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Litecoin entra no octógono do UFC, a Lightning Network continua crescendo e mais novidades

Por: Livecoins LTC entra no octógono do UFC No final do mês passado, a Litecoin ganhou as manchetes quando se tornou o parceiro oficial de criptomoedas do UFC 232. Esse foi um marco importante para o Litecoin e para as cripto moedas como um todo. Veja abaixo como isso aconteceu, os resultados obtidos e alguns outros destaques divertidos. LITECOIN ENTRA NO OCTAGON E NO ESTÁGIO GLOBAL DO UFC 232: JONES VS. GUSTAFFSON 2 Bruce Buffer também anuncia: “Take control of your money and pay with Litecoin!!!” (Assuma o controle do seu dinheiro e pague com Litecoin !!!) na frente de uma multidão de mais de 15.000 A comunidade Litecoin também se uniu recentemente para receber Ben Askren, que fará sua tão esperada estréia no UFC em breve, no #LitecoinFam (link para o vídeo) Charlie Lee, também agradecer aos time de voluntários da Litecoin que recentemente são responsáveis por grandes realizações da moeda. Uma delas o patrocínio de Ben Askren. Com o esforço da nossa equipe o valor de necessário para patrocínio foi arrecadado sensacionalmente em menos de 10 horas. Além do patrocínio, campanhas de marketing criativas foram criadas pelos voluntários em colaboração com o Produtor @CommonEnemy. Pay With Litecoin America’s Debt Litecoin “Easy Payments” Atualizações Tecnológicas A Lightning Network continua a crescer! Desde 7 de janeiro, a contagem de nós do Litecoin na Rede Lightning cresceu mais de 100 nós. Isso tem sido estimulado, em grande parte, por adeptos não-técnicos do Litecoin, que querem se envolver e ajudar a criar o futuro dos pagamentos instantâneos, seguindo os guias do LTC LN. Anteriormente, isso era limitado apenas aos sistemas operacionais Mac e Ubuntu, mas agora há um guia para o Windows graças à ajuda de Michael Rodriguez. O Lightning Joule, um aplicativo chrome amigável ao usuário para gerenciar seu nó de rede de raios, também foi bifurcado para o Litecoin. Novamente devido aos esforços de Michael Rodriguez, ele foi fundido na base de código do Lightning Joule e o aplicativo chrome deve ser atualizado nas próximas semanas para uso dos usuários do Litecoin Lightning Network. Este projeto também foi submetido a um programa de recompensas organizado pela The Lite School. Se você é um desenvolvedor, envie seu projeto de paixão Litecoin hoje usando essa link para ter uma chance de ganhar 1 LTC! Lite.IM Lança Compra de Criptomoedas no Facebook Messenger, Telegrama e SMS Nossos amigos da Zulu Republic lançaram outra grande inovação. O Lite.IM agora permite comprar criptomoedas diretamente no Facebook Messenger, Telegram ou por SMS com um cartão de crédito ou débito! Este é um enorme passo em frente para a plataforma, que apenas duas semanas atrás lançou o suporte para o Bitcoin. Mas também é um enorme passo à frente para a adoção de criptografia em geral: os 2,5 bilhões de usuários do Facebook e Telegram, e todos aqueles com recursos básicos de SMS nos EUA e Canadá, agora têm acesso à forma mais conveniente possível de comprar, enviar e enviar. receba Bitcoin, Litecoin e Ether. Leia mais aqui. Derrotando o FUD: Litecoin Github compromete a atividade Este artigo dá uma olhada interessante nos desenvolvimentos do Litecoin e expulsa alguns FUD recentes (medo, incerteza e dúvida) em relação à atividade de commit do Litecoin no Github. Fique Atento no que esta por vir! Muitos de vocês leitores sabem que eu faço parte da equipe de voluntários da Litecoin e como brasileira eu bolei um evento especial para vocês. Aqui vai uma dica do que esta por vir. Para atualizações visite e se inscreva no Blog da Mamãecrypto O artigo Litecoin entra no octógono do UFC, a Lightning Network continua crescendo e mais novidades apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

10 hours ago

CBOE CEO Reveals What is Keeping Out Wall Street’s Billions From Cryptocurrency Market?

During the conference at a media luncheon on Jan 16, 2019, Ed Tilly, CEO of CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) indicated what is hindering the Growth of Bitcoin Futures and keeping the Wall Street money out of the cryptocurrency market. According to him, Electronic Traded Notes (ETNs) is keeping out wall street’s billions. Why ETNs are must for the success of Bitcoin Future? Since Electronic Traded Notes can be denominated in smaller amounts, retail investors can easily access them. On the other hand, an institutional investor who would use Bitcoin futures needs to have a separate account set up to enter into the market. Tilly conveys the importance of ETN as the entry point for institutional investors. He says; “The power of having that future there is also having an ETN that is more attractive to retail, and then institutions can lay off risk on the listed futures market”, He asserted that both the products are critical to each other - it becomes a base for both market, wall street and main street. Nevertheless, he sees ETN is easily accessible to average investors and doesn’t have a higher barrier to enter into the market, whereas, Bitcoin futures would demand ‘significant amount of legwork’. Absent that leg and introducing trackers or notes, I think we will be in this, ‘It trades every day, but it is not the story. Govt. shutdown delaying the launch of Cryptocurrency products He says that the regulators are always reluctant to approve ETNs and in tenure of a government closure, it is even more difficult to predict the launch of new products like Ether futures. Moreover, Coingape reported SEC’s latest order on freezing all pending proceeding doesn’t necessarily change the status of Bitcoin ETF Approval. Tilly says that ‘we cannot move for future products; “I have two regulators that are not taking calls right now, that doesn’t mean there is nothing we are interested in. It means nothing is going to happen in this government shutdown.” Furthermore, as far as the ETF’s are tied with the regulators, they’re left with a difficult question. With this he says; “How do I protect the US customer from manipulation in a market that I don’t regulate?. You answer that question, you get your first ETN.” The #ETF ’s Just Got Interesting, #SEC Freezing All Pending Proceedings As a Result of #GovtShutdown . Question is What happens to filed ETF’s in case SEC does not reply back before the deadline? @MatiGreenspan @APompliano @martin_schwarz @jchervinsky https://t.co/VzG16NtzRu — CoinGape (@CoinGapeMedia) January 18, 2019 Regulators are Still Uncertain on Cryptocurrency regulations The launch of first CBOE’s bitcoin futures in 2017 when the Bitcoin prices reached nearly $20000 was a historical entry and the open interest for the future counts 5306 contracts. However, after a year, the number of open interest declined to 3420 contracts. With this, Tilly also talks about the success behind CBOE’s Volatility Index (VIX) futures which significantly has 370,354 contracts in open network on Thursday, 17th Jan 2019. Consequently, he adds that there are a number of financial products in connection with the VIX contract. “Why is VIX successful? Really calls upon the pool of liquidity in the S&P 500. Oh, and there is an institutional futures contract that is traded at the CME. There is a most successful ETF, SPDR. There are trackers and replicating notes that lever up that exposure. All of that works together.” While appreciating VIX’s contract, he adds that the crypto market has also tried offering new financial products to the market but regulators are uncertain to approve. Tilly link the growth of bitcoin with the approval of ETFs by regulators however, we have seen SEC in the month of August 2018 has already rejected 9 ETFs including Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust. Seems like Govt. shutdown is affecting the crypto market and product launches are getting delayed. Further, the rumors that Trump might call for an emergency situation if true is not a very good sign for the cryptocurrency market. The post CBOE CEO Reveals What is Keeping Out Wall Street’s Billions From Cryptocurrency Market? appeared first on Coingape.

10 hours ago

Bitcoin and Market-Related Headlines Dominated Crypto News Coverage in 2018

2018 was a crazy year for cryptocurrency enthusiasts as markets dropped significantly in value, but there were still plenty of sensational headlines to capture attention in a period when digital currency news coverage changed drastically. According to statistics from Cryptocompare and alternative research from other sources, media crypto narratives have evolved rapidly. Also read: Openbazaar’s New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster Privacy The Top 5 Crypto Blogs According to Algorithmically Ranked Data Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies still made headlines in 2018 within the financial technology space. Last year, coverage changed markedly throughout the industry with a bunch of new blogs and individual reporters attempting to cover the space. For instance, the algorithmically ranked data site Detailed ranks 50 cryptocurrency-focused news outlets, with the rankings updated every 24 hours. Detailed utilizes far more advanced web crawling and ranking techniques than can be found from sorting through Alexa traffic and Google Pagerank. The top five cryptocurrency-focused news publications today according to Detailed. The web portal Detailed uses software called the 8-bitbot, an extremely detailed web crawler that combs cryptocurrency blog ratings and measures the number of followers. According to the website’s algorithmic rankings, the top five digital asset news outlets comprise Coindesk, Cointelegraph, CCN, the Ethereum Blog, and news.Bitcoin.com. The lower bracket of news outlets had much fewer mentions throughout the last six weeks of link data. Exposing Paid Content Last year also saw sponsored coverage exposed including promotional ICO posts. Breaker Magazine’s Corin Faife reported in October that more than half of all crypto news publications tested took money to publish undisclosed promotional material. Out of 22 crypto news outlets, 12 said they would publish paid content without disclosing to readers that it was promotional. Two outlets explained they would do it “under certain conditions” and prices for the paid material were quoted between $240 to a high of $4,500 per published request. Faife’s report concludes that many of the news organizations are high traffic websites that rank near the top of Google’s news results. One news publication removed a staff member after Breaker Magazine’s evidence was published. Surveyed news outlets that were asked to publish sponsored content without disclosure. Trading and Market Headlines Increase Another study published on Jan. 16 by the analytical data website Cryptocompare shows a significant amount of news coverage changes last year. Using the company’s API, the firm collected metadata from 64,605 articles from 25 news sites throughout 2018. One chart shows how the subjects “bitcoin” and “blockchain” dominated the leading categories of news coverage. Other topics such as trading, mining, ICO, sponsored, exchanges and wallets saw much slimmer coverage. The leading categories of cryptocurrency and blockchain news coverage in 2018. Cryptocompare Research executive Charlie Humberstone explains in the recent study that trading and market commentary increased in 2018. “As ever, the volatile cryptocurrency markets were a topic of great interest to readers and garnered a large share of news coverage — Despite falling prices, the number of articles about crypto trading and market commentary actually increased as the year progressed,” Humberstone’s research details. Altcoin coverage in 2018. Bitcoin-Related Articles Dominated 2018 Even though there have been enormous amounts of hype surrounding altcoins and tokens over the last two years, the subject of bitcoin has regained dominance. The author remarks that bitcoin-related articles reached a peak of 42 percent by the end of 2018 but blockchain-related material remained prevalent. Digital currency news will continue to trend in 2019 while the way it is portrayed and reported on will evolve further. The bear market has affected some publications, according to Humberstone’s research, as the number of crypto articles dropped considerably from its peak in May 2018. Do you think cryptocurrency media coverage is improving? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below. Images via Shutterstock, Pixabay, Cryptocompare, Charlie Humberstone, Breaker Mag, and Detailed. Have you seen our widget service? It allows anyone to embed informative Bitcoin.com widgets on their website. They’re pretty cool, and you can customize by size and color. The widgets include price-only, price and graph, price and news, and forum threads. There’s also a widget dedicated to our mining pool, displaying our hash power. The post Bitcoin and Market-Related Headlines Dominated Crypto News Coverage in 2018 appeared first on Bitcoin News.

