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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Bitcoin (BTC) has again defended historically strong price support near $7,700, keeping the hope of a corrective rally alive.The top cryptocurrency faced selling pressure and fell below $8,000 over the weekend, contradicting the possibility of a recovery rally above $8,500 suggested by a key technical indicator on Friday.Even so, all is not lost for the bulls, as the widely-tracked 100-week moving average (MA) support has held ground.

[Source: Coindesk] ✩✩✩✩

2. British Crypto Investigations Skyrocket 74% as Watchdog Proposes Derivatives Ban

Investigations into cryptocurrency firms by…


Fri, 4 Oct 2019

1.Company behind struggling coin ndau claims to raise another $5 million

Oneiro, the company behind cryptocurrency ndau, announced that it has secured a $5 million investment from Cosimo Ventures. So far, even after millions of dollars of investment, the project has had limited adoption and abysmal trading volume.

[Source:cryptoslate] ✩✩✩✩

https://cryptoslate.com/company-behind-struggling-coin-ndau-claims-to-raise-another-5-million/

2.Investment Firm Files Prospectus for New BTC Futures Fund With US SEC

Investment management company Stone Ridge is trying to register a new Bitcoin (BTC) futures offering with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

[Source: cointelegraph] ✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/investment-firm-files-prospectus-for-new-btc-futures-fund-with-us-sec

3.Bitcoin Drops from $8.4K to $8.1K, Top 20 Coins See Red

Thursday, Oct. 3 — Crypto markets have again failed to continue their recovery as almost all the top 20 coins by market cap are seeing significant losses.

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019

1.Ripple’s Xpring aims to make XRP the internet of money

Xpring, an initiative by Ripple, is launching a platform to provide tools, services and programs for developers to easily build applications with payment gateways using fiat and crypto, particularly XRP.

[Source:cryptoslate] ✩✩✩✩

https://cryptoslate.com/ripples-xpring-xrp-internet-of-money/

2.Samsung-Backed Blockchain Firm Launches in UAE After Securing $16M

Blocko, a South Korean blockchain provider, launched in the United Arab Emirates after securing $16 million in funding.

[Source: cointelegraph] ✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/samsung-backed-blockchain-firm-launches-in-uae-after-securing-16m

3.US State of Ohio Suspends Service for Paying Taxes With Bitcoin

Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague announced the immediate suspension of the OhioCrypto.com website that allows businesses to pay taxes with Bitcoin (BTC).

[Source: cointelegraph] ✩✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/customs-agents-seize-crypto-mining-units-smuggled-out-of-mongolia

4.Leading Japanese Firms Form Security Token Offering Association

Leading Japanese companies are forming a regulatory association…


Wed, 2 Oct 2019

1.Institutional Libra Backers are Getting Cold Feet

Major Libra backers Visa and Mastercard are second-guessing their participation in the Facebook-led digital payments project, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

[Source:coindesk] ✩✩✩✩

https://www.coindesk.com/institutional-libra-backers-are-getting-cold-feet

2.BitShares DEX Gateway CryptoBridge Implements Mandatory KYC for Users

BitShares Decentralized Exchange (DEX) gateway CryptoBridge announced on Oct. 1 that it has implemented mandatory user Know Your Client (KYC) verification.

[Source: cointelegraph] ✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitshares-dex-gateway-cryptobridge-implements-mandatory-kyc-for-users

3.Customs Agents Seize Crypto Mining Units Smuggled out of Mongolia

The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation stopped the illegal import of four crypto mining devices from Mongolia into Russia.

[Source: cointelegraph] ✩✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/customs-agents-seize-crypto-mining-units-smuggled-out-of-mongolia

4.Customs Agents Seize Crypto Mining Units Smuggled out of Mongolia

The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation stopped the illegal…


Tue, 1 Oct 2019

1.Aragon Expects Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork to Break 680 Smart Contracts

The Ethereum network’s Istanbul hard fork is expected to break 680 smart contracts on the decentralized management platform Aragon.

[Source:cointelegraph] ✩✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/aragon-expects-ethereums-istanbul-hard-fork-to-break-680-smart-contracts

2.SEC Reaches $24 Million Settlement With EOS Parent Firm Block.one

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reached a settlement with Block.one to pay $24 million in penalties for conducting an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO).

[Source: cointelegraph] ✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/sec-reaches-24-million-settlement-with-eos-parent-firm-blockone

3.BINANCE RESEARCH: BAKKT TO BLAME FOR SEPTEMBER’S BEARISH PERFORMANCE

The crypto industry lost significant momentum during September. Binance Research claims that one of the potential reasons for this may have been people ‘selling on the news’ of Bakkt launching.

