UTC-05:00,Tuesday , April 23rd 2019
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Today ,Tuesday,April 23, 2019
  • 10:45 IMF Spring Meetings: Digital Money Is Imminent, But No Decentralization In Sight

    TThe weekend kicked off with the announcement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) joining forces with the World Bank to launch a private blockchain coupled with a “quasi-cryptocurrency” for training purposes, then continued with the Spring Meetings of the two organizations’ Boards of Governors in Washington, D.C., which ran throughout the whole week.
    Although it would be an overstatement to claim that distributed ledgers were particularly conspicuous on the forum’s overall agenda, the program included a series of fintech workshops, as well as at least a couple of major talks relevant to grasping where global regulators stand on some issues pertinent to crypto and blockchain applications. Situated in the context of the IMF’s previous statements and actions, the ideas expressed at the meetings can update our understanding of the intellectual currents that shape how international financial institutions envision the future of blockchain technology.
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  • 10:43 Ontology's VBFT Algorithm Sets New Standard For Blockchain Consensus

    Ontology introduced its VBFT consensus algorithm in 2018 and the project has continued to build momentum over the past several months. This is big news in the world of blockchain as the PoWand BFT consensus algorithms are what most mainstream public chains are using today. Ontology hopes that the VBFTalgorithm will replace those commonly used, as they believe they have solved some of the major problems that lie within them. VBFT improves on the performance and scalability of public chains all while guaranteeing the randomness and fairness of a consensus network.
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  • 10:40 Coinbase Shuts Down Chicago Office, Eliminating 30 Engineering Jobs

    Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is shutting down the Chicago office it opened a year ago, eliminating 30 engineering jobs.
    The San Francisco-based startup’s Chicago division, known as Coinbase Markets, was dedicated to creating sophisticated electronic markets technologies such as matching engines and high-frequency trading for cryptocurrency.
    Coinbase said a year on, it had made the difficult decision to consolidate the matching engine work being done in Chicago with similar work being done by its team in San Francisco.
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  • 10:37 TD Ameritrade Is Testing BTC And LTC Trading On Its Brokerage Platform, Says Charlie Lee

    Nasdaq, the second largest stock exchange in the world, is reportedly testing the trade of Bitcoin-based products on its platform. A Twitter user named, Cryptopolis, claimed the purchase of one BTC via TD Ameritrade account, on the social media platform. This news was backed by Charlie Lee, the creator of LTC, who stated that TD Ameritrade, a leading brokerage platform, was not only testing BTC, but also LTC.
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  • 10:30 9 Universities Partner To Craft Standards For Digital Records

    Nine universities from around the world announced on April 23 that they are teaming up to explore how emerging technologies like blockchain can help them give students a digital version of their academic record, including badges, certifications, internships and traditional degrees. The U.S. institutions involved in the project are Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California System's Berkeley and Irvine campuses.
    Such digital records would allow students to securely own and share their information instead of having to go back to the relevant institution each time they need proof of their accomplishments, said Sanjay Sarma, MIT's vice president for open learning, in the announcement.
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  • 10:18 Coinberry - First Company In Canada To Partner With Government Municipality

    Coinberry, one of Canada's premier digital currency platforms, has become the first one to partner with government municipality.
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  • 10:00 Ran NeuNer: This Bull Is Less Hype And Much More About The Fundamentals

    Ran NeuNer tweeted, "This bull run, though more controlled/calculated, is way more encouraging than the last one. Last time it was based on hype and irrationality - this one is less hype and much more about the fundamentals, tokens that actually have use cases and are being used are rising to the top."
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  • 09:56 Bitcoin Volumes Spike In Thailand Amid Election Chaos And Navy Cryptonian Arrest

    Bitcoin volumes in Thailand have risen 4x this past week on the peer to peer exchange Localbitcoin which can provide an unfakable proxy measure of general worldwide Bitcoin adoption.
    In their own fiat money, Thai Baht, Bitcoin volumes have reached an all-time high in the country, which is some 70 million Thai Baht, significantly higher than the December 2017 high of 50 million.
    The main reason is probably due to a recent arrest warrant for a cryptonian couple which likely has raised general Bitcoin awareness in the country.
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  • 09:42 OKEx Beats Binance In Terms Of Daily Transaction Volume

