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Circle laid off about 10 employees in its latest effort to cut costs. The move follows a round of 30 layoffs in May.

New research shows that China’s dominance of the total Bitcoin hash rate continues to grow. The nation reportedly now accounts for around 66 percent of all the computing power supporting the Bitcoin network at present. China has historically been the leader in global Bitcoin mining. However, with large mining operations coming online in the US - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Ripple’s investment division, Xpring, has been revamped and condensed into a single site in order to further the development of its native XRP coin. The redesigned platform will now support payment integration into any mobile application. Xpring Advancing DeFi Development - The new site, which can be found at, offers developers a wallet, new tools, technical documentation, and Xrping customer service. The upgrade was announced back in October, but Ripple needed two months to build the necessary features that will allow users to access the platform via an associated account. Xpring was initially launched in 2018 ... - - - - Get latest on bitcoin, ethereum, initial coin offerings, ICOs, ethereum and all other cryptocurrencies. Learn How to trade on cryptocurrency exchanges. - All content provided by Crypto Currency News is subject to our and .

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Shopin and its founder Eran Eyal with fraud after a $42 million initial coin offering. The SEC announced Wednesday that Eyal had been charged with defrauding investors by selling unregistered securities in the form of Shopin Tokens. While Eyal was supposed to develop a platform which […]

Substrate, Parity’s platform for building blockchains, has now introduced a new resource for developers using their framework. The Substrate Builders Program will provide systematic access to support from Parity and intends to build a more interactive community. Like many projects or protocols that have applications built on top of them, Substrate is incentivized to provide […] - :

Bears are keen to see Bitcoin price below $7K again and bull needs to push the price above $7.4 if a breakdown below $6.5K is to be avoided

Circle lays off another ten employees, denying relationship to recent departure of CEO

The latter part of 2019 has been a volatile several months for Bitcoin, with the embattled cryptocurrency ranging between lows of $6,500 and highs of over $10,000. Currently, BTC is trading at the lower part of this trading range, and it has been struggling to gain any decisive momentum in either direction. This lack of - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Ethereum venture production studio ConsenSys is reportedly closing down offices in the Philippines and in India

ChainX, a parachain on Polkadot focusing on interchain crypto-asset management, has announced the launch of the ChainX Contract Development Fund and will invest $100,000+ to find the world’s first Bitcoin DApp. The Contract Development Fund was established for the ChainX Bitcoin smart contract platform, and is committed to facilitating the growth of quality projects and […] - :

Waves presents Gravity Hub, a blockchain-agnostic interoperability protocol to unite blockchains and connect with other systems

The Unknown Fund claims to have now donated a total of $75 million to groups and companies working on privacy preserving technology. The Anonymous-promoted Bitcoin fund was first detailed in mid-November. The origins of the funds are largely unknown and, of course, the beneficiaries of the donations are also keeping quiet. The secrecy has understandably - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Chinese share of global hash rate hits a new record of 66% since 2017, a new study says

Keeping in the cypherpunk spirit, Square Crypto has issued a grant to pseudonymous developer ZmnSCPxj for Lightning and bitcoin research.

The growth of the cryptocurrency space saw the launch of a wide range of tokens over the past few years, and one of the tokens that has been in the news over the past few months is the one belonging to the Matic Network (MATIC). Down 75% in the Past Two Days - The token rose dramatically since the end of September and rocketed by as much as 300% as more and more investors bought into the project. However, the token’s downward spiral commenced just as quickly over the past few hours and has declined by an ... - - - - Get latest on bitcoin, ethereum, initial coin offerings, ICOs, ethereum and all other cryptocurrencies. Learn How to trade on cryptocurrency exchanges. - All content provided by Crypto Currency News is subject to our and .

ShapeShift, the non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange ecosystem, announced today that users of the Ledger Nano S hardware wallet can now connect to the ShapeShift platform to enjoy a new, intuitive way of managing their crypto. To mark the occasion, ShiftShift is offering Ledger Nano S users who create a ShapeShift account 100 FOX tokens, which allows […] - :

Long positions taken on Bitcoin on the popular crypto exchange Bifinex are nearing an all-time high, all while the leading cryptocurrency by market cap continues to fall. It could suggest that a very large whale is taking a massive position in Bitcoin ahead of the upcoming halving, in preparation for a rally and bull market. - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Huobi appoints new general manager to lead expansion in the Turkish market

With markets continuing their slide, today we're looking at NIke's recent tokenized shoe patent and the ECB's digital currency discussions. Later, we're joined by CoinDesk analyst Galen Moore for some insight into exchange fees, token listings and more...

