Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) say cases of suspected money laundering reportedly linked to cryptocurrency increased by 900 percent in 2018 when Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) say cases of suspected money laundering reportedly linked to cryptocurrency increased by 900 percent in 2018.
Facebook is preparing to launch a cryptocurrency, the The New York Times reports. The new cryptocurrency would be integrated with Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging platform, allowing ordinary WhatsApp users to send electronic cash to friends and family across international borders. The Times says it talked to five anonymous sources who have been briefed on the project.
Ready to send some virtual money to your Facebook friends or WhatsApp contacts so you can split the restaurant bill? Maybe someday you’ll be using a cryptocurrency to do so. For many in the tech world have soured on cryptocurrencies and their accounting underpinnings, called blockchain.
Facebook is reportedly planning to launch a cryptocurrency for WhatsApp in the first half of 2019. The company has some key execs working on this secretive blockchain project. Here are some of the key details. Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans are slowly coming into focus.
Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin: Ethereum to Become ‘More Decentralized’ With Proof-of-Stake Consensus Mechanism | CryptoGlobe
Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum and ConsenSys, a Brooklyn New York-based software technology firm dedicated to improving the Ethereum (ETH) platform, the world’s first blockchain-based network for developing decentralized applications (dApps), has said that “you get trust from decentralization, you get greater trust from greater decentralization.”
Tron made its first debut in the Ministry of Industry and Technology Development China’s ranking and came close to the top of the list, displacing Ethereum and other cryptos except for EOS.
Ethereum prices bearish, strong liquidation at $170 Constantinople in progress Transaction volumes increase in last weeks but will accumulation trigger bulls After previous attempts flopped, we expect the ongoing Constantinople upgrade to be a success. Whether that will rouse price action, we don’t know, but for bulls to be firmly in control, prices must rally above $170 or Dec 2018 highs.
Long Awaited Anti-Aging Platform Launches its ICO (Initial Coin Offering) on March 1st, 2019 – Press Release – Digital Journal
Guaranteeing people stay alive forever!February 28th, 2019 – Pioneers of the world’s first anti-aging coin “ATA” proudly announce the launch of their ICO. Scheduled sell of the ICO begins from the 1st of March, 2019 and ends on the 30th of November, 2020. The token will be accessible on https://www.antiagingcoin.org.
A Chinese crypto startup has been discovered to be using false information regarding its founders. The startup, known as BHB, has been using the photos of two university professors without their knowledge or consent. According to an investigation by CoinDesk, the two professors had no idea that the project even existed.
Reports from NYT Suggest that Facebook in Talks with Multiple Exchanges for “Facebook Coin” Facebook has been somehow both largely public and intensely private about their journey into blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Though denying in statements that they have any kind of involvement, job postings online imply that they are creating a team that is centered around blockchain development.
Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP to Face-Off With Facebook: Crypto Exchanges Reportedly Negotiating With Social Media Giant to List Facebook Coin
Facebook is reportedly negotiating with a number of cryptocurrency exchanges to get its new Facebook coin listed and bring it directly to consumers, where it would go head-to-head with the likes of Bitcoin, Etherum and XRP. Four people “briefed on the negotiations” told the New York Times that talks are underway, and Facebook is looking …
Amun AG, a Swiss fintech special purpose company, has launched a physically-backed crypto Bitcoin ETP, a fully collateralised product which is denominated in US dollars and has an annual investor fee of 2.5 per cent.
FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ric Edelman, one of the nation’s most prominent financial advisors, has created The Advisor Blockchain and…
Ripple Slams Accusations That They Paid For The XRP Listing On Coinbase: “We Did Not Give Them Anything” – Crypto Daily Gazette
As we’ve already reported, it seems that people won’t leave the Ripple community to celebrate their achievements in peace. The week began in full force with a grand announcement coming from Coinbase. Another one of the Ripple and XRP enthusiasts’ dreams comes true, and Coinbase Pro listed their favorite token on the platform.
When global payments organizer SWIFT partnered with blockchain consortium R3, many predicted Ripple, a company hoping to build a rival to SWIFT, would have taken a knock. Instead, the price of XRP-which Ripple’s products are centered around- jumped 10 percent. But why? Well, it turns out R3 and Ripple are closer than many thought.
The bloody market is steadily turning green again with Bitcoin keeping above $3,800. A building bullish momentum is likely to break above the 23.6% Fib level resistance. The crypto market is currently calm following the storm on Sunday week. Bitcoin plunged from the highs recorded in February around $4,187.
In Thailand, there are certain cryptocurrency regulations that determine exactly which assets are permissible to be used in initial coin offering (ICO) investments, along with trading pairs. In December last year, the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (Thai SEC) announced that there would be changes to current rules that kept ICOs from thriving, which would first be discussed in a public hearing.
Are you confused about crypto? Does blockchain boggle your brain? Then panic not. Here at CoinCentral, we live and breathe this stuff every single day of the week. So for the benefit of the uninitiated, we’ve put together a summary of how it all works that’s so simple, even your granny will get it.
