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Wise Cryptos at the PDC World Darts Championship

Wise Cryptos at the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace in London and on TVs around the globe in December. Wise Cryptos is delighted to announce that we’ll be spreading the crypto word on TV stations around the world this December as proud sponsors[Read More…]

New German Money Laundering Law for Cryptocurrency

On November 29th, Kryptowahrungen reported that a new bill that was passed by the Bundestag in German would enable financial institutions to virtually offer online banking and classic securities, including bonds and cryptocurrencies as from January 1st, 2020.  The new law, which was passed by[Read More…]

Plair Unveils Up to 2.4 Billion PLA Buyback Program

Plair (PLA), a decentralized gaming platform built on the VeChain (VET) blockchain, plans to initiate a PLA Buyback Program worth around 2.4 billion PLA, to fund a reward reserve pool in advance.  The funded reserve pool will be used as a reward incentive to support[Read More…]

Pay your utilities with XRP and BTC

A huge problem for many in crypto is the lack of a possibility to pay your utilities with XRP and BTC. The legal issues surrounding payments with crypto have meant that many have been apprehensive about using some of the existing services out there. Bitpanda,[Read More…]

Cryptocurrency transaction speeds (at Kraken)

Cryptocurrency deposit processing times For security reasons, we require a digital asset / cryptocurrency deposit to receive a number of confirmations on its blockchain before the funds can be credited to your account. What are confirmations?  When a transaction is broadcasted to the network, it[Read More…]

Xago launches XRP exchange in South Africa

It was announced today that Cape Ton based fintech startup Xago launches XRP exchange in South Africa. Utilizing the Xago exchange with a view to creating liquidity for XRP in South Africa, Xago aims to act as the market-making platform for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and businesses[Read More…]

Privacy coins begone!

In a follow up to our popular series Shitcoins begone, we start a new series called Privacy coins begone! As we have previously reported governments and law enforcement institutions worldwide have been lobbying for a more active approach to money laundering. The FATF has centered[Read More…]

Crypto operators to fall under Dutch supervision

The Dutch National Bank (DNB) has issued a press release expecting crypto operators to fall under Dutch supervision as of 10th January 2020. As we have previously reported there has been a concerted effort among regulators and legislators across the globe to streamline crypto regulations.[Read More…]

SBI to implement XRP interim reward for shareholders

Giant of the Japanese financial services market, and Ripple partner SBI, has released news that SBI to implement XRP interim reward for shareholders. SBI to implement XRP interim reward for shareholders Our basic management philosophy is to “contribute to the accurate asset formation of each[Read More…]

AGORA Vote listed on Binance DEX

Today saw Agora VOTE listed on Binance DEX with trading starting at 00:00 GMT. Agora is a Swiss lab and foundation offering decentralized digital voting systems based on blockchain technology. AGORA Vote listed on Binance DEX The timing of this launch on Binance‘s DEX could[Read More…]

Komodo nSPV next generation payment verification

The Komodo Development Team aims to solve problems in the blockchain industry that most people are not even aware of yet. The Komodo nSPV next generation payment verification is an example of this development. The release which can be found on their website describes one[Read More…]

Bitpanda letter from our CEOs

In the Bitpanda letter from our CEOs which was released yesterday, Bitpanda addressed concerns from within the community about the price of the BEST token. They also gave some clarity regarding the BitPanda Global Exchange which some seem to have overlooked. The current crypto markets[Read More…]

Play CelerX games to win BNB

Binance has announced a joint promotion with Celer, one of the blockchain projects which held it’s IEO on Binance Launchpad. Play CelerX games to win BNB. Play CelerX games to win BNB Binance blog 13/08/2019: Binance and Binance Launchpad project Celer Network have together committed[Read More…]

IGs second letter to the community

As our regular readers know we love projects that deliver news and updates about their progress. IGs second letter to the community is a continuation of their transparency we admire and have had the pleasure of covering many times already. IGs second letter to the[Read More…]

