The Hottest Crypto Events in Asia in Q1 2019

As we can all envision, the world of cryptocurrency is most decidedly here to stay. Gone are the days of “we’ll just wait to see how things go,” as the words “blockchain” and “”Bitcoin have easily fallen into our everyday conversations with both colleagues and friends. But as we look forward to upcoming trends or…

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What Is Komodo?

The blockchain revolution began with Bitcoin and went on to produce other kinds of blockchains. While Bitcoin focuses on being a peer-to-peer currency, other blockchains such as Ethereum focused on being a platform that enables contracts and utility purposes. Being a new technology and a decentralized model comes with a lot of challenges. While some…

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Coinbase Resumes Spending Spree With Blockspring Acquisition

Coinbase has made its first acquisition for the year. In a deal announced on January 17th (albeit not by Coinbase itself), the exchange giant acquired Blockspring, a data collection startup based in California. Also read: The Unique Consensus Mechanism of Decred–Is This True Decentralization? Coinbase Seeking Blockspring Talent, Likely to Let Them Be The San Francisco-based…

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UAE Telecom Operator du Announces Blockchain Solution For Fake Drugs

UAE-based telecom operator du, previously known as Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, has unveiled its latest Blockchain Platform as a Service (BPaaS) use case–eliminating fake drugs from the pharmaceutical supply chain. The announcement was made at the Unlock Blockchain Conference in Dubai.  Also read: How Your Bitcoin Losses in 2018 Could Be a Win… At Tax Time…

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eToro CEO: BitTorrent ICO With 100M Users is Smart, May Invest

When the bosses of huge trading firms start paying attention to ICOs they are usually worth a second look. The offering of the moment will be BitTorrent’s BTT token as its 100 million users are also likely to be paying attention. BitTorrent Speed and BTT Token Launch The biggest announcement from the Tron Foundation which…

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2019 Will Be the Year Wall Street Enters Crypto, Says DCG Exec

Prominent news publication Business Insider recently interviewed Travis Scher, a leading investor who heads Digital Currency Group’s investment branch, a group that has made investments in successful blockchain startups Coinbase, Circle, and Ledger, to talk about his predictions for the crypto industry. Scher revealed his expectations for a number of things, most notably the rise of crypto…

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The Unique Consensus Mechanism of Decred–Is This True Decentralization?

Decred has a unique consensus mechanism many regard as closer to true decentralization than most other cryptocurrencies. With the pros and cons of different consensus mechanisms being in focus recently, we thought Decred’s unusual hybrid consensus mechanism was worthy of examination. Also read: Paper Outlines Proof-of-Stake Sidechains for Cardano Ouroboros, Beyond The Consensus Mechanism of Decred…

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Litecoin Mines Coin Number 60 Million and Ben Askren Announces Litecoin Sponsorship For UFC 235 — Can LTC/USD Head Back Toward $42?

Litecoin has just mined coin number 60 million. UFC Fighter, Ben Askren, recently announced that Litecoin is sponsoring him for the next UFC event. Support moving forward — $30.26, $28.00, $27.01, $25.07, $24.74, $22.80. Resistance moving forward — $32.54, $34.82, $35.70, $37.07, $39.75, $41.37, $43.47, $46.49. The Litecoin train seems to be running along smoothly…

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US SEC Says That Examining Cryptocurrencies Will Be a Top Priority in 2019

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC) has released a new report that reveals that the monitoring of cryptocurrency is a major item on their agenda for the year. Titled “2019 examination priorities,” the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has put digital assets in the spotlight, citing the risks it…

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LedgerX Launches Volatility Index (LXVX) to Track Bitcoin's Volatility

The CFTC-regulated crypto asset management platform LedgerX has built an index that tracks Bitcoin’s price volatility. The LedgerX Volatility Index (LXVX) will provide cryptocurrency traders with insights into Bitcoin’s expected volatility, and is alternatively known as a “Bitcoin fear index.” The firm will use data drawn from their regulated Bitcoin options contracts, in which various financial…

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New ICO rating: moolyacoin, Electrominer ICO, Kaiser ICO

moolyacoin ICO rating: 67/100 moolya ICO the ONLY LIVE digital startup ecosystem in the world complete with all 6 communities and their digital avatars and the works. Digital platform to converge, collaborate, transact, trade and service wide variety of startup functions Business: 14/20 Product readiness: 2/5 White Paper: 7/10 Roadmap: 7/10 Legal: 2/5 Team: 16/20…

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OTC Crypto Trading Sees Bullish Trend

The crypto markets saw a turn for the worse last year as prices failed to make new highs and came tumbling down for the entirety of the year. Wall Street was sitting on the sidelines, watching the major players pull back and the rest of the market fall apart. However, reports from New York’s banking hub…

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HetaChain Wants to Become One of the Biggest Technology Blockchain Hubs

Empowered by AI and focusing on being a leader in blockchain technology, HetaChain announced the new approach and strategy the company will follow, a strategy that will add a lot to the world where HetaChain company with Relam Investment will create a new attractive atmosphere in which technology will lead all its factors. The new…

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Look Out Bakkt and BitMEX, CoinFLEX To Offer Physically Settled Crypto Futures With 20x Leverage

As reported by Bloomberg, an up-and-coming crypto startup named CoinFLEX are taking on the crypto exchange behemoths of Bakkt and BitMEX, with the offering of physically settled crypto futures contracts with 20x leverage. Headquartered in Hong Kong, this newfound contender was formerly a unit of the UK Bitcoin exchange Coinfloor, but is now branching out as…

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Singaporean Government Backs International Blockchain Incubator LongHash

Global blockchain startup accelerator LongHash has launched an incubation program with the aim of turning early stage blockchain ideas into real-world working businesses. Backed by the Singaporean government, the program hopes to accelerate blockchain adoption in the country. Also see: Japan’s FSA Reportedly Honing In On Crypto ETF Decision LongHash to Support Five Startups International blockchain…

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HYGH (HYGH) – ICO rating and details

HYGH is a game-changing peer-to-peer advertising network and content management system, which is set to revolutionise the $600bn advertising industry by allowing brands of any size to connect with the consumer of tomorrow, today. HYGH connects owners of public displays with advertisers in a-peer-to-peer fashion. The HYGH platform empowers everyone to become an advertiser, regardless…

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5 Altcoins That Could Move Into the Top 100 in 2019

Only 8% of Americans own cryptocurrency, according to a 2018 survey conducted by Finder.com, and 5% of the holdings belonging to that 8% are Bitcoin. It makes sense that a small percentage of people (which still equates to 26 million individuals) have skin in the crypto game, and it makes even more sense that they’re…

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ConsenSys to Shrink With Ether Price, Lubin Remains Upbeat

Brooklyn-based blockchain software company ConsenSys is reported is to be looking to axe up to 60 percent of its workforce loose, although the accuracy of that reporting has been questioned. Amid a broader slump in the value of ether and the crypto market generally, ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin could be looking to tighten the belt…

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Block Mirror: 3 Ways Blockchain Could Make Life a Futuristic Dystopian Nightmare

We all think of blockchain technology as being this world-changing, democratizing, freedom granting entity that will usher humanity into a new utopia. But what if that’s not true? What if instead, blockchain brings in an era of Black Mirror-like technology gone mad? In this article, we’re going to go over a few possible scenarios where…

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Somesing (SSX) – ICO rating and details

SOMESING is a social music service that incorporates blockchain technology so that producers can get rewards for creative activities that everyone can enjoy their favorite songs and recreate the songs. Everyone who loves singing can sing all songs free of charge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can receive economic reward through…

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