All Market Cap: $255,784,829,273    •    Total Volume: $566,951,135    •    Bitcoin: $140,034,983,752    •    Altcoin: $115,749,845,521    •    BTC Dominance: 54.7%

SEC Punts on Bitcoin ETF as Unfazed Crypto Bulls Dig in Their Heels

By CCN: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has decided once again to kick the can on its decision about a bitcoin ETF. In a ruling published today, the securities watchdog revealed that an answer on the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF as proposed by the Cboe would be postponed for another 90 days, pushing the deadline back to August 19. The crypto community wasn’t shocked by the announcement, but the bitcoin price has retreated modestly from Sunday’s fresh 2019 highs. Despite the pullback in the bitcoin price, the cryptocurrency market has several major catalysts this year that will continue to fuel The post SEC Punts on Bitcoin ETF as Unfazed Crypto Bulls Dig in Their Heels appeared first on CCN


US SEC Postpones Verdict on VanEck and Bitwise ETF Application, Again

The U.S. SEC delayed its decision on a rule change proposal for the VanEck and Bitwise bitcoin ETF


IRS Says It Will ‘Soon’ Issue Crypto Tax Guidance in First Since 2014

The Internal Revenue Service is working on its first tax guidance for cryptocurrency since 2014, the agency's commissioner told a lawmaker Monday.


VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF delayed by SEC for public comments

The VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF was delayed another five weeks in an order issued by the Securities Exchange Commission. So far, the Commission is unconvinced that BTC is sufficiently resistant to price manipulation to allow listing on public exchanges, among other concerns. The decision on the VanEck ETF is the latest in a string of delays […]The post VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF delayed by SEC for public comments appeared first on CryptoSlate.


Honda and General Motors Exploring Blockchain Platform for Electric Vehicles and New Revenue Stream for Car Owners: Report

Honda is reportedly collaborating with General Motors (GM) on a blockchain research project. According to Nikkei Asian Review, the two automotive giants are exploring how a blockchain-based system could track the supply of power in smart grids and the amount of electricity stored in car batteries, and record electricity exchanges between the two. By tracking […]The post Honda and General Motors Exploring Blockchain Platform for Electric Vehicles and New Revenue Stream for Car Owners: Report appeared first on The Daily Hodl.


Austrian Fiber Producer Lenzing to Launch Blockchain-Enabled Tracking in 2020

Major global fiber producer Lenzing Group will apply blockchain tech to its supply chain


Crypto Industry Reacts to Yet Another VanEck Solid X Bitcoin ETF Delay

A Bitcoin exchange-traded fund or ETF, has become a running joke across the cryptocurrency industry, with each new proposal set forth by various financial industry firms repeatedly rejected or delayed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The entire market of crypto investors were watching and waiting to see if today’s deadline for VanEck...The post Crypto Industry Reacts to Yet Another VanEck Solid X Bitcoin ETF Delay appeared first on NewsBTC.


This Coinbase-Backed Cryptocurrency Surged 75% in a Single Day

By CCN: The cryptocurrency market has been awash in bearish sentiment on Monday, with Bitcoin failing to maintain the $8,000 mark and most of the other top 20 coins moving in a sideways or downward trend. Nonetheless, one lesser-known crypto token isn’t intimidated by the market gloom, and it took advantage of one concrete announcement and one wild rumor to surge more than 75% in a single day. Ethereum Scaling Project Rallies More Than 75% Matic Network, a blockchain project aimed at scaling Ethereum, rose as much as 76% to $0.32 on the day. Shortly before 16:00 ET, the cryptocurrency The post This Coinbase-Backed Cryptocurrency Surged 75% in a Single Day appeared first on CCN


