No Connection Required: How One Dev Sent Bitcoin While Off the Grid

Following a partnership between Samourai Wallet and goTenna, which now allows users to send bitcoin transactions offline, one developer in New Zealand is staying ahead of the curve. Detailing the feat in a series of tweets, Rigel Walshe used a $27 entry level, Android smartphone and four goTennas (portable devices used to create off-grid radio signals) to successfully send ...

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Class Action Suits Launched Against Cryptocurrency Mining Investment Company

The law offices of Pomerantz LLP in New York have filed a series of civil suits against MGT Capital Investment and its executive officers on behalf of several of the trading firm’s past or present customers. The suits allege that between October 9, 2015 and September 7, 2018, the company violated laws set forth by the Securities Exchange Act of ...

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Class Action Suits Launched Against Cryptocurrency Mining Investment Company

The law offices of Pomerantz LLP in New York have filed a series of civil suits against MGT Capital Investment and its executive officers on behalf of several of the trading firm’s past or present customers. The suits allege that between October 9, 2015 and September 7, 2018, the company violated laws set forth by the Securities Exchange Act of ...

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Canadian Blockchain Company Sees Opportunity in Newly Legalized Cannabis

Like Walmart with pork from China and Maersk with shipping containers, DMG Blockchain Solutions (DMG) is hoping to be the first global supply chain company to manage cannabis products on the blockchain, initially in Canada — and then around the world. Canada’s legalization of cannabis came into effect today on October 17, 2018, and Vancouver-based DMG Blockchain Solutions is poised ...

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With New Exchange Listings and Demand, New Stablecoins See Pegs Broken

Fresh on the market, the industry’s newest batch of stablecoins is having trouble striking a price balance. Amidst news of listings on Huobi and OKEx, two of the industry’s largest exchanges, TrueUSD (TUSD), Gemini USD (GUSD), the Paxos Standard (PAX) and Circle’s USD Coin (USDC) have all risen well above their pegs. Following the fiat-collateralized model pioneered by Tether (USDT), ...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Consolidation Forecasts $3,500 Move

A strong round of buys hit the market this weekend as unsubstantiated rumors began to circle surrounding Tether and Bitfinex’s potential insolvency. I won’t be going into the details surrounding the allegations because, like I said, they are nothing more than unsubstantiated rumors. However, the effects of the rumors did not go unnoticed. Tether, a stablecoin and dollar-backed token, began ...

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Ethereum Foundation Issues $3 Million in New Grants

The Ethereum Foundation has awarded a total of $2.86 million to 20 different projects in Wave IV of its Grant Program. Announced at the beginning of 2018, the foundation began the new year with a resolution to fund promising projects that develop on Ethereum. Since the program’s launch, the foundation has committed over $14 million to 72 projects, the majority ...

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Huobi Joins OKEx, Adds Four New Stablecoins

Huobi Global has announced its decision to list four USD-pegged stablecoins by the end of the week. In a support notice published on its platform, the company noted that users will be able to make deposits for Paxos Standard Token (PAX), True USD (TUSD), Circle’s (USDC), and Gemini exchange’s (GUSD) on its exchange starting from Friday, October 19, 2018 (GMT ...

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Reshape Blockchain Security With BlockSafe Technologies – [BTC Media Sponsor]

In today’s rapidly advancing world of blockchain innovation, it’s no secret that cryptocurrency wallets, exchanges and enterprise platforms are targets for nefarious activity. Underscoring this threat are three notable hacks and accompanying losses for investors in recent history: Mt. Gox (650,000 BTC lost), Bitfinex (120,000 BTC lost) and DAO Ethereum ($50 million lost).  At the epicenter of efforts to thwart ...

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BlockFi Now Offers Litecoin and Gemini Stablecoin-Backed Loan Options

Crypto-to-USD lender BlockFi has announced that it will support loans backed by both Litecoin and Gemini’s recent stablecoin token GUSD. This is the first time the company is expanding to accept collateral in one of the crypto industry’s top-10 assets besides bitcoin and ether. In addition, BlockFi is also the first crypto-backed lender to support loans backed by GUSD. Founded ...

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