Monthly Archives: October 2019

Japanese Messenger Line, Nomura Holdings Form Blockchain Alliance

Japanese messaging app Line has signed a final agreement with financial giant Nomura Holdings to form a blockchain alliance. Japanese messaging app Line has entered into a final agreement with financial giant Nomura Holdings to form a blockchain alliance. Focus on blockchain technology On Oct. 4, Line, together with Line Group company LVC Corporation and Nomura Holdings, announced that the three companies have signed the final capital alliance agreement, which is based on the collective intent to explore business opportunities in the blockchain industry. Cointelegraph previously reported […]

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Crypto Rating Council Is Out to Help Change US Regulatory Landscape

The launch of the Crypto Rating Council (CRC) has seemingly been met with a lot of positivity across the global crypto landscape. At the end of September, a number of established crypto firms (including Kraken, Bittrex and Coinbase) that are currently operating in the United States came together to establish a new governance body called the Crypto Rating Council (CRC) so as to jointly provide more clarity on the definition of various cryptocurrencies — that is, establish which digital assets can be classified as securities and those […]

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Price Analysis 04/10: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, LEO

A few altcoins are looking strong. Is it a good time to buy or is this only a dead cat bounce? Let’s study the charts. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he is not comfortable with private companies creating their own cryptocurrencies. Therefore, he ruled out plans of Apple releasing its own currency token. Though Facebook has announced plans to launch the Libra stablecoin, it is facing a lot of regulatory hurdles. Due to this, a few early backers of the project are reportedly planning to drop […]

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Russia Regulates Digital Rights, Advances Other Crypto-Related Bills

After much deliberation in the past months and years, Moscow has recently taken important steps toward regulating the crypto space. These are part of the efforts to open the way for the development of the Russian digital economy. The country, heavily dependent on energy exports and hurt by Western sanctions, needs alternative sources of revenue and cannot afford to turn a blind eye to bitcoin for too long. Also read: German Bank Predicts BTC at $90,000 After Next Halving Law ‘On Digital Rights’ Enters Into Force in […]

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Redditor Spots Imposter Website for Trezor Bitcoin Wallet

A Redditor has discovered an apparent imposter website for Bitcoin hardware wallet Trezor. A Redditor has apparently spotted an imposter website for Bitcoin (BTC) hardware wallet Trezor. “Imposter site trying to steal your Bitcoin” On Oct. 4, Reddit user castorfromtheva posted about the website, stating that they conducted a test to confirm that it was not genuine. They said: “I just made a little ‘typo’ test and entered ‘tezor[dot]io’ where I obviously left out the ‘r’. I was instantly redirected to a site called https://trezor[dot]run/start/ which is […]

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SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner 0.1.0 Beta

The author of the popular SRBminer CryptoNight AMD GPU miner, doktor83, has just released a new mining software called SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner. The new miner is targeted at algorithms for CPU mining as well as some CPU and GPU ones for more recent AMD-based video cards (R9 2xx series and newer)… other than the CN-based algorithms that his other AMD GPU miner supports. Do not that just like his CryptoNight GPU miner, this new CPU and GPU AMD miner is also available only for […]

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Galaxy Digital and XBTO Execute First Block Trade of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures

Intercontinental Exchange, the governing body behind the New York Stock Exchange, has executed the first block trade of Bakkt Bitcoin futures contract. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the governing body behind the New York Stock Exchange, has executed the first block trade of Bakkt Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts. ICE revealed the development in an Oct. 4 press release, specifying that the first Bakkt Bitcoin Futures block trade was executed between digital assets merchant bank Galaxy Digital and crypto investment firm XBTO on Oct. 1. The deal was cleared by […]

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New York State Financial Regulator Hiring Crypto and Blockchain Specialist

New York state’s financial regulator is hiring a specialist with expertise in the field of virtual currencies and blockchain technology. New York state’s financial regulator is hiring a specialist with expertise in the field of virtual currencies and blockchain, per a recently published announcement. The Department of Financial Services is looking to hire a Deputy Superintendent in the Research and Innovation Division, with a background in cryptocurrencies, blockchain, distributed ledger technology and other related fields. The person in this position is set to be in charge of […]

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China Merchants Bank Subsidiary Uses Blockchain for DeFi Applications

China Merchants Bank International together with Nervos Network will develop and launch blockchain-based solutions for DeFi applications. Hong Kong-based China Merchants Bank International (CMBI) will develop and launch blockchain-based solutions for its financial services. CMBI and Huobi partner with Nervos In an Oct. 3 press release shared with Cointelegraph, CMBI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Merchants Bank, announced that it is partnering with Chinese blockchain startup Nervos to apply blockchain technology to its financial products and services. CMBI plans to utilize Nervos, which was founded by a […]

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Research Claims EOS Network Can Freeze, Block.one Denies Any Errors

EOS users have been experiencing periodic problems with the network access, developers reassure that everything is “operating correctly.” Within the past few weeks, EOS blockchain protocol users have been experiencing periodic problems with network access. A recent article written by pseudonymous smart-contract developer and security engineer Dexaran described the apparent root of the problem: an inexpensive technique that allows hackers to “congest” the network — or put it into a low-efficiency mode — with just a few dollar’s worth of EOS. Seemingly, that exploit allowed a hacker […]

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