CoinDesk’s Q2 ‘State of Blockchain’ Report Shows Project Funding Holds Strong as Markets Remain Flat

  Bitcoin on-chain transactions have fallen 28 percent following the Lightning Nework’s beta launch in late Q1   New York, NY — CoinDesk, the world’s leading digital media company focused on crypto assets and blockchain, today released its Q2 2018 State of Blockchain Report, widely considered the leading authority on blockchain trends research and analysis since its inception in 2014. The quarterly report covers market interest in public blockchains with a snapshot of the ten largest cryptocurrencies compared to Bitcoin at the end of each quarter.   The Q2 2018…

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Tether and Bitcoin price inflation linked to possible manipulation

Following the University of Texas report published yesterday on the possibility of Tether and Bitcoin’s manipulated price inflation through Hong Kong-based exchange, Bitfinex, Director of Research at CoinDesk, Nolan Bauerle responded.      “Bitcoin is a super volatile asset driven by a global retail investment crowd. Everyone who watches this crowd knows they use Tether to take a ‘dollar’ position when bitcoin dips. They reenter the bitcoin market when they feel the price is at a floor with the goal to have more bitcoin than at the start of the…

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Global Blockchain Services Firm WACHSMAN Recruits Key Executives from Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to Lead New Strategy Division

  Wachsman amplifies service offerings beyond public relations and events management with first major agency expansion   NEW YORK, NY — June 12, 2018 — Wachsman, one of the world’s leading blockchain professional services firms, has hired senior bankers from investment banks Jefferies and J.P. Morgan to lead a new blockchain strategy and advisory division. Formerly Senior Vice President, Technology Investment Banking Group at Jefferies, Michael Chang joins Wachsman as Managing Director and will lead the firm’s new Strategic Advisory Group in New York.     Chang will be supported…

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges demand up to $3 million to list ICO tokens

Cryptocurrency exchanges are sitting in the “pound seats” so to say as they are now charging huge listing fees to ICO’s. According to a report by Bitcoin.com and Autonomous,  to list an ICO on well-known cryptocurrency exchanges can cost anywhere between $1 – $3 million.  With these astronomical listing fees, ICO’s could be over funding their projects just to cover these costs.   Interestingly to note, the fee on the Nasdaq Capital Market for a listing of up to 15 million shares costs $55,000, substantially lower than the charges touted…

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Bitcoin Exchanges Slash Fees

In the past week, Binance, Bitfinex, and Kraken have all reduced their fees amidst a backdrop of increased Segwit adoption and transaction batching by up to half.   The average price of sending bitcoin has been falling for weeks but before now these savings had yet to be passed on to exchange customers.   Bitcoin Withdrawals: Now with 50% Off   Bitcoin is pretty cheap to send right all of a sudden even cheaper than ethereum in some instances. Fee’s have fallen to around 10 satoshis per byte to send…

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How to find the best Bitcoin Trading Platform or Exchange

Exchanges are often in the news, either due to listing of new crypto / ICO token; customer service issues or loss of crypto due to hacking.     There have been numerous exchange hacks in the lifetime of Bitcoin with the most famous one being Tokyo based Mt.Gox where approximately 850,000 bitcoins belonging to customers and the company were missing and likely stolen from their hot wallet.  Hot wallets are connected to the internet and as a result, vulnerable to hacking. This was an amount valued at more than $450…

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