Monthly Archives: January 2019

Crypto Markets See Mixed Signals, Bitcoin Still Above $4,000

Bitcoin has been holding the psychological $4K mark for two days, while some of the other top currencies see mild losses Tuesday, Jan. 8 — crypto markets are seeing mixed signals, according to data from Coin360, after a day mostly in the green. Bitcoin (BTC) still remains above current psychological barrier of $4,000, while some of the other major cryptocurrencies see mild losses. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin has not dipped below the $4,000 mark for almost two days now, reaching up to $4,109 today. As of […]

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Bitcoin Wallet Forced to Drop Key Privacy Features From Google Play App

Privacy-focused bitcoin wallet Samourai is having its hand forced by Google. According to a Samourai blog post, the wallet provider is disabling privacy features that are key to its design before its latest version, 0.99.4, hits the Google Play store tomorrow. The removed features include Samourai’s Stealth Mode, remote text message (SMS) commands, and SIM Switch Defense (a measure to protect against sim swaps). The privacy restrictions only affect the version of the wallet available on Google Play. To bypass these restrictions, users can also download what […]

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Two US Law Firms File Class Action Against Altcoin Nano and Exchange BitGrail

U.S. law firms Silver Miller and Levi & Korsinsky have filed a class action lawsuit against Nano devs for allegedly violating securities laws. Two United States law firms have filed a lawsuit against the developers of altcoin Nano (NANO) as well as Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail, according to a notice published Jan. 7. Crypto-focused law firm Silver Miller and securities law firm Levi & Korsinsky have filed a class action lawsuit representing James Fabian — “and on behalf of all other persons similarly situated” — an investor […]

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Nevada Saw an Influx of Blockchain Recorded Marriages in 2018

According to public records obtained from Washoe County, home to one of the marriage epicenters of the world in Reno, Nevada, the region saw over 950 blockchain recorded marriages in 2018. Moreover, about 250 miles away in Elko, Nevada, county officials are recording birth certificates using blockchain technology. Also read: Connecticut Software Engineering School Receives $10,000 BTC Donation Blockchain Recorded Marriages Are On the Rise in Nevada Reno, Nevada, otherwise known as “the biggest little city in the world,” saw a significant number of blockchain recorded marriages last year. […]

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ETH Dev Suggests Moving to ‘ASIC-Friendly Algorithm’ After ProgPoW Decision

Alexey Akhunov, an Ethereum code contributor, suggested that Ethereum developers should ‘embrace’ specialized mining hardware (ASICs). An Ethereum (ETH) code contributor has suggested that Ethereum developers ‘embrace’ specialized mining hardware (ASICs) in a reply on Ethereum developer forum Ethereum Magicians, Jan. 7. As Cointelegraph reported last week, Ethereum core developers have tentatively decided to implement a new proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm, dubbed ProgPoW, which would decrease the efficiency divide between ASICs and GPUs, while rendering current Ethereum ASICs obsolete. According to another developer on Ethereum Magicians, David Vorick, […]

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Coinbase Suspends Ethereum Classic Following 51 Percent Attack

Coinbase has ceased interactions with the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain after the exchange detected a 51 percent attack on the network. Following the discovery of a “deep chain reorganization” of the ETC blockchain, Coinbase suspended Ethereum Classic withdrawals and deposits. Also Read: Major Mining Pools Have a ‘High Die-Off Rate’ Study Reveals Coinbase Stops Interacting With ETC Blockchain After Deep Chain Reorganization Coinbase has published a blog post titled “Ethereum Classic ETC is Currently Being 51% Attacked” detailing a malicious attack on the ETC network. The post states […]

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Payment Network RippleNet Exceeds 200 Customers, Garlinghouse Highlights Fiat Volatility

Payment network RippleNet has surpassed 200 customers, with financial institutions in 40 countries. Crypto and blockchain company Ripple has reported today, Jan. 8, that 13 new financial institutions have signed up for the RippleNet payment network, bringing the total number of customers over 200. The new institutions range from locations including Sweden, England and Kuwait, with 40 countries in total across all customers. Ripple’s blog post notes that five of the new additions — JNFX, SendFriend, Transpaygo, FTCS and Euro Exim Bank — will use Ripple’s digital […]

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Leading Crypto Markets Post Worst Year of Monthly Price Action on Record

When looking at monthly market performance, 2018 was the bloodiest year in the history of the cryptocurrency markets. Of the seven largest cryptocurrencies by market cap, only three were able to produce more than two green monthly candles during 2018. Also Read: Bitblock Publishes Alternative Valuation Model That Suggests BTC Is Underpriced BTC and ETH Produce Most Red Monthly Candles in Calendar Year Ever In 2018, bitcoin core (BTC) saw the most red monthly candles in its history, posting three green and nine red monthly candles throughout the […]

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Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bisq Has a New UI and DAO

Decentralized exchange Bisq has upgraded its software with an entirely new User Interface (UI) design and the launch of the Bisq Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) on testnet. With the release of the latest update (v0.9), users can finally take the Bisq DAO for a spin, a software design that will reward contributors that work on the project, without oversight from a central authority. This compensation will be done with the project’s token called BSQ. How Bisq Works Bisq is a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange platform that allows users […]

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KodakOne Blockchain Beta Test Sees $1 Mln in Content Licensing Claims

KodakONE has reportedly generated over $1 million in licensing claims for image rights during a limited beta test of its blockchain-based platform. KodakONE — the developer of a blockchain-based image rights platform licensed by photographic industry giant Kodak — has reportedly generated over $1 million in licensing claims for image rights during a limited beta test of its platform. The news was reported by blockchain news source Breaker Mag on Jan. 8. As Cointelegraph previously reported, the KodakONE Image Rights Management Platform is an image copyright protection, […]

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