Facebook is talking to exchanges about potentially listing a cryptocurrency. That’s the main finding from a New York Times story published Thursday on several efforts to introduce native cryptocurrencies to widely used messaging platforms. The Times reports that Signal and Telegram are also planning to roll out tokens over the next 12 months.
Ethereum price holding gains of some 1.70% in the second half of trading on Thursday. ETH/USD mixed picture at the moment; 60-minute view shows a bearish flag formation, daily is supported by an ascending trend line, for a retest of 2019 high area.
Ethereum has continued to trade sideways over the past few days as the market anticipates the upcoming hard forks, which will take place in a few hours. The market is trading at $140, at the time of writing and is up by 30% over the past 30 days.
LONDON (Reuters) – Ethereum, the world’s second biggest cryptocurrency, was set on Thursday for major software upgrades that traders and analysts predicted would significantly reduce its supply. Ethereum is upgrading its network to cut the costs and complexity of interactions and communications on its blockchain.
Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Goes Live Today. The Road to ETH 2.0 Begins – Ethereum World News
The Ethereum community is expectant because finally, after a l ong and bumpy road, the Dev. team is ready to launch the long-awaited Constantinople Upgrade. The hard fork is expected to be activated at approximately 19:30 UTC when Ethereum reaches block 7,280,000. At this point, two critical upgrades will be simultaneously activated: Constantinople and St.
These proofs, which allow someone to prove a statement is true about a set of data without revealing the data itself, are seen as a solution to the privacy issues that have made regulated companies wary of using shared digital ledgers. Previously, JPMorgan did pioneering work in this area with Quorum, its private version of the ethereum blockchain.
The Blockchain Solution by HashCash Will Enable Better Synergy in Mutual Funds Investment in Emerging Economies
Distributed ledger technology is malleable, and, with an adequate understanding of the innovation, can be configured to address long-standing infrastructural obstacles across industries. Mutual fund investment just happens to be one with dire need of an upgrade that can be provided by blockchain.
Despite a government minister arguing that cryptocurrency like Bitcoin doesn’t need to be regulated since it isn’t a valid form of payment, Russia’s president has issued an order that the country’s parliament introduce regulations by this July. The announcement of the order came through the Kremlin.ru website, the official website for the President of Russia, on Wednesday.
As more eyes turn to Africa, countries in the region are stepping up to meet everyone’s expectation. Since last year, even with the recent prediction, countries in Africa had opened up their doors to embrace blockchain and its technology. Interestingly, even without governmental approval, there has been continuous support and use of cryptocurrencies all around Africa.
Omar Marques, SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Facebook is keeping its cryptocurrency plans under wraps, even when it comes to other company employees. The social media giant silos off its secretive cryptocurrency team in an office that requires entirely different key-card access so that other Facebook employees can’t enter, according to a New York Times report, citing two Facebook employees.
The rise in the Bitcoin price, had a good quick start during February, with over $3,400 per bitcoin. Also adding 11% over the month raising to $3800. The price was hindering around $4,000 per Bitcoin, but unfortunately could not exceed the value to a greater level.
Exchanges have been blighted with negative publicity recently, but improvements have been made in recent years. Here crypto firms and lawyers explain the back story
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.
The global demand for blockchain engineers is up by 517% in the last year, according to a report released by recruitment company Hired.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to boost the agriculture industry and address concerns over food traceability.
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 – Today’s Gazette – Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ripple, Tron, Verge, Cardano News
836 total views, 836 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) 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.
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 …
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Apple co-founder – Steve Wozniak says people should focus on Bitcoin value creation rather than being preoccupied with price. The tech guru joins others in the industry to talk up the potential of the top-ranked cryptocurrency as the burgeoning ecosystem continues to take shape.
Bitcoin prices in range mode LocalCoinSwap launches a service allowing buying or selling of crypto without KYC Transactional volumes shrink to 15k in the last four days. Fiat-crypto on-ramps are indispensable liquidity doors. Enthusiasts and investors now have an option to buy or sell crypto without KYC.
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The founder of a purported cryptocurrency company has been charged with cheating investors out of millions of dollars by selling fake virtual money he falsely claimed was backed by gold, according to an AP report. Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts say My Big Coin Pay Inc.
Ethereum [ETH] – Several Notable Companies and Individuals Respond to the CFTC’s Request for Input on Ethereum – Crypto Economy
The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), following its Request for Input (RFI) on the Ethereum network and its native cryptocurrency Ether (ETH), has been receiving feedback and comments even beyond the stipulated deadline. The latest submission from ISDA is dated February 25th, 2019. The deadline was set on February 15th, 2019.
Square, the $31 billion payments giant, processed over $166 million in Bitcoin purchases throughout 2018. According to the firm’s Q4 shareholder letter, Square processed the sale of $52.4 million in Bitcoin in the fourth quarter of last year, up nearly two-fold from its previous quarter.
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.
“History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Rhymes” Similarities have been already noted between the bear market of 2014-2015 and the ongoing one that is the biggest one ever. If we take a look at the year 2015, Bitcoin price pumped in mid-February which recently happened when BTC surged above $4k.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Oracle, the world’s leading database provider, is beginning to see traction from its blockchain investments, which it has aimed to simplify and make more accessible to major industries. As the enterprise blockchain wars heat up, Oracle, may be the firm to watch.
