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Kraken Report: Bitcoin Getting Increasingly Correlated with S&P 500

Kraken’s June 2020 Bitcoin Volatility Report posits that bitcoin (BTC) annualized volatility crashed to a 6-month low of 51 percent and a reversal in the coin’s bullish trend increased its correlation with the S&P 500 from 0.13 to 0.52. Bitcoin… Continue Reading →

MakerDAO Approves Four “Light Feeds” for Oracles

DeFi posterchild MakerDAO approved four feed and oracles to eventually build a better connected, real-time trading infrastructure. Four Proposals In a post on Friday, MakerDAO announced a proposal for making decentralized markets more secure reached completion – resulted in the… Continue Reading →

IOTA (MIOTA) Making Significant Progress Toward IOTA 2.0 Launch 

The IOTA (MIOTA) team has released the details concerning the progress made so far in the journey toward IOTA 2.0 network upgrade. The team has revealed that the key specifications for IOTA 2.0 are almost complete. The research team has… Continue Reading →

VeChain CEO Sunny Lu Delivers Keynote at World AI Conference; ToolChain to Enable Blockchain Mass Adoption

The CEO and Co-founder of Singapore-based blockchain project VeChain, Sunny Lu, in his keynote address at the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) stated that the company’s mission was to promote the widespread use of blockchain via the ToolChain platform…. Continue Reading →

Elrond (ERD) Partners with Swingby for Secure Inter-Blockchain Asset Swaps

Ahead of its mainnet launch on July 30, scalable blockchain platform Elrond (ERD) today announced its integration with inter-blockchain swaps protocol Swingby to facilitate seamless exchange of ERD and other Elrond mainnet assets with prominent digital tokens such as bitcoin… Continue Reading →

Brave (BAT) Collaborates with NYIAX to Bridge the Gap Between Advertisers and Consumers

Brave Software–the developers of the privacy-focused Brave browser, and NYIAX—the New York-based platform that describes itself as the first futures trading marketplace for digital advertising contracts, are partnering as per an update on July 9, 2020.  The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)… Continue Reading →

Startup Backed by Jay-Z Is Helping Ethereum Devs Build Apps, Here’s How

A Jay-Z and Will Smith-backed startup announced the rollout of a new software suite yesterday, allowing blockchain developers to enjoy a more streamlined dev process. Alchemy of CryptoKitties Fame Called Alchemy, the startup raised $15 million in a 2019 Series… Continue Reading →

Cryptocurrency: How to Avoid a Data Breach

Cybercriminals have been causing data breaches ever since the internet was introduced to the world. However, the major problem with cryptocurrency data breaches is that transactions are irreversible. As the network is decentralized and therefore trustless, there is no mechanism… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Lightning Payments Now Supported by WikiLeaks Shop

Bitcoin Lightning payments are now being accepted by the official WikiLeaks Shop – the online merchandise store of the international non-profit organization WikiLeaks that publishes news leaks and classified media provided by anonymous sources. WikiLeaks Shop Introduces Support for Bitcoin… Continue Reading →

Europe’s Busiest Port Launches Blockchain-Based Container Handling Pilot

The Port of Rotterdam has launched a new blockchain-based pilot to make container handling safer and more efficient by doing away with the need to use a PIN code, reports Port Technology, July 9, 2020. A PIN-free Blockchain Container Handling… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Blockchain Experts Can Now Apply to Join the National Blockchain Roadmap

The National Blockchain Roadmap Steering Committee–under Australia’s Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology, is seeking expressions of interest, and calling upon blockchain experts in the country to join any of the established working groups as per a notice published on July… Continue Reading →

Brave (BAT) and bitFlyer Partner to Create Crypto Wallet

Brave Software and Japanese cryptocurrency exchange giant bitFlyer have collaborated to create a new crypto asset wallet. New Crypto Wallet for Brave and bitFlyer Users In a press release issued on Thursday (July 9, 2020), bitFlyer announced its collaboration with… Continue Reading →

Cardano (ADA) Issues Warning against Possible Crypto Investment Scam in Japan

The Cardano Foundation has issued a warning to the public against some individuals who claim to know members of the foundation, in order to possibly lure investors to deposit funds with them. Suspects Claim Connection With Cardanao to Boost Investors’… Continue Reading →

ModiHost’s Token Is Live on HitBTC, the Leading European Bitcoin Exchange 

Switzerland, July 8th 2020 – ModiHost, a hotel management system that uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized experiences to hotel guests, is proud to announce that its token is live for trading on the HitBTC exchange starting from Thursday 9th. … Continue Reading →

Coinbase Exchange’s IPO Ambitions Indicate Crypto Assets’ Coming of Age

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is reportedly mulling going public later this year, Reuters reports, July 9, 2020. Legitimizing the Crypto Landscape Coinbase, one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world by reported trading volume is planning to become a… Continue Reading →

Circle “Blacklists” $100,000 in USDC after Lawmaker’s Request

Documents from earlier this week showed crypto-finance firm Circle froze a certain USDC address tied to illicit activity, Coindesk reported Thursday. Blocking $100k Circle confirmed the news earlier this week. The so-called Central Consortium blacklisted address – which transferred over… Continue Reading →

DeFi, Layer-2 Solutions to Pave Way for Ethereum Adoption

Blockchain entrepreneur Tyler Smith tweeted this week on how the protocol is primed to see widespread technological progress this year; led by DeFi and layer-2 tech. dApps to Bolster ETH Tech Smith’s viral tweet talked about the various implementations and… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin and Ether Market Update July 9, 2020

Total crypto market cap added $14.6 billion to its value since Monday morning and now stands at $276 billion. Top ten coins are mostly in green for the last 24 hours with Crypto.com Coin (CRO) leading the pack with 3.6… Continue Reading →

Matic Network (MATIC) Collaborates with Gitcoin to Foster Mainnet Adoption

Matic (MATIC), a Layer 2 scaling solution on July 8 announced it would launch “Large Scale Developer Initiatives” in collaboration with Gitcoin to foster mainnet adoption. Focus on Mainnet Adoption In a blog post published yesterday, Matic Network launched “Large… Continue Reading →

Chinese Government-Run Firm Taps Alibaba’s Blockchain for Shipping and Logistics 

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), a Chinese government-run shipping and logistics company, has inked a strategic partnership deal with e-commerce giant Alibaba and Ant Group. The new alliance seeks to enable COSCO to digitize its shipping and logistics processes with… Continue Reading →

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