Monthly Archives: April 2019

Ethereum Core Devs: Funding for ProgPoW 3rd-Party Audit Approved

Ethereum core developer Hudson Jameson announced that an audit of the ASIC-resistant Proof of Work algorithm ProgPoW has been funded. Ethereum (ETH) core developer Hudson Jameson announced that a third-party audit of the Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)-resistant proof-of-work algorithm ProgPoW has been funded. The dev made the announcement during the latest bi-weekly Ethereum core developer meeting held on April 26. During the call, it was specified that the targeted funding amount of 50,000 units of decentralized, Ethereum-based USD-pegged stablecoin DAI had been reached. The funds were […]

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Top 5 Crypto Performers: BTC, XEM, BSV, ETH, BNB

Altcoins lead market growth this week as bitcoin lags behind. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data provided by HitBTC exchange. Altcoins led the rally this week from the lows with bitcoin (BTC) lagging behind. After a sharp up move, it was natural for traders to book profits on their quick gains. While altcoins […]

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As Projects Flock to Binance Chain, Its DEX Has a Lot to Live up To

You wouldn’t know to look at it, but Binance DEX could soon become the busiest exchange in the cryptosphere. At present, MITH is the only token tradable on there, though it will soon be joined by NOW – the first token to be added to Binance Chain – plus hundreds more if exchange boss CZ has his way. But how accessible is Binance DEX, particularly to users of countries that are denied access to centralized exchanges? And exactly how decentralized is Binance DEX? Also read: Wizsec Security […]

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MakerDAO CTO Departs, Points to Internal Conflicts

Andy Milenius is no longer the CTO at MakerDAO, the company behind the decentralized algorithmic Ethereum-based stablecoin DAI. Andy Milenius, formerly the chief technology officer at MakerDAO, published an open letter dated April 3 explaining his concerns over the project’s internal conflicts. MakerDAO is the  company behind the decentralized algorithmic Ethereum-based stablecoin DAI as well as the governance token Maker (MKR). In his 24-page-long letter, Milenius describes a conflict between his ideas of equal workspace and democratization true to a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) and his fellow […]

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Hodler’s Digest, April 22–28: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Bitfinex and Tether deny the New York attorney general’s claims of a lost $850 million, and Samsung considers a Samsung Coin. Top stories this week Bitfinex Allegedly Covers $850 Million Loss With Tether Funds The New York attorney general’s office alleged this week that crypto exchange Bitfinex lost $850 million and subsequently used funds from affiliated stablecoin operator Tether to secretly cover the shortfall. The attorney general’s office has obtained a court filing that alleged that Bitfinex’s operator, Tether Limited and its associated entities were in violation […]

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Twitter Shenanigans and Tether Probe in the Weekly Video Update From Bitcoin.com

Cryptocurrency advocates try to get the CEO of Twitter to ban @Bitcoin and the New York Attorney General goes after the company behind Tether. This and more in the weekly video news update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: How to Start Cloud Mining Bitcoin Cash Watch Bitcoin.com’s Weekly News Update This week’s show covers the latest attempts by BTC maximalists to deplatform @Bitcoin from Twitter over the account owner’s pro-BCH stance. One of them shared a private message sent to to the social media company’s CEO, […]

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Ontology to Launch Regulated USD-Backed Stablecoin PAX on its Blockchain

Enterprise blockchain platform Ontology plans to launch a version of the regulated USD-backed stablecoin Paxos Standard on its chain. Enterprise blockchain platform Ontology (ONT) plans to launch a version of the regulated USD-backed stablecoin Paxos Standard (PAX) on its own blockchain. The company announced the news in a press release published on April 27. Per the release, the new token (PAXO) will be based on Ontology’s OEP-4 token standard, which will enable atomic swaps between the Ontology-based main blockchain and other blockchains. This feature reportedly aims to […]

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Wizsec Security Blames Coinlab After Mt. Gox Trustee Delays Proceedings

On April 25, the Mt. Gox civil rehabilitation trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi published a new announcement concerning the deadline for the rehabilitation plan. According to the letter sent to Mt. Gox creditors, Kobayashi has delayed the proceedings for another six months due to “undetermined” claims. Following the announcement, bitcoin security specialists Wizsec published a scathing critique of the Coinlab claim for US$16 billion and alleged that it was “the elephant in the room causing this delay.” Also read: Mt. Gox Restitution Process Frozen Due to One Man’s $16B […]

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Blockchain Projects Bloom as Crypto Spring Fuels a Fundraising Boom

As crypto winter subsides, spring has sprung in the cryptosphere, ushering in green shoots of growth across the board. Attention has largely focused on the increase in digital asset prices, as cryptocurrencies have swelled by an average of 40% in 2019. But away from the frothy market action, there is far more tangible evidence that the worst of the downturn is over. Scores of crypto projects have reported renewed interest from investors, signaling that better times are ahead. Also read: How to Create a Bitcoin Cash Wallet […]

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‘Blockchain Bandit’: How a Hacker Has Been Stealing Millions Worth of ETH by Guessing Weak Private Keys

An interview with a senior analyst at ISE. Earlier this week, United States-based security consulting firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) published a report on private keys for the Ethereum blockchain. Despite establishing around 700 weak private keys that are being regularly used by multiple people, the researchers found a “blockchain bandit” who has managed to collect almost 45,000 ether (ETH) by successfully guessing those frail private keys. Cointelegraph interviewed Adrian Bednarek, a senior security analyst at ISE, to find out more about what they describe as “ethercombing.” […]

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