• Fake Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright Rats Out Ethereum Trying to Cheat CFTC
    CoinSpeaker Fake Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright Rats Out Ethereum Trying to Cheat CFTC The blockchain technology that underpins a digital alternative to fiat money has been successfully implemented into numerous projects starting from a virtual supply chain to seamless cross-border transactions executed on the immutable ledger. However, despite the growing popularity of blockchain and its underlying assets, a name of the first-node creator Satoshi Nakamoto still has not been disposed to a wide audience. Nevertheless, lots of “wanna-be Bitcoin creators” have been reassuring the crypto-community to trust in their prominent identity. Yet until today, the original Bitcoins that have been mined by Nakamoto in the earliest days of the cryptocurrency are lost in the realm of the blockchain. Wright vs Ethereum One of the most known self-proclaimed version of Satoshi Nakamoto, an Australian scientist named Craig Wright pronounced himself the Bitcoin creator back in 2016. Since that time there was no clarity in crypto-community and while some approve Wright of his claims, the majority still doubt his bold statement. Given the absence of straightforward evidence, no one can be sure that Wright is a fraud, however, some found that his judgment of the Bitcoin’s biggest competitor, Ethereum ... read more
    Source: CoinspeakerPublished on 2019-02-18By Sofiko Abeslamidze
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  • Is investing in VeChain worth it at present?
    VeChain’s value as of late hasn’t generally satisfied individuals. The recent records are slightly bearish. This is not a healthy sign for a project which has been tipped on such a large number of events to be a solid rival to Ethereum; its cost never approached 5% of the market top of Ethereum. Regardless of all these, beneficial things have been going on with VeChain. Vechain members are certain that very soon, enormous things will occur for VeChain. One reason for this certainty is the trace of a developing Bitcoin adoption, despite the fact that we have no clue how things will, in the long run, play out. Motivating more individuals to make utilization of VeChain will be an exceptionally troublesome assignment. At present, VET is being recorded by new trades with HitBT as the most recent. HitBT has listed  VET against BTC, ETH and USDT. Crypto analysts are still expecting a great deal from VET. At present, it appears VeChain’s value is in a decent spot. Combined with a school exchanging volume underneath $18 million dollars, there gives off an impression of sufficient liquidity to continue this uptrend with no service setback. As of late, VeChain (VET) has been ... read more
    Source: HackerpostPublished on 2019-02-18By Shrabana Manna
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  • IOTA Foundation Ties Up With Nova To Incubate Tech Startups
    If you have read our beginner’s guide to IOTA, you would know that this cryptocurrency and distributed ledger network is developed and controlled by the IOTA Foundation. Now, the IOTA Foundation has recently partnered with Nova, a well-known start up incubator, according to a press release freshly shared with a crypto media news outlet. The brand new collaboration is meant to provide funding to several new startups that make use of the IOTA platform. This whole project will be a part of a program of the IOTA Foundation, called the “IOTA Cofoundery”. This program, available with details on the official website of Nova, tries to address issues that surround the initial stages of a startup’s growth. It also seeks to get seed funding for these start ups. The website explains this project as: “Focusing on the very early stages of startup development, Nova’s IOTA cofoundery provides support for tech entrepreneurs with startup ideas, or early stage startups, that could utilise The Tangle – IOTA’s distributed ledger technology. IOTA’s ledger technology is being developed to power the future Internet of Things, enabling fast, feeless micro-transactions in a permissionless economy. The technology is currently being deployed within a range of industries, such ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2019-02-18By Rushali Shome
    6 hours ago
  • Where is Bitcoin and Ethereum going next? Is the next bull run in sight?
    Cryptocurrency investors woke up to a sea of green, with the entire crypto market showing impressive numbers all over the board. Ethereum was the one coin that bucked the trend, and turned the markets from sideway movement, to bullish in less than 24 hours. Could this finally be the beginning of a 'Crypto Summer'? ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-02-18
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  • Aerum sidechain forms token partnership with CoreLedger
    Aerum, an Ethereum compatible sidechain solution built on a dApp and smart-contract level, has announced reaching an agreement with CoreLedger AG, the Liechtenstein-based asset tokenization and peer-to-peer transaction infrastructure provider, for a technical partnership. CoreLedger provides cost-effective, reliable peer-to-peer transaction solutions for businesses and...Source ... read more
    Source: CryptoNinjasPublished on 2019-02-18By CryptoNinjas
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  • Women in Crypto
    When you think of big personalities from tech sectors, which names pop up instantly in your mind? Maybe Meg Whitman or Susan Wojcicki? But let’s be truthful – the foremost names that come to mind are big names such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. No wonders here – it’s men who appear everywhere.
