After initially seeking to ban Bitcoin in 2013, Thailand has since developed a permissive regulatory apparatus for digital currencies and cryptocurrency fundraising methods. Thai financial services firm Seamico Securities recently announced that it has received approval from the country’s Securities and Investments Commission (SEC) to operate its subsidiary, SE Digital, as a regulated initial coin
The Litecoin Foundation has published two new draft Litecoin Improvement Proposals that work toward establishing privacy features for the network. On Oct. 22, the Foundation shared links to details of the draft proposals on GitHub: LIP-0002 EB and LIP-0003 MW. Protecting Litecoin’s functional fungibility from government As the Foundation outlines, both proposals are targeted at
Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is preparing to expand its token offering with the listing of Blockstack (STX). According to an announcement on Oct. 23, the cryptocurrency exchange will open trading for STX/Binance Coin (BNB), STX/Bitcoin (BTC) and STX/Tether (USDT) trading pairs on Oct. 25. Binance users can now deposit STX ahead of trading. In addition
Bitcoin (BTC) futures volumes on digital asset platform Bakkt have hit a new all-time high, with 452 BTC futures contracts traded at press time. Per historical data from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) — the operator of Bakkt — today the platform has traded 441 Bitcoin futures contracts for November 2019, with the last recorded trading price
Blockchain software technology company ConsenSys has unveiled Trusat, a satellite tracking application based on the Ethereum (ETH) network. According to the firm’s tweet posted on Oct. 22, Trusat aims to tackle the problem of space debris that could damage Earth’s space infrastructure. Tackling space debris with blockchain The initiative hopes that its app’s users will
The crypto sphere is known for being a disruptive force, but even this sector got a disruptive jolt of its own when Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced it would be launching its own cryptocurrency, Libra, in 2020. However, ever since the company announced the launch of its own stablecoin, it has come under fire from regulators from
The moment many traders have anxiously anticipated arrived this morning as Bitcoin price (BTC) plunged below $7,800 and eventually settled near $7,400. It’s possible that the bleeding isn’t over yet and investors will likely wait for the 4-hour and daily close before making any strong moves. Many traders anticipated a decisive move occurring sooner than
Bitcoin has dropped to a five-month low of $7,435 USD following Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress in defense of the planned stablecoin Libra. The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell as much as 9% to its lowest levels since June, as Zuckerberg was grilled by congressional representatives before a sitting of the House Financial Services Committee.
Today, Oct. 23, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee regarding Libra — the company’s stablecoin project that has been facing major regulatory backlash since the day it was announced. While Libra was previously represented in front of the U.S. lawmakers by the head of the
Bitcoin’s (BTC) plunged today, dragging the whole crypto space along with it. The total crypto market capitalization has broken below the $209 billion mark from where it had bounced on two previous occasions in late September. It has psychological support at $200 billion and below this point the total market capitalization could drop to $170
Disclaimer: This article will be updating live for the duration of the Oct. 23 hearing. Please check in for the latest from the hearing. In Advance: In a much-anticipated meeting of politics and tech, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally made his way to United States regulators. He will be testifying before the House Financial
Bitcoin (BTC) crashed $500 in minutes on Oct. 23 after a sudden jolt sent markets tumbling to fresh lows. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin firmly ditches $8K range Data from Coin360 captured the moment panic hit for traders on Wednesday, BTC/USD going from $7,950 to $7,450 in just five minutes. Bitcoin seven-day price
Bitcoin price (BTC) continued its rangebound trading on Oct. 22 after failing to crack resistance at $8,300. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin shows little sign of major shift Data from Coin360 showed broadly sideways activity for BTC/USD on Tuesday, with 24-hour figures between $8,160 and $8,290. After two attempts to grind higher, the
Bitcoin (BTC) technology pioneer Adam Back explained at the Transylvania Crypto Conference that there’s a greater financial incentive to creating altcoins compared to building on Bitcoin. Forbes reported Back’s remarks on Oct. 21, noting that he is also the co-author of the “Enabling Blockchain Innovations with Pegged Sidechains” paper about Bitcoin sidechains released about five
Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Crypto markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin (BTC) fails to impress with a sudden drop below the $8,100 price point. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin was trading above the $8,200 price mark for the better part of the day, but has dipped below $8,100 in recent hours.
Ever since the potential launch of Facebook’s Libra was announced by the social media behemoth, the company’s cryptocurrency project has lurched from one problem to the next. Regulators from different parts of the world had voiced their concerns about the Libra cryptocurrency, and even the President of the United States slammed Facebook in one of