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The latest attempt to bring Bitcoin on the Ethereum blockchain goes live

RenBTC, the latest implementation of Bitcoin on the Ethereum blockchain, appears to have gone live recently. According to Etherscan, there are 1.24 renBTC live on the Ethereum mainnet at the moment.  Kain Warwick of Synthetix recently tweeted that he was the first person to hold a Bitcoin in renBTC. The latest implementation of Bitcoin on […]

Indian Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Raises $2.5M From Polychain Capital, Coinbase Ventures

India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, CoinDCX, has secured a $2.5 million strategic investment led by Polychain Capital with support from Coinbase Ventures. The investment aims to reinforce the exchange’s efforts to drive cryptocurrency adoption in the country after a major legal victory in March. CoinDCX’s #TryCrypto campaign seeks to bring the total number of crypto users […]

Pros and cons of XRP as an investment from a ripple senior employee

As new people enter the market following the bitcoin halving, many people are looking at alternative cryptocurrencies as to where they can put their money.  The question that has long been asked as to whether XRP is worth investing in, in 2020.  An official from the company has given his views on this question. As […]

Turkish Stablecoin Receives Spot Listing on BTSE Exchange

The Turkish stablecoin BiLira has received a spot listing on BTSE, offering a new on-ramp for Turkish investors to access crypto markets. Over-the-counter and cryptocurrency futures exchange BTSE today launched support for BiLira’s Turkish stablecoin TRYB. TRYB can now be traded against Tether (USDT) on BTSE’s spot markets. Cointelegraph spoke to BiLira and BTSE to […]

Ethereum ICOs and the Baseline Protocol

In March 2020, a consortium of 14 organisations released their vision for a Baseline Protocol that uses the Ethereum Mainnet as a common frame of reference – due to its public and open nature – that can be applied to any database or workflow. Overseen by the Ethereum-Oasis Project with links to the Ethereum Foundation and […]

Singapore’s Inland Revenue Authority Says it Won’t Collect Taxes on Cryptocurrency Airdrops or Hard Forks

Singapore’s tax authority, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), confirmed that it will not be collecting taxes on airdropped cryptocurrency, provided that the recipients get them  for free. As noted in an income tax treatment guide, released on April 17, 2020, the IRAS clarified that it classifies digital tokens into three main categories. These […]

Infinito and Paxful Form Strategic Partnership for Safe, Feeless Access to Cryptocurrencies Globally

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) Infinito and Paxful Form Strategic Partnership for Safe, Feeless Access to Cryptocurrencies Globally Infinito and Paxful have partnered up to bring Infinito Wallet users a safe, feeless, and fully peer-to-peer way to buy Bitcoin with 167 fiat currencies through over 300 payment methods at great […]

There’s Still Money for IEOs; Blockchain Fundraising Will Grow – Binance CEO

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) are still very much a thing and will thrive in the future, said Changpeng Zhao, CEO of major crypto exchange Binance. “I am still very confident in the IEO market,” Zhao said, speaking at the virtual BlockDown 2020 conference today. He […]

Top Reasons Why Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones Buying Bitcoin Is a Big Deal?

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) The last 24 hrs in the Bitcoin community have been all about “Paul Tudor Jones” a reputed wall street hedge fund manager who in a letter to his clients explained cryptocurrency as a performer amid the current market meltdown. While many already are taking his […]

How Close is the Crypto Market to a 2017-Like Bull Run?

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) While things haven’t been the same since 2017, the crypto space seems poised to have an epic rise. The reason for this is because the markets are evolving. We no longer have the playful nerd-like form to the issues within but rather we have a […]

Jio-Facebook deal likely to boost adoption of crypto-blockchain in India

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) Deal may result in Jio piloting a cryptocurrency that can be used for discounts or reward points within its telecom, entertainment and e-commerce spaces once regulatory hurdles are cleared. The behemoth is also expected to look at using blockchain technology for easing supply chain constraints. […]

Cryptocurrency operators set for consolidation in fragmented Asian market, Binance says

Recent deals suggests a pick-up in M&A deals as Binance, Gojek expand footprint in region. Higher trading volatility, stricter anti-money-laundering rules could raise more regulatory requirements. How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) A consolidation among cryptocurrency exchanges is set to drive mergers and acquisitions for virtual assets in Asia as the […]

