Binance to Resume US Operations Within Two Months, Predicts CEO CZ

Changpeng Zhao, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has predicted that Binance will resume crypto-to-fiat operations in the United States within the next two months. Navigating U.S. regulation Zhao, also known as CZ within the crypto community, made his prediction in an interview with online news outlet Cheddar published Aug. 15. When asked about Binance’s return to operations in the U.S., Zhao said:  “I don’t want to promise any fixed dates, but there’s a lot of work being done and there’s a lot of things going on in flux, but…

Court Denies Craig Wright’s Motion for Judgment in Kleiman V. Wright

Judge Bruce Reinhart has denied a motion from Craig Wright in the ongoing Kleiman V. Wright saga. Wright apparently filed for a judgment on the pleadings in a two-pronged attack — neither of which met with sympathy from the court. The court issued its decision on Aug. 15. As stated in the court document, Wright presented a factual attack, which was that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction. For his facial attack, Wright argued that Kleiman’s estate failed to properly specify the citizenship of its parties. These attacks were aimed…

Why the Inverted Yield Curve Failed to Boost Bitcoin’s Price

Wednesday’s yield curve inversion should have been bullish for bitcoin since it’s a major recession indicator, but the BTC price fell. Market observers explain why. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: The inverted yield curve on Wednesday should have been a catalyst in moving the bitcoin price higher. That’s because it signaled a recession, which tanked the stock market. It was just about a week ago that the bitcoin price rose in the wake of macroeconomics that sank the stock market. Observers cheered that finally the crypto was being seen…

Crypto Exchange Poloniex to Delist 23 Trading Pairs Due to Low Volume

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex is going to remove 23 trading pairs ostensibly due to low volume. In a tweet published on Aug. 15, Poloniex announced that it will be removing 23 trading pairs on August 16, 2019, due to low volume. After removing, each asset will continue to be independently tradable, the exchange notes.  The list of pairs slated for removal reads: LTC/XMR, DASH/XMR, ZEC/XMR, MAID/XMR, NXT/XMR, BCN/XMR, LSK/ETH, GNT/ETH, MANA/ETH, QTUM/ETH, STEEM/ETH, OMG/ETH, LOOM/ETH, SNT/ETH, CVC/ETH, KNC/ETH, GAS/ETH, BNT/ETH, LOOM/USDT, SNT/USDT, KNC/USDT, BNT/USDT and FOAM/USDC. Earlier this year,…

LTC Dusting Attack on Binance Affected Nearly 300,000 Addresses: Report

The recent dusting attack against fourth-biggest altcoin Litecoin (LTC) on major cryptocurrency exchange Binance affected 294,582 addresses rather than the 50 Binance reported, according to a recent metrics report. Blockchain data and metrics firm Glassnode revealed its latest findings in a tweet on Aug. 15, saying that the LTC dusting attack affected 294,582 addresses. The analysis ostensibly also indicated a similar scale attack in April. Source: glassnode As previously reported by Cointelegraph, the LTC dusting attack on Binance occurred on Aug. 9. In the dedicated tweet, Binance linked to a…

Cardano Partners With Blockchain Venture Studio to Accelerate Adoption

The Cardano Foundation has partnered with Berlin blockchain venture studio Konfidio to accelerate Cardano adoption. A strategic partnership An announcement published by the Cardano Foundation on Aug. 15 reveals that the foundation has partnered with Konfidio. The partnership will aim to enable real-world business cases on the Cardano blockchain. Per the announcement, the initial focus of the collaboration will be on use cases in banking, logistics, pharmaceutical industries and trade finance, with government and public service use cases to follow. Chairperson of the Cardano Foundation, Nathan Kaiser, pointed out that…

Institutional Crypto Lending Platform Receives Gibraltar DLT License

Fully collateralized crypto-to-crypto lending platform Lendingblock has received a distributed ledger technology (DLT) provider license from Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC), reports Crowdfund Insider on Aug. 15. The accreditation brings the institution-focused platform one step closer to launch. The GFSC awarded an in-principle DLT provider license in late 2018. New capital lending model for digital assets Providing collateralized lending and borrowing reportedly allows Lendingblock to support short-term trading, hedging and working capital needs. This mirrors traditional financial markets, which the company aims to reinvent with a better model to service…

Leading Latin America Investment Bank Joins Distributed Ledger Group

Leading Latin America investment bank BTG Pactual joined the organizing committee of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group. Alliance for blockchain use Industry news outlet LedgerInsights reported on Aug. 15 that Brazil-based bank BTG Pactual joined PTDL Group’s organizing committee. PTDL Group reportedly provides a platform allowing market participants to share information on blockchain and discuss applications in the financial services sector. According to its official website, PTDL Group includes nearly 40 financial institutions and prominent market infrastructure players. The organization also claims that it is playing a role in…

Bitcoin Slips in Tandem with US Stocks; Still a Safe-Haven?

Bitcoin fell by as much as 5.54 percent on Wednesday after bond markets warned the possibility of a recession is growing. The BTC/USD instrument today established a new local swing low of $9,470 on San Francisco-based Coinbase exchange. The downside price action brought the pair’s week-to-date losses to circa 18 percent. It nevertheless attempted a small recovery above the $10,000, a psychological resistance level during an uptrend, and succeeded. As of 11:25 UTC, the BTC/USD instrument was trading at $10,075. Bitcoin Price Continues Its Downside Correction | Image Credits: TradingView.com…

Blockchain Can Solve EV Charging Trust Problem

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have used blockchain technology to improve trust in electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, reported academic publication portal EurekAlert on Aug. 14. This development could increase uptake and expand the overall charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. New ventures have no established trust relationships In general, an EV charging service provider will look for property owners to partner with and install charging points. Owners of electric vehicles can then use these for a fee, which is shared between the equipment supplier and the property…