MasterCard wants to make electronic payments anonymous… with blockchain34.77
    Just as the US Department of Homeland Security announced plans to develop forensic techniques to deanonymize cryptocurrency transactions, MasterCard has thrown a spanner in the works with plans for the exact opposite. According to a recent patent application, the payment infrastructure provider wants to anonymize “electronic transactions via blockchain.” The patent explains how the system would ob...
    Report: Overbearing US regulations on crypto ‘hampering innovation’ and in need of change-9.86
    A law professor at the University of Arkansas has published an article examining the impact of current US laws on crypto. Carol Goforth argues the US federal law does not take into account the diversity of digital tokens today by imposing a monolithic set of rules. Moreover, by allowing four separate agencies to regulate it – the FinCEN, IRS, CFTC and the SEC, crypto is viewed equally as money, pr...
    Bitcoin Falls below $3,600 As Onslaught by Mainstream Media Continues2.39
    Bitcoin has once again failed to sustain its price at the crucial $4,000 level, shedding close to 10 percent in just a day to fall below $3,600 level on some key markets. The currency was trading at $3,660 at press time, but on some markets such as the dominant BitMEX, the currency had dropped to $3,545. On the Japanese exchange Liquid, Bitcoin was trading at $3590, with Coinbase Pro seeing a simi...
    Coinbase doubled its cryptocurrency lineup in 2018 — and that’s just the beginning24.71
    With yesterday’s addition of Zcash (ZEC), popular exchange service Coinbase has more than doubled its cryptocurrency lineup in 2018 – and by the looks of it, the trend is here to stay. Up until August, Coinbase supported a narrow inventory of cryptocurrencies on its flagship desktop and mobile apps, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the last one of wh...
    Ethereum’s price briefly collapsed from $100 to $13 on Coinbase Pro58.81
    Another day, another mad cryptocurrency anomaly. For a brief moment, the price of Ethereum on Coinbase Pro (formerly known as GDAX)  collapsed from almost $100 down to a measly $13. The incident took place at around 6 AM UTC. Since then, the price of Ethereum – the third largest cryptocurrency by market cap after Bitcoin and Ripple – has bounced back to its usual trading rate of about $97. Indeed,...
    Do Ripple executives’ statements imply that XRP is a security?-5.91
    In the slow dance between the SEC and cryptocurrencies, nothing has garnered more interest – or more confusion – than a single question: “Is this token a security?” Due to recent SEC enforcement and comments, the conditions required to answer that question are becoming a bit clearer. Yet, murky origins and numerous public comments ensure that it is still an opaque question in the case of Ripple an...