Month

September 2018

Coinbase Opens Its Doors to an Array of Altcoins

Coinbase, a traditionally timid exchange when it comes to listing cryptocurrencies, has dramatically changed its stance. The California-headquartered firm has now opened its doors to applications from altcoins. Assets deemed suitably robust and eligible for its listing criteria are likely… Continue Reading →

CryptoDredge 0.9.2 With CryptoNightSaber Support and Performance Improvements

The latest version 0.9.2 of the CryptoDredge Nvidia GPU miner for both Linux and Windows comes with a new algorithm supported as well as some performance improvements and fixes. The new algorithm getting added is CryptoNightSaber used by BitTube, Allium… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Science Agency Scales 30,000 Txs/s on First Global Trial of its Red Belly Blockchain

A blockchain developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, in collaboration with the University of Sydney, has completed a global test on Amazon’s ubiquitous cloud computing network to process 30,000 transactions As reported yesterday, the ‘Red Belly Blockchain’ – developed… Continue Reading →

3D Gun File Company Reorganizes After Cody Wilson Resigns

Cody Wilson, founder and Director of Defense Distributed (DD) has resigned, according to a press conference held Tuesday, September 25th in Austin, Texas. Paloma Heindorff, an operations executive with the company for three years, has been named Director. Mr. Wilson… Continue Reading →

PR: Bithumb to Hold Transaction Fee Payback Promotion for Overseas Users

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or… Continue Reading →

Cryptojacking Surged by 86% in the Second Quarter of 2018: McAfee Labs

The surge in the popularity of cryptocurrency mining malware that started in the last quarter of last year has continued unabated into the first half of 2018. According to McAfee Labs, cryptocurrency mining malware attacks increased by 86% in the… Continue Reading →

Google Bringing Back Crypto Ads in US and Japan

Google has announced that regulated cryptocurrency exchanges will be allowed to advertise on its platforms in the United States and Japan starting in October. This removes some of the restrictions the company placed on crypto ads in June. Also read: 160… Continue Reading →

Malta: President’s Trust Partners With Blockchain Charity Foundation

A recent event hosted by the Blockchain Charity Foundation saw The President’s Trust speak about the positive implications that blockchain technology has on facilitating social good in Malta society. Crypto Gives Back While the skyrocket of cryptocurrency has brought many… Continue Reading →

Blockchain or Brickstring: Bitcoin Brainteaser Featured on Australia’s ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’

The Australian version of  “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” featured a bitcoin question that left the contestant. The contestant perhaps wanted to use a “phone a nerd” option to figure the answer out. Could bitcoin’s underlying technology actually be… Continue Reading →

Japanese Giant SBI Plans Crypto Token ‘S Coin’ for Mobile Retail Payments

Japanese banking giant SBI Holdings has unveiled plans to launch “S Coin”, a cryptocurrency token for mobile retail payments. Announcing the news in a statement on Tuesday, SBI revealed that the proposed coin, which is the product of a partnership… Continue Reading →

Squire Mining Discloses Next-Generation ASIC Chips Will Be Made by Samsung

This week the firm Squire Mining, a company that plans to offer next-generation 10nm ASIC chips, has revealed it is working with Samsung Electronics as its foundry partner. With help from Samsung’s foundry, Squire, and a company called Gaonchips, plan… Continue Reading →

ICONOMI Launches Cofound.it to Mentor Selected ICOs

n n n n ICOs themselves are due to get the incubator treatment as Iconomi launches dedicated mentor Cofound.it.n

Regulations Roundup: U.S. Govt. Pays $5.7 Million for Blockchain Analysis, Amit Bhardwaj’s Assets Seized

In recent regulatory news, a report published by Diar has found that U.S. government agencies have paid approximately $5.7 million USD to blockchain analysis contractors, India’s Enforcement Directorate has seized $5.9 Million worth of assets linked to the case of… Continue Reading →

Lightning Tasks Allows you to Earn Bitcoin for Completing Micro Tasks

Developers have created a new proof of concept website based on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network to showcase how small-scale payments can be completed near instantly. Showcased at the premier bitcoin conference, Baltic Honeybadger 2018 in Latvia, Lightning Tasks allows anyone to… Continue Reading →

Russian Crypto Groups in Telegram Increase Membership Despite Ban

The members of crypto-related Telegram channels have increased in number since the messenger was banned by a Moscow court in April, according to a study covering the top 50 Russian language groups. Despite a decrease in the views of published… Continue Reading →

FINMA: Cryptocurrency Firm Alliance Capitals Looks Like a Typical Scam Project

Switzerland’s financial regulatory watchdog, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), has warned cryptocurrency investors to be wary of Alliance Capital, a firm claiming to offer clients cryptocurrency trading services, binary options, and other financial products, according to a Finance Magnates… Continue Reading →

This German Fintech Startup Will Let You Hold Bitcoin in Your Bank Account

German blockchain banking service Bitwala is set to launch the first-ever platform that will enable the management of both euro deposits and bitcoin funds within the same bank account. This system is planned to kick off by November with an… Continue Reading →

European Banks Complicit as Corrupt African Leaders Plunder Their Home Economies

European banks have allegedly been complicit as corrupt African leaders pilfer the wealth of their economies in the billions of dollars. The Angolan government on Monday arrested the son of ex-president Jose dos Santos for stealing $500 million from the… Continue Reading →

Cashless Societies Sound Great in Theory, but Fail in Reality: A China Case Study

With the world’s most advanced and widespread digital payments infrastructure, cash is fast becoming a thing of the past in China. Internet payment giants like Alipay and TencentPay have cornered a vast domestic market and created what some see as… Continue Reading →

Game-Changer? Coinbase Overhauls Cryptocurrency Listing Process

Coinbase has announced a new procedure for listing assets with the sole purpose of speeding up the process of listing digital assets that meet the exchange’s standards, per a company blog post. The San Francisco-based company, which currently supports bitcoin and… Continue Reading →

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