Market Mostly Trades Sideways as Bitcoin Price Hovers Around $9,100

Thursday Oct. 31 — Cryptocurrency markets are largely trading sideways with most changes among the top-20 coins not exceeding 1% on the day. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has been trading sideways for the better part of the day and continues to circle around the $9,100 price mark. The coin bounced off a local low of $8,960 earlier today before moving to its current trading price at $9,149, showing a small loss of 0.74% on the day. BTC daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin is fighting hard to hold…

Binance Rumored to Be Planning New Office in Beijing in First Presence in China Since 2017

Major crypto exchange Binance may be returning to China, with a planned office to open in Beijing, sources say. Binance in exile Binance, which left China in September 2017 in response to the country’s ban on crypto trading, is looking to open a new office in Beijing to accompany one operating in Shanghai, two unnamed sources told Coindesk, Oct. 31.  As of press time, sources at Binance had not confirmed to Cointelegraph plans to establish a new Beijing office, but did say that there were a number of Binance employees…

Binance Plans New Office in Beijing in First Presence in China Since 2017

Major crypto exchange Binance may be returning to China, with a planned office to open in Beijing, sources say. Binance in exile Binance, which left China in September 2017 in response to the country’s ban on crypto trading, is looking to open a new office in Beijing to accompany one operating in Shanghai, two unnamed sources told Coindesk, Oct. 31.  As of press time, sources at Binance had not confirmed to Cointelegraph plans to establish a new Beijing office, but did say that there were a number of Binance employees…

Libra Chief Praises Its Anti Money Laundering Standards

Libra Chief David Marcus has claimed that the Anti Money Laundering Standards of the underfire project are superior to any other payment networks on the market today. Libra Scrutiny Means Its On Track, Says Chief Marcus is the CEO of Calibra, the corresponding digital wallet of Libra, and previously served as president of PayPal and a member of the Board of Directors at Coinbase. Speaking at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, he said, “I want to say that the efficacy of sanction enforcing can be much higher on…

Italians Prefer BTC to Visa or Mastercard When Shopping Online

According to new data from marketing analysis firm SEMRush, Bitcoin (BTC) is the third-most preferred online payment method in Italy. Bitcoin comes in third place On Oct. 31, the Italian news outlet La Stampa reported that the Boston-based marketing analysis company, it was stated that in the list of the most used methods of online payment systems in Italy, Bitcoin comes in a strong, third place, just behind PayPal and the Italian reloadable prepaid card service PostePay. The data further revealed that Italians use Bitcoin for shopping online more widely…

Binance to Open Beijing Office Amid China’s Renewed Blockchain Push

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance is opening an office in Beijing, two sources with knowledge of the matter told CoinDesk. The new outpost will join Binance’s current mainland China office in Shanghai. It’s not clear what exactly the office will do or when it will open, but the move follows a slew of announcements from Chinese authorities, including President Xi Jinping outlining China’s new blockchain ambitions. Relations between Binance leadership and Chinese authorities appear to have warmed recently, with the exchange publishing a report on China’s plans for a digital fiat currency over…

Binance to Open Beijing Office Amid China's Renewed Blockchain Push

Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance is opening an office in Beijing, two sources with knowledge of the matter told CoinDesk. The new outpost will join Binance’s current mainland China office in Shanghai. It’s not clear what exactly the office will do or when it will open, but the move follows a slew of announcements from Chinese authorities, including President Xi Jinping outlining China’s new blockchain ambitions. Relations between Binance leadership and Chinese authorities appear to have warmed recently, with the exchange publishing a report on China’s plans for a digital fiat currency over…

Proof-of-Work Doesn’t Solve Every Blockchain Use Case

The Bitcoin white paper was published 11 years ago today, on Oct. 31, 2008, meaning that Bitcoin (BTC) is celebrating its 11th year of existence. From its humble beginnings to over a $300 billion market capitalization in 2017, the success of Bitcoin is truly a remarkable accomplishment.  What is Bitcoin? A question with many answers. Digital gold, magic internet money, a hedge against macro risk, tulip mania? One thing is for certain, Bitcoin found a product–market fit as a new form of money owned by the people. The Bitcoin brand…

Bitcoin Price Must Now Break $9.5K to Prove ‘Xi Pump’ Wasn’t a Fluke

Bitcoin price (BTC) is currently locked in a battle to stay above the descending channel and have another run at the recent high at $10,540. In order to do this, first, the digital asset needs to overtake the resistance levels at $9,300 and $9,400.  Was the “Xi pump” a fluke?  As Bitcoin fights to stay above this all-important line, traders are likely beginning to wonder whether or not last week’s explosive pump to $10,540 was simply a one-off driven by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call for China to accelerate the…

The SEC Files as the CFTC Settles Charges Against Swiss Securities Dealer

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against XBT Corp. SARL on the same day that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) settles charges against the same company.  SEC allegations In a press release on Oct. 31, the SEC alleged that the Switzerland-based securities dealer, XBT Corp. SARL, operating under the name First Global Credit, offered and sold unregistered security-based swaps to U.S. investors without complying with the registration and exchange requirements governing security-based swaps.  The SEC went on to say that XBT Corp. SARL used a…