US: Facebook Stablecoin Wants to Replace US Dollar Not Bitcoin: Kik Founder

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Facebook could be on the path to replace the US Dollar with its own crypto asset as a global currency, claims Ted Livingston. The founder and chief executive of the Kik messaging app projected the upcoming stablecoin project as a WeChat...

Australia: Real Estate Brand In Australia Prepares To Make The World’s First Bitcoin Auction

One of Australia’s oldest and most popular real estate companies is currently working so as to perform the first live Bitcoin auction. The firm is LJ Hooker, established in 1928, will be partnering with auctioneer James Pratt and the...

US: IBM Says Banks Consider Following JPMorgan Into Digital Currency

International Business Machines Corp., a provider of technology for creating digital currency, said at least two “major U.S. banks” are considering whether to follow JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s lead in issuing a coin. Jesse Lund, IBM’s vice president of...

South Korea: Korea’s Biggest Messaging App Kakao to Integrate Crypto Wallet For 44 Million...

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According to fnnews, a mainstream financial media outlet in South Korea, Kakao is integrating crypto for its 44 million local users. Kakao is the biggest internet conglomerate in South Korea that operates KakaoTalk, KakaoPay, KakaoTaxi, KakaoStory, KakaoStock, and many other...

Global: Bitcoin Average Daily Trading Volume Reaches New High Since 2018

Average daily trading volume of the world’s largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin has reached its fresh highs since April, 2018. Independent crypto data researcher Kevin Rooke brought the community’s attention to bitcoin volume via his Saturday tweet. The analyst revealed that...

Global: MercadoLibre Dumps Crypto Days after PayPal’s $750 Million Investment

MercadoLibre, a Latin American e-commerce giant with a presence in nearly 20 countries, recently started warning users that cryptocurrency-related listings will be banned from its platform. The company made the announcement just days after receiving a $750 million investment...

Global: Online Snap Poll Shows A Majority Of Investors Recommend Bitcoin Over Altcoins

The blockchain was introduced to offer options to the everyday man. A decade down the line, there are more than 200 options. Many coins are for general use while some have been designed for a specific product or field. Yet despite...

US: SEC’s Valerie A. Szczepanik: Crypto Spring “is Going to Come”

Valerie A. Szczepanik, Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is confident that very soon the crypto market will overcome the winter that began during 2018. Speaking at the SXSW in Austin,...

US: Bitcoin Futures off-loaded by CBOE; Competitor CME Looks to Capture Market

The Chicago Board Options Exchange decided not to list any Bitcoin futures for trading in March 2018. It is speculated that the competing Chicago Mercantile Exchange will now see this as an opportunity to seize the digital...

Global: Massive Boost to Adoption as Spotify Competitor Begins Paying Musicians in Cryptocurrency

Feedbands, a crowd-sourced record label, and music streaming platform has integrated  bitcoin (BTC) into its system to enable artists and streamers to earn more per stream than on Spotify, reports Micky News on March 14, 2019. In a bid to offer users better...

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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...

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...