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 …
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 …
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.
Ask any Bitcoin BTC fan – be it an investor, trader, entrepreneur, or even the dreaded “thought leader” – for their take on what Bitcoin really needs to fulfil its full potential, and they’ll undoubtedly tell you – mass adoption.
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SAN FRANCISCO – Some of the world’s biggest internet messaging companies are hoping to succeed where cryptocurrency start-ups have failed by introducing mainstream consumers to the alternative world of digital coins.
Officers from Commercial Crime Bureau arrest Wong Ching-kit, 25, better known as ‘Coin Young Master’, and 20-year-old colleague at Tsuen Wan office.
Take a deep breathe and close your eyes for a moment. Katy Perry’s new, inspiring smash-hit, “Roar,” is playing on the radio. Open your eyes. Go catch a movie, and more than likely you’ll watch the much-anticipated LEGO Movie. Then, take a break from churning out Luigi death stare memes to check on your recent cryptocurrency investment.
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.
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.
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 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 – 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 …
February 28, 2019 4:24 PM Ether’s price formed a reversal pattern after a strong rejection near $127.55 against the US dollar. ETH/USD is testing key resistances and could accelerate higher in the near term. Technically, the 2-hour chart indicators are consolidating below midlines in the bearish territory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
One of the largest crypto exchange company Huobi has recently stated that it will be closing down its operations in Australia. The Twitter statement discloses that the crypto exchange will be allotting every operation that will have an organization of the exchange and even the social media provision and profile.
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.
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.
Crypto Price Predictions: Today’s Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP) and EOS Forecasts (Feb 28)
Bitcoin BTC/USD From yesterday’s high at $3928 the price of Bitcoin has decreased at first by 4.16% as the price dipped to $3764 at its lowest point. After the price fell it quickly came back to the levels around yesterday’s high where it is currently sitting.
Ripple’s XRP price into the second half of Thursday is holding minor gains of 0.70%. XRP/USD daily price action is moving within an ascending channel formation.
(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).
Bitcoin’s price was little changed on Thursday, though periodic gains over the past three weeks have put the digital currency on track to snap a brutal six-month losing streak. BTC/USD Update The bitcoin price hovered within a narrow range on Thursday and was last spotted at $3,818.50 on Bitstamp for a slight gain of 0.2%.
The US stock market is quiet heading into February’s final trading session, with Dow futures virtually unchanged after the index slipped below 26,000 on Wednesday. The bitcoin price, meanwhile, has recovered above $3,800 while the cryptocurrency market braces for Ethereum’s second attempt at activating its long-anticipated Constantinople hard fork.
Bitcoin price is set to end a 6-month red candle losing streak today if the bulls can maintain a price above $3420. After a sharp $150 (4%) decline and Bitcoin price is set to end a 6-month red candle losing streak today if the bulls can maintain a price above $3420.
Payment giants like Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal could risk losing out unless they make a big move into cryptocurrency, an analyst warned in a note shared Thursday. MoffettNathanson’s Lisa Ellis wrote in a note that there’s a number of situations where these newcomers could prove more useful.
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.
Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. The Ethereum ETH community is today getting ready for two upgrades to its blockchain, following various security-related delays.
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.
China’s state-backed tech workgroup has released its tenth crypto rankings report, placing Bitcoin ( BTC) in 13th, while EOS ( EOS) keeps its top spot. The monthly report was released by China’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID) on Feb. 26.
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.
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.
A surprising number of tech companies are hitching their cart to blockchain and expect major changes to their business as a result, within just a few years. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by Big Four accounting firm KPMG.
As the acceptance of Bitcoin is increased, it is probably going to make way for the other digital forms of money. There are various different cryptocurrencies that are comparable in nature. Bitcoin has many amazing qualities, but, one of the most interesting qualities of Bitcoin is the concept of mining.
If you are interested in cryptocurrency mining, chances are you already know how to join a Bitcoin mining pool. But if you don’t, this might be worth a read. There is no shame in admitting that a lot of us didn’t know what a Bitcoin mining pool was for a long…
According to Digiconomist, Bitcoin’s current estimated annual electricity consumption is 48.01 terawatt hours (TWh), which is more than the country of Singapore at 47.18 TWh. To put this more into perspective, in 2016 the tech giant Google used 6.5 TWh.
In terms of market cap, Ripple’s native token, XRP is the third largest in the crypto sphere although it is definitely one of the most popular crypto tokens in the world. Even so, Ripple hasn’t been stopped delving into other industries and sectors.
The Ripple price (XRP/USD) has struggled to pick up after experiencing a major pull-back on Wednesday. Like some of its chief rivals, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), Ripple saw a major price drop in yesterday’s late trading.
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.
Ripple’s Head of XRP market: Coinbase’s listing of XRP was exchange’s independent decision – AMBCrypto
Ripple is facing accusations of listing its digital asset, XRP, on Coinbase Pro after paying the latter. However, Miguel Vias, Ripple’s head of XRP markets took to his Twitter to say that Ripple did not pay Coinbase to list XRP. Vias said: “We’re happy to go on the record.