Crypto Conference Industry Remains in Bull Market, New Data Shows

More often than not, the first thing to be cut out of the budget is marketing. When the going gets tough and the coffers start emptying, the first head on the chopping block is usually the marketing intern. Followed by PR and event organization. But while the industry’s certainly seen a few layoffs in 2018, crypto conferences are still going strong. Crypto Conferences Bucking a Trend According to cryptocurrency researcher TradeBlock, even in the crypto bear market, when you may have expected to see a correlating decline in conferences, that…

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UTXO Analysis Points to a BTC Price Bottom in Q1 2019

“When will the bear market end?” is the refrain of bored and frustrated traders across crypto Twitter. “Soon” is the answer suggested by Delphi Digital’s latest report. “Bitcoin Holder Analysis Through Cycles” seeks to determine when selling pressure that has deflated BTC prices over the past 12 months will alleviate, signaling that market recovery could be imminent. Also read: BTC Gets a Health Check in ‘The State of Bitcoin’ Searching for Signs in Bitcoin’s UTXOs There’s a myriad of narratives buried in Bitcoin’s UTXOs, the unspent transaction outputs that are…

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Bitmain Puts Its Mega Mining Facility Project in Texas on Ice

Bitmain Technologies is shelving its plans to create a mega Bitcoin mining facility in Rockdale, Texas. The news comes as the Bitcoin mining behemoth continues to downsize both the scale of its operations as well as its staff numbers. $500 Million Bitcoin Mining Project on Hold According to Texas Public Radio (TPR), Bitmain his suspending its plans to build a $500 million crypto mining and data center in Rockdale. Commenting on the news, Steve Young, the Milam County Judge, said: I’m really disappointed because we had advertised this. We had waited…

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Pavel Durov Closes UK-Based Company Telegram Messenger LLP

Russian-born entrepreneur Pavel Durov is liquidating Telegram Messenger LLP, the Britain-based company behind the popular messaging service Telegram. The same entity is registered as the messenger’s operator in the Russian Federation, where Telegram is currently banned. Also read: 5 Crypto Exchanges Have Been Licensed in Gibraltar Since Regulation Application for Voluntary Strike Off Filed in the UK The application to strike the limited liability partnership off the U.K. register was signed by Pavel Durov on Dec. 19, 2018 and filed about a week ago, Russian media reports. The First Gazette…

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Exchange News: Huobi Trials EOS Exchange, Sharespost Enables Security Token Trade

In recent cryptocurrency exchange news, Huobi’s EOS exchange has entered trial operations, Sharespost has facilitated a secondary trade of the BCAP security token, and Bithumb has obtained South Korean Information Security Management System certification. Also Read: Bisq DEX Launches DAO on Testnet as Developers Seek to Decentralize Governance  Huobi Launches Trial of EOS Exchange In the last 24 hours, Huobi has announced the company’s EOS exchange has entered trial operations, which includes support for EOS/BTC, EOS/ETH, and EOS/USDT pairings. The exchange will be launched and operated by Huobi Pool, the mining arm…

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China Quietly Makes It Illegal to Run a Node Without Gov’t Approval

China has introduced new regulations intended to promote the ‘healthy development’ of blockchain technology. However, the new law also entitles the Cyberspace Administration of China to supervise node operators, as well as to request private information.  New Blockchain Regulations China’s Office of Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission (CAC) issued new regulations dubbed “Regulations on the Management of Blockchain Information Services.” According to the release, the new law will take full effect on February 15th. The regulations paint providers of “blockchain information services” with a broad brush defining it as the “provision…

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Bisq DEX Launches DAO on Testnet as Developers Seek to Decentralize Governance

Decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Bisq has upgraded its open source software. The revamped platform includes a new user interface in addition to marking the launch of the Bisq Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) on testnet. Also Read: Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency Policy Bisq Launches Decentralized Autonomous Organization on Testnet The latest version of Bisq’s software, v0.9, has seen the decentralized exchange launch its DAO on testnet. The upgrade will allow Bisq users to experiment with the DAO. The software is designed so as to facilitate rewarding developers who contribute…

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Japan and Korea Officially Approve Their Biggest Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s Internet & Security Agency (KISA) has granted an important certification to the country’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb. Meanwhile, in Japan, Coincheck, the country’s largest exchange, is now registered with the Financial Services Agency.  Bithumb Granted ISMS Certification Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has managed to obtain Information Security Management System certification from the country’s KISA. According to the official release, this is the highest certification system in the country. Cryptocurrency exchanges, which earn more than $8.99 million are required by law to obtain this certification. The company says it will continue…

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The Differences Between Forex and Crypto Trading

Many would argue that comparing cryptocurrency trading with forex is like comparing apples and oranges, but that’s not entirely accurate. On closer inspection, there is a number of similarities between the two. For example, the underlying market dynamics of supply and demand will usually govern the prices of the respective assets. Here traders share their thoughts on the mechanics of each. Also read: Faced With Cash And Forex Shortages, Zimbabweans Turn To Bitcoin – Even When It’s Banned Crypto vs Forex It takes a certain type of savvy trader to navigate…

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Bitcoin Price Drops Further As Circle CEO Says ‘Core’ Crypto Assets ‘Undervalued’

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire has said he believes “core” cryptocurrency assets are undervalued as the Bitcoin price tumbles closer to $3500. Allaire: ‘Markets Are Oversold’ In a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session January 10, Allaire, whose company famously decoupled itself from Bitcoin in 2016, also forecast less correlated trading in altcoin markets. “My general perception is that the markets have been oversold and that some core assets have decoupled from their usage, which suggests they are undervalued,” he wrote. …We also believe that many assets have traded in a tight…

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