NEM Foundation Releases Restructuring Plan Amid Financial Difficulties

The NEM Foundation has released its plan for a financial and organizational restructuring on March 8. The plan comes in the wake of news earlier this year that the foundation was running low on its native XEM tokens. On Feb. 20, the foundation decided to release 210 million XEM tokens ($8.7 million) from reserves, the first 25 million ($1.04 million) of which will be used “to set up processes and structures for a new product-focused, revenue-driven approach for NEM Foundation.” The new tokens will purportedly fund the NEM Foundation’s efforts…

US Leads in Blockchain-Related Job Offerings Globally: Report

The United States is the world’s leader in blockchain-related jobs, according to a research by The NextWeb (TNW) published on March 8. To prepare the report, TNW gathered information from job and recruiting site Glassdoor, finding all the job offerings that had the term “blockchain” in the job listing in countries around the world. The results reportedly showed that the U.S. is leading the world in terms of blockchain-related jobs, having about half, or 2,616, of a total of 5,711 blockchain jobs listed on Glassdoor globally. The U.S. is followed…

German Financial Regulator Issues Paper on Blockchain Securities Regulation

The German Federal Ministry of Finance has published a key issues paper on the treatment and regulation of blockchain-based securities, according to a ministry announcement on March 8. In the paper initially released on March 7, the regulator discusses the introduction of regulations for electronic securities and the issuance of crypto tokens. The document stipulates that the regulation of electronic securities should be technology-neutral, which means that they could be based on blockchain, or distributed ledger technology (DLT). The issuance of crypto tokens purportedly will not be subject to existing…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, TRON, Bitcoin SV: Price Analysis, March 8

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. The market is cycling between periods of low volatility and high volatility. After a week of small range days, the range expanded on Monday and crypto markets decided to move southwards. What caused this sudden fall? There are no specific fundamental reasons that might…

Vitalik Buterin Proposes That Wallets Charge Gas Fee for Transactions

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin  proposed that wallets charge a gas fee for transactions in order to support developers in a tweet on March 8. Gas is a unit for measuring the computational work of operating transactions or smart contracts in the Ethereum network, wherein different kinds of transactions require a different volume of gas to execute. Gas price is the price of ETH a user wants to pay for every unit of gas measured in gwei, while gas limit represents the maximum amount of gas a user will pay for…

Crypto Markets Trade Sideways, Oil Demonstrates Slight Losses

Friday, March 8 — cryptocurrency markets are trading sideways, remaining relatively quiet with moderate losses throughout the top 20 coins, according to Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) is up 0.5 percent during the past 24 hours, and is trading at around $3,942 at press time. BTC began the day at $3,921, hitting its highest mark at $3,947 in the middle of the day before reaching its current price. Bitcoin 24-hour chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Ethereum (ETH) is down by 0.06 percent on the day, trading around…

US District Attorney Charges OneCoin Founders With ‘Billions’ in Alleged Fraud

A United States District Attorney has charged the founders of an international cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that involved the marketing of an allegedly fraudulent digital currency called “OneCoin.” The announcement was published by the U.S. Attorney Office of the Southern District of New York on March 8. The founders and leaders of OneCoin, Konstantin Ignatov and his sister Ruja Ignatova, were reportedly arrested on March 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. The siblings were accused of “wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering offenses,” wherein they allegedly lured investors to contribute “billions…

Crypto News | OKEx Lists TRON and IBM Adds Two Blockchain Patents

In today’s edition of crypto news, we’ll cover OKEX’s latest addition to its customer-to-customer platform and IBM’s new blockchain patents. Crypto news has been a bit slow this week, in regards to big announcements but the two we’ll discuss today should give investors some confidence going into the weekend. OKEx Adds TRON (TRX) to C2C Platform OKEx, the world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency exchange by 24-hour trade volume, announced the addition of TRON (TRX) to its Customer-to-Customer platform on Wednesday. Tron (TRX) is now available on our C2C market! Deposit/Trade in our C2C market…

OneCoin Leader Arrested in New York

US prosecutors have arrested one leader of the OneCoin project for stealing billions from investors through the alleged pyramid scheme. Ruja Ignatova and Konstantin Ignatov have been indicted by the State of New York for wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering. Ignatov was arrested this week, however, Ignatova remains at large. The pair defrauded investors out of “billions of dollars” using fake cryptocurrency. OneCoin Prosecutors are calling the OneCoin project a pyramid scheme whereby members work on a commissions basis and try to recruit other members to the project.…

North American Seafood Firm to Use Blockchain Tech in Supply Chain

North America’s largest branded shelf-stable seafood firm Bumble Bee Foods has launched a blockchain platform for seafood traceability. The project was created in collaboration with German tech company SAP specializing in enterprise software, according to a press release on March 8. Based on SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service, the new platform can purportedly monitor the supply chain of yellowfin tuna from Indonesia to end customers. The announcement was made at the annual industry conglomerate South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) that is taking place from March 8 to March 17 in…