Privacy-Centric Messaging App Signal Experiments With Stellar-Based Mobilecoin Project

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Blows Past $36.1K While Traders Clamor for Ether Options

Stellar’s XLM Token Rallies to 2-Year High on XRP Woes, OCC Ruling, Ukraine

Ukraine Chooses Stellar Foundation to Develop Its CBDC, Regulatory Infrastructure for Stablecoins

The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine has picked the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) to develop its central bank digital currency project (CBDC). Ukraine Picks Stellar Foundation to Develop Its Central Bank Digital Currency and National Virtual Asset Strategy According to the official announcement, both parties signed a “Memorandum of Understanding†to deploy Ukraine’s crypto […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $34K as Ether Futures Interest Jumps $350M in a Day

Higher-than-average spot volume, even for the past month, is helping push bitcoin’s price upward at a time when traders are plowing into ether futures at a quick pace to open 2021. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $33,987 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 8.9% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $29,986-$34,220 (CoinDesk […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $34K as Ether Futures Interest Jumps $350M in a Day

Higher-than-average spot volume, even for the past month, is helping push bitcoin’s price upward at a time when traders are plowing into ether futures at a quick pace to open 2021. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $33,987 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 8.9% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $29,986-$34,220 (CoinDesk […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Briefly Drops Close to $28K as Ether Futures Heat Up

Over-leveraged bitcoin investors in the derivatives market led to Monday’s sell-off while ether spot and futures markets are starting to get a lot more attention. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $31,444 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 5.7% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $28,154-$33,562 (CoinDesk 20) BTC slightly below its 10-hour […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Closes 2020 Near Record Highs

The Takeaway: Bitcoin nearly triples its price in 2020 and ends the year close to $29,000 but ether gained 450%. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $28,963 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET), gaining 1.5% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $27,916.63 – $29,280.05 (CoinDesk 20) Bitcoin prices, Dec. 30 – Dec. 31, 2020. […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Stays in Tight Range but Gains Dominance as XRP Crumbles

The Takeaway Bitcoin (BTC) traded around $23,310 as of 19:00 UTC (2 p.m. ET), slipping 1.3% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $22,644.56 – $23,672.82 (CoinDesk 20) Derivatives market hints at more volatility ahead. With XRP’s sell-off, bitcoin’s dominance of the crypto market increases. Bitcoin prices, Dec. 23 – Dec. 24, 2020.Source: CoinDesk […]

G-Wallet Ushers in New Era With Hybrid Wallet

PRESS RELEASE. G-Wallet, a decentralized crypto platform and wallet provider has revealed a series of updates on its blockchain ecosystem. The updates focus on the development of its hybrid wallets and other features offered by the blockchain platform. G-Wallet is Building a Sustainable and Decentralized Wallet Ecosystem G-Wallet has been developing a hybrid wallet that […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Pushes Past $23.7K While Crypto Locked in DeFi at All-Time High

Bitcoin hits a new high at $23,770 on higher-than normal volume; DeFi’s total value locked has also hit a record on the strength of ether. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $22,818 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 9% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $20,756-$23,770 (CoinDesk 20) BTC below its 10-hour moving […]

SatoshiPay to Become First User of German Bank’s Euro Stablecoin

Cryptocurrency payments provider SatoshiPay has inked a deal with German bank Bankhaus von der Heydt to become the first user of its recently revealed euro-backed stablecoin (EURB). Announced Tuesday by SatoshiPay investor Blue Star Capital, the payments firm plans to integrate the regulatory complaint EURB into its cross border money transfer service called DTransfer. Bankhaus […]

Thailand’s Largest Bank Snubs Ripple – Selects Stellar-based Blockchain for Cross Border Remittances

In an apparent snub to Ripple, Thailand’s oldest bank, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is set to open a new cross border remittances corridor in partnership with Lightnet, a fintech company that uses the Stellar blockchain. SCB says the partnership opens the door for more efficient cross border funds transfer from South Korea to Thailand. Before […]

Crypto Billionaires: Ripple’s Jed McCaleb World’s 40th Richest Person, Cofounder Sells 29 Million XRP Last Week

