Stellar Price Slides 10 Percent as Bullish Trend Hits a Snag

The stellar price (XLM)  fell by just over 10% today, indicating a recent bullish trend may not sustain itself. Stellar is currently the sixth-largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of $5.131 billion, right behind EOS. In the last seven days, it has gained 35% in value against the dollar, according to CoinMarketCap. In the recent …

EOS Leads China’s Blockchain Rankings Again, Bitcoin Still Out of Top 15

The Chinese government has released its third round of public blockchain rankings, and EOS — the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by total market cap — once again reigned supreme. EOS Tops China’s Blockchain Rankings for Second-Straight Month Those rankings, published by the state-backed China Electronic Information Industry Development (CCID) and released this week, evaluated public blockchain networks …

Encrypted Email Service Tutonata Tests Cryptocurrency For Payments

Tutanota, a provider of an encrypted email service, has begun to accept donations in bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash and monero in order to test payment processing using cryptocurrencies, the company announced in a blog post. The German firm noted that it wants to support decentralized payment systems that are independent of centralized processors such as …

Flooding in Sichuan Reveals Hidden World of China’s Small-Time Bitcoin Miners

A special report on the recent floods across China’s Sichuan province has uncovered an extraordinary story of resilience, discomfort, tragedy, and rapidly changing economic circumstances experienced by the the people who make up the world’s largest concentration of small-time bitcoin miners. Put together by Chinese news platform Jiemian, the report follows the story of Li …

Bitcoin Price Could Reach $40,000 Within Years: Billionaire Marc Lasry

Another billionaire has officially jumped on the bitcoin bandwagon. The latest addition to the burgeoning group of bitcoin billionaires is Marc Lasry, the co-founder of Avenue Capital Group, an investment firm with $9.6 billion in assets under management. Speaking with CNBC, Lasry — who is also a co-owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks — said …

Decentralised Capital Launches Australia’s First Cryptocurrency Vault

Blockchain and investment company Decentralised Capital has announced the launch of Australia’s first ever cold storage vault for digital assets. The vault was created in partnership with Custodian Vaults, a subsidiary of precious metals firm Pallion Group. According to Stephen Moss, founder and director of Decentralised Capital, the new crypto vault is expected to take …

Hong Kong Trade Finance Will Fight Fraud With a Blockchain-Based Platform

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has partnered with Chinese Ping An to release a blockchain-based trade finance platform. The joint effort is expected to speed-up the process and prevent fraud. CCN first reported the Hong Kong’s de facto central bank’s initiative back on March 30. At the time, the bank unveiled a proof-of-concept (PoC) …

Dogecoin is Now Listed on Robinhood Crypto

Stock trading app Robinhood has listed dogecoin on its commission-free cryptocurrency trading platform, the company announced on Monday. The parody cryptocurrency, created in 2013, currently ranks as the 44th-largest cryptocurrency, with a circulating market cap of $288 million. At its peak in early January, dogecoin’s market cap swelled as high as $2.1 billion, much to …

LocalBitcoins Trader ‘Bitcoin Maven’ Sentenced to Prison for Money Laundering

LocalBitcoins trader Theresa Lynn Tetley, better known as the “Bitcoin Maven,” has been sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison, a $20,000 fine, and three years supervision after release for laundering bitcoin as proceeds of narcotics sales and for her role in running an illegal bitcoin-for-cash exchange, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for …

Ether and Bitcoin Cash Rise 3% as Market Adds $8 Bln, Can it Sustain Momentum?

Over the past 24 hours, the crypto market has added $8 billion to its valuation, as the price of Bitcoin Cash and Ether rose by more than 3 percent. Very Low Volume The bitcoin price came close to breaching the $6,400 level but failed to continue its corrective rally above the $6,400 region. As of …