Researchers at the European Central Bank (ECB) have published a new research report on the impact of distributed ledger technology (DLT) on the harmonization of post-trade settlement systems. Released by the Advisory Group on Market Infrastructures for Securities and Collateral late last week, the 134-page report examines the technology's possible effect on a...
Stock market strategist Jens Nordvig predicts that daily cryptocurrency trading volume will “soon surpass” that of Apple, the most-traded company stock. Nordvig, the founder and CEO of Exante Data, made this prediction in a note published earlier this week and quoted in CNBC: Cryptocurrency trading volume is now more than of $3bn/day...
Civic CEO Vinny Lingham has released his personal guide to ICO management, telling prospective businesses to “eat their own dogfood.” Following the entrepreneur’s previous blog post on digital tokens “eating the world,” Lingham released a brief guide at a time when the ICO industry is facing significant regulatory upheaval in its former biggest markets. The...
As institutional investors pile into the cryptocurrency space, they may be altering the underlying dynamics of the market itself. By virtue of buying in, institutional investors are pushing prices up, and that's likely to continue as these investors place bets in a way that furthers an already bullish cycle many...
After all, it seems as if the Chinese cryptocurrency industry and its central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has minimal impact on bitcoin, Ethereum and the global cryptocurrency market. On September 4, PBoC along with three Chinese government financial agencies declared initial coin offerings (ICOs) as an illegal...
itcoin has recently hit another rally after moving sideways at about $4,300 for a week or so, but the recent spike has been hard to explain - so perhaps it was wrestler John Cena? The WWE super star posted a cryptic picture of a bunch of physical novelty Bitcoin coin...
Bitcoin edged higher on Thursday, as investors set their sights on a new milestone amid conflicting signals in the broader cryptocurrency market. // -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace. Don't have an account? Send Jonas Borchgrevink an email -- // Bitcoin Hovers Near Record Territory The value of bitcoin...
The Ripple price increased more than 10% on August 29 following news that the FinTech startup had hosted prominent officials from the Chinese central bank. Ripple Hosts PBoC Officials One tweet: that’s all it took to ignite the Ripple price and add $1 billion to the XRP market cap. On August...
An in-progress blockchain project could one day help users trade bitcoin for zcash without a trusted third party. Created by zcash developers Jay Graber and Ariel Gabizon, ZBXCAT is a new command-line tool that developers can use to exchange the two cryptocurrencies. With today's bitcoin exchanges having a history of being vulnerable to hacks (leading to...
"Why do transaction fees appear unaffected?" asked one Reddit user. Another posted an image of a man poking the word "SegWit" with a stick, saying, "C'mon, do something..." Such comments, while sparse, have been indicative of the reaction some more casual bitcoin users have so far had to the activation of Segregated Witness (SegWit), a code...