Bitpay Users Can Now Purchase Crypto With Fiat In-App

On January 23, the cryptocurrency payment firm Bitpay announced it will be allowing customers to purchase digital assets using the Bitpay platform. The Atlanta-based company partnered with fiat-to-crypto payment processor Simplex to offer the crypto purchasing experience. Bitpay says the latest feature will provide an “all-in-one solution” for cryptocurrency-related activities. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Partners With Mecon Cash, Enabling Withdrawal at ATMs Across South Korea Bitpay App Now Allows Crypto Purchases Bitpay has been a leading cryptocurrency payment processor since the firm was founded in 2011 by Stephen Pair and Tony…

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SEC Goes Head-to-Head With Telegram, Makes a Guinea Pig of TON

A new debate emerges over the nature of digital assets and if they should be treated separately from the circumstances of their offering and sale. Earlier this week, the Chamber of Digital Commerce went ahead and filed an amicus brief for the ongoing court hearing taking place between Telegram — one of the world’s most widely used encrypted messenger services — and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In its most basic sense, an amicus brief is a legal document that provides non-litigants with the right to submit their…

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Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to France

Alexander Vinnik, the Russian-born IT specialist who spent over two years in detention in Greece, where he was arrested on a U.S. warrant, is now in Paris. The alleged BTC-e operator, suspected of laundering at least $4 billion through the now defunct crypto exchange, has been handed over to France after the Greek judiciary turned down a plea against his extradition. Also read: Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Raises $700,000 in Crypto Donations From a Greek Hospital to a French On Thursday, law enforcement officials took Alexander Vinnik from a Greek…

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Is Tron’s DApp Market Dependent on Gambling?

Tron’s protocol predominantly runs gambling DApps, showing a possible lack of interest in other network use cases at present. Tron has made a name for itself in the crypto asset space and DApp world, although a huge portion of the protocol’s transactions rely on the gambling industry. A hefty 17 of the top 25 most-used Tron DApps fall in the gambling category on DappRadar’s list of most popular Tron protocol-based DApps. Top 25 lists The eight non-gambling Tron-based DApps on the list fall in several other categories, such as High-Risk,…

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Research Firm and Environmental Watch Dog Test World’s First Air Quality Ledger

Citing inadequate weather data collection, an international partnership is testing an air quality ledger and trying to stem a global crisis. Citing the inadequate weather data collection, an international partnership is testing the world’s first air quality ledger and trying to stem a global crisis. Air quality as public health crisis PlanetWatch announced earlier today the battle-testing of air quality monitors linked to research firm Algorand’s blockchain. “It is currently operating in several Italian cities (fixed installations and mobile ones on trolleys and buses), plus a long-term installation test in…

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ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants

Covantis, a blockchain initiative backed by global agribusiness giants like Cargill, has selected ConsenSys as a technology partner. Covantis, a blockchain initiative backed by global agribusiness giants like Cargill, has selected major Ethereum-focused firm ConsenSys as a technology partner. Within the partnership, ConsenSys will build an Ethereum-based blockchain platform to digitize the post-trade finance industry and bring efficiencies and cost savings to the international agribusiness supply chain, Covantis said in a Jan. 23 press release. Four agribusiness giants established the initiative in 2018, while Covantis’ name came out months ago…

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Effect of CME Futures Options on BTC Price Depends on Halving

CME’s recent launch of BTC options on futures is already generating significant volume, but will it have any effect on Bitcoin’s price? CME Group launched new Bitcoin options on Jan. 14, which was revealed by the company’s global head of equity products Tim McCourt. The introduction of crypto options by a derivatives heavyweight in CME will further uplift the institutional infrastructure supporting the asset class. Over the long term, investors generally anticipate improvements in the infrastructure surrounding Bitcoin (BTC) to have a positive impact on the cryptocurrency market. CME Bitcoin…

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How to Obscure Bitcoin Cash Transaction Data by Leveraging Cashfusion

Bitcoin Cash developers recently released the alpha software for Cashfusion, a privacy-preserving feature added to the Electron Cash wallet. During the last week, crypto proponents and developers have been testing the protocol regularly in order to find issues and provide the Cashfusion team with feedback. News.Bitcoin.com tested the alpha version of Cashfusion so readers can get a glimpse at how the feature works and how you can fuse transactions on your own. Also read: How to Create Custom SLP Tokens With the Bitcoin.com Mint Cashfusion Privacy: A New Realm of…

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UK’s Lancashire Cricket Club Now Uses Blockchain Platform to Sell Tickets

The UK’s legendary Lancashire Cricket Club will sell tickets for all domestic and international fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford in 2020 through a blockchain-based platform. The United Kingdom’s legendary Lancashire Cricket Club will sell tickets for all domestic and international fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford in 2020 through a blockchain-based platform. In a news release on Jan. 24, the club revealed that it will use a blockchain-powered mobile tickets platform dubbed TIXnGO. The platform has been jointly developed with Lancashire’s ticketing service provider, SecuTis, and was successfully tested during the…

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Two Veteran Traders See Bullish Signs With Bitcoin Rebounding to $8.5K

Bitcoin held $8.2K, leading to an oversold bounce that produced a 3.97% gain but now the price is struggling to push through the 50-EMA as $8.5K presents resistance. Bitcoin (BTC) bulls are attempting to start the weekend on the good foot by pushing the price to $8,500 and above. Bitcoin daily price chart. Source: Coin360 In the past 24 hours, Bitcoin price bounced off the 200-day moving average (DMA) at $8,200 and, as suggested earlier, an oversold bounce on the shorter time frame provided traders with the opportunity to buy…

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