Decred DCR

$25.54
Market Cap $ 244.641 MM (#32)
24h Volume $ 2.916 MM
Chg. 24h: 8.76%
Algo. score 3.7/5  (#101)
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Few Actually Care About Blockchain Governance, Data Shows

A recent investigation into ‘voter turnout’ as an indicator of community participation in decentralized-governance tokens, throws up some interesting results. Despite the assumption that token-holders would participate purely through the passive incentive of ownership, most prefer more tangible benefits. Off-Chain Vs. On-Chain Governance Who governs Bitcoin? While nobody owns the network, somebody must be in charge of parameters such as block size and adding capabilities like SegWit. In truth, Bitcoin governance occurs off-chain. Any proposal for the protocol must be formalised, tested and discussed among the users, until it gains a significant majority support. Once accepted, node operators update their software to include the new proposal. In contrast, on-chain governance gives token holders the chance to directly affect the protocol, with on-chain voting on major decisions. But do such mechanisms give a truly democratic outcome, and do the majority of token holders even care? Encouraging Token-Holders To Vote Voter turnout on such proposals is a very rough guide to community participation. When looking at several recent votes, the investigation notes that there is a large disparity between projects. Many projects struggle to get voter turnout of even 10%. This becomes an even bigger problem when considering wallet address participation as opposed to circulating supply. For example, the Aragon AGP-5 proposal attracted voters controlling 9.30% of the circulating supply. However, in terms of participating wallet addresses, this accounted for just 0.12% (25 wallets out of over 20,000). This only goes to strengthen the case against on-chain voting as leading to plutocracy. The standouts against this trend of voter apathy seem to be Decred, Cosmos, and Tezos. In fact, accounting for abstentions (such as that of the Tezos foundation), these projects have voter turnouts which put US elections to shame. So how do they do it? Self-Identity And Incentivisation Firstly, it is important to note that all three of these protocols actively ‘identify’ as self-governing blockchains. It could be that this element of the projects is one of the key draws which appealed to many of the token-holders. Additionally, and perhaps a greater factor, is that Decred, Cosmos, and Tezos, all provide voters with direct incentives to participate via Proof-of-Stake. So the assumption that token holders will participate in on-chain governance votes purely through their passive ownership seems flawed. There are many reasons why a stakeholder may choose not to vote; from complicated polling procedure, to lack of strong opinion or expertise on the matter in hand. Or they simply speculate on coin price and couldn’t care less about its development and future. But when faced with a tangible incentive, more stakeholders appear to have a compelling reason to vote. Will on-chain governance models improve and incentivize users to vote? Share your thoughts below! Images via Shutterstock, Wave financial The post Few Actually Care About Blockchain Governance, Data Shows appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

4 days ago

Bitcoin Fake Volume Imbroglio Heats Up: Is This Where Industry Really Grows?

Crypto, much like every other modern industry, is as competitive as a grade eight soccer championship. Case in point, much of this industry is based off which project is best. Bitcoin or Ethereum, Dash or Decred, and so on and so forth. Messari, a New York-headquartered market data provider/analyst group, continued this long-standing theme on...

9 days ago

Staking Startup Battlestar Capital Offers Customers 'Up to 30%' Returns for Holding Crypto

Battlestar Capital, a staking-as-a-service startup has said its customers can earn “up to 30%” annual interest on their cryptocurrency holdings. Battlestar issued the statement on Tuesday after revealing that they had partnered with lending startup Celsius Network to launch a staking service. Battlestar did not provide the specifics of how these returns are achieved, but its website states that returns could be as low as 5% annually. The staking-as-a-service platform is aimed at individuals and funds lacking the time and expertise to manage day-to-day staking. Meltem Demirors, an advisor to the company, said, “most custody players sidestep staking, and most staking agencies avoid custody because of the risks. Battlestar strategically combines both under one roof.” Celsius Network also announced that it intends to add “at least five” more PoS coins (Tezos, Zcoin, Decred, Horizen, Cardano) to its current list of 17 crypto assets “over the next three months”. (RS)

10 days ago

Blockfolio Announce Their Latest Development, The Blockfolio Slack App

Blockfolio is the world’s most popular Bitcoin and cryptocurrency portfolio tracker, a huge platform with a huge consumer network. In an exciting new development, the team at Blockfolio have announced that they have developed a new ‘Slack app’, allowing Blockfolio users to connect their portfolio with Slack, the popular institutional messaging application. https://blockfolio.com/messaging-apps/slack Slack, more commonly used within the workplace, is an all in one messaging app that allows colleagues to communicate, share tasks and collaborate. The introduction of a Blockfolio feature here will mean that staff within the cryptocurrency industry now have an even easier way to collaborate and make use of Blockfolio’s services. BLOCKFOLIO SIGNAL Subscribe to your favorite token teams and receive updates from their team leaders as they're posted to Blockfolio Signal. This is all thanks to Blockfolio Signal, a communication platform that has been designed to help the crypto industry develop their own projects and be heard by their own unique communities. Blockfolio Signal is the first platform of its kind, launched in May 2018, Blockfolio Signal has grown, providing service to almost 400 crypto projects, including world-leading projects such as Maker, Dash, Decred, 0x and Litecoin. PRICING Always available with up-to-date pricing for your favorite cryptocurrencies. The addition of a Slack app means that users of Blockfolio can keep up to date with the latest developments in the cryptosphere via Slack, as well as through the Blockfolio mobile app and online. The addition of Slack simply just adds another new, popular channel to the growing Blockfolio portfolio. The announcement of the new Slack app comes on the heels of several other recent announcements. On February 26th, Blockfolio announced that it is a ​launch partner​ for HTC’s new Exodus 1 blockchain phone. Shortly after, the company rolled out a new, clearer privacy policy outlined in a blog post titled ​It’s In Our DNA: Blockfolio’s Privacy Philosophy​. You can access the Blockfolio Slack app and add it to Slack yourself, here. Blockfolio is the leading network for mobile cryptocurrency portfolio tracking and management. Millions of people trust Blockfolio to stay connected to the pulse of the industry through market data, news, and direct updates from leaders of top crypto projects. Blockfolio is committed to providing 100% free access to our users and token team partners. Stay in touch with Blockfolio on ​Twitter​,​ ​Instagram​, ​Telegram​, and​ ​Facebook​, or email at support@blockfolio.com​.

11 days ago

Decred, an experiment in on-chain governance

A historical overview of Decred Decred’s origin story traces back to two distinct points: an obscure Bitcointalk post in April 2013 and a blog post introducing an alternative Bitcoin full-node implementation, dubbed btcd, in May 2013. The people behind these two posts would soon come to work together to create Decred, a cryptocurrency with a built-in governance system. On April 3, 2013, a Bitcointalk user going by TradeFortress started a thread titled “Want to make an altcoin that actually changes something?” In the post, another user, who went by the pseudonym tacotime, expressed his interest in developing an altcoin but “just [needed] people with the time to code.” Four days later, tacotime introduced Bitcointalk to MC2 (Memcoin2) a cryptocurrency based on a hybrid Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake system. Join Genesis now and continue reading, Decred, an experiment in on-chain governance!

15 days ago

Decred (DCR) Price Rallies 15% This Week Following OKCoin Listing

Decred (DCR), a blockchain platform that leverages a hybrid proof-of-work (PoW) and proof-of stake (PoS) consensus model, became the latest altcoin listed on San Francisco-based crypto exchange OKCoin this week — notably the first direct USD pairing available to U.S. investors. We are excited to announce that we have listed @decredproject on our platform. Deposit and withdraw

16 days ago

NUVO Shifts Its Crowdsale to Singularity Exchange

Earlier today, Global Blockchain Mining Corp. (FORK), announced that it had migrated the NUVO crowdsale from Paperstreet to the Singularity exchange. FORK stated that Paperstreet only supports payments in BTC and ETH and NUVO deemed it fit to increase the number of cryptocurrencies that the crowdsale's participants would use. By shifting to the Singularity exchange, NUVO would accept payments in BTC, BCH, BSV, DASH, DCR, DOGE, ETH, XRP, TRX and ZEC among other popular cryptocurrencies. The crowdsale commences today at noon and will end at 11:59 PM EDT on May 17. (KE)

19 days ago

Decred has bridged Matrix, Discord and Slack, so people can ...

Decred has bridged Matrix, Discord and Slack, so people can choose their favorite chat platform.… https://t.co/evA25tBDZS

20 days ago

OKCoin Lists Decred (DCR) With First USD-to-Crypto Trading Pair for DCR

OKCoin recently posted the following announcement in its support section: “OKCoin is pleased to announce the Decred (DCR) is now listed on OKCoin. Decred launched in 2016 as a Bitcoin fork intended to address common concerns about blockchain governance, PoW consensus, and development funding. We are excited to welcome Decred to our token community. Please note the following market opening schedule (UTC+8:00): Deposit and withdraw : March 13, 2019, at 9:00 PM. Spot trading (DCR/USD, DRC/BTC, and DCR/ETH): March 15, 2019, at 10:00 AM.” DCR is currently trading at $19.51. (JF)

22 days ago

OKCoin offers first USD-to-crypto trading pair for Decred, but difficult questions remain

Decred ($DCR), a rising store-of-value orientated token, is hoping to target U.S., European, and Australian investors by listing on crypto exchange OKCoin with a USD pairing – an uncommon move for an altcoin.

22 days ago

Decred (DCR) gets listing on crypto exchange OKCoin

CryptoNinjas Decred (DCR), a community-directed cryptocurrency designed to be a superior store of value, today announced it has been listed on crypto exchange, OKCoin — marking Decred’s first fiat-pairing in the U.S. where OKCoin is available in select states. Starting today, March 13th, authorized... Decred (DCR) gets listing on crypto exchange OKCoin

23 days ago

February edition of the Decred Journal is out. This month ma...

