Thomson Reuters Partners with CryptoCompare for Cryptocurrency Data

CryptoCompare, the global cryptocurrency market data aggregator, has entered into a strategic partnership with Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Under the agreement, CryptoCompare will integrate order book and trade data for 50 coins, sourced from a wide variety of trusted exchanges, into Thomson Reuters financial desktop platform Eikon, providing institutional investors with reliable insight into the crypto asset market as a whole.

Adding CryptoCompare’s data to the Eikon platform will allow trading professionals and investors to gain a comprehensive view of the cryptocurrencies market and of market participant behaviour, enabling them to predict price movements with a high degree of probability.

Eikon users will be able to see data for actively trading coins, allowing them to identify the specific buy and sell opportunities, expand their digital asset portfolios and make profitable investment decisions.

Charles Hayter, CEO and Founder of CryptoCompare, said:

“As the digital asset markets mature, we see a fast-growing demand from the institutional investor community for comprehensive, real-time and global market data, which can be trusted as the basis for investment decisions. We are excited to enter into this partnership with Thomson Reuters; we have always sought to provide transparency to this market and this partnership provides a great opportunity for the institutional investor community to access not only our data, but also to benefit from our experience and insight.”

Thomson Reuters Eikon is a powerful and intuitive next-generation solution for consuming real-time and historical data, enabling financial markets transactions and connecting with the financial markets community. Its award-winning news, analytics and data visualization tools help its users make more efficient trading and investment decisions across asset classes and instruments including commodities, derivatives, equities, fixed income and foreign exchange. Eikon is an open platform, customizable to the individual needs of a financial professional or institution.

“Despite the decline in the price of many of the leading cryptocurrencies during 2018, we continue to see increasing demand from our customers for pricing coverage of the major names,” Sam Chadwick, Director of Strategy in Innovation and Blockchain at Thomson Reuters, said. “We have been engaged with CryptoCompare since their involvement in our blockchain hackathon in September 2016, and continue to be very impressed by their approach to coverage of these challenging markets. This partnership puts pricing data for this emerging market alongside other asset classes, giving our customers a more comprehensive trading view in Eikon.”

CryptoCompare provides real-time, high-quality and reliable market and pricing data on 5,000+ coins and 200,000+ currency pairs globally, bridging the gap between the crypto asset and traditional financial markets. The company also produces cryptocurrency trade data, order book data, block explorer data and social data.

Follow ForkLog on Twitter and Facebook!

Source: Forklog




My current recommendations:

HashFlare for automated Bitcoin cloud mining - Currently ROI in around 60 days only

Bitclub Network allows you to buy mining shares with daily payouts

CCG Mining now offers open end contracts. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin and others

Cointracking keeps track of all your coins automatically. Many exchanges and wallets supported

 

Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee to Advise HTC Crypto-Friendly Smartphone Development Team

Charlie Lee announced HTC’s new blockchain-compatible smartphone will have native support for Litecoin and Lightning Network, adding that he was joining the HTC Exodus development team as an advisor.

Initially Lee tweeted the news on July 29 with HTC confirming the announcement Monday, saying the team was “honored” to get Litecoin creator onboard.

HTC announced their plans to enter the crypto space with a “first native blockchain phone” in May, later clarifying Exodus will have a cryptocurrency wallet supporting Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), as well as the micropayments protocol Lightning Network and the popular gaming DApp CryptoKitties.

The Taiwanese electronics maker said Exodus would serve as both a mobile connecting point to the world of decentralized networks and a storage device for those who want to carry their crypto in their pocket.

The device will be developed under the leadership of Phil Chen, who helped create HTC’s virtual reality headset Vive. Chen, who now holds the title of “chief decentralized officer,” will head all of the firm’s cryptocurrency and blockchain-related initiatives.

