Monthly Archives: October 2018

After a 673-point, 2-day surge for the Dow is the worst over for the stock market?

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE It’s Wall Street’s version of an inquiry that might be fielded by a parent on a long road trip: are we there yet? See full story. When a stock is delisted do you lose everything? Likely yes, says SEC Investors in highfliers like IGC finding out the hard way: If there’s no […]

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CMC Markets Adds Bitcoin Cash to Cryptocurrency Offering

Finance CMC Markets, a U.K.-headquartered financial derivatives brokerage with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange, revealed on Tuesday that it has expanded its cryptocurrency offering to include bitcoin cash (BCH), as well as litecoin (LTC) and ripple (XRP). Also Read: How to Easily Give BCH as Gifts in Halloween Trick-or-Treat Packages CMC Markets Responds […]

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Study: 60% of Eligible Voters Believe Crypto Donations Should Be Legal In Federal Elections

A Clovr survey of 1,023 registered voters in the United States found that 60% of respondents thought it should be legal to donate crypto in federal elections. Clovr, a “company focused on promoting the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology,” has carried out a few surveys to gauge people’s attitudes about cryptocurrency. In early October, the […]

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Coinbase Raises $300 Million, Reaching $8 Billion Valuation

News The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage service Coinbase announced on Tuesday that it had raised $300 million in series E equity funding. This latest round confirms Coinbase’s status as the largest cryptocurrency organization of its kind, bringing its market valuation up to $8 billion. Also read: Bitstamp Confirms Acquisition by South Korean Company Coinbase […]

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3.2 GB Block Sizes: Developers Bash Bitcoin Climate Change Study as ‘Fake News’

Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd joined the backlash against a “fake news” report about Bitcoin’s impact on global warming October 29. This occurred after multiple appearances in mainstream media publications. Nature‘s ‘Naive Assumptions’ Originally published by Nature, the brief report claims that Bitcoin (BTC) 00 mining could help increase temperatures by over 2 degrees Celsius […]

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Ironx Private Sale, IDCM to Target STOs

Exchanges In this edition of Exchanges Roundup, we focus on Ironx, which has just wrapped up a $22.3 million private sale. We also look at International Digital Currency Markets’ plans to provide solutions for security token offerings, as well as some of the new exchanges opening in Estonia. Also Read: The Daily: Outcry Over Censoring of […]

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AI Requires the Computational Capacity that Blockchain Provides

Centralized data servers might not cope with the power AI needs. At best, they can be least slow and expensive. Could blockchain-based decentralized marketplaces for computational power be the answer? Artificial intelligence (AI) — much like the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain — is set to become a foundational technology. These technologies will not […]

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Spot BTC Markets Shrug CME Settlement, Pantera CEO on Cyclical Sentiment

Markets and Prices In the cryptocurrency markets, the recent settlement of CME futures contracts appears to have exerted little impact on spot BTC prices, the CEO of Pantera Capital has shared his outlook on initial coin offerings, and October has proven to be the least volatile month of 2018, with only a single day producing […]

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The SEC Wants to Engage the Crypto Community through FinHub

The launch of FinHub shows that the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) is increasingly focusing on 4th Industrial Revolution technologies. Among these technologies, Bitcoin and artificial intelligence (AI) continues to enjoy prominence. Crypto Enthusiasts Can Engage the SEC through FinHub On October 18, 2018, the SEC launched the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to […]

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Here’s what you get when you stick a bunch of investing wonks on an island

The event: Stocktoberfest West. The host: StockTwits. The location: I can see Mexico from my balcony! The topic: Markets and lots of other stuff. Maybe it was all that Coronado sun, or perhaps it was the open bar talking, but a cynical gathering of journalists and Wall Street grumblers this was not. In fact, the […]

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