‘Big Four’ Firm EY Builds DLT Product on Public Ethereum Blockchain

Twitter Facebook The big four accounting firms are pouring more resources into blockchain technology now more than ever, and now Ernst & Young (EY) has just deepened its commitment. The global professional services firm has unveiled a Public Edition (PE) prototype of its EY Ops Chain, using the public Ethereum blockchain to deliver what the company describes as the “world’s first implementation of zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology.” The technology offers the best of both worlds, giving businesses the opportunity to securely issue and sell ICO-like tokens tied to payments or…

Tether’s Price Has Stabilized, But the Stablecoin’s Supply Is Still Shrinking

In what’s become a rarity over the past month, the price of the tether (USDT) stablecoin temporarily regained parity with the U.S. dollar Wednesday. The token traded in the $1.00-$1.01 range for the better part of an hour, according to CoinMarketCap. At the time of writing, it is trading around $0.987. The exchange rate has been steadily climbing towards its $1.00 target since the stablecoin – by far the most popular among a slew of rivals – dramatically lost parity with the dollar in mid-October, falling as low as $0.85…

Tether’s Market Cap Has Dropped by More than $1 Billion in October

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Tether (USDT), the embattled cryptocurrency token whose value is purportedly backed by US dollars, continues to see massive outflows as it struggles to maintain USD parity amid rising competition from other stablecoins launched by some of the crypto industry’s biggest names. Blockchain data from Omni Explorer shows that yesterday, on Oct. 30, Tether Limited redeemed another 100 million units of USDT, reducing the outstanding supply to about 1.8 billion. Source: Omni Explorer Since the beginning of October, Tether has redeemed a staggering 990 million tokens, more than…

Bitcoin Bull Tom Lee ‘Pleasantly Surprised’ by Drop in Crypto Volatility

Twitter Facebook Over the past several weeks, the bitcoin price has been uncharacteristically stable, even as equities have lost their footing and the global stock market has flirted with corrective territory. Tom Lee, the founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors and one of Wall Street’s most well-known bitcoin bulls, said that he was pleasantly surprised by the drop in crypto volatility, particularly when juxtaposed with the stock market’s recent swings. He told CNBC: “It’s surprising given how small bitcoin is in terms of market cap. The total crypto market cap is…

Coinbase’s Head of Trading Resigns After Six Months on Job

The head of trading at Coinbase, Hunter Merghart, has resigned from the U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider after just six months on the job, CoinDesk has learned. Merghart made the decision to leave the company last week and is now exploring other opportunities, according to people familiar with the situation. Coinbase declined to comment on the move when reached. His departure follows that of the executive who hired him, Adam White, who left Coinbase earlier this month to become the chief operating officer of Bakkt, the new institutional crypto trading…

XRP Makes a 23% Monthly Decline, Among the Biggest in October

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Ripple’s XRP was among the best performing cryptocurrencies in September. But the bullish sentiment hasn’t sustained well this month. The XRP-to-USD pair has recorded a 24 percent monthly loss as October heads to a close, falling from 0.5831-fiat to 0.4400-fiat. The coin got sold off to the tune of over $7 billion, despite being surrounded with strong fundamentals all month long. That includes the launch of the xRapid system, new partnerships with Viamericas, Moneytenint, and National Bank of Kuwait, and the release of Ripple’s Q3 report that showed XRP sales…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Weekly Consolidation Hints Toward Sustained …

Another week has passed as bitcoin continues to coil in a tighter and tighter consolidation. Both price and volume continue to consolidate as bitcoin decides where the next major move will be. A trend of higher lows and lower highs shows a balance of both supply and demand, but ultimately one will win out: Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Macro Consolidation To gain a perspective of *just* how tightly wound the market is, a great tool analysts often use are Bollinger Bands (bbands). Bbands are a visual representation of forecasted…

Data Shows Millions Leaving Crypto Wallets Tied to Long-Troubled Exchange

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has frozen accounts that received more than 93,000 ether from two wallets indirectly linked to the troubled Russian exchange WEX. The accounts were frozen on October 25, Leah Li, a spokeswoman for Binance, told CoinDesk. The action was taken in response to pleas from WEX users who have been watching the ethereum blockchain, the known location of a public wallet belonging to the WEX exchange, uneasily in recent months while they have been unable to withdraw their funds off the exchange. These users traced…

BCH and EOS Extend Losses to 5% as Bitcoin Drops to $6,250

Over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin has lost 2 percent of its price against the US dollar, dipping below the $6,300 mark to $6,250. While cryptocurrency-only exchanges are demonstrating a price of $6,350 for Bitcoin due to the premium on BTC-to-USDT (Tether) pair, the actual price of Bitcoin remains at around $6,256. The volume of BTC has increased from $3.1 billion to $4.2 billion over the past seven days, by more than 35 percent. But, most of the volume recorded by major cryptocurrency exchanges represent sell orders. Major Digital Assets…

SC Johnson will Offer Crypto for Recycling in Indonesia Soon

SC Johnson has just announced that it has teamed up with Plastic Bank to reduce the global ocean plastic crisis happening around the world. The companies are currently trying to increase recycling rates in impoverished communities within Indonesia, while also trying to address the challenges of poverty. SC Johnson Blockchain SC Johnson and the environmental organization are planning on opening eight plastic recycling centers in the future and will offer its local tokens for the waste collection. The first center will officially open on October 8th in Bali. The press release…