Coinbase Files Patent for Direct Bitcoin Payments System

Crypto exchange Coinbase recently filed for a patent detailing a new system to enable online users to make Bitcoin payments more securely. The patent, filed on August 14, will allow users to make payments directly from their Bitcoin wallet. The patent cites the issue of customers being required to compromise on the security of their

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Tokens Record 50% Gains as Crypto Market Recovers, Bitcoin Price Stabilizes

Over the past 24 hours, tokens such as VeChain, Ontology, and PundiX recorded 50 percent gains against the US dollar, as the crypto market recovered and Bitcoin showed stability. VeChain recorded the biggest jump in value on August 17, spiking by over 50 percent against the US dollar, becoming the best performing digital asset this

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Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Falls to Lowest since June

Bitcoin continues to extend its downward momentum on Tuesday, lately falling to its lowest trading since June this year. The BTC/USD today opened at 6250-fiat and started recording losses thereafter – during the early Asian trading session. The pair formed a bear pole in pursuance of a breakout towards the south, as we had predicted

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$11 Million: Identitii Launches Australia’s Second ASX Blockchain IPO

Identitii Limited, a blockchain-based digital identity management innovator, has launched an $11 million IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The Australian company aims to sell 14.6 million shares at the rate of 75 cents per unit. The proceeds will be used for the additional development and marketing of Identitii’s anti-money laundering solution, Serra. The

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Audit Giant Intuit Gains Patent for Bitcoin Transactions over Text Messages

Intuit has been granted a patent that describes a method whereby Bitcoin payments can be processed by using text messages. The patent was filed to the U.S. Patent Office on June 13, 2014. The application explained a system that would allow two users to complete their payments using their mobile phones. It would also include

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Crypto Conglomerate Bitmain’s $18 Billion IPO Will Initiate FOMO Among Investors

Bitmain, the biggest crypto conglomerate in the global market, is expected to conduct one of the largest initial public offerings (IPOs) in history, alongside Visa and Facebook. $18 Billion IPO Throughout July, Bitmain, the Chinese crypto and blockchain corporation, touted its plans to initiate an IPO valued at $15 billion. It invested in multi-billion dollar

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Every Financial Portfolio Should Include Bitcoin, New Research Paper Suggests

The viability of investments into cryptocurrencies is a hotly debated topic. While many investors large and small are still skeptical about virtual currencies like Bitcoin, a growing number of people are starting to come around. In many nations, especially ones fraught with economic and political instability, virtual currencies offer an alternative way to hedge against

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‘Bitcoin [Mining] Threatens Our Existence’ Academic Says, Calls for Intervention

The ever-increasing amounts of electricity that bitcoin mining consumes threaten to reverse the efforts and gains made so far in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, an academic has claimed. According to Dr. Jon Truby, the director of the Centre for Law and Development at Qatar University, bitcoin was designed with no considerations made on its environmental

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Bitcoin Drops to $7,800 But Rebounds Instantly to $8,150, Tokens Suffer

On July 31, the price of bitcoin fell by 4 percent, from $8,150 to $7,800, as both major cryptocurrencies and small market cap tokens plummeted in value. Within hours after its 4 percent drop, the price of bitcoin rebounded from $7,800 to $8,150, demonstrating an instantaneous recovery from its relatively large drop. However, other major

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Chinese Authorities to Shut Down ‘illegal’ Bitcoin Mining in Autonomous Region

Xinjiang Uyghur, an autonomous region in northwest China, has warned local Bitcoin mining enterprises to close their operations before August 30, 2018. Chinese news outlet Jinse published the notice posted by the Xinjiang Economic and Information Commission on July 21. These mining companies will also have to report to the commission. As explained in the notice, one of the

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