Watch Out Ripple, SWIFT Says Its Fastest Remittance is Down to 13 Secs

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) announced a successful trial of instant cross-border transfers in Asia in a press release published on July 18. Per the release, the trial performed instant payments between 17 banks located in Australia, China, Canada, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Singapore, and Thailand, taking up to 25 seconds, with the fastest taking 13 seconds.  The tests involved communication between SWIFT’s Global Payments Innovation (GPI) instant payment platform and Singapore’s domestic instant payments solution, FAST. SWIFT also explains that its GPI instant system uses existing payments…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Fresh 2019 High On The Cards?

Bitcoin price stayed above the key $9,000 support and traded higher recently against the US Dollar. The price traded above the $9,300 resistance and it recently tested the $9,400 resistance area. There was a break above a major contracting triangle with resistance near $9,130 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is likely to climb sharply higher once it clears the $9,390 and $9,400 resistance levels. Bitcoin price is trading with a bullish tone above $9,300 against the US Dollar. BTC is likely…

Bitcoin: Summer Months Historically Bad For BTC, Bulls Watch Out

Like many other markets, Bitcoin (BTC) is all about momentum, trends, and patterns. According to analyst Cane Island Crypto, a prominent American cryptocurrency investor, there is a relatively high likelihood that this market could see a dreary next three months. Related Reading: Analyst: Litecoin Likely to Double in Coming Months, Here’s What May Cause This Surge In a recent tweet, seen below, the investor accentuated that historically, July and August have been “historically bad months” for Bitcoin. Indeed, as seen in the chart below, the two summer months are the…

Franck Muller Releases Luxury Watch With Bitcoin Cold Wallet Functionality

High-end Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller has partnered with alternative assets investing firm Regal Assets to release the bitcoin (BTC) storage watch “Encrypto,” according to a report by Cointelegraph Brasil on May 23. In addition to being a high-end fashion accessory, with a price ranging from $9,800 to $50,600, the watch reportedly also functions as a cold wallet for BTC. The watch is reported to be engraved with a public address on its dial and comes paired with a private key on a USB drive. According to the firm, the “deep…

World’s Oldest Watch Manufacturer to Use Blockchain for Tracking Timepieces

Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer Vacheron Constantin will start using blockchain technology to track its timepieces, lifestyle magazine Robb Report reported on May 24. Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is recognized as the world’s oldest watch manufacturer. The company plans to issue a paper and digital certificate to each of its vintage watches, and will use blockchain tech to integrate additional information into the certificate, including a complete history of the product and manufacturer. Vacheron Constantin reportedly said that blockchain will help fight counterfeiters and guarantee authenticity of its…

Bitcoin Price | Brian Kelly Tells CNBC Watch for Rising Price

Bitcoin enthusiast and crypto fund manager Brian Kelly has told CNBC that Bitcoin price could rise further in the coming months. His prediction isn’t unfounded; there is an impending supply cut on the horizon and this should help to push prices higher. Brian Kelly Predicts Bitcoin Price will Rise In an interview on CNBC’s Fast Money program yesterday, May 21st, Kelly explained that “the halvening,” which is due to take place in 2020, will cut mining rewards in half. As such, he expects miners to begin hoarding BTC if they aren’t…

Watch Out! $375,000 of Cryptopia’s Stolen Ether on the Move

By CCN: Whale Alert, an account which automatically and manually notes large crypto transfers for Twitter followers, stated this morning that slightly more than $250,000 of stolen Cryptopia ether moved today. $250k Parked, $125k Moved to EtherDelta 1,000 ether moved to 0x7d90b19c1022396b525c64ba70a293c3142979b7, an address which holds no other tokens. Roughly the same amount of ether previously left the wallet. The Cryptopia hacker seems unable to decide what to do with them. ⚠ ⚠ ⚠ 500 #ETH 126,218 USD) of stolen funds transferred from Cryptopia Hack to EtherDeltahttps://t.co/gM3VlOZ9EM — Whale Alert…

Watch Out! $375,000 of Cryptopia’s Stolen Ether on the Move

By CCN: Whale Alert, an account which automatically and manually notes large crypto transfers for Twitter followers, stated this morning that slightly more than $250,000 of stolen Cryptopia ether moved today. $250k Parked, $125k Moved to EtherDelta 1,000 ether moved to 0x7d90b19c1022396b525c64ba70a293c3142979b7, an address which holds no other tokens. Roughly the same amount of ether previously left the wallet. The Cryptopia hacker seems unable to decide what to do with them. ⚠ ⚠ ⚠ 500 #ETH 126,218 USD) of stolen funds transferred from Cryptopia Hack to EtherDeltahttps://t.co/gM3VlOZ9EM — Whale Alert…

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Breakout or Further Decline?

Bitcoin price started a downside correction after tagging the $8,300 resistance against the US Dollar. The price tested the $7,575-7,600 support area and recently rebounded towards $8,100. Yesterday’s highlighted important bullish trend line is intact with support near $7,810 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair is likely to trade in a range before the next move either towards $8,300 or below $7,575. Bitcoin price is holding a couple of important supports near $7,600 against the US Dollar. BTC could either climb above…

Apple Watch Owners Can Now Receive Bitcoin Through New Lightning App

Photo: bluewallet / Twitter Bluewallet (a lightning network wallet) launched a new application for Apple watch that allows users make Bitcoin transactions. This became possible due to the new and promising Lightning technology. The version of Bluewallet App for a watch is extremely simple. To perform a transaction it is only necessary to acquire a QR code that the other user will have to scan for receiving or sending payments. According to Product and UX engineer Nuno Coelho provided by CoinDesk, now they contemplate this application more as an experiment.…