Cryptocurrency Exchange OKEx Korea Delists XMR, DASH, ZEC, ZEN, SBTC

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx Korea has halted trading of Monero, DASH, Zcash, Horizen and Super Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx Korea announced the end of Monero (XMR), DASH, Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN) and Super Bitcoin (SBTC) trading as of today, Oct. 10. Per the Oct. 2 announcement, the assets have been delisted today. A previous version of the announcement was published on Sept. 10. That being said, since then the support for privacy coins ZEC and DASH has been defined as temporarily suspended due to regulatory concerns. Regulatory concerns over privacy coins…

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Report: Canaan Will Be Listed Publicly in the US in November

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng. Canaan Creative, one of the world’s largest bitcoin mining machine manufacturers, will be listed as a publicly traded company in the U.S. in November 2019, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. According to the source, the Avalon miner producer, which has a valuation of $1.5 billion, is issuing 126 million shares in its company, which will be closed on October 20, 2019. 8btc reached out to Canaan but the company refused to comment. In July…

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Bitmain, Canaan Launch New Miners in Preparation for the Bitcoin Halving

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng. On October 9, 2019, the China-based cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain launched its two latest Antminer 17 models to an eager market. On the very same day, another leading ASIC producer, Canaan, also rolled out its next-generation bitcoin miner A11 series. Both new mining rigs from the top-two bitcoin miner manufacturers feature much higher hash rates and efficiencies than previous models, with Bitmain’s S17+ model delivering a hash rate of 73 terahashes per second (TH/s) operating at 40 joules…

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Pelosi’s Challenger Agatha Bacelar on Bitcoin as an Agent for Social Change

Typically, it’s the kid who tells their parents about Bitcoin, but for U.S. Democratic Congressional candidate Agatha Bacelar, it was the other way around. “It first started with my dad. He read the Satoshi white paper really early on, before the mainstream knew about it. At first it was just him talking about it, and at first I didn’t know whether to believe him or follow this groundbreaking technology,” she told us on the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast. This was in 2011, when Bitcoin was still largely an obscurity. I joked…

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Binance Adds P2P Platform for Chinese Investors, Supports Alipay and WeChat

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has added support for Chinese users of WeChat and Alipay, circumventing a Chinese ban on cryptocurrency exchanges by launching a P2P service that is accessible by Chinese citizens. Binance’s P2P trading capability was announced October 9, 2019, giving Chinese investors the ability to trade bitcoin, ether and tether against the Chinese yuan. Access to the service was initially limited to Android users that have had Binance accounts for more than 30 days, with plans to offer the service to iOS and web users also announced. However,…

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Blockchain Healthcare Firm Wins US National Science Foundation Grant

SimplyVital Health has received a $225,000 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to research means of reducing healthcare costs. New England-based blockchain firm SimplyVital Health, Inc. has received a $225,000 grant from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to research integration of its protocol Nexus with the Graphene protocol. The NSF awarded the grant as part of its Small Business Programs, which contributes $200 million annually to innovative startups and small businesses, according to an Oct. 10 press release from SimplyVital Health. Aiming to decrease healthcare costs SimplyVital…

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Realmx Video Game Officially Launches on Bitcoin Cash

During the first week of August, the development team Block Hop announced a sandbox video game called Realmx that’s fueled by bitcoin cash. On October 10, Block Hop developers revealed that after “months of development and preparation,” Realmx can now be played on desktop and Android mobile devices. Also read: Chinese Bitcoin Miners Migrate North After Wet Season The Official Realmx Mainnet Release There’s a new sandbox game called Realmx that leverages the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain in order to enhance the gameplay experience. The Realmx engineers announced that the…

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South Korean Blockchain Startup Raises $8M for Identity Authentication

Blockchain company Iconloop has secured 10 billion Korean won (KRW) (over $8 million) to promote its my-ID service and a dedicated alliance. Blockchain company Iconloop has secured 10 billion Korean won (KRW) (over $8 million) from seven investment companies participating in a Series A funding round. Per an Oct. 10 announcement, it was Iconloop’s first venture capital investment since its establishment in 2016, with the participation of companies such as Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KOTEC) and T.S. Investment, among others. Building blockchain-based identity authentication service Iconloop is planning to allocate…

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Perth Mint, InfiGold Launch Gold-Backed Token on Public Blockchain

Australia’s largest precious metal refinery, the Perth Mint, and InfiGold, a fintech startup that digitizes precious metals, have jointly launched a gold-backed digital token. Australia’s largest precious metal refinery, the Perth Mint, and InfiGold, a fintech startup focused on precious metals digitization, have jointly launched a gold-backed digital token. The new ERC-20 token is dubbed Perth Mint Gold Token (PMGT) and pegged 1:1 with GoldPass certificates issued by the Perth Mint, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 11. GoldPass lets investors purchase, sell and transfer physical…

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Bitcoin Cash Acceptance Grows in Southeast Asia via Alchemy’s PoS System

The payments and technology provider Alchemy recently announced the launch of the startup’s hybrid payment solution, a platform that aims to connect cryptocurrency with retailers worldwide. Alchemy’s crypto solution features integration with Qfpay, a well known third-party payment company that provides payment services for more than 1.2 million affiliated merchants. So far the starting point of Alchemy’s point-of-sale (PoS) solution has been implemented throughout Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Also read: Chinese Bitcoin Miners Migrate North After Wet Season Alchemy’s Hybrid PoS Solution Allows for Crypto Payments in Regions Throughout…

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