Month: February 2019

Report: ‘The State of Stablecoins’ Maps the Growth of Fiat-Pegged Cryptocurrency

A new report published this week shines a light on the stablecoin ecosystem. Authored by George Samman and Andrew Masanto in conjunction with Amazix, the report traces the rise of digital currencies against a backdrop of high inflation in 16 countries. The report claims these conditions will create a need for fiat-pegged digital currencies that …

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CME Group’s Bitcoin Futures See a Surge of Institutional Interest

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a big spike in bitcoin futures volumes according to an internal investors email sent to clients on Feb. 19. CME Group’s note explains that last Tuesday’s BTC-based futures volumes touched a new record with 18,338 contracts traded and the firm says increased volumes may be due to …

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Litecoin’s Mission to Become the Perfect Form of Money

Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, recently announced the Litecoin development team’s plan for increasing the fungibility and privacy of Litecoin during 2019. Fungibility is the only property of sound money that is missing from Bitcoin & Litecoin. Now that the scaling debate is behind us, the next battleground will be on fungibility and privacy. …

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Judge Appoints 2 Law Firms to Represent Quadrigacx Clients

Two law firms have been appointed to represent the clients of insolvent Canadian crypto exchange Quadrigacx in court. The number of affected users has been estimated at approximately 115,000 and lawyers will have to contact as many as they can. The digital asset trading platform owes them approximately $190 million. Also read: Hacked NZ Exchange …

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Crypto AI: When Machine Learning Meets New Finance

If crypto wasn’t a highly speculative and technical industry to begin with, imagine combining it with the likes of AI. Artificial intelligence has probably received the same amount of hype too. By definition, artificial intelligence is the creation of machines that will mimic or surpass human capability through speech recognition, problem-solving, mathematical calculation, reprogramming and …

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Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Surveillance Company Neutrino

Coinbase has acquired the cryptocurrency surveillance company Neutrino, whose team will be joining the American exchange’s European operation. The Milan, Italy-based startup develops blockchain intelligence platforms for crypto companies as well as law enforcement agencies. Also Read: Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018 Coinbase Acquires Neutrino Coinbase, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced …

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What Is MaidSafeCoin (MAID)? | A Guide to the Peer-to-Peer SAFE Network

What Is MaidSafeCoin? MaidSafeCoin serves as a token for Safecoin, a decentralized currency for a decentralized network. Safecoin serves as the currency for the SAFE network, a network made up of the extra hard disk space, processing power, and data connectivity of its users. Think of it as the sharing economy but for your digital …

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Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 29% More Efficiency

On Feb. 18, mining rig manufacturing giant Bitmain Technologies announced its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip for mining SHA-256 cryptocurrencies like BTC and BCH. According to Bitmain, the mining chip, called the BM1397, is more efficient when mining proof of work (PoW) coins and the new chips will be installed in the latest Antminer series of …

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The Role of Blockchain in Capital Markets

A variety of capital markets play a vital role in the modern economy. Some examples include pensions, life insurance, and stock exchanges. Undoubtedly, various capital markets will continue to evolve over time along with technical innovation. Here’s how blockchain is beginning to improve the way that capital markets operate. Settling International Trades Between Banks Handling trade …

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