• The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers -19/10/19
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    The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers -19/10/19

    It’s back into the red for the majors. Bitcoin would need to recover to $8,000 levels to support a rebound later in the day.

  • Bitcoin Cash – ABC, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 20/10/19
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    Bitcoin Cash – ABC, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 20/10/19

    It’s back into the red for the majors. There could be heavy losses ahead should the trio fail to recovery through to key levels by late morning.

  • The Magnificent Seven! Influencers you should be following on Twitter
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    The Magnificent Seven! Influencers you should be following on Twitter

    Like it or not, social media has taken greater protagonism in our lives lately. Once just a place to manage our friends and acquaintances, it’s now giving everyday people a voice-and many of these voices end up making their way into the news or even shaping it.  Not so long ago, it would have been unthinkable to have the world’s most powerful man tweeting incessantly about political matters and world leaders. Our record Economy would CRASH, just like in 1929, if any of those clowns became President! -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2019 And, let’s be honest, many of us are still somewhat bemused by Mr Tump’s ability to whack out so many tweets and still run aThe post The Magnificent Seven! Influencers you should be following on Twitter appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • AT&T customer lawsuit alleges employee-aided SIM swap led to $1.8 million theft of cryptocurrency and more
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    AT&T customer lawsuit alleges employee-aided SIM swap led to $1.8 million theft of cryptocurrency and more

    Shapiro v. AT & T Mobility, LLC, Case №2:19-cv-8972 (C.D. Cal. filed October 17, 2019)[NMR/SDP] Link to Complaint SIM swapping is a problem that many in crypto have unfortunately had to face, some multiple times.  The post AT&T customer lawsuit alleges employee-aided SIM swap led to $1.8 million theft of cryptocurrency and more appeared first on The Block.

  • HTC launches smartphone with Bitcoin full node capabilities
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    HTC launches smartphone with Bitcoin full node capabilities

    Six months after first announcing its new crypto-friendly smartphone, Taiwanese electronics company HTC has officially launched the EDOXUS 1s. The EXODUS 1s is a lower-cost version of HTC's flagship HTC EXODUS 1 device, which was first announced last October.The post HTC launches smartphone with Bitcoin full node capabilities appeared first on The Block.

  • Ripple sales of XRP decreased 74% to $66.2 million in Q3; Ripple claims of “FUD” increased significantly
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    Ripple sales of XRP decreased 74% to $66.2 million in Q3; Ripple claims of “FUD” increased significantly

    Ripple sold $66.2 million of XRP in Q3 2019, an amount that is 74% lower than the $251.5 million that the company sold in Q2, which was a record quarterly sale. The post Ripple sales of XRP decreased 74% to $66.2 million in Q3; Ripple claims of "FUD" increased significantly appeared first on The Block.

  • Kingdom Trust’s Bitcoin IRA lawsuit dismissed in federal court for lack of jurisdiction
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    Kingdom Trust’s Bitcoin IRA lawsuit dismissed in federal court for lack of jurisdiction

    My Ret. Account Servs. v. Alternative Ira Servs., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180327 (W.D. Kentucky, NO. 5:19-CV-122-TBR, 10/18/2019) [SDP] Link to case For all of you crypto civil procedure mavens, this opinion offers a nice primer on personal jurisdiction and happens to involve an underlying dispute involving cryptocurrencies held by a trust custodian for individual […]The post Kingdom Trust's Bitcoin IRA lawsuit dismissed in federal court for lack of jurisdiction appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin Cash – ABC, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 19/10/19
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    Bitcoin Cash – ABC, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 19/10/19

    It’s a bearish start to the day for the majors. Failure to move through to key levels by late morning could lead to another sell-off.

