March 21, 2018

Cryptocurrency And ICO Laws Submitted To Russian Legislature

Two bills relating to cryptocurrencies and ICOs have been submitted to the lower house of Russia’s legislature, the State Duma. The development comes after the country’s Ministry of Finance and central bank reportedly reached a consensus on the topic of whether digital asset trading should be allowed in general, or only in the context of ICOs.
March 21, 2018

Coinbase Bug Allowed Users To Steal Unlimited ETH, Wallet Paid $10K Bounty For Discovery

Users of Coinbase had a month to steal all its Ethereum via a smart contract bug, according to a report. #NEWS
March 21, 2018

BITCOIN USERS BEING SPIED ON? NSA REPORT LEAKED BY SNOWDEN REVEALS ‘EXTENSIVE’ TRACKING OPERATION

BITCOIN USERS BEING SPIED ON? NSA REPORT LEAKED BY SNOWDEN REVEALS ‘EXTENSIVE’ TRACKING OPERATION Classified US NSA documents made public by whistleblower Edward Snowden go on to expose that the agency was keeping tabs on users of Bitcoin and Liberty Reserve. The activity seems to go back to as far as 2013 according to the… The post BITCOIN USERS BEING SPIED ON? NSA REPORT LEAKED BY SNOWDEN REVEALS ‘EXTENSIVE’ TRACKING OPERATION appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 21, 2018

Coinbase to Remove Support for Multisig Vaults Within a Month

Coinbase is removing its support for an advanced security feature that it was not advantageous for the company to maintain. Multisig vaults were originally introduced as a way for customers to manage their private keys and control their own security while still using the same Coinbase interface. Also Read: Survey Says 8% of the American Population Now Own Cryptocurrency No More Coinbase Multisig Vaults San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced it will be winding down its support for existing multisig vaults (meaning accounts that require multiple signature to access) on the platform. The last day of support will be on April 19, 2018. The company already disabled the creation of any new multisig vaults, citing customer feedback and low popularity and usage. Coinbase also explained that as bitcoin forks become more frequent, the complexity of multisig vaults makes it […]
March 21, 2018

The Payment Industry is About to Be Struck by Lightning: Expert Take

Banking system has been sleeping at the wheel for decades, and it is now ripe for disruption. #EXPERT_TAKE
March 21, 2018

Coinbase Bug Allowed Users To Fund Wallets With Virtually Unlimited Ether

Disclosed today, an exploit in Coinbase contracts allowed users to fund wallets with potentially unlimited amounts of Ether. Dutch researchers discovered the flaw, furnishing it to Coinbase in January.
March 21, 2018

What Is the CBC Manual of Style?

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have become an increasingly common part of our daily lives and are enjoying increasing media coverage. However, while it is encouraging to see a wider discussion on the merits and shortcomings of cryptocurrencies, it has also become apparent that there is some need for a more uniform style and naming convention among those who need to report on it. We cannot expect all media outlets to have as knowledgeable a writing staff as do industry-specific publications. The innumerable variations in style and convention when reporting on blockchain and cryptocurrency needs to be addressed. Luckily, efforts of one endeavor have been rather fruitful. The Chicago Blockchain Center’s (CBC) Manual of Style is a useful and increasingly comprehensive resource for the less-than-crypto-fluent. As a contributor to the guide myself, I was able to sit down with the CBC’s Director of Communications, Phil Gomes, to discuss […]
March 21, 2018

Bitcoin Will Be World’s ‘Single Currency’ Says Twitter CEO

Jack Dorsey has said he believes bitcoin will take over the U.S. dollar as the world’s primary currency in 10 years or less.
March 21, 2018

BHP Financial Group – Hash Power Trusted Fintech

Singapore – BHP Financial Group is promising to integrate a one for all blockchain system for its customers. It will be the smoothest way to enter the cryptocurrency market and provides a broad financial products and services platform as well as a next-generation cross-border settlement payment system. The Bank You Can Invest in and Share Growth Value Together Based on consensus from their hash power in global mining facilities, BHP Financial Group provides solutions on a platform developed by some of the best engineers around and is looking to lead the blockchain financial technology revolution this year with its ‘Bank of Hash Power’ (BHP). Blockchain Financial and Banking System Is Ready to Go BHP sees the difficulties in people’s participation in the blockchain financial market. As popularity grows, more investors want to join but may not know how to join […]
March 21, 2018

Capitalise Launches Beta Group for Translating Plain Text English to Crypto Trading Bots

Investment trade enhancement company, Capitalise.AI is launching a Beta group to test its unique DIY platform that translates plain text English into executable algorithmic programs. These programs or “fully working automatic trading” are plugged directly into exchanges, identifying trends and executing trades according to the strategies of their owners. The Growing Trend of Automated Trading The use of algorithmic executions in the form of trading bots to manage digital asset portfolios is growing in popularity. Both traders and investors are finding ways to automatically implement their ideas and intentions without necessarily being present in real time. Despite the huge profit opportunities present in trading cryptocurrencies, the majority of the participants in this industry do it as an added money-making process to their regular jobs. Hence, most traders do not spend most of their time watching the markets in order to make […]
March 21, 2018

Bitcoin Price Watch: We’re Almost at $9,000!

