Ethereum 

Bitcoin Network Is Moving $3 Billion Daily, Up 210% Since April

Bitcoin’s average transaction volume is topping $3 billion per day, data from crypto analytics site Coinmetrics.io reveals as of July 16. Bitcoin’s Uptrend in Daily Transaction Value Eclipsing Altcoins’ The data — which has been adjusted to remove noise and certain artifacts, per Coinmetrics — shows an impressive uptrend in the USD value for the volume of the coin’s transactions and transfers over the past 90 days. On April 17, the average daily value was at $1.04 billion as compared with $3.22 billion on July 16, an almost 210% increase.…

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Blockchain 

Global Blockchain in Healthcare to Reach $1.7 billion by 2026

The volume of blockchain in healthcare market worldwide is forecast to reach more than $1.7 billion by 2026. In a press release published on July 16, consulting services to information technologies firm Acumen Research and Consulting (ARC) has projected that the global blockchain in healthcare market on the global scale will reach over $1.7 billion by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate of 48.1%. Based on geography, America purportedly dominates with the largest share in the global blockchain in healthcare market, wherein the United States is a mature market…

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Cryptocurrency 

Tether (USDT) Accidentally Creates $5 Billion in Crypto

Stable coins, which are backed by fiat currency, have become an integral part of the crypto ecosystem over the past couple of years, and in that regard, Tether (USDT) is possibly the most well known. However, the very fact that it is backed by fiat makes it possible for it to be prone to certain errors, and that is exactly what happened yesterday when the team behind USDT made a mistake that had an effect on the wider crypto market for some time. Administrative Error In an astonishing development, the…

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Blockchain 

Tether Mistakenly Minted 5 Billion USDT and Immediately Burned Them

Stablecoin operator Tether accidentally minted and subsequently burned 5 billion USDT tokens, Whale Alert tweeted on July 13. Whale Alert — a Twitter account dedicated to reporting large cryptocurrency transactions — noted that 50 million USDT tokens were transferred from cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex to the Tether Treasury via the Omni protocol on the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain. The account subsequently reported that Tether Treasury minted 5 billion USDT tokens on the Tron blockchain, after which it burned them. Then, Tether minted another 50 million USDT on the same chain, burned another…

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Bitcoin 

Crypto Friendly Regulation can Help UK Brexit, Says $10 Billion Advisory Giant

The CEO of financial advisory giant deVere Group said positive cryptocurrency regulation should form a central part of the post-Brexit United Kingdom. Nigel Green made the comments in an interview with fintech news outlet Verdict on July 9. DeVere, which has around $10 billion of assets under advice, is concerned the U.K. will end up in recession in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which politicians have promised could happen as soon as October.  “The growing cryptocurrency market has already provided tangible economic benefits to other major economies,” Green said. …

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Blockchain 

Latin America’s Biggest Investment Bank to Sell $1 Billion in STOs Using Tezos

Latin America’s biggest investment bank, BTG Pactual, plans to shift its security token offerings (STOs), a pipeline of over $1 billion in sales, onto the Tezos blockchain. The announcement appeared in a joint press release published on Tezos Foundation’s website on July 3. The new initiative is a collaboration between BTG Pactual and Dubai-based asset manager Dalma Capital, who plan to tokenize a number of traditional assets using the Tezos blockchain and smart contracts platform.  According to the announcement, Dalma Capital is planning to use the Tezos blockchain for digitizing…

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Ethereum 

CME Bitcoin Futures Record $1.7 Billion High in Notional Value

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group has announced more record-breaking highs for bitcoin (BTC) futures in an official Twitter post on June 28. The futures in question are standardized contracts that bind a party to buying or selling bitcoin at some set time after signing. According to the post, CME Bitcoin futures hit $1.7 billion in notional value traded on June 26, a 30% increase from its last recorded high. The open interest for BTC futures now sits at 6,069 contracts, reportedly as a result of institutional interest. New CME…

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Bitcoin 

25 Bitcoin Transactions Worth $6 Billion Included in One Block

Several high-value bitcoin (BTC) transactions were included in a single block on June 30. Bitcoin Block Bot, a Twitter account dedicated to reporting significant bitcoin (BTC) transactions reported that 25 bitcoin transactions worth $6 billion were included in block 583,139 on June 30. Cryptocurrency news outlet AmbCrypto reported that all the transactions formed a bigger, linear transaction. Wallet 1 initiating the transaction sent 24,392.93062596 BTC to wallet 2, and 300 BTC to wallet 3. This last address received a total of 5,800 BTC, and was a receiving wallet in all…

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Ethereum 

‘Future is Here’ Declares CEO as Binance Transfers $1.2 Billion For Under 2 Cents

On June 26, about $1.2 billion in binance coin (BNB) has been transferred in 1.1 seconds with a $0.015 fee on the binance chain, reveals data published on WhaleAlert, a platform tracking significant transactions. Earlier today, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binace, Changpeng Zhao, warned that big transactions should be expected. He explained that the exchange intended to split its BNB cold wallet in multiple addresses. After the transaction took place, Zhao cited some data about its cost and speed: “This transaction: cost $0.015 USD in fees, took 1.1 seconds,…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Breaks $200 Billion Market Cap For the First Time in 17 Months

Bitcoin (BTC) set a new 15-month record high price on June 25 as the largest cryptocurrency continues its giant three-month bull run.  Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Data from Coin360 puts bitcoin firmly in the driving seat on cryptocurrency markets, 24-hour gains topping as much as 6% to take BTC/USD over $11,350.  The last time the pair traded at those levels was in the first week of March 2018, before a protracted bear market set in, which took bitcoin to lows of $3130.  The latest surge continues the surprising upward…

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