    Doubtless to admit, it’s no rocket-science to figure this out that most blockchain and cryptocurrency leaders are men. Vitalik Buterin, Gavin Anderson, Roger Ver, Charles Lee, Brian Armstrong, Erik Voorhees and many others, they’re all men. Leading the crypto-world are all men. Several researches and studies can confirm this with the latest by Google Inc. showing that an enormous Ninety-Five of the Bitcoin searches are presently made by men, whilst the overall women involvement in the industry is limited between Four to Six Percent. Figures cannot be exclusively determined due to the unspecified nature of the cryptocurrency industry, but the fact remains clear – Tech industry is male-dominated.   Where are the Women?   There is no obvious reason why men have been representing a higher ratio than women. However, if I were to make an assumption ... read more
    Source: The Crypto UpdatesPublished on 2019-02-18By Vinita Gera
    7 hours ago
  • Bitcoin [BTC]’s Golden Cross Theory: The bottom for Bitcoin is closer than expected
    Opinion Bitcoin had suffered a massive attack from the bears in 2018 and at the start of 2019. The prices seem to be stuck in a loop, bouncing between resistance points, tracing a sideways movement. The price hasn’t seen any huge movements ever since it fell down from the $6,000 range, and it is undergoing small movements which are negligible. A lot of prominent traders, investors, and enthusiasts have been trying to figure out the bottom for Bitcoin and have formed a lot of connections in relation to other boom and bust cycles of Bitcoin from the past. One such theory is the Golden Cross Theory which has been floating around the internet and gaining traction. Golden Cross, as per the definition from Investopedia, is a candlestick pattern that is a bullish signal in which a relatively short-term moving average crosses above a long-term moving average. The golden cross is a bullish breakout pattern formed from a crossover involving a security’s short-term moving average [such as the 15-day moving average] breaking above its long-term moving average [such as the 50-day moving average] or resistance level. History tends to repeat itself, so there is much that can be learned from the ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-02-18By Akash Girimath
    7 hours ago
  • Bitbond announces STO with security prospectus
    Blockchain company Bitbond announced today the first Security Token Offering (STO) with a securities prospectus, approved by BaFin. Bitbond is one of the first in Germany to issue a comprehensively regulated security token. Bitbond has been approved as an asset broker under the German Banking Act for...Source ... read more
    Source: CryptoNinjasPublished on 2019-02-18By CryptoNinjas
    7 hours ago
  • Caspian adds Blockfills liquidity to its list of more than 30 crypto providers
    Caspian, a full-stack crypto trading, portfolio and risk management platform for institutional traders, has today announced a partnership with Blockfills, an off-exchange digital liquidity provider, to provide institutional clients with increased access to deep liquidity and real-time continuous pricing. Caspian adds Blockfills to its list of more...Source ... read more
    Source: CryptoNinjasPublished on 2019-02-18By CryptoNinjas
    7 hours ago
  • Indonesia Launches Regulatory Framework for Crypto Futures Market
    Cryptocurrency future exchanges wanting to operate in Indonesia must be registered before they can operate in the country. ... read more
    Source: Finance MagnatesPublished on 2019-02-18By Celeste Skinner
    7 hours ago
  • Malta AI & Blockchain Summit Handing Out 100 Free Booths to Startups
    CoinSpeaker Malta AI & Blockchain Summit Handing Out 100 Free Booths to Startups The first edition of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit in November 2018 turned out to be a monumental success – no less than 8500 people attended the event. This year, the same team is throwing a massive show in May. To support the virulent startup scene, the organisers are now handing out 100 free booths. The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit (AIBC) has announced a stellar show for 2019. The highly anticipated show is expected to follow the monumental success of the November summit in 2018, which brought W. Scott Stornetta, John McAfee, the Winklevoss Twins and Sophia the Robot to Malta’s shores and took the scene by storm even in times of a burdensome bear market. In support of the startup scene within AI, the AIBC is now releasing no less than 100 free booths to the most disruptive startups for its May edition of the summit. Startups applying in the fierce competition for participation can benefit from a free one-by-one metre booth, free passes to the summit and networking events, print and online media opportunities, and free consultancy and potential leads from industry veterans. ... read more
    Source: CoinspeakerPublished on 2019-02-18By Svetlana Soroka
    7 hours ago
  • Blockchain To Help Recycle Waste In UAE
