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Stablecoin Purchases Surged Amid Wednesday’s Crypto Market Drop
November 17, 2018 11:00 am
The broader cryptocurrency market plummeted on Wednesday, but stablecoins in particular saw no shortage of buyers.
Tutorial: How to Use CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economics Explorer
November 17, 2018 10:30 am
CoinDesk's Crypto-Economics Explorer is our innovative new data tool that brings together a host of data types. Here's how to make the most of it.
After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’
November 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Friday's charges against Airfox and Paragon Coin may hint at how the SEC will regulate ICOs going forward.
IDEX Lists Ride Sharing Company RedCab LLC’s REDC Token
November 16, 2018 10:19 pm

IDEX, the only Ethereum-based, fully decentralized crypto exchange with real-time trading and high transaction throughput has announced the listing of RedCab LLC’s REDC token.

RedCab, a decentralized peer-to-peer transportation solution entirely powered by blockchain technology, announced the listing this week with the Panama-based exchange.

IDEX is recognized as the most advanced Ethereum DEX in the industry, supporting limit and market orders, gas-free cancels and also the ability to fill many trades at once.

Consisting of a smart contract, trading engine and a transaction processing arbiter, the smart contract is charged with storing ...

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Bitcoin and Blockchain: Banks Must Embrace or “Bite the Dust”
November 16, 2018 8:20 pm

Bitcoin and Blockchain

With all the constant news about the price of Bitcoin, it’s possible to forget what it was invented for. Cryptocurrency trading plays only a small role in what Bitcoin and blockchain technology can do for our world. Most importantly, they can end the hegemony central banks have on the way we make payments to each other.

Today, there are supposedly thousands of cryptocurrencies available. Many of which seeks to fix the issues central banks have created. However, they don’t all have the same goals. While some may wish to obliterate our current banking system, others simply ...

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EOS: Lack of Decentralization Exposed with Reversed Transaction
November 16, 2018 8:10 pm

EOS

Blockchain protocol EOS, run by Block.one, has just become the subject of a new crypto scandal. It all began on November 9th, when a picture emerged on Reddit of a moderator on EOS reversing a transaction that had already been confirmed.

Decentralized?

According to the Reddit user u/auti9003, a reverse transaction occurred without the owner’s permission. The arbitrator, Ben Gates, referred to the blockchain project’s constitution as a basis for his decision. Gates wrote:

“Under the powers afforded to me as arbitrator under article 6 of the Rules of Dispute Resolution, I, Ben Gates, ...

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SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups
November 16, 2018 3:57 pm
The SEC has settled charges with crypto startups Airfox and Paragon for securities law violations.
Crypto Job Interest ‘Still Strong’ Despite Decline, Says Indeed
November 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Interest from both employers and job seekers in blockchain and cryptocurrency-related jobs has declined in the past year, Indeed.com data indicates.
Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Crypto Gaming Startup Now Valued at $13 Million
November 16, 2018 2:00 pm
One of the bitcoin community’s best-known artists is gearing up to launch a blockchain-powered video game with investor backing.
Major Exchanges Are Already Distributing New Bitcoin Cash Tokens
November 16, 2018 1:31 pm
After yesterday's split of the bitcoin cash blockchain, several top exchanges have already accommodated the resulting two tokens.
Erik Voorhees, Salt Lending Being Investigated by SEC, Report Says
November 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Crypto loans startup Salt and former board member Erik Voorhees are under investigation by the SEC, The Wall Street Journal says.
Bitcoin Charts Suggest Price Bounce May Be Coming
November 16, 2018 11:30 am
If past events are a guide, bitcoin could in for a recovery rally, following the formation of a "long-legged doji" on the charts Thursday.
The Giant Bitcoin Rat Is Back And This Time It’s After Alan Greenspan
November 16, 2018 10:00 am
The artist behind a giant, inflatable, rat-shaped piece of protest art dedicated to bitcoin is at it again – this time at the DC Fed.
ECB Official Calls Bitcoin ‘Evil Spawn of the Financial Crisis’
November 16, 2018 9:06 am
ECB executive board member Benoît Cœuré has discussed potential uses for blockchain at central banks, but he's really not keen on bitcoin.
Bitfinex’s Parent Company Has a New Offshore Services Provider
November 16, 2018 5:09 am
iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex, has parted ways with its old offshore services provider for a new firm.
What We Know About Bitcoin Cash’s Two Rival Blockchains
November 15, 2018 10:30 pm
The bitcoin cash blockchain officially split today into two competing networks – but the story seems to be far from over.
Binance Warns Iranian Traders to Withdraw Crypto Amid Sanctions
November 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Binance is advising its remaining users in Iran to withdraw their money as the cryptocurrency exchange seeks to comply with renewed U.S. sanctions.
Sberbank CEO: Expects Industrial Blockchain Adoption in Under Two Years
November 15, 2018 8:38 pm

