitted that the digital currency is too opaque and complicated for him to invest in — and he will not invest in anything that he does not fully understand.
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Earlier this week, Quartz published an article titled, “Esports players are burning out in their 20s,” detailing how gaming professionals are calling it quits early after spending endless 80-hour weeks perfecting their craft. The article circulated through the internet until it eventually landed in front of billionaire businessman and investor, Mark Cuban, who took to […]
Blockstack limited its access to funds raised last year, so it couldn’t spend faster than it gained traction. Now that’s paying off.
The new season of the Call of Duty World League (CWL) kicked off last weekend in Las Vegas, drawing an audience of between 12,000 to 15,000 people to the Hard Rock Hotel. The event featured roughly 2,000 amateur players and 16 professional teams, facing off in 5v5 battles, matching the traditional Team Deathmatch format found […]
Crypto will survive the current market sell-off because it’s here to stay. However, cryptocurrencies won’t replace fiat money anytime soon. That’s the assessment of Allianz chief economist Mohamed El-Erian. “Cryptocurrencies will exist. They will become more and more widespread, but they will be part of an ecosystem,” El-Erian said at the Consensus: Invest conference in New York. “They … Continued
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Thursday’s Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork has left the crypto community on the edge of their seat, waiting for a clear-cut winner between Amaury Séchet’s Bitcoin ABC and Craig Wright’s nChain to emerge. While the early frontrunner looks to be BCHABC, Wright continues to assert that the ‘Hash War’ is not a sprint but instead a drawn-out affair. That being said, many […]
The Bitcoin Cash civil war is just days away from culminating in a contentious blockchain split, and the lead developer of the faction with the minority hashrate has advised that the development community should “get a patch ready” in case they need to pursue an emergency hard fork to change the cryptocurrency’s Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm.
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SWIFT , the global payments network has been shooting down rumours that its platform will begin to integrate with Ripple’s suite of software solutions for cross-border payments.
SWIFT is updating its protocol standard this month and is also letting its customers know that they should upgrade to the firm’s new global payments platform called SWIFT gpi. News regarding the upgrade led to a mixture of different rumours about the SWIFT gpi that it would make the XRP powered payment solution xRapid and RippleNet available to thousands of banks on the SWIFT network.
Reggie Browne, who is a senior managing director of the ETF group at Cantor Fitzgerald, isn’t holding his breath for a bitcoin ETF. Despite the determination of crypto asset managers jumping through hoops to satisfy US regulators, Browne, who earned the nickname as “the Godfather of ETFs” from Forbes for his influence over the $ 4.7
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BlackRock — the world’s largest asset manager and ETF provider — has slowly been warming to crypto, but will not launch a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) until the industry becomes “legitimate,” said CEO Larry Fink. “I wouldn’t say never — when it’s legitimate, yes,” Fink said at the New York Times Dealbook conference, as reported by CNBC.
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Tom Jessop, President of Fidelity Digital Asset Services says that the asset manager will take crypto to the next level by enhancing the sector and providing a secure Bitcoin custody solution so institutional investors can get a piece of the crypto pie.
Bitcoin Custody Solution Will Remove Barrier
In the most recent episode of her Unconfirmed podcast, Laura Shin interviewed Fidelity president of Digital Asset Services Tom Jessop. The two had a cryptocurrency and blockchain focused discussion about the company’s plans to help develop the Bitcoin 00 and cryptocurrency market to a higher level of functionality and value.
TRON and the TRON Foundation have made very exciting progress through the start of October and continue to impress the crypto community. Granted, the value of TRX is still stagnant, however this doesn’t have any reflection on the progress of the TRON Foundation. Just because TRX is down low, it doesn’t mean the TRON team aren’t working hard in the background. TRX is down as a result of the bear market and the organic nature of this regressive market. When the markets turn round, we can hope that TRX will be one of the first cryptos to fly high. As it stands though, we can’t even begin to guess when this may happen.
The website of XDEX, the cryptocurrency exchange launched by Brazil’s biggest investment firm, XP Investimentos, is already up and accepting pre-registrations. It adds a few details on the crypto exchange, including that users won’t be able to send BTC to and from their personal wallets. The website, first spotted by local news outlet Portal do … Continued
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Russia is preparing for the long-awaited legislation tailored to regulate its crypto space. According to the latest reports from Moscow, the term “cryptocurrency” has been taken out of the legal texts. Nevertheless, Russians have no reasons to doubt the existence of the decentralized electronic cash. They have many options to get involved in cryptocurrency, regardless of what the law says about it.
Prof. Barry Eichengreen, an economics professor at UC Berkeley, in an op-ed published in The Guardian, said he believes stablecoins such as tether (USDT) might be stable in value and attractive as units of account, but they are flawed. His piece comes on the heels of the launch of the Gemini dollar (GUSD) by the
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The chief executive of the United Kingdom’s primary financial regulator has called for a balanced approach in nurturing the benefits while narrowing out the risks of cryptocurrencies. In a speech during the regulator’s Annual Public Meeting on Tuesday, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief Andrew Bailey outlined four specifically chosen operational risks that figure within the
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