Ethereum’s Constantinople, St. Petersburg Upgrades Have Been Activated

The Constantinople and St. Petersburg network upgrades for the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum’s (ETH), occurred today Feb. 28, according to ethstats.net. Specifically, the updates went live on the main network at block 7,280,000, in accordance with previously released schedule. Although the upgrade has two names of two originally separated updates, they have subsequently been …

Facebook Secretly Talking with Bitcoin Exchanges about WhatsApp Crypto

Facebook’s blockchain team has made a significant amount of progress on its secretive cryptocurrency project since Bloomberg first reported that the company was building a dollar-pegged stablecoin. So much progress, in fact, that you may soon find the WhatsApp-focused cryptocurrency listed on a bitcoin exchange near you. Facebook Has Already Met with Bitcoin Exchanges to …

UK Bitcoin Trading Volume Hits $65 Million Average

The last three months in the United Kingdom’s bitcoin market has been no less than amazing, indicated Skew. The London-based data analytics portal revealed that the region developed a strong bitcoin trading traffic in the last 120 days. It shared a graph across its social media channels, reflecting upon the growing presence of traders in …

Thai SEC Added 3 Cryptos to List of Crypto Assets Suitable for ICOs and Trading

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (Thai SEC) has updated the list of cryptocurrencies suitable for use in initial coin offering (ICO) investments and trading pairs. An official Thai SEC statement reported the development on Feb. 28. Until now, Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP) and Stellar (XLM) could be used for the purposes mentioned …

“Mark Karpelès – Le baron du Bitcoin” – CRIMINELS 2.0

EPISODE MARK KARPELÈS, LE BARON DU BITCOIN Enfant surdoué, passionné de codage et de mangas, Mark Karpelès est connu par la communauté geek sous le pseudonyme de «Magical Tux». A l’âge de 24 ans, ce Français part s’installer au Japon et achète quelques années plus tard MT. Gox, une plateforme d’échanges de cartes, qui utilise …

Blockchain Home Equity Loan Platform Raises $65 Million

A blockchain-based home equity loan platform, Figure, has raised $65 million from various major financial and venture capital firms, tech news site TechCrunch reports on Feb. 27. The firm, which was founded by SoFi founder and former CEO Mike Cagney, reportedly raised the funds from such majors as Morgan Creek, DST Global, DCM, Ribbit Capital …