New York Times: Facebook Reportedly Shopping ‘Facebook Coin’ to Crypto Exchanges

New York Times: Facebook Reportedly Shopping ‘Facebook Coin’ to Crypto Exchanges Facebook is “hoping to succeed where Bitcoin failed” with its highly secretive cryptocurrency project, a New York Times (NYT) article published today, Feb. 28, argues. Citing multiple anonymous sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the Times pieces together the alleged contours of the project, which…

Analyst: Bitcoin Traders Should Look Towards BTC’s Fundamental Developments for Guidance on Future Price Action

Analyst: Bitcoin Traders Should Look Towards BTC’s Fundamental Developments for Guidance on Future Price Action Following Bitcoin’s relatively large levels of volatility over this past weekend, the cryptocurrency has been experiencing a bout of choppy trading but has been able to find some levels of stability above $3,800. BTC’s recent price action also seems to…

Analyst Claims Ethereum (ETH) is Likely to See Increased Volatility as Constantinople Hard Fork Approaches

Analyst Claims Ethereum (ETH) is Likely to See Increased Volatility as Constantinople Hard Fork Approaches Ethereum, like most major cryptocurrencies, has seen increased levels of volatility over the past week, but has failed to make any lasting upwards moves that resulted in sustained higher highs. Analysts now expect ETH to increased levels of volatility as…

Hacker Moves 2.09 Mln EOS Following Blacklist Update Failure

Hacker Moves 2.09 Mln EOS Following Blacklist Update Failure An anonymous hacker managed to move 2.09 million EOS ($7.7 million) from a hacked account due to an alleged failed update by an EOS block producer (BP), according to a Telegram post by EOS block producer EOS42 on Feb. 23. The EOS blockchain has a feature that requires BPs to blacklist compromised accounts; all top 21…

Ethereum Core Developer Quits Social Media Over ‘Conflict of Interest’ Attacks

Ethereum Core Developer Quits Social Media Over ‘Conflict of Interest’ Attacks Ethereum core developer Afri Schoedon is taking a step back from social media due to an onslaught of online criticism. Tweeting Sunday that he will “no longer respond on Gitter, Skype, Discord, Slack, Wire, Twitter and Reddit,” Schoedon said that for the foreseeable future he would…

ErisX to CFTC: Regulated ETH Futures Would Result in More Robust, Liquid Market

ErisX to CFTC: Regulated ETH Futures Would Result in More Robust, Liquid Market Chicago-based crypto exchange ErisX has filed a comment letter with the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in response to the agency’s request for feedback on Ethereum (ETH)’s mechanics and market. The letter, submitted on Feb. 15, sets forth the exchange’s belief that “the introduction of a…

Dutch Tech Firm Develops PoC of Autonomous Smart Electricity Grid Using IOTA

Dutch Tech Firm Develops PoC of Autonomous Smart Electricity Grid Using IOTA Dutch technology company ElaadNL has developed a Proof of Concept (PoC) for a smart power grid for electric vehicles using internet of things (IoT)-focused IOTATangle technology, according to the company’s announcement on Feb. 14. Per the announcement, the PoC shows the ability of smart grids to not…

Latest XRP Ledger Release Boosts Censorship Resistance and More

Latest XRP Ledger Release Boosts Censorship Resistance and More Blockchain payments infrastructure firm Ripple has announced the latest release of XRP Ledger. “Stewarded” by Ripple, the open-source protocol is maintained by a network of peer-to-peer servers with XRP as its native “bridge” token. According to a release issued by Ripple on Thursday, version 1.2.0 of the ledger…

Nasdaq to Add Bitcoin and Ethereum Indices to Global Data Service

Nasdaq to Add Bitcoin and Ethereum Indices to Global Data Service Stock exchange operator Nasdaq is adding indices for bitcoin and ethereum to its global data service later this month. The company announced Monday that it has partnered with New Zealand-based blockchain data and research firm Brave New Coin to offer information on the two new indices starting…

South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Launches Over-The-Counter Trading Platform

South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Launches Over-The-Counter Trading Platform South Korea’s major virtual currency exchange Bithumb has officially launched an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk under the Ortus brand, according to a press release published on Feb. 7. Hong Kong-based entity Bithumb Global Limited owns the rights to the Ortus brand, which specializes in services for institutional investors. After completing Know-Your-Customer and Anti-Money Laundering inspections,…