    For the second straight month, cryptocurrency exchanges based in the touted "blockchain haven" of Malta have topped the average daily transaction volume list. OKEx and Binance, the most prominent exchanges in the island country are present in the top three once again. OKEx was the only exchange in the crypto-to-crypto category to record average daily volume of over $1 billion and post a monthly volume of over $31 billion. Binance, taking the third spot, recorded an average daily volume of $797.5 million, with the total volume for March accounting to just under $25 billion.
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  • 09:34 ThunderCore Selected As The First Project Of Huobi's Prime Lite

    Huobi Global announced that it will launch Prime Lite on May 9. Prime Lite shares similar procedures with Huobi Prime, but faster and simpler. The first project of Prime Lite is ThunderCore (TT).
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  • 09:19 BTC And Other Cryptocurrencies' Main Trait Is Censorship Resistance, Says Morgan Creek CEO

    Mark Yusko, CEO and Co-founder of Morgan Creek, spoke about geopolitics' influence on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with regard to concerns surrounding censorship, in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine NL.
    During the interview, the CEO was presented with a scenario where a country like Iran had control of around 20% of all Bitcoins, but was sanctioned by other countries. Yusko was thus asked whether there would be any political issues associated with Bitcoin in the future.
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  • 08:59 Two New Versions Of Antminer S17 Pro To Go On Sale On April 24

    According to the news of shop.bitmain.com, Antminer S17 Pro (50 T and 53 T) equipped with the second-generation 7nm ASIC chip will go on sale at 06:00 on April 24 (UTC).
    The 50 T version has a rated hashrate of 50.00 TH/s±3%, with a power consumption of 1,975 W+3%; the 53 T version has a rated hashrate of 53.00 TH/s±3%, with a power consumption of 2,094 W+3%.
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  • 08:53 Binance Chain Is Where Shitcoins Go To "Pump And Dump" One Last Time Before They Die

    James Spediacci, a cryptocurrency investor and a critic, believes that Binance Chain will be home to shitcoins. He says that shitcoins will integrate on Binance Chain and due to the hype around the platform, they could pump and dump one last time before they die.
    As noted, Binance is turning its Launchpad into a one-stop shop for token offerings, allowing project developers to raise funds and start trading on the exchange from the first day. James says that Binance is using the lessons of the last ICO cycle with IEOs, but the process still contains shitcoins.
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  • 08:47 Atlas Protocol Launched "Atlas Coin++," Redefining Blockchain Marketing

    Atlas Protocol [ATP], an application layer protocol for blockchain interactive advertising & marketing, has launched a brand-new innovative product, Atlas Coin++, which aims to bring incremental growth to the blockchain ecosystem from a new dimension.
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  • 08:25 'Blockchain Bandit' Has Stolen 45000 ETH By Guessing Weak Private Keys, Report Claims

    A "blockchain bandit" has managed to amass almost 45,000 ETH by successfully guessing weak private keys, according to a report released by Independent Security Evaluators on April 23. Adrian Bednarek, a senior security analyst, said he discovered the sophisticated hacker by accident. While guessing a private key is meant to be a statistical improbability, he managed to uncover 732 private keys through his research - giving him the ability to complete transactions as if he was the account holder. The report notes that rather than using a brute force search for random private keys, it used a combination of looking for faulty code and faulty random number generators.
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  • 08:20 Blockchain Capital Co-Founder Gavin Brown: We'll See One Or A Handful Of Cryptos Win

    Blockchain Capital co-founder Gavin Brown said that he expects that there will be only one or a handful of winners when it comes to cryptocurrency. Brown made his remarks during an interview with CNBC published on April 23. He further explained that trying to understand which cryptocurrencies will be the winning ones is challenging and that this is the reason why he believes crypto investors often have a diversified portfolio. Brown further noted that he believes the participation of increasingly notorious companies in the crypto space will bring legitimacy.
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  • 08:17 Blockchain Startup Filament Joins IoT Research Project Backed By Nevada

    Blockchain startup Filament announced on April 23 that it is working with the University of Nevada, Reno on an autonomous vehicle research initiative. The work will see the development of new standards for blockchain-based connected devices, also known as the internet of things (IoT), as they relate to work on self-driving cars. The idea is that blockchain could form part of a technological backbone that connects those vehicles to a wider network, and it's an area that major automakers like GM and BMW are actively investigating as well.
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  • 08:14 TRON Sets New Block Height Record As Justin Sun Stresses On Mainstream Adoption

