TRON [TRX] Weekly Wrap-Up – Full Steam Ahead

TRON [TRX] – The TRON main net launch is just 11 days away. This week, the TRON Foundation has been steadily working on bringing in as many exchanges as possible to their token swap that is set to occur in about a month. The list of exchanges that have agreed to support the token swap include: Bibox Binance Bitfinex Bitpie Bittrex Bixin Coinrail Coinnest Gate.io RIGHTBTC Zebpay Many investors are waiting for UpBit, Bithumb, Huobi, Koinex, OKEx, and Bit-Z to join in the mix. Some of the exchanges that have…

Russia and Iran Discuss Potential ‘Crypto Alliance’ to Bypass International Sanctions

Crypto Alliance – Russia and Iran might start using digital currencies, like Bitcoin (BTC), to bypass international sanctions, Russian news source RBC reported yesterday. Both countries are exploring ways to replace the SWIFT interbank payment system and avoid the US dollar transactions said the head of Iranian Parliamentary Commission for Economic Affairs, Mohammad Reza Pourebrahimi. Pourebrahimi met with Dmitry Mezentsev, the Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy, and said that collectively they have “engaged the Central Bank of Iran to start developing proposals for the use of cryptocurrency.” Pourebrahimi…

More Details on Dash and Mobile Wallet Paycent

People are now able to send DASH to mobile numbers in over 200 countries with the Paycent mobile app. Paycent and DASH DASH was made available on Paycent, a hybrid mobile wallet, and a subsidiary of the Singapore-based company Texcent, earlier this month. Other cryptocurrencies that are available through Paycent are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC). In a recent interview with Mark Mason,  Karen Hsu, the Head of Growth at Blockcypher.com, provided additional information into the app and how DASH became a part of the system. Blockcypher is a blockchain web…

Trending Crypto News | May 14 – May 18

The week is over, as is Consensus 2018 and NYC Blockchain Week, so there is a lot to reflect on. Without further adieu, here is this week’s trending crypto news!  Trending Crypto News | May 14 – May 18  Monday  Coins on the crypto markets started Monday both in the green and the red. While Ripple (XRP) found itself up during the day, Cardano (ADA) found itself down.  Monday was the first main day of Consensus 2018, and it was there Ripple (XRP) announced its brand new initiative, deemed the Xpring…

Litecoin News: LTC Being Added to Wallet and dApp Browser Toshi

Toshi adds Litecoin: After listening to its customers, the wallet and dApp browser Toshi is going to be adding Litecoin (LTC) to its platform. Toshi Adds Litecoin One of the most common requests of Toshi was that it expand to other cryptocurrencies. Primarily, Toshi has been focused on Ethereum and Ethereum-based projects but it announced this week that Toshi will finally be adding support for other cryptos – including Litecoin! There’s no release date yet, but the buzz is already flying through the crypto sphere. Charlie Lee summed up the community’s excitement: ……

JP Morgan Creates and Appoints Strategic Director of Crypto Assets

According to a Business Insider report on May 17th, JPMorgan Chase, the leading US banking group and financial services company, recently created and filled a new position— the head of Crypto Assets Strategy. Crypto Assets Strategy Oliver Harris, 29, will assume this new role and report to Umar Farooq – head of blockchain development. Harris will also lead JPMorgan’s internal blockchain project, Quorum, which was tested by JPMorgan Chase and the National Bank of Canada since last month. According to the Business Insider report, Harris will identify and lead new encryption projects…

XRP Weekly Wrap-Up | This Week’s Top Ripple News

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to reflect on all that went on this week. What a week it was, too! Especially for Ripple (XRP). The crypto space saw some major Ripple news surface this week, and it’s important to review it. Why? So we’re in the loop when Monday rolls around.  First, however, let’s look at how Ripple (XRP) is doing today.  Ripple (XRP) Daily Chart  Ripple (XRP) is currently selling for $0.670968. This puts XRP down 2.66% in the past twenty-four hours. Source: CoinMarketCap This is not the…

What is EOS? Block.one Explains EOS Project Through Series of Videos

The EOS team has been releasing videos all week about the project, making it a great time for beginners to check out the EOS blockchain. We’re here to help break things down even further – what is EOS? Let’s find out. Who is Launching the EOS Blockchain? It’s not Block.one, if that’s what you’re thinking. Block.one is the team behind the development of EOS, but, as the first of the EOS videos explains, the EOSIO blockchain can only be launched by communities – not by any centralized organization, which is what…

IOTA News: New Partnerships, Qubic Video Out, Coin Down

IOTA News: It’s yet another sea of red today on the crypto markets. IOTA (MIOTA), ranked as the 8th largest cryptocurrency, is currently down nearly 10%. Why? Likely because of the overall decline that the crypto markets are experiencing. Most major virtual currencies are down.  What happened with IOTA, though? Did the IOTA Foundation announce some IOTA news that didn’t sit well with the market? Let’s see what we can find out.  IOTA (MIOTA) Daily Chart  IOTA (MIOTA) is currently selling for $1.72. This puts the coin down 7.75% in…

Coincheck Plans to Expand into US Market

Monex Inc., the new owner of the cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, has announced that Coincheck will expand into the US. Monex acquired Coincheck back in April, not long after Coincheck experienced one of the largest crypto hacks of all time. Coincheck has been working to recover ever since but hasn’t fully succeeded yet. Now, in the hopes of helping the exchange to recover further, Monex plans to expand Coincheck into the US, reports Bloomberg. Getting over the crypto hack isn’t the only reason Coincheck is expanding into the US, though. The CEO…