Category Archives: Crypto News

DLT vs. HTTP: CloudFlare’s Quest to Decentralize the Internet

On Sept. 17, CloudFlare introduced its decentralized content gateway. On Sept. 17, a vital United States-based content delivery network (CDN) CloudFlare introduced a new decentralized content gateway via InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), a peer-to-peer (p2p) network run by thousands of computers bypassing the conventional HTTP system. Here’s how it supposed to work and why CloudFlare decided to support such a project. What is CloudFlare? CloudFlare is a company that provides content delivery network (CDN) services and DDoS protection. Basically, CloudFlare plays the role of an intermediary between […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, September 21

Lately, crypto prices have not been falling on bad news and have been rising on minor positive ones – investors are looking for reasons to buy. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Michael Novogratz, founder of the digital asset management firm Galaxy Digital, has recently reiterated […]

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Forced Deal and FSA Scrutiny: What Do We Know About Japan’s Latest Hack

How hackers stole $59 million from Zaif. This week, yet another major hack occurred in Japan: Hackers stole around $59 million worth of cryptocurrencies from local cryptocurrency exchange Zaif. It took several days for the platform to notice the breach, and now it has fallen under the tight scrutiny of the country’s regulator. The company that owns Zaif has already agreed to sell its majority stake to cover the losses. Zaif was already under the FSA’s scope Zaif was founded in May 2014 by Osaka-based startup Tech […]

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Dutch Supermarket Giant Adopts Blockchain to Make Orange Juice Production Transparent

Albert Heijn, Holland’s largest supermarket chain, has revealed it is using blockchain for its own-brand “sustainable” orange juice’s supply chain. Albert Heijn, Holland’s largest supermarket chain, has revealed it is using blockchain to make the production chain of its orange juice transparent, International Supermarket News reports September 21. Albert Heijn will reportedly launch the new blockchain system in partnership with its supplier, Refresco. To give customers’ maximum information about the source of Albert Heijn’s own-brand “sustainable” product, they will be able to scan a QR code on […]

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Petro to Be Used for International Exchange Starting in October, Maduro Claims

Nicolas Maduro has stated the Petro will “com[e] into play” as a currency for global exchange in October. Venezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, will be used for international commercial transactions starting in October 2018, according to a September 21 statement made by Nicolas Maduro. The Venezuelan president appeared on the national VTV channel to deliver his speech on the latest economic issues. As cited by the VTV website, he then announced the upcoming use of Petro on an international level, stating: “Petro comes into play as a […]

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Ripple Passes Ethereum to Claim Number Two Ranking on CoinMarketCap

Altcoin Ripple has seen daily growth of around 140 percent to overtake Ethereum in market cap rankings on CoinMarketCap. Altcoin Ripple (XRP), which has seen an explosive amount of growth over the past week, has overtaken Ethereum (ETH) to be ranked number two by total market capitalization on CoinMarketCap. As of press time, Ripple has a listed market cap of around $26 billion, while Ethereum — now in third on CoinMarketCap — has around $23 billion in market cap. Bitcoin (BTC) is still ranked number one, with […]

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Jeremy Gardner: ‘Bitcoin Is No Different Than Money Systems Today, Except That It May Be Better’

Blockchain educator and entrepreneur Jeremy Gardner speaks with Cointelegraph about the necessary conditions for mass adoption and why he never trades. This interview has been edited and condensed. Known in mainstream media as a young “Bitcoin millionaire,” within the crypto and blockchain industry, Jeremy Gardner is a known more for what he does than how much he makes. As a serial blockchain entrepreneur, educator and investor, Gardner has founded the global educational nonprofit the Blockchain Education Network and co-founded the blockchain-based prediction platform Augur. Most recently, he […]

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IBM Files Blockchain Patent to Tackle Privacy and Security Concerns for Drones

IBM has applied to patent a system that would use blockchain tech to tackle privacy and security concerns for drones. IBM has applied to patent a system that would use blockchain tech to tackle privacy and security concerns for drones, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) September 20. The computing giant first filed the patent in March 2017, detailing how blockchain could be used to securely store data associated with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly known as drones. […]

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial to Launch Blockchain Backend-as-a-Service Platform

Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is launching a blockchain BaaS (Backend-as-a-Service) platform. Ant Financial, the financial affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is launching a blockchain BaaS (Backend-as-a-Service) platform, local news outlet China Money Network reports September 21. The announcement was reportedly made by Ant Financial vice president Jiang Guoefei at the Ant Technology Exploration Conference (ATEC) in Hangzhou yesterday. The new BaaS platform is being launched in tandem with an enterprise-focused “ant blockchain partner program” that will reportedly enable small- and […]

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Bitcoin Core Upgrade ‘Critical’ for Everyone, Urge Developers in Bug Disclosure

Bitcoin users running the Bitcoin Core client should upgrade to the newly-released version to avoid exposure to a vulnerability, developer urge. Bitcoin Core developers published a “full disclosure” of the vulnerability affecting several implementations of the Bitcoin (BTC) client Friday, September 21, repeating calls for all nodes to upgrade to the latest version as a priority. In addition to technical details about the bug, known as CVE-2018-17144, the disclosure explains how developers dealt with the threat to the Bitcoin network, along with a timeline of its discovery […]

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