Wyoming Lawmakers Pass Three Bills in Boost for State’s Crypto Industry

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 20. 09:00

Wyoming Lawmakers Pass Three Bills in Boost for State’s Crypto Industry The U.S. state of Wyoming has passed several bills aimed to make the state a top destination for cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses.

Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 20. 08:14

Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Coinbase announced on Tuesday that users of its wallet app can now directly store their bitcoin cash. The app update will be rolled out to all iOS and Android users in the next few weeks. Both Cashaddr and legacy address formats are supported alongside Bitcoin Cash Testnet for developers. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades […]

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Binance Launches Public Testing for Decentralized Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 20. 08:00

Binance Launches Public Testing for Decentralized Crypto Exchange Binance has just revealed the sites for testing its new decentralized crypto exchange and the testnet explorer for its own Binance Chain network.

Now You Can Test Binance’s Decentralized Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 20. 08:00

Now You Can Test Binance’s Decentralized Crypto Exchange Binance has just revealed the sites for testing its new decentralized crypto exchange and the testnet explorer for its own Binance Chain network.

Market Cap: A Flawed Ranking System for Valuing Crypto

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 20. 06:55

Market Cap: A Flawed Ranking System for Valuing Crypto

Market cap is often used as a metric of importance in the crypto industry. Communities will react jubilantly as their preferred coin moves up the rankings. People will often invest in the top X coins based solely on their market cap as they think it is representative of a diversified portfolio. However, is market cap […]

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Elon Musk Calls Bitcoin ‘Brilliant,’ Better Than Paper Money for Value Transfer

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 20. 04:40

Elon Musk Calls Bitcoin ‘Brilliant,’ Better Than Paper Money for Value Transfer Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has officially gone public with his belief crypto offers an improved alternative to conventional money.

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Acceptance Is Thriving in These 3 Regions

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 20. 04:20

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Acceptance Is Thriving in These 3 Regions

Bitcoin Cash supporters are all about spreading adoption, and many enthusiasts are relentlessly trying to get people to try BCH and merchants to accept the cryptocurrency for payments. Right now, there are three regions in the world with a significant number of BCH merchants: Slovenia, North Queensland, and Japan, areas which continue to add a […]

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No Internet, No Problem: How to Send Bitcoin by Amateur Radio

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 20. 02:29

No Internet, No Problem: How to Send Bitcoin by Amateur Radio

In an age where governments are trigger happy at censoring or shutting down networks, it is reassuring to know that Bitcoin can operate sans internet. Network censorship, after all, is not some dystopian storyline but a power exercised by many democratic governments across the world. Thankfully, there are solutions that enable people to send and receive […]

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BCH Devs Lock in Code for the Chain’s Next Upgrade: Schnorr and Segwit Recovery

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 20. 00:39

BCH Devs Lock in Code for the Chain’s Next Upgrade: Schnorr and Segwit Recovery

On Feb. 14, a group of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers sat down and discussed the featured items for the scheduled upgrade this coming May. According to the programmers, two specific features will be ready for the upgrade: Schnorr signatures and Segwit recovery. The developers also detailed that certain features like nullfail and the 100-byte transaction […]

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Survey Ranks South Africa Top for Cryptocurrency Ownership

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 22:30

Survey Ranks South Africa Top for Cryptocurrency Ownership

South Africa has been ranked as the top country for ownership of cryptocurrency, according to a global survey by social media management company Hootsuite and global agency Wearesocial. The survey found that 10.7 percent of internet users in the country own cryptocurrency. Thailand is second, with 9.9 percent of mobile users owning cryptocurrency and Indonesia […]

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Bank of Spain Report: Bitcoin Is a Solution for a System Without Censorship

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 20:20

Bank of Spain Report: Bitcoin Is a Solution for a System Without Censorship

A recent report published by the Bank of Spain states that Bitcoin is a solution for the creation of a system without censorship. This is in contrast to public comments made by most central bankers who are prone to attack cryptocurrency with little insight into why it is needed.    Also Read: Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was […]

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Countdown Restarts Tomorrow for SEC Decision on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 20:15

Countdown Restarts Tomorrow for SEC Decision on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF The VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal is slated for publication in the Federal Register tomorrow, giving the SEC 45 days to approve, reject or extend a decision on it.

