Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The central bank of France plans to pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) for financial institutions in 2020. François Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of the Bank of France, announced that the bank will start testing the digital euro project by the end of the first...
Binance — the second-largest crypto exchange by daily trade volume — has announced support for Tezos (XTZ) staking, according to an announcement published on Dec. 3.Starting on Dec. 4, Binance’s users will be able to trade with XTZ, with XTZ rewards to be calculated daily based on...
The Monero (XMR) network has been successfully upgraded to RandomX, a new mining algorithm that aims to be ASIC-resistant.On Nov. 30, the Monero community workgroup did a live stream on YouTube in which the upgrade took place at around the 58 minute mark. The new upgrade also...
Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has declared his solidarity with Virgil Griffith, the American citizen arrested for his blockchain educational activities in North Korea.In a tweet posted on Dec. 1, Vitalik shared a link to a blog post penned by blockchain firm CEO Enrico Talin, which had...
Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex now controls the largest decentralized exchange (DEX) on blockchain network Tron (TRX), official reports state.Confirmed by Tron CEO Justin Sun on Nov. 29, Poloniex will now operate TRX Market under the new name “Poloni DEX.”Poloniex ‘acquires’ decentralized exchangeThe move comes a month after Poloniex...
Bitcoin (BTC) inched closer to $8,000 on Nov. 29 after maintaining its previous gains for another day. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360Bitcoin settles above $7,500Data from Coin360 showed BTC/USD avoid a reversal of its progress from earlier this week, which saw the pair suddenly surge from $6,500...
The Cardano Foundation, the firm behind the 12th biggest cryptocurrency Cardano (ADA), has launched AdaPay, an ADA payment gateway for merchants.Developed by the Cardano Foundation and enterprise-grade fintech platform Coti, the solution allows merchants to accept ADA payments with “near-instant” settlement in 35 fiat currencies directly in...
In 2019, the total volume of cryptocurrency-related fraud and theft resulted in losses worth $4.4 billion, according to CipherTrace’s report for the third quarter of 2019.In its “Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report, 2019 Q3,” security research firm CipherTrace delved into the 120 most popular cryptocurrency exchanges’ compliance with...
The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has obtained over $1.3 billion in administrative penalties in the fiscal year 2019, which included funds collected from cryptocurrency operators.According to the CFTC’s annual report for the 2019 financial year, the regulator obtained monetary relief in its enforcement actions...
Travala, a service that allows its users to pay for hotel stays with cryptocurrency, will now let its customers reserve any hotel that is bookable through Booking.com.Travala announced in a press release on Nov. 25 that it has already integrated Booking’s accommodations to its platform. The new...