Craig Wright to Challenge Court Ruling in $10 Billion Bitcoin Lawsuit – CCN Markets

Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright plans to challenge judge Bruce Reinhart’s ruling that knocked down his affirmative defenses. | Source: (i) YouTube (ii) REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo; Edited by CCN Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright plans to challenge the recent ruling against him in the $10 billion lawsuit filed by the estate of Dave Kleiman. In court papers filed Aug. 30, Wright asked district judge Beth Bloom for a 14-day deadline extension to challenge magistrate Read more …

Bounce Off $9,000 Could End Bitcoin Price Correction; Here’s Why

While selling pressure has undoubtedly dissipated, the Bitcoin (BTC) price is still struggling. As of the time of writing this article, the cryptocurrency is trading for $9,550, which is 6.5% lower than BTC was at one week earlier. Related Reading: Prominent Investor Says Bitcoin Has “Failed” As a Safe Haven: BTC Slips 5% But, bulls might get some reprieve in the coming weeks. Here’s why. Bitcoin Price May Soon Bounce While Bitcoin’s price action seems sporadic, the asset follows distinct Read more …

Charming Oddity Untitled Goose Game to Land on Nintendo Switch – CCN Markets

Dev House House was out to ruffle some feathers by announcing the release date for possibly the best-titled game ever – Untitled Goose Game. | Source: Christian Petersen / Getty Images / AFP Melbourne-based four-person development team House House was out to ruffle some feathers when it announced yesterday the release date for possibly the best-titled game ever – Untitled Goose Game. Yes, you read that right – Untitled Goose Game. It’s finally time to honk. Untitled Goose Game is Read more …

What Else Is the Pentagon Up To?

This week saw twin reports from smart contract startup Simba Chain and blockchain data management firm Constellation, both of whom announced contracts with the United States Air Force.  New utility in USAF Judging by these developments, the U.S. Air Force is looking seriously at new tech to shore up supply chains and rearrange data. Simba Chain has reportedly been tasked with prototyping a blockchain approach for the registration and tracking of additive manufacturing — also known as 3D printing — Read more …

Pantera Capital Makes Investment In Polkadot And Three Other DLT Projects

Pantera Capital, a hedge fund and investment company have invested in Polkadot and at minimum three other initiatives which are focused on scalability. Other projects adopted by Pantera are Origin, BloXroute, and Filecoin. The purpose of the collaboration is to find lasting solutions to major scalability problems being confronted within the crypto ecosystem, and all the four initiatives are distributed ledger technology (DLT) firms. Also, if things turn out well, the projects will probably be launched before the end of Read more …

How Trump’s Tweet Could Salvage this S&P 500 Stock – CCN Markets

Exxon Mobil was muscled out of the S&P 500 index’s top 10 stocks, but a potentially bullish scenario for oil could return the stock to its former glory. | AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Exxon Mobil has not been able to escape the wrath of the global economic slowdown and the U.S./China trade war. The company, whose stock has been among the S&P 500 index’s top 10 components for decades, was muscled out of position in the S&P 500 index’s top 10 Read more …

Bitcoin, Major Stablecoin Wallets Added to Samsung Galaxy S10

Earlier this year, the Samsung Blockchain Wallet was added to their flagship phone, the Galaxy S10. Initially only supporting Ethereum and some ERC20 tokens, the Samsung Wallet now supports Bitcoin, Binance Coin (BNB), and most of the major stable coins. Putting Bitcoin Wallets in Everyone’s hand Now that some of the biggest coins are supported, Samsung has put in the effort to add other highly used tokens on the market. Wallets for Bitcoin and Ethereum will be generated automatically by Read more …

Top 5 Smart Contract Platforms To Watch in 2020

The number of blockchain-based smart contract development platforms available to crypto developers is now greater than ever. Over the last 18 months, a Cambrian explosion in smart contract platforms has resulted in an embarrassment of riches and a plethora of options. No longer are crypto projects forced to choose between network effects (Ethereum) and scalability (EOS). Thanks to an array of first and second layer solutions, there’s a multitude of ways to build and deploy dApps, exchanges, lending protocols and Read more …

Bitcoin Bull Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Hack Is a Wakeup Call for Crypto Security

Yesterday, the CEO of Twitter and Square Inc., and staunch Bitcoin and crypto supporter, Jack Dorsey, had his personal Twitter account hacked by the way of a SIM-swap attack and SMS-based backdoor. The hack demonstrates that even the CEO can have his own company’s highly-valuable personal account compromised, and is a painful reminder that if it can happen to someone as high profile as Dorsey, it could happen to you too. Bitcoin Bull Jack Dorsey Falls Victim to Sim-Swap Hack, Read more …

Crypto Tidbits: Bakkt Bitcoin Custody, China’s Cryptocurrency On the Horizon, XRP In Hot Water

Another week, another of Crypto Tidbits. Bitcoin saw yet another tumultuous week in terms of price action. It fell by over 8% in one day, as bears managed to take control of the market. But, despite this downward price movement, this industry continued to trudge forward. Related Reading: Crypto Tidbits: Bitcoin Hash Rate High, Square Crypto Bags Hire, Libra in Turmoil Bitcoin & Crypto Tidbits Bakkt To Start Custodying Bitcoin Next Week: According to a recent Twitter announcement, Bakkt, the Read more …

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Aug. 24-31 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world saw a number major developments this week, with several companies accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment and the Venezuelan government making new claims about the use and acceptance of the controversial Petro coin. Here’s the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Spain: Eurocoinpay introduces cryptocurrency payments On Aug. 24, Cointelegraph en Español reported that in Spain, Eurocoinpay introduced the possibility of making payments and collections with cryptocurrencies, Read more …

How Facebook Libra Is Seeking Compliance, but May Not Launch by 2020

For the cryptosphere, August was marked by the hotly debated announcements of world giants regarding the releases of international cryptocurrencies. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced the imminent release of a national digital currency, Walmart began developing its own blockchain, Binance launching the Venus project, and Pavel Durov’s TON finally shared its release date. The race was also joined by Facebook, which kept the development of its cryptocurrency a secret until the very last second. At the moment, the Read more …