Monthly Archives: May 2019

Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace Gathers Thousands of Pre-Launch Signups

On June 4, Bitcoin.com is gearing up to launch our peer-to-peer trading platform Local.Bitcoin.com. After the exchange was announced, the public were invited to create their accounts and place orders. So far the exchange has seen a huge swarm of interest, with over 4,500 signups to date. Also read: Bitcoin.com Celebrates 4 Million Wallets Created Local.Bitcoin.com Pre Launch Accounts Surpass 4,500 The development team behind Bitcoin.com’s Local.Bitcoin.com exchange has been very busy getting ready for the platform’s grand opening. In about a week’s time, on June 4, […]

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Computer Researcher Finds Wallet Vulnerability That Gave Same Key to Multiple Users

Cryptocurrency paper wallet creator WalletGenerator.net ran on code that caused the same key pairs to be issued multiple times, until recently. Online cryptocurrency paper wallet creator WalletGenerator.net previously ran on code that caused private key/public key pairs to be issued to multiple users. The vulnerability was described in an official blog post by security research Harry Denley of MyCrypto on May 24. According to the post, the bad code was in effect by August 2018, and was only recently patched out as of May 23. The live […]

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European Bank Official Discusses Potential Benefits of Central Bank Digital Currency

An ECB official, Vitas Vasiliauskas, highlighted the benefits of central bank digital currencies but stressed caution in a recent speech. A European Central Bank (ECB) official highlighted the benefits of central bank digital currencies (CBDC) while stressing caution in a speech published by the Bank of International Settlements on May 27. Vitas Vasiliauskas — Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania and a member of the Governing Council of the ECB — delivered his speech at the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee conference “Managing the Soft […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 27

Bitcoin is pulling crypto markets higher. What are the levels to watch out for on the upside? 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. Bitcoin is back at doing what it does best, break out and rally on weekends. It again made a decisive move during the weekend […]

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Honest Nodes Spoiling a Theft Attempt Is Not a 51% Attack, BCH Devs Detail

A number of Bitcoin Cash detractors and media publications have recently been spreading a false narrative that the BCH network was ‘51% attacked.’ In reality, however, honest nodes used their hashrate to stave off attacker nodes that were attempting to steal funds on the network. Also Read: Massive Growth by P2P Exchange and AT&T Accepting BCH in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.com BCH Developers Discuss the Recent Upgrade and Dispel the Term ‘51% Attack’ Over the last week, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork has been discussed […]

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Bitcoin Hits All-Time High Versus Argentine Peso Amid Presidential Election Risks

The bitcoin price soared to as high as 394,000 Argentine pesos as major investors worry that a populist former president could return to a position of power. The biggest cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC), has hit an all-time high versus the Argentine peso amid the ongoing decline of the currency, Financial Times (FT) reports on May 27. According to the report, the bitcoin price has soared to as high as 394,000 pesos ($8,762.95 at press time) per coin, exceeding prices versus the Argentine peso not seen since the bubble […]

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PR: BitcoinHD Launches New POC Consensus

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. One of the most influential blockchain conferences – Consensus 2019 – has just ended. Leading figures from all over the worlds of business and technology are still discussing the stories that emerged during the event, on the blockchain market, tech development and more. Consensus is the core spirit of blockchain. […]

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Africa: Central Bank of Malawi Says Crypto Is Not Legal Tender, Warns of Trading Risks

The Reserve Bank of Malawi said that crypto is not legal and the state does not plan to recognize crypto investments in the country. The central bank of Malawi announced that crypto is not legal in the country and that the institution is against crypto-related activities, local news agency Nyasa Times reports on May 27. The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has stated that cryptocurrencies are not legal tender in Malawi and do not represent a substitute to the Malawi kwacha (MWK), the local fiat currency of […]

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Big Four Auditor EY Provides Blockchain Solution for New Wine Traceability Platform

The new platform helps consumers in Asia determine the quality, provenance and authenticity of imported wines. Big Four audit firm Ernst & Young (EY) is providing its proprietary blockchain solution for a major new platform that helps consumers across Asia determine the quality, provenance and authenticity of imported European wines. The news was revealed in an official EY press release on May 23. The e-commerce platform, dubbed Tattoo, has been developed for Blockchain Wine Pte. Ltd. using EY’s OpsChain blockchain solution, which launched in fall 2018. As […]

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China’s Latest Crypto Rankings: EOS Retains Top Spot, Bitcoin in 12th Place

EOS and Tron continue to dominate first and second place respectively, with Bitcoin enjoying a boost as it rises up to 12th place. China updated its cryptocurrency rankings on May 23 — with eos retaining the top spot and bitcoin moving up three places. The government-sponsored index assessed each blockchain on three criteria: technology, application and innovation. Joining EOS in the top five was tron, ether, steem and ontology. Despite its dominance in the crypto industry overall, Bitcoin was in 12th place. While it scored well for […]

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