Blockchain Wunderkinds Headline Forbes 30-Under-30 List

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem is well represented in this year’s Forbes 30-Under-30 list, with four young founders and CEOs aged between 25 and 28 featured for their work on crypto finance, blockchain scaling and crypto asset management. Olaoluwa Osuntokun (25), Nader Al-Naji (26), JB Rubinovitz (26) and Hunter Horsley (28) have made their debut on this year’s list after applying blockchain technology to solve real world problems through their various startups. Disrupting Economic Instability and Scaling Bitcoin Olaoluwa Osuntokun is featured this year because of his…

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Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Consolidating Near $500

Key Points Bitcoin cash price stayed above the $496 swing low and consolidated against the US Dollar. There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance at $510 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair struggled to move above the $530 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Bitcoin cash price mostly consolidated near $500 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD must break the $530-540 resistance zone for a decent recovery. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis Yesterday, there was another break…

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Bitmain Sues Anonymous Hacker Over $5.5 Million Theft

Chinese mining giant Bitmain is suing an anonymous hacker that allegedly stole $5.5 million in cryptocurrency last April from the company’s account on the digital exchange Binance. The hacker’s identity is still unknown, and he’s described only as “John Doe” in official court documents, which were filed in accordance with the lawsuit on November 7, 2018, with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. The documents state that the hacker managed to take over the company’s Binance account, then use bitcoin stored in the account…

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Ripple Files to Move Securities Lawsuit from State to Federal Court

Ripple’s legal team in their ongoing securities suit is attempting a new tack: to have the claim proceed at the federal level. In a move that legal commentator Jake Chervinsky described as “seriously crafty,” Ripple has filed a formal notice-of-removal motion to have their most recent securities suit, Zakinov et al v. Ripple, tried in a federal court rather than at the state level.   In the notice of removal, the defendants, which include Ripple and its CEO Brad Garlinghouse, among others, request that the court “remove the … civil…

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Bitfury Acquires Minority Stake in Final Frontier, Aims To Expand Services

The Bitfury Group has acquired a minority stake in blockchain services firm Final Frontier. Both organizations are looking to utilize each other’s knowledge and experience in the traditional and digital finance spaces to potentially release a new line of financial products and services designed to assist professional investors in getting their hands on digital assets. “Our mission is to be the bridge for institutions from traditional finance to enter this innovative asset class,” said Final Frontier co-founder Imraan Moola in a public statement. “Bitfury’s technological expertise, combined with our financial…

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Thailand Uses Blockchain-Supported Electronic Voting System in Primaries

Thailand’s Democrat Party has become the first political party to use blockchain technology to elect its leaders in a primary election, which was held from November 1–9, 2018. In a live e-voting system, more than 120,000 party faithful cast their votes in a transparent way that saw former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva winning his party nomination with 67,505 votes. Party members were able to vote using two methods. The first method was through voting stations that utilized a Raspberry Pi-based system. Voters were also able to vote via a…

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IOT/USD Likely to Expand to 90 cents as LTC/USD Wilt

With interstellar, blockchain air drop, BancorX and recent Bosch device development, the altcoin ecosystem is vibrant. But, this is yet to translate to meaningful gains. As a matter of fact, LTC/USD could print $30 by the end of the month in stark contrast with smart contracting and IoT platforms as ADA/USD and IOT/USD. Both are steady and trading within a bull breakout pattern that could lift their valuation higher as buyers aim at 12 cents and 60 cents respectively. Let’s have a look at these charts: EOS/USD Price Analysis Thanks…

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XRP/USD Reject Lower Lows, Short Term Targets at 80 Cents

Latest Ripple News Aside from EOS and Stellar Lumens which are recent inventions, it still beat logic that CoinBase is yet to list XRP. While it is understandable that CoinBase can practice their discretion and list any coin that adheres to their listing framework, XRP is a liquid asset and far more than just being a tradable instrument. The coin is a real utility that banks can use to move funds across the world. As it fashion itself as superior alternative to SWIFT—a global payment system that has been in…

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BTC/USD Breakout above Resistance Trend Line, Buyers aim $7,200

Latest Bitcoin News Thing is, Bitcoin is just more than a medium of exchange. In 10 short years, the world’s most valuable coin has evolved from being a Cypherpunk thing to a medium of exchange and now it is a solid store of value. It has been so thanks to last year’s super rally. Bitcoin position as a store of value has been also been strengthened by hyperinflation in countries as Venezuela and embargoes on countries as Iran. Also Read: Marc Andreessen: Bitcoin Is a “Very Important Idea” In Venezuela,…

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Bitcoin Price Decline Will Persist until Mid-2019: Crypto Analyst Willy Woo

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn When the bitcoin price flatlined near $6,500 in mid-October, many crypto analysts predicted that the bears had finally become winded following a market downturn that has persisted for nearly a year and that the market could be primed for a December rally. However, technical analyst and trader Willy Woo does not believe that the flagship cryptocurrency’s immediate future is quite so rosy. Writing on Twitter, Woo said that he does not expect the bitcoin price to find a floor until the second quarter of 2019, meaning that…

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