Top 10 Congresspeople Working on Crypto Policy

Following a year that has seen unprecedented interactions between United States legislators and the crypto industry, Cointelegraph has compiled a roster of congresspeople who have established stances and policies for blockchain and cryptocurrency that will shape the future of the industry within the country.  Some of the congresspeople listed are bullish on blockchain, while some have established clear opposition to topics like Facebook’s Libra or other cryptocurrencies, but Cointelegraph believes that all of them are worth watching in 2020. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) As ranking member of the Fintech Task…

Top Cryptocurrency Tezos Sets New All-Time High: Are More Gains Imminent?

Although almost all eyes have been on Bitcoin, top cryptocurrency Tezos has seen a stellar past 24 hours. Per data from TradingView, the altcoin, in the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, has gained upwards of 15%, surging as high as $2.04 from yesterday’s price of $1.75. Related Reading: Analyst Who Predicted Bitcoin’s $3,000 2018 Bottom Says This is Next Analysts across the board say that this strong move higher in the price of XTZ could be a precursor to an even larger surge higher, citing their technical analysts and…

Bitcoin’s Coming Decisive Price Movement

Bitcoin is sitting at a make-or-break point. This coming week BTC will decide whether to continue its bullish trend or pullback. A Pivotal Point on Bitcoin’s Trend Bitcoin entered a bull rally on Jan. 3 that has seen its price rise by nearly 40%. The flagship cryptocurrency went from trading at a low $6,900 to a high of $9,550 on Jan. 30. Since the peak, BTC began a consolidation phase without a clear sign of where it is heading next. According to Josh Rager, a cryptocurrency trader and the co-founder…

Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 27–Feb. 2

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week SEC tells Telegram its crypto is worth less than donuts The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has gotten its claws out as it takes Telegram to task over its offering for Gram tokens. In a feisty memo to the Southern District Court of New…

Libre Not Libra – Thinking Critically About Facebook’s Blockchain Project

In “Libre Not Libra: Facebook’s Blockchain Project,” Andreas answers the burning question… Has he tried haggis? Just kidding… He shares his thoughts on the recently released Libra whitepaper, as part of a permissioned blockchain project spearheaded by Facebook. Years of jokes about “FaceCoin” and “ZuckBucks” have finally come to life – sort of. In a previous episode, he talked about how some venture capitalists are monkeying around by downplaying the killer applications of open blockchains  in favor of… bananas. Now he makes us wonder whether Libra will even survive to…

Bermuda Is Planning a Comprehensive Crypto Framework

In what must have been a drastic change for Denis Pitcher, chief fintech advisor to the Premier of Bermuda, he and CoinDesk’s Michael Casey took to the chilly streets of Davos to talk about his government’s steps to enable blockchain adoption in the island nation. “In the summer of 2018, we launched a comprehensive regulatory framework to provide clarity and leverage,” said Pitcher. “We introduced a principle-based framework that allowed us to define more of a scope around a business plan as opposed to specific activities. That allows you to…

UAE Health Ministry Debuts Blockchain Platform for Medical Data

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) together with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Dubai Healthcare City and other relevant authorities has launched a blockchain-based health data storage platform. According to The Emirates News Agency on Feb. 2, the blockchain-based platform aims to improve the efficiency of MoHAP and other health authorities’ smart health services. It will help users streamline the search for health facilities and its licensed medical and technical personnel, as well as inquire about medicine supply chains. According to Dr. Lubna Al Shaali, the Director of…

Twitter Adds Bitcoin Emoji, Jack Dorsey Suggests Unicode Does the Same

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted the newly added Bitcoin (BTC) emoji on Feb. 2 and tagged Unicode, the consortium managing the character standard, in an apparent suggestion to do the same. Dorsey’s tweet showed that, now, whenever a Twitter user writes the Bitcoin or BTC hashtag, an image showing its symbol appears next to it. Dorsey’s tweet showing the Bitcoin emoji. Source: Twitter Dorsey’s apparent suggestion that the symbol be included in the Unicode text encoding standard was appreciated by the community, with Lightning Labs co-founder Elizabeth Stark…

Messaging Giant Line to Launch Link Token Trading for Japan in April

LVC Corporation, the crypto subsidiary of messaging giant Line, will launch trading of its proprietary cryptocurrency Link in Japan in April. According to a press release on Jan. 30, LVC is also developing a system meant for Link’s debut in Japan on its local cryptocurrency exchange BitMax.  Line already began Link trading on its international BitBox cryptocurrency exchange in mid-October 2018. Due to stricter national cryptocurrency regulations in Japan, LVC had to wait to obtain a license from local financial regulators in September 2019 before launching its BitMax cryptocurrency exchange…