Facebook Blockchain Arm Booms, Even Amid Crypto Bear Market

Just months ago, David Marcus, the former president of fintech giant Paypal, was appointed as the inaugural head of Facebook Blockchain, the social media giant’s first stab at so-called “internet 3.0” innovation. But since Marcus’ appointment, many have been puzzled, as Facebook’s blockchain division has seemingly disappeared off the face of Planet Earth. In a testament to this confusion,… Read More »

Litecoin ‘Flappens’ Bitcoin Cash By Market Capitalization

In February, Charlie Lee predicted a ‘flappening’ of Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash before the end of the year. Well, with just two weeks of the year left, the prediction came true, as Litecoin’s market cap overtook Bitcoin Cash. Natural Rivals In many ways, Bitcoin Cash was always a more natural competitor to Litecoin than to Bitcoin. From its… Read More »

Exchanges, Startups Pick Sides After the Bitcoin Cash ‘Hash War’

The so-called “hash war” over the future of bitcoin cash is over – and what remains appears to be a persisting rivalry between the forces behind what are now two distinct cryptocurrencies. Created in November when the blockchain underwent a controversial system-wide upgrade (also called a hard fork), there remains a segment of the bitcoin cash community that… Read More »

Bitcoin Development Not Controlled by Anyone Says Crypto Veteran

No one controls the focal point for Bitcoin development, said Jameson Lopp in his latest blogpost. The Bitcoin veteran, who has been a crucial part of crypto developments since the beginning, opened recently about how developers run the world’s biggest decentralized financial network without fragiling it. He also attempted to answer individuals and groups that criticize bitcoin core,… Read More »

The Venezuelan Government is Forcing Petro Down the Pensioners’ Throats

Advertisement The Government of Venezuela is reportedly taking pensioners’ bolivars from their accounts and replacing them with their cryptocurrency, the Petro. According to Caracas Chronicles, the elderly residents recently received their monthly pensions in Venezuela’s official currency. Their wallet service, dubbed as Motherland, sent a notification that their accounts were credited with 1,800 Bolivars. However, the pensioners received… Read More »

Coinbase and the Awkwardness of Growing Up

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. Coinbase’s recent announcement that it was considering another 31 tokens for listing was greeted with a potent mix of… Read More »

Waves Surges into Top 20 Coins as Wider Crypto Market Stumbles

Advertisement Since the end of November, the Waves coin (WAVES) has bucked a market trend and risen in price by over 150%. The cryptocurrency has not only risen to a price, at the time of writing, of $2.49 per coin but as bitcoin price falls, WAVES value against bitcoin (BTC) is also growing. The Waves cryptocurrency today, for… Read More »

DDEX To Fork the Ox Protocol, Remove ZRX and Name their New Protocol Hydro

After much deliberation, the team at the DDEX decentralized exchange has decided to fork the Ox protocol that is the backbone of the exchange. Tian Li, CEO of DDEX, made the announcement two days ago via a Medium post. Mr. Li praised the efforts of the Ox team in delivering a high quality, useful code with smart contracts… Read More »

BTI Report: Only Binance and Bitfinex Exchanges Are Not Falsifying Trade Volume Data

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI), has released its December 2018 Exchange Volumes Report. The report goes on to state taht only two out of twenty five top cryptocurrency exchanges are actually reporting accurate trade volume. These two exchanges are Bitfinex and Binance. The rest of the exchanges are involved in wash trading that inflates their trade volume figures thus… Read More »

Bitcoin Bomb Threats Strike Hong Kong After Debacle In U.S., Canada

Over the past 72 hours, bomb threats attempting to extort Bitcoin (BTC) from business owners and governmental agencies have taken the world by storm, affecting thousands across Canada, the U.S., and New Zealand. Although the threats have begun to recede from the limelight in the western world, the issue may only be getting started across the Pacific Ocean… Read More »