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Major Mining Pools Have a ‘High Die-Off Rate’ Study Reveals

On Monday, Coinmetrics.io published a study looking at hashrate history of the most competitive BTC mining pools. The research from the open source cryptocurrency analytics site reveals interesting insights into how the mining ecosystem has evolved over time. Also read: Connecticut Software Engineering School Receives $10,000 BTC Donation ‘Major Mining Pools Are Fallible’ Cryptocurrency mining is a very competitive industry that has grown significantly in recent years. The processing power of all the SHA-256 algorithm-based coins is more powerful than the world’s supercomputers combined, and individuals and businesses have sunk billions into the mining industry. On Jan. 7 Coinmetrics.io released some interesting research concerning the mining pools processing thousands of BTC blocks over the years. The research team at Coinmetrics explained that the analysis was in response to an Ark Invest issue published last year which lightly touched upon the mining industry and hashrate distribution. Nic Carter, cofounder of CoinMetrics.io, tweets about the new study “Granular mining pool mapping with Bitcoin’s coinbase outputs.” The authors state that the data used in the Coinmetrics report stems from well-known sources like BTC.com and Bitcoinity, but the team also parsed the coinbase outputs from the last 450,000 BTC blocks. These days, most mining pools use the coinbase parameter to identify themselves when a block is mined on the blockchain. Coinmetrics explains the habit is completely voluntary and in the early days, miners did not identify themselves in this manner. Due to this factor, Coinmetrics skipped the first 100,000 blocks when parsing the chain. After sifting through the particulars, the researchers were able to identify 37 individual mining pools or large solo miners. The statistics suggest that these bitcoin miners mined at least 0.1% of the blocks in the period. “The striking conclusion from the all-time chart is just how fallible major mining pools are: several influential pools which once controlled significant fractions of Bitcoin’s hashrate - BTC Guild, Ghash, BTCC - are now totally defunct,” the report emphasizes. Coinmetrics continues by stating: Indeed, few pools seem to be truly persistent, F2pool and Slushpool being notable exceptions. Labeled chart of major mining pools. “37 individual mining pools / large solo miners which mined at least 0.1% of the blocks in the period, and 11 additional identifiable entities which we excluded due to not meeting that threshold (they were aggregated into ‘other known’),” the study details. The Rise of Unknown Miners in 2018 and a Shrinking Reward Distribution One notable aspect from the report is that there’s been a significant rise of “unknown miners” or operators choosing not to identify themselves in 2018. There could be a variety of reasons why there’s been a spike of unknown miners, such as for privacy and political reasons. The Coinmetrics research also details that operations like F2pool have seen a significant drop in hashrate and Antpool’s slice of the pie has “moderately declined.” BTCC and BW.com have closed operations and Bitfury’s hashrate has dropped as well. Both F2pool and Antpool have dominated with roughly 83,000 blocks combined, but to this day BTC Guild still holds the most captured BTC by pool. This factor is due to the block rewards shrinking, as pools could amass a lot of coins if they had a sizable amount of hashrate back in the day. BTC Guild was able to accumulate the most BTC during its tenure mining due to the early block rewards being much larger. Most veteran bitcoiners will remember the old mining pool giants of the past mentioned in the Coinmetrics report. Back then there were plenty of BTC Guild memes and proponents begging individual miners to stop mining with the pool when it gathered 48 percent of the network’s hashrate five years ago. The same thing happened a year later with Ghash when the community was up in arms after the pool gathered more than 51% of the network multiple times in June 2014. Researchers Ittay Eyal and Emin Gün Sirer from the publication Hacking, Distributed explained the situation in great detail at the time and stated: Actually, it became a 55% miner for almost a day. And prior to that, it seems to have tested the waters over a period of 10 days or so, perhaps gauging the public’s reaction. BTC Guild in 2013. The mining pool caused a lot of debate at the time. One factor not mentioned in the Coinmetrics report is the hashrate variations that have stemmed from Bitcoin forks. A lot has changed in the last two years and since August 2017 there’s been some variance of miners switching between the BTC and BCH hashrate as well. The red lines represent deep variances between the BTC and BCH hashrate from Aug. 1, 2017, to December 2017 and then the 2018 BCH hard fork as well. This data stems from the analytics website Coin Dance. Because many mining pools like Antpool, Viabtc, F2pool, and BTC.c

8 days ago

Crypto Investor: Mainstream Has Almost Entirely Forgotten About Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC) became all the rage in late-2017, as the crypto asset surged to all-time highs, backed by an influx of naive, but money-hungry retail investors. And while many have argued that the project is stronger than ever, specifically in terms of fundamental factors (not price), it has become ostensibly apparent that the hype train is slowing, if it hasn’t already stalled at no man’s land. The Bitcoin Hype Train Has Slowed Chris Burniske, a leading cryptocurrency proponent, analyst, and researcher commented on this industry occurrence via Twitter in a slightly harrowing, yet cautiously optimistic thread. Burniske, who is a partner at Placeholder Venture Capital and co-authored “Cryptoassets,” noted that the mainstream “has almost entirely forgotten about Bitcoin again.” The mainstream has almost entirely forgotten about #bitcoin again. — Chris Burniske (@cburniske) January 5, 2019 Last year, the words “cryptocurrency” and “blockchain” occupied the computer monitors (or phone screens) of nearly every breathing human in the Western world. Mainstream media outlets, like CNBC, Bloomberg, and CNN, were covering the topic incessantly, while crypto’s very own content creators saw their subscriber counts soar to the noon. Yet, now, one fateful year after BTC peaked in value, all this clamor has died down to a mere murmur. Gone are the days that “Bitcoin” was a popular word at the dinner table, as mainstream media outlets, the CNBC Fast Money segment, in particular, have slowed their coverage to a near-halt. Burniske touched on this, noting that via “conversations with people from home,” the crypto boom is still tangible in their minds, but the subsequent bust wasn’t observed. He added that it isn’t all doom and gloom, as there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of new “decision makers” that gained knowledge of the crypto industry. Moreover, the diehards, developers, investors, and forward-thinking innovators still invest capital (both human and financial) in cryptocurrencies and related ventures. The Placeholder partner, formerly of ARK Invest’s crypto arm, wrote: “And the technologists & financial folks that feed off the bleeding edge continue to pay attention, invest, or build, just as happened in 2015.” Then again, retail investors en-masse have removed Coinmarketcap from their bookmark list, purged their Coinbase and Binance accounts, and unfollowed crypto’s most eccentric commentators on Twitter. As put by Burniske, “for most, crypto is still not relevant to their life.” What Will Revive Crypto? Yet, Burniske noted that he pointed out this thematic development to accentuate the fact that cryptocurrencies are still nascent, and that a majority of primary users in this industry are “developers and investors.” And as such, the former Ark Invest analyst claimed that there’s so much upside in store, which should leave participants excited, rather than disheartened. So what will revive retail interest in crypto? Well, forays from Wall Street, for one, will likely push the mainstream to follow the cryptosphere again. The impending launch of Bakkt’s physically-backed Bitcoin futures, coupled with institutional-centric platforms from Fidelity Investments, could push adoption yet again. A Bitcoin exchange-traded fund based in the U.S. could be a bullish catalyst. But, a solid regulatory framework would arguably just as good as an ETF, as clarity would push innovators to double-down on their efforts. Yet, all this is likely months, if not over a year away. So cryptocurrency investors may need to sit on their hands for now, even if markets continue to stumble. Featured Image from Shutterstock The post Crypto Investor: Mainstream Has Almost Entirely Forgotten About Bitcoin appeared first on NewsBTC.