Crypto Week in Review: Tether (USDT) Adds $2 Billion to Its Market Cap

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) Market Snapshot Bitcoin (BTC) briefly surged above $7,000 Thursday for the first time in nearly three weeks. Unable to hold on to its gains, BTC dropped below $6,800, ending Friday up roughly 5% on the week. While there’s no clear indicator as to why Bitcoin saw […]

Crypto-market, traditional stock market inter-connectivity a sign of long-term volatility

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) No market came out well out of the bloodbath that was 12-13th March; not the traditional stock market nor the digital asset industry. The global financial markets went through a host of market crashes as major indices such as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones […]

Crypto Marketplaces: Five Blockchain-Based Amazon Competitors to Watch

How To Choose An ICO To Invest In New ICOs (OTC) Cryptocurrency and blockchain could reinvent e-commerce. Will these five marketplaces reinvent online shopping? Blockchain technology has plenty to offer online marketplaces. Thanks to the efficiency of cryptocurrency, marketplaces can cut back on transaction costs, overhead costs, and middlemen. Plus, the peer-to-peer nature of blockchain means […]

Bakkt Raises Additional $300 Million Despite Current State of Crypto Market

On Monday (March 16), Bakkt, the crypto custodian and Bitcoin derivatives exchange subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), announced that it had raised an additional $300 million of capital — via series B financing — from such prominent investors as venture capital firm M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures), management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group, and crypto-focused investment firm Pantera Capital. […]

US Firm Plans $100 Million ICO to Fund Electric Vehicle Production in Africa

Alternet Systems Inc (ALYI), an energy storage, military application, and electric motorcycle firm, has entered into a new partnership to launch a cryptocurrency dedicated to funding electric vehicle projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a March 11 announcement. While Alternet did not name the company it has partnered with, Alternet Systems revealed that the cryptocurrency […]

What are dual token sales?

Dual token sales are when a project creates two tokens, one as a security to raise funds, the other as a utility to serve the network. The idea is to help projects become more compliant with regulators. In Brief Dual token sales are a new type of funding option where one token is designed for […]

Chinese Communist Party Exec Wants State Monopoly on Digital Currency

Chen Weigang, former Vice President of China Insurance Regulatory Commission of the Communist Party, sat down with Yiben blockchain media on Feb 27 to talk about ICO regulations and digital currency trading in China. He told the media that a central bank digital currency (CBDC) is an important strategic plan for the Chinese RMB to […]

Steven Seagal Pays up $330,000 Following his ICO Endorsement

Plenty of celebrities have openly endorsed initial coin offering in 2016 and 2017. It was a matter of time until that type of behavior would have negative repercussions.  Steven Seagal is one of the multiple celebrities paid to promote an ICO.  Steven Seagal Pays a Hefty Price At the time, there was no pressure by […]

Why Security Token Offerings Are a Big Yawn in Parts of Asia

Security token offerings (STO) were supposed to be the next big blockchain-based investment vehicle following the bursting of the initial coin offering (ICO) bubble of 2017. But there have been a number of reasons why this form of equity funding has not lived up to the hype of being a next-generation activity, including regulatory uncertainty […]

TON vs. Libra

TON was announced in late 2017, months after Moscow’s failed attempt to block Telegram’s messenger app, and its white pages boasted liberty from the banking systems that made it difficult to send money across borders. The Gram wallet, embedded within the messenger’s new blockchain-enhanced ecosystem, would allow transfers to be made with the ease of […]

4 Promising Blockchain Projects with Upcoming ICOs

Whether you are heavily invested in the cryptocurrency market or act as a curious bystander, it’s no secret that ICO projects are a lucrative investment opportunity. Initial Coin Offering (ICO) projects have provided many startups with a legitimate chance at making their ideas a reality in the form of new cryptocurrencies and cloud-based services for […]

Value Locked in Crypto DeFi Markets Hits $1 Billion Milestone

Broadly speaking, DeFi is shorthand for decentralized finance, referring to the use of blockchain, digital assets and smart contracts in financial services such as credit and lending. According to analytics site Defipulse.com, the $1 billion locked in the markets — i.e. across the spectrum of smart contracts, protocols and decentralized applications (DApps) built on Ethereum […]

