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Bitcoin’s Monthly Price Gains Already Highest Since November 2017

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 07:10
Bitcoin clocked fresh 10-month highs earlier today and currently appears on track to post its biggest monthly rise since late 2017.

The Elk Is a Tiny Prototyping Board for Building Blockchain-Connected Devices

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 06:05
Elk aims to make it easy to connect hardware devices to blockchains and control electronic components or accept payments.

Coinbase Opens Up XRP Trading for New York Residents

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 05:20
New York-based users of Coinbase can now trade or store XRP on Coinbase.com or on the crypto exchange's iOS and Android mobile apps.

HTC Has Added In-Wallet Crypto Swaps to Its EXODUS Phone

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 05:00
HTC has added Kyber Network’s liquidity protocol to its blockchain phone, enabling direct swaps between ERC-20 cryptocurrencies.

Blockstack CEO Muneeb Ali: ‘You Don’t Need a Blockchain’ for All Dapps

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00
Apps across the space are putting too much reliance (and data) on blockchains, argued Blockstack CEO Muneeb Ali at Consensus 2019.

Yes, You May Need a Blockchain

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 00:00
Balaji S. Srinivasan is the former CTO of Coinbase, a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and a member of CoinDesk’s advisory board. The following article originally appeared in Consensus Magazine, distributed exclusively to attendees of CoinDesk’s Consensus 2019 event. There’s a certain kind of developer who states that blockchains are just terrible databases. As the […]

Proposal’s Merger Paves Way for New Bitcoin Lightning Features

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 22:00
A new routing proposal is expected to be merged today into the official “specifications” of lightning, the technology many advocates trumpet as the fix to bitcoin’s long-standing payment problems. Christian Decker, one of the most prolific lightning developers who engineers for the tech startup Blockstream, pointed out that the proposal, which he wrote, is moving on […]

Bitfinex and Tether Ask Court to Loosen NYAG’s Restrictions

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 19:30
Tether has asked a judge for more leeway to use its cash amid the New York Attorney General's investigation of it and Bitfinex.

Up $1,200: Bitcoin Price Surges Above $8K

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 18:06
The price of bitcoin (BTC) rose above $8,000 after surging more $1200 today alone,

SEC’s Crypto Czar Says Exchanges That List IEOs May Face Legal Risks

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 17:36
Certain initial exchange offerings (IEOs) may be breaking U.S. securities laws, an SEC official said.

Nym Technologies Raises $2.5 Million to Anonymize Crypto Apps

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 17:00
This startup is betting tokens can help incentivize privacy infrastructure across the internet.

Ron Paul: Anti-Crypto Congressman Is ‘Just Another Thug in Washington’

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:16
Former GOP lawamaker and presidential candidate Ron Paul had some harsh words for Congressman Brad Sherman, who last week called for a ban on crypto purchases in the US.

Kadena Blockchain to Launch This October With $3 Billion Asset Manager Onboard

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:00
Multi-million dollar enterprise blockchain startup Kadena announced today it would be launching its own public blockchain network in October.

Tor Makes Launching Bitcoin Lightning Nodes Easier for Users, Casa Finds

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:00
Casa CTO Jameson Lopp explained how Tor leapfrogs some of the thorny networking hurdles that come with setting up a node.

$7,900: Bitcoin’s Price Extends Gains to Hit 9-Month High

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:16
Bitcoin (BTC) extended its recent gains today, jumping 16 percent to its highest price since July 31, 2018.

Ripple’s Xpring, Outlier Ventures Back $4 Million Raise for Agoric

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:01
Agoric, which is looking to build a smart contract-focused programming language, secured $4 million in backing from Ripple's Xpring, Zcash, and others.

Polymath, Charles Hoskinson Team Up on Security Token Blockchain

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:04
Polymath is partnering with Charles Hoskinson to build a blockchain network specifically designed to support security tokens.

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Publishes Latest Client Specs in Blockchain Standards Push

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:00
The EEA has published its latest client spec, which simplifies permissioning systems for enterprise blockchains, among other recommendations.

Bakkt Sets July Test Date for Bitcoin Futures

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:24
Bakkt announced Monday it would be testing its bitcoin futures products in July.

You Can Now ‘Spedn’ Bitcoin at GameStop, Barnes & Noble and More

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:00
Payments startup Flexa has released a crypto wallet called SPEDN to help brick-and-mortar retailers accept cryptocurrencies.