Monthly Archives: August 2018

Firefox to Block Cryptojacking Malware in New Browser Releases

Web browser Firefox will block cryptojacking malware in future versions as part of an anti-tracking initiative. Firefox will block cryptojacking malware in future versions of its web browser, according to an announcement August 30. The move comes as part of an anti-tracking initiative expected to be implemented over the next few months. In the announcement, Firefox cites a study by browser extension Ghostery, stating that 55.4 percent of the total time required to load an average website is spent loading third party trackers. Future versions of Firefox […]

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Bitfi Closes Wallet Bounty Program, Removes ‘Unhackable’ From Branding

Bitifi has ended its bounty program for hackers who could breach its supposedly “unhackable” wallet, in addition to removing the claim from its marketing materials. Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Bitfi has officially closed its bounty program, according to an August 30 tweet, in addition to removing the “unhackable” claim from the wallet’s marketing materials. In its statement, the company admitted “vulnerabilities,” and yet avoided speaking about multiple alleged hacks of the device. Bitfi also confessed to hiring a “Security Manager who is confirming vulnerabilities that have been […]

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Kiev’s Bessarabsky Market Accepts Cryptocurrencies for Groceries

Bessarabsky market, a landmark of Ukraine’s capital, is introducing crypto payments. Fruits and vegetables are already sold for a number of cryptocurrencies including bitcoin cash (BCH). The initiative to offer the alternative payment option aims to show how simple it is to use cryptocurrency in everyday life.   Also read: New Bill Clarifies Crypto Taxation in Poland BCH and BTC Accepted for Fruits and Vegetables Kiev’s historic Bessarabsky market, an indoor marketplace located in the center of the capital city, is accepting cryptocurrencies, the public communal company […]

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August 2018 Volume Rankings Report: ETC and Dash Top Ten

During August, the monthly volume posted by the majority of leading cryptocurrency markets continued to decline. Despite such, the ETC and Dash markets again defied the trend to post an increase in trade volume, with XRP also bucking the downward trend this month. Also Read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Top 5 Most Traded Cryptocurrency Markets Posts Month-Over-Month Decline in Volume Trade volume for BTC pairings declined by 5.34% during August – falling from $131 billion USD last month to $124 billion during […]

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FutureBit Project Apollo: Bringing ASIC Mining Back to the Home Miner

An interesting new project from the developer of the FutureBit Moonlander and FutureBit Moonlander 2 USB Litecoin ASIC miners jstefanop called FutureBit Project Apollo. The new device called the FutureBit Apollo LTC is trying to be the world’s most efficient Scrypt ASIC miner, using WiFi and actually being silent… and if it is available at a good price point we are sold. It is targeted at home miners that want to get into mining and/or play around with ASIC miners and not large scale mining operations and […]

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BitAngels’ Michael Terpin: Negligence of Major Phone Companies Is Crypto’s Biggest Threat

Cointelegraph talks with American blockchain investor MIchael Terpin about why he’s suing AT&T and where he sees Bitcoin in 3-5 years. This interview has been edited and condensed. Michael Terpin is an American blockchain and crypto investor who has worked with over 100 projects running Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) since entering the blockchain space in early 2013. Terpin co-founded  BitAngels in 2013 and, more recently, founded blockchain PR firm Transform Group. The investor and entrepreneur recently hit mainstream and crypto media headlines following his high profile case […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, August 31

There has been a lot of positive news in the crypto industry recently. Do the charts support a bullish outlook? The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. A new study from the initial coin offering (ICO) advisory firm Satis Group has claimed that the price of Bitcoin […]

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Navigating Cryptocurrency Exchanges: Experts Weigh In

Although one of the primary goals of Bitcoin is to create a currency that is borderless and decentralized, a recurring concern is the way (other than mining) that we are able to actually acquire it and other cryptocurrencies. Crypto exchanges became a necessary component of this equation, and they hold a huge influence over the crypto market worldwide. At the San Francisco-based blockchain conference Distributed 2018, Ben El-Baz, Chief Strategy Officer at XDAEX, moderated a panel of experts and entrepreneurs involved in international cryptocurrency exchanges, using his own […]

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Colombian President Promises to Cut Rent Taxes for Crypto Firms

Ivan Duque, who recently took the office as the president, makes a major step towards blockchain and cryptocurrency development in Colombia. Colombian President Ivan Duque has recently promised to cut taxes for cryptocurrency and blockchain startups, local newspaper El Tiempo reported Wednesday, August 29.   Duque delivered an opening message during ANDICOM, an international congress on information and communications technology (ICT) held annually in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. A recording of his speech is now available on YouTube. President confessed that he was “obsessed” with technology, especially with […]

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A Complete A-Z of Stablecoins

Stablecoins have proliferated this year, so much so that it’s been hard to keep track of them all. In a bid to remedy that, news.Bitcoin.com has compiled a list of all stablecoins that are currently tradable – plus several others that are on their way. This is the ultimate A-Z of stablecoins. For now, at least. Also read: An In-Depth Look at the Cryptocurrency Economy’s ‘Stablecoin’ Trend B is for Basis Basis, formerly known as Basecoin, is the hottest new stablecoin in town. It’s attracted investment from […]

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