Bitcoin is allegedly entering a recovery phase, and is now trading for just under $9,000. Following two harsh weeks of negative sentiment from both Google and Twitter, bitcoin is once again showing an ability to surpass the latest resistance levels and spike through new territory. Many allege that a positive response to this year’s recent G20 summit has a lot to do with bitcoin’s recent “high.” While $9,000 doesn’t seem like much – especially in comparison to last year’s December figures – it remains strong when compared with bitcoin’s low point of roughly $7,600 witnessed earlier this week. The 2018 event – which took place in Buenos Aires – and its aftermath likely have much to do with bitcoin’s gradual, but noticeable rise. Figures like Mark Carney, who were long-term, cautionary opponents of bitcoin and cryptocurrency, arrived at the conclusion […]
March 21, 2018

777.Bingo Building Blockchain Marketplace and Cryptocurrency Payment Solution for Games

777.Bingo Building Blockchain Marketplace and Cryptocurrency Payment Solution for Games   777.Bingo (Telegram Channel: https://t.me/bingo777) is a blockchain platform with an ambitious but a straightforward business plan – to make money by selling real people a product they actually want – games. “For people in the game industry, the only thing is how to make… The post 777.Bingo Building Blockchain Marketplace and Cryptocurrency Payment Solution for Games appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 21, 2018

Does China’s New Central Bank Governor Like Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies?

China is trying to change the course of its economic policy, and in order to do so, president Xi Jinping has decided to make some changes in the economic team.… Continue reading “Does China’s New Central Bank Governor Like Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies?” The post Does China’s New Central Bank Governor Like Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies? appeared first on .
March 21, 2018

Bitcoin Trade Drops in India Amid Uncertainty and Clampdown

Regulatory pressures and a broadening bank clampdown have seriously affected cryptocurrency exchanges in India. Their representatives claim bitcoin trading has dropped as much as 90 percent in the last two months. Cryptos are not considered legal tender in the country and authorities have demonstrated a negative attitude towards their use. At the same time, leading Indian banks have taken steps to limit exchange operations even before any rules mandating such policies are adopted. Also read: India Can’t Regulate Bitcoin Says Official Regulatory Uncertainty, Hostile Attitude Indian trading platforms have suffered from great uncertainty about the future of cryptocurrencies in the country. Authorities in Delhi have issued multiple warnings and have threatened to stifle the use of digital money for illicit purposes. They have repeatedly stated that cryptos, like bitcoin, are not considered legal tender in India. However, neither an outright […]
March 21, 2018

Why Would South Korea Plan to Legalize ICOs Again?

Could the reason be that the country’s largest internet conglomerate wants to integrate cryptocurrencies? #FOLLOW_UP
March 21, 2018

OECD Urges Examination Of Tax Standards For Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Technology

On Tuesday, the OECD called for international collaboration regarding taxation matters, specifying that its Forum on Tax Administration will study the “tax consequences” of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In the last week, the intergovernmental organization also addressed the emerging sector through its report on the “Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation.”
March 21, 2018

Startup EverMarkets Aims to Shake Up Futures Trading With Blockchain

Blockchain company EverMarkets is developing a peer-to-peer futures trading platform based on blockchain technology.
March 21, 2018

Decentralized Exchange Kyber Network Enters Public Beta

Decentralized exchanges are gaining a lot of traction in the cryptocurrency world these days. Kyber Network is one of the platforms a lot of people are showing great interest in. With centralized exchanges being scrutinized and targeted by hackers, it is evident that decentralized solutions are the way forward. Kyber Network Goes Live Even though Kyber Network is nothing new under the sun, the project has been in development for quite some time now. A lot of people were excited about the launch of this platform, although it remained unclear if and when the platform would go live. It now seems that launch officially took place Monday night, and the Kyber Network is now open to the public. This is an important milestone for the company, especially after its successful ICO in 2017. What this particular exchange brings to the table is a decentralized trading […]
March 21, 2018

Berkeley, Blockchain and the Future of Public Funding Projects

Berkeley has a long been a social movement trendsetter. This city in Northern California on the eastside of San Francisco Bay is home to the University of California, Berkeley, birthplace of the 1960s Free Speech Movement. Now in a closely watched move, the City of Berkeley has announced its intention to become the first U.S. […] The post Berkeley, Blockchain and the Future of Public Funding Projects appeared first on Blockchain Beach | Blockchain News and Events.
March 21, 2018

