Monthly Archives: July 2018

Indian Crypto Exchanges Launching P2P Trading Services – Bypassing RBI Ban

With the impending banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India, cryptocurrency exchanges in the country are scrambling to find banking alternatives. Two Indian exchanges have announced that they are launching P2P crypto trading services which will allow traders to buy and sell crypto legally even after the central bank’s ban. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Wazirx’s P2P Service With the banking ban by the central bank set to take effect on July 5, Indian crypto exchange Wazirx has been working on a […]

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Formerly Top Three Crypto Exchange BTCC Relaunches, Plans to Issue Native Token

The BTCC Bitcoin exchange, formerly known as BTC China, has relaunched its crypto trading platform today. BTCC, formerly known as BTC China, has relaunched its crypto trading platform and revealed plans to issue its own native token, according a company announcement Monday, July 2. The rehauled crypto exchange is now live, offering trading for Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) against the U.S. dollar, as well as crypto-to-crypto pairings. The new site advertises a points-based system for users, who will earn points that […]

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Octagon Strategy: We ‘Remain Bullish’ on Bitcoin, Cautiously Optimistic on Regulations

A veteran digital asset trading firm has renewed its faith in Bitcoin, telling CNBC it “remains bullish” on its future. The head trader of Octagon Strategy has told CNBC the company “remains bullish” on Bitcoin despite price decreases and “obstacles” it may face in the future. Octagon Strategy is a privately-owned commodity and digital asset trading firm. Speaking to CNBC July 1, Ryan Rabaglia, the head trader, dismissed the current downward price pressure on Bitcoin markets, which last week took prices below $6000 for the third time […]

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Report Reveals Phishing Trends Using Japanese Language for the First Time

Reports have confirmed that Japan has been targeted by cybercriminals using phishing, or illegal acquisition of personal information, to steal cryptocurrencies by sending fake emails to crypto exchange users. Fake emails sent in Japanese language reportedly rose to at least 1,500 by last autumn. Also Read: How Michael Richo Stole Bitcoins via Imposter Exchange Sites and Dark Web Phishing Schemes Six FSA Approved Exchanges Taking Inadequate Countermeasures Against Phishing Back in May, Bitflyer was warning its customers that fake emails used by cybercriminals were redirecting their victims to […]

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From Russia to Macedonia: How Cryptocurrencies Are Regulated in Eastern Europe

Map of cryptocurrencies: regulations, exchanges and blockchain initiatives. On June 30, Russia saw a launch of a first crypto investment bank aimed to hold initial coins offerings (ICO), while the government is is expected to pass its major crypto and blockchain-related regulatory bill this week.   Meanwhile, there’s been more news coming from Eastern Europe: last week, Poland’s cryptocurrency group the Polish Bitcoin Association (PBS) complained to the government, blaming fifteen financial institutions in the country for hindering the industry by deliberately denying service to crypto platforms […]

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The Daily: Fake Trezor Website, Floods Take Out Mines, and New Crypto Investments

Among the stories from around the cryptosphere featured in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief are a fake Trezor wallet website and floods in China that reportedly took out enough mining farms to make a dent in the global hash rate, as well as a couple of new investments in the field. Also Read: Cryptojacking Rises as Ransomware Declines, Cyber Security Researchers Find Fake Trezor Wallet Website Bitcoin hardware wallet manufacturer Trezor has issued a warning to clients about an appeared phishing attempt against its users. A […]

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Monvid ICO – The New Generation of Decentralized Streaming Platform

About Monvid The Monvid platform is one of the few decentralized networks that applies the Blockchain network to by-pass various filters, restrictions as well as censorships to enable them to provide an advert-free and easy to use video streaming network. Token Token Symbol: MVD Token Standard: ERC20 Currencies Accepted: Ethereum / USD Soft Cap: $500.000 Hard Cao: $5.000.000 Pre Sale Start Date: 15th Presale End Date: 30th April 2018 Main Sale Start Date: the 2nd Quarter of 2018 Website | Whitepaper | Twitter The Special Features of […]

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Platform to Launch Security Audit Contests for Crypto Exchanges With $2 Million Reward Pool

sponsored A platform plans to set time limits for experts to find vulnerabilities. The cybersecurity researchers will then be rewarded for their cumulative discoveries. An Ethereum blockchain-powered platform Buglab aims to strengthen information security by transforming the process of finding vulnerabilities into challenges — or “contests” — for certified cybersecurity testers. By setting time limits for these experts to find vulnerabilities, they will then be rewarded for their cumulative discoveries. Buglab also plans to secure cryptocurrency exchanges, by hosting the testings with a reward pool of $2 […]

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Kraken Goes Savage Against Tether Manipulation Allegations

Following a Bloomberg News expose, alleging market manipulation of controversial alternative token Tether (USDT) on its exchange, Kraken fires off a savage blog post mocking journalists and defending their business’ integrity. Also read: Red Flag Waved in Tether’s Relationship with Kraken Exchange Kraken Goes Savage On Bloomberg On Tether: Journalists Defy Logic, Raising Red Flags reveals the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange is having exactly none of it. A journalist “covering market structure for Bloomberg News inexplicably fails to comprehend basic market concepts such as arbitrage, order books […]

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Canadian Securities Commission: Over Half a Million Ontarians Currently Holding Crypto

A study by the Ontario Securities Commission reveals that over half a million people, 5 percent of Ontario residents, currently own cryptocurrencies. The report also shows how they invest, how many owned crypto in the past but not anymore, and details of those investing in tokens. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 5% of Ontarians Have Crypto The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published a study last week entitled “Taking Caution: Financial Consumers and the Cryptoasset Sector.” The report describes: Five percent of Ontarians currently own cryptoassets. Based […]

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