Bitpanda completes IEO and launches global exchange

Austrian based cryptocurrency broker Bitpanda completes IEO and launches global exchange. The total raised of 43,6 million euros broke the records for the highest EU based IEO to date. Bitpanda completes IEO and launches global exchange The IEO had three phases with customers able to[Read More…]

Xpring invests in equilibrium connect

Ripple blockchain investment initiative Xpring invests in Equilibrium Connect. Xpring was set up by Ripple to contribute to, invest in and partner with blockchain startups in the fields of payments, interoperability and decentralized finance. Xpring also contribute to open-source crypto protocols such as the XRP[Read More…]

Silk Road site admin sentenced

Silk Road site admin sentenced to 78 months in prison for their work on the Dark Web site. Silk Road was one of the first dark web markets where people could buy drugs weapons and more. The anonymity of the dark web, and its use[Read More…]

ARK developer roundtable event

ARK have announced the monthly ARK developer roundtable event which takes place on Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:00 PM (UTC). ARK Developer Roundtable From ARK website: We invite you to join our monthly, open attendance video call, conducted by Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Kristjan[Read More…]

ICON ICX updates yellow paper

In order to encourage true decentralization cryptocurrency ICON ICX updates yellow paper and have outlined the in an article published today. ICON ICX updates yellow paper ICON Foundation 24/07/2019: Greetings ICONists, Decentralization and staking are rapidly approaching and the ICON team has been making progress[Read More…]

Ontology Global University Workshop

The Ontology Global University Workshop to be Launched Soon according to an announcement today on their medium channel: The Ontology team 23/07/2019: Ontology Global University Workshop Ontology (crypto currency ONT)will soon hold a series of workshops at universities around the world. The workshops are aimed[Read More…]

Lisk soft fork and license change

Lisk has announced the Lisk Core 2.0.0, a cryptocurrency Lisk (LSK) soft fork and license change. The soft fork is expected to take effect on August 23rd. Lisk soft fork and license change Lisk 23/07/2019: We released Lisk Core 2.0.0 to the Mainnet. The soft[Read More…]

FIFA19 to Fortnite is a logical step

For those of us with a little knowledge of gaming, FIFA19 to Fortnite is a logical step in competitive online gaming. Ok, my knowledge of gaming is garnered from hours of not being able to watch my 55″ flatscreen TV because my kids and their[Read More…]

Binance Jersey listing Litecoin

Development and expansion is really picking up the pace with Binance Jersey listing Litecoin. Binance Jersey listing Litecoin Just days after the announcement of the addition of BNB trading pairs, more has been added with Binance Jersey listing Litecoin. With GBP and EUR fiat trading[Read More…]

Introducing the VeChain Accelerator Program

A quick glance through the VeChain news updates shows that the bear market hasn’t affected their productivity in any way. The recent announcement Introducing the VeChain Accelerator Program is just one of the many examples of this progress. Introducing the VeChain Accelerator Program VeChain Foundation[Read More…]

Bitpanda launch Bitpanda Global Exchange and BEST

Bitpanda, the Vienna based Cryptocurrency and Precious metals trading platform recently announced that Bitpanda launch Bitpanda Global Exchange and BEST. With around 1 million registered users, Bitpanda has been expanding their operations since their launch in 2014. The current Bitpanda platform offers broker like services[Read More…]

Gate io offering discounted crypto purchases

Looking for a few bargains in crypto is often harder than you would imagine. is a crypto currency exchange aiming to provide a secure and transparent exchange platform with no market manipulations. They recently announced a series of limited time discount purchase options for[Read More…]

IOTA to commit Coordicide

IOTA foundation have announced a huge upgrade to their DLT, and have called it Coordicide. The IOTA Foundation is preparing to take its most important step to date in the maturity of the IOTA protocol — realizing the dream of a permissionless and scalable distributed[Read More…]