10 days ago

Rootstock Celebrates A Year Of Milestones

January 3rd marks the birthday of a young digital currency. No, not that one. While most eyes are on the Bitcoin decennial, another cryptocurrency is also blowing out a candle. Rootstock, a smart contract side chain to the Bitcoin blockchain, celebrates its first anniversary today, marking one full year in the project to integrate Ethereum-like functionality to the most famous digital currency. RIFLabs, which leads the development of the smart contract platform, marked the date with a report highlighting Rootstock’s achievements in its first year. Among these, the development team says, are 2,900 Github commits, 50 partnerships in key industries like node hosting and supply chain management, and launching the Root Infrastructure Framework Open Standard (RIF OS), which provides the software and infrastructure to streamline dApp development. Meanwhile, Smart Bitcoins (RBTC), the bitcoin-equivalent tokens on the Rootstock network, have entered trading on major exchanges like Huobi and Bitfinex, making it easier for casual users to acquire the tokens. Merge mining-the process by which mining nodes can concurrently solve blocks for both Bitcoin and Rootstock—has risen from 5% to over 40%, an eightfold increase in the security of the sidechain. In a statement, RIF Labs CEO Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar described the anniversary as another step towards greater financial inclusion: The founding motivation of the RSK Smart Contract Network was the creation of the Internet of Value, a network of networks that takes the vision and values of Bitcoin one step further.... There is still much to achieve in the years ahead, but the growth and development we’ve seen with RSK since its official launch last year is a positive message for Bitcoin, RSK, and the ecosystem as a whole despite market conditions. Old Blockchain, New Tricks As the oldest blockchain network, Bitcoin’s programming language is not Turing-complete, meaning it is unable to process the complicated repetitions and loops of more sophisticated programming languages. Although other platforms like Ethereum provide advanced functionality for decentralized applications, Rootstock represents the first effort to incorporate Bitcoin tokens directly into a smart contract. It’s not alone, though, as the past year has seen several efforts to create interoperable cross-chain protocols—most notably by Ark and Wanchain, which successfully side chained itself to Bitcoin and Ethereum last month. A third-party custodian, WBTC, also issues bitcoin-backed tokens on the Ethereum network. “There are still many technical challenges we need to overcome to achieve our goal of financial inclusion across the globe,” said RIF Labs Chief Scientist Sergio Lerner, in a statement. “I only expect our progress to continue in year two, particularly in scaling the RSK blockchain with both on-chain and off-chain improvement proposals, an improved core, and the launch of the RIF OS.” This will allow many advanced dApps to have analogs on the Bitcoin sidechain, including file storage, oracle-like data feeds, and off-chain payments. A scaling solution, described as “Shrinking Chains,” has been proposed by RSKSmart developers to allow the network to handle higher levels of throughput. The author is invested in Bitcoin and Ethereum, which are mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Rootstock Celebrates A Year Of Milestones appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

12 days ago

Coinbase’s Q4 accomplishments hints staking feature; possible listing of Tezos [XTZ]

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase wrote a blog about Q4 accomplishments of 2018 and briefly mentioned the tasks they will be focussing on in the future. This blog mentions clearly that Coinbase is looking at a feature of staking to be made available in the near future and more proofs to substantiate it. Coinbase recently partnered with TokenSoft Global Markets, a broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC]. In addition to the above, Coinbase Custody has also partnered with Electronic Transaction Clearing [ETC], which is also an SEC-registered broker-dealer and FINRA member. Moreover, Coinbase reflected upon its custody service in the blog, it stated: “We established Coinbase Custody as a limited purpose trust company under New York State Banking Law to operate as an independent Qualified Custodian, allowing us to compliantly store more assets and potentially add new features like staking.” Further into the blog, Armstrong mentions Coinbase’s successful partnerships/investments which conveniently includes “Staked.us”. Staked.us is already running test nets of Ethereum [ETH]’s Casper, EOS and Cosmos. The website also stated that it has plans to add Tezos, Dfinity, NuCypher, Livepeer, Keep, Factom and Ark nodes in the coming months. The cryptocurrency community already started this speculation on Reddit taking into consideration the above-mentioned facts. Redditors in the post speculate that Tezos could very well be the next cryptocurrency that will be added to Coinbase’s list. Mikeroyale, a Redditor commented: “Looks like Tezos is imminent Coinbase, have noticed their server answering to XTZ requests... “ Furthermore, Staked.us has already indicated that Tezos is live and users can delegate XZT for staking. The website also shows an annual staking yield of 9.7% for Tezos. Another Redditor, aeaf123 commented: “Sooner or later it seems plausible. Unless you are in the know this is all just a hypothetical anyway. Everyone would be pretty stoked about it im sure. Tezos does keep a low profile. What I think is good about that is its speaks more on its legitimacy opposed to other things that are more hype and less actual substance.” The post Coinbase’s Q4 accomplishments hints staking feature; possible listing of Tezos [XTZ] appeared first on AMBCrypto.

12 days ago

Introducing ARK Pay! A Simple library that provides merchant...

Introducing ARK Pay! A Simple library that provides merchants with the ability to easily accept ARK as a means of p… https://t.co/pXXaLVsqlC

a month ago

ARK Blockchain Incorporates Security and Breach Tests from Bugcrowd

Earlier today, ARK Blockchain announced that it had obtained vulnerability test services from Bugcrowd, a top crowdsourced security platform. Highly skilled ethical hackers across the globe will try to penetrate the ARK hull and expose vulnerabilities before they threaten the ARK Ecosystem. By working with Bugcrowd, ARK will have access to over 100,000 expert researchers who integrate various skills to find seven times as many crucial issues as traditional solutions. Bugcrowd would provide ARK with both public and private programs. The private program is set to begin this week and the public project in January 2019. (KE)

a month ago

ARK is Set to Release Core v2 into the Open Market this November

ARK, a Cross-blockchain communication ecosystem is set to release the much anticipated Core v2 into the open market on November 28 2018. The Backbone of the ARK blockchain The much touted and anticipated Corev2 for ARK is hitting on the front door of MainNet. The newly developed and much-improved code base has been formed from scratch, prompting ARK to move it into the leading network, thereby becoming the backbone of the ARK blockchain. One of the main objectives of ARK is to provide the same accessibility and scalability for customs blockchain as WordPress provides for custom websites. But with the new and improved model, coupled with ARK’s interoperability features makes for it the perfect ecosystem for the interconnected plug-and-play chains. The new development will give room for nearly all aspect of the ARK code base to be modified, extended and easily replace. It will also provide room for blockchain developers to have maximum flexibility in aligning their bridge chains to showcase the goals and objectives of their organizations. New Improved Features The new Core V2 is equipped with quite a lot of amazing features, they include; Plugin System- Most of the ARK’s processes are now recoupled, modularized and developed as plugins, so it will be quite easy, just like writing a few lines to remove or add new plugins to the system Dynamic fees- This particular feature helps each delegate to lord over each transaction by giving them the autonomy to fix their own fees and also get user option to modify and pay fees they are comfortable with for sending transactions. New API- The new and improved API is more stable and a whole lot more powerful, it provides additional endpoints, follows latest API standards and gives room for the developers to have access to more information. Better Transaction Pool Management- The new and highly improved transaction pool is leveraging the power of memory and SQLite, providing reliability, stability and will lay the foundation for future optimizations. The Process The ARK team on November 28, 2018, will install the new Core on their servers. This means that anyone that wants to run a node will have to replace their old decrypted ARKNode code with ARKCore. During the transition, users might experience slight difficulties, it will fade with time and normal services will be restored in no time. End users will have to update their wallets to be latest version that supports the new protocol, either desktop or mobile wallet. More from ARK this Year Whitepaper v2- Rewritten whitepaper, which will cover ARK basics, and go into details of some of the fundamental aspects of it, along with the near and far version of ARK ARK Pay- It’s an open-source library that gives room for vendors and merchants to implement and start accepting ARK as a means of payment in online shops ARK Desktop Wallet v2- The new wallet brings in new codebase, improved UI, active fee support and lots more. Learn More about ARK- http://ark.io/ Catch up on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ArkEcosystem ARK on Youtube- https://youtube.com/c/ARKEcosystem Catch ARK on Slack- https://arkecosystem.slack.com/ Read on Blog- https://steemit.com/@arkecosystem Media Contact- Contact Name- Travis Walker Contact Email- pr@ark.io The post ARK is Set to Release Core v2 into the Open Market this November appeared first on ZyCrypto.

