Crypto Daily News | Block.one Funding, IBM Blockchain, & Boeing Planes

In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we will cover Block.one receiving funding from top execs at PayPal and Bitmain, IBM teaming up with Columbia to launch a Blockchain Research Center, and the airplane maker, Boeing, using blockchain technology. Crypto Daily News: June 17th, 2018 Block.one Gets Funding EOS developer Block.one has secured investments from the crypto-mining billionaire Jihan Wu of Bitmain, and the billionaire PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Block.one made the official announcement via a press release on its website yesterday. Block.one’s CEO, Brendan Blumer, made a statement about the…

Crypto Daily News | Crypto World Cup Results, BlackRock, & AMEX

In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we’ll cover the winner of the Crypto World Cup, BlackRock eyeing Bitcoin, and the details of American Express’s blockchain exploration. Charles Hoskinson/France Wins it All This Saturday, France duked it out against Croatia in the World Cup, and France won 4-2. Here at CryptoCurrencyNews.com, we held our own ‘Crypto World Cup’ in which we randomly paired cryptocurrency celebrities with countries competing in the global tournament. The Crypto World Cup ended up being a phenomenal event, and we’d like to congratulate Charles Hoskinson/France for…

Cryptocurrency Prices Soar on News Coinbase Is ‘Exploring’ Adding Five New Coins

The cryptocurrency market experienced a slight bump on Friday, but five altcoins managed to break away from the pack, bolstered by the announcement that cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage giant Coinbase is “exploring” adding support for them to its several platforms. Earlier today, the San Francisco-based Coinbase announced that it is engaging with discussions with banks and regulators in a variety of jurisdictions about adding support for five new cryptocurrency tokens: cardano (ADA), basic attention token (BAT), stellar (XLM), zcash (ZEC) and 0x (ZRX). Having learned from past listing fiascos, the…

Crypto Daily News | Vitalik Buterin on Centralized Exchanges; HBUS Open

In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we cover why Vitalik Buterin slammed centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, the Philippines making moves in cryptocurrency, and HBUS’s opening in the United States. Crypto Daily News: Vitalik Buterin Hates Centralized Exchanges On July 6th, Vitalik Buterin spoke in a ‘fireside‘ chat with Jon Evans at the TechCrunch Session focused on the blockchain. Most of the session was about Buterin’s hate for centralized cryptocurrency exchanges. “I definitely hope centralized exchanges go burn in hell as much as possible,” Buterin told Evans heatedly. His ideal situation would…

Facebook’s Crypto Ad Ban Reversal Power Play Gets Their Own News Stuck

It has been an interesting time for Facebook and its relationship with cryptocurrencies ever since they made a precedent setting move to ban adverts on their platform that had anything to do with cryptocurrency in January this year. The social media giant has since updated their policies to once again allow cryptocurrencies to advertise on Facebook, although it has continued its ban on ICOs. This move is being seen as a positive for the cryptocurrency space, which has earned back a major advertising platform on which it can reach a…

Another Celebrity Enters the Crypto Market – Crypto Currency News

Akon launches Akoin: To add to the list of celebrities that have been entering the cryptocurrency market, singer Akon has announced that he has launched his own cryptocurrency called Akoin. Akon Launches Akoin: Cannes Lions 2018 Akon announced his new coin Akoin at the Cannes Lions 2018 ‘Blockchain, Entrepreneurship and Empowering the Future’ panel on Saturday, June 18th. Leading up the event, Akon tweeted about his upcoming stint at on the panel. I’ll be speaking at @Cannes_Lions today on “Blockchain, Entrepreneurship and Empowering the Future…Come check it out at 3:30…

Leftover Euros Can Now Be Exchanged for Crypto at Schipol Airport! – Crypto Currency News

We all know it can be a pain to exchange foreign currency, but Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport is trying to help people avoid that hassle. Travellers going through Schipol Airport will now be able to exchange any leftover euros for cryptocurrency! Specifically, people will be able to trade euros for Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH) at one of the several Bitcoin ATMs that have been set up at Schipol’s Arrival Hall 2 and its Departure Halls 1 and 2. According to the official press release reported on Wednesday, the ATMs are currently on…

Jack Dorsey’s Square Cash App Receives Tough BitLicense Approval – Crypto Currency News

Square, a payment processing tech company owned by Jack Dorsey, just announced that it has obtained a New York BitLicense. Square App is just the seventh company to receive this approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). 🚨 Our customers in New York state can now buy and sell Bitcoin instantly with Cash App! https://t.co/4R0n5sbNpM 🚨 pic.twitter.com/1WzjiQ751I — Cash App (@CashApp) June 18, 2018 A Twitter user replied to the post with a question about sending and receiving Bitcoin and Cash Support responded to the question by…

Freedom of the Press Foundation Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations – Crypto Currency News

As of this Monday, June 18, 2018, the Freedom of the Press Foundation accepts cryptocurrency donations. But what tokens is it accepting? Freedom of the Press Foundation Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations The non-profit helps journalists to report on issues such as the “mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government.” The foundation has announced that it is accepting Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Zcash (ZEC). The foundation hopes to add more cryptocurrencies in the future, but currently, donations can be made to the digital wallets that have been added to…

Ex-Denver Post Journalists, Editors Launch New Blockchain-Powered Colorado News Outlet

Former Denver Post reporters and editors plan to launch a new local media outlet in partnership with ConsenSys-backed blockchain startup Civil Media Company, The New York Times reports today, June 17. According to the Times, the group left The Denver Post to create a new local state online newspaper, The Colorado Sun, after newsroom layoffs and deteriorating morale following newspaper’s change in ownership. New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital took control of The Denver Post after acquiring its parent company, MediaNews Group, and manages it through a subsidiary, Digital…