Archive for November 26th, 2019

Ahead of Istanbul Hard Fork, Centralization Questions Pour

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Ahead of Istanbul Hard Fork, Centralization Questions Pour

Ethereum developers should be applauded. They are hard at work, readying the smart contracting platform for a system-wide upgrade, Istanbul, a necessary hard fork that completes Metropolis and set the ground rolling for Ethereum 2.0, a renewed version of the open ledger that incorporates Proof of Stake consensus algorithm and projected to be ready by […]

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Bitcoin Taps Lower Boundary of Bullish Channel; Break Below Could Spark Massive Sell Off

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Bitcoin Taps Lower Boundary of Bullish Channel; Break Below Could Spark Massive Sell Off

Bitcoin (BTC) has been caught in the throes of immense volatility over the past several days and weeks, with the cryptocurrency recently dropping to lows of $6,500 before posting a sharp bounce to $7,400. The momentum sparked by BTC’s bounce at $6,500 appears to be faltering, however, which could signal that it will soon drop […]

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Another Research Paper Finds Flaws With the Lightning Network

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Another Research Paper Finds Flaws With the Lightning Network

On November 21, researchers from Hungary and Institute for Computer Science and Control published a critical examination of the Lightning Network, the protocol intended to amend BTC’s scalability issues. The researchers’ simulation findings indicate the Lightning Network is “economically irrational for the majority of the large routing nodes who currently hold the network together.” Also […]

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CEO of $250 Billion Investment Fund Unwittingly Linked To A Bitcoin Scam

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CEO of $250 Billion Investment Fund Unwittingly Linked To A Bitcoin Scam

The head of a $230 billion Singaporean investment fund is the latest high-profile public figure to have their likeness used to promote Bitcoin Pro – an investment scam making the rounds on Facebook. Ho Ching, who has served as Temasek’s CEO since 2004, warned her more than 57,000 followers on Monday: “Just to alert everyone […]

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Crypto Security Technology Mimble Wimble May Not Be as Strong as We Thought

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Crypto Security Technology Mimble Wimble May Not Be as Strong as We Thought

A privacy-based technology known as Mimble Wimble has been integrated into various privacy tokens since last January. The trouble is, it may not be as private as people originally thought. Mimble Wimble Isn’t Doing Enough to Keep Your Identity a Secret A new study shows that the first privacy coins to implement the technology are […]

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Travala Partners With Booking.com – 90,000 Crypto Accepting Destinations Added

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Travala Partners With Booking.com – 90,000 Crypto Accepting Destinations Added

On Monday, the cryptocurrency-accepting online travel agency and metasearch engine Travala announced a strategic partnership with the firm Booking.com. According to Travala the collaboration adds Booking.com’s accommodation listings to the Travala portal, adding 90,000 destinations to over 230 countries worldwide. Also read: With Christmas Approaching, Here Are Some Travel Sites Accepting Crypto Travala Partners With […]

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Korea Passes Cryptocurrency Bill Paving The Way For Digital Asset Businesses

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Korea Passes Cryptocurrency Bill Paving The Way For Digital Asset Businesses

South Korea’s national policy committee, part of the country’s National Assembly, has reportedly passed a bill which categorizes cryptocurrencies as digital assets. The move will supposedly pave the way for businesses and sets rules and requirements for their further operation. Cryptocurrency Bill Passes Korea’s National Policy Committee According to a report from local media Korea […]

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Gemini Exchange Makes First Acquisition

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Gemini Exchange Makes First Acquisition

Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange owned by the Winklevoss twins recently announced their acquisition of Nifty Gateway. This platform allows users to buy and manage crypto-collectibles, also known as non-fungible tokens. These NFTs are cryptographic tokens that represent a unique asset on the blockchain, such as crypto-collectibles, crypto-art, and more. “Cryptocurrency is ushering in the future […]

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Gold and Silver Follow Similar Trend to Bitcoin, React to News About China

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Gold and Silver Follow Similar Trend to Bitcoin, React to News About China

With crypto prices moving after almost every positive or negative bit of news related to China, gold and silver markets have been reacting to such events as well. With some exceptions, the overall trend in their value has been negative since September. The prospects of both digital coins and precious metals seem to be more […]

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Vitalik Buterin Flustered By Crypto Community Insults On Twitter

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Vitalik Buterin Flustered By Crypto Community Insults On Twitter

The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, recently responded to a few verbal attacks on social media. Some influential people within the cryptocurrency community expressed their opinions against Vitalik’s views, and he took the chance to respond. Vitalik Buterin Taken Under Aim Vitalik Buterin is a well-known figure within the community as the co-founder of the […]

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