Funds in Short Positions on Bitcoin Drop to 6-Month Low

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 19:44

Funds in Short Positions on Bitcoin Drop to 6-Month Low The amount of money allocated to short bets against bitcoin fell to a more than 6-month low today.

Judge Appoints Law Firms to Represent QuadrigaCX Customers

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 17:45

Judge Appoints Law Firms to Represent QuadrigaCX Customers Law firms Miller Thomson and Cox & Palmer will represent 115,000 QuadrigaCX customers as the exchange seeks to recoup the $196 million it owes them.

Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Surveillance Company Neutrino

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 17:30

Coinbase Acquires Cryptocurrency Surveillance Company Neutrino

Coinbase has acquired the cryptocurrency surveillance company Neutrino, whose team will be joining the American exchange’s European operation. The Milan, Italy-based startup develops blockchain intelligence platforms for crypto companies as well as law enforcement agencies. Also Read: Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018 Coinbase Acquires Neutrino Coinbase, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced […]

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Ethereum Mining Pool Receives Mysterious $300K Blockchain Payout

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 17:30

Ethereum Mining Pool Receives Mysterious $300K Blockchain Payout Cryptocurrency mining pool Sparkpool received a payout today of over $300,000 for mining one block on the ethereum blockchain.

Cryptocurrency Can Now Be Purchased at 10,000 French Tobacco Shops

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 16:10

Cryptocurrency Can Now Be Purchased at 10,000 French Tobacco Shops

A partnership between French company Digycode and national point of sale (POS) provider Ingenico has gone live, making it possible to buy cryptocurrencies offline at 10,000 tobacco shops in France – just under half of the total number of licensed tabacs in the country. BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, and DASH are currently available, with BCH […]

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BitGo Offering $100 Million in Crypto Insurance Through Lloyd’s of London

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 15:25

BitGo Offering $100 Million in Crypto Insurance Through Lloyd’s of London BitGo is providing $100 million of cover against theft of digital assets or the loss of cryptographic keys via Lloyd’s of London.

2 Crypto Startups Unveil Security Token Issuance and Trading Service

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 15:00

2 Crypto Startups Unveil Security Token Issuance and Trading Service Securitize and OTCXN aim to streamline the process of issuing and trading security tokens with their new all-in-one solution.

Crypto Trader Cumberland Upgrades from Skype to Wall Street Interface

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 14:30

Crypto Trader Cumberland Upgrades from Skype to Wall Street Interface Crypto market maker Cumberland is upgrading from trading by Skype to modern-day Wall Street-style screen-based interactions.

Markets Update: BTC Tests $4,000, BCH and ETH Test $150

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 14:15

Markets Update: BTC Tests $4,000, BCH and ETH Test $150

The cryptocurrency markets have produced several days of bullish price action, with BTC testing resistance near $4,000 for the time in five weeks today. In doing so, it’s broken the 100-day moving average for the first time in 272 days. In other market action, both BCH and ETH rallied to test resistance near $150, and […]

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Crypto Startup TrueDigital Hires CEO from World’s Largest Hedge Fund

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 14:00

Crypto Startup TrueDigital Hires CEO from World’s Largest Hedge Fund The startup that helped Signature Bank beat JPMorgan to the punch is hiring a former Bridgewater Associates manager as its new CEO.

In the Daily: Kucoin Rebrand, Binance DEX, The Tie Adds Trading View

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 13:30

In the Daily: Kucoin Rebrand, Binance DEX, The Tie Adds Trading View

In Tuesday’s installment of The Daily, we begin by checking in with a couple of the leading exchanges in the cryptosphere. Kucoin has unveiled a new look and a slew of new features, while Binance is poised to launch the testnet of its long-awaited DEX. We’ll finish by examining an integration between sentiment analysis service […]

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South Korean Capital’s $1 Billion Startup Fund Will Include Blockchain Firms

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 12:40

South Korean Capital’s $1 Billion Startup Fund Will Include Blockchain Firms The Seoul Metropolitan Government has committed over $1 billion to invest in innovative startups by 2022, including blockchain firms.

