Bitcoin Price Back Under $10K Closer to ‘Ideal Buy Zone,’ Says Trader

After failing to reclaim the $11,000 threshold yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) price has dropped again to four figures. After the biggest cryptocurrency rapidly dropped $700 in minutes earlier today, the bearish movement continued as Bitcoin dipped below $10,000 price mark. Market visualization | Source: Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is trading at $9,983, down 6.5% over …

Bitcoin Lightning Network Implementation C-Lightning Gets an Upgrade

Blockchain development company Blockstream announced the release of version 0.7.2 of its scalability software c-lightning. On Aug. 20, Christian Decker, a blockchain researcher at Blockstream, announced the new release on Twitter. According to the post, the latest version of c-lightning supports dynamic plugin management as well as “the upcoming signet.” This version is also named …

Japan’s Largest Gift Card Marketplace Launching Blockchain Gift Cards

Japan’s largest gift card platform Amaten will issue tokenized gift cards in partnership with blockchain network provider Aelf. United Kingdom news outlet Verdict reported on Aug. 20 that Amaten partnered with Aelf — one of the 30 blockchain providers certified by the China Electronics Technology Standardization Institute — to issue gift cards on the blockchain. Amaten …

Crypto Custodian BitGo Hires Former Xapo Vice-President as CRO

Digital asset trust and security company BitGo has appointed wallet provider Xapo’s former senior vice-president Pete Najarian as its new chief revenue officer (CRO). As finance-focused media outlet Finance Magnates reported on Aug. 19, Najarian will now serve as BitGo’s CRO, reporting to the company’s chief executive officer Mike Belshe. Commenting on the appointment, Belshe …

World Bank Raises $33M Via Blockchain for Its Kangaroo Bond

The World Bank raised over $33 million for its Kangaroo bond on a blockchain. The international organization announced on Aug. 16 that it raised an additional A$50 million (over $33 million) for its Kangaroo bond due August 2020, using a blockchain.  The report claims that this is the first bond which has been created, allocated, …

Second-Largest Indian State to Use Blockchain in Various Spheres

The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra is preparing a regulatory sandbox for testing blockchain solutions across various applications.  According to a report by Indian English-language news daily DNA India on Aug. 19, the government aims to apply blockchain technology in supply chains, agricultural marketing, vehicle registration and document management.  The Maharashtra Information Technology …

Top-5 Crypto Performers: LINK, LEO, BCH, ETC, BSV, OKB*

Most top performers of the past seven days are consolidating in a range. At what levels do they become an attractive buy? Let’s look at the charts. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, …