Monthly Archives: August 2018

Crypto Exchange Bittrex Expands Adds Ethereum Classic and XRP Trading Pairs

Crypto exchange Bittrex is planning to add two new USD trading pairs to already listed Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether, and TrueUSD. Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Bittrex has announced plans to launch U.S. dollar (USD) trading pairs for two new cryptocurrencies, according to an official announcement published August 8. Per the announcement, Bittrex is looking to expand its fiat markets to Ethereum Classic (ETC) and Ripple (XRP) on August 20. The new trading pairs will be added to already listed dollar markets for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether […]

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Yale Research Proposes Factors for Crypto Price Prediction

Yale university financial experts have suggested a system of factors to predict price trends in major cryptocurrencies. Yale University financial experts have suggested a system of factors to predict price trends in major cryptocurrencies, according to an official statement by YaleNews Aug. 6. The new study was conducted by Yale economist Aleh Tsyvinski and Yukun Liu, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics, and is reportedly the “first-ever comprehensive economic analysis of cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology.” In the paper, the authors intend to provide a […]

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Electron Cash Wallet Now Available for Basic Feature Phones

This past February news.Bitcoin.com reported on the firm Coingeek announcing funding the Electron Cash programming team. Since then, the bitcoin cash (BCH) centric wallet Electron Cash has seen a bunch of development with Coinshuffle integration, and a new iOS version of the wallet. Now another version of the Electron Cash wallet has launched which can run on basic feature phones (Nokia-style) adding more versatility to the BCH ecosystem. Also read: Coingeek Announces Funding the Electron Cash Development Team Electron Cash Can Now be Installed on Nokia Style Feature […]

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Bitmain Offers Wi-Fi Routers Mining Cryptocurrencies

Have you ever thought about mining cryptos while surfing the web without being a victim of some malware, of course? If so, Bitmain has an offer you might be interested in. The Chinese mining giant has just announced it’s offering a couple of Wi-Fi routers capable of minting digital coins while connecting you to the internet.  Also read: Opera Browser Opens Its Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet to Desktop Users Mining Dash and Siacoin While Surfing the Web Days after we learned that Canaan, the world’s second largest manufacturer […]

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ICOs: Are You Investing Wisely?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have certainly been a very popular topic of conversation over the last few months with more and more coming onto the market every minute of the day, well that’s what it feels like. But with the new Blockchain technology available as well as Cryptocurrencies, how on earth are you meant to keep a track of what is going on let alone chose an ICO to put your faith into? What’s An ICO? So to set things straight, an ICO is basically the main […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRON: Price Analysis, August 08

Crypto markets are firmly in the red after SEC postponed its decision on VanEck Bitcoin ETF. Are we in for a continued decline, or is this just a pullback? 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. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has postponed its decision […]

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Judge Advances Securities Class Action Against Tezos Token Creators

The husband and wife duo behind Tezos have faced their latest setback in an ongoing securities class action against their $232 million ICO. The husband and wife duo behind blockchain project Tezos have faced their latest setback in an ongoing securities class action against their $232 million Initial Coin Offering (ICO), according to a docket report published August 7. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California yesterday refused to dismiss plaintiff Arman Anvari’s suit against the defendants, which consolidates various prior class action […]

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Swiss Banks Are Onboarding Crypto Clients and Assets

Another Swiss private bank has announced in a statement that it’s open to on-board cryptocurrencies. Maerki Baumann private bank in Zurich is open to accepting assets that were generated with cryptocurrencies, “under the condition that strict regulatory and legal requirements are fully complied with,” Managing Director Stephan Zwahlen told news.Bitcoin.com. Also read: Many Swiss Bankers and Financial Regulators Quit to Join the Crypto Space “Switzerland Knows How to Protect Assets” Assets raised from cryptocurrency transactions are usually rejected by most Swiss banks, but there are a few exceptions. Maerki Baumann has […]

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This Crypto Scam Botnet Consists of Over 15,000 Separate Bots

Researchers at Duo Labs have discovered that Twitter is home to at least 15,000 scam bots and have published their findings in a new report. Between May and July of 2018, staff members observed, collected and analyzed nearly 90 million public Twitter accounts that had released over 500 million tweets. In addition, researchers also examined elements of each account including profile screen names, number of followers, avatars and descriptions to gather one of the largest accumulations of Twitter data ever studied. Among the report’s most interesting finds […]

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Microsoft Introduces Ethereum Proof-of-Authority Algorithm on Azure

Microsoft Azure has introduced a proof-of-authority algorithm on its Ethereum-based cloud computing platform. Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure has introduced a proof-of-authority (PoA) algorithm on its Ethereum (ETH) blockchain product, according to a blog post Aug. 7. The new Ethereum network algorithm will reportedly allow a “more efficient” way of building decentralized applications (DApps) for private or consortium networks, where “all consensus participants are known and reputable.” In contrast to proof-of-work (PoW) — the existing protocol on Azure — a PoA algorithm is based on the principle of […]

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