10 hours ago

Binance DEX e BNB queimados, confira as novidades

Por: Livecoins A exchange Binance continua em 2019 a aumentar a sua adoção, facilitando acesso a investidores e melhorando o ecossistema de seu token Binance Coin (BNB). Essa operação, conforme fala de seu CEO recente, não demitiu nenhum funcionário com o período bear de 2018, mas também não andou fazendo contratações, e isso se deve ao fato do ânimo em lançar dois novos produtos: Binance Chain e Binance DEX. As exchanges descentralizadas foram uma das pautas do mercado no ano de 2018, e a inovação da Binance está sendo pensada para evoluir ainda mais este setor e dar mais agilidade nos trades descentralizados. Quanto ao token da operação, o top 20 do mercado Binance Coin (BNB), houve no último dia uma grande queima de tokens, um procedimento que de acordo com a exchange segue o que já era de conhecimento pela comunidade. Para realizar a queima dos tokens foi criada uma transação de 1.623.818 BNB, que foram enviados a um contrato com a função de queima dos tokens, ou seja, eles deixaram de existir e o Max Supply agora é menor. Isso faz com que o preço passe a ser incentivado, visto que há menos quantidade disponível no mercado. O CEO Changpeng Zhao comentou sobre o caso dizendo que “Para a sexta iteração da queima da Binance Coin, nós da Binance estamos queimando 1.623.818 BNB. Esta queima recente corresponde ao período entre 1º de outubro e 31 de dezembro de 2018. Este valor é bastante próximo do total de 1.643.986 BNB que nós previamente queimamos em nossa quinta queima de BNB“. Nos últimos dias mais pares de negociação foram ativados, como em relação a Waves com novas stablecoins, e também a criptomoeda Link na mesma linha de novos pares. Além disso, uma boa novidade para a comunidade Tron está para chegar, pois o Token do BitTorrent será comercializado na Binance LaunchPad a partir do próximo dia 28 de janeiro, que será negociado nos pares BNB e TRX. A notícia foi ao ar neste dia 17 de janeiro. A Binance é a maior em volume do mundo todo, segundo dados do CoinMarketCap, e foi em 2018 uma das operações com a maior média de visita, junto com a Bittrex e Coinbase, segundo dados do DataLight. No fim de 2018, para pontuar mais ainda o destaque da plataforma de compra e venda de criptoativos, a Binance foi considerada a mais confiável do mundo. Mesmo assim, não podemos deixar de refletir que exchange não é wallet. O artigo Binance DEX e BNB queimados, confira as novidades apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

2 days ago

What is eToro? Beginner’s Guide To The Social Trading Platform

eToro has been amongst the leading online trading platforms since 2008. It’s branded as a social trading platform, and it aims to enable users to trade almost anything from commodities, currencies, stocks, and indexes to cryptocurrencies through one web-based and mobile platform. Click here to open a new window of eToro’s registration page. The very first iteration of eToro was to function as an online trading platform for the forex market. However, in 2009, the company launched its intuitive trading platform through the WebTrader, the idea of which was to cater to both beginners and professional traders, providing both with the tools they need. Since 2017, eToro has significantly expanded cryptocurrency trading on its platform. It’s important to note that eToro offers CFD (Contract for Difference) trading of cryptocurrencies. This is distinctly different from buying and holding a cryptocurrency. With CFDs you don’t necessarily own the underlying asset - you are merely speculating on whether its price will rise or fall. This means that eToro users are not exposed to crypto exchange hacks. However, the users do not own their cryptocurrencies private keys. This could be a disadvantage in the case of hard forks when new coins are rewarded to the token holders. Another thing to consider is that eToro leverages the concept of social trading, which is said to be very beneficial for novice traders. This allows beginners to go ahead and monitor the trading process of experienced traders, and also essentially to copy their trades and their portfolios. Below is a comprehensive overview and guide for trading on what’s arguably the world’s leading social trading platform. Using eToro Now, the very first thing you’d need to begin trading on eToro is to sign up for an account. It’s completely free, and it takes no more than a few minutes. You can find the sign-up form right on the platform’s homepage. As with all popular platforms, you will receive a confirmation email, and as soon as you follow the link on it, your account will be verified. Once you’re logged in, you’ll find eToro’s, particularly comprehensive dashboard. It’s incredibly simplified. On your left, you’ll see your profile menu which will help you navigate through the entire platform. Naturally, if you wish to start trading right away, click on the “Deposit Funds” button where you input the amount desired and then select a payment method. There are plenty of options here: Credit or Debit card, PayPal, wire transfer, Skrill, NETELLER, and UnionPay. As soon as you’ve made a deposit, you can begin your trading adventures. On the next screenshot, you’ll see the “Trade Markets” button highlighted. Clicking it will allow you to choose the different trading markets available on the platform. Since this guide is geared towards trading cryptocurrencies, on the top navigation bar, you want to select “Crypto.”: From this dashboard, you can select the cryptocurrency that you wish to engage with. For the sake of the tutorial, let’s use Bitcoin (BTC). Clicking on BTC’s icon will take you to its dedicated page. As a social trading platform, eToro provides all the necessary information on Bitcoin, as well as a dedicated chat room where users can have discussions. If you want to trade BTC, click on the blue “Trade” button at the top right corner. You’ll see the following screen pop up: On the top, you’ll see the option to Buy or Sell BTC. You can also decide whether to trade in USD or BTC Units directly - whichever is more convenient for you. On the top right corner, you will see the “Trade” drop-down menu. Clicking it will enable you to choose to place an “Order” which will enable you to determine your entry and exit points more conveniently. Trading Cryptocurrency Pairs The following explains how to trade a cryptocurrency on the USD based markets. However, eToro also allows you to trade cryptocurrencies against other cryptos in selected markets. On the cryptocurrency market dashboard, you will see two drop-down menus on the top navigation bar. If you want to engage in a crypto-crypto trade, you’d have to select the “Crypto Crosses” option. This will take you to the available cryptocurrency trading pairs. At the time of writing this, they are: Again, clicking on each trading pair’s icon will lead you to its dedicated page where you can follow the instructions for trading BTC to execute the trade. However, there are a few differences. We’ve selected the ETH/BTC trading pair and opened a trading window. It looks as follows: There are further options, such as Stop-loss, which if set, will automatically close the trade if at any moment your position is losing the amount you have specified in this tab. The exact opposite of Stop-loss is the Take Profit option. If your position reaches the set value on this tab, the trade will automatically close in profit. You can also trade with leverage on margin positions. However, it’s particularly important to be very careful, as

2 days ago

Altcoins Daily Preview: A Cryptokitties Sponsored Finding Says Changpeng Zhao is Most Influential, NEO Steps up Development while IOTA Rally Inevitable

Latest NEO News A Cryptokitties and Liquid sponsored publication has determined that Changpeng Zhao, Brian Armstrong and Vitalik Buterin are the most influential persons in the crypto world in that order. Well, this is absurd and while we cannot critic their finding, it beats logic that founders of centralized exchanges—and not developers—have been robed. Vitalik is influential and young. For his amazing work at Ethereum, he deserves a better position and so is Da Hongfei, the smart economy agitator and co-founder of NEO platform. Read: Binance’s New UK Exchange Overwhelmed by Demand Amid Brexit Fears All the same, this ranking won’t affect development in anyway. Months after releasing O3 Alliance SDK allowing for dApps to link with wallets without storing private keys, the team has fine-tuned the original version, rolling out an improvement, NEO DAPI v2. The new edition is better, secure and with more pros than cons unlike the previous release. To address some of the pertinent issues, the team worked on further simplifying user experience by standardizing information flow besides allowing dApps to accept NEO signatures as verification and authentication mechanisms. Also Read: Swiss Bank Announces Custody Solution for Digital Assets For security, the wallet from the new 03 NEO DAPI v2 will not only generate transaction and signatures but broadcast transaction to the network. All this is done in a user-friendly interface where the developer receives request from the wallet to perform some function via the dAPI. NEO/USD Price Analysis With a market cap of $489 million, NEO is trading within tight ranges. Nevertheless, we expect this consolidation to be a foundation for the next wave of bulls that will take prices above $15 and even $50 in the near-time. And we have anchors for this optimistic projection. First, NEO prices are down 95 plus percent from 2017 all time high and such a plunge is often always accompanied by an inevitable correction. Now as NEO hover around ATLs, it is likely that the short-term trend has been set and although prices are consolidating within a $3 range with floors at Dec 28 lows, a break above $10 would confirm gains of early Jan triggering aggressive buyers aiming at $10. For this reason, we suggest patience until price action is reinvigorated and prices edge past $10 resistance. After that, stops will be at $8.5 with first targets at $15. IOTA (IOT/USD) Price Analysis Meanwhile, IOTA is technically bullish. From our previous IOTA price analysis, we expect prices to rally towards 40 cents and 50 cents in a bull breakout pattern. Notice that IOTA bulls broke above two levels of resistance—the 4-month resistance level on Dec 22—and above the 30 cents on Dec 22. It is for this reason that every dip in lower time frame should be another buying opportunity with first target at 40 cents. All charts courtesy of Trading View—BitFinex This is not Investment Advice. Do your Research. The post Altcoins Daily Preview: A Cryptokitties Sponsored Finding Says Changpeng Zhao is Most Influential, NEO Steps up Development while IOTA Rally Inevitable appeared first on Ethereum World News.

