Top 5 Crypto Performers: BSV, BNB, LTC, BCH, DASH

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Bitcoin Dips Below $8K Again as Top Altcoins See Mild Losses

Sunday, May 26 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) falls under the $8,000 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is down less than one percent on the day, trading at $7,990 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at […]

BCH May Have Sustained $1.3 Million+ Double Spend: BitMex Research

Following its hard fork on May 15, bitcoin cash (BCH) appears to have experienced a two-block chain reorganization resulting in a 3,392 BCH (about $1.35 million at press time) double spend. The claim was made in a report released by the research arm of cryptocurrency derivatives exchange BitMex on May 24. Per the report, the […]

Bitcoin Holds Over $8,000 as Top Altcoins See Minor Losses

Saturday, May 25 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate losses on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) still holds over the $8,000 mark, with minor gains on the day. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is a fraction of a percent up on the day, trading at $8,025 at […]

ICO Sector Signals Uptick After Crypto Winter

The initial coin offerings (ICO) sector is showing signs of an uptick due to positive investor sentiment, apparently spurred by the recent crypto market rally. The data was revealed in a new report from token rating platform ICObench, shared with Cointelegraph on May 25. Providing data as of May 21, the report notes that the […]

Blockchain Browser Brave Tests Crypto Tips for Twitter Users

Blockchain browser Brave is testing a new tipping function for social media platform Twitter on its Nightly version, it announced in a tweet on May 23. The post reads that users of Brave Nightly — the testing and development version of blockchain-based browser that blocks ads and website trackers — will have access to the […]

LocalBitcoins Imposes Restrictions on Iranian Accounts

Major peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange LocalBitcoins.com has banned users living in Iran, according to their website as of today, May 24. Screenshot of LocalBitcoin Iranian page as of press time A source had previously told Cointelegraph in an email that the impetus for restricting Iranian transactions is to comply with financial regulations in Finland, where the […]

Bitcoin Crosses $8,000 as Major Oil Futures See Losses

Friday, May 24 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) crosses the $8,000 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is up over 5% on the day, trading at $8,018 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin […]

Monero Developers Consider Adopting New Proof-of-Work Algorithm in October

Privacy-centric cryptocurrency monero (XMR) plans to switch to a new proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm in October. The new algorithm follows an agreement with permanent storage network Arweave, which will fund an audit of the new algorithm, an Arweave spokesperson told Cointelegraph via email on May 23. Arkweave said that monero will be the first to use […]

New Interface Screenshots Appear to Confirm Margin Trading Testing

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance delivered what appeared to be the first confirmation it had added margin trading for traders in a social media update on May 24. As part of its ongoing transition that will see new products, including a decentralized exchange, Binance released preliminary views of its new trading interface. Composed of a “dark” and […]