How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Online Marketplaces

Centralized marketplaces have some well-known issues which are almost all related to trust. It is incredible that marketplaces like eBay do work. We trust a complete stranger our money before he has sent any wished goods. People who have lost faith in humanity might be wrong. How Blockchain Will Revolutionize Online Marketplaces was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 21, 2018

Stellar’s McCaleb: Blockchain Could Power ‘Universal Payments Network’ By 2028

Mt. Gox’s McCaleb foresees global Blockchain payments for all within 10 years. #NEWS
March 21, 2018

How Crypto Startups Are Fixing The LinkedIn-like Approach To User Data

How Crypto Startups Are Fixing The LinkedIn-like Approach To User Data was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 21, 2018

Hong Kong Regulator Halts Black Cell ICO

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has halted Black Cell Technology Limited from issuing its initial coin offering (ICO) in Hong Kong. Black Cell has agreed to distribute refunds to Hong Kong-based investors. Also Read: Bittrex to Delist 82 Altcoins at End of March  Black Cell ICO Halted in Hong Kong Hong Kong’s SFC has ordered Black Cell to cease offering its ICO to investors based in the autonomous Chinese territory. The SFC has expressed “concerns that Black Cell had engaged in potential unauthorized promotional activities and unlicensed regulated activities.” The SFC states that Black Cell has “agreed to unwind ICO transactions for Hong Kong investors by returning the relevant tokens” contributed by investors. In order to address the regulator’s concerns, the SFC states that “Black Cell has also undertaken not to devise, set up or market any scheme that […]
March 21, 2018

Thaler, Property-Backed Stable Coin, to Power $5b Blockchain-Based Investment Fund

A team of world-renowned real estate and investments banking professionals will develop a decentralized real estate investment platform and launch Thaler — a security token backed by real estate assets  Zurich, Switzerland – March 21, 2018 – Thaler.One, the decentralized investment fund, has announced plans to introduce a next-generation real estate marketplace powered by Thaler, the pioneering stable coin. Aiming to disrupt the $220 trillion property market, Thaler.One expects a user base of millions of private investors around the globe and its Assets Under Management (AUM) to reach more than $5 billion by 2021. Founder and CEO of Thaler.One Will Andrich said, “With high volatility in the cryptocurrency market, the growing importance of diversification, pressure on cross-border investments, high transaction costs and the lack of liquidity, the time is ripe for an overhaul of existing standards for digital transactions in […]
March 21, 2018

South Korea Financial Regulator Says Fintech Will ‘Solve The Youth Job Problem’

Support for Blockchain tech will help grow the fintech industry and give jobs to young people, according to South Korea’s financial regulator #NEWS
March 21, 2018

What Is Caspian?

A lot of innovative products are coming to market in the cryptocurrency industry right now. Caspian is one of those ventures which aims to provide users with a new crypto asset management solution. It is evident this new project is mainly tailored to institutional investors, and it will open up a lot of interesting opportunities in the very near future. The Caspian Project Explained With so many new people entering the cryptocurrency ecosystem as of late, solutions to manage one’s assets are in pretty high demand. Caspian wants to institutionalize crypto asset management by offering a full stack solution. All of its features can be accessed through a single interface, and it can seemingly hook into all of the major cryptocurrency exchanges. Some of the Interesting Features There are a few aspects of Caspian which make it unique. With this complete […]
March 21, 2018

Thailand’s Government Battle With Crypto Enters Decisive Phase

A look inside Thailand’s battle to regulate crypto and ICO #ANALYSIS
March 21, 2018

Controversial Tether Issues $300 Mln In New Tokens, Critics React

After issuing a total of 146 mln new euro and USD-backed tokens in February, Tether released $300 mln of Tether today. #NEWS
March 21, 2018

CFTC Hits Wall Trying to Serve Bitcoin Fraud Summons

In new filings, the CFTC alleges that former bitcoin binary options trader accused of fraud is trying to avoid authorities.
March 21, 2018

A Crypto Revolution in the Shopping World. Eligma Starts Its Token Presale

March 20, 2018 — Eligma, an AI-driven and blockchain-based cognitive commerce platform, is about to revolutionize the shopping domain by introducing the use of cryptocurrencies into the consumer mainstream. Relying on blockchain technology and artificial intelligence, it creates an automatization of the shopping experience and enables users to use different cryptocurrencies in online and offline stores. To further its innovation, the projects aims to raise contributions through token sale. Novelty embracers and early followers will be able to contribute through a presale of its tokens, starting on 20 March. The crowdsale, aiming for the total amount of 24 million U.S. dollars, starts on April 17. Cryptocurrencies, Part of Daily Shopping Eligma is a platform for discovering, purchasing, tracking and reselling goods online. With its discovery, inventory and loyalty pillars relying on artificial intelligence and blockchain technology, it promises to transform commerce as we know it. The project brings […]
March 21, 2018

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey: Bitcoin to be World’s Currency

