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Binance System Maintenance Extended till 14:00 UTC, All Funds are SAFU

At around 5am UTC, the CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, informed loyal clients of the exchange, that they were having issues with one of their Databases. The tweet went on to explain that a number of API users will not be able to see their orders correctly. Regular users of the Web application and mobile app were not affected by the issue but an engine restart was required. The exact tweet can be found below. We are experiencing an issue after a DB fail over. A small number of API users won't see their orders correctly. UI (Web, APP) users are fine. An engine restart is required to fix the issue. We will halt trading for a engine restart in about 30 minutes, lasting about 60 min. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) October 19, 2018 Maintenance Extension Till 14:00 UTC However, the system maintenance is taking longer than expected due to data synchronization issues at the exchange. The team at Binance has since issued the following announcement regarding the extension. Fellow Binancians, Due to a longer than expected data synchronization, Binance’s ongoing system maintenance will be extended by another 6 hours to 2018/10/19 14:00 AM (UTC). Our team is working hard to complete the maintenance as quickly as possible. Another announcement will be made once the maintenance is complete. Users will be given some time to cancel existing orders, deposit, withdraw and use other account functions before trading resumes. Please stay tuned for further information. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your patience. Funds are SAFU Changpeng Zhao has since reassured user of the platform, that their funds are safe at the exchange using the popular acronym of SAFU that alludes to the word SAFE. His tweet can be found below: Fund are #SAFU. Standard tech issue. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) October 19, 2018 Genesis of SAFU The Word SAFU is an acronym for Binance’s program known as Secure Asset Fund for Users which was started on the 14th of July after the exchange experienced a massive spike in value of the Syscoin (SYS) cryptocurrency. What happened on that day, is that irregular trading through APIs had caused the value of SYS to spike to as high as 96 BTC for one coin. This in turn meant that there were plenty of traders who either made massive gains or made massive losses during that time period. The exchange then reset the API system and reversed all affected trading transactions. SAFU was created to protect the exchange’s users and their funds in extreme cases. Binance now allocates 10% of all trading fees received into SAFU and stores the fund in a separate cold wallet. However, the term SAFU, has been the subject of jokes and memes as can be seen in the one below of Changpeng Zhao. Popular SAFU meme What are your thoughts on the Binance system maintenance? Are your funds SAFU? Please let us know in the comment section below. The post Binance System Maintenance Extended till 14:00 UTC, All Funds are SAFU appeared first on Ethereum World News.

