Bank of China Joins New Blockchain Platform for Property Buyers

Property development firm New World Development and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) will jointly launch a blockchain platform for home buyers with the Bank of China reportedly being the first bank user. The news was announced by local news outlet the Standard on Feb. 20. The platform reportedly aims to replace paperwork operations — such as signing the Provisional Sale and Purchase Agreement or a mortgage application — with digital authorization. This will supposedly allow users to send the purchaser’s authorized, encrypted and digitally signed…

Central Bank of Lithuania Issues Updated Position on Virtual Assets and ICOs

The Bank of Lithuania has updated its position on virtual assets and initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to an announcement published on Feb. 14. The Bank of Lithuania initially issued a document detailing its position towards ICOs and digital currency in October, 2017, defining how and when virtual assets may be used for payment. The document also specified how and on what terms financial market participants (FMP) may establish investment funds for investment in virtual assets. The recent document reveals that the bank has not made changes to its underlying…

New Samsung Galaxy S10 Includes Cryptocurrency Key Storage

The new Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S10, will include storage for private cryptocurrency keys, according to an official press release on Feb. 20. Samsung announced the launch of its new phone today in Seoul, San Francisco and London, which includes the Samsung Knox function. Per the press release: “Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as a secure storage backed by hardware, which houses your private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services.” Ahead of the S10’s release, rumors abounded regarding the phone’s possible configuration and support for cryptocurrency…

Crypto Investment Services Firm BitGo to Add Support for TRON

Institutional-grade cryptocurrency investment services firm BitGo will provide wallet and custody support for cryptocurrency Tron (TRX), according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 20. Per the release, BitGo will add support for TRX later this year, making it available for institutional investors. TRX thus joins over 100 other digital currencies already supported by BitGo. BitGo is reportedly the world’s largest processor of on-chain Bitcoin (BTC) transactions, processing 15 percent of all global Bitcoin transactions and $15 billion of cryptocurrencies per month. The company’s wallet service has more…

Crypto News | Elon Musk Talks Bitcoin and Binance Expands

The cryptocurrency market had quite the shakeup last week, causing a spike in most digital currencies. On Valentine’s Day, six days ago, JP Morgan announced that it would launch a test for its new JPM coin. This was the biggest crypto news to surface in quite some time. Now, digital currencies seem to have corrected, and most are trading red today. In today’s crypto news, we’ll discuss Elon Musk’s interview and the details behind him calling Bitcoin “quite brilliant.” Also, we’ll look into Binance’s new testnet they just released. Crypto News:…

Spanish Mining Startup to Return $68 Million Raised During ICO

Spanish cryptocurrency mining startup CryptoSolarTech will return $68 million raised during its initial coin offering (ICO). A screenshot of an official letter sent to investors was posted on Twitter Wednesday, Feb. 20 by Spanish IT lawyer Sergio Carrasco. CryptoSolarTech apparently aimed to build a crypto mining facility powered by solar energy in Southern Spain, but failed to get a building permit. Citing reasons beyond their control, the founders of the project promised to return funds within 60 days. The startup also claimed that it is not responsible for any of…

Hardware Wallet Doesn’t Store Private Keys to Surpass Cold Storage

A payments technology company has created a hardware wallet that addresses the “flawed approach” used for cold storage — and eliminates the physical storage of private keys. Instead of storing private keys on a device — a “potential security problem” — Bitfi says it has developed technology that does not store any data or private keys. Instead, the company’s hardware uses a deterministic algorithm to calculate the private key at the moment of a transaction. This means that the private key comes into existence for a fraction of a second…

Indian E-Commerce Giant Partners With Blockchain Logistics and Shipping Platform

India’s largest e-commerce firm, mjunction services limited, has entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain shipping firm Shipnext, global maritime news agency Sea News reports Feb. 20. The new partnership intends to boost efficiency across mjunction’s supply chain, bringing value-added services to its clients, mjunction CEO Vinaya Varma said. Alexander Varvarenko, founder and CEO of Shipnext, said that mjunction’s large cargo base is expected to attract more traffic, shipowners and ship operators to Shipnext platforms. Mjunction services ltd is a joint venture of two Indian steel giants – the Steel…

A Successful Binance DEX Mainnet Could See Binance Coin (BNB) Prices Double

  Binance coin up 17.1 percent in the last week Testnet launch live, users free to test the DEX and Binance chain explorer Transactional volumes double from Dec 2018   BNB is back to the top 10, and with increasing volumes and DEX and explorer test net, coin holders are likely to reap big profits. So far, Binance coin is up 17.1 percent and back to the top 10. Binance Coin (BNB) Price Analysis Fundamentals Like Ethereum’s ETH, Binance Coin is a utility token in the Binance chain network. It…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, Tron, Binance Coin, Cardano: Price Analysis, Feb. 20

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Billionaire investor Tim Draper believes that crypto and fiat currencies will reverse their roles in five years. According to Draper, fiat will mostly be used by criminals, while cryptocurrencies will be used for regular day-to-day transactions. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also said that…