Blockchain adoption

The head of Russia’s Sberbank has set tongues wagging after he emerged bullish about the future of blockchain adoption. CEO Herman Gref is forecasting industrial scale adoption in as little as one or two years.

Blockchain Adoption

Gref believes the technology is on the cusp of entering the industrial development stage of its evolution. Speaking to journalists this week, he said:

“The hype around the technology [blockchain] is now over, and the technology is entering the stage of industrial development. It needs a year or two to be implemented at the industrial scale.”

...

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Coinbase CTO Believes Home Cryptocurrency Mining is the Future with Coinmine
November 15, 2018 8:22 pm

Home cryptocurrency mining

Coinbase’s CTO, Balaji Srinivasan, has just announced his thoughts of the future of home cryptocurrency mining. Bitcoin mining and crypto mining in general are a huge industry, which exploded last year when digital currency interest hit mainstream. A new startup is trying to take another stab at popularizing at-home cryptocurrency mining, a business model that has not been successful in the past.

Home Cryptocurrency Mining: Coinmine

Srinivasan told CoinDesk that he is placing his bets on this new at-home crypto mining startup, Coinmine.

Srinivasan said:

“The big difference with decentralized mining in ...

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Bitcoin Cash Just Split Into Two Blockchains
November 15, 2018 6:05 pm
A contentious hard fork on the bitcoin cash blockchain has been activated.
This Bitcoin Skeptic Wants to Make ‘Stable’ Cryptos for Venezuela
November 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Economist Steve Hanke has joined the board of the P2P cryptocurrency exchange AirTM and will guide its Latin American expansion, including a new system for price-stable assets he will design.
Coinbase-Backed ‘Gods Unchained’ Releases Gameplay Trailer
November 15, 2018 4:23 pm
The makers of the ethereum-based fantasy card game released a new video, giving players a feel for what to expect.
Police Arrest 8 Over Alleged $68 Million Crypto Pyramid Scheme in Japan
November 15, 2018 4:00 pm
Police in Tokyo have arrested eight men alleged to have run a cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that amassed about $68.70 million.
Ahead of Bitcoin Cash Fork, Mining Power Still Favors SV
November 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Bitcoin cash's ongoing hash war remains lopsided, with mining pools supporting Bitcoin SV controlling nearly 75 percent of the current network.
Binance Exchange Will List the USDC Stablecoin This Week
November 15, 2018 3:00 pm
Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, is adding support for stablecoin USDC.
Bitcoin Hits the Lowest Level of the Year Thus Far—Entire Market Down
November 14, 2018 9:01 pm

Bitcoin Hits Lowest Level

Today is a bleak day for cryptocurrencies everywhere as Bitcoin hits the lowest level of the year thus far. Where Bitcoin goes, the rest of the market tends to follow, and indeed, the index shows us all the top-ten coins are experiencing double-digit losses.

Bitcoin Hits Lowest Level of the Year

Currently, Bitcoin is down over 10% and has touched a low of $5,550 a coin. This price is the weakest the coin has been since October 2017 and also puts an end to what was the steadiest period the coin experienced in months. Bitcoin has ...

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Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork is Near: What You Should Know!
November 13, 2018 9:56 pm

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork

A Bitcoin Cash hard fork will happen on Thursday, November 15th.

Bitcoin Cash is already a hard fork of Bitcoin and has since grown to become the fourth-largest cryptocurrency. Now the digital currency will split in two, creating a second cryptocurrency.

The two digital currencies go by the names Bitcoin ABC, which is the continuation of the current or core Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin SV, which will follow new rules and stands for Satoshi’s Vision.

Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork

A hard fork occurs when network participants no longer agree on a proposed ...