February edition of the Decred Journal is out. This month marked the 3rd anniversary of launch, upgrade requirement… https://t.co/2dURyPU0yI

25 days ago

Trust Wallet To Add Support For XRP Soon

Viktor Radchenko, the founder of Trust Wallet revealed that they are bringing support for XRP soon. Trust Wallet was acquired by Binance last year and it is now the exchange's official wallet. Originally, it only supported only Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. Binance added support for Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC) early this year. Radchenko revealed that Binance controls the direction of software development, and their focus is not on monetization. Apart from XRP, Trust Wallet is also working towards adding support for cryptocurrencies such as Tezos (XTZ), Zilliqa (ZIL), Tezos (TEZ), Ontology (ONT), and Decred (DCR). XRP is priced at $0.311879, gaining 0.03% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

25 days ago

Decred & OKCoin Present "The Next 10 Years: Crypto Boom, Bust, or Buidl?" March 12th in SF

Friends in San Francisco, mark your calendars for the evening of March 12th. ​ Please join us for a chat with OKCoin CEO Tim Byun, Decred founder Jake Yocom-Piatt, prominent crypto VC Chris Burniske of Placeholder VC, and researcher Alex Evans of Placeholder VC. You'll learn how to value cryptocurrencies and invest in the crypto economy, why Decred's killer feature of good governance makes it a superior store of value, what the future holds for crypto, and how OKCoin aims to make crypto accessible to all. *–– All information shared in the event is for reference only and should not be construed as investment advice. ––* **Agenda** ​ * 5:30-6:00 PM - Networking * 6:00-6:10 PM - Welcome and introductions by OKCoin CEO Tim Byun * 6:10-6:30 PM - Decred overview by founder Jake Yocom-Piatt * 6:30-6:50 PM - Fireside chat with Placeholder VC partner Chris Burniske and crypto-economics analyst Alex Evans on why they invested in Decred and what the future holds for crypto. * 6:50-7:00 PM - Q&A from the audience * 7:00-8:30 PM - Networking and drinks

a month ago

How many of you would want part of your paycheck in DCR?

Hey all. Ever since I saw a Decred presentation in Austin last year, I've followed the project where I can. ​ I am the Co-Founder of a company called [Zabo](https://zabo.com/index). We are releasing an app this year that lets you allocate a portion of your paycheck (direct deposit, paper check) between cash and crypto. ​ Question for this community: how many of you would split a portion of your paycheck between cash and Decred if it was possible? We are launching with support for Bitcoin and Ether, but starting to plan for other assets beyond that. Ideally looking for communities who would really want it and would use it. We are particularly interested in assets where there is a limited USD bridge and it seems like DCR has less fiat-to-crypto exchange than you would expect for a project of its size. ​ Appreciate any feedback you can share!

a month ago

Decred Price Analysis - Sustained bear trend

Decred (DCR) is down 87% from the record high of US$118, established in early May 2018. The market cap currently stands at US$141 million with US$1.68 million traded over the past 24 hours.

2 months ago

Queda do Bitcoin: palpites, acertos, erros e previsões

Por: Livecoins O Bitcoin tem passado por grandes aventuras que arrastam consigo milhões de investidores e interessados em ingressar e retirar um pouco desse ‘lucro’ num mercado que só cresce. Mercado, aliás, que foi tão alardeado pela mídia no ano de 2017. O que fez com que o rei das moedas digitais atingisse a casa dos US$ 20.089,00, em 17 de dezembro daquele ano. Depois disso, inúmeros profetas, messias e senhores dos gráficos tentam acertar números. Assim como previsões e a próxima parada do todo poderoso filho de Satoshi Nakamoto. A grande verdade é que o mercado de criptomoedas sempre se manteve firme e caminhou em evolução, independente do valor que as moedas tinham em época x ou y. Portanto, é preciso olhar para frente no mercado de criptomoedas. Ou seja, com uma visão da inovação e mudança que a Blockchain trouxe e fará em toda face da terra. Os números de valor nos ATH da vida podem ser alcançados novamente? Ninguém na verdade sabe. Algumas correntes especulam os anos de 2019, 2021 e 2022 como principais. Isso se dá por diversos fatores referentes à mineração do Bitcoin atingindo alguns patamares e outros que não vem ao caso, no momento, para esse texto. A mensagem do mercado é uma só: daqui pra frente sempre será momento de comprar alguma criptomoeda. Isso, claro, baseando-se em projetos sólidos, com times experientes que trabalhem com seriedade e entrega. Se pudermos citar alguns, eles seriam, por exemplo, o próprio Bitcoin, Cardano, Decred, Stellar e mais alguns outros projetos. Que, em comum, estão compromissados com essa mudança global na forma como são feitas as transações financeiras no mundo. Portanto, daqui pra frente, SIM, sempre será hora de comprar criptomoedas. O mundo financeiro mudou a forma de poder! Criptomoedas são o novo poder! O poder agora é nosso! Emanuel Takahashi www.Emanuel.com.br +5511982051441 O artigo Queda do Bitcoin: palpites, acertos, erros e previsões foi publicado originalmente em Livecoins.

2 months ago

‘They asked us for $3 million’: an inside look into getting listed on a crypto exchange

The process of getting a token listed on an exchange is one of the most opaque aspects of the nascent cryptocurrency market. But it’s a process Jonathan “JZ” Zeppettini, who leads listings for Decred, is very familiar with. He spoke with The Block in an exclusive interview to explain the cryptocurrency’s path to its latest listing on Vertbase, which will allow U.S.-based investors to purchase the crypto with fiat for the first time. Zeppettini said the project has great relationships with the exchanges on which it is currently listed, including Vertbase. But he said not all engagements work out. “Last year I spent a lot of time with crypto-to-crypto exchanges and it was really a headache,” Zeppettini said in a phone interview. He noted that the process of getting a token listed on a crypto exchange is much less transparent than the process for a company to list on a stock exchange. “You pretty much know what you’re going to pay,” he said, referring to U.S. equity exchanges Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange, both of which outline their listing fee structure on their website. For reference, listings fees at New York Stock Exchange can be as high as $500,000 versus Nasdaq’s cap of $155,000. “The biggest listing fee that I have ever been asked for was totally insane,” Zeppettini noted. “It was for an exchange that still has not launched. The exchange itself does not exist. But they asked us for $3 million to be one of the first projects listed on launch.” Richard Johnson, a market structure specialist at Greenwich Associates, said the high price tags for crypto exchange listings illustrate exchanges’ outsized sway in the market. “This tells us two things: firstly crypto exchanges have significant market power; and secondly, these coin issuers must expect to receive significant value to pay these fees,” Johnson said. “But we’ve seen coins’ market cap triple when a major listing was announced - so in a way it’s a rational decision for coin issuers. It’s also a sign of the ‘wild west’ nature of the market - I imagine regulators are looking into this practice.” As reported by Bloomberg, Ripple offered to loan Coinbase $100 million worth of XRP to let users trade the crypto. In addition, a Ripple executive offered to pay Gemini $1 million to list XRP. For a project like Decred, which didn’t conduct an ICO, it’s basically impossible to pay these kind of fees, Zeppettini claims. “What I basically say is Decred is all for fairness,” he said. “So we are willing to pay a listing fee that is reasonable and reflects the actual integration cost. If an exchange tells me look we are going to have to put a dev on this, it is going to take 20 hours of work, this is what it is going to cost, we got to mark up, we’ve got compliance costs and what not. If they were to lay out their cost structure and I think this is something to bring up to our stakeholders and then we can have a vote on it. But in most cases it is random numbers pulled out the air.” Still, not all exchanges charge projects to list on their venue. Binance, for instance, didn’t charge Decred for its listing. An insider said the firm doesn’t charge listing fees for the projects it views as best-in-class. In addition, a spokesperson for Coinbase said it doesn’t charge listing fees. “All decisions to list are made on the merits of the asset not the expected revenue,” the spokesperson said. The post ‘They asked us for $3 million’: an inside look into getting listed on a crypto exchange appeared first on The Block.

2 months ago

Blockchain e Criptomoedas são destaque na 12ª Campus Party Brasil

Por: Livecoins Solta no ar, a jovem sobrevoa uma cadeia de montanhas. A sensação é maravilhosa e seu coração está acelerado. Não é pra menos. Afinal, esta é a primeira vez que ela voa de asa-delta. O único detalhe, caro leitor, é que a descrição acima não passa de uma simulação em 3D. E ela pode ser conferida em um dos maiores eventos de tecnologia do mundo, a Campus Party Brasil (CPBR). O simulador de asa-delta é apenas uma das atrações do evento, que ocorre entre os dias 12 e 17 de fevereiro no Expo Center Norte, em São Paulo. Apresentando sua 12a edição, a Campus Party reúne amantes do empreendedorismo, inovação, games, cultura pop e, claro, criptomoedas e blockchain. Durante os 5 dias de evento, quase 20 palestras e workshops serão direcionados ao tema cripto. Com assuntos que vão desde os primeiros passos para começar no desenvolvimento de blockchain, passando pelo futuro dos games digitais, até uma oficina prática voltada para crianças, que pretende explorar o dinheiro e os trabalhos do futuro. Outra novidade é estreia da Oracle, empresa americana especialista no desenvolvimento de software, hardware e banco de dados. A multinacional está patrocinando o espaço WS Blockchain, que terá intensa programação voltada para o tema. Invasão cripto Os palestrantes não deixam a desejar. Um dos nomes mais esperados da noite de ontem (13) foi Jake Yocom-Piatt, conhecido no ecossistema descentralizado por ser o líder do projeto Decred, criptomoeda com foco no desenvolvimento e adepta do sistema híbrido PoW e PoS, prova de trabalho e prova de participação, respectivamente. Em sua conferência, Segurança de Criptomoedas e Adaptabilidade, Yocom-Piatt discutiu, no palco Feel the Future, as propriedades do Decred, ao mesmo tempo em que analisou os sistemas de consenso usados pelas criptomoedas modernas. De acordo com o palestrante, o protocolo puramente PoW requer um investimento de larga escala em hardware para a mineração, enquanto que um sistema exclusivamente PoS corre um risco maior de acabar centralizado nas mãos de alguns players. Sob o olhares atentos dos campuseiros, Yocom-Piatt encaminhou a discussão para as vantagens dos sistemas híbridos, presente em criptomoedas como Dash e a própria Decred, destacando a segurança, o senso de comunidade e a participação ativa do investidor, como pontos fortes. Já Marjorie Damasco, Product Marketing da Bettha - Betther Than, foi destaque no palco Blockchain, Criptomoedas e Suas Disrupturas Reais e Potenciais, ao explicar as bases que norteiam a tecnologia e sua aplicação no Brasil. Apesar de utilizar alguns exemplo de como as criptomoedas e a blockchain estão cada vez mais presente no cotidiano das pessoas — citando empresas nacionais focadas na tecnologia em bloco, como é o caso da Original My — Damasco ponderou que o movimento de descentralização no Brasil ainda é tímido, principalmente se for comparado com países mais inclinados à regulamentação das moedas digitais. Ainda dá tempo Para os interessados no maior evento de tecnologia do mundo, ainda dá tempo de garantir os ingressos, à venda no site oficial da Campus Party Brasil. Mas se a grana estiver curta, não desanime. Há uma parte do evento com circulação gratuita das 10h às 20h, entre os dias 13 e 15 de fevereiro. Já no dia 16/02, sábado, o espaço estará aberto das 10h às 16h. Também é possível conferir mais de mil horas de conteúdo, dispostas nos 8 palcos do evento, de forma online e ao vivo. Basta acessar o portal da CPBR. O que: Campus Party Brasil Quando: 12 à 17 de fevereiro de 2018 OPEN CAMPUS Funcionamento da Open Campus: de 13 de fevereiro a 15 de fevereiro: 10:00 às 20:00, com circulação de pessoas até às 21:00. Em 16 de fevereiro: 10:00 às 16:00, com circulação até às 17:00 Onde: Expo Center Norte - Rua José Bernardo Pinto, 333 - Vila Guilherme, São Paulo (SP) O artigo Blockchain e Criptomoedas são destaque na 12ª Campus Party Brasil foi publicado originalmente em Livecoins.

