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Monex Owned Coincheck Confirms Delisting of Privacy Coins
CoinCheck has plans to remove 3 privacy coins – Monero, Dash, and Zcash – from their platform along with an ERC-20 token which elicits gambling on a non-regulated platform. Cryptocurrency Privacy: Is It Under Attack? Coincheck has just announced that they will be ceasing the trading of 4 cryptocurrencies on their platform. These currencies being Monero, Dash, ZCash, and [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-05-21By Nick Chong
1 hour ago

Breaking: Vitalik Buterin Considering Google? Asks Followers if He Should Leave Ethereum for Tech Giant
The founder of Ethereum was approached by Google in a recruitment effort, according to a tweet by Buterin with a screenshot of the email. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CryptovestPublished on: 2018-05-21By Miguel Gomez
5 hours ago

Ethereum Miners Mass-Targeted by Satori Botnet Attack
 The rising value of cryptocurrency has undeniably lured hordes of people towards investing in the risky asset class, with the technically-informed going one step ahead to set up their own “mining rigs.” Hackers are not far behind, however, and often infiltrate computing systems to mine cryptocurrencies for themselves. After Browser Mining, Hackers Target Miner Rigs In a bid to [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-05-21By Shaurya Malwa
6 hours ago

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Jumps to $8,500
At press time, bitcoin has risen $200 higher from where it stood yesterday. Signs of recovery are now showing themselves as we inch away from the repeated drops of last week. At $8,500, bitcoin is at its highest point since Monday, when it briefly rose to $8,800 following the start of Coindesk’s Consensus Conference. It was prior to this [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-05-20By nmarinoff
7 hours ago

RSK Bitcoin-Based Smart Contract Platform Now Secured by 1 in 10 Miners
RSK Labs cofounder Gabriel Kurman announced that one of ten miners now secured a smart contract solution built by the company on the Bitcoin blockchain. RSK, formerly known as Rootstock, will bring smart contracts, a key feature of the ethereum blockchain, to the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. The news came at Consensus 2018, the fourth annual blockchain [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-05-20By Rahul Nambiampurath
8 hours ago

With at least $1.3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals
Although bitcoin and blockchain technology may not take up quite as much mental bandwidth for the general public as it did just a few months ago, companies in the space continue to rake in capital from investors. One of the latest to do so is Circle, which recently announced a $110 million Series E round led by bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain. Other participating [ ... ] read more
Found on: TechCrunchPublished on: 2018-05-20By Alex Wilhelm
9 hours ago

The Crypto Compromise: Learning to Love the Corporate Culture
If crypto startups want to distinguish themselves amidst the crowd of similar companies, they will need to re-think their partnerships. Although Wall Street is the source of critique from crypto-evangelists fighting the centralized system, it is also home to the power and capital that they need. Every revolution starts off as a rebuttal to a previously existing system that needs [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-05-20By Antonio Grumser
13 hours ago

This Week in Bitcoin: Smooth Bitcoin Cash Upgrade, BCH and BTC Tax Payments in Florida
A notable week for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – the network successfully upgraded the blockchain protocol by extending the block size to 32MB. The change will allow a greater number of transactions to be processed with inexpensive and consistent transaction fees. Also, Seminole County in Florida will accept tax payments in both Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) thanks to [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-05-20By Lubomir Tassev
14 hours ago

Shrimp, Frogs, and Drugs Are Clogging the Ethereum Blockchain
Move over Cryptokitties. The ethereum network has a new batch of games to blame for rising gas fees. Over the past week, the viral success of dapps such as Ether Shrimp Farm, Ether Cartel, and Pepe Farm has congested the ethereum blockchain, questioning its readiness for enterprise adoption. Also read: Cryptocurrency is Property in Russia, Justice Minister Confirms Ethereum Endures a [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-05-20By Kai Sedgwick
19 hours ago

China Ranks Cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC) Dismal 13 of 28
People’s Republic of China (PRC) 中华人民共和国 was one of the first governments to ban bitcoin, cryptocurrency. Now, the PRC is the first country to come out with official government crypto rankings. Its China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) used three filters through which coins would be judged: innovation, technology, application. Rather surprisingly to some enthusiasts, bitcoin core (BTC) didn’t [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-05-20By C. Edward Kelso
21 hours ago

Former Visa CEO Joins Cryptocurrency Startup Making Payment Cards
More and more top brass from traditional financial companies is joining cryptocurrency startups. The latest is an ex-CEO of Visa UK and Ireland. ‘SEAMLESS’ PAYMENTS The former CEO of Visa UK and Ireland has joined a cryptocurrency startup looking to make cards for everyday shopping. Marc O’Brien, CEO of Visa UK and Ireland from 2008 to 2014, was announced as [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-05-20By Dieter Holger
1 day ago

A Look at the Credit Card Shaped Hardware Device Called ‘Coolwallet’
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts take security and storage seriously, and there are a bunch of different hardware solutions out there. One startup has released a different kind of digital asset hardware wallet that is the same size and shape as a credit card. Due to the design of the new ‘Coolwallet S,’ the wallet can be hidden very easily alongside the option [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-05-20By Jamie Redman
1 day ago

Crypto Floating Island Project Closer to Realization
Blue Frontiers has signed a much-publicized memorandum of understanding with French Polynesia. The Floating Island Project is exactly as it reads, only it’s to be an independent government complete with its own cryptocurrency. An idea long thought to be a crazy dream of libertarians is now incredibly close to realization. Also read: Alec Baldwin’s Lambo Movie Backed by Crypto [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-05-20By C. Edward Kelso
1 day ago