4 hours ago

Your favorite Twitter bots are about die, thanks to upcoming rule changes

Bots are one of the best parts of Twitter. If you’ve spent much time exploring the sprawling social-media platform, chances are you’ve followed at least a few of them. You might’ve followed @tinycarebot, for example, which periodically reminds you to breathe, go outside, or take a nap. : please remember to take a quick second to reach up and stretch — here's your reminder (@tinycarebot) October 8, 2018 You might’ve followed @netflix_bot, which provides you with a steady stream of shows that have just become available on Netflix. Love Rhythms - Accidental Daddy/Season 1 (2016) TV-MA [Season] is now available on Netflix Instant - https://t.co/RSlQbFQQef — Netflix Bot (@netflix_bot) June 18, 2018 Or maybe you followed @museumbot, which fills your Twitter feed with images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online archive. Interior https://t.co/LZWJKrrhiH pic.twitter.com/J5zOrGNXQa — Museum Bot (@MuseumBot) August 2, 2017 If these or any other non-spammy bot accounts have brought you automated joy as you’ve trawled through Twitter’s often hostile landscape, we have bad news: Some of your favorite bots are about to go silent. Many of these delightful and creative accounts will disappear in the coming months due to a company-wide attempt to eradicate malicious bots from the platform. Though this is a well-intentioned effort to curb computational propaganda, it will likely sweep up art bots in its wake. Until now, Twitter was a bot-maker’s dream. It provided access to the platform’s data through open and robust APIs, which are back-end interfaces that allow bots to receive data. But in July, Twitter announced that they would now require bot developers to undergo a comprehensive vetting process before they can gain API access. This means that casual bot-makers will have to request a formal developer account, which involves providing detailed information about how they plan on using Twitter’s data streams to make automated art. For Allison Parrish, who has been making bots on Twitter since 2007, this change in policy contradicts the spirit of bot-making, which she considers an experimental, DIY, almost subversive art form. Parrish’s first bot was called @everyword, and it did nothing but tweet every word in the English language in alphabetical order. word — everyword (@everyword) May 18, 2014 Since then, she has made dozens more, but her favorite is @the_ephemerides, which tweets out raw images of distant planets from NASA’s archive, coupled with computer-generated poetry. It dwindledintoits haunchesof theseislands.Least meantresemblingintothe liquid. pic.twitter.com/UQWGjDSQLT — The Ephemerides (@the_ephemerides) August 14, 2018 When Parrish first started making experimental bots back in 2007, it was unchartered territory. “I think @everyword was one of the earliest bots on Twitter made specifically for trouble-making, artistic purposes,” she said in an interview with Quartz. But she soon became part of a vibrant community of bot-makers who also developed weird, poetic, satirical, funny, and informative bots for the platform. Parrish says Twitter’s policy could destroy the creative spirit of this community. “Asking permission to make a bot is like asking someone permission to do graffiti on a wall,” she says. “It undermines everything that is interesting about bot-making.” Parrish’s graffiti analogy is apt. Twitter’s new developer policy is part of a broader attempt to rid the platform of spam and malicious bots, making it a cleaner, more sanitized place to spend time. The question, though, is whether this digital gentrification will sacrifice the very essence of what made Twitter a compelling and creative place to begin with. The best Twitter bots I’ve been following creative bot accounts for years. They make my Twitter feed weirder and funnier, a place of ontological ambiguity where tweets from journalists and politicians are interspersed with moments of random, computational beauty. Some of my favorite bots include Everest Pipkin’s @tiny_star_field, which tweets out random constellation of dots and asterisks; Chris and Ali Rodley’s @MagicRealismBot, which generates premises for fantastical narratives; and Jia Zhang’s @censusAmericans, which writes brief, poignant biographies of anonymous Americans by compiling information from open census data. +    ✷ · ✫   · ✫       · ✹ ·    * ·   .      ⋆   .               . .       .*   ✵ . * . — ⋆ (@tiny_star_field) August 14, 2018 One hundred metaphysicians imagine an exclamation mark into existence. — Magic Realism Bot (@MagicRealismBot) October 14, 2018 I was laid off from work. I am looking for work. I don't have health insurance. I have multiple ancestries. I have a high school diploma. — censusAmericans (@censusAmericans) October 14, 2018 But while Twitter’s lax automation policies have encouraged creative bot-making, it has also made it a platform teeming with malicious bots. These include spambots that aggressively market malware, troll bots

3 days ago

CoinMarketCap Are Hiring - Join the Leading Crypto Ranking Site and Work From Anywhere in the World

In a recent tweet, CoinMarketCap revealed that it has positions open for people who would like to a be part of their operations. The crypto data compiling entity provides a look at the prices of cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency market capitalizations, top exchanges and shows detailed charts for the same. The positions available at the company are- Full Stack Developer and Content Support Specialist. A Global, Digital Workforce In the tweet, CoinMarketCap says: “#FunFactFriday: Did you know that CoinMarketCap is a completely decentralized team? We don’t have an office anywhere in the world, and everyone works wherever and whenever they do best (Btw, look at our open positions)” #FunFactFriday: Did you know that CoinMarketCap is a completely decentralized team? We don't have an office anywhere in the world, and everyone works wherever and whenever they do best (Btw, look at our open positions! https://t.co/8WklKzVd6W) pic.twitter.com/xyX6Tty59p — CoinMarketCap (@CoinMarketCap) October 12, 2018 As part of CoinMarketCap, the employees will get competitive compensation and have the ability to work remotely from whichever location they choose. The employees can work at hours that suit them and make use of the unlimited vacation policy as well. They may also be invited to speaking/conference opportunities, get mentorship and training and paid company retreats. US-based employees will even get health and medical reimbursement plans. Positions Open Now! Two positions are currently open at the company. The first is for Content Support Specialist. It will be a full-time, remote working position. CoinMarketCap seeks someone with strong problem-solving skills and detail orientation. The person will be responsible for listing new currencies and exchanges on the platform. The platform is looking for someone with 2 or more years of customer service experience and deep knowledge of technical and advanced crypto concepts. The second position is for a senior full-stack engineer who will be involved in developing tools on the platform including a commercial API product. It will also be a full-time, remote working position. CoinMarketCap is seeking someone with 5 or more years of web development experience, with problem solving and troubleshooting skills. It’s recommended that interested candidates have proficiency in Python, NodeJS, React.js, Vue.js and experience in working with high traffic volume websites, building APIs and also some knowledge of financial markets and data. CoinMarketCap Are Hiring - Join the Leading Crypto Ranking Site and Work From Anywhere in the World was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

5 days ago

Bitquery - A Turing Complete Bitcoin Query Language for Buil...