Cryptocurrency, SPEDN, Gamestop, Barnes & Noble and more

Flexa co-founder Trevor Filter is rumoured to have leaked that their SPEDN wallet app allows cryptocurrency holders to make purchases at Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, Express, Lowe’s, GameStop, Office Depot, Regal Cinemas and Jamba Juice, just to name a few. You Can Now ‘Spedn’ Bitcoin[Read More…]

Bitpanda launch Bitpanda Metals trading

Already a leading European cryptocurrency broker, Bitpanda launch Bitpanda Metals trading. Regulated under Austrian financial trading law, Bitpanda is rapidly expanding their offerings to those investors based in SEPA banking countries. Bitpanda 13/05/2019: Bitpanda Metals allows you to buy real, digitised gold and silver with ultra-low[Read More…]

EUROPOL continue clampdown on crypto laundry

EUROPOL the European law enforcement organization appears to be stepping up their efforts against illegal practices involving cryptocurrency. Yesterday’s announcement that EUROPOL continue clampdown on crypto laundry comes hot on the heels of them having shutdown Darkweb markets last week. In this case Europol assisted[Read More…]

Bitcoin self destructing after series of knockout punches

Bitcoin transactions are fully traceable Bitcoin is in dissaray after news broke that hundreds of paedophiles have been arrested in a sting operation on a global paedophile ring, using bitcoin transactions to trace the locations of those involved. Criminals the world over are now in[Read More…]

QTUM weekly development update

As we have previously mentioned many of the top ranked cryptos fail to deliver regular product updates. Fortunately for investors in Qtum they don’t have this problem. Below is the latest in their weekly development reports. Keep up the good work QTUM! QTUM 06/05/2019: QTUM[Read More…]

Dark web markets closed, Bitcoin and Monero seized

Once again the online purchase of illegal products using privacy coins has taken a significant hit. News broke on Friday that Dark web markets closed Bitcoin and Monero seized. In a concerted effort spanning numerous countries, authorities have shut down two of the largest dark[Read More…]

NEM foundation head developer speaks

One month in to his tenure as Head developer at the NEM foundation, Greg Evias speaks about his early experiences at cryptocurrency company NEM Greg Evias 02/05/2019 Hey there NEMbers, This first month in the foundation was amazing for me. I have always wished to push NEM,[Read More…]

Tron Watch Market Mainnet launch

Today saw the eagerly awaited Tron Watch Market Mainnet launch. After extensive trials on the test-net in recent months, the launch of this DEX is a significant milestone for the TRX trading community. Tron Watch Market Mainnet launch Official press release: TronWatch 01/05/2019: TronWatch Market — Mainnet[Read More…]

IGG April progress report

Many readers of our Twitter feed have been slightly angered by some of the negativity we have published with regards the Tron network. We stand by the content of those articles as we strongly believe that there are some great Dapps on the Tron platform[Read More…]

Earn as you drive with Jaguar, Land Rover and IOTA

IOTA have just announced a partnership with car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover. It is great to see real crypto projects gaining real partnerships and adoption. Jaguar, Land Rover and IOTA IOTA, 29th April 2019 IOTA Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Jaguar Land[Read More…]

IG TRON Super Representative Update

Yesterday saw publication of the IG TRON Super Representative Update with a call for a community vote. In a refreshingly honest blog piece from a crypto company ( many of the top-10 cryptos rarely give any kind of update), IGG outline the struggle to stay[Read More…]

VeChain, DNV GL and Norway in a Box Collaboration

VeChain, the Singapore based non-profit blockchain solution announced a VeChain, DNV GL and Norway in a Box Collaboration VeChain 8/04/2019: VeChain, DNV GL and Norway in a Box Collaborated to Implement a Superior Norwegian Product Platform To assist superior Norwegian products, such as seafood, supplements, water,[Read More…]

