Monthly Archives: June 2020

Allegedly Fraudulent Crypto Exchange Shut Down by UK High Court

The UK Insolvency Service claimed that GPay is nothing but a “scamâ€� after conducting confidential inquiries. The UK High Court has appointed the Official Receiver as liquidator of the cryptocurrency trading platform, GPay Ltd. According to an announcement published by the UK Insolvency Service on June 30, the crypto exchange showed signs of being “nothing but a scamâ€�. Fake statements abound The firm, also known previously as XtraderFX and Cryptopoint, advertised its services online and through social media channels. The Insolvency Service claims that the ads falsely […]

More info

Survey Shows 42% of Investors Expect a $15K Bitcoin Price in 2020

A staggering 57% of respondents said that they buy and hold cryptocurrency as a long-term investment. A survey conducted by major crypto custodian Bitcoin IRA revealed that 42% of the platform’s customers expect Bitcoin’s (BTC) price to exceed $15,000 by the end of 2020. According to a June 29 announcement, Bitcoin IRA surveyed over 300 of its customers who answered their questions on a voluntary basis. A staggering 57% of the respondents also said that they buy and hold cryptocurrency as a long-term investment. Bitcoin IRA has […]

More info

Investors Defrauded by South Korean Pyramid Scheme

An alleged crypto pyramid scheme stole hundreds of millions of dollars from investors. South Korean authorities are investigating a complaint filed by 950 investors who claim to be victims of a crypto-related ponzi scheme. According to TV Chosun, police are looking into reports that over 160 individuals are believed to have operated the alleged scam, known as Futurenet. The Futurenet team is also suspected of stealing almost 20 billion won ($16.66 million) from investors and transferring the money via cryptocurrency. Victims bought using crypto Victims state that […]

More info

Bamboozled: Gavin Andresen Says He Could Have Been Fooled by Craig Wright, BSV Supporters Speak Out

This week a number of Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit depositions have recently published and are now available for public viewing. One specific deposition with the former Bitcoin Core lead maintainer, Gavin Andresen, casts doubt on the claim that Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto. Moreover, the Bitcoinsv supporter Daniel Krawisz has been speaking out about Wright and mentions there is “plagiarism in several of Craig Wright’s works.” For well over five years now, Craig Steven Wright, has publicly claimed that he invented Bitcoin and that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. […]

More info

Cardano’s ‘Shelley’ Mainnet to Launch Soon

Cardano launches Shelly mainnet two days before Virtual Summit. Cardano (ADA) is upgrading from “Byronâ€� over to “Shelleyâ€�. According to an announcement from the project: “We’ve been successfully running node v 1.14.2 on the Shelley public testnet for over a week now. And we can confirm that we’ll deploy the new node to the Cardano mainnet… today, 30th June as per the first date in the rollout plan.â€� Shelley offers greater decentralization and lays the groundwork for Goguen, which will introduce smart contracts. The Shelley version of […]

More info

3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Recorded Its Third Best Q2 Performance Ever

Bitcoin recorded its third best Q2 performance ever and these major factors contributed to the rally. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) recorded its strongest Q2 performance in history following a massive plunge on March 13 when the price dropped below $3,600 before eventually pushing above $10,000 over the next three months. Researchers at Skew said: “Bitcoin is having today its third best quarterly close in its young history.â€� Quarterly performances of Bitcoin throughout the past 6 years. Source: Skew Three key catalysts that fueled the historic Bitcoin […]

More info

Iota Enters First Phase to Become ‘Fully Decentralized Network’ by 2021

Iota Foundation expects to remove network Coordinator and become a “fully decentralized networkâ€� by Q1 2021. Iota, a major blockchain project designed for the Internet of Things, or IOT, has entered the first phase in its roadmap for upgrading the network to IOTA 2.0. According to a June 30 blog post, users can now download the new Pollen release in the first fully decentralized IOTA test network. The release is the first phase in Iota’s IOTA 2.0 transition roadmap, released on June 29. In the roadmap, Iota […]

More info

ETH Scalability Isn’t Going to Be an Issue Soon, Suggests Vitalik Buterin

Ethereum 2.0 will eventually facilitate up to approximately 100,000 transactions per second. Ethereum expects boosted transactions per second, or TPS, as the network shifts toward the long-awaited Ethereum 2.0, or ETH 2.0, according to Etheruem co-founder Vitalik Buterin.  Vitalik says the transition will not be instant “ETH2 scaling for data will be available before ETH2 scaling for general computation,” Ethereum Buterin said in a June 30 tweet. “This implies that rollups will be the dominant scaling paradigm for at least a couple of years: first ~2-3k TPS […]

More info

LGBTQ+ in Blockchain/Crypto: A Safe Space With Room for More Inclusion

LGBTQ+ people in the sector say crypto is a welcoming space: “The crypto sector is more than supportive of LGBTQ+ rights.â€� Technology has become central to everyday life. From finding new ways to make money smarter to communicating with each other, humankind is reliant on technology companies to provide these services for us. But despite its great influence over modern life, tech still faces a diversity problem. While some progress is beginning to be made, a cursory glance across the C-level ranks of most companies shows a […]

More info

Study Shows Indonesia Was Hit Hard By Crypto-Centric Attacks

Microsoft research shows crypto-related attacks grew in Indonesia during from 2018 to 2019. Research from Microsoft reveals that Indonesia had the highest malware encounter rate across the Asia Pacific region in 2019. They conclude that this indicates a surge in cryptojacking and ransomware attacks. The report shows that the region continues to experience a “higher-than-averageâ€� encounter rate for ransomware and other malware attacks, posting figures 1.6 and 1.7 times higher than the rest of the world, respectively. Ransomware and cryptojacking attacks on the rise in Indonesia Indonesia […]

More info
1 2 3 114