2 days ago

Don't miss the first AGA of the year January 18th at 10:00 A...

Don't miss the first AGA of the year January 18th at 10:00 AM (GMT+8)! Watch on @CoinUpNetwork with the link below… https://t.co/BSrJULLJWw

3 days ago

CoinIMP

CoinIMP Airdrop is worth 500 IMP tokens (~$ 5). Share your referral link to earn 1% of the earnings value of every referral. About CoinIMP CoinIMP is the new effective JavaScript Monero web miner that can be easily embedded in your website. CoinIMP emerged in response to the massive and unfair ban on cryptocurrency ads. This way web mining users will pay you with their CPU power for accessing your content. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join The CoinIMP Airdrop? Register for the CoinIMP Airdrop, by creating an account. Verify your email & Log in to your account. Click on ''Buy'' from your dashboard Menu and Scroll down. Click on ''CLAIM'' and Insert your email address. Complete all social actions and wait for the review. Once confirmed that you completed all social actions, 500 IMP tokens will be added to your account. Click on the ''Referral Program'' Tab fro your dashboard menu and scroll down. Share your referral link with your friends to get 1% of their earnings. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the CoinIMP airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

3 days ago

Canadian Banker’s Association: Outdated Methods Must Give Way to Digital ID

The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) is driving banks to move towards what it calls a “federated model” of digital IDs replacing outmoded paper models throughout the country’s financial system. The new system suggested would link links federal and provincial systems and allow user identities to be authenticated electronically. Canada’s six largest banks have also been collaborating with SecureKey Technologies Inc for the past two years on a blockchain-based system called Verified.Me, which is now seen as one potential solution for making the switch for paper to digital a simple and efficient one. Neil Parmenter, CBA’s CEO, wants to unlock what he calls the “full potential” of banking in Canada, arguing: “We should be open to innovative identity verification methods like document review through a live video connection, use of blockchain, biometrics and other methods that have begun to see widespread adoption in other parts of the economy.” CBA, which represents more than 60 domestic and foreign banks operating in the country, is looking at viable solutions to updating its current security systems in consultation with Canada’s Federal Finance Department. Its suggested form of “open banking” would allow financial data sharing with other companies and banks. Last year, a paper released by the Bank of Canada brought forth a positive argument for the implementation of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Published on 26 July 2018, the paper written by the bank’s Senior Economist in the Funds Management and Banking Department, Mohammad R Davoodalhosseini, went into great detail to emphasize the potential economic welfare gains that a CBDC could have for both Canada and the United States. 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: BitcoinNews.com The post Canadian Banker’s Association: Outdated Methods Must Give Way to Digital ID appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

3 days ago

O Site Consultor Bitcoin lança campanha para sortear 0.01 Bitcoin

Por: Livecoins O Site Consultor Bitcoin, site focado em assessoria e negociações de câmbio de criptomoedas lança campanha para sortear 0.01 Bitcoin No Brasil existem alguns sites para se realizar o câmbio de criptomoedas via P2P - OTC de forma segura e sem burocracia. Dentre eles, o site Consultor Bitcoin que é gerenciado pelo André Alvarenga. Esta semana, o site criou uma campanha de marketing onde irá sortear 0.01 Bitcoin para a pessoa que seguir algumas tarefas simples no Facebook. O sorteio ocorrerá no dia 15/02/2019, e, para participar basta clicar no link abaixo: https://catalogop2p.com.br/consultor-bitcoin/sorteio-0-01-bitcoin-btc Conheça um pouco sobre o site Consultor Bitcoin: Fundado em 2017, o site traz em seu conteúdo informações sobre como investir em criptomoedas de maneira segura e ainda disponibiliza algumas modalidades de assessoria. Além disso, o site conta com uma calculadora P2P - OTC com 12 criptomoedas, das quais, realiza o câmbio (compra e venda). No site também é possível que os clientes visualizem todas as avaliações e recomendações de várias pessoas que já usaram os serviços e outras informações pertinentes ao universo das criptomoedas. Acesse: Consultor Bitcoin O artigo O Site Consultor Bitcoin lança campanha para sortear 0.01 Bitcoin apareceu primeiro em Livecoins.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Binance Burns $9.4 Million Worth of BNB on its 6th Quarterly Coin Burn

The team at Binance has informed the crypto and investor communities that they have carried out the 6th quarterly Binance Coin (BNB) token burn. The exchange went on to estimate that the amount of coins destroyed during this event were worth $9.4 Million. The team also provided the Etherscan link for the transaction on the […]

4 days ago

Bitsdaq

Bitsdaq Airdrop is worth 2000 BXBC tokens. Share your referral link to earn 500 BXBC tokens for every referral. About Bitsdaq Bitsdaq is the official partner of Bittrex in Macau, Singapore, and Canada, a new exchange based in Hong Kong that will launch its new digital asset trading platform this month, leveraging Bittrex’s technology to provide customers a secure, advanced and reliable platform and an extensive selection of digital tokens. The platform aims to become the global digital currency trading platform in Asia. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. NOTE! This airdrop is only eligable for the following countries: China, Macau, The United States, South Korea, Japan, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan. How to join Bitsdaq Airdrop? Go to the Bitsdaq Airdrop page. Click on ''不想错过''. Scroll down the page and click on "立刻参与". Submit your details following this order: Country Code, Phone Number, Email, Password, Password (6-20 Char). Click on ''重新发送'' and complete the Captcha to receive your Code by SMS. Submit the code to verify your phone and to get your usercode & referral link. Start to chat with the Bitsdaq Bot. Submit your usercode to the bot Join Bitsdaq on Telegram Group & Channel. Submit your Ethereum wallet address to the Bot. Share your referral link to earn 500 BXBC tokens for every referral. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the Bitsdaq airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

4 days ago

Cryptohopper or Bundil: Who Has The Best Crypto Investment App?

Investing in cryptocurrency used to be a pain. Early buyers of Bitcoin, for example, were forced to be miners to use the wallet. If you weren’t both tech and investment-savvy, crypto investment was out of your reach. Even if you could invest, there are a lot of complicated ways to do it. Two companies we saw at CES are here to change all that, and they’re taking completely different paths to that goal. Can Bundil Help You Make a Bundle? You may already be familiar with Bundil. The cryptocurrency investment app founded by Dmitri Love received a $100,000 investment from Kevin O’Leary, who took a 50% stake in the company on an episode of Shark Tank. The Bundil platform works much like spare change investment apps like Acorns and Stash. Install the app on your Android or iPhone and link your debit or credit card accounts. As you spend, you can invest in cryptocurrency using three different rounding options: standard rounding (i.e. you spend $0.75 and $0.25 is invested through Bundil) or flat, per-transaction fees of $0.50 or $1.00. Bundil then takes your change and purchases the cryptocurrency of your choice through Coinbase. Currently Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) are supported by the platform, and the development team is working hard to expand the coin offerings. The problem with Bundil is the fees - the service costs $2-$3 per month ($24-$36 per year) for the service, depending on whether you pay monthly or annually. You’ll also be responsible for Coinbase fees, making it easier to simply make the purchase directly through Coinbase. My overall enthusiasm with Bundil was eliminated once I did the math on the fees and realized how much I’d actually have to spend to overcome all of these fees with my spare change. Advanced investors won’t see much use from this tool, but it’s perfect for beginners. Still, if you’re a fan of spare change apps and cryptocurrency, Bundil makes the process of investing in crypto completely mindless. Cryptohopper Jumps Ahead Cryptohopper is a Dutch cryptocurrency startup. We spent about an hour talking to CEO Rudd Feltkamp and his brother - and platform developer - Pim about what they created. The Cryptohopper GUI collects coin pricing and trading data from a variety of crypto exchanges. So far, Binance, Bittrex, Poloniex, Coinbase, Kraken, KuCoin, Bitfinex, and Cryptopia are supported. The team plans to add support for HitBTC, Cobinhood, Bitstamp, CEX.io, and bitFlyer by the end of 2019. Once you subscribe to Cryptohopper (which starts at $19 per month), you’ll gain access to a plethora of features, including automatic crypto trading. Experienced traders use crypto signals to create investment templates that let you automatically buy, sell, trade, and even short crypto assets. Cryptohopper team at their booth at CES These templates can then be purchased from the creators. Investors are fully vetted by the Cryptohopper team before being allowed to post templates on the marketplace. Cryptohopper Marketplace pays template creators once a month 30 days after purchases have been verified, and both crypto and fiat cash can be used to purchase investment templates. The Cryptohopper interface lets you create trading pairs between exchanges, short cryptos on non-supported exchanges, and more. The team even hinted at adding AI to the mix in future updates. So what’s the best crypto investment app? Comparing Bundil and Cryptohopper is like comparing apples to oranges. They both have different end-goals. Bundil is the more basic one, good as the first step into crypto investing. But with the added exchange fees, on top of service costs, it can soon add up. Cryptohopper is more expensive but it enables customized trading you can’t get anywhere else, like trading pairs across exchanges, shorting positions on exchanges that don’t support shorts. It makes power investing accessible to the average person and creates a viable marketplace for savvy crypto investors to make a few bucks selling their advice. Regardless of your skill level, both investment projects offer a new way to invest in cryptocurrencies. We can’t wait to see what comes next. The author is invested in digital assets, including Bitcoin which is mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Cryptohopper or Bundil: Who Has The Best Crypto Investment App? appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

