Category Archives: cointelegraph

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: EOS, Binance Coin, TRON, Litecoin, Bitcoin

In December 2017, the market participants were eagerly waiting for the total crypto market capitalization to touch $1 trillion. Fast forward to December 2018, and the total market capitalization is struggling to hold on to the $100 billion mark. This shows the complete change in sentiment in the past one year: last year, it was fear of missing… Read More »

US Federal Government: Confusing Regulation For Crypto, Full Clearance For Blockchain

Individual US states seem to be in competition for the title of the most crypto-friendly in the Union – Ohio’s recent announcement of imminent crypto tax payments being the latest example. Meanwhile, federal authorities remain in disarray with regard to how to define, let alone consistently regulate digital assets. It is not just stakeholders and crypto buffs who bemoan… Read More »

Blockchain Could ‘Jeopardize the Safety’ of Current Financial Marketplace, DTCC Exec

Fintech is believed to be a “systemic risk” to the broader economy, according to a survey conducted by the United States Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Dec. 11. 20 percent of respondents to the so-called “DTCC Systemic Risk Barometer,” identified fintech among the system risks for the global economy in 2019. The results are up from 15… Read More »

Business Models Should Be ‘Re-Imaged’ for Blockchain, Says Barclays Rep

A Intrapreneur from financial services giant Barclays has expressed the idea that blockchains should be built with regulatory compliance in mind, tech news website The Next Web (TNW) reported Dec. 14. Speaking at a Hard Fork Decentralized event, Barclays’ Julian Wilson stated that when building blockchains, developers need to “reconfigure our approach and way of thinking.” Wilson argued… Read More »

Blockchain Payments’ Mass Adoption Is 3-5 Years Away, Says BitPay CEO

The CEO of crypto merchant platform BitPay Stephen Pair stated that speculation on future adoption drives Bitcoin’s (BTC) price more than “actual utility,” in an interview on CNBC Dec. 13. Speaking on the reasons behind Bitcoin’s current value, compared to its historic price highs, Pair told reporters: “A very big component of the [Bitcoin’s] price is certainly speculation.… Read More »

Top Cryptos See Mixed Gains & Losses, Bitcoin Fights to Stay Over $3,200

Saturday, Dec. 15: the top 20 cryptocurrencies report a mix of moderate gains and losses, with Bitcoin (BTC) briefly dipping under $3,200 before climbing back above the price mark by press time. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin started the day around $3,228, but after a mid-day high of $3,275, it fell back to the current price of $3,232,… Read More »

From South Korea to IBM Food Trust – How Blockchain Is Used in the Food Industry

2018 has witnessed a steady increase in the number of food manufacturers and retailers using blockchains to enhance their operations. From tracking the quality of food to facilitating international trades in grain, blockchain technology has been turning up repeatedly in recent months; and while many deployments of such tech have been conducted on a trial basis, a growing… Read More »

Legendary Investor: Bitcoin (BTC) Could Bottom At $3,000, Altcoins To Crash

“I’m Believe In The Bitcoin Narrative” Peter Brandt, a legend in the commodity investment realm, recently sat down with CoinTelegraph to discuss his opinions on the current bear market. Although Brandt has traded traditional markets for decades, nearing five at this point, he lauded Bitcoin (BTC). [embedded content] Discussing the bearish market conditions, Brandt first claimed that one… Read More »

Cryptojacking Overtakes Ransomware as Top Malware in Some Countries

Cryptojacking, the unauthorized use of another’s hardware to mine cryptocurrency, has become the biggest cyber threat in many parts of the world, Bloomberg reported Dec. 14. According to research from cyber security research firm Kaspersky Lab, cryptojacking overtook ransomware as the biggest cybersecurity threat particularly in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. In Afghanistan and Ethiopia over one… Read More »

Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

American telecoms giant AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based social media history “map.” The patent application was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Dec. 13. AT&T’s patent application describes a blockchain-powered system that may include a transaction history controller to store subscribers’ data, which may be used for various purposes. The file outlines… Read More »