With Bitcoin Halving a Year Away, 60% Think Price Will Go Up From Here

Bitcoin halving, one of the most anticipated events throughout the entire cryptocurrency community is estimated to be 365 days from now. As it closes in, a new Twitter poll reveals that the overwhelming majority is entirely bullish on Bitcoin’s price going forward. Bitcoin Halving 365 Days From Now Bitcoin halving, the event which will slash the mining block reward in half, is estimated to be exactly one year from today. At present, miners receive 12.5Read MoreThe post With Bitcoin Halving a Year Away, 60% Think Price Will Go Up From Here appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


Dragonchain awarded patent for blockchain-powered loyalty system

Dragonchain, an enterprise blockchain-as-a-service provider originally developed out of a Disney technology incubator, was awarded a patent for a loyalty system that tracks and monetizes time on the blockchain, according to documents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent, titled security systems and methods based on cryptographic utility token inventory tenure, […]The post Dragonchain awarded patent for blockchain-powered loyalty system appeared first on CryptoSlate.


BitBond CEO Radoslav Albrecht Talks STOs, ICOs and Crypto Mass Adoption

One of the interesting applications of crypto and blockchain technology that is seeing actual use is business lending.


White Hat Hackers Earn $32,000 for Finding Crypto Security Exploits in Last Two Months

White hat hackers reportedly earned over $32,000 in bounties for finding security gaps in blockchain- and crypto-related projects in the last two months


These Five Altcoins Are Outrunning BTC: History Suggests They Can’t Run Forever

Bitcoin prices have settled to $7850, according to BitMEX, forming what some describe as a “bart” pattern over the course of the last week. Traders appear to be engaging in price discovery, and volatility is continuing the climb. As shown below, BTC started its bull rally April 1st 2019:     Bitcoin’s value increased by […]The post These Five Altcoins Are Outrunning BTC: History Suggests They Can’t Run Forever appeared first on Crypto Briefing.


Not This Time: SEC Delays VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF Decision

As of May 20, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has yet again delayed its approval of the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). In 2018, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) proposed a rule change with the SEC to allow its BZX Exchange to host SolidX Bitcoin Shares from the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust, […]The post Not This Time: SEC Delays VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF Decision appeared first on CryptoPotato.


Venezuela Tries to Avoid US Sanctions By Trading In Rubles and Crypto

Caracas and Russia are in talks to disconnect from USD and exchange rubles and crypto.


Tron [TRX] DApps surpass Ethereum, EOS in terms of weekly active and new users

Tron [TRX], the eleventh largest coin on CoinMarketCap, has been crossing new milestones recently, with its block height and partnerships. Despite the coin performing rather poorly in a relatively bullish market, its adoption and the popularity of its DApps have made Tron lead the DApps market. Tron’s popular proponent, Misha Lederman, shared with the community […]The post Tron [TRX] DApps surpass Ethereum, EOS in terms of weekly active and new users appeared first on AMBCrypto.


US Global Investors CEO Predicts Bitcoin (BTC) Ready for Bull Cycle, Prefers Gold

Frank Holmes, CEO of US Global Investors and one of the more prominent natural resources capitalists in the country, called Bitcoin an alternative to gold, but stated that he preferred the physical store-of-value asset to...The post US Global Investors CEO Predicts Bitcoin (BTC) Ready for Bull Cycle, Prefers Gold appeared first on Ethereum World News.


Developer Creates Interwallet Transfer Plugin to Strengthen Bitcoin Cash Privacy

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) protocol and infrastructure continue to see relentless development. The Electron Cash Cashshuffle implementation has enhanced bitcoin cash fungibility by providing users with the ability to shuffle coins. Now a developer has announced the launch of the Interwallet transfer tool, an Electron Cash add-on that allows for privacy-minded transfers using the light […]The post Developer Creates Interwallet Transfer Plugin to Strengthen Bitcoin Cash Privacy appeared first on Bitcoin News.


Honda And GM to Research Smart Grid, Electric Car Interoperability With Blockchain Tech

Honda and GM will work within the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative on research regarding smart grid and electric car interoperability


Bitcoin’s Maturity Confirmed in New Report

Is it possible for cryptocurrency to change? How Crypto Can Be Altered Yes, but we should reword that question so that it makes a little more sense. It’s not so much that cryptocurrency changes, but rather the technology behind it, and in the case of mainstream cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, big changes are occurring. Some of...The post Bitcoin’s Maturity Confirmed in New Report appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.


