15 Banks Join DTCC Post-Trade Blockchain as Project Enters Testing

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has advanced its main blockchain project to a testing phase with 15 global banks, one of the last steps before taking the tech live.  Announced today, U.K.-based Barclays is among the global banks participating in the test, while the other 14 were not named. Together they will be kicking the tires of DTCC’s distributed ledger and cloud-based platform for its credit derivatives Trade Information Warehouse (TIW). Upon successful completion, DTCC expects to move to an “open” testing phase by the end of the year,…

Ripple (XRP) Briefly ‘Flippens’ Ethereum to Become 2nd-Largest Cryptocurrency

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Ripple (XRP), long the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency, capped off an impressive single-day rally with a foray onto the market’s silver podium, briefly evicting ethereum (ETH) from the market cap ranking it has long called home. Ripple (XRP) Challenges Ethereum for Silver Podium The rally, as CCN reported, saw the ripple price rise an astounding 14 percent on a day when bitcoin (BTC) traded sideways, and no other large-cap cryptocurrency rose more than 4 percent. In fact, XRP’s single-day return was triple that of Metaverse ETP, whose 4…

Thailand’s Tax Authority Taps Blockchain to Fight Tax Evasion

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn In its fight against tax evasion Thailand’s tax collection agency will turn to blockchain technology among other measures to fight the vice. According to the director-general of the Revenue Department, Ekniti Nitithanprapas, the government agency will employ blockchain technology in verifying whether owed taxes were paid in the correct amounts. Per the Bangkok Post, distributed ledger technology will be used in hastening the tax refund process by the department which falls under the country’s Ministry of Finance. The director-general of the Revenue Department, who was appointed to…

This Bitcoin Price Chart May Give Early Warning of Next Bull Reversal

That bitcoin (BTC) has likely found a bottom around $6,000 is now generally accepted, so the challenge for investors and traders is to spot the early signs of a long-awaited bullish reversal. Basic technical theory suggests that a bearish-to-bullish trend change is confirmed after the price invalidates a “lower highs” pattern – a series of descending peaks. As such, bitcoin needs to rise above the September high of $7,400 to confirm a major bullish breakout. That would mean the number one cryptocurrency by market cap needs to rally close to…

XRP Nears 50 Cents as Price Rises to One-Month Highs

The price of XRP, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, jumped 6 percent on Monday, to reach its highest total in 30 days, according to CoinDesk data. At 15:01 UTC, the cryptocurrency rose to $0.49 cents for the first time since Oct. 8, and was last seen trading at $0.4950, marking roughly a 6.14 percent increase since the day’s open. At press time, XRP is the biggest winner among the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, reporting a seven-day gain of 11.13 percent, according to data from CoinMarketCap. XRP’s market…

China’s Central Bank Slams Blockchain Investment ‘Bubble’

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn China’s central bank has called on the government to strengthen supervision into ‘speculative’ financing and investments in the blockchain sector. The Research Bureau of the People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, published a working paper titled ‘What can a blockchain do and cannot do?’ on Tuesday. An early analysis of the working paper by CCN China can reveal that the central bank’s research arm is studying the impact of blockchain and various projects aimed at commercializing the decentralized tech in society. Pointedly, the central bank…

Could Bitcoin Cash Price Surge Any Further after Weekend Rally?

Ahead of its hard fork, Bitcoin Cash surged as high as 29 percent during the weekend trading session. All the eyes are now on whether the altcoin can swell any further, especially when it promises to offer holders free tokens after its blockchain splits. Trading Sentiment around Coin Forks Traders tend to behave bullishly whenever a forking event is nearby. To them, a fork signifies free coins on the top of what they already hold. For instance, when the main Bitcoin blockchain forked and conceived Bitcoin Cash, the same chain,…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Could Resume Uptrend Above $6,440

Key Points Bitcoin price corrected lower recently after trading as high as $6,472 against the US Dollar. There is a major bullish trend line in place with support at $6,390 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price is positioned for the next wave, which could be above the $6,420 resistance. Bitcoin price is trading in a positive zone against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could continue to move higher as long as it is above $6,375 support level. Bitcoin Price Analysis Yesterday, bitcoin price…

Potential Factors Behind its Rally

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn XRP, the native cryptocurrency of the Ripple network, has surged by more than 12 percent over the last 24 hours. Cryptocurrency traders and technical analysts generally expect the positive price movement of XRP to continue in the short-term,  given the sheer magnitude of the asset’s recent upward run. What Has Caused Ripple to Rally? Throughout the past week, Ripple has seen some progress in regards to the adoption and integration of its blockchain-based liquidity products. At the Global Islamic Economic Summit 2018, Ripple’s global head of infrastructure…

Crypto Exchange BTCC Is Closing Its Mining Pool Business

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange BTCC is shutting down its mining pool business, BTCC Pool Limited, after four years in operation. Citing the reason for the closure as “business adjustments,” BTCC Pool said Tuesday that it will shut down all mining servers on Nov. 15 and will cease operations indefinitely from Nov. 30. The firm has now asked all member miners to switch their hashing power away from the pool before Nov. 15., adding that it will release previously earned mining profits “in time.” The pool was launched in 2014 as one of…