The Bitcoin Cash hard fork has occurred, splitting the existing blockchain into two new cryptocurrencies: BAB (running on bitcoin-ABC software) and BSV (running a protocol called bitcoin SV developed by nChain). There is also a third proposal to combine the best aspects of the two competitors into Bitcoin Unlimited.
It’s almost time for the big split.
Tomorrow, Bitcoin Cash enters into a hard fork, and the fourth-largest cryptocurrency will split into two separate coins, Bitcoin ABC (the original Bitcoin Cash) and Bitcoin SV (for Satoshi’s Vision).
The division will create two blockchains,
Coinmine has launched a consume-facing mining machine that aims to make it easier for the non-technical to enter the realm of cryptocurrency mining.
The company is backed by Coinbase Ventures, Social Leverage, Wonder VC, Arrington Capital and angel investors including Balaji Srinivasan, Brian Norgard,
In a move that may provide a prime test for blockchain and cryptocurrency’s power to circumvent sanctions, the SWIFT system has cut off access to Iranian banks.
SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, is a financial network that provides cross-border transfers for members across the world.
Ripple has issued its third quarter results. In Q3 2018, Ripple sold $65.27 million worth of XRP programmatically. This represented 0.172 percent, or 17.2 basis points of the total XRP volume traded globally in the third quarter.
In addition, XRP II, LLC — a Ripple subsidiary that is a registered and licensed money service business (MSB) — sold $98.06 million worth of XRP in institutional direct sales.
Cinnober, a global independent provider of exchange and clearing technology solutions for the finance industry, has been selected by cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp to deliver a trading system.
Bitstamp is replacing an in-house developed matching engine with Cinnober’s TRADExpress Trading System in a move to increase capacity and capabilities of its marketplace.
Exchange platform eToro is rolling out its own branded crypto wallet in advance of the overall service’s US debut early next year. The eToro wallet is a mobile application available via Google Play and the Apple App Store.
The new wallet provides multi-signature security and gives users the ability to see their on-blockchain transactions and balances without the fear of losing their private key.
Blackstar Enterprise Group of Colorado is building a digital equity trading platform on the blockchain. When completed, this platform will allow peer-to-peer trading of BlackStar digital shares of common stock. The company is a publicly traded merchant banking firm that facilitates venture capital to early stage revenue companies.
Stablecoins are suddenly a big buzzword in the cryptocurrency community. The stable coins, tethered to some real-world asset in fiat currency, real estate or other tangible good, are seen as a way to manage the incredible volatility that has been part of digital currency’s growth.
Coinbase has added the Brave browser Basic Attention Token (BAT) to its offerings.
Coinbase announced Friday that it would begin accepting BAT deposits as of 20:00 UTC . The company is not yet adding the token to its retail trading platforms,