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Even if Facebook Launches GlobalCoin, It’s Going to Struggle: This is Why

While not official, it looks like we’re going to see Facebook’s GlobalCoin sometime soon. And yet, if this rollout does happen, new research has indicated that the Facebook cryptocurrency will struggle to gain traction. Here’s why. Facebook’s GlobalCoin Hits Roadblock The most recent piece of news about Facebook’s GlobalCoin came out last week, on May 24. It was at this time that BBC, a UK broadcasting company, said social media giant Facebook plans to launch its cryptocurrency GlobalCoin next year, even going as far as saying the company plans to conduct…

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China’s Cryptocurrency Rankings | EOS Comes Out on Top

EOS still maintains the top spot in China’s cryptocurrency rankings list. The superpower updated its list last week, proving that EOS is still the favorite. Bitcoin has climbed up three places and now sits in 12th position. Considering Bitcoin is up 10% to press time and approaching the $9k mark, its a wonder why it hasn’t ranked higher on the list. Well here’s why: China’s Cryptocurrency Rankings The rankings list assesses three criteria: technology, application, and innovation. The top five were as follows: EOS, TRON, ETHEREUM, STEEM, and ONTOLOGY. Despite…

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The Abyss Platform Partners With Epic Games

Epic Games—the developer behind the global success Fortnite—is partnering with blockchain game distribution platform, The Abyss. The company made the announcement earlier today. Epic Games and The Abyss Blockchain The Abyss blockchain is a new digital gaming platform that offers MMO’s (Massively Multiplayer Online games) and other video games. Offering a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model, it gives indie-studios the ability to develop, run, market and manage their games. There is no interference from a third party. Further, users can generate income via “the unique multilevel referral program which serves as…

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Bitcoin Price | Brian Kelly Tells CNBC Watch for Rising Price

Bitcoin enthusiast and crypto fund manager Brian Kelly has told CNBC that Bitcoin price could rise further in the coming months. His prediction isn’t unfounded; there is an impending supply cut on the horizon and this should help to push prices higher. Brian Kelly Predicts Bitcoin Price will Rise In an interview on CNBC’s Fast Money program yesterday, May 21st, Kelly explained that “the halvening,” which is due to take place in 2020, will cut mining rewards in half. As such, he expects miners to begin hoarding BTC if they aren’t…

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HTC’s Blockchain Phone | Native Crypto Wallet Now Available

According to CoinTelegraph, HTC’s blockchain phone, Exodus 1, now allows users to trade cryptocurrency directly from the phone’s native crypto wallet. The Taiwanese technology giant made the announcement early on Tuesday. Exodus 1 Blockchain Phone – Native Wallet Trading HTC’s Zion Vault will now allow swaps between various cryptocurrencies. The new feature is the result of a partnership with Kyber Network—a dedicated platform for cross-token trading solutions. HTC has added Kyber’s liquidity protocol and this allows easy swaps. The swapping pairs include Ethereum-based ERC-20 tokens, including basic attention token (BAT), Kyber…

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Facebook Coin | Catalyst for Crypto Growth, Says Spencer Bogart

With the introduction of the Facebook Coin, the cryptocurrency world is facing a revolution. Spencer Bogart of Blockchain Capital, in an interview with Bloomberg, shed some light on the media giant’s venture into the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The Trickle-Down Effect of Facebook Coin In the interview, Bogart stated that there are several catalysts on the horizon in the cryptocurrency market despite the speculated “bottom” being reached. One good catalyst will be the anticipated Facebook Coin that will change dynamics in the cryptocurrency industry. The Facebook Coin project will be an incredible project…

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Facebook Crypto Ad Ban | Platform Loosens Restriction on Crypto Ads

According to CNBC, Facebook said on Wednesday that it will loosen its ban on cryptocurrency advertising on its platform. The result will allow businesses related to crypto and blockchain to promote their projects on the social network. The Facebook crypto ad ban first came into effect in January 2018. Facebook Crypto Ad Ban The social media giant first started blocking ads on initial coin offerings, saying it had concerns for its users’ welfare. It was afraid that many would fall for scams and fraudulent crypto products. But earlier this year…

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Facebook Partners with E-Commerce Companies to Support Crypto Payment

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Facebook is in talks with various e-commerce companies and financial firms to support its crypto payment that is under development. So far Facebook has engaged MasterCard and Visa about the project that is known as Project Libra. Crypto Payment Facebook is expected to commit $1 billion to the development of crypto payment. The company has approached various e-commerce companies to invest in its crypto payment feature and be a partner of the network. Paying via crypto will not be limited only to Facebook…

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Crypto Theft Could Hit $1.2 Billion in 2019, Says Cipher Trace

Crypto theft has greatly reduced this year compared to last year as regulators continue to enhance their scrutiny and the enforcement of anti-money laundering controls. Crypto Theft Could Hit $1 billion Mark Despite being $500 million less than last year, crypto theft could still go well beyond a billion dollars by the end of this year. A quarterly report released on May 1 by Cipher Trace indicates that investigatory specialists had found that over $356 million worth of crypto had been stolen in Q1 2019. The amount stolen includes the CoineBene…

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Aston Plaza | First Major Crypto-bought Real Estate on Hold

A cryptocurrency venture under construction in Dubai has reportedly been put on hold. British Baroness and multi-million dollar crypto entrepreneur, Michelle Mone, had begun a real estate project called Aston Plaza, which broke ground in 2017. However, citing government inspectors to the site, the project has stopped at only 25% completion. Aston Plaza The $325 million project consisted of two complexes making up 1,300 luxury apartments. At least 150 of those were planned to be sold in Bitcoin. This was the first major development of this size to be available…

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