2 months ago

As Decred Turns Three, It’s Still Set on Real Decentralization

On this day in 2016, a new cryptocurrency project called Decred airdropped 840,000 tokens to 2,972 community members—four percent of the planned total supply. In the three years since, Decred has been quietly building one of the most interesting projects in crypto, largely ignoring the hype cycle and speculative bubble. Now, surrounded by the shattered […]

2 months ago

Decred Reveals Proposal for Developing a Decentralized Exchange

Decred (DCR) recently announced that it is developing its own decentralized exchange (DEX). Decred project lead Jacob Yocom-Piatt explained that there are too many issues connected to listing digital assets on most centralized crypto exchanges and Yocom-Piatt said that the team is creating a “new type of cryptocurrency-only decentralized exchange based on open source software that will allow cross-chain trading”. The Decred community will have the opportunity to vote on the DEX proposal via Decred’s off-chain voting platform, Politeia and Yocom-Piatt said the DEX will not utilize a profit-seeking model. According to Yocom-Piatt, “Centralized exchanges make huge profits on listing fees and trading fees. Some of the big ones request 6, 7, or even 8-figure listing fees.” Decred’s DEX will not charge trading fees and users will only pay a small fee for the server they use to execute trades. (RS)

2 months ago

$147 Million Crypto Platform, Decred Releases Decentralized Exchange Proposal

Decred (DCR), a cryptocurrency platform that focuses on establishing decentralized “decision-making” and “governance”, has announced that it will be developing its own decentralized exchange (DEX). According to Jacob Yocom-Piatt, the project lead at Decred, there are currently many issues related to the listing process on most centralized cryptoasset exchanges. In the proposal document shared...

2 months ago

Decred / USD Technical Analysis: Trapped In The Triangle

Decred is bearish in the short-term with price currently trading within a descending price channel The daily time frame shows price trapped within a descending triangle The Medium-term outlook for the DCR / USD pair is extremely bearish DCR / USD Short-term price analysis In the short-term, Decred is bearish with price currently consolidating at the middle of a descending price channel. Further losses appear likely as a bearish head and shoulders pattern has formed over the four-hour time frame. The DCR / USD pair has been making lower price highs since early January on the four-hour time frame, further highlighting that the path of least resistance is currently to the downside. Short-term technical indicators are starting to correct higher as price consolidates, the favored scenario at present appears to be an eventual test of the descending price channel bottom. Pattern Watch Aside from the descending price channel and head and shoulders pattern, a failed head and shoulders pattern can also be seen on the four-hour time frame, which is also placing bearish pressure on the DCR / USD pair in the near-term. DCR / USD H4 Chart (Source: TradingView) MACD Indicator The MACD indicator is attempting to correct higher with the MACD signal line approaching neutral on the four-hour time frame. RSI The Relative Strength Index has turned slightly bullish on the mentioned time frame, although the recovery in the indicator appears to be losing momentum. DCR / USD Medium-term price analysis Decred is bearish in the medium-term and has been under heavy downside pressure since the cryptocurrency’s rapid decline in November of last year. Crucially, the DCR / USD pair has only been able to stage minor corrective rallies and has been gradually sliding lower. The daily time frame is clearly showing price trading within a descending triangle pattern, the pattern is starting to narrow, which indicates that a strong directional breakout in the DCR / USD pair may soon be upon us. In line with the prevailing bearish trend, the DCR / USD pair is likely to break to the downside and eventually challenge towards its all-time trading low. DCR / USD Daily Chart (Source: TradingView) Pattern Watch Traders should carefully watch daily price closes above or below the descending triangle pattern as it will provide a strong indication of the DCR / USD pair’s medium-term directional bias. RSI + MACD Indicators The RSI indicator is bearish on the daily time frame and continues to move lower, while the MACD indicator currently provides no clear signal. Conclusion Decred is likely to remain bearish over the short and medium-term, which is in-line with the longer-term downtrend already underway. Traders looking to position themselves on the sell-side should watch for a sustained break below the descending triangle pattern on the daily time frame. [{"date":1517695448000,"value":87.4214,"volume":1343920},{"date":1517781849000,"value":72.9675,"volume":1280720},{"date":1517868249000,"value":61.8245,"volume":1378640},{"date":1517956748000,"value":71.7782,"volume":2463600},{"date":1518043149000,"value":72.0059,"volume":1010240},{"date":1518129547000,"value":73.6671,"volume":1049090},{"date":1518215946000,"value":78.7702,"volume":1800600},{"date":1518302346000,"value":74.729,"volume":1336480},{"date":1518388746000,"value":71.769,"volume":629223},{"date":1518475146000,"value":78.1522,"volume":843050},{"date":1518561546000,"value":73.1495,"volume":1061890},{"date":1518647946000,"value":80.5023,"volume":858134},{"date":1518734346000,"value":86.1172,"volume":1265790},{"date":1518820746000,"value":89.3705,"volume":955774},{"date":1518907146000,"value":94.9954,"volume":1755980},{"date":1518993546000,"value":87.6077,"volume":1335190},{"date":1519079946000,"value":89.1235,"volume":1084690},{"date":1519166346000,"value":83.6986,"volume":1768260},{"date":1519253346000,"value":76.0124,"volume":1420970},{"date":1519340346000,"value":73.2327,"volume":827898},{"date":1519428846000,"value":76.3929,"volume":723857},{"date":1519515246000,"value":72.1847,"volume":750070},{"date":1519601646000,"value":73.841,"volume":2988970},{"date":1519688046000,"value":75.9234,"volume":910031},{"date":1519774447000,"value":77.7661,"volume":692818},{"date":1519861446000,"value":74.2209,"volume":2440510},{"date":1519947846000,"value":80.3483,"volume":1288530},{"date":1520034546000,"value":81.1087,"volume":1502950},{"date":1520120946000,"value":80.7244,"volume":1130660},{"date":1520207346000,"value":80.2564,"volume":1215290},{"date":1520296445000,"value":80.4933,"volume":1413110},{"date":1520382845000,"value":75.2167,"volume":968875},{"date":1520469245000,"value":68.2264,"volume":1640580},{"date":1520555646000,"value":58.7343,"volume":966192},{"date":1520642046000,"value":60.8529,"volume":1064880},{"date":1520

2 months ago

A Era do Proof of Stake (PoS)

