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  • Mode to launch its first lending solution for companies holding crypto
    Coin Rivet1 hour ago

    Mode to launch its first lending solution for companies holding crypto

    London. 13th May 2019 – London-based financial services challenger Mode has announced its first product, a crypto-backed lending solution for businesses, is due to launch later this month. It is offering early access rates for customers who sign up by 15th June 2019. Mode aims to become the first fully-regulated, digital-asset bank in the UK, and is actively working to build an ecosystem of products and services that combines the best of traditional and digital finance Its lending solution is flexible, business-first and is aimed at companies that hold Bitcoin and Ether – whether through direct purchase, investment or as payment from clients. It offers loan terms of up to 90 days with further extensions possible and can be repaid The post Mode to launch its first lending solution for companies holding crypto appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • John McAfee goes dark, posts link to Newsweek interview
    Coin Rivet2 hours ago

    John McAfee goes dark, posts link to Newsweek interview

    Earlier this month, we reported cyber security pioneer and crypto advocate John McAfee’s belief that the US government would soon act in order to silence him. “I want you all to know that everything I have done, I have done for the cause of freedom. I want a world in which authorities discover crimes, not manufacture them. A free world,” he told his almost one million Twitter followers. McAfee is on the run from US authorities who earlier this year indicted him, his wife and four members of his staff for tax fraud. And this week a dramatic statement appeared on Twitter. “Developing events have made it necessary for John McAfee to go dark,” someone wrote on his account Thursday. “Please be The post John McAfee goes dark, posts link to Newsweek interview appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • How KYC compliance keeps your cryptocurrency protected
    Coin Rivet3 hours ago

    How KYC compliance keeps your cryptocurrency protected

    The battle between the regulators and the crypto-anarchists is going to be a long one. Now that the Bitcoin genie is out of the bottle and has been since 2008, governments and regulators have been slow to catch up with this new phenomenon. Many of the major exchanges now enforce KYC compliance on their customers, which removes much of the anonymity that cryptocurrency enthusiasts strive for. Those in favour of KYC compliance argue that it ensures customers’ safety, but is this truly the case? What is KYC? Know Your Customer – or KYC as it is often referred to – ensures that cryptocurrency exchanges know precisely who they are dealing with. The process usually involves uploading a selfie, a utility The post How KYC compliance keeps your cryptocurrency protected appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin’s tumble ‘has caused a lot of technical damage’, says analyst
    MarketWatch20 hours ago

    Bitcoin’s tumble ‘has caused a lot of technical damage’, says analyst

    A surge in bitcoin prices that took it well above $8,000 appears to be coming to a halt, as the world’s No.1 crypto asset has faced sudden and sharp selling pressure within the past 24 hours.

  • Six retailers/brands that are all about the blockchain right now
    Coin Rivetyesterday

    Six retailers/brands that are all about the blockchain right now

    Alyx Luxury fashion brand, Alyx, is set to use German blockchain foundation Iota’s DLT solution in the supply chain. Iota’s system will be implemented in partnership with Avery Dennison. Alyx  customers will be able to track the journey of purchased items, from creation to the point of sale, with an app which reads QR codes. Matthew Williams, Creative Director at Alyx, told GQ: “We’re doing a blockchain prototype that shows the raw material to the finished garment. Our brand is about evolution not revolution, so we work on making the things we do better.” Whole Foods Flexa has launched its new payments network, enabling shoppers to spend cryptocurrencies in physical stores. This currently supports Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash, and the The post Six retailers/brands that are all about the blockchain right now appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Why Bitcoin Cash has signed up for Schnorr Signatures
    Coin Rivetyesterday

    Why Bitcoin Cash has signed up for Schnorr Signatures

    Bitcoin Cash has beaten Bitcoin to the punch and has implemented Schnorr Signatures onto its platform first – something its supporters are keen to remind proponents of BTC. However, the hard fork used to implement this upgrade didn’t quite go to plan, with a cyberattack seemingly taking place on the network. It has since recovered and is now working as normal. Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash have a heated history of disagreement, but both appear to agree on the benefits of Schnorr Signatures. Why implement Schnorr Signatures? Schnorr Signatures have been around since the 1980s. However, due to a patent filed on the cryptographic technique by creator Claus Schnorr, the usage of Schnorr Signatures wasn’t widely available until 2008 – coincidentally The post Why Bitcoin Cash has signed up for Schnorr Signatures appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Benzinga2 days ago

