Monthly Archives: January 2019

Overstock’s Security Token Trading Platform to Give Investors Control Over Token-Holdings

Overstock’s tZERO has began allowing investors to choose where to put their security tokens. The security token exchange subsidiary of e-commerce retail giant Overstock, tZERO, has started releasing control of its tokens, according to a letter to investors released on Jan. 11. Last August, the subsidiary had announced that its security token offering would close, having raised $134 million out of the maximum amount of $250 million previously specified. In June 2018, tZERO had also signed a letter of with investment company GSR Capital for the purchase […]

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Two Alleged Ethereum ‘Scam Forks’ Appropriating Users’ Private Keys, Report Finds

Ethereum Nowa and Ethereum Classic Vision are reportedly appropriating the private keys of users trying to redeem the allegedly forked coins. Altcoins Ethereum Nowa (ETN) and Ethereum Classic Vision (ETCV) are reportedly appropriating the private keys of users trying to redeem their allegedly forked coins. The suspected scam was covered in a report sent to Cointelegraph by the Guarda Wallet development team on Jan. 11. The official website of the Ethereum Nowa project — which doesn’t contain a white paper — describes the process that users are […]

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The Daily: Critical Bug Found in Beam Wallet, Wirex Adds Another Cryptocurrency

In Friday’s edition of The Daily, we cover the news about a vulnerability found in the Beam Wallet days after the launch of the Mimblewimble-based coin. Also, crypto card provider Wirex has added waves to its list of supported cryptocurrencies, and digital asset exchange Exmo has registered an increase in the number of Belarusian users following Binance’s move to restrict their access to its platform. Also read: Trust Wallet Adds BCH, 35,000 Merchants Get Access to Crypto Payments Critical Vulnerability in the Beam Wallet The developers of […]

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Vinny Lingham Forecasts Bitcoin Price for Two Months Trading Between $3,000 and $5,000

Bitcoin could yet break below its 2018 bottom of $3,130, the Civic CEO has warned. Vinny Lingham, CEO of blockchain identity platform Civic, has revised down his short-term Bitcoin (BTC) price prediction on Jan. 11, telling financial news network Cheddar that the cryptocurrency could fall below $3,000. In an interview, Lingham, who had previously forecast BTC/USD to trade between $3,000 and $6,000 in the coming months, said the market would either “breakout or breakdown.” “The reality is it’ll probably trade sideways between $3,000 and $5,000 for another […]

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PR: Bitex Global Launches XBX on Global Exchanges

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. As per the reports, Bitex has launched its cryptocurrency in worldwide cryptocurrency exchanges, coin namely XBX which is now accessible for trading. So now it’s the right time to change your coins which you don’t need into XBX. As cryptocurrency is the evolving aspect of future payments, Bitex is offering […]

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Japanese Regulators Grant Cryptocurrency Exchange License to Coincheck

Japan’s Financial Services Agency has issued an operating license to Coincheck, which lost $530 million due to a hack last year. Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has granted full permission for cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck to continue operating in the country. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the development on Jan. 11, quoting an official communique. Coincheck, which was hacked in January 2018, losing altcoin tokens worth $530 million at the time, now joins the slowly increasing number of officially sanctioned exchanges serving the Japanese market. The […]

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Crypto Hedge Fund Manager Disputes Augur Metrics of $2 Mln, Claims Only $100,000 at Stake

Reactions to the Augur’s latest weekly report follow Jimmy Song highlighting low user numbers. Blockchain-based prediction market Augur is reportedly significantly overestimating its usage, a founding partner of cryptocurrency hedge fund Tetras Capital claimed on social media on Jan. 10. The latest criticism of the project, Alex Sunnarborg took Augur to task following publication of its most recent weekly report showing the amount of money circulating within its markets. Specifically, the report claims around $2 million is currently involved in wagers set up by users. Sunnarborg, however, […]

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South Korea Government Approves Seven out of 21 Cryptocurrency Exchanges’ Security Policy

Of a total of 21 exchanges, the majority still had notable problems meeting South Korean authorities’ 85 security criteria. Some of South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges have passed a government security audit, but the majority could be exposed to attacks, local tech news outlet ZDNet reported on Jan 10. Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit, in addition to four other major exchanges, satisfied investigators during the audit, which took place between September and December 2018. Of the tranche of 21 platforms involved, however, the remaining 14 failed to meet […]

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Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency Policy

An Indian bank is reportedly forcing customers to agree that they “will not deal with any transactions related to cryptocurrency including bitcoins” when signing up for an account. In addition, there are reports of banks blocking accounts of their existing customers if they are found to have made crypto-related transactions. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Account Opening Agreement Amid banking restrictions imposed by India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a major bank in the country, is reportedly […]

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Query the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain With Bitcoin.com’s Dedicated Bitdb Node

Over six months ago, Bitcoin.com launched a dedicated development page for programmers working on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. More recently, our web portal further added the literature “Mastering Bitcoin Cash,” a comprehensive overview of BCH basics and technical operation of the protocol. In order to ring in the New Year, Bitcoin.com has added a dedicated Bitdb node and explorer this week that can query the BCH chain. Also Read: Nick Szabo: Central Banks May Turn to Cryptocurrency Reserves Over Gold Bitcoin.com Adds Dedicated Bitdb Node for the […]

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