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Calgary Becomes First Canadian City to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

blokt | 12-12-2018

Despite the current market decline, it can’t be denied that cryptocurrency adoption is increasing every day. It’s no longer unusual for nations to launch or consider their own state-backed cryptos such as Venezuela who recently launched the Petro and Iran who plans to issue a state-backed coin in the future. Both of these examples are designed, in part, to […]Calgary Becomes First Canadian City to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Cheap Power Is Luring Battered Bitcoin Miners to Iran

coindesk | 12-12-2018

Some crypto miners are looking to Iran for its low-cost power – but the path to setting up shop in the country is anything but simple.

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SEC Chairman Expresses ‘Optimism’ About DLT Investment Opportunities in Senate Testimony

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton says he is “optimistic” about blockchain, aims to both foster innovation and protect investors

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Will BTC fall below $3000?

coinnounce | 12-12-2018

Published on CoinnounceShort Term Support Level: $3250 Long Term Support Level: $3000 Resistance Level: $3400 Key Points Bitcoin price is still facing bearish pressure with the major resistance close to $3400. On the hourly chart, the bitcoin price is facing major selling pressure above $3400. If bitcoin price fails to break the resistance around $3400, the price […]The post Bitcoin Price Analysis: Will BTC fall below $3000? appeared first on Coinnounce.

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Swiss Bitcoin ETP Sees Record Volume as Institutional Investors Buy the Dip

bitcoinist | 12-12-2018

The steep decline in Bitcoin price has coincided with record volume of the recently launched Bitcoin ETP on the SIX Swiss Stock Exchange, suggesting that institutional investors are may be buying the dip.  Bitcoin ETP $HODL Sees Record Volume Earlier in November, Bitcoinist reported that a Bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETP) with the HODL ticker offered by Amun Crypto was about to begin trading on Switzerland’s SIX Exchange. The ETP represents a fully collateralized and non-interest-paying bearer debt security,Read MoreThe post Swiss Bitcoin ETP Sees Record Volume as Institutional Investors Buy the Dip appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple Powered Remittance Service

newsbtc | 12-12-2018

South Korea’s first blockchain powered remittance mobile app and web service will be launched this month by crypto exchange Coinone. ‘Cross’ For Faster and Cheaper Cross Border Remittances The service, simply named Cross, will be launched by Coinone Transfer, a payments business and a subsidiary of the South Korean crypto exchange. The service aims to...The post South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple Powered Remittance Service appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Winklevoss brothers launch new crypto app, aren’t scared of a crypto winter

cryptonewsreview | 12-12-2018

The plummeting price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies hasn’t discouraged the Winklevoss brothers… The Winklevoss brothers, Tyler and Cameron, have been regularly in the crypto headlines over the past year, as their Gemini cryptocurrency exchange continues to gain prominence. Their latest move is to introduce a brand new app for Gemini investors, that allows users […]The post Winklevoss brothers launch new crypto app, aren’t scared of a crypto winter appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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New York-based bank launches Ethereum-based payment solution for its clients

cryptonewsreview | 12-12-2018

Signature Bank presses ahead with its new Ethereum project… By Manoj Sharma for CNR As we’ve talked about before, New York-based commercial bank Signature Bank has partnered with a New York-based global financial technology firm, trueDigital Holdings LLC, to launch a new digital payments platform. A platform that’s powered by a permissioned version of the […]The post New York-based bank launches Ethereum-based payment solution for its clients appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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Ethereum Futures Inbound? CFTC Asks for Public Comment on ETH Network

ccn | 12-12-2018

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has put out a Request for Information (RFI) asking for public comment and feedback to enable it better understand Ether and the Ethereum blockchain as it seeks to expand its cryptocurrency knowledge base beyond bitcoin. In a press release dated December 11, the regulator stated that it is seekingThe post Ethereum Futures Inbound? CFTC Asks for Public Comment on ETH Network appeared first on CCN

