Korea’s 2nd Biggest Crypto Exchange Resumes Registration, Market Improves

Bithumb, South Korea’s second-biggest crypto exchange by daily trading volume behind UPbit, will officially resume registrations for new investors as early as this week. NH Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in the country, is set to sign an agreement with Bithumb on August 30 to provide virtual bank accounts to Bithumb users, which …

18% of Students, Twice the U.S. Average, Own Cryptocurrency: Survey

A majority of U.S. students want to take up a course on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and twice the country’s average own cryptocurrency. Students Twice as Likely to Own Cryptocurrency as Average Person According to a recent nationwide survey of 675 students conducted by digital currency exchange Coinbase in partnership with Qriously, 18 percent of students said …

Bitcoin Price Breaks $7,000 After 4% Gain, Crypto Market Adds $12 Billion

In the past 24 hours, despite the negative expectations of most investors towards Bitcoin, the crypto market has recovered by $12 billion from $216 billion to $228 billion. The Bitcoin price has surpassed a key resistance level at $7,000 after breaking out of the $6,800 mark, which as several widely recognized cryptocurrency traders emphasized, was …

Crypto-Funded Brave Browser Hits 10 Million Downloads in Google Play Store

Brave Software has announced that its eponymous web browser has been downloaded from the Google Play Store 10 million times, doubling its user base in just four months. This was revealed in a post on its official Twitter handle last Friday. Brave Ambitions In May, CCN reported that the browser hit 5 million downloads in …

North Korea to Host its First-Ever International Crypto Conference: Report

Sanctions-hit North Korea is planning to host its first-ever international conference focusing on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in October. According to Radio Free Asia, the event will be held in the hermit kingdom’s capital of Pyongyang and will stretch for two days beginning October 1. Per various reports, the conference is expected to attract blockchain …

Coinbase UK CEO on the Biggest Issue Facing Cryptocurrency

Zeeshan Feroz, CEO of Coinbase UK, spoke with CCN recently about the recent developments in the cryptocurrency exchange industry and the space as a whole. Feroz has been with Coinbase since February 2017 and notes that the UK is the company’s fastest growing market. After opening a London office in March of last year the …

UK Government Pilots Storage of Digital Evidence on a Blockchain

The UK Government has disclosed plans to conduct a pilot project for storing digital evidence on a blockchain. The initiative was revealed in an announcement by Balaji Anbil, Head of Digital Architecture and Cyber Security at Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) under the Ministry of Justice. Court Reform In the announcement, Anbil revealed …

Bitcoin Etfs Are a ‘Terrible Idea’, Says Bitcoin Advocate Andreas Antonopoulos

Bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos offered his opinion on Bitcoin ETFs in a rather foreboding video released on August 14. He first explained the concept of an ETF or exchange-traded fund as a fund that has a custodian or manager that creates a special financial instrument that is similar to a stock. In the case of Bitcoin …

Americas’ Oldest Central Bank Partners Bitcoin Startup to Explore Digital Currency

The Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) has announced a partnership with blockchain technology firm Bitt aimed at exploring the issuance of a digital currency for Curacao and Sint Maarten island nations. Per the chief executive of Bitt, Rawdon Adams, a digital currency will be especially relevant to the two countries, which are …

Rialto Teams up With Bittrex for Digital Securities Trading Platform

Alternative Trading System (ATS) provider Rialto Trading announced today, Aug. 23, that it is partnering with cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex to create a trading platform for blockchain-based securities, pending regulatory approval. Combining Specializations Rialto, which presently offers its users a regulated ATS for trading fixed income products, is seeking permission from regulators to extend its ATS …