Por: Livecoins O algoritimo de consenso Proof of Stake (PoS) vem ganhando cada vez mais espaço conforme a sua segurança e eficácia são provadas por diferentes projetos. A principal diferença entre o Proof of Work (PoW), algorítimo do Bitcoin, e do PoS, é que no PoW os blocos são minerados através de ASIC/GPU/CPU, já no PoS os blocos são gerados pelos próprios detentores da moeda, todavia as vantagens vão além, o PoS também permitem uma melhor escalabilidade e poder de decisão. Recentemente Vitalik, criador do Ethereum, tweetou que não acredita em Proof of Work: Segurança É inegável que a segurança do PoW já foi muito provada através dos 10 anos de Bitcoin, porém é comum vermos notícias de ataques de 51% em blockchains menores, é claro que os mineradores não tem interesse em desvalorizar uma moeda a qual mineram, todavia muitos deles alugam seu poder computacional e é aí que mora o problema, o atacante não precisa investir em hardware, ele investe no aluguel por um curto período de tempo e reverte transações, ou seja, o investimento é mínimo. Já no PoS e suas variações (DPoS, PoSV, etc), o atacante precisa comprar moedas, o que torna muito desinteressante qualquer ataque já que suas moedas se desvalorizariam. É sempre um jogo de xadrez e algumas moedas apresentam pontos suscetíveis a falhas, como apresentado neste estudo. Tentando agregar os pontos positivos dos 2 algorítimos e manter a segurança, algumas moedas atuam de forma hibrida(PoW+PoS), onde ambos são usados como mecanismo de autenticação. Escalabilidade O PoW é bem limitado em termos de transações por segundo (TPS), pois os blocos encontrados tem de ser propagados para todos os outros participantes da rede, ou seja, diminuir o tempo médio de bloco e/ou aumentar o tamanho do mesmo causariam mais problemas que soluções, gerando mais blocos órfãos, etc. Apesar do segwit e das transações em lote terem conseguido diminuir o peso das transações, ainda é pouco em relação a necessidade de escalabilidade. O PoS, em algumas moedas, consegue diminuir o número de atores que criam e validam blocos e manter a descentralização através de seus sistemas de voto e delegação. Tais sistemas propagam blocos de forma eficaz já que o número de participantes é reduzido, permitindo mais transações em um único bloco que também tem um tempo médio muito menor, fazendo com que as transações sejam quase instantâneas. Economia A maior critica ao PoW é sobre os gastos com energia elétrica, já que toda essa energia é gasta para resolver um problema matemático que serve apenas para encontrar um novo bloco. Outro ponto são as ASICs, apesar delas aumentarem a eficiência e diminuírem os custos elétricos, uma pequena fração domina este mercado e por vezes lança novos produtos no mercado após usá-los por um bom período de tempo, tendo uma enorme vantagem frente aos outros mineiros. Mesmo em blockchains que são resistentes à ASICs, as mesmas são encontradas, gerando uma concorrência desleal. A maioria das moedas mineradas através do PoW são vendidas para bancar os custos elétricos, fazendo com que a inflação se pareça muito com a emissão de novas moedas. Os gastos com PoS, também conhecido como mineração verde, são menores, já que a energia é necessária apenas para manter poucos computadores que não fazem muito esforço. No caso de votos/delegações, o custo é apenas das moedas adquiridas. Outra grande vantagem do PoS é que tais moedas ficam bloqueadas, gerando uma maior escassez, já que a oferta em circulação torna-se menor. As porcentagens pagas por staking varia de moeda para moeda, uma maior a porcentagem obviamente gera uma maior inflação. Um grande desafio para os projetos que suportam milhares de TPS é o armazenamento, já que as mesmas precisam armazenar uma blockchain que cresce em um ritmo inquietante. Algumas moedas Decred A Decred conta com um sistema PoW+PoS onde o participante bloqueia DCR para receber um ticket, cada ticket dá direito a um único voto, o sistema é uma espécie de consórcio, quando seu ticket for sorteado, você recebe o valor do ticket de volta mais uma recompensa, o tempo médio é de 28 dias. Caso o ticket não seja sorteado e expire, o valor retorna ao participante, porém sem a parte da recompensa. Tomochain A Tomochain conta com um sitema Proof of Staking Voting (PoSV), construída em cima da Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), 150 masternodes com o maior número de votos são responsáveis pela geração e validação dos blocos, o montante da recompensa varia conforme o número de moedas trancadas e pelo número de moedas votadas a cada MN. Ambos, MN e staker, recebem recompensas a cada 900 blocos (~30 minutos). EOS A EOS apresenta um sistema Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS), tal sistema foi criado por Daniel Larimer que antes de fundar a EOS também deu vida a BitShares e a Steemit com o mesmo algorítimo. A EOS conta com 21 produtores de blocos que são elegíveis através da delegação dos stakers. Ambos, MN e staker, recebem recompensas. Ethereum O Ethereum, hoje ainda funci

2 months ago

Decred (DCR) Releases v1.0 of its Android Wallet

The team behind autonomous cryptocurrency Decred (DCR) recently announced that the new Decred Wallet for Android v1.0 is now available in the Google Play Store. There has been a dedicated GitHub page assigned for any bug reports and features request, which can be found through the main Decred GitHub page. Members of the dcrandroid team have been credited with the release. DCR is currently trading at $15.91, an increase of 2.02% on the 24-hour chart. (JF)

2 months ago

Bloomberg Article Highlights the Benefits of 'Staking' During the Bear Market

A recent article in Bloomberg sought to inform the wider public about the world of Proof-of-Stake cryptocurrencies and the benefits they provide during the bear market. The article highlights that the “proof-of-stake process can generate returns ranging from 5 percent to 150 percent, depending on the coins and amount held.” As for the crypto bear market, Bloomberg pointed out that “ staking has made it somewhat easier for investors in coins such as Tezos, Decred, Cosmos, EOS and Livepeer to endure the bear market.” To sum it up, “If you’re going to be long, you might as well stake." (JF)

2 months ago

Coinbase and Pantera Capital Participate in $4.5 Million Fundraising Round for Crypto-Startup Staked

Coinbase and crypto-investment giant Pantera Capital led a seed funding rounding for a crypto-startup called Staked. Staked aspires to provide services for institutional investors interested in or looking to claim their proof-of-stake rewards. The company announced that it had raised $4.5 million through the investment round. Staked also announced that Pantera Capital partner Paul Veradittakit will join its board of directors. At the moment Staked supports Tezos, Dash, Decred, Livepeer, Factom, and EOS. (RS)

2 months ago

Decred Turns to Crowdsourcing with Bug Bounty Program for Devs

The team behind autonomous cryptocurrency Decred has launched a bug bounty program. They are using a self-funded treasury from which they will pay developers for spotting vulnerabilities in their code. The Decred team is looking to fend off 51% attacks and other security issues, which they say are on the rise. Contributors will be rewarded up to “$25,000 for critical fixes.” It’s a true crowdsourcing effort, as Decred contractors can’t participate. Devs should use the testnet for software testing and not the mainnet. (GT)

2 months ago

The Decred Bug Bounty Program launched today, check it out a...

The Decred Bug Bounty Program launched today, check it out at https://t.co/FOFjjUDLNf! You could receive up to $25,… https://t.co/jMNBwr8HuV

2 months ago

3 Cryptocurrencies to HODL During This Crypto Winter (Opinion)

In a recent article for Coindesk titled How to Last the Crypto Winter, Decred project lead Jake Yocom-Piatt describes…

3 months ago

MolochDAO: coordination infrastructure for the common good

Core protocol development currently suffers from the Tragedy of the Commons, an age-old ailment in which participants benefit from a shared resource but, through self-interest, are disincentivized from contributing to its maintenance and growth. While Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the myriad alternative blockchains on the market have all been explicitly designed to incentivize for security via block rewards, formal economic incentives for contributing to a blockchain’s codebase are largely absent. This leaves the onus for development on a limited set of volunteers, which requires existing financial independence, and employees of a project’s foundation, which necessitates forgoing anonymity, ultimately concentrating decision-making power in the hands of a centralized entity. As Fred Ehrsam wrote in Funding the Evolution of Blockchains, this absence of incentives to work on core protocols is no better reflected than by “the large number of people working on Ethereum tokens vs. the small number working on Ethereum itself.” The launch of a novel token presents itself as a fundraising opportunity, directly enriching issuers, whereas contributing to an existing protocol can only be monetized by purchasing the base asset and hoping the market rationally adjusts to fundamental technical progress. Considering the inefficiencies of today’s crypto asset market, relying on the latter path is unlikely to net the returns necessary to support one’s livelihood. Several protocols, including Zcash and Beam, have attempted to solve this tragedy via a ‘founders reward’, directing a certain percentage of each block reward to the project’s employees over a set period of time. This has not been without controversy, with detractors accusing development teams of concentrating wealth in the hands of a few and opening up the possibility of using that wealth to unduly influence the network at a later date. Similarly, projects like Decred and Tezos have introduced an in-protocol funding mechanism, reserving a percentage of rewards and allowing stakeholders to vote on proposals for grants. However, whether these on-chain mechanisms can allocate capital efficiently, let alone resist the corrupting forces of plutocracy, remains highly debatable. Regardless of the validity of these claims, the contention that would arise with negotiating the terms of a post-hoc founders reward or implementing an on-chain funding mechanism at this phase in Bitcoin and Ethereum’s life cycles would almost certainly outweigh any advantages. Of course, it’s worth noting that the Ethereum Foundation does have an active grant program, the latest round meting out over $3 million across 23 projects. However, even that may not be sufficient to support core protocol development, with Prysmatic Lab’s Preston Van Loon asserting that despite the recent grants, the client implementation project is struggling to take the whole team full time, let alone scale up the team to where it needs to be. Vitalik’s spontaneous generosity may go some way toward alleviating those concerns, but cannot be relied on as a long-term sustainable solution. Ethereum Foundation’s Wave IV grantees MolochDAO: For many in the Ethereum community, any mention of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) is enough to induce severe sweats, taking them back to that infamous day in June 2016 when an attacker was able to exploit a reentrancy bug to drain more than 3.6m ETH from The DAO. But times have changed and DAOs are making a strong comeback, vowing to reduce bureaucratic inefficiencies and reclaim decision making power from centralized entities. Taking its name from the Canaanite God of child sacrifice, MolochDAO is an experimental, decentralized, open-source grant-making organization seeking to overcome the tragedy of the commons. Launching in February, teams building on Ethereum can pool ETH and ERC20 tokens and collectively fund open-source work that is expected to further the advancement of the core protocol. Membership: Moloch operates through the submission, voting on, and processing of a series of membership proposals. The founding members have yet to be publicly announced, although the original MolochDAO document includes CryptoKitties, Decentraland, Gnosis, Aragon, Connext, and Spankchain as candidates. In order to combat spam, new membership proposals can only be submitted by existing members and require a $5,000 deposit. Applicants who wish to participate in Moloch must find an existing member to champion their proposal on their behalf. The membership proposal itself includes the number of Voting Shares the applicant is requesting, and either the set of tokens the applicant is offering as a tribute or a pledge that the applicant will complete some work that benefits the Guild. Voting Shares are non-transferrable but can be irreversibly redeemed on a 1:1 basis for Loot Tokens, which act as tokenized claims on the DAO’s treasury. For the sake of clarity, let’s walk through an e

