Monthly Archives: August 2018

UK: $2.5 Million Losses in Crypto-Related Scams Reported This Summer

British police have warned the public about crypto-related scams, revealing $2.5 million worth of losses this summer. British police have warned the public about fraudulent investment schemes involving cryptocurrencies, the volume of which has led to 2 million pounds ($2.55 million) worth of losses this summer, according to an announcement published August 10. In the announcement, the police cite statistics prepared by the Action Fraud national reporting center for fraud and cyber crime, which shows that in June and July victims reported losses of $2.5 million in […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Supply Still Outweighing Demand as Prices Dip

Over the last two weeks, bitcoin saw its longest streak of red days since 2014. The volume was modest and expansive on the drop as the price managed to lose 25% in value in just 10 days. At the time of this article, the market is testing the strength of the support near the bottom of the macro trading range (TR): Figure 1: BTC-USD, 1-Day Candles, Macro Trading Range As noted in several previous articles, this is a very important stronghold for the bulls. If support does […]

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Japan’s Financial Watchdog Publishes Results of Its On-Site Crypto Exchange Inspections

Japan’s Financial Services Agency has published the results of its on-site inspections of crypto exchange operators, saying it will toughen regulatory oversight. Japan’s financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has published the results of its on-site inspections of cryptocurrency exchange operators, Cointelegraph Japan reports August 10. Based on its findings, the watchdog has decided to apply more rigorous oversight into new applications from exchanges hoping to receive an official operating license. Newly registered exchanges will be required to undergo on-site inspections at an early stage and […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRON: Price Analysis, August 10

The continued decline of most cryptocurrencies has led some analysts to predict even larger losses in the near future. 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. Just a few days back we were discussing whether cryptocurrencies have entered a bull phase. Now, after the recent slump in […]

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Huge Demand for ‘P2P’ Crypto Trading Seen in India After RBI Ban

Exchange-escrowed trading directly between cryptocurrency buyers and sellers is growing in popularity in India following the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. One local exchange, in particular, is seeing “tremendous” response from Indian traders for this service as “tens of thousands of new users have signed up” in a month. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Indians Warming Up to New Solution Since the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), banned banks from providing fiat service to crypto […]

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Op Ed: Exploring the SEC’s New “Sufficiently Decentralized” Test

The regulators have awoken. SEC Director William Hinman introduced novel concepts to the securities law analysis such that sellers of digital assets may have an escape valve. Yes, even if their initial sale triggered securities laws, later sales may not. The industry should not move forward without careful exploration of these concepts. First order of business: Can digital assets change their colors? As outlined by Global Digital Finance, a digital asset can be a financial asset token (potentially coded as a security), a payment token (Hinman used […]

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On-Chain BCH Used in a Submarine Swap for Off-Chain BTC

This week an individual revealed he had completed the first trustless swap by trading on-chain bitcoin cash (BCH) for off-chain bitcoin core (BTC) using Alex Bosworth’s submarine swap protocol. Also read: Illegal Activity No Longer Dominant Use of Bitcoin: DEA Agent On-Chain Bitcoin Cash Submarine Swapped for Off-Chain BTC The decentralized cryptocurrency bitcoin cash (BCH) was traded over the Lightning Network this week for off-chain bitcoin core (BTC). According to an individual on Reddit named u/Darkdeepths, he says he’s been fortunate to see Bosworth’s submarine swap testing and […]

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New Bminer 10.0.0 With Faster Bytom (BTM) Performance and Zhash Support

It seems now that the fastest Bytom (BTM) mining performance is once again being offered by the latest Bminer 10.0.0, beating what the latest NebuTech BTMiner 7.0 is delivering at the moment. The latest version of Bminer brings substantial increase in BTM mining hashrate of up to 30% over what the previous Bminer 9.1.0 was able to deliver, thus beating the competition with at least 10% on GTX 1080 Ti (percentage can vary depending on your hashrate). Unfortunately it seems that the new version also supports only […]

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Distributed Dialogues: Blockchain’s Better Side

The fact that great responsibility accompanies great power has become crystal clear in the blockchain world. While blockchains are most commonly connected with commerce, the potential impact of distributed ledgers is being discovered in fresh sectors daily. In the most recent episode of the Distributed Dialogues podcast, a collaborative show between the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed Magazine, blockchain’s better side was on display. The show explored three different perspectives on how the technology is being used, not just to raise crypto value, but to help […]

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Tezos Foundation to Issue Grants for Blockchain and Smart Contract Research

The Tezos Foundation will support four big research institutions “in their efforts to advance the Tezos protocol and ecosystem.” The Tezos Foundation has announced it will be issuing financial grants to research institutions for blockchain tech and smart contracts development, according to an official press release published August 9. The Tezos Foundation will provide grants to four research institutions: Cornell University, the University of Beira Interior, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and France-IOI, the press release notes. Emin Gün Sirer will lead the Cornell University team […]

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