Audit Firm Ernst & Young Aims to Issue its Own Cryptocurrency (Calcalistech.com)
“The day is not far off when EY will offer its own digital coin,” said Mr. Tietz, who helps lead a global EY team that has been assembled in order to study and implement technologies based on blockchain architecture. Mr. Tietz said blockchain technology, the public ledger technology that governs cryptocurrencies, allows transactions to be tracked and verified without the need for costly middlemen. “The technology is transparent, safe and, most importantly, cheap compared to existing technologies,” Mr. Tietz said.
Delta Simplifies Cryptocurrency Portfolio Tracking and Adds Exchange Account Connections With Delta 1.6 (PRNewswire.com)
Delta, the ultimate Bitcoin & cryptocurrency portfolio tracker app, today announces the launch of Delta 1.6 for iOS & Android, adding Exchange Account Connections with the ability for deposits, withdrawals and transfers. Beautifully designed for efficiency and simplicity, Delta 1.6 aims to save crypto investors’ time by automatically importing their exchange transactions whilst providing insight and visibility into their portfolios like never before without extra cost. With the new Exchange Account Connections API imports, investors can now set up their exchange accounts and let Delta import transactions automatically, as well as add past transactions if they wish to.
Bitcoin Cash Price Enters Recovery Mode After 4-Week Low (CoinDesk.com)
Bitcoin cash (BCH) is pushing higher against the greenback and could test the $1,200 mark soon, according to the technical charts. As of writing, the world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is changing hands at $1,119 – up 3 percent on a 24-hour basis, according to data source CoinMarketCap. Prices had dropped to a four-week low of $938 on Friday, tracking the broader market sell-off. However, over the weekend, BCH moved back above the $1,000 mark, signaling a temporary low is in place at $938.
Supporting Bitcoin: Unusual Public Intellectuals Siding with Crypto (Cryptovest.com)
Bitcoin has had its share of detractors. But over the years, it has also relied on endorsements, even evangelizing from high profile individuals. Beyond the early adopters, and dedicated evangelists like Andreas Antonopoulos, Bitcoin has seen quite unusual support by being linked with the names of public intellectuals from all areas. And while the support has been tentative, it serves to indicate how far the adoption of Bitcoin has reached, overcoming the initial accusations that the entire network is built for scam purposes.
Bitpanda Launches Pantos, the First Multi-Blockchain Token System (DigitalJournal.com)
Pantos will be financed by a Technology ICO, which will be capped at 1500 BTC to ensure the development of open-source technology that should enable a key technology for a token-based environment – the Token Atomic Swap Technology (TAST). Pantos wants to solve the blockchain fragmentation problem. After Bitcoin, many digital currencies based on the blockchain technology have been launched, each with their own specifications and protocols. A future with multiple blockchain networks is very likely.
EU Can’t Ban Bitcoin Mining Over Energy Concerns, Official Says (CoinDesk.com)
Cryptocurrency mining is perfectly legal in Europe and only subject to standard electricity rules, according to an EU commissioner. In a statement released last week, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, addressed concerns about the power-intensive nature of cryptocurrency mining, while clarifying the regulatory status of the industry. Gabriel said: “If the energy consumed for this activity is produced according to law, there is no legal basis to forbid or even limit it. … As mining of cryptocurrency is not an illegal activity, the Commission did not put in place any means to track it, so far.”
Here’s Why PayPal will Start Accepting Litecoin (LTC) in 2018 (TheUSACommerce.com)
Why PayPal will probably go with Litecoin (LTC), among others: We can assume that they will add more than one crypto coin to include in their payment gateway, which means that Litecoin (LTC) has a pretty solid shot. We’ve already mentioned how it is much faster and cheaper than Bitcoin (BTC). Moreover, this coin has gotten the chance to mainstream more than the vast majority of cryptocurrency options – and that’s because it is, and has been for a long time, one of the four coins supported by Coinbase.
TrueEx Teams With ConsenSys To Make Ethereum More Accessible To Institutional Players (CoinTelegraph.com)
New York-based fintech company trueEX has announced an upcoming release of a regulated derivatives marketplace for digital assets as well as a partnership between their newly created affiliate, True Digital Holdings (TDH), and Blockchain tech company ConsenSys to create a benchmark rate for the price of Ethereum (ETH). The announcement comes from a press release published today, March 12. TrueEX, which is the first exchange approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Designated Contract Market (DCM) for swaps, writes that the initial Bitcoin contracts settled in USD will be listed as “trueDigital” on the current trueEX swap platform.
Ripple (XRP) Makes a Comeback – Possible Partnership Might Lead to Price Increase (News4c.com)
Ripple (XRP)’s price is going up and rumor has it that it might soar during 2018. In fact, there is a high chance that Ripple (XRP) might even surpass Bitcoin before 2018 comes to end. The reason we are saying this is because Ripple (XRP) is expected to develop a market partnership with one of the world’s biggest companies! Ripple (XRP) Might Partner with Amazon: One of the most ongoing rumors in the cryptocurrency world is that Ripple (XRP) is planning a partnership with Amazon. If this proves to be true, we can be sure that Ripple (XRP)’s token price will skyrocket.
The Trinity Project will Place NEO [NEO] at the Top of the Digital Economy (CryptoRecorder.com)
Neo [NEO] has come a long way, and is slowly taking its rightful spot in the smart contracts space, and that’s the top spot. When compared to Ethereum, NEO is simply in a class of its own. Take for instance the issue of digital identity. Neo takes into consideration the fact that government regulation will be a critical component of the digital economy. Even as many blockchain platforms push for anonymity, Neo is designed to take into consideration the permanence of government, by creating an ecosystem where governments and digital corporations have a common meeting point. That’s quite unlike Ethereum, which is designed to only empower developers create their own digital identities secured by the platform.