3 months ago

Braziliex anuncia remoção de 8 criptomoedas

Por: Livecoins A Braziliex, corretora de criptomoedas Brasileira que possui atualmente o maior portifólio de moedas alternativas (altcoins) anunciou a remoção da Ethereum Classic e outras 7 moedas. A empresa explicou que a ação “parte do princípio de que tem o dever de proteger os clientes, e vai remover moedas que estão propensas a ataque 51%*. As criptomoedas que serão removidas da corretora são: Crown (CRW) Onix (ONIX) Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Ethereum Classic (ETC) Internet of People (IoP) LitecoinCash (LCC) Prosper (PRSP) Crafty (CFTY) Recentemente a shitcoin conhecida como Ethereum Classic (mais uma daquelas moedas alternativas criadas sem propósito, razão ou valor) sofreu um ataque de 51%, fazendo com que a Coinbase, maior corretora de criptomoedas do Estados Unidos, removesse a moeda de sua plataforma. As perdas estimadas com o ataque somam 500 mil dólares. Infelizmente, investidores que escolheram essa moeda como investimento ficam no prejuízo, pois, o valor do ativo tende a cair em queda livre quando esse tipo de ataque acontece. A Braziliex, em uma ação acertada, vai remover essa “altcoin” com a intenção de proteger os usuários, a empresa pede que os usuários da plataforma removam seus fundos das moedas que serão removidas até o dia 15/02/2018. Caso o saque não seja feito até o prazo final, os saldos das respectivas moedas citadas serão automaticamente convertidos para Bitcoin, obedecendo a cotação do dia. A Braziliex é uma das únicas brasileiras a ser indexada pelo Coinmarketcap, no momento da redação deste a artigo, a empresa somava movimentação de mais de 600 mil reais nas últimas 24 horas. Outras mudanças na Braziliex A empresa informou também que irá remover algumas moedas do mercado de negociações pelo par Real. Isso significa que não mais serão compradas e vendidas com Reais, somente com Bitcoin. O principal motivo desta medida é a cotação dos criptoativos, que não ultrapassam dos R$ 0,50 por moeda. Vale adicionar uma exceção, a exemplo da Decred (DCR) e Binance Coin (BNB), que sustentam uma cotação mais alta, porém, assim como as demais moedas de cotação inferior, têm baixos volumes de negociações, que não justificam os custos de manutenção para que sejam negociadas na plataforma. A lista de moedas que sofrerão esta mudança são: Anti-Bureaucracy Coin (ABC) Binance Coin (BNB) Gimmer (GMR) Golem (GNT) OmiseGo (OMG) SingularDTV (SNGLS) Decred (DCR) MartexCoin (MXT) Niobio Cash (NBR) SmartCash (SMART) Moedas com cotação maior que R$ 0,50 podem ser negociadas normalmente pelos pares Real (BRL) e Bitcoin (BTC): Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Tether, Ripple, Zcash, Dash e Monero. As negociações dessas moedas permanecem como antes, sendo realizadas por Real e Bitcoin. A empresa também informou que terá um novo limite para criação de ordens que será de R$ 5,00 (ou equivalente em BTC). Clique aqui para ver a lista completa de alterações. O artigo Braziliex anuncia remoção de 8 criptomoedas apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

3 months ago

Criptomoeda Decred começa 2019 bem

Por: Livecoins A Decred começa bem 2019 com as novidades surgindo no radar de desenvolvimento, e com uma grande visibilidade na mídia mundial. Esta criptomoeda, que no momento da escrita deste ocupava a posição 37 do Market Cap, teve no último dia 11 de janeiro uma reportagem especial no website da Forbes, um veículo relevante de notícias reconhecido mundialmente. A matéria destacou a governança da Decred, que é referência no mercado das criptomoedas como um DAO eficiente e verdadeiramente descentralizado com a utilização da Politeia, e entrevistou o fundador da criptomoeda Jake Yocom-Piatt. Decred é uma criptomoeda resistente a Hard Forks, que ocorrem por vezes em rede como o Bitcoin, e que causam a criação de novas redes e novas moedas, sendo ruim para o desenvolvimento dos projetos cripto no longo prazo. Foi destacado na reportagem que isso levou o Chris Burniske, sócio da Place Holder, a investir no projeto da DCR. Além disso, em dezembro a rede da Decred teve uma melhora na mineração POW, com a taxa de hashs aumentando a segurança da rede, mesmo com os preços em baixa de mercado. Aliás, o fator de baixa de mercado é uma das menores preocupações da comunidade Decred, que no Brasil é uma das maiores do mundo, pois essa criptomoeda é uma das que menos se desvalorizou nos últimos tempos, em comparação a outros projetos que tiveram grande perda. No momento da escrita deste, de acordo com dados do website Chainsage, a Decred estava se valorizando em relação ao par dólar mais de 1% nas últimas 24 horas, e mostra ainda que nos últimos 30 dias teve uma boa valorização em relação ao USD americano (mais de 11%). No último ano, em relação ao ETH a moeda se valorizou mais de 45%. Fonte: https://chainsage.com/assets/dcr/ Outro fato relevante para a comunidade que aconteceu no início de dezembro foi a integração com a Hardware Wallet Ledger, que é uma das mais utilizadas no mundo e agora é compátivel com a Decred, nos modelos Nano S e Ledger Blue, de acordo com Twitter oficial da empresa. Em relação ao recente atomic swap realizado entre a Qtum e o Bitcoin, a Decred já está correndo atrás de criar ferramentas compatíveis para transações entre a Qtum e a DCR, e quem sabe até entre a Ethereum e Qtum, como disse o usuário xaur em um comentário no GitHub da moeda. Isso abriria precedentes para mais construções relevantes e descentralizadas. Em relação a mais detalhes do andamento do projeto no mês de Dezembro de 2018, a Decred soltou o seu Jornal Informativo que os investidores podem ter mais noção do andamento do projeto e de várias informações extras relevante ao ecossistema. O artigo Criptomoeda Decred começa 2019 bem apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

3 months ago

@dnldd (2/2) We believe Decred are doing some great work, an...

@dnldd (2/2) We believe Decred are doing some great work, and that's why we chose it out of all the projects out th… https://t.co/JEPKmlzXMo

3 months ago

Daily Crypto Roundup 1/9/2019

Today in the crypto space, bitcoin revealed bullish sentiment, a security firm investigated the recent ethereum classic hack and Tron hired a former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employee. Qtum also introduced atomic swaps and Bill Miller commented on Ripple. Catch the details on today’s action: Bullish Sentiment For Bitcoin Is At A 5-Month High A CoinDesk report today showed positive chart sentiment regarding bitcoin. “The ratio of long-to-short positions placed on bitcoin (BTC) has reached its highest level in over five months on cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex,” the media outlet noted. CoinDesk also noted the presence of an inverse head and shoulders price chart formation, a bullish pattern possibly giving bitcoin bears a reason to question further downward prices. Read on CoinDesk Security Firm Asks Exchanges To Help It Find Ethereum Classic ‘Attacker’ SlowMist, a chinese security operation, recently released a Medium article which stated pertinent information regarding the recent ethereum classic (ETC) hack. According to a CoinDesk report on the subject, SlowMist’s Medium post noted three specific wallet addresses and four transaction hashes responsible for the network reorganization hacks, leading to double spend activities. SlowMist reportedly is still on the hunt to find locations associated with the mentioned addresses. The ethereum classic team is currently working with SlowMist to further investigate the situation. Read on CoinDesk Crypto Platform Tron Hires Former SEC Attorney As First Chief Of Compliance According to a press release today, CoinTelegraph reported Tron has picked up a new employee to head up the project’s compliance division. A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) supervisory attorney, David Labhart joined the Tron team under the job title of chief compliance officer and co-general counsel. Read on CoinTelegraph Decentralized Platform Qtum Introduces Bitcoin Atomic Swaps To Its Mainnet Today, CoinTelegraph reported on a press release stating the initiation of bitcoin atomic swap functionality to Qtum’s blockchain. Atomic swaps allow one crypto asset to be traded directly for another, without involving a cryptocurrency exchange or other platform. “The implementation of Qtum-to-BTC atomic swaps has been achieved with the use of the Hash Time-Locked Contracts (HTLCs) technology and is based on the code of the open-source cryptocurrency Decred,” CoinTelegraph noted. Read on CoinTelegraph Hedge Fund Chairman Bill Miller Skeptical Of ‘Overdone’ Ripple Via an interview with CNBC, long-time bitcoin advocate Bill Miller (Miller Value Partners chairman and CIO) revealed he has adjusted his fund’s crypto asset holdings. “We’ve retained about a ten percent weighting in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash together, and the other 90 percent is now in a separate fund,” Miller said in the CNBC interview, as noted by Bitcoinist. Miller’s fund first started accumulating bitcoin back in 2014. Over the years, the fund picked up their bitcoin at an average price of $350 per BTC. Miller is unsure whether or not the fund will involve itself with other cryptocurrencies. He did, however, express skepticism toward Ripple and associated XRP. Read on Bitcoinist The post Daily Crypto Roundup 1/9/2019 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

3 months ago

OriginalMy fala sobre ataque da Ethereum Classic

Por: Livecoins Uma das mais famosas startups ligadas ao setor de criptomoedas brasileira, a OriginalMy se pronunciou a respeito do ataque 51% que aconteceu na rede da Ethereum Classic. A criptomoeda, que é top 18 no market cap no momento da escrita deste, passou maus bocados nos últimos dias, pois ao que tudo indica, o ataque 51% parece estar cada vez mais confirmado. O caso poderia ter afetado os serviços da OriginalMy, que possui como uma das ferramentas a guarda de registros na blockchain da Ethereum Classic. Só que a empresa também realiza a guarda em outras blockchains, além de outras medidas de segurança, o que faz com que informação de seus clientes fique sempre resguardada. O CEO da empresa, Edilson Osorio, lançou no blog oficial da empresa uma nota sobre o caso, em que indica que há redundância dos dados em várias blockchains, sendo Bitcoin, DCR e Ethereum Classic, com opcional de Ethereum para empresas. Conforme relata Edilson, “os ataques 51% são possíveis de acontecer em blockchains verdadeiramente abertos, distribuídos e descentralizados”. Em uma investigação interna a exchange Coinbase foi uma das primeiras a detectar o caso, ainda no dia 05 de janeiro. No dia 07 de janeiro, a exchange alertou pelo seu Twitter que mais de U$ 1 milhão de dólares em criptos poderiam ter sido alvo de gastos duplos. No último dia 08 de janeiro, a exchange Gate.io veio a público soltar a sua versão dos fatos, e de acordo com seus pesquisadores, constataram que realmente houve um ataque na rede da ETC. A exchange não foi capaz de verificar a tempo o caso, e teve ordens executadas na sua plataforma ao que tudo indica pelo endereço utilizado pelos hackers, o que causou aos traders da plataforma enormes prejuízos, com mais de 40 mil ETC perdidos no caso (cerca de R$ 741 mil, ou 49 BTCs na cotação do dia 09 de janeiro). A Gate.io colocou as confirmações para ETC em 500 como medida de segurança, e prometeu que vai ressarcir o prejuízo aos seus usuários que foram lesados pelo caso, visto que tiveram ordens de venda incomuns que causaram danos. Ainda em seu estudo, a exchange recomendou a comunidade Ethereum Classic e a equipe de desenvolvedores que contruam novos mecanismos de consenso para evitar que casos assim aconteçam na rede, como o POS por exemplo, semelhante ao que a Ethereum está para fazer. As altcoins possuem o custo de ataque 51% muito menor do que na rede Bitcoin, e este é um fato lamentável que ocorreu na rede ETC que ainda está sendo digerido pela comunidade cripto mundial. O artigo OriginalMy fala sobre ataque da Ethereum Classic apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

