Bitcoin’s (BTC) upcoming 2020 halving event has already posted numerous anticipatory headlines as the market waits to see how crypto’s flagship asset will react regarding its price. Additionally, speculators have filled Twitter, commenting that Bitcoin should see a jump in price, as has statedly been the case in the past.  In contrast, some of Bitcoin’s
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Publicly traded software firm Splunk is using Ethereum sidechain xDai Chain to power the payments at its Las Vegas SplunkConf 2019. Payments at the conference Per a report shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 24, conference participants have the opportunity to use a dedicated, modified version of xDai’s Burnerwallet dubbed PonyPurse. Splunk’s Head of Blockchain and
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Yesterday, Oct. 23, Cointelegraph reported from the United States House of Representatives as the Financial Services Committee questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for over six hours. While focused on the Libra Association and its planned Libra token, the hearing expanded to touch on a wide range of concerns and controversies surrounding Facebook.  The hearing was
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Victory Square Technologies Inc. (CSE:VST)(FWB: 6F6)(OTC:VSQTF) is pleased to announce V2 Games Inc. (“V2 Games”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, is raising $3,000,000 CAD in a private placement offering (the “Private Placement”) of unsecured convertible debentures (each, a “Debenture”) for gross proceeds of $3,000,000. Each Debenture
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After initially seeking to ban Bitcoin in 2013, Thailand has since developed a permissive regulatory apparatus for digital currencies and cryptocurrency fundraising methods. Thai financial services firm Seamico Securities recently announced that it has received approval from the country’s Securities and Investments Commission (SEC) to operate its subsidiary, SE Digital, as a regulated initial coin
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The Litecoin Foundation has published two new draft Litecoin Improvement Proposals that work toward establishing privacy features for the network. On Oct. 22, the Foundation shared links to details of the draft proposals on GitHub: LIP-0002 EB and LIP-0003 MW.  Protecting Litecoin’s functional fungibility from government As the Foundation outlines, both proposals are targeted at
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Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is preparing to expand its token offering with the listing of Blockstack (STX). According to an announcement on Oct. 23, the cryptocurrency exchange will open trading for STX/Binance Coin (BNB), STX/Bitcoin (BTC) and STX/Tether (USDT) trading pairs on Oct. 25. Binance users can now deposit STX ahead of trading.   In addition
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Bitcoin (BTC) futures volumes on digital asset platform Bakkt have hit a new all-time high, with 452 BTC futures contracts traded at press time. Per historical data from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) — the operator of Bakkt — today the platform has traded 441 Bitcoin futures contracts for November 2019, with the last recorded trading price
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Blockchain software technology company ConsenSys has unveiled Trusat, a satellite tracking application based on the Ethereum (ETH) network. According to the firm’s tweet posted on Oct. 22, Trusat aims to tackle the problem of space debris that could damage Earth’s space infrastructure. Tackling space debris with blockchain The initiative hopes that its app’s users will
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