Thursday, December 13, 2018

Video Demonstrates Double Spending Possibility in Bitcoin Cash SV ‘0-Conf’ Transactions

Bitcoin Cash SV (BSV), a new fork of Bitcoin Cash (BTC), faced new controversy on Dec. 8 after a researcher reportedly showed how any user could...

Block 7,080,000: Ethereum Devs Propose Activation Point for Next Hard Fork

Members of ethereum’s open-source development team have reached agreement on an activation time for Constantinople, a proposed code change designed to give users the option...

Venezuela to Sell Oil for Petro Cryptocurrency in 2019, Says Maduro

Venezuela’s President Maduro has said the nation will sidestep the U.S. dollar and phase in use of its controversial petro token for oil sales...

Breaking: Crypto Exchange Coinbase ‘Exploring’ Support for Ripple (XRP)

After months of waiting, the hopes and dreams of ripple (XRP) investors may finally be realized — at some point in the near future,...

TRON CEO Says He Will ‘Rescue’ ETH and EOS Developers From Alleged ‘Collapse’ of...

Decentralized internet protocol TRON CEO Justin Sun has said the company will build a fund to “rescue” Ethereum (ETH) and EOS developers from “the collapse” of their platforms,...

Mining Firm Sues Roger Ver, Bitmain and More for ‘Hijacking’ Bitcoin Cash

A new lawsuit alleges that proponents of Bitcoin Cash ABC – one of two competing iterations of the bitcoin cash cryptocurrency that split off during...

Ethereum Flash Crashes to $13 on Coinbase, Low Orders Filled

Earlier today, the Ethereum price temporarily fell to $13 on GDAX, a high performance trading platform operated by Coinbase. According to former forex trader and cryptocurrency analyst Cole...

Ripple, NEM and others Launch EU Blockchain Association

Ripple and three other blockchain based companies have formed a lobbying association that would represent their interest in Europe, according to their press release. Dubbed...

R3’s New Corda App Supports Payments in XRP Cryptocurrency

Distributed ledger technology provider R3 has launched the Corda Settler, an application aimed to facilitate global cryptocurrency payments within enterprise blockchains – and it’s...

Binance Releases Demo of Planned Decentralized Crypto Exchange

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted trading volume, has released a new video demo of its decentralized exchange, dubbed Binance DEX, ahead...

Venezuela: Maduro Raises Petro’s Value by 150 Percent Amid Ongoing Inflation

Venezuela’s рresident, Nicolas Maduro, has raised the reference value of the national cryptocurrency, Petro, against the background of the country’s ongoing hyperinflation, the president’s official Twitter tweeted Nov....

Amazon Presents Its Quasi-Blockchain Solution, Platform for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric

On Nov. 28, e-commerce giant Amazon announced two blockchain-related products: Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and Amazon Managed Blockchain. The company hence marked its further expansion into...

Cyber Security Firm Check Point Research Reports of ‘Evolving’ Monero Cryptojacker

Cyber security firm Check Point Research has found that the KingMiner cryptojacker targeting cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) is “evolving,” according to a company’s blog post published Nov. 30. KingMiner was...

TRON Announces $100 Million Blockchain Gaming Fund

Decentralized internet protocol TRON announced its plans to launch a blockchain gaming fund dubbed TRON Arcade in a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 29. TRON Arcade, which the company says...

Residents of Manila Paid in Ethereum For Cleaning Up Polluted Beaches

A decentralized application (dApp) based on the Ethereum (ETH) network will begin rewarding residents of Manila, the Philippines, with ETH for cleaning up a heavily polluted beach in the...

Decentralized Social Media Platform Steemit Lays Off 70% of Staff Following Market Crash

Social networking platform Steemit is laying off more than 70 percent of its staff due to the cryptocurrency market crash, and is beginning a structural reorganization,...

Swiss Food Manufacturer Partners with ETH-based Blockchain Service to Track Tuna Products

A Swiss food manufacturer has become the “first” in Europe to use the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain to track fish products, a press release confirmed Nov. 28. Gustav Gerig AG, which has operated since 1923,...

Tether Says Customers Can Once Again Deposit and Redeem Fiat

Tether Ltd., the controversial issuer of the tether stablecoin (USDT), which aims for parity with the U.S. dollar, announced Tuesday that it would reopen...

Ripple Is Making It Easier for Customers to Integrate XRP. So Far, They Aren’t

Ripple is rolling out a new version of its most popular product, xCurrent. Positioned as a rival to SWIFT – the 45-year-old messaging network at...

SBI Ripple Asia, Japan Payment Card Consortium Partner on Blockchain System to Fight Fraud

SBI Ripple Asia and the Japan Payment Card Consortium have announced a joint proof of concept (PoC) to combat fraud with blockchain technology, according to an official release published Nov....

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The Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies to Curb Money Laundering

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