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5,000 WAVES Prize on Offer: World Series Crypto Trading Contest to be Held on Waves DEX

Waves, a leading blockchain company and Web 3.0 pioneer, became the general sponsor of the World Series trading tournament (WSOC), shortly to be held on Waves DEX. Participation is free, and the winner will receive up to 5,000 WAVES in prize money!

Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Contracts Expected To Launch In July 2019

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt has announced it is moving forward with its plans to launch physically-settled Bitcoin futures contracts. In an announcement on Monday, May 13, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-backed company broke down the product, saying that it would be testing the products this summer.

Bitfinex Raises $1 Billion Via Private Token Sale

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has raised staggering $1 billion through a private sale of its native token LEO, the platform’s chief technology officer Paolo Ardoino‏ announced Monday, May 13.

Blockstream Joins Forces With GoTenna to Send Bitcoin Transactions Without Internet Connection

Blockchain technology company Blockstream has announced it is partnering with goTenna in order to integrate their respective technologies – Blockstream Satellite and TxTenna – enabling people to send Bitcoin transactions without direct internet connections.

Bitcoin Price Soars to $7,500 to Establish New 2019 High

The price of Bitcoin is up more than 25% in the past few days having shortly jumped over $7,500 mark on Sunday, May 12. This is the highest level since early August 2018, with the flagship cryptocurrency setting a new multi-month high for the fifth day in a row now and having rallied for over […]

No Bitcoin Network Re-Org as Binance Falls Victim to $40 Mln Hack

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced May 7 the discovery of a “large scale security breach” leading to malicious actors being able to access user API keys, two-factor authentication codes and “potentially other info.”

Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 Released

Thursday, May 2, saw the official release of Bitcoin Core 0.18.0, the 18th generation of Bitcoin’s original and most popular software client. Overseen by Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan, this latest major release was developed over a span of about six months, by over a hundred contributors, Bitcoin Magazine reports.

Bithumb Crypto Exchange to Expand International Activities After Raising $200 Million Funding

Bithumb, one of the biggest Bitcoin exchanges in , has secured a whopping $200 million in a Series A funding round from the Japan-based ST Blockchain Fund.

LedgerX Could Launch Physically Settled Bitcoin Futures Contracts Ahead of Bakkt

LedgerX, a crypto derivatives provider, is planning to become the first U.S. company to offer physically settled Bitcoin futures contracts. Should they succeed in getting this license, then the firm will beat Bakkt to the first place, another company that has been trying to offer the same product for a while now.

FATF Recommendations Harmful for Crypto Transparency Says Chainalysis

Blockchain analysis company Chainalysis has criticized recent draft document of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), in which the organization gives the national governments recommendations for more effective supervision of crypto transactions.

Blockstack Aims To Raise $50 Million Via SEC’s Regulation A+ Framework

Decentralized computing network Blockstack has applied to the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) to launch a $50 million token sale which — if approved — would be the industry’s first SEC-qualified offering.

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Launches Visa Debit Card for U.K. Customers

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched Coinbase Card, that enables its U.K. customers to pay in-store and online with cryptocurrency. The news was announced in a blog post on April 10.

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