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Bitcoiners Warn After User Documents Losing $32,000 in BTC: Lightning Network is High Risk ( 10/23/2019 - 5:28pm
TL;DR: Bitcoiners took to two popular cryptocurrency subreddits, essentially warning current and potential users about the Lightning Network (LN), a second layer solution to BTC’s notorious scaling issues of high transaction fees and slow confirmation times. The latest complaints about LN come after a user documented losing 4 BTC (around $32,000...
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John Carvalho on Lightning and Bitcoin’s Layer 3: ‘We’re Thinking Way Ahead’ ( 10/23/2019 - 5:03pm
During the last day of the Lightning Conference in Berlin , John Carvalho was scheduled to make a presentation titled “The Lightning Economy: Business Models and Product Considerations.” However, due to the noisy chatter that echoed inside the chamber, the Bitrefill CCO decided to take his discussion outdoors. So, the conversation took place in...
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Libra Could Serve as Counter to Chinese Digital Currency, Says Zuckerberg ( 10/23/2019 - 4:48pm
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg painted the Libra stablecoin project as a way to counteract a possible Chinese digital currency
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Ex-CFTC Chair: Trump Admin Coordinated to Pop 2017 Bitcoin Bubble ( 10/23/2019 - 3:59pm
Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Christopher Giancarclo says that the Trump administration coordinated to pop the Bitcoin bubble of late 2017. They did this by introducing Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Specifically, Giancarlo says : “One of the untold stories of the past few years is that the...
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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Says Mark Zuckerberg Late to Crypto Party As ‘Trust Deficit’ Holds Social Media Giant Back ( 10/23/2019 - 3:12pm
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, who recently commented that he’s worried regulators will impede the crypto space because of their challenges with and distrust of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and the Libra project, says Zuckerberg’s testimony on the Hill today exposes his trust deficit. While US policymakers both berate and praise Zuckerberg during his...
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Dow Winces as Trump Berates Republican Critics as ‘Human Scum’ ( 10/23/2019 - 3:04pm
The Dow Jones dipped on Wednesday, unable to garner any meaningful momentum even as Boeing shrugged off some wobbly earnings and Apple basked in more positive forecasts. A lack of China trade war developments appears to have removed the volatility from the marketplace, but the Dow began slipping late in the session as growing fears […] The post..., China,, Important People, Trump, Volatility
How Centralized Payment Systems Learned to Accept Decentralized Cryptocurrency ( 10/23/2019 - 2:04pm
They might not be shouting it from the rooftops, but fiat payment gateways are no longer the enemy of bitcoin. Hostilities have ceased, the bad blood has been let, and today the fiat and crypto worlds are bridged and doing business. Despite the two systems sporting opposing aims and architecture, many centralized payment processors have learned to...
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Singapore’s Pragmatic Approach to Cryptocurrency is Drawing Business to the Country ( 10/23/2019 - 2:00pm
Over the last year, many cryptocurrency companies have set up shop in Singapore because of the clarity in regulation in the country. However, ComplyTech CEO, Michael Farah, believes that the newly announced regulatory framework could open up the discussion to more stringent regulation that could suppress activity, as reported by Payment Week,...
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Op Ed: In the Battle Between Libra and a Digital Dollar, Bitcoin Will Win ( 10/23/2019 - 1:57pm
As Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Congress today, October 23, 2019, about Libra, the prevailing question is no longer if digital assets will go mainstream, but how they will do so and who will control them when they do. In one corner is the U.S. government. Inspired by and fearing China’s progress in launching a digital yuan, the Federal Reserve is...
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Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Quit Libra if the Association Launched Prematurely ( 10/23/2019 - 1:27pm
Facebook's CEO told lawmakers the company would pull out of the Libra Association if the consortium launched its cryptocurrency without regulatory approvals.
