Libra Association Forms New Technical Steering Committee

  • The new Libra Association committee consists of five members from various firms in fintech and blockchain.
  • The committee will try to publish its technical governance framework, and other relevant documents, before the end of March 2020.
Head of Facebook's Libra project David Marcus. WSJD

  • The new Libra Association committee consists of five members from various firms in fintech and blockchain.
  • The committee will try to publish its technical governance framework, and other relevant documents, before the end of March 2020.
Avocados From Mexico head of digital marketing Ivonne Kinser speaking at Media Innovation Day in 2018. The Ad Club

Avocados From Mexico Breaks Boundaries by Including Blockchain in Big Game Campaign

  • Users can participate in the campaign by either using their Twitter account or by creating a digital wallet via AFM’s website.
  • AFM has also collaborated with Vatom Labs in creating collectible digital assets called Vatoms.

Liquid Exchange Cancels Telegram’s Gram Tokens Sale

  • Due to the delay in the launch of the TON mainnet, Liquid exchange has canceled its last year sale of Gram tokens.
  • The funds from the sale have been returned to the investors who participated in the unofficial auction.
London Good Delivery gold bars in the Polish central bank treasury vaults. NBP

PAX Gold Futures Now Available on FTX Exchange

  • Paxos' gold-backed cryptocurrency can now be used to trade gold-backed futures contracts on the FTX exchange.
  • In addition to its spot market trading, PAX Gold is also available as perpetual and quarterly futures contracts on FTX.

Brave Browser Adds Sponsored Images Feature to New Tabs

  • Users who are part of the Brave Rewards program will be rewarded for their attention when viewing these sponsored images.
  • The whole idea came from a user commenting on a SpaceX launch photo that was already part of the browser's new tab images rotation.

  • Users who are part of the Brave Rewards program will be rewarded for their attention when viewing these sponsored images.
  • The whole idea came from a user commenting on a SpaceX launch photo that was already part of the browser's new tab images rotation.

Kudelski Extends Partner Ecosystem, Advances Security in Blockchain

  • Some of the new partners are LORCA, Cossack Labs, and BlockFrame, among many others.
  • Kudelski Security also complemented an assessment for the crypto exchange of Crypto.com.

  • Some of the new partners are LORCA, Cossack Labs, and BlockFrame, among many others.
  • Kudelski Security also complemented an assessment for the crypto exchange of Crypto.com.

J.P. Morgan DLT Spinoff Kadena Launches First Hybrid Blockchain

  • Called the "industry’s first hybrid blockchain platform", Kadena allows for the connection of a public chain with a private network.
  • In order to support interoperability Kadena uses its own smart contract programming language called Pact.

CHO Utilizing IBM Blockchain to Improve Olive Oil Production

  • Terra Delyssa consumers will be able to scan a QR code and see details on the journey of the product throughout the chain supply.
  • Blockchain technology delivers the production process and origin transparency that is so valued by consumers nowadays.

IBM’s Sterling Supply Chain Adds New Tracking Features

  • Firms such as Salesforce and Publicis Sapient will help with the development of the Sterling platform's new features.
  • The collaboration will not only increase the platform's AI capabilities for returns, but will also improve the accuracy of shipment ETAs.
IBM logo on a building. Tomasz Bidermann/Shutterstock

  • Firms such as Salesforce and Publicis Sapient will help with the development of the Sterling platform's new features.
  • The collaboration will not only increase the platform's AI capabilities for returns, but will also improve the accuracy of shipment ETAs.

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Bitwise Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Application

  • Following actions similar to VanEck, Bitwise has decided to retract its long-standing Bitcoin ETF proposal.
  • Initially filed in January 2019 alongside the NYSE Arca, the proposal already saw a rejection from the U.S. SEC.
United States Securities and Exchange Commission building. SEC

  • Following actions similar to VanEck, Bitwise has decided to retract its long-standing Bitcoin ETF proposal.
  • Initially filed in January 2019 alongside the NYSE Arca, the proposal already saw a rejection from the U.S. SEC.

A Timeline of Defining Blockchain Events in 2019

  • 2019 marked the first year in which blockchain began being recognized outside of cryptocurrencies.
  • It was a necessary transition period for blockchain, helping the sector recover from the slump that was 2018.

The PIT is Rebranding to Blockchain Exchange

  • The rebranding effort will see the PIT change its name to "Blockchain Exchange."
  • In addition, account creation has been made simpler and support for new tokens has been added.

