Another vote about whether to raise the so-called stability fee for Maker’s ethereum (ETH)-based DAI decentralized stablecoin by 3% has started on the governance portal of the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) on April 19. MakerDAO, which issues the USD-pegged aforementioned algorithmic decentralized stablecoin, is seeking to improve the token’s peg by increasing the yearly stability fee.
Major cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex will support Tether’s stablecoin USDT coin on the Tron (TRX) blockchain, according to an announcement published on April 19. United States-based digital currency exchange Poloniex has added support for deposits and withdrawals of USDT on the Tron network. The development will reportedly support Tether on both chains — USDT issued on
Bitcoin (BTC) continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments, according to Coveware’s Q1 2019 Global Ransomware Marketplace report, published on April 15. The report — reportedly based upon aggregated ransomware data from cases tackled by Coveware’s Incident Response Team — indicates that in Q1 2019 the ransomware landscape saw a sharp
Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io saw almost $3 billion worth of orders placed during the first phase of its in-house token sale, the company confirmed in a blog post on April 14. Gate, which offers cryptocurrency-only trading, is currently raising funds to support its projects through the issuance of Gatechain Tokens (GT), which users will ultimately
South Korean crypto exchange Coinnest has begun to terminate its services as of April 16, according to a pop-up announcement on the platform’s official website. Notification of exchange closure. Source: https://www.coinnest.co.kr/. Accessed: April 18, 2019 The announcement states that Coinnest has taken the decision to close as the exchange has struggled to cope with changes
Hbus, the operator of the United States-based version of major crypto exchange Huobi.com, has today launched three trading pairs for XRP. The news was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on April 18. According to the announcement, the three XRP trading pairs are to be USD-XRP, bitcoin (BTC)-XRP, and tether (USDT)-XRP. XRP deposits
Major American cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has expanded its crypto-to-crypto trading to more countries, according to a blog post published on April 17. Coinbase and its professional trading platform Coinbase Pro have introduced crypto-to-crypto conversions and trading to 11 more countries in Latin America and Southeast Asia. The product is now also available
An official from the Romanian central bank has stated that cryptocurrency will not replace currency issued by central banks as it is not necessarily a currency. The news was published by local media outlet Business Review on April 16. Daniel Daianu, a member of the Romanian National Bank (BNR)’s Administration Council, reportedly stressed the necessity
In 2018, and early this year, Bitcoin experienced a bearish market that riled the interest of several parties and social media companies such as Facebook. As a result, Facebook has since entered the blockchain space with its own cryptocurrency known as FBCoin. FBCoin and WhatsApp Users “FBCoin” is an unofficial name for the crypto asset
The blockchain division of global social trading platform eToro has launched a cryptocurrency exchange for pro traders, a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Tuesday, April 16, states. EToroX claims to be a secure a secure and fully regulated trading venue. As for now, the platform offers 37 trading pairs, with the ability to convert
United Kingdom-based blockchain startup 2030.io has raised $3.9 million through a platform owned by the London Stock Exchange (LSE), fintech news Finextra reported on April 15. Known as Twenty Thirty or 20|30, the startup has reportedly secured 3 million British pounds (GBP) by selling tokenized shares on LSE-owned equity trading platform Turquoise. In July 2018,
One of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, Binance, has delisted Bitcoin SV (BSV), it announced earlier today. The move comes after a week of controversy surrounding the cryptocurrency’s founder Craig Wright. Bitcoin SV Earlier today, the world’s largest crypto exchange by market volume announced it will be delisting all BSV trading pairs on
Bitcoin (BTC) prices and altcoin prices could have already hit their lowest point, new analysis from cryptocurrency exchange Binance concluded on April 11. In the latest edition of its research bulletins, the exchange’s dedicated analytics arm, Binance Research, investigated various current phenomena and trends within cryptocurrency markets. Among them was correlation between Bitcoin and altcoin
Saturday, April 13 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight losses on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) hovers just over the $5,100 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin’s price is up about half a percent on the day, trading at around $5,107 by press time, according to CoinMarketCap.
Changpeng Zhao, the CEO and founder of top crypto exchange Binance, has underscored that exchange-hosted token offerings are no less subject to regulatory hurdles than their initial coin offering (ICO) predecessors. The CEO, better known in the industry as “CZ,” made his remarks in an interview with Bloomberg on April 10. As previously reported, so-called
Billionaire VC investor Tim Draper is planning to meet with Facebook execs to discuss investing in the social media’s rumored crypto project, Bloomberg reports April 12. According to the report, Draper revealed to Bloomberg that he is “interested to hear the story” around the project, claiming that he is ready to “see if it is