Coinbase Acquires Blockchain-Tracking Startup Neutrino for Undisclosed Price

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 11:00

Coinbase Acquires Blockchain-Tracking Startup Neutrino for Undisclosed Price Coinbase has acquired blockchain analytics startup Neutrino as part of a push to offer more diverse crypto assets.

Bitcoin Price Crosses Key Long-Term Hurdle For First Time in 9 Months

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 10:00

Bitcoin Price Crosses Key Long-Term Hurdle For First Time in 9 Months Bitcoin has broken the 100-day moving average for the first time in 272 days, briefly passing $3,900 overnight.

Bitcoin Price Crosses Key Long-Term Hurdle For First Time in 4 Months

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 10:00

Bitcoin Price Crosses Key Long-Term Hurdle For First Time in 4 Months Bitcoin has broken the 100-day moving average for the first time in 127 days, and briefly passed $3,950 overnight.

Germany Seeking Industry Feedback for National Blockchain Strategy

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 09:00

Germany Seeking Industry Feedback for National Blockchain Strategy The German government is soliciting industry feedback ahead of developing a blockchain strategy by summer, according to Reuters.

Indian Government Inaugurates National Cryptocurrency Forensic Lab

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 06:58

Indian Government Inaugurates National Cryptocurrency Forensic Lab

The government of India has inaugurated a national cyber forensics lab which includes a cryptocurrency forensic lab to perform crypto-related analyses. Alongside this is the inauguration of the Delhi Police’s cybercrime unit which will deal with fraud involving cryptocurrencies. It is the first cybercrime awareness and detection center in the country, according to a commissioner. Also […]

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Indian Government Inaugurates National Crypto Forensic Lab

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 06:58

Indian Government Inaugurates National Crypto Forensic Lab

The government of India has inaugurated a national cyber forensics lab which includes a cryptocurrency forensic lab to perform crypto-related analyses. Alongside this is the inauguration of the Delhi Police’s cybercrime unit which will deal with fraud involving cryptocurrencies. It is the first cybercrime awareness and detection center in the country, according to a commissioner. Also […]

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Another ‘Satoshi’ Steps Out of the Woodwork, Calls Craig Wright a Liar

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 04:50

Another ‘Satoshi’ Steps Out of the Woodwork, Calls Craig Wright a Liar

On Feb. 8, the chief executive of Nchain, Craig Wright, wrote a blog post that purportedly described his experience of creating Bitcoin. Wright’s essay states “I was Satoshi” but throughout the story, he refuses to reveal his keys. It’s not the first time Wright has claimed to be Satoshi, but in the comment section of […]

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Mining Giant Bitmain Posts $500 Million Loss in IPO Financial Filing

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 19. 04:10

Mining Giant Bitmain Posts $500 Million Loss in IPO Financial Filing Cryptocurrency mining and manufacturing giant Bitmain lost about $500 million in the third quarter of 2018, CoinDesk has learned.

Indian Police Arrest ‘Cashcoin’ Gang Accused of Scamming Millions From Investors

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 02:40

Indian Police Arrest ‘Cashcoin’ Gang Accused of Scamming Millions From Investors

Police in Mumbai have busted a gang allegedly involved in a cryptocurrency scam that amassed an estimated 1 billion rupees (nearly $14 million). The gang targeted people by launching a cryptocurrency called Cashcoin and sold it to investors, promising to double their money.  Also Read: Indian Blockchain Summit Draws Policy Makers to Speed up Crypto Regulation  […]

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Drivechain Creator’s Latest Paper Sparks Debate Over Bitcoin’s Future Security

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 19. 00:30

Drivechain Creator’s Latest Paper Sparks Debate Over Bitcoin’s Future Security

Drivechain developer Paul Sztorc has the cryptocurrency community riled up over his latest blog “Security Budget in the Long Run.” The essay discusses the economics of BTC network fees over a long period of time and suggests rather than giving up the fees to competition, a dominant protocol should collect fees “from all networks.” Also […]

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Privacy Crypto Beam Gets Funding from ‘Japanese LinkedIn’ Recruit

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 22:36

Privacy Crypto Beam Gets Funding from ‘Japanese LinkedIn’ Recruit Privacy-oriented crypto Beam has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from “Japan’s equivalent to LinkedIn” Recruit Co., Ltd.

Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 18. 22:31

Survey: ‘Blockchain’ Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018

A survey has determined that advertisers believe the word “blockchain” to have been the most overrated of 2018. This is hardly a surprise as many companies from fields completely unrelated to cryptocurrency claimed to use or test blockchain technology last year with little to show for it. Also Read: In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare […]

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Blockstream Releases Test Code for Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 20:55

Blockstream Releases Test Code for Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr Schnorr signatures, a code change likely to be one of the biggest coming upgrades to bitcoin, have now gone from a theoretical idea to real code courtesy of technology startup Blockstream. Announced Monday, Blockstream has added a technology known as “MuSig” to its test cryptographic library, making it possible for developers to tinker with the […]

Blockstream Releases Test Code for Proposed Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 20:55

Blockstream Releases Test Code for Proposed Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr Schnorr signatures are no longer just another idea for improving bitcoin thanks to a new code library from Blockstream.

Everything You Should Know About Bitcoin Address Formats

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 18. 20:15

Everything You Should Know About Bitcoin Address Formats

A wallet address, comprising a string of 26-35 alphanumeric characters, is all it takes to send and receive bitcoin. Any bitcoin address can be used to transfer cryptocurrency to any other address on the network, provided the sender’s wallet software supports that address type. With multiple address formats to choose from, and wallet providers and […]

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Bullish Sentiment for Bitcoin As Long Bets Near 11-Month Highs

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 18:05

Bullish Sentiment for Bitcoin As Long Bets Near 11-Month Highs Bullish bets on bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by value, reached 11-month highs on Monday.

Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 29% More Efficiency

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 18. 18:01

Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 29% More Efficiency

On Feb. 18, mining rig manufacturing giant Bitmain Technologies announced its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip for mining SHA-256 cryptocurrencies like BTC and BCH. According to Bitmain, the mining chip, called the BM1397, is more efficient when mining proof of work (PoW) coins and the new chips will be installed in the latest Antminer series of […]

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You Can Now Send Bitcoin Tips Over Lightning on Twitter

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 16:00

You Can Now Send Bitcoin Tips Over Lightning on Twitter When "liking" your favorite tweet isn't enough, you can now send small bitcoin tips via the lightning network.

Most of 2017’s Leading Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap Have Crashed Out of the Top 15

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 18. 15:55

Most of 2017’s Leading Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap Have Crashed Out of the Top 15

Many cryptocurrencies rose and fell during the 2017 bull market and subsequent year of bearish retracement. While the top four crypto assets by market cap have remained the same over the last two years, more than half of the leading markets as of Feb. 19, 2017 have since fallen from the top 15. Also Read: Markets […]

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Will the Crypto Community Torch Jamie Dimon?

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 15:00

Will the Crypto Community Torch Jamie Dimon? The $156 in bitcoin being passed via the "Lighting Torch" is a bigger deal than trillions in JPM Coins would be, writes Michael J. Casey.

Will Crypto Torch Jamie Dimon?

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 15:00

Will Crypto Torch Jamie Dimon? The $156 in bitcoin being passed via the "Lighting Torch" is a bigger deal than trillions in JPM Coins would be, writes Michael J. Casey.

In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare Acquisition, Grayscale Investment Report

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 18. 13:42

In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare Acquisition, Grayscale Investment Report

In this edition of The Daily we cover the beta launch of a new platform from Shapeshift, an acquisition by one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Canada – Coinsquare – and the latest Grayscale digital asset investment report. Also Read: Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments Shapeshift Unveils Beta Noncustodial crypto changing […]

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Bitmain Announces New, More Efficient 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 13:40

Bitmain Announces New, More Efficient 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip Bitmain Technologies has announced a new 7nm bitcoin mining processor that it says offers a big boost in energy efficiency.