According to onchain data analytics researchers, one of the founders of the company Ripple, Jed McCaleb allegedly sold 29.5 million XRP in a single day. McCaleb, an early cryptocurrency investor, and self-made entrepreneur is one of the richest men on the planet. There are a number of investors who happened to get into cryptocurrency at […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Holding at $18K; Active Ethereum Addresses up 140% in 2020

Bitcoin is struggling to make gains as an expected low-volume weekend could push price further down. Meanwhile, the increasing number of active Ethereum addresses this year is a testament to the network’s growth. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,019 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 2% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: […]

Crypto Billionaires: Ripple’s Jed McCaleb World’s 40th Richest Person, Cofounder Sells 29 Million XRP Last Week

According to onchain data analytics researchers, one of the founders of the company Ripple, Jed McCaleb allegedly sold 29.5 million XRP in a single day. McCaleb, an early cryptocurrency investor, and self-made entrepreneur is one of the richest men on the planet. There are a number of investors who happened to get into cryptocurrency at […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Briefly Slides Below $18K as ETH Is More Volatile Than BTC in 2020

Weak volumes and rotations into other cryptocurrencies are likely impeding bitcoin’s price movement from going higher. Meanwhile, ether has been more volatile than bitcoin in 2020 and could remain that way. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,349 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 0.14% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $17,904-$18,652 (CoinDesk […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Recovers to $18.2K While Market Dynamics Juice DeFi Total Locked

Bitcoin is holding just above $18,000 but analysts are mixed on where it will head, DeFi’s total value locked looks to have momentum but that might have to do with crypto market conditions. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,355 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 1.9% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Steadies at $18.7K; Big Ether Options Position Around $1,120 Isn’t Bullish

Volume doldrums and December sluggishness caused bitcoin to slip steadily below $19,000; ether options above spot are highest at $1,120 strike price. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,705 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 1.7% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,629-$19,299 (CoinDesk 20) BTC below its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Briefly Slips Below $19,000; ETH Locked in DeFi Crosses Over 7M

“Weak longs†might be causing the price to slip in the bitcoin market but ether locked in DeFi is back on the upswing. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $19,067 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.68% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,923-$19,433 (CoinDesk 20) BTC below its 10-day and 50-day moving […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Dips Below $19,000 as Ether Options Volume Drops

Some bitcoin selling on Friday caused its price to decline. Ether options traders appear less inclined to place bets on the asset’s price, as evidenced by lower Deribit volume. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,975 as of 21:15 UTC (4:15 p.m. ET). Slipping 2.1% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,717-$19,556 BTC below its […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Loses Momentum at $19.4K; Ethereum Fees Increasing

The number of billion-dollar spot volume days in the bitcoin market is increasing, pushing prices higher. Ethereum’s transaction fees are also increasing as general cryptocurrency interest fuels demand. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,883 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.75% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,640-$19,474 (CoinDesk 20) BTC below […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Pushes Past $19.4K; Deribit Ether Options Volume Spikes

How high can bitcoin’s price go? Analysts say the higher the price, the more investors will plow in. Meanwhile, increasing ether options volume on Deribit is likely making derivatives more expensive. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,987 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 3.2% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $18,059-$19,392 BTC […]

XRP Price Climbed 123% in 30 Days, Spark Token Airdrop Pushes Value Higher

During the course of the week digital currency markets have seen colossal gains and one crypto asset, in particular, XRP, has jumped significantly in value over the last seven days. The distributed ledger token XRP climbed 25% upwards on Tuesday alone, and seven-day price stats show the coin has gained 123% as well. At the […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Breaks $17.8K, Outperforming Ether in November So Far

Spot volumes and futures open interest pushed bitcoin’s price up Tuesday, beating ether’s performance so far this month. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $17,688 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 5.3% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $16,560-$17,862 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bullish signal for market technicians. […]

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Surpasses $15.3K; Ether Up 210% in 2020

Bitcoin is hitting fresh highs during a surge past $15,000 while investors may be overlooking the upside of ether in 2020. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $15,087 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Gaining 7.7% over the previous 24 hours. Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $14,005-$15,306 BTC above its 10-day and 50-day moving averages, a bullish signal […]