    A blockchain platform for issuing permissions for rubbish disposal and reprocessing will start operation in Sharjah (UAE), the Emirates News Agency reports.   Work on the creation of the blockchain platform is conducted by Bee’ah, a company dealing with environmental issues, processing and recycling, together with the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA).   The platform based on blockchain technology will be used in Sharjah for the first time. It will inspect, process, store transactions and become part of a dozen and a half services that Bee’ah will provide to HFZA within a partnership aimed at various environmental solutions.   With the platform launch, customer expenses will be significantly reduced, as will the time for issuing permits by HFZA – from couple of days to few hours. Operations will be completely safe, they will eliminate any bugs in the work and the likelihood of exposure to intruders.   Blockchain technology will not just ensure continuous operation but will also enhance confidence in the relations between operators and clients, Bee’ah executive director Khaled Al-Huraimel states. The created model can be easily introduced in other country's economic zones, it will help to develop business, spread digital innovative solutions, and improve the quality of ... read more
    Source: BlockspointPublished on 2019-02-18
    7 hours ago
  • Bullish Sentiment for Bitcoin As Long Bets Near 11-Month Highs
    Bullish bets on bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by value, reached 11-month highs on Monday. ... read more
    Source: CoindeskPublished on 2019-02-18By Omkar Godbole
    7 hours ago
  • Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Says Crypto’s killer app has arrived
    Since its launch, Binance [BNB] token has been enjoying a good run as it has climbed up in the list of crypto assets in CoinMarketCap. It has recently entered into the top 10. The CEO of Binance token, Changpeng Zhao has quite often expressed his thoughts on the success and future of the token and the crypto asset world. Changpeng Zhao, in a Venture Coinist interview which is on Youtube, said that the killer app of the crypto asset is already here. Recently after the success of the BitTorrent Token [BTT] launch of Tron, Changpeng Zhao said that ICO’s will be returning and will be a strong and innovative new way for firms to raise wealth. Changpeng Zhao said, “ICO’s got a little bit of a bad name because of its total freedom that is assigned. So there’s quite a lot of chaos as a result. You could write a five-page white paper and raise $10 million. And of course, the founders want to do nothing other than writing the next white paper. So it was getting too hot and with the bear market in 2018. A lot of people lost money and it gave a bad name to ICOs.” ... read more
    Source: HackerpostPublished on 2019-02-18By Aryak Naik
    7 hours ago
  • Coinmama: 450,000 User Records Compromised in Data Breach
    Coinmama, a Bitcoin and Ethereum broker based in Israel, has become the target of a major security breach that has resulted in the theft of thousands of user records. According to a notice posted by the broker, 450,000 Coinmama users were affected by the attack, and their email addresses and encrypted passwords were stolen. This attack was part of a larger theft in which 747 million records were stolen and sold on a darknet market. Several other companies were also affected by the breach, including various gaming sites and social networks. Coinmama seems to have been the only crypto exchange that was affected by the breach–which is good news of sorts. No User Funds Stolen More good news: those who obtained the records have apparently not managed to steal any funds from Coinmama. Even with the data, accessing user accounts would take some effort, as the stolen passwords were protected via hashing. Coinmama has not revealed whether the attackers have actually cracked the passwords and attempted to access the accounts. In any case, it is easy for the broker itself to solve the problem of the stolen data: Coinmama has simply started to force users to change their passwords upon their ... read more
    Source: UnhashedPublished on 2019-02-18By Mike Dalton
    7 hours ago
  • Will The Real Satoshi Nakamoto Please Stand Up – No, Sit Down Craig, We’ve Been Through This Already!
    He just doesn’t give up, does he? Self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin, Craig Wright, now appears willing to testify under oath that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Or that’s the conclusion Ran NeuNer draws, following Wright’s response to a comment request from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). I Promise To Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth In December 2018, the CFTC published a Request For Input (RFI) on ‘Crypto-Assets Mechanics and Markets.’ This was primarily to understand more about Ethereum, and the differences between Ether and Bitcoin. As the CFTC is a federal agency, responses to RFIs should be… well, not fraudulent, at any rate. On 15th February 2019, Wright posted his response, introducing himself and stating: under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto I completed a project I started in 1997 that was filed with the Australian government… as BlackNet. He goes on to claim that the amount of misunderstanding and fallacious information around blockchain systems (including Ethereum) has resulted in his decision to become more public.