“Through the Exodus, we are also excited to be supporting underlying protocols such as Bitcoin, Lightning Networks, Ethereum, Dfinity, and more,” Chen said in May. “We would like to support the entire blockchain ecosystem, and in the next few months we’ll be announcing many more exciting partnerships together. Together, we want to craft the best blockchain & decentralized application experiences to end consumers.”

HTC Exodus could be available to the general public by the end of the year, and while a price tag for the Exodus has not yet been released, the company hinted that it is considering accepting cryptocurrency payments once it becomes available for purchase.

Sirin Labs, a cryptocurrency startup that plans to release a blockchain-powered smartphone called Finney in October, is charging $1,000 for its device.

Chinese tech giant Huawei also reportedly has taken an interest in developing a smartphone that will support DApps running on blockchain technology, as a Bloomberg March report noted the firm was seeking a license for the open-source operating system SIRIN OS.

Earlier this month, Charlie Lee provided details about recent acquisition of Litecoin Foundation, stating he expects to receive a board position at the German WEG Bank AG, which will positively influence the further adoption of cryptocurrencies in the bank’s operations.

Follow ForkLog on Twitter and Facebook!

Source: Forklog




My current recommendations:

HashFlare for automated Bitcoin cloud mining - Currently ROI in around 60 days only

Bitclub Network allows you to buy mining shares with daily payouts

CCG Mining now offers open end contracts. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin and others

Cointracking keeps track of all your coins automatically. Many exchanges and wallets supported

 

Bitcoin.org Removed from Bitcoin Core Website

Bitcoin.org Removed from Bitcoin Core Website

About four days ago news.Bitcoin.com reported on a dispute concerning the removal of the owner of Bitcoin.org, an anonymous figure known as ‘Cobra.’ At the time a Github contributor opened an issue on the website’s repository, saying that Cobra had become untrustworthy for showing support towards the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. Then the CEO of Blockstream and a large swarm of Bitcoin Core supporters insisted the domain should be handed over to someone else. Since then the maintainers of the BTC repository also removed all of the associated links to Bitcoin.org from the Core client’s website.

Also Read: A Look at What It Was Like to Operate the Lightning Network’s Largest Node  

The CEO of Blockstream Thinks Cobra Should Transfer Control to a Trusted Person or Group

Bitcoin.org Removed from Bitcoin Core Website Many Bitcoin Core (BTC) proponents have been upset at the owner of Bitcoin.org for showing some support towards the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) protocol. Four days ago a Github contributor opened an issue that stated a number of individuals feared Cobra because he started “suddenly propagandizing BCH as ‘The Real Bitcoin.’” The individual further noted that he didn’t feel comfortable that a pseudonymous person has “total control of the Bitcoin.org domain name.”

Then in a different chat channel the CEO of Blockstream, Adam Back, asked Cobra to relinquish control over the domain “to a trusted person or group to hold in trust for the public interest.” Back also lambastes Cobra for caring about “Bcash” and at the very least Cobra should call BCH — “Bcash.” Cobra then responds and states “I’m waiting for names Adam.” Back then replies back “Cobra maybe Wladimir? — How about in terms of a name you transferred domain control to Theymos — You obviously know, and trust him quite well for many years from several sites and domains you’ve both maintained.”

Cobra didn’t seem to like Back’s commentary, stating:

Adam, you should not be the CEO of Blockstream. I think you should transfer control of Blockstream to Warren Togami or something… Adam, this notion of “community property” only exists in your head because you want to influence who owns Bitcoin.org so they submit to your agenda.

Bitcoin.org Removed from Bitcoin Core Website
Blockstream CEO, Adam Back’s interesting conversation with Cobra.

Bitcoin.org Links Decoupled from Bitcoincore.org

Following the argument between Back and Cobra, this past Sunday a Github commit to the Bitcoin Core website went viral on cryptocurrency forums and social media. The commit called ‘Adjust bitcoincore.org links’ was merged by the most prominent (as far as writing Core code) Bitcoin Core developer, Wladimir van der Laan. Essentially Wladimir removed associated links to Bitcoin.org from the Bitcoincore.org website. Immediately a Github contributor named Daniel Ginovker spoke out against the move to delete the links.