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New rumour suggests Samsung is working on a cryptocurrency phone

cryptonewsreview | 12-12-2018

Could the Galaxy S10 have cryptocurrency functionality? Here’s an interesting one. Samsung is, as is well known, one of the biggest and most prominent smartphone manufacturers in the world. And rumours are now afoot that it’s getting into the cryptocurrency game. Over at SamMobile, the site has uncovered the news that Samsung is reportedly working […]The post New rumour suggests Samsung is working on a cryptocurrency phone appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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VC Investor Says Coinbase Is Looking to Add More Coins

livebitcoinnews | 12-12-2018

Coinbase is on a path of adding as many crypto assets as possible. It’s a Crypto Exchange; What Do You Want? This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Most crypto exchanges are in direct competition with each other. Thus, having a digital coin not listed elsewhere is likely to garner more customers and business along the...The post VC Investor Says Coinbase Is Looking to Add More Coins appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Ukraine's Former Prime Minister Proposes to Tackle Corruption Using Blockchain

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko believes that blockchain can help combat corruption in public administration

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Onegold Customers Can Now Purchase Digital Bullion With Bitcoin

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

Online bullion marketplace Onegold announced on Tuesday that its customers can now purchase precious metals with bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC). Onegold’s digital silver and gold products are fully allocated physical metals stored at the Royal Canadian Mint and can be redeemed at any time through Apmex. Also read: Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released […]The post Onegold Customers Can Now Purchase Digital Bullion With Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple-Based Blockchain Remittance Service

ccn | 12-12-2018

Coinone subsidiary Coinone Transfer has introduced Cross, South Korea’s first blockchain-based remittance app and web service, using enterprise blockchain technology created by Ripple. Cross gives people in Thailand and the Philippines access to faster and cheaper payment services. Coinone Transfer utilized RippleNet and connections with the Siam Commercial Bank (Thailand) and Cebuana Lhuillier (Philippines) toThe post South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple-Based Blockchain Remittance Service appeared first on CCN

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Next Bitcoin Bull Run Matter of When – Not If, Says BTC Investor Eric Dalius

bitcoinist | 12-12-2018

Real estate entrepreneur, Bitcoin investor, and cryptocurrency expert Eric Dalius in Tech Bullion says there’s still plenty of fight left in Bitcoin despite the mudslinging from the naysayers and falling Bitcoin price. He even goes on to say that the next bull-run is very close. The Many Bubbles of Bitcoin Bitcoin price. Even for people who barely have a grasp on what virtual currency is, these two words are inescapable lately. And they’re almost alwaysRead MoreThe post Next Bitcoin Bull Run Matter of When – Not If, Says BTC Investor Eric Dalius appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Press ReleasE: Rento – Rent, Share, Profit – Everything You Want

themerkle | 12-12-2018

Rento is creating a software solution for individuals and businesses to share items and services that, until now, needed to be purchased. The Rento solution is based on the increasing “sharing economy” market, but rather than focus on one vertical, Rento is providing a complete solution, including smartcontracts, for anyone to rent or borrow any […]The post Press ReleasE: Rento – Rent, Share, Profit – Everything You Want appeared first on NullTX.

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This London Taxi Driver Sells Cryptocurrency to Passengers

bitcoin.com | 12-12-2018

If you hail a taxi in downtown London, you could wind up paying for more than just your fare. Pseudonymous cab driver Dave Jenkins is known as the Crypto Cabbie because as he drives passengers around London he provides the ability to purchase BTC. Also read: Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released in 2018 Are Profitable […]The post This London Taxi Driver Sells Cryptocurrency to Passengers appeared first on Bitcoin News.

