Monthly Archives: March 2018

Volumes on Most Major Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Fake or Inflated: Study

Research shows cryptocurrencies can fall substantially with small sell offs Earlier this month, cryptocurrency trader Sylvain Ribes investigated into the volumes of most small-scale cryptocurrencies and discovered that the trading volume of OKEx, the fourth largest cryptocurrency trading platform in the world, is mostly inflated. Inflated volumes Ribes, who initially set out to conduct a study on the liquidity of cryptocurrencies and digital assets, utilized a method he named “slippage” to test the order book of each cryptocurrency trading pair. The slippage method by tests the liquidity […]

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15-Year-Old Security Researcher Shares Ledger Wallet Exploit

Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has published a firmware update to remedy several security flaws. The exploits were independently found by a trio of white hat security researchers, one of whom, Saleem Rashid, is a 15-year-old British boy. The attack vector he discovered is hardware based, and is not limited to Ledger devices, making it difficult to mitigate altogether via software alone. Also read: Ledger Addresses Man in the Middle Attack That Threatens Millions of Hardware Wallets Ledger at Loggerheads with Security Researcher Who Found Flaw On March […]

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Don’t Read Too Much into the FSB’s Letter to the G20 on Bitcoin: Expert Take

What impact will the enhanced scrutiny of regulators have on cryptocurrency prices and the future shape of the market In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please email your ideas and CV to a.mcqueen@cointelegraph.com Bitcoin’s big rally has been attributed […]

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Court Orders Telegram to Hand Russia Its Encryption Keys

Telegram has lost a court battle against handing its encryption keys to Russian security services. The messaging platform, which forms a pivotal network for the cryptocurrency community, has said it will appeal to the Supreme Court in a bid to prevent Russia obtaining the private data of millions of users. Also read: Some of Bitcoin’s Earliest Adopters Find it Difficult to ‘Cash Out’ Telegram Battles for User Privacy Supreme Court Judge Alla Nazarova today rejected an appeal filed by Telegram, objecting to Russia’s Federal Security Services (FSB) obtaining […]

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Op Ed: The Many Faces of Sharding for Blockchain Scalability

Any programmer who has ever sat down to build a DApp at one point has had to think about the limits of current public blockchains, the most important and obvious one being their limited throughput, i.e., the number of transactions processed per second. In order to run a DApp that can handle real-world throughput requirements, blockchains must become scalable. One answer to blockchain scaling is sharding. Sharding promises to increase the throughput by changing the way blocks get validated by the network. The key feature of sharding […]

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Crypto Markets Fluctuate After Rapid Rebound, But Decline Is Still Insignificant

Cryptocurrency markets continue fluctuating, still do not show a significant drop. After hitting monthly lows on March 18, and seeing a significant rebound on March 19, cryptocurrency markets have slowed down rapid growth and continue fluctuating around yesterday’s levels. Bitcoin (BTC) saw an increase of 4.04 percent over a 24 hour period, trading at $8,849 at press time, according to Coinmarketcap. Ethereum (ETH), which dropped by 19.85 percent in the last 7 days, also experienced a small increase of 1.30 percent over the last 24 hours, trading […]

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PR: WBF – ‘Blockchain Set to Heat up Dubai’

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. With less than a month to go, Blockchain enthusiasts move quickly to secure tickets to World Blockchain Forum Dubai, joining global crypto elite in the heart of the UAE. Final release begins April 1st. The Keynote team returns to Dubai for their […]

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Mark Carney: Cryptocurrencies Do Not Pose Serious Risks

When it comes to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and chairman of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), is known for being a harsh critic. Though Carney has praised the technology behind cryptocurrency in the past, he has often referred to digital money as a “bubble,” claiming it has failed users and is “no substitute for cash” or credit cards. “The time has come to hold the crypto-asset ecosystem to the same standards as the rest of the financial system,” Carney told […]

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Second Life Creator: High Fidelity’s HFC Is a Social Cryptocurrency for VR

In December 2017, High Fidelity announced the launch of Avatar Island, a Virtual Reality (VR) space where High Fidelity users can purchase items for their avatars, all contributed by digital artists from around the world, and pay with High Fidelity’s own blockchain-based cryptocurrency, the High Fidelity Coin(HFC). High Fidelity is a next-generation platform for Virtual Reality (VR) worlds developed by Philip Rosedale, the creator of the once very popular Second Life. Despite a very promising start, Rosedale’s previous creation never achieved mass popularity. But perhaps Second Life […]

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Canadian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Slams BCH As ‘Scam’ During Parliamentary Testimony

A BTC advocate has given testimony to Canada’s Parliament that BCH, and all currencies besides BTC, are ‘scams’ Bitcoin (BTC) tech entrepreneur Jonathan Hamel appeared in front of Canada’s House of Commons Standard Committee on Finance yesterday, March 19, and declared: “Pay close attention, other cryptocurrencies are downright scams, like BCash [Bitcoin Cash (BCH)].” Hamel first posted on Twitter about his upcoming testimony during a Parliamentary cryptocurrency discussion, without mentioning BCH: I will appear today before the @OurCommons Standing Committee on Finance to explain how Canada became […]

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