Category Archives: altcointoday

US Marshals Service Announces Auction of 660 BTC

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) has announced an auction of 660 BTC that is scheduled to take place on Nov. 4. Under the auction rules, interested participants must formally identify themselves to the USMS and submit deposits of $200,000. USMS to Auction Forfeited BTC in Seven ‘Blocks’ The auction is scheduled to take place across two “series” and seven… Read More »

World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Binance Looks to Add New Stablecoins

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted volume, is actively looking to list more stablecoins in addition to the three it already supports, which include the recently beleaguered tether (USDT). “We hope to be able to list a few more stablecoins on our platform,” chief financial officer Wei Zhou told CoinDesk Thursday. But that does not mean the Hong Kong-based… Read More »

BitGo Closes New Series B Funding, Advances Cryptocurrency Services for Institutional Investors

BitGo, which provides institutional-grade custodial accounts and multi-signature wallets, has recently closed a $57.5 million USD Series B fundraising round that included investors like Goldman Sachs and Mike Novogratz. Goldman Sachs and Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Ventures combined investments reached around $15 million USD and the new fundraising round brings BitGo’s total funding to around $70 million USD. Goldman has previously… Read More »

Tron Price Analysis: Monero Upgrades While Bulls Struggle to Register Gains

Overly, there is expectation in the space. Thanks to a successful Monero hard fork, the new “Segwit” mean transactions would cost less. At the same time, the new confirmation from Tron about their “partnership” with Baidu should keep the market vibrant as bulls prepare for gains above 3 cents. Let’s have a look at these charts: EOS Price… Read More »

Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO Issuers

The U.S. states of Colorado and North Dakota have independently issued cease and desist orders against companies promoting initial coin offerings in their states. Their tokens are potentially fraudulent securities offerings, according to the two states’ securities commissions. One scheme promises a return of 10 percent per month and claims to be pegged to the price of gold.… Read More »

Majority of Crypto Assets Are Highly Centralized, Research Finds

One of the central pillars of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general is that the system is decentralized, ensuring no single point of failure for adversaries to attack. However, new research has found the majority of assets in the ecosystem today to be highly centralized. Taxonomy Report Reveals a Concentration of Crypto Power Cryptocompare, the cryptocurrency market data aggregator, has… Read More »

Bitcoin SV version 0.1 goes live

Leading blockchain technology research and development outfit nChain has rolled out the release candidate of the Bitcoin SV client on October 15 — one month ahead of the November Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgrade.  BCH miners and mining pools are encouraged to begin using Bitcoin SV. Bitcoin SV, which stands for Satoshi Vision, is a new full-node implementation for Bitcoin… Read More »

The COT Token: Cosplay for Blockchain

“Life without entertainment is like cake without frosting.” — Anonymous There is something about movies, television, books, comics, and make-believe in general that connects us all. From as early as 500 BC, people went to the theater to get away from it all and to enjoy an evening of fantasy and fiction. However, such a luxury was only… Read More »

CME Report: BTC Futures Trading Keeps Growing in Q3, Average Daily Volume Up 41% Over Q2

Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has continued to grow in Q3, the U.S.-based exchange reported in a tweetWednesday, Oct. 17. The CME has revealed that the average daily trading volume (ADV) of Bitcoin futures has increased by 41 percent in Q3 over Q2, while open interest (OI) — or the number of open contracts on Bitcoin futures — has… Read More »

50 Indian Traders Share Thoughts on Investing, RBI Ban, Future of Crypto in India

Fifty traders who use Indian crypto exchange Instashift have shared their thoughts on the current crypto environment in India. Most of them said that they “hodl” and would continue to invest in crypto despite regulatory uncertainty. Most Respondents Are Hodlers A survey was conducted in the first week of October by Indian cryptocurrency exchange Instashift exclusively for… Read More »