Overview of Software Wallets, the Easy Way to Store Crypto

Having trouble finding the right crypto wallet? Here’s Cointelegraph’s list of software wallets and how they differ. Similar to a bank account for fiat currency, a crypto wallet is a personal interface for a cryptocurrency network that provides reliable storage and enables transactions. Whether a cryptocurrency is securely stored or not, much depends on the wallet, which is only as secure as its private keys. Wallets are generally either hot or cold. The funds in a hot wallet can be spent at any time, online. A cold wallet functions in…

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Overstock Plots Global Expansion for Blockchain-Based Agritech Platform

Medici Ventures announces partnership between Symbion and GrainChain to expand the blockchain-based agritech platform globally. Overstock’s blockchain accelerator, Medici Ventures, announced a global expansion of the distributed ledger technology (DLT)-powered agritech platform GrainChain. Medici Ventures published a press release on March 27 announcing that GrainChain’s expansion will be executed in collaboration with fintech company Symbiont — with GrainChain set to transition from HyperLedger Fabric to Symbiont’s enterprise blockchain platform, Assembly. Medici is a shareholder in both GrainChain and Symbiont. Medici Ventures plots global expansion of GrainChain GrainChain seeks to speed…

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Bitcoins on the Move — Is BTC Price Inversely Correlated to Mempool Size?

The relationship between Bitcoin price and its mempool size was negative in most scenarios where BTC lost more than 20%. After making a strong recovery from $3,775 to $6,450, Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has traded in a tight range which has seen the price struggle to push above resistance at $6,400 and $6,850. Despite the current pullback, technical indicators like the Stock-to-Flow model and the network’s consistent growth in hash rate show that investors have regained a small amount of confidence. Another factor worth considering is Bitcoin’s mempool size as it…

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400 Kraken Survey Respondents Predict Bitcoin Price Will Surpass $22K in 2020

San Francisco-based exchange Kraken conducted a poll that stems from the responses of 400 “VIP” cryptocurrency traders. Despite the current economic climate, surveyed participants indicate they still believe the cryptoconomy is in a “bull market.” Moreover, Kraken’s survey respondents think BTC prices will touch a new all-time high at $22,866 per coin. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About It 400 VIP Kraken Traders Are Still Bullish – Survey Respondents Expect BTC’s Price to Touch $22K in 2020 On March 27, Kraken published…

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Will China Launch its Blockchain Service Network Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Chinese media has been quiet about the launch of their Blockchain Service Network since the outbreak of COVID-19. Numerous cryptocurrency media outlets have published recent reports asserting that China’s Blockchain Service Network will launch in April 2020. However, these predictions appear to be based on local reports published prior to China’s first official fatality resulting from COVID-19. China’s Blockchain Service Network commences testing in October 2019 On October 15, 2019, Chinese state-operated media outlet, Xinhua news, reported that the country’s Blockchain Service Network, or BSN, had commenced testing. The project’s…

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Do Video Games Subconsciously Teach Users Crypto Economics?

YouTuber Ivan on Tech recently explained how the video game RuneScape prepared him for crypto trading. The underlying premise of many video games might actually give people a core understanding of economics, especially in the crypto space. “As a kid, I played a lot of RuneScape,” crypto YouTuber and programmer Ivan on Tech said in a March 28 video. RuneScape is a medieval era fantasy game in which players interact with other live players, completing journeys, buying, selling, and trading various tools and materials, as well as battling. “A part…

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Digital Dollars, Bakkt CEO Scandal, & a Continuing Pandemic: Bad Crypto News of the Week

Check out this week’s Bad Crypto News. Bitcoin has continued its recovery. It’s up around 23 percent over the last week, even as the Bitcoin clock continues its countdown. We’re now entering the last 50 days of a 12.5 BTC reward. These are strange times for everyone but despite Bitcoin’s volatility, the digital coin seems to have held up. Marcel Pechman argues that Bitcoin was designed for a financial crisis and says that in the current pandemic, it’s working well. Cryptocurrencies could work even better though if politicians would get…

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Binance Removes FTX Tokens Citing Confusion

Binance has chosen to delist its FTX leveraged token products. Major crypto exchange, Binance, has decided to remove leveraged FTX tokens from its exchange, explaining that customers don’t understand the product. “Due to lack of understanding of how leveraged tokens work by many of our users, Binance has decided to delist all existing FTX leveraged tokens and corresponding trading pairs,” the exchange announced on March 28.  Binance will shut off deposits and withdrawals for the assets on March 31 at 8 a.m. UTC, with a stoppage in trading at 10…

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US Lawmaker Claims Stimulus Bill Bolsters Fed Secrecy, Pork Funds, and Wall Street Bailouts

On Friday, U.S. bureaucrats passed the 2020 stimulus bill, which has become the largest cash injection package ever created by the federal government. However, following the bill making it through the Senate and House, Republican representative Thomas Massie told the public the stimulus bill bolsters a shroud of secrecy surrounding the Federal Reserve. Moreover, within the depths of the bill’s 880 pages, there’s a $454 billion slush fund available for Wall Street among many other types of pork-barrel funding. Also read: Trump Signs Largest Relief Bill in US History: When…

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Malta Denies Two Crypto Exchanges Have License to Operate

Malta’s financial watchdog issued a public warning on two crypto exchanges that claim to have license to operate. The Malta Financial Services Authority, or MFSA, has issued an alert on March 25 about two crypto exchanges that do not have licenses to operate, nor are they regulated in the country. COINMALEX and Crypto Foxtrades are the exchanges that the country’s financial watchdog alluded to in the statement, as both companies claimed on their websites that they had the necessary regulations and licenses to operate. Crypto Foxtrades claimed that they had…

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