Jack Dorsey, CEO of both Twitter and payment platform, Square, told the Times of London there will be a single world currency in the next ten years, and he believes that will be bitcoin. His comments came at a downturn in the broader crypto markets and amidst declarations of bitcoin’s imminent demise.    Also read: Bitcoiners Demand More Crypto CFDs and Spread-Betting in the UK Twitter and Square CEO Bullish on Bitcoin “It’s slow and it’s costly,” Mr. Dorsey spoke of bitcoin as a currency, “but as more and more people have it, those things go away. There are newer technologies that build off of blockchain and make it more approachable,” the Times of London reports (paywall). He is in London this week to promote one of his companies, Square. Mr. Dorsey, 41, is a billionaire at least four times over, […]
March 21, 2018

Price of ICON Explodes Past $3.30

In the global downtrend that has extended for a majority of 2018, ICON (ICX) is among the coins that have taken the biggest hit, seeing a loss in value of more than 80% from January highs to recent lows. In the past week, however, ICX has more than doubled, and in the past day alone, has seen a price increase of over 40%. In the eyes of many speculators and supporters, ICON is a sleeping giant. While this is a large project, with a market cap of close to US$1.3 billion, many suggest the true value of the project seeking to “hyperconnect the world” lies among the top 5 cryptocurrencies. ICX essentially acts a blockchain of blockchains, where different “communities”- such as networks of banks, universities, or hospitals- create a local blockchain network, optimized for the specific needs of the […]
March 21, 2018

PR: Smooth Encrypt Social Software – a Miracle Based on Blockchain

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. It is universally acknowledged that social interaction activity is playing an important part in our daily life. We shall communicate with different people closed to us through various methods every day, such as face-to-face communication, writing an e-mail, updating own Twitter and Facebook or using more convenient mobile APPs, making us felt we keep touch with people we love. There is no doubt that network shall bring huge social interaction convenience to us. But do you feel anxious when your private information flows through the network? Actually, huge user quantity represents huge information flow, which […]
March 21, 2018

Altcoin Bear Market ‘Over’, Bitcoin ‘Less Miserable,’ Tom Lee Declares

Fundstrat Global Advisors’ Tom Lee has declared the altcoin bear market “is over” and urged investors to buy Bitcoin. Tom Lee: Investors ‘More Comfortable’ With Bitcoin In a note to investors which he followed up live on CNBC’s Fast Money segment, the firm’s head of research said investors were becoming “more comfortable” with Bitcoin as an asset. Cryptocurrencies began rallying this week after the ongoing G20 Summit produced positive regulatory noises from the outset. “I think the headlines were less draconian than many people were worried about, but that’s really been the case every time there’s been a regulatory event,” Lee told CNBC. The reality is I think Bitcoin is starting sit away from the line[…] I think investors are comfortable that Bitcoin is likely to viewed as a commodity; whether regulations change around security tokens and registration, Bitcoin sits […]
March 21, 2018

Blockchain-based Social Media Platform Tipper is a Place where Every User Can Make Money from Social Activity

Social media is the biggest IT revelation of the last decade or so. While it has been around since the development of the World Wide Web, the real revolution in social media started with Facebook and later Twitter and now continues with SnapChat. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article The total social media networks are worth over $500 billion and the industry is at the center of many other innovations including AI, VR and advertisement. But, the issue with these platforms is that only the advertisers and network owners benefit from it. For the general public, a social media network has no other benefits except sharing, retweeting or following content that they like. So, while the other side has been reaping enormous benefits from social media, the users unknowingly do not. Enter Tipper! Tipper is a blockchain-based social media platform […]
March 21, 2018

Teenager Who Hacked Ledger Hardware Wallet Says Devices Still Vulnerable, Devs Deny

Users of Ledger hardware wallet hit by security fears amid ongoing hacking dispute led by British teenager #NEWS
March 21, 2018

Tether Back in the Printing Business With Massive $300 Million Batch

After over a month of absence Tether has returned to the USDT printing business, issuing $300 million worth in just one massive batch. The proximity of the move to the recent reversal of the downtrend in the market has lead to renewed calls by critics that Tether is manipulating prices.   Also Read: Survey Says 8% of the American Population Now Own Cryptocurrency $300 Million USDT Omni blockchain transaction data reveals that Tether has created $300 million worth of new USDT tokens. Like with previous printing sprees by Tether, the lack of transparency behind the operations of the stablecoin has caused critics to suggest some kind of foul play was behind the massive new grant. The last time Tether was found to be actively printing was in Mid February, and since then it let its metaphorical printers a rest. As […]
March 21, 2018

What Is XYO Cryptocurrency?