SimplyVital Health (SVH), a provider of decentralized, secure data access across the healthcare continuum, recently announced the launch of a crucial tool for driving trust and value: Aletheia, a blockchain-based event-logging API that increases trust between data-sharing partners. SVH’s decentralized tools, such as Aletheia, are the product of industry-driven demands for transparency between healthcare organizations […] - :

The cryptocurrency known as XRP, also called Ripple, has been among the worst performing crypto assets throughout the year of 2019. While many crypto investors are expecting the massively oversold asset that’s long been in a downtrend to finally reverse and return to former high prices, one crypto analyst believes that Ripple’s distribution is almost - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Twitter funds a dedicated team to develop a decentralized standard for social media to address existing challenges

The NYDFS plans to update its virtual currency license, BitLicense, for the first time in nearly 5 years

Digital Asset​, the creators of the open source​DAML ​smart contract language, today announced that it has raised more than $35 million in Series C funding from new and existing investors. The latest financing round brings the total amount raised by Digital Asset since its establishment in 2014 to $150 million. The funds will be used […] - :

Supercomputer giant NEC is teaming up with a quantum computer manufacturer to create practical applications for the cutting-edge tech.

Traders should be cautious as most cryptocurrencies are threatening to break below their strong support and resume their downtrend

Bitcoin has in the past been called a Ponzi scheme, a scam, a tool for money laundering and criminal activities, and even has been dubbed rat poison by the Oracle of Omaha himself, Warren Buffett. But that “rat poison” is a more sought after investment in millennial investors than the Buffett-backed Berkshire Hathaway, and many - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Due to rampant inflation in the country, Bitcoin transactions in Ghanian Cedi (GHS) have skyrocketed on peer-to-peer (P2P) markets. Weekly trading volumes on LocalBitcoins and Paxful hit 350K Bitcoin this week; just two weeks ago, Sub-Saharan Africa surpassed volume highs set during the 2017 bubble. P2P Bitcoin Markets “Gone Parabolic” According to a Tweet by - The post appeared first on newsbtc

The Cardano Foundation, the organization overseeing and supervising the development of Cardano, the world’s first third-generation blockchain, announced today in a bid to optimize community engagement and its strategic direction – it has appointed J. Casey Monroe as the new Senior Community Engagement and Strategy Lead and Tiago Fernandes Serôdio as the new Community Project […] - :

Since 2017 we clearly understood the development vector of Godex. We improved the form, honed the exchange engine, expanded the team, met new awesome coins and new bright partnerships. However, one thing runs like a thread through the whole history of the company — respecting the privacy of our users. Using this as a framework, […] - :

An interview with Finn Brunton, the author of two books about the cultural history of digital currencies.

solarisBank AG, a Berlin-based banking technology company, today announced the establishment of its subsidiary solaris Digital Assets GmbH. The 100% subsidiary of solarisBank will provide an API-accessible platform that adds a custody solution to the full range of solarisBank’s digital white-label banking services. Last year, solarisBank made a contribution to the decentralized world in 2018 […] - :

Cindicator, the crypto analytics and predictive platform, today has announced the launch of their first quantitative crypto hedge fund powered by Hybrid Intelligence. Cindicator Capital is a unique ecosystemic fund, based on an alpha-generating vehicle including thousands of decentralized analysts from 135 countries. The data flow of millions of forecasts from the analytical platform is […] - :

Quant Network, a blockchain interoperability solution provider and SIMBA Chain, a smart contract platform, today announced they have agreed to combine their unique blockchain-based technologies to eliminate a key barrier to the development and deployment of multi-chain smart contracts. By providing seamless deployment of all interoperable smart contracts based on blockchains supported by Quant Network’s […] - :

Bitcoin on Wednesday moved slightly upward as traders remained puzzled about its next big price rally. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate surged by as much as 0.80 percent to establish an intraday high of $7,263.31. The move uphill accompanied a moderate rise in volume. The conformity between price and volume showed traders’ inclination to retest the - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Diginex, a blockchain financial services, and technology company, announced today it has been selected as part of the Microsoft ScaleUp program. This exclusive 2-year program is designed for high-growth companies to leverage Microsoft’s expertise, scale their businesses and further deliver enterprise value to their clients. Graduates from the program will gain access to Microsoft’s internal […] - :

Digital Gamma, a provider of crypto market infrastructure, today has announced its newest offering, TPR (Tri-Party Repo). Utilizing the TPR protocol, two counterparties can engage in a borrow/lend transaction with greater transparency and reduced capital requirements, lowering risk and cost as compared to current market solutions. Currently, when borrowing crypto, it is common to post […] - :

The New York Department of Financial Services has outlined a new approach to approving what coins crypto exchanges can list in the Empire State.

The Bitfury Group has made what it calls a “strategic acquisition” in decentralized credential provider Shyft Network as it prepares to build out government-facing identity products.

Digital Asset has raised $35 million in Series C funding, signaling a comeback for the seminal enterprise blockchain startup.

A French company launched a regulated Bitcoin fund to be traded as futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

China’s securities regulator reportedly plans to set up a tech division that will be headed by the former chief of the central bank’s digital currency initiative

Battered bitcoin may soon see solid support from a historically strong moving average price support. That could attract technical buyers.

Over the past few weeks, Bitcoin (BTC) has finally started to slow, establishing $7,000 as support and $7,800 as heavy resistance; the cryptocurrency hasn’t broken above or below those boundaries for over 10 days. Analysts say that this tightening price action is much like a spring coiling, implying that Bitcoin will soon see a large - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Mark Cuban appears troubled when asked to give his verdict on Bitcoin’s utility as a financial instrument

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