Former Wall Street veteran and blockchain legislative advocate Caitlin Long announced today she will be working on building Avanti Bank, a special purpose depository institution to provide a range of custody, payment, and securities services to the digital asset industry. Blockstream will be acting ...
Newsletter
24 February 2020
3 coins to keep an eye on | Issue #70
After a violent struggle through a nearly 11% range, Bitcoin's weekly candle from last week closed a mere 0.6% above where it started. A 6.4% drop from its open has bulls arguing for a spring setup, while bears may be hoping for a retest before a decline. The altcoin marketcap enjoyed a small climb from its weekly start at...
In a press release issued yesterday, Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, announced it has begun testing its digital currency e-krona. The e-krona, meant to be a complement to cash, will allow users to make payments, deposits, and withdrawals through a mobile app. It will involve a two-tie...
Cardano has a planned hard fork today at epoch 176 to help it transition from a federated network to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus model. Cardano’s current mainnet has operated with limited functionality since its launch in 2017. Today’s hard fork, dubbed OBFT (Ouroboros BFT), bridges this old ne...
Top Cosmos contributor, All in Bits Inc. (DBA Tendermint Inc.), announced it would “part ways” with its IBC (Inter-Blockchain Protocol) and Tendermint Core teams. The two groups of engineers will team up to form a new Germany-based company backed by the Interchain Foundation (ICF) to continue their ...
Today the SEC announced a settlement with token issuer Enigma MPC over its $45 million ICO. As part of the settlement, Enigma has agreed to return funds to harmed investors via a claims process and register the tokens as securities. Enigma will also be required to file periodic reports with the SEC ...
ConsenSys-backed media outfit Decrypt recently tracked and analyzed the on-chain actions of over 130,000 Ethereum Name Service (ENS) accounts. ENS allows users to replace their alphanumeric Ethereum addresses with a name, similar to how "email addresses [once] replaced clunky pieces of code." But th...
In a blog post released today, peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, Paxful, reported $1.6 billion in global trading volume in 2019. The company now hosts 3 million wallets, 45% of which are from Africa where trading volume grew 57% in 2019. The company plans to double down on its success in Africa w...
In a blog post released yesterday, cryptocurrency exchange Fcoin revealed it is insolvent and may default on up to 13,000 BTC ($130 million) in user funds. According to Fcoin founder Jian Zhang, the default was neither caused by a hack nor exit scam, rather it was caused by internal issues related t...
Newsletter
17 February 2020
3 coins to keep an eye on | Issue #69
Bitcoin bulls paused last week around $10,250 at resistance near the EQ of the weekly OB from September's consolidation period. This region also triggered a reversal in October. Is another short-term reversal coming? It's too soon to say for sure. The altcoin marketcap made a similar move, climbing from $103 billion to nea...

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