Cryptocurrency 

Fidelity Digital Assets | Taking Its Time Evaluating Ethereum Support

Earlier in the year, Fidelity Investments launched its arm dedicated to cryptocurrencies. Called Fidelity Digital Assets (FDAS), the branch trades in and takes custody of digital assets. Now, according to FDAS President Tom Jessop, the platform will take its time adding support for Ethereum. Fidelity Digital Assets The platform currently has support for Bitcoin and is still evaluating what cryptocurrencies may be added in the future. Where Ethereum is concerned, the executive has expressed that the company is biding time: “We’d love to have support [for] ether but you know…

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Buy Ethereum on Opera | Browser Wallet Accepts ETH Purchases

Web browser Opera announced earlier today that Android users can now buy Ethereum (ETH) directly from its browser wallet. For reference, ETH is currently selling for $104.75 USD per coin according to CoinMarketCap. Buying Ethereum on Opera To make Ethereum transactions possible in this manner, Opera has partnered with regulated crypto brokerage Safello to provide the cash-to-crypto exchange. Further, the browser is making life even easier by enabling payments with credit and debit cards. It has also implemented other payment networks such as Sweden’s Swish. According to the web browsing…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum 2.0 Inches Closer | Pre-Release Currently Stable

Ethereum 2.0 is closely approaching. The blockchain project has just launched its first pre-release for phase zero of the network’s transition to the new and improved Ethereum (ETH). Yesterday, Ethereum published a new post on its Github releasing the details of the pre-release. Ethereum 2.0 The new post explains: “[This] marks the first release in a series of weekly releases through February 2019. Phase 0 in v0.1 is relatively feature complete and approaching stable. Subsequent changes will occur on dev branch and only merged into master during a release accompanied by a…

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Ethereum Hard Fork Draws Near

Ethereum (ETH) is up over 71% for the month, as its devs prepare for its upcoming hard fork. The major hard fork was supposed to take place in 2018 but was pushed back. Since then, the whole Ethereum community has been steadily working to bring this thing to life. Now, it finally has an end date. The hard fork is scheduled to occur on block #7,080,000, which should happen around January 16th. Ethereum Constantinople Countdown This particular hard fork has been in preparation since 2017, and it promises key upgrades…

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Ethereum 

EOS and Ethereum (ETH) Update, is 2019 Their Year?

Today, we’re taking a closer look at EOS and Ethereum (ETH). The cryptocurrency market has corrected again after having strong gains the first few days of the new year. The total cryptocurrency market cap is sitting just below $130 billion. One year ago, the market cap was just over $750 billion. The market took a nosedive in January of 2017 and continued to slide all year. In mid-April and early-May, the market began to correct and saw consistent strong gains, only to correct and downslide again.  EOS EOS remains the…

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Ethereum will Hold Apple and Tesla Stock Next Week

A digital exchange opening next week allows investors to trade in major public companies using digital currency on Ethereum. DX.Exchange is a first of its kind in the cryptocurrency space. The exchange allows trades to occur even when the markets are closed. Stocks Held on the Ethereum Blockchain DX.Exchange will at first offer digital tokens based on shares of ten Nasdaq-listed companies. The company plans on expanding to the New York Stock Exchange in the future. “We saw a huge market opportunity in tokenizing existing securities,” Daniel Skowronski, CEO of…

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Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople Hard Fork Nears and ETH Hacks Rise

Two days ago, brand new code was released on GitHub that had a Constantinople activation time within it. The post reads that Geth, or ‘Go Ethereum,’ is a special release and a hard fork will take place on the Ethereum (ETH) mainnet at block 7,080,000. This new hard fork is expected to take place around January 16th, 2019. Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople #Ethereum Constantinople mainnet hard fork scheduled for block #7080000, estimated around the 16th of January, 2019! — Péter Szilágyi (@peter_szilagyi) December 7, 2018 Ethereum’s co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, re-tweeted the…

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Ethereum (ETH) and EOS Cross Chain Token Trading Success by Bancor

Bancor, a decentralized liquidity network, has just announced it has completed its partnership with Block.one to provide cross-blockchain token swaps with EOS and Ethereum (ETH). We are thrilled to announce that our Cross-Blockchain Decentralized Liquidity Network, #BancorX, has officially been pushed live — enabling automated token conversions between 110+ ERC20 and EOS-based tokens. https://t.co/E54nlUElmG pic.twitter.com/NSocQZr11A — Bancor (@Bancor) November 5, 2018 EOS and Ethereum (ETH) Automated Token Conversion The company originally announced its partnership and venture in September. The announcement just published a few hours ago reads: “BancorX enables automated conversions…

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Potential Ethereum Regulation Causes Coin to Drop Nearly 6%

The war on crypto continues as potential Ethereum regulation causes the coin to drop nearly 6% on Tuesday. Government bodies have been dancing around the concept of whether cryptocurrencies are securities or commodities for quite some time now. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has long been adamant that cryptocurrencies are securities and therefore require regulations. The SEC released a statement at the beginning of March labelling cryptocurrencies as securities and informing all crypto exchanges that they would need to register with the SEC for proper regulation. >> Bittrex…

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Sharding Improvement Coming to Ethereum Network?

There’s a lot of news floating around about the Ethereum network this week. Some bad, some good. This article, however, is going to focus primarily on the latter news.  Ethereum Network to Add Sharding Scaling Yesterday, the co-founder of Ethereum hinted that sharding scaling is coming to the Ethereum network. He tweeted this to his 747K followers. This would be pretty significant if it were to happen. Why? Because it means the transaction processing capacity on the Ethereum network could soon increase.  For those who don’t know, sharding is defined as…

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