Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Oct. 6–12 in Review

The Spanish-speaking world has seen major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with central bank representatives from all around the world meeting in Argentina, Spain developing various initiatives and projects based on blockchain and the Japan-based crypto exchange Bitpoint offering its services in Guatemala. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. Spain: The Royal Mint chooses PwC to develop blockchain projects Cointelegraph en Español reported on Oct. 10 that the Spanish National Mint and Doorbell factory, Real Casa de la…

Telegram’s TON Board ‘Takes a Break,’ Removes All History From Channel

Following a recent red flag from United States. regulators, a private Telegram channel for Telegram Open Network (TON) is taking a break. Temporary halt for more clarity On Oct. 12, TON Board channel on Telegram announced a temporary halt of work due to the increased level of regulatory uncertainty. TON Board has also deleted all previous posts on its Telegram channel, making the latest announcement the sole post on the channel at press time. As noted in the channel description, TON Board is a private channel created by investors and…

Analysts Expect Altcoins to Outperform as Bitcoin Price Stagnates

Around three weeks back, altcoins suddenly started to rip higher; Ethereum gained 10% in a single day, Litecoin rocketed up by 8%, XRP gained some 20-30% in three days’ time, and so on and so forth. But since then, this odd trend in the crypto market, which has been dominated by Bitcoin for the better part of a year now (and especially since the start of 2019), has paused. After hitting 69%, Bitcoin dominance has been relatively flat, leading some to suggest that it is BTC’s time to shine once…

We Are Very Careful About Where We Offer Cryptocurrencies

Kathleen Murphy, personal investing president of American financial services company Fidelity Investments, has said that the firm does not offer cryptocurrencies on retail trading platforms to protect its clients. Murphy voiced this sentiment during an interview with CNBC published on Oct. 11. After the interviewer asked when she expects users to trade cryptocurrency “in a meaningful way” on Fidelity’s platform, Murphy replied: “You know, we’re really careful about that. So while we embrace crypto in terms of trying to understand it and be innovative and thoughtful… We’re also very careful…

PoS Will Make Ethereum More Secure Than Bitcoin, Says Vitalik Buterin

After the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm will be implemented in Ethereum’s (ETH) blockchain, it would become more secure and costly to attack than Bitcoin (BTC), co-founder Vitalik Buterin has stated. Buterin has voiced this opinion during Devcon 5, the Ethereum developers conference that took place in Osaka on Oct. 8–11. He specifically noted that — after the transition to PoS — higher cost of a potential attack would make Ethereum the safer network of the two. Some men just want to watch the blockchain burn Buterin started his presentation by…