Global: Please Do Not Store Crypto on Any Exchange, Warns CEO of Major Crypto...

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Jesse Powell, the CEO of a major crypto exchange Kraken, warned users of digital assets to not store funds on trading platforms. The warning of Powell follows a high profile security breach suffered by Cryptopia, a New Zealand-based crypto exchange...

China: Binance’s Launchpad to Announce One Project Each Month

Binance’s token sale platform called Lauchpad will be announcing one project every month in 2019. BitTorrent and Fetch.AI are to pilot the initiative.  Binance’s Launchpad is a platform which attempts to legitimize token sales while supposedly providing the featured project’s team...

US: Time Magazine Lauds Bitcoin As An Escape From Economic Control

Mainstream media has become infamous for bashing Bitcoin (BTC). Over the asset’s relatively short lifespan of ~10 years, prominent journalists (who often don’t understand the value of blockchain-based assets), have come out to overtly bash BTC. Some have claimed...

Global: Can the OTC Market Actually Have a Significant Impact on the Bitcoin Price?

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The over-the-counter (OTC) market has long been considered to be bigger in size and volume than the crypto exchange market, having a bigger impact on the Bitcoin price. Large institutional investors and high profile retail traders often rely on the OTC...

Global: PwC Official Affirms Ripple’s XRP is a Great Example Crypto Markets’ Maturity

One certainty that we can have from following the news of the crypto market in 2018 is that it is certainly maturing. Now, as 2018 is ending, several people from the industry are weighing what happened this year and making predictions...

Global: What’s Behind The Ethereum Price Surge?

Although many are impressed by Bitcoin’s stellar performance in the past week, with the asset moving from a year-to-date low at $3,150 to a multi-week high of $4,200 within a few days’ time, Ethereum outperformed the flagship cryptocurrency within the...

Switzerland: Merchant Complains About 8% PayPal Fees and Urges to Use Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies have expanded all over the world promising to reduce costs and enhance transaction speeds. According to the Reddit user Julices_Grant, PayPal has 8.12% fees for each sell he makes every time a buyer makes a purchase. He urges the community...

Global: Bitcoin, Altcoin ATMs Have Doubled in 2018, According to Crypto Data Analytics Firm

According to a research firm known as Data Light, the number of crypto-ATM’s doubled this year as the global acceptance and adoption of cryptocurrencies became more visible. As per Bitcoin.com, there are now more than 4,000 cryptocurrency teller machines...

Global: Bitfinex Announces Margin Trading for Tether with USD Pair

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Bitfinex, one of the leading exchange platform around the world, has been on the cryptocurrency space radar because of Tether for several months now. The supposed stable coin has been accused of not have the USD backing it...

Global: Coinbase Launches in more Markets and Plans ‘aggressive’ 2019 Expansion

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Coinbase has launched its cryptocurrency trading platform in more markets as the firm plans an “aggressive” international push next year. The company said Thursday it had expanded its product to several European countries and overseas territories, including Lithuania, Iceland, Andorra, Gibraltar,...

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Several Influential Cryptocurrency Media Outlets in China Have Been Blocked

Wechat, an important application in China is used daily to share news, information, chat and even make an order at a restaurant. Wechat communicates with the Chinese government in order to monitor the public’s opinions on the Wechat platform to comply with the local law. Media surrounding blockchain technology has increased with the price of Bitcoin in 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the media increase continued and new outlets started up in China. During March of this year, more than 10 new blockchain media outlets finished financing campaigns. However, this increase in media development has created some controversy. Many cryptocurrency investors criticized the increase as being a proxy and working with the dealer to “cut the leek”, a vivid way to describe the pump and dump by the dealers or the project launchers to make the profits. On August 21, 2018 Chinese Cryptocurrency Media including Jinses Finance, Deepchain Finance, Huobi information...

OKEx Is Fighting back Against Amber AI’s BCH Settlement Allegations

In their public response on Monday, OKEx outlined several issues with the Amber AI complaints, expressing that “These are completely false allegations and the defamatory statements have caused serious damages to OKEx’s reputation.” The cryptocurrency exchange laid out their arguments, focusing on 3 main points that present that not only did the cryptocurrency exchange act in the best interest of their customers, but that Amber AI has no right to a lawsuit in the first place. 1 – Amber AI is not a customer. According to OKEx, “We do not have an institutional client profile named Amber AI, while Amber AI claim themselves as a Hong Kong-based company. We do NOT serve any customer in Hong Kong, in respect of the local laws and regulations. The OKEx account that Amber AI claimed managing is an individual account, which is not a Hong Kong resident or entity on the report of the KYC information” 2...

An Interview with Jihan Wu: BCH Split and STO

Jihan Wu, the Bitcoin mining titan and prominent supporter of BCH, recently gave an interview at a Q&A session for entrepreneurs at Peking University Guanghua school of Management . During the discussion, he shared his views on the controversial BCH split, current thoughts on STOs, Eco-friendly mining, and his opinions on the viability of coin-free blockchains. Regarding the split, Jihan shared his views on the importance of community and how his actions have been in support of free speech. “In this environment of free speech, I believe that division is inevitable. This is the nature of human contribution to the community, and it is easy to split because of some differences. The split itself will bring about the richness of the whole system.” He concluded that even though this split has created 2 new coins in the form of BCHABC and BCHSV, there is potential for further splits down the road Not a current...

Chandler Guo, China’s Top Bitcoin Tycoon, Continues to Build The Crypto Empire in The United States

Chandler Guo, one of China’s top Bitcoin tycoons, shared with BlockPulse 360 his thoughts on the cryptocurrency industry in China. Chandler was one of China’s first Bitcoin miners and has become one of the country’s most well-known cryptocurrency ambassadors. His success has brought him overseas to the United States to continue building his crypto empire. BlockPulse 360: Did your move to the United States have anything to do with the fact that the US is more ICO and blockchain friendly than China? Chandler Guo: Obviously, I am a big fan of Bitcoin and ICO. Just like everybody else in the crypto community, I understand the potential of digital currency and the magnitude of what it means for the economy. Today, ICO has made many people very rich, but in the future, cryptocurrency is likely to become the only currency in circulation. However, most governments, even the American government, are not the biggest...