The use cases for blockchain technology are not all that difficult to come by. Some projects take a rather unique approach to bringing this technology to the masses, though. XYO Network, for example, uses blockchain technology in an offline manner to focus on location verification. Explaining the XYO Network There are a lot of aspects of finance-related markets which most people rarely take into account. In the case of XYO Network, the company is looking to combine blockchain technology with crypto-location technologies to provide location-reliant markets with an option to employ transactions which depend on the time or location of delivery. It is evident this is not something most consumers will ever benefit from, but that doesn’t mean this project has no merit either. How Does it all Work? Various technologies are at work here. First of all, there are smart […]
March 21, 2018

Social Media Giant Snap Confirms It’s Banned ICO Ads

Social Media Giant Snap Confirms It’s Banned ICO Ads Snapchat just became the latest social media giant to ban ads for initial coin offerings (ICOs). Cheddar reported Monday that parent firm Snap Inc. has been quietly implementing the policy since February – restricting only advertisements for crypto-token sales, while allowing those related to cryptocurrency more generally. When… The post Social Media Giant Snap Confirms It’s Banned ICO Ads appeared first on Altcoin Today.
March 21, 2018

21/03/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere

21/03/2018: Biggest Stories in the Cryptosphere was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
March 21, 2018

Databroker DAO Announce Token Pre-Sale Event, Scheduled to Begin March 19th

The DataBroker DAO platform is the first blockchain marketplace to sell sensory data from the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT currently stores a vast amount of sensory data, inaccessible however to anybody but the organizations that have collected it. It sensory deployment is a booming industry, with governments, research bodies and many other sectors spending hundreds of billions per year on purchasing and maintaining IoT sensors. Dubai based company DataBroker DAO is the first company to gather this information, and offer it for sale on their platform. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Untapped Potential There are already more than 9 Billion IoT sensors deployed internationally that measure everything from the temperature to traffic congestion, to the fullness of waste bins. Those who own these sensory come from a diverse array of industries, as many businesses look to modernize […]
March 21, 2018

Survey: Public Wants Amazon to Issue Virtual Currency

There have been numerous discussions as to whether or not Amazon will ever accept cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin. So far, the company is not even remotely inclined to do so. A recent survey by LendEDU shows that Amazon could easily become the go-to company for various financial services, including its own native currency and banking. It will be interesting to see if the e-commerce giant will ever explore these options moving forward. Amazon and Finance Seem Like a Good mix This particular survey conducted by LendEDU hints at an interesting future for Amazon in the world of financial services. Even though the company has its foot in virtually every market besides finance, there is no real reason to ignore the latter area. Even though the company has shown zero intention of doing so anytime soon, the survey shows that consumers would be willing […]
March 21, 2018

Global Blockchain Patent Filings Spiked In 2017, Korea’s IP Office Says

Last year saw a sharp rise in blockchain-related patent applications across the globe, according to the South Korean Intellectual Property Office.
March 21, 2018

Ethereum and Stellar? Kik’s Kin Token to Use Two Chains

While Kik said it would move its “kin” crypto tokens off ethereum and onto stellar, today it announced it was allowing the tokens to live on both.
March 21, 2018

Looking Up? Litecoin Eyes Bullish Breakout at $175

Litecoin is looking at a bullish breakout, having clocked a one-week high earlier today.
March 21, 2018

China’s First Central Bank Governor in 15 Years Likes Bitcoin

The People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, has a new governor, its first in 15 years. His name is Yi Gang and judging by previous comments the 60-year-old has made, he’s perfectly okay with cryptocurrency. His positive stance towards bitcoin and other cryptos bodes well for their future within China. Also read: Report Claims Putin Aided Maduro in Creating Venezuela’s Crypto Yi Gang’s Appointment Offers Hope On March 19, China’s National People’s Congress voted to approve President Jinping’s nominee to oversee the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). The appointment was not a surprise, for Yi Gang was already serving as deputy governor. The Beijing-born official is believed to have taken up his position with immediate effect. Zhou Xiaochuan, who stepped down from the role, was widely seen as a liberal governor, and it’s likely that Yi will continue where […]
March 21, 2018

How to Invest into ICOs: A Discerning Guide for the Astute

ICO, or Initial Coin Offering, is to blockchain technology what IPO (Initial Price Offering) is to the stock market. Following the explosive growth of the crypto industry, ICOs have become a crowdfunding vehicle for startups, enabling them to source for funds from the global community. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article IPO remains the only way for a private company to go public and during the 1980’s/ 90’s, many of the fastest growing companies were able to leverage it to raise capital and further the growth of their establishment. The crypto industry spinoff of this is the ICO. However, unlike an IPO that requires that the company going public must not only have a product/service on ground, but must also have been in existence for a number of years, ICOs have no such requirement. As long as you can publish […]
March 21, 2018

Trezor Issues Security Update to Address Physical Vulnerability

Hardware wallets are still one of the better ways to store digital assets these days. Cryptocurrency users have a few different wallets to choose from in this regard. Trezor recently introduced a new security update to address a psychical security issue discovered a while ago. Although there is no indication anyone exploited this vulnerability, closing it off is always the better option. in the latest software update, Trezor patches a major flaw. Last month, a user reported the hardware wallet was subject to a physical vulnerability. It doesn’t happen all that often such a bug goes by unnoticed for a longer period of time. The flaw only exists in the Trezor One, as the model T is unaffected. This flaw was found and disclosed by Saleem Rashid. An Important Trezor Firmware Update The underlying memory write-protection operations of the wallet […]
March 21, 2018