Crypto Valley and PwC Analyse ICO/STO Markets

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Strategy Switzerland, in collaboration with The Crypto Valley Association, have released their Spring 2020 edition of the ICO/STO Report, providing a perspective on developments within the initial coin offering (ICO) and security token offering (STO) markets. 6th ICO / STO Report, by @PwC @strategyand in cooperation with the Crypto Valley Association. Global crypto […]

China’s attitude could influence global crypto-regulations

They say the opposite of love is indifference; and if one thing has been made clear over the last few years, it is that governments and regulators are no longer indifferent toward cryptocurrencies. Countries like China are announcing national CBDCs left, right and center, while regulators across the world have started becoming more receptive, introducing […]

Philippines Proves to Be an Important Crypto Market with ‘Crypto Valley of Asia’ Airport

The International Monetary Fund distributed a 34-page Technical Assistance Report on the Philippines as a major aspect of its occasional conference with the nation’s controllers. The report and proposals inside it depend on an evaluation the IMF staff led in July. The substance of the report comprise specialized counsel given by the IMF staff to […]

Ripple Ceo Predicts A Slump In Crypto Projects

Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse predicts that the new year will provide a different environment to cryptocurrency projects.  Garlinghouse has voiced his concern about the market over time, and he insists the market is already saturated. He predicts that the oversaturation will lead to more projects shut down in 2020.  Garlinghouse believes that utility will become […]

Cryptocurrency ICO vs Cryptocurrency Pre-ICO

The world of cryptocurrency ICOs has been on fire as of late. In most cases, these ICOs cause quite a bit of strain on the Ethereum network, which is anything but enjoyable. It now appears a lot of projects are running so-called pre-ICO token sales as well. This allows teams to collect even more money, […]

Brad Garlinghouse hints that Ripple may soon go public

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has told World Economic Forum (WEF) delegates in Davos, Switzerland that an initial public offering (IPO) may be on the cards for Ripple soon. IPOs are events where stocks in a company are generated and sold publicly for the very first time. Recent high-profile IPOs have included Beyond Meat, Uber, and […]

Fintech Startup Aims to Create New Asset Class With ‘Continuous’ ICO Model

A newly launched fintech firm hopes to leverage the token sale model to back investments in real-world assets. But it’s taking a different approach than many previous projects. Hong Kong-based Two Prime – recently founded by open-source veteran Marc Fleury – calls the sale a Continuous Token Offering (CTO), as opposed to an initial coin offering […]

Journalists to launch digital currency to fight fake news

The Californian investment fund, HigherOrderVC, and journalists from across the world have teamed up to create a new cryptocurrency to provide financing for investigative journalism. The new virtual currency, named PressCoin, is aimed at empowering independent journalists with new tools to stand against fake news, as well as improving their objectiveness and financial independence. PressCoin […]

Initial Coin Offerings: Understanding Crowdsale Terms like ‘Soft Cap’ & ‘Hard Cap’

Soft caps are fundraising minimums while hard caps are fundraising goals When discussing an Initial Coin Offering, some variation of the terms ‘soft cap’ and ‘hard cap’ are often used. An ICO’s soft cap is the minimum amount that a project can be funded in order to be considered successful. This metric is set by […]

State financial regulators

The emergence of digital currencies poses a major dilemma for the guardians of economies across the globe. While some countries have taken a liking to the newcomers, others remain cautious or opted to ban them outright. Bitcoin was born nearly nine years ago as something brand new for both the world of payment systems and […]

Hong Kong to Educate Public on Crypto and ICOs

Hong Kong authorities have launched a campaign to educate the public on the risks associated with ICO and cryptocurrency investment. Kicking off yesterday, the campaign started on Jan. 29 and was launched by the government’s Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and the Investor Education Centre (IEC), a subsidiary of the Securities and Futures Commission […]

Is Bitcoin Banned in China?

Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) which is the central regulatory authority that regulates financial institutions and drafts the monetary policy of the country, issued a statement that “it would block access to all domestic and foreign cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO websites.” As per the news, China aims to clamp down on “all cryptocurrency trading with […]

Crypto Firms Can Now Apply for a License in France

France’s top financial regulator has published new rules regarding the licensing of digital asset service providers (DASPs) as well as guidelines for firms applying for the non-mandatory license and informing the regulator about internal cybersecurity practices. The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) or Financial Markets Authority released the rules on Wednesday and the guidelines on […]