5 days ago

Crypto as a way of learning financial markets

Participation in crypto is exceptionally speculative, risky and unregulated. Nothing written is financial, trading or investment advice. Proceed at your own risk. Always consult a licensed professional before making any decisions. Many outsiders view traditional financial markets as complicated. Just hearing about financial markets can give average guys and gals a headache from complicated terminology, numbers and data. Dividends, earnings and shorts (not the wearable kind) all sound like gibberish to beginners. Cryptocurrency markets and traditional markets may seem equally challenging to understand. With the right point of view, however, crypto markets might actually be an avenue for financial market interest. It’s complicated Equities, bonds and commodities are three examples of tradable assets in traditional finance (these are called securities). Along with these three securities comes the ability to buy and sell. Although, buying and selling bring further complexity. For example, a trader can buy or sell options or futures on those three securities. Success is also difficult because of the high barrier of entry. Trading and investing in traditional securities is extremely competitive. According to a study referenced by Tradesociety.com, “[p]rofitable day traders make up a small proportion of all traders - 1.6% in the average year. However, these day traders are very active - accounting for 12% of all day trading activity.” Traditional market involvement means going up against professionals with decades of experience. They know the terms, they’ve studied the graphs and they are looking to make consistent gains. Trading and investing is a zero-sum game. There must be winners and losers. Additionally, trading fees can get expensive. For example, TD Ameritrade charges $6.95 per online trade. That means $6.95 to buy and then $6.95 to sell. For someone looking to learn about the markets and make small trades with $50-100 total, those trading fees would likely lead to a rapid loss of capital. (Crypto trading takes a percentage trading fee instead, which makes trading small accounts possible - more on that below.) Robinhood is an app offering free trading. Overall, Robinhood may be a viable option for beginners looking to get their feet wet. Although, very few things in life are free. According to one Seeking Alpha article, Robinhood appears “to be selling their customers’ orders for over ten times as much as other brokers who engage in the practice. It’s a conflict of interest and is bad for you as a customer.” It may be a good idea for new traders and investors to learn via paper trading (using a simulated account). A whole new level of psychological learning becomes present, however, when actual money is on the line. That’s why starting with a small amount of money might be a good idea for beginners. But crypto is also confusing Crypto is often confusing to the average person, so learning two new concepts, trading and cryptocurrency, seems like double the work. Currently, if mainstream adoption ever occurs, cryptocurrency needs to be simplified and taught to the public. Learning how to safely store crypto funds is complicated for beginners because it’s different than common money storage methods. Traders and investors holding crypto often use physical or digital storage devices called wallets. Sending funds to a seemingly random string of keyboard characters (aka - a crypto wallet address) can be difficult to grasp initially. Even the process of getting funds onto an exchange like Binance can be confusing. An example of the process could include buying bitcoin on Coinbase, a popular exchange, and then sending that bitcoin to a wallet on the Binance exchange. The person could then use that bitcoin to buy or trade other altcoins. Crypto: less confusing? Here’s a very enticing thing about crypto - it’s only been around for about ten years. Jumping into crypto at this stage means only competing against about ten years of experience. Crypto trading, on a core level, is similar to traditional markets in psychology, process and methodology. Although, it is also different. Market cycles can be faster, swings can be larger and the number of professional traders in the space might still be less than that of traditional finance. Taking into account the current U.S. traditional financial bull market, Barrons.com stated that “[t]he huge run-up in stock prices has brought the total market capitalization of the Russell 3000 Index—which covers 98.5% of the country’s market capitalization—to $30 trillion, a ‘staggering’ amount of money, according to a recent report from Bespoke Investment Group.” Cryptocurrency currently only has a total market cap of about $123 billion, according to CoinMarketCap. Involvement in crypto now could mean getting in on the ground floor of something with significant potential where the barrier of entry is still somewhat low. When starting in crypto, there is also no concept of dividends or earn

5 days ago

Sounding Alarms: A Rogue Entity Has Stolen XRP’s Name And Ripple’s Logo To Circulate A Shady Token “XRP Classic”

The whole XRP and the larger crypto community are up in arms against an unknown entity that wants to take what’s not theirs. Apparently, this rogue entity has plagiarized XRP’s name as well as Ripple’s logo to circulate a suspicious crypto token that it calls ‘XRP Classic’ (XRPC). However, it’s easy to spot the fake XRP since its logo is in Orange as opposed to the original’s Blue. The crypto’s website xrpclassic.io doesn’t show any members or official management and its location can be traced to somewhere in Bangladesh. As of this moment, Ripple is yet to put out a statement about the issue. Support By CoinMarketCap What’s even more suspicious about this whole thing is the apparent support that it’s drawing from CoinMarketCap, a very popular crypto and exchange data listing platform that should be ethical and trustworthy. However, despite being listed on CoinMarketCap, the XRP Classic token doesn’t show up in the search, and that’s not something to inspire confidence in its authenticity. A look at its data page on the platform reveals almost nothing about the cryptocurrency. Apparently, XRP Classic has a daily trading volume of about $526 and a total token supply of 645,354,324,324 XRPC. The circulating supply and its total market cap remain unknown. The crypto’s current price per token is shown as $0.000001. In essence, there’s just not enough information to prove that this cryptocurrency is even real. As a matter of fact, the XRP community has already labeled XRPC a scam. Exchange Listings Besides being listed on CoinMarketCap, the now unpopular crypto has also been listed on a handful of crypto exchanges. What’s even more bothering is the fact that exchanges can just list a crypto token that’s clearly a scam. In its white paper, XRPC claims to offer a credible platform for freelancers to link up and work with buyers without the need to involve middlemen. The coin has been largely termed as a scam both on Reddit and Twitter. Mixed Reactions Slamming the seemingly fake XRPC on Reddit and Twitter, people have expressed mixed feelings on how such issues should be handled. While some feel that the crypto space needs regulation to stem such incidents, another section is totally against such regulation as it would erode the benefits gained from decentralization. In that case, they say that the best way to deal with the scam is to warn people about it. The post Sounding Alarms: A Rogue Entity Has Stolen XRP’s Name And Ripple’s Logo To Circulate A Shady Token “XRP Classic” appeared first on ZyCrypto.

5 days ago

Dirty Bitcoin: Why BestMixer Might Not Make Your Day

Your crypto wallet could contain laundered coins, says a firm specializing in cryptocurrency security. BestMixer, a bitcoin tumbler site that provides untraceable cryptocurrency, may have tainted a significant number of wallets by gifting them small amounts of Bitcoin (BTC) - a technique known as ‘crypto dusting.’ In an email-based promotional campaign that began in late October of last year, BestMixer sent small amounts of BTC to wallet addresses, along with a message promoting the tumbler service. Although the amount sent was often minuscule - between 666 and 888 satoshis - security firm CipherTrace fears it may nonetheless cause severe regulatory issues for the sector. The owners of otherwise-compliant bitcoin wallets, including exchanges and custodial services, could have transacted - without knowledge or consent- with an alleged money launderer. David Jevans, CipherTrace’s CEO, explained that addresses dealing with sites like BestMixer will likely attract unwanted attention from financial regulators. Jevans says that not everyone using a tumbler site will have questionable motives, but the presence of illicit transaction outputs could act as a red flag. From a law enforcement perspective, there’s no getting around the fact that “[Wallet] addresses received funds from a known money laundering service”, he said in a call with Crypto Briefing. This can make it difficult to pass legally-mandated AML checks imposed by responsible services. Tumbler services: The bane of AML It used to be difficult to trace transactions on a distributed ledger, in which the lack of KYC/AML control made it hard to link an individual to a wallet address. This made it an ideal payments solution for illicit activities. Sites like Silk Road, an online marketplace for controlled substances, became popular largely on the perception that bitcoin is untraceable. But this is no longer the case. Many popular crypto exchanges began introducing KYC/AML checks for new accounts, enabling crypto tracking services to develop tools and techniques to link wallet addresses to actual identities. Chainalysis, which tracks activity on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), works closely with authorities, to build profiles based on transaction history. Excluding privacy coins, cryptocurrency is no longer an anonymous payments solution. Sites like BestMixer enable transactions to remain private by swapping out selected funds with others, making it difficult to track money trails. In the case of BestMixer, funds are sourced from three separate pools. Depending on the level of privacy required, users can have their funds mixed with those of other users or from the ‘Gamma pool’, the company’s own private reserves. Funds can be mingled quickly on BestMixer, normally no longer than it takes to receive confirmation on the network. The company also offers a time delay which makes it difficult for blockchain analysts to track and back-trace transactions. Based in the Caribbean island of Curaçao, BestMixer also has the advantage of lax regulations, in a country which the US State Department considers a haven for money laundering. BestMixer There has been a push in recent months for crypto services to become more compliant. CipherTrace estimates that around 85% of all crypto exchanges now have some form of checks in place. This choice is often made under regulatory pressure, and it hasn’t always been good for business. ShapeShift, a coin converter and trading platform, added KYC checks back in September. The company admitted a few days ago that the move led many of their API partners to move elsewhere: “We expected it, but still, it stung both financially and psychologically,” Shapeshift’s Founder and CEO, Erik Voorhees, wrote in an official blog post last week. There is still a high demand for tumbler services. Jevans explains that setting up something like BestMixer can be relatively straightforward, requiring little more than a laptop. Most typically charge users a 3-5% commission to mix coins. With minimal overheads, this can be a lucrative business. No solution yet for crypto dusting There is currently very little users can do to prevent their crypto from being dusted with tainted digital assets. Jevans compares the problem to junk email: future wallets, like inboxes, should be able to automatically filter out transactions from addresses linked to dubious sources or known offenders. This, Jevans says, should be a priority. The sector has made some important steps towards establishing proper regulatory checks, but it could be for naught if regulators can’t distinguish bad actors from legitimate addresses. “”Actions matter,” Jevans says. “The more the sector embraces AML, the more the industry will be supported. If they don’t, then crypto will always remain a fringe activity.” The author is invested in digital assets, including BTC which is mentioned in this article. Join the conversation on Telegram and Twitter! The post Dirty Bitcoin: Why BestMixer M