Bitcoin Users Being Spied On? NSA Report Leaked by Snowden Reveals ‘Extensive’ Tracking Operation

Classified US NSA documents made public by whistleblower Edward Snowden go on to expose that the agency was keeping tabs on users of Bitcoin and Liberty Reserve. The activity seems to go back to as far as 2013 according to the reports. Project “Oakstar” Recently reported classified documents, leaked by none other but Edward Snowden, suggest that the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) was, in fact, eyeing on bitcoin users worldwide. The report has surfaced back in March 2013 and, as if it’s taken out of a classic spy movie, contains code names, numbers, blacked-out lines and all the “James Bond” goodies. SSG11 Analysts have found value in the MONKEYROCKET access to help track down senders and receivers of Bitcoins (a decentralized digital currency system, wherein the units are known as Bitcoins or BTC.) (SNM) That’s how a top-secret […]
March 21, 2018

Twitter CEO Says Bitcoin Will Become World’s ‘Single Currency’ Within A Decade

Square, Twitter CEO notes that while BTC isn’t ready for efficient use as a currency right now, it will soon become the world’s “single” currency #NEWS
March 21, 2018

Markets Update: Bitcoin Back Testing $9,000 in Spite of ‘Death Cross’ FUD

The price of bitcoin has bounced off a recent low of $7,300 USD in recent days, with prices hovering testing resistance at $9,000 as of this writing. The majority of altcoin markets have bounced alongside BTC, indicating that the cryptocurrency markets still remain correlated to bitcoin. Also Read: Snowden Releases NSA Documents Showing Bitcoin Was “#1 Priority”  Bitcoin Bounces With Strength The price of bitcoin has gained approximately 20% since bouncing off the $7,300 area four days ago. Bulls are currently testing resistance at the $9,000 area. When looking at the daily chart, one can infer that the recent bounce off the $7,300 area comprised a fourth point of contact with the long-term ascending trendline established by the crash down to the $6,000 area that occurred last month. Over the course of coming weeks, traders will no doubt be watching for […]
March 21, 2018

SEC Dedicates Part of Its Website to Initial Coin Offerings

Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts are well aware that the SEC is cracking down on initial coin offerings. This is not entirely surprising, as the industry raises a lot of questions regarding the legitimacy of creating value out of thin air. The SEC’s website has recently been updated with a page dedicated to initial coin offerings, which is pretty interesting. The ICO Section on SEC.gov It was only a matter of time until the SEC dedicated a portion of its website to initial coin offerings. With dozens of investigations being launched against companies trying to raise money in unique ways, it is only normal that the agency wants to protect consumers in many ways. Judging from the SEC’s website, it is evident the agency wants to educate the masses on the potential risks posed by ICO projects. More specifically, the agency believes there are some things which […]
March 21, 2018

What Does Trump’s Ban On Venezuelan Cryptocurrency Petro Mean For Its Future?

President Trump’s ban on Venezuela’s cryptocurrency Petro could hugely impact its future plans to launch yet another ICO #FOLLOW_UP
March 21, 2018

Betting ICO is Hosting a One of a Kind Raffle – Win a BMW X6!

Marginless is known for doing things that no other betting ICO has ever done before – creating unique betting markets, having industry-leading lowest margins, offering users a Face to Face betting system in a really comfortable and user-friendly environment and much, much more. As a gift for the investors, Marginless is hosting a one of a kind raffle – anyone who invests 5000  MGS tokens or more will automatically participate in a BMW X6 2015 giveaway that is valued around 50 000 US dollars! Here are some of the main raffle rules and points: The raffle will take place on Marginless ICO website and will last for three months till our initial coin offering end (from – to data). Anyone who invested 5000 MGS tokens or more (in altcoins or fiat money) will automatically participate in our raffle. Anyone, who […]
March 21, 2018

World’s First Charitable Cryptocurrency, Giftcoin, Announces $10m Public Sale Event

Charity has a new home now, a new beginning to spread hospitality and humanitarianism from anywhere in the world at anything regardless of political, cultural, and geographical limitations. A decentralized home on the blockchain fueled by Giftcoin. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Giftcoin is the world’s first cryptocurrency developed for the cause of giving and touching the lives of those whose existence has been adversely affected by unfavorable conditions either through human agencies or force majeure. Globally, charitable donations are at an all-time high with more than $500 billion annual donation. Yet, the public trust in these charities and nonprofits are at an all time low. Illuminating Humanitarian Causes Leveraging blockchain technology, Giftcoin is developing a decentralized, accountable, and  completely transparent ecosystem set to revolutionize charitable donations. The platform hard-baked transparency and accountability into every donations enabling the public […]
March 21, 2018

US Federal Trade Commission Establishes a Blockchain Working Group to Target Fraudulent Schemes

The United Sates is moving forward in order to protect customers against possible frauds and scams in the cryptocurrency environment. This time, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), has decided… Continue reading “US Federal Trade Commission Establishes a Blockchain Working Group to Target Fraudulent Schemes” The post US Federal Trade Commission Establishes a Blockchain Working Group to Target Fraudulent Schemes appeared first on .
March 21, 2018

What Is Asch Cryptocurrency?

