Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) Make Moves in the Shadows

The cryptocurrency market is currently sitting just above $210 billion this morning. While mainstream media is heavily focused on cannabis at the moment, blockchain companies are still making moves in the background. Today, we’ll take a closer look at Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC) and the latest advancements with the two projects. Ripple (XRP) Ripple and XRP are often confused as the same and are often grouped together because what Ripple the company does ultimately affects/influences the price of XRP. Less than a month ago, Ripple revamped its website to…

Ethereum (ETH): Ethereum Foundation Hands Out Over $3 Million in Awards

The Ethereum (ETH) Foundation has just announced its fourth set of grants given out to 20 individuals and groups working on the Ethereum blockchain. [Blog] Ethereum Foundation Grants Update – Wave IV #ethereum #grants https://t.co/Xw39mmIX93 pic.twitter.com/gu0csjFlNk — Ethereum (@ethereum) October 15, 2018 Ethereum (ETH) Grants According to the official press release, the total amount of the fourth round of awards was just over $3 million USD. >> TRON (TRX) ‘Partnership’ with Baidu has Nothing to Do with Blockchain In the announcement, the Ethereum Foundation expresses its gratitude to members of…

Top Coins Today: Tezos and DigixDAO Lead the Pack

According to coinmarketcap.com, there are two top coins today. In the top 100, leading the pack and standing out for their double-digit gains are Tezos and DigixDAO. In 24 hours, both coins have increased almost 17%. So what’s going on with these two? Top Coins: Tezos and DigixDAO This morning, Tezos began listing on European exchange Kraken. The news has seen the coin increase nearly 17% in the 24-hour period. That is some gain. The 18th largest coin by market cap, Tezos (XTZ), began trading at 11:00 ET. To allay…

World Crypto Con: Get Ready for WCC with Us!

Welcome to World Crypto Con! World Crypto Con, or WCC, is an opportunity for industry leaders to share their exciting new crypto and blockchain projects to the world. People who have an in-depth understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as well as those who are clueless, can learn something at WCC. Welcome to a new way to look at cryptocurrency. World Crypto Con will be running from October 31st to November 2nd in wild Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Aria Hotel and Casino. With over 75 keynote speakers and more than 150…

Four New Stablecoins on OKEx—Find Out What They Are Here!

Starting today, there will be new stablecoins on OKEx! The third biggest crypto exchange by market cap announced that it is adding four US dollar-backed stablecoins to its platform. Four New Stablecoins on OKEx Let’s catch up. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that are backed on a one-for-one basis with a fiat currency. For example: if a stablecoin is backed by the US dollar, then every one stablecoin can be traded equally for one US dollar. So, as their namesake suggests, stablecoins provide just that—stability. Stablecoins are ideal for investors who worry about…

Bithumb Sells $350 Million Stake in Its Cryptocurrency Exchange

Bithumb, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea by its daily trade volume, has sold more than 38 percent of its ownership to a blockchain consortium in Singapore, Coindesk Korea reported this morning. The stake was sold for 400 billion won, or $350 million USD. Stake Sold Bithumb signed the deal on October 11th with BK Global Consortium. BK Global Consortium is a blockchain investment firm that was formed by BK Global, a plastic surgery medical group in Singapore. BTC Holdings Company currently owns 76 percent of Bithumb’s equity…

A Crypto PayPal? UTRUST Will Make Crypto Online Transactions the Everyday Norm

A Swedish company wants to make crypto online transactions as simple and as safe as using PayPal. But can such a feat be accomplished in such a volatile marketplace? Crypto Online Transactions The cryptocurrency market is still considered to be in its infancy, and many skeptics believe that, as a currency, it is hard to spend it day-to-day. Proof of this issue is that only 2% of online retailers accept crypto despite the increase in adoption for traders and businesses alike. Fear remains surrounding the volatile nature of a crypto’s price.…

Coinbase Japan: Exec Says Crypto Crackdown in Country is a Good Thing

Major US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said Japan’s tighter regulations towards cryptocurrency would give it an advantage, signaling the company’s confidence in securing the regulatory approval for Coinbase Japan. Japan has been long considered a crypto friendly country, compared to its neighbor China. The country has had a large pool of retail investors interested in blockchain technology and crypto and light-touch government policies. Due to high-profile hacks, Japan has decided to increase its regulatory oversight over the cryptocurrency industry. Coinbase Japan Mike Lempres, Chief Policy Officer at Coinbase, told the NIKKEI…

Ripple (XRP) and TRON (TRX) Prices Slide Despite Major Progress

The cryptocurrency market is trading in the red again today. Bitcoin (BTC) has just dipped below the $6,600 mark and Ethereum (ETH) is trading just above $225. Both Ripple (XRP) and TRON (TRX) are sliding down today, despite both announcing major news regarding their projects recently. Let’s take a closer look at Ripple and TRON and their latest project advancements. Ripple (XRP) Ripple concluded its Swell 2018 conference last week in San Francisco. #SwellbyRipple is a wrap for 2018! Thanks to all those who joined us in SF, and for…

Binance Listing Fees: Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Will Donate All Fees to Charity

Binance, the top cryptocurrency trading platform by its daily trade volume, just made a big announcement regarding its Binance listing fees. .@cz_binance on solving The #LastMile Issue, ensuring transparency in #charity, and calling developers to help design @BinanceBCF‘s new donation tracking platform. https://t.co/5FGoQbUbfx — Binance (@binance) October 9, 2018 Binance Listing Fees Changpeng Zhao, Binance’s Founder, said that he wrote down the Blockchain Charity Foundation four years ago, but wasn’t able to execute it at the time. With Binance’s catastrophic growth last year, it seems the founder believes now is the perfect…