Blockchain Market Update – February 14, 2019

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Blockchain Market Update – February 14, 2019

EthereumDeveloper Hudson Jameson notes that the Constantinople upgrade is not rescheduled, and no further bugs in code going into the upgrade have been found since they have postponed it. This is to refute circulating news that a new bug was found that will affect the Constantinople upgrade—Project Development

NasdaqWill add two additional indexes tied to the crypto market on its platform of indexes, currently holding around 40K indexes. Bitcoin Liquid Index and Ethereum Liquid Index, both created by Brave New Coin, aim to provide a real-time spot or reference rate for price of 1 BTC and 1 ETH, respectively, and will be added by Nasdaq—Financial Institution

U.S. SECSEC’s action against decentralized exchange EtherDelta has garnered criticism from Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). SEC views that EtherDelta’s creator had violated securities laws because he wrote and deployed an algorithm that SEC considers “running a securities exchange.” EFF reminds SEC that writing and publishing code is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment—Regulation

MyEtherWalletIn collaboration with Changelly, to be able to make use of the exchange’s multi-swap functionality. This feature would open the door to more than 100 cryptos and help achieve better exchange rates during conversions—Project Development

IndonesiaFutures Exchange Supervisory Board announces new regulations on implementation of physical markets for crypto assets in futures trading. Rules now focus on good governance for crypto traders, legal certainty, and consumer protection. They will also require the regulator to establish a physical market for futures trading in virtual currencies—Regulation

VaktBlockchain-based commodity post-trade platform has appointed former JPMorgan Chase executive Etienne Amic as new CEO. Having served as managing director at both JPMorgan Chase and Mercuria Energy Trading, Amic is expected to bring direct experience in commodities trading to Vakt platform—Other

CryptopiaPolice authority has given the green light for Cryptopia to open their exchange whenever they like to. Detective inspector Greg Murton notes that Cryptopia management now have full access to their facilities and business premises and the police investigation is not preventing their business from getting up and running again—Exchange

CoinbaseCrypto exchange and wallet service has given $30K as reward for reporting critical bug on its system, according to data from Coinbase’s vulnerability disclosure program, HackerOne. The bug, reported on Feb. 11, earned largest reward ever given out by Coinbase on HackerOne. Also receiving criticism for Coinbase Wallet, which supports Cloud Backup for users’ private keys. Cloud storage, while convenient, is constantly compromised and will not be strong enough to withstand professional hacking —Exchange

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Name Price
Bitcoin (BTC)
$4,036.76
Ethereum (ETH)
$139.07
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
$158.70
XRP (XRP)
$0.316173
Litecoin (LTC)
$60.00
Cardano (ADA)
$0.051819
IOTA (MIOTA)
$0.295634
Dash (DASH)
$91.48
NEM (XEM)
$0.048791
Monero (XMR)
$54.11
Stellar (XLM)
$0.112180
EOS (EOS)
$3.74
TRON (TRX)
$0.022809
Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
$13.28
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