2 months ago

Coindesk's Consensus Invest 2018 Event Happens On Nov. 27 In An Unbalanced Market

On the eve of the Coindesk Consensus Invest 2018 event in New York, market participants are offering perspective. Venture capitalist Chris Burniske, who previously led fintech play ARK Invest, said: “The contrast in sentiment from last year could not be more different,” adding that the “building has only strengthened.” Burniske went on to say that while it’s clear now that 2017 was “wack,” this year will equally prove to be “out of balance.” These days, Burniske is a partner at venture capital firm Placeholder and he is among the featured speakers at the Consensus Invest event. (GT)

2 months ago

PR: ARK, a Cross-Blockchain Communication Ecosystem is set to Release Core v2 November 28th, 2018

Bitcoin Press Release: Cross-blockchain communication ecosystem ARK announce the official launch date of Core v2 as the 28th of November 2018. 20th November 2018, Lons-le-Saunier, France: The much awaited and anticipated new Core v2 for ARK is knocking on MainNet’s door. The all new code base has been developed from scratch and is at the point in development where ARK wants to move it to the main network, becoming the backbone of the ARK blockchain. Since long before ARK’s genesis block, the team’s goal has been to provide the same accessibility and scalability for custom blockchains as WordPress provides for custom websites, and when coupled with ARK’s interoperability features makes for the perfect ecosystem of interconnected plug-and-play chains. Under such an architecture, nearly all aspects of the ARK code base could be modified, extended or replaced quickly and easily. In turn, this approach would allow blockchain developers maximum flexibility in aligning their bridgechains to reflect their organizations’ goals and priorities. What are Some of the New Core’s Features? Dynamic Fees  -  Most noticeable for end users is an addition of dynamic fees which lets delegates set their own fees for different transaction types, and users get the option to modify and pay fees they are comfortable with for sending transactions. Plugin System  -  The majority of ARK’s processes have been decoupled, modularized and developed as plugins, so it becomes as easy as writing a few lines to remove or add new plugins to the system. Increased Transactions Per Second and Transactions Per Block - ARK are increasing transactions that can be put in a single block from 50 to 150, bringing TPS from 6.25 to 18.75 (a 3 times increase). New API  -  The new API is much more powerful and stable, provides additional endpoints, follows latest API standards and gives developers more options to get necessary information. Webhook Support -  A Webhook allows an app to provide other applications with real-time information, and delivers data as it happens - as opposed to typical APIs where you poll for data very frequently in order to get it real-time. Better Transaction Pool Management  -  a newly developed transaction pool is leveraging the power of memory and SQLite, providing better stability, reliability and foundation for more future optimizations. How will the Transition Occur? On the 28th of November 2018 the ARK team and delegates will install the new Core on their servers. This is a hardfork, which means everyone who wants to run a node will need to replace their old deprecated ARKNode code with ARKCore. As the team, delegates and exchanges switch this over, users might experience small downtimes so please bear with the ARK team. End users won’t have to do anything but install updated wallets that support the new protocol (either Desktop or Mobile wallet). Current desktop and mobile wallets will be updated and all information and guides will be available prior to launch. The new Core is much more easier to integrate, and by default comes with a JSON-RPC plugin (which a lot of exchanges are using), so implementation is much easier and hassle free. If any new exchange is reading this - get in contact with us or visit https://docs.ark.io if you want to integrate us, we appreciate each addition and can help out with integration and technical support. What’s Next for ARK Core? ARK’s first focus will be to monitor and address any issues or bugs that may arise at the start. After that the focus will be on building Core v2.1, which is a next major release for ARK in aspect of core development and is due for a release in early 2019. Core v2.1 will bring in new transaction types such as timelock, updated multi-signatures, multi-payment support, increase size for SmartBridge field from 64 to 256 chars and will allow “Push.Button.Blockchain.” to fully shine with cross-chain interoperability options. What else do ARK have in Store by the End of the Year? ARK Pay  -  A simple open-source library that will provide merchants and vendors the ability to easily implement and start accepting ARK as means of payment in online shops. ARK Desktop Wallet v2 - A new desktop wallet built from scratch brings in a new codebase, improved UI, dynamic fee support and much more. Whitepaper v2  -  Rewritten whitepaper that will cover ARK basics, and go into more details of some of the aspects of it, along with the near and far end vision for ARK. Learn more about ARK at - http://ark.io/ Catch up on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ArkEcosystem ARK YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ARKEcosystem Catch ARK on Slack - http://arkecosystem.slack.com/ Read the Blog - https://blog.ark.io/ Check the Steemit Blog - https://steemit.com/@arkecosystem Media Contact Details Contact Name: Travis Walker Contact Email: pr@ark.io ARK is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subje

2 months ago

Bitcoin parece se recuperar após o massacre do fim de semana, Altcoins enfrentando resistências