IOTA Open Source Coordinator on Mainnet

IOTA introduce open source coordinator Compass on the Mainnet Jakub Cech 08/04/2019: Coordicide, the effort of removing the Coordinator from the IOTA networks, is well under way in its research phase. One step in the journey towards Coordicide is making the inner workings of the[Read More…]

Bithumb hack is an inside job

News broke this morning that Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb had been hacked. The cryptocurrencies at the center of the hack are reported to be EOS and XRP and the hack targeted the cold storage devices of Bithumb. Whenever an exchange is hacked the crypto community[Read More…]

Justin Sun honors the draw

Earlier today we reported on a twitter storm that had erupted. This twitter storm was as a result of the highly publicized Tesla giveaway lottery offered by Tron to advertise the launch of the USDT-TRON stablecoin. The storm, and our article appeared at what was[Read More…]

Rakutan to launch crypto trading in June

Rakutan, the Japanese E-Commerce giant, has announced intent to launch it’s own crypto exchange. This exchange will be known as ” Rakutan Wallet” and will launch in June, with registrations opening today, 15th April 2019. The full press release in English and Japanese can be[Read More…]

Second Japanese Crypto Exchange Opens 16th April

As of the 27th March Japanese customers will be able to register on Japan’s second cryptocurrency exchange. The official press release issued on March 25th confirms DeCurret Inc. will open it’s doors for sport trading on Wednesday 16th April. Currencies available for spot trading on[Read More…]

IG Partners with Sports Management Worldwide 

With literally thousands of “news” stories coming out on a weekly basis, it is easy to miss announcements of widespread global awareness of cryptocurrencies. One such article we missed ourselves comes from the world of e-sports. Having two young sons has given me a greater[Read More…]

SEC to discuss DLT and digital assets

The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission have announced a second Fintech forum. This forum will discuss Distributed Ledger Technology and Digital assets. SEC Staff to Hold Fintech Forum to Discuss Distributed Ledger Technology and Digital Assets Forum To Be Held on May 31 at SEC[Read More…]

Gatecoin cryptocurrency exchange enters liquidation

Sadly for crypto investors another crypto currency exchange has disappeared. A court in Hong Kong granted the winding up order meaning that the Gatecoin cryptocurrency exchange enters liquidation. Gatecoin cryptocurrency exchange enters liquidation The Gatecoin website was taken down yesterday and replaced with the following[Read More…]

Stellar announces re-branding with brand new logo

Stellar, the company which created and owns cryptocurrency XLM has announced a new branding campaign including a brand new logo to replace the old rocket ship logo. Announcing the New Stellar Logo Stellar Development Foundation 11/03/2019 As you know from our 2019 Roadmap, we’re hard at[Read More…]

Ambrosus Passes Second External Security Audit

Ambrosus is a blockchain company aiming to optimize supply chain visibility and quality assurance in the food and pharmaceutical industry. Pro-active in their safety and security they announced that cryptocurrency Ambrosus Passes Second External Security Audit. This is a significant proof of transparency that we[Read More…]

Bittrex Technology Update: What You Need to Know

Bittrex have announced a 24h trading pause as their platform undergoes an enormous upgrade. While a pause in trading is not ideal, the extent of the upgrade is fantastic news and another signal we are at the end of the long crypto bear market. Fingers[Read More…]

XRP going live on Coinbase and Coinbase Pro

Coinbase have finally announced the long awaited addition of XRP to their Coinbase Pro platform ending all FUD claims that XRP is in any way a security. XRP was of course already listed on Coinbase Custody which to date has $500m in total institutional customer[Read More…]

More coins delisted by exchanges

Another episode of our series ” Shitcoins Begone” with more coins delisted by cryptocurrency exchanges. This edition featuring more coins delisted by exchanges of major trading volumes Binance, and Bittrex. More coins delisted by exchanges Coins delisted by Binance Fellow Binancians, At Binance, we periodically[Read More…]

Xpring invests in XRPL Labs

In a significant announcement today the utility and adoption of the cryptocurrency XRP was given yet another boost. Ripple is often criticized by some sections of the cryptocurrency community due to XRP being seen as a “bankers coin”. The news that Xpring invests in XRPL[Read More…]

