Facebook Secretly Talking with Bitcoin Exchanges about Listing its WhatsApp Cryptocurrency

Facebook Secretly Talking with Bitcoin Exchanges about Listing its WhatsApp Cryptocurrency

Facebook’s blockchain team has made a significant amount of progress on its secretive cryptocurrency project since Bloomberg first reported that the company was building a dollar-pegged stablecoin. So much progress, in fact, that you may soon find the WhatsApp-focused cryptocurrency listed on a bitcoin exchange near you.

Researchers Test Blockchain for Clinical Trails’ Data Integrity

Researchers Test Blockchain for Clinical Trails’ Data Integrity

Source: Thinkstock – Researchers at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have developed a proof-of-concept method for using blockchain to safeguard data integrity of clinical trials. Blockchain creates an audit trail that makes it easy to detect tampering with results, such as making the treatment look more effective than it is or diminishing the impace of side effects.

SWIFT Gpi Riposte Ripple (XRP)’s Threat With 270% Year In Year Out Growth In 2018

SWIFT Gpi Riposte Ripple (XRP)’s Threat With 270% Year In Year Out Growth In 2018 – Today’s Gazette – Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ripple, Tron, Verge, Cardano News

94 total views, 94 views today SWIFT – Despite the factual assertion from the managing director of Ripple (XRP) in South Asia and MENA, Navin Gupta, that people are now drifting their transactional interest from high street banking to networking, The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) continues to pull strings in the industry with its innovative schemes.

Ripple (XRP) Volumes More than Doubled in Feb, Prices in Range Mode

Ripple (XRP) Volumes More than Doubled in Feb, Prices in Range Mode | NewsBTC

Ripple (XRP) prices in range mode Miguel Vias of XRP Market put to an end bribing rumors Transactional volumes in an uptrend Although it is overwhelmingly bullish that CoinBase Pro now supports XRP trading pairs, bribing rumors is a stain. Miguel Vias of XRP Markets took to twitter stating that the listing was an independent CoinBase decision.

Will It Be Effective To Invest In Huobi Token?

Will It Be Effective To Invest In Huobi Token? – CryptoNewsZ

Huobi incepted in 2013, and it is a Singapore based cryptocurrency exchange platform. Later, it expanded to South Korea, Japan, and China. Its founder, Leon Li, a former engineer of Oracle had founded this exchange. Currently, this exchange platform supports more than 280 cryptocurrency markets, and approximately $350 billion worth of digital currencies get traded …

New York Times: Facebook Reportedly Shopping ‘Facebook Coin’ to Crypto Exchanges

New York Times: Facebook Reportedly Shopping ‘Facebook Coin’ to Crypto Exchanges

Facebook is “hoping to succeed where Bitcoin failed” with its highly secretive cryptocurrency project, a New York Times (NYT) article published today, Feb. 28, argues. Citing multiple anonymous sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the Times pieces together the alleged contours of the project, which will reportedly aim to integrate cryptocurrency payments into its messaging services.

Renewable Energy Keeps Bitcoin Miners Afloat

Renewable Energy Keeps Bitcoin Miners Afloat | Crypto Briefing

A recently-published report suggests that more than three-quarters of Bitcoin (BTC) mining activity relies on cheap renewable energy in order to remain financially viable. The report, issued by the cryptocurrency investment firm CoinShares, reprises the points which the company’s researchers made last May, and again in November: that a significant amount of mining activity is powered by renewables.

Blockchain to drive global microgrid boom

Blockchain to drive global microgrid boom

Blockchain will play a pivotal role in helping the value of the global microgrid market hit $30bn by 2022, according to a power analyst. “As the global microgrid market liberalises and renewable energy grows, blockchain offers an effective way to handle the increasingly complex and decentralised transactions between users, large and small-scale producers, retailers, traders and utilities, said Amit Sharma of research firm GlobalData.

Tron (TRX) Ranked 2nd in China’s Latest Blockchain Rankings

Tron (TRX) Ranked 2nd in China’s Latest Blockchain Rankings – Ethereum World News

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology through its Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), has released its 10th monthly crypto project rankings this past Tuesday, February 26th. A total of 35 projects were evaluated by the CCID this month of which EOS, Tron (TRX) and Ethereum (ETH) made the top three respectively.