Por: Livecoins Após um final de semana vermelho escuro no mercado de criptomoedas, tanto o bitcoin quanto as principais altcoins começaram a se recuperar nesta segunda de manhã. Nas últimas 24 horas o bitcoin subiu mais de 4% em relação ao final de semana que teve mínima de US $ 3.500. Do ponto de vista da análise técnica, o bitcoin e outras moedas importantes parecem ter encontrado algum suporte em torno dos níveis de setembro de 2017. A questão, no entanto, é se esse nível vai se manter, ou se o mercado vai cair mais. Após a grande queda do mercado de criptomoedas, a capitalização encolheu agora para cerca de US $ 130 bilhões, de um pico de US $ 822 bilhões em janeiro deste ano. Portanto, mais de 50 das maiores empresas de capital aberto do mundo agora têm valores de mercado maiores do que o mercado inteiro de criptomoedas. Isso inclui todas as famosas empresas de tecnologia - o chamado grupo de ações FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix e Google) -, mas também muitas empresas menores, como McDonald’s, Walt Disney e MasterCard . Bitcoin Cash com as maiores perdas Entre os maiores perdedores durante a recente onda de vendas de criptomoedas, o Bitcoin Cash (BCH) se destaca, conhecido como “fakebtc”, a moeda que ironicamente se intitula “verdadeiro bitcoin”, foi duramente atingida pela briga interna entre os desenvolvedores do Bitcoin ABC e Bitcoin SV. O Bitcoin ABC parece ter saído vitorioso, mesmo assim teve grandes perdas no preço, uma vez que caiu de mais de US $ 380 na semana passada para apenas US $ 167. A moeda também perdeu brevemente o seu quarto lugar para EOS, embora isso tenha sido revertido hoje de manhã. Contratos Futuros de Bitcoin Expiram na sexta-feira (30) Embora o mercado pareça ter encontrado pelo menos algum suporte, a volatilidade pode estar voltando ao bitcoin em breve. Na sexta-feira (30 de novembro), os contratos futuros do bitcoin na bolsa CME Group devem expirar - uma ocasião mensal que alguns sugerem ter causado quedas no bitcoin no passado. Bitcoin e Altcoins enfrentando resistências difíceis Depois de perder o suporte de US $ 4.000, o preço do bitcoin caiu para o suporte de US $ 3.600. O preço é atual é de US $3.740. Se os compradores precisarem ganhar impulso de alta, eles precisam empurrar o preço acima de US $ 4.200. Por outro lado, um rompimento abaixo de US $ 3.500 pode empurrar o preço para US $ 3.000. Ethereum O preço do Ethereum caiu drasticamente abaixo dos níveis de suporte de US $ 120, US $ 118 e US $ 110. Hoje o preço chegou a subir cerca de 2% e atualmente está sendo negociado acima de US $ 100. Os suportes anteriores de US $ 120 e US $ 125 estão atuando como grandes barreiras. Se a moeda subir acima US $ 125, o preço poderia ser alavancado para a próxima resistência semanal em US $ 150. Outras altcoins Muitas altcoins recuperaram mais de 15% hoje, incluindo SRN, ETP, VERI, MONA, POLI, RVN, FCT, XTZ, ARK, ARDR e NEXO. Destas, a SRN subiu cerca de 70% e a ETP ganhou cerca de 33%. A queda recente do bitcoin abaixo de US $ 4.000 foi assustadora para os investidores. O Bitcoin parece estar se recuperando, mas os traders precisam ganhar força acima das barreiras semanais de US $ 4.100, US $ 4.200 e US $ 4.400 para uma sólida recuperação nos próximos dias. Se os compradores falharem, poderá haver uma nova queda no bitcoin e nas altcoins. O artigo Bitcoin parece se recuperar após o massacre do fim de semana, Altcoins enfrentando resistências apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

2 months ago

Cross-blockchain Communication Ecosystem Ark Set to Launch Core V2 This Week

ARK, the cross-blockchain communication ecosystem is launching the Core V2 on November 28. The highly anticipated V2 comes with a new code developed from the grounds up and will bring the platform closer to its mainnet. When done, it will form the backbone ARK’s blockchain. What’s New With the Code? The new code will feature a dynamic fees structure which lets users delegate their own fee for different types of transactions. It also gives the platform a new plugin system. The majority of the processes have been modularized, decoupled, and developed as plugins, so it’s as simple as writing a few lines to add or remove new plugins. The new system will triple the TPS on the system, moving from 6.25 to 18.75, as the number of transactions in one block increase from 50 to 150. The new API is powerful and more stable. The platform will also provide webhook support and create better transaction pool management solutions, with chances of more optimizations in the future. The ARK team and its delegates will create a hard fork in the blockchain, installing the new ARKCore. The old ARKNode code will be replaced with this change, causing some downtime for the users. The users will also have to update their wallet. ARK Is the ‘WordPress’ of Blockchain Since its inception, ARK has focused on providing scaling and accessibility to custom blockchains, in the same manner as WordPress provides for customized websites. With the help of its new code, ARK will be able to provide an easily modifiable code base that can be replaced and extended quickly. It would, in turn, provide maximum flexibility to the developers, helping them create bridgechains that match with the bigger picture of the organization. When blended with the interoperability feature of ARK blockchain, it creates the basis for interconnected plug-and-play chains. After the successful deployment of Core V2, the team will start working on Core V2.1, which is planned for early 2019 release. The new update will introduce timelock transactions. It will also bring updated multi-signatures and multi-payment supports. The SmartBridge field will also increase the size to 256 chars. Before that, the team will introduce APK Pay, ARK Desktop Wallet v2 and whitepaper v2 by the end of the year. Cross-blockchain Communication Ecosystem Ark Set to Launch Core V2 This Week was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

2 months ago

Daily Cryptocurrency News - 21st November 2018

Here are the most important headlines of 21st November 2018 Cardano Team Preparing For the v1.4 Update Launch If you’re a Cardano enthusiast, you probably saw the latest Charles Hoskinson surprise AMA on Youtube. The Ask Me Anything video took an hour and a half in which Charles answered more than 35 questions - from the technical questions about Cardano to questions about Hoskinson’s opinion. Regarding the future Cardano 1.4 update, Hoskinson declared: The update 1.4 for Cardano is coming along well and we’re in regression testing right now. We’ve had a few regressions but nothing significant is found yet and it’s a lot of new code. There has been a huge amount of refactoring on the core, and we’ve found new database solutions, so we’ve gone from lots of storage to little storage and become much more efficient. The update won’t be taking much longer, I’d say a few more weeks, and hopefully we should have the update 1.4 release by end of November or early December. And it’s the most significant update we’ve ever made to the Cardano ecosystem. He also took time to explain the biggest development made by the Cardano team so far - the back-end of the Daedaus Wallet; He further explained that the code is the first piece of formally-verified code for them - as it will be able tto connect to their “Rust” code and the “Haskel” code. These are great news, as the new Icarus address style will allow Cardano (ADA) to be supported by Ledger Wallet. This is also the latest update before the first major Cardano update: After the 1.4 update, every update is going to be Shelley related, so the first major update will be basically some new code for Ouroboros BFT and that’ll get us all aligned up so that we can start moving towards some variant of Ouroboros. ARK Increase In Value By Over 20% Prior To Mainnet Launch ARK team recently announced the launch of ARK Core v2. ARK Core v2 will be a system developed from scratch, with the main purpose of providing accessibility and scalability for their clients. The price of ARK increased from a $0.34 cents on November 20th to a top of $0.48. The value of ARK decreased a bit since its 7 days top and is now trading at $0.44. But the more important question is - What will the new core bring to the table? Dynamic fees - Delegates will be able to set the dynamic fees for different transaction types. Plugin system - Developers would be able to create customized modules, plugins,etc. Their team likes to think that the new version could be the ”Wordpress of blockchains” Increased TPS and TPB - The TPB (Transaction Per Block) was increased from 50 to 150 and the TPS (Transactions per Second) are increased from 6.25 to 18.75. The TPS doesn’t have a limit and can be increased in the future. New API - A more powerful API with more endpoints, more stable and follows the latest API standards. Webhook support - The Webhook support will offer developers to deliver the data immediately, not as a typical API. Better Transaction Pool Management - The transactions will be kept in a pool before the blockchain inclusion to reduce the memory power used. Speedier rebuilds & synchronizations - Starting your own node will now take approx. 12 hours instead of 50 as before. Better decentralization through new snapshot system - node operators can now own copies of the database & this option will also allow faster and safer optimization as well as a better decentralization of the system. The launch is set to take place on November 28th 2018 and on that date the node operators will need to switch from the ARKNode code to ARKCore one. Additionally, a new desktop wallet was built for ARK v2. More details about this can be found here. Enjin Launches Enjin Beam - The Fastest Way To Receive Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain Items Enjin - one of the only cryptocurrencies with a working product - is now launching a new feature of their system - Enjin Beam. This new feature will stand as the first QR airdrop system that people can use to: Scan a QR and receive an airdrop of a cryptocurrency or multiple cryptocurrencies Scan a QR to receive a lootdrop with random items Use it to send ERC-20 Cryptocurrencies Send ERC-1155 items made via Enjin Mintshop The advantage of the Enjin Beam are that you can place them anywhere - such as: Online locations ( websites, email, social media), Video (youtube, twitch), traditional advertising, software products and many more. To create a Beam, you will need to follow the steps explained in the Enjin Beam Article. Also, in the same article is a massive giveaway with more than 3,674 items to grab backed by 146,350 ENJ coins ( $4,000+ value). Feel free to check it out Craig Wright Still Positive About Bitcoin Cash SV Even though the BCH ABC seems to have won the war, Craig Wright is still positive about it. The Chief Scientist at nChain claims that Bitcoin Cash SV - or Bitcoin, as he calls it - is ready for accepting businesses to work with it. The Bitcoin Cash SV removed the