5 Things to Know to Become a Successful Crypto Trader

The growth in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency space shows their future potentiality to rise over the other payment technologies. Investing in crypto isn’t that difficult, but then it isn’t that easy either. In order to be a successful trader it is important to have a strategy and follow it till you see the results and […]

7 Cryptocurrency influencers to follow on Twitter

Believe it or not, nowadays everyone proclaims to be a crypto influencer on Twitter. Even those who barely have any experience in the space, mention “Crypto Proponents/influencer” in their bio! That aside, following genuine crypto influencers on Twitter can be very enlightening. Enlightening because they are people who are actually building the community and are truly […]

Argentina wants to tap cryptocurrency, blockchain with Huobi

A senior minister of Argentina said the government was looking at joining hands with Huobi Group, one of the largest digital assets trading platforms in the world, to explore cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. “We would like to learn how to participate in cryptocurrency and blockchain industry from Huobi. With Huobi’s platform, agricultural, mineral and energy […]

Bitcoin’s ‘Halving’ Is About to Shake Cryptocurrency Markets

If you are not someone following the ups and downs of bitcoin, you probably have not heard about a big event next year. It is called the “halving.” It will cut creation of the cryptocurrency by 50 percent. A cryptocurrency is any form of money that exists online and operates without a central bank. Bitcoin […]

Ripple is thriving off the failures of antique SWIFT system, market analyst tells Boom Bust

Ripple, the company behind cryptocurrency XRP, has raised US$200 million in its latest investment round – bringing its valuation to $10 billion – as the startup aims to further grow its cross-border payments business. However, the success of the San Francisco-based firm, with its growing base of consumers sending live payments, did not result in […]

Libra not a crypto as it’s ‘centralized, backed by assets, and permissioned’

One of the heated topics in the cryptocurrency, regulatory, and the fintech space has been Facebook’s footprint in the digital asset ecosystem with the unveiling of Libra. This venture is viewed as a positive sign for the growth of the cryptocurrency market altogether by some, whereas criticized by many. The criticism was not much of a […]

French Financial Regulator AMF has approved France’s First Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

The Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF), the French financial markets regulator, has approved its first Initial coin offering (ICO). Even though the token sales stay legal as an option of fundraising in France, those that had been approved by the AMF might be marketed directly to the general public. The AMF shows a whitelist of […]

Chinese Regulators Question 8 Crypto Companies in Shenzhen

Authorities in Shenzhen have started pressuring crypto businesses operating in China’s tech capital. Eight companies, two suspected operators of trading platforms, and six entities allegedly associated with coin offerings, have been placed under inquiry, Chinese media revealed, with authorities reportedly questioning their representatives at a meeting hosted by Shenzhen Financial Regulatory Bureau. Exchanges and ICOs Under […]

Germany, Italy & France set to block Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra in Europe – report

Paris, Rome, and Berlin are getting ready to block Facebook’s new digital currency Libra in Europe, a French minister said, as cited by AFP. Last month, France’s Finance Ministry said that the technology developed by the social media giant causes serious concerns and therefore its operation cannot be authorized for use on European soil. French […]

The origins of Bitcoin: Ethereum and ICOs

Before cryptocurrency really started to take off, ICOs first saw daylight in 2013 when Mastercoin sought to raise money for its project. Ethereum also held its own ICO the following year, raising around $2.3 million in less than a day. The substantial injection of funds ICOs were receiving led to expanded interest in the activity, as […]

Sec may down harder on illegal crypto ICOs

Two years on from the 2017 ICO craze and some crypto projects are calling it quits despite escaping harsh sanctions from regulators. Some commentators say authorities may be forced to adopt harsher punishments for illegal token sales since indicted projects cannot be trusted to pay back investors. GLADIUS CALLS IT QUITS According to the Wall Street […]

10 European cryptocurrency startups that aim to change future of fintech

Cryptocurrency has rapidly gained popularity and it has begun affecting the economy of some countries. It is a much-talked-about technology right now. Even Facebook has come up with details of its cryptocurrency called Libra. With Libra, it is possible to buy products or transfer money to people sans any additional fees. Not only Facebook but […]

New Report Shows Progress of Crypto Startups Since 2014

A recent survey conducted by Temio, a company that provides white-label technology to enterprise customers serving blockchain and cryptocurrency real-world applications, indicates that crypto startups are increasing with significant progress. The research was conducted from October 14 to November 29, on three main objectives: to know the actual number of jobs being created, the demographics […]

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