Huobi Japan Raises $4.6M, Issues New Stock

  • The new stocks will be issued to the Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings over private placement.
  • Huobi Japan CEO commented on the partnership and funding initiative, emphasizing on the recognition of blockchain tech by traditional brokerage services.

Libra Project’s Board Member Reveals No Launch Plans

  • The potential reach of Libra is scaring regulators around the world.
  • Despite the potential hurdles next year, Patrick Ellis is quite certain that the project will still launch in 2020.

Earn 8% Interest on Dai via REINNO

  • Dai is a decentralized cryptocurrency-backed stablecoin pegged to USD and balanced by game theory - 1 Dai aims to equal $1.
  • Depending on the earning period, REINNO is offering up to 8% yearly interest rate on Dai holdings, backed by tokenized real estate.

Announced: Klaytn Horizon Blockchain Application Competition Winners

  • More than 100 projects fron countries all over the world participated in the competition.
  • In the end, 15 winners were chosen, among which are Exnomy and Jetstream, and will split the $1 million prize pool.

Opinion

Fraud is Holding Back the Crypto Market. Will it Ever End?

  • Investors need to start evaluating projects more critically, opting to invest in what people do, not what they say.
  • More than $4 billion worth of cryptocurrency have been stolen in 2019, compared to $1.7 billion in 2018.

Why Are You Still Not Using Brave?

  • The privacy-focused browser is quickly gaining momentum after its 1.0 version release.
  • With features like Brave Rewards, seamless security, and top speed, Brave is gradually turning into the benchmark browser of the future.

Can China’s Blockchain Push Unleash the End-of-Year Bulls?

  • China publicly announcing their support for blockchain innovation seems to have given the bulls a reason to charge again.
  • Total crypto market cap has jumped by more than $40 billion in a matter of hours, with Bitcoin closing in on $10,000.

Why the Libra Exodus Might be Good for the Project

  • With organizations withdrawing in droves, thoughts of Libra's downfall naturally come to mind.
  • However, with the seeming invulnerability of the project now shattered, policymakers might take a more objective approach towards the venture.

Can Cryptocurrency Replace Central Banks?

  • The topic of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) is slowly becoming one of the hottest financial debates.
  • Cryptocurrency often comes up as a potential solution for CBDC, some even arguing that it will eventually replace central banks as a whole.

Will Google’s ‘Quantum Supremacy’ Change the Future of Cryptocurrency?

  • The National Research Council of Canada is partnering with the University of Waterloo in research efforts towards a quantum-safe blockchain technology.
  • Scientists’ opinions differ on the limits of quantum computers and their ability to solve complex equations.

How the U.S.-China Trade War is Affecting the Crypto Market

  • China is making more out of their trade relationship with the U.S. and Donald Trump doesn't like that.
  • While not directly influenced, the crypto market is still part of the economic machine and is reacting to the uncertainty of this grand bout.

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Securrency founder and CEO Dan Doney deliers the keynote speech at the World Blockchain Forum in New York. Securrency

Securrency Secures $17.65 Million to Deliver Blockchain-Based ETFs

  • Securrency develops blockchain-based regulatory-compliant financial instruments and aims to solve current ETF challenges.
  • The second biggest investor in the round was the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, which believes that Securrency’s services will play a very important role.

WisdomTree Considers Launching a Stablecoin in the U.S.

  • The asset manager, who oversees around $63 billion in assets, will first try to obtain the approval of the SEC.
  • The regulatory agency might be a bit more welcoming towards WisdomTree, given that it is an established U.S. financial firm.

Japan to Place Strict Crypto Margin Trading Limits

  • The permitted leverage for crypto margin trading in Japan will be lowered to only two times the deposit, starting this summer.
  • The move is an attempt from the Japanese Financial Services Agency to lower the risk of the volatile cryptocurrency market.

Top-Level Design, Joint Tests of China’s Central Bank Digital Currency Completed

  • The news comes from the bank's "Inventorying the Bank's 2019 FinTech" paper, which was published recently.
  • The bank now plans to focus on improving the cybersecurity of the financial industry network.

U.S. Lawmakers Urge FCC to Tackle SIM-Swapping Crime

  • U.S. lawmakers have requested in a letter that the FCC imposes more robust requirements on mobile carriers.
  • The letter points out that from 2016 to 2019 the number of complaints relating to SIM swaps have increased from 215 to 728.