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Bitcoin Drops $700 Minutes Before Zuckerberg’s Congress Hearing- $200 million Liquidated On Bitmex ( 10/23/2019 - 1:23pm
Today bitcoin went down by 10% while $200 million worth of bitcoin got liquidated on Bitmex. Bitcoin plunged by over $700 in a short time as it dropped from $8,000 to hit a low of $7,280 today during a rough hour sell-off. It has bounced back after to $7,450. The price drop started only minutes before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing at the...,, Altcoins, Bakkt, Bitcoin, BitMEX, BitMEX, CEO, Coin, Derivative, Facebook, Fear Mongering, Futures, Important People, Leverage, Libra, MEX, Platform, Short, Volume
Zuckerberg: Facebook would leave Libra if US regulators don’t approve the project ( 10/23/2019 - 1:13pm
Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is willing to quit the Libra Association if it doesn't see the project fully approved by U.S. regulators. The Facebook CEO testified this morning before a U.S. House committee to address lawmaker concerns around how the social network’s planned cryptocurrency, Libra, could impact U.S. financial services and housing...
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CryptoCompare Exchange Review: OKEx Tops Derivatives Total Trading Volume for September ( 10/23/2019 - 1:07pm
In the report “ Exchange Review for September 2019 ” recently released by CryptoCompare, a cryptocurrency market data provider, the Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has earned the distinction of being the top cryptocurrency exchange in terms of derivatives monthly volume. The exchange known for its spot and derivatives trading while...
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Polysign Holding Billions Of XRP? And Ripple CEO Takes Swipe At Libra On Fox Business 10/23/2019 - 1:00pm

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Approve Or I’m Outta Here: Even Zuckerberg Is Sick Of US Legislators’ Crypto Reticence ( 10/23/2019 - 12:59pm
It was perhaps the last thing anyone expected of today’s testimony: Mark Zuckerberg telling the House Financial Services Committee that if they don’t approve his Libra crypto project and get with the times, Facebook will simply pull out. In an extraordinary statement Facebook’s founder outlined to Congress the conditions under which the company...
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Congress Hearing: I Will Pull Facebook Out of Libra if Things Go Wrong, States Zuckerberg ( 10/23/2019 - 12:35pm
Coinspeaker Congress Hearing: I Will Pull Facebook Out of Libra if Things Go Wrong, States Zuckerberg Ever since Facebook officially announced its plans to float a digital currency and then released the Libra whitepaper, there have been very polar reactions to the idea, which continue to this day. The United States Congress right from the start...
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Bitcoin Is More Than Digital Gold, Says Cameron Winklevoss ( 10/23/2019 - 12:21pm
Cameron Winklevoss says bitcoin is more than digital gold, by offering users a 'source of truth.'
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Market Maker GTS Opens Office in Tel Aviv ( 10/23/2019 - 12:20pm
Company CEO Ari Rubenstein said he is looking for "top tier tech talent"
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Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Quit Libra if Association Launched Prematurely ( 10/23/2019 - 12:15pm
Facebook's CEO told lawmakers the company would pull out of the Libra Association if the consortium launched its cryptocurrency without regulatory approvals.
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Bitcoin Network Velocity Increased During the Past Months ( 10/23/2019 - 11:57am
A crypto analyst that goes by name PlanB tolt his 45k followers that bitcoin network velocity has a significant increase during the past months showing a screenshot with data from his node Oops, I had acounting error in my script: it is not reset to zero each month, so cumulative .. Thank you very much @ziggamon for pointing it out!! These are the...,, Balance, Bitcoin, Blockchain, CEO, Crypto, Important People, Ledger, Ledger, Network, Node, Tether, Tether, Volume, Zero
Zuckerberg: Facebook Won’t Be Launching Libra Without Regulatory Approval ( 10/23/2019 - 11:50am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has submitted written testimony to the House Financial Services Committee ahead of his meeting with lawmakers, saying the Libra Association will not launch without regulatory approval.
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Paul Puey on Time Preference - WBD159 (letstalk) 10/23/2019 - 11:45am
'œI don't subscribe to the rhetoric that its ok with it just simply being a store of value. I want Bitcoin to be a payment mechanism as well.' '" Paul Puey Location: Los Angeles Date: Thursday, 26th September Project: Edge Role: CEO & Co-FounderTime is arguably our most valuable resource and we are constantly making choices about how we use it...
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Daily Trending News and Market Sentiment: 10% Crash, Libra Testimony Underway ( 10/23/2019 - 11:40am
After showing the bears some resolute determinism this week, the bulls have been caught by surprise just an hour ago as Bitcoin price slipped by 5%, on the day losing 10% from around USD 8,252 to its current low of USD 7,435 at 2:50 pm London ( CoinDesk ). This is a new five-month low for Bitcoin. There does not seem to be any apparent reason,...
