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Bitcoin News Summary – June 17, 2019

The post Bitcoin News Summary – June 17, 2019 appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  Binance, the largest exchange by volume, is launching a new trading platform specifically targeting U.S....

What’s the Deal With the Lightning Network?

Remember that layer two scaling solution they promised for Bitcoin back in the day? Does anyone know what happened to it? It feels like we’ve been waiting for a finished Lightning Network longer than Mt. Gox victims have been awaiting...

Bitcoin Trades for a Premium in Hong Kong During Protests

Right now, thousands of citizens from Hong Kong are protesting certain leaders and opposing a proposed extradition law. Alongside the protests, the country’s political issues are reportedly pushing wealthy Hong Kong residents to move their capital offshore. Since last week,...

Crypto Cards Expand in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.com

Crypto debit cards supporting bitcoin cash expand their international reach and a platform offers shopping at Walmart using BCH. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel, and get a chance to take...

VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor

Russian regulators have once again moved to expand oversight of the online space in an attempt to ensure compliance with various restrictions Moscow is trying to impose. But as in other cases, their efforts have been met with resistance. Over...

What Makes Slovenia a Cryptocurrency Leader – Bitcoin.com Mini-Documentary

Slovenia has a population of just 2 million but contains more retail locations accepting bitcoin cash payments than the entire United States. What makes this small country such a cryptocurrency adoption leader? Watch the following video to find out. Also...

Accept Direct Crypto Payments Using the Rocketr Gateway

It’s in the best interest of businesses to offer their customers a variety of payment options. Cryptocurrencies can undoubtedly bring more buyers and many merchants have introduced support for digital assets. A platform called Rocketr helps merchants accept payments in...

Japan Data Initiative Brings Blockchain Security to 100 Major Businesses

Companies including DMG Mori are tipped to join a data-sharing project that will secure information using blockchain. A data-sharing initiative involving one hundred of Japan’s biggest companies will use blockchain for its security, English-language news outlet Nikkei Asian Review reported...

Russian Central Bank Head: CBDC Under Consideration, But Not For Near Future

The head of Russia’s central bank has said that while the launch of a CBDC is being explored, it is not a matter for the near future. The head of Russia’s central bank, the Bank of Russia, has said that...

Report: Record-Breaking Coincheck Hack Perpetrated by Virus Tied to Russian Hackers

The personal computers of Coincheck employees have allegedly been found to have been infected by a virus associated with Russian hackers. The personal computers of employees at hacked Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck have allegedly been found to have been infected...

Bitcoin Markets Now Show Greater Influence From Institutional Investors: JPMorgan

A report highlights the fake exchange volume concerns from March compared with genuine bitcoin futures growth. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) thinks the Bitcoin (BTC) industry has changed considerably since 2017, citing an increase in institutional interest, Bloomberg reported on June 15....

Samsung to Seek Collaboration With Platform Firms on Blockchain Innovation and 6G

The vice chairman of Samsung says the firm will seek to collaborate with platform companies on the development of blockchain. The vice chairman of South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung says the firm will seek to collaborate with platform companies...

5 South Korean Crypto Exchanges Take On New Responsibility for User Losses

The Fair Trade Commission originally asked Bithumb and four other platforms to increase liability in 2018. Five cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea have increased their liability to users in line with demands from regulators. Local English-language news outlet The Korea...

Source: South American Online Marketplace Working With Facebook on Crypto Project

South America’s major e-commerce network is reportedly a partner on Facebook’s cryptocurrency project South American online marketplace Mercado Libre is working with Facebook on the social network’s Libra cryptocurrency project, Cointelegraph Brazil reports on June 14. A MercadoLibre executive told...

Hodler’s Digest, June 10–16: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Bitcoin is reportedly producing as much carbon emissions as Kansas City, while Facebook gets some new backers for its crypto project. Top Stories This Week CCN casts doubt on shutdown plans as Google appears to correct visibility Cryptocurrency news outlet...

Bitcoin Worth Over $9,200 as Top Cryptos See Growth

The 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate growth on the day as bitcoin crossed the $9,200 mark. Friday, June 14 — Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate growth on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) crossed...

“CoinLab Is a Big Stopping Block”: Mark Karpeles Talks Mt. Gox Creditor Claims and Life After Trial

Cointelegraph spoke with Mark Karpeles, former CEO of defunct crypto exchange Mt. Gox. Disclaimer: The interview was edited and condensed for publication Mt. Gox crypto exchange is well remembered — but mostly for a bad reason. The year of 2011...

Top 5 Crypto Performers: NEO, LTC, BTC, ETH, XMR

Can Facebook’s announcement regarding its crypto project next week provide a boost to other cryptos? 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...

Venezuela Sets Bitcoin Trading Record With New Hyperinflated Banknotes

New currency reforms in Venezuela accompanied a decisive surge in Bitcoin trading this week, with informal markets setting new all-time highs. Bitcoin Boom As Central Bank Re-adds Zeros Data from monitoring resource Coin Dance reveals that in the seven days...

Bitcoin Price Targets Next Key Resistance Level – Is 5 Figures in Play?

The weekend has been extremely bullish for bitcoin price, which has surged to a new 2019 and thirteen month high. Those gains have held into Monday morning in Asia and analysts are now scouring the charts looking for the next...