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OKCoin Will Donate More Than 1,000 BTC To Bitcoin Developers

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OKCoin, the popular cryptocurrency exchange has recently announced they will be launching a new voting incentive program which will end up donating more than 1,000 Bitcoins to various projects and developers as we are reading in the coming altcoin news.

With the start of this initiative, the interest parties can vote for the multiple projects that contribute to the further development of Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). According to the reports, the crypto enthusiasts that will come to the OKCoin platform and vote for a project will be able to choose one and donate their bitcoins. OKCoin will send 0.02 BTC for every vote to the selected project on behalf of the voters so the raised amount later will be equally distributed among the developers who created the projects and also the organizations after the verification process.

For the advancement and associated cryptocurrency projects, each donation will be sent to the Bitcoin core developers. The mission of the campaign is to make the digital assets available to the world while the ecosystem is still growing. ‘’Let’s Build Bitcoin Together’’ will help to bring all of the well-known players in the industry and community to highlight the different approaches and positions that are taken to gain support towards the people who focused on building and moving the projects further:

 “As one of the first exchanges, we have been invested in the development of the ecosystem,” said Tim Byun, OKCoin CEO. “There is no question that the past few years have been a roller coaster for the whole community, so we’ve decided to step up and give back to the developers who keep moving us forward. The ‘Let’s Build Bitcoin Together!’ initiative, which we believe is the first exchange-led community investment of this scale, is our way of showing our commitment and dedication to the Bitcoin community.” Developers are, and will continue to be, key to improving the accessibility of digital assets, which is the heart of the OKCoin mission. That being said, we hope to give the full 1,000 BTC away, but we need people to get out there and vote!”

As per the latest cryptocurrency news, the mission of OKCoin is to boost the developers and to make them be more critical in order to improve the accessibility of the digital assets and they encouraged people to vote in order to give the full 1,000 BTC.

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Blockchain Is A New Frontier In Many Industries: Top Executives

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The latest cryptocurrency news bring up the topic of blockchain technology. There are mixed indicators regarding the current progress of stalling of adoption right now. As the updates show, blockchain is a new frontier in many industries and that its adoption is getting real every single day. To back up the statement above, we will share some data. According to research by CB Insights in 2019, there may be a separation between corporate adoption and corporate investments in blockchain companies. As we reported on our altcoin news site before, blockchain investments have dropped by up to 60% since 2018. Still, this decline does not seem to have affected the positive outlook of many executives on the technology. Many showed that blockchain is a new frontier - and say that there is a clear understanding of the necessity to adopt the technology in order to stay competitive. In 2018, PwC conducted a survey of 600 high level executives to analyze their views on blockchain technology. The survey provided some insightful results and had some surprising twists. Clearly, the technology is here to stay and has a global presence within enterprises. Even 84% of the respondents said that their organizations' processes involve varying degrees of blockchain technology. More importantly, 25% said that their project is either live or in pilot testing. Blockchain is a new frontier in many industries - and many best cryptocurrency news sites already reported this. Research conducted by Deloitte also confirmed this and supports the data, with the belief that the technology has a compelling business case growing among executives. Four out of every five respondents of the 1,400 surveyed indicated that the enterprises around them are either ready looking into blockchain technology - or already implementing it. Even 46% of the respondents in the PwC study indicated that financial services are the most advanced industry in the development of block chain applications. From this perspective, blockchain is a new frontier in the industry. Marta Piekarska-Geater who is the director of ecosystem at Hyperledger confirmed this. She also saw a shift from the initial hype around cryptocurrencies to real-world applications of blockchain in enterprise. As she stated:
“Now is the time for any organization that wants to help shape the role of blockchain and the DLT technology at play in their business and their industry to get involved. Bitcoin made blockchain mainstream and brought the hype to the field. Now the hype is passing, and we are observing how enterprises are looking at real life solutions using blockchain.”
However, it is important to note that the adoption is harder than expected. The drop in this rate could simply be the effect of a delayed corporate response to the hype seen before.  
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Canada’s Revenue Agency Will Pursue The Revenues Of QuadrigaCX

