Monthly Archives: November 2019

SNICKER: How Alice and Bob Can Mix Bitcoin With No Interaction

SNICKER could be the next tool in Bitcoin’s growing privacy toolbox. Although Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper suggests that privacy was a design goal of the Bitcoin protocol, blockchain analysis can often break users’ privacy today. This is a problem. Bitcoin users might not necessarily want the world to know where they spend their money, what they earn or how much they own, while businesses may not want to leak transaction details to competitors — to list a few examples. Fortunately, Bitcoin developers and researchers are coming up […]

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Instant Crypto Exchange Changelly Secures Access to SLP Tokens

Instant cryptocurrency exchange Changelly will start to use digital asset rates from Bitcoin.com’s trading platform. This will ensure better prices for Changelly users and help increase the reach of all SLP tokens that are exclusively listed on Bitcoin.com Exchange. Also Read: Universal Protocol Alliance to List Mega-Utility Token on Bitcoin.com Exchange Changelly to Use Rates From Bitcoin.com Exchange Bitcoin.com Exchange has announced a new strategic partnership with instant cryptocurrency platform Changelly. The integration of the services will allow Changelly users to gain access to the market rates […]

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Two US Men Arrested For Stealing Social Media Accounts and Crypto via SIM Swapping

U.S. Department of Justice arrested two Massachusetts men for allegedly taking over victims’ social media accounts and stealing their cryptocurrency via SIM swapping. The United States Department of Justice has arrested and charged two Massachusetts men for allegedly taking over victims’ social media accounts and stealing cryptocurrency. According to the announcement on Nov. 14, the two — Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington — were charged with one count of conspiracy, eight counts of wire fraud, one count of computer fraud and abuse and one count of aggravated […]

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Blockchain.com Loan Desk On Track to Lend Over $120 Million In November

U.K.-based cryptocurrency data and wallet provider Blockchain.com is reportedly on track to lend out more than $120 million in November. United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency data and wallet provider Blockchain.com is reportedly on track to lend out more than $120 million this month. On Nov. 14, the Block reported that Blockchain.com has been quietly building its loan desk to be competitive with firms like Genesis Global Trading and BlockFi. CEO of Blockchain.com, Peter Smith, said that his lending business initially started out by making loans to other cryptocurrency lending […]

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Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25M Funding Round for Crypto Lending Startup

Decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol Compound secured $25 million in an investment round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z Crypto. Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has led a $25 million funding round for crypto lending startup Compound. On Nov. 14, Fortune reported that Compound, a decentralized finance (DeFi) lending protocol, secured $25 million in an investment round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z, with participation from other top investors including Paradigm, Bain Capital Ventures and Polychain Capital. To integrate with crypto exchanges, custodians, wallets Compound CEO and co-founder Robert […]

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Bitcoin Price Defies ‘Death Cross’ as Bulls Pin Hopes on $9.1K Bounce

Bitcoin price continues to drop as the 50 and 200-DMA cross but the current falling wedge pattern means bulls might have their target set at $9,100. Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to trend lower, marking 5 consecutive lower highs as the price makes a stairstep decline in a falling wedge. Interestingly, the pattern is interpreted by many analysts as a signal of a potentially bullish outcome so perhaps there is still hope. Crypto market data daily view. Source: Coin360 BTC USD daily chart. Source: TradingView The price has […]

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OneCoin Co-Founder Pleads Guilty, Faces up to 90 Years in Jail

Ignatov signed a plea on Oct. 4 and faces up to 90 years in prison for money laundering and fraud charges. Konstantin Ignatov, co-founder of alleged crypto scam OneCoin, has pleaded guilty to participation in the multi-billion dollar fraud. According to a BBC report on Nov. 14, Ignatov signed a plea on Oct. 4 and now faces up to 90 years in prison. The news was made public on Nov. 12, the BBC says. After being arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in March 2019, Ignatov pleaded […]

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Bitcoin Wallet Reviews: What’s the Best Hardware Wallet on the Market? Part 3

This is the third article in a three-part series that examines five of the most popular Bitcoin hardware wallets. Read the first part, focused on the wallets’ physical safety and outward appearance here. Read the second part, focused on simplicity, accessibility and privacy, here. By request, samples were provided by some of the companies for review purposes. After assessing the physical sturdiness, appearance, simplicity, accessibility and privacy of five of the leading hardware bitcoin wallets on the market, it’s time to analyze arguably the most important feature […]

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Walmart Canada Rolls Out Blockchain-Based Freight and Payment System

Walmart Canada has launched an automated blockchain-based network designed to improve freight and payment processing. Walmart Canada — the retail giant’s Canadian branch — has rolled out an automated blockchain-based network for freight tracking and payments management, according to a Nov. 14 press release. The new system, which was developed in collaboration with blockchain company DLT Labs,  is designed to improve freight and payment processing, enabling users to automatically trace deliveries, verify transactions and handle payments and reconciliation. Integration with each company’s legacy systems The release further […]

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Dallas Mavericks CTO: Crypto Payment Option Still ‘A Cottage Industry’

The CTO of the Dallas Mavericks said that the pro basketball team’s cryptocurrency payment option is not yet widely used by its fanbase. The Dallas Mavericks pro basketball team’s cryptocurrency payment option has not yet caught on with the majority of fans, the team’s chief technical officer said in a recent interview.  As sports business-focused media outlet Front Office Sports reported on Nov. 14, Mavericks CTO David Herr said that the team wants to provide its fans with a more flexible way to purchase tickets and merchandise, […]

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