Pundi X’s New Phone Can Switch Between Blockchain and Android

Pundi X’s New Phone Can Switch Between Blockchain and Android – CoinDesk

Blockchain device manufacturer startup Pundi X unveiled new specifications for its blockchain phone, which it plans to release to the public later this year. Revealed at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona this week, the XPhone will let users switch between a traditional mode that supports Android apps and a “blockchain mode,” which will grant users access to decentralized apps (dapps) loaded on the device.

South Africa’s Standard Bank to Launch Permissioned Blockchain for Overseas Exchange Services

South Africa’s Standard Bank to Launch Permissioned Blockchain for Overseas Exchange Services

South Africa’s Standard Bank will soon launch its private permissioned blockchain for overseas exchange trades on behalf of corporate clients, fintech news outlet FinExtra reports Thursday, Feb. 28. The platform, which is set to go live in the second half of 2019, is based on the Hyperledger Fabric – a foundation for developing applications or solutions for enterprise with a modular architecture.

XRP Price Prediction: xRapid announcement and Ripple’s update can trigger XRP Price in long …

XRP Price Prediction: xRapid announcement and Ripple’s update can trigger XRP Price in long term -Thu Feb 28 – The Oofy

XRP (XRP) Price Today – XRP / USD XRP Price Looks Ready to Drop Another 20 Percent: Ripple Shorts Get Ready For those that have been following the price articles that have been put out in recent times, the recent downturn in price is something that was anticipated a few days ago: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/XRPUSD/2nwG1KT3-XRP-Beginning-to-Look-Very-Bearish-in-the-Mid-Term/ $XRP Ripple …

Can Ripple’s XRP Hit the $10 Mark in 2019? – XRP Price Today – Thu Feb 28

XRP Prediction: Can Ripple’s XRP Hit the $10 Mark by the End of 2018? – XRP News Today

Ripple (XRP) is one of the biggest digital currencies in the market so far. With a market cap over $15 billion, XRP enthusiasts and investors are trying to contemplate whether the coin will hit the $10 mark within the next three months. XRP’s Looming Partnership with J.P Morgan In December 2017, XRP CEO- Brad Garlinghouse- recognized …

Binance CEO Praises XRP Community for Giving Ripple Value and Congrats on Coinbase Addition

Binance CEO Praises XRP Community for Giving Ripple Value and Congrats on Coinbase Addition

XRP, the third largest cryptocurrency in the market appeared in the news a few days ago after being listed on Coinbase Pro, one of the most popular exchanges in the cryptocurrency market. The CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, announced in December 2018 that they were adding support to XRP as a base currency traded against other digital assets.

Bitcoin Daily Chart Alert – Prices Firmer Thursday – Feb. 28

Bitcoin Daily Chart Alert – Prices Firmer Thursday – Feb. 28

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Kitco’s Bitcoin Daily Technical Alert. Every trading day veteran Kitco technical analyst Jim Wyckoff will provide you with a concise and easy-to-understand near-term technical brief on Bitcoin. Importantly, Jim will glean the short-term charts and technical studies, and then alert you to the signals he sees regarding upcoming potential bigger price moves or price trend reversals.

Putin Sets July Deadline For Cryptocurrency Law in Russia

Putin Sets July Deadline For Cryptocurrency Law in Russia – Bitcoinist.com

Russia’s long-running cryptocurrency regulation saga may soon be at an end as Vladimir Putin has ordered a deadline of 1st July 2019 for the approval of Russia’s long-running cryptocurrency regulation saga may soon be at an end as Vladimir Putin has ordered a deadline of 1st July 2019 for the approval of the ‘crypto-sphere’ bill.

Top 3 Price Prediction Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum: No one wants to be trapped down there

Top 3 Price Prediction Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum: No one wants to be trapped down there

Radical movements seek the latest offers in the market. The market consolidates medium-term bullish channels. The idea of a bullish year is gradually gaining traction. This is the penultimate day of the work week and European session begins with generalized recoveries after the sudden falls seen yesterday at the close of the American session.

