Posted Date: July 19, 2018
When bitcoin came out, supporters believed that the decentralized cryptocurrency would decimate the banking industry. Years later, as digital currencies became more mainstream, these networks were suddenly commanding billion dollar valuations. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency exchanges, brokerage services, and over-the-counter market makers have started to look into purchasing shares of banks and even becoming the banks themselves. […] The post Powerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming Banks appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 19, 2018
Two days ago, cryptocurrency bulls were attempting to break strong resistance and managed to push digital asset values to much higher price regions. The price of bitcoin core (BTC) was averaging $6,740 per BTC during the early morning trading sessions on July 17, then the digital currency spiked to $7,300 a few hours later. Then […] The post Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Valuations Gain Billions in One Day appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 18, 2018
Lionsgate studio and Robinhood app have teamed up to give away $50,000 in a crypto scavenger hunt at the San Diego Comic-Con this week. This is to promote the studio’s upcoming Robin Hood movie. Attendees will search for coins, redeemable for $50, $500, $1,000, and $5,000, which can then be invested in cryptocurrencies during the […] The post Robin Hood Movie and Robinhood App Hold $50k Crypto Scavenger Hunt at Comic-Con appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 18, 2018
The United Kingdom has what it takes to become a true leader in the crypto space, according to a new report covered in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Also in The Daily, the British Crown dependency of Jersey has adopted new requirements for ICO projects to better protect participating investors, Malta now has a two-way bitcoin […] The post The Daily: Report Sees UK as Crypto Leader, Jersey Adopts ICO Rules appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 18, 2018
It seems like a new alternative for Tether (USDT) pops up at least once a week recently. And the latest stablecoin to hit the market involves an interesting supporter, computer technology giant IBM. Stronghold USD is said to be backed one-to-one by fiat US dollars held at the company’s partner bank, Prime Trust. Also Read: […] The post IBM Backs the Development of Latest New Stablecoin, Stronghold USD appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 18, 2018
With the international regulatory drive to tackle tax evasion by cryptocurrency users, combined with a lack of clear guidance from authorities in many places, everyday people are concerned about handling reporting themselves. And where there is a need, companies always pop up to tap the demand with various solutions. The latest example of this comes […] The post Coinsmart Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange for Canadian Tax Payers appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 18, 2018
Hedge fund Tetras Capital has issued a bearish call on ethereum and opined that bitcoin has more upside potential. The New York-based fund has been blessed with perfect timing, with ETH falling in BTC terms following the publication of its report 24 hours ago, while bitcoin has rallied strongly. Also read: Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into […] The post Hedge Fund Issues Bearish Call on Ethereum and Sides with BTC appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 18, 2018
The Kodak-branded bitcoin mining rigs unveiled at the CES technology trade show this year will no longer be available to mine for customers. Amid scam accusations, the company behind the Kodak Kashminer crypto mining scheme has reportedly confirmed the plan has collapsed, citing intervention by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […] The post Kodak-Branded Bitcoin Mining Scheme Collapses appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 18, 2018
With Chinese media estimating that Sichuan’s mining sector comprises 70% of the computing power of both the bitcoin network and the total processing power situated within China’s borders, reflections following the devastating Sichuan floods’ have many insights into the realities of life of a crypto miner in Sichuan. Also Read: Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for […] The post Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: July 18, 2018
Social petition platform, Change.org, has announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on behalf of the organization. “The Mining Screensaver” will pool the computing power of the program’s users, with all XMR generated being automatically transferred to the Change.org Foundation. Also Read: Iran Considers Using Cryptocurrencies to Evade US Sanctions “The Screensaver That Mines […] The post Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Crypto for Charity appeared first on Bitcoin News.