Former Ripple CTO's Blockchain Project Coil Enters Closed Beta

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The new company, which incorporates the Interledger and Codius technologies Thomas helped develop at Ripple, is now available to try out.

Meet the New Sentiment Analysis Tools Empowering Smarter Trading

Meet the New Sentiment Analysis Tools Empowering Smarter Trading

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The field of sentiment analysis (SA) is evolving rapidly. Since news.Bitcoin.com last covered the subject in May, two new platforms have emerged, each claiming to offer smarter tools to facilitate more informed trading. Gathering accurate sentiment from the web and then using it to create actionable insights is a complex task, but the developers behind…

Korean Lawmaker is ‘Upset to See South Korea Prohibit ICOs’

Korean Lawmaker is ‘Upset to See South Korea Prohibit ICOs’

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This week, South Korean lawmakers observed the government’s confusing stance on distributed ledger applications, with blockchain technology promoted across the board and ICO projects facing strict crackdowns. In response, Korean representatives have called for new, minimum guidelines on token issuers, according to Business Korea. Lawmaker Pushes for ICO Regulations A year after banning blockchain startups…

Messaging Giant LINE Is Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency

Messaging Giant LINE Is Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency

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Japanese messaging giant LINE has become one of the first public companies to have launched a proprietary blockchain network with its own token.

Bittrex Adds Cardano, Zcash to US-Dollar Markets

Bittrex Adds Cardano, Zcash to US-Dollar Markets

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Seattle-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has revealed plans to include two new U.S. dollar trading pairs in its current trading markets. Bittrex Trading Platform Continues to Grow The Seattle-based trading platform previously offered fiat trading within three markets for corporate consumption: Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT), and TrueUSD (TUSD). In May of this year, however, Bittrex CEO…

Bitcoin Cold Storage in DNA

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Savvy Bitcoiners know: whoever controls keys and passphrases, controls the coins. As cryptocurrency becomes part of everyday life and investment, enthusiasts are increasingly searching for unique, secure ways to store access to their digital assets. Enter Carverr, the startup claiming to keep passwords and keys in a microtube of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). It’s just so…

Korea's Jeju Island Appeals to President in Push for ICO Hub Status

Korea's Jeju Island Appeals to President in Push for ICO Hub Status

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The governor of South Korea’s Jeju island is maintaining his push to turn the autonomous region into a blockchain and initial coin offering free zone.

US Regulators Give Update on Crypto Crackdown

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Since the ICO fervor of 2017, regulators worldwide have increased scrutiny on emerging cryptocurrency projects and investment schemes. On Aug. 28, U.S. regulators released an update on their coordinated cryptocurrency crackdown. NASAA Updates ‘Operation Cryptosweep’ The North American Securities Administration Association (NASAA) updated its progress on initial coin offering- (ICO) and cryptocurrency-related investment product investigations,…

Binance Backs $32 Million Funding for Unicorn Founder's Crypto Stablecoin

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With an e-commerce company leading the launch of a new stablecoin, its founders and allies believe they can really bring crypto to consumers.

Venezuela Loves Dash: Altcoin Surges 30% on Adoption Push

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News dominating the current cycle is all about bitcoin core (BTC) skipping above the psychological $7,000 price point. However, quietly, determinedly, the altcoin Dash has been besting all comers. It is up double digits in recent days, thanks in part to its proponents’ dogged hustle and commitment to emerging economies such as Venezuela. Also read:…