Coinfloor Turns to Trading Technologies to Monitor Market Manipulation

Coinfloor, a cryptocurrency exchange that operates multiple subsidiary exchanges, is joining hands with Trading Technologies International, Inc., a leading trading software provider. The organization will utilize the software company’s TT Score machine-learning technology so executives can examine and monitor suspicious activity occurring on their exchanges. Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine, Morgan Trinkaus, product manager at Trading ...

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HTC Says Blockchain Phone Exodus Will Be Released Later This Year

Computer manufacturing company HTC says it is on the verge of releasing its upcoming blockchain phone, Exodus, which was first announced in May of 2018. Chief crypto officer at HTC Phil Chen leads the company’s blockchain and cryptocurrency initiatives. Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine, he commented that the phone should be available to digital currency enthusiasts by the end of the ...

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Blockchain Startup Launches Platform for Risk-Managed ICO Investments

CoinMirror, a Berlin-based startup, is launching the public beta of its platform for ICO investments on the Ethereum mainnet today, July 18, 2018. The platform seeks to provide investment opportunities to investors regardless of available capital. Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine, CoinMirror co-founder Sebastian Hoffmann stated, “We came up with CoinMirror to democratize investing by providing access and education. We want ...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Head-and-Shoulders Reversal Pushes New Highs

In our previous discussion, a strong possibility for a retest of the low volume spring was noted as the market was beginning the early stages of an inverted head-and-shoulders (H/S) reversal (sometimes called a head-and-shoulders bottom). A couple days ago, shortly after testing the left shoulder of the head-and-shoulders reversal (H/S), the market reacted strongly and the price jumped several ...

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Op Ed: Addressing the Threat of Cryptomining Malware

One major class of attacks to hit the hacking landscape recently is cryptomining. While cryptomining on its own supports a good cause when being done consciously, it also allows nefarious actors to make a lot of money fast, and, with the sheer number of cryptocurrencies available to mine, it is becoming a popular choice for attackers. The technique essentially involves ...

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Stronghold and IBM Collaborate to Launch FDIC-Insured Stablecoin on Stellar

Stronghold, a cryptocurrency trading platform housed by Stellar, is launching a stablecoin on its parent network’s blockchain in collaboration with IBM. Stronghold USD will be backed with “one-to-one U.S. dollars per coin,” according to an official press release, and held in an account with Nevada-based Prime Trust, the same trust company that banks for the stablecoin TrueUSD. The stablecoin is ...

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[promoted] Earning Bitcoin From the Sun

There are over 600 million Africans living without electricity despite an abundance of sunshine and hundreds of thousands of solar projects on the drawing board. Now, Sun Exchange, a South Africa-based startup, has developed a solution to Africa’s solar electrification dilemma centered on the intersection of three fast-growing technologies: blockchain, crowd-sourcing and solar photovoltaics. Sun Exchange has combined and synergized ...

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Beyond the Classroom: The Rise of University Blockchain Labs

As the cryptocurrency industry matures and public interest heightens, blockchain research and educational efforts have made their way into the halls of some of the world’s leading universities. Courses on cryptocurrency finance, blockchain development and related law are developing into serious avenues of study. They’re academia’s response to a formerly stigmatized space’s debut into mainstream culture, a formal and accredited ...

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Future Analysts Will Be Tested on Cryptocurrencies in New CFA Curriculum

As the crypto market continues to meld into the realm of traditional finance, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute is taking notice — so much so that the organization is adding cryptocurrency and blockchain sections to its 2019 certification exams. The additions will be included in the institute’s Level I and II curricula, and the material will be a subsection ...

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Malta-based STASIS Launches New Euro-Backed Stablecoin

Malta-based tokenization platform STASIS has launched EURS, a stablecoin backed by the Euro. EURS, aiming to be the biggest “fully verified and collateralized stablecoin” in the world, launched with a $100 million pre-launch order book which is expected to hit $500 million by year’s end. Similar to Tether, EURS is fiat-collateralized. Each stablecoin unit is backed by a corresponding unit ...

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