Ethereum Price (ETH) Touches $200 While Bitcoin Is Declining

ETH price extended its gains above the $195 resistance level against the US Dollar. Bitcoin price is down more than 1.5% and it recently broke the $10,250 support area. Yesterday’s highlighted major bullish trend line is active with support near $193 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair is currently consolidating gains and it might soon attempt to climb above the $200 resistance. Ethereum price is trading higher towards $200 and $205 versus the US Dollar, while bitcoin is declining. ETH price could continue to…

Hedera Hashgraph, Touted as High-Speed Blockchain Alternative, Now Live

Hedera Hashgraph has launched its long-awaited public network, backed by some of the world’s largest corporations and promising faster transactions and greater capacity to scale than any blockchain to date. Since December 2018, the network had been available in a testing environment to a small group of corporations and developers. As of 00:00 UTC Tuesday, anyone can open an account or build a decentralized app (dapp) on the hashgraph, which is similar to a blockchain but uses a different mechanism to achieve consensus about the state of the ledger. With…

Hedera Hashgraph, Touted as High-Speed Blockchain Alternative, Goes Live

Hedera Hashgraph has launched its long-awaited public network, backed by some of the world’s largest corporations and promising faster transactions and greater capacity to scale than any blockchain to date. Since December 2018, the network had been available in a testing environment to a small group of corporations and developers. As of 00:00 UTC Tuesday, anyone can open an account or build a decentralized app (dapp) on the hashgraph, which is similar to a blockchain but uses a different mechanism to achieve consensus about the state of the ledger. With…

Canada Revenue Agency Audits QuadrigaCX’s Corporate Tax Returns

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the country’s tax authority, is auditing the corporate tax returns filed by QuadrigaCX, the now-defunct Canadian cryptocurrency exchange.  CRA’s request for documents and information is significant According to an article by the Globe and Mail on Sept. 16, QuadrigaCX is now being audited by the CRA which has requested the tax returns from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2018. The Canadian exchange has been generating headlines ever since its CEO, Gerald Cotten, was declared dead in India without ever revealing the passwords to access…

Harbor Tokenizes $100 Million in Real Estate Funds on Ethereum Blockchain

The startup Harbor announced a partnership with Seattle-based real estate investment firm iCap Equity to tokenize $100 million in real estate funds. On Sept. 16, Harbor announced in a blog post that iCap Equity is using Harbor’s blockchain-enabled platform to improve its liquidity in four of its real estate funds which manages over $100 million in assets. Harbor created the tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, which represent portions of the funds. The partnership between the two companies will allow iCap Equity’s investors and placement agents to buy and sell iCap…

BIS Economist Proposes DLT-Based Financial Market Monitoring

An economist of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has proposed new ways of supervising financial risks through distributed ledger technology (DLT). In a recently released working paper, economist Raphael Auer made the case for so-called embedded supervision, which would automatically monitor tokenized markets. This would purportedly eliminate the need for the collection, verification and delivery of companies’ related data. New forms of transparency and data credibility Per the report, DLT and smart contracts can facilitate the development of financial markets through new forms of transparency and data credibility, and…

International Central Banks to Question Libra Over Security Concerns

Libra, the planned cryptocurrency led by Facebook, is to be questioned by officials from 26 central banks in Switzerland today. Representatives from the heavily scrutinized project will face a grilling by officials from central banks, including the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, over the cryptocurrency’s “scope and design.” Since being announced in June, Libra has come in for significant perusal from government officials and regulators around the world due to concerns regarding the security of the Facebook-led coin. Libra to Be Blocked in Europe? Today’s meeting of the…

Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Interbank Information Network Platform

Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has joined 320 other banks in the JPMorgan blockchain network, the Interbank Information Network (IIN). The move aims to lower cost for Deutsche Bank, which handles a vaster amount of euro payments relative to any other bank globally. This will also enhance cross-border transactions and thus avoid the costly lag periods. IIN Platform to Enhance Cross-Border Transactions According to the bank’s head of cash management globally, Ole Matthiessen, the Interbank Information Network will allow the bank to provide customers with enhanced services. He added that…

NBA Player Spencer Dinwiddie to Tokenize $34M Contract

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets professional basketball team is reportedly planning to tokenize his $34 million NBA contract extension. Following a three-year $34 million NBA contract extension, Dinwiddie is reportedly going to sell digital tokens tied to the contract, wherein investors in the offering would receive principal and interest, Fox Business reported on Sept. 14. NBA gradually embraces crypto  Dinwiddie thus joined other NBA players engaged with digital currency. In August, the Dallas Mavericks became the second NBA team to accept Bitcoin (BTC) as a means of payment for…

Bitcoin Is Ideal Hedge Amidst Rising Global Uncertainty – CCN.com

Many claim that bitcoin is the “new gold.” However, BTC is not correlated with any asset, including gold. Hence, it’s a good hedge. | Source: Shutterstock The U.S.-China trade war, the Hong Kong protests, and now the attack on Saudi Arabian oil producer Aramco – these events add more pressure to financial and commodity markets that already look overextended; stocks are trading close to all-time highs. On top of that, central banks are slashing interest rates and printing money while the real-estate market is still overpriced. Stocks, bonds, and property…