Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018

A survey has determined that advertisers believe the word “blockchain” to have been the most overrated of 2018. This is hardly a surprise as many companies from fields completely unrelated to cryptocurrency claimed to use or test blockchain technology last year with little to show for it. Also Read: In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare … Read moreSurvey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018

Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More … Read moreShift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

Drug Dealer Fights to Prevent Canadian Police From Forfeiting His BTC

A Canadian online drug dealer, snared by an undercover police agent on the dark web, is pleading to be allowed to keep half of the 288 bitcoins that police seized from him as proceeds of crime. With prosecutors seeking a court order to forfeit the crypto stash, worth CAD$1.4 million (US$1.1 million), the 30 year-old … Read moreDrug Dealer Fights to Prevent Canadian Police From Forfeiting His BTC

RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

On Feb. 14, the cryptocurrency infrastructure organization led by RSK Labs announced the one-year anniversary of the RSK network and highlighted several notable achievements. Over the last 12 months, the project’s merge mining has managed to gather 45 percent of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network hashrate, making the RSK smart contract system more secure than … Read moreRSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

BCH-Powered Badger Wallet Now Connects to a Variety of Blockchain Apps

Since its inception, the bitcoin cash (BCH) light client Badger Wallet has become one of the most versatile BCH platforms. Over the last few weeks, Badger developers have added a slew of new features including Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) support and integration with projects like Satoshi Dice and Sideshift.io. Also Read: Bitcoin’s Social Contract Must Be … Read moreBCH-Powered Badger Wallet Now Connects to a Variety of Blockchain Apps

Court Rules Brazil’s Bitcoin Max Exchange Can Keep Bank Account

Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin Max has won in court the right to keep its checking account with Banco Santander. According to the presiding judge, the bank has not met its obligation to notify the crypto company of the closure in advance.    Also read: Hacked NZ Exchange Cryptopia Allowed to Reopen Closing of Account Deemed … Read moreCourt Rules Brazil’s Bitcoin Max Exchange Can Keep Bank Account

Market Analysis Report (13 Feb 2019)

Binance’s Decentralized Exchange Is About to Launch for Public Testing Yesterday, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao tweeted that the firm is planning to launch the Binance Chain testnet, the native blockchain being developed to support the Binance DEX, on the 20th of February. Changpeng Zhao explained that Binance DEX will have a very similar interface to its existing centralized exchange, with some additional features. … Read moreMarket Analysis Report (13 Feb 2019)