  • Coinbase caught in Fidelity’s crosshairs
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    Coinbase caught in Fidelity’s crosshairs

    Fidelity Investments – the Boston-based multinational financial services firm – has announced it is to amplify its custody and trading services for cryptocurrency assets. The firm, with $2.8 trillion in assets under management, moved into Bitcoin in 2014 after setting up a $200,000 mining facility “for fun”. However, after seeing ‘serious potential’ in digital assets, it is now looking to ramp up its offering. The announcement is a clear signal that one of the world’s most respected financial establishments has nailed its colours to the mast over the future of cryptocurrency. Abigail Johnson – Fidelity’s CEO – today went on record as saying the cryptocurrency industry “is not going away”. “As long as the value is there,” she told theThe post Coinbase caught in Fidelity’s crosshairs appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Ripple CEO claims to sign over 30 deals a quarter with financial institutions for blockchain payments
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    Ripple CEO claims to sign over 30 deals a quarter with financial institutions for blockchain payments

    Brad Garlinghouse, chief executive officer of blockchain payments firm Ripple, has said that the company signs more than 30 deals per quarter with financial institutions.The post Ripple CEO claims to sign over 30 deals a quarter with financial institutions for blockchain payments appeared first on The Block.

  • Binance increases leverage up to 125x for its futures trading platform
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    Binance increases leverage up to 125x for its futures trading platform

    Cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s futures trading platform, Binance Futures, has just increased leverage up to 125 times from 20 times earlier.Announcing the news on Friday, Binance said traders can now select any leverage from 1x to 125x for its bitcoin (BTC)/ tether (USDT) futures contracts.The post Binance increases leverage up to 125x for its futures trading platform appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin lightning startup ACINQ launches a wallet for faster payments ‘under 3 minutes’
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    Bitcoin lightning startup ACINQ launches a wallet for faster payments ‘under 3 minutes’

    ACINQ, a startup that is working on bitcoin’s Lightning Network to make it a “scalable and instant” payments network, has just launched a non-custodial wallet for making faster payments.The post Bitcoin lightning startup ACINQ launches a wallet for faster payments ‘under 3 minutes’ appeared first on The Block.

  • Huobi launching fiat-to-crypto gateway in Turkey later this year
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    Huobi launching fiat-to-crypto gateway in Turkey later this year

    Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global will soon allow residents of Turkey to buy cryptocurrencies with their local fiat currency, the Turkish lira.The post Huobi launching fiat-to-crypto gateway in Turkey later this year appeared first on The Block.

  • Craig Wright labels Binance’s CZ a ‘lowlife money laundering piece of scum’
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    Craig Wright labels Binance’s CZ a ‘lowlife money laundering piece of scum’

    Bitcoin SV head honcho Craig Wright has launched a scathing attack at Binance CEO Changpeng 'CZ' Zhao, branding him a "money laundering piece of scum". The comments from Wright, who claims to have written the Bitcoin whitepaper under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, came during an exclusive interview with Coin Rivet at London's CC Forum. Wright's attendance at the conference caused a stir on social media, with numerous cryptocurrency supporters urging people to boycott to event. When asked for his thoughts on negative comments from the likes of Adam Back, Samson Mow and CZ himself, Wright replied: "You have to understand that even if I don't like tax, I pay it. CZ is just a lowlife, money laundering piece of scum,The post Craig Wright labels Binance's CZ a 'lowlife money laundering piece of scum' appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • The Top 5 cryptocurrencies – latest price
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    The Top 5 cryptocurrencies – latest price

    Today the price of Bitcoin is US$7,950.18; Ethereum is US$172.59; XRP is US$0.290388; Tether is US$1.01 and Bitcoin Cash is US$215.42. These are the Top 5 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. About the Top 5 cryptocurrencies The top 5 cryptocurrencies are the biggest and most significant cryptocurrencies and constitute the top half of The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Bitcoin In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are. The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relyingThe post The Top 5 cryptocurrencies - latest price appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin has failed as a means of payment or store of value: G7 report
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    Bitcoin has failed as a means of payment or store of value: G7 report

    Cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, have so far failed to provide a "reliable and attractive" means of payment or store of value, according to a report from the Group of Seven (G7) nations.The post Bitcoin has failed as a means of payment or store of value: G7 report appeared first on The Block.

