3 Industry Experts Provide 3 Cryptocurrency Predictions in 2019

Three industry experts have expressed their opinions on the different trends cryptocurrency industry might take in 2019.

Ethereum Classic Fee Spike Worries Investors

The sudden fee spike on the Ethereum Classic blockchain has caused fears of more exchange attacks.

US Government Impasse Hampers Crypto Progress on Wall Street

Concomitant with Washington DC’s four-week-long impasse, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has also suspended operations in the interim consequently curbing major advancements in the field of cryptocurrency such as the approval and launch of crypto products and services, among which includes the much-anticipated launch of Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures market.

Elections Canada Clarifies Crypto Donations for Political Use

Canada’s electoral body has clarified cryptocurrency contributions for political use.

Crypto Conferences Remain Unscathed Amid Year-Long Industry-Wide Collapse

Despite the massive price decline across the crypto markets that has spanned for over a year now, the industry’s faltering economy has so far not posed any significant impact on blockchain conferences centered on the nascent technology.

HSBC Settles $250B in Trades Using DLT

According to HSBC FX and commodities’ interim global head Richard Bibbey, the bank and its customers facilitate “thousands of foreign exchange transactions” across different balance sheets and countries.

Marshall Islands Outlines 2019 Roadmap for the Development of Sovereign Crypto

There has been a number of significant updates on the progress of Marshall Islands’ initiative to introduce its own native digital currency, including a collaboration with the Maltese Office of the Prime Minister’s former adviser for blockchain policy Steve Tendon, to further boost the development of the sovereign cryptocurrency.   

Tips for Creating a Bitcoin Vanity Address

A Bitcoin vanity address features 26 to 35 alphanumeric characters that reflect the name of the crypto wallet’s owner, similar to a personalized plate number.

Bittrex Unveils OTC Trading Desk that Supports 200 Cryptocurrencies

The company announced on Monday that the new trading desk will allow approved customers to “quickly and conveniently trade assets.”

AtomicPay Unveils Non-Custodial Cryptocurrency Payment System

AtomicPay launched on Friday its non-custodial cryptocurrency payment solution that is available worldwide.

New Zealand Crypto Exchange Sustains Massive Hack Resulting in “Significant” Losses

New Zealand-based crypto trading platform Cryptopia has just sustained a major security breach, prompting the exchange to go offline.

Russia Not Ready for the Petro; Proposals to Help Venezuela Do Not Include It

The Russian Federation has moved to provide assistance to its ally in order to defeat the intense economic and financial crisis.

LedgerX Unveils Bitcoin Volatility Index

LedgerX believes that each cryptocurrency trader needs to assess the volatility of bitcoin. To be able to do this, the derivatives trading platform has developed an index to track bitcoin’s volatility.

Crypto Ransom Becomes Quickly Growing Trend

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ransom is becoming a quickly growing trend.

Bitcoin Futures Exchange Bakkt Announces First Asset Acquisition

New York Stock Exchange–backed startup Bakkt has disclosed plans of acquiring “certain assets” from independent futures commission merchant, Rosenthal Collins Group.