US Marshals Service Announces Auction of 660 BTC

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The United States Marshals Service (USMS) has announced an auction of 660 BTC that is scheduled to take place on Nov. 4. Under the auction rules, interested participants must formally identify themselves to the USMS and submit deposits of $200,000. Also Read: Trump Tariffs to Impact Chinese Mining Hardware Manufacturers USMS to Auction Forfeited BTC in…

CME Report: Bitcoin Futures Trading 41 Percent Up from Q3 2018

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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), one of two major providers of Bitcoin Futures in the U.S., revealed trade volumes increased 41 percent in Q3 2018 with interest rates up by 19 percent. Booming Bitcoin Futures Market While the retail cryptocurrency market has taken a downturn in 2018, the institutional-focussed Bitcoin futures market seems to be…

Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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When you’re trading digital assets, speed matters — particularly so if you’re engaged in high-frequency trading, when every millisecond counts. Executing orders a fraction of a second ahead of the market can mean the difference between profit and loss. New data reveals which cryptocurrency exchanges are the fastest — and which are struggling to keep…

Off-Grid Crypto Transactions Get Closer to Reality

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A New Zealand developer sent two signed Bitcoin transactions to his girlfriend’s crypto wallet on Monday using only radio signals and a cheap smartphone while offline and not connected to a cell network. The farthest transaction was sent from 12.6 kilometers (7.8 miles) away. Over the weekend I sent a bitcoin transaction to a relay…

Bitcoin Payments Provider BitPay Adds Gemini Dollar and USD//Coin as Settlement Options

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Cryptocurrency payments provider BitPay added two stablecoins for fiat-equivalent settlements at merchant-level on Oct. 15, according to a press release. Stablecoin Usage Gaining Traction Seeing a significant demand for the usage of credible stablecoins in the cryptocurrency market, BitPay added Circle’s Centre USD//Coin (USDC) and the Gemini Dollar (GUSD) – both pegged on a 1-to-1 basis…

Cypherpunk Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide to Crypto Privacy

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The following op-ed on crypto privacy was written by Reuben Yap. He is the Chief Operations Officer of Zcoin. A corporate lawyer for ten years, specializing in institutional frameworks, Reuben founded one of SE Asia’s top VPN companies, bolehvpn.net. He graduated with a LLB from the University of Nottingham. One of blockchain’s most notable and valued…

Sony Develops Blockchain System for Digital Rights Management

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Entertainment behemoth Sony Corporation announced Monday the development of a blockchain-based tool for the management of the rights to intellectual property such as music, videos, and written works. Sony: We Built a Blockchain for Music, Video Rights https://t.co/dqZkLr8Wiv pic.twitter.com/87JT5KCYqJ — Backbone (UK) (@BackboneUK) October 15, 2018 Sony: Blockchain ‘Lends Itself to Rights Management’ The immutability…