5 days ago

Our Man At CES 2019 - Part Three: Manic Miner

Not all of the companies at CES exhibit on the show floor. All around the city are luxury hotel suites, hired to show off one’s latest product to the select few. On my last day at CES, I had an invite to see an eco-friendly mining rig, or so I thought. A Trip To The Other Side My time on the show floor had not been spectacularly productive. Whilst I had eventually found a smattering of crypto and blockchain related products and services, it wasn’t much. And it was so well-hidden that I’m sure there was probably a lot more I didn’t find. Although the conference track was great, there was no real link back to the show. It was almost like a stand-alone event. But a lot of the business of CES goes on around the show. With the biggest names in tech in town, why distract yourself giving out lollipops to the great unwashed? A company called Azultec had invited Bitcoinist to a private viewing of an environmentally sound mining rig. I washed. The $61,000 Question Founder and CMO, Aaron Licht, gave me a warm welcome and dropped his first bombshell. The Azultec Cube 300, which was what I had come to see, had been held in customs... so I couldn’t see it. Bombshell two swiftly followed as I was told that the device wasn’t just a cryptocurrency miner any more either. In developing the most energy efficient cryptocurrency miner, Azultec shifted focus to a far more lucrative application. The machine can still be used to mine a number of GPU-friendly alt-coins, but processing power can be divided between this and cloud rendering. Licht told me that rendering alone could bring in $61,000 per month. I repeated the figure to confirm it. He confirmed. Sadly, after checking the product documentation it seems I was being told six (hundred) to one-thousand dollars per month. The documentation says $600-2000, but this must have been where the confusion arose. That’s still a great passive income on a $7000 device, and that’s without any gains from mining. Environmental Credentials The Cube 300 boasts a liquid cooling system servicing both the 8 GeForce GTX graphics cards and the 4GB DDR RAM. Power consumption averages 1450 watts and the device achieves an OctaneBench score of 768 points, and an Ethereum hash rate of 310 MHash/s. It is designed to connect directly into a home heating system, enabling capture and reuse of 72% of the energy consumed. This can reduce heating bills, and hence gross operating costs. It can also connect to a fuel cell, which converts natural gas into electrical energy. This type of fuel cell is heavily subsidized in Azultec’s native Germany, so it’s a great way to further reduced carbon footprint. A Race Against Time Whilst I was talking with Mr. Licht, a message came through that the device had finally cleared customs and was being delivered imminently. We grabbed some breakfast to kill time, but no further news. I went back across to the show floor to kill some more time, but at the end of the day, the Cube 300 had still not arrived. Obviously, I was given pictures, but it would have been great to see (and hear) it running, as I had been told it was almost whisper-quiet. Still, we’ve been promised a review model, so there should be time to give you the full low-down before the ICO starts in March. Pre-registration is open now, and there is even an on-ramp for fiat investors, which is a bit of a novelty. Oh, and if by any slim chance the device does bring in $61,000 per month in render fees, I totally promise to write the review for you all before I disappear to Bali. As for CES... I’ll be going back. A little older and wiser though, and better prepared to sift through the mass of exhibitors in search of the crypto-stories being told within. Images courtesy of Bitcoinist, Shutterstock The post Our Man At CES 2019 - Part Three: Manic Miner appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

5 days ago

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5 days ago

TRON

TRON Airdrop is worth 2 TRX coins (~$ 0.05). Share your referral link to earn 4 TRX tokens (~$ 0.10) for every referral. The more you invite, the more you earn! To celebrate BTT’s soon-to-be launch on Binance launchpad and listing on multiple international exchanges, TRON is giving away tens of millions of candies to fans to Support BTT, a Rising Star in 2019. About TRON TRON is the world’s largest decentralized network and new projects like Project Atlas will connect BitTorrent to the world of Blockchain, enabling faster downloads and torrent lifetimes, creating a tokenized content ecosystem that benefits 100M+ existing users. TRON is listed on CoinMarketCap. About BitTorrent BitTorrent is Tokenizing the world’s largest decentralized file sharing protocol with BTT. How to join TRON Airdrop? Go to the TRON Airdrop page. Submit your TRON wallet address. If you don't have a TRON wallet, you can use this TRON wallet Guide to create one. Join BitTorrent on the official Telegram group. Click the Copy button to send the exclusive verification code to the BitTorrent official telegram group. Share your referral link to earn more TRX tokens. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the Afin Coin airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

5 days ago

Binance to Add Multiple Stablecoin Trading Pairs for Chainlink (LINK)

In another bullish sign for the Chainlink (LINK) project, top crypto exchange Binance recently posted the following announcement indicating new trading pairs for the LINK project. “Binance will open trading for LINK/USDT, LINK/TUSD, LINK/PAX and LINK/USDC trading pairs at 2019/01/16 6:00 PM (UTC).” Long time traders will attest that as more trading pairs and exchange listings are added for a project, especially when paired with stablecoins, can be a bullish sign on the long term viability and community support for a project. (JF)

5 days ago

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6 days ago

DataOnBlock WalletBot

DataOnBlock Airdrop is worth up to 100 DBLK tokens (~$ 1.7) for each direct referral and up to 200 DBLK tokens (~$ 3.4) for each indirect referral. For more details, see this Medium blog. About DataOnBlock DataOnBlock aims to simplify publishing of irrefutable data to the blockchain. It allows you to quickly and simply authorize the use of your personal data. You control the master keys, so you can explicitly decide who can view your data, what data you'll allow them to see, and for what period of time. WalletBot allows you to get real-time alerts, on all wallet transactions, and notifications on exchange trades too. DataOnBlock is listed on CoinMarketCap and being traded at IDEX. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join DataOnBlock Airdrop? Start to chat with the DataOnBlock Airdrop WalletBot. Join DataOnBlock on Telegram. Click /start. Submit your Ethereum wallet address. Choose "Default" If you have only 1 wallet. Click on /referrals. Click on ''Set Rewards Wallet''. Click on ''My Referral Link'' to get your referral link. Share your referral link to earn up to 200.000 DBLK tokens (~$ 3.500). If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the DataOnBlock airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

6 days ago

KRATOS

KRATOS Airdrop is worth 1000 TOS tokens (~$ 118) for every referral, only for physical commodities businesses. About KRATOS KRATOS has been developed by ARKRATOS, a blockchain solutions company founded in Singapore in 2017. KRATOS is a trading platform for the physical commodities business that addresses challenges for the physical commodities trading business, in particular, the lack of access to trade finance for Small to Medium Enterprises (SME) players in the commodities. KRATOS is rated 3.5 on ICO Bench. KRATOS will be listed on Trade.io and LATOKEN exchanges. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join KRATOS Airdrop? Register your physical commodity business for the KRATOS Airdrop, by creating an account. Verify your email & Log in. Complete the KYC/AML. Visit the KRATOS referral page & Enter your email to receive your unique referral link. Sign up to Trade.io Exchange in order to receive your tokens at the end of the campaign period. Use the same email provided previously. Share your referral link to your network of friends to sign up to the KRATOS™ platform. For every successful sign up from your referral link, you will earn 1,000 TOS tokens (1,000 TOS = 1 ETH). Each referred must successfully clear KYC/AML checks by the KRATOS™ team in order to qualify for the referral reward of 1,000 TOS tokens. TOS tokens will be airdropped two weeks after the end of the referral program period. More info about the Airdrop in the KRATOS Medium Blog. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the KRATOS airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

6 days ago

PROOF OF TOSS round 2

PROOF OF TOSS Airdrop is worth 1200 TOSS tokens (~$ 10) for the first 10.000 participants. About PROOF OF TOSS PROOF OF TOSS is a decentralized betting ecosystem that is aimed to modernize the industry. The platform allows anyone to create wagers, bet and judge, all to win TOSS tokens. The project aims to enhance the betting experience while increasing the service provider’s profit margins and market coverage. PROOF OF TOSS is rated 3.8/5 on ICObench. Would you like to receive the latest verified free Airdrop Alerts? Join our official AirdropAlert Telegram. How to join PROOF OF TOSS airdrop? Register for the PROOF OF TOSS Airdrop, by creating an account. Verify your mail, Log in to your account and check the ''Referral Program''. Introduce a Title and click on ''ADD LINK'' in order to generate your unique referral link. Post and share your unique referral link on your Facebook and Twitter page. Join PROOF OF TOSS on Telegram. Submit your Ethereum wallet address and other details to the PROOF OF TOSS Airdrop form. Share your referral link to earn up to 8% for every purchase made through a direct and a second tier referral. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the PROOF OF TOSS airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