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Japenese Crypto Exchange Coincheck Resumes NEM (XEM) Trade Ten Months Later
November 13, 2018 9:30 pm

NEM (XEM)

After ten months of stagnancy, the newly re-opened Japenese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has resumed its NEM (XEM) trading. According to a South Korean news source FNNews, Coincheck has restricted its platform by external ‘security experts.’

一部仮想通貨の入金・購入再開のお知らせ(ETH・XEM・LSK)https://t.co/g3Hc9rzxZ1

— Coincheck(コインチェック) (@coincheckjp) November 12, 2018

NEM (XEM) Trading Resumes on Coincheck

Back in January, Coincheck suffered the largest cryptocurrency exchange hack in history. $530 million USD worth of XEM was stolen from the Japanese exchange. After the investigation, the company announced it would repay the 260,000 investors affected by the hack.

...

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EtherDelta Founder Charged by SEC as an Unregistered Exchange
November 9, 2018 9:44 pm

EtherDelta

Zachary Coburn, the founder of EtherDelta, has just been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with operating an unregistered securities exchange. The SEC released the news via a press release yesterday.

EtherDelta Charged

According to the report by the SEC, over the course of 18 months, EtherDelta users placed over 3.6 million orders for digital currencies. Among those ordered were coins considered securities by US federal laws.

Under the current law, EtherDelta was supposed to register in the US or apply for an exemption. However, the cryptocurrency exchange failed to do ...

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Two Teachers Mine for Ethereum Using School’s Power
November 8, 2018 8:53 pm

Teachers mine for ethereum

Teachers Mine for Ethereum: Mining for cryptocurrency comes with its controversy. Energy consumption is already the most eyebrow-raising aspect. So what about using the local school’s computers to mine for Ethereum… during school time? Oh, and you’re the principal of the school.

This is exactly what happened in Hunan Province, China.

Teachers Mine for Ethereum: What Happened?

According to Hong Kong news outlet HK01, two Puman Middle School principals were caught using the school’s power to mine Ethereum.

The school’s general manager noticed the computers’ fans were louder than normal and this ...

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Square’s Bitcoin (BTC) Profits Jump $500,000 in Q3
November 8, 2018 8:29 pm

Bitcoin (BTC)

US financial service company Square (NYSE:SQ) just announced that its Q3 Bitcoin (BTC) revenue jumped up from its previous earnings in Q2. Square detailed its full company earnings in a shareholder letter released yesterday.

In the third quarter of 2018, we continued to drive strong growth at scale. $SQ https://t.co/HPhSMfVgac

— Square IR (@SquareIR) November 7, 2018

Bitcoin (BTC) Revenue Q3 2018

Square released a full digest of its total earning and financial activities. The release was far more colorful and interactive than most public companies’ earnings reports. It included ...

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A Guide to Understanding Cryptocurrency White Papers
November 8, 2018 5:53 pm

Cryptocurrency White Papers

Anyone looking to invest in bitcoin or any other form of cryptocurrency has surely spent some time researching and reading about it. Entering the crypto world without any knowledge would be a crazy and reckless thing to do, especially if you are planning to invest money into it. While blogs, forums, and the many available cryptocurrency websites put no limit to the amount of information available for anyone looking for help, there is no denying that the best way to understand a cryptocurrency would be to read its white paper. A white paper is like a blueprint to ...

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Public vs Private Blockchains; Ernst & Young’s New Blockchain Prototype
November 7, 2018 11:09 pm

private blockchain

On October 30th, Ernst & Young (EY) announced a world-first for distributed ledgers. Called the Ernst & Young Ops Chain Public Edition, the company created a new blockchain prototype that combines the security of the public ledger model with the privacy of the private ledger model—thus a private blockchain.

It does this by using zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology on the public Ethereum blockchain. The result, it claims, is a network that will suit the needs of institutions, especially in the financial sector.

But why the need to combine the pro’s of both networks, what’s ...

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Winklevoss Lawsuit Continues; Lawyer States Defendant Committed ‘No Misconduct’
November 7, 2018 10:47 pm

Winklevoss Lawsuit

Earlier this month, the NY Times reported that the crypto-famous Winklevoss twins have accused Bitcoin Foundation founder Charlie Shrem of Bitcoin fraud. The Winklevoss lawsuit has now turned into a heated battle between both parties.

