Diar Report Reveals 30% of Bitcoin Supply is Lost or Yet to be Mined

A recent report by cryptocurrency research publication Diar has revealed some interesting statistics about Bitcoin wallets and the nature of their owners. The findings show that the majority of Bitcoin is held in a small number of wallets and many of these have had no outgoing transactions even despite the 2018 bear market. Resolve Amongst […]

Commissioner: SEC Shouldn’t Hold Back in Approving Crypto Products

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner Hester Peirce has stated that the government should not limit the emergence of new products in the crypto market based on the perceived weaknesses of Bitcoin. According to Peirce, the SEC should not force crypto markets to be subjected to comprehensive government regulation just to deploy products […]

Hong Kong–Based Blockchain Fund Makes Its Case for Yen-Backed Stablecoin

Grandshores Technology Group, a Hong Kong–listed investment holding company, is seeking to raise around $12.7 million through a digital token fund, according to reports from the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Grandshores Technology plans to use the funding to launch a yen-backed stablecoin. Chinese investor Yongjie Yao, who currently chairs Grandshores Technology, is also a […]

People’s Bank of China Issues New Warning Against ICOs and Cryptocurrencies

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has issued a new warning to citizens regarding investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies, amidst reports detailing how Chinese citizens were bypassing the cryptocurrency restrictions. This latest warning comes more than a year when China’s central bank first released their unprecedented ban on ICOs. In the notice, […]

Ethereum DApp Bancor is Building a Bridge to the EOS Network

Bancor, a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange (DEX) protocol and one of the most popular decentralized applications (dApps) on the Ethereum network, has announced that it will bring trustless token trading to the recently-launched EOS blockchain. Israel-based block producer and Bancor partner LiquidEOS made the announcement — which has since been heavily edited — on Monday. Funded […]

Battle of the Privacycoins: Verge Offers Little Privacy and Nothing Unique

Based on blockchain technology, most cryptocurrencies have an open and public ledger. While this is required for these systems to work, it comes with a significant downside: Privacy is often quite limited. Government agencies, analytics companies and other interested parties — let’s call them “spies” — have ways to analyze the public blockchains and peer-to-peer […]

Bitcoin News Summary – September 17, 2018

The post Bitcoin News Summary – September 17, 2018 appeared first on 99 Bitcoins. Here’s what happened this week in Bitcoin in 99 seconds.  Coinbase announced the doubling of its February staff count, to 500 permanent members. Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong, predicted 1 billion crypto users within 5 years. The SEC suspended the Swedish […]