3 months ago

Woops! Fortnite Merch Curbs Crypto Adoption, Drops Monero (XMR) Option

Fortnite Store [Once] Accept[ed] Monero (XMR) On New Year’s Day, rumors began to circulate around the crypto industry’s social media channels that Fortnite, the world-renowned “Battle Royale” video game that raked in millions upon millions, had begun to accept Monero (XMR) payments on its official merchandise store. After this hearsay circulated, Riccardo Spagni, a leading South African crypto enthusiast and Monero core team member, took to Twitter to explain this industry occurrence. Spagni, who is part of the “Magical Crypto Friends” podcast, confirmed that XMR payments were accepted on the bonafide Fortnite Store via integration with pro-crypto payment processor GloBee. Referencing the video game, he quipped on Twitter that “now you can purchase that sweet Durrr Burger onesie without your friends, family, or coworkers judging you,” evidently touching on XMR’s privacy features. Interestingly, with this integration, the payment processor limited cryptocurrency transactions to XMR, even though it accepts payments via Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Decred, and XRP. When this news broke, a number of crypto enthusiasts took to social media channels to express their excitement, as integration into a facet of Fortnite, a game that attracts millions of viewers on Twitch day-in, day-out, is evidently an optimistic sign. Many optimists claimed that this integration could spark a newfound bout of adoption for cryptocurrencies, while others (a bit more cynical) noted that Fortnite’s adoption of XMR would push the asset higher, but no the broader market. Not So Fast, Says Epic Games Founder While the GloBee integration was successful for a number of days, with preliminary reports indicating that crypto-friendly users actually transacted XMR, Tim Sweeney, the founder of Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite and of its facets, claimed that the acceptance of XMR was “brief” and an “accident.” Through a Twitter thread that garnered traction in the cryptosphere just recently, the preeminent programmer explained that “somewhere along the way” an unnamed one of Epic’s partners enabled the Monero payment option. Actually, Fortnite’s brief foray into crypto was accidental. We worked with a partner to open a merchandise store, and somewhere along the way Monero payment was enabled.https://t.co/vzmSCMey3T — Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) January 6, 2019 As such, the option to pay via XMR was quickly shuttered. However, it isn’t all doom and gloom for the cryptocurrency community. Via the medium of the aforementioned Twitter thread, Sweeney went on to reveal that “many of us at Epic (implying that he’s included),” are big fans of decentralized ledger technologies. And while Epic employees may be believers, Sweeney noted that progress needs to be made on “volatility and fraud-proofing” before bringing the innovation to the public, especially to the younger demographic who frequent their flagship product in Fortnite. He added that in spite of the rumors, Epic doesn’t currently have any official crypto-centric partners, nor plans for a solid foray into this industry. It isn’t clear what Fortnite foray into the crypto or blockchain world would entail, but if it happens, many optimists in this budding sector believe that it will take the form of a ledger-based token, which would bring the concept of digital assets to the mainstream. Title Image Courtesy of Casey Horner Via Unsplash The post Woops! Fortnite Merch Curbs Crypto Adoption, Drops Monero (XMR) Option appeared first on Ethereum World News.

3 months ago

Fortnite Merch Store Now Accepts Monero (XMR)

Monero project lead Riccardo Spagni has confirmed the rumor that Fortnite Merch store will now accept Monero (XMR) as a form of payment. According to Spagni, payments are directed through Globee, a global crypto payment processor that also accepts Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Decred, Ethereum, and XRP. Fortnite fans and members of the crypto community are pleased with the move and one user noted that “actual real, tangible, and publicly verifiable consequences” are what crypto adoption looks like. A growing number of analysts believe that the gaming industry represents the next frontier for blockchain technology and many are convinced that non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will eventually be used to purchase and exchange tradable items in games like League of Legends and Fortnite. (RS)

3 months ago

China's CCID Releases Its Latest Crypto Project Ranking, With Ontology Added to the List

The Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), under China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, has released its eighth crypto project ranking update on Thursday. The monthly updated list has added Ontology, a distributed trust collaboration platform. EOS remains number one in the overall ranking, followed by Ethereum. BTC dropped from the 13th position in the previous ranking to the 18th position, while BCH fell one place from the 29th spot to the 30th. Besides, Decred was at the bottom of the list. The 34 projects were evaluated in three separate categories: basic technology, applicability, and innovation. (RL)

3 months ago

BitDials Review - The World’s First Bitcoin Boutique For Luxury Watches and Jewelry

One of the first steps required for cryptocurrencies to gain mainstream adoption is for merchants to begin offering their clients the freedom to use these alternative payment methods. BitDials is the world’s first crypto-only luxury boutique where customers can purchase premium designer watches and jewelry with their favorite cryptocurrencies. BitDials as a Hedging Tool for Crypto Investors Launched in 2016, BitDials is the result of an early crypto adopter and an established exclusive watch retailer from Germany. Their goal was to create a marketplace that besides offering a variety of luxury watches from nearly each and every famous manufacturer, it would also function as a “cash out” intermediary. This applies to investors who seek to diversify their portfolio or to protect themselves from high cryptocurrency price fluctuations by investing in luxury jewelry and watches, which are made of precious metals. Alternatively, the company offers investment opportunities to car enthusiasts via a dedicated platform, dubbed BitCars, which operates similarly to BitDials. Customers can find a collection of classic and premium cars that can be purchased with a digital currency. ‘Safety First’ is BitDials’ Highest Priority Although its creators have been in the watch industry since 1999, they find that crypto enthusiasts define a unique customer category with new purchasing habits. They are extremely cautious about their privacy, as they can utilize information better than other customers and demonstrate extensive knowledge about luxury watches. For this reason, BitDials’ primarily focuses on the safety of transactions and the privacy of its customers. It operates as a centralized entity that connects credible suppliers to customers, by a fully transparent system which verifies the authenticity of an item and keeps track of the delivery until it reaches the end user. BitDials was initially launched to operate as an open trading platform. But because cryptocurrency transactions are not supervised by any authority, the project soon had to transform into a closed platform with a narrow selection of trusted merchants. This allowed BitDials to focus on the effective monitoring of transaction security and conduct proper due diligence prior to adding new suppliers to the platform. BitDials acts as an auditor between the buyer and the seller, who oversees the transactions and records all product information, but keeps customer data private. It has developed a structure with which customers can purchase goods in a way that secures private and legally compliant transactions. The BitDials website provides a user-friendly interface, where customers can easily navigate and find the item they’re looking for. In particular, visitors will be able to find a selection of watches, fine jewelry such as rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and diamonds. Product pages contain a description and detailed information about each item’s producer, materials, and condition. BitDials is currently the only full-featured marketplace for luxury watches and jewelry accepting payments in cryptocurrencies. It also allows online marketers to generate income through an affiliate marketing program, a new feature the company implemented to its website recently. BitDials offers a 10% discount code on all new watches and jewelry, until January 10, 2019 (discounted and used products are excluded). BitDials Offers Flexible Payment Terms and Accepts Multiple Cryptocurrencies BitDials is incorporated in Gibraltar, but its main office is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as is its warehouse, where the company keeps stock of a limited number of immediately available products. Buyers can purchase these products and pay on the spot, however, for pre-ordered products they will need to pay in advance. Regarding payment terms, BitDials can be flexible as long as it can find a reliable payout structure with the buyer. It provides them also with the option of down payments, which is dependent on the product and usually ranges between 10%-30%. BitDials’ customers come mostly from the European Union and the USA, but as the company’s reputation expands, it attracts interest from customers in Japan and the UAE. BitDials has a high rate of returning customers which, according to the company’s representatives, is due to the positive customer reviews the company receives in online services like Trustpilot and Chrono24. Both BitDials and BitCars accept payments in BTC, BCH, ETH, XMR, LTC, DOGE and DCR, and all transactions are processed by BitPay and GloBee. BitDials’ Shipping Methods and Presence on Social Media Platforms BitDials offers next-day shipment and delivery time can take up to 2 days within the EU and up to 10 days for countries outside the EU. It ships worldwide fully insured with trusted companies like DHL, FedEx, and TNT, depending on the destination. Buyers can also communicate with BitDials to visit Frankfurt to pick up their goods physically. All produc

4 months ago

Decred Co-founder says 2018 was the Death of the ICO Model

Decred co-founder Jake Yocom-Piatt recently announced that the ICO model “died” in 2018 but he believes 2019 will offer new, incredible opportunities. According to Yocom-Piatt 2019 will be focused on cryptocurrencies that “get the fundamentals right, organize their collective intelligence, and can endure they gyrations induced by ignorant prospection.” Yocom-Piatt believes that “endurance matters” and made numerous reference to the success of the companies that survived the dot-com crash. eMusic President Amir Koch agrees with Yocom-Piatt to an extent as he believes that in spite of the market correction, “2018 was the year where mainstream adoption of crypto began to gain steam [and] 2019 will be a major step forward, with a huge player coming out and embracing crypto.” (RS)

4 months ago

Nadando contra a maré: Criptomoeda Waves valoriza mais de 70% nos últimos 30 dias