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Bitcoin Collapses below $7,500 after Brexit Breakthrough ( 10/23/2019 - 11:28am
Bitcoin took a deep dive on Wednesday to test the levels last seen in May. The benchmark cryptocurrency plunged by up to circa $566.29, or 7.65 percent, in just two hours of trading. The move downside brought bitcoin down to a session low of $7,402.20. While the price later corrected, its upside remained capped by the support-turned-resistance...
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SoftBank Unveils $9.5 Billion WeWork Rescue, Cuts Most Ties with Adam Neumann ( 10/23/2019 - 11:18am
Coinspeaker SoftBank Unveils $9.5 Billion WeWork Rescue, Cuts Most Ties with Adam Neumann In what seems to be a last attempt to save shared workspace company WeWork , Softbank which is by far the superstar of Venture Capital finance firms has decided to wade into the matter once again with a compromise that might just save the company from...
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Flash Crash Sends Bitcoin Price Below Key Moving Average ( 10/23/2019 - 11:01am
Ouch. Over the past few hours, Bitcoin has finally seen some volatility play out after a multi-week lull, plunging below $7,500 after holding in the low-$8,000s for days on end. Per previous reports from NewsBTC , this move largely caught traders off guard, with there being a massive long liquidation event of over $200 million on BitMEX amid this...
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Bitcoin Drops 10% After Grayscale “DropGold” Commercial Announcment ( 10/23/2019 - 10:42am
Bitcoin price plunged by nearly 10% just minutes after the announcement of a commercial video by Grayscale to drop gold and buy bitcoin. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our second commercial goes live TODAY as we double down on #DropGold with our next chapter of educating investors about the investment-case for #Bitcoin and $BTC access products like $GBTC : https...,, Bakkt, Bitcoin, Case, Derivative, Gold, Important People, Market, Precious Metals, Trump
Bitcoin Literally Fixes This: 50% of Banks Won’t Survive a Recession ( 10/23/2019 - 10:40am
If you have perused the hallowed halls of Crypto Twitter over the past few months, you’ve likely encountered “Bitcoin fixes this.” The meme, which has quickly become one of the industry’s favorite, has become somewhat of a ubiquitous phrase — a catch-all meme if you will — to use whenever the traditional world runs into a problem. Chile is seeing...
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Key Takeaways From Facebook CEO Zuckerberg’s Planned Libra Testimony ( 10/23/2019 - 10:33am
For most of its nearly 11-year lifespan, Bitcoin has flown well under the radar of the U.S. government. But Libra’s launch has changed things. With the launch of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, which will be adopted by millions when it launches, global regulators have felt the need to respond. So much so that discussion regarding Libra is...
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‘Trump Confusion Trades’ Netting Over $2 Billion Reeks of Insider Trading ( 10/23/2019 - 10:30am
Vanity Fair reported four mysterious trades that happened in June and September. These trades were out of the ordinary because the trader or group of traders responsible bought tens of thousands of S&P e-mini contracts minutes before the markets closed. What makes these trades more suspicious is the fact that market-changing events such as the...,, Important People, Market, Trump
CTFC “Crypto Dad” Says Trump Admin Used Bitcoin Futures to Reign in Bubble ( 10/23/2019 - 10:30am
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) made history in December 2017 for being the first major regulator in the world to formally greenlight bitcoin futures products. Now we know there was more to the approval than was previously known. In comments made to CoinDesk and during a presentation at the San Francisco-based Pantera Summit...
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Could Trudeau’s Victory in Canada Propel Crypto Adoption, New Zealand Style? ( 10/23/2019 - 10:26am
Justin Trudeau has narrowly won the 2019 Canadian election, edging out his conservative opponent to form what is likely to be a minority government. If the legacy of Trudeau’s first term – apart from ending the decade-long brutishly pro-business policies of the Stephen Harper government – is the legalization of cannabis in the country, Canada...
