Monthly Archives: March 2019

Hershey Chocolate Company Joins Blockchain Advertising Consortium

American leading chocolate production company The Hershey Company has joined blockchain-based consortium AdLedger. Blockchain-based consortium AdLedger has on-boarded The Hershey Company, a leading American chocolate production company, media outlet AdWeek reported on March 26. Hershey, along with French media group Publicis Media and The Global Audience Based Buying Conference & Consultancy (GABBCON), has reportedly joined AdLedger. AdLedger was founded by IBM, Tegna and blockchain company MadHive in 2018, and is a nonprofit consortium that develops shared ledger technologies for the digital advertising market. Apart from advertising, Hershey’s […]

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How a Large Cryptocurrency Mining Operation Is Handling the Current Market

Cryptocurrency miners of all sizes have been suffering from the bear market that has heavily depressed prices, causing some to abandon the field as their proceeds were no longer covering expenses. However, for others this period has formed a time to grow while their competitors are struggling. To find out how one operation is handling the situation, news.Bitcoin.com talked to the CEO of Bitfarms about a big step his company recently took. Also Read: Bitmain Releases Miner 3x More Powerful Than Its Predecessor Bitfarms Secures $20 Million […]

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Crypto Analytics Firm Messari Introduces New Exchange Index Following Fake Volume Reports

Crypto research firm Messari has launched a new index of 10 cryptocurrency exchanges on its OnChainFX dashboard. Cryptocurrency analytics firm Messari has added a new index for 10 cryptocurrency exchanges, the company announced in a blog post on March 26. Messari launched a new product dubbed “Real 10 Volumes” on its OnChainFX dashboard to limit its default volume calculations to the chosen exchanges. The “Real 10” trading platforms include Binance, Bitfinex, Bitflyer, Bitstamp, Bittrex, Coinbase Pro, Gemini, itBit, Kraken, and Poloniex. In the post, Messari said that […]

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Singapore’s DragonEx Reports Hack, Releases Suspected Wallet Addresses

The Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange DragonEx has announced a security breach to its users via its official Telegram channel. In the message, a company administrator revealed that the hackers stole assets belonging to both the exchange and its users. Per the message from the admin, the attack occurred on March 24, 2019, and the exchange then decided to take its servers offline under the pretense of “system maintenance/upgrade.” A day after, users were notified on Telegram that the exchange had been hacked. “Part of the assets were retrieved […]

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YouTube Reportedly Runs Malicious Ad for Bitcoin Wallet Electrum by Accident

Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube reportedly ran a malicious ad for the Electrum Bitcoin wallet by mistake. Video-sharing platform YouTube purportedly ran a malicious advertisement for Bitcoin (BTC) wallet Electrum by mistake, according to a Reddit post published on March 26. Viewers interested in the advertisement were redirected to a malicious link using a common scamming method called typosquatting or URL hijacking. In the Reddit post, a user named mrsxeplatypus warned the public about the promotion of a malware version of Electrum, and described how the scam ad […]

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Bitcoin.com Is Giving Away 6 Tickets for the Anon Blockchain Summit in Austria

Bitcoin.com is giving you the chance to win one of six tickets to attend the Anon Blockchain Summit Austria 2019. Winners will be picked randomly and announced via social media channels on Friday. Also read: Win $5K of BCH Playing Cashgames From Bitcoin.com 6 Tickets Are up for Grabs To take part, you need to visit Bitcoin.com’s giveaway page. Each winner will be sent a code that can be redeemed at the summit’s Eventbrite site. To do so, click “Enter Promotional Code” in the top right corner […]

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Samourai Wallet Adds Tor Integration in Privacy Push

Samourai Wallet announced this month that its latest update supports Tor integration, offering additional privacy for users. What Does Tor Integration Enable? In a conversation with Bitcoin Magazine, Samourai’s lead developer, who is known simply as “TD,” gave a rundown of the Tor integration. He explained that using the Tor integration before creating a new wallet can shield a user’s identity beyond the fact that they are not required to provide any personal information. With Tor, Samourai’s servers will not be able to see a user’s IP […]

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Weiss Crypto Ratings Puts Bitcoin Aside EOS and XRP in Annual Outlook

Weiss Crypto Ratings puts Bitcoin in third place in its report dedicated to emerging trends in crypto markets for 2019. Weiss Crypto Ratings has put Bitcoin (BTC) aside XRP and EOS in its report on emerging trends in crypto markets published Tuesday, March 26. The report — dubbed “Dark Shadows with a Bright Future” —  is based on the analysis of 120 cryptocurrencies, and assigns letter grades to cryptocurrencies that have the best combination of adoption and technology. XRP, the world’s third largest coin by market capitalization […]

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Two BCH Devs Leave Bitcoin Unlimited as Network Upgrade Approaches

On March 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network is set to upgrade, with plans to add two specific elements to the chain: the Segwit recovery exception and enabling Schnorr signatures. With just six weeks left, programmers have been discussing the fork regularly during BCH developer meetings. Meanwhile, two BCH developers have announced their resignation from the Bitcoin Unlimited team. Also read: Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins The May 15th BCH Upgrade Draws Near Another BCH fork is on the way and this time […]

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VeriBlock’s Bitcoin-Backed Security Protocol Goes Live

After a year on its testnet, the VeriBlock blockchain went live yesterday on the Bitcoin mainnet, allowing exchanges, wallet providers, merchants and other crypto businesses to leverage Bitcoin’s robust blockchain security. Now that it’s live on the mainnet, VeriBlock’s model extends the Bitcoin blockchain’s security protection from 51-percent attacks to non-Bitcoin blockchains by linking them to the Bitcoin blockchain, offering it as a security backstop. How Does VeriBlock Work? VeriBlock allows any blockchain to inherit the full proof-of-work security of Bitcoin using a novel consensus protocol — […]

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