Power Ledger Goes to Rural Australia to Trade Surplus Energy via DLT

Australian blockchain energy startup Power Ledger has launched its first trial of peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading technology in rural areas. Energy monetization for outlying settlements According to a blog post on Sept. 9, Power Ledger has launched pilots outside of a metropolitan area in Western Australia, intending to help outlying commercial settlements and farms improve…

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‘We’re Going to Find You’ – How Undercover Agents Trade Prison Time for Bitcoins

An Australian national living in Boulder, Colorado was slammed with a one year and a day prison sentence last month for trading bitcoins. An August 23 statement from the Colorado U.S. District Attorney’s Office states that Emilio Testa, 32, was charged with money laundering, and claims Testa knew the funds he was acquiring had been…

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P2P Markets Report: Dumping Drives Record Volume Across Latin America and Asia

Markets and Prices The heavy selling pressure that has dominated the cryptocurrency markets in recent weeks has coincided with a surge in peer-to-peer (P2P) trade volume across the Localbitcoins markets in Asia and South America. Globally, higher trade activity over the past two weeks has also driven the strongest volume since September 2017, with roughly…

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Decentralized Exchange Bisq Launches Mobile App, Holds Market Kickstart Event

Exchanges Fully decentralized peer-to-peer crypto exchange Bisq has launched a mobile notification app for both Android and iOS systems. The platform saw record growth last month and is holding a market kickstart event as a way to boost liquidity. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Bisq Mobile App Launched Bisq,…

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P2P Cryptocurrency Lending Grows Increasingly Popular in China

Economics China is reportedly witnessing a surge in peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency lending amid the country’s recent liquidity crunch and the virtual currency markets’ bear season. Despite regulatory uncertainty, entrepreneurs are reportedly eying opportunities in the nascent industry. Also Read: Theories Abound After BTC Leaps While Bitmex is Down Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency Lending Gains Popularity in China During…

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Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume

Economy & Regulation Jurisdictions with crypto-friendly legislation or comprehensive regulations in place are leading in terms of exchange-based cryptocurrency trading. According to a new study, however, over the counter and P2P exchange is much more popular in developing nations and countries where non-cash payments are still not widely spread. Also read: Crypto Funds Number 466…

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