Por: Livecoins Eu sei que todo mundo já sabe mas, não custa nada lembrar: Todo o mercado de criptomoedas está no vermelho, amargando perdas de mais de 30% desde meados de novembro, pânico geral, sonhos foram destruídos, holders viraram solders, um caos, mas uma moeda entre as 100 maiores por capitalização de mercado subiu mais de 50% nos últimos 30 dias, um brilho na escuridão: Waves. Com um aumento de preço de 10% nas últimas 24 horas, e mais de 70% no mês, a Waves é uma das únicas moedas não afetada pela tendência de queda do mercado, tornando-se uma das maiores altas. Preço Waves últimos 30 dias. Uma série de boas notícias na semana passada permitiu que a moeda ganhasse um impulso de alta que raramente é visto nesses casos de queda generalizada - e é bom lembrar que o preço da Waves ainda está muito longe de sua alta histórica de US $ 16. No dia 10 de dezembro, a desenvolvedora de uma plataforma blockchain pública global anunciou que estava lançando um plugin do navegador Mozilla Firefox, além do plugin do Chrome, chamado Waves Keeper, usado para gerenciar chaves privadas. O fundador da Waves, Sasha Ivanov, twittou na semana passada que a plataforma também lançará e ativará ‘Waves Smart Assets’: Upcoming smart assets on $waves can do: whitelists, #ico tokens freezing, taxation (token issuer collects transfer fees), trading against only certain currencies and more, you will have to use your imagination 🙂 all what #erc20 is used for but with much less hassle. — Sasha Ivanov (@sasha35625) December 5, 2018 O sentimento otimista vem seguindo a Waves há algum tempo. A moeda vem subindo desde o início de dezembro, quando a equipe anunciou uma atualização muito aguardada no aplicativo Waves Mobile, que incluiu uma exchange descentralizada e permitiu a compra de tokens Waves diretamente com cartões de crédito de dentro do aplicativo, tornando o token muito mais acessível com moedas fiduciárias do que no passado. Até agora, o aplicativo tem mais de 100.000 instalações na Play Store do Google para dispositivos Android. Quase nenhuma outra criptomoeda teve ganhos como a Waves. Em termos de ganhos de preço de 24 horas, apenas a Decred está no verde com cerca de 5%, outras estão com ganhos muito próximos de zero. Quando se trata de altas de preços em 7 dias, a Waves está acompanhada da EOS (10%), Tezos (12%) e QTUM (12%). O artigo Nadando contra a maré: Criptomoeda Waves valoriza mais de 70% nos últimos 30 dias apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

4 months ago

Crypto 2019: Experts Predict Adoption But Also Losses

2018 was a thin harvest, but leaders of the crypto space are forecasting a bumper year in 2019. Leading executives at several blockchain startups expect adoption replacing speculation in the coming year, with regulatory clarity bringing in institutional players to create a stable market. That said, some cautioned that the good harvest would only come after a harsh winter. Xinshu Dong, CEO of Zilliqa, a Singapore-based blockchain platform, expects cryptocurrencies to find use in a diverse range of use cases. There will also be the opportunity to find solutions for operational pain-points, such as scalability, he says. “We will see a wave of widespread use cases in 2019 as organizations looking to implement and develop blockchain applications become more focused,” Dong told Crypto Briefing via email. “[It] may indeed be the year we address the existing challenges, see traction for the technology beyond the testnet phase, and welcome many far-reaching dApps.” “So it is very likely that we will see some compelling use cases emerge,” he added. Institutional adoption Predictions at the start of 2018 had been particularly bullish. In a period of intense market euphoria, analysts were quick to forecast a trillion-dollar crypto market; Tom Lee from Fundstradt even predicted that Bitcoin (BTC) could trade for $25,000. Needless to say, that didn’t happen, and a series of slides took the market down by approximately 84%, at the time of writing. But price may not count for as much next year. “2018 has been a rollercoaster of a year for blockchain and crypto, with the focus being very much on market movements and the need for increased regulation in the space,” said Gabriele Giancola, CEO and Co-founder of qiibee, a blockchain-based loyalty project. “Moving into 2019, and further down the line, I believe we will begin to see a separation between hype and reality.” Many see 2019 as the year institutional players make their move. Max Kordek, co-founder and CEO of Lisk (LSK), a blockchain platform, said that technological progress will mean blockchain can be slowly accepted by big business and governments. He believed that increasing adoption will lead to a change in views; cryptocurrency will be treated less like a pariah and more as an alternative asset. This was reflected by Craig Mc Gregor, CEO of the DSTOQ exchange, who argued cryptocurrency could become an ideal independent store of value. With greater regulatory clarity and a mature market, institutional investors could see cryptocurrencies as an ideal investment opportunity. “Investors are looking for alternative opportunities to make profits and need alternative asset classes. This is why, the new asset class and technology is an attractive opportunity,” Mc Gregor said. “We see many big projects form some of the biggest players in the pipeline and expect 2019 to be a major year for cryptocurrencies as well as blockchain in general.” Crypto 2019: It’s not all positive Many figures see cryptocurrencies moving from the generalized function of ‘one coin to rule them all’, to a more industry-specific utility. Roger Lim, head of NEO Global Capital, said sophisticated projects will begin to target specific industries. But he also said there would likely be a cull: “With competitiveness rising, the blockchain industry is bound to undergo some sort of consolidation and the projects best equipped with a “survival of the fittest” mentality are the most likely to succeed,” he said. Lim was not alone in emphasizing that the coming year will be mostly uphill. “Contrary to popular opinion, 2019 will not be about exciting new ways to use blockchains,” said Decred co-founder Jake Yocom-Piatt. “It will be about which cryptocurrencies get the fundamentals right, organize their collective intelligence, and can endure the gyrations induced by ignorant prospecting. Just like during the dot com bubble, endurance matters.” Some businesses are already suffering from the extended bear market; Binance halved its profit forecasts to $500m. As Crypto Briefing extensively reported, ETCDev - the core developer for Ethereum Classic (ETC) - ceased operations last week by keeping all its assets in virtual currencies. 2018 was a transformative year for cryptocurrencies. Expectations have been lowered but long term, this will be beneficial. The sector doesn’t need hubris; it needs tangible products. Otherwise, what’s the point? The author is invested in BTC, ZIL and NEO, which are mentioned in this article. The post Crypto 2019: Experts Predict Adoption But Also Losses appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Bcoin Developers Release Cross-Chain Atomic Swap Application

On Friday, Nov. 16, the developers behind the full node projects Bcoin and Bcash announced an application that allows users to complete cross-chain atomic swaps between both the BCH and BTC chains. The Bcoin programmers have also released a guide, videos and code for beginners and experts who want to swap BTC for BCH in a decentralized fashion. Also read: Markets Update: Traders Expect Major BCH Action When Exchanges Open BCH and BTC Cross-Chain Swaps With No Middlemen The Bcoin developers recently released an application for users who want to learn how to execute atomic swaps between the BCH and BTC blockchains. Cross-chain atomic swaps have generated a lot of buzz lately, as the process allows people to swap two different cryptocurrencies, but without the need for third parties. Both Bcoin and Bcash are full node BTC and BCH implementations built with Javascript/NodeJS. With the atomic swap application, the Bcoin programmers wholeheartedly believe that in order “to protect both users, there must be no scenario in which one person can control both coins at the same time.” “Atomic swaps enable some of the coolest layer-two technology in crypto, like Lightning and DEXs,” the Bcoin team stated. “We put together an illustrated guide to walk you through the process, complete with code and videos.” Bcoin’s atomic swap guide, written by Matthew Zipkin, gives readers a comprehensive look into the technology under the hood. Similar to other types of second-layer technologies, cross-chain swaps use a protocol called Hash Time Locked-Contract (HTLC). Bcoin’s website explains the process through written descriptions and shows visuals of Alice and Bob performing an atomic swap. The guide also shows how the script is written by creating HTLC scripts with the Bcoin and Bcash libraries. Additionally, the walkthrough details how to fund swaps and redeem them once the funds are sent to the designated addresses. The atomic swap templates are accompanied by a video demonstration of the cross-chain trade. Centralized Exchanges and Hacks Bolster the Need for Atomic Swaps Over the last year concepts such as cross-chain atomic swaps have been growing more popular because of issues with centralized exchanges, which are still being hacked to this day. The decred (DCR) development team was the first to perform a cross-chain atomic swap between DCR and LTC back on Sept. 20, 2017. In the Bcoin and Bcash atomic swap guide, Zipkin cites the decred atomic swap Github repository. There have also been a few other individuals and teams from various cryptocurrency projects who have been attempting to produce viable and decentralized models. Three months ago, BCH developer Mark Lundeberg published a proof-of-concept of a way to do peer-to-peer atomic swaps without an “obvious on-chain fingerprint.” Lundeberg’s “Swap Channels” essentially hide atomic swaps using ordinary payment channels. The Bcoin application’s documentation further explains how users can install to Windows, Mac and Linux, with accompanying videos for each operating system. The platform’s developers have also released API documentation for programmers who want to integrate the protocol into websites or other types of applications. In addition, the Bcoin team said users can make requests at the Github repository and contributors can earn bounties. What do you think about the Bcoin and Bcash cross-chain atomic swaps? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below. Images via Shutterstock, Twitter, Bcoin, and the Bcoin blog. Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. The post Bcoin Developers Release Cross-Chain Atomic Swap Application appeared first on Bitcoin News.