Tom Lee Explains Why Consensus Failed to Spark the Bitcoin Rally
Tom Lee of Fundstrat Global is standing by his $25K end-of-year Bitcoin price despite the failure of Consensus to cause the much-anticipated crypto price rally. In an interview with CNBC, the analyst offered explanations for why the conference didn’t spark an increase in crypto prices. What Went Wrong Going into Consensus, most of the talk featured the expectation that crypto [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-05-20By Osato Avan-Nomayo
1 day ago

HTC Catches Bitcoin Fever, Set to Launch Blockchain-powered Smartphones
Mobile phone giant HTC is not ready to be left out of the blockchain and cryptocurrency movement. The 21-year old mobile phone company headquartered in Taiwan is developing its own Android Smartphone that will be powered by blockchain technology. Exodus not Finney According to The Next Web (TNW), the premium smartphone called ‘Exodus’ will come with a universal cryptocurrency wallet [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-05-20By Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel
1 day ago

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Pushes Beyond $8,300
The price of bitcoin has surpassed the $8,300 mark. This is roughly $200 higher than where it stood yesterday, and the currency has spiked by approximately five percent over the last 24 hours. The prices of cryptocurrencies are exploding as the week comes to an end. Entities like Ethereum are also up, while the cryptocurrency market cap has added roughly [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-05-19By nmarinoff
1 day ago

German Stock Exchange Unveils Bison for Free Trading of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple
Germany second-biggest stock exchange, Börse Stuttgart, is expanding its footprint into the cryptocurrency sector with the launch of a new crypto trading platform. Bison is the new platform that the exchange says will simplify the process of trading digital currencies and becomes the first crypto app, backed by a reputable stock exchange. Bison Crypto Trading App The new app will [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-05-19By Priyeshu Garg
1 day ago

Spanish Bank Makes History And Votes With Blockchain At Annual Meeting
The secure, decentralized nature of blockchain technology presents countless applications outside of cryptocurrency, as one European bank proved in a historic first at its last annual investor meeting. Investors at future meetings could wait seconds instead of weeks to see their votes counted and confirmed. ‘Practical’ and ‘Instant’ Investors at the Madrid-based Santander bank cast their votes using blockchain at [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-05-19By Dieter Holger
1 day ago

Nokia Forays into Crypto: Partners with Blockchain-based Data-sharing Startup Streamr
We’ve all heard of Nokia and its reliable mobile handsets in the past, but in 2018, Nokia’s developments are not all about cell phones. The Finnish telecom firm along with OSIsoft is joining hands with blockchain-based data sharing marketplace Streamr. The consortium will develop a new software that will allow the monetization of user data from multiple streams to make [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-05-19By Shaurya Malwa
1 day ago

China Has Found 421 Fake Cryptocurrencies
A Chinese government-backed industry organization has published a report on fake cryptocurrencies. As of April, its monitoring platform has found 421 fake cryptocurrencies, 60% of which are deployed overseas. The Committee has also outlined major red flags of these cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space 421 Fake Cryptocurrencies The National Committee of Experts on the Internet [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-05-19By Kevin Helms
1 day ago

Markets Update: Digital Assets Show Recovery After the Past Three Days of Dips
Digital asset markets are doing some healing during the past 24-hours of trading after touching some lows the day prior. At the moment the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization of all 1,600+ tokens is around $377Bn with around $16Bn worth of 24-hour trade volume. Bitcoin Core (BTC) markets are up 2.3 percent averaging $8,314 per coin while Bitcoin Cash (BCH) prices [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-05-19By Jamie Redman
1 day ago

MEWKit: New Malware Drains Ethereum Wallets Automatically
According to security research firm, RiskIQ, a criminal group has devised a phishing attack that uses Automated Transfer System (ATS) to empty MyEtherWallet (MEW) Ethereum wallets without detection. MEWKit Phishing Attack MEWKit is the name of the new phishing campaign that imitates the front end of the MyEtherWallet (an open source project), with the aim of stealing funds that [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-05-19By Priyeshu Garg
1 day ago

New Bitcoin Mining Study Misses a Few Key Points
There have been numerous discussions on how much electricity Bitcoin mining really uses. The studies on this topic paint very different pictures, although they share a few similarities. The most recent study claims that Bitcoin mining will consume 0.5% of the world’s electricity by year’s end. That’s a somewhat worrisome statistic, albeit one that isn’t based on all the facts. Bitcoin [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-05-19By JP Buntinx
1 day ago

Genesis Global Trading Secures Its BitLicense
The BitLicense has been an interesting development in the world of cryptocurrency. In fact, it has been subject to so much controversy and debate, one would almost forget companies are actively pursuing this license these days. Genesis Global Trading is the most recent firm to have been granted a BitLicense, which means it can officially operate in the state of [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-05-19By JP Buntinx
2 days ago

Plagiarism, Identity Theft, and False Promises All Too Common in Cryptocurrency Market
A Wall Street Journal analysis of 1,450 cryptocurrency offerings has unveiled unchecked plagiarism, rampant identity theft, and false promises of impossible financial gains.  ‘Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics’ Though it might not come as much of a surprise to those more intimately familiar with the cryptocurrency space, a Wall Street Journal review of 1,450 documents for digital coin offerings as [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-05-19By Adam James
2 days ago