Monthly Archives: May 2019

Starbucks Working With Microsoft for Blockchain-Based Coffee Tracking Platform

U.S.-based coffee chain Starbucks is working with tech giant Microsoft on its blockchain-based coffee tracking initiative. United States-based coffee chain Starbucks will implement tech giant Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Service to track coffee production, tech news site GeekWire reports on May 6. Starbucks first announced its “bean to cup” initiative in 2018, stating that it would work with farmers in Costa Rica, Colombia, and Rwanda to pilot a blockchain-based coffee-tracking system. The system will purportedly allow customers to track the production of their coffee and will open up […]

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Report: Ether Transaction Volume on DApps Registers New All-Time-High

Ether volumes on DApps have registered a new high, while new DApps coming on chain are significantly low. Ether (ETH) volumes on decentralized applications (DApps) have registered a new high, but new DApps coming on-chain are significantly low, crypto analytics firm Diar reported on May 6. The volume of ether transacted in April on DApps broke the previous record which was set last December by a small margin. This, Diar notes, marks a four-month growth trend in on-chain volumes, with 776,000 ETH transacted. Diar further notes that […]

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Charlie Munger: Bitcoin Investors ‘Celebrate the Life and Work of Judas Iscariot’

Charlie Munger, VP of American holding company Berkshire Hathaway, said that BTC investors “celebrate the life and work of Judas Iscariot.” Charlie Munger, billionaire investor and vice chairman of American holding conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, again criticized bitcoin (BTC), financial markets-focused news outlet Markets Insider reported on May 4. Munger — who was invited to an event by an unnamed digital currency investment group, but did not attend it — stated that bitcoin investors “celebrate the life and work of Judas Iscariot.” Munger thus reiterated his negative stance […]

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Tron Discloses Critical Vulnerability Which Could Have Crashed Its Blockchain

The Tron Foundation has disclosed a fixed critical vulnerability which could have rendered its blockchain unusable. The Tron Foundation disclosed a fixed critical vulnerability which could have crashed its blockchain on vulnerability disclosure platform HackerOne on May 2. The disclosure explains that with enough malicious requests, an attacker could have filled up all the available memory and effectively perform a Distributed Denial of Service attack on the TRX network by employing malicious code in a smart contract. The disclosure further explains the impact of such an attack: […]

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Ecuadorian Shrimp Producers Join IBM’s Blockchain-Based Food Trust Ecosystem

The Ecuador-based Sustainable Shrimp Partnership has joined IBM’s Food Trust Ecosystem, using IBM’s blockchain technology to ensure the quality of SSP shrimp products. The Ecuador-based Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) is joining IBM’s Food Trust Ecosystem, using IBM’s blockchain technology to ensure the quality of SSP shrimp products, according to a press release on May 6. By joining the Food Trust Ecosystem, retailers and consumers will have access to production and development data on the SSP shrimp products. Director of SSP Pamela Nath said: “Our aim is to […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 6

When the price stops moving up even with bullish news, it is time for consolidation or a minor correction. 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. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Though institutional players have been dabbling in cryptocurrencies, they are yet to take sizeable positions. This might change with the launch of […]

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BlueWallet Brings Lightning Network to Apple Smartwatch With New App

Popular Bitcoin and Lightning Network wallet BlueWallet has released a smartwatch-compatible version of their wallet app, the first attempt to bring Lightning support to the Apple hardware. The developers announced this new app on Twitter, briefly describing some of its functionality. Giving users the same utility as BlueWallet’s mobile iteration, the new app packs plenty of use on such a small device. I’m living in the Future 😎 Takes 5-10 seconds to prepare a lightning invoice on my watch Immensely cool work from @bluewalletio @nvcoelho pic.twitter.com/4ftOVL7dKD — […]

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Coinbase Bans Personal Account of British Right-Wing Pundit Milo Yiannopoulos

U.S. major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has barred British right-wing pundit Milo Yiannopoulos from its platform. American major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has barred British right-wing pundit Milo Yiannopoulos from its platform, Yiannopoulos stated in a Gab post on May 3. Yiannopoulos is a well-known political commentator and public speaker, espousing controversial far-right views and describing himself as a “cultural libertarian”. Previously, Yiannopoulos used to be an editor for syndicated American news and opinion website Breitbart News. Yiannopoulos’ account on Coinbase was reportedly closed within three minutes: Screenshot of […]

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New York Prosecutors Demand Transparency From Bitfinex and Tether

The crypto community has been laser focused on the current dilemma between Bitfinex exchange and New York prosecutors over the alleged loss of $850 million of co-mingled customer and corporate funds. After the craziness last week, the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) office has now demanded that Bitfinex must show transparency by turning over documents tied to the firm Tether. Also read: Crypto Community Monitors Bitfinex Wallets and the Strange 6% BTC Premium NYAG Wants Bitfinex Disclose Tether Documents News.Bitcoin.com recently reported on the NYAG court documents […]

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Cobinhood Crypto Exchange Co-Founder Ceases to Participate in Firm Following Disputes

The co-founder of Cobinhood crypto exchange has been removed from corporate affairs due to his controversial behavior. Co-founder of Taiwan-based crypto exchange Cobinhood has been removed from corporate affairs since late April 2019, the firm announced on its Telegram group on May 6. Tai-yuan Chen, also known as Popo Chen, has “ceased to participate” in the firm due to “personal and investor disputes,” the announcement says. Specifically, Cobinhood wrote that their team had to file a police report due to Chen’s emotional instability and personal behaviors that […]

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