6 days ago

Crypto Potential

Crypto Potential Airdrop is worth 1000 QCP tokens (~$ 10). Share your referral link to earn 100 QCP tokens (~$ 1) for every referral. About Crypto Potential Crypto Potential is a Swiss-based company that aims to build a specialized ICO reports ecosystem. Investors gain access to the specialized ICO reports from a decentralized database which contains critical information for their investment. Crypto Potential is rated 4.1/5 on ICO Bench. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join Crypto Potential Airdrop? Register for the Crypto Potential Airdrop, by creating an account. Verify your mail & Log in to your account. Share your referral link to earn additionals QCP tokens. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the Crypto Potential airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

6 days ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Total Crypto Market Cap Loses Another $5 Billion

The overall crypto market took another leg down as the total market cap decreased by $5 billion from around $122 billion to its current value near $117 billion. Over the past 24-hours, Bitcoin has seen its price decrease by 2.84% to $3,556, while XRP is down 3.08% to $0.3183 and Ethereum is down 7.02% to $116.97. Out of the top 100 coins, Chainlink (LINK) has performed the best over the past 24-hours, currently up 7.05% and trading at $0.4396. (JF)

6 days ago

Chainlink (LINK) Has Solid Foundations Helping it Weather the 'Crypto Winter'

As the ‘Crypto Winter’ continues, one project that appears to be weathering the storm well is Chainlink (LINK), the smart contract and oracle provider. Its price has doubled over the past month, from around $0.2 to its current value of $0.45. With an increase of 8.86% over the past 24-hours. With the rest of the market has experienced generally bearish conditions, there exists the potential for there to be a pullback in price, especially if general bear market conditions continue to exist. That said, positive moves like this during bear conditions hint at projects that may emerge from the Winter quite strong. (JF)

6 days ago

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7 days ago

Daily Berminal Brief: Choppy Crypto Market Despite Market Cap Stability

The overall crypto market has experienced some choppy price action over the past 24-hours, but a the time of writing the total crypto market cap remained at the $123 billion level, which is where it was this time yesterday. Bitcoin is currently trading at $3,687, an increase of 0.19%, while XRP is up 0.34% and priced at $0.3331 and Ethereum is down 1.17% and trading at $127.49. Out of the top 100 coins, Chainlink (LINK) has performed the best over the past 24-hours, currently up 24.61% and trading at $0.44442. (JF)

8 days ago

Former BitTorrent Exec Says There’s “No Way” Its Token Can Run on TRON

Last week, the blockchain platform TRON announced it would launch “BitTorrent Token,” a cryptocurrency that would link to the BitTorrent file-sharing client and, in the words of the BitTorrent Token white paper, “create a token-based economy around the usage of networking, bandwidth and storage” on the roughly 100 million computers that currently run BitTorrent. TRON supporters and investors...

9 days ago

LTO Network

LTO Network Airdrop is worth up to 180 LTO points. Share your referral link to earn 20 LTO points for every referral, up to 100 referrals. Each friend you invite will also get 10 LTO points. About LTO Network LTO Network is a hybrid Blockchain for Decentralized Workflows that enables B2B to collaborate on equal footing using trustless automated processes with GDPR and data privacy compliance combining permissionless ad-hoc private chains with a permissionless public blockchain. LTO Network is rated 3.4/5 on ICO Bench. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join LTO Network Airdrop? Register to the LTO Network Airdrop, by creating an account. Verify your mail & login to your account. Connect your Twitter account in order to participate in this program. Update your profile & Submit your Ethereum wallet address. Perform the different social tasks from your dashboard to earn more LTO points. Share your referral link to earn more LTO points. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the LTO Network airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

9 days ago

The top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch in 2019

Market sentiment is changing constantly, requiring individuals to adapt their views. As crypto projects grow, stall, or even die, people must change their expectations and speculations. That being said, here are five crypto assets to watch in 2019. 1 - Bitcoin (BTC) This one may be a somewhat obvious pick. Nevertheless, bitcoin has a lot going for it. It has the most institutional interest, by far. The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) employed their cash-settled bitcoin futures over a year ago, boosting institutional interest, as well as bitcoin’s credibility. Last year also saw a mass influx of further institutional interest in bitcoin that will carry over into 2019. Interest includes multiple bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF ) proposals and Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) much-anticipated Bakkt platform with bitcoin-settled futures trading. Bitcoin is also the crypto industry’s largest asset, making up 51.8% of the market cap for the whole asset class according to CoinMarketCap at the time of this writing. Bitcoin is also at more than a 75% discount from all-time highs, priced at just over $4,000 on Blockmodo at the time of this writing. In last year’s interview with YouTuber CryptoBobby, notable bitcoin maximalist Tone Vays also mentioned several points as to why bitcoin stands out from the numerous other projects in the crypto space. 2 - Monero (XMR) Monero is another project of interest for 2019. Monero is different than bitcoin, in that it employs anonymity features. Bitcoin can be anonymous as well, but requires added steps to do so, including buying bitcoin over-the-counter (OTC). Monero makes the anonymity process simpler (although Tone Vays and his group have questioned Monero’s anonymity potential). Additionally, Monero is an interesting choice because unlike most crypto assets, Monero was built using different code than bitcoin, and its founder’s identity is also unknown, as is the case with bitcoin. Monero also has a relatively small circulating supply under 20 million. Although it does employ minor inflation over time, based on their model, making for a controversial topic. Currently at around $54 at the time of writing, Monero is at quite a discount from all-time high prices of more than $400. 3 - Ethereum (ETH) Ethereum is another somewhat obvious choice for this year. The project is still the most popular choice for building initial coin offerings (ICOs). According to an ICO report by Suicide Ventures, 87% of ICOs launched their projects on the Ethereum platform as of October last year. Ethereum is the second highest ranking crypto asset by market cap on CoinMarketCap, at the time of writing, and sits at a major discount from all-time high prices of more than $1,300. Ethereum sits at roughly $152 at time of writing. Based on price alone, buying Ethereum now roughly is equivalent to buying Ethereum back in May of 2017. A recent CoinDesk article also mentioned Ethereum’s price chart currently looks similar to bitcoin’s chart back in 2015, near the end of the last bear market. In contrast to potential price upside, however, TechCrunch wrote an interesting article last fall that described a scenario in which Ethereum’s price fell to zero, but the network still succeeded. 4 - Stellar Lumens (XLM) and Ripple’s XRP Regardless of the centralization debate (mostly regarding XRP), both XLM and XRP are making blockchain application headway in the banking sector. Ripple, in particular, has made many headlines over the last several months with its RippleNet. Just recently, RippleNet announced 13 new clients. There is a distinction between Ripple application and parties that actually use the XRP asset. That being said, of the recent 13 new institutional additions to RippleNet, five of them “will use Ripple’s digital asset, XRP, for liquidity when sending customer cross-border payments,” according to a CoinTelegraph report on the subject. It is hard to imagine XRP disappearing at this point. Although some speculate that XRP is still an unregistered security. XRP is a controversial subject when talking about ideals in crypto. Speaking from a profit perspective, however, XRP is below $0.40 at the time of writing, down from almost $4. Stellar is also partnered with powerhouse IBM, and XLM is down considerably from its all-time price high. 5 - Hedera HashGraph Hedera Hashgraph is an interesting project that has yet to hit crypto exchanges for trading. The project differs from blockchain technology. According to Hashgraph’s website, its “platform is lightning fast, fair, and secure and, unlike some blockchain-based platforms, doesn’t require compute-heavy proof-of-work.” Hashgraph is an interesting project due to its possible potential to scale, unlike many blockchain-based crypto assets which have seen substantial scaling issues thus far. According to ICODrops, Hashgraph concluded its ICO last August, fairing considerably well when taking into account 2018’s

9 days ago

Ripple Products May be the Only Means to Bank Recovery From Recession and Crash

Ripple Inc. has done well in focusing on lifting the banking industry from the impact of the last financial crisis which pushed banks into struggling to keep afloat. Liquidity challenge faced by banks mostly when it comes to interbank transactions is now a thing of the past with Ripple’s decentralized financial tools. Banking is a very competitive business which is conducted in a fast-paced environment. It draws focus from, individuals, government and businesses since banks control a greater portion of the national wealth. Still, a lot of challenges has hindered the banks from functioning as expected, pushing them into institutional difficulties and financial crisis. In the banking history, the 2008 financial crisis was a great jolt on the global financial system almost hitting it down to an edge of collapse. It began with the bankruptcy one of the biggest financial institutions, a Wall Street investment bank, Lehman Brothers. This led them to file for bankruptcy on the 5th of September 2008. In a single day, 90 billion pounds was lost from one of Britain’s biggest companies. The then President, George W Bush declared there was no bailout for Lehman Brothers, this began the banking crisis. Since 2008, the banking institution has not fully recovered from the effect of the crisis, it still lingers. Banks have downsized, the business environment is no longer as robust as it used to be, the system needs help. The only way out is to launch banking into an entirely different system and this can only be achieved through blockchain technology. Ripple decentralized financial tools seem to be the answer to bank recovery from the effect of the past financial crisis. The financial tools are, xRapid, xCurrent, and xVia. These decentralized financial tools created by Ripple enables banks to perform transaction faster, at a cheaper cost. Banks will be able to maximize profit, by saving cost and rendering seamless services to customers. Ripple xRapid is used to settle the liquidity problem for bank customers who are XRP holders, it helps to minimize cost. xVia is used by banks as a connection link for payment transactions between banks and other payment platforms. xCurrent is used in tracking cross-border payment, it enables communication between banks before and after a transaction. This is perfect for international trade, business, and projects. Banks and other payment platforms have come to the awareness of the usefulness of these tools, so many have signed on with Ripple. The report shows that some big banks are already partnering with Ripple, with so many more planning to join. The post Ripple Products May be the Only Means to Bank Recovery From Recession and Crash appeared first on ZyCrypto.

