MakerDAO Token Holders Vote on Whether to Lower DAI Stability Fee by 2%

A vote about whether to decrease the so-called stability fee for MakerDAO’s ethereum blockchain-based decentralized stablecoin DAI has started. The vote was announced on the organization’s blog on May 17. If approved, the latest proposal would decrease the stability fee by 2% to 17.5% per year. According to the announcement, the need to decrease the fee was discussed during the MakerDAO governance call that took place on May 16. MakerDAO is looking to change the yearly stability fee in an attempt to improve the token’s peg to the U.S. dollar…

No ‘40% in a Day’ Altcoin Pumps Coming This Bull Market: Mike Novogratz

By CCN:If you’re on the edge of your seat for the “crazy altcoin pumps” that the market experienced in the 2017 bull run, you might be waiting a long time. Michael Novogratz, who is at the helm of crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital, suggests that bitcoin will leave its smaller peers in the dust. Ran NeuNer, the host of CNBC’s “Crypto Trader,” got the conversation started on Twitter when he observed: “The market is running but we still haven’t seen the crazy alt pumps, pumps where coins do 40% in…

Bitcoin Approaches $8,000 Again as Top Cryptos See Strong Gains

Sunday, May 19 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are rebounding to report moderate to notable gains on the day by press time. Bitcoin (BTC) has pushed to just below the $8,000 mark again. The market rebound comes after a sharp correction on May 17 that followed almost a week of massive growth. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is about eight percent up on the day, trading at $7,928 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up close to 11%. Bitcoin…

How Microsoft (and Others) Plan to Empower Users to Own and Control Personal Data

Microsoft, one of the world’s largest software makers by revenue, is currently on a blockchain streak. This time, Microsoft presented a vast blockchain-related plan: a decentralized identity (DID) network built atop of the bitcoin network, which can potentially empower users all over the internet to take control over their personal data and content. Earlier in May 2019, the United States tech giant announced its brand new Azure Blockchain Service along with Azure Blockchain Development Kit for the Ethereum blockchain. It also teamed up with Starbucks to present the first use…

Inflation Bug Still a Danger to More Than Half of All Bitcoin Full Nodes

Figures published by bitcoin core developer Luke Dashjr show that more than half of the full nodes in the bitcoin network are still running client software vulnerable to the inflation bug discovered in September 2018. This revelation poses some danger to the network, as software vulnerabilities are a clear and present danger to the fidelity of bitcoin (BTC). Now that the top-ranked cryptocurrency is in the midst of a positive price run, it is perhaps important that steps are taken to eradicate the inflation bug problem for good. Most bitcoin…

Top 5 Crypto Performers: XEM, XLM, XTZ, BNB, IOTA

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data provided by HitBTC exchange. After the strong recovery of the past few weeks, this week saw some profit booking at the highs. However, unlike previous occasions, the dip has been shallow and some buying is visible close to support levels. This shows that the market sentiment is changing from sell…

Bitcoin Rally To $8,000 Smells Like Late-2017: JP Morgan Analysis

Save for Friday’s sudden selloff, Bitcoin (BTC) has been on an absolute tear over the past few weeks. Since early-April, the asset has moved from $4,200 to a recent peak of $8,350 — effectively a gain of 100% — and is seemingly preparing itself for another leg higher. While many believe that this move comes off the back of booming on-chain statistics and strong fundamental developments, one Wall Street firm argues that this isn’t the case. Related Reading: Binance and Coinbase Traffic Spikes as Bitcoin Price Surges 81% YTD Bitcoin…

Blockchain as Key to Vienna’s Digital Future — Interview with Ulrike Huemer, CIO of Vienna, Austria

Austria is Europe’s leader in terms of applying modern day technology to better the all-around welfare of its citizens. Making cities “smart” and digital is a key part of transforming public goods and services in order to reach that goal. Vienna is especially keen on innovation, trying to find new solutions by way of digitization. Easy access and clear-cut benefits are key aspects to finding broad acceptance among Vienna citizens, making them willingly partake and help to better the transformation process.   To further the breakthrough of digital technologies and make…

Crypto Tidbits: ‘Spedn’ Bitcoin At Whole Foods, Cryptocurrency Cynic Flips Bullish, And Bakkt Looms

Another week, another round of Crypto Tidbits. Over the past week, Bitcoin (BTC) has traded in a crazy range, moving between $6,000 and $8,350 in a fashion that seems very reminiscent of 2017. This came as a slew of positive news graced the cryptocurrency and blockchain market. Throughout the past seven days, a startup was revealed to be bringing crypto asset adoption mainstream, Facebook moved one step closer to launching its own blockchain-friendly network, and the financialization of the industry continues to occur. Related Reading: Crypto Tidbits: Binance Bitcoin Hack,…

Circle Releases Another Attestation Report on Stablecoin USDC’s USD Reserves

Goldman Sachs-backed crypto finance startup Circle has published the latest third-party audit of its USD-pegged stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC). The company reported the update in a blog post published on May 17. USD Coin is an Ethereum-based token compliant with the ERC20 standard that was first announced in May last year and released in September. Per this week’s announcement, the audit of the coin’s fiat reserves was conducted by major Chicago-based accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP. The report released by the firm states that as of April 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time…