“Seriously? You guys are that upset at Cobra for not denouncing Bitcoin Cash?” Ginovker asks the Core developers.

Cobra, if you read this, I genuinely am on your side at this point. You’ve done an excellent job with Bitcoin.org, and it is in your domain. Don’t succumb to this Blockstream bullying forcing you to give up your playing cards.

However, other Core contributors were pleased with the decision to remove Bitcoin.org associations, and Jonas Schnelli explains the decision had nothing to do with Cobra. 

“This has nothing to do with Cobra or any other influencer — The reason why we still linked to Bitcoin.org was historical since the domain was once owned by Satoshi,” explains Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Schnelli. “It’s a natural and logical step to decouple the Bitcoin Core project from any centralised organised website — Bitcoin Core is the/a reference implementation of the Bitcoin Protocol and there is no need to link it with any website outside of the projects control.”

Bitcoin.org Removed from Bitcoin Core Website

Cobra: ‘Bitcoin is Much Bigger Than Bitcoin Core’

Following the merge, Cobra writes to his followers on Twitter saying, “Bitcoin is much bigger than Bitcoin Core.”

Bitcoin Core (BTC) proponents don’t know what to think of Cobra, and it’s safe to say a great majority of BTC supporters don’t trust him. It’s also clear and evident that the angst towards Cobra is because he’s not towing party lines and because he doesn’t use the phrase ‘Bcash.’ For now, the Github request, the Blockstream CEO, and the slew of Core followers have not phased Cobra, and it doesn’t seem like he will be relinquishing the domain any time soon. 

What do you think about the controversy towards Cobra and the how Core supporters want him to relinquish the Bitcoin.org domain? What do you think about Core developers removing Bitcoin.org links from the website? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comment section below.


Images via Shutterstock, Pixabay, Github, Bitcoin.org, and Reddit.


Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. 

The post Bitcoin.org Removed from Bitcoin Core Website appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Source: Bitcoin News




My current recommendations:

HashFlare for automated Bitcoin cloud mining - Currently ROI in around 60 days only

Bitclub Network allows you to buy mining shares with daily payouts

CCG Mining now offers open end contracts. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin and others

Cointracking keeps track of all your coins automatically. Many exchanges and wallets supported

 

Interest in Philippines Economic Zone Crypto License Spikes – 17 Firms Paid in Full

Interest in Philippines Economic Zone Crypto License Spikes - 17 Firms Paid in Full

The Philippines government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) is in the process of issuing more crypto licenses. Interest for the license by offshore companies “surpassed all our expectations,” Ceza administrator said. Seventeen firms have already paid in full; 19 more are in the pipeline. Ceza expects to earn about $68 million from crypto licensing.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

17 Companies Paid in Full

Interest in Philippines Economic Zone Crypto License Spikes - 17 Firms Paid in FullCeza previously announced that it will issue 25 Financial Technology Solutions and Offshore Virtual Currency (Ftsovc) licenses. The permits allow licensees “to establish a financial tech, crypto, and blockchain office” at the zone, Bitpinas news outlet described.

According to the Philippines News Agency, Ceza administrator and chief executive officer Raul Lambino revealed last week:

17 fintech and offshore virtual currency firms have already paid in full the application and license fees for the digital coin trading under Ceza … 19 companies are in the pipeline to pay their application and license fees to Ceza.

Last week, Ceza awarded a license to Liannet Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of the Apsaras Group. It was the second license Ceza has issued; the first went to Hong Kong company Golden Millennial Quickplay Inc. in June.

The Philippines Daily Inquirer cited Lambino, revealing:

Other firms that had already paid fees to operate in Ceza were Formosa Financial Holdings, Sino-Phil Economic Zone Agency Development and Management Corp., Asia-Pacific International Ltd., Hong Kong Yuen Shing-Hong Ltd., Tanzer Inc. and Rare Earth.