Decentralized applications are the next big thing in the world of blockchain tech and cryptocurrency. Asch aims to become a “next-generation decentralized application platform”. With a focus on efficiency, flexibility, security, and DApps, the barrier to entry for developers should be lowered in the near future. The Purpose of Asch Even though there are so many different DApp platforms out there as of right now, it has become evident that there is plenty of room for competition. More specifically, there is always room for companies which use a well-known programming language such as JavaScript. This is what sets Asch apart from most other DApp platforms on the market. There are some interesting technical features under the hood to take note of as well. Asch’s Features Rather than take the more traditional approach, Asch now stores data in relational databases. This makes the development of DApps […]
March 21, 2018

Waking Dragon? Asia’s Token Economy Is Charging Full Speed Ahead

At the Token 2049 conference in Hong Kong, Asia’s vibrant market for cryptocurrencies and ICOs took the spotlight.
March 21, 2018

OECD to G20: Crypto Tax Policies Need Global Clarity

The global economic organization has called for agreement on new frameworks for the taxation of emerging technologies such as cryptocurrency.
March 21, 2018

Swapy Network – Making the Credits Market Fair and Balanced

The Swapy Network is  one of the few blockchain-based projects that actually try to solve a problem rather than just make waves in the crypto space. In the following lines, we’ll discuss the project’s prospects and provide you with some details concerning the upcoming initial coin offering (ICO) event. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article What Does Swapy Network Try to Solve? The Swapy Network is a complex project that plans to create a blockchain network that would host three D´Apps (Decentralized Applications): the Swapy Exchange, Swapy Financial ID, and Swapy Data Market. All three products are a combined solution to make credit cheaper and accessible to all. Even today, when it seems that most of the economic theories and approaches have been put in practice, many people cannot enjoy easy access to Loans at decent rates. We’re talking here […]
March 21, 2018

Report Claims Putin Aided Maduro in Creating Venezuela’s Crypto, Petro

A Time investigation into the development of Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency, petro, revealed strong anecdotal and circumstantial evidence connecting Russia to its launch. At least two Russians with ties to Vladimir Putin were present at petro’s unveiling, complete with the Venezuelan president’s thanks. Analysts are claiming the South American country is Mr. Putin’s crypto guinea pig as the two nations try to find innovative ways around US sanctions. Also read: Bitcoiners Demand More Crypto CFDs and Spread-Betting in the UK Report Claims Putin and Maduro Teamed to Launch Petro Time online is referring to Tuesday’s official sale of petro as “a half-hidden joint venture between Venezuelan and Russian officials and businessmen, whose aim was to erode the power of U.S. sanctions,” finding “Moscow’s fingerprints all over the creation of the petro.” Such revelations come at an interesting time for all three countries. In […]
March 21, 2018

New Litecoin Core RC Client Enables Default SegWit and HD Wallet Support

There is a lot more to cryptocurrency than just Bitcoin. A fair few altcoins are also worth keeping an eye on these days. Litecoin, for example, will soon receive a major client update. As part of this update, users will have some new features to play around with, as well as overall quality of life improvements. The new Litecoin Core client is entering the RC stage as we speak. This means the concept is almost locked in place, although some individual features may be addressed and changes prior to the actual release. The biggest change in this new version is how Litecoin Core 0.16.3 supports full support for Segregated Witness within the wallet itself. This will effectively help address some of the currency’s scaling concerns, which can only be considered to be a good thing. Big Changes for Litecoin Users […]
March 21, 2018

Transforming The Transcoding Business Sphere, Transcodium Partners With Native Video Box To Create Synergy

March, 2018- Emerging transcoding platform Transcodium Ltd. partners with Native Video Box, creating a synergy to further position Transcodium as a global leader as transcoding platform of choice in the near future. The partnership aims at enabling Tanscodium to provide transcoding and video processing services to Native Video Box, helping the company meet their long-term goals. Native Video Box is a decentralized video distribution platform that uses a unique and effective technology based on multi-tier blockchain and deep machine learning helping people discover the type of video content they would love. Recently, The Transcodium’s team has been working tirelessly with the support of their new advisor ( Jason Appleton popularly known as “The Crypto Crow “ ) in the development and open-sourcing of their wallet and the project core (codename TNS Mothership) on their Github repository ( @transcodium ). Transcoding is a […]
March 21, 2018