4 Android-esque Alternatives Worth Keeping an eye on

When it comes to mobile devices, two major operating systems are competing for traction. Both Android and iOS are commonly used on a global scale. Even though there is nothing wrong with Google’s popular mobile operating system, there are those users looking for viable alternatives which offer a user-friendly experience. The following operating systems all […]The post 4 Android-esque Alternatives Worth Keeping an eye on appeared first on NullTX.


Bitcoin, Not Blockchain: People Feverishly Search for World’s First Crypto

By CCN: Around the world, the majority of searches related to cryptocurrency involve the word “Bitcoin,” a new report by ConsenSys concludes. Excepting a few Asian countries, most of the world wants to find information about Bitcoin. In the U.S., UK, Nigeria, Brazil, France, and elsewhere, roughly 70% or more of all crypto-related searches are for Bitcoin. Comparatively, Taiwan and Japan have an abiding interest in Ethereum, blockchain, and related cryptocurrency more broadly. Key Markets for dApp Development ConsenSys, which was among the first companies to develop for Ethereum, needs the data to understand where key markets might be. While The post Bitcoin, Not Blockchain: People Feverishly Search for World’s First Crypto appeared first on CCN


Don’t Kid Yourself! Bitcoin is a Terrible Stock Market Hedge: Study

By CCN: Bitcoin is not an effective hedge against an uncertain economy or volatile stock market — despite what crypto evangelists vehemently insist. That’s the conclusion of a report that was just published in the Annals of Operations Research. The paper is entitled “Market Risk and Bitcoin Returns,” and it was authored by Dimitrios Koutmos, an assistant finance professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Report Touts Itself as a ‘Cautionary Note’ Koutmos says he’s sounding the alarm for investors, calling his report a “cautionary note” for the irrationally exuberant cryptocurrency enthusiast. He says his research indicates that the bitcoin The post Don’t Kid Yourself! Bitcoin is a Terrible Stock Market Hedge: Study appeared first on CCN


Breaking: Cboe VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF Delayed Again, SEC Encourages Comment

The SEC has once again delayed the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust in a new proposed rule change titled “Order Instituting Proceedings to Determine Whether to Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change to List and Trade Shares of the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust.” The rule change was posted today, Monday 20th May 2019. The SEC […]Breaking: Cboe VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF Delayed Again, SEC Encourages Comment was originally found on Cryptocurrency News | Tech, Privacy, Bitcoin & Blockchain | Blokt.


Bisq’s Lead Developer Makes Way for DAO to Take Over

The founder of decentralized crypto exchange Bisq has stepped away from all roles and activities, allowing the exchange’s DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) to oversee its operations.Manfred Karrer released the departure announcement on Bisq’s official site on May 16, 2019, claiming that the exchange is “entering a new phase” and that the DAO “is now the infrastructure which enables that Bisq is managed by its stakeholders and contributors.” Noting that Satoshi’s departure from involvement in Bitcoin was critical to that project’s success, Karrer stated that Bisq will now be entirely autonomous.Plans for the DAO to take over have always been central to Bisq and it seems that the exchange has been progressing toward that goal steadily. The first iteration of the DAO went live in April 2019 in a software update as an attempt to decentralize Bisq’s management. Using colored bitcoin, the DAO will give users voting rights and allow contributors to be compensated for their work.Sure enough, April saw a full release of the DAO, which contributors claimed “was intended to be a part of Bisq from the day it was first conceived in 2014.” Less than a full month later, this latest announcement marks new progress for the DAO. Karrer claimed that he planned to make a clean break from Bisq’s operation earlier but was delayed by a handful of chargeback scam attempts. Citing the potential for burnout that such hands-on maintenance re...


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