Ethereum Classic (ETC) Upgrades with Atlantis Hard Fork

September 16, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The team behind Ethereum Classic (ETC) has successfully activated the Atlantis hard fork upgrade which brings additional functionality and compatibility with Ethereum (ETH). With the hard fork completed at block 8,772,000, all software users are required to upgrade their clients in order to continue using the main chain. Afri Schoedon coordinated the upgrade process and… Read more

Binance US to begin registration on September 18

September 14, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Binance.US, the American expansion of the crypto exchange giant, will be launching next week, the company announced in a blog post released on Friday. On Wednesday, September 18th, the regulated cryptocurrency exchange would start allowing interested American traders to open an account on its platform. This move is coming at a time when many other… Read more

The Global Debt Bubble Exceeds $240 Trillion; If It Pops, How Will the Bitcoin (BTC) Market React?

September 13, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
As of April, the global debt bubble had reached $243 trillion, which is apparently three times the global GDP. This is in addition to $750 trillion of derivatives, and adding this to the debt total means there is around $1 quadrillion of financial obligations globally. To imagine this number, if you stacked a quadrillion dollar… Read more

BTCC Founder Bobby Lee Unveils New Hardware Wallet Supporting Over 30 Cryptocurrencies

September 13, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Bobby Lee, the founder of the first Bitcoin exchange in China, is back with the launch of a new wallet. Lee is back in business with a new startup called Ballet hardly a year after he sold BTCC. On Thursday, Lee announced that his startup Ballet would be rolling out a hardware wallet that supports… Read more

Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase to Launch an Initial Exchange Offering Platform

September 13, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
According to Coinbase head of institutional sales, Kayvon Pirestani, the crypto exchange is planning to launch an initial exchange offering (IEO). Pirestani revealed on September 11th during the Invest: Asia conference. Coinbase to announce IEO soon Pirestani indicated that an IEO platform was among the numerous capital formation tools that Coinbase was exploring. He added… Read more

Binance.US Launching Next Week but Will Only Have Six Cryptocurrencies Available, How Will This Change the Crypto Market?

September 12, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Binance was perhaps the most popular cryptocurrency exchange in the United States since it required zero identification information to sign up and offered access to 565 trading pairs. Also, Binance has volume of around $1 billion every day and high liquidity, leading to optimal cryptocurrency prices and an environment conducive for rapid trading.  Binance starkly… Read more

NASDAQ Adds a New Decentralized Finance Index for DeFi Projects

September 12, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
NASDAQ has added a new crypto-related index in partnership with Exante, the London-based brokerage firm, and the focus of this new listing is on decentralized finance projects. This new index goes by the name ‘Defix’ and was launched through Exante. The brokerage firm has been involved in the crypto industry for some time as it… Read more

Ethereum ProgPoW Passes Audit Tests

September 12, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Ethereum’s ProgPoW has passed the test according to the Ethereum Cat Herders audits, although it could also become obsolete as technology evolves. The main goal behind the introduction of Programmatic Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW) algorithm, is to make Ethereum more resistant to ASIC miners, this way incentivizing decentralization of mining efforts. At the time of the Ethereum… Read more

German Bitcoin Mining Firm Launches Air-Cooled Bitcoin Mining Containers

September 12, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
German Bitcoin (BTC) mining infrastructure company Northern Bitcoin AG has completed the testing of its air-cooled mining container. The 20 ft. containers designed for outdoor crypto mining activities house 144 ASIC miners. Air-cooled mining solution for all-year cold locations On Monday a press release indicated that the mobile container solution would offer efficient and flexible… Read more

Hip-hop Star Akon Says Bitcoin Is Better Than Centralized Fiat Currencies

September 11, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
American rapper Akon has dismissed claims that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) lack intrinsic value. The US rapper holds that digital assets enjoy stability compared to the dollar. Crypto does not need the backing of physical assets Akon was speaking in a radio interview, where he criticized sentiment that Bitcoin is volatile relative to fiat… Read more