Monthly Archives: May 2019

Telegram Introduces New Programming Language for TON Network

Encrypted instant messaging service Telegram has created a new programming language for its Telegram Open Network. Privacy-focused encrypted instant messaging service Telegram has created a new programming language for its Telegram Open Network (TON), according to a post on the project’s Telegram channel published on May 23. The post introduces a new language called Fift that is specifically designed for developing and managing TON blockchain smart contracts, and interacting with the TON Virtual Machine (TVM). TVM, in its turn, executes smart contract code in the TON blockchain, […]

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World’s Oldest Watch Manufacturer to Use Blockchain for Tracking Timepieces

Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer Vacheron Constantin will start using blockchain technology to track its timepieces. Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer Vacheron Constantin will start using blockchain technology to track its timepieces, lifestyle magazine Robb Report reported on May 24. Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is recognized as the world’s oldest watch manufacturer. The company plans to issue a paper and digital certificate to each of its vintage watches, and will use blockchain tech to integrate additional information into the certificate, including a complete history […]

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Traders Are Now Banned From Using Localbitcoins Exchange in Iran

Traders from Iran have been banned from using the peer-to-peer trading platform Localbitcoins.com within the country. The Iranian section of the website displays a short message that states that the exchange is “currently not available.” The news follows significant Iranian rial trade volume on the Localbitcoins platform, which has been climbing steadily over the last few weeks. Also read: Bitcoin Miner Recounts Struggle to Obtain Cheap Iranian Power Iranians Can No Longer Trade Within the Country Using Localbitcoins The Helsinki-based BTC exchange Localbitcoins.com has stopped servicing Iranian […]

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New z-enemy 2.00 Nvidia GPU Miner With New API and Web-based Monitoring

It has been quite a while since we have seen an update of the z-enemy Nvidia GPU miner. Up until now updates were mostly focused on performance improvements and new algorithm being added, but the new major version 2.0 of the z-enemy introduces a new way to manage and monitor the miner. There is a new HTTP JSON API (see the included json_api_help.txt file for the details), available at port 4067 by default as well as a web control panel with real-time monitoring and charts. The user […]

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Opposition Politicians Demand Details on Luxembourg E-Government Plan for Blockchain, AI

Opposition politicians in Luxembourg have sought details regarding the current government’s e-government plan that involves blockchain tech and AI. Opposition party members in the Luxembourg parliament are demanding specifics from the prime minister on a proposed e-government plan, according to a report by the Luxembourg Times on May 24. The plan reportedly centers on the implementation of blockchain technology, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) in government administration. The seat of the newly-created government position Minister for digitalization, Marc Hansen, said there will be an emphasis on […]

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Infographic: An Overview of Compromised Bitcoin Exchange Events

The purpose of this infographic is to visualize the size of large cryptocurrency hacks that have occurred in the past as if they all happened today. The hacks included in this infographic extend beyond exchanges, as there were other large entities that experienced cryptocurrency hacks, such as marketplaces like Silk Road 2.0. All hacks in this infographic are displayed as if the price of bitcoin was the same when they occurred, in order to visualize their magnitudes in relation to one another. The x-axis shows the price […]

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Montana Passes Bill to Recognize Utility Tokens and Exempt Them From State Securities

Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed a bill exempting utility tokens from state securities earlier in May. The United States State of Montana has recognized utility tokens and exempted them from state securities by passing a new bill. The House bill 584, titled “Generally revise laws relating to cryptocurrency,” was signed by the Governor of Montana Steve Bullock on May 8, according to public documents. Initiated by State Representative Shane Morigeau, the bill had its first reading in February 2019. The Bill has now passed with 33-15, and […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 24

Select major cryptocurrencies are showing signs of resuming their uptrend. 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. Cryptocurrency fund manager Brian Kelly expects Bitcoin to rally further in the next few months on the back of its “halvening,” due in 2020. He proposes investors to buy around the […]

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LocalBitcoins Denies Service to Iranian Users

The popular peer-to-peer bitcoin trading network LocalBitcoins has shut down all trading operations for Iranian users. LocalBitcoins’ website offers a variety of pages for users of different nations and, as of May 24, 2019, the Iranian page displays a message that “LocalBitcoins is currently not available in your selected region,” in English only. In an official correspondence regarding the update, a representative of LocalBitcoins confirmed that Iranians can no longer access the service. “If you have an account already, you will be able to withdraw your bitcoins, […]

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Staking Claim on Bitcoin — Does Craig Wright’s Copyright Filing Hold Legal Merit?

Does Craig Wright’s copyright claim on bitcoin code change anything? Bitcoin SV (BSV) has had a big week. On Tuesday, its price jumped by just over 110%, leaping from about $62 at 1:14 p.m. UTC to $132 an hour later. Given that BSV had been having a rough time in the previous month, with a number of high-profile delistings, this dizzying price rise must have come as a relief to the supporters of the cryptocurrency and the company that created it — nChain. And while explanations for […]

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