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11 days ago

TD Bank Partners with Hydrogen to Add Blockchain Solutions to Investment Portfolios

TD Bank has reportedly entered into a strategic partnership with blockchain-focused firm Hydrogen. The New York-based firm integrates blockchain, AI, identity services and record keeping to develop innovative solutions. The firm was recently named by KPMG as the Fintech Startup of the Year. The partnership will see the integration of Hydrogen’s APIs with the bank’s WebBroker program aimed at allowing customers to develop and implement their custom investment plans and portfolios. (SK)

22 days ago

Greetings, This is APIS Team. We are proudly announcing API...

Greetings, This is APIS Team. We are proudly announcing APIS Mainnet and APIS Core Wallet. Please check it out on… https://t.co/7zqTXYjEaw

22 days ago

⭐️Greetings, This is #APIS team. APIS #mainnet and #wallet ...

⭐️Greetings, This is #APIS team. APIS #mainnet and #wallet development are completed and we will upload a wallet-w… https://t.co/SY9Yi0UniK

24 days ago

Banyan Network Launches Banyan Data API to the Public

The team at the Banyan Network (BBN) recently announced the launch of the Banyan Data API to the public, allowing enterprises to use the interface to see all of the data source APIs that are part of the Banyan Network DVN. There are currently 18 APIs that are connected to 7 super data sources, according to the announcement. Currently, the APIs are only available in Chinese due to the fact that all of the BBN data sources are in Chinese and are being used to service the Chinese market. (JF)

a month ago

Cryptocurrency Fee Gateway Supports the Biggest International Meditation as it Waives Fees for users who Donate

Coinpayment.net has partnered with the nonprofit Unify.org for a World Peace Weekend which is now on-going till 23rd of Sept. The project is focusing on empowering over 1300 events globally, together with the biggest international meditation of millions of people for the Guinness Book of World Records. Furthermore, Coinpayments will waive fees for users who donate on the Coinpayment platform, and a cloud payment solution will be offered to allow merchants accept BTC, ETH, LTC, and other top-100 leading altcoins via their APIs, POS, and Plugins. (KE)

a month ago

Canada's TD Bank Partners With Blockchain Startup To Improve Its Online Trading Platform

TD Bank, one of Canada's six largest banks, has announced a partnership with the American company, Hydrogen Technology Corporation. Through the partnership, Hydrogen has licensed its technology to TD Bank for it to revamp its online trading platform. Initially, Hydrogen's APIs will be integrated into WebBroker platform of TD Bank. Hydrogen's native token, HYDRO is currently priced at $0.0038, gaining 1.89% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

a month ago

eWallet 1.0, Reddit Edition: Nearly There!

Our focus in Q2 has been on putting out a stable version of the eWallet. The wallet team has been working around the clock, and as the quarter comes to a close we are completing the final improvements and testing prior to releasing the master branch. This will be a stable version capable of minting and transacting tokens within a closed ledger. We expect the release candidate - a 1.0 version that is believed to be ready for production so long as no unexpected bugs emerge in testing - to be out sometime next week along with updated documentation. 1.0 means that we don’t expect to make any more changes that will cause major malfunctions. We’ve established the framework to which we will now begin adding features and making improvements. Enterprise wallet providers will now be able to test a stable version of the wallet in preparation for the addition of blockchain connectivity - both businesses that want to have eWallet services built out for them and businesses that want to integrate their existing eWallet with the blockchain. Independent developers can familiarize themselves with the stable SDK and start exploring ways to build out working products. eWallets represent access to “digital cash”, which is the form of money most suitable for blockchain integration (much more suitable than credit, which faces problems that blockchains are not made to solve); and which, judging both by growth trends most visible in Asia and by technical compatibility with blockchain technology, will be the dominant form of online money in most parts of the world. At this juncture it's important to recognize that in order to keep the internet free, we need to keep internet money free too (and that means free-libre, not necessarily free-gratis, although the SDK will always be free-gratis for anyone to use). People need to be able to access and move funds freely in order to keep their access to information free, and to keep incentives for money intermediaries like enterprise eWallet providers (who provide additional value for a fee) correctly aligned with those of their users. The SDK is important for enterprise, but just as important to the goal of giving any end user the option to participate in the world economy without going through any intermediary at all. With this release, we’ve built the foundation. Moving forward we iterate continuously upon this foundation to make the wallet more customizable with added features; more interoperable with connectivity to the OMG blockchain and eventually across other chains; more accessible with UX improvements; and always free, open source and developed in collaboration with partners, implementers and the community. A very broad overview of what the team has done to get the eWallet ready for 1.0 release: * Re-evaluated the existing codebase and features based on feedback we received from early implementers of the eWallet SDK beta. * Refactored and cleaned up the code to make the web APIs easier to use. * Expanded and improved DevOps toolchain * Updated the SDKs (Ruby, Android and iOS) to work with the latest version of the eWallet * Started OmiseGO Improvement Proposal Repository: [https://github.com/omisego/OIP](https://github.com/omisego/OIP) * Added new eWallet features such as: * Exchange mechanism for eWallet tokens * Improved administrative panel * Transaction requests system * And [much more](https://github.com/omisego/ewallet/pulls?q=is%3Apr+is%3Aclosed). Only a few items remain on the eWallet team’s to-do list before delivering 1.0.0.rc: * Finalize exchange support for transaction requests: [https://github.com/omisego/ewallet/pull/290](https://github.com/omisego/ewallet/pull/290) * Add permissions for the admin API: [https://github.com/omisego/ewallet/pull/275](https://github.com/omisego/ewallet/pull/275) * Test the exchange mechanism * Finalize the new admin panel * Finalize 1.0.0 versions of the SDKs * Complete documentations, review and revise existing documentations For more and to follow along on the progress, check out our Github - [https://github.com/omisego/ewallet](https://github.com/omisego/ewallet)...