  • The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers -18/10/19
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    The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers -18/10/19

    It’s a mixed start to the day. Bitcoin would need to steer clear of sub-$8.060 levels to support further upside on the day.

  • The Block Review: BitBox02
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    The Block Review: BitBox02

    Disclosure: Shift Cryptosecurity, the creators of BitBox, sent The Block the BitBox02 devices that are reviewed in this article.The Block is beginning a new series in which we will offer "first impression" reviews of products in the cryptocurrency industry; this article is the first in that series.The post The Block Review: BitBox02 appeared first on The Block.

  • As cryptocurrency investors grow more educated, there is growing concern of regulation says Grayscale
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    As cryptocurrency investors grow more educated, there is growing concern of regulation says Grayscale

    Investors in digital asset manager Grayscale have become far more educated in the past decade, managing director Michael Sonnenshein tells The Block on a recent episode of The Scoop.The post As cryptocurrency investors grow more educated, there is growing concern of regulation says Grayscale appeared first on The Block.

  • Privacy-focused Brave browser boasts 8M monthly active users
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    Privacy-focused Brave browser boasts 8M monthly active users

    Privacy-focused internet browser Brave has hit 8 million-mark in terms of monthly active users.Announcing the news on Wednesday, Brave said daily active users, on the other hand, have surpassed the 2.8 million mark.The post Privacy-focused Brave browser boasts 8M monthly active users appeared first on The Block.

  • SEC Stopped Libra and Gram, but What About China?
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    SEC Stopped Libra and Gram, but What About China?

    Bitcoin treading waters around the $8K threshold: investors are tired of waiting for a rebound and playing tug-of-war. Bears are set to open champagne if Bitcoin breaks below support at $7,800, where BTCUSD has been unfolding to growth since late September. Company Grayscale Investments reported a very successful quarter.

  • Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD)
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    Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD)

    Litecoin (LTC) experienced exponential growth earlier this year. Prior to mid-June, the altcoin was the best performing coin of 2019, growing more than 170% in fewer than 90 days and peaking at around $145. However, a serious summer downtrend saw it tumble to around $56 by the end of September. Last week, Litecoin recovered to around $58, but over the past 24 hours LTC has lost more than 2% and is currently sitting at $53. Is Litecoin consolidating for the time being? As you can see from the chart above, Litecoin started to recover on September 29, a trend that only stopped last week, when LTC crashed around 12%. Due to the significant BTC dump which took place during lateThe post Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitfinex launches a loyalty program, offering users to earn ‘unlimited’ commissions
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    Bitfinex launches a loyalty program, offering users to earn ‘unlimited’ commissions

    Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has just launched a new loyalty program, claiming to offer users an opportunity to earn “unlimited” commissions.The program, dubbed “Bitfinex Affiliate Program,” is a tiered commission structure, which allows participants to refer their social network and earn a commission up to 3 degrees of connection, according to a press release shared with The Block on Thursday. The post Bitfinex launches a loyalty program, offering users to earn ‘unlimited’ commissions appeared first on The Block.

  • Binance just crossed $1 billion in cumulative profit
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    Binance just crossed $1 billion in cumulative profit

    “Keeping barriers to entry low” mantra seems to have paid off well for cryptocurrency exchange Binance. The exchange has just crossed a whopping $1 billion in cumulative profit as of Sept.The post Binance just crossed $1 billion in cumulative profit appeared first on The Block.

  • KuCoin’s derivatives platform launching bitcoin monthly futures in ‘few weeks’
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    KuCoin’s derivatives platform launching bitcoin monthly futures in ‘few weeks’

    Cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin’s derivatives platform, KuMEX, is going to launch bitcoin monthly futures contracts in a “few weeks.”Michael Gan, founder and CEO of KuCoin, announced the news at the Blockchain Life 2019 Forum in Moscow, Russia, according to a press release shared with The Block on Wednesday.The post KuCoin’s derivatives platform launching bitcoin monthly futures in ‘few weeks’ appeared first on The Block.