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    Verizon Just Won a Patent to Create Virtual SIMs on a Blockchain

    Verizon Just Won a Patent to Create Virtual SIMs on a Blockchain

    Telecommunications conglomerate Verizon is eyeing the use of blockchain technology to underpin the dynamic creation of virtual SIM cards.

    TODAY

    SoFi is beta testing a crypto trading feature with bitcoin, litecoin, and ether

    SoFi is beta testing a crypto trading feature with bitcoin, litecoin, and ether

    SoFi, the consumer finance and wealth management startup, has begun rolling out a beta version of its cryptocurrency trading service to current members with three initial assets: bitcoin, litecoin, and ether. The firm is partnering with Coinbase to complete trades.

    TODAY

    Korean Conglomerate CJ Develops Blockchain for Music Copyright

    Korean Conglomerate CJ Develops Blockchain for Music Copyright

    CJ, one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates, is developing a blockchain-based music copyright management system using AWS’ Amazon Managed Blockchain Service, according to local media.

    TODAY

    China’s Crypto Czar: Facebook-Led Libra ‘Might Be Unstoppable’

    China’s Crypto Czar: Facebook-Led Libra ‘Might Be Unstoppable’

    China’s cryptocurrency czar believes that while the world powers do not welcome Facebook’s Libra, the stablecoin’s advance might now be unstoppable.

    YESTERDAY

    US Congress Schedules Sept. 24 Hearing With SEC With Crypto on Agenda

    US Congress Schedules Sept. 24 Hearing With SEC With Crypto on Agenda

    The United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services has scheduled a hearing with Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and four other SEC commissioners to discuss, among other topics, crypto.

    YESTERDAY



    Ripple Avoids Securities Question in Motion to Dismiss XRP Lawsuit

    Ripple Avoids Securities Question in Motion to Dismiss XRP Lawsuit

    Ripple has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it violated U.S. securities laws by selling XRP.

    YESTERDAY

    Bank of America Joins Marco Polo Blockchain Trade Network

    Bank of America Joins Marco Polo Blockchain Trade Network

    Bank of America has joined Marco Polo, a consortium working to bring efficiencies to international trade using blockchain technology.

    YESTERDAY

    Iranian Government Proposes Annual License for Bitcoin and Crypto Miners

    Iranian Government Proposes Annual License for Bitcoin and Crypto Miners

    CoinDesk has acquired documents detailing a draft proposal for new cryptocurrency mining regulations in Iran, which sources in Tehran say is well on its way toward official approval.

    YESTERDAY

    OTC crypto trader Genesis makes its first acquisition, Qu Capital, to strengthen trading technology

    OTC crypto trader Genesis makes its first acquisition, Qu Capital, to strengthen trading technology

    Genesis Global Trading, an institutional over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading firm, has made its first-ever acquisition, according to an announcement Thursday.

    19 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Turkey Announces Plans for National Blockchain Infrastructure

    Turkey Announces Plans for National Blockchain Infrastructure

    The Turkish government has announced plans to establish a national blockchain infrastructure to utilize distributed ledger technology (DLT) in public administration.

    19 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Crypto Not Competitive With Gold: Barrick Gold Exec

    Crypto Not Competitive With Gold: Barrick Gold Exec

    Catherine Raw, the North America COO of the largest gold mining firm in the world, Barrick Gold, said that she does not think cryptocurrencies are competitive with gold, Fortune reported on Sept. 18.

    19 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Bitcoin Hash Rate Hits 102 Quintillion in Historic Network Milestone

    Bitcoin Hash Rate Hits 102 Quintillion in Historic Network Milestone

    Bitcoin’s (BTC) network hash rate has passed a record 102 quintillion hashes for the first time in history in a historic milestone for the cryptocurrency.

    19 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Weiss Crypto Ratings Downgrades Litecoin & Cardano, Ups Monero

    Weiss Crypto Ratings Downgrades Litecoin & Cardano, Ups Monero

    In its most recent move, Weiss Ratings, the financial ratings agency, downgraded Litecoin and Cardano , while Monero was upgraded.

    19 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Israeli Startup Creates Offline Crypto Wallet with Online Connectivity

    Israeli Startup Creates Offline Crypto Wallet with Online Connectivity

    Israeli startup GK8 unveiled a cold-storage crypto wallet with on-network transfer capabilities, the company said.

    19 SEPTEMBER 2019

    DOJ Brings Extortion Charges Against Early Advisor to Ethereum, tZero

    DOJ Brings Extortion Charges Against Early Advisor to Ethereum, tZero

    U.S. law enforcement has charged Steven Nerayoff, an early supporter of the ethereum project and a former paid advisor to Overstock’s tZero, with extortion.

    19 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Binance to Add Fiat-to-Crypto OTC Trading in a Month, Co-Founder Says

    Binance to Add Fiat-to-Crypto OTC Trading in a Month, Co-Founder Says

    Crypto exchange Binance is planning to add over-the-counter (OTC) trading to its platform in a month to provide users with fiat currency gateways.

