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After Year of Hype, Bakkt Soft Launches With Closed Beta

Jul 23, 2019

Bitcoin Magazine

The $182 million effort to bring physically delivered bitcoin futures to Wall Street has officially entered testing. Bakkt, an affiliate of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) parent company Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), soft launched today, July 22, 2019, to give select clien...

Chinese Couple Separated due to Bitcoin Trading Dispute

Jul 22, 2019

Vincent He

Transaction records are absent after buying bitcoins with help of her boy friend, a college student in China sued her boyfriend for compensation. Early in last November, the college student named Miss Zhang, bought DC coin worth 10,000 CNY to trade for bitcoins. In February, Miss Z...

The Ryuk Virus Spread to China for Bitcoin Ransom

Jul 17, 2019

Vincent He

A Virus-ransomware named Ryuk spread to China for bitcoin ransom. Tencent Security reported on July 17 that they monitored a Virus-ransomware named Ryuk encrypts data on an infected device and demands a ransom in bitcoin.The ransom is generally very high (recent ransom reached 11 Bitcoins...

Chinese Token Projects Raised $1.18 Billion in 2019’s First Half

Jul 15, 2019

lylian Teng

Chinese token offerings have raised a whopping $1.18 billion in the first half of 2019, accounting for 33.2% of the total funds ($3.39 billion) raised from token sales, despite the country’s crackdown on crypto-related activities. According to data from InWara, out of the 583 token offer...

Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: ‘We Need Blockchain, Not Bitcoin’

Jul 9, 2019

Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin was largely shunned by the traditional financial world in its early years, as it was mostly viewed as a joke or as fake online money for people who wanted to buy drugs on Silk Road. However, as the cryptocurrency continued to exist year after year, the traditional players started to take...

Bitcoin’s Correlation With Altcoins Declines in Q2

Jul 7, 2019

Olusegun Ogundeji

The average correlation between Bitcoin and most other large cryptoassets declined in Q2 2019 unlike the previous quarter, a Binance's Crypto-Correlations Review has shown. Though general correlations amongst other cryptoassets remained quite high in Q2, the report says Bitcoin's corre...

Bitcoin Better-off Without Satoshi Around

Jul 5, 2019

Olusegun Ogundeji

Regardless of whatever reference is made today to the person of the supposed creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, the co-founder of a crypto data platform thinks the leading cryptocurrency has grown beyond the need to have him around. Bobby Ong, the co-founder of Coingecko in Malaysia, ...