DocuSign Will Add Ethereum Blockchain Integration to Verify Signatures

San Francisco based DocuSign has announced the integration of the Ethereum blockchain into its electronic signature and transaction management service. The company, which currently has over 400,000 paying customers, will now have an option for customers to have evidence of a DocuSigned agreement automatically recorded on the Ethereum blockchain. This option will be an alternative

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Soaring Inflation Sends Bitcoin Trading Volume to [Another] New High in Venezuela

The amount of Venezuelan bolivars being spent to purchase bitcoin has risen to record levels as the South American country experiences unprecedented hyperinflation and a worsening economic crisis. Per Coin Dance, bitcoins worth nearly 900 million bolivars have been traded so far this week in Venezuela, and this is already higher than last’s week volume

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Op-Ed: Stablecoins and Bank Failure — The Unmitigated Risk of Fiat-Backed Tokens

About the author: Ranjeet Sodhi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vault. He is also a fintech entrepreneur with over 19 years of experience leading and turning around key regulatory risk management initiatives for global top tier investment banks and financial services firms, including JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Deloitte, and E&Y. You can follow him on

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Bitcoin May Have Just Experienced its Final Shakeout Before a Big Rally

On October 15, the price of Bitcoin dropped to $6,150, dangerously moving closer to its $6,000 support level which it has well maintained since early August. Due to its low volume, Bitcoin struggled to demonstrate momentum in the mid $6,000 region, failing to hold $6,550, a level it had held fairly well throughout the past

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As Tether Loses USD Peg, OKEx Will List ‘Regulated’ Cryptocurrency Stablecoins

If tether (USDT) is truly backed by and redeemable for physical U.S. dollars stored in company-controlled bank accounts, the so-called cryptocurrency “stablecoin” should manage to weather this period of uncharacteristic volatility until arbitrage restores its USD peg. If not, we could be witnessing the unraveling of the token that sees more daily trading volume than

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Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Goes Haywire as USDT Declines

Bitcoin on Monday pursued a fake upside action across several exchanges, mainly BitFinex, after stablecoin Tether (USDT) started falling. The BTC/USD responded to the upside action witnessed in the BTC/USDT market. USDT traders started exiting their positions amidst growing concerns about BitFinex’s insolvency and its impact on the coin’s liquidity. The more traders swapped USDT

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Mainstream: $7.2 Trillion Asset Manager Fidelity Will Help Customers Invest in Bitcoin

Fidelity bitcoin cryptocurrencyOne of the biggest names in financial services wants to help institutional investors add bitcoin and other cryptocurrency assets to their multi-billion dollar portfolios. Citing proven institutional demand for cryptocurrency products, Fidelity Investments, the fifth-largest asset manager in the world with 27 million clients and $7.2 trillion in customer assets, has announced that it will

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Bitcoin Payment Processor BitPay Launches Stablecoin Settlement [Tether’s Not Invited]

bitpayBitcoin payment processor BitPay has announced that merchants may now accept settlement in USD-pegged cryptocurrency “stablecoins” Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and USD Coin (USDC), providing them with the ability to denominate their operations in cryptocurrency while remaining immune from market volatility. The Atlanta-based BitPay made the announcement on Monday, explaining that it will allow merchants in

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Employee #5: Coinbase Veteran Adam White Joins ICE’s Crypto Platform Bakkt

Early Coinbase employee and head of institution products Adam White has joined Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency platform Bakkt as its chief operating officer, per the company’s announcement on Medium. The news of White’s departure from the firm was first released on Bloomberg. White was Coinbase’s fifth employee, and he joined in 2013 when the founders

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Tether Pulled $300 Million in Cryptocurrency out of Circulation Last Week

tether USD cryptocurrency stablecoinTether LLC, the issuer of the eponymous USD-backed cryptocurrency tether (USDT), pulled $300 million worth of the “stablecoin” out of circulation last week, just days before the token lost its dollar peg. Blockchain data from Omni, the second-layer protocol that operates on the Bitcoin blockchain and serves as the infrastructure for the tether token, reveals

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