    19 SEPTEMBER 2019

    European Space Agency Backs Blockchain Satellite Project

    European Space Agency Backs Blockchain Satellite Project

    Blockchain startup SpaceChain has won a 60,000 euro grant from the European Space Agency (ESA) to investigate use-cases for their satellite-based blockchain wallet system.

    19 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Peter Aven, Alfa Bank: cryptocurrencies will disappear - they’re just a fiction

    Peter Aven, Alfa Bank: cryptocurrencies will disappear - they’re just a fiction

    The head of the bank never invested in digital money, but admitted that you can earn money on it

    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    China’s Inner Mongolia to Shutter ‘Illegal’ Bitcoin Miners by October

    China’s Inner Mongolia to Shutter ‘Illegal’ Bitcoin Miners by October

    China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region is carrying out an inspection to eliminate “illegal” bitcoin mining operations by October, a government spokesman told CoinDesk, confirming a local report.

    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    A Blockchain-Certified Swiss Luxury Watch Has a Built-in Crypto Secret

    A Blockchain-Certified Swiss Luxury Watch Has a Built-in Crypto Secret

    A project says it is offering the world’s first Swiss mechanical watch to be certified on the blockchain — with each model hiding an irresistible secret.

    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Nigerian Crypto Educator Returns $80K in Bitcoin Received by Mistake

    Nigerian Crypto Educator Returns $80K in Bitcoin Received by Mistake

    Keith Mali Chung — the co-founder and president of African blockchain firm Loopblock Network — has returned almost $80,000 worth of Bitcoin (BTC) mistakenly sent to his wallet.

    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    IBM, Citi, Ubisoft back Singapore blockchain accelerator for late-stage start-ups

    IBM, Citi, Ubisoft back Singapore blockchain accelerator for late-stage start-ups

    Tribe Accelerator, a homegrown blockchain accelerator backed by Enterprise Singapore, on Wednesday announced that IBM, Citibank and Ubisoft have come on board as corporate partners for the second edition of its four-month programme.

    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    European Space Agency Backs Blockchain Satellite Project

    European Space Agency Backs Blockchain Satellite Project

    Blockchain startup SpaceChain has won a 60,000 euro grant from the European Space Agency (ESA) to investigate use-cases for their satellite-based blockchain wallet system.

    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    German Finance Minister Says Gov’t Must Reject Facebook's Libra Coin

    German Finance Minister Says Gov’t Must Reject Facebook's Libra Coin

    German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz stated that policymakers cannot accept parallel currencies such as Facebook's proposed Libra stablecoin.

    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Bitcoin mining pools Poolin and BTC.com compete for the position of dominant mining pool

    Bitcoin mining pools Poolin and BTC.com compete for the position of dominant mining pool

    Founded in 2015, BTC.com, a mining pool owned by Bitmain is one of the largest in the world. BTC.com has dominated the mining pool and had retained its dominance through the first and second quarter of 2019. The mining pool was holding a 15.42% share of the total hash rate in Q1 and a 19.86% share in Q2 of 2019.

    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Huobi announces launch of cryptocurrency exchange in Argentina

    Huobi announces launch of cryptocurrency exchange in Argentina

    Huobi Group, which runs one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced on Tuesday the official launch of a digital asset exchange in Argentina.

    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    VanEck, SolidX Withdraw Bitcoin ETF Proposal From SEC Review

    VanEck, SolidX Withdraw Bitcoin ETF Proposal From SEC Review

    Cboe BZX Exchange withdrew its VanEck/SolidX bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal on Tuesday.

    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Ex-CFTC Chair ‘Crypto Dad’ Giancarlo Joins Digital Chamber Trade Group

    Ex-CFTC Chair ‘Crypto Dad’ Giancarlo Joins Digital Chamber Trade Group

    Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has joined the advisory board to the Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade group focused on blockchain and crypto policy in the U.S.

    17 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Bitcoin Ban Means Massive Brain Drain for India, Crypto Industry Warns

    Bitcoin Ban Means Massive Brain Drain for India, Crypto Industry Warns

    India is seeing the first signs of an anticipated brain drain, as the government mulls stark legislation that would criminalize domestic cryptocurrency investments.

    17 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Cryptocurrency trading volumes fell by 65% within three months

    Cryptocurrency trading volumes fell by 65% within three months

    In June, total amount of transactions in the digital money market exceeded $138 billion, now it is just $48 billion.

    17 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Things are Looking Blue for Chinese Crypto Miners’ Northward Migration

    Things are Looking Blue for Chinese Crypto Miners’ Northward Migration

    Chinese crypto miners make a round trip (south-north) to pursue cheap electricity every year. However, things are looking blue for northward migration this year, country’s regulation and off-capacity of northern mining camp are getting in the way.

    17 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Destructive Ordinypt Malware Hitting Germany in New Spam Campaign

    Destructive Ordinypt Malware Hitting Germany in New Spam Campaign

    A new spam campaign is underway that pretends to be a job application from "Eva Richter" who is sending her photo and resume. This resume, though, is actually an executable masquerading as a PDF file that destroys a victim's files by installing the Ordinypt Wiper.

    17 SEPTEMBER 2019

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