Monthly Archives: January 2019

Crypto Exchange Gate.io Confirms 51% Attack on Ethereum Classic, Promises Refunds

Researchers from crypto exchange Gate.io report they have confirmed that a 51 percent attack did in fact occur on the Ethereum Classic blockchain. Researchers from crypto exchange Gate.io report they have confirmed that a 51 percent attack successfully occurred on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain. The company published an analysis of their findings Jan. 8. Gate.io Research has published its analysis of ETC transactions on its platform during the alleged attack, claiming it has detected seven rollback transactions — four of which were reportedly conducted by the […]

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Banking Agency Advises European Commission to Assess Common Crypto Approach

The European Banking Authority (EBA), a regulatory agency of the European Union, has published its assessment into the application of EU law to crypto assets. The agency, which is headquartered in London, recommends that the European Commission tables a response to the risks regulators associate with the field such as money laundering. Also Read: FBI Agents Raid Tech Campus Over Unauthorized Crypto Trading Crypto Activity Is Outside Scope of EU Banking Rules In the report released on Jan. 9, the EBA examines the application of current EU […]

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US Dept. of Energy Grants $4.8 Million to Fund Research of Tech Including Blockchain

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $4.8 million in funding for university research that includes blockchain. The Department of Energy (DOE) of the United States has announced $4.8 million in funding for university research of technologies including blockchain, according to an announcement published Jan. 7. The funding has been announced by the department’s office of fossil energy. Projects eligible for funding include those researching emerging technologies, “such as blockchain and decentralized, peer-to-peer [P2P] internet protocols” to secure data from fossil power generation sensors. The developed systems would […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Stellar, Tron, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 9

While some prominent investors are still on the fence about crypto, others see the current market as an opportunity to double down on it. 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. Some of the most prominent investors continue to back cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology. Hong Kong […]

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US: Financial Data Co. FactSet Sues Blockchain Terminal Affiliate

CG Blockchain, a company affiliated with trading service Blockchain Terminal, is being sued by U.S. financial research company FactSet for a breach of contract. United States financial research company FactSet has filed a lawsuit against a company affiliated with professional trading service Blockchain Terminal (BCT), according to documents published by the Supreme Court for the State of New York County, Jan. 3. As stated in the lawsuit, in January, 2018, FactSet and the defendant — CG Blockchain — entered into an agreement to develop an interfacing application […]

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Bitcoin Goes on Sale in 24 French Tobacco Stores

At least 24 tobacco shops have started selling bitcoin coupons in the French capital of Paris. Widely known as “tabacs”, the stores received regulatory approval for the cryptocurrency sales late last year. More than 6,500 tabacs – representing about a quarter of the registered tobacco stores in France – are expected to start offering BTC coupons by February. Also read: Report Claims Central Banks Are Cautious About Us suing Their Own Digital Currencies BTC Vouchers for 50, 100 and 250 Euros According to a Reuters report published Jan. […]

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Qtum Completes First Atomic Swap With Bitcoin on Mainnet

Qtum, a blockchain platform that merges the strength of Bitcoin’s blockchain with the Ethereum Virtual Machine to build decentralized applications, has completed its first atomic swap with Bitcoin on mainnet. This is a big, first step for atomic swaps, a feature that allows for on-chain exchanges, or transactions, between cryptocurrencies on two separate blockchains without the need to rely on a third party. For Bitcoin, this is a big step forward in allowing interoperability between other blockchains and itself in a trustless manner. Atomic swaps are not […]

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Jason Cox Extends Open Invitation for Assistance With Development and Review of Bitcoin Cash Code

BCH developer conversations have been taking place ahead of the upcoming May 2019 upgrade. In their latest video meeting, devs agreed that they need to know how much BCH is locked up in p2sh segwit addresses. It was also agreed that Andrea Suisani will take charge of the byte transaction size limit and Mark Lundeberg will review Amaury Sechet’s code on Schnorr signatures. Lastly, Jason Cox extended an open invitation for the qualified to assist with the development and review of BCH code. Also read: Major Mining Pools Have […]

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Blockchain is Boosting the Health Sector by Unifying Patient Data and Increasing Funding for Medical Research

Blockchain will boost the health industry by integrating patient data and widening medical research. People are living longer in the 21st Century, but what’s less recognized is that, despite our increasing longevity, we’re also getting sicker. According to research, the number of people over 65 afflicted with at least four medical conditions is on course to rise by 100 percent by 2035. As can be imagined, such a jump in illness is going to place an increasingly heavy burden on medical institutions and services, with the implication […]

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Bitcoin Holds Above $4,000 Amid Checkered Market Outlook

Crypto markets are continuing to show mixed signals, with most of the top market cap coins seeing mild changes both red and green. Wednesday, Jan. 9 — crypto markets are continuing to show mixed signals, with most of the top market cap coins seeing mild changes both red and green. Bitcoin (BTC) is holding justabove the $4,000 mark, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Top cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has been jaggedly trading sideways over the past three days, and is currently down a mild 1.4 […]

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