Chain2020 Expects More Than 10,000 Attendees

  • The event will take place on the 16th of January in Hong Kong and includes some very interesting educational lecturers led by prominent names in the sector.
  • The organizers of the event want to turn it into a comprehensive source of blockchain knowledge that will be beneficial to local and global audiences.

Nervos Announces Grants Program to Advance Ecosystem Development

  • The initial focus of the $30 million program will be on infrastructure development.
  • Later down the line, funding for community management, applications, and research will start flowing.

FCA Warns Investors of a Potential Crypto Scam, Site Goes Down

  • All companies providing financial services in the UK have to be authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • The content on the Pro-Options website contained grammar and spelling errors, with some parts being rather comical.

Collaboration Between Interpol, Trend Micro Tackles Crypto Mining Malware

  • In 2019 Trend Micro created a document which detailed how routers in Asia were being affected by crypto mining malware.
  • Interpol then started an operation and was able to identify the infected routers.

Exchanges

Liquid Exchange Cancels Telegram’s Gram Tokens Sale

  • Due to the delay in the launch of the TON mainnet, Liquid exchange has canceled its last year sale of Gram tokens.
  • The funds from the sale have been returned to the investors who participated in the unofficial auction.
London Good Delivery gold bars in the Polish central bank treasury vaults. NBP

PAX Gold Futures Now Available on FTX Exchange

  • Paxos' gold-backed cryptocurrency can now be used to trade gold-backed futures contracts on the FTX exchange.
  • In addition to its spot market trading, PAX Gold is also available as perpetual and quarterly futures contracts on FTX.
United States Securities and Exchange Commission building. SEC

Bitwise Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Application

  • Following actions similar to VanEck, Bitwise has decided to retract its long-standing Bitcoin ETF proposal.
  • Initially filed in January 2019 alongside the NYSE Arca, the proposal already saw a rejection from the U.S. SEC.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao speaking at an "Ask Us Anything" conference. Binance

Thai Baht, Australian Dollars Now Supported by Binance

  • The support for the two currencies is made possible thanks to partnerships with Banxa and Satang Corp.
  • The cryptocurrency exchange has also put up $1 million of BNB tokens in support of the fight with the Australia's bushfires.

Business

Head of Facebook's Libra project David Marcus. WSJD

Libra Association Forms New Technical Steering Committee

  • The new Libra Association committee consists of five members from various firms in fintech and blockchain.
  • The committee will try to publish its technical governance framework, and other relevant documents, before the end of March 2020.
Brave browser logo concept. Brave

Brave Browser Adds Sponsored Images Feature to New Tabs

  • Users who are part of the Brave Rewards program will be rewarded for their attention when viewing these sponsored images.
  • The whole idea came from a user commenting on a SpaceX launch photo that was already part of the browser's new tab images rotation.

Kudelski Extends Partner Ecosystem, Advances Security in Blockchain

  • Some of the new partners are LORCA, Cossack Labs, and BlockFrame, among many others.
  • Kudelski Security also complemented an assessment for the crypto exchange of Crypto.com.
AsiaWorld-Expo opened in December 2005 and has become a world-class venue in Hong Kong, offering over 70,000 square meters of rentable spaces for exhibitions, conventions, concerts, sports and entertainment events. AsiaWorld-Expo

Chain2020 Expects More Than 10,000 Attendees

  • The event will take place on the 16th of January in Hong Kong and includes some very interesting educational lecturers led by prominent names in the sector.
  • The organizers of the event want to turn it into a comprehensive source of blockchain knowledge that will be beneficial to local and global audiences.
The founders of Nervos Network. Nervos

Nervos Announces Grants Program to Advance Ecosystem Development

  • The initial focus of the $30 million program will be on infrastructure development.
  • Later down the line, funding for community management, applications, and research will start flowing.

Politics

Building of Japan's Financial Services Agency. Nikkei Asian Review

Japan to Place Strict Crypto Margin Trading Limits

  • The permitted leverage for crypto margin trading in Japan will be lowered to only two times the deposit, starting this summer.
  • The move is an attempt from the Japanese Financial Services Agency to lower the risk of the volatile cryptocurrency market.
SIM card on a purple, yellow, pink, and teal background. Secrets of Buenos Aires

U.S. Lawmakers Urge FCC to Tackle SIM-Swapping Crime

  • U.S. lawmakers have requested in a letter that the FCC imposes more robust requirements on mobile carriers.
  • The letter points out that from 2016 to 2019 the number of complaints relating to SIM swaps have increased from 215 to 728.

