Category Archive : Breaking

BitPesa, SBI Remit Partner for Blockchain Payments Between Japan And Africa

BitPesa, a digital treasury management solution that leverages blockchain settlement to lower the cost and improve the speed of payments to and from frontier markets, has teamed with SBI Remit, Japan’s largest remittance service provider, to make it easier for Africans to buy Japanese products.   The two firms are leveraging blockchain technology to reduce

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Cryptocurrency Wallet Blockchain Files Complaint Against Copycat Website

Cryptocurrency web wallet provider Blockchain has filed a complaint in a U.S. federal court alleging attempted deception by a copycat website. In a blogpost, Blockchain — whose website is hosted at blockchain.com — identifies the platform, blockchain.io, as a deliberate impostor that is attempting to rebrand itself in order to continue in its usual insincere

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Content Creators on YouTube, Twitch, and Wikipedia Can Now Accept Ripple (XRP)

Content creators on the internet will now be able to accept payments in XRP tokens directly from their users. The tipping-for-content has become possible because of Coil, the brainchild of Stefan Thomas, the former CTO of Ripple Labs. The San Francisco company has launched the beta version of its browser extension app of the same

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Bitcoin ATM CEO: Cryptocurrency Needs Regulation to Survive

In an exclusive interview with CCN, the CEO of the world’s largest Bitcoin ATM network took a hard stance against those who believe in a world where Bitcoin and its peers can survive unregulated. Sheffield Clark, whose company — Coinsource — recently installed 17 new Bitcoin ATMs in Florida, stated that cryptocurrency is not a

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Interview: Former Huobi US Compliance Chief Talks NY Cryptocurrency Exchange Report

Harry Zhou, former general counsel and compliance officer for Huobi US, spoke with CCN about the latest report from New York’s attorney general on cryptocurrency exchanges. Zhou helped set up the legal framework in New York for cryptocurrency exchanges, namely the application and regulations for the BitLicense. He represented Huobi for comments on the BitLicense proposal

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Tether Has No Real Impact on Bitcoin price: University Researcher

Contrary to the somewhat-popular idea that tether (USDT) issuance is used to manipulate crypto markets by boosting the price of bitcoin, a new academic study by researcher Wang Chun Wei of the University of Queensland Business School shows that the most widely-used stablecoin in fact has a negligible effect. Tether and the 2017 Bitcoin Price

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Brave Browser Taps Blockchain Identity Startup Civic for Secure KYC

Cryptocurrency-funded web browser Brave has announced that it will collaborate with Civic, the blockchain identity platform, on a project that will bring the latter’s identity verification services to publishers on the Brave platform. Under this framework, Brave-verified publishers will be able to confirm their identity using Civic’s technology, and thus gain secure access to their

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$10,000 Target: Novogratz Sees Bitcoin Jumping 30% in 2018

Billionaire investor Michael Novogratz, a legendary ex-hedge fund manager, formerly of the investment firm Fortress Investment Group, has said that the Bitcoin price will likely see a 30 percent increase by the end of 2018. Once Bitcoin surpasses major resistance levels at $6,800, $8,800, and $10,000, Novogratz stated that institutions will enter the market via

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Crypto Market Stabilizes After $25 Billion Surge, Can Bitcoin Price Breach $6,800?

Over the past 48 hours, the crypto market has increased by more than $25 billion, from $198 billion to $223 billion. Ripple and Ethereum have maintained momentum at a price range. Since September 20, the crypto market has initiated a strong corrective rally resulted by extremely oversold conditions. But, as many investors expected, the massive

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UNICEF France Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations for Humanitarian Activities

Whatever one thinks of ‘babies are dying from lack of bitcoin’ comments attributed to a certain cryptocurrency evangelist, you are now no longer limited to fiat currencies if you want to assist needy children. This follows an announcement by UNICEF France that it is now taking donations in cryptocurrencies. Driven by the need to expand

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