IBM Hints at Entering the Stablecoin Arena

Jesse Lund, head of blockchain solutions at IBM, has just hinted that the tech company has plans to explore stablecoins in an interview with Cheddar yesterday. Lund did not disclose when this venture may debut but said it would be on its World-Wire platform. IBM and Stablecoins IBM began its venture with Stellar in late-2017 and finalized most of its plans in mid-2018. Stellar is an open-sourced, decentralized protocol that focuses on transfers between fiat currency and digital currency. Lund told Cheddar that US banks are “very interested” in using stablecoins to…

Insurance Giant AXA XL Launches Security Token and Crowdfunding Insurance Service

Insurance giant AXA XL and insurance technology startup Assurely have jointly launched a new insurance product covering equity crowdfunding and Security Token Offerings (STOs), according to a press release published on March 6. The new product dubbed CrowdProtector is designed for issuers and investors, and purportedly protects new online capital formation strategies like equity crowdfunding and STOs. The product also aims increase trust, confidence and safety to potential investors guaranteeing that the issuer is insured. According to Ty Sagalow, CEO of Assurely, the parties have managed to increase underwriting. The…

Intercontinental Stock Exchange Seemingly to Expand Cryptocurrency Data Feed

Intercontinental Stock Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) hinted it was adding a slew of new coins to its Cryptocurrency Data Feed in a tweet on March 14. Launched in January 2018, the Cryptocurrency Data Feed is a service offering real-time digital currency information, covering prices and order books. The platform was introduced following a partnership between ICE and Bitcoin (BTC) and blockchain technology company Blockstream. Per the recent announcement, ICE is extending the list of supported cryptocurrencies to thousands, also adding hundreds of…

Blockchain ID Startup Metadium Reveals Partnership With Game Engine Giant Unity

Metadium, a South Korean blockchain identity startup, is releasing its Software Development Kit (SDK) on leading game engine Unity’s Asset Store, according to a press release published today, March 15. The press release describes the move as a “strategic partnership” with the gaming giant. Per the press release, the Metadium Meta ID service will be available to game developers using the Unity engine via the Unity Asset Store. In correspondence with Cointelegraph, the startup further explained the nature of the partnership with Unity, noting that its is part of the…

‘No Change’ to Bitcoin Futures Plans, CME Says, as Cboe Pulls Back

It’s business as usual for CME Group’s bitcoin futures market, despite a retrenchment by rival derivatives exchange operator Cboe Global Markets. Contacted by CoinDesk Friday, a spokesperson for CME said the exchange has “no changes to announce re our bitcoin futures contract” and declined to comment on Cboe’s pullback. The affirmation is notable in light of the news Thursday that Cboe will not add a bitcoin futures contract for trading in March. This means that after the last currently traded futures expire in June, this market will essentially come to…

Bitcoin Bull Market Won’t Arrive Until Price Shatters $4,600

In the past seven days, the valuation of the crypto market has increased from $131 billion to $137 billion as the Bitcoin price slightly recovered to $3,960. Bitcoin Stagnancy Shows No New Money Entering Crypto Market The minor movement in the price of bitcoin despite the significant surge in the price of alternative cryptocurrencies suggest that existing money in the cryptocurrency market is moving – but new money is not flowing in. Speaking to CCN, a cryptocurrency technical analyst known as DonAlt said that there exists a newfound optimism in…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Tron, Cardano: Price Analysis, March 15

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. In a recent interview, United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton said that he is concerned about manipulation and custody services in the crypto space. If these issues are addressed and if any Bitcoin ETF satisfies their rules, it might stand…

Litecoin (LTC) Firm above $50, Blockchain Could Modernize Congress

Litecoin price up 3.4 percent The blockchain is a window and an opportunity Participation level rise as Litecoin prices print higher Kevin McCarthy believes that blockchain will help build trust in public institutions. Such remarks are bullish for blockchain and could help prices of digital assets as Litecoin recovers from current lows. Litecoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Although we cannot refute the link between Litecoin and Bitcoin, we must agree that there are differences. The latter has a vibrant community. Since it is a public blockchain, changes are hard to make.…

Businesses Increasingly See Crypto Mining Attacks in Cloud Infrastructures

Cryptocurrency mining is reportedly one of the most observed objectives of hackers attacking businesses’ cloud infrastructures, according to a report by AT&T Cybersecurity on March 14. The cybersecurity wing of United States telecoms firm AT&T stated that organizations of all sizes continue to face major crypto mining attacks despite the ongoing bear market. In the new report, AT&T examined the most significant forms of cryptojacking associated with mining attacks on organizations’ cloud infrastructure. AT&T outlined four major cryptojacking tactics used by hackers such as compromising container management platforms, control panel…

How to Predict Crypto Price Trends, Explained

2. Don’t worry — it’s a lot simpler than you think. The charts you’ll commonly see in our price analyses, as well as on crypto exchanges, are known as candlesticks. There is method behind the madness here. When performing technical analysis, you’ll want to see how prices have evolved over a period of days, weeks or months, but seeing an average value for each 24-hour period won’t tell the full story. Candlesticks enable you to see the full details of how the price of a crypto asset fluctuated over the…