Monthly Archives: January 2020

Remembering Tamás Blummer, Pioneering Bitcoin Developer

Tamás Blummer, a Bitcoin developer since 2012 and founder of several groundbreaking Bitcoin-focused projects, reportedly passed away on January 12, 2019, after a long fight with cancer. Among Blummer’s contributions to the Bitcoin ecosystem were Rust Bitcoin, a project focused on creating a Bitcoin network library written in the Rust programming language; CoinTerra, an early ASIC miner manufacturer; and Bitcoin technology company Bits of Proof, which was acquired by decentralized finance company Digital Assets Holdings, where Blummer served as the chief ledger architect. “RIP @TamasBlummer,â€� tweeted Adamant […]

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Anchorage Acquires Merkle as Part of Trading Service Launch

Crypto custodian Anchorage announced the acquisition of Merkle Data as part of its institutional crypto brokerage offering. Crypto custody company Anchorage now offers a crypto brokerage service, acquiring Merkle Data to further the service.  Anchorage has introduced an institutional crypto trading service called Anchorage Trading, and has acquired institutional-grade risk management and analytics software company Merkle Data to enhance the endeavor, Anchorage co-founder and CEO Nathan McCauley said in a Jan. 15 post on Anchorage’s blog.  Institutional crypto trading Anchorage’s new offering allows institutional players to trade […]

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Malaysia Looks to Tie Token Offerings to Exchanges

A day after an investor alert on Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO’s), the US SEC—which has levied severe penalties—the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) published a regulatory guide on digital token offerings in the country. Following the US SEC’s investor alert against Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO’s), Malaysia’s regulator has published a regulatory guide requiring token offerings in the country be attached to exchanges. A breakdown of Malaysia IEOs A report from Malaysia’s Securities Commission (SC) makes clear that digital tokens are to be used only for goods and services […]

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SEC Issues Alert Against Initial Exchange Offerings

The SEC has issued an alert to investors regarding initial exchange offerings. This warning is not an official statement on regulatory policy, but it does indicate the way the American market regulators view the practice and why many exchanges are shunning U.S. investors. Also Read: Telegram Rejects SEC Request to Hand Over Bank Records for TON SEC Warns Investors About IEOs The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has urged investors to use caution before investing in initial exchange offerings. The alert […]

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EEA Partners With Whiteblock to Offer New Testnet With Controlled Environment

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance members can now test their blockchain applications within a new testnet, which does not require a full-scale roll-out. Members of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) can now test their blockchain applications within a new testnet, which does not require a full-scale roll-out. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 15, EEA revealed its new partnership with blockchain testing and development firm Whiteblock, through which the EEA will leverage Whiteblock Genesis testing platform. The platform will allow users to manage and utilize the […]

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US Congress Looks at Role of Crypto and Internet in Funding Hate Crimes

The House Financial Services Committee raised concerns over the use of crypto to fund domestic terrorism in the United States in a recent hearing. The House Financial Services Committee has raised concerns over the use of cryptocurrencies to fund domestic terrorism in the United States. In a Jan. 15 hearing, the FSC Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy has examined how U.S. financial institutions can combat domestic terrorism, extremism and acts of hate. Titled “A Persistent and Evolving Threat: An Examination of the Financing […]

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Crypto Exchange Upbit Finishes Security Update in Response to 2019 Hack

Crypto exchange Upbit recently completed a security overhaul in response to a hack the platform suffered in late 2019. Strengthening its walls after a hack in late 2019, South Korean crypto exchange Upbit has finished a security upgrade for the wallets on its exchange platform, restoring functionality once again. Upbit decided to update its defenses in response to an Ethereum (ETH) hack the exchange suffered in 2019, an Upbit representative confirmed to Cointelegraph in an email on Jan. 14, 2020, adding: “It is part of our effort […]

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Kraken Hires Former CoinDesk Editor Pete Rizzo for Content Department

Pete Rizzo, long-time CoinDesk Editor-in-Chief, has started work at crypto exchange Kraken’s content production department. Pete Rizzo, former editor-in-chief at leading crypto news outlet CoinDesk, has started a new position at cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. Per a Jan. 15 announcement from Kraken, Rizzo’s new role as Editor-at-Large will entail responsibility for content production for the company’s new products and services. Departure from CoinDesk and the new role Regarding the shift in positions, Rizzo said “At this stage in my career, I wanted the opportunity to work with a […]

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Price Analysis Jan 15: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, TRX, XMR

The recent Bitcoin and altcoin rally is leading traders to wonder whether consolidation or a minor correction is in store but the current market conditions suggest buying on the dips. The crypto space is making a comeback and the rally is being led by altcoins. While several altcoins might participate in the initial rally, we believe that the market will start differentiating between each cryptocurrency based on its fundamentals. Hence, traders should avoid buying the non-performers expecting a repeat of the previous bull market when every altcoin […]

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Gavin Andresen Speaks About Ethereum’s Tornado and Wallet Privacy

Over the last couple of years. the former lead maintainer of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) repository Gavin Andresen has been quiet in regards to the crypto ecosystem. Andresen hasn’t been developing any projects and once in a while makes a comment or two about the digital currency industry. On Monday, January 13, Andresen shared the first blog post he’s written since November 2018, as he decided to review the zero-knowledge protocol for Ethereum called Tornado.cash. Also read: Privacy-Enhancing BCH Tool Cashfusion Begins Working Behind the Scenes Gavin […]

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