TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announced a Mobile Payment Blockchain

[ad_1] Blockchain platform TBCASoft, technology behemoth IBM and telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank announced on Oct. 22 a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier telecommunications blockchain payment solution.New cross-carrier systemPer the release, the partnership aims to allow carriers to use blockchain through the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) Consortium — founded by TBCASoft and SoftBank. TBCASoft reportedly already created a cross-carrier blockchain with 18 participants. The first application that CBSG intends to launch is

How to Start a Crypto Podcast

[ad_1] The idea of starting your own podcast is undeniably appealing. Not only do you get to sound off about a topic that’s close to your heart, but if you opt for the host-and-guest format, you get to engage in stimulating debates with interesting people. But before you rush off to order a USB mic and start booking your crypto heroes, there’s a few things you should know about podcasting.

Crypto Markets Turn Red, With BTC Price Stuck Below $8,100

[ad_1] Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Crypto markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin (BTC) fails to impress with a sudden drop below the $8,100 price point.Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360Bitcoin was trading above the $8,200 price mark for the better part of the day, but has dipped below $8,100 in recent hours. The world’s largest cryptocurrency traded at an intraday high of nearly $8,300, before losing ground towards

Bitcoin Suisse Acquires $3M Share of Trade Intelligence Firm CoinRouts

[ad_1] Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has purchased a minority stake of CoinRoutes Inc., a provider of pan-exchange smart order routing and algorithmic trading software.The investment and a new directorBitcoin Suisse announced the news on Oct. 22, specifying that it acquired a $3 million share of CoinRoutes. Niklas Nikolajsen, the chairman of the Bitcoin Suisse Group, became a member of the board of directors of CoinRoutes’s United States and Swiss

Putin Is The Most Influential Person In Blockchain

[ad_1] Changpeng Zhao, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, named Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person in the blockchain industry.Cooperation with the Russian gov’tOn Oct. 22, in an article on RBC News, Zhao, also known as CZ within the crypto community, pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person in the blockchain space. Zhao further said that he believes the bill on regulating digital

The Silk Road Investigation: A ‘Pattern of Bad Behavior and Double Agents’

[ad_1] Kathryn Haun, a general partner at U.S. venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has revealed in recent interviews how she helped take down the Silk Road when she was working for the Attorney General’s office. According to her accounts, the U.S. government agency also asked her to help “start shutting down technology before it’s built.” Haun’s story also highlights how the U.S. government’s evidence against the Silk Road transpired because

US Congress Considers A Draft Bill Claiming Stablecoins Are Securities

[ad_1] United States Congress is considering a draft bill that claims all managed stablecoins must be seen as investment contracts and therefore as securities.Libra in the United StatesThe U.S. Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district, Sylvia Garcia, introduced a draft bill to the House Financial Services Committee on Oct. 18. The draft bill, called the ‘‘Stablecoins are Securities Act of 2019,” seeks to regulate stablecoins under the Securities Act of

FATF’s Regulations to Push Criminals to Privacy Coins: CipherTrace CEO

[ad_1] Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) crypto regulations will trigger a shift of criminal activity from Bitcoin (BTC) to privacy coins, CipherTrace’s CEO says.Criminals mostly use BTC and ETH to dateDavid Jevans, CEO of major crypto transaction tracking firm CipherTrace, has shared his remarks about criminal use of cryptocurrencies at a panel held by blockchain advocacy group, the Chamber of Digital Commerce on Oct. 21.During the panel, Jevans claimed that

Overstock’s VC Arm Joins $31M Funding Round For Silicon Valley Fintech

[ad_1] Overstock’s venture capital arm Medici Ventures invests in PeerNova, a startup that develops blockchain-based solutions for financial institutions to synchronize their data across multiple systems.In an Oct. 22 press release, PeerNova reported that it had raised $31 million in growth funding led by existing investor Mosaik Partners, with participation from Medici Ventures and Intuitive Venture Partners. This funding round brings the total raised funds to $74 million.PeerNova, a California-based

Why This Bitcoin Price to $1,000 Prediction is Incredibly Unlikely

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) has an almost 11-year history, and its price has always surprised by moves in either direction. But a slide back below $1,000 is at the far edge of most predictions right now, and may be the least probable scenario as we head towards the year end.  Bitcoin is Unpredictable Even in late 2019, with prices managing to retain long periods of stability, BTC investments should still be