Who’s Left, Joined and Almost Joined Coinbase Since Its $300 Million Raise

Crypto exchange startup Coinbase is a hot place to work – and undoubtedly a coveted resume destination for technologists looking to advance their careers in Silicon Valley. One of the cryptocurrency industry’s few unicorns – or companies with a valuation over $1 billion (Coinbase was valued at $8 billion in its last $300 million funding round in October 2018) – the San Francisco-based exchange has nearly 800 staff members and is adding “dozens of employees each week,” spokesperson Rachael Horwitz told CoinDesk. This aggressive expansion has included opening an office in New…

BTC Cap Up $700 million From $3,700 Support

Bitcoin price ranging, up $700 million in the last 10 Hours Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis research confirms there is BTC demand Transactional volumes low. Drops from 18k to 15k in three days Market participants are optimistic and for good reasons. Candlestick arrangement points at bulls, and as prices swing between Jan 14 high low, our immediate triggers will be at $3,800. All the same ideal targets are at $4,500 and $6,000 on the upside. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Aside from supervising and regulating financial institutions in the US,…

OKCoin Founder Star Xu Seeks to Acquire Public Firm for $60 Million

Star Xu, the founder of cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin, may be seeking a possible backdoor IPO for his firm by buying a majority stake in a Hong Kong-listed company. On Jan. 10, Xu (under his real name Xu Mingxing) filed with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) for approval to buy a 60 percent stake in a construction engineering firm called LEAP Holdings Group Ltd. Through his company OKC Holdings Corp., Xu is aiming to purchase approximately 3.2 billion shares of the company for HK$0.15 (around $0.02) per share. In total, the acquisition,…

TRX $800 million Away from the Top 4

Tron Price add to their gains, surge 44 percent from last Wednesday Questions linger on whether proof of work alternatives truly embody blockchain principles Transaction volumes on the rise, daily printouts exceed recent averages TRX is back to the top 10 and is a top performer adding 44 percent in the last week. With trend and pattern defined, traders should aim at 4 cents in the near term. Tron Price Analysis Overview Tron is on an uptrend, posting impressive gains and short $800 million from the top 4. It’s up…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Bounce Back, Wells Fargo to Reimburse $575 Million

Latest Bitcoin News Among other advantages, the blockchain is transparent, and once there is a registration, it’s easy to track all transactions related to that address. That’s why this technology is perhaps the most significant innovation of the 21st century. If traditional companies incorporate this technology, then talks of scams and other unscrupulous activities will be unheard of. This is because everything would be open and transparency on another level. The opaque nature of bank operations is the reason why the third largest bank in the US, Wells Fargo was…

TRON Reaches One Million User Addresses in Six Months Since Launch

Blockchain protocol TRON (TRX) has passed one million user accounts, data revealed Dec. 23, as executives continue their criticism of rival Ethereum (ETH). Statistics from the TRON blockchain uploaded to social media by Misha Lederman, cofounder of the cryptocurrency’s spin-off project IAmDecentralized.org, confirmed that the network now features over one million addresses. TRON, which launched its mainnet earlier this year, seeks to become the go-to ecosystem for developers seeking to create decentralized applications (DApps). Known for publicly chiding Ethereum, which constitutes TRON’s main rival, CEO Justin Sun this week predicted…

Altcoin Bitcoin Private Confirms Additional 2 Million Coins Secretly Premined

The development team behind altcoin Bitcoin Private (BTCP) has confirmed the creation of 2.04 million units of BTCP “that were never intended to exist on the blockchain,” according to an official statement published Dec. 24. On Dec. 23, digital assets analytics website Coin Metrics published a report revealing that during the import of Bitcoin (BTC) chain data, an additional 2.04 million units of altcoin BTCP — about $3.9 million at press time — were secretly minted. Per the project’s white paper, the total supply of BTCP is equal to around…

Report Finds Over $3 Million of Altcoin Bitcoin Private Covertly Premined

During the import of Bitcoin (BTC) chain data, an additional 2.04 million units of altcoin Bitcoin Private (BTCP) have reportedly been secretly coined, crypto assets analytics website Coin Metrics reports Dec. 23. The allegedly secretly coined cryptocurrency — a fork merging Bitcoin and ZClassic — is worth $3.672 million at press time. The project’s white paper states that the initial coin supply is equivalent to the combined supply of Bitcoin and ZClassic coins, alongside a small quantity destined for the miner program, making the total supply equal to around 20.4…

Following $120 Million Funding Round, Waves Token Price Jumps Over 30%

Global blockchain platform Waves has raised $120 million in a private funding round for its new project called Vostok, according to an official blog post published Dec. 19. The Vostok project is a “universal blockchain solution” that combines two basic components  — its own private blockchain platform, and the Vostok system integrator, a tool for developing and optimizing the platform. The Vostok blockchain is focused on the  deployment of Waves technologies for commercial and government IT systems. The new product will reportedly help the Waves Platform to develop new technologies…

$120 Million Raised by Waves Platform as Launch of Private Blockchain Nears

Waves Blockchain network Waves Platform has raised US$120 million in a funding round allowing it to roll out Vostok, a private blockchain platform and system integrator that was developed with public institutions and large enterprises in mind. The fundraising round was led by Dolfin, a financial services group based in London, and mostly involved private investors, according to Bloomberg. The Waves Platform cryptocurrency reacted positively to the news appreciating by close to 50%. Waves has now attained a market capitalization of over US$400 million. Per the founder of Waves Platform,…