Indonesia Passes Rules for Trading of Cryptocurrency Futures

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 12:30

Indonesia Passes Rules for Trading of Cryptocurrency Futures An Indonesian financial watchdog has set out new regulations for the trading of crypto assets on futures exchanges in the country.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bullish Following Possible Higher Lows

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 18. 11:50

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bullish Following Possible Higher Lows

The cryptocurrency markets have enjoyed a day of significant bullish action, with only four of the top 80 crypto assets by capitalization posting a 24-hour loss as of this writing. ETH was the strongest performing leading market, comprising the only cryptocurrency in the top 25 by market cap to post a double-digit gain for the […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bullish Following Higher Lows

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 18. 11:50

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bullish Following Higher Lows

The cryptocurrency markets have enjoyed a day of significant bullish action, with only four of the top 80 crypto assets by capitalization posting a 24-hour loss as of this writing. ETH was the strongest performing leading market, comprising the only cryptocurrency in the top 25 by market cap to post a double-digit gain for the […]

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Bitcoin Price Passes $3,700 to Hit One-Month High

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Passes $3,700 to Hit One-Month High Bitcoin's high-volume move to one-month highs could be the start of a stronger rally to above key resistance near $3,760.

Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 18. 09:47

Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs

Commissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have come together to discuss their regulatory approaches to bitcoin futures contracts and bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The two regulators are also open to collaborating on their oversight of crypto investment products. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Craig Wright Claims to Be Satoshi in Critical Response to CFTC on Ethereum

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 09:45

Craig Wright Claims to Be Satoshi in Critical Response to CFTC on Ethereum In a response to the CFTC, nChain chief scientist Craig Wright has criticized ethereum and restated his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto.

Ethereum Scaling Tech Monoplasma Wants to Let Dapps Broadcast Crypto

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 09:00

Ethereum Scaling Tech Monoplasma Wants to Let Dapps Broadcast Crypto A new ethereum scaling solution called Monoplasma was announced today by blockchain data platform Streamr.

Brock Pierce, Mark Karpeles and the War of Words Over Mt Gox’s Future

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 05:00

Brock Pierce, Mark Karpeles and the War of Words Over Mt Gox’s Future Much has been made of a new attempt to launch the failed Mt. Gox exchange. What's true? CoinDesk's Nik De examines the details.

Ethereum Core Developer Quits Social Media Over ‘Conflict of Interest’ Attacks

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 03:52

Ethereum Core Developer Quits Social Media Over ‘Conflict of Interest’ Attacks A long-time contributor to the ethereum codebase is taking a step back from social media after tweeting contentious remarks. 

Ethereum Core Developer Quits Over ‘Conflict of Interest’ Attacks

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 03:52

Ethereum Core Developer Quits Over ‘Conflict of Interest’ Attacks A long-time contributor to the ethereum codebase is taking a step back from social media after tweeting contentious remarks. 

Crypto Securities Are Years Away from Mainstream, Technologists Say

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 18. 02:00

Crypto Securities Are Years Away from Mainstream, Technologists Say Panelists at ETHDenver agree that despite projections, crypto securities lack the current infrastructure to go mainstream.

Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 17. 21:30

Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More […]

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Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 17. 18:45

Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Cryptocurrency ventures that don’t wish to convert their holdings to fiat can now pay for legal services with bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) with Atrium. The corporate law firm, which has helped over 300 startups raise more than $500 million in venture capital, now accepts direct cryptocurrency payments via Bitpay. Also Read: Wikipedia […]

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Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 17. 18:45

Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments

Cryptocurrency ventures that don’t wish to convert their holdings to fiat can now pay for legal services with bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) with Atrium. The corporate law firm, which has helped over 300 startups raise more than $500 million in venture capital, now accepts direct cryptocurrency payments via Bitpay. Also Read: Wikipedia […]

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More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 17. 16:30

More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project

Over the last few weeks, a blockchain project called Veriblock whose protocol piggybacks off the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network has sparked debate. More than a quarter of BTC’s transaction numbers stem from the Veriblock system and the project has been criticized for using the blockchain in this manner. Also Read: Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend […]

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ConsenSys-Backed Rhombus Reveals New Products for Ethereum Developers

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 17. 15:30

ConsenSys-Backed Rhombus Reveals New Products for Ethereum Developers Connecting blockchain with real-world data, Consensys-backed ethereum startup Rhombus announces exclusive new tools for developers at hackathon ETHDenver.

How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your Coins

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 17. 14:21

How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your Coins

How do you convert bitcoin that’s associated with your identity into coins with no connection to your name? In an era of enhanced blockchain forensics tools, passing your coins through a few addresses and hoping for the best won’t cut it. Reclaiming your right to privacy and to own bitcoin anonymously calls for a smarter […]

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Rethink, Renew: ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees to Rebrand Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 17. 14:00

Rethink, Renew: ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees to Rebrand Crypto Exchange In a panel discussion on leadership at ethereum hackathon ETHDenver, Erik Voorhees – founder of cryptocurrency exchange platform ShapeShift –spoke frankly about the tough decisions both he and his team have made in recent months.

