Monthly Archives: October 2018

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Receive Recognition for Financial Impact Over Last Decade

Bitcoin (BTC), Cryptocurrency–While some have found nothing but dismay in cryptocurrency over 2018, as investors contend with an ongoing bear market for both Bitcoin and the general altcoin market, one financial outlet has managed to sing the praise of the industry. Financial Times, one of the world’s leading publications on global business news, published a special report on Monday, October 1st dedicating a significant portion to an overview of cryptocurrency and calling the industry one of the most impactful developments to finance over the last ten years. […]

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BCH Roundup: Merchant Adoption, Wallet Services, and Hackathons

Another busy week has passed for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents as there continues to be an influx of bitcoin cash adoption, new platforms, and improved infrastructure. Also read: Popular Discussion Board 4chan Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies for Passes Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action Every week there’s an awful lot of developments happening within the BCH ecosystem and this week is no different. Bitcoin cash markets have been strong again over the past week, as the decentralized cryptocurrency is up 1.29 percent today and up over 22 percent over the […]

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Crypto Trading School: Knowing Your Personality

Trading is a tough game. With so many factors that impact success, it’s no wonder the success rate is so low. Emotion, fear, and confidence are just three examples of how trading is a war of the mind. And because crypto is such a new market, everything is amplified to greater heights. Crypto trading success can be significantly impacted by how well you know yourself. Trading is one giant competition. When you win, money changes hands from the winner to the loser. It’s a zero-sum game, meaning […]

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Shapeshift CEO Responds to Wall Street Journal Laundering Claims

Reporters at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) tied innovative ecosystem cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift to money laundering. “How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency,” was its published product from months of investigative journalism. The company’s CEO, Erik Voorhees, claims cooperation with the WSJ was obtained “under false pretenses.” He also charges the WSJ “omitted relevant information” among other gaffs.  Also read: Ross Ulbricht Marks Fifth Anniversary in Prison Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees Calls Wall Street Journal Article an “Attack” Shapeshift CEO Erik Voorhees earned as […]

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The Tron (TRX) Wallet Keeps Getting Better and Better

When the Tron (TRX) Wallet was released back in June it had a polite notice from the Tron Foundation that stated the following: Before using the TronWallet, the team at the Tron Foundation advises that you do not deposit any TRX on the wallet just yet. Your funds might get lost. Tron Foundation requests that you first apply to test the wallet before the final release by the team. This was before the Mainnet went live and before the Super Representative elections were complete. By early August, users of […]

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Trump Appointee and CFTC Chairman says ‘Crypto is Here to Stay’

The Chairman of the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission), J. Christopher Giancarlo, continues to be crypto friendly with his latest comment that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. He made would say so during an interview with CNBC when he stated the following: I personally think that cryptocurrencies are here to stay. I think there is a future for them. I’m not sure they ever come to rival the dollar or other hard currencies, but there’s a whole section of the world that really is hungry for functioning currencies […]

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54% of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Have Security Holes

Traders hope and expect the exchange they’re trading on takes security seriously. But while all crypto platforms pay lip service to good cybersecurity practices, many fail at even the most basic measures such as enforcing strong passwords. New research has found 54% of all cryptocurrency exchanges have poor security in at least one area, leaving them and their users vulnerable to attack. Also read: Japanese Regulators Urgently Respond to Zaif’s Hack Despite Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Hacks, Many Exchanges Still Have Shoddy Security The cryptocurrency […]

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Popular Discussion Board 4chan Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies for Passes

This week cryptocurrency enthusiasts were pleased to hear that the infamous imageboard 4chan now accepts four different digital assets for its website pass. The $20 annual pass allows users to bypass captcha verifications when posting on 4chan and now users can purchase passes with BCH, BTC, ETH, and LTC. Also read: Meet Cash-ID: The Open Protocol That Uses Bitcoin Cash Keys for Identity 4chan Accepts Four Cryptocurrencies for Captcha Passes The notorious forum 4chan is an interesting place on the web where people discuss topics like video games, […]

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Draconian Digital Search Laws Threaten Bitcoiners Passing Through Customs

Draconian legislation in a series of supposedly liberal democracies is encroaching on the rights of travelers. New Zealand is the latest nation to pass laws granting customs agents unprecedented investigatory powers including the right to force travelers to disclose their passwords or face a $5,000 fine. The news has understandably been greeted with alarm by bitcoiners who have particular reason to prize their privacy. Also read: How to Protect Your Bitcoin and Your Privacy When Passing Through Customs New Zealand Presages the Shape of Border Surveillance to […]

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Cardano Launches Rust Project to Entice Third-Party Developers

Cardano, the platform underpinning ADA, the ninth largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is opening its doors to third-party developers through a new client, written in systems programing language Rust. “As a project matures and grows, you need to satisfy the demands of different clients,” Charles Hoskinson, CEO at IOHK, the blockchain development company behind Cardano, told Bitcoin Magazine.   IOHK made the announcement on October 1, 2018, exactly one year after it launched Byron, the first version of Cardano’s settlement layer, which was built in the functional […]

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