China’s National Cryptocurrency on its Way, Could Oppose Facebook’s Libra

  • China is leading the state-backed cryptocurrency race as they are afraid that Libra could extend the American financial hegemony.
  • The People’s Bank of China will issue both the cryptocurrency and the digital wallets needed for its CBDC usage.
Chinese President Xi Jinping. Wu Hong-Pool/Getty Images

  • China is leading the state-backed cryptocurrency race as they are afraid that Libra could extend the American financial hegemony.
  • The People’s Bank of China will issue both the cryptocurrency and the digital wallets needed for its CBDC usage.

Bitcoin Derivatives Could Soon Be Allowed in South Korea

  • Advising the government on new tech policies, the PCFIR recommended the development of crypto derivatives in the country.
  • The committee further suggested that Bitcoin should be directly listed on Korea's only securities operator, the Korean Exchange.

  • Advising the government on new tech policies, the PCFIR recommended the development of crypto derivatives in the country.
  • The committee further suggested that Bitcoin should be directly listed on Korea's only securities operator, the Korean Exchange.

Technology

Avocados From Mexico head of digital marketing Ivonne Kinser speaking at Media Innovation Day in 2018. The Ad Club

Avocados From Mexico Breaks Boundaries by Including Blockchain in Big Game Campaign

  • Users can participate in the campaign by either using their Twitter account or by creating a digital wallet via AFM’s website.
  • AFM has also collaborated with Vatom Labs in creating collectible digital assets called Vatoms.
Kadena founder Stuart Popejoy speaking at the World Blockchain Forum. Kadena

J.P. Morgan DLT Spinoff Kadena Launches First Hybrid Blockchain

  • Called the "industry’s first hybrid blockchain platform", Kadena allows for the connection of a public chain with a private network.
  • In order to support interoperability Kadena uses its own smart contract programming language called Pact.
A bottle of CHO's extra virgin olive oil Terra Delyssa. IBM

CHO Utilizing IBM Blockchain to Improve Olive Oil Production

  • Terra Delyssa consumers will be able to scan a QR code and see details on the journey of the product throughout the chain supply.
  • Blockchain technology delivers the production process and origin transparency that is so valued by consumers nowadays.

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Head of Facebook's Libra project David Marcus. WSJD

Libra Association Forms New Technical Steering Committee

  • The new Libra Association committee consists of five members from various firms in fintech and blockchain.
  • The committee will try to publish its technical governance framework, and other relevant documents, before the end of March 2020.

Brave Browser Adds Sponsored Images Feature to New Tabs

  • Users who are part of the Brave Rewards program will be rewarded for their attention when viewing these sponsored images.
  • The whole idea came from a user commenting on a SpaceX launch photo that was already part of the browser's new tab images rotation.

Kudelski Extends Partner Ecosystem, Advances Security in Blockchain

  • Some of the new partners are LORCA, Cossack Labs, and BlockFrame, among many others.
  • Kudelski Security also complemented an assessment for the crypto exchange of Crypto.com.

Exchanges

Liquid Exchange Cancels Telegram’s Gram Tokens Sale

  • Due to the delay in the launch of the TON mainnet, Liquid exchange has canceled its last year sale of Gram tokens.
  • The funds from the sale have been returned to the investors who participated in the unofficial auction.

PAX Gold Futures Now Available on FTX Exchange

  • Paxos' gold-backed cryptocurrency can now be used to trade gold-backed futures contracts on the FTX exchange.
  • In addition to its spot market trading, PAX Gold is also available as perpetual and quarterly futures contracts on FTX.

Bitwise Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Application

  • Following actions similar to VanEck, Bitwise has decided to retract its long-standing Bitcoin ETF proposal.
  • Initially filed in January 2019 alongside the NYSE Arca, the proposal already saw a rejection from the U.S. SEC.

Politics

Building of Japan's Financial Services Agency. Nikkei Asian Review

Japan to Place Strict Crypto Margin Trading Limits

  • The permitted leverage for crypto margin trading in Japan will be lowered to only two times the deposit, starting this summer.
  • The move is an attempt from the Japanese Financial Services Agency to lower the risk of the volatile cryptocurrency market.