Boosting Revenues with Crypto License Fees

Interest in Philippines Economic Zone Crypto License Spikes - 17 Firms Paid in FullLambino said in a press statement Friday that the income from Ftsovc application and license fees “exceeded 2017 revenue by more than 50 percent,” the news outlet detailed. The interest expressed by offshore companies to operate in Ceza “surpassed all our expectations,” he added, noting that fintech operations are expected to create an initial 20,000 jobs.

Ceza “has earned more than P200 million [~$3.7 million] from offshore financial technology firms to raise its total revenues to at least P340 million [~$6.4 million] by the end of the second quarter of the year,” the publication described, elaborating:

Ceza expects to earn some PHP3.6 billion (~US$68 million) from the issuance of Ftsovc licenses, on top of the 0.1 percent share for every transaction value of registered digital coin exchanges.

Recently, there have also been reports that Ceza is launching its own cryptocurrency. However, Ceza staff told Bitpinas last week that this is not the case.

What do you think of all these crypto firms wanting to operate in Ceza? Let us know in the comments section below.


Images courtesy of Shutterstock and Ceza.


Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section.

The post Interest in Philippines Economic Zone Crypto License Spikes – 17 Firms Paid in Full appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Source: Bitcoin News




My current recommendations:

HashFlare for automated Bitcoin cloud mining - Currently ROI in around 60 days only

Bitclub Network allows you to buy mining shares with daily payouts

CCG Mining now offers open end contracts. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin and others

Cointracking keeps track of all your coins automatically. Many exchanges and wallets supported

 

Australian Government Awards Grant to Blockchain Project for Sustainable Sugar

The Australian government has funded an initiative to ensure the provenance of sustainable sugar supplies using blockchain technology.

The Australian government has granted A$2.25 million ($1.7 million) to the Sustainable Sugar Project, Foodnavigator-Asia reports July 30.

The Sustainable Sugar Project, led by the Queensland Cane Growers Organization, will use blockchain technology to track the provenance of sugar supplies to Australia. The initiative known as the Smart Cane Best Management Practice (BMP) is part of a sugar industry push for better sustainability and traceability. 

Blockchain technology will purportedly allow buyers to clearly see where sugarcane comes from and prove the provenance and sustainability of the farm. Canegrowers told Foodnavigator-Asia:

“Blockchain’s main attribute is that it’s a secure database in which all transactions are recorded and visible… the quality sugar produced from the sustainably-grown cane can be traced back through the chain, giving consumers confidence in what they are buying.”

For the initiative, industry experts and sugarcane farmers collaborated on best practices and industry standards based on productivity, sustainability, and profitability.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources stated that large buyers of sugar could pay more in the future for sustainable sugar, as customers increasingly demand sustainably-sourced products. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said:

“This technology would provide assurances around the sustainability of our sugar and ensure cane farmers using sustainable practices can attract a premium for their product.”

Blockchain technology has proven to be a boon for logistics and supply chain applications, and is widely regarded as a cheaper and more efficient way to track complex supply chains globally.

Today, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced that it completed a successful trade of 17 tons of almonds to Europe using blockchain technology. The platform, which was part of a collaborative effort of five “supply chain leaders,” is underpinned by distributed ledger technology (DLT), Internet of Things (IoT), and smart contracts.

Earlier this month, U.S. computer technology firm Oracle released its blockchain platform focusing on transaction efficiency and supply chain authentication. Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service uses Hyperledger Fabric as its basis and launched following a series of trials with banking, business, and government clients.

Source: Coin Telegraph




My current recommendations:

HashFlare for automated Bitcoin cloud mining - Currently ROI in around 60 days only

Bitclub Network allows you to buy mining shares with daily payouts

CCG Mining now offers open end contracts. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin and others

Cointracking keeps track of all your coins automatically. Many exchanges and wallets supported