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Square Appoints NBA’s Chief Innovation Officer to Board of Directors ( 10/23/2019 - 10:26am
Square, Inc., the Bitcoin-focused payment company founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has just brought the Chief Innovation Officer from the National Basketball Association (NBA), Amy Brooks, to its ...,, Bitcoin, CEO, Important People, Innovations
Bitcoin Has Been Hijacked by Communists, Claims BSV Supporter ( 10/23/2019 - 10:20am
In the cryptocurrency space, one significant argument that is always being brought up is whether the original Bitcoin today has strayed from what Satoshi Nakamoto, its creator, first envisioned. Yesterday, one of the founders of the Bitcoin SV-powered social media platform Twetch, appeared in an episode of the David Knight Show. There, the founder...,, Binance, Binance, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Exchanges, Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin SV,, BitMEX, BitMEX, Block, Blockchain, Cash, CEO, Change, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Important People, Kraken, Kraken, Market, Miners, Mining, Network, Node, Oracles, Platform, Satoshi Nakamoto
What to Expect When Facebook’s Zuckerberg Defends Libra on Capitol Hill ( 10/23/2019 - 10:17am
Once again, Facebook will face the fire on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, with the Libra cryptocurrency project taking center stage. Mark Zuckerberg, the social media giant’s founder and CEO, will testify ..., CEO, Cryptocurrency, Facebook, Important People, Libra,
Mark Zuckerberg Defends Libra Cryptocurrency: Highlights, Quotes From His Testimony Before Congress ( 10/23/2019 - 10:14am
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared Wednesday in front of the House Committee on Financial Services, where he defended the embattled Libra cryptocurrency initiative over regulatory ..., CEO, Cryptocurrency, Facebook,, Important People, Libra
Wall Street seems to like Mark Zuckerberg's testimony, as Facebook shares rise ( 10/23/2019 - 10:10am
Facebook shares are heading higher as CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying on the company's cryptocurrency project. Zuckerberg discussed how libra will help 'extend America's financial leadership' and ..., CEO,, Cryptocurrency, Facebook, Important People, Libra
TSMC: 5nm on Track for Q2 2020 HVM, Will Ramp Faster Than 7nm ( 10/23/2019 - 10:00am
TSMC’s 5 nm (N5) manufacturing technology is projected to provide significant benefits when it comes to performance, power, and area scaling, which is why the contract maker of semiconductors expects a tangible number of its customers to adopt this process. And, with a forecast for aggressive demand paired with some early preparation in installing...
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Zuckerberg testifies on Facebook’s cryptocurrency ( 10/23/2019 - 10:00am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capital Hill, this time defending the site’s new cryptocurrency project – ‘Libra.’ He says the new platform will help more than one billion people around the ..., CEO, Cryptocurrency, Facebook, Important People, Libra, Mainstream Media,, Platform
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckeberg faces tough questions on Capitol Hill about Libra ( 10/23/2019 - 9:59am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced plenty of skeptical lawmakers on Capitol Hill today as he answered questions about the Libra cryptocurrency before the House Financial Services Committee., CEO, Cryptocurrency, Facebook,, Important People, Libra
Congress Grills Facebook's Zuckerberg on Cryptocurrency Plans ( 10/23/2019 - 9:52am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies Wednesday. A U.S. Congressional committee on Wednesday peppered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with tough questions about the company's plans for a cryptocurrency ..., CEO, Cryptocurrency,, Facebook, Important People
WATCH LIVE Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Salvage Facebook Coin Libra in Testimony to Congress ( 10/23/2019 - 9:44am
TL;DR: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify today, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10am EST. He’ll do so alone, taking questions from Congresswoman Maxine Waters and her committee. Zuckerberg is tasked with trying to salvage Libra as governments around the world scare its partners and walls seem to be closing in. Mark Zuckerberg Tries to...
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Bitcoin Flash Crash Caused By Drop in Network Velocity ( 10/23/2019 - 9:37am
Just as Bitcoin (BTC) trading was becoming ‘boring’, a flash crash has erased as much as $500 in rapid-fire selling. Byte Tree CEO, James Bennet, says that this sudden decline was the result of a significant drop in network velocity. Loss Deepened Within Minutes BTC slid from above $8,200 at the start of the day, down to $7,769.90, after hovering...
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