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Mobile Apps in India Require 45% More User Permissions for No Good Reason

themerkle | 12-12-2018

When cryptocurrency enthusiasts rely on mobile applications, there are always some pitfalls to take into account. Virtually all applications require users to provide the tool with access to various parts of the mobile device. In India, this situation is even worse, due to the vastly higher number of app permissions put in place. This is […]The post Mobile Apps in India Require 45% More User Permissions for No Good Reason appeared first on NullTX.

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Four Vermont State Agencies Establish Blockchain Working Group

cointelegraph | 12-12-2018

Four government agencies of the U.S. state of Vermont have formed a blockchain working group to learn more about the technology’s applications

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British Crypto Exchange CEX.IO Now Requires Identity Info From Users

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

London-based digital currency exchange CEX.IO now requires its users to reveal their identities to “provide users with high-level and reliable service”

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Spanish Ruling Party to Introduce Regulation on Blockchain, Crypto

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Partido Popular, a major Spanish political party, will introduce a draft bill on crypto and blockchain

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ICO Funding Continues to Plummet Amidst Crypto Bear Market

newsbtc | 12-11-2018

The latest statistics regarding ICO funding in recent months shows that investors continue to turn away from investing in ICO projects amidst the persisting crypto bear market. The statistics, which were reported in the latest issue of the Diar digital asset newsletter, show that ICO fundraising in November plummeted to the lowest level of 2018. The...The post ICO Funding Continues to Plummet Amidst Crypto Bear Market appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Exclusive: Invictus Capital CEO Explains How Machine Learning Can Help Cryptocurrency Investors

cryptoglobe | 12-11-2018

Daniel Schwartzkopff, the CEO of Invictus Capital, a cryptocurrency investment management firm, recently explained how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning may be integrated with blockchain-based digital currency platforms.In an interview with CryptoGlobe, Schwartzkopff explained that “machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence and the only workable technology able to create self-learning systems at this time.”

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‘The Drug Is Gone’: Mike Novogratz Compares Current Bitcoin Markets to ‘Methadone Clinic’

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Comparing the current Bitcoin market to last year’s price highs, investor Mike Novogratz said “we’re at the methadone clinic”

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Bullion Giant APMEX Partners with BitPay to Let Investors Buy Gold with Bitcoin

ccn | 12-11-2018

Global crypto payment provider BitPay has announced the OneGold precious metals and digital gold marketplace is now accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, according to a press release. OneGold — founded by APMEX, a leading precious metals retailer, and Sprott, an alternative asset manager — is focused on giving investors the ability to combine the “keyThe post Bullion Giant APMEX Partners with BitPay to Let Investors Buy Gold with Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

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US CFTC Asks for Comments to Improve Understanding of Ethereum Blockchain, Altcoin

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has asked for public comment and feedback to improve its knowledge of the Ethereum blockchain and altcoin

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Vitalik Buterin: Proof-of-Stake, Sharding to Make Blockchains ‘1,000x’ More Efficient

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Sharding and proof-of-stake will render future blockchains “thousands of times more efficient,” according to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin

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UNICEF Will Invest $100M into Blockchain Startups to ‘Solve Global Challenges’

coinspeaker | 12-11-2018

CoinSpeakerUNICEF Will Invest $100M into Blockchain Startups to ‘Solve Global Challenges’UNICEF is investing $100,000 in blockchain projects, aiming to address the global problems within the finance, healthcare, and other sectors.UNICEF Will Invest $100M into Blockchain Startups to ‘Solve Global Challenges’

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More & More UK Students Purchase and Resell Drugs Bought on the Darknet

themerkle | 12-11-2018

Most people see the internet as a great tool to make money. Whether it is by freelancing, selling on auction sites, or speculating on cryptocurrency, the opportunities are virtually limitless. One interesting trend in the UK is a major cause for concerns. Undergraduates are currently exploring more dangerous revenue streams, especially when it comes to […]The post More & More UK Students Purchase and Resell Drugs Bought on the Darknet appeared first on NullTX.