Winklevoss Lawsuit

According to the report by the NT Times, Shrem made several lavish purchases in 2018, that caught the attention of the Olympian twins. The pair filed a civil lawsuit against Shrem accusing him of stealing thousands of Bitcoin from them in 2012.

“Either Shrem has been incredibly lucky and successful since leaving prison, or—more likely—he ‘acquired’ his ...

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Exchange.Blue Launches the Long Awaited Link Between Perfect Money and Bitcoin
November 7, 2018 1:12 am

Exchange.Blue

As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies gain more popularity and usage across the world, the new Exchange.Blue online platform is now making it possible to exchange and trade Bitcoin for Perfect Money in a fast, secure, and easy process.

[New York], [New York], November 6, 2018 – Exchange.Blue, an online exchange platform run by a team of young successful entrepreneurs, is proud to announce the unique service that now makes it possible to sell Bitcoin for Perfect Money and exchange Perfect Money for Bitcoin in an easy instantaneous process. This is an innovative P2P exchange platform that ...

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Startups Urgently Need to Adapt to a Changing Market as Token Sales Drop 90 Percent
November 6, 2018 9:49 pm

Token Sales

With a bear market and a change in sentiment around ICOs, the risk of using such a fundraising mechanism now constitutes a cheaper, more reliable way of hosting a crowdsale. A staggering collapse this year in ICO funding – from $2.5 billion in February to $181 million by September – means that it has become vital for startups to actively reduce their risk and costs.

This means trimming the fat where possible. An equitable way of achieving this is through one of the emerging ICO platforms wherein a token sale can be launched inexpensively in a ...

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CBOE Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Reach Record-Low Volatility
November 6, 2018 9:46 pm

CBOE Bitcoin (BTC) Futures

Bitcoin (BTC) futures hit record low volatility in October on the US Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), MarketWatch reported yesterday.

CBOE Bitcoin (BTC) Futures

Kevin Davitt, a Senior instructor at CBOE Options Institute, published a video on November 1st outlining the volatility decline.

In the video above, Davitt outlines that the average weekly volatility for XBT-CBOE Bitcoin (BTC) futures on the week ending October 26th was just three percent. This is the lowest level of volatility since the futures contracts launched on December 10th, 2017.

As of the first of November, the ...

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Crypto Airdrops are Now Illegal in China
November 6, 2018 12:55 am

Crypto Airdrops

China does not like cryptocurrency. The country has repeatedly imposed strict sanctions against its use and relative businesses. Now the central bank of China is adding to its list by banning crypto airdrops.

China Bans Crypto Airdrops After ICO Abhorrence

The People’s Bank of China, or PBoC, has classed token airdrops as “disguised” Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). It detailed its new scrutiny in a financial stability report, published on Friday, November 2nd.

The bank’s regard for crypto airdrops echoes its abhorrence of ICOs, describing them as “illegal” fundraisers that lead to financial fraud, pyramid ...

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Ethereum (ETH) and EOS Cross Chain Token Trading Success by Bancor
November 6, 2018 12:48 am

Ethereum (ETH)

Bancor, a decentralized liquidity network, has just announced it has completed its partnership with Block.one to provide cross-blockchain token swaps with EOS and Ethereum (ETH).

We are thrilled to announce that our Cross-Blockchain Decentralized Liquidity Network, #BancorX, has officially been pushed live — enabling automated token conversions between 110+ ERC20 and EOS-based tokens. https://t.co/E54nlUElmG pic.twitter.com/NSocQZr11A

— Bancor (@Bancor) November 5, 2018

EOS and Ethereum (ETH) Automated Token Conversion

The company originally announced its partnership and venture in September. The announcement just published a few hours ago reads:

“BancorX  ...

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Winklevoss Twins Sue Bitcoin Investor Charlie Shrem
November 2, 2018 9:15 pm

Winklevoss Twins Lawsuit

The Winklevoss twins have filed a lawsuit against infamous BitInstant founder Charlie Shrem. They claim the Bitcoin investor stole 5,000 Bitcoins from them in 2012.

Winklevoss Twins Lawsuit

According to the New York Times, Shrem made several lavish purchases in 2018 that caught the attention of the Winklevoss twins. They filed a civil suit against him, convinced that Shrem made these purchases—which include a $2 million house and luxury cars—using the Bitcoins he had stolen from them in 2012.

Shrem Worked for the Winklevoss Twins Before Lawsuit

The twins hired Shrem in 2012. Tasked ...

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