The Spanish-speaking world saw a number major developments this week, with several companies accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment and the Venezuelan government making new claims about the use and acceptance of the controversial Petro coin. Here’s the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Spain:
For the cryptosphere, August was marked by the hotly debated announcements of world giants regarding the releases of international cryptocurrencies. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced the imminent release of a national digital currency, Walmart began developing its own blockchain, Binance launching the Venus project, and Pavel Durov’s TON finally shared its release date.
Former blockchain firm ConsenSys’ ventures head Kavita Gupta joined security token project Dusk Network. As industry news outlet The Block reported on Aug. 30, Gupta joined Dusk Network, an Amsterdam-based startup trying to help companies tokenize their equity shares. Dusk Network co-founder Mels Dees claims that the company is also working with a regulated European
While Bakkt clients will be able to deposit their funds into the Bakkt Warehouse next week on Sept. 6, Bitcoin price is trending downwards after falling below $10,000 in the run-up to the event. So is this already priced in or the market cycles are just repeating themselves? Let’s take a look at some key
Islamic finance and Sharia advisory firm Amanie Advisors have established Ether’s (ETH) compliance with Islamic religious law. Ether receives Sharia endorsement In a blog post published on their website, Amanie Advisors announced that the firm has collaborated with the Ethereum Foundation to establish the platform’s compliance with Sharia religious law. As a result of the
This week, major cryptocurrency exchange Binance stated that it plans to take a conservative approach and that Venus project will comply with all the regulatory requirements. This will keep it away from the hurdles that Facebook’s Libra project currently faces. The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies has dipped below $250 billion. Since mid-July, crypto markets
Telegram Open Network’s (TON) blockchain public testing will launch on Sept. 1, according to one of the investors. On Aug. 28, Russian news outlet Vedomosti quoted an anonymous TON investor claiming to have learned this information from the development team, and the head of one of the companies that participated in the testing so far.
Cielo, the largest payment processing provider in Brazil, has unveiled support for Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency purchases on its point-of-sale (PoS) devices. Crypto payments via QR codes Cointelegraph Brazil reported the news on Aug. 30. According to the report, users can make crypto payments through Cielo PoS devices via QR codes. The PoS machines generate
On Aug. 28, cryptocurrency project Decred announced that it is adding a few new privacy-focused features to its cryptocurrency DCR. According to Decred’s official blog, the goal of these new features is to be “simple, adaptable, and creative.” The post explains: “Decred has implemented a variant of CoinShuffle++ in its wallet. Although it is possible
Stablecoins are not immune to uncertainties. Those are the sentiments shared by the European Central Bank (ECB). According to the regulator, stablecoin stability could be hampered by the uncertainties stemming from the lack of regulations. Uncertainties The fact that regulatory pressures do affect fiat currencies is one of the tailwinds that could take a toll on
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has said that it will learn from the regulatory issues that have plagued Facebook’s proposed Libra digital currency. In an interview, Aug 29, Binance co-founder He Yi claimed that the company will engage with regulators from day one regarding its Venus stablecoin project. He also confirmed previous rumors that Venus will be
With each passing day, Craig S. Wright’s reputation continues to take a bigger beating. This time around, a Florida court has found the self-proclaimed inventor of Bitcoin (BTC) to be guilty of not only submitting false documents as part of an earlier testimony but also lying about a legal dispute (related to the estate of
Friday, Aug. 30 — after seeing some growth on the day, crypto markets are trading sideways, with top-20 coins by market cap sending mixed signals. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC), which managed to climb over $9,600 earlier today, is now trading at $9,531, up around 0.1% on the day at press time. Bitcoin dropped
Crypto-jacking campaigns increased substantially in the first quarter of 2019 according to a McAfee Labs Threats Report published yesterday. The prevalence of ransomware attacks climbed a massive 118% during Q1, while malware attacks increased by 29% in the same period. The report also states that the attacks were indiscriminate, meaning that both Windows and Apple
Ever since Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies became far more mainstream following the remarkable rally in 2017, there has been a lot of talk about large institutions getting into this space. For instance, banking giant JP Morgan came up with its own digital coin last year. However, in 2019, a bigger piece of news came to
Following integration with major cryptos, South Korean tech giant Samsung expands the coins supported by the Galaxy S10 device with three stablecoins. According to a U.today report on Aug. 30, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone now supports three stablecoins, including TrueUSD (TUSD), Maker (MKR) and USD Coin (USDC). 33 cryptos totally supported Additionally, Samsung Galaxy S10