[Source: bitcoinist] ✩✩✩✩

https://bitcoinist.com/bakkt-blamed-for-septembers-bearish-performance/

4.Ethereum Surges Over 5% as Analysts Eye Movement…


Mon, 30 Sept 2019

1.Bithumb Acquisition Deal ‘Off’ as Chinese, American Investors Close in

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is likely to end up “in Chinese or American hands” with the company that had agreed to buy the exchange expected to default on payment.

[Source:cryptonews] ✩✩✩✩

https://cryptonews.com/news/bithumb-acquisition-deal-off-as-chinese-american-investors-c-4756.htm

2.Bitcoin Price Could See 10% Bounce if $8,000 Holds

Last week, volatility finally picked up for the Bitcoin price after a multi-week lull. While many traders embraced this tumultuous price action, it seems that the cryptocurrency market is settling once again, with BTC finding support at $8,000.

[Source: newsbtc] ✩✩✩

https://www.newsbtc.com/2019/09/30/bitcoin-price-could-see-10-bounce-if-8000-holds/

3.BITCOIN (BTC)…


Fri, 27 Sept 2019

1.MediConnect Completes PoC to Track Medication Through the Supply Chain

Blockchain startup MediConnect has completed the workflow for the Proof-of-Concept (PoC) designed to track medications through the supply chain and begun integration of online pharmacy UK Meds’ processes to its platform.

[Source:cointelegraph] ✩✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/mediconnect-completes-poc-to-track-medication-through-the-supply-chain

2.Why Bitcoin Tumbled Below $8K

Bitcoin prices briefly slipped below $8,000 each on Thursday for the first time in three months, though the cryptocurrency is still more than double its level at the start of 2019.

[Source: coindesk] ✩✩✩

https://www.coindesk.com/why-bitcoin-tumbled-below-8k

3.Bittrex to Use Chainalysis Tool to Identify High-Risk Transactions

Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex…


Thu, 26 Sept 2019

1.Cybersecurity Firm Releases WannaCryFake Bitcoin Ransomware Fix

Cybersecurity firm Emsisoft has released a solution for Bitcoin (BTC)-demanding ransomware WannaCryFake.

[Source:cointelegraph] ✩✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/cybersecurity-firm-releases-wannacryfake-bitcoin-ransomware-fix

2.XRP Recovers from Dip to $0.21, But Analysts Expect Further Losses

Bitcoin’s massive drop yesterday sent shockwaves throughout the aggregated crypto markets, leading most major altcoins — including XRP — to plummet to fresh post-2018 crash lows, which may signal that the rest of 2019 will prove to be bearish for the crypto markets.

[Source: newsbtc] ✩✩✩

https://www.newsbtc.com/2019/09/25/xrp-recovers-from-dip-to-0-21-but-analysts-expect-further-losses/

3.Ex-Fed Official: Ending US Dollar Dominance for Crypto Makes No Sense

Ex-United States Federal Reserve official…


Wed, 25 Sept 2019

1.BitFlyer Adds 5 Altcoins to Its Trading Platforms in Europe and the US

BitFlyer, a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, is adding 5 new altcoins to its platforms in Europe and the United States.

[Source:cointelegraph] ✩✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitflyer-adds-5-altcoins-to-its-trading-platforms-in-europe-and-the-us

2.Bitcoin Dips Below $8K in First Since June

Bitcoin (BTC) has once again shocked investors after a sharp sell-off Tuesday saw it quickly drop $1,000 in value during a single trading session.

[Source: coindesk] ✩✩✩

https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-price-dips-below-8k-for-first-since-june-12

3.H&R Block Offers Solutions for Taxpayers With Crypto Transactions

United States-based accounting firm H&R Block has begun serving as an intermediary between crypto users and…


Tue, 24 Sept 2019

1.Bitcoin’s Competitors Are Missing The Point Of Cryptocurrency And Blockchain Technology

In a Medium post published earlier this month, Castle Island Ventures Partner Nic Carter explained the utility of Bitcoin (BTC) as a revolutionary alternative to the traditional, government-approved banking system.

[Source:forbes] ✩✩✩✩

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ktorpey/2019/09/23/bitcoins-competitors-are-missing-the-point-of-cryptocurrency-and-blockchain-technology/#6b3fa2bc4c1d

2.Cisco Partners With SingularityNET on Decentralized Artificial Intelligence

Decentralized artificial intelligence (AI) firm SingularityNET and tech conglomerate Cisco have partnered to develop applied artificial general intelligence (AGI) technologies.

[Source: cointelegraph] ✩✩✩

https://cointelegraph.com/news/cisco-partners-with-singularitynet-on-decentralized-artificial-intelligence

3.Bakkt Trades 71 Bitcoin Futures Contracts in First 24 Hours

Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Bakkt platform has traded 71 Bitcoin (BTC)…

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