Coinbase Custody Now Supports Mainnet KIN Tokens

Coinbase Custody announced immediate support for the mainnet iteration of the KIN token today, April 30, 2019.   As Cointelegraph previously reported, KIN is a cryptocurrency created by Canadian organization Kik Interactive of Kik Messenger fame. The token was originally developed on the Ethereum and Stellar networks and now operates on its own blockchain (a fork of Stellar). “KIN holders can now benefit from Coinbase Custody’s industry-leading offline storage platform and insurance coverage,” they say. Coinbase Custody is a custodial Read more …

Is Binance’s Changpeng Zhao the ‘Zuckerberg’ of Crypto?

Believable parallels have been drawn between Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook on podcast #74 of Coin Talk hosted by Aaron Lammer & Jay Caspian Kang, titled “When Trolls Get Rekt.” The podcast was later covered by Forbes contributor Billy Bamrough who covers cryptocurrency-related content for the publication. In his article, Bamrough shared several parallels between blockchain and social media companies and their leadership. For instance, before Facebook, there was Myspace; a platform that reportedly “struggled to grow beyond Read more …

ConsenSys Spinoff Truffle Integrates With Goldmans Sachs-Supported Blockchain: Report

Truffle is integrating with AxCore, a proprietary blockchain jointly created by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan-supported Axoni, Forbes reported on April 29. The ConsenSys spinoff, which makes tools that are widely used by Ethereum developers, has reportedly raised $3 million as it aims to expand into enterprise-grade solutions. According to the Forbes report, Truffle plans to use the investment to complete a suite of blockchain development tools designed to appeal to enterprise clients. An estimated 60% of Truffle’s current revenue comes Read more …

Despite Crypto Winter, US Bitcoin Awareness, Knowledge, and Perception Increased “Dramatically” Since 2017

Research suggests that Bitcoin is more fully understood and accepted today across US society than it was at the height of the bull market of 2017. According to a recent study, young adults are way ahead of other demographics with regards awareness, familiarity, perception, and likelihood to buy Bitcoin in the future. Blockchain Capital recently asked 2,029 randomly selected American adults a series of questions relating to Bitcoin. The survey was a follow up to a similar one conducted in Read more …

Venezuela’s Maduro Is Running Out Of Time. So Is His Petro

By CCN: The petro token, one of the last financial schemes crafted by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, will likely fall by the wayside like his regime if the uprising against him is successful. This is the corrupt, illegitimate Maduro Regime. pic.twitter.com/79sFbYrzOp — The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 30, 2019 In a move that caught many in the global community off guard, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for the military to rise up and oust Maduro. As people flooded the Read more …

Amazon Web Services Launches Managed Blockchain Service

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing platform subsidiary of retail giant Amazon, has made its Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) generally available, according to an announcement on April 30. The product will purportedly allow customers to set up blockchain networks within their organizations, and uses the Ethereum and Hyperledger open source frameworks. Notably, Amazon states that AMB can scale to support thousands to millions of transactions. Amazon states that the blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) will allow businesses to develop their own networks Read more …

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Short Squeeze Imminent as Bearish Pressure Weakens

Summary: Following unconfirmed claims by the NYC Attorney General regarding Bitfinex and Tether’s insolvency, the bitcoin market had a knee jerk reaction that caused us to retest macro support. However, this pullback barely made a scratch on the market structure as we didn’t manage to break our trend of higher lows. The move was swift, but after a few days of sideways consolidation, the market is now seeing a retest of macro resistance in the $5,300 level. So far, the Read more …

“Holders Are Not at Risk”: Bitfinex Lawyer Responds to NY Attorney General

Bitfinex and Tether’s legal counsel has written a response to the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) ex parte order, which claims that Bitifinex used Tether’s reserves to cover some $850 million in losses. In short, the affidavit writes off the NYAG’s concerns, calling them baseless and requesting an Order to Show Cause that would require the NYAG to prove its case in court unless it vacates or modifies the ex parte order. Additionally, it requests that the Supreme Court of Read more …

Ripple Surges After Nasdaq Adds XRP Liquidity Index, Will Growing Adoption Propel It Higher?

Over the past several months many cryptocurrencies have incurred relatively large gains that have put a significant amount of distance between their current prices and their 2018 lows. But much to the chagrin of investors, Ripple (XRP) has not been one of these cryptos, as it has remained relatively stable around the $0.30 region. Today, however, Ripple has gained some upwards momentum after news broke regarding XRP’s Liquidity Index being added to the Nasdaq Global Index Data Service, joining Bitcoin and Read more …

Bernie Sanders Shows His True Colors in Avengers-Fueled Disney Diss

By CCN: Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders is having a slight beef with the Disney entertainment company after ‘Avengers: Endgame’ earned approximately $1.2 billion in its opening weekend. In a recent message on Twitter, the 2020 presidential hopeful criticized the film and television conglomerate for paying its CEO Bob Iger a salary of $65.6 million, roughly “1,400 times as much as the average worker at Disney makes.” What would be truly heroic is if Disney used its profits from Avengers to Read more …

20 Percent of Leading Global Grocers to Use Blockchain by 2025

20 percent of the top 10 global grocers will use blockchain by 2025, according to information released by research firm Gartner Inc on April 30. Per Gartner, the main advantage of blockchain for grocers is that it provides a high degree of transparency. For grocers, this means they can use blockchain as a way to convey reliable information to their customers and retailers. Gartner even claims that blockchain “appears as an ideal technology to foster transparency and visibility along the Read more …

New York District Attorney Charges Two for Shadow Banking Crypto Companies

The Southern District of New York Attorney has charged an Arizona man and Israeli woman for allegedly shadow banking cryptocurrency companies, according to an official announcement published on April 30. Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the arrest of Reginald Fowler for allegedly operating an unlicensed money transferring business and bank fraud. His purported co-conspirator Ravid Yosef has also been charged with bank fraud and is still at large, according to Read more …