In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg Law

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 17. 11:30

In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg Law

In this edition of The Daily, we look at Liberstad’s progress toward building a libertarian community in Norway. The city has just issued its own digital coin. Also, crypto mining contracts have been classified as securities in the Canadian province of Quebec. And in Europe, Luxembourg has adopted a law that protects crypto traders and […]

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Mayer Multiples: The Metric That Helps Call Bitcoin Bubbles and Bottoms

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 17. 10:00

Mayer Multiples: The Metric That Helps Call Bitcoin Bubbles and Bottoms Identifying speculative bubbles or bearish exhaustion may be possible through the use of a fairly new metric known as the Mayer Multiple.

Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Blockvest Tokens Are Securities

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 17. 05:55

Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Blockvest Tokens Are Securities

After failing to convince a federal court regarding the nature of Blockvest tokens in the previous hearing, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally convinced the same judge that these tokens are securities. The agency alleges that the firm and its founder made several false claims regarding their token’s regulatory status. Also read: SEC […]

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Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Tokens Are Securities

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 17. 05:55

Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Tokens Are Securities

After failing to convince a federal court regarding the nature of Blockvest tokens in the previous hearing, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally convinced the same judge that these tokens are securities. The agency alleges that the firm and its founder made several false claims regarding their token’s regulatory status. Also read: SEC […]

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Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks From Attacks

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 17. 01:32

Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks From Attacks

Last November the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community witnessed a hash war that resulted in a bifurcation of the main chain. The spat saw one of the first examples of the alpha miner strategy and an attempt to truly test Nakamoto consensus. About a week before the fork, a new mining operation was announced called Shark […]

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Drug Dealer Fights to Prevent Canadian Police From Forfeiting His BTC

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 16. 20:15

Drug Dealer Fights to Prevent Canadian Police From Forfeiting His BTC

A Canadian online drug dealer, snared by an undercover police agent on the dark web, is pleading to be allowed to keep half of the 288 bitcoins that police seized from him as proceeds of crime. With prosecutors seeking a court order to forfeit the crypto stash, worth CAD$1.4 million (US$1.1 million), the 30 year-old […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Traders Still Uncertain After a Week of Consolidation

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 16. 18:01

Markets Update: Crypto Traders Still Uncertain After a Week of Consolidation

Cryptocurrency markets are once again riding a long period of consolidation as the last seven days has failed to show any meaningful moves. During our last markets update, digital asset values spiked considerably, gaining billions in one hour on Feb. 8. But a week later cryptocurrencies have offset those gains and most markets have been […]

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Crypto Gains Neutralize

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 16. 18:01

Crypto Gains Neutralize

Cryptocurrency markets are once again riding a long period of consolidation as the last seven days has failed to show any meaningful moves. During our last markets update, digital asset values spiked considerably, gaining billions in one hour on Feb. 8. But a week later cryptocurrencies have offset those gains and most markets have been […]

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Market Update: Crypto Gains Neutralize

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 16. 18:01

Market Update: Crypto Gains Neutralize

Cryptocurrency markets are once again riding a long period of consolidation as the last seven days has failed to show any meaningful moves. During our last markets update, digital asset values spiked considerably, gaining billions in one hour on Feb. 8. But a week later cryptocurrencies have offset those gains and most markets have been […]

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Central Bank Digital Currencies Are a Trojan Horse for Bitcoin

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 16. 15:04

Central Bank Digital Currencies Are a Trojan Horse for Bitcoin

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and Bitcoin could scarcely be more different. One is permissioned, the other permissionless; one centralized, the other decentralized; one is censorable, the other censorship-resistant. Despite their dissimilarities, CBDCs might just be the best driver yet for Bitcoin adoption. Also read: Mobile Gifting Platform Swych Announces Cryptocurrency Support CBDCs Are the Best […]

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Bitcoin Is… Bitcoin Just Is What?