    BitStamp Massive Sell Order Could Be Behind The Bitcoin 'Flash Crash'

    Bitcoin is trading at $7,202 after correcting lower 8.7% lower on the day. Bitcoin is currently finding balance following a devastating drop that tested $6,500 from new 2019 highs at $8,370. The market was caught up in Bitcoin’s flash drop leading to a loss of more than $20 billion.

  • Kim Goulde: ‘I realised how globally impactful Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be’
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    Kim Goulde: ‘I realised how globally impactful Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be’

    Mum of two and ex-management consultant Kim Goulde recently sat down with Coin Rivet to discuss her journey from once shrugging off Bitcoin to becoming a full-time HODLer. Kim told Coin Rivet how she first learned about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies from one of her family friends (who’s a plumber) after he asked her to pay him in Bitcoin in 2012 as “he wouldn’t accept cash for a favour”. Seven years ago, she noted how there was “literally not much information about Bitcoin aside from occasional news about the currency being abused by underground criminals. My husband and I were sceptical, so we shrugged it off then.” Fast-forward four years later, and on a trip to Indonesia in 2016 to do The post Kim Goulde: ‘I realised how globally impactful Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be’ appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • BitMEX witnesses $225 million in long liquidations as BTC plunges to $6,400
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    BitMEX witnesses $225 million in long liquidations as BTC plunges to $6,400

    Bitcoin crashed to a low of $6,380 on BitMEX this morning as the original cryptocurrency lost over $10 billion in market cap during a period of flash liquidations on the exchange. BitMEX’s price index is formed using a 50:50 split of the Bitstamp and Coinbase Pro BTC/USD markets. The sell-off seems to have been triggered due to a massive amount of BTC being sold all at once on the crypto exchange Bitstamp. Bitcoin was trading comfortably above $7,800 before the sale of 3,600 BTC (worth around $28 million) wiped just over $1,500 off the price of the decentralised asset to trade at a low of $6,175. Bitstamp just got completely destroyed by the algo. Really can't wait to see if The post BitMEX witnesses $225 million in long liquidations as BTC plunges to $6,400 appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • The Bitcoin Cash subreddits you need to start following
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    The Bitcoin Cash subreddits you need to start following

    If you’re a fan of Bitcoin Cash, you will find a lot of activity over on Reddit. Reddit has become an extremely popular place for many cryptocurrency communities with many announcements and plenty of discussion taking place. The history of the biggest Bitcoin Cash reddit page – r/btc – is an interesting one. Like Bitcoin Cash itself, r/btc split from the traditional r/bitcoin subreddit over claims of censorship stemming from the scaling debate issue. Why was r/btc created? While the scaling debate still rumbles on to this day following the split of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, it was the split of the Bitcoin subreddits that happened first. There are two major cryptocurrency subreddits: r/Bitcoin and r/btc. r/btc was created as The post The Bitcoin Cash subreddits you need to start following appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    Bitcoin plunges back below $8,000 level in cryptocurrency selloff

    Bitcoin remained sharply lower Friday after a rally that had taken it back above the $8,000 level this week appeared to suddenly run out of steam. One bitcoin traded at $7,271.35, according to Coindesk data, down $477.74, or 6.2%, from its level late Thursday afternoon. Bitcoin plunged as low as $6,688.77 around 11 p.m. Eastern on Thursday. It had hit a high well above $8,000 earlier this week, as part of a rally that had seen the digital coin jump more than 100% for the year to date. Just as analysts struggled to find clear-cut explanations for the rally, there was no clear-cut catalyst for the selloff. Some analysts had warned that the accelerating rally left bitcoin vulnerable to a selloff from a technical perspective. Bitcoin's 200-day moving average stood near $4,440, Fawad Razaqzada, analyst at Forex.com, had warned in a Thursday note. The distance between the price and the moving average made bitcoin vulnerable to a drop "as prices do tend to revert to the mean from time to time," he said, noting that bitcoin had become "extremely" overbought.

  • The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price

    Today the price of Bitcoin is US$7332.92; Ethereum is US$239.91; Ripple is US$0.383254; Bitcoin Cash is  US$367.61 and Litecoin is US$88.99. These are the Top 5 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. About the Top 5 cryptocurrencies The top 5 cryptocurrencies are the biggest and most significant cryptocurrencies and constitute the top half of The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Bitcoin In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are. The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying The post The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Benzinga3 days ago

    LTC/USD Rebounds After A Stormy Night

    LTC/USD broke above $100 for the first time in 2019. Litecoin also reacted in tandem recording losses below the rising trendline. The cryptocurrency industry is just coming from a sudden stormy night. ...

  • New crypto and blockchain books just for dummies
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    New crypto and blockchain books just for dummies

    A raft of new ‘For Dummies’ guides are about to hit the world’s bookshelves – all with a cryptocurrency or blockchain theme. Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies, Ethereum For Dummies, and Blockchain For Dummies (Second Edition) will be released between now and July. The subjects are natural progressions for the 28-year-old series which first launched in 1991 with an easy-to-use manual for early computer operating systems, sparking a frenzy for copies of DOS For Dummies. In 1992, Andy Rathbone’s Windows For Dummies became the world’s best-selling computer book, and remains so to this day with more than 15m copies sold. Out now is Kiana Danial’s Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies, which is designed to help the amateur understand and navigate their way The post New crypto and blockchain books just for dummies appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • $84 million BTC short position closed on the Bitfinex exchange
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    $84 million BTC short position closed on the Bitfinex exchange

    Hong Kong-based crypto exchange Bitfinex saw a short position worth around $84 million (10,500 BTC) closed on Thursday as the long/short dynamics on the major exchange dropped from 52% short to under 40% in a matter of minutes. The 12% change in the long/short ratio can be seen as a bullish switch in sentiment as the total number of margin shorts has fallen from an early May high of 32,000 BTC to its current level of just under 17,000. The $130 million in total margin short interest is trading in the BTC/USDT market, which has a verified volume of close to $200 million of trading action every day. $84 million short closed on Bitfinex #BTCUSD $BTCUSD #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/5vUSzsuyjL — Nawaz The post $84 million BTC short position closed on the Bitfinex exchange appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Gemini exchange adds hardware wallet support via WebAuthn
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    Gemini exchange adds hardware wallet support via WebAuthn

    Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini is now offering support for hardware security keys via WebAuthn. The new feature will allow customers to use a hardware wallet, MacOS TouchID, and even Windows Hello as a two-factor authentication (2FA) method when signing in to a Gemini account. The US-based exchange has claimed that it is “the world’s first crypto exchange and custodian to support the WebAuthn security protocol”. Protecting our customer’s assets is always our highest priority. Today, we’re raising the #crypto bar even higher — Gemini customers can now use hardware security keys — USB keys, @apple TouchID, and @microsoft Windows Hello as 2FA credentials: https://t.co/JChyrPFmFi — Gemini (@Gemini) May 15, 2019 Using hardware security keys via WebAuthn to secure your Gemini account The post Gemini exchange adds hardware wallet support via WebAuthn appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • This app lets you use bitcoin at Whole Foods, Nordstrom and other retailers
    Yahoo Finance4 days ago

    This app lets you use bitcoin at Whole Foods, Nordstrom and other retailers

    Payment network Flexa has an app called Spedn that lets you use cryptocurrency to shop at stores. Flexa co-founder and CEO Tyler Spalding talked to Yahoo Finance’s On the Move about the app.