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Canada’s Revenue agency will start going after the hidden revenues of the QuadrigaCX crypto exchange which shut down in January 2019 after it went through a long bankruptcy procedure as we read previously here in the coming altcoin news. The revenue agency of the country has turned its attention to the potential revenues that could be hidden from the now-defunct exchange. The Globe and Mail reported that the Trustee on QuadrigaCX bankruptcy case has already provided tax return files for the past earnings but so far the exchange has faced investigations by the FBI for the same case and also by the Canadian Royal Mounted Police. Ernst&Young was the first company appointed as a Monitor and later as a Trustee when QuadrigaCX entered the bankruptcy procedure. The auditing company provided prolonged research of the company’s assets aiming to uncover the exchange’s reserves of Litecoin, Bitcoin, and Ethereum. The research, however, did not yield any addresses and it turned out over the course of its life that the exchange could have emptied out both of the crypto and cash reserves. The owner of the exchange Gerald Cotten was later found and pronounced dead in India in 2018 just a month before the exchange closed. It was believed that the owner controlled the large wallets and his death led to the loss of the private keys. The investigations showed that the finances of QuadrigaCX were used privately and the Cotten even purchased houses and other luxury items with those funds. The losses from the exchange reached between $70 and $130 million. Canada’s revenue agency started investigations that showed some of the funds from the exchange were moved to Kraken. The European market is one of the markets that offer liquidation for cash and QuadrigaCX was one of the exchanges that used to move its crypto to cash and attract large-scale sales. The bankruptcy of the cryptocurrency exchange affected more than 115,000 traders and the detailed investigation that was conducted by Ernst&Young and many legal teams cut all of the funds that were available for the creditor redistribution. Canada’s revenue agency investigation will also incur additional fees according to the trustee’s statements which we have in our latest cryptocurrency news.
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Bitcoin.com Crypto Exchange Is Reportedly Faking Its Volumes

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Bitcoin.com crypto exchange is reportedly faking its real volumes as per the reports that we have in our latest cryptocurrency news. The market operator is using the Multiexchange.com service and it is sharing order books with some of the several major markets. Posting on Twitter, Dan Hedl mentioned that Bitcoin.com merged the orders of its platform with Bequant and HitBTC and presented a very high activity. The merged order books are one of the efficient ways that the exchange used to report their trading activity. Over the past year, some of the exchanges showed up huge trading volumes and most of them were probably generated by bots. The previous research showed that the faked activity of the exchanges is significant in some of the markets and sometimes even makes up to 90 percent of all trading. CoinMarketCap has even set out a mission to make the exchanges report the real volumes and to reveal the order books. The Bitcoin.com crypto exchange is a relatively new platform on the crypto scene so now the markets make complete profiling of the brand which also hosts a mining pool and a crypto wallet. The exchange is also planning to launch a futures market and has since opened a procedure with the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission. The new exchange brand has received something of a bad reputation in the crypto industry since the site and the wallets were launched by the crypto evangelist Roger Ver. He later switched teams and started supporting Bitcoin Cash and was later accused of misleading behavior for securing the Bitcoin.com brand and switching places of the assets in the wallet. The Bitcoin.com mining pool mines on both the Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash blockchains. On the Bitcoin network, the pool only discovers 0.69% of the blocks. On the Bitcoin Cash network, the company discovered between 6 and 8 percent of all blocks. At this point, it is unknown what kind of effect trading on the recently launched exchange will have. It is still not listed among other markets and there are no clear statistics but with time the volumes will only show later. The launch of the exchange as per the coming altcoin news fails to lift the market price of Bitcoin Cash. The coin performs with decent stability and the altcoin is still unable to recover from the 2018 levels.
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German Government To Combat Libra With New Blockchain Strategy

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The German Government just approved its proposed its new blockchain strategy for combating crypto projects such as Facebook’s Libra and in today’s coming altcoin news. According to Spiegel, Germany’s federal cabinet will now approve its blockchain strategy which as announced back in June this year. This move is clearly a sign that the country has an intention to become a part of the emerging global economy and the government-run Bundes-Chain now sounds like the latest threat for Libra in Europe. The representative of the center-right Christian Democratic Union Thomas Heilmann says that the German Government and the legislative of the country has already worked on an agreement to prevent the operation of any ‘’market-relevant private stablecoin.’’ Commenting on the same matter, Heilmann noted:
‘’Up to now, the economy has done a great job in countering crises and inflation with measures taken by central banks. Once a digital currency provider dominates the market, it will be quite difficult for competitors.’’
Rather than Libra entering the market in Germany, the authorities appear to be in favor of creating a new state-backed digital currency which will run on the Bundes chain. Part of Germany’s proposed blockchain strategy involves creating a simple framework for crypto startups in the country. As it was previously reported in some of the best cryptocurrency news sites, BitBond in 2019 launched the first even regulated security token offering in Germany. According to Heilmann, the German government hopes that the new blockchain strategy will help the local crypto startups to enjoy the competitive advantages of the market over foreign counterparts. There is also very little information on how the government-run Bundes Chain will incentivize the private participants. For the crypto analyst Alex Kruger, some of the other countries will copy the approach Germany has with the emerging cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industry. Also, the French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire declared that the country will also work towards blocking the libra crypto project in Europe. Le Maire also explained that Libra is a huge threat to the economic sovereignty of Europe. In China, the central bank is also trying to launch the digital yuan project which is a part of the efforts to block Libra.
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