Going Beyond the Cryptocurrency Hype with Blockchain

Bitcoin has been on a roller coaster ride in its price, its value reached as high as $20,000 in late 2017 to as low as $6,000 within a time frame of just six months. The highly volatile nature of Bitcoin is certainly a blotch on its reputation and certainly this could be why Goldman Sachs’ head of Global Investment Research, Steve Strongin holds the view that most cryptocurrencies ultimately will not survive in the long run and compares it to the dotcom bubble where only a few companies around that…

Goonhilly and Spacebit Partner To Accelerate Commercial Space Exploration Through Blockchain Technology

Goonhilly Earth Station, the UK satellite communications innovator and space gateway, has today announced that it is collaborating with space blockchain technology pioneers, Spacebit, to develop the use of blockchain technology for space-based data applications and mission deployment. Blockchain technology has the potential to introduce new techniques to accelerate space exploration by creating an ecosystem that fosters access to space data. The partnership is seeking to lower the barrier to entry to access to space communication and application networks. The Goonhilly-Spacebit collaboration, with initial agreement signed at the Farnborough International…

Ripple (XRP) Signs Deal with Bittrex for xRapid Transactions

Ripple (XRP) has just announced that it has signed three major partnerships for xRapid, its product geared towards financial institutions. These Ripple xRapid partnerships will allow the XRP token to be exchanged to and from another currency efficiently. Announced today: Bittrex is the U.S. preferred digital asset exchange for xRapid transactions using #XRP. https://t.co/jqtYG3OeX4 — Bittrex (@BittrexExchange) August 16, 2018 Bittrex & Ripple xRapid Partnerships The popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has just become the ‘preferred’ crypto exchange for xRapid transactions that move through the US Dollar. “Bittrex is one…

EOS, Tron (TRX), & VeChain (VET) Get a Boost

Only a handful of coins in the top 100 cryptocurrencies are seeing losses on the market this morning. After a rough start to August, it seems the market has begun correcting itself again. At press time, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading just below $6,500 and Ethereum has just passed the $300 threshold. EOS, Tron (TRX), and VeChain (VET) are all altcoin gainers today – let’s take a closer look at their prices and latest project updates. Altcoin Gainers Today: EOS EOS was passed by Stellar earlier this week for the fifth largest…

After Months of Waiting, JD.com Launched its Blockchain Platform and Mobile App

JD.com has been busy today. On Friday, the Chinese e-commerce company rolled out two new products: a JD.com blockchain platform and a JD.com app. The latter is the platform’s first use case. Here’s what we know.  JD.com Blockchain Platform: Officially Live  Today, JD.com posted a press release, which stated that the company had not only created a blockchain platform but a mobile application as well. The company decided to both announce and launch the products Friday; this is likely a marketing move to keep the company in the backs of weekend traders’…

Kin Choses 40 Developers to Build its Ecosystem Apps

The Kik mobile messaging service announced back in May 2017, that it would be launching a new cryptocurrency named Kin as the first step to developing its Kin ecosystem; a decentralized ecosystem of digital services. Jump forward to September 2017 where Kik successfully concluded it’s token sale and raised nearly $100 million from across 117 countries.  Now — today, this decentralized ecosystem is truly underway as the company announced its approval of 40 developers to participate in its first ‘Kin Developer Program’. But what is this and what will these developers do?…

UEFA’s New Ticketing System Uses Blockchain Technology

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has made quite the revolutionary announcement today. No, Lionel Messi has not quit football or anything like that, rather the announcement revealed the new UEFA ticketing system. And the new UEFA ticketing system uses blockchain technology. Get in! The UEFA Ticketing System UEFA successfully deployed its new blockchain ticketing system via mobile phones. The system was actually tested first back in May where it was used to sell 50% of the tickets for the 2018 UEFA Europa League final in Lyon and it was successful. ……

Crypto Daily News: Nearly 1 Trillion Dollars Worth of BTC has been Transferred in 2018 & Coinbase Continues to Make Moves

In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we’ll cover the updates of nearly one trillion dollars worth of Bitcoin (BTC) has already been traded in 2018 and Coinbase making steady progress in enhancing its platform. Crypto Daily News: August 16th, 2018 Almost One Trillion Dollars Worth of BTC According to Trustnodes, an estimated $830 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC) has been traded so far this year. Coinmetrics composed the data and removed items that often mess with the price of Bitcoin, including “mixers, self-churn, privacy enhancements, spam, and change outputs.“ “From…

Netcoins NIO listing Announcement picked up by NASDAQ and Bloomberg

Netcoins, a publicly traded company out of Vancouver, Canada recently announced it will list Autonio’s NIO token. As of August 30, 2018, NIO will be available at Netcoins retail locations throughout Australia, Canada, and Europe in addition to their OTC exchange. The listing announcement was recently picked up on both the NASDAQ and Bloomberg newswires. https://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/netcoins-lists-nio-token-by-autonio-20180809-00941 https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2018-08-09/netcoins-lists-nio-token-by-autonio The listing will make Autonio available to thousands of people worldwide, and substantially lower the barrier of entry by adding three ways to purchase NIO with fiat. Once the listing is active, NIO…

BTC Price Indicating a Bullish Trend Reversal? Jim Cramer May Disagree

Two days after Jim Cramer made bearish comments on Bitcoin, the BTC price has started to revive itself. A bullish reversal is not yet confirmed, as Bitcoin would have to break above key resistance for that to happen. However, the BTC price has moved back to above $6,000, which indicates a trend reversal could very well be in progress.  And yet, Cramer has still thrown in the Bitcoin towel. He even did so on the day that Bitcoin crossed a high of $6,259. So what gives? Jim Cramer BTC Price: Who Should…