The Daily: Tether Sheds Its Peg
What kind of a world are we living in when bitcoin and tether, two of the stablest currencies in the cryptosphere, break out at the same time? Bitcoin is headed north while tether has taken a tumble in events that are closely linked. Of course, there’s other news in this edition of The Daily, like […]
Report: Barclays Drops Plan for Cryptocurrency Trading Desk
Barclays (LSE: BARC) has reportedly scrapped its plan to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk. However, it remain unclear whether the U.K. banking giant is acting under pressure from regulators or for other reasons, such as insufficient demand for crypto-related services from hedge funds. Also Read: Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver on Blockchain Hype, Scalability a […]
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Korean Government Expected to Announce ICO Stance in November, Official Says
The South Korean government is expected to announce its position on initial coin offerings in November, according to a high-ranking official. The decision will follow the outcome of the survey which the country’s Financial Supervisory Service recently sent out to domestic blockchain companies. Also read: RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision […]
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Church Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay Higher Electricity Rates
The outcome of a court case in Russia may affect the popular practice of cryptocurrency mining in basements and garages. According to a recent ruling, a church in Irkutsk must pay higher electricity rates for installing and running mining hardware on its premises. ‘Grace’, the religious organization of the local evangelical community, has been taking […]
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Bitcoin Markets Comprise Imminent Alternative to Foreign Exchange
A report authored by researchers from the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics has found that Bitcoin is maturing. The report, courtesy of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow, concludes that Bitcoin carries “concrete potential of imminently becoming a regular market” and “an alternative to the foreign exchange.” Also Read: Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver […]
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Bitcoin Cash Developers Are Building Tools for Better BCH Fungibility
On Oct. 12 the Bitcoin Cash developer Chris Troutner published a new shuffling protocol concept called Tokenshuffle, a platform that aims to anonymize BCH transactions. Meanwhile, the Cashshuffle project has recently outlined the platform’s roadmap and accomplishments so far. Over the past few months the focus on bitcoin cash fungibility and tools that make blockchain […]
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Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver on Blockchain Hype, Scalability a Top Concern
A new report from Greenwich Associates, a provider of market intelligence and advisory services to the ﬁnancial services industry, tries to answer the question: “Why have the tech and financial industries lagged their own blockchain expectations?” It identifies technical challenges as causing corporations to fail to deliver on the hype they created around a buzzword […]
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Hacker Livestreams 51% Attack on Bitcoin Private
On Oct. 13, ethical hacker “Geocold” followed through on his promise to 51 percent attack an altcoin. He eventually settled on Bitcoin Private (BTCP), and quickly gained majority hashrate control, but the spectacle was fraught with setbacks, including censorship from two streaming services that pulled the plug. Also read: Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51% […]
The Daily: Robinhood Reaches 25th State, Fake Adobe Crypto Malware
In today’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about Robinhood expanding to its 25th American state, recently discovered mining malware, Coinbase ditching its crypto index fund, and a new blockchain job for a former advisor to president Trump. Also Read: US Court Issues Emergency Order Halting a Planned Initial Coin Offering Robinhood Reaches 25th […]
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Study Argues Chinese Mining Centralization Poses Threat to Bitcoin Network
A joint study conducted by Princeton University and Florida International University has found three-quarters of Bitcoin mining is based in China and warned of the potential risks that could result from the significant geographical centralization of the mining network. Also Read: Worst Cryptocurrencies of 2018 Have Left Some Heavy Bagholders Researchers Argue China is the “Most […]
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