Tech Startup Nebula Genomics Launches Blockchain-Based DNA Sequencing

Tech startup Nebula Genomics is launching DNA sequencing using blockchain, which eliminates the need for customers to reveal personal information. Per a blog post published on Sept. 19, Nebula has rolled out anonymous genetic testing, enabling clients to purchase whole-genome sequencing and provide their saliva samples without the need...

After Dip of $500, Bitcoin Price Back to Trading Sideways at $10,200

Thursday, Sept. 19 — Bitcoin (BTC) price is back up and seems to be stabilizing just above the $10,200 price mark after experiencing a sudden drop of $500 in minutes earlier today. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin is trading sideways again Bitcoin’s sideways trading behavior has become standard operating procedure...

Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto Capabilities

News of Japan messaging giant Line’s September 17 launch of an app-connected crypto exchange is captivating lots of attention in the crypto and tech industries this week. Other initially non-crypto apps are also entering the market, adding native tokens, tipping functions and cryptocurrency wallets, illustrating a growing trend toward...

US Congress Schedules Sept. 24 Hearing With SEC With Crypto on Agenda

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services has scheduled a hearing with Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton and four other SEC commissioners to discuss, among other topics, crypto. In a memorandum from Sept. 19, the Committee on Financial Services stated that it will...

Brazilian Crypto Exchange Snubs Court Deadline to Fix Withdrawals

Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange and alleged pyramid scheme Atlas Quantum rejected court deadlines to resolve its delayed Bitcoin (BTC) withdrawals. Atlas Quantum may constitute a financial pyramid As Cointelegraph Brasil reported previously, on Sept. 17, the Federal Court of Brazil ruled that the current activities of the cryptocurrency exchange Atlas...

Waves Transitions to Self-Regulating Monetary System

Open source blockchain platform Waves is transitioning to a self-regulating monetary system, allowing thus the community to determine the block generation reward size and coin supply. Waves announced the development in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 19. The company detailed an update to protocol version Node...

Bank of America Joins R3’s Marco Polo Blockchain Global Trade Network

Bank of America has joined R3’s Corda-powered Marco Polo Network “to tackle trade finance challenges.” “Tackle trade finance challenges” On Sept. 19, Marco Polo announced the multinational investment bank was joining its network to improve international trade inefficiencies and deliver a better service for its customers. Geoff Brady, head of...

Coinbase Looks to Add Support for Telegram and 16 Other Digital Assets

San Francisco-based crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has announced the support for Telegram and 16 additional digital assets. Coinbase adds support for 17 digital assets On Sept. 19, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that it is considering the addition of a range of new assets; namely, Avalanche, Celo, Chia,...

Zuckerberg Continues Tour of DC With Unproductive Meeting With Senator

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is continuing to meet policymakers in Washington, D.C. to discuss “future internet regulations” — most recently with Senator Josh Hawley. “A frank conversation” On the afternoon of Sept. 19, Sen. Hawley wrote on Twitter: “Just finished meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Had a frank conversation. Challenged him to...

VERDAD is the Most Dangerous Crypto Bill to Face Congress Yet

The U.S. Congress is considering more than 20 bills on cryptocurrency. One deserves special attention: S.1025, the Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance and Development Act (VERDAD). “Verdad” is Spanish for “truth.” If VERDAD passes, it will be the first time a specific crypto has been deemed illegal for Americans...