    So Dr. Craig Wright is willing to testify under oath that he is Satoshi Nakamoto and the founder of Bitcoin. pic.twitter.com/WsqHhXnQzl — Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) February ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2019-02-18By Emilio Janus
    7 hours ago
  • Cambridge Associates, pension adviser: “time to buy crypto”
    Boston-based analysts firm Cambridge Associates published a research note today. The consultant for pensions and endowments seems to be opening its doors to recommending crypto investments. The firm advises institutions that manage capitals in excess of $300 billion. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-02-18
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  • Rhombus Releases New Products For Ethereum Developers
    The Rhombus blockchain project announced in its blog the release of new solutions for connecting decentralized applications based on Ethereum to the real world data.   According to the operational director of the project Jeff Rosen, the principal point for the team was to achieve a connection between the closed system of smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain and the outside world, since the blockchain itself is isolated from external information. He noted that oracle programs will be the solution to this problem.   Doug von Kohorn, the company's general director, said that the oracle programs are converting US dollars into euros, Japanese yen, and British pounds. Moreover, these can update information about the value of corporate shares every hour, for example, about changes in the price of Tesla or Amazon shares.   The Rhombus team has developed three blockchain-based programs using oracles. The first application is aimed at making regular transactions with ethers, the second app allows issuing a per-minute subscription to video streaming in real time, and the third product facilitates the process of asset trading by estimating the value of gold.   The announcement of new products release appeared on the Rhombus blog on the ETHDenver hackathon ... read more
    Source: BlockspointPublished on 2019-02-18
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  • Scatter Wants to Port Steam & Indie Games to EOS
    Scatter has announced that it intends to port various indie games to EOS, one of the foremost dApp platforms. Although the company is best known for its popular EOS wallet, Scatter now plans to enrich the EOS ecosystem by acquiring several up-and-coming games. Scatter is particularly interested in monetizing in-game items and reforming revenue models, heralding new horizons for blockchain gaming. Calling All Developers Essentially, Scatter intends to negotiate licensing deals with independent game developers. This means that Scatter will acquire distribution rights and asset rights, either by splitting profits with creators or by paying creators up-front. However, Scatter doesn’t intend to sell games itself: instead, it wants to monetize games by introducing in-game collectibles that can be bought and sold with crypto. The offer is open to nearly everyone, although finished games are highly desired. Scatter seems particularly interested in attracting developers who publish on Steam and do not see much revenue. As Scatter explains, EOS provides an ad-free and unintrusive way of generating profit. This comment may be provoked by Steam’s recent revenue controversy, although Scatter has not made this explicit. Developers who have only created prototypes are also welcome to submit their games. In this case, Scatter ... read more
    Source: UnhashedPublished on 2019-02-18By Mike Dalton
    7 hours ago
  • Bitcoin [BTC] Briefly Touches $4,000, Will Bulls Bring in More Gains or Back to Sideways Movement?
    Finally, Bitcoin touched $4,000 briefly on Bitfinex as it inches close to hitting a new high of 2019. The leading cryptocurrency registered significant gains today as according to the data provided by Coinmarketcap, Bitcoin is up by 7.76 percent in the past 24-hours. Bitcoin price 5-days chart, Source: Coinmarketcap However it’s just not Bitcoin that is enjoying the greens, the entire crypto market is euphoric as altcoins go surging as usually is the case in a bull market. EOS and Bitcoin cash (BCH) are the top gainers among the top 10 cryptocurrencies with over 20 percent gains, followed by Ethereum (ETH) that is up by about 16 percent. Meanwhile, today’s highest gainer is WAX and Veritaserum that are up more than 33 percent. Ark is the highest loser with 13 percent losses while Aurora and Powerledger are in the red by about 2 percent. Source: Coinmarketcap The total market cap added $12 billion in about a day while the daily trading volume hits $31.5 billion. Meanwhile, the analysts at Cambridge Associates, a consultant for pensions and endowments said in a note as reported by Bloomberg that investors should consider investing in cryptocurrencies. “Despite the challenges, we ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2019-02-18By Anjali Tyagi
    7 hours ago
  • SBI Plans to Support Ripple and Push Massive Adoption Of XRP
    SBI is gearing to back up Ripple to push XRP above bitcoin in the crypto market cap. This may happen according to SBI, CEO, who recently revealed the plan, in an interview with Coin Post, a Japanese news outlet. “Under these circumstances, we will promote efforts to expand the practical use of virtual currency like XRP more and more. Also, on the other side, we will provide investment instruments incorporating virtual currency into institutional investors.” During the interview, Yoshitaka Kitao said he believes Ripple and XRP will bring the revolution into the crypto space. The CEO sees great potentials in the fintech company and its token that he has decided to partner with them and move the digital asset to a greater height. The financial giant SBI is working really hard on its effort to increase the adoption of Ripple XRP and pushing it to the number one position in the crypto space. Ripple has spread its coverage so wide by partnering with many banks and other financial institutions. Its decentralized financial tools have brought a solution to so many challenges in the cross-border payment system. Providing a cheaper, faster and easier cross-border payment solution. This partnership has further created ... read more
    Source: ZyCryptoPublished on 2019-02-18By Judith Riseshine
    7 hours ago
  • Monero Puzzle Still Teasing Community: Can It Be Solved?