9 days ago

5 Books to Understanding China and its Internet Economy, including Implications for the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Happy New Year! What should we do while we are in the bear market? Read! One of our personal goals for our team is to read more books. As a result, we figured to bring you this post as one of the firsts in 2019. Cryptocurrency and Blockchain is a new line of technology innovations that will change our society, similar to AI and self-driving cars. But given the multidisciplinary nature of the space, understanding the basics of how government, economies and societies work is crucial and fundamental to shaping our outlook for how Cryptocurrency and blockchain will influence and truly impact the world. Current educational and learning resources tend to be short pieces posted on Twitter or in Medium, but in order to really fully understand a topic, books are a better way to go. We have rummaged through the entire collection of English language books written on China, and we present you the top 5 into understanding the past and present of this rapidly changing society. As China has risen to become of the most powerful technology-enabled country in the last decade, understanding the basics of how government, economies and societies work in China is crucial and fundamental to shaping our outlook for how Cryptocurrency and blockchain will influence the globe. And for disclosures, by clicking on the links below, we will receive a small affiliate fee. Understanding Present Day China The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State China under the current leader Xi Jinping has been more powerful and ambitious than ever before. This book is particularly relevant to read if you want to understand present-day China. Written by a China scholar, the book details the set of political and economic reforms since Xi took over, including the centralization of power under himself and the expansion of the Communist Party’s role in Chinese political, social, and economic life, and the construction of a virtual wall of regulations to control more closely the exchange of ideas and capital between China and the outside world. Through highlighting Xi’s priorities and agenda in office, including fighting corruption and getting rid of his enemies, managing the Internet and reforming the state-owned enterprise sector, the author identifies the tensions, shortcomings, and successes of Xi’s reform efforts over the course of his first five years in office. More relevantly, as internet control and citizens’ data management become an increasingly larger focus for the central party, this book indirectly lays a solid backdrop for why the government is so pro-private blockchains in the first place. On China’s Economy China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know I really enjoyed this book and its also a very straightforward and fascinating read in which you don’t need to know economics to comprehend. Among the many topics discussed in the book, stock market is one of them. The stock market in China is a recent phenomenon and I couldn’t help but draw many parallels of its infancy with the current crypto market. Nonetheless, the most interesting and important discussion is around how China was the astonishing economic growth story of the last three decades. In the 1980s, China was an impoverished backwater, struggling to escape the political turmoil and economic mismanagement of the Mao era. Today it is the world’s second-biggest economy, the largest manufacturing and trading nation, the consumer of half the world’s steel and coal, the biggest source of international tourists, and one of the most influential investors in developing countries from southeast Asia to Africa to Latin America. On China’s Tech Companies China’s Disruptors: How Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, and Other Companies are Changing the Rules of Business We haven’t honestly found that many great China-tech related books has comparable to a book say like Bad Blood about Theranos or on Elon Musk or on Uber, which is unfortunate. Given that China technology companies really only surfaced globally in the last decade, this book by Edward Tse is providing a solid compilation of the large tech companies in China operating currently. Additionally, we will link you to a number of resources to understand these recent phenonmenons through other write-ups and media formats. It combines the history of entrepreneurship in China, then profiles the strategy and the execution of the top Chinese companies including Alibaba, Xiaomi and Tencent. These companies are crucial to at least get to know the basics because they will play a very involved role in cryptocurrency and blockchain in China and the rest of Asia. To get an more in-depth understanding and more details on tech companies operate in China, be sure to checkout Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built. The author has worked with Jack and at Alibaba for decades and details the hardships and encounters that led to the company to the largest IPO in the world in 2014, a whopping $25 billion. On China’s Culture and Economy A

10 days ago

PR: Bitbook Launches Online Gambling and Betting Platform

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The gambling and casino industry has been alert to the changes associated with modern technologies. Since its inception, it has relied on various inventions, whether a simple dice or a sophisticated blockchain betting platform. As advancements in technology speed up, the industry is transformed at a rapid pace as well to catch up with the reality of a highly digitalized world. The key purpose of gambling is winning a prize in a game with uncertain results. It has become immensely popular in different societies as it makes people experience a broad spectrum of emotions. It is winning that triggers particularly addictive perceptions and keeps gamblers on the edge of their seats. Nowadays, gamblers don’t even have to take seats outside their houses because leading-edge technologies enable them to place bets and play odds online. When looking back at the history of gambling, it is clear that people were interested in it before recorded history. Gambling houses emerged in the first millennium BC while the first casino started functioning in Venice in the 17th century. The first official bookmaking service dates from 1790 when Harry Ogden made a profit by offering players the opportunity to bet on horses. Later, new forms of gambling evolved. In 1961, the legalization of betting shops encouraged the spread of bookmaking firms. The launch of online poker websites and the approval of online casinos in the 1990s were major recent landmarks in the gambling and casino industry. In fact, they set a course for striking future developments in the industry, which wouldn’t happen without the use of the latest technologies. Online Gambling The successful incorporation of Internet technologies led to the launch of online casinos. Microgaming was the first software development company to expand the variety of online gambling games. The greater availability of those games required the improvements in safe online transactions that were promoted by Cryptologic. Online gambling has been constantly transforming and setting new, demanding standards. For example, modern online casinos are not only expected to be legal but also to be designed to encourage communication and interaction between players from around the world. In the 2000s, online gambling hit the jackpot, welcoming 8 million players. This number hasn’t decreased since then. Online gambling is a promising trend which will continue to build up momentum. Despite its rise, conventional brick and mortar casinos still attract gamblers. Although the atmosphere remains unchanged there, digital gambling machines are found in every traditional casino, proving technological impact is unavoidable. Mobile Technology In the last few years, mobile gaming has been on the rise. It ensued from the widespread use of mobile phones, which allow users to place bets on the go. Smartphones not only give access to online casino games, but they also create an opportunity to download apps designed to simplify user experiences and make gambling portable. Mobile technology increases the number of players who value the convenience coming from the ability to place bets quickly. Despite recently imposed regulations on online gambling, mobile casinos and apps are in great demand among users and generate the highest profits in the industry. Virtual Reality The future of online gambling lies in virtual reality. This technology is aimed at gamblers who still prefer brick and mortar casinos to online gambling. Of course, virtual reality gambling won’t leave other players indifferent. The first attempt to create a virtual reality casino was in 2016. Since then, developers have been working on the idea of true-to-life casinos which will provide users with vivid virtual experiences and quality animation. Today, SlotsMillion is the only provider of VR/3D online casino applications. Blockchain-based Gambling Platforms Blockchain technology has influenced different industries. So far, it is difficult to evaluate its current and future impact. The gambling and casino industry had no choice but to embark on the incorporation of blockchain. And developers who rely on it haven’t made a wrong decision because blockchain-based gambling platforms offer transparency and privacy for their clients. Blockchain casinos have been a solution for modern gamblers who value personal data or hate fraud and unreasonable regulations. Reliable online casinos and sportsbooks such as Bitbook, Bitstarz, and Fortune Jack were built as modern decentralized networks. The gambling and casino industry has expanded much more dramatically than expected, making it a very profitable sector. There are more than 2.2 billion active online gamers. It is expected revenue from gambling will total $143.5 billion

10 days ago

Cardano Moving To Wyoming As New Governor Praises Blockchain

Mark Gordon, incoming 33rd Governor of Wyoming gave a shout out to the local Blockchain industry during his inauguration speech. He highlighted the approach of startups like BeefChain and SheepChain as an example of how Wyoming leads the nation while already attracting other businesses to the state such as IOHK’s Cardano. We Can Do More... In Wyoming Governor Gordon’s speech covered the regulation thank-yous, big-ups, challenges ahead, and positivity. But of particular note was a section praising Wyoming industries for becoming leaders and doing more: In just this last year, Wyoming has become the envy of the nation for its innovative approach to Blockchain with new startups like BeefChain and SheepChain. We can do more. BeefChain launched a blockchain-based initiative for tracking and verifying the provenance of product in the meat industry. This enables a provable supply-chain link from a cut of meat, right back to the animal it came from and how that animal was treated. The western state is also starting to attract other businesses with its friendly legislation. One such company is IOHK, the company behind Cardano (ADA) 00. Its founder, Charles Hoskinson, confirmed the move when asked if he would consider moving his businesses to Malta, another blockchain-friendly destination. Well actually [IOHK is] leaving Hong Kong. We’re moving to Wyoming next to Colorado in the United States. I live in Colorado. So we’re now a US company.” Meat... Chicken... Fish The livestock industry has been one of the more forward-thinking, having already implementing several blockchain supply-chain solutions. Aside from Wyoming’s blockchain for Beef (and one assumes also one for Sheep), there are international source-traceable solutions, which also cover chicken and fish. French supermarket giant, Carrefour, uses the commercial version of IBM blockchain to track its products. QR codes on, for example, chicken packaging, provide details of where the chick hatched, lived, what it ate, and its age at slaughter. And a Fijian supply chain company, uses the Viant platform on the public Ethereum blockchain, to ensure traceability for fish from capture to sale. The Equality State Wyoming has positioned itself as unashamedly pro-cryptocurrency over the past year, adding a raft of bills to support blockchain and crypto-startups. Just a week ago, the state almost unanimously passed a bill allowing institutions to offer financial services using bitcoin and other blockchain-based assets. This was despite heavy opposition from the banking industry. IT BEGINS! The first of 6 #Wyoming #blockchain bills passed Senate committee 5-0 today. This bill allows banks to keep books/records on blockchain. I’ll publish a post about the bills soon! Here’s Banking Commish Forkner testifying @Tyler_Lindholm @SenatorDriskill @asset_trade pic.twitter.com/Q1VpAFJm3l — Caitlin Long [Jan/3➞₿∎] (@CaitlinLong_) January 9, 2019 It’s gratifying to know that the incoming governor appreciates just what blockchain can achieve. Will other states follow in Wyoming’s footsteps? Share your thoughts below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock The post Cardano Moving To Wyoming As New Governor Praises Blockchain appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

