Monthly Archives: May 2018

Promoted: Trilliant’s Plan For Crypto-Based Fractional Ownership

For many, returns are the reason for investing in cryptocurrency. The thought of garnering profit without having to become intimately involved in the technical details is a proposition that holds great appeal. However, actually achieving investor peace of mind can be tricky in light of the cryptocurrency market’s complexities — the market based on blockchain technology, unregulated emerging technology that has created new vehicles of valuation. These issues can add up to perceived levels of unpredictability that threaten the comfort of some investors. But there is one […]

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‘World First’ Universal Wallet For Crypto And Tokens Launches New Features

sponsored Already listed on major app stores, a company is planning to make its universal wallet available in 12 languages within months. A company that has created a multi-asset universal wallet which stores major cryptocurrencies and a wide range of smart contract tokens in one place – a “world first” – says a raft of new features will enable users to enjoy “maximum access and flexibility” when managing their wealth. Infinito Wallet launched in December 2017, and its founders say its platform supports an “extending list” of […]

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Winklevoss Twins Gain Fifth Patent For Exchange-Traded Products Using Crypto

The US has awarded Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss their fifth patent this year, which refers to crypto-based exchange-traded products (ETPs). Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ Winklevoss IP has won a patent application allowing it to settle exchange-traded products (ETPs) using cryptocurrencies, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) revealed Tuesday, May 8. The successful patent application, which the twins originally filed in December 2017, outlines “systems, methods, and program products” for crypto-based asset trading. The move marks another victory for Winklevoss IP this year, after the company also […]

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US State Issues Emergency Cease and Desist Orders to Two Crypto Investment Firms

A U.S. state has issued emergency cease and desist orders to two companies and related persons purportedly engaged in cryptocurrency investment schemes. The first company posted videos of three mining farms composed of online stock images, according to the order. Both companies made numerous materially misleading claims and violated U.S. securities laws. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bitcoin Trading & Cloud Mining Limited Texas State Securities Board. The Texas State Securities Board has issued “an emergency cease and desist order” to London-based Bitcoin […]

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Local Media: Belarus To Introduce Education, Income Requirements To Invest In ICOs, Crypto

The Belarusian national bank is reportedly introducing educational and income criteria to participate in ICOs and crypto exchanges, says a source close to the bank. A source close to the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) recently revealed that the bank is considering strict requirements for investing in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Additionally, а similar regulatory framework is planned for crypto exchanges, local IT media outlet dev.by reports Tuesday, May 8. The regulators proposed limiting ICO investments to qualified investors in order to minimize the […]

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China’s 2nd Largest Bitcoin Mining Hardware Producer Plans To Launch $1 Bln IPO In Hong Kong

China’s second-largest BTC mining hardware maker plans to list a $1 bln IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, local media reports. Canaan Creative, China’s second-largest Bitcoin (BTC) mining hardware manufacturer plans to seek an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company’s decision to conduct an IPO in Hong Kong, instead of in the US, was reported by South China Morning Post (SCMP) Wednesday, May 9. If successful, the company would reportedly be the first ever blockchain-related company to be listed on […]

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‘Disciple’ Of Buffett, Palihapitiya Bullish On BTC Despite His Mentor’s Grumblings

VC investor Chamath Palihapitiya is bullish on Bitcoin, says Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger don’t have technology in their “circle of competence”. Chamath Palihapitiya, a self-professed “disciple” of investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger – has said that the two crypto skeptics are “all wrong” about Bitcoin (BTC), CNBC reports Wednesday, May 9. At the beginning of this month, Buffett called Bitcoin “rat poison squared,” and Munger said that investing in crypto was akin to “trading freshly harvested baby brains.” Earlier this year, Buffett had said that […]

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First Version of Ethereum’s Casper Update Has Been Released

The 0.1.0 version of Ethereum’s Casper Protocol code has been released by developers. A new version of the code of Casper, a planned improvement to the Ethereum network’s economic consensus protocol, has been released by developers May 8. On Tuesday, Danny Ryan, the developer of Casper the Friendly Finality Gadget (FFG), posted a Casper v0.1 “First Release” of the code on GitHub, admitting that “v0.1.0 marks us more clearly tagging releases to help clients and external auditors more easily track the contract and changes.” He further gave […]

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Researchers Find Bitcoin Network 3X More ‘Evil’ Than the Public Internet

Just recently a research group called Rapid7 published a report that reveals over a year’s worth of research regarding malicious activity tethered to Bitcoin Core (BTC) full nodes. By utilizing data collected from a network called ‘Project Heisenberg,’ and its internet scanner ‘Project Sonar,’ alongside intelligence from Bitnodes, the team had found quite a lot of exploits being shared between full blockchain nodes.  Also read: The Hitchhikers Guide To The Invisible Internet Study Finds Bad Actors Throughout Bitcoin Network’s Public Nodes Bitcoin full node operators connect usually connect […]

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From Hype to Reality: Everything You Need to Know about the Congress Blockchain Hearing

Experts from the DHS, UPS, and Maersk testified on blockchain’s potential to optimize international logistics. U.S. House Subcommittees on Oversight and on Research and Technology gathered yesterday to hold a joint hearing, tellingly titled “Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Improve Supply Chain Management and Combat Counterfeit Goods.” Chairman Ralph Abraham of Louisiana opened the meeting with a statement that highlighted the ledger technology’s potential applications for shipping, logistics, and customs, where it can serve as a force for good for both private and public sectors. Congressman Abraham also […]

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