Coinbase Custody Now Supports Mainnet KIN Tokens

Coinbase Custody announced immediate support for the mainnet iteration of the KIN token today, April 30, 2019.   As Cointelegraph previously reported, KIN is a cryptocurrency created by Canadian organization Kik Interactive of Kik Messenger fame. The token was originally developed on the Ethereum and Stellar networks and now operates on its own blockchain (a fork of Stellar). “KIN holders can now benefit from Coinbase Custody’s industry-leading offline storage platform and insurance coverage,” they say. Coinbase Custody is a custodial service provided by San-Francisco-based platform  Coinbase. Coinbase Custody was first…

ConsenSys Spinoff Truffle Integrates With Goldmans Sachs-Supported Blockchain: Report

Truffle is integrating with AxCore, a proprietary blockchain jointly created by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan-supported Axoni, Forbes reported on April 29. The ConsenSys spinoff, which makes tools that are widely used by Ethereum developers, has reportedly raised $3 million as it aims to expand into enterprise-grade solutions. According to the Forbes report, Truffle plans to use the investment to complete a suite of blockchain development tools designed to appeal to enterprise clients. An estimated 60% of Truffle’s current revenue comes from liaising with startups, larger corporations and governments that want…

Amazon Web Services Launches Managed Blockchain Service

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing platform subsidiary of retail giant Amazon, has made its Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) generally available, according to an announcement on April 30. The product will purportedly allow customers to set up blockchain networks within their organizations, and uses the Ethereum and Hyperledger open source frameworks. Notably, Amazon states that AMB can scale to support thousands to millions of transactions. Amazon states that the blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) will allow businesses to develop their own networks more quickly and at a lower cost, as it eliminates…

20 Percent of Leading Global Grocers to Use Blockchain by 2025

20 percent of the top 10 global grocers will use blockchain by 2025, according to information released by research firm Gartner Inc on April 30. Per Gartner, the main advantage of blockchain for grocers is that it provides a high degree of transparency. For grocers, this means they can use blockchain as a way to convey reliable information to their customers and retailers. Gartner even claims that blockchain “appears as an ideal technology to foster transparency and visibility along the food supply chain.” Gartner says that grocery sales are increasing…

New York District Attorney Charges Two for Shadow Banking Crypto Companies

The Southern District of New York Attorney has charged an Arizona man and Israeli woman for allegedly shadow banking cryptocurrency companies, according to an official announcement published on April 30. Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the arrest of Reginald Fowler for allegedly operating an unlicensed money transferring business and bank fraud. His purported co-conspirator Ravid Yosef has also been charged with bank fraud and is still at large, according to the announcement. In 2018, the accused allegedly worked for several…

Former Barclays Exec Joins Fidelity Investments to Work on Digital Assets

A former executive of British investment bank Barclays, Chris Tyrer, has joined Fidelity Digital Assets, the crypto platform of American financial services corporation Fidelity Investments, Finance Magnates reported on April 30. Tyrer began working on digital assets for Fidelity Investments after serving over 13 years at Barclays as Head of Digital Assets Project, Head of Commodities Trading, and Global Head of Crude Oil Trading, according to his LinkedIn profile. Tyrer and commodity trader Matthieu Jobbe Duval reportedly attempted to establish a digital currency trading desk at the bank, but the…

Mixed Cryptocurrency Transactions Up 300% as Crypto Users Pursue Anonymity

Mixed cryptocurrency transactions now represent 4.09% of all bitcoin (BTC) payments, according to data published by Longhash on April 29. So-called “CoinJoins” have risen by 300% in the space of nine months. By blending multiple transactions together before they are sent to the recipient, the technique is regarded as a way of obscuring the sender’s details. The data was provided by Adam Fiscor, the CTO of the company that runs Wasabi Wallet, a product that aims to deliver greater levels of anonymity to bitcoin users. It shows that CoinJoin transactions have reached their highest…

Crypto Mining Hardware Market to See 10% Compound Annual Growth by 2023

Digital currency mining hardware market is set to expand by 2023, according to a report from market research firm Reportlinker published on April 29. Per the analysis, the rising number of product launches will facilitate the growth of cryptocurrency mining hardware, that will purportedly register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 10% by 2023. The report suggests that one of the major drivers of the cryptocurrency mining hardware market growth worldwide is the increasing demand for cryptocurrency-specific hardware, such as field-programmable gate array (FPGA) processors and application-specific…

Bitcoin (BTC) Steady as IEO is on the Cards for BitFinex

Bitcoin (BTC) consolidate among bears BitFinex considering an IEO to raise $1 billion It may take weeks, but whales are already lining up $300 million in USDT to shore BitFinex, and maintain community’s trust. While Bitcoin could dip, strong support is at $4,950. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamental Well, there is development around USDT, Tether Limited, and BitFinex. The exchange may be one of the most liquid and perhaps, trusted moving around five percent of Bitcoin’s daily trading volumes. It could be higher when the space is calm but with a…

Crypto Markets Recover With Bitcoin Breaking $5,300, Gold and Oil Prices Rise

Tuesday, April 30 — following another decline yesterday, crypto markets again reversed to gain momentum upwards, with all but one top 20 coins by market cap in the green. Having skyrocketed more than 18% yesterday, IOTA (MIOTA) is the only coin among the top 20 that sees losses, down around 4.3%. In contrast, litecoin (LTC) is seeing the biggest gains over the past 24 hours, up 7.17% at press time. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has broken back above $5,300 today, hitting an intraday high of $5,353. At press…