Monthly Archives: October 2018

Ether Price Analysis: Historic Support Tested Amid Signs of Distribution

It’s been weeks since ether has seen a new high or a new low and the market has found itself range-bound. At the moment, we are seeing signs of distribution as large rounds of selling have remained present during key support tests: Figure 1: ETHUSD, 4 Hour Candles, Trading Range So far, for the last few weeks, ether has seen a trend of higher lows and low highs (the converging red trendlines). The three arrows shown above display the presence of heavy selling pressure (supply) and, so […]

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The Daily: Blockchain Surveillance vs Privacy Protocols

The battle for privacy is ramping up. Every day, in the cryptocurrency space, we learn of increased blockchain surveillance, countered by the efforts of privacy protocol developers. We’ve got stories from both sides of the divide in this episode of The Daily, plus a “bitcoin mansion” that’s up for sale. Also read: Blockchain Surveillance Firm Partners With Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance Flagging Bitcoin Volume – But What Does It Mean? Trading volume in the cryptocurrency markets has been low of late, with BTC, as the market leader, particularly exposed. […]

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North Korean Hacking Group Lazarus Behind $571M in Hacks Since January 2017

North Korean cybercrime hacking group The Lazarus Group is currently the biggest crypto hacking syndicate in the world, having stolen millions worth of cryptocurrencies from online exchanges. Also known as HIDDEN COBRA, which works at the behest of the North Korean government, the Lazarus Group has been responsible for some of the world’s largest cyber attacks including the Sony hack in 2014, the Wannacry ransomware outbreak, military espionage and a number of attacks on South Korean businesses. In a report acquired by news outlet HardFork, cybersecurity outfit […]

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Financial Action Task Force Adopts Changes to Standards Covering Virtual Currencies

The Financial Action Task Force has introduced changes to its AML standards covering digital currency-related firms. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has adopted changes to its standards regarding digital currencies and firms involved into cryptocurrency-related activities, according to an announcement published Oct. 19. Paris-based FATF, also known as Groupe d’action financière (GAFI), is an intergovernmental organization established in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures to fight money laundering. The FATF has since […]

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Report: North Korea-Sponsored Hacks Comprise 65 Percent of Total Crypto Stolen

Hacker group “Lazarus,” reportedly funded by North Korea, has stolen a staggering $571 million in cryptocurrencies since early 2017, a recent report reveals. Hacker group “Lazarus,” reportedly funded by North Korea, has stolen a staggering $571 million in cryptocurrencies since early 2017, a study conducted by cybercrime company Group-IB reveals. Key takeaways from the study were published Tuesday, Oct. 16, alongside the full annual report, entitled “Hi-Tech Crime Trends.” The report, dedicated to hacks in 2017 and 2018, identifies the allegedly state-sponsored hacker group Lazarus as responsible […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 19

Following a period of relative calm in the markets, do the charts point to a potential breakout or a breakdown? Let’s find out. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. 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. Retail investors tend to run for cover when the market falls, whereas the professionals get their buy […]

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10 Days That Shook the World of Bitcoin

When Bitcoin’s history is written, the following events will command a chapter apiece. Bitcoin is a creeping revolution that does not lend itself to listicles, and thus any such attempt is destined to fall short. What follows, therefore, is a potted history of a transformative technology whose greatest moments have yet to come. In chronological order, these are the days that shook Bitcoin to its core. Also read: Cypherpunk Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide to Crypto Privacy Satoshi’s Final Bow, December 12, 2010 One of the most significant days […]

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Bulls Or Bears? Ethereum Price Likely Scenario

According to the latest data from Coin market, Ethereum is currently trading at $203. There are 102,665,982 ETHS in circulation and the daily trading volume is at $1,351,248,840. The market capitalization is at over $20 billion. Overall, there has been a decline in all aspects and this begs the question of the future of the Cryptocurrency. Ethereum Price Analysis The supply zones of Ethereum are $249, $234, and $223. On the other hand, the demand for Ethereum is $190, $204, and $209. This means that there is […]

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Crypto Markets See Minor Losses as Relative Calm Continues, Bitcoin Slips Below $6,500

Crypto markets are seeing minor losses across the board, as low volatility continues, and most fluctuations are capped within a 2 percent range. Friday, Oct. 19: crypto markets are seeing minor losses across the board, as low volatility continues. The top 10 cryptocurrencies are seeing an equal amount of positive and negative fluctuations, but almost all very minor, capped within a 2 percent range, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is down a little under percent on the day, and is trading at […]

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New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal Touch

There’s a new bitcoin cash wallet under construction called Qart, a light client that provides the ability to create human-recognizable QR codes using any image. The wallet is currently available for Android devices in its beta phase, but users can experiment with the application before the official launch. Also read: Report: Emerging Markets See Sharp Growth in Cashless Transactions Qart Personalizes QR Codes for Bitcoin Cash Kim Jinyrul is a developer from South Korea who recently published the beta version of a new bitcoin cash (BCH) wallet that offers […]

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