BitMEX Research Launches New BTC/BCH Fork Monitoring Website

BitMEX has officially announced the launch of a new BitMEX-sponsored website called ForkMonitor.info, which may be used to keep track of the happenings surrounding both softfork and hardfork network upgrades for Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).  Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the star of the new website, however, as ForkMonitor runs eight BCH nodes, versus five BTC notes. This is unsurprisingly due to the upcoming Bitcoin Cash hardfork, which is something of the flavor-of-the-week for the beginning of November. The team at ForkMonitor will rebalance the new sites focus after the…

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Bitcoin Futures Volatility Hit Record Low in October: CBOE

Bitcoin has been unusually stable in recent weeks, and the decrease in volatility has now reached historic levels in the futures markets. Bitcoin Volatility Hits Record Level in Futures Markets That’s according to Kevin Davitt, senior instructor for The Options Institute at CBOE Global Markets, who said that Chicago-based derivatives exchange saws record low volatility The post Bitcoin Futures Volatility Hit Record Low in October: CBOE appeared first on CCN

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Ethereum Wallet MetaMask Achieves Milestone of 1.3 Million Users: Wild Success

MetaMask, the most popular Ethereum wallet in the world, has just hit a major milestone of 1.3 million downloads, according to a recent announcement. MetaMask Hits 1.3 Million Users The wallet comes as a new Chrome extension, and it offers numerous features, such as a secure identity vault. It allows anyone to run decentralized application (dApps) on the browser directly, with no need to run a full Ethereum node. This allows MetaMask to act as a type of bridge between the blockchain and Chrome browser since all programs that run on top…

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Dash Launches Text-Based Crypto Payment Service in Venezuela

Crypto project Dash has announced the launch of Dash Text, an SMS-based cryptocurrency transaction service for Venezuelan users, as it builds on its already strong presence in the crypto dependent country. In an announcement released this week, the company said that Dash Text eliminates the need for Venezuelan users to possess smartphones and internet access The post Dash Launches Text-Based Crypto Payment Service in Venezuela appeared first on CCN

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