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Vermont Government Forms Working Group to Explore Blockchain Technology

ccn | 12-11-2018

The second-smallest state in the United States by population has formed a working group consisting of state agencies with a view toward studying blockchain technology. This was announced by Vermont’s attorney general, T.J. Donovan, who disclosed that the blockchain working group would commence work next year in January. The working group — which will seekThe post Vermont Government Forms Working Group to Explore Blockchain Technology appeared first on CCN

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UNICEF Adds Six Blockchain Startups From Developing Nations to its Innovation Fund

newsbtc | 12-11-2018

International children’s charity UNICEF has announced that it will formally support a total of six new blockchain startups through the UNICEF Innovation Fund. As part of the programme, the firms will each receive a share of $100,000 in funding. Most of the blockchain startups selected for membership in the fund are from a different developing...The post UNICEF Adds Six Blockchain Startups From Developing Nations to its Innovation Fund appeared first on NewsBTC.

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State Farm is Testing Blockchain to Expedite Auto Insurance Claims

ccn | 12-11-2018

Insurance is one of the golden geese of the blockchain, an industry with so much paperwork, sensitive data, and manual processes that it almost seems obvious that it will eventually adopt blockchain technology to streamline its claims processes, data storage, and even — eventually — its payments. State Farm is among the first notable insuranceThe post State Farm is Testing Blockchain to Expedite Auto Insurance Claims appeared first on CCN

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Daily Crypto Roundup 12/11/2018

cryptoinsider | 12-11-2018

Bear market stress on miners, crypto may see further price difficulty, hesitation for a bitcoin ETF, and PayPal blockchain incorporation. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 12/11/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Where’s The Beef? Australian Insurer Joins BeefLedger’s Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Trial

ethnews.com | 12-11-2018

National Transport Insurance is participating in a blockchain pilot to track Australian beef’s journey abroad.

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Crypto Firm Fragments Launches Stablecoin Following ‘Ampleforth’ Rebrand

ccn | 12-11-2018

Fragments protocol, an effort at stabilizing the buying power of cryptocurrency, has rebranded itself to Ampleforth as of today, renaming the crypto project after the “1984” character whose job is to translate poetry into Newspeak. Ampleforth aims to preserve the unit of account and money properties of its tokens. Instead of pegging to a fixedThe post Crypto Firm Fragments Launches Stablecoin Following ‘Ampleforth’ Rebrand appeared first on CCN

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The CFTC Wants to Learn More About Ethereum

coindesk | 12-11-2018

The CFTC has published a request for input to learn more about ethereum and its underlying blockchain network.

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Bringing Blockchain Banking to the Masses: WORBLI has Begun its 1,000,000,000 Token ShareDrop Event

ccn | 12-11-2018

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentionedThe post Bringing Blockchain Banking to the Masses: WORBLI has Begun its 1,000,000,000 Token ShareDrop Event appeared first on CCN

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Facebook Seeks for Talents to Join Its Blockchain Team

coinspeaker | 12-11-2018

CoinSpeakerFacebook Seeks for Talents to Join Its Blockchain TeamThe world's first and most famous social network has announced that it welcomes fresh talents on board its passionate blockchain team.Facebook Seeks for Talents to Join Its Blockchain Team

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Convicted Fraudster Dons Disguise, Opens Blockchain Firm

financemagnates | 12-11-2018

Boaz Manor, AKA Shaun MacDonald, spent four years in Canadian jail.

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EQS Newswire Debuts News Distributor for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

cointelligence | 12-11-2018

The EQS COCKPIT's newswire service now distributes corporate news to specialist media for blockchain and cryptocurrencies. EQS Group customers with projects in the two industries can now quickly and efficiently target all relevant key journalists covering these emerging business areas.The post EQS Newswire Debuts News Distributor for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies appeared first on Cointelligence.

