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SWIFT India has partnered with fintech firm MonetaGo to run a blockchain pilot aimed at addressing fraud in the e-way Bill system.
SWIFT India has partnered with fintech firm MonetaGo to pilot a distributed ledger (DLT) network designed to improve the efficiency and security of financial products, according to a press release published Nov.
Per a recent study by Chainalysis, Bitcoin
usage as a payment method dropped by 80 percent from January to September 2018.
Bitcoin (BTC) use for commercial payments has reduced significantly this year, according to a study by Chainalysis cited by Reuters Nov.
Tom Lee has maintained his year-end BTC
price target at $15,000, citing the Bakkt
launch and upcoming regulatory clarity as two main reasons.
Despite the present market crash, major Wall Street crypto
bull Tom Lee has reiterated his recently reduced year-end price prediction for Bitcoin
(BTC) at $15,000 in an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Tuesday, Nov.
VanEck subsidiary MV Index Solutions has launched a BTC Index based on U. S.
firm Trustwave has reported a case of cryptojacking malware
stealing the computing power of visitors to the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s website.
Hackers have infected the website of global non-profit organization the Make-A-Wish Foundation with cryptojacking malware, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Trustwave posted Nov.
securities watchdog CONSOB
has ordered cease and desist orders on several crypto-related firms for offering unauthorized financial services.
The Commissione Nazionale
per le Società
e la Borsa
(CONSOB) has ordered three crypto-related companies providing unauthorized investment services to cease and desist, an official release states Monday, Nov.
The North Dakota
Securities Commissioner has issued a cease and desist order against a Russia-based fraudulent ICO.
Securities Commissioner Karen
Tyler of North Dakota, U.
A subsidiary of Chinese
insurance holding Ping An Group will create a boutique bank backed with AI, blockchain,
and big data.
Ping An Bank, a subsidiary of China’s Ping An Insurance Group, will launch a boutique bank using blockchain, cloud services, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
digital assets platform has announced that they are now “targeting” Jan. 24, 2019 as a launch date.
The Big Issue, a street newspaper sold by the homeless, is going to launch a blockchain-based investment platform.
The Big Issue, a street newspaper sold by the homeless in the U.
A blockchain-based platform which facilitates in-app payments in games has forged a partnership with one of the world’s biggest game engines.
A blockchain-based platform that enables gamers to make in-app purchases using cryptocurrency has forged a partnership with Unity, a major game engine – giving developers the chance to unlock new revenue streams with lower fees.
India’s financial committee is reportedly set to present a long-awaited draft bill on crypto
regulation in December.
government is actively preparing a draft bill on crypto regulation, which is expected to see light this December, according to documents obtained by digital news website Quartz India
superstar Kobe Bryant
will appear as TRON founder Justin
Sun’s guest and speak at the NiTRON
Summit 2019 in San Francisco.
Kobe Bryant, twice Olympic
gold medalist and NBA superstar, will appear as a guest speaker at the NiTRON Summit 2019 in San Francisco, decentralized Internet project TRON (TRX) shared exclusively with Cointelegraph Nov.
Bitcoin futures trading could “likely” be in jeopardy in the U. K.
Peru’s central bank has tweeted about potential crypto
risks, such as high volatility and frauds, amidst the recent crypto market slump.
Peru’s central bank has reacted to the recent crypto markets collapse by warning about the high volatility of digital currencies on its Twitter Friday, Nov.
Ministry of Finance will investigate crypto
investors to avoid tax fraud activities, with 15,000 taxpayers currently under investigation.
The Spanish Ministry of Finance (Hacienda) will oversee 15,000 taxpayers who have made transactions with cryptocurrencies
in the last year, El
País, the largest Spanish-language newspaper, reports Nov.
network which claims to be faster and cheaper than ERC20
aims to help businesses sculpt “absolutely unique tokens with exclusive features. ”
A new blockchain platform believes it is a “more attractive and accessible destination” for hosting tokens than the likes of Ethereum’s ERC20 platform, as it gives developers the support they need to build, market and launch custom tokens successfully.
Singapore’s central bank has broadened its regulatory regime for payment providers to bring certain cryptocurrencies under its jurisdiction.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore
(MAS), the country’s central bank, has broadened its regulatory regime for payment providers to bring certain cryptocurrencies under its jurisdiction.
Hardware wallet Trezor
has unearthed fake versions of its flagship wallet, ostensibly under manufacture in China.
Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Trezor issued a warning to users Nov.
The Bank of Thailand’s governor says that developing countries will take some time to switch to using digital currency.
The governor of the Bank of Thailand (BoT) has said that it will take three to five years for countries to switch from using cash to using digital currencies.
The lawyer representing the alleged former operator of BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik,
has accused the Greek
Supreme Court of “grossly violating” his rights.
The lawyer representing the alleged former operator of now-defunct crypto
exchange BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, has accused the Greek Supreme Court of “grossly violating” his rights, major Russian
state-owned news agency TASS reported Nov.
