Grayscale Investments Adds Stellar to Its Cryptocurrency Investment Portfolio
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:04:21 +0000
Digital currency investment group Grayscale, the company behind the Bitcoin Investment Trust, announced the launch of Stellar Lumens Trust, a “single-asset investment product” which exposes investors to lumens (XLM), the native asset of the Stellar network. The newly-launched Stellar Lumens Trust is Grayscale’s ninth-single asset product. Others include its flagship Bitcoin product, as well as […]

Ethereum Constantinople Upgrade Delayed Over Security Vulnerability
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:13:27 +0000
The long-awaited Constantinople fork of the Ethereum network has been delayed earlier this week due to potential security issues identified by security audit company ChainSecurity on January 15. The security bug could potentially make some smart contracts on Ethereum vulnerable to a so-called “re-entrancy attack,” enabling an attacker to steal other people’s ETH. Following ChainSecurity’s […]

Ethereum Classic Developers Hope to Get a Full Picture of a Potential 51% Attack Soon
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 12:30:55 +0000
Ethereum Classic’s (ETC) development team admitted a malicious attack on the network had taken place and hopes the full extent of the incident will be known rather soon than later. According to at least two different block explorers, Bitfly and Blockscout, Ethereum Classic saw more than 100 blocks “reorganized” during a potential 51 percent attack […]

Satoshi Nakamoto Thanked on Bitcoin’s Genesis Block 10th Anniversary with The Times Advert
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:22:53 +0000
Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has placed an advertisement on the front page of January 3rd, 2019 edition of The Times, in which it thanks Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin. This happened exactly ten years to the day after Satoshi Nakamoto quoted the front page of the same publication in Bitcoin’s Genesis (#0). Happy 10th […]

New York Creates U.S. First Crypto Task Force
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 08:10:32 +0000
New York State became the first state in the nation to create a cryptocurrency task force to study how to properly regulate, define and use cryptocurrency. According to a press release published on Wednesday, January 2, The Digital Currency Study Bill, A8783B/S9013, was signed into law last week by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo. The members […]

Bitcoin Bull Mike Novogratz Increases Stake in Galaxy Digital
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 20:12:55 +0000
Former Goldman Sachs’ partner Mike Novogratz has invested nearly $5 million more in his crypto-focused merchant bank, Galaxy Digital Holdings, Ltd., increasing his shares in the venture to almost 80%. Novogratz, who also serves as CEO of the bank, purchased 7.5 million ordinary shares of the company, or 2.7 percent of total shares outstanding, for […]

Mycelium Becomes Latest Addition to Foundation for Interwallet Operability
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 18:24:39 +0000
The movement to improve crypto usability industry-wide is gaining momentum with news today that Mycelium has become the latest wallet to sign up to the protocol that provides an enhanced layer of usability features for existing and future wallets and exchanges – making the transfer of cryptocurrencies between wallets as simple and straightforward for everyday […]

Ethereum Back to Crypto Second Spot Amid Market’s Moderately Positive Growth
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:55:38 +0000
Ethereum (ETH) has reclaimed its position as the largest altcoin by market cap, data provided by CoinMarketCap shows on Wednesday, Jan. 2. The asset is up over 8% over the last 24 hours while other virtual currencies are showing signs of reversing the downward trend at the beginning of the new year. At press time […]

Bakkt Raises $182.5M Funding from Major VC Investors, Bitcoin Futures Platform Launch to be Delayed Again
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 16:16:28 +0000
Bakkt, the cryptocurrency platform by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced on the New Year’s Eve that is has completed its first round of funding, raising $182.5 million from 12 partners and investors. The partners and investors in the first round include Boston Consulting Group, CMT Digital, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digital, Goldfinch Partners, Alan Howard, Horizons […]

Nearly 1,000 Crypto Projects Declared Dead in 2018
Mon, 31 Dec 2018 10:04:20 +0000
Nearly 1,000 cryptocurrency projects have officially become ‘dead’ projects over the course of 2018, Chepicap reported citing data provided by Coinopsy and DeadCoins. The term ‘dead’ projects relates to projects that were either scams or projects that failed to deliver any product, eventually leading to zero trading volume. 2018 saw the crypto market plunge from […]

Openbazaar’s New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster Privacy
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:50:21 +0000

Openbazaar's New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster PrivacyOn Thursday, during the first day of the North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), Openbazaar founder and CEO Brian Hoffman announced a new service called Haven Privacy. The product is a multi-faceted application for Openbazaar’s mobile and full node clients allowing users to chat, shop, and send cryptocurrencies in a private fashion. Also read: Report From Within […]

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Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own Economy
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:45:30 +0000

Report From Within Shut Down Zimbabwe: A Government That’s Crippled Its Own EconomyA shutdown of the internet by the Zimbabwe government this week, in an attempt to quell deadly protests, ended up achieving the exact opposite result – a total shutdown of the economy, including key public services like health and education. Also read: South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers Miscalculating Government Paralyzes […]

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