Category: Cryptocurrencies

Winklevoss’ Gemini Crypto Exchange Secures Insurance Coverage for Custodied Assets

Cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) has secured insurance coverage for custodied digital assets from lending services firm Aon, according to a press release published Oct. 3. Founded in 2014 in New York by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Gemini is now the 50th largest digital currency exchange by 24 hour adjusted trade […]

Google’s Ban of Obfuscated Code From Web Store Extensions Likely to Affect Cryptojackers

Google’s new restrictions on Chrome Web Store extensions introduced Monday, October 1, are likely to affect cryptojackers. In a blog post, Google confirmed that as of now, Chrome extensions submitted to the Web Store would not be allowed if they contained “obfuscated” code. Aside from the security implications, obfuscated code, which the post describes as […]

Lacklustre Markets See Bitcoin Dip Below $6,600, Top Altcoins See Minor Losses

Monday, October 1: crypto markets today are shaky and largely red, with Ripple (XRP) losing the most among the large-market-cap coins and most altcoins hit with modest losses on the day, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is down just over half a percent on the day, trading around $6,550 […]

Stellar-Based Zero-Fee Decentralized Crypto Exchange StellarX Is Now Fully Launched

StellarX, a Stellar-based zero-fee decentralized crypto exchange has left its beta phase and was fully launched Friday, September 28. The launch was announced in a blog post by Interstellar, the company behind the platform. The exchange, originally announced in July this year, is based on Stellar’s (XLM) universal marketplace. Stellar is an open-source protocol for […]

South Korean Government to Exclude Sale, Brokerage of Digital Assets from Venture Business

South Korean cabinet ministers have agreed to exclude digital assets trading companies from venture business classification, Business Korea reported September 27.   Back in August, the country’s Ministry of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Startups (MSS) had already excluded cryptocurrency exchanges from legislation governing venture businesses, Cointelegraph reported. During the recent cabinet meeting held […]

DLT and AI Task Force Chairman Calls on Government to Tokenize Economy

Kenyan Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence task force chairman Bitange Ndemo has said that the government should tokenize the economy, local news outlet The Star reported September 25. The taskforce was established in March by the government of the Republic of Kenya in order to evaluate proposals on how to deploy blockchain technology in the […]

Crypto Markets See Mixed Signals, Ethereum Beats Ripple by Market Cap

Saturday, September 22: crypto markets have seen a mix of red and green, with Ethereum (ETH) having passed Ripple (XRP) to come back to be ranked the second top cryptocurrency by market cap, according to CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 After surging up to $6,809 earlier today, Bitcoin (BTC) is slightly down over the past […]

Celsius Network to Manage Funds for United Nations Initiative

Decentralized lending and borrowing platform Celsius Network will manage the Sustainable Development Goals Impact Fund (SDG Impact Fund) within the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals initiative, according to a press release published September 21. The Sustainable Development Goals is an international program focused on bringing a “better and more sustainable future for all.” It addresses […]

Crypto Payment Gateway Supports Largest Global Meditation, Waives Fees for Users Who Help

CoinPayments.net, a platform for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) crypto payments, reported to Cointelegraph that they will be partnering with the nonprofit Unify.org for World Peace Weekend. From Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, the charitable nonprofit campaign will empower over 1300 events all over the world, including the largest global meditation of millions of people for […]