Bitcoin Daily: Bitcoin Kiosks At The Supermarket, tZERO To Launch Next Week

Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek is acquiring a “substantial” number of shares in Philippine-based blockchain services platform Coins.ph. While the details of the transaction were not revealed, it was reported that there will be no impact to Coins.ph customers and that its team “will continue in their existing roles,” according to CoinGeek. “Supporting the success of … Read more

Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

UPDATE (Jan. 18, 2019, 15:40 UTC): Constantinople hard fork activation has been set for block number 7,280,000, scheduled to hit on February 27th, according to developer Péter Szilágyi. ———- Ethereum core developers have proposed activating Constantinople – a planned system-wide upgrade that was called off earlier this week – in late February. Also called a hard … Read more

Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers

News On Jan. 17, financial services company Coinme announced that people visiting select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and Washington can now purchase bitcoin core (BTC) through Coinstar kiosks. Coinstar devices are fully automated self-service coin-counting machines and now thousands located in the U.S. market could be equipped to handle cryptocurrency transactions. Also … Read more

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Drift Sideways While Traders Remain Uncertain

Market Updates A lot has changed since our last markets update as digital asset prices have been consolidating after the cryptoconomy’s last big drop in value. The entire ecosystem’s market valuation has lost about $10 billion over the last week, but stronger global trade volumes have managed to keep values afloat at current prices as … Read more

Thai Crypto Exchange Determined to Stay Open After SEC Orders Shutdown

Exchanges The Thai Ministry of Finance has rejected the last cryptocurrency exchange application it had been reviewing. The exchange, which has been ordered to close down business and return customer funds, is determined to stay operational. “Shutting down is not an option for us,” its chief strategy officer reportedly said. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves … Read more

The Daily: New Platform to Offer Tokenized Securities, Ledgerx Launches Volatility Index

The Daily In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a number of stories that are of importance to cryptocurrency traders. A new trading platform is set to offer tokenized securities, Ledgerx releases a volatility benchmark based on U.S. BTC options, and the police investigate an exchange that suffered a significant security breach. Also Read: … Read more

US Regulators’ Approach to Crypto Is Obstructing Innovation: Ex-Congressman

American politician George Nethercutt claims securities focus in particular is causing unnecessary turbulence for the nascent industry. Former Republican Representative George Nethercutt championed cryptocurrency, but took aim at United States regulators’ approach to it in an article for political news outlet The Hill Jan. 14. Nethercutt — who represented the U.S. state of Washington for … Read more

The Daily: Bittrex Opens OTC Desk, Bakkt Acquires Futures Team

The Daily In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a number of stories that show how the cryptocurrency ecosystem is evolving to become more inviting to institutional investors. Bittrex exchange opens an OTC trading desk, Bakkt “acquihires” a futures compliance team, and Swiss investment bank Vontobel launches a custody solution. Also Read: Bitwise Asset … Read more