Latest Cryptocurrency News: Recent Bitcoin and Blockchain Storylines (March 5th)

Today’s Coin Price Watch: BTC, ETH, XRP and BCH Cryptocurrency Chart Predictions

Prices are moving in the cryptocurrency market, and there are many tokens that saw substantial gains today. Are you invested in one of them?

Today's Coin Price Watch: BTC, ETH, XRP and BCH Cryptocurrency Chart Predictions

New LocalBitcoins 2019 Data Shows Venezuela’s Staggering VES/BTC Buying and Trading Volumes

Venezuela has been suffering from hyperinflation over the last few years, and Bitcoin came in like a knight on a white horse as a solution, hoping to make a difference. Now, with only two months into 2019, statistics from the country show that the locals managed to purchase $63 million in Bitcoin already. With more than 10x what the country was trading a year ago, Madura has used the demand as a way to impose a 15% remittance fee.

New LocalBitcoins 2019 Data Shows Venezuela's Staggering VES/BTC Buying and Trading Volumes

Blockchain Team Continues to Expand Globally for Facebook, Seeks a Product Manager in Tel Aviv

Facebook has remained secretive for quite a while over the progress that they have made on their blockchain team, refusing to publicly comment on their intentions. However, with several unnamed resources and a search for a Tel Aviv product manager, the secret will not stay that way for much longer.

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Blockchain Team Continues to Expand Globally for Facebook, Seeks a Product Manager in Tel Aviv

Mercury FX Uses Ripple’s xRapid to Send First XRP Commercial Payment to the Philippines

Ripple’s xRapid product has enabled many banks to increase their speeds on cross-border transactions. Now, Mercury FX has decided to implement their technology for the use of commercial payments in the Philippines, and they have just completed their first transaction. What is next?

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Mercury FX Uses Ripple’s xRapid to Send First XRP Commercial Payment To the Philippines

Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu Appears on Forbes’ 2019 Youngest Billionaires List

Forbes publishes an annual list of the youngest billionaires in the world under age 40, paying the most attention to the world of traditional finance. They have shed new light on Bitmain recently by adding CEO Jihan Wu to the list, included amongst 21 newcomers from 18 different countries.

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Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu Appears On Forbes’ 2019 Youngest Billionaires List

Bitcoin Miners’ Downward Difficulty Adjustment in December 2018 Signal a Bear Market’s End

Everyone has been looking for answers about when the bear market will finally come to a close, allowing them to finally see an increase in the value of their holdings. It looks like there are several experts that believe that Bitcoin has already reached their bottom and will finally see recovery. Miners, investors, and exchanges alike will appreciate the end, but how realistic is an upcoming bull run?

Bitcoin Miners' Downward Difficulty Adjustment in December 2018 Signal a Bear Market's End?

1Broker Settles Two Bitcoin Derivatives Lawsuits with Regulatory Agencies in The United States

1Broker was charged by the SEC and CFTC for selling securities to both international and US-based investors without following the investment thresholds that the federal laws require. However, a recent report indicates that both lawsuits have finally been settled, though the company claims that there was no admittance or denial of guilt in the process. Read on to find out how exactly that happened.

1Broker Settles Two Bitcoin Derivatives Lawsuits With Regulatory Agencies In The United States

IBM X-Force Red Launches A New Blockchain Security Service for Vulnerability Protection

Blockchain technology is expected to grow into a massive industry, far beyond what it is today. Now, IBM X-Force Red is aiming to offer security support to clients by examining the vulnerabilities found in the ledger, using a new blockchain-based testing service. Services will include public key infrastructure, chain codes, and hyperedges to improve security.

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IBM X-Force Red Launches A New Blockchain Security Service For Vulnerability Protection

Nasdaq Is Tokenizing Its Platform and Trials Are Underway, Blockchain Product Manager Reveals

Nasdaq is one of the most well-known traditional finance companies that the world has ever seen, and they are finally seeing all of the benefits that cryptocurrency has to offer. A new annoucement indicates that the company is looking to tokenize themselves, which has been confirmed by their blockchain product manager. This adoption offers some major mainstream coverage to the cryptocurrency market, though the main focus at the moment appears to be on the trial that they’ve launched involving crypto.

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Nasdaq Is Tokenizing Its Platform And Trials Are Underway, Blockchain Product Manager Reveals

This Billionaire Doesn’t Think the World Is Ready for Bitcoin, Crypto Can’t Replace Financial System Yet

Bitcoin has been around for ten years, and a significant number of investors believe it has easily proven its worth and its value in the market. However, considering that there are still so many opponents to the use of this crypto asset, is the world truly ready for a fully digital approach to their money? The CEO of Kaspersky Lab admits that Bitcoin is innovative, but the world may not be ready… yet.

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This Billionaire Doesn't Think The World Is Ready For Bitcoin, Crypto Can't Replace Financial System Yet

QuadrigaCX Is Still Looking for The Millions of Crypto Assets Missing, Earning Another Court Extension

As soon as QuadrigaCX’s 30-day extension comes to a close, the attorneys involved have already asked for another 45-day stay as they seek out the cryptocurrency exchanges. While the judge has approved the timeline, these representatives need to think fast before the time runs out on their creditor protection.

QuadrigaCX Is Still Looking For The Millions Of Crypto Assets Missing, Earning Another Court Extension

New Bitcoin Price Prediction Bet Surfaces: Will BTC Go To $1,500 Or $6,500 First?

Bitcoin has kept a comfortable place around the $3800 value, with some gains and some losses over the last few weeks. When it finally moves, will the industry see a rise or fall? How much longer will the bear market last?

New Bitcoin Price Prediction Bet Surfaces: Will BTC Go To $1,500 Or $6,500 First?

Kraken Exchange Acquisition Crypto Facilities’ Futures Trading Reaches $1 Billion In Volume 1 Month In

Futures trading in cryptocurrency is a new opportunity lately, which Kraken Exchange had to get in on as soon as possible. With just one month since the exchange acquired Crypto Facilities, the volume of this new trading option is nearly $1 billion.

Kraken Exchange Acquistion Crypto Facilities' Futures Trading Reaches $1 Billion In Volume 1 Month In

Justin Sun Talks Decentralized Finance Future as Tether Partners with Tron for New Stablecoin

Tether is one of the most well-known stablecoins presently on the market, even though it came with a little controversy. Now, Tron’s founder and CEO has decided to partner with the crypto asset, allowing users of the Tron blockchain to take advantage of the stablecoin in Tron-based protocols and dApps. However, it also provides a segue into the institutional investor market for Tron.

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Justin Sun Talks Decentralized Finance Future as Tether Partners with Tron for New Stablecoin

Blockchain’s 2019 Spending Expected to Get Near $3 Billion Per International Data Corporation (IDC) Report

The implementation of blockchain technology into more use cases is getting the attention of multiple industries and has become significant enough for the International Data Corporation (IDC) to take note. Based on the IDC’s recent report, the industry alone is expected to grow by nearly $3 billion, adding up to over 80% growth. Though this revenue is primarily expected to come from fintech, other industries are taking not and growing in their interest.

Blockchain's 2019 Spending Expected To Get Near $3 Billion Per International Data Corporation (IDC) Report

Opera Will Bring Its Crypto-Friendly Internet Web Browser to iPhone via ‘Opera Touch’ App

Opera Touch affords consumers the opportunity to involve themselves with cryptocurrency while they browse online. Following the release of the Opera browser to Android smartphone systems, Apple users will soon have access to the same browser. The development on this project is not yet complete, however, and the launch date remains unknown.

Opera Will Bring Its Crypto-Friendly Internet Web Browser to iPhone via ‘Opera Touch' App

Here’s a New Bitcoin Price Prediction for BTC to be at $92,000 – $137,000 by October 2023

It seems that nearly every expert and analyst want to predict where Bitcoin will go next, giving them the opportunity to be right before anyone else. The predictions have ranged from a complete death of the token to millions of dollars for a since BTC token. Now, analyst Philip Swift has shared his own prediction – at least $92,000 by the year 2023.

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Here's a New Bitcoin Price Prediction for BTC to be at $92,000 – $137,000 by October 2023

Morgan Creek-Backed BlockFi Starts Offering Crypto Deposit Accounts to Provide Compound Interest

The BlockFi Interest Account (BIA) gives consumers a 6% annual compound interest rate for their crypto deposits, which is available in Bitcoin or Ether right now. Gemini Trust Company has already gotten involved as the custodian for the funds, giving consumers the chance to earn a little more on what they have already accumulated. However, BIA comes without the security and support of the federal government.

Morgan Creek-Backed BlockFi Starts Offering Crypto Deposit Accounts To Provide Compound Interest

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Talks About Bitcoin Adoption and His Fondness for Satoshi’s Whitepaper

Jack Dorsey is well known for his work on Twitter, but his passion for cryptocurrency and Bitcoin is palpable. On a recent Tales podcast, he spoke on his decision to bring BTC to his Cash App for remittance, and about the important role of the Satoshi whitepaper, especially in the crypto industry today.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Talks About Bitcoin Adoption And His Fondness for Satoshi's Whitepaper

Bitcoin Hash Rate Update: Miner Margins Shift Back into Growth Despite Revenues At 19-Month Lows

The bear market has created a difficult place for mining companies to survive, and millions of mining farms have had to shut down their operations for good. Somehow, in this slope, mining is picking back up, and is even seeing major revenue. Is their 19-month streak of low numbers finally getting a reprieve?

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Bitcoin Hash Rate Update: Miner Margins Shift Back Into Growth Despite Revenues At 19-Month Lows

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BTC $163.81B $9,220.9390 0.61% $6.89B
ETH $28.75B $269.8237 -0.42% $2.02B
XRP $18.75B $0.4412 1.70% $1.11B
LTC $8.21B $131.8221 -2.60% $766.59M
BCH $7.51B $421.0488 -2.55% $262.96M
EOS $6.43B $6.9916 -0.81% $759.71M
BNB $4.86B $34.4468 2.05% $355.18M
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