Ethereum & Ripple (XRP) Plunged, Tron Led Oct. Index

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The month of October saw many altcoins continue to bleed out in price, with ethereum (ETH) and ripple (XRP) each declining by more than 10 percent. After almost ten months of mostly bearish price action in the cryptocurrency space, there was just one crypto token that managed to tread water in October — tron (TRX). Tron’s [Previously] Volatile Nature Tron’s October stability comes as a bit of a surprise for a coin that is often volatile. Earlier this year, Finder.com conducted a study ranking the top fifty…

Binance Signs Up 40,000 Crypto Traders in Its First Week in Uganda

Despite global market doldrums, demand for cryptocurrency appears to be booming across Uganda, a country where nearly three out of four people don’t have bank accounts. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Binance Uganda signed up 40,000 users in the first week since the world’s largest crypto exchange launched its local subsidiary in October. The early results suggest a strong appetite among unbanked Ugandans for purchasing bitcoin or ether, the two coins the new Binance unit currently lists. According to a paper by Stanford University researchers recently published in the American Economic Journal, 74…

Coinbase Token Attracts Capital But PAX Leads Trading

Twitter Facebook It’s now been nearly two months since Winklevoss-led cryptocurrency exchange Gemini fired the first shot in the stablecoin wars through the launch of its USD-pegged crypto token, the eponymous Gemini Dollar. That same day, Paxos — like Gemini an NYDFS-regulated firm — made a similar announcement, and before long, crypto unicorns Circle and Coinbase revealed that they had partnered to co-issue a consortium-led, fiat-backed token, USD Coin. These three tokens, along with fellow “regulated” stablecoin TrueUSD (TUSD), which launched earlier in the year, have collectively attracted more than…

Bithumb, SeriesOne to Launch Security Token Exchange in the US

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has teamed up with crowdfunding platform seriesOne to launch a complaint security token exchange in the U.S. The joint venture was revealed in a press release from seriesOne shared with CoinDesk on Thursday, which adds that the exchange launch is still subject to regulatory approvals from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). SeriesOne already offers an SEC-regulated platform that supports projects launching initial token offerings,as well as traditional equities and debt offerings. “I believe that our companies will be…

EOS Rises 5% as Tokens Record Big Gains, Crypto Market Adds $2 Billion

Twitter Facebook Tokens and several major cryptocurrencies such as EOS have demonstrated strong short-term momentum over the last 24 hours, pushing the valuation of the crypto market to $206 billion. The volume of Bitcoin, which declined to the mid-$3 billion region, recovered to $4.2 billion, showing a clear increase in trading activity across major cryptocurrency exchanges. Affected by the increase in the volume of Bitcoin, tokens and digital assets such as Loom, Status, Bancor, WaltonChain, Pundi X, OmiseGo, and Zcash recorded gains in the range of 8 to 20 percent,…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD’s Bounce From Lows Looks Real

Key Points Bitcoin price declined and retested the $6,200 support before recovering sharply against the US Dollar. There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $6,275 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price may correct a few points, but it could find support near the $6,290 or $6,245 level. Bitcoin price is holding gains above $6,290 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could climb further higher towards the $6,355 and $6,385 resistance levels. Bitcoin Price Analysis Yesterday, we discussed…

Op Ed: Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption Is Neither Frivolous Nor Excessive

As the CEO of Hut 8, one of North America’s largest cryptocurrency miners and the world’s largest publicly traded cryptocurrency miner, I’m often asked questions about energy consumption in the mining of cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions around energy use and why it’s required to safely and securely transact cryptocurrencies. During our ribbon-cutting ceremony in the City of Medicine Hat in September 2018, a reporter asked me how I felt about something “frivolous” like bitcoin using so much energy. I was taken aback by the question. It indicated a…

Wasabi Wallet 1.0 Is Here to Make Bitcoin Transactions More Private

Wasabi Wallet 1.0 went live today, October 31, 2018. The release, which Wasabi’s creator Ádám Ficsór humbly called “nothing revolutionary,” cleans up the software and makes it compatible with macOS. “The 1.0 release is a download and run that works properly on all platforms (Windows, Linux, OSX.) We made the wallet load time faster, caught some memory leaks, [and] rewrote the OSX backend of the UI library we used,” Ficsór told Bitcoin Magazine. A self-described “open-source, non-custodial, privacy-focused Bitcoin wallet,” Wasabi’s anonymity features center around ZeroLink, a protocol introduced by…

It’s the 10th Anniversary of the Bitcoin White Paper. Have You Read It Yet?

On October 31, 2018, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin’s white paper, the seminal literature of Satoshi Nakamoto’s creation and the new cryptographic field he introduced with the blockchain. Since its release, the white paper has become a must-read for crypto enthusiasts, be they fledglings or veterans, investors or coders. Part technical primer, economic treatise and constitution, our community has canonized the document as something of a blockchain bible, one that has done its fair share of proselytizing followers over the years. Following the white paper’s release, Bitcoin’s genesis…

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Formed Double Bottom Near $400

Key Points Bitcoin cash price dipped sharply and retested the $410 support area against the US Dollar. There was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance at $415 on the hourly chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could correct lower towards $418 or $415 before it can recover further in the near term. Bitcoin cash price dipped and then recovery quickly above $420 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD could trade towards the $430 or $440 resistance in the short term. Bitcoin Cash…