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BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto Payments in Store

Cryptocurrency gives companies another payment option to offer their customers that yields a host of benefits. In the case of bitcoin cash, crypto payments are an easy, fast and cheap option, thanks to ultra-low onchain fees. BCH Merchant is a...

Russia Adopts Law to Isolate Runet From the Internet

Runet, the Russian segment of the internet, is about to be isolated from the rest of the web. A new law adopted by the State Duma aims to do so in order to supposedly protect it from external threats and...

Without a True Two-Way Peg No ‘Real’ Sidechain Exists, Says Drivechain Creator

On April 17, the founder of the Drivechain project, Paul Sztorc, published a new blog post concerning the validity of today’s so-called ‘production sidechains.’ Sztorc has declared on multiple occasions that true sidechain technology hasn’t been invented yet and even...

Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency without privacy is pointless. If your coins aren’t fungible, you lose much of the benefits of using cryptocurrency in the first place. Privacy isn’t just won and lost onchain though. In fact, much of the privacy gains to be...

Social Media Platform Mithril Becomes Purported First to Migrate to Binance Chain

Mithril has adopted the Binance Chain, the mainnet of the leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Decentralized social media platform Mithril (MITH) has adopted the Binance Chain, the mainnet of the leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance. The development was announced by Mithril in...

Crypto Exchange Poloniex Adds Support for USDT on Tron Blockchain

Major cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex will support Tether’s stablecoin USDT coin on the Tron blockchain. Major cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex will support Tether’s stablecoin USDT coin on the Tron (TRX) blockchain, according to an announcement published on April 19. United States-based digital...

FPT Corporation and SBI Holdings Invest $3 Million in Vietnamese Blockchain Project

FPT Corporation and SBI Holdings Inc have jointly invested $3 million in Vietnamese blockchain startup Utop. Technology company FPT Corporation and financial services firm SBI Holdings Inc have jointly invested $3 million in Vietnamese blockchain startup Utop, local English language...

Cryptocurrency Bear Market Waning, Going Through Accumulation Phase, Says Report

A recent report shows that the cryptocurrency bear market is winding down and is in its final stage, the accumulation phase. The cryptocurrency bear market is winding down and is in its final stage, the accumulation phase, according to a...

Bitcoin SV Experiences Blockchain Reorganizations, Possibly Due to Unwieldy Block Size

Bitcoin SV blockchain is struggling with its large block size following a series of block re-organizations. The Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) blockchain is struggling with its large block size following a series of block re-organizations, cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX tweeted on...

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis April 19

The crypto and blockchain space is attracting investment from both venture capitalists and the government. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading...

3% of American Retirees Own Some Bitcoin, While 33% Have No Idea What Bitcoin Is: Survey

The vast majority of American retirees do not know what bitcoin is, or are not interested in investing in it so far. About 3% of American retirees claimed to own some bitcoin (BTC) in a new survey released by precious...

Bitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study

Bitcoin continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments — 98% as compared with just 2% for privacy coins like dash and monero. Bitcoin (BTC) continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments, according...

Local Media: Afghanistani, Tunisian Central Banks Consider Issuing Bitcoin Bonds

Afghanistan and Tunisia’s central banks are reportedly looking to issue a bitcoin bond. Afghanistan and Tunisia’s central banks are looking to issue a bitcoin (BTC) bond, Hong Kong-based news outlet Asia Times reports on April 17. Per the report, the...

Central Bank of Russia Reviews Potential Benefits and Drawbacks of CBDCs

The Bank of Russia believes that CBDCs can reduce transaction costs in the economy and provide an asset that is less risky. The central bank of Russia has reviewed the potential benefits and drawbacks of central bank digital currencies (CBDC)...

Crypto Developer Raises $4 Mln From Samsung, Others to Launch Wallet Without Private Keys

ZenGo uses new forms of transaction signing to simplify the crypto experience for non-technical new crypto users Israeli cryptocurrency developer KZen has raised $4 million from backers including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, industry news outlet The Block reported on...

Bitcoin Hovers Over $5,250 as Top Oil Futures See Slight Uptrend

The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day as bitcoin hovers over the $5,250 mark. Friday, April 19 — The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) hovers...

Binance Updates White Paper to Reword Section on Quarterly Manipulations with BNB

Major crypto exchange Binance has reworded their quarterly manipulations section between February and March 2019. Binance has recently updated its white paper’s section devoted to quarterly manipulations with its native token binance coin (BNB), based on a version of the...

Blockchain Platform Believes It Is the ‘Golden Ticket’ for Saving the Live Events Industry

sponsored A blockchain platform is hoping to tackle inflationary prices in event tickets by uniting attendees and organizers through its specially created platform. A new blockchain-based platform says it has bold plans to transform the events industry — eliminating middlemen...

Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Craig Wright Sues Podcaster Peter McCormack for Alleged Libel

NChain chief scientist and Bitcoin SV proponent Craig Wright has filed a libel claim in the U.K. against cryptocurrency podcaster Peter McCormack. NChain chief scientist and Bitcoin SV (BSV) proponent Craig Wright has filed a libel claim in the United...

South Korea: Bithumb Exchange Operator Reveals Plans for US, Japanese Markets

The CEO of Bithumb’s operator has revealed plans to expand to the U.S. and Japan. The CEO of Singapore-based Blockchain Exchange Alliance (BXA) — which has a controlling stake in major South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb — has revealed plans...