    Fans of The Da Vinci Code take note: a cryptic image that conceals an unknown amount of Monero is circulating the web. The image was originally created for DefCon last year, but the designer has now re-published the work in hopes that the crypto community will finally be able to solve the puzzle. However, the solution remains elusive…
    This artwork is a #Monero #puzzle I made with a lot of .There’s a private key with an unknown amount of #XMR hidden in it. Which, rumour has it, is the same @fluffypony lost in his boating accident.Can you find it? Blow my mind!https://t.co/vrneCuhUsa pic.twitter.com/PNmVSNB9vW — The Monera (@TheMonera) February 13, 2019 A Monumental Work The vast tapestry, which was created by the Monera, features countless sub-images, including many Monero memes. The Church of Monero, Monero Cat, and “to the moon” are all displayed prominently. Privacy iconography is also featured heavily: the image makes reference to 1984, The Invisible Man, the Tor browser, and wartime propaganda, among other things. Solving the puzzle involves unraveling a vast amount of clues and finding the information needed to recover an unspecified Monero wallet. Although the wallet address and its ... read more
    Source: UnhashedPublished on 2019-02-18By Mike Dalton
    7 hours ago
  • What Is Dogecoin & How Does It Work? The Ultimate DOGE Guide
    Dogecoin, otherwise recognized as DOGE is an open source cryptocurrency, which has developed into an enjoyable, friendly and easy-to-use internet currency. So, if you’re asking yourself “What is Dogecoin?” or any other related questions you have come to the right place, as this comprehensive guide will provide you with all the answers you need. Dogecoin has an extremely active and passionate community, with members known as the ‘Shibes,’ that have taken part in multiple social causes and fundraisers. The price of Dogecoin has been volatile but overall it has increased in value and at one point reached a market capitalization of beyond $1 billion. Dogecoin market cap (USD) from January 2014 to February 2019 – Source: CoinMarketCap.com Regarding its distribution, the coin had a fast initial production schedule, with 100 billion coins having already been mined by the middle of 2015. Currently, Dogecoin has a circulating supply of more than 118 billion. While its main use is as an online digital currency, it has gained footing as a tipping system, in which internet users grant tips paid in Dogecoin to other users who post content that they enjoy. What is Dogecoin (DOGE)? Dogecoin is an open source digital currency that is ... read more
    Source: BloktPublished on 2019-02-18By Valdrin Tahiri
    7 hours ago
  • Short-Term Crypto Bear Calls For ‘Melt Your Face Off” Bitcoin (BTC) Rally
    Next Bitcoin Rally Could Return 32x  While many investors have been enamored with Monday’s short-term rally, which has seen Bitcoin (BTC) run by 8% to near the ever-important $4,000 level, some analysts have kept their trading mindsets static. Financial Survivalism, a self-proclaimed “financial revolution prepper,” recently remarked that in the long-term, the flagship cryptocurrency could “melt our faces off” with a jaw-dropping rally. In a recent tweet, the seeming anti-establishment figure claimed that while the last cycle returned 16x, as BTC ran from ~$1,200 to $20,000, the next cycle could post even greater returns. Survivalism, attributing to hopeful forecast to adoption and Bitcoin’s resiliency on a global stage, thus concluded that a “pump to ~$750,000” wouldn’t be illogical. For some perspective, if Bitcoin was trading for $750,000 apiece, the asset’s market capitalization would reach $13 trillion, making it one of the, if not the largest currency in circulation.