    Tronscan, an analysis tool that keeps a tab on the TRON network, gave TRON a reason to rejoice after it stated that the block height on the TRON blockchain had increased again. The block height jumped to 8,614,366, an increase of 614,366 in under 20 days. TRON's block height had breached the 8 million mark on April 3. The new block height record was created when the number of online nodes was 1,193 and the total number of accounts was at 2.61 million. Some users, however, were not impressed with TRON's latest announcement, a sentiment captured by Gareth David, a cryptocurrency enthusiast.
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  • 08:04 Verge Price Gains Over 7% Following iOS Wallet Release

    Over the past few hours, the Verge price has shot up like a rocket. Following a strong 7.54% gain in USD value, one XVG is now priced at $0.009136. There is also a 2.62% gain in XVG/BTC which is perhaps the biggest surprise of them all. Most altcoins lose a lot of value in BTC terms, yet it seems Verge is more than capable of effectively doing the exact opposite. The big news of the week is how Verge has an official iOS wallet capable of supporting transactional privacy through the Tor network. This is widely considered to be a major development for this particular altcoin.
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  • 07:57 First Round Of Bibox Orbit Ends A Smash Hit, With FOR's Price Pumps Over 800%

    The first round of Bibox orbit went live on Monday, April 22. FOR [the Force Protocol], LUD [Ludos] and IX [X-block] are the three participating projects listing on Bibox Orbit. During the subscription, there were more than 56,000 participants. The average access rate to three projects reached approximately 11%, per Bibox official statement. FOR paired with BIX is available to trade on Bibox since 06:00 (UTC), April 23. Within only 1 minute after opening the market, FOR's price pumped over 800%, compared to its subscription price. Users now are also able to trade FOR/USDT on Bibox. Trading pair LUD/BIX will be opened on Bibox at 12:00, April 23.
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  • 07:47 BTC To Fiat Trading Is Dominated By US Dollar As JP Yen Loses Prominence, Claims Report

    CryptoCompare, the virtual currency analysis firm, released its exchange review for March 2019 which looked at the trading volume of Bitcoin to Fiat. Studying the exchange volumes in seven prominent crypto-fiat trading pairs for the first quarter of the year, some telling signs were observed. Although USD holds over 46 percent of all BTC trading into fiat for February and March, all signs are not positive. The BTC to USD volume was in continuous decline, dropping from over 1.4 million BTC in January to under 1.24 million BTC in February. Further, March saw a significant 26.2 percent decline to 0.92 million BTC.
    The Japanese Yen, trailing the USD as the most dominant fiat currency in the market, held less than one-fourth of the total Bitcoin-to-fiat volume in the month of March, despite the growing cryptocurrency market in the country. From January to February, the JPY held its share of the market, which was soon wiped clean in the following month.
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  • 07:34 58COIN Completed Third Round Of Spot Trading Upgrade

    As of today on April 23, 58COIN has completed the third round of spot trading upgrade which offered optimized user interface and improved performance and stability, the team said in a shared post with CoinNess.com.
    The spot trading zone of 58COIN has been running smoothly for 500 days since it was launched in December 2017. “Free spot trading is the general trend. We have been insisting on charging no fees and will continue to upgrade by seeking advice from users,” Steven, Operations Director of 58COIN, said.
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  • 07:21 SEC-Fined Crypto Project Abandons Cannabis Co-Working Space Plan

    A cryptocurrency project previously sanctioned by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is selling a property that it had intended to use as a cannabis co-working space.
    The firm, ParagonCoin, revealed the news in a filing with the SEC late last month, stating that, while it had anticipated that its native PRG token could be used by marijuana-industry startups to pay rent for the shared office space, the property is now under contract for sale.
    ParagonCoin has put a price tag of $4.2 million on the space, which was purchased for $3.75 million via a $2.45 million loan and cash holdings. The total amount paid for the property was $4.02 million as of May 2018, including interest.
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  • 06:58 Research: White Paper Writers Can Earn $50K, But Say Startups Often Mislead Investors

    White paper writers are earning up to $50,000 per job, according to a Decrypt investigation published on April 22— but the freelancers involved have accused some startups of misleading investors.
    The writers told the website as part of its two-week investigation that completing a paper can take up to eight months and cost between $1,000 and $50,000, with most of the work found via platforms such as LinkedIn and Upwork. Many of those interviewed alleged they were “constantly required to fabricate and exaggerate facts.”
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  • 06:38 Weiss Ratings Claims Correlation Between Binance Coin And Cryptocurrency Market's Performance

