Calibra Technical Lead Tells Why Facebook Built New Language for Libra

Digital lead for Calibra explains why Facebook has built a new programming language called Move to power the Libra blockchain. Digital lead for Calibra Ben Maurer gave a presentation on Facebook’s Move programming language at the Stanford Blockchain Conference on Feb. 19. Move was created by Facebook to provide a safe and programmable foundation for the Libra blockchain. Maurer explained that Move will make it easier and more secure to program financial applications that run on Libra. He said: “Move is a new smart contract language built into the core…

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BCH Funding Debate: Amaury Séchet Responds to IFP Questions, Noting Contention in the West

On February 20, Bitcoin Cash engineers held the second 2020 BCH developers’ meeting and the first since the Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) was added to the Bitcoin ABC version 0.21.0 client. Seven developers discussed new features that are coming after the May upgrade, but a majority of the conversation focused on the ongoing IFP discussion. Also Read: BCH Funding Debate: Developers Plan to Launch IFP-Free Version of Bitcoin ABC Second Bitcoin Cash Dev Meeting Convenes: Upgrade Features and the Infrastructure Funding Plan During the last few weeks, BCH supporters have…

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No Bitcoin ETF Yet: A Deep Dive Into the Situation in the US

Several entities with pending crypto ETF proposals in the U.S. give their thoughts as to why no such crypto product has yet passed the test with the SEC. Over the past several years, many entities have submitted proposals for regulated Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds, or ETFs in the United States. So far, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has not approved any official Bitcoin ETF product for the mainstream public. What is an ETF and what is the holdup when it comes to BTC? As crypto gains increased trust…

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How to Check the Bitcoin Price, Hashrate, Data – The 21 Best Monitoring Sites

As bitcoin grows in popularity and recognition worldwide, resources dedicated to providing in-depth and diverse stats on all things crypto have exploded onto the scene and continue to proliferate rapidly. This post lays out 17 of the best sites, and divides them into basic categories such as checking price, viewing network visualizations, and more. Also Read: How to Mine Bitcoin in 2020 Digging Into Bitcoin Data The proliferation of data available to those looking to geek out on all things bitcoin, or simply check the prices with their morning coffee,…

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New Monaco-Based Startup Bitsa Adds XMR Support to Its Prepaid Card

Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa lets users spend privacy-focused altcoin Monero on its prepaid cards. Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa has just expanded its prepaid card with major privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR). By enabling Monero support on its Bitsa Card, the company unclocks “all types” of XMR-based card transactions in physical stores and online, including card-to-card transfers and Monero conversion to euro (EUR), Bitsa announced on Feb. 21. Launched in Q3 2019, Bitsa Card supports a total of 12 cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) alongside EUR bank…

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Chainalysis to Monitor AML Compliance for Crypto Exchange CoinField

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis partners with CoinField exchange to add enhanced AML technology. Amid a tightening regulatory scene in crypto, blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has joined up with digital asset exchange CoinField. CoinField plans to use Chainalysis technology to help with its Anti-Money Laundering, or AML, practices, Chainalysis announced on Feb. 20. Crypto leaves the Wild West behind Media outlets have drawn correlations between the relatively new crypto industry and the Wild West — a niche industry running rogue far from the regulatory spotlight. Over the past two years, however,…

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OpenSea: From Formula 1 Cars to Crypto Forgeries

OpenSea marketplace: from selling Formula 1 cars to combating crypto forgeries. Cointelegraph was on the ground at Non-Fungible Token New York City Event to observe the latest and greatest in NFT. Of the many projects and companies in attendance, we caught up with OpenSea co-founder Alex Atallah to learn what his company is all about. OpenSea is a “marketplace for digital goods, including collectibles, gaming items, digital art, and other digital assets that are backed by a blockchain like Ethereum,” Atallah explained. The whole space has roots in CryptoKitties, but…

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Tezos Price (XTZ) Losing Steam After Dropping to Ascending Trendline?

Tezos price is still in an uptrend but looks ready to pull back and consolidate after an amazing 199.52% rally. Over the past week, Bitcoin (BTC)and altcoins have taken a serious hit and currently, Bitcoin is still down 7.09% since topping out at $10,485 on Feb. 13. Many altcoins that bore the brunt of the sharp correction are still nursing their wounds and the double-dip correction of the past week appears to have investors cautious about piling back into cryptocurrencies.  Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360 On Feb 15…

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New Italian Fintech Startup Bitsa Adds XMR Support to Its Prepaid Card

Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa lets users spend privacy-focused altcoin Monero on its prepaid cards. Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa has just expanded its prepaid card with major privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR). By enabling Monero support on its Bitsa Card, the company unclocks “all types” of XMR-based card transactions in physical stores and online, including card-to-card transfers and Monero conversion to euro (EUR), Bitsa announced on Feb. 21. Launched in Q3 2019, Bitsa Card supports a total of 12 cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) alongside EUR bank…

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After Overnight Flash Crash, Here Are 5 Reasons Why Bitcoin Will Rally Again

Analysts and industry executives lay out five major reasons to support bullish continuation for the Bitcoin rally. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price hit $9,260 on Feb. 20 and dropped to $9,350 on BitMEX the very next day. Analysts say these two pullbacks were liquidity fills and that the dominant cryptocurrency is likely to sustain its bullish market structure. Technical analysts and industry executives have laid out the exponential moving average golden cross, strong weekly support at $9,500, halving, liquidity fills and rising on-chain activity as the five main factors to support the…

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