Monthly Archives: July 2020

Roger Ver Says Twitter Blocking His Tweets About BCH

Roger Ver says Twitter seems to be blocking tweets about non-state issued money. Bitcoin.com founder Roger Ver says Twitter seems to be blocking him from sending tweets about non-state issued money.  Ver said he was trying to send tweets about instant near-field communication, or NFC, payments for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens from be.cash but was unable to.  It seems Twitter is blocking me from sending certain tweets promoting non state issued money. pic.twitter.com/7JiZ6G9jXA — Roger Ver (@rogerkver) July 19, 2020 Ver, who […]

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142 Million Guests: Hackers Attempt to Sell MGM Grand Data Dump for Cryptocurrency

Last year the giant resort firm MGM Grand was hacked and the cybercriminals ostensibly obtained a massive dump of names, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth. Now according to vendors on the deep web, hackers have been trying to sell the data dump for monero or bitcoin. The hackers claim the dump has over 142 million MGM Grand guests’ information. A recent report details that hackers have been trying to unload a large data dump with information on an alleged 142 million MGM Grand hotel guests. […]

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Twitter Hack Special: $120K Stolen, FBI Investigate, Calls to Ban BTC — Hodler’s Digest, July 13–19

Top celebrities, politicians and businesses are caught up in a “social engineering attackâ€� on Twitter — with theories swirling around that it could have been an “inside job.â€� Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Elon Musk, Kanye West and Bill Gates’ Twitter accounts hacked by Bitcoin thief This […]

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Bitcoin Price Predictions by Top Analysts Are Usually Wrong — Here’s Why

Top analysts often make wild Bitcoin price predictions, while BTC options implied volatility produces conservative estimates. Which group fared better? Since Bitcoin (BTC) price rallied above $19,000 in 2017, crypto analysts have issued an amazingly wide range of price predictions on the date and value of the next all-time high or low.  Sometimes these predictions are rooted in deep fundamental and technical analysis, whereas other times they are simply nothing more than off-the-cuff estimates issued at whim.  Options markets provide useful insights into traders’ expectations, including mathematical […]

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Second Lawsuit Filed Against Plaid

Another class action lawsuit against Plaid has been filed citing the company violated user data privacy. A new class action lawsuit complaint against fintech startup Plaid has been filed with more plaintiffs alleging the company violated the data privacy of users.  The new complaint filed on behalf of four new plaintiffs alleged that Plaid—which was bought by Visa for $5.3 billion this year—collected information on over 200 million distinct financial accounts who use services such as Venmo, Coinbase, Square’s Cash App and Stripe. The complaint states Plaid […]

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The Covid-19 Crisis Fueled Darknet Markets – A Patron’s Biggest Concern Is Mail Disruption

Ever since the coronavirus outbreak swept the globe, darknet markets (DNM) have grown exponentially and the lockdowns worldwide are prompting first-time DNM buyers. Currently, the largest DNM on the invisible web is the marketplace Empire, and the only thing impeding the rush of DNM sales these days are the general worries over the postal and mail delivery services shutting down. The response to Covid-19 has caused an interesting predicament for the masses worldwide, as business shutdowns and government-enforced lockdowns have disrupted the global economy. One economic sector, […]

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Top 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, ADA, LINK, XLM, VET, DGTX*

While Bitcoin’s range-bound action is likely to extend for a few more days, select altcoins continue to show promise. Bitcoin’s (BTC) tight range has put analysts in a fix, meaning, every bit of data is being analyzed to determine the direction of the impending breakout. Bitcoin options open interest data can provide some clues on what the larger investors are expecting but there are many other factors at play that could influence Bitcoin’s spot price. Currently, the maximum open interest buildup in calls is at the $11,000 […]

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New Standard to Avoid Ethreum Contract Size Limitation Developed

Programmer suggests a standardized proxy contract will solve the Ethereum contract size limitation. As Ethereum contracts can hit the maximum contract size limit of 24KB when there are too many functions and too much code, a new standard has been developed to help combat it.  Programmer Nick Mudge revealed in his blog post on July 10 that although Vitalik Buterin’s insistence on using “proxy contractsâ€� could be the potential solution to the limitations, a standardized proxy contract called Diamond Standard he created could be the icing on […]

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CZ Shares Thoughts on Judging Token’s Success

Binance CEO shed some light on how to judge the success of a project’s token economics. Top cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s CEO revealed his thoughts on token economics to explain how finance in the emerging new crypto industry works.  According to Binance’s blog post on July 18, Changpeng “CZâ€� Zhao pointed out that it makes more sense to convert fiat currency to crypto such as Bitcoin and Binance’s native token BNB. Since the conversion fee on exchanges is substantially cheaper than what credit cards would charge.  Holding and […]

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Missing Wirecard Exec Found in Belarus; Russia’s FSB Involvement Suspected

Russian intelligence might have a lot to do with helping former Wirecard COO Jan Marsalek disappear into thin air. Jan Marsalek, the former chief operations officer of Wirecard who went missing after his supposed trip to the Philippines last month to chase the missing 2 billion Euro in the company’s books, has been located in Belarus.   Marsalek reportedly entered the Philippines via Manila before flying to Cebu City and then to China in June. Philippine authorities said there was no footage of Marsalek arriving in the city […]

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