Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Falls Under $7,900 as US Stock Market Sees Minor Uptrend

Wednesday, May 22 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) falls under the $7,900 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is down over .5% on the day, trading at $7,850 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down over 1.83%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap This week, Cointelegraph reported that CME Group, the second global exchange to list bitcoin (BTC) futures, is about to record the biggest trading month for…

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Blockchain 

FedEx Blockchain Strategist Sees Teamwork as Key to Developing Blockchain Business Models

A senior executive from American delivery services company FedEx is unconvinced about the benefits of blockchain technology in its present form, Memphis-based local news outlet Commercial Appeal reported on May 20. In a new interview, the firm’s dedicated blockchain strategist, Dale Chrystie, said FedEx remains pragmatic about blockchain despite its previous efforts to integrate it. As it stands, conventional processes covering the shipping database aspect of its operations are superior, at least in part due to the nascent stage of blockchain. “To kind of burst the bubble, it’s not our…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Falls Below the $7,900 Mark as US Stock Market Sees a Minor Downturn

Monday, May 20 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) has fallen below the $7.900 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is down over 1.7% on the day, trading at $7,883 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 10%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap As Cointelegraph reported earlier today, strategists from United States banking giant JPMorgan Chase have argued that bitcoin’s recent rally has ostensibly soared past what…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Sees Discrete Losses as Most Top Cryptos See Gains

Thursday, May 16 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) has fallen below the $7.900 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is over 1.5% down on the day, trading at $7,899 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up nearly 23%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, new data suggests that bitcoin’s growth is explained by its maturation as an asset based on conversations surrounding…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Falls Under $8,000 Again as US Stock Market Sees Discrete Gains

Wednesday, May 15 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) has fallen below the $8,000 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is nearly a percent down on the day, trading at $7,975 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 25.7%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap As Cointelegraph reported earlier today, the CEO of instant cryptocurrency exchange platform ShapeShift told Bloomberg that bubbles are an essential…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Worth Over $7,400 Again as US Stock Market Sees Moderate Downturn

Monday, May 13 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) has crossed the $7,400 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is up over 5.2% on the day, trading at $7,431 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over more than 22%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap As Cointelegraph reported earlier today, consumer electronics giant HTC announced the future launch of the Exodus 1S smartphone with bitcoin full node capability.…

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Bitcoin 

Japan’s GMO Internet Sees 45% Cryptocurrency Profit Dip for Q1 2019

Japanese internet giant GMO Internet Group saw its cryptocurrency profits drop in Q1 2019 amid market weakness, Cointelegraph Japan reported, quoting a new statement on May 10. GMO, which in December 2018 withdrew from bitcoin miner production due to the fall in bitcoin (BTC) prices, saw revenues of 12.9 billion yen ($117.4 million) in Q1, compared to 23.3 billion ($212.1 million) in Q4 2018. Driving the decrease was continued suboptimal performance of bitcoin mining, along with reduced volumes for GMO’s cryptocurrency exchange as traders held off buying and selling. The…

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Bitcoin 

French Regulatory Agency Sees 14,000% Surge in Crypto-Related Scam Enquiries Since 2016

The French stock markets regulator AMF has seen over a 14,000% surge in enquiries related to fraudulent crypto offers in 2018 as opposed to 2016, the agency wrote in a new annual report released May 7. In the report, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) specified that the number of enquiries associated with crypto-related scams online has surged to over 2,600 in 2018 from only 18 similar enquiries back in 2016. With that, the amount of fraudulent online offers in other industries such as foreign exchange (forex) and binary options…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Falls Under $5,700 as Stock Market Sees Downturn

Monday, May 5 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) has fallen under the $5,700 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is down over 1.5% on the day, trading at $5,692 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 8.2%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Ether (ETH) is holding onto its position as the largest altcoin by market cap, which currently stands at $17.4 billion. The second-largest altcoin,…

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Blockchain 

Upgraded Hyperledger Fabric Sees 7-Fold Increase in Transaction Speed

Researchers have re-engineered the Hyperledger Fabric to support almost seven times more transactions per second (TPS), according to a May 2 news release from Canada’s University of Waterloo. A new series of optimizations increased the volume of data that the blockchain — used by financial institutions, IT giants and engineering companies — can process. Where it formerly maxed out around 3,000 TPS, the researchers claim they managed to achieve 20,000 TPS. The university’s work focused on improving “end-to-end transaction throughput” by redesigning Fabric’s ordering service, transaction service and data management…

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