2 months ago

Ark (ARK) Core v2 Is Ready for Its Mainnet Launch on November 28th

The team at ARK, the delegated proof of stake (DPOS) blockchain aiming to connect blockchains through ‘smartbridges,’ recently announced that the ARK Core v2 is now ready and on track for its mainnet launch on Wednesday, November 28th. The Core v2 codebase was completely developed from scratch and has been through rigorous testing in order to be finely tuned and ready to operate as the backbone of the ARK blockchain. The upcoming switch is considered a hard fork, meaning that it will not be backward compatible with the old code. (JF)

2 months ago

Bitcoin PR Buzz Upgrades Its PR Services and Slashes Fees up to $800

Bitcoin PR Buzz, the first blockchain public relations agency in the world has drastically slashed the prices of all its packages and have upgraded its quality of service while also extending its media outreach. With nearly five years experience in the blockchain space, Bitcoin PR Buzz has worked with a lot of credible blockchain projects including Ark, Lisk, UTRUST and others. In a bid to make its services affordable by all, the Bitcoin PR Buzz team has reduced the prices of all its PR packages and has also improved the quality of service. The firm now guarantees publication press releases and featured articles a vast array of highly reputed platforms including ZyCrypto.com, CCN.com, Coinspeaker, Oracle Times, The Bitcoin News, Cripto Noticias, Criptomoedas Facil and a host of others. The Bitcoin PR Buzz Ultimate Press Release distribution package has been slashed by a whopping $100, while the Ultimate Executive package has seen an $800 price reduction, with extra publication points like Yahoo Finance and MarketWatch added to the package. “With these changes, to our core offerings, we are striving to make our market-leading Bitcoin press release service affordable for everyone. I am also very excited to see the great exposure our current and new clients will receive with these package changes,” said Alex Thurston, COO of Bitcoin PR Buzz. Social Media Management Service In addition to its already existing packages, the firm has announced its fully-fledged blockchain social media management service for all clients. The package covers established social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with native English speaking Social Media Managers providing analytics and other services to clients. Copywriting Service Bitcoin PR Buzz has also launched its copywriting service which is targeted at helping clients to craft high-quality content including blog posts, article writing and more. The copywriting service is handled by a team of highly experienced and proficient writers. For more information visit https://bitcoinprbuzz.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitcoinPRBuzz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinPRBuzz/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bitcoin-pr-buzz/ Email: contact@bitcoinprbuzz.com The post Bitcoin PR Buzz Upgrades Its PR Services and Slashes Fees up to $800 appeared first on ZyCrypto.

2 months ago

PR: Bitcoin PR Buzz Upgrades PR Services Drops Price up to $800

Bitcoin Press Release: The first blockchain PR agency in the world, Bitcoin PR Buzz has reduced package prices, expanded its media outreach capabilities and upgraded its services. November 7th, 2018, Belize City, Belize - As the original Bitcoin PR agency with over 4 years experience and over 600 clients, Bitcoin PR Buzz has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Ark, Lisk and UTRUST. The team is excited to announce new and improved PR packs, as well as reduced pricing of up to $800 off all flagship Bitcoin press release services going forward. Bitcoin PR Buzz’s upgraded Bitcoin press release services include guaranteed publication of not just press releases, but also featured articles on BitcoinNews.com, CCN.com, The Merkle, Coinspeaker, Oracle Times, The Bitcoin News, Cripto Noticias, Criptomoedas Facil, ZYCrypto.com, Bitcoin News Latin America, Brazil, Arabia and Indonesia, and PR publication on 200-400 other online news outlets including Yahoo Finance, Marketwatch, Reuters.com, NBC, Fox, WND.com, Digital Journal, International Business Times, San Diego Tribune, Boston Globe and much more. Bitcoin PR Buzz is announcing a price reduction on two of these packages. The Ultimate Press Release distribution package has been reduced by $100, while the popular Ultimate Executive package has been reduced by $800. Extra publication points now also include Yahoo Finance and Marketwatch, as well as all of the above. Alex Thurston, COO at Bitcoin PR Buzz said: “With these changes to our core offerings, we are striving to make our market-leading Bitcoin press release service affordable for everyone. I am also very excited to see the great exposure our current and new clients will receive with these package changes!“ For more information about Bitcoin PR Buzz’s new PR packs please click here, or email contact@bitcoinprbuzz.com to hear back from a dedicated account manager within 24 business hours. Social Media Management Service Bitcoin PR Buzz is also pleased to announce a fully-fledged Blockchain social media management service. Having worked with big names including BitcoinNews.com, Bitcoin PR Buzz has developed a comprehensive social media strategy and delivery service, which is now available for all clients.Covering Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, your university-trained, native English speaking Social Media Manager will provide analytics and take fortnightly conference calls to keep your message and strategy as impactful as possible. Copywriting Service As part of the service upgrade, Bitcoin PR Buzz has also launched a copywriting service for clients seeking talented writers who produce high-quality content. This includes blog posts, ghostwriting, article writing and much more. Research driven, emotive and engaging copy is Bitcoin PR Buzz’s specialty, and a highly experienced team of writers ensure that work is to the highest of standards. Learn more about Bitcoin PR Buzz - https://bitcoinprbuzz.com/ Follow Bitcoin PR Buzz on Twitter - https://twitter.com/BitcoinPRBuzz Connect on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinPRBuzz/ Connect With Bitcoin PR Buzz on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bitcoin-pr-buzz/ Media Contact Details Name: Alex Thurston, Bitcoin PR Buzz COO Email: contact@bitcoinprbuzz.com Bitcoin PR Buzz is the source of this content. Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an offer to invest. Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: The post PR: Bitcoin PR Buzz Upgrades PR Services Drops Price up to $800 appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

2 months ago

World First Bitcoin PR Agency Bitcoin PR Buzz Rolls out New Service Upgrades and Price Reductions of Up to $800

