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UK Police Convert BTC Spoils from Money Launderer Hiding Marijuana Outfit’s Profits

Members of a British Police Force are patting themselves on the back for becoming the first police force in the country to wittingly capitalize on nearly $2 million worth of...

Ripple Falls 10.34% In Bearish Trade

Investing.com - Ripple was trading at $0.43490 by 15:28 (19:28 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Friday, down 10.34% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since...

Newly Launched Bitcoin Optech Initiative Aims to Address BTC Scalability Issue

A team of Bitcoin (BTC) engineers has announced the launch of the Bitcoin Operations Technology Group (Bitcoin Optech) addressing the problem of Bitcoin’s scalability,...

Blockchain: A Financial Revolution — CASHAA the Fintech Powerhouse!

Just as remarkable as its world-wide recognition as a stable store of value is how fiat currency has transformed the world and become the default payment method in every transaction for business and...

Crypto News Weekly - A Week In The Markets 20.07.18

Black Rock accidentally boost Bitcoin prices One of the world’s largest asset managers, Black Rock has set off another rapid growth spurt for Bitcoin this week, when...

Crypto ATM to be Installed in Bulgaria for the First Time

Bulgaria will become the next country to have a two-way cryptocurrency ATM. DG Cash, a local crypto exchange, announced on social media that it would launch a machine next Monday...

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Opens Office in Japan

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a body that unites companies with the goal to develop blockchain applications on Ethereum, has established an office in Japan in a bid to...

Virtuoso Pump & Dumpers Play with Bitcoin Diamond

On Wednesday, July 18, Bitcoin Diamond (BCD), a Bitcoin fork established in November of the last year, jumped from $2.21 to $3.95 in about 10 minutes. Then it hit a new high at...

Cardano Falls 10.29% In Bearish Trade

Investing.com - Cardano was trading at $0.16375 by 14:02 (18:02 GMT) on the Investing.com Index on Friday, down 10.29% on the day. It was the largest one-day percentage loss since...

Growing Usage of Blockchain Smart Contracts Fosters Review of UK Laws

The increased number of business applications of blockchain-based smart contracts have provoked the British legislation analysis body, the Law Commission, to start a research...

Spain’s BBVA Signs Second Loan via Blockchain

BBVA (MC:BBVA), one of Spain’s largest banks, announced that it has signed a loan with the construction and civil engineering company ACS using blockchain technology. The...

Journalists, Free-Speech Advocates Launch Blockchain-Enabled News Platform

A group of journalists, free-speech activists and academics from around the world has launched a blockchain-powered news platform called Civil, which is aimed at safeguarding...

New Zealand’s SBS Bank Looks at Blockchain, Cryptos

SBS Bank, a New Zealand commercial bank, is keeping a watch on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies and admits that there is some real value in the former. "We think, and the...

US Coinbase Hires Ex-Wall Street Executives to Tap Institutional Investors, Gets First Billion Dollar Hedge Fund

US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has hired a team of former Wall Street executives to work together in attracting institutional investors to the digital currency market....

Twitter Backlash: Rep. Brad Sherman Blasted for Stance on Crypto

Bitcoin can accomplish nothing and must be banned, according to US Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) – but the crypto community is having none of it. On Twitter, a campaign that...

CryptoWatch: An intraday downturn is putting a bitcoin win streak at risk

Bitcoin’s revival hit a speed bump Friday afternoon as the No. 1 digital currency turned lower, putting a milestone in jeopardy.

Can Security Tokens Disrupt Traditional Finance?

The mainstream financial industry is starting to scratch the surface regarding the benefits of security tokens and the underlying blockchain technology. Banks, exchanges and...

UK Law Commission to Review Legal Frameworks to Remain ‘Competitive’ in Era of Smart Contracts

The U.K. Law Commission will review legal frameworks to ensure that British courts remain a “competitive” choice for businesses that use smart contracts. The...