No, There Isn’t Child Porn on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Anyone swiping through the tech news on their tablet this week may have been startled by an unsavory story. Child pornography (CP) is permanently encoded in the bitcoin blockchain accoriding to mainstream media reports, making anyone who downloads the blockchain guilty of accessing CP. Not only is this old news, but it’s fake news. Understanding why calls for taking a quick dip into bitcoin’s code. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Ecosystem Sees a Tidal Wave of Merchant Acceptance Bitcoin’s Boogeyman Returns No one can really recall what bitcoin was branded as first: a tool of terrorists, drug dealers, or child pornographers. All that can be said for certain is all three canards have been trotted out regularly over the years. Only last week in the U.S. Senate, Representative Brad Sherman expressed hope that a cryptocurrency panel would reconvene immediately after there had […]
March 21, 2018

Bitcoin Will Be ‘Internet’s Single Currency,’ Twitter CEO Says Despite Ad Ban Rumors

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has gone on record with his most daring support of Bitcoin yet, saying it will become the world’s “single currency.” Dorsey: ‘That Currency Will Be Bitcoin’ Speaking to the Times while in London promoting his pro-crypto payment platform Square, Dorsey said a global “shift” towards cryptocurrency could happen sooner than 2028. “The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency,” he said. I personally believe that it will be Bitcoin. His comments strike a contrast with current sentiment amid rumors Twitter will shortly follow in the steps of Facebook and Google to ban cryptocurrency advertisements. Sky News reported March 18 citing unknown sources that Twitter’s new advertising policy “currently stands to prohibit advertisements for initial coin offerings (ICOs), token sales, and cryptocurrency wallets globally” and could take effect as early […]
March 21, 2018

Chainges are coming – leading blockchain companies, specialists and startups under one roof in Amsterdam, May, 4-5

Want to be a part of the revolutionary blockchain conference? Join us at Chainges – the world-class blockchain and cryptocurrencies event. Chainges is for everyone with a passion and interest… Continue reading “Chainges are coming – leading blockchain companies, specialists and startups under one roof in Amsterdam, May, 4-5” The post Chainges are coming – leading blockchain companies, specialists and startups under one roof in Amsterdam, May, 4-5 appeared first on .
March 21, 2018

Bitcoin Price Surpasses $9,100 as Positive Momentum Carries Over

A lot of people are confident about the Bitcoin price as of right now. Despite the mounting volatility in the market, it has become evident there is some positive momentum looming overhead. Some experts even claim this is the moment at which the Bitcoin price trend will reserve. An optimistic view, as there is a stable level of support for Bitcoin as of yet. The Bitcoin Price Past $9,000 As we have seen last week, the Bitcoin price took a nasty tumble and hit a low of $7,400. Although most people had expected $8,000 would be the new normal for quite some time to come, it quickly became evident that level of support could be vaporized pretty quickly. In fact, the market manipulators effectively dumped through this stable level, although their negative pressure did not last all that long. It […]
March 21, 2018

Snowden Releases NSA Documents Showing Bitcoin Was “#1 Priority”

Xkeyscore. MAC addresses. OAKSTAR. MONKEYROCKET. Edward Snowden is at it again. This time the world’s most notorious whistleblower has handed over National Security Agency (NSA) documentation to online investigative news outlet The Intercept revealing an invasive covert program to track bitcoin users using spy tools he uncovered during his infamous first go-round. The implications include the future of privacy along with warrantless data collection being used to prosecute bitcoiners such as Ross Ulbricht of Silk Road. Also read: Bitcoiners Demand More Crypto CFDs and Spread-Betting in the UK Snowden Reveals How NSA Tracked Bitcoin Users Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Brian de Vallance, in a November 2013 letter to Congress, worried that “with the advent of virtual currencies and the ease with which financial transactions can be exploited by […]
March 21, 2018

Crowd Genie Lists its Token on HitBTC and Has Great Plans for 2018

Singapore-based Crowd Genie, the blockchain startup that runs a peer-to-peer lending platform, successfully conducted its initial coin offering (ICO). The company raised $5.55 million, slightly more than the targeted $5 million, which is great news for both the developers and investors. The latter had the opportunity to buy CGCoins from February 1 to March 1. Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Article Genie is negotiating with several token purchasers, some of which have agreed to underwrite $3 million to their ICO, with another allocation of up to $7 million to come soon. Besides, there are four other negotiations that might bring another $10 million. On March 13, Crown Genie announced in a tweet that its coin would soon be listed on HitBTC, one of the leading crypto exchanges out there. https://twitter.com/Genie_ICO/status/973387523161337856 Currently, HitBitcoin is one of the top 10 crypto exchanges […]
March 21, 2018

Bitcoin Returns Above $9K But ‘Death Cross’ Still a Risk

Bitcoin’s three-day winning streak is encouraging for the bulls, but a quick move above $10,500 is needed to neutralize the so-called “death cross.”