U.S. Lawmakers Urge FCC to Tackle SIM-Swapping Crime

  • U.S. lawmakers have requested in a letter that the FCC imposes more robust requirements on mobile carriers.
  • The letter points out that from 2016 to 2019 the number of complaints relating to SIM swaps have increased from 215 to 728.

China’s National Cryptocurrency on its Way, Could Oppose Facebook’s Libra

  • China is leading the state-backed cryptocurrency race as they are afraid that Libra could extend the American financial hegemony.
  • The People’s Bank of China will issue both the cryptocurrency and the digital wallets needed for its CBDC usage.

Legal

New York County Courthouse. Wikipedia

New York Court Continues Proceedings Against Man Linked to OneCoin

  • David Pike's trial, who is allegedly linked to the OneCoin scheme, was postponed until 12 January 2020.
  • Pike has been accused of having made materially false statements in front of special agents from the FBI and the IRS.

New IBM Patent: Switching Mobile Service Providers Using Blockchain

  • The new patent describes a system that makes it easier for people to switch service providers while keeping the same phone number.
  • Current number portability services are inefficient, costly, and slow, and can take up to 15 days.

Nike Awarded CryptoKicks Patent

  • Blockchain will be used to secure ownership and allow consumers to check sneaker authenticity.
  • The digital asset management will be handled by Digital Locker, which is essentially a blockchain-powered mobile app.

Fraud

Financial Conduct Authority headquarters in International Quarter London in Stratford East London. Alarmy

FCA Warns Investors of a Potential Crypto Scam, Site Goes Down

  • All companies providing financial services in the UK have to be authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • The content on the Pro-Options website contained grammar and spelling errors, with some parts being rather comical.

VeChain Foundation Loses $6.6 Million in VET Token Hack

  • At 12:27 UTC on Friday, the VeChain Foundation lost around 1.1 billion VET tokens from its buyback wallet.
  • The company is already tracking the stolen funds and has informed law enforcement agencies in Singapore.

CipherTrace: Crypto Crime Losses up to $4.4 Billion

  • Two huge crypto crimes accumulated more than $3 billion in losses for users.
  • Attempts of fraud constitute the bigger percentage of crypto-related crimes, leaving the pure acts of thefts second.

Technology

Avocados From Mexico head of digital marketing Ivonne Kinser speaking at Media Innovation Day in 2018. The Ad Club

Avocados From Mexico Breaks Boundaries by Including Blockchain in Big Game Campaign

  • Users can participate in the campaign by either using their Twitter account or by creating a digital wallet via AFM’s website.
  • AFM has also collaborated with Vatom Labs in creating collectible digital assets called Vatoms.

J.P. Morgan DLT Spinoff Kadena Launches First Hybrid Blockchain

  • Called the "industry’s first hybrid blockchain platform", Kadena allows for the connection of a public chain with a private network.
  • In order to support interoperability Kadena uses its own smart contract programming language called Pact.

CHO Utilizing IBM Blockchain to Improve Olive Oil Production

  • Terra Delyssa consumers will be able to scan a QR code and see details on the journey of the product throughout the chain supply.
  • Blockchain technology delivers the production process and origin transparency that is so valued by consumers nowadays.

Stablecoins

WisdomTree Considers Launching a Stablecoin in the U.S.

  • The asset manager, who oversees around $63 billion in assets, will first try to obtain the approval of the SEC.
  • The regulatory agency might be a bit more welcoming towards WisdomTree, given that it is an established U.S. financial firm.

Leading Crypto, Precious Metal Companies Create Gold-Backed Stablecoin

  • The new digital asset is titled DGLD and is currently tradeable only on Blockchain.com's The PIT exchange.
  • Initially, each DGLD token will be worth 1/10 of a troy ounce of physical gold.

Paxos Expands its Gold-Backed Token’s Ecosystem

  • The new partnership with Alpha Bullion allows PAXG token holders to redeem in small sizes of gold.
  • The gold-backed token is now available for trade against the USD, EUR, BTC and ETH on the Kraken exchange.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin symbol on orange background. Freepik

Despite Potential Drop to $6,000, Bitcoin Might Hit $25,000 by 2021

  • The prediction was made by Galaxy, a prominent crypto trader and researcher.
  • Other crypto enthusiasts such as Dave the Wave, Travis King, and Mike Novogratz, have also predicted that Bitcoin will hit $25,000 by 2021.

