Current Bitcoin Price: $5824 (as of 9:00 AM PST)
Ouch, the cryptocurrency market really is bleeding red today. While Bitcoin is down just 4% — yes, just 4% — the rest of the market is down by closer to 8-10%. That includes both Ethereum and XRP, which are down by 10% and 11% respectively, and every other top-30 coin barring the stablecoin Tether.
Top Bitcoin & Crypto News Stories for 14th November 2018
NANO founder to discuss crypto at EU Parliament
Colin LeMahieu is the founder of feeless currency coin NANO, which gained its popularity for wild, 20x runs in the bull run late last year. Despite a bear market, the entire NANO team — including Colin — is pressing on with bringing blockchain to the masses.
In a Twitter post from yesterday, it was announced that Colin would be attending the BlockchainForEU summit at the European Parliament in Brussels later this month, where he will be joined by a team of financial and technological experts.
Bitcoin.de exchanges acquired Tremmel investment bank
Bitcoin.de is a German cryptocurrency exchange owned by the holding company Bitcoin Group SE. It’s said to be the only fully regulated exchange in the country, with the parent company even listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
The holding group has just acquired a 100% stake in Tremmel investment bank, a German securities vehicle in the traditional finance sector, which they hope will allow Bitcoin.de to “issue its own cryptocurrency products, carry out proprietary trading in cryptocurrencies, and operate cryptocurrency ATMs is now available under the securities service provider’s banking license.”
Equator mortgage services to integrate Factom
Equator provides residential loan software to four of the five biggest mortgage providers in the US, so you could say they deal with a decent amount of sensitive data — from names to loan values.
Factom, the cryptocurrency project, is to be integrated into the Equator PRO solution, which will help store parts of this data — at least the parts that should be stored — on an immutable blockchain.