The blockchain industry has seen unprecedented growth over the past few years and now startups and enterprises are emerging from every corner of the globe into the mainstream. Marketing Demands For a decade now, blockchain technology has been an experimental, creative and highly innovative industry, one that requires constant exposure as provided by PR firms and media outlets. However, blockchain is often misunderstood, misinterpreted and underrepresented, which makes the traditional PR firms a less than desirable option. In a nascent sector, it is fundamental to have the right minds behind every project and that includes the right minds to promote the project. There are plenty of PR companies now offering their services to blockchain companies, but very few were built from the beginning with bitcoin and blockchain at their core. World-Class Bitcoin PR Buzz (BPRB) is the first PR firm with blockchain technology as its sole focus and expertise. The original Bitcoin PR agency has relished in four years of service to the industry, providing over 500 clients with press releases and featured articles that have seen their respective companies take off. Ark, Lisk, and UTRUST are a part of this extensive client list that has had their work published to a diverse range of over 200 online news outlets. Bitcoin RP Buzz guarantees publication on a mix of industry-specific and mainstream outlets such as BitcoinNews.com, CCN and Coinspeaker.com, and some new additions which include Yahoo Finance, Marketwatch and Reuters.com. With this, companies receive maximum exposure, simply by utilizing BPRB’s world-class services, partners and deeply connected press release distribution network. As passionate blockchain enthusiasts from inception, BPRB’s team has strived to promote the next generation technology, believing its global impact will be on par with the internet. Knowing this, BPRB understands the industry evolves at a rapid pace, and to remain a world leader, it has to do so also. Service Upgrades and Price Reductions BPRB has recently announced the rollout of two new services that not only produce results but also to give blockchain enterprises more time to focus on their projects. Firstly, BPRB has been trialing a social-media management service a few clients such BitcoinNews.com, and have now developed a fully-fledged service that includes a comprehensive social media strategy and delivery service that is available to all clients. BPRB will provide clients with a native English speaking university-trained social media manager who will cover Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as provide regular analytics, conference calls to keep messaging and strategy on target, and numerous other service perks. Secondly, BPRB specialty is producing research-driven and emotive content, which has now been expanded into a copywriting service that utilizes an extraordinarily talented staff of writers, who will be providing clients with high-quality content, for blog posts, ghostwriting, article writing and much more. BPRB has also slashed the pricing of its flagship packages by up to $800 from this point on. The Ultimate Press Release package has been reduced by $100, the Ultimate Executive by $800, and the Platinum Executive by $500 The standards set by BPRB leave little to no competition in this field, with price reductions and service expansions, it is likely to remain this way for some time, catch the buzz yourself on the official Bitcoin PR Buzz website here.Follow BitcoinNews.com on Twitter: @bitcoinnewscom Telegram Alerts from BitcoinNews.com: https://t.me/bconews Want to advertise or get published on BitcoinNews.com? - View our Media Kit PDF here. Image Courtesy: The post World First Bitcoin PR Agency Bitcoin PR Buzz Rolls out New Service Upgrades and Price Reductions of Up to $800 appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

2 months ago

Have All ICOs Sold Out? A Look At The Altcoin Survivors

The initial coin offering frenzy took over a young and inexperienced crypto market in 2017. People were putting in a large amount of money in projects that had no legal, banking or regulatory approvals. Releasing a mere whitepaper and a website could ensure entrepreneurs easy access to capital. But whether they would release their product - or not - remained a different mystery altogether. Big Bucks for Blockchain Startups Since the ICO boom, Forbes reported, over 800 blockchain projects have raised around $20 billion via the sale of their bitcoin-like own tokens. But how much of this money has survived or have been put to use has little-to-no evidence. MobileGo, for instance, raised a whopping $53 million in tokenized crowdfunding to build a video betting and e-sport platform. The project has reportedly removed the cryptocurrency aspects from its nucleus altogether. And the project founders, Sergey and Maxim Sholom, have not conducted any independent audit yet to show where the $53 million has gone. Losses incurred from the projects like MobileGo somewhat equal many small ICO projects that have abandoned their development plans. According to Deadcoins, a website that indexes non-functional coins, there are over 1,000 ICOs that have already bitten the dust. Though not all the projects were failures. Many among the listed projects, including Enigma and CoinDash, reported hacks, while others like Onecoin or Paycoin were outright scams. But, there are still a few ICOs that have survived the day and are developing their blockchain projects actively. Moreover, the return on investments out of these projects have outperformed expectations, validating that not all is bad in the world of cryptos and ICOs. The NXT project came before the ICO boom. Launched in 2013 by an anonymous developer, the blockchain project held the sale of its NXT tokens in September 2013 to develop a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. It managed to raise about $16,800 worth of Bitcoin at a per NXT value of $0.0000168. The NXT/USD rate at the time of this writing is $0.064521, according to CoinMarketCap.com. That marks a 383953.58 percent return off each NXT token. NXT also stuck to its path to developing a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform, eventually building an active community of developers. In light to the recent developments in the public ledger space, NXT has the potential to deliver, which can be confirmed by its sustainability in the market. The project that kick-started the ICO frenzy in the first place, Ethereum started a new wave of decentralized applications and smart contract developments on the top its open-source distributed ledger platform. The project had its ICO round in mid-2o14, in which it raised $16 millions after selling 11.9 million Ether tokens at a price of $0.311 per unit. At press time, the same token costs around $200. That is 64,209 percent more than the initial value. Many other ICO projects that survived the FUD with active development and impeccable accountability include NEO, a digital asset ownership platform originally known as Antshares, Spectrecoin, a privacy-centric digital currency network, and Stratis, an enterprise-grade BaaS platform. Ark, Stroj, Lisk, EOS, and the list continues. The key takeaway is that the projects that vastly focus on offering BaaS, privacy, and decentralization fared better. The ICO industry, as a whole, is surviving with the survival of good projects. Image from Shutterstock The post Have All ICOs Sold Out? A Look At The Altcoin Survivors appeared first on NewsBTC.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Ripa Exchange—A Crypto Asset Marketplace

With digital tokens now becoming a hot cake in the financial market, an ardent need to lower the entry level of opening new cryptocurrency exchange is required. Armed with prior industry experience, Ripa Exchange, across decentralized exchange platform empowered by the ARK Blockchain technology has made a burgeoning entry in the market. The blockchain based platform is here to offer crypto enthusiasts a more secure and safe trading platform for daily transactions. With the advent of technology, the virtual currency market has as well made a mark in the mainstream of global economy, but it is still expensive to open, manage, and instil trust in the minds of the traders about a newly launched exchange platform. The belief is imperative not only for the smooth running of resources on a reliable exchange platform but as well to develop the platform internally. Moreover, it is necessary to determine the liquidity to run a profitable business in the long run. The increasing rates of cybercrimes and unreliable exchange platforms have perplexed the cryptocurrency users. Besides, there is a soaring price of euro 250-300 thousand as an entry fee to these platforms. Even after paying such a hefty amount, exchanges managers are unable to provide a reliable, stable, and easy to use exchange platform to the users. It is precisely where Ripa Exchange offers a decentralized ARK empowered blockchain based exchange platform which provides, efficient, open source, reliable exchange platform and as well provides the needed liquidity to the newly created exchange platform from day one. It helps the new exchange platform leverage their focus on finding crypto enthusiasts who will give platinum support and as well as comply with the different laws of the payment’s industry. Ripa Exchange aims at enhancing the user experience of using a crypto exchange platform while making trading more secure. The blockchain based Ripa Exchange is a crypto asset marketplace that abides by the industry regulations and standards while its principles rest on three pillars—open source, secure, and efficient. This exchange platform aims to provide a reliable crypto trading platform for crypto users. Ripa Exchange seeks to attain this objective by making the platform more secure, safe, reliable, UI responsive, customizable, and easy to use based on open source and public trust. It is seen that several cutting edge technology and Rails framework have leveraged Ripa exchange to migrate to a hybrid decentralized exchange platform, wherein transfers on the Ripa network will share the needed liquidity. With the intervention of technology Ripa exchange, therefore, envisions building an opensource crypto asset marketplace that will ensure safety and will operate on the high-performance trading engine. It will make the blockchain based exchange platform more trusted amongst the crypto users. Besides, such an aid to the digital currency market will pave the way to incorporate new features on the upcoming exchange platforms. Ripa Exchange thus aims to provide a hassle-free way to the users for building their crypto exchange platform across the globe. The post Ripa Exchange—A Crypto Asset Marketplace appeared first on ZyCrypto.

