Cardano Founder Charles Hoskinson Unveils New Smart Contract Tools

IOHK, a leading blockchain research and development firm, announced two tools developed by a world-leading team for writing smart contracts for the Cardano blockchain. The apps are called Plutus and Marlowe and were launched in test format at the first PlutusFest conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. These powerful tools will enable start-ups, the financial services and …

Bitcoin SV Joins Top Cryptocurrency Ranks after Climbing 48% in a Week

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. The hash war between the Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV camps have officially come to an end. But the one that conceded defeat surprisingly gained more than the one that won. …

Tether Refutes Bloomberg, Reassures Investors Crypto Isn’t Manipulated

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Leonardo Real, the chief compliance officer of Tether LLC, believes an organized campaign established by many publications is targeting crypto token Tether (USDT) and its partner banks. In an interview with Cryptonews, the Tether executive reaffirmed that its stablecoin known as USDT is fully backed by the US dollar, citing the attestation …

Just a Ripple? XRP Price Hits One-Month High But Eyes Correction

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Ripple (XRP) on Tuesday established a bullish setup after rising more than 10 percent against the US dollar. The pair broke above the October peak to set a new one-month high at 0.569-fiat. It was previously stuck in a narrow trading range for multiple weeks amidst lower volatility. While the lack of bias-defining …

Swiss Bank Helps Clients Participate in ICOs

Here’s something we don’t hear every day: a Swiss bank has opted to enable its clients to participate in initial coin offerings easily. The bank, Swissquote, has previously allowed customers to trade in cryptos. This is, to say the least, an unusual service for a fiat banking institution. Additionally, Swissquote offers traditional FOREX trading and …

0x Surges 30% After Coinbase Listing, Which Crypto is Next?

0x (ZRX), better known as the 0x protocol, experienced a 30 percent increase in value within mere minutes after Coinbase, the world’s largest crypto brokerage, officially integrated ZRX. In an official announcement, Dan Romero, Coinbase vice president and Coinbase Consumer general manager, wrote: “Starting today, Coinbase supports ZRX at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android …

Venezuelans Must Pay Passport Fees with Petro Cryptocurrency: Govt.

Starting next week, Venezuelans will have to pay their passport fees with the petro, the controversial state-supported cryptocurrency that is allegedly backed by oil. This was announced in a press conference on Friday, Oct. 5, by the country’s vice president, Delcy Rodriguez, ahead of the coin’s official launch in November. This follows a similar press …

U.K. Exchange Launches GBP-Pegged Cryptocurrency

The London Block Exchange has announced the launch of a GBP-pegged cryptocurrency stablecoin called LBXPeg. In a statement posted on its website, LBX revealed that the so-called “cryptopound” will be tied to the value of GBP held in an auditable U.K. bank account on a 1:1 basis. Speaking to Business Insider ahead of the launch, LBX CEO, …

Tether Transactions Resume Following Incident with Omni API

Tether (USDT), the eighth-largest cryptocurrency and the second most-traded coin behind bitcoin, is functioning as normal following an incident with the engine that feeds data from the underlying Omni protocol to the platform’s hosted node services. For approximately eight hours on Monday, tether transactions appeared to be frozen, and in fact were — at least …