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Only Bitcoin Gets to Be ‘Legal Pyramid Scheme’ Like Gold, Says Mike Novogratz

bitcoinist | 12-11-2018

Bitcoin proponent and former Wall Street hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz remains optimistic despite the prolonged 2018 bear market. The investor holds that Bitcoin will become “digital gold” – a store of value in the same sense gold is.  ‘Now I’m The Ugly Face of Crypto’ Having made a series of accurate calls in the past, Novogratz admits that has recently been wrong. In a Bloomberg interview, he said: For a while, I had a series ofRead MoreThe post Only Bitcoin Gets to Be ‘Legal Pyramid Scheme’ Like Gold, Says Mike Novogratz appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

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Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange To Offer Crypto Insurance

ethnews.com | 12-11-2018

The policy will insure hot and cold wallets and all forms of professional indemnity.

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‘We’re at Home in Crypto Winter’: Winklevoss Twins Launch Crypto Trading App

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have launched mobile crypto trading app for their Gemini exchange, together with a new crypto basket investment vehicle

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Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange Insures Its Crypto Assets With Local Broker

cointelegraph | 12-11-2018

Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange has insured all of its crypto assets with local firm Callaghan Insurance Brokers

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IOTA Creates a New Omega Team to Focus on Its Long-term Goals

blokt | 12-11-2018

Talking about balancing innovation with operationalization and standardization, the IOTA Foundation today announced that it is launching a new team. Named Omega, the new team will be focusing on the long-term goals of the organization. Creating the Bimodal It IOTA is inspired by the emerging trend of bimodal IT in traditional industry which splits a […]IOTA Creates a New Omega Team to Focus on Its Long-term Goals was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Continues Sideways For Now But a Drop May Be Due

blokt | 12-11-2018

Bitcoin Cash has been continuing to trade in an important range around $100 for the past several days after a sharp decline took place spurred by a hard fork of the network which resulted in two separate networks forming. Price has moved from $630 around one week to prior to the hard fork in mid-November to […]Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Continues Sideways For Now But a Drop May Be Due was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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Over 1 million Bitcoin mining machines have been turned off in the last six weeks

cryptonewsreview | 12-11-2018

The cryptocurrency mining industry is facing very heavy pressures… Yesterday, we reported on the findings from BitMEX, that demonstrated how the mining hash rate of Bitcoin has fallen by 31% since the start of November. Bitcoin went from celebrating its tenth birthday to arguably one of the worst months of its existence, as its price […]The post Over 1 million Bitcoin mining machines have been turned off in the last six weeks appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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EOS Underperformance Accelerates With Steep Downtrend

blokt | 12-11-2018

EOS has heavily depreciated since its mainnet launch on the 14th of June where it traded around $10.50. The EOS token for the blockchain aimed at being a key competitor to Ethereum currently trades around $1.8. The price of EOS consolidated leading up to mid-November around  $5.4. Extremely bearish market conditions then overswept the market […]EOS Underperformance Accelerates With Steep Downtrend was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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This Privacy-Focused Interoperable Blockchain Bridges Ethereum and Bitcoin

ccn | 12-11-2018

“Wanchain is a separate, independent, public chain,” CEO Jack Lu says on a recent December morning. He explains that it is essentially a fork of Ethereum which integrated a lot of privacy-focused changes and primarily focuses on cross-chain compatibility. Wanchain wants to be the bridge between blockchains, allowing multi-crypto transaction execution in a private manner.The post This Privacy-Focused Interoperable Blockchain Bridges Ethereum and Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

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XRP Analysis: Price Drops Briefly Below $0.3, Will it Continue Lower?

blokt | 12-11-2018

The markets are back on a downward trajectory after the market leader Bitcoin reversed its weekend gains and heads towards forming a new 2018 low. Ripple’s XRP is also on a downward trajectory as it dropped below the key $0.3 level. Price is currently trading around $0.29 and is likely to drop further from here […]XRP Analysis: Price Drops Briefly Below $0.3, Will it Continue Lower? was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

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