Today’s the Day for Ethereum Hard Forks Constantinople and St. Petersburg: What to Expect

Today’s the Day for Ethereum Hard Forks Constantinople and St. Petersburg: What to Expect

In a few hours, Ethereum’s blockchain is about to experience two hard forks which will occur nearly instantly. The hard forks are a means for the blockchain to receive new updates, with these particular two being known as St. Petersburg and Constantinople. The two are expected to change the way Ethereum’s network functions by adding new rules.

Bitcoin and Crypto Bulls Return, Poised for Battle in March – Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP Price Analysis

Bitcoin and Crypto Bulls Return, Poised for Battle in March – Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP Price Analysis

Bitcoin bulls are back, with BTC set to close out February in positive territory for the first time in six months. Bitcoin hovered around $3,343 at the start of the month, surged above the $4,000 mark a number of times, and is now at about $3,871, according to Coin360 at time of publishing.

Final countdown to Ethereum’s Constantinople upgrade – here’s what you need to know

Final countdown to Ethereum’s Constantinople upgrade – here’s what you need to know – CryptoNewsReview

According to CoinGecko, there are now just four hours to go until Ethereum’s Constantinople/St. Petersburg upgrade. Here’s what you need to know. It was originally scheduled for mid-January The upgrade was initially meant to take place in mid-January, but shortly before it was going to go live, Zurich-based blockchain security firm ChainSecurity discovered a critical bug one of the …

Security Token Offerings (STOs) Have an Edge on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for the Future

Security Token Offerings (STOs) Have an Edge on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for the Future

ICO introduced a new way of raising capital in crypto industry and became very popular in a short time. STOs (Security Token Offerings) now appears to be overtaking the spotlight. ICO has its limitations in an insufficient number of regulative laws and low liability. STOs offer a way to overcome these obstacles.

Solving Blockchain’s Current Flaws & Enabling Future Mainstream Adoption

Solving Blockchain’s Current Flaws & Enabling Future Mainstream Adoption

It’s becoming a cliché to liken the rapid growth of blockchain technology’s application and general awareness of digital currencies to the Internet’s rapid ascent in the 1990’s. Although similarities abound – not least the irrational exuberance that accompanied the dotcom boom and the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) mania of 2017 that raised billions of dollars.

Crypto Brokerage Firm Voyager From Uber’s Former CTO Acquires Wallet Startup Ethos

Crypto Brokerage Firm Voyager From Uber’s Former CTO Acquires Wallet Startup Ethos

Voyager Digital, a crypto brokerage firm co-founded by a former CTO of Uber, is acquiring crypto wallet startup Ethos, an announcement published by Voyager on Feb. 27 reveals. This acquisition is building on a strategic partnership between Ethos and Voyager, which was first announced in September last year.

Bitcoin (BTC) News: Veteran Trader Files A Formal Complaint Against Coinbase With IRS

Bitcoin (BTC) News: Veteran Trader Files A Formal Complaint Against Coinbase With IRS – Today’s Gazette – Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ripple, Tron, Verge, Cardano News

2,758 total views, 2,758 views today Veteran trader Peter Brandt, who once said Bitcoin (BTC) would be worth $67,193, has filed an official complaint against popular exchange Coinbase over an alleged non-compliance with the United State Internal Revenue Service.

Cudo targets GPU rigs as it brings GUI mining to Grin for the first time

Cudo targets GPU rigs as it brings GUI mining to Grin for the first time – CryptoNewsReview

Grin is the community-led implementation of the Mimblewimble blockchain, a brand new cryptocurrency that boasts both privacy and scalability. However it’s notoriously difficult to mine – until now. Cudo Miner’s lightweight GUI software miner implements Grin’s full Cuckaroo29 and Cuckatoo31 proof of work algorithms under the hood, which means mining Grin on a Windows or …

Blockchain Adoption Is Still At Its Early Stages According To Wall Street Journal CIO Network

Blockchain Technology Adoption: Blockchain Adoption Is Still At Its Early Stages According To Wall Street Journal CIO Network – Blockchain News Today

Blockchain technology was invented about ten years ago as the technology underpinning Bitcoin. At the time, many people believed that cryptocurrencies were the only use cases of blockchain technology. After a while, developers discovered that there are so many other use cases of blockchain technology other than cryptocurrencies.

