Monthly Archives: April 2018

Research: Bitcoin Exposes Central Banks’ Currency Manipulation and Capital Controls

Now bitcoin can provide economic researchers a new tool for exposing both currency manipulation and capital controls, in a way never thought possible before due to a lack of a perfect benchmark. This is done using similar methods to those arbitrage traders employ, comparing prices in different cryptocurrency markets around the world. Also Read: Cobinhood Delists Six Tokens Susceptible to Pump and Dump, Limits Tether Pairs Using the Bitcoin Price as a Global FX Bechmark While many countries claim to have a floating exchange rate – letting […]

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Trading Opens On Crypto Exchange Giant Huobi In South Korea

Subsidiary of Huobi crypto exchange, currently second worldwide by trade volume, has launched in South Korea. Trading has officially opened in South Korea on the Beijing-born Huobi crypto exchange, according to Huobi Group’s official announcement March 30. Huobi’s new South Korean subsidiary supports 100 altcoins and trading on 208 markets (77 ETH markets, 98 BTC markets, and 33 USDT markets). It also offers an investor protection fund and program to swiftly recompense investors in cases of losses incurred outside of their control. Huobi Pro global exchange currently […]

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Brave Announces Coming Browser With Support for Chrome Extensions

Brave, an open source web browser by Mozilla’s co-founder that claims to block ads and trackers, in addition to facilitating cryptocurrency-based micro-transactions between content consumers and producers, has announced development plans for its upcoming 1.0 release. The new release will transition to being based on Chromium – making it compatible with all of Google Chrome’s extensions and features. Also Read: US Bitcoin Trader Convicted for Illegal Money Transmission and Laundering New Chrome-Based Brave Browser Expected Later This Year Brave has published a document revealing that it has been […]

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Updated and Optimized Supminer ccMiner fork for X16r/X16S Mining

Ocminer, the admin of the Suprnova mining pools, has been pretty actively maintaining and further improving his supminer fork of ccminer (source) adding numerous performance improvements for the X16r and X16S mining algorithms. So if you are mining either Ravencoin (RVN) that uses the X16r algorithm or Pigeoncoin (PGN) that uses the X16S algorithm you might want to try the supminer or update it if you already use an older version than the latest 1.5. In the last two days there were numerous performance updates regarding various […]

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NY Legal Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker

New York-based legal firm, Morrison Cohen LLP, has launched what it calls the “Moco Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker.” The tracker seeks to provide updates and information on all active legal proceedings in the United States involving cryptocurrency companies, yielding greater transparency regarding the legal embroilments of companies operating in the virtual currency industry. Also Read: Report Details Surge in Crypto Mining on College Campuses Morrison Cohen Launches Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker As of this writing, Morrison Cohen’s Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker displays information regarding 63 ongoing proceedings taking place in the […]

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April Fool’s Day Rundown – Nerding Out On Cryptocurrency Pranks And Jokes

April Fool’s day began with a fake story about a full audit release for Tether and has continued with an unending number of fake crypto launches. Every year on April 1 – April Fool’s Day – members of the crypto sphere try to outdo each other with nerdier and nerdier inside jokes and pranks, and this year has not proven to be any different. Subreddit /r/bitcoin saw a fake post in 2015 about a return of all Bitcoin (BTC) stolen from now-defunct crypto exchange Mt. Gox by […]

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Eight Ways to Profit in a Crypto Bear Market

If the crypto winter has placed your altcoin trading on ice, you were never a trader to begin with. Any fool can make money in a bull market, but bear markets are where knowledge is gained and future profits are carved. Also read: Wendy McElroy: How Centralized Exchanges Intend to Devastate You Bear Markets Are Best Markets There’s an assumption, among less experienced traders, that once your altbags are underwater, there’s nothing to do but wait it out. Take up fishing; join a gym; kill some time until […]

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Crypto Wallet Is Consumer Xmas Favorite In Nevada, Research Shows

Recent survey shows that Ledger Nano crypto hardware wallet was Nevadans’ favorite online purchase over 2017 Xmas season. Recent analysis shows that the Ledger Nano crypto hardware wallet was the most popular online purchase in Nevada over the 2017 holiday season, according to price protection app Earny’s research, published March 19. Earny’s sample of 100 mln online purchases nationwide between Nov. 2017 and Feb. 2018 showed that Nevadans favored the Ledger Nano S, one of the industry leaders in hardware wallets for the crypto space, alongside Trezor […]

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Crypto History Part 1: 400 Million Billion Billion, Beer, and a Murderous Plot

The history of our benefactor – cryptography – is one filled with intrigue, drama, religion, statecraft, tinkerers, amazing minds, and so much more. In the first of a series, News.Bitcoin.com examines a crypto tale to illustrate its wonderfully colorful development and usage. This particular instalment recounts a 432 year-old plot to kill a queen, and how early forms of cryptography were coveted weapons in the broader battle for Europe’s very soul.    Also read: Massachusetts Censures Five ICO Crypto Startups in a Single Day Crypto as Life and […]

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South Korean Regulators To Release Crypto Tax Framework By June

South Korea’s taxation framework for cryptocurrencies will reportedly be released by the end of June of this year, according to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. South Korea’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance will reportedly release a taxation framework for cryptocurrencies by the end of June, local news outlet Fuji News Network (FNN) reported March 25. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Strategy and Finance said that although they “do not have a specific time frame,” they are “thinking about announcing a virtual money tax in the […]

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