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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, ETC: Price Analysis, August 17

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The cryptocurrency market capitalization has risen above the $215 billion mark once again. ...

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Russian Independent Electoral Watchdog to Pilot Blockchain for Voting System

A Russian independent electoral watchdog is trialing a blockchain-based electronic voting system, local news platform Tass reports August 17. The non-profit Association of Independent Public Observers, dubbed “National Public Monitoring” (NOM), announced the pilot at a press conference in Moscow on Friday. NOM federal coordinator Roman Kolomystev, told reporters: “As part of our congress, we are launching a pilot electronic ...

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Coinbase Patent Shows Exchange Is Refining Security for Bitcoin Payments

A patent by U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase proposes a new mechanism for further securing Bitcoin (BTC) payments, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) August 14. The filing claims that existing systems do not adequately address concerns “that the private keys of [users’] Bitcoin addresses may be stolen from their wallets,” ...

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Crypto Trading Revenue Could More Than Double in 2018

New research from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. suggests that revenue generated by cryptocurrency exchanges could more than double to hit $4 billion in 2018, Bloomberg reports August 17. The report, titled “Crypto Trading — the Next Big Thing is Here?,” argues that the protracted crypto bear market is unlikely to impact the burgeoning revenue generated by exchanges. Moreover, “as ...

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UK Watchdog Warns of Crypto Scams Using ‘Prestigious’ London Addresses as Smokescreen

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said that crypto investment scams are increasingly targeting British investors, in an official warning published August 17. The watchdog warns that fraudsters often use celebrity images, slick websites or “prestigious” City of London addresses as a smokescreen through which to lure prospective investors. It adds: “Scam firms can manipulate software to distort prices ...

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CME Futures Partner Releases First Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures

Cryptocurrency trading platform Crypto Facilities has added Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to its list of futures products, announcing in a press release that the product would go live at 4PM BST Friday, August 17. Crypto Facilities, which rose to prominence when it partnered with CME Group on its first-of-its kind Bitcoin futures in December 2017, said the move reflected Bitcoin Cash’s ...

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Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Enterprise Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has revealed its new Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform in a press release published today, August 17. The new tool, dubbed JD Blockchain Open Platform, aims to enable businesses to build, host and implement blockchain solutions without having to develop the technology from scratch. According to the press release, the service will offer smart contract functionality for “public ...

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How China Is Fighting Corruption With Blockchain

China has been on the verge of blockchain adoption as of late. The technology, in fact, has become part of the country’s national, president-signed program. The latest advancement in the field relates to the country’s old corruption staple — fake invoices used to embezzle corporate and state funds. Tax authorities of the city of Shenzhen and a state-owned aerospace firm ...

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Decentralized Exchange for Ethereum Promises Lower Fees Than Rivals

A decentralized exchange claims that its trading fees are considerably lower than that of its rivals — with a one percent fee reduced to 0.03 percent whenever they use the platform’s native tokens. Blockonix says its exchange is the “most clean, most user friendly” on the marketplace right now and offers a more cost-effective experience than the likes of EtherDelta, ...

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