The National Science Foundation has given blockchain startup KRNC $225,000 to design cryptocurrency features for the U.S. dollar. The National Science Foundation, an independent agency of the U.S. federal government, awarded a $225,000 grant to private blockchain startup KRNC to design crypto features for the dollar at a time when the digital dollar is a
A new study revealed that dark web marketplace users are starting to lose trust due to authorities’ crackdowns and “current volatility” within the landscape, which results in instability for the darknet sites to establish a fixed presence. According to cybersecurity company Trend Micro on Sunday, crackdowns on marketplaces Dream Market, Wall Street Market, Valhalla and DeepDotweb
Throughout the course of 2019, altcoins wish-washed, but 2020 has been a great year for such coins so far, and one of the leading altcoin gainers has been ICON (ICX). As a matter of fact, the token has enjoyed a parabolic rally, and it seems likely that it is now on the radar of many
Key Highlights: Ethereum moved past the pivotal $600 price level on Thursday morning, reaching a high of $617.16 on the Coinbase exchange. The $600 level is also seen as a major support, from which a bullish trend line has formed. ETH/USD is heading for an upside break to test a resistance at $615. ETH/USD Heading
Russia’s Supreme Court for the first time used a blockchain-based system to record votes in a plenary session on Friday. According to a press release, judges used the Polys app from Kaspersky Lab to record the results of voting on six issues before the court. The session was the latest to take place as a
Rumor has it that Chinese banks are freezing client accounts that have a history of buying and selling cryptocurrencies. According to a Chinatimes report on June 13, banks in China have clarified that they are not shutting down any legit fiat to crypto accounts. Major banks reply According to the report, China Merchants Bank, Bank
For many people involved in the international crypto space, the idea of throwing valuable Ether tokens at comically named blockchain projects in anticipation of unworldly profits now seems a laughable and distant memory. There is little doubt that what we experienced with the 2017-2018 Initial Coin Offering (ICO) mania was a once-in-a-generation phenomenon, the somber
On June 8, Chainalysis announced support for privacy coins Zcash (ZEC) and Dash (DASH) making it easy for the law enforcement to track them. Calling Dash a privacy coin is a misnomer The company claims that it can trace the vast majority of Zcash and Dash transactions due to the fact that most users do
Altcoins had a pretty disappointing time in 2019, but since the turn of the year, it has been a different story, and one of the altcoins that could be watched closely at this point is Tezos (XTZ). Over the course of the past seven days, XTZ has enjoyed a sustained rally and has emerged as
The number of investors with Bitcoin (BTC) holdings of 0.1 coins or more has broken into new all-time highs. Data published by crypto data aggregator Glassnode on June 13 shows the number of wallets holding 0.1 BTC or more reaching a new record of 3,054,282 — beating out May 21’s previous record by 212 addresses.
Sorare, a global fantasy football platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Italian soccer giants Juventus to launch a digital collectibles range of its star players. Ethereum-Based Fantasy Football Paris-based Sorare provides a soccer management game with digital cards representing players that fans can collect and trade. The cards
The Libra Association has signed up Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify as its newest member as the troubled crypto project looks to get back on track. Libra has lost several founding members in recent months for a variety of reasons, the most prominent of which was the massive amount of scrutiny leveled at the project. The
Key Highlights: Ethereum continued its decline on Thursday, crashing below the pivotal $500 level to a one-month low. ETH/USD is currently on a downward trend testing a major support level at $460. A major resistance level has been established at $490. ETH/USD Facing Tough Climb Following a sharp decline in the cryptocurrency market this past
‘The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Recently the hosts of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Show were joined by Richard Myers to discuss the current state of mesh networks and how Bitcoin’s Lightning may be the missing ingredient to their success. On today’s episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! you’re invited to join Andreas M.
South Korea’s central bank, the Bank of Korea, has formed a legal advisory group to evaluate issues surrounding a potential central bank-issued digital currency (CBDC) launch. According to a press release the central bank issued earlier today, the group includes six experts, namely three professors, two lawyers and one BOK official. The panel will reportedly
The total crypto market capitalization was close to $270 billion on May 8 and currently, the metric stands at $275 billion. This suggests that the crypto markets have been largely stuck in a range for about a month. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360 As reported by Cointelegraph, Bitcoin (BTC) miners are holding on to