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Day: January 16, 2018

cryptocurrency January 16, 2018

The top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are all down today in excess of 10 percent, market data reveals. According to CoinMarketCap.com, those cryptocurrencies have fallen by at least 13% – and in excess of 25% in the case of XRP – since the start of the day. At one point, within the 24-hour period, […]

cryptocurrency January 16, 2018

A recent journal article from the Journal of Monetary Economics has concluded that “a single actor likely drove the USD/BTC exchange rate from USD 150 to USD 1,000 in 2 months.” Image from Tom Stepanov. Chinese Government Now Aiming to Ban Centralized Cryptocurrency Trading A senior official in the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is […]

cryptocurrency January 16, 2018

Credit: iStock.com/hwanchul Cryptocurrencies look like a wasteland this Tuesday morning, and Ethereum is no exception. ETH was down 13.18% against the U.S. dollar at the time of writing. This put the Ethereum to USD rate at $1,143.57, which is a sharp retracement, though a minor one compared to Ripple or Bitcoin. XRP lost more than […]

cryptocurrency January 16, 2018

Peter Loop is associate vice president and senior principal technology architect at Infosys, where he focuses on delivering enterprise cryptocurrency and blockchain ledger technologies, API management and cloud migration of enterprise systems. This article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review opinion series. During the course of 2017, we saw big technology players making moves […]

cryptocurrency January 16, 2018

As soon as next season, Mavericks fans might be able to buy their tickets with cryptocurrencies. Mark Cuban, serial entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, responded yesterday to a fan’s query on social media as to whether or not they could use cryptocurrencies to buy tickets to Mavericks games: As an investor with clout, […]

cryptocurrency January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018 10:24 PM On Tuesday, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a handful of central securities depositories to explore distributed ledger technology applications. On January 16, 2018, SWIFT, the Belgium-based “global provider of secure financial messaging services,” announced the signing of a […]

cryptocurrency January 16, 2018

General Idea Betex wants to bring transparency to the financial derivatives markets and create brand new instruments to solve the problem of suspicious schemes and platforms that often scam their users. They want to introduce a peer-to-peer binary options platform, powered with Ethereum smart contracts. Blockchain usage The sole fact that the blockchain technology will […]

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