6-Figure Influential Bitcoin Trader Forecasts a Continued BTC Price Slump

  • Zoran Kole, a highly respected crypto trader, states that the bottom of the pit is yet to be seen.
  • The effects of Bakkt's launch on the digital assets market are yet to match the hype that was mounting during the project's development.

Researchers Describe Bitcoin Attack That Could Halt Lightning Payments

  • According to the paper by Schmid, Tochner and Zohar, a DoS attack might be carried out easily once the network is used heavily.
  • Of course, this attack is still conceptual and by the time it is achievable there should be a way to stop it.

Ethereum

View of Istanbul, Turkey. Angus McComiskey

Testnet Split Caused by Ethereum’s Istanbul Early Arrival

  • The update came in 2 days earlier, causing a split of the Ropsten testnet.
  • There shouldn't be any problems when the update is activated on the main Ethereum network, Hudson Jameson, community manager of the Ethereum Foundation, explained.

Ethereum Foundation’s Director Will Now Help Businesses Use Public Blockchain

  • Aya Miyaguchi made a statement where she noted that EEA wants to impact the industry.
  • Joseph Lubin commented on the attention by businesses to the Ethereum network.

Tim Draper Worried about Ethereum’s Economics

  • Tim Draper is not a fan of the 2%-4% ETH issuance rate.
  • Despite Draper's love for smart contracts he sees flaws in Ethereum's economics and history of centralisation.

Ripple

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse at a TechCrunch conference on September 5, 2018. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch

Elliptic Finds Only $400 Million in XRP Transactions Are Illicit

  • Illicit activity includes a variety of Ponzi schemes and darknet activities, but only represents 0.2% of all transactions.
  • Elliptic started analyzing XRP transactions over a year ago and identified several hundred accounts with illegal activity.

Bank of America Discretely Pilots Ripple Service

  • A presentation that was led by Ripple upper management clearly shows Bank of America’s involvement.
  • While Bank of America’s management were skeptical back in the day, it now seems that they are preparing to enter the DLT industry.

Ripple’s Xpring Acquires Logos Network to Build XRP DeFi Products

  • Ripple is continuing to work on expanding the ecosystem around XRP.
  • The acquisition is focused on the mutual development of decentralized financial products.

Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin.com Announces A New Fiat Gateway and a Leadership Change

  • Stefan Rust will replace Roger Ver as CEO of Bitcoin.com, while Ver will serve as an executive chairman.
  • Bitcoin.com's new exchange will use Bitcoin Cash as a base currency and will serve as a fiat gateway.

Bitcoin Cash Fundraising Goal Doubled after Successful Campaign Start

  • The funding goal is now 1600 BCH.
  • Bitcoin Verde and Flowee the Hub have been added to the beneficiaries list.

Bitcoin Cash Close to Reaching Development Fundraising Goal

  • 761.85 BCH have already been raised for Bitcoin Cash development.
  • For the time being it looks like Bitcoin Cash development doesn't need large corporate investment, DAO-s or other forms of funding.

Litecoin

Rewards for Miners Have Been Halved on Litecoin’s Network

  • Today the Litecoin network reached block height of 1,680,000, which reduced its miners block rewards by a half, from 25 LTC per block to 12.5 LTC.
  • Even though the increased scarcity could push the price of the token up, it could also have an effect on the interest of Litecoin mining.

Litecoin Outshines Rivals in Advance of August Reward Halving

  • Litecoin has seen fantastic progress in both pricing and non-price metrics in 2019.
  • This superb performance could be connected to the mining reward halving that will happen on August 6.

Litecoin ranked ‘Excellent’ in Adoption and Investment Return

  • Litecoin ranked highly by the respected Weiss Ratings.
  • The Litecoin Foundation has valuable partnerships and new goals ahead.

Tokens

Stellar Burns $4.7 Billion Worth of XLM

  • Out of the 105 billion XLM tokens that were in existence, the Stellar Development Foundation decided to destroy 55 billion of its own tokens.
  • The tokens came mainly from the organization's giveaway and partnership programs, which have now been ended.

Stellar to Airdrop 2 Billion XLM

  • Stellar Development Foundation CEO explained that Keybase is an important part of their adoption strategy and advocate their vision.
  • All the big messaging apps and Keybase competitors are soon to enter the cryptocurrency game but with a different approach.

Telegram to Release its Token by October

  • The first batch of the Gram cryptocurrency is expected by October of this year.
  • The code needed to run a TON node is to become publicly available on 1 September.

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