Crypto Mogul Moshe Hogeg’s ICOs Have Unusual Patterns, Analysis Finds

Best-known internationally as the chief executive of the blockchain smartphone startup Sirin Labs, Moshe Hogeg is becoming known for something else in Israel – mounting lawsuits. As reported extensively by regional news outlets, a lawsuit filed in January claims Hogeg misappropriated funds from the sale of new cryptocurrencies for both his own gain and to benefit his investment portfolio, including Sirin Labs. The judge has reportedly given Hogeg until March 15 to settle with the plaintiff, Chinese investor Zhewen Hu. This follows an earlier case involving Hogeg’s company Invest.com that…

Blockchain Can Benefit Artists, Journalists

Ethereum co-founder and ConsenSys creator Joseph Lubin said that blockchain technology and decentralization can benefit content creators and journalists. Lubin spoke about different industries that are benefitting from blockchain technology in a video on March 12. In the video, Lubin said that artists are “set to benefit quite dramatically” from blockchain, as it allows them to attach policies and stipulations for how the content is consumed and shared i.e. derivative works, streaming, public performances, etc. In Lubin’s view, it also allows them to eliminate middlemen: “I think artists in the…

Coinbase Pro Adds Support for Stellar Lumens

Coinbase Pro, the professional offering of United States-based crypto exchange and wallet service Coinbase, has announced support for Stellar Lumens (XLM) in a blog post on March 13. Per the post, Coinbase Pro will now accept deposits of XLM for around 12 hours before enabling full trading. Coinbase notes that after establishing sufficient supply of XLM, it will open trading pairs in U.S. dollars, euro and Bitcoin (BTC) in phases. XLM trading will go through three stages before enabling full trading, including limit, market and stop orders. The stages involve…

Canadian Police Asks for Public Assistance to Identify Bitcoin Fraudsters

Canadian police are seeking information on individuals alleged to be involved in defrauding Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs (BTMs), according to an announcement published by the Toronto Police Service on March 13. The Calgary Police Service (CPS) Cybercrime Team has asked the public to assist in the identification of four individuals allegedly involved in multiple fraudulent transactions made within the country and targeting one Canadian Bitcoin firm. The CPS initially received the information in October 2018. The press release states that in September of last year, the suspects allegedly made 112 fraudulent…

Coinbase Custody Conducts First OTC Trade From Cold Storage

Coinbase Custody, the custodial tool of United States-based crypto exchange Coinbase, has completed its first over-the-counter (OTC) trade from cold storage, according to a blog post published on March 13. The post reveals that Coinbase Custody is now directly integrated with Coinbase’s OTC desk, which enables customers to use the OTC desk to price and confirm trades prior to moving funds. The product purportedly provides easy and immediate liquidity on users’ offline funds, meaning that it now takes less time for Custody users to get access to their funds and…

QuadrigaCX CEO Used Personal Money to Fund Exchange During Litigation With Bank in 2018

The late founder of Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, Gerry Cotten, was purportedly funding the exchange with his own money while it was in litigation with a major Canadian bank. Cotten’s widow Jennifer Robertson revealed details about the exchange’s financial situation in a statement published on March 13. The statement reads that Cotten was putting his own money into Quadriga to fund user withdrawals in 2018, after the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) had frozen five accounts holding $21.6 million. Robertson stated: “While I had no direct knowledge of how…

Stellar Lumens Is About to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro

The Stellar lumen has just become the latest cryptocurrency to be listed on Coinbase’s professional exchange. Coinbase Pro announced Wednesday that it was accepting deposits of XLM, with trading support coming once sufficient liquidity is established. The process will take a minimum of 12 hours, according to a blog post. The cryptocurrency is not yet available on Coinbase’s retail platforms, including coinbase.com or its Android and iOS apps. Stellar was started by Ripple co-founder Jed McCaleb, with lumens aimed at being part of a low-cost payment network. According to Coinbase’s…

Jack Dorsey, Bitcoin Evangelist, Speaks About Square in Recent Podcast

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has earned himself the title of ‘Bitcoin Evangelist’—such is his advocation for digital assets. His support of Bitcoin has been consistent and unwavering. Dorsey, as a successful businessman, is hard to ignore. His support for the leading cryptocurrency spurs on Bitcoin bulls and those who love a strong voice supporting their views. Jack Dorsey’s Square The entrepreneur recently participated in a podcast called “Tales from the Crypt” where he spoke about buying Bitcoin. Interestingly, he told how he “maximizes the $10,000 Bitcoin purchase limit on Square Cash…

Vonage Subsidiary Receives Patent to Secure Voice Communications With Blockchain

A telecoms firm owned by American cloud communications company Vonage has been awarded a patent for using blockchain technology to secure communications and recordings. The patent was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 12. NewVoiceMedia, Ltd. — a cloud service company based in Basingstoke, England — has been granted a patent for “system and methods for tamper proof interaction recording and timestamping.” Specifically, the development represents a system for securely recording voice communications, such as phone calls, using a distributed blockchain network. The system is purportedly…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, March 13

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. Barclays internet analyst Ross Sandler believes that a cryptocurrency by Facebook could add $19 billion to its revenue by 2021. If that happens, it will help expand the reach of cryptocurrencies and will be a major sentiment booster for the whole sector. Overstock.com’s blockchain…