Could the Blockchain Have Prevented It?

By CCN: A major data breach has rocked Quest Diagnostics, exposing the personal details of nearly 12 million patients in the process. The incident, which was reported in a public filing, occurred on May 14 after centralized third-party billing company American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) informed the diagnostic testing company about “potential unauthorized activity” on a “web payment page.” Quest Diagnostics has some blockchain exposure, but apparently not enough. Among the first companies to respond was blockchain-powered ID startup Civic, suggesting its decentralized technology could put an end to data…

Facebook in Discussions with CFTC but Uncertainties Continue

Some weeks back, Facebook indicated that it was launching a cryptocurrency payment service called Project Libra. The company has had a series of talks with various e-commerce companies as well as financial firms seeking support for the payment service. The latest discussions involve the US Commodity and Futures Trading Commission regarding Facebook’s stable coin initiative: GlobalCoin. CFTC Indicates Interest The Financial Times reported on Sunday that Christopher Giancarlo, the chairman of CFTC, had confirmed that talks regarding the support for the stablecoin were in early stages. He added that the goal…

Mexico Is Getting Eight New Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The company Amero-Isatek announced that it will open its first physical cryptocurrency exchange station in Nuevo León, Monterrey on June 21. It will also soon expand into another seven locations across Mexico. Amero-Isatek estimates that it will server over 800,000 cryptocurrency users in Central Mexico. Users of the exchange will trade in Amero, Amero-Isatek’s own cryptoasset. The asset launches on the day of the Nuevo León opening. The firm already made headlines early this year for participating in what it called the world’s biggest cryptocurrency real estate exchange. In this…

Slush Pool Operator Braiins Set to Rollout Upgrades

Braiins, a cryptocurrency mining pool operator based in Prague, is rebranding its company’s operation and bringing all of its products under a single umbrella. Updates Are Coming Braiins is the company behind Slush Pool, the original cryptocurrency mining pool with a hash rate of 5.32 Eh/s, per its website. After operating in the mining sector for some years, it appears to be set for a brand makeover and it’s pushing out some upgrades for its popular products — Slush Pool and Braiins OS. According to Braiins Creative Director Luboš Buračinský,…

Bullish LedgerX Crypto Options Bets Resurface: Bitcoin $50K by 2020

By CCN: Now that the bitcoin price has momentum on its side, the bulls are placing bullish bets again. The most aggressive trades are seemingly happening in the crypto derivatives market where the risk/reward profile differs vs. the spot market. Now that the bitcoin price has generated returns of approximately 130% year-to-date, derivatives traders are willing to put it on the line once again. One bullish trade that has resurfaced in the crypto call options market is a bet that the bitcoin price will surpass $50,000 by this time next…

World’s Biggest Banks Splash $63 million on a Blockchain Digital Currency

 By CCN: Some of the world’s biggest banks are partnering with London-based Fnality International to create a blockchain digital currency for faster cross-border transfers. These banks from Japan, Europe, and the United States are hoping that issuing a utility settlement coin (USC) will lower transaction costs of cross-border payments by cutting out intermediaries. Fnality International has received $63.1 million in capital from the 14 participating banks. These banks include Barclays of Europe and the United States’ State Street; Japan’s MUFG Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp as well as UBS…

LocalBitcoins Removes Cash-for-Crypto Trading Option

Helsinki-based peer-to-peer exchange LocalBitcoins has reportedly removed the option allowing users to buy or sell cryptocurrencies in person for cash. In a Reddit post Sunday, a LocalBitcoins user pointed out the option was no longer available on the platform, though some comments suggested the restriction might be limited to the U.S.. The removal of the option – which acts as a matchmaker for users to make trades in person – effectively bars LocalBitcoin users from selling and buying bitcoin for cash. LocalBitcoins has also cancelled pending cash trades, other comments suggest. The…

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Consolidating Gains: Downside Thrust Before Higher

Bitcoin price started a decent upward move above the $8,500 level against the US Dollar. The price is trading with a positive tone above $8,600 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There is a key bullish trend line forming with support at $8,640 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is currently consolidating and it could soon climb above the $8,800 resistance. Bitcoin price is currently trading in a range above $8,600 against the US Dollar. BTC could start a sharp upward…