Blockchain Market Update – January 16, 2019

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Blockchain Market Update – January 16, 2019

Venezuela: Filed dispute settlement request to World Trade Organization regarding executive orders and sanctions maintained by U.S. that target Venezuela and its petro cryptocurrency—Regulation

Ethereum: Ethereum Core Developers and Ethereum Community Security were made aware of potential Constantinople-related issues identified by ChainSecurity on Jan. 15. Key stakeholders in Ethereum community determined best course of action is to exercise caution and delay planned Constantinople fork—Project Development

CryptopiaCrypto exchange announced on Jan. 14 it suffered security breach, resulting in significant loss. They have notified and involved appropriate government agencies, including NZ Police and High Tech Crimes Unit who investigating matter—Exchange

IndiaSupreme Court hearing between India’s cryptocurrency exchanges and central bank is set for Jan. 15, but appears hearing postponed again. According to lawyer representing some exchanges, it is unlikely to come up for hearing this entire week—Regulation

BitMEXShuts down client trading accounts in U.S. and Canadian province of Quebec, as global regulators intensify their crackdown on unlicensed cryptocurrency trading platforms—Exchange

Currency.com: Launches trading platform for tokenized securities, with platform allowing investors to directly trade and invest in financial instruments using BTC or ETH without first converting to fiat. Will initially host over 150 tokenized securities, tracking underlying market price of financial instruments—Project Development

Digitex FuturesNon-custodial commission-free futures trading exchange began onboarding traders to Beta version of platform. Beta is closed version that will eventually be available to group of 5,000 traders. Onboarding officially starts this week and devs will be adding more traders to exchange gradually—Project Development

KB Financial Group, LG GroupPartners to jointly launch products and services based on new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence—Project Development

IDiceEOS gambling game suffered continuous attacks, costing them thousands of EOS. Preliminary analysis found that hackers employed trading congestion, which has been used 4 times since PeckShield disclosed EOS mainnet’s denial of service vulnerability—Other

Sirin Labs: Reopened flagship store in London after rebranding it to fit concept of Finney, a secure blockchain smartphone. London Flagship store would be first in world to sell blockchain smartphones, which will also function as a local community center and meetup for crypto community and those who like to learn more about blockchain—Other

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Simon Chou is a B2B reporter and content manager specializing in technology and finance. He has worked with many clients in the fintech and blockchain space. He holds investment positions in bitcoin and other large-cap cryptocurrencies, and has been reporting on cryptocurrency since 2017. Currently, Simon is the content manager for a major cryptocurrency exchange @HybridBlockHQ.

Name Price
Bitcoin (BTC)
$3,994.76
Ethereum (ETH)
$147.99
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
$146.58
XRP (XRP)
$0.334488
Litecoin (LTC)
$48.49
Cardano (ADA)
$0.047808
IOTA (MIOTA)
$0.315198
Dash (DASH)
$89.33
NEM (XEM)
$0.044307
Monero (XMR)
$53.47
Stellar (XLM)
$0.091328
EOS (EOS)
$3.67
TRON (TRX)
$0.025549
Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
$12.73
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