Hodler’s Digest, May 21-27: Market Slumps, Crypto Investigations Abound, but Adoption Stays Strong

By | May 27, 2018

Hodler’s Digest, May 21-27: Market Slumps, Crypto Investigations Abound, but Adoption Stays Strong Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories… Read More »

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Coinbase Rebrands GDAX to Coinbase Pro With Added Features

By | May 27, 2018

Coinbase Rebrands GDAX to Coinbase Pro With Added Features Coinbase has announced the launch of Coinbase Pro, the rebranded version of GDAX, which the San Francisco-based exchange describes as easier to use and more intuitive. The announcement was made in a blog post and was later confirmed by the company’s president and COO, Asiff Hirji, in an interview with CNBC. David Farmer, the new general manager… Read More »

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Tron Founder Aims to Decentralize the Internet by Acquiring BitTorrent

By | May 27, 2018

Tron Founder Aims to Decentralize the Internet by Acquiring BitTorrent Tron has been one of the more successful cryptocurrency projects over the past year. Despite not having launched a main net, the hype and expectations associated with Tron are very real. It now appears the founder of this cryptocurrency project is looking to buy BitTorrent Inc. That is a… Read More »

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Buy Bitcoin, Sell Your Altcoins, Says Pioneering Wall Street Blockchain Analyst

By | May 27, 2018

Buy Bitcoin, Sell Your Altcoins, Says Pioneering Wall Street Blockchain Analyst Bitcoin remains a strong buy despite recent losses, blockchain venture capitalist Spencer Bogart told CNBC yesterday, May 26. The cryptocurrency will trade “at least” above $10,000 by the year’s end, he added. Bogart is a partner at major VC firm Blockchain Capital, and was reportedly the first… Read More »

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Bitcoin Fees Temporarily Less Than BCH, Can This Continue?

By | May 27, 2018

Bitcoin Fees Temporarily Less Than BCH, Can This Continue? Transaction fees are a hot topic of debate in the cryptocurrency world. There are numerous discussions regarding Bitcoin versus Bitcoin Cash fees in this regard. It now seems the average Bitcoin transaction cost is lower than that of BCH. As is usually the case, such a temporary snapshot can look very different in… Read More »

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GDPR and Blockchain: Is the New EU Data Protection Regulation a Threat or an Incentive?

By | May 27, 2018

GDPR and Blockchain: Is the New EU Data Protection Regulation a Threat or an Incentive? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping and stringent European Union (EU) wide legal framework for personal data privacy, became effective on May 25. Ready or not, this framework is going to drastically transform the business of any digital venture. The International Association… Read More »

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Sygnia Plans to Open Cryptocurrency Exchange Later This Year in South Africa

By | May 27, 2018

Sygnia Plans to Open Cryptocurrency Exchange Later This Year in South Africa Cape Town-based asset management firm Sygnia Ltd. has plans to open a cryptocurrency exchange in Q3 in response to growing interest in cryptocurrencies from investors across the country. SygniaCoin & Sygnia Cryptocurrency Fund The exchange will be called SygniaCoin, and will ‘offer investors a secure trading… Read More »

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Six Japanese Public Companies Announce Plans to Launch Crypto Exchanges

By | May 27, 2018

Six Japanese Public Companies Announce Plans to Launch Crypto Exchanges This week, a number of companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange revealed their plans to enter the crypto exchange business for the first time. They include one of the most popular budget-managing app operators, an entertainment conglomerate, one of the largest music labels, and a medical corporation. These… Read More »

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Ongoing Verge Issues Spell Problems for Pornhub Partnership

By | May 26, 2018

Ongoing Verge Issues Spell Problems for Pornhub Partnership Even though a lot of people are still shocked that Pornhub actually took the plunge on Verge, it seems that decision may come back to bite the company. Due to the ongoing attacks against the Verge network, Pornhub and its cohorts are at risk of seeing transactions reversed or spoofed. It… Read More »

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SEC, CFTC, IRS And Others: A Guide To US Regulating Bodies

By | May 26, 2018

SEC, CFTC, IRS And Others: A Guide To US Regulating Bodies On May 22, 2018  the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an advisory statement for listing virtual currency derivative products. The statement is aimed at providing clarity for exchanges and clearing houses. Previously this week, major US cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase spoke to regulators about… Read More »

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