The debacle over OKEx’s Bitcoin
Cash futures treatment continues with an official denial of market manipulation from the exchange.
The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange OKEx
hit back at accusations it “manipulated markets” by adjusting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) futures settlements in a fresh statement Nov.
Hundreds of ways of buying crypto
have emerged in recent years – and in some cases, you can get your hands on Bitcoin without parting with cash.
Are there any methods which don’t come recommended?Cash in the mail is ill advised for buying crypto unless you’re only dealing in small amounts.
A turbulent time for cryptocurrency
markets has seen Bitcoin
Cash almost lose half its value and Bitcoin set 13-month lows.
A “panicked” twenty-four hours in cryptocurrency markets saw Bitcoin (BTC) hit fresh lows not seen in over a year Nov.
Mining hardware manufacturers invent new ways to increase their competitiveness and tackle miners’ interest decline as September was the first month when private miners’ profits went into the negative.
A year long bear crypto
market appears to have had a negative impact on the profitability of cryptocurrency mining.
Following slight signals of recovery yesterday, crypto
markets experience another dramatic fall, dragging Bitcoin
The director of Citizen Participation of the Catalan
government claimed that the authority is considering the use of blockchain
in its e-voting system.
The head of the Catalan government's citizen participation council states that the authority is considering blockchain for the community’s voting system, Spanish
daily newspaper La Vanguardia
reports Monday, Nov.
Software company Autodesk CEO
said that blockchain
can help combat corruption in the construction industry.
software corporation Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost
said that blockchain could fight corruption in the construction industry, finance and investment news outlet the Australian Financial Review reported Nov.
A recent study funded by the Canadian
government has revealed that ICOs
are facing regulatory compliance challenges that limit their potential.
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are facing a regulatory “compliance trilemma,
” according to a recent study funded the government of Canada
and the University of British
network is gearing for an imminent, non-contentious hard fork – delivering flexible transaction fees and an enhanced plugin
system for users.
A blockchain network is preparing for the imminent hard fork to the second version of its core system on 28 Nov – with users set to benefit from flexible transaction fees and the ability to develop their own plugins with ease.
Russia’s non-profit copyright society plans to launch a blockchain-powered platform for managing intellectual property-secured loans.
Authors' Society (RAO) will launch a blockchain-based financial platform for intellectual property-secured loans, according to Russian news outlet TASS Nov.
has engaged in regulatory conformity of another sort by fulfilling its obligation to set up a Communist Party chapter.
The company behind major cryptocurrency
exchange Huobi has created a Communist Party branch as part of its obligations to the Chinese state, the company’s U.
University have announced two blockchain
accelerator programs that will provide expertise and resources to help startups in the space innovate at scale.
IBM and Columbia University have announced two blockchain accelerator programs that aim to help startups in the space innovate at scale, according to an IBM news release Nov.
Following the increase in volatility and a renewed downtrend in markets, some analysts have projected abysmally low prices for Bitcoin.
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The new engine provides the industry-best hash rate for Monero, states the company.
has opted to launch Bitcoin
trading on its exchange, but warns of “high risk. ”
Each type of stablecoin has its own vulnerabilities.
This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations.
Korea’s largest power provider KEPCO says it will use blockchain
and other innovative energy solutions to develop its next-generation micro grid (MG).
Korea’s largest power provider KEPCO says it will use blockchain and other innovative energy solutions to develop its next-generation micro grid (MG), according to an official press release Nov.
One of the world’s biggest auditors has put a newly bullish case for cryptocurrency’s ascent to a “full-fledged asset class. ”
Netherlands-based ‘Big Four’ auditor KPMG
released a bullish report on cryptocurrency
A document produced under the auspices of China’s IT Ministry has called on the country to “accelerate” the development of standards for the blockchain industry.
A document published Nov.
smart contract protocol Rootstock will see new functionality added in development boost.
Bitcoin-based smart contract protocol Rootstock (RSK) is integrating with spin-off project RIF OS
to expand its scope of operations, the parties confirmed in two separate blog posts Nov.
network which can handle 40 million transactions per second is seeking to attract large enterprises – aiding mainstream adoption of the technology.
A blockchain/DAG hybrid platform has unveiled bold plans to entice businesses to use its technology – and says its “unprecedented speed, scalability and security” has the potential to benefit enterprises that handle a high frequency of transactions.
Israel’s first dedicated crypto
investment firm for institutional investors has launched two new funds this month, and expects to have $50 million in AUM
by the end of 2018.
Israel’s first dedicated crypto investment firm for institutional investors, Silver Castle Ltd.
has been split into two.
The latest Bitcoin
Cash (BCH) network update has resulted in a complex battle, and the blockchain has been split into two: BCH ABC
is in one corner, and BCH SV is in the other.
The head of the IMF
suggests looking into central bank issued digital currencies, while a Swiss stablecoin
gets Sharia certified.
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After a tumultuous week, crypto
markets are today signalling recovery, with most of the top ten cryptocurrencies
seeing healthy growth.
County PUD has revealed a new proposed electricity pricing structure meant for cryptocurrency
Washington’s Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) has proposed a new electricity pricing structure for cryptocurrency miners meant to pass down the cost of increased electricity demand, Central Washington
radio station KPQ
reported Nov. 14.
Here is how crypto
fraudsters’ new favorite scheme works.
On November 7, a security news and investigation blog KrebsOnSecurity
published an interview with REACT Task Force, a California-based law enforcement group dedicated to fighting cybercrime.
rep Ron Paul
asked Twitter users which asset would they prefer to keep for 10 years, with half of the respondents answering BTC.
This week saw a focus on the Bitcoin
Cash hard fork, leading to a dent in the sentiment as several cryptos hit new year-to-date lows.
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House Finance Committee has put forward three suggestions for regulating cryptocurrencies,
citing money laundering concerns.
The Canadian House Finance Committee has recommended that the government start regulating cryptocurrencies to prevent money laundering, Canadian digital newspaper iPolitics reports Nov.
The fourth largest European
stock exchange, SIX Swiss
Exchange, will list the world’s first multi-crypto
exchange-traded product next week.
Switzerland's principal stock exchange SIX Swiss Exchange will list the world’s first multi-crypto-based exchange-traded product (ETP) next week, the Financial Times (FT) reported Saturday, Nov.
markets see a slight decline, Ripple continues to show sufficient gains and hold its position as top cryptocurrency
Details of Russia’s national stablecoin
On November 7, the chairman of Russia’s State Duma
Committee on Financial Markets announced details of the “CryptoRuble,” a long-discussed government cryptocurrency project.
Tom Lee has lowered his expectations for Bitcoin’s price at the end of the year to $15,000 from the previous $25,000.
Wall Street analyst and cryptocurrency
bull Tom Lee has nearly cut his end-year Bitcoin
(BTC) price target in half from $25,000 to $15,000, CNBC reported Nov.
Intelligence analysts predict that Bitcoin
“has further to fall,” predicting a fall to as low as $1,500 per coin.
Analysts at Bloomberg Intelligence predict that Bitcoin (BTC) “has further to fall,” Bloomberg reported Nov.
Inability to extract intelligence from the data will harm competitiveness, the company says.
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Recently released crypto
market research characterizes ICO
performance in Q3
2018 with “overall disappointment,” citing increased regulatory scrutiny.
Initial Coin Offering (ICO) performance was in part characterized by “overall disappointment” in the third quarter of 2018, according to a study from ICO analysis firm ICORating published Nov.
A Santa-themed trading bot is giving crypto
enthusiasts the chance to capitalize on volatility and hopes automation will help them sleigh in the marketplace.
A cloud trading software platform argues the public has the chance to take advantage of volatility in the cryptocurrency marketplace through automated trading – “maximizing their opportunities” and enabling their assets to appreciate.
The West Virginia
Secretary of State has announced that 144 voters successfully cast their ballots in the 2016 midterm elections on a mobile, blockchain-based platform.
The Secretary of State of the U.
The project claims to be able to process the entire daily volume of the U. S.
In a self-described “first,” the U. S.
says there are no annual or monthly fees or any commission for ATM
withdrawals, up to US $1,000.
On November 16, the Hong
Kong-based blockchain startup Crypto.
Both opposing camps in the so-called Bitcoin
Cash "hash war" are mining at a hefty loss, according to estimates from BitMEX.
In the aftermath from yesterday's Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork, both opposing camps in the so-called "hash war" are mining at a hefty loss, according to a tweet from the research arm of Hong
Kong-based crypto derivatives platform BitMEX today, Nov.
saw its third worst drop of 2018 on Nov. 14, as it broke down to new year-to-date lows.
strategists have suggested that recent oil and crypto
market dives are indicators of an approaching “flash crash. ”
Analysts from Bank of America Merrill
Lynch have said that the crash in cryptocurrency and oil markets are indicators of a looming “flash crash” in markets, Reuters reported Nov.
project TRON has announced an accelerator program to support developers building decentralized apps on the TRON protocol.
project TRON (TRX) is launching a $1 million accelerator program to support developers building DApps and products on the TRON protocol, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov.
that recently hacked Google
and Target verified accounts reportedly gained access via a third-party app authorized to post content.
A recent Bitcoin scam on Twitter that compromised several major companies verified accounts came from a third-party app, tech news outlet the Next Web (TNW) reports Friday, Nov.
In order to help immigrants in ICE custody pay their immigration bonds, the Bail Bloc project mines XMR
using volunteers’ computer power.
The Bail Bloc initiative has started using cryptocurrency raised through charity to help people get out of U.
market experienced a $27 billion drop in valuation overnight, experts explain factors and trends.
On November 15, within a 24-hour span, the valuation of the crypto market fell from $210 billion to $183 billion, by more than $27 billion on a single day.
can improve counterparty credit risk for cross-border interbank payments and settlements, according to the central banks of Canada,