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 16. 13:12

Bitcoin Is… Bitcoin Just Is What? What is bitcoin? 40 experts show that 10 years later, it's still a question with a variety of answers.

In the Daily: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFD

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 16. 12:16

In the Daily: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFD

In the first edition of The Daily this weekend, we focus on a study estimating that 13 percent of people have used digital coins for payments. We also look at the latest financial report from Nvidia indicating losses due to falling demand for chips used in cryptocurrency mining. Lastly, a broker suspends its crypto CFD […]

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Maker’s MKR Crypto Outperforms in February with 37% Gains

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 16. 11:00

Maker’s MKR Crypto Outperforms in February with 37% Gains Ethereum-based cryptocurrency Maker is outperforming the broader markets with a 37 percent gain on a month-to-date basis.

Metrics May Point to Ether Being Undervalued

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 16. 10:00

Metrics May Point to Ether Being Undervalued There is a dichotomy between theory and practice of what fundamental demand indicators should be driving the price of ether.

Mobile Gifting Platform Swych Announces Cryptocurrency Support

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 16. 06:16

Mobile Gifting Platform Swych Announces Cryptocurrency Support

On Feb. 15, the Dallas-based mobile gifting company Swych announced it will be accepting cryptocurrencies for payments. Starting next week, instead of using traditional payment processors, Swych users will be able to pay using decentralized digital assets such as BCH, LTC, ETH, BTC, and ETC. Also Read: Bitcoin’s Social Contract Must Be Resilient to the Whims […]

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Post Office in Liechtenstein Now Sells BTC

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 16. 02:05

Post Office in Liechtenstein Now Sells BTC

The government-owned post office in Liechtenstein has begun offering a cryptocurrency exchange service. Initially, the post office in the capital city of Vaduz will sell BTC, with four more cryptocurrencies planned. The service is in partnership with Zug-based Värdex Suisse, the operator of “the largest crypto ATM network in Switzerland.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves […]

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Decentralized Finance Emerges as Banner Topic at Ethereum Denver Conference

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 20:00

Decentralized Finance Emerges as Banner Topic at Ethereum Denver Conference ETHDenver kicked off with an address by Aave CEO Stani Kulechov about a hot new wave of decentralized finance applications.

RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 15. 19:45

RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

On Feb. 14, the cryptocurrency infrastructure organization led by RSK Labs announced the one-year anniversary of the RSK network and highlighted several notable achievements. Over the last 12 months, the project’s merge mining has managed to gather 45 percent of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network hashrate, making the RSK smart contract system more secure than […]

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Bitcoin Cash-Focused Ifwallet Implements Cash Accounts Name System 

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 15. 17:01

Bitcoin Cash-Focused Ifwallet Implements Cash Accounts Name System 

Last month, on the 10th anniversary of the Bitcoin genesis block, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Jonathan Silverblood launched his Cashaccount.info platform. The Cash Accounts platform allows users to tether human-readable names to BCH addresses in order to make payments easier. Now the Chinese BCH light client Ifwallet has become the first public wallet with Cash […]

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Apple Hints at Behind-the-Scenes Blockchain Work in New SEC Filing

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 16:15

Apple Hints at Behind-the-Scenes Blockchain Work in New SEC Filing A new SEC filing from Apple offers a few clues about the tech company's work with blockchain, specifically in the supply chain area.

tZERO Is Live, But Volume Is Light and Its Token’s Price Is Down Sharply

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 15:15

tZERO Is Live, But Volume Is Light and Its Token’s Price Is Down Sharply Daily trading volume on the recently launched tZERO platform is less than 1% the total supply of the only listed security token.

NYSE Arca Filing Kicks Off Countdown for New Bitcoin ETF

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 14:05

NYSE Arca Filing Kicks Off Countdown for New Bitcoin ETF The clock just started on the latest effort to launch a bitcoin ETF from NYSE Arca and Bitwise Asset Management.

What QuadrigaCX Says About Institutional Crypto Investment

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 14:00

What QuadrigaCX Says About Institutional Crypto Investment Noelle Acheson looks at the lessons learned for the crypto market following the collapse of the QuadrigaCX exchange.