Moscow Government Plans to Use Blockchain Tech in E-Voting for Parliamentary Election

Moscow Government Plans to Use Blockchain Tech in E-Voting for Parliamentary Election

The city council of Moscow, Russia’s capital city, has submitted a bill to use blockchain technology for an electronic voting system, major Russian news agency Tass reported on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The Moscow City Duma, a local parliament of the Russian capital city, plans to protect the process and results of electronic voting in the upcoming elections through the use of blockchain technology.

(XRP) Ripple Price Prediction 2019 / 2020 / 5 years — Shaking Off the Bear Market Storm

(XRP) Ripple Price Prediction 2019 / 2020 / 5 years – Shaking Off the Bear Market Storm – BeInCrypto

Ripple (XRP) continued to be one of the most resilient coins throughout 2018 and into the new year. Currently, XRP is trading for $0.31 and is ranked third overall with a total market capitalization of nearly $13 billion-$1.5 billion less than the second-ranked Ethereum. XRP has done especially well with its value compared to Bitcoin (BTC).

Blockchain and Crypto Companies Provide Information About Ethereum After CFTC Request

Blockchain and Crypto Companies Provide Information About Ethereum After CFTC Request

There are several cryptocurrency and traditional finance firms that have provided information about Ethereum (ETH) after a request from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The CFTC presented an inquiry back in 2018. The LabCFTC initiative was seeking public comments regarding the Ethereum network and its main principles.

Crypto Money Laundering Reports Spiked in Japan Last Year, Police Say

Crypto Money Laundering Reports Spiked in Japan Last Year, Police Say – CoinDesk

Reports of suspicious cryptocurrency transactions in Japan soared last year, the country’s police agency has said. According to an article in The Japan Times on Thursday, the National Police Agency (NPA) has released data indicating that cryptocurrency exchanges reported 7,096 cases of suspicious transactions in 2018.

Universities in Scotland, Singapore work to improve blockchain technology

Universities in Scotland, Singapore work to improve blockchain technology – CoinGeek

Blockchain technology has quickly become the central idea behind protecting cryptocurrencies across the globe. Nearly every Fortune 500 company is already investing in some form of blockchain technology to enhance its security and business operations. Now, two universities located 10,000 miles from each, other are joining the race to improve the R&D blockchain technology.

Graph Blockchain Announces Board and Management Changes

Graph Blockchain Announces Board and Management Changes

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Graph Blockchain Inc. (” Graph” or ” Company”) ( CSE: GBLC) announces the departure of Peter Kim as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company, effective February 15, 2019. The Company, concurrently, appointed Jeffrey Stevens as Chief Executive Officer and Andrew Ryu as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

By 2025, All Banks In Japan Would Have Adopted Ripple’s XRP For Cross-border Payments

By 2025, All Banks In Japan Would Have Adopted Ripple’s XRP For Cross-border Payments – BTCNN

In an interview with Coinpost, the Strategic Business Innovator Group’s (SBI) CEO, Yoshitaka Kitao stated that SBI’s goal is to have banks in Japan adopt Ripple’s XRP for cross-border payments by 2025. Kitao is also of the opinion that XRP has the potential of hitting $10 per coin when the firm’s virtual currency exchange, VCTrade goes live in March.

Ethereum Price Performance 2019-2020: 10 Realistic and Fantastic ETH Price Suggestions from …

Ethereum Price Performance 2019-2020: 10 Realistic and Fantastic ETH Price Suggestions from Experts

📈 Price Predictions Vera Thornpike 📈 Price Predictions Ethereum price analysis 2019-2020: What do experts think about ETH’s future? The most unbelievable predictions The world’s second cryptocurrency, Ethereum has been through ups and downs so often that it’s hard to make any certain statements about its price in both short and long terms. However, crypto experts never lack imagination – they come up with all kinds of realistic and utopian predictions that don’t seem viable until they are actualized.

Ethereum counting hours to Constantinople upgrade: ETH/USD lull could last longer

Ethereum counting hours to Constantinople upgrade: ETH/USD lull could last longer

Constantinople has been designed to work as a ‘maintenance and optimization update.” Miners expect to see block reward reduced from three ETH to only two ETH. The much-awaited Ethereum network upgrade is expected to occur today. The upgrades are to be implemented via a hard fork and include the Constantinople and St.

