Author: jamessmitha

May 27, 2020 / / Bitcoin's

May 27, 2020 at 13:19 UTCThe total number of bitcoins held in cryptocurrency exchanges wallets dropped to an 18-month low to just above 2.3 million on Monday, according to data estimates from Glassnode. The decline marks an 11% year-to-date reduction in the number of bitcoins held by exchanges. Meanwhile, over the same period, the amount…

May 27, 2020 / / Binance
May 27, 2020 / / Facebook

Facebook has renamed its digital wallet Novi, drawing from Latin words that mean new and way. Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) digital wallet is getting a new name as the social media giant tries to bring its Libra cryptocurrency to the market.  In a blog post, David Marcus, head of the digital wallet, said it’s rebranding from Calibra…

May 27, 2020 / / Could
May 26, 2020 / / Cryptocurrency

The e-commerce services company expands its crypto payment options beyond bitcoin. Shopify’s (NYSE:SHOP) platform allows its merchants to accept payments in bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and over 300 other types of cryptocurrencies. It recently expanded that reach by partnering with cryptocurrency payments processor CoinPayments, which helps merchants process 1,800 types of cryptocurrencies. Shopify claims the partnership will “make…

May 26, 2020 / / Bites

May 26, 2020 at 17:33 UTCScreenshot of the Novi app (Credit: Facebook promotional video)Blockchain Bites: Facebook’s Calibra Facelift and Tencent’s ‘New Infrastructure’ InvestmentsWe’re happy to be back after a recharging long weekend. Let’s get to the news. India’s central bank has clarified its crypto stance, Tencent is looking to invest in “emerging technologies” including blockchain…

May 26, 2020 / / Crypto

In 2020, two Pro-Life, Pro-Guns, and Pro-Trump Conservative Republicans in Congress could now be designated as Pro-Crypto and Pro-Blockchain. Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) has received an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ) has received a 98% rating on a scorecard analyzing ‘How Conservative are your Congressmen and Senators?” by Heritage…

May 23, 2020 / / COVID-

At the request of our customers, March 9th, RiskIQ’s team of trained intelligence analysts began compiling disparate data and intelligence related to COVID-19 into comprehensive reports. Each report combines major updates around COVID-19 and its impacts on cities, neighborhoods, schools, and businesses as well as essential cybercrime data that helps raise the situational awareness of…

May 22, 2020 / / Bitcoin
May 22, 2020 / / looking