In the Daily: Coinbase Bug Bounty, Tradingview Crypto Dashboard, Bitfinex App Update

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 15. 13:01

In the Daily: Coinbase Bug Bounty, Tradingview Crypto Dashboard, Bitfinex App Update

In this edition of The Daily, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has paid out a bug bounty of $30,000 for a critical vulnerability. Also, Tradingview has launched a new crypto dashboard allowing traders to track developments in the cryptocurrency markets and digital asset trading platform Bitfinex has released a new version of its mobile app. Also read: […]

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8 Illicit Crypto-Mining Windows Apps Removed From Microsoft Store

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 13:00

8 Illicit Crypto-Mining Windows Apps Removed From Microsoft Store Eight apps have been removed from Microsoft's app store after Symantec found they could illicitly mine cryptocurrency.

Luxembourg Passes Bill to Give Blockchain Securities Legal Status

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 12:00

Luxembourg Passes Bill to Give Blockchain Securities Legal Status Securities issued on blockchains in Luxembourg now have the same legal status as traditional securities, after the passing of a new bill.

High Cost Slows Down Bitcoin ATM Growth in Africa

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 15. 11:27

High Cost Slows Down Bitcoin ATM Growth in Africa

There are more than 4,000 bitcoin automated teller machines (ATMs) in the world, but only just about 10 (or 0.2 percent) of these are in Africa. In a continent widely touted as the next big growth region for cryptocurrency, could it be that the story of Africa’s growth isn’t as real as many “Africa rising” […]

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Bitcoin’s Sideways Drift Has Shifted Price Recovery Target to $3.7K

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 11:00

Bitcoin’s Sideways Drift Has Shifted Price Recovery Target to $3.7K Bitcoin's six days in the doldrums has weakened the bull case in the short term, leaving a target of $3,700 for a resumed rally.

Nvidia Says Crypto Drop-Off Help Drive ‘Disappointing’ Fourth Quarter

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 10:20

Nvidia Says Crypto Drop-Off Help Drive ‘Disappointing’ Fourth Quarter Graphics card maker Nvidia has said the downturn in sales to crypto miners drove a drop in revenue in Q4, despite a record year overall.

Nvidia Says Crypto Drop-Off Helped Drive ‘Disappointing’ Fourth Quarter

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 10:20

Nvidia Says Crypto Drop-Off Helped Drive ‘Disappointing’ Fourth Quarter Graphics card maker Nvidia has said the downturn in sales to crypto miners drove a drop in revenue in Q4, despite a record year overall.

Coinsquare Acquires Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange StellarX

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 09:35

Coinsquare Acquires Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange StellarX Canada-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare has acquired decentralized exchange StellarX and will seek to license it in Bermuda.

How SABRE Tech Can Stop Hackers From Splitting Bitcoin Into Two

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 08:15

How SABRE Tech Can Stop Hackers From Splitting Bitcoin Into Two Hackers could attack bitcoin with a flood of data, but researchers say they have a solution in the form of a relay network called SABRE.

Indian Blockchain Summit Draws Policy Makers to Speed up Crypto Regulation

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 15. 05:35

Indian Blockchain Summit Draws Policy Makers to Speed up Crypto Regulation

An Indian government-supported blockchain summit is drawing many policy makers with the aim to speed up the development of cryptocurrency regulation in the country. Among expected participants are officials from the Indian Ministry of Finance and the panel currently tasked with drafting the regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community […]

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Russia’s Minister of Justice: Cryptocurrencies Don’t Need to Be Legally Defined Yet

Bitcoin News

2019. Feb. 15. 03:05

Russia’s Minister of Justice: Cryptocurrencies Don’t Need to Be Legally Defined Yet

Russia’s stance on cryptocurrency remains unclear after the Minister of Justice this week announced that there is still no need to formalize crypto-related legislation. This is because digital assets cannot be used as a means of payment, it asserts, because the constitution forbids it.  Also Read: Over 50 Bitcoin ATMs Operate Legally in Russia, Study Finds  […]

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‘Make Bitcoin Fun Again’: New Lightning App Lets You Buy Pizza With BTC

CoinDesk

2019. Feb. 15. 02:00

‘Make Bitcoin Fun Again’: New Lightning App Lets You Buy Pizza With BTC Using the Lightning Network, more than 150 people bought Domino's pizza with bitcoin this week.

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