Monthly Archives: October 2018

Famed Endowment Manager Invests Yale’s Money in Crypto Funds.

On October 5, 2018, an article published by Bloomberg stated that Yale University’s Investment Office, under the stewardship of famed manager David Swensen, has put an allocation toward Paradigm, a new cryptocurrency fund that has raised $400 million dollars. CNBC added onto the report by stating Yale had also invested in Andreessen Horowitz’s $300 million crypto fund prior to the fund’s capital raising close in June. This marks a significant potential boon for the asset class, as Swensen invented the Endowment Model for investing, revolutionizing the industry […]

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Op Ed: Why Is There So Much Talk About a Bitcoin ETF?

An exchange-traded bitcoin fund (ETF) would signal greater acceptance of bitcoin as a mainstreet investment, while also making it much easier for both institutional and retail investors to get involved.   Although much easier than in the past, buying, owning and investing with bitcoin is still confusing to many, even with the creation of more familiar user experiences through exchanges such as Coinbase, for example. A bitcoin ETF would let investors gain a stake in bitcoin in a way that already feels familiar: through their brokerage firm. They wouldn’t […]

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China-Based Crypto Exchange Coinex Pays Interest in BCH

Crypto exchange Coinex will pay out long-term dividends, interest, in bitcoin cash (BCH) for coinex token (CET) holders, according to its website announcement. “If your CET holdings are on Coinex, we’ll calculate the dividends into BCH and allocate directly to your accounts,” the company explained. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading Bitcoiners Together Coinex to Pay Out Long-Term Interest in Bitcoin Cash What began as a widely circulated subreddit rumor appears to be confirmed. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinex will be paying out long-term dividends, or […]

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What Bitcoin Did Gets Technical with Crypto-Educator Jimmy Song

On the latest episode of What Bitcoin Did, host Peter McCormack interviews Jimmy Song, a consultant in blockchain education, to take an in-depth look at a relatively recent incident in the world of cryptocurrency and use that as an example to segue into a deeper discussion on the possible trajectories of Bitcoin itself. Discussing the CVE 2018 17144 bug, Song begins with a technical discussion of how the bug functioned: Essentially, it allowed a bad-faith actor to spend the same quantity of cryptocurrency multiple times in the […]

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Blockchain Tutorial #55 – How To Send Qtum

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Bitcoin Hovers Near 6,600, While Most Top Coins See Little Price Volatility

Crypto markets are seeing little price movement today, with only Ripple seeing a more substantial loss of close to 3% among top coins. Friday, Oct. 5: cryptocurrencies are seeing little volatility over the past 24 hours to press time, with the majority of losses and gains of top coins capped within a 1 percent range on the day, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Ripple (XRP) is the only outlier in the top ten coins, down a little over 3 percent on the day […]

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Bitcoin Trading Flourishes on Whatsapp Following African Exchange Closures

Governments in Africa simply cannot stop an idea whose time has come. In Zimbabwe, financial regulators banned cryptocurrency trading, and shut down two exchanges, thinking to have killed the ecosystem, only for Bitcoin to find a new life on Whatsapp. Kenyan authorities have sounded tough on virtual currency, warning banks and individuals against trading such, but the local cryptosphere continues to flourish, both on social media and on centralized exchanges. Also read: South African Startup Centbee Launches Bitcoin Cash Payments App P2P Whatsapp Market Defies Regulatory Bans and […]

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Circle Poised to Acquire Equity Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest

Cryptocurrency startup Circle is venturing deeper into crypto trading. The Boston-based company is now ready to buy equity crowdfunding firm SeedInvest. If approved by regulators, the move could allow Circle to help match investors with fledgling companies trying to raise money via initial coin offerings (ICOs). It could also allow Circle to offer its own customers a wider selection of coins to trade. Circle made the announcement today, October 5, 2018. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This acquisition will accelerate our strategy of delivering a […]

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Bitcoin Distribution Process Was ‘Fairest’ Possible System, Study Claims

Dan Held, co-founder of Interchange, published a summary on Thursday about the perceived fairness of Satoshi Nakamoto’s initial distribution of bitcoins. The director of the institutional-grade cryptocurrency portfolio management service argues that the Bitcoin protocol’s earliest cryptocurrency distribution processes remain the most honest and equitable to date, particularly in comparison with the methods favored by many of the premined altcoins that exist today. Also read: Bitpay Phases Out Crypto-Debit Cards for European Cardholders Constant Stream of Crypto Complaints Dan Held People are always loudly complaining about Satoshi’s early […]

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The Daily: Empty ETH Blocks, Bitcoin Populism, Crypto Flip-Floppers Exposed

Friday’s installment of our daily roundup investigates a weird mining trick that first surfaced on Bitcoin back in the day. It’s now being exploited on Ethereum. We also take a look at “Bitcoin populism” and consider the fate of crypto shills whose deleted tweets leave them no place to hide on an internet that never forgets. Also read: Nordic Region’s Largest Bank Nordea Suspected of Money Laundering Ethereum and the Mystery of the Empty Blocks Something strange is afoot on the Ethereum network. The number of empty blocks […]

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