Harvard University Purchases Blockstack’s Crypto Tokens

In the news making headlines in the cryptocurrency industry, Harvard University Endowment has made an investment in the crypto token sale of Blockstack. Blockstack Offering 95.83 million Crypto Tokens A filing made with the US Securities Exchange Commission listed designees affiliated to the Havard Management Company including Charlie Saravia, Rodolfo Gonzalez, and Zavain Dar who have been participating in the purchase of 95.8 million Blockstack tokens, worth $11.5 million. Although it’s not clear how much the Harvard University Endowment has purchased, it is, however, the first time a major endowment has…

Bitcoin Nears $4,100 as Tokens Gain 20%; Industry Execs Say Crypto Bottom’s In

The valuation of the crypto market rose by $1.5 billion overnight as the bitcoin price closed on $4,100 and a handful of tokens recorded gains in the range of 10 percent to 25 percent. Based on the global average price of bitcoin as shown on Coinmarketcap.com, the bitcoin price has remained above the $4,000 resistance level for more than seven days. 7-Day Bitcoin Price Chart (Source: Coinmarketcap.com) Join CCN for $9.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including discounts for future events and services. Support our journalists…

Crypto Tokens Enjin, ICON Soar 20% but Bitcoin Remains Woefully Stable

Throughout the past several days, Bitcoin has remained relatively stable at $3,900. The stability of BTC has led crypto tokens to record massive spikes in the range of 10 to 100 percent. Enjin Coin, for instance, the native cryptocurrency of a gaming-focused blockchain network called Enjin, surged by 100 percent at its daily peak following its partnership with Samsung. Enjin Coin Daily Chart (Source: Coinmarketcap.com) ICON, the most valuable blockchain project in South Korea, recorded a 15 percent gain within a 24-hour span. Alternative cryptocurrencies tend to perform strongly when…

Binance Coin Spikes 13%; Can Explosive Tokens Boost Bitcoin to $4,200?

Binance Coin (BNB), the native crypto asset of Binance Chain, a blockchain network developed by the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has spiked by 13 percent again, extending the momentum of Bitcoin and the rest of the market. Within one month, the price of Binance Coin has surged from $7.8 to $15.31 by more than 96 percent against the U.S. dollar. 1-Month Price Chart of Binance Coin (Source: Coinmarketcap.com) Off of its recent price movement, Binance Coin overtook Tether, the most dominant stablecoin in the cryptocurrency market, to become the 7th…

Don’t Throw the Crypto Tokens Out With the Bathwater

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. ___________ A year into the crypto market meltdown, we’ve gone from one extreme to the other. Where investors and commentators were once consumed with the naïve belief that ICO-funded startups would quickly usher in a new token-driven decentralized economy and unlock untold wealth, we’re now at a point where any idea…

Tron Price Analysis: TRX Print Higher, ERC-20 Tokens Now “Artifacts”?

Latest Tron News By destroying an additional 182 million TRX ERC-201 tokens, Justin Sun is confirming his distaste of ERC-20 tokens. Back in November 2018 when he announced on Twitter that the platform has burnt $800 million worth of ERC-20 tokens, he let the whole know of his sentiment although Ethereum was where Tron steadied before launching their own blockchain, virtual machine and even tokens—TRC-10 and 20 tokens. I just burned 800 million USD worth $TRX ERC20 tokens. $TRX ERC20 tokens will soon become historical artifacts😋 Don’t forget to keep…

Crypto Market Continues Slow Bleed Out But Tokens Record 20% Gains

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the past 24 hours, the crypto market has lost about $4 billion of its valuation against the US dollar. Major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), and Ripple (XRP) extended their losses by 2 to 8 percent. The price of BCH dropped from $236 to $215, by nearly nine percent. In the last two to three hours, BCH, BTC, ETH, and XRP demonstrated a slight recovery in both volume and price, but the momentum of the entire market remains a concern to short-term…

Major Exchanges Are Already Distributing New Bitcoin Cash Tokens

After yesterday’s split of the bitcoin cash blockchain, several top exchanges have already accommodated the resulting two tokens. While the scheduled hard fork was originally intended as an upgrade to the network, the long-standard Bitcoin ABC version found itself with a rival network and token, Bitcoin SV, after it managed to garner enough support from miners. Taking place at around 18:00 UTC Thursday, the event soon saw both networks producing new blocks, though Bitcoin ABC took an early lead. At press time, ABC has mined 34 blocks more than SV and…

Tokens Continue to Drop, is SEC Preparing to go After Crypto Projects?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The price of Bitcoin has dropped by 10 percent over the last 24 hours following a severe sell-off. Yet, several low market cap crypto and tokens have plunged by twice that amount, posting losses in the range of 20 percent. ERC20 tokens launched on top of the Ethereum blockchain network have performed especially poorly against both Bitcoin and the US dollar over the past several days. Waltonchain, Lisk, ICON, Ontology, Golem, VeChain, WanChain, and many other tokens backed by active developer and investor communities declined substantially in…

Bitcoin Cash Drops 5% as Crypto Market Retraces, Tokens Take a Hit

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn After demonstrating nearly a 50 percent gain within a three-day span, Bitcoin Cash dropped five percent of its value against the US dollar. The volume of Bitcoin Cash, which hovered at around $1.4 billion on November 6, has since dropped to $950 million, by 32 percent. Still, on a weekly basis, the volume of Bitcoin Cash is up from $750 million from $200 million. Ripple (XRP), EOS, and Stellar (XLM), three major cryptocurrencies that experienced fairly large gains against both Bitcoin and the US dollar, recorded a…