Monthly Archives: January 2019

Panda Exchange Deploys Hybrid Point of Sale and Crypto ATM in Bogota

Emerging Markets The Colombian-based Panda Group has announced the launch of a cryptocurrency point of sale (PoS) terminal called Xeler that also acts as a portable digital currency automated teller machine (ATM). The hybrid solution installed in Bogotá, at the La Tortata sweet shop, allows customers to not only buy baked goods with cryptocurrencies but can also dispense BCH, BTC, and DAI in exchange for Colombian pesos. Also read: Florida Appeals Court Defines Bitcoin as Money as Espinoza Ruling Reversed Panda Group Deploys Crypto Payment Terminal That Also […]

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PR: Marconi Introduces Developer Testing Network to Secure Complex Cloud Networks

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. San Francisco, California – Marconi, creators of the blockchain-based smart ethernet Marconi Protocol, today announced the launch of its Developer Test Network. Designed to enhance or even replace existing networking infrastructure, Marconi Protocol provides an easy way to build and secure distributed networks and networking applications across regions and environments, […]

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MKR, TRX, and ZEC Among Top Ten by Volume

Markets and Prices The first month of 2019 has seen a slight decline in 30-day trading volume across many leading markets. Bucking the trend, however, were ETH, LTC, MKR, TRX, and ZEC, all of which saw a significant spike in trade activity. Stablecoins have continued to see an increase in trade activity, with ckusd and the Gemini dollar posting significant gains in month-over-month volume also. Also Read: European P2P Trade Posts Strongest Activity Since March 2018 ETH Sees 14% Gain in Monthly Trade Activity BTC posted a 2% […]

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Understanding Cryptocurrency Options – An Alternative Way to Trade Crypto

Finance Crypto proponents have been excited by the launch of bitcoin futures and options, but many are unfamiliar with the fundamentals. Bitcoin options are a popular way to take advantage of a volatile market by strategically hedging some of the risk. To clear up the jargon associated with the most common form of derivatives trading, analysts here explain the role played by cryptocurrency options.  Also Read: Options Giant CME Launches Bitcoin Futures — Here’s What to Expect What Are Cryptocurrency Options? In traditional finance there are two types […]

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Florida Appeals Court Defines Bitcoin as Money as Espinoza Ruling Reversed

News In 2016, Judge Teresa Mary Pooler of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida made headlines for a ruling she made during the Michell Espinoza trial. Judge Pooler ruled Espinoza could not be charged with illegal money transmission offenses because bitcoin was not considered legal tender. However, a motion filed with the Florida appeals court has overturned the decision and Espinoza may face the state’s trial courts for an alleged crime back in 2014. Also read: A Look at Openbazaar’s Multi-Currency Wallet and Vendor Listings Bitcoin Was Not […]

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European and South American Localbitcoins Markets Show Strength

Markets and Prices In recent peer-to-peer (P2P) market action, Latin American Localbitcoins trade has continued to show strength after producing record volume last month. In other news, P2P trade between the euro (EUR) and BTC has posted its strongest volume in 10 months. Also Read: Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations via Bitpay European P2P Trade Posts Strongest Activity Since March 2018 EUR/BTC trade on Localbitcoins has recorded its strongest week since posting record trade when measured against fiat currency at the end of March 2018. During the […]

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The Daily: New Institutional Crypto Wallet, Korean Won Stablecoin

The Daily In today’s edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of new offerings in the cryptocurrency market including a wallet made for exchanges and token issuers as well as the latest fiat-backed stablecoin. Additionally covered are an exchange that underwent an auditor’s inspection and a crypto CFDs provider that got FCA authorization. Also Read: Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations via Bitpay Knox Custody for Digital Securities Tokensoft, a U.S.-based digital asset security platform, has announced the beta launch of its new Knox Wallet, a […]

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Indian Government Invites Law Firm to Present Suggestions for Cryptocurrency Regulation

Regulation The Indian government has invited lawyers from Nishith Desai Associates to present their suggestions for the country’s crypto regulation. This is in response to the firm’s submission of a proposed regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The suggestions include avoiding prohibition, taking a balanced approach, options for licensing, and self-regulation for the industry. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Suggestions for Crypto Regulation The Indian government invited lawyers from Nishith Desai Associates to present their suggestions for the country’s crypto regulation early […]

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Crypto Lender Genesi Capital Processed $1.1 billion Digital Asset Loans in 2018

Finance Cryptocurrency lender Genesis Capital provided $500 million worth of digital asset loans in the fourth quarter of 2018 alone, soaring almost 100 percent from six months earlier, when the company started its lending business. Altogether, loans reached $1.11 billion for the whole of last year. Also read: Iran in Talks With 8 Countries for use of Cryptocurrency in Financial Transactions Crypto Loans Rose Sharply in Q4 Despite Falling BTC Price According to the U.S. company’s Q4 Digital Asset Lending Snapshot published Jan. 30, the loans were issued […]

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The Wrapped Bitcoin Project Has Officially Launched on Ethereum

News On Jan. 30, a group of cryptocurrency developers and organizations officially launched a project called Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) on the Ethereum network. The ERC20 token is a coin backed by bitcoin core (BTC) reserves and has started trading on several exchange platforms. Also read: A Look at Openbazaar’s Multi-Currency Wallet and Vendor Listings The Introduction of Wrapped Bitcoin Last October, a joint initiative by Bitgo, Kyber Network, and Ren (formerly Republic Protocol), revealed the creation of a new ERC20 token called WBTC. The new tokens are meant […]

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