10 days ago

Not All Blockchains are Born Equal: Finding the Right Consensus Algorithm

CoinSpeaker Not All Blockchains are Born Equal: Finding the Right Consensus Algorithm They form the backbone of blockchain technology, but consensus algorithms have a severely negligible presence online. Here, I aim to set the record straight on this invaluable process in digital security, while weighing up the best approaches in practice today. What is a Сonsensus Algorithm? Consensus algorithm is the name given to the process in computer science that’s used to achieve an agreement on a single data value among distributed process systems - fitting perfectly into blockchain’s distributed ledger framework. Image Source: 101 Blockchains The role consensus algorithms play in blockchain is to gain a level of reliability in a network built on a series of nodes. This means that if a transaction is set to take place, the algorithm will spring to work in communicating across the network in a bid to verify if the action can take place. The same process also applies to the creation of new nodes of data on a blockchain or synchronising network machines to ensure that there’s a consistency from the whole consensus. Consensus algorithms also have to be smart enough to anticipate breakdowns in communication within a network. Automatically, the algorithm will assume that some processes and systems will be unavailable and that some communication will be lost as a result. To counter this, the consensus algorithm must be fault-tolerant and work towards achieving a predesignated consensus, or approval, from the majority of machines in the network at least. Why are They Important? Image Source: FreeCodeCamp Consensus algorithms are vital in ensuring that blockchains remain wholly decentralised. Due to the decentralised nature of blockchain, there will never be a centralised authority in place to verify and update the ledger with transactions and fresh data. Due to this, the stakeholders in the network have to decide on a peer-to-peer basis as to which transactions are to be added to the blockchain. Such a process of achieving a consensus in a widely distributed ledger would be impossible if not for a smart algorithm capable of automatically communicating and verifying the new transactions with all relevant machines on the network. Without the presence of a fitting consensus algorithm, decentralised systems would have to give way to a centralised power that holds and processes data in one place - making the information it stores vulnerable to digital attacks and tampering by somebody who manages to gain access to its location. Contemporary Approaches Not all blockchains are born equal, and many vary greatly depending on the type of consensus algorithm they employ. Image Source: Blockgeeks Proof-of-Work (PoW): Implemented by household names of the cryptomarket like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, the PoW approach was the first consensus algorithm to be adopted, and is widely used today. PoW is a simple construct and known to be highly resistant to cyber attacks. This approach relies wholly on the computational powers of each member of its network to solve problems and reach a consensus when determining a transaction. The fact that it requires the input of its network makes PoW very difficult to hack (any successful attack would require at least 50% of the hash rate of the entire network, for starters), but it also makes the consensus algorithm extremely wasteful with power. Some estimations suggest that Bitcoin uses 32TWh of energy per year, which equates to roughly the same amount as the entire nation of Denmark. As a result, many industry experts believe that, while PoW is reliable, it’s already a little long in the tooth, and the likes of Ethereum are already said to be exploring alternative measures in upholding their decentralised values, especially when you consider that the entire crypto industry can save around $36 billion a year by using a decentralised system, according to FOTON. Image Source: Foton (Centralised system (left) and decentralised system (right)) Proof-of-Stake (PoS): Regarded, by Ethereum at least, as the heir to the blockchain throne, PoS acts as a much more energy efficient, much more decentralised, incarnation of the consensus algorithm. The transfer of crypto-giant Ethereum from PoW to PoS signified the potential that the alternative approach holds. Where PoW requires the involvement of the network to work together in building nodes, PoS operates on probability. The Blockchain Council summarises PoS thus: “Proof of Stake relies on a probabilistic model for selecting validators where the probability of a validator getting a block to solve is directly proportional to the amount of Ether they have staked to secure the network. The staked Ether is held as collateral which can be seized if any wrongdoing was seen on the part of the validator. The underlying math puzzle is similar to that employed in Proof of Work. However, the complexity of the problem is significantly reduced.” Byzantine Fault T

10 days ago

Insights Network

Insights Network Airdrop is worth 22 INSTAR tokens (~$ 0.18). Share your referral link to earn 25 INSTAR tokens (~$ 0.20) for every referral. About Insights Network Insights Network is connecting consumers with businesses for mutually beneficial data exchange by using digital currency and blockchain technology. Insights Network is listed on CoinMarketCap. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join Insights Network Airdrop? Register for the Insights Network Airdrop, by creating an account. Verify your mail & login to your account. Complete the KYC. Use the Instar web wallet to earn tokens for completing daily activities like polls and surveys. Share your referral link to invite friends and receive 25 INSTAR per referral as soon as they complete their first activity. Additional bonus: The top referrer will win 500k INSTAR tokens (~$ 4000) and a trip to the Sri Panwa.The top 50 referrers will each receive 25k INSTAR tokens (~$ 200). If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the Insights Network airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

10 days ago

TenX co-founder Julian Hosp steps down as president

TenX, a cryptocurrency debit card company that raised $80 million in an ICO in 2017, announced that its co-founder Julian Hosp has stepped down as president. The statement said that the current CEO of TenX Toby Hoenisch “will be driving the business forward solely.” TenX has struggled since Visa suspended its card issuer, WaveCrest, in January 2018. Now a year later, TenX still says on its website that the debit card is “coming soon” despite several promises that it would be ready as soon as in Q1 2018. Hosp’s departure comes a month after a video appeared to link Hosp to Lyoness, a company that was deemed an illegal pyramid scheme by several courts. Hosp’s previous affiliation with Lyoness was confirmed by the official TenX account on Reddit, which said that Hosp was involved “as a “member” of Lyoness from late 2011 to mid-2015” and that “Julian’s past affiliations with Lyoness bear no relevance to TenX.” The post TenX co-founder Julian Hosp steps down as president appeared first on The Block.

11 days ago

EO.Finance Launches Highest Paying Crypto Referral Program of 2019

CoinSpeaker EO.Finance Launches Highest Paying Crypto Referral Program of 2019 Offering 30% of transaction fees for each referral, it is expected to be the highest paying crypto referral program of 2019. Each user will receive their own unique invite link, which can be shared with friends or via social media, in order to start earning 30% of the companies fees for every transaction made by someone who registered using their unique link. Furthermore, receive 5% of the fees for each new referral introduced by your own referral, increasing earning potential and adding even more benefits to an already feature packed ecosystem. The fact the ecosystem supports credit and debit card transactions, as well as more than 40 cryptocurrencies means it will be even easier for you to start earning from your referrals. The EO Referral Program will also extend to EO.Trade following launch, meaning it will be possible to earn from a single referrals transactions across multiple products within the EO ecosystem. It is important to note that the figure of 30% is significantly more than most competitors offer. Payment will be made in the same currency as was purchased or exchanged. Withdrawal of the profits earned via the program can be made instantly, meaning you can earn immediately from your referral. The profits can also be exchanged into any available currency as desired. Many will also be pleased to hear that the program also extends to those referred during the crowdsale. Meaning if you referred someone during the crowdsale, to earn from the bounty program on offer - those same referrals will still be active, allowing you to earn the 30% from fees on EO.Finance and EO.Trade. For website owners and traffic managers promotional materials can be provided, including: banners and videos in different sizes and languages. EO is European licensed company, those who wish to join the referral program can do so by registering at EO.Finance and following a link https://app.eo.finance/referral EO.Finance Launches Highest Paying Crypto Referral Program of 2019

11 days ago

Axonomy round 2

Axonomy airdrop is worth 60 AXON tokens (~$ 30). Share your referral link to earn up to 55 AXON tokens (~$ 27.5) for every referral and 10 AXON tokens (~$ 5) for all secondary referrals. Additionally, Axonomy is airdropping up to 65 AXON tokens (~$ 32.5) on Reddit and gives you a free space to speak about your unpleasant investing experience. About Axonomy Axonomy will allow institutions and individuals in the blockchain industry to participate in the funding of outstanding startups, obtain corresponding incentives through voting and witness their acceleration. The interaction between the funds, startups, and users should form a positive driving force for industry progression. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join Axonomy Airdrop? Sign up to the Axonomy Airdrop platform. Complete the KYC. You can also check KYC status in “Settings”. Once the KYC approved, click “Vote” to browse through the projects and vote your favorite. The voting steps come after your documents have been approved. Join Axonomy on Telegram. Follow Axonomy on Twitter. Share your referral link to earn more AXON tokens. Optional - Bear Market Welfare Giveaway (+ up to 65 AXON): Visit the Subreddit Axonomy. Task A: Expose a Speculative Coin. (+25 AXON) Task B: Nominate the Altcoin of 2019. (+25 AXON) Engaged comments will get additionals 10 AXON tokens. Join Axonomy on the News Channel. Rewards will be deposited on your Axonomy.pro account. More info about the Airdrop in Axonomy's Medium blog. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the Axonomy Round 2 Airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

11 days ago

Altcoins Daily Preview: Litecoin (LTC) and IOTA (IOT) Set for $50 and 50 Cents

Latest IOTA News Like other altcoins, IOTA prices are moderately recovering. It’s not a banger as expected but still, after 2018 pain, any upward trajectory is welcomed. At the moment, IOTA is up 4.3 percent in the last 24 hours and after talks of Coordicide in the last days of December, IOTA is scaling up rolling out products and announcing new partnerships. Center stage is Chat.ixi, a new ad free, private chatting application that runs on the IOTA Controlled Agent (ICT). What’s special is that the app is not an information trawler. Read: Today’s Double Digit Gainers: Tron (TRX), VeChain (VET), ChainLink (LINK) and Holo (HOT) ICT is a light node, an experimental test net designed specifically to sate the needs of Internet of Things. The project is a brainchild of Samuel Rufinatscha and Lukas Tassanyi. Lukas is better known as MicroHash in IOTA forums. A Computer Science Graduate from the University of Dresden, Lukas was actively involved in the IOTA Spam Fund, an initