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Bitcoin Coders Send International Lightning Payment Over Ham Radio

Bitcoin Coders Send International Lightning Payment Over Ham Radio

In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind transaction, two developers working in separate countries have successfully sent a bitcoin lightning payment over radio waves. Organized over Twitter this past weekend, the transaction was sent by Rodolfo Novak, co-founder of bitcoin hardware startup CoinKite, to developer and Bloomberg columnist Elaine Ou. The completed payment effectively moved real bitcoin from […]

$404 Million to $100 Million: GSR to Cut Overstock tZERO Investment By 75%

$404 Million to $100 Million: GSR to Cut Overstock tZERO Investment By 75%

A long-awaited capital infusion for Overstock and its tZERO security token platform has been delayed again – and significantly downsized. GSR Capital, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, was supposed to close the $404 million investment on Feb. 28. But on Friday, Overstock said the deal had not closed, and the parties are now in talks for a much smaller […]

Facebook Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency in First Half of 2019: NYT Report

Facebook Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency in First Half of 2019: NYT Report

Facebook is talking to exchanges about potentially listing a cryptocurrency. That’s the main finding from a New York Times story published Thursday on several efforts to introduce native cryptocurrencies to widely used messaging platforms. The Times reports that Signal and Telegram are also planning to roll out tokens over the next 12 months. Citing “four people briefed […]

Winklevoss Exchange Gemini Shuts Down Accounts Over Stablecoin Redemptions

Winklevoss Exchange Gemini Shuts Down Accounts Over Stablecoin Redemptions

Two over-the-counter trading desks say their accounts at Gemini, the crypto exchange founded by U.S. investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, were abruptly closed without explanation over attempts to redeem GUSD, the company’s stablecoin first introduced in September. The claims leveled against Gemini by the OTC desks, relayed under anonymity due to fears of reputational damage, […]

Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

Ethereum Devs Propose Activating Constantinople Hard Fork in Late February

Ethereum core developers have proposed activating Constantinople – a planned system-wide upgrade that was called off earlier this week – in late February. Also called a hard fork, Constantinople is now estimated by developers to go live some time between Feb. 26 and Feb. 28, with a block number to be determined at a future […]

LedgerX Launches ‘Bitcoin Fear Index’ to Track Price Volatility

LedgerX Launches ‘Bitcoin Fear Index’ to Track Price Volatility

LedgerX thinks cryptocurrency traders should be able to assess bitcoin’s volatility. And, taking a leaf out of the stock market’s book, the derivatives trading platform has built an index to track this benchmark. The company announced Monday that it was launching the LedgerX Volatility Index (LXVX), which will track the expected volatility for bitcoin. The […]

US Bill Filed To Exempt Bitcoin From Securities Law

US Bill Filed To Exempt Bitcoin From Securities Law

In the US state of Colorado, two lawmakers have recently introduced legislation which looks to exempt cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and other digital tokens from securities law. Late last week, the Republican Jack Tate and the Democrat Stephen Fenberg both filed a bill called the “Colorado Digital Token Act”. This act proposes that digital tokens with […]

Token Exchange to Enable Trading of Nasdaq-Listed Companies

Token Exchange to Enable Trading of Nasdaq-Listed Companies

A Nasdaq-powered crypto startup plans to let its clients indirectly purchase shares of major firms through a token-based platform. Estonia-based DX.Exchange announced Thursday that it would launch its trading platform on Jan. 7, allowing its clients to purchase crypto tokens representing shares in different tech firms listed on the Nasdaq exchange. Customers will be able […]