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Will Wall Street Go Head-First Into Crypto?

Following a breakout year for cryptocurrencies, 2018 has been extremely challenging — to say the least. With Bitcoin and numerous altcoins hitting all time highs in December, a sobering market correction followed and the markets have only started to settle midway through this year. There have been many reasons for the cryptocurrency markets being battered by bearish sentiments across the ...

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Japan’s Tech Giant Sony Offers Solutions for Boosting Blockchain Hardware in Two Patents

Japanese electronics giant Sony has filed two patents for boosting blockchain-based ecosystems, according to filings 20180218027 and 20180219686 published by the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) Aug. 2. Through the patents, Sony intends to improve the design and structure of blockchain hardware by introducing new circuitries to the processes of distributed ledger technology. The first application, entitled “Electronic Node ...

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Germany’s 2nd Largest Stock Exchange to Launch ICO Platform, Multilateral Crypto Trading

Germany’s second largest stock exchange, the Stuttgart Börse, has revealed plans to develop a new platform for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) as well as a multilateral crypto trading venue, Finextra reported August 2. The German bourse, which had a trading volume of EUR 81 billion (about $95 billion) across all asset classes in 2017, had already this May unveiled a ...

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Counterparties Could Foot the Bill For $416 Mln BTC Futures Trade Shortfall on OKEx

Crypto exchange OKEx has issued an official statement today, August 3, in response to its forced liquidation of a colossal misfired Bitcoin (BTC) futures trade worth a notional $416 million that was initiated by an unidentified problem trader earlier this week. OKEx, currently the world’s second largest exchange by traded value, has said that its risk management alert system was ...

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Mt. Gox Creditors Update Basic Terms of Upcoming Civil Rehabilitation Plan

Lawyers representing a group of creditors of the now-defunct Japanese Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox have recently updated their civil rehabilitation plan, according to a statement on the Mt. Gox creditors’ website Aug. 2. In the announcement, the Mt. Gox creditors stated they had revised the basic policy for the rehabilitation plan as of August 1, 2018, in compliance with ...

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NYSE Operator Announces New Global Digital Assets Platform, Plans Bitcoin Futures Launch

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the operator of 23 leading global exchanges including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has announced plans to create a Microsoft cloud-powered “open and regulated, global ecosystem for digital assets,” according to a press release published August 3. The operator of NYSE is forming a new company, dubbed “Bakkt,” and will work alongside a marquee group of ...

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Bitcoin Price Dips Below $7,400 Amid Futures Volatility, Eyes $7,000 Support

Bitcoin (BTC) dropped around 2 percent Friday, August 3, failing to find support to stay above the $7,500 barrier for the first time this week. Market visualization from Coin360 Data from Cointelegraph’s price tracker and Coin360 show a sudden dip downwards from $7,550 Friday, with BTC/USD trading around $7,363 at press time. That figure marks Bitcoin’s lowest since the end ...

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World’s Second Largest Bitcoin Miner Canaan Creative Releases BTC-Mining Television Set

Canaan Creative, the world’s second largest Bitcoin (BTC) mining hardware manufacturer, has launched what it claims is the “first ever” BTC mining television set, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported August 2. Dubbed “AvalonMiner Inside,” the appliance has a processing power of 2.8 trillion hashes per second, and is reportedly powered by artificial intelligence (AI) as well as being ...

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