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Crowdfund Insider –A cryptocurrency mining company that received grants and unsecured loans from several Canadian government agencies has filed for bankruptcy, CBC reports.

CryptoNews –Major cryptocurrency exchange OKEx announced the upcoming launch of its Options Trading. This move comes ahead of CME’s Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts, the testing of which started today.

Crowdfund Insider –Prominent venture capitalist and blockchain proponent Tim Draper has backed LA-based blockchain-focused venture firm. Goren Holm Ventures has received an investment from Draper and expanded his partnership with the firm, now rebranded to Draper Goren Holm.

QuikNode, a cloud-hosted Ethereum node platform for dApps, developers, and power-users, today announced the launch of the platform’s newest tool: QuikNode API. After weeks of development, the QuickNode team produced QuikNodeBoost, an intelligent layer that accelerates calls by up to 300%. Next, the QuikNode API was created with a 100% free tier so developers can […] - :

An ethereum developer has flagged an attack on MakerDAO that could turn $20 million of MKR into $300 million of ETH.

In preparation for its version 2.0 launch, crypto exchange company IDEX has announced a new trading competition. Anyone can register for free, and participants begin with $100k in testnet funds. The competition allows users to trade top crypto markets, and at the end of the competition, the largest USD denominated portfolio wins. The competition will […] - :

THEKEY, a decentralized ecosystem of Identity Verification (IDV) tools integrating national big-data and the blockchain, announced it has won a government bidding for a blockchain application in Jiangsu Province, China. THEKEY will introduce technologies such as QR codes, cloud computing, cryptography, IC card, artificial intelligence, integration of big data, blockchain technology, data visualization, natural language […] - :

Bitpanda, a leading cryptocurrency exchange company, today announced that the Bitpanda Global Exchange is now a fully integrated, certified exchange on HaasOnline, a solution for advanced, automated cryptocurrency trading. Trading Bots With HaasOnline HaasOnline seamlessly integrated the Bitpanda Global Exchange API, which means that users are now able to deploy customized crypto trading bots with […] - :

Bakkt’s new options and cash-settled bitcoin futures products have just gone live, joining its three-month-old physical futures contracts.

Ampleforth, a digital asset protocol for smart commodity-money, announced recently that it has completed integration with Chainlink oracles to aggregate secure and timely off-chain pricing data for its protocol. Through the Chainlink integration, Ampleforth’s Market Oracle (volume-weighted price) and CPI Oracle (current price target) will now be powered by nine different incoming price feeds from […] - :

Constant, a peer-to-peer lending platform for cryptocurrency, and popular Ethereum wallet HB wallet, have announced a new strategic partnership integrating Constant’s services into HB Wallet. The new partnership will allow HB Wallet users to lend and borrow on Constant’s secure and speedy P2P lending platform completely within the HB Wallet interface. HB Wallet is one […] - :

“Boring” Bitcoin price performance could nonetheless form the basis for a march to $8K, says Cointelegraph analyst

Goren Holm Ventures, the Los Angeles blockchain accelerator and incubator known for producing leading blockchain investment conference, Crypto Invest Summit, announced today that renowned venture capitalist Tim Draper has invested in Goren Holm Ventures and has expanded his partnership with the firm, now rebranded to DraperGoren Holm. “I am excited about doubling-down onLos Angelesand blockchain […] - :

BaseFEX, a crypto derivatives exchange, has announced the successful implementation of lower contract sizes on its BTCUSDT perpetual swap product. The size of the BTCUSDT contract was lowered from 0.01 BTC to 0.001 BTC. The development work was successfully completed as of 10:00AM UTC today, Monday, December 9th, 2019. On the BaseFEX platform, users can […] - :

In the dog-eat-dog world of cryptocurrency exchanges, smaller startups that don’t attract the volume of megaliths like Binance, Coinbase and Kraken must band together to survive turbulent market cycles.

Cybersecurity research and consulting firm Trail of Bits recently announced the launch of Mainnet360, a service to provide a comprehensive assessment of both the security and economic elements of blockchain software. Trail of Bits developed Mainnet360 over several months this year in partnership with Prysm Group, an economic consulting firm specializing in supporting teams that […] - :

Blackmoon, a cryptocurrency platform that provides its users with the opportunity to trade over 20 assets, has announced the launch of its public trading API, which allows users to set up automatic trading on the exchange. Users can generate the API keys and check the documentation which can be found when logged in. VIP program […] - :

ProximaX, a next-generation integrated Distributed Ledger Technology infrastructure development platform powered by blockchain technology, announced their latest systems integrator partnership with BTM Blockchain (Technology) Sdn Bhd (BTM), a Malaysian blockchain company dedicated to serving the market by building solutions which leverage on blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence technologies. With the ProximaX Sirius […] - :

Is the bottom in? Since Bitcoin (BTC) fell precipitously to $6,600 late last month, analysts have been asking if the leading cryptocurrency has finally found a price bottom after a multi-month downturn. According to a number of fractal analyses, which is comparing an asset’s historical price action to its current price action, the bottom just - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Bitcoin’s weekly chart is flashing a golden cross for the first time since May 2016.

Request, a network that allows anyone to simply create, share or fulfill a request for payment, announced today two new features improving upon its invoice application. First updated is the ability to create a proper invoice inline with accounting norms and second is a new send a payment function. Sending decentralized invoices in cryptocurrency is […] - :

SIAE, the Italian company for collective copyright management, announced they will be partnering with Algorand for the development of a new open ecosystem for copyright management based on Algorand’s recently launched, high-performance blockchain platform. Algorand uses a pure proof-of-stake (PPoS) protocol that guarantees decentralization, scalability, and security, making it particularly suitable for reliable management of […] - :

Blockchain technology company Jelurida, has announced that Coalculus, a blockchain platform for financial services and licensed partners of Jelurida has now launched its mainnet. The core developers of Coalculus are those of fellow Jelurida produced blockchains Nxt and Ardor. Based on a public-permissioned version of Jelurida’s Ardor technology, Coalculus has launched as a compliant and […] - :

The People's Bank of China is said to be preparing to launch pilots for its digital currency in Shenzhen and Suzhou from the end of the year.

Several Chinese banks and economic participants will reportedly pilot the digital yuan in two cities

The Stellar blockchain has been running its own version of bitcoin's Lightning Torch since the summer.

OKEx, the leading global cryptocurrency futures exchange platform has announced that it is going to soon launch its USDT Margined Perpetual Swap Trading feature. According to the announcement, the latest USDT denominated linear contract offering is set to go live on December 16, 2019, following the simulation phase which went live on December 4. The - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Bitcoin price is showing positive signs above the $7,400 resistance area against the US Dollar. The price is likely to clear the $7,560 and $7,600 resistances to continue higher. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $7,490 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Following a little momentum last week Bitcoin spent most of the weekend consolidating. It has been pretty flat for the past fortnight and analysts are now considering the unpopular premise of a final capitulation approaching which would mirror movements from this time last year. Bitcoin Bulls and Bears Poised Crypto markets were lifted on Friday - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Ripple price is gaining momentum and it is rising above $0.2250 against the US dollar. The price is likely to continue higher above the $0.2320 and $0.2350 resistance levels. There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $0.2265 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). Ethereum is - The post appeared first on newsbtc

Ethereum is approaching the main $152 and $155 resistance levels against the US Dollar. The price is likely to rally significantly once there is a clear break above $152. There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $148 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The price could dip - The post appeared first on newsbtc

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