Bitcoin Worth Over $9,200 as Top Cryptos See Growth

Friday, June 14 — Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate growth on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) crossed the $9,200 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is currently up over 6% on the day, trading around $9,250 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 13%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Ether (ETH) is holding onto its position as the largest altcoin by market cap, which currently stands at just over $29 billion. The…

Lithuania to Regulate Cryptocurrency Exchange Sector With Obligatory ID Checks

Lithuania is preparing new rules to govern cryptocurrency transactions, requiring businesses to prove the identity of clients, local daily news outlet Delfi reported on June 12. As part of its obligations to impose European Union anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, Lithuania’s finance ministry will seek to completely formalize crypto-based exchange operations. Parliament approved the move during a sitting on Wednesday, Delfi says, while a time frame remains uncertain for implementation. Once the rules come into effect, any transactions worth over €1,000 ($1,127) involving cryptocurrency — be it into or out of…

14 Banks, 5 Tokens: Inside Fnality’s Expansive Vision for Interbank Blockchains

The Takeaway: With $63.2 million in fresh funding from 14 banks, Fnality is building tokenized versions of five major fiat currencies. The digitized fiat would be fully collateralized by cash held at central banks and is meant to solve the “cash on ledger” problem faced by other financial blockchain projects. The consortium says it is open to working with JPMorgan, whose JPM Coin project has similar aims. Fnality’s tech partner, Clearmatics, is building these systems on a private version of ethereum. Fnality International is building the missing link in the banking…

John McAfee’s New Crypto Trading Platform ‘Magic’ Goes Live

Noted cybersecurity expert and eccentric crypto fan John McAfee has just launched a cryptocurrency trading platform. Dubbed “Magic,” the site is touted as allowing users to “trade cryptocurrencies on multiple exchanges within a single dashboard, automatically and manually.” Notably, the exchange appears to be non-custodial, with users’ crypto holdings remaining on eight other exchange platforms. When a trade is executed, funds are transferred from those accounts to complete the transaction. To set this up, users will need to plug in APIs from their other exchanges. In its guide to using…

Could Bitcoin’s Lightning Power Mobile Communications? This Startup Thinks So

New research from mobile mesh networking company goTenna explores how mobile communications can be decentralized with the help of bitcoin’s lightning network. Technologists have long explored how to use cryptocurrencies and blockchains to build programs where users are more in control of their data. GoTenna, the company behind mesh network devices for internet-less connections, is exploring a novel approach. To that end, the GoTenna team has released a new paper describing how decentralized mesh networks for sending “mobile communications” (such as text messages) could be powered by bitcoin micropayments. What’s…

Less Than 5% of Crypto Code Commits on Github Made By Women: Report

Less than 5% of the code committed to the top 100 cryptocurrency projects on Github were contributed by women, according to a Medium article posted by journalist Corin Faife on June 10. The author gathered more than 1,026,804 code commits for his research. While 691,134 were made by developers with a male name, just 47,678 were made by a female name. A further 287,992 were pseudonymous or produced by someone with a name that could be of either gender. Faife found that Github users with a male name contributed two-thirds…

Visa B2B Connect | Cross Border Enterprise Payments on the Blockchain

Visa announced today that it is entering the $125 trillion money-transferring market and using blockchain technology to do so. Its new product, Visa B2B Connect, is newly launched and allows businesses to transfer money across the globe faster and safer. Let’s check this out. Visa B2B Connect The company has its sights set on cross-border, business-to-business (B2B) transactions, where banks transfer money on behalf of corporate customers. The global money behemoth is using blockchain in order to make these payments faster, cheaper, and more transparent. Its newly launched distributed-ledger called B2B…

BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, ADA: Price Analysis 10/06

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. In a joint communiqué, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors have said that “technological innovations, including those underlying crypto-assets, can deliver significant benefits to the financial system and the broader economy.” This statement suggests that central banks are warming up to the new technology.…

The Speed Dreams of Security Tokens

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and a member of CoinDesk’s product team. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for institutional investors interested in cryptoassets, with news and views on crypto infrastructure delivered every Tuesday. Sign up here. In nature, fast is better than slow. Being able to outrun your predator increases your chances of survival, as does being able to outrun your prey. So, evolution does its thing and we emerge…

Bitcoin Price Dips Back Under $8K as Top Cryptos See Moderate Losses

Saturday, June 8 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) falls under the $7,900 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is down nearly 3% on the day, trading around $7,870 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down over 8%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, cryptocurrency investment products and research firm CoinShares estimates that 74.1% of bitcoin mining is powered by renewable energy in…