    Last cycle returned ~ 16X & I would expect that to ~ double as adoption continues to spread & #Bitcoin continues to proves it's resiliency. I think it will melt our faces off again with a pump to ~$750,000. Majority will be calling for $1,000,000 & forget to profit ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-02-18By Nick Chong
    7 hours ago
  • Crypto Market Rises By A Cool Ten Billion
    Virtual currencies are a sea of green today, as the crypto market cap experiences a sudden surge upwards in the first few hours of trading. At around 17:00 GMT on Sunday, the total crypto market cap was around $121.5bn. Things began to change at around 20:00, as steady trading brought up the market’s total value up by a couple of billion, to finish the day at $123.6bn. Prices continued to rise in the early hours of the morning, so that by 07:00 GMT it had reached $126bn. The crypto market cap is now at $132bn. That’s a more than $10bn rise in the space of just one day. Source: CoinMarketCap What are the coins saying? All of the top ten digital assets have seen gains today. XRP is up by more than 8.4%, with Stellar Lumens (XLM) a bit behind at 7.6%. Meanwhile, Litecoin (LTC) is up by almost 12%. Binance Coin (BNB) and TRON (TRX), which both saw bullish trends earlier in the year, following the successful BitTorrent token sale, are also up at around 5.8%. The price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has increased by 20%, taking it up past $145. EOS is up by over 22%; individual tokens are now trading at ... read more
    Source: Crypto BriefingPublished on 2019-02-18By Paddy Baker
    7 hours ago
  • Ethereum & Bitcoin Continue Rising
    The cryptocurrency market has experienced an unexpected price increase in the last 24 hours. Most of the virtual currencies, including Ethereum (ETH) have skyrocketed. Among the top ten, […] The post Ethereum & Bitcoin Continue Rising appeared first on UseTheBitcoin. ... read more
    Source: Use The BitcoinPublished on 2019-02-18By Carlos Terenzi
    7 hours ago
  • Verge (XVG) Crypto Coin Adds to Pornhub Deal
    Keeping the secrecy their first and far most priority, Verge and Pornhub seem to be the match made for each other. Pornhub a giant adult film and content company and the Verge (XVG) the blockchain technology are both names for best-provided secrecy. Different from the regular cryptocurrency, Verge (XVG) is one of the privacy-based cryptocurrencies. And in the race of being the best and cutting some slag for itself, Verge (XVG) has come across a company that aspires for 100% privacy. From the close and long-term interaction between two different companies, these brands will try and achieve some users and increase the market value for Vergecurrency. Among the past matches of Verge (XVG), Pornhub seems to be the most compatible one. Although it is not the first time for Verge to associate with other companies still, it has got high hopes from this one. Moreover, for Verge, the multi-billion dollar brand name of Pornhub is what is going to pay off and surely make some profits for them. Other than Pornhub, Verge (XGV) is also inviting on board two more great companies. If the Twitter page of Verge to be trusted, it has mentioned in one of its tweets that ... read more
    Source: CryptoNewsZPublished on 2019-02-18By Roxanne Williams
    7 hours ago
  • ChainFront Launches Ripple And Ethereum Integration
    ChainFront, which an API-as-a-Service company helps in getting rid of the complexity of using, building, and managing blockchain wallets while making sure that enterprise-grade security is ensured. The company today announced the launch of Ripple and Ethereum integration to the ChainFront API platform which means that developers can now create applications built on the Ethereum or XRP Ledger blockchains which will be able to eliminate the need for end-users to manage their own security and bank. ChainFront also allows developers to provide their users with a secure and easy way to approve transactions without the need for them to manage their own private keys. This launch will enable developers to empower end-users, be the consumers or inside of enterprises, to easily execute transactions with username, password, and multifactor authentication. Developers building applications that want to execute XRP or Ethereum transactions can request an API key at https://developers.chainfront.io. Alan Warms, the CEO of ChainFrony said, The XRP Ledger and Ethereum are at the forefront of blockchain development. With some of the fastest transaction times, XRP may be one of the first cryptocurrencies to gain widestream consumer and enterprise adoption and Ethereum has the most global active users aside from Bitcoin. But like all blockchains, ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2019-02-18By Rishma Banerjee
    8 hours ago
  • Forbes: JPMCoin is a “Slap in the Face” for Ripple (XRP)
    JPMorgan Coin (JPMCoin), Ripple, XRP — JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest financial institutions and recognizable Wall Street bank, created a stir this week with the announcement of the JPMCoin. On Feb. 14 the bank announced plans to issue its own digital coin, marking a complete 180 from the previous stance by the company and its focal CEO Jamie Dimon, who has regularly defamed Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. However, the announcement came with a few details that will help distinguish the coin from its top-ranked adversary Bitcoin, as well as putting it in direct competition with blockchain startup Ripple and the XRP Coin. For one, JPMCoin will be a stablecoin, with the plan to peg the value of the currency 1:1 with U.S. dollars. While the move is hardly a surprise, given the high price volatility of cryptocurrency and risk-averse nature of most banks, it immediately positions the coin in a class separate from digital assets more suited for investment. However, by making JPMCoin a stablecoin, in addition to marketing the coin as a remittance and bank-to-bank payment solution, JPMorgan Chase appears to be going after Ripple and third largest market cap coin, XRP. In an article titled “Is ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-02-18By Michael Lavere