3 months ago

Blockchain Interoperability: a Necessity for Effective Adoption

Since interoperability is a key necessity for blockchain tech to be effectively adopted globally, a number of coimpanies including Mateverse, Cosmos, Ark and others work hard to build a cross-chain bridge allowing for creating a universal interoperable ecosystem....

3 months ago

Why ARK, RVN, KNC Should Be In The Top 50

The crypto space can be very tiring and for investors, it can be like a dangerous wasteland where you need to be alert 24/7. With the markets fluctuating like crazy recently it can leave investors wondering when they will be relieved from the claws of the ICO and blockchain project of the current crypto world. So, today we’re going to delve deep into four altcoin projects which should be in the top 50 of all market capitalisations. Continue reading Why ARK, RVN, KNC Should Be In The Top 50 at Crypto Daily™....

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

@paullinator @StickyAnalytics @scott90480527 @EdgeWallet ARK...

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Crypto-Investment Book Author Shares His Prediction for the Crypto Market

Chris Burniske, the co-founder of Placeholder and head of ARK Investment Management, recently took to Twitter to give his predictions on the future of cryptocurrencies. He warned crypto enthusiasts to be ready for a predictable crypto pattern. In an eighteen-tweet thread, Burniske predicted an increase in the number of Bitcoin adopters. Although he believes the looming bearish trend may not come to an end any time soon, he noted that Bitcoin’s dominance in the markets will increase. He said the next major bull market is likely to occur in 2021 after the Coinbase reward halving. (VK)

4 months ago

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#ARK is adding audio to the list of ways you can learn about the Ecosystem! The ARK Crypto Podcast hosted by $ARK's... https://t.co/dEGWxKJdKU...

4 months ago

Bitcoin ETF: Early 2019 a More Realistic Approval Date

The general consensus regarding Bitcoin ETFs has transitioned from “possibility” to “imminent approval” and a handful of analysts are busying themselves with generates forecasts of exactly when they think this might happen. Most recently, some are suggesting that 2019 is the most ideal time for an approval by the SEC. To date, a number of BTC-ETF proposals have been delayed or rejected by the SEC over concerns of uncontrollable volatility, liquidity issues and the real possibility of manipulation. Many investors do not believe that cryptocurrencies will falter in the absence of a BTC-ETF but a large enough number believe that it will take an ETF to truly entice institutional investors and kick off the next bull market. (RS)

4 months ago

Line Begins Distributing Link Tokens On BitBox

The Japanese messaging app Line has commenced distributing its native cryptocurrency, Link exclusively to users on its crypto exchange BitBox. Users will be rewarded with 0.1% of their total trade volume every day. It comes with a minimum limit of $5 and maximum of $1,000. However, Line will not be able to offer its tokens to its core market in Japan yet. Link is exclusively available on BitBox and the exchange does not have a license to operate in Japan yet. (VS)

4 months ago

Poloniex Adds 5 New Trading Pairs Against USDT

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has announced five new trading pairs for USDT: 0x (ZRX), Lisk (LSK), Dogecoin (DOGE), Golem (GNT), and Siacoin (SC). Accusations of market manipulation by Tether still exists. However, that is not stopping Poloniex, which was recently acquired by Circle to add more trading pairs. Poloniex saw a volume of $34.5 Million in the last 24 hours. (VS)

4 months ago

Belgian Financial Oversight Body Adds 28 Sites to Crypto Scam Blacklist

The Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) in Belgium has thrown 28 new sites on it’s crypto-industry fraud blacklist and posted an alert to consumers on September 4. In light of a tedious attempt to raise consumer awareness of fraudulent cryptocurrency ventures, the FSMA continues to receive an onslaught of complaints from consumers who have been victimized by fraudsters who make a quick buck off the “cryptocurrency hype.” The agency explained that the update list is comprised by documenting and organizing the names of businesses presented in victims reports. (RS)

4 months ago

Litecoin Price Near a 1-Month High as it Approaches $70

On Monday Litecoin (LTC) hit a one-month high at $68.59 and the number of LTC transactions peaked to a high not seen since February 2018. The general mood of bullishness is probably behind LTCs most recent boost and the fact that BTC posted a bull pennant is even more encouraging for all cryptocurrencies. LTC is on the verge of crossing the 50-day MA at $69 and LTCs market cap has reached $3.95 billion, a number not seen since August. At the time of writing, LTC is up 5.26% and the price is $68.35. (RS)

4 months ago

Ethereum Flash Crash On Kraken Below $240

Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency which has a market cap of $29.5 Billion suffered a flash crash on Kraken. At precisely 4:59 AM London time, the priced of Ethereum crashed to $237. Ethereum (ETH) is currently priced at $289.34, gaining 0.03% in the last 24 hours. About 18,000 ETH was sold and bought on the exchange at that point. However, Kraken is yet to give an official statement on the flash crash. Kraken saw a volume of $102 Million in the last 24 hours. (VS)

4 months ago

Last Week Was The Worst For ICOs In 2018

As the cryptocurrency markets have slowed down and many startups failed to deliver, the ICO market has taken a significant hit. In fact, last week was the worst week for ICOs this year. Only 4 out of 36 companies successfully completed their ICOs, raising a total of $14.8 Million. Fondocoin was the top ICO of the week, raising $6 Million. While Initial Coin Offering was once seen as an easy way to raise money, companies are finding it harder now. Even the legitimate ones are finding it hard to gain the trust of the investors. (VS)

4 months ago

Daily Berminal Brief (9/4/18): IBM Launches Cross-Border Payments With Stellar And Google Onboards Ethereum Blockchain To Analytics Platform

The State Of The Market: Most of the market is in green today, with Bitcoin going creeping past its resistance at $7,300. Bitcoin (BTC) is currently priced at $7,363.31, gaining 1.28% in the last 24 hours. Also, for the first time in 8 months, Bitcoin's MACD has gone above the zero line, indicating an upcoming Bull run. With the current trend, Bitcoin may reach $8,500 in the next few weeks. Ethereum, on the other hand, has not moved. It is still below $300 at $289.08, losing 0.22%. Also, with recent Bitcoin gains, Ethereum has gone below 0.04 BTC for the first time this year and is currently at 0.03919 BTC. The total market cap has gone from $235 Billion to $240 Billion, gaining $5 Billion in the last 24 hours. 1) After initially announcing a partnership with Stellar, IBM has quietly rolled out 'Blockchain World Wire' which will facilitate near real-time cross-border payments. In doing so, Stellar with IBM is directly competing with Ripple. IBM will partner with financial institutions and integrate Blockchain World Wire with their existing payment systems for seamless transactions. 2) Internet giant Google has taken a special interest in Ethereum by adding its blockchain to their big data analytics platform, BigQuery. The new feature synchronizes blockchain data every day and visualizes multiple aspects of it. BigQuery can also be used to observe smart contracts and Dapps on the Ethereum blockchain. Ethereum blockchain data is available for users to interact with right now. 3) After multiple hacks, Bittrex is the latest exchange to drop support for the forked cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Gold. Currently, BTG trades against BTC, ETH, and USDT on Bittrex. The exchange fell victim to a 51% attack and demanded that the Bitcoin Gold team cover up their loss. The BTG team refused to do so, which has resulted in Bittrex dropping support.