Andre Duka Defies ICO Market Stagnation, Launches Dukascoin

Andre Duka Defies ICO Market Stagnation, Launches Dukascoin

Though it may seem like light years in the fast-moving world of cryptocurrency, it was less than six months ago that Swiss bank Dukascopy announced that it would be launching its own cryptocurrency. Tentatively called Dukascoins, the company, despite announcing that it would be attempting to launch the tokens, was initially reticent to discuss the project.

UK Bitcoin Trading Volume Hits $65 Million Average – Is London Going Big?

UK Bitcoin Trading Volume Hits $65 Million Average – Is London Going Big?

The last three months in the United Kingdom’s bitcoin market has been no less than amazing, indicated Skew. The London-based data analytics portal revealed that the region developed a strong bitcoin trading traffic in the last 120 days. It shared a graph across its social media channels, reflecting upon the growing presence of traders in the UK’s crypto climate.

Yoshitaka Kitao, President Of SBI Holdings Predicts That Every Bank In Japan Will Use XRP Soon

Ripple Payment Technology: Yoshitaka Kitao, President Of SBI Holdings Predicts That Every Bank In Japan Will Use XRP Soon – Ripple XRP News Today

SBI Holdings is one of the major promoters of Ripple’s technologies. The Japanese bank is backing Ripple and trying to encourage the massive adoption of Ripple’s technology among banks in Japan. One or Ripple’s money transfer apps, MoneyTap, is now being used in some banks in Japan.

New Hope For Texas City’s Bitmine

New Hope For Texas City’s Bitmine

After grabbing headlines last August by announcing it would build the country’s largest bitcoin mine in Rockdale, Texas, the Chinese cryptocurrency company, Bitmain, suspended operations six months later and let go of most of its staff. In that six-month period the price of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that is one of the company’s chief commodities, had plummeted by more than half.

Although Online Shoppers Still Reluctant to Pay with Bitcoin, Consumer Behavior is Potentially …

Although Online Shoppers Still Reluctant to Pay with Bitcoin, Consumer Behavior is Potentially Changing

Recent data shows that Bitcoin adoption has increased by over 700 percent over the past 6 years worldwide, according to Bitcoin directory service provider Coinma. In contrast, an older survey shows that online shoppers are still reluctant to pay using cryptocurrency, but trends indicate that this could be changing. On Feb.

Ethereum [ETH/USD] Price Analysis: Coin begins its voyage to the bull’s territory

Ethereum [ETH/USD] Price Analysis: Coin begins its voyage to the bull’s territory – AMBCrypto

After a massive downward swing, the cryptocurrency market is making an effort to regain its lost power. Some coins have already recovered from the bear’s attack as they are adorned in green, while others struggle. According to CoinMarketCap, at press time, Ethereum [ETH], the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap was trading at $137.47.

Crypto market daily report – February 28, 2019

Crypto market daily report – February 28, 2019 – CoinGeek

The cryptocurrency markets experienced a slight retracement on Thursday after a concerted slide on Wednesday evening, although a recovery remained on the cards. The much-publicised Constantinople hard fork for Ethereum (ETH) which is supposedly to take place later today has undoubtedly spooked investors although so far this was not too apparent in price movements.

How The Demise of a Crypto Scourge Will Benefit The Industry

How The Demise of a Crypto Scourge Will Benefit The Industry | NewsBTC

The prolonged crypto bear market has hit a number of high profile companies such as Bitmain and ConsenSys but even the purveyors of the world’s most The prolonged crypto bear market has hit a number of high profile companies such as Bitmain and ConsenSys but even the purveyors of the world’s most popular mining malware have felt the squeeze.

Blockchain Technology: The Challenges That Prevent Its Widespread Use

Blockchain Technology: The Challenges That Prevent Its Widespread Use – Ripple News Tech

Many people firmly believe in the potential that blockchain technology possesses. The concept of consensus within a distributed network, rather than a central authority, is integral and can bring benefits to the financial sector, digital rights management systems, voting systems, supply chain control, and many other areas.