Monthly Archives: January 2020

Kik Representative Will Give Deposition in SEC Case on Jan. 28

The U.S. SEC has requested that Kik Interactive Inc. provided detailed information about its operations since it released its native token, Kin. The United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has requested a deposition from a representative of Kik Interactive Inc. to provide detailed information about its operations since releasing native token Kin. Kik Interactive, the Canadian company behind the Kik messenger application, has been dragged into a long-standing legal battle with the U.S. regulator. The SEC claims that the company violated securities laws when it carried out […]

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Securities Regulator of India Bets on Blockchain

The chairman of the securities market regulator of India urges exploration of the best possible usages of blockchain for security markets. The Chairman of Security and Exchange Board of India(SEBI), Ajay Tyagi makes a bet on blockchain technology and urges exploration of the best possible usage of blockchain in securities markets. SEBI is the regulator of the Indian securities market. On Jan 23, speaking at a research conference on ‘Changing Landscape of Securities Market’ organized by the National Institute of Securities Markets, Patalganj, Tyagi said that applications […]

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How Payswap Can Confuse Blockchain Analysts, Benefiting Bitcoin Privacy for All

Although Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper suggests that privacy was a design goal of the Bitcoin protocol, blockchain analysis can often break users’ privacy. 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 name some examples. But there are solutions to regain privacy. A new solution was proposed on the bitcoin-dev mailing list this week, by the […]

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Litecoin ‘Digital Silver’ Narrative Is Proven Wrong, New Data Shows

Data shows Litecoin is not “digital silverâ€� but a slight correlation between LTC and silver can provide insight into the digital asset’s future returns. The start of 2020 has seen considerable gains in the cryptocurrency market as a whole. Recently, Bitcoin (BTC) price reached a 2-month record high crossing above the $9,000 mark as well as other cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin (LTC) reaching $62.80 which is the highest price seen since mid-November 2018. Cryptocurrency market weekly overview. Source: Coin360 Cryptocurrencies’ volatile behavior is one of the main […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding Questions

On Wednesday, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer disclosed that five mining operations had plans to donate roughly $6 million in coinbase rewards (depending on market prices) to developers building Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. The news was met with mixed reviews as some of the specifics of the deal were scrutinized and the miner funding subject has been the topic of debate across the entire cryptosphere. On Jan. 23, Zhuoer discussed the developer fund idea in an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) appearance on Reddit. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Sees Mining Pool Shift […]

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Chainalysis Finds Exchanges Bolstering Security While Hackers Refine Attacks

A Chainalysis report finds more exchange hacks in 2019, but less money stolen than in heists from previous years. A Chainalysis report has found an increase in number of exchange hacks in 2019, though less crypto was actually stolen than in previous years. The findings In the report, Chainalysis includes only exchange attacks (excluding wallet providers, payment processors, etc.). The firm includes hacks against technical vulnerabilities, deceptive attacks, like social engineering, and attacks that they confirmed and measured in value. It also includes hacks from private sources, […]

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MIT Research Group Calls Crypto a Testing Ground for a Central Bank Digital Asset

MIT’s crypto research group said the crypto and blockchain space is an experimental playground paving the way for a central bank digital currency. MIT’s crypto and distributed ledger tech research group, the Digital Currency Initiative, recently explained that a central bank digital currency (CBDC) will eventually use some of the concepts and technology currently at play in the experimental crypto space. “CBDC should not be a direct copy of existing cryptocurrencies with exactly the same design and features but there are things we can learn from their emergence […]

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Bitcoin Games Celebrates Lunar New Year 2020 With Introduction of Free Spins

Bitcoin Games is a provably fair online casino where you can play popular games using BTC and BCH. The platform is introducing a new feature and for its Lunar New Year 2020 promotion all players can get Red Envelopes packed with Free Spins. Also Read: Video Games Giant Ubisoft Is Looking for Blockchain Startups to Support Bitcoin Games Introduces Free Spins on Lunar New Year A new moon will appear on 25th January 2020, and with it, the Lunar New Year festivities will begin in Asia and […]

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Facebook’s Libra Pushed World to Reconsider USD as Global Reserve Currency: WEF

Major global economists credit Facebook’s Libra with pushing the world to reconsider the U.S. dollar as the world’s anchor currency at WEF panel in Davos. Major global economists credit Facebook’s Libra with pushing the world to start reconsidering the United States dollar as anchor currency. At a Jan. 23 panel at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, officials and financial experts discussed one of the most important mechanisms in the global financing system — the U.S. dollar, which has become the world’s reserve currency. Libra […]

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Amun Launched Short Bitcoin ETP on Leading Swiss Exchange SIX

Swiss cryptocurrency financial firm Amun AG launched a derivative giving investors inverse exposure to Bitcoin, called 21Shares Short Bitcoin. Swiss cryptocurrency financial firm Amun AG launched an Exchange Traded Product (ETP) giving investors inverse exposure to Bitcoin (BTC), called 21Shares Short Bitcoin (SBTC). As Cointelegraph Japan reported earlier today, Amun launched the derivative in question on Jan. 22 on Switzerland’s leading stock exchange, Six Swiss Exchange. The description of the product on the firm’s official website is as follows: “The 21Shares Short Bitcoin ETP (Ticker: SBTC) seeks […]

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