5 months ago

PR: Leading eShop MonetaryUnit, See’s Token Value Soar, Supports 42 Cryptocurrencies for Online Shopping

Bitcoin Press Release: Top eCommerce company MonetaryUnit has recorded substantial value rise in its digital $MUE token. The rise has been attributed to the fast adoption of its growing service, which now allows online buyers to use over 40 cryptocurrencies to purchase good with. 8th November 2018, London, UK - 70 Million household items can now be bought worldwide, as acceptance of over forty cryptocurrencies becomes the flagship payment option on MonetaryUnit’s ($MUE) relaunch of the largest UK independent marketplace. Since the summer acquisition of the Flubit.com brand, MonetaryUnit’s $MUE coin has shot up 37% in value, making it one of the leading players in the market today. Importantly for the wider crypto industry, this provides fresh validation for those seeking to make cryptocurrency an everyday payment asset. The company has already seen a surge in demand from communities wishing to have their coins added as payment options. Bertie Stephens, CEO of Flubit.com, spoke today about the important challenges of enabling a coin to be adopted into everyday life. “Being part of the Flubit.com shopping ecosystem can create demand for a coin, increase volume of trading, and consequently help grow a coin’s value and future relevance. Any community can apply, and we consider applications of those coins that we believe meet the same ethos as the MonetaryUnit’s own blockchain and crypto technologies”. The founder of the MonetaryUnit Blockchain project, Byron Barnard emphasised the project’s focus is to create environments that are accessible to all and free from the stigma that the blockchain/crypto space is only for techies. “Online shoppers expect the ease of checkout that card-payments currently gives them; prior to today that just hasn’t been possible at scale with cryptocurrency. On Flubit.com you can now simply choose any item from multiple sellers, select your preferred coin, and pay within a few clicks. Millions of everyday household items can be bought with crypto and zero fuss”. Flubit.com (a marketplace similar to Amazon’s offering), connects thousands of suppliers together, allowing users to purchase different items directly from multiple sellers in one basket. A setback to previous use-cases of cryptocurrency has been a slow adoption-rate from traditional businesses, but as Steph Fiala, Chief Operating Officer of Flubit.com explains, that is no longer a pain-point for sellers. “Sellers won’t know if they’ve received an order paid with a crypto or fiat currency. Where required and prior to an order being sent through to a seller, our technology automatically converts crypto payments into their native-currency. Sellers can now access a $15bn/day industry risk-free, an advantage they cannot get via other marketplaces”. The coins available at the launch of Flubit.com crypto offering are: BitCoin, BitCoin Cash, Dash, DogeCoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Komodo, LiteCoin, Ripple XRP, XMR Monero, Beancash, BlackCoin, Bitcoin gold, CloakCoin, Crown, Decred, DigiByte, Game credits, Groestlcoin, Lisk, MaidSafeCoin, NavCoin, Neo, Namecoin, Nxt, Peercoin, Pura, Qtum, SmartCash, Stratis, Syscoin, TokenPay, Tron, Ubiq, Vertcoin, Waves, NEM, Verge, ZCoin, Zcash and Horizen Media Contact Contact Name: Ashley Hill Email: Ashley.hill@flubit.com To find out more, visit - https://www.MonetaryUnit.org/ Visit Flubit - http://www.flubit.com To download the wallet - https://github.com/muecoin/MUE/releases Get the wallet for Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.muepay.wallet Follow MonetaryUnit on Twitter - https://twitter.com/monetaryunit Official Discord Channel - http://discord.gg/5PD3X7G Monetary Unit 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: Leading eShop MonetaryUnit, See’s Token Value Soar, Supports 42 Cryptocurrencies for Online Shopping appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

5 months ago

Melhores canais e grupos no Telegram para criptomoedas

Por: Livecoins Quando vamos conhecendo melhor o cenário das criptomoedas uma das formas de aprender e ficar antenado mais do que a nossa capacidade de procurar por mais informações consegue, é nos unir a comunidades e participar de debates e crescer mais os conhecimentos no menor tempo possível, confira abaixo os melhores canais e grupos no Telegram para criptomoedas. O Telegram é um aplicativo mobile, que possui versões para Android e também para IOS, mas que de forma semelhante ao Whatsapp também possui uma interface web para acesso por computadores pessoais. Outro detalhe é que pode ser baixado um programa para seu desktop. As vantagens do Telegram sobre o Whatsapp são várias, o limite da capacidade dos grupos são de 100 mil pessoas, sendo o zap de apenas 256 pessoas. Um fato é que ao entrar nos grupos e canais, os novos usuários possuem acesso ao histórico de conversas que aconteceu antes dos mesmos entrarem, isso já não é possível pelo whatsapp. Outro detalhe é a privacidade, pois pelo Telegram pode ser criado um usuário que passa a ser a informação que é compartilhada publicamente em grupos. O mesmo normalmente possui o formato “@nomequevocêquiser” e faz com quem em grupos as pessoas veja apenas seu usuário e o seu nome que também é criado. O telefone dos usuários então, não são compartilhados de forma pública neste aplicativo. Outro detalhe é que além dos grupos podem ser criados canais de comunicação, dos quais os usuários inscritos recebem notificações das atividades do criador do canal, muito útil para quem deseja receber as novidades sem se interagir com as mesmas. Para finalizar as vantagens, dentre as várias possibilidades o Telegram permite que os usuários criem robôs de informações (BOTS), para que dessa forma automatizem processos diversos. Existem nas comunidades de criptomoedas bots diversos que conseguem desde responder dados básicos até a verificar cotações em exchanges. Se você já baixou o aplicativo e está sem comunidades para entrar, confira abaixo a lista dos canais e grupos e entre para encontrar mais informações: Canal Livecoins - Notícias em primeira mão Grupo Livecoins - Comunidade para interação de quem acompanha nosso portal Grupo Binance Portuguese - Exchange Grupo Huobi Brasil - Exchange Grupo OriginalMy Brazil - projeto brasileiro Grupo Paratiivideo - projeto brasileiro Grupo CryptoGiant - troca de informações Grupo Bitcoin Investimento Trader - troca de informações Grupo Criptologia - youtuber e troca de informações Grupo 59 segundos - youtuber e troca de informações Grupo Investimentos Digitais - youtuber e troca de informações Canal Criptomaniacos - youtuber Grupo Nano Brasil - criptomoeda Canal IOTA Brasil - criptomoeda Grupo Decred Br - criptomoeda Canal Waves Brasil - criptomoeda Grupo Crypterium Brasil - criptomoeda Grupo Falando sobre Investimentos - Troca de informações, não somente criptos A partir destas dicas o seu caminho tende a aumentar de opções uma vez dentro do Telegram, só deixamos claro que ao entrar em comunidades muito cuidado com fraudes, com pessoas que lhe chamarem propondo milagres e retornos incomuns de investimentos, não existe dinheiro fácil e nem dinheiro de graça. Se você ainda possui dúvidas sobre o Telegram ser uma super ferramenta, e muito mais do que isso, ser amigável ao ambiente das criptomoedas, saiba que a ferramenta realizou um financiamento privado para melhorar a plataforma que irá contar com um token criptográfico para que usuários paguem contas e façam transações dentro desse ambiente. O artigo Melhores canais e grupos no Telegram para criptomoedas apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

5 months ago

Crypto Hardware Wallet Trezor Unveils Firmware Updates that Support a Whole Slew of Coins

Crypto hardware wallet Trezor has released firmware update 2.0.9 for the Trezor Model T. As a result, the wallet now supports additional altcoins across "Monero, Cardano, Stellar, Ripple, Tezos, Decred, Groestlcoin, Lisk, Zencash, and the Zcash Sapling hard fork." Trezor also released an update for its Trezor One wallet. Firmware version 1.7.1 includes support for Lisk and Stellar as well as the WebUSB communication protocol, which lets Google Chrome users bypass the Trezor Bridge to access the wallet and password manager. (GT)

5 months ago

October Crypto Market Review: Top 20 Cryptocurrencies Crushed

XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Iota, Neo, VeChain falling hard, Tron survives while Maker and 0x recover well. For the eighth month this year cryptocurrency markets have fallen. October has been no exception with a 9.4% decline in total market capitalization. This has resulted in the loss of over $20 billion from cryptocurrencies during the month. The Friday 12 monthly low to $197 billion was not as deep as September’s dip but very close. At the end of October markets were at just over $200 billion, down 75% from their January high. The downtrend is still very clear but the losses have grown smaller indicating that the bottom could be close. Bitcoin lost ground in October, starting the month at just over $6,600 and ending it at $6,320. This 4.5% decline is not as bad as it seems since BTC has held above the $6k level for a year now, aside from a couple of quick bounces below it. It has come a long way in the past ten years and some stability is welcome. October Crypto Winners We’re calling Tron one of the crypto winners for October because TRX ended the month where it started at $0.222 making it the first altcoin in the chart not to have lost ground. Maker also made it through the tumultuous month with a 21% climb from $495 to around $600 at the end of October. Bitcoin Gold survived with no losses beginning and ending the month at $26. 0x also made gains during the month ending it 17% higher at $0.767 from $0.654 at the beginning. Decred was another survivor with no losses remaining at $39 at the end of the month. Aeternity down in 30th spot also ended a little higher with a 7% gain over the month. October Crypto Losers Ethereum has lost 15% during October, starting out at $232 and ending at $197. It is ETH’s lowest levels since July 2017 and no recovery looks to be coming just yet. Market capitalization is around the $20 billion mark with the world’s second largest cryptocurrency having lost almost $4 billion last month. XRP has shown some promise in recent weeks but that could not stop the overall loss of 25% from Ripple’s native token. XRP ended the month at $0.44 after starting October very close to $0.60. Bitcoin Cash has also been bashed during October with a 21% decline from $534 to $422. And EOS, rounding out the top five, has not escaped the bears either. A 10% slide saw EOS fall from $5.78 to $5.20 during the month. The usually stable Stellar also ended October in pain falling 15% from $0.26 to $0.22. Litecoin fared even worse with an 18% slump from $61 to just below $50 at the end of the month. Cardano has not made a gain this year and is one of the worse performing high cap altcoins. Last month was no exception as ADA shed another 20% falling from $0.085 to $0.068. Things were that bad in October that even Tether made a loss, falling below its dollar peg to a low of $0.958. Rounding out the top ten is Monero falling from $116 to $104 resulting in a loss of 10%. Heading further down the chart the losses were larger, Iota for a start lost 20% in October. Dash also got bashed falling 18%, Binance Coin fell 6%, and Neo in 15th spot also lost 20%. Losses were greater for Ethereum Classic shedding 21%, Nem only fell 6%, Tezos slid 12% as did Zcash and rounding out the top twenty was VeChain getting trounced almost 22% during October. By the end of October things were in the doldrums for the majority of cryptocurrencies with losses across the board in varying magnitude. The crypto winter is still in full effect and a recovery seems to be a long way off with many pinning hopes on 2019. To summarize the only survivors in October were Tron, Maker, 0x and Bitcoin Gold. Getting smashed with over 20% losses were XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Iota, Neo, Ethereum Classic and VeChain. All figures from Coinmarketcap.com Previous months: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September The post October Crypto Market Review: Top 20 Cryptocurrencies Crushed appeared first on NewsBTC.

5 months ago


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