4 months ago

Monero Soars by 14.46% as the Crypto Market Follows an Unclear Trend

There has been a mixed reaction in the crypto market today; some coins are experiencing gains while others have dropped. Monero is one of the top performers after gaining by 14.46% within 24 hours to trade at $138.67. This saw its market capitalization stand at $2.27B. When Monero hit a high at $139.60 today in the morning hours, it moved to the top 10 coins, according to CoinMarketCap. As at 12:39 PM UTC, Monero was trading at $138.39, a gain of 12.45%, according to CoinMarketCap data. (VK)

4 months ago

Monero Surges by 20% in a Week Following a Bullish Prediction Report by Satis Group

Monero called the privacy coin is up by more than 20% in a week following a bullish prediction report by Satis Group. On 30th August, XMR traded at $97.26 but is now trading above $138. This is close to its high of $142.70 experienced on July 28. As at 12:12 PM UTC, XMR was trading at $138.73, up by 13.52% in 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap. (KE)

4 months ago

Monero Surges Past $138; Recent New Developments Attributed to this

Monero price has increased significantly over the past 24 hours. This has been attributed to its recent developments among them 'The Big Coin' service where users could use Monero to buy anything online and the development of Pickaxe Mining OS that supports CPUs and GPUs. Monero over the past 24 hours, had a price surge of 13.53% and its trading volume spiked by $70 million. At the time of writing, Monero traded at $139.31 with a market capitalization of $2,281,504,064. (VK)

4 months ago

Price Analysis: Bitcoin Gains Capped at $7,325

Bitcoin has managed to maintain support at $7200 for the past three days. Although Bitcoin has tried to surge past this, it has faced a key resistance at $7325 and $7330. Sellers have failed to lower prices below $7130, and buyers have been unable to gain traction to surpass the resistance at $7,325. As at 11:25 AM UTC, Bitcoin was trading at $7269.05, an increase of 0.69% within 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap. (KE)

4 months ago

VeChain Price Surges by 10.50%, along with the Rolling Out of MainNet v1.0.2

The VET/USD pair reached its 30 days highest in the last 24 hours. The prices surged by 10.50% to trade at $0.01952 with a volume of $40 million. It leads the BTC with 9.69, if this trend continues and it trades past $0.02000 mark, then it would have brighter days ahead as it will experience bulls in the coming days. The Vchain team took to Twitter to announce the rolling out of MainNet v1.0.2. (KE)

4 months ago

Crypto Update: OmiseGO Trading Volume Up by 230%, Price Soars by 12%

Minor corrections are taking place in the crypto market seeing the total market cap above $235 m. Bitcoin is well above $7200 and is trading at $7280, up by 0.5%. Altcoins have followed suit, and Monero had surged by 11% to trade at $135, at the time of writing. Within a week, it has gained over 30%. Other altcoins have surged by 3%-7%, but the biggest gainer is OmiseGo. OmiseGo has gained 12% within 24 hours to trade at $0.45. Huobi handles 30% of OMG's trading volume, this has increased by 230%. (KE)

4 months ago

Analysts: Current Bearish XRP Markets a Perfect Buying Opportunity

Analysts have said the recent report released by Satis arguing that XRP price could drop to $0.01 in the next five years may create fear and uncertainty among the investors. The IMF also released a report outlining the negative effects of cryptocurrencies. The report creates doubts about the future of cryptocurrency markets. However, bullish analysts have said that the series of negative news surrounding cryptocurrency markets provides a perfect opportunity to investors to buy in. They noted that XRP is currently trading close to this year's low. (VK)

4 months ago

Yasuo Matsuda Formerly of Deutsche Bank Hired by FXcoin Ltd as a Senior Strategist

Yasuo Matsuda, the previous Deutsch Bank foreign exchange dealer has been taken up and recruited by FXcoin as their senior strategist. Yasuo was hired to focus on the market speculation daily report and was to begin working starting this September. This follows after the plans by FXcoin Ltd to venture in the exchange of cryptocurrencies received FSA regulatory approval. Matsuda will be expected to use his expertise gained from his previous job in Deutsch bank to provide digital tokens research. Matsuda reportedly has a six years experience in the brokerage industry. (VK)

4 months ago

Abandoned BitcoinDark (BTCD) Records 400% Price Jump in 24 Hours

BitcoinDark (BTCD) has experienced a price surge despite having been abandoned for a long time. The cryptocurrency was created in 2014, but its team abandoned the project in early 2018. The coin, which trades on Trade By Trade and Poloniex only, experience a 400% price surge on Tuesday. According to CoinMarketCap, BTCD rose from $20 to over $100, setting a new high since May 11, 2018. The trading volumes also surged past $700,000 compared to the recent daily volumes of $100,000-$200,000. The reasons behind the sudden price rally are unknown. (VK)

4 months ago

Bitcoin Stabilizes at $7,200 for Three Days; Could surge to $8000 if this Trend is Maintained

Since the beginning of September, Bitcoin has experienced minor corrections but managed to stay above $7200. This stability could be a positive indication since this is a major reversal after correcting by about 70% from its low several weeks ago. This current trend could see Bitcoin testing the resistance levels at $7500 and $8000. If within the next 48 hours, Bitcoin breaks the resistance level at $ 7,500, Bitcoin could surge to $8000 level. As of 8:55 AM UTC, Bitcoin was trading at $7295.05, up by 0.69%, according to CoinMarketCap. (KE)

4 months ago

September 4th Price Analysis; Bitcoin Stabilizing at $7200-$7300

Bitcoin had its price stabilizing despite other cryptos on the top 10 declining. It stabilized in the $7200-$7300, however, if it breaks its resistance of $7300 it may trade at $7500-$7600 zones. Bitcoin support level currently is at $7140 and $7000 and which may soon be $6800 with a moving average 200 days. Its resistance level is $7300, $7500-$7600, $7900. As at 08:30 AM UTC, BTC traded at $7,299.99 with a market cap of $125,915,144,338, according to CoinMarketCap. (KE)

4 months ago

Deutsche Boerse Creates New Division Focused on Crypto Assets and DLT

Deutsche Boerse, a Frankfurt-based stock exchange operator, has created a new division focused on crypto assets, market securities and blockchain. The unit comprises of 24 employees who will implement the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in the creation of new market structures. The technology will be used to create new products and enhance the existing offerings. The firm had earlier collaborated with Deutsche Bundesbank in developing a blockchain-based prototype for the settlement of securities. (VK)

4 months ago

Crypto Prices Neither Bullish nor Bearish as China Maintains Stance on Crypto Activities

The crypto market has no clear trend today; it is neither bullish nor bearish. As of 04:55 GMT, on the Bifinex exchange, Bitcoin was up by 0.7% to trade at $7272, while Ethereum had lost 1.3% in 24 hours to trade at $285.97. On the Poloniex exchange, Litecoin within a 24-hour span had gained by 2.6% to trade at $66.56, while XRP declined by 0.5% to trade at $0.33360. In other news, China has maintained its stance on cryptos, by limiting speculation on cryptos on various platforms. However, it is in support of blockchain through an investment of $3.6B on the technology since 2026, as reported by CNBC. (KE)

4 months ago

Netcoin Enables Bitcoin Cash Payment in 21k New Locations

Netcoin announced that for quick access purchase it would enable Bitcoin Cash in 21k new locations where it's available. The locations are in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Mark Binns, the CEO of Netcoins said the move was to offer investors a reason to use Netcoin for their crypto needs through OTC or the retail network of the company. Netcoin is an over the counter brokerage company and offers virtual ATM Software services. (VK)

4 months ago


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