SPV, SPY Mining Producing Empty Blocks on Bitcoin and Ethereum

SPV, SPY Mining Producing Empty Blocks on Bitcoin and Ethereum

Empty blocks, which are blocks that contain no transactions other than the coinbase transaction which generates the block reward, are drastically increasing on the Ethereum network. Before September 2018, there were practically zero empty blocks on Ethereum, but they are now averaging more than 10% of all blocks. The empty block phenomena has been occurring […]

Bitcoin Choppiness Index Can Help Confirm Bottom

Bitcoin Choppiness Index Can Help Confirm Bottom

The choppiness index (CHOP) can be used to determine if the Bitcoin market has stabilized at a bottom and can also be tracked to confirm if a Bitcoin rally or downtrend is starting. CHOP ranges from 0 to 100, with 0 representing directional movement, either upwards or downwards, and 100 representing oscillating movement around a […]

EU Financial Regulator Carves Out €1.1 Million Fund to Monitor Crypto Assets

EU Financial Regulator Carves Out €1.1 Million Fund to Monitor Crypto Assets

Crypto assets and fintech industries are the focus points of an EUR 1.1 million fund set out by the European Union’s financial regulator to monitor these innovations. Objectives The 2019 Annual Work Programme document was published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on 27 September 2018. Within it, the ESMA establishes the need […]

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 28th September to 4th October 2018

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 28th September to 4th October 2018

Europe Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. United Kingdom Minister says blockchain solution for Irish border possible: The UK government is currently embroiled in Brexit negotiations with the rest of Europe and finance […]

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 28th September to 4th October 2018

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 28th September to 4th October 2018

Asia and Australia Welcome to another weekly blockchain news roundup from around the world. Here we present to you all the latest Bitcoin news continent by continent and country by country. South Korea Government expected to reject exchanges status as venture firms: The South Korean government is expected to reject continuing the status of cryptocurrency […]

Seoul Mayor Unveils Broad 5-Year Blockchain Infrastructure Plan

Seoul Mayor Unveils Broad 5-Year Blockchain Infrastructure Plan

Speaking in Zug, Europe’s “Crypto Valley”, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, reaffirmed his campaign promises by announcing a robust plan for blockchain funding and development in the capital city. Blockchain hubs During his Crypto Valley stop on an 11-day European excursion, Park revealed his intentions to foster blockchain technologies in Seoul with a city government fund […]

Crypto Culture Series #2: Art (r)evolution Empowering Artists with Blockchain, Celebrating Bitcoin’s 10th Birthday

Art (r)evolution: Empowering Artists with Blockchain, Celebrating Bitcoin's Tenth Birthday

Crypto Culture a BitcoinNews.com series Part 2: Art (r)evolution in Paris showcases international Bitcoin-themed art In the second installment of the Bitcoin News Crypto Culture Series, we look at Paris’s own cryptocurrency-themed art exhibition, Art (r)evolution, and speak with several of the artists involved. Friday 5 October marks the final day of the cryptocurrency-themed art exhibition in […]

Coinbase Valuation to Potentially Hit $8 Billion

Coinbase Valuation to Potentially Hit $8 Billion

Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in the United States, is about to close a USD 500 million investment deal with Tiger Global that would spike its valuation up to USD 8 billion. In the summer of 2017, prior to the major crypto rally which saw Bitcoin hit USD 20,000 in December 2017, Coinbase was […]

Manhattan Apartment Tokenized on Ethereum Blockchain

Manhattan Apartment Tokenized on Ethereum Blockchain

A USD 30 million apartment complex in the East Village of Manhattan, the center of New York City, has been tokenized on the Ethereum blockchain. This is the first major asset to be cryptographically tokenized on a blockchain in Manhattan’s history, and was made possible through a partnership between Propellr and Fluidity, two companies that […]