Blockchain 

Crypto Exchange Seed CX Adds Support for Three Stablecoins

Chicago-based crypto exchange Seed CX has announced support for stablecoins Paxos (PAX), USD Coin (USDC), and TrueUSD (TUSD) in a press release on May 14. The new stablecoin additions can be traded for U.S. dollars starting May 17, and the exchange is aiming to roll out trading pairs between the stablecoins and other fiat currencies such as the euro in the near future. Seed CX CEO Edward Woodford commented on the impetus to add stablecoin options: “Stablecoins are important in the ecosystem as they increase the velocity of movement of…

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Ethereum 

Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Blockstream Launches Security Token Platform

Blockchain infrastructure firm Blockstream announced the launch of its security token platform in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 15. Per the announcement, the new Liquid Securities platform is a solution for businesses to issue security tokens on the Liquid Network. Blockstream Chief Security Officer Samson Mow claims that while businesses are willing to issue tokenized securities, platforms such as Ethereum are not the right choice because of their scalability, privacy and reliability limitations. Blockstream claims that its platform is more suitable for such use: “Now, with the…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin’s Recent Surge Due its Maturation as an Asset

New data suggests that bitcoin’s (BTC) growth is explained by its maturation as an asset based on conversations surrounding the leading cryptocurrency, Bloomberg reported on May 15. Bloomberg cited a report from web intelligence platform Indexica, that developed an index based on natural language processing of textual documents in an effort to explain bitcoin’s recent surge. The research reportedly revealed three major drivers of the coin’s growth, including conversations surrounding bitcoin, fewer concerns about fraud and a shift in the sentiment of how people talk about bitcoin from the past…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 15

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. As the Bitcoin rally picked up momentum, the volume also spiked higher. Bitcoin futures on CME made a new record as the number of traded contracts reached 33,700 on May 13, which was way higher than the previous record of 22,500 contracts that exchanged…

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Bitcoin 

Huobi Launches OTC Desk for Institutional Investors

Major global crypto exchange Huobi has launched a regulated over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk for institutional investors, according to a blog post on May 15. The new OTC crypto trading platform, Huobi OTC Desk, is fully regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (FSC), and enables major fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-crypto trading pairs. Unlike the existing Huobi’s OTC retail products, the new OTC trading desk enables a principal OTC trading process under Huobi Technology, Huobi’s regulated OTC trading entity in Gibraltar, while the existing OTC offering on otc.hbg.com enables peer-to-peer (P2P) tradings under…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Touches $8,200, Gold Hits Its Highest Point Since April

Wednesday, May 15 — All of the top 20 coins are in the green after seeing some losses over the past day, with some reporting double-digit gains, according to Coin360. Market visualization by Coin360 The leading digital currency bitcoin (BTC) is up over 4% on the day, trading at $8,135 at press time after reaching above $8,200. Earlier today, bitcoin dropped under the $8,000 price point to trade as low as $7,807. On its weekly chart, bitcoin saw its lowest price point at $5,942 on May 8, while its highest…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Cash Experiences Bug During Scheduled Hard Fork Upgrade

In the course of a planned hard fork update, the bitcoin cash (BCH) network experienced difficulties processing transactions, cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX tweeted on May 15. Following the expected fork at block 582,680, the network purportedly began to experience issues with transactions. BitMEX said that the number of transactions per block was low — 0 in the last 9 blocks starting at block 582,687. Bitcoin cash transaction per block. Source: BitMEX According to data from CoinDance, the greatest number of blocks mined after the upgrade were only processing transactions on Coinbase.…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork | Segwit Recovery & Schnorr Signatures

A Bitcoin Cash hard fork was implemented earlier today as of block 58268. Although the network-split initially met with a hiccup, the upgrade has now successfully completed. Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork The hard fork sees the Bitcoin Cash network implement two new features. They are Segwit recovery and Schnorr signatures. The Segwit recovery means network participants can now recover funds that were sent accidentally to Segwit addresses. Before today, this was impossible due to the “enforcement of the new CLEANSTACK rule” which was implemented in the last upgrade in November. The…

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Bitcoin 

Reserve CEO Predicts Central Banks Will Tokenize, Still Room for Stablecoins

CEO Nevin Freeman of stablecoin startup Reserve predicts that central banks will tokenize their currency at some point, but stablecoins will likely still have an advantage in offering privacy. Freeman delivered his remarks at the Consensus 2019 panel “The End of Volatility? Stablecoins on the Rise” on May 15. During the panel, moderator Joel Telpner, a partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, asked the speakers why banks could not simply tokenize their national currency and drive fiat-backed stablecoin services out of business. Freeman replied that he thinks banks will do…

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Bitcoin 

Fidelity Investments Seeks Talent for Its Digital Assets Division

American investment management company Fidelity Investments is seeking talent for its digital asset wing, Fidelity Digital Assets, according to the company’s job offer listing. Fidelity is looking for nine professionals in fields ranging from analytics and data engineering to blockchain solutions architecture and blockchain solutions engineering. The company is hiring a Vice President of Solutions Architecture (blockchain, cryptocurrency), and a Blockchain Software Engineer among other related titles. Some of the job offerings require expertise in the areas such as cryptography, cryptocurrencies, cyber security, and data science. As previously reported, Fidelity…

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