Blockchain 

No One in the World Is Any Closer to CBDCs than China

China has the most progressive approach to central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to date, according to Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire. The only global bank to really care  Allaire said that China’s central bank has the most advanced thinking about CBDCs in an interview aired on Phoenix Chinese News on Sept. 9. According to Allaire, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) is the only global central bank that is working on the CBDC from a research and development perspective. The Circle CEO emphasized that the PBoC appears to be the most…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Price Back Under $10K Closer to ‘Ideal Buy Zone,’ Says Trader

After failing to reclaim the $11,000 threshold yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) price has dropped again to four figures. After the biggest cryptocurrency rapidly dropped $700 in minutes earlier today, the bearish movement continued as Bitcoin dipped below $10,000 price mark. Market visualization | Source: Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is trading at $9,983, down 6.5% over the past 24 hours. Over the past 7 days, Bitcoin is down around 4.3% percent after reaching an intra-week high of $10,929 on Aug. 19. Bitcoin 7-day price chart | Source: Coin360 The latest drop…

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Ethereum 

US Moves Closer to Accepting Blockchain, Still Uncertain Over Crypto

Despite concerns expressed by many United States regulators during the recent House Committee on Financial Services’ hearing on Facebook’s proposed digital currency, Libra, an increasing number of U.S. lawmakers are speaking out in favor of developing a permissive regulatory apparatus to prevent stifling innovation in the cryptocurrency sector. Several days prior to the hearing, the passing of the Blockchain Promotion Act signposted the government’s intention to develop a prudent legislative framework to oversee possible implementation of blockchain technology in various public sectors. Skepticism pertaining to the operation of Facebook and…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Price Hits New 2019 High Inching Closer to $10,000 ‘FOMO’

Bitcoin (BTC) set a new 2019 high on June 21, hitting $9,800 and firmly beating daily returns of almost all major cryptocurrencies. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Data from Coin360 put BTC/USD trading at around $9,675 at press time Friday after a minor correction from earlier highs. The performance further cements bitcoin’s bullish progress over the past three months, surprising investors once more after retaking the $9,000 mark this week. Monthly (30-day) gains for bitcoin investors now stand at 26.5%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Previously, commentators had begun…

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Bitcoin 

Thailand Is Opening Up to Crypto, One Step Closer to ICO and STO

Since July, Thailand and its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have voiced their intent to legalize the local initial coin offering (ICO) market and open it to startups. On Dec. 1, 2018, however, Cointelegraph reported that the Thai SEC declared Thai-related security token offerings (STOs) in international markets to be illegal and said that it will take appropriate legal action against companies that attempt to distribute STOs created in Thailand to overseas markets. Tipsuda Thavaramara, the deputy secretary of the Thai SEC, reportedly said: “The regulator will have to consider…

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Blockchain 

EU Launches International Blockchain Association, Bringing Crypto One Step Closer to Mainstream Adoption

The European Union has officially launched the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) — with IBM, Accenture and Deutsche Telekom among the 100-plus members to have signed the association’s charter at a ceremony at the European Commission (EC) in Brussels on April 4. INATBA was legally formed last month as an offshoot of the EU’s European Blockchain Partnership, with the explicit aim of “supporting interoperability, developing specifications, promoting standards and regulatory convergence to support the development and exploitation of innovative blockchain technologies.” Launching ceremony Hosted by European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and…

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Ethereum 

Crypto Markets See Flush of Green as Bitcoin Moves Closer to $5,600

Sunday, Nov. 18: after a tumultuous week, the crypto markets are today signalling recovery, with most of the top ten cryptocurrencies seeing healthy growth of within a 1 to 7 percent range, and the vast majority of the top 100 crypto assets by market cap in the green, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization by Coin360 After a steep decline Nov. 14, Bitcoin (BTC) is today showing signs of gentle growth, consolidating its incremental gains in recent days to push the $5,600 price point. As of press time, the…

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Bitcoin 

Opposing Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV Factions’ Debates Grow Heated as the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Draws Closer

Born out of the original Bitcoin blockchain on August 1, 2017, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has split the cryptocurrency community into warring factions with their own arguments, verbal skirmishes, leaders, convictions and occasional get-togethers. On November 15, BCH developers are preparing to undergo its next hard fork, a split of the blockchain, which can give birth to new tokens named Bitcoin SV (Satoshi’s Vision), Bitcoin Unlimited and Bitcoin ABC. How Bitcoin Cash appeared The Bitcoin evolution has been constantly debated within the developers community, who had opposing views on what technology…

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