    8 hours ago
  • IOTA / USD Technical Analysis: More Pressure Needed
    IOTA is neutral in the short-term with price consolidating inside a descending triangle pattern IOTA / USD is attempting to break higher in short-term as the broader cryptocurrency market advances Medium-term outlook remains bearish with the cryptocurrency still trading at historically weak levels IOTA / USD Short-term price analysis   In the short-term, IOTA has a neutral trading bias with price consolidating inside a triangle pattern on the four-hour time frame. IOTA / USD buyers are attempting to take control of price-action, although bullish momentum remains fairly weak on the mentioned time frame. If an upside breakout does occur, IOTA may rally towards the January 19th trading high, while a break lower under the triangle pattern will encourage sellers to target the February 14th trading low.     IOTA / USD H4 Chart                                                                         (Source: TradingView)     Pattern Watch The formation of a bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern may start to take shape on the four-hour time frame if the IOTA / USD pair stages a strong upside rally.   MACD Indicator The MACD indicator on the four-hour time frame is slightly bullish, although no clear trading signal has emerged.   Momentum The ... read more
    Source: Crypto BriefingPublished on 2019-02-18By The Analyst Team
    8 hours ago
  • Four Suspected In Cryptocurrency Frauds Arrested In India
    Law enforcement officers of the Indian city of Mumbai revealed a cryptocurrency fraudulent scheme, in which attackers got almost $17 million, The Times of India reports.   During the investigation, four suspects were detained and some money accounts in India were frozen. Law enforcers also announced a search for the fifth accomplice, who allegedly was the main figure in the criminal group. The case came to the attention of the police after the appeal of Umeshchand Jain, a resident of the Surat city. He accused the suspects of fraudulent actions, because of which he lost about $145,000.   According to the police inspector, members of the group were operating within the state of Gujarat, where they met with local residents and urged them to make deposits with a promise to double their investments. The group sold Cashcoin cryptocurrency to investors, launched in 2018. At the moment, the suspects are charged with fraud, abuse of trust, and criminal conspiracy. Lawyers of the detainees claim that their charges were arrested illegally.   As previously reported, attackers stole bitcoins, ethers, and XRP worth about $2.5 million from the addresses of the Istanbul crypto company. ... read more
    Source: BlockspointPublished on 2019-02-18
    8 hours ago
  • Spend.com Announces XRP Support for Spend App
    Spend.com has recently announced on Twitter that they are offering support for XRP. The third most popular digital currency is now available on the SpendApp. It will now […] The post Spend.com Announces XRP Support for Spend App appeared first on UseTheBitcoin. ... read more
    Source: Use The BitcoinPublished on 2019-02-18By Carlos Terenzi
    8 hours ago
  • Pump! EOS gains 22%(!), Bitcoin Cash 21%, Bitcoin passes $3,900
    Over the past 24 hours, crypto markets have been receiving significant amounts of capital coming from fiat currencies. Global market capitalization has increased in nearly $10 billion, or about 8%, with tokens from the top 10 leading the way clearly. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-02-18
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  • In a 30-Minute Video, Victim Lays Out How He Lost $400K in Crypto on QuadrigaCX
    Since the QuadrigaCX story has crossed paths with the world’s largest business and crypto news outlets, seemingly little attention has been given to this debacle’s victims. Outlets, such as Bloomberg, CNN Business, among others, refer to the creditors as a “they,” making it tough to remember that there are crypto investors behind each lost dollar. But, the fact of the matter is that there are thousands, if not tens of thousands of victims, who are wallowing and sulking, as many lost thousands in fiat and Bitcoin holdings. Yet, some have done their utmost to push the envelope, clamoring to get their stories pushed to press in a bid to spark some much-needed action in Canadian courts. Tong Zou, a Canadian-born Silicon Valley engineer that recently upped and left for Vancouver, took to Youtube recently to issue a heartfelt tell-all about how he got caught up in this whole imbroglio. How Tong Zou Lost $422,000 Trading Bitcoin On Quadriga As reported by NewsBTC, Tong gave a brief synopsis of his harrowing story to Bloomberg in an exclusive phone interview. Long story short, when the engineer chose to repatriate to Canada, Tong decided to move his funds from his American to his ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-02-18By Nick Chong
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  • Ethereum [ETH] Constantinople hard fork scheduled to take place in ten days
    Ethereum [ETH], the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap and leading smart contract platform, rose to claim the throne of the biggest gainer earlier today. Additionally, most of the coins in the market seem to have gained their momentum from the second largest cryptocurrency in the market. According to CoinMarketCap, at press time, ETH was trading at $139.24 with a market cap of $14.6 billion. The coin showed a trading volume of $4.84 billion and recorded a rise of over 14% in the past seven days. More so, ETH is also making strides in terms of development. The project is currently focused on its upcoming upgrade, Constantinople, which is also one of the most awaited hard forks of the year. This hard fork is the second phase of Metropolis – The upcoming phase, the third stage of Ethereum. The first two stages of Ethereum were Frontier and Homestead, and the next stage after Metropolis is Serenity, the stage that introduces Proof-of-Stake [Beacon and Casper] and Plasma on Ethereum. Constantinople hard fork was initially set to take place towards the end of 2018. However, due to issues that were discovered in the Rinkeby Testnet, the hard fork was pushed ahead to ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-02-18By Priya
