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Despite NYSE's 'Biggest News of the Year' for Bitcoin, Crypto Markets Plummet in a Blink
Crypto markets have taken a vertiginous plunge today, August 4, with Bitcoin losing almost $500 in the six hours before press time to dip below $7,000, and all of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap in the red, as data from Coin360 shows.
NYSE Parent Company Brings Bitcoin Futures and Starbucks Payments to Crypto Market
According to a press release on August 3, 2018, Intercontinental Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange parent organization and 22 other bourses, announced plans to launch a regulated marketplace for digital assets.
Hashgraph Raises $100 Million, Now Valued at $6 Billion
Hedera Hashgraph, a company using an improved blockchain version that claims to be faster, securer, and more scalable than existing blockchain networks raised $100 million in a private, funding round.
Crypto Mining Firm Argo Blockchain Listed on London Stock Exchange, Raises $32 Million
Mining firm Argo Blockchain PLC has reportedly become the first crypto company to join the London Stock Exchange, raising around $32 million for a total valuation of about $61 million, The Telegraph reports August 3.
South Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb to Reopen Withdrawals, Deposits for Nine Cryptos
South Korea's leading virtual currency exchange Bithumb is set to reopen withdrawals and deposits today, according to an official announcement August 4.
High Times Becomes First Nasdaq IPO to Accept Cryptocurrencies
Since inception, many industries have adopted cryptocurrency because of its versatile functionality and exposure to global investment.
OKEx Confirms $9 Million Clawback After 'Enormous' Bitcoin Future Fails
After a user made an "Enormous" gamble on bitcoin futures, and lost, Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx said it is having to claw back millions from counterparties.
Goldman Sachs Investment Strategy Group: 'Crypto Mania' a Risk to Stable 2018 Outlook
Bitcoin and "Unsteady cryptocurrency mania" are the one of six factors that threaten Goldman Sachs 2018 market outlook, according to a July 2018 report by the Goldman Sachs Investment Strategy Group.
Ethereum to Acquire Top-Level Domain Name With New Partnership
Ethereum has entered into an agreement with a provider of end-to-end domain services Minds + Machines Group Limited that will let Ethereum Name Service get a top-level domain name, according to an Aug. 3 press release.
Turkey Establishes Country's First University Blockchain Center
Turkey has established the country's first university-level blockchain center, aiming to close the blockchain expertise gap and ensure wide deployment of the technology, local news outlet Daily Sabah reported August 3.
NYSE Trader Following Bakkt Launch: 'Bitcoin Is Very Iffy'
A New York Stock Exchange trader told to Yahoo Finance in an interview Aug. 3, that at the moment Bitcoin is "Very iffy" following the launch of a new regulated BTC exchange Bakkt by the Intercontinental Exhange, the parent company of NYSE. Alan Valdes, a senior partner at international advisory firm Silverbear Capital and NYSE trader, raised concerns about BTC, when asked if the launch of Bakkt may be a sign that Wall Street is serious about crypto.
Why Major Crypto Exchange OKEx Controversially Used User Funds to Liquidate Bitcoin Contract
OKEx, the second biggest crypto exchange by daily trading volume, officially announced the decision to engage in a forced liquidation to settle a massive long contract.
CoinMarketCap Says Data Glitch Boosted Its Crypto Price Numbers
A CoinMarketCap "Data issue" caused significant artificial inflation of several coins listed on the platform on Friday, with some prices inflated by nearly 1000 percent.
First Crypto Firm IPO on London Stock Exchange Raises $32.5 Million
A crypto mining company has raised £25 million through an IPO on the London Stock Exchange.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRON: Price Analysis, August 03
The bulls have defended the support at $7,250 and have not allowed the price to dip below the downtrend line of the descending triangle, which is a positive sign.
Coinbase Custody Considers Addition of 37 New Assets Including XRP, EOS and XMR
San Francisco-based exchange and wallet service Coinbase announced today, Aug. 3 that it is exploring the addition of 40 new assets to its custodial service, Coinbase Custody.
Trezor CTO Attacks "Unhackable" BitFi Wallet
BitFi, John McAfee's purportedly unhackable wallet, was heavily criticized by Trezor CTO Pavol Rusnak, after it threatened to challenge the solutions invented by the Czech Republic-based company with its patents.
Coinbase Transfers Halted in Venezuela
Initially revealed on August 2, 2018, several Venezuelan Coinbase users abruptly lost the ability to withdraw or send cryptocurrency, prompting speculation that the exchange may have its hands tied by US-Venezuela sanctions.
Coinbase Launches Crypto Plugin for Popular E-Commerce Platform
U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase has announced a new service aimed at improving access to cryptocurrency payment options for e-commerce businesses.
New York Finance Watchdog 'Fiercely Opposes' Sandboxes for Fintech Firms
The chief of New York's financial regulatory body said Tuesday that the agency is "Fiercely opposed" to the U.S. Treasury Department's recent endorsement of regulatory "Sandboxes" for fintech firms.
Ethereum Is Getting Its First Top-Level Domain Name
A new partnership will soon enable ethereum users to attach their addresses to a top-level internet domain name, making it easier to remember the identifiers associated with their assets, wallets and services.
Counterparties Will Foot the Bill For $416 Mln BTC Futures Trade Shortfall on OKEx
Crypto exchange OKEx has issued an official statement today, August 3, in response to its forced liquidation of a colossal misfired Bitcoin futures trade worth a notional $416 million that was initiated by an unidentified problem trader earlier this week.
Japan's Tech Giant Sony Offers Solutions for Boosting Blockchain Hardware in Two Patents
Japanese electronics giant Sony has filed two patents for boosting blockchain-based ecosystems, according to filings 20180218027 and 20180219686 published by the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office Aug. 2.
Institutional Investors and Fintech: Will Wall Street Go Head-First Into Crypto?
There have been many reasons for the cryptocurrency markets being battered by bearish sentiments across the board.
Square Cash App Bitcoin Profits Doubled in Q2 2018
In Q2 2018, Square Cash app reported a 100% increase in profit from its Bitcoin trading transactions over the last quarter.
SBI Invests $9 Mln in Cryptocurrency Derivatives Platform
Global investment firms and cryptocurrency exchanges are rushing to develop new digital asset markets in preparation for impending regulations.
Bithumb Sees 40% Trading Volume Drop After User Registration Suspension
Trading volume at one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges has plummeted by 40 percent in three days after it temporarily stopped opening new user accounts.
NYSE Parent ICE's New Futures Contract Will Deliver Real Bitcoin
Intercontinental Exchange, the Atlanta-based firm that owns the New York Stock Exchange, announced Friday that it plans to launch a digital assets platform and a bitcoin futures product.
World's Second Largest Bitcoin Miner Canaan Creative Releases BTC-Mining Television Set
Canaan Creative, the world's second largest Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer, has launched what it claims is the "First ever" BTC mining television set, the South China Morning Post reported August 2.
Dutch Central Bank Does Not Consider Cryptocurrencies as 'Real Money'
An executive at the Dutch Central Bank has said that while cryptocurrencies are not "Real money," the bank has no plans to ban them, local news outlet Dutch News reported August 3.