Posted Date: July 20, 2018
In today’s Bitcoin in Brief, Belarus, which legalized crypto activities this spring, is now turning its attention to adopting standards for companies operating crypto exchanges and issuing tokens. We’ve covered the decision of the Russian payment provider Qiwi to motivate its employees with tokens. The Daily also features crypto news from China and Canada. Also […] The post The Daily: Minsk Mulls Rules for Exchanges, Qiwi Awards Employees with Tokens appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 20, 2018
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Cozystay Holdings Inc. (Cozystay™) is excited to announce its partnership with Singapore-based Share Everything Lab Pte. Ltd. (SEL) to bring blockchain technology to the vacation-rental sharing economy. SEL is developing a protocol that will decentralize and revolutionize the sharing economy industry. Cozystay, a vacation rental platform that has been operating since 2015, will be the first adopter of SEL’s blockchain-based trust protocols, which will solve critical problems that have plagued the vacation-rental sharing economy so far. Cozystay now has 60,000 users, 200,000 listings worldwide and offices in Vancouver, Canada and Beijing, China. Cozystay has completed $4M USD in seed funding. The post PR: Cozystay Implements Blockchain Technology in the Vacation Rental Sharing Economy appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 20, 2018
Coinmarketcap (CMC), the web’s most popular cryptocurrency tracker website, has responded to accusations that it is implicit in supporting wash trading. This week, a platform called Crypto Exchange Ranks published detailed allegations of how CMC incentivizes exchanges to report fake volume. In a new blog post, Coinmarketcap has detailed its determination to support “transparency and […] The post Coinmarketcap Responds to Accusations of Aiding Wash Trading appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 20, 2018
At the hour and twenty four minute mark, slightly more than half way in their time together, famed bitcoin (BTC) skeptic Peter Schiff brought the conversation back to his favorite foil: cryptocurrencies are bunk. It was Mr. Schiff’s third appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and he took the opportunity to blast the world’s […] The post Bitcoin Skeptic Peter Schiff to Joe Rogan: BTC Will Plummet, Voorhees Debate Rigged appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 20, 2018
The UK’s Barclays, arguably the most powerful international corporate bank in the world, filed two crypto-related patents this week. The 300 year-old legacy bank gobbled up exclusivity over cryptocurrency transfers and distributed ledger data storage. There appears to be a trend for companies, both in and out of the ecosystem, aiming to lock up the […] The post Barclays, 300 Year-Old UK Legacy Bank, Files Crypto Patents appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 20, 2018
There’s been a lot happening this week within the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem, and much of the community’s discussion revolves around tokenization concepts on the BCH chain. Meanwhile, the network has been running smoothly, and BCH markets seem to be reversing their trend after cryptocurrencies values were experiencing bearish sentiment for the past six months. […] The post BCH Roundup: Markets Spike While the Community Debates Token Protocols appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 20, 2018
On July 19, a group of interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, with guidance from the esteemed Penn Law professor David Hoffman, published an in-depth study of initial coin offerings (ICOs) that promise innovative concepts like autonomous governance and operate by the belief that ‘code is law’. However, most of the ICOs the group […] The post Study Shows Many ICO Protocols Fail to Match White Paper Promises appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 20, 2018
SoPay has announced its arrival in three exchanges (CoinEx, Gate.io and BCEX) with an emphatic announcement of the trading contest that will feature 30 million SOP tokens. SoPay is a new blockchain payment platform that brings a disruptive experience in the money market. Also, it has innovative operating models that it wants to leverage to make the digital asset trading environment more convenient. The post PR: SoPay – Blockchain Payment Platform Lists on Three Major Exchanges to Create Digital Assets “Alipay” appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 20, 2018
Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, serving life in prison without parole, has joined Twitter. While denied direct internet access from behind bars, he is now able to communicate with the Twittersphere, in a fashion, with the aid of hand-written notes posted to a Twitter account in his name. It is hoped the account will keep […] The post Ross Ulbricht Joins Twitter appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 19, 2018
Seiko Noda, Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs & Communications, and Minister in charge of Women’s Empowerment, was questioned by the Japanese press on Thursday over her involvement with an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange, which was allegedly violating the Japanese fund settlement law. Also read: Japan Tax Agency Says Individuals Earning $1,800+ in Crypto a Year Will Declare […] The post Japanese Minister Denies Ties to Unregistered Crypto Exchange Under Investigation appeared first on Bitcoin News.