Monthly Archives: April 2018

Blockstack and ShapeShift Offer $50,000 Universal Wallet DApp Bounty

In the latest installment of its Signature Bounties campaign, Blockstack has partnered with ShapeShift to challenge developers to create a universal wallet. The contest, which began this morning, April 25, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. EST, will run until 11:59 p.m. on June 25, 2018. The winning project will be announced on June 29, 2018, and awarded $50,000. “We’re really thrilled to be able to partner with ShapeShift for this bounty and to build on the success of the bounty program so far. This is something that speaks […]

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How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 1

The following opinion piece was written by Jonald Fyookball. The bitcoin cash (BCH) community understands key principles: Bitcoin should be a peer to peer Electronic Cash system; most users can use SPV wallets instead of running their own node; “second layer” scaling solutions are often unnecessary and problematic. While important, and it places the BCH ahead of others, education isn’t only about the scaling debate. It’s important to understand all aspects of Bitcoin. Also read: Telegram Urges Paper Airplane Protest, Pussy Riot Activist Arrested Bitcoin Cash Knowledge is Power If […]

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“Bitcoin Is A Scam,” Claims Ousted CEO Of Paypal

“Bitcoin Is A Scam,” says ousted CEO of Paypal Bill Harris, who was dismissed from his former post just one month into the job. Bill Harris, co-founding but short-lived CEO of Paypal, has written an opinion piece on Bitcoin in which he claims the cryptocurrency is “a scam… a colossal pump-and-dump scheme, the likes of which the world has never seen,” published on Recode Tuesday, April 24. Harris’s argument targeted Bitcoin on three fronts, asserting it is useless as a means of payment, is extremely volatile, and […]

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FT: Multiple Online Harassment Allegations Against IOTA Team, Foundation Board Member Says He’s Not ‘Aware’ Of Incidents

IOTA Foundation board member Ralf Rottmann denies allegations put forward bt FT about company’s tactics of intimidation and threatened violence. The Financial Times (FT) news outlet published an article Wednesday, Apr 25, detailing  allegations levelled by several people against IOTA. According to FT’s report, some members of IOTA’s team have resorted to threats of legal action or violence when dealing with critics of their project online. When asked to comment on the report, Ralf Rottmann, a member of the IOTA Foundation’s board of directors, told Cointelegraph that […]

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The Notorious Bunny Ranch Brothel Now Accepts Bitcoin

According to the infamous licensed brothel in Nevada, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a sex worker named Lana West was paid for her intimate favors with a few thousand dollars in bitcoin. Since then the Bunny Ranch has announced accepting the digital currency for sexual services. Also read: Five Reasons Why Bitcoin Cash is About to Win Big The Cathouse Goes Bitcoin Lately a few escort business and sex workers have been revealing that they accept cryptocurrencies for sexual services. Now the well-known Bunny Ranch, a legal bordello owned […]

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Popular Ether Wallet MEW Is Hijacked in DNS Attack

MyEtherWallet, a popular web-based wallet for storing and transmitting the cryptocurrency ether (ETH), suffered a DNS attack that rerouted unsuspecting users to a Russian scam site into which some victims fed their login credentials. An invalid SSL connection certificate warned users before entering the phony site but some bypassed the warning, resulting in a loss of funds. MyEtherWallet confirmed the attack in a statement on April 24, 2018. Hackers did not actually hack the MyEtherWallet platform itself but went after vulnerabilities in public-facing DNS servers instead. MyEtherWallet […]

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Nasdaq CEO Says Company ‘Open’ To Becoming Crypto Trading Platform When Market Matures

Nasdaq could become a crypto trading platform once institutional regulation is more widespread in the industry, CEO says. The CEO of Nasdaq said that the stock market could become a platform for trading cryptocurrencies in the future, if the market becomes more regulated, CNBC’s Squawk Box  reports Wednesday, April 25. Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman said during an interview that “certainly Nasdaq would considering become a crypto exchange over time.” Friedman believes that cryptocurrencies “will continue to persist,” the only caveat being the amount of time it will […]

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System Error at Korean Crypto Exchange Gave Users Free Coins

A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said it suffered an internal system error which affected withdrawals. The exchange claimed that users were able to withdraw five times the number of coins they requested. It is asking for the coins back, and will seek civil liabilities and damages from users who do not voluntarily return the coins. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Internal System Error New South Korean exchange Cashierest reportedly caused a controversy on Friday when it claimed to have an internal system error […]

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Markets Update: Bears Return to Crypto Markets for Some Action

On April 25 digital assets are seeing volatile price declines today across cryptocurrency markets worldwide. Over the past 24-hours, the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization has lost more than $30Bn since our last markets update. Bitcoin Core (BTC) market prices are averaging $8,920 right now after tumbling to the $8,700 territories earlier today. Bitcoin (BCH) market values have also dropped from their $1,550 high and currently hover around the $1,270 zone. Also read: ‘Coindaddy’ Another Crypto-Rapper Rhymes About Bitcoin Life Bears Claw BTC Prices Below the $9K Zone Bears […]

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PR: Aramcocoin Launches Crypto Commodity Coin

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. Aramco Ltd. is a private company based out of the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. Aramco Coin has created the ARM token in order to allow people to invest in a cryptocurrency that has some intrinsic value and also to allow people […]

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