Crypto Playing Cards | New Cards that Will Help Crypto Adoption

Crypto wants to switch up the financial sector. Why not do so while playing cards!? A Switzerland-based company is now selling Crypto Playing Cards online. Crypto Playing Cards There are no Clubs, Spades, Diamonds, or Hearts in this deck. Rather, the cards are all about cryptocurrency. Players will play their hand with the specially designed crypto suits of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and NEO. According to the company: “Every suit has different dominant colors and each character was specifically designed to proudly represent its cryptocurrency. The playing cards are crafted from premium…

The US Department of Homeland Security

The US Government has just released an announcement that it is offering grants up to $800 thousand for the development of a blockchain-based anti-forgery solution. The US Department of Homeland Security is focusing its blockchain efforts on enhancing its capabilities of spotting fake documentation. US Department of Homeland Security and Blockchain The DHS, through its unit Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), will distribute the non-dilutive funds in four phases. The department chose the non-dilutive route so that the entity doesn’t need to sell equity in order to receive the funding.…

Coinbase Seeks Trademark for Term ‘BUIDL’ as Crypto SaaS

Major crypto exchange Coinbase is seeking the trademark for the crypto-industry term “BUIDL,” according to an application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Oct. 2 The word is the intentional misspelling of “build” and is analogous with the word “hodl,” the crypto community’s misspelling-turned-term that indicates holding cryptocurrencies, instead of selling them. In the crypto space, the “BUIDL” moniker refers to focusing on building products as a way to support the industry, as opposed to only holding crypto assets as an investor. According to the application…

Major Crypto Exchange Binance Launches ‘Sub-Accounts’ for Institutional Clients

Top cryptocurrency exchange Binance has released a new sub-accounts feature for institutional and high-tier individual traders, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Dec. 6. The feature will allow parties to create up to 200 subsidiary trading accounts under the canopy of one main account. This “master” account will have sole control over movement of assets between sub-accounts, and be able to grant each of them different access levels and permissions. Nonetheless, each sub-account will retain its own set of API limits to allow for high capacity trading. According…

Binance Launches Multi-Account Feature for Institutional Crypto Traders

Crypto exchange Binance is looking to aid institutional investors with a new sub-account feature. Announced Thursday, these sub-accounts will allow institutions to set up multiple trading accounts for each firm, with different accounts being given different levels of access and control. The firms’ main accounts will be able to control these sub-accounts, granting them permissions as needed. A single institution may have up to 200 sub-accounts, according to the exchange. In addition to the different levels of account types, Binance will allow different sub-accounts to transfer funds with no fees…

Volatile Much? Here Are the Top 4 Reasons Crypto Went Wild in November

Until the start of November, crypto volatility was trending down. Then, several major events happened and the whole cryptosphere went off the charts. But why? According to the Crypto Volatility report released today by SFOX, cryptoassets showed more volatility than the S&P 500 and gold during November, and there are four key factors that contributed to the market’s roller coaster ride. Inside the Crypto Market’s Wild November Source: SFOX Taking into account price, volume, and volatility data from seven major exchanges and liquidity providers, SFOX analyzed spikes in volatility and…

Nydia Zhang of the Social Alpha Foundation: Using the Blockchain for Good

As chairman and co-founder of the Social Alpha Foundation (SAF), Nydia Zhang has left a solid mark on the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, though, as a young art student at the University of Washington in 2011, blockchain was far from the direction she saw her life taking. Zhang earned her bachelor’s degree in art history in 2015 and spent the next few years carving out a career for herself in the field of art management. After working for several museums around the world, including Pearl Lam Galleries, Seattle Art Museum…

Is Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Entering Death Spiral?

The Bitcoin Cash price continues to record new yearly lows, currently trading within its fifth consecutive session in the red. The BCH/USD rate has dropped below $120 in the latest sell-off, noting more than 97% depreciation since its all-time high. Since November 7, when the pair was trading at $638, it has tanked more than 81% in value. In comparison to other cryptocurrencies that also established their yearly lows recently, the price plunge in the Bitcoin Cash market is more severe. Source: CoinMarketCap.com Collateral Damage The reason why investors are…

Bets On Bitcoin Price Decline Hit 6-Week High

The pessimistic sentiment around bitcoin prices saw the number of shorts hit a six-week high on Thursday. The BTC/USD short positions on the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex jumped to 37,891 – the highest level since Oct. 15 – and were last seen at 36,996. Notably, shorts have risen by 95 percent in the last three weeks, accompanying BTC’s recent drop to 14-month lows near $3,500. More importantly, the short positions remained elevated above 35,000 during BTC’s oversold bounce from $3,500 to $4,400 and climbed to fresh multi-week highs on Thursday. Further, the…

Coinbase Wants to Own ‘BUIDL’ Trademark, Filing Reveals

Exchange giant Coinbase is seeking a trademark for “BUIDL,” a popular term used by some segments of the cryptocurrency community, public records show. According to an Oct. 2 filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the San Francisco–based tech unicorn wants “BUIDL” to become one of the company’s protected brand names. “BUIDL, not HODL,” a rallying cry in the blockchain developer community first noted on CoinDesk in 2015, is meant to suggest that building real-world use cases is just as valuable as the hoarding of crypto assets. According to…