Busy times for Team Aeron

With many cryptocurrencies still suffering the effects of the bear market it is always great to see companies pushing on regardless. One of the companies flying high at the moment is Aeron with it’s native cryptocurrency token ARN. These are in fact, busy times for[Read More…]

Kucoin delisting 7 cryptocurrencies

Kucoin today announced the delisting of more cyptos through their blog. Kucoin delisting 7 cryptocurrencies Kucoin, 29/01/2019: Dear KuCoin Users, According to the [Special Treatment Rule] of KuCoin, the latest phase of the ST observation has ended. The following projects have been disqualified and the tokens[Read More…]

DeepBrain Chain progress report

DeepBrain chain, the decentralized artificial intelligence computing platform for AI products has issued #34 of the DeepBrain Chain progress report. Their native cryptocurrency DBC is traded via smart contracts based on NEO. DeepBrain Chain progress report #34 DeepBrain Chain, 16/01/2019: Dear Community, Welcome to the latest DeepBrain[Read More…]

BitTorrent airdrops for TRX holders

With the Nitron summit in the books, full details have now been released for the BitTorrent airdrops for TRX holders. BitTorrent is the worlds most popular file sharing platform, and the Tron network have introduced the BTT token, a token which will monetize BitTorrent by[Read More…]

Binance Launchpad Bittorrent token sale

Busy times over at Binance with the SAFU Hackathon on it’s final day, the Binance Blockchain week in full swing, Binance Jersey having launched. As if that wasn’t enough, we now have the official announcement of the Binance Launchpad Bittorrent token sale, and it starts[Read More…]

Cryptopia hack updates

On January 14th the New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia suffered a major security breach. We will post the Cryptopia hack updates here, as and when we receive them. Cryptopia Hack updates 21-08-2019 The Cryptopia hack left a lot of people severely out of pocket but since[Read More…]

Binance listens to customers and responds

Today it was once again confirmed that Binance listens to customers and responds. Customers have long been asking for a fiat option for the world’s premier cryptocurrency exchange, and today they delivered in style! The the launch of Binance Jersey it is now possible to deposit[Read More…]

EBA crypto assets report

In a statement today, the EBA published the results of its EBA crypto assets report. On the face of it there is no real significant progress contained in the report regarding the much awaited regulation of cryptos. That being said, there is also no real[Read More…]

RippleNet Surpasses 200 Customers

Major news for the cyrptocurrency world broke today. Ripple, the US based tech company announced that RippleNet Surpasses 200 Customers Worldwide. As many in the crypto environment beg for mass adoption, Ripple has quietly been going about business of making this a reality for the native[Read More…]

Intergalactic End of Year Review

With 2018 having drawn to a close, we are seeing a number of press releases from companies in the blockchain world wrapping up their year. This time it’s the Intergalactic End of Year Review. Intergalactic Gaming, with their native crypto-token IGG, are a UK company on the[Read More…]

Omisego looks back on 2018

Omisego looks back on 2018, a year that has seen a bear market lasting most of the year. Investors in many of the 1900+ cryptocurrencies have been left scratching their heads. Social media is full of people asking, “what has my crypto been doing to[Read More…]

Apollo To Release Hermes Update

We learned today through their Foundation, that Apollo To Release Hermes Update By Q1 2019. This update promises to bring lightning speed transactions to it’s privacy centric native cryptocurrency, APL. Apollo Foundation, 27/12/2018: Apollo To Release Hermes Update By Q1 2019 Apollo Foundation continues to build Apollo[Read More…]

Binance announces XRP base pair listings

On Monday 24th of December 2018, Binance announced they have renamed their Ethereum trading pair menu to “ALTS” in order to add the long awaited XRP base pairs with quote pairs TRX and XZC being the first to be added. The move was first announced[Read More…]

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