Verge (XVG) Technical Analysis: Big Plans Ahead but Looking Bearish in the Short Term

Verge continues its three-month long downtrend with a further 8.2% drop against BTC on Friday, quashing hopes that the rising Bitcoin market would provide XVG with an opportunity...

Bitmain Looks to Expand their Development Center in Israel; Opens Shop in San Jose, California

Bitmain, the Chinese Bitcoin mining giant currently valued at $12 billion, is looking to expand their Development Center in Israel and recruit more than 40 people. The new round of...

Huobi Strategic Partner HBUS Launches API for Large-Scale US Traders

HBUS, the U.S. “strategic partner” of Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, confirmed the release of its API for “experienced traders” in some U.S. states,...

VeChain (VEN) Announces Cahrenheit Automotive Project but Market Price Looks Worrying

The VeChain (VEN) project has unveiled a new project, dubbed Cahrenheit, which is a blockchain-based automotive ecosystem based on the VeThor blockchain. The VeChain Foundation...

Bitcoin Inches Forward; CFPB Encourages Crypto

Investing.com - Bitcoin was slightly higher on Friday as a U.S. regulator set up a sandbox to encourage cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation. Bitcoin was trading at $7,474.80,...

CV Market Watch™: Weekly Trading Overview (13-20 July)

Bitcoin (BTC) perked up this week, pushing higher the price of several altcoins. In a single day, BTC went from $6,800 to over $7,300, all of these gains added in one hour at the...

Singapore’s Points Blockchain Protocol Gets $8M Funding to Build Credit Scores Solution

Singapore-based blockchain data collaboration protocol Points announced it raised $8 million in seed funding for the development of a data collaboration protocol for more accurate...

Swytch Incentivizes Renewable Energy Usage, Ongoing Trials Promising

The excessive use of fossil fuels forms one of the most significant contributors to climate change since the past decade, and with the overexpansion of cities and ever-growing...

Bitcoin Could Triple Market Cap by Luring Investors from Gold

Financial experts often compare Bitcoin to gold. Both assets are scarce, valuable, and preserve some of their value over time. VanEck’s Gabor Gurbacs, however, is confident...

Island of Stability: Stable Coins Keep Attracting Big-League Investors

On July 17, IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced its involvement in a U.S. dollar-pegged stable coin project dubbed Stronghold. While the IT titan isn’t new to the world of crypto,...

Huobi Lists DigiByte (DGB), Price Sheds Initial Gains

DigiByte (DGB), the virtual coin of the eponymous blockchain payment network, surged 17% on Friday morning to a peak of nearly $0.049 at 05:39 UTC, a level not seen since the...

Canadian Crypto Hedge Fund Is Focused On Cash

Canada's only crypto-focused hedge fund Rivemont Crypto Fund has put 90% of its investments in cash due to a slide in cryptocurrency markets this year.

This Silicon Valley Backs Blockchain Startup Wants to Become the Wikipedia of Data

DIRT, a blockchain startup that plans to develop a trusted platform for structured data, has raised $3 million in a seed funding round. The San Francisco-based company said...

RBI’s Crypto Ban in Effect Until September 11 as Supreme Court Moves Final Decision Date

On Friday, July 20, India’s Supreme Court had to judge the petition against the central bank’s cryptocurrency-related ban. However, the court hasn’t reached any...

UK Police Seize $1.7 Million in Bitcoins from a Drug Dealer

That was the first time the UK cops had ever seized any amount of the cryptocurrency.

Five Crypto Trailblazers Make Fortune's '40 Under 40' List

Five major crypto innovators have clinched four spots on Fortune’s “40 Under 40” annual rankings for the most powerful young disruptors in global business,...

EOS Releases New Version, Transaction Speed May Be Exaggerated

The EOS project seems to have calmed down a bit after the initial mix of hype and problems. Now, the new version 1.1.0 of EOS IO has been released, targeting chiefly usability for...

Achieving Truly Useful Proof of Work: Toby Simpson of Fetch.ai

What’s the best that can happen? That’s the focus of Fetch.ai in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI).Episode 025 of the What Bitcoin Did podcast featured a wide-ranging...