    Weiss Ratings incited quite a reaction after positing that Binance Coin may be the new Bitcoin. Weiss made the hypothesis after claiming that the collective cryptocurrency market's pumps usually coincided with and followed a similar pump in Binance Coin's price and vice versa.
    Weiss Ratings' hypothesis is flawed on many counts. For starters, when compared to other major coins in the coin market, Binance Coin remains a new entry to the cryptocurrency market. Despite the dominance of Binance as a top cryptocurrency exchange, Binance Coin's market share and daily transaction volumes remain a mere fraction of the king coin's metrics.
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  • 06:20 CoinNess.com Market Surveillance April 23: Global Average Price Of BTC Swings Above $5500

    As of 11:00 (UTC) on April 23, the global index of Bitcoin (BTC) swings above the $5,500 level, marking $5,577.97. It has registered an increase of 4.74% in the past 24 hours.
    The CoinNess.com Bullish vs. Bearish Indicator shows our four-hour technical bias on BTC is "Strong Buy" with three indicator sending out a selling signal, one showing a neutral signal, and 14 indicating a buying signal.
    The broad market slides towards a more bull-dominated end, with 69 out of Top 100 cryptos by market cap rising.
    The global market cap reads $184.96 billion, and the 24-hour trading volume is $51.11 billion.
    Major Coins
    1. BTC quotes show 5,507.57 USDT on Binance, $5,589.30 on Bitfinex and $5,545.01 on Coinbase Pro;
    2. CoinNess.com Market Index presents quotes for major cryptocurrencies besides BTC as following: ETH marks $175.68 (+2.41%); XRP marks $0.326 (-0.12%); BCH marks $303.05 (+3.07%); EOS marks $5.35 (+2.23%); LTC marks $78.64 (+1.87%); ETC marks $6.09 (+2.68%).
    Top 3 Gainers and Losers in Cryptocurrencies
    1. Top 3 gainers among Top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap: ICX (+13.22%), XTZ (+12.08%), DGD (+11.99%);
    2. Top 3 losers among Top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap: BIX (-15.35%), BAT (-9.74%), IOTX (-9.00%).
    Top Gainers and Losers in Categories
    1. Top 3 gainers among 44 categories: Contract Tools (+8.10%), Cross Chain Technology (+5.72%), and Wallet Service (+4.43%);
    2. Only 3 losers among 44 categories: Internet of Things (-7.63%), Side Chain Concept (-2.53%), and Platform Currency (-2.52%).
    Cap Flows of Coins/Exchanges
    1. Top 3 capital inflows within the last 24 hours: BTC (+$320.44 mln), DASH (+$198.30 mln), and ETH (+$111.39 mln);
    2. Top 3 capital outflows within the last 24 hours: A50 (-$425.62 mln), BAT (-$11.85 mln), and HT (-$9.82 mln);
    3. Net inflows/outflows of exchanges: Binance (+$31.61 mln), Bitfinex (+$16.07 mln), and Coinbase Pro (+$17.84 mln).
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  • 06:15 SoftBank Founder Masayoshi Son Lost $130 Million On Bitcoin

    Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of SoftBank Group Corp., made a huge personal bet on Bitcoin just as prices for the digital currency peaked, losing more than $130 million when he sold out, according to people familiar with the matter.
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  • 06:06 Boost VC Completed The First Investment With Stablecoin

    Brayton Williams, the co-founder of Boost VC, has announced the completion of the first investment with DAI. The investment targets and investment amount are still a secret.
    Boost VC has invested in blockchain and crypto companies, including Coinbase, Etherscan, and Polychain Capital.
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  • 06:05 CoinDesk Analysis: Bitcoin Price Sees First ‘Golden Crossover’ Since 2015

    Bitcoin’s daily chart is reporting a “golden crossover” – a bull cross of the 50- and 200-day moving averages – for the first time since October 2015. The crossover represents a long-term bearish-to-bullish trend change.
    A convincing close today above $5,466 (April 10 high) would establish another bullish higher high and boost the prospects of a rally to $6,000.
    That rally, however, may be preceded by consolidation or price pullback, as the golden crossover is accompanied by the overbought readings on the relative strength index and a neutral long/short ratio.
    The case for a pullback to $5,000 would strengthen if the price fails to close (UTC) today on April 23 above $5,466 (April 10 high).
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