Crypto Markets See Mixed Signals as Total Market Cap Holds Position

Sunday, September 16: crypto markets have seen a mix of red and green today, with some small fluctuations and total market cap holding position. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is negligibly up on the day, and trading at around $6,504 at press time. The major cryptocurrency is holding weekly gains, up about 5.1 percent over the past 7 days. Bitcoin weekly price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Bitcoin Price Index Ethereum (ETH) is seeing small gains, up around 1 percent over the past 24 hours. The top altcoin is trading at…

Binance to Start Closed Beta Testing of New Crypto-Fiat Exchange in Singapore

Binance, the largest global crypto exchange, will soon start private beta testing a crypto-fiat exchange in Singapore, as Binance co-founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) tweeted on September 15. As Changpeng Zhao revealed, the testing will be launched on September 18: “I just slipped that we will begin #Binance Singapore fiat exchange live money closed beta testing on Sept 18th, in 3 days. Invitation only first. Exciting!” According to Finance Magnates, prior to posting the news on Twitter, CZ first revealed the plans to launch the fiat exchange while speaking…

Gemini Custodian is Able to Alter or Reverse Gemini Dollar Transactions

The implementation of the recently launched Gemini dollar (GUSD) stablecoin can be completely changed by a Gemini custodian every 48 hours, according to a study authored by blockchain researcher Alex Lebed and crypto consultant Alexey Akhunov, published on Medium on September 11. In the research, the authors review the code of the GUSD’s smart contract in order to demonstrate that the implementation of the Gemini USD can become non-transferrable or frozen at any moment, which is noted in the Gemini dollar’s white paper. The option of pausing, blocking, or reversing…

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Making Strides Across Industries

Industry buzz surrounded Ethereum this week as community members await the next stage of the coin’s development. The protocol also served as the jumping-off point for a new fully regulated stablecoin. Also in regulation, a New York judge issued a ruling this week that, if held up by a jury in court, could set a legal precedent for ICOs as securities; in other courtroom drama, the space’s longest running suit — between two of its biggest players — draws to an undisclosed close. All the while, institutional-grade products and services…

This Dormant $720 Million Bitcoin Wallet Has Woken Up

Once again in the world of cryptocurrency, we have a mystery on our hands. A $720 million sleeping giant has woken up after four years, with $100 million moved to Bitfinex and Binance over the course of ten days at the end of August. The bitcoin wallet contains 111,114 BTC or 0.52% of the total supply. The sudden movement of these dormant funds could have a disruptive potential in the market price action, particularly if the funds belong to one of the two possible likely candidates suggested by Reddit sleuth u/sick_silk. The Redditor brought…

SEC Heightens Crypto Crackdown, While US Court Ruling Marks Cryptos as Securities

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week New York Judges Rules Securities Laws Be “Flexible” And Apply To Cryptocurrencies In an apparent first, a New York federal judge has ruled that U.S. securities laws are applicable for prosecuting crypto fraud allegations. During the fraud case against Brooklyn resident Maksim Zaslavskiy…

Market Slightly Declines As Volume of Bitcoin Drops, Where is it Heading?

The valuation of the crypto market has dropped from $205 billion to $199 billion, as Bitcoin dropped below the $6,500 mark once again. In the past three hours, the crypto market has rebounded by $2 billion to $201.5 billion, demonstrating some resilience in the $200 billion region. Crypto market valuation, chart from CoinMarketCap.com ETH, the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain network, showed strong momentum over the past three days, achieving a monthly high at $227. While other major cryptocurrencies fell by 1 to 4 percent, ETH managed to record…

Korean Mobile Carrier LGU+ Launches Blockchain-Based Overseas Payment System

South Korea’s LG UPlus, a mobile carrier owned by the country’s fourth largest conglomerate LG Corp., is launching a blockchain-based cross-carrier overseas payment service, Korea Times reports today, September 16. Last Thursday, September 13, LG UPlus had signed an MoU to develop the new service alongside three global partners: Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications, Japan’s SoftBank, and U.S.-based TBCASoft. Through the new service, users of one telecoms carrier will be able to frictionlessly complete transactions on the payment networks of another. According to the Korea Times, the first trial of the…

Open Heart Surgery: Inside Ethereum’s Crucial Replacement of the EVM

At the heart of ethereum lies a virtual computer. Stored across tens of thousands of nodes that make up the platform, the ethereum virtual machine, or EVM, is responsible for executing the countless tokens, dapps, DAOs and digital kittens of which the blockchain is comprised of. It’s an engine on top of which the entirety of ethereum operates, and it speaks in a language named “EVM bytecode” — raw, 256-bit strings of information that can deliver any conceivable equation (providing it falls within the platform’s self-imposed limit, gas). Sounds powerful and…

What Is the Most Crypto-Friendly Travel Destination?

Backed with continuing adoption, crypto holidays have become a reality. At this point, flights and hotels all around the world can be booked with Bitcoin (BTC). Still, some cities are more ready to accept your BTC — and major altcoins — than others, depending on the local infrastructure and crypto-related policies. According to data from Coinmap, currently there are around 13,150 venues, shops and ATMs supporting Bitcoin on the planet, and that number has been unhesitatingly growing since late 2013. However, as Gili Gershonok, a crypto nomad who deliberately chooses…