As we move toward the end of 2018, we have a lot to reflect on for the year within the world of cryptocurrency.Continue reading on Medium »
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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, Dash, Monero: Cryptocurrency prices According to the online platform Coingecko, Bitcoin (BTC) remained stable over the past 24 hours and slightly increased in price – by 0.2%. The price at the time of writing is $3415 per coin. Cryptocurrencies changed in price very slightly: Bitcoin Cash lost 2% over the past 24 hours and costs $96 per coin; Ripple dropped by 0.78% and is $0.30 in price; EOS added 1.91%, and its price is $2.01; Litecoin minus 2.04%, and its cost is $24; Cardano grew by 0.06%, and its value is $0.030; Stellar lost 1.81% and costs $0.11; IOTA dropped by 0.53%, and its cost is $0.24; Dash fell by 1.06%, and its price is $65; Monero decreased by 2.06%, and its rate is $43. Over the past 24 hours, Ethereum lost 0.56%. The coin price is $90, according to Coin 360. The total market capitalization is $109 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 54.9% of the total volume. In monetary terms, it is $59 billion. Subscribe to The Coin Shark news in Facebook:
As reported by the local news media, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority is cooperating with the Central Bank of UAE in order to develop their own blockchain, which will be the basis for the joint digital coin. The new currency will be used for cross-border transactions between these two states. “This is probably the first time ever that witnesses the cooperation of monetary authorities from different countries on this topic and we hope that this achievement will foster similar collaboration in our region,” said an Abu Dhabi official. The cooperation is currently ongoing, no specific dates as to when the development will be finished have not been released so far. The innovations in the financial sector will involve only banks and institutional investors, not the regular customers. We remind you: Ripple Technology Will Soon Be Implemented in the Biggest Bank of Saudi Arabia Subscribe to The Coin Shark news in Facebook:
In Thursday’s installment of The Daily, we report on a highly anticipated stablecoin project that’s failed before it’s even launched, and explore the strangely centralized world of crypto Twitter. First though, we’ll start with the news that a third party app has made it possible to pay for your Uber ride using BTC. Also read: Benchmark […] The post The Daily: Uber Meets Bitcoin, Basis Stablecoin Shuts Down appeared first on Bitcoin News .
With a wave of support for the adoption of blockchain technology, the general manager of Corporate Payments at American Express, Carlos Carriedo, has suggested that its pilot tests of real-time cross-border institutional payments using Ripple technology have been successful. Earlier in the week, Carriedo spoke at the Wings of Change Europe event and made it clear the American Express has got a strong interest in the technology behind blockchain. The general manager said: “Blockchain is absolutely an option we’re looking at. Just to give you a sense, we have invested in a FinTech lab based on blockchain technology, just to understand how to leverage this better.” Carriedo went on to point out Ripple specifically which is working with American Express and Santander in order to test a blockchain powered, cross-border payments solution. According to Pymnts, he went on to add: “We did a test, partnering with Santander locally, and with Ripple to just do cross-border transactions. And in a matter of seconds, through this test, our clients were able to transfer funds in a very transparent and seamless way, from one part of the world to the other one.” In 2017, American Express teamed up with the blockchain network RippleNet to provide real-time B2B. The collaboration sees American Express FX global payments joining up with Santander UK in order to design a mechanism to transfer corporate funds between the United States and the UK in the real time. “There is more to come. There’s still a lot of things that need to get addressed with blockchain as a technology. But it’s very promising. … The future is definitely digital. Digital is the way payments will continue to be across both the consumer part of the business and the commercial part of the business.” As the same conference, Carriedo gave praise to Ripple saying that they are doing a great job in enhancing the global payment processing system through the native token of the platform, XRP as well as other financial tools. In addition to this, he added that Ripple has a lot of potential and that the future of payment processing will be something that is done completely digitally. You can read more on the what else Carriedo said here: What are your thoughts? Let us know what you think down below in the comments!
The English university has analyzed the scenario and the evolution of the cryptocurrency sector The post Cambridge University published the second Crypto Asset Report appeared first on The Cryptonomist.
As we reported earlier, the searches for Bitcoin have increased quite significantly. We would like to remind you: The Number of Searches for “Bitcoin” in Google Has Skyrocketed Now that Google Trends has published new statistics on the most popular searches of the passing year, we can see that “What is Bitcoin?” is the most frequently asked question on Google in the “What is…?” section. Source: Google Trends Bitcoin is definitely repeating last year’s success, when it managed to outrun the searches for Donald Trump. However, if last year such an increased interest was due to the stable growth of Bitcoin, now it is happening for the opposite reason. Subscribe to The Coin Shark news in Facebook:
The Venezuelan gov’t has reportedly converted pensioners’ most recent monthly bonus into its national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro
The major blockchain project Hyperledger, the technologies and instruments of which are incorporated in multiple other startups all over the world, announced its future cooperation with 16 giant companies. The list of new members includes: Citi Deutsche Telekom Alibaba etc. “The growing Hyperledger community reflects the increasing importance of open source efforts to build enterprise blockchain technologies across industries and markets,” said the CEO of Hyperledger, Brian Behlendorf. In this way, blockchain will be promoted in the major businesses of the world, which undoubtedly means its growing popularity in almost every sphere of human activity. We remind you: Visa Partners with IBM to Implement Cross-Border Blockchain Payments of Hyperledger Fabric Framework Subscribe to The Coin Shark news in Facebook:  
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