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Facebook Should Add Bitcoin, Not Create Libra

United States Rep. Warren Davidson (R) has said that Facebook adding Bitcoin (BTC) to its Calibra wallet would be a “way better idea” than creating its new currency, Libra. In an interview for the Noded Bitcoin podcast on Oct. 11, the Congressman said that “part of the beauty” of Facebook’s unveiling its proposed Libra stablecoin is that it crystallized all of the problems that already exist on the social media platform today. “Do we want filtered transactions or freedom?” Davidson argued that the Congressional hearings devoted to Libra this July…

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Coinshares, Blockchain Launch DGLD Gold Token on Bitcoin Blockchain

A consortium of companies launched a gold-backed token with the DGLD ticker on a Bitcoin (BTC) sidechain. Swiss financial news outlet AllNews reported on Oct. 15 that digital asset managers CoinShares and MKS, as well as wallet service provider Blockchain, announced the launch of the token. Its development took two years and the supply of the token is already worth over $20 million. Meanwhile, the physical gold is held in vaults managed by bullion brand PAMP in Ticino, Switzerland. It is tokenized using the Ocean Bitcoin sidechain developed by blockchain…

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BitGo to Provide Institutional-Grade Custody and Wallets for Tron

Digital asset financial services firm BitGo has announced that it will provide institutional-grade custody and wallets for Tron (TRX) starting on Nov. 8. According to the official announcement published on Oct. 14, BitGo has been working closely with Tron “to develop the first TRX institutional-grade wallet and custody offerings that provide on-chain, multi-sig security.” The post reads: “TRON came to us because of our reputation for delivering secure and compliant solutions designed for institutional investors. […] Multi-sig has been openly reviewed and tested by the security community. It works with…

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Bitcoin Price Touches $8,400 While 0x Jumps 16%

Monday, Oct. 14 — Bitcoin (BTC) started the week with little to no movement in price, touching the $8,400 price mark, while most of the top-20 coins are reporting slight gains. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 After a weekend of little excitement, the top-20 cryptocurrencies are mostly in the green. As Cointelegraph reported earlier, traders and institutional investors took the blame for Bitcoin reaching highs of $8,460 during the weekend before its sudden drop to $8,200. However, analysts told Cointelegraph that it was more likely the combined selloffs by significant bagholders…

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Price Analysis 14/10: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, TRX

Most major cryptocurrencies are in a consolidation, which will soon result in a large directional move. How should traders be placed in order to benefit from it? A draft report by the G7 group of nations outlined the risks associated with “global stablecoins.” The report said: “No stablecoin project should begin operation until the legal, regulatory and oversight challenges and risks are adequately addressed.” This report is likely to increase the troubles for Facebook’s Libra project. Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Christopher Giancarlo believes that Libra and the prospects…

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Singapore Shipping Association to Deploy Blockchain for Ship Registration

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and blockchain firm Perlin are jointly working on an e-registry for the ship registration and renewal process. Running on self-executing smart contracts The International E-Registry of Ships (IERS) system is based on Perlin’s Wavelet, an open ledger for writing decentralized WebAssembly applications, financial daily Business Times reported on Oct. 14. The blockchain e-register will run on self-executing smart contracts, purportedly reducing time, costs and occurrence of errors in the registration process. The initiative found favor with the Maritime and…

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Kik Announces It’s ‘Here to Stay’ in Apparent Reversal of Fortunes

Canadian social media and messaging app Kik has revealed it’s “here to stay,” in an apparent reversal of earlier plans to shut down amid legal difficulties. In an official tweet posted on Oct. 13, the company announced: “Great news: Kik is here to stay!!!!AND there’s some really exciting plans for making the app even better. More details coming soon. Stay tuned.” “More soon” and “stay tuned” As previously reported, Kik had been embroiled in a costly legal battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its initial…

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