Over-the-Counter Trading as the Latest Battleground to Secure Institutional Investment

As Coinbase and Poloniex open up dedicated investor accounts and Russia’s state-owned bank conducts a large over-the-counter transaction, OTC trading takes center stage in attracting institutional investors With the increasing trend for major financial institutions to invest in Bitcoin, United States crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase announced the launch of over-the-counter (OTC) trading for […]

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Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork to Come in Mid-January, Based on Dev’s New Agreement

Ethereum core developers have decided to activate the Constantinople upgrade at block 7,080,000. Ethereum (ETH) core developers have agreed to launch the long-awaited Constantinople  hard fork at block 7,080,000, as decided in a bi-weekly developers meeting on Friday, Dec. 7. The new agreement follows the previous decision to delay Constantinople fork for late January 2019 […]

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Bitmain, Roger Ver, Kraken Sued for Alleged Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Manipulation

Florida-based UnitedCorp has launched a suit against Roger Ver and some other major industry players for allegedly planning a scheme to take control of the BCH network. Florida-based United American Corp. (UnitedCorp) has purportedly filed a lawsuit against Bitmain, Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, and the Kraken Bitcoin Exchange, according to a press release published Dec. 6. […]

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R3 Adds Ripple as First Crypto for Its Universal Payments DApp

Enterprise blockchain consortium R3 has released a new universal payment settlement platform, with ‘rival’ Ripple’s XRP the first crypto to be supported. Enterprise blockchain software firm R3 has announced that ‘rival’ Ripple’s XRP token will be the first crypto supported on its new universal payment settlement platform, Finextra reports today, Dec. 5. Dubbed “Corda Settler,” […]

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Binance Releases 2nd Decentralized Exchange Preview After Binance Chain News

Binance has shown how its upcoming decentralized wallet, order book and block explorer will work, vowing to make a testnet available “soon.” The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance revealed a second preview of its forthcoming decentralized exchange (DEX) in a video Dec. 4. Binance, which regularly tops global charts for the largest volume of cryptocurrency […]

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EOS Community Is Challenged After Node Announces Financial Rewards for Votes

EOS’ governance model has attracted another round of criticism. This week, the EOS blockchain protocol angered decentralization proponents yet another time. Specifically, Starteos, one of EOS’ officially sanctioned Block Producers (BPs), appeared to publically offer its token holders financial rewards in return for their votes. Starteos’ vote-buying tendencies seem to fall in line with previous […]

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‘Nour’ and a New Friend: Satoshi Nakamoto’s P2P Profile Makes New Post, Befriends User

An account once associated with BTC creator Satoshi Nakamoto on P2P Foundation has posted a one-word status update and befriended another user. An account once associated with Bitcoin (BTC) creator Satoshi Nakamoto on the non-profit global network P2P Foundation posted a one-word status update yesterday, Nov. 29. While the account is tied to Nakamoto’s old […]

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