4 months ago

The SDKs arrived

**BREAKING: Official announcement of the OmiseGO team**: [The OmiseGO eWallet SDK is now open source!](https://blog.omisego.network/the-omisego-ewallet-sdk-is-now-open-source-fce7c61017e9) Here's a quick overview (text copied from the repositories): * [eWallet Backend](https://github.com/omisego/ewallet): The eWallet allows developers to run a (local) ledger through a web interface. The eWallet will later be plugged to a blockchain and connected to a decentralized exchange. All the eWallets will then become a federated network forming the top layer of the OMG network, allowing the exchange of any currency into any other in a transparent way. Also check out the [sample eWallet server](https://github.com/omisego/sample-server) which demonstrates the eWallet. * [iOS SDK](https://github.com/omisego/ios-sdk): Allows iOS developers to integrate iOS apps with the eWallet Server. Also check out the [sample iOS application](https://github.com/omisego/sample-ios) which demonstrates the SDK. * [Android SDK](https://github.com/omisego/android-sdk): Allows Android developers to integrate Android apps with the eWallet Server. Also check out the [sample android application](https://github.com/omisego/sample-android) which demonstrates the SDK. * [Ruby SDK](https://github.com/omisego/ruby-sdk): Allows Ruby developers to integrate Ruby-based web apps with the eWallet Server Now I also want to point out what's boldly stated in one of the repos: The OmiseGO eWallet and SDKs are still under heavy development, and therefore, in "beta". This means things might break or change suddenly. We are moving fast, and until the official release, we'd like to keep it that way. **Use at your own risk.** Developers, it's our time to shine! As an iOS and Solidity developer, I am heavily excited to finally play around with them. Stay tuned, I will keep this post updated. **Edit #1**: RIP my inbox **Edit #2**: From their FAQ > **Can I use the eWallet right now?** Sure! You can deploy it on a server (or run it locally) and start using it as a ledger. Refer to the getting started section for more information. > **When will the eWallet be official released (out of Beta)?** When it's ready :) Feel free to follow the progress through PRs, issues and our monthly updates for more information. **Edit #3**: I downloaded and set up the whole development environment. [This](https://youtu.be/6ZvWj3qSMtM) is how the OMGShop sample looks like. Nothing fancy but I thought I share it with you guys (and yes, I obviously used a fake account to upload this). Time to set up the whole development environment: Less than an hour. **Edit #4**: To repeat the statement of a fellow dev /u/lettherebedwight which sums up my experience of the last two hours: > "Seems well documented, test coverage seems solid, and they've seemingly made it relatively easy for developers to get up and running to be able to play with a local ledger, while also making the change to using the eventual shared ledger minimally invasive. The eWallet SDK is written in Elixir with some pretty accessible client side APIs for iOS/Android and Ruby." **Edit #5**: Official tweets of the team: [Jeremy](https://twitter.com/jeremy_omisego/status/968781067564929024), [Jun](https://twitter.com/JUN_Omise/status/968782593335308288), [Thibault](https://twitter.com/T_Dnzt/status/968779682760949760), [Donnie](https://twitter.com/ruxperience/status/968783085755015168), [Mederic](https://twitter.com/mederic_petit/status/968780155454763009), [Omise](https://twitter.com/Omise/status/968788602615312384). Other tweets: [Elixir Forum](https://twitter.com/elixirforum/status/968783645027774464) **Edit #6**: User /u/wig321 pointed to [a post](https://elixirforum.com/t/omisego-ewallet-sdk-is-built-with-elixir/12788) in the Elixir forum about the eWallet SDK (posted by *unnawut*, core team member omisego/ewallet): > This OmiseGO eWallet SDK is a little different from other applications in the sense that there isn’t any centralized server hosted by OmiseGO for the SDKs to connect to. You are expected to host the eWallet server application so that eventually it connects to a decentralized blockchain network. (Although we do have a sample server setup for anyone to try making a call to.). > There’s still a lot of room for improvements, but I would be very happy to receive any feedbacks, especially in terms the code improvements and developer’s experience using this SDK. **Edit #7**: Had to move the [video link](https://youtu.be/6ZvWj3qSMtM) to another account, sorry guys. **Edit #8**: Unrelated news until real news about the release are coming: [OmiseGO Price Surpasses $20 as Positive Momentum Grows More Solid](https://themerkle.com/omisego-price-surpasses-20-as-positive-momentum-grows-more-solid/) > Even though most of the top cryptocurrencies are suffering from small losses in the past few hours, others are bucking the trend successfully. One of the currencies a lot of people are inter...

