Monthly Archives: May 2019

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Leaves Blockchain.Com for Ripple

Former Goldman Sachs exec Breanne Madigan to lead Global Institutional Markets at Ripple after serving at Blockchain.com for 14 months. Former Goldman Sachs exec Breanne Madigan has left her position at crypto wallet provider Blockchain.com to join Ripple, crypto media outlet The Block reported on May 28. Madigan, a Wall Street veteran with about 14 years of experience at major global investment bank Goldman Sachs, has reportedly left Blockchain.com after serving there as Head Institutional Sales and Strategy for 14 months, according to her LinkedIn profile. The […]

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‘Free Bitcoin’ Scam Propagated on YouTube Steals Crypto via Clipboard Hijacking

A trojan is being propagated on YouTube via fraudulent videos about an allegedly free bitcoin generator which attempts to steal crypto and personal data. The Qulab information-stealing and clipboard hijacker trojan is being propagated on YouTube via fraudulent videos about an allegedly free bitcoin (BTC) generator, BleepingComputer reports on May 29. According to the report, security researcher Frost reached out to BleepingComputer about the trojan scam, saying that YouTube would take down the fraudulent videos when reported, but new accounts and videos would subsequently pop up with […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin Could See Continued Growth if Support Holds

Summary: Bitcoin is currently perched between a well-defined band of prices outlined on both the weekly and monthly timeframes. As we float between the weekly/monthly horizontals, volume is beginning to diminish on both the supply and the demand sides. However, what little supply has surfaced has appeared to be absorbed. If we can maintain support on our weekly $8,200 level, we can expect to see the market push to test the upper boundaries of the resistance in the $9,200 to $9,500 range. However, if support does not […]

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Block.one’s EOSIO Labs Release iOS and Chrome Authenticator Apps

Block.one’s initiative EOSIO Labs has released Reference Authenticator Apps for iOS and Chrome. Block.one’s EOSIO Labs has released Reference Authenticator Apps for iOS and Chrome. The development was announced in a blog post published on May 29. Per the post, the newly implemented developments address improvements to the security, interoperability and usability of authenticators by contributing working code and examples. Authenticators are software-based tools that implement two-step verification services by generating a secret key for each user. The EOSIO Reference iOS Authenticator App is purportedly designed to […]

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Galaxy Digital Purportedly Recruits Former Head of OTC at Coinbase

Tim Plakas has reportedly left Coinbase to join Galaxy Digital’s OTC team. Tim Plakas has left the major United States crypto exchange Coinbase to join the cryptocurrency bank founded by Michael Novogratz, Galaxy Digital, an anonymous source purportedly told The Block on May 28. Plakas’ departure follows four senior executive departures from Coinbase in approximately the last seven months. Plakas reportedly held the position of over-the-counter (OTC) trading head at Coinbase from July 2018 to January 2019, and will be joining the OTC team at Galaxy Digital. […]

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Study: Publicly Listed Chinese Firms Quietly Participate in Bitcoin Mining

According to regional reports, a few publicly listed Chinese companies have been secretly mining bitcoin by pretending to provide cloud or web hosting services. Moreover, recent studies have revealed a growing trend of mystery miners processing the BCH and BTC networks at the same time as these firms have been running undercover mining operations in China. Also read: China Releases New Crypto Rankings Publicly Listed Companies in China Have Undercover Bitcoin Mining Operations On May 29, Chinese crypto publication 8btc reporter, Lylian Teng, published a two-part study […]

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Crypto Lending Startup BlockFi Launches Gemini Dollar Accounts

Cryptocurrency asset management company BlockFi announced that it has opened interest-bearing accounts for the gemini dollar. Cryptocurrency asset management company BlockFi announced that its interest-bearing accounts now support the gemini dollar (GUSD) in a post published on May 29. Per the announcement, GUSD deposits will see a yearly yield of 6.2%, paid in the stablecoin in question. BlockFi notes that it also offers GUSD as a U.S. dollar funding option and as collateral from institutional cryptocurrency borrowers. BlockFi CEO Zac Prince commented: “The implication of adding this […]

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Salesforce Introduces Hyperledger-Based Blockchain Platform

Global cloud computing firm Salesforce has announced the release of its blockchain-based platform Major United States-based cloud software firm Salesforce, has introduced its own blockchain platform, the firm said in a live stream on May 29. The new product, Salesforce Blockchain, is based on the firm’s own application builder Salesforce Lightning and open source blockchain technology by Hyperledger. Salesforce Blockchain is a low-code blockchain platform that provides companies with the tools to build smart contracts, app and networks in order to share verified data using distributed ledger […]

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US Congressmen Urge Presidential Economic Advisor to Hold Blockchain Forum

A group of United States congressmen has requested that Lawrence Kudlow, the Director of the National Economic Council, hold a blockchain forum. A group of United States congressmen has requested that Lawrence Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, hold a blockchain forum, in a letter published on May 24. A group of seven congressmen, including Trey Hollingsworth, Darren Soto, Bill Foster, Tom Emmer, Ted Budd, Josh Gottheimer, and David Schweikert, has submitted a request to hold a forum on blockchain technology. The Council is the […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 29

If Bitcoin resumes its rally, a few altcoins might tag along as well. 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. The chief commercial officer of cryptocurrency payments processor BitPay believes that Bitcoin will only rise higher, led by business interest and real use cases for cryptocurrencies around the world. […]

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