  • Crypto trading volume hits $100 billion on CoinMarketCap.com
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    Crypto trading volume hits $100 billion on CoinMarketCap.com

    Daily trading volume across all cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap.com has eclipsed the psychological $100 billion level over the last couple of days. Going back to the last major cryptocurrency bull run in early 2018, daily trading volume was hovering around the $50-$60 billion range, while the total market capitalisation was over $800 billion for all crypto assets. Today’s new trading volume high is based on a fraction of that total market cap however, as the market value currently stands at $243 billion. If you look at the market cap to volume ratio comparison between now and the last major bull run, the market looks to be in a much healthier place given that it takes approximately two-and-a-half days to turn over The post Crypto trading volume hits $100 billion on CoinMarketCap.com appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • What the bitcoin derivative markets are telling us
    The Block4 days ago

    What the bitcoin derivative markets are telling us

    Macro UpdateEarlier this week our research highlighted institutional flows into the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (only qualified accredited investors can invest directly in GBTC with a minimum investment of $50,000) reaching an all-time high.The post What the bitcoin derivative markets are telling us appeared first on The Block.

  • Blockstream reveals tokenised securities platform for the Liquid Network
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    Blockstream reveals tokenised securities platform for the Liquid Network

    Blockstream has announced the upcoming release of a new tokenised securities platform that can be used by businesses issuing security tokens directly on top of the firm’s custom-built Liquid Network. In a press release shared with Coin Rivet, the team said: “The Liquid Securities platform marks the first Liquid-based product to be launched by Blockstream, and is a major step in commercialising the fast-growing inter-exchange settlement network.” Blockstream went on to outline how “issuers can use the Liquid Securities platform to handle issuance and token management” for their potential clients. The team detailed how the Liquid Securities platform can provide a simple interface for businesses to issue, manage, and monitor the usage of their security tokens, saying: “Rules for token The post Blockstream reveals tokenised securities platform for the Liquid Network appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Benzinga4 days ago

    BTC/USD: Bullish Consolidation Around $8,000 As Markets Digest The SEC Decision

    The SEC decision on Bitwise's Bitcoin ETF served as a trigger for the sell-off. The four-hour chart shows a bullish outlook. The US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has decided to postpone its ruling on a request for another Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) for Bitcoin.

  • Crypto lending platform for business launches this month
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    Crypto lending platform for business launches this month

    London-based financial services firm Mode has announced its first product – a crypto-backed lending platform for businesses – will launch later this month. The company is aiming to become the UK’s first fully-regulated digital-asset bank as it works on building an ecosystem of products and services designed to bridge the gap between digital and traditional finance. The service is aimed at companies which hold Bitcoin and Ethereum – whether through direct purchase, investment, or as payment from clients. Terms of up to 90 days are offered, with further extensions possible which can be repaid at any time without incurring fees. Mode is a subsidiary of fintech group R8 – an umbrella organisation over Mode and sister company JGOO, which is The post Crypto lending platform for business launches this month appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Cryptocurrency market update: To the moon?
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    Cryptocurrency market update: To the moon?

    At the time of writing, the positive momentum in the crypto markets is roaring on. I can’t really say how or where the rally started. My personal bet is that it started with the Bitfinex controversy, which was in fact welcomed by a great deal of the crypto-community. Bitcoin has since broken past the $6,000, $7,000, and $8,000 levels with ease. . @bitfinex is able to raise 1b USDt in 10 days, in a private sale. Private companies, giants in our industry and outside, made investments for > 100m each. A legion of inside and outside users made investments for > 1m each. — Paolo Ardoino (@paoloardoino) May 13, 2019 According to Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino, $1 billion of fresh The post Cryptocurrency market update: To the moon? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Why this 20-year-old bitcoin trader who says he turned $1,000 into $3.7M isn't selling
    Yahoo Finance Video3 days ago

    Why this 20-year-old bitcoin trader who says he turned $1,000 into $3.7M isn't selling

    Bitcoin continuing to hold around $8k. The world's largest cryptocurrency by market cap has surged 50% to start the month - and some big name crypto players have been quick to declare this the end of the so-called crypto winter. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman & Kristin Myers, along with BigEyedWish Founder Ian Wishingrad discuss with 20-year-old crypto trader Erik Finman.

  • New app lets you shop at several major retailers using bitcoin
    Yahoo Finance Video4 days ago

    New app lets you shop at several major retailers using bitcoin

    After teaming with the likes of Whole Foods, Gamestop and Nordstrom, Flexa Co-Founder and CEO Tyler Spalding explains how Flexa works to Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman, and Cornell Capital Partner Ann Berry.