8 months ago

Everyone please message @CoinMarketCap to please put @RadarRelay onto it's exchange listing so people can know that they can purchase tons of coins on @RadarRelay today! please tweet to @CoinMarketCap separately! this will get the word out exponentially!

I've spoken to RadarRelay and they have all the APIs set up for CoinMarketCap to consume and list it, they are just waiting on the actual implementation from CMC. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Let's be squeaky!...

9 months ago

Thoughts on Stellar: a software engineer’s perspective.

Hey everyone - I’ve been lurking on the stellar subreddit for a while, and while I think there is a lot of great information here, there are two major points that I think are being left out of the conversation, or at least not being highlighted as much as they should be. Before I start, I want to be clear and say that my background is that of a software engineer and so my perspective on Stellar is skewed coming from that angle. However, as a software engineer, I have access to information that I believe is generally not priced into the market: the quality of the actual code itself. Whenever I invest in a cryptocurrency, I spend a lot of time snooping around Github and looking at the code quality of the project I am considering investing in. It’s part of the reason why I’m bullish on Ethereum, and why I won’t touch IOTA with a ten foot pole. Note that I don’t need to know every detail about the code I am looking at to get a general feel for its quality. While I might not catch subtle issues, there are some clear signs that point to the quality of a project’s engineering. Here are a few things I noticed about Stellar’s codebase: The documentation and APIs are absolutely top-notch. I’m a huge Ruby fanatic, and Stellar’s ruby SDK is well written and very easy to use. Other SDK’s, such as it’s Java SDK, are really nice as well. I believe the reason that the API quality is so high is that Stellar is partnered with and highly influenced by Stripe, which is known in the developer community for having brilliantly written and easy to use APIs. As a dev, this makes working with stellar one of the easiest cryptocurrencies to work with. Related to the last point: much of the world’s top engineering talent works at Stripe. I am pretty immersed in tech circles, and I have worked at some high profile tech companies. Several of my strongest co-workers have moved to Stripe, and in general I support Stellar largely because of how much respect I have for Stripe as an engineering institution. That being said - it is unclear to me exactly how much overlap there is between Stripe and Stellar foundation. I know that a lot of Stripe’s leadership advise Stellar, but it is unclear to me to what extent Stripe is lending full institutional support (especially institutional engineering support) to the Stellar foundation. One area of concern I have about Stellar I get from looking at their github contribution graph (a very interesting place to reference when evaluating open source projects). It seems as though the lion share of commits to stellar were done early to mid 2015, and for the next two years there was a huge lull in development. Development has picked up again over the past few months. What this says to me is that there were high hopes for stellar at the beginning, and over the next year or two when it looked like Stellar was not going to take off, interest and contributions to the project declined substantially. While I feel as though the recent pickup in contributions does corresponding to a resurgence of optimism in the project by the developers, it might also just be a result of the rapidly appreciating value of Stellar with an accompanying surge to hop on a project with so much capital at stake. ...

9 months ago

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