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  • Fetch.ai on the Binance Launchpad: all you need to know
    After all the hype and excitement regarding BTT made the first ever use of the Binance Launchpad a serious story of success, the second project of the year is here. CZ has mentioned that he wants at least one monthly launch on the latest Binance platform, and so far they have managed to deliver. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-02-18
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  • DogePal Improves its Web Interface and Adds API Support for DOGECOIN Payments
    DogePal, a decentralized payment system that enables fast microtransactions on the Dogecoin blockchain, has recently released a new version of its web-based interface. DogePal’s Improved GUI and API Support DogePal chose a symbolic date for the major update to the site, the last day of the year of the dog in the Chinese calendar. While it maintains all the previous perks, DogePal introduces an improved graphical user interface and API support, enabling merchants to accept Dogecoin conveniently. The main page of DogePal includes a detailed transaction history overview and allows visitors to easily log onto their accounts to pay merchants instantly in DOGE. The user can create their own customized invoices. “DogePal Codes” are the 7-digit alphanumeric codes that identify each invoice. Users can pay directly to an invoice, an email or a Dogecoin address, and can include a private message to the recipient when they send their payment. 1 of 3 ... read more
    Source: BloktPublished on 2019-02-18By Nick Tsakanikas
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  • Returning Investors Could Push Bitcoin Past $4,000
    Crypto markets are rising, and Bitcoin (BTC), which constitutes more than half the market’s value, is among the big winners. Most BTC trades have been against fiat currencies and the stablecoin, Tether (USDT), suggesting that some investors are beginning to move value out of safe havens and into riskier digital assets. This could be a sign that confidence is returning to the market. The original cryptocurrency has been on a gradual incline since yesterday. Bitcoin traded at the $3,600 level on Sunday afternoon (GMT) and opened on Monday slightly higher at $3,660.  This trend began to accelerate just after midday: Bitcoin began the afternoon at $3,742 and within the space of two hours, had climbed up by nearly $100 to $3,833. Bitcoin had reached $3,840, giving it a market cap of $67.48bn, by the time of writing.   Bitcoin price movements in the past day. Source: CryptoCompare   A significant amount of activity has taken place between BTC and Tether. Data collected by CryptoCompare highlight that the largest BTC markets are those with pairs to Tether. By press time, these were worth a total of $1.08bn. BTC trades against the actual US dollar have also seen significant increases. More than $105M has gone ... read more
    Source: Crypto BriefingPublished on 2019-02-18By Paddy Baker
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  • Search Engine for Prediction Markets Acquired by Veil
    Veil, a venture-backed startup recently acquired Predictions. Veil co-founder has mentioned in a mail that by far Prediction has been the most utilized and most known third-party-developed Augur product. Augur being a decentralized protocol on ethereum blockchain platform enables investors and users to form predictions around anything in the market. About two weeks ago the Augur network was launched which created an unexpected surge in the REP price. The system was expected to address and be a solution for many concerns related to the Augur prediction markets. Prediction lists all the 388 open betting markets which are run on Augur (so far). In 2015 Augur was built with an ICO. But other than the advantages of the protocol, Augur is quite technically demanding when it comes to the use whereas Veil is more sporting user interface that makes it more comfortable and fast to use and place bets on the topics which are limited. During the launch of the Augur product, Veil mentioned that it had undertaken funding round from some of the financial investors that include Sequoia Capital and 1confirmation. Using the Veil’s mainnet, markets included crypto-subordinates for BTC, REP and ZRX first bet on which film will win ... read more
    Source: CryptoNewsZPublished on 2019-02-18By Roxanne Williams
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  • CFTC’s Request for Comments on Ethereum Prompts Responses from Crypto Heavyweights
    U.S. regulatory agency Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking feedback on Ethereum from the public, and the initiative has garnered responses from notable companies and figures in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. ErisX calls for ETH futures The CFTC says it is interested in both Ethereum as a technology as well the state of ETH markets. Upcoming cryptocurrency exchange ErisX, for example, advocated for regulated Ethereum futures contracts:  “ErisX believes that the introduction of a regulated futures contract on Ether (“ETH”) would have a positive impact on the growth and maturation of the market for Ether, as well as the Ethereum Network (“Ethereum”) more broadly.” This is not too surprising, since ErisX plans to offer futures trading on the exchange that’s poised to launch later in 2019.  Coinbase and Ethereum development studio Consensys also provided their answers to some of the CFTC’s most pressing questions about Ethereum and its markets. Craig Wright chimed in as well Craig Wright, who is (in)famous for his claims of being the person behind the Satoshi Nakamoto pseudonym, also shared his thoughts on Ethereum with the CFTC. In the introduction of his letter, Wright once again claimed to be Satoshi ... read more
    Source: CoinCodexPublished on 2019-02-18By Peter Wind
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