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Constantinople Hard Fork to Activate in Late February

[ad_1] Core developers of Ethereum (ETH) have postponed the activation of the Constantinople hard fork until late February. The upgrade is now set to be implemented at ETH block 7,280,000, as announced by a team lead at Ethereum, Peter Szilagyi, in a tweet Jan. 18.In his announcement, Szilagyi explains that the activation will take place at block number 7,280.000, which is expected to be mined on Feb. 27, 2019. The
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Circle Releases Third Audit Report of Stablecoin USDC’s Dollar Reserves

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency finance company Circle has released the third audit attestation of the reserves of its fiat-backed stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), according to an official statement Jan. 16.The third-party audit of Circle’s United States dollar reserves was issued by independent accounting firm, Grant Thornton LLP.According to the report, as of Dec. 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. UTC, 251,211,148 USDC tokens were issued and outstanding, while the firm holds $251,211,209 in
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Crypto Markets Stabilize With Scant Price Action Across the Board

[ad_1] Thursday, Jan. 17: crypto markets are stable, with major coins seeing negligible price change over the 24 hours to press time. Most of the top ten cryptocurrencies seeing only mild losses, capped within a 2-3 percent range. Almost half the coins in the top ten-twenty range have tipped slightly into green, as data from Coin360 shows.Market visualization by Coin360After an intraweek tumble to ~$3,550 Jan. 13, Bitcoin (BTC) is
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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Tron, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 16

[ad_1] The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.Although cryptocurrency prices have so far been unable to stage a recovery, the companies in the industry are still launching products that are required
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DBS-owned Indian Bank to Close Account Over Crypto-Related Activity: Report

[ad_1] India’s first digital bank, Digibank, is allegedly closing accounts involved in cryptocurrency-related activity. The claim was made by Twitter user “Indian CryptoGirl” (@Desicryptohodlr) in a tweet posted Jan. 14.As previously reported, the same Twitter user had just recently posted details of alleged anti-crypto restrictions being imposed on account holders by Kotak Mahindra Bank, India's second largest private sector bank by market cap.Both banks’ reported measures come in the context
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What We Know About Google Ads Allegedly Blacklisting ‘Ethereum’ as a Keyword

[ad_1]  On Jan. 10, Serbia-based smart contract auditing startup Decenter reported that Google has blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform, Google Ads.Google Ads: We can’t confirm that Ethereum is eligible to trigger ads, see our policySpecifically, the startup tweeted that they saw “a hard stop” on Google Ads containing the keyword “Ethereum” starting from Jan. 9. Decenter also tagged the advertising platform’s official account in the tweet,
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Crypto Markets Show Signs of Recovery Following Severe Losses

[ad_1] Monday, Jan. 14 —  the vast majority of cryptocurrencies are recovering after experiencing severe losses over the last several days, according to Coin360. Of the top 20 by market capitalization, only the stablecoins USD Coin (USDC) and Tether (USDT) are still in the red.Market visualization from Coin360The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has seen an increase of nearly five percent on the day, and is trading at around $3,717 at
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Crypto Markets Attempt to Stem Recent Losses, Some Top Alts See Solid Green

[ad_1] Friday, Jan. 11 — after a major price rout yesterday, many cryptocurrencies are today clawing back lost ground, with most of the major coins tipping back into the green, as Coin360 data shows.Market visualization from Coin360Top cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has stabilized around $3,700 to press time, seeing a slight 1 percent recovery over the past 24 hours. Yesterday, Jan. 10, Bitcoin fell sharply in value from ~$4,000 to ~$3,650
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Circle CEO Says More Regulatory Clarity From US SEC Will Help Unlock Crypto Markets

[ad_1] CEO and co-founder of Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance company Circle has said the biggest regulatory hurdle facing crypto today is the lack of clarity from the United States securities regulator over how to define various crypto assets.Jeremy Allaire made his remarks in an AMA reddit thread he initiated on Jan. 10 together with Circle co-founder Sean Neville and other representatives from the firm.In response to a question over Circle’s
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Almost 5 New Cryptocurrency ATMs Installed Worldwide Each Day, Data Shows

[ad_1] The number of crypto automated teller machines (ATMs) installed worldwide has surged past the 4,000 mark, data from industry statistics aggregator Coin ATM Radar indicates on Jan. 10.The current rate of growth is 4.9 new ATMs installed each day, according to Coin ATM Radar’s gauge scale — tipping into the highest speed class, despite persistently bearish market action.Crypto ATM installation speed. Source: coinatmradar.comOut of a total of 4167 crypto