News to Know

News to Know

Facebook buys blockchain firm Chainspace
Facebook has made its first acquisition in the blockchain space, hiring the team behind Chainspace, hinting at an increasing interest in the payments market. The acquisition is according to sources that spoke to Cheddar.

Opera Android Users in Sweden, Norway and Denmark Can Now Purchase Ethereum via Browser
The Android version of major web browser Opera now integrates a function that lets its users purchase Ethereum (ETH) through the browser, a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 6 reveals. According to the press release, the new service is available to users based out of Sweden, Norway and Denmark due to Opera’s new partnership with brokerage firm Safello.

Binance Coin (BNB) Leaps With 22% Gains After Unveiling Project ‘Launchpad’
The Binance Coin surge follows events unfolding inside the Binance Launchpad space. Earlier in January, the token launch platform successfully completed the token sale of BitTorrent’s BTT – in just 15 minutes. It also hosted an airdrop round of 5,000 BTT to all investors who were eligible but could not participate in the main sale.

Best Cryptocurrencies to Mine In 2019
Cryptocurrency mining is the process of checking transactions to determine if they have adhered to specific rules of the network and added to the blockchain’s register. But what are the best cryptocurrencies to mine in 2019?

Bitcoin Cash is ‘Being Hoarded’ by Whales, Google’s Blockchain Analytics Software Suggests
Allen Day, a 41-year-old data scientist working at Google, has reportedly been loading data from the bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) blockchains into Google’s Big Data analytics platform, BigQuery. Evgeny Medvedev, a software developer at Google, has helped Day in carefully examining blockchain data by developing sophisticated analytics software. There are currently over 500 projects that are using the newly developed blockchain analytics software.