Month: May 2018

The Best in Crypto – 5/31/18

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA: Price Analysis, May 30 Recent analysis of the crypto market (Cointelegraph). Central Bank Of Russia: Crypto Assets Do Not Pose Risk to Global Financial Stability Yesterday, the Central Bank of Russia released a report stating that crypto assets do not currently threaten global financial stability …

The Best in Crypto – 5/30/18

Swiss Aviation Services Company Launches Blockchain Pilot for Cargo Handling The head of global cargo operations at Swissport, Hendrik Leyssens, “said that blockchain could speed up transactions, improve security, and help reduce operational costs” (Cointelegraph) South Korea: Government Committee Plans to Make ICOs Legal Again According to Business Korea, a National Assembly committee claimed they …

The Best in Crypto – 5/29/18

German Prosecutors Sell Seized Crypto for Millions of Euro “Prosecutors in the German federal state of Bavaria have sold seized cryptocurrency worth €12 mln ($13.9 mln), the highest such sale in German legal history” (Cointelegraph). Bank of England: Central Bank Digital Currencies Can Jeopardize Commercial Banks The paper published by The Bank of England “argues …

The Best in Crypto – 5/26/18

Bitcoin’s Falling Price Nothing More Than Perception, Or Is There Manipulation? Analysis of the price fluctuation and factors involved (Cointelegraph). Chinese Blockchain Accelerator Offers Startups $ Mlns in Subsidies The Blockchain Industrial Park in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou is “aiming to attract blockchain space talent by offering individuals and startups generous incentives. Highly-qualified blockchain …

The Best in Crypto – 5/25/18

South Africa’s Central Bank Calls Crypto ‘Cyber-Tokens’, Not Currency Because digital currencies “don’t meet the requirements of money,” the South African Reserve Bank calls them “cyber-tokens” (Cointelegraph). Shanghai Startup to Use Blockchain to Verify Wine Origin, Fight Counterfeits VeChain, a Shanghai-based blockchain startup, is testing a blockchain application to fight counterfeits because “at least half …

The Best in Crypto – 5/24/18

U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation The Justice Department is working with CFTC, which oversees crypto futures, on an investigation into illicit trading (Bloomberg). Bitcoin Price Drops to $7,300 as Cryptocurrency Market Correction Continues Analysis on the recent Bitcoin price drop (CCN). MIT Tests Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network “The prestigious U.S. university has been …

The Best in Crypto – 5/23/18

Australia’s Prime Minister Ordered Blockchain Research Push, Gov’t Agency Says Australia invested $250,000 into Blockchain this year, thanks to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Cointelegraph). From the Internet to Crypto – How the World’s Richest Have Sized Things Up Industry leaders’ opinions on crypto/blockchain and how it relates to the revolutionary introduction of the internet (Cointelegraph). Bank …

The Best in Crypto – 5/22/18

Vitalik Buterin Reportedly Pursued by Google, Asked Followers for Opinion in Deleted Poll Buterin posted a photo of an email from Google in addition to an interactive poll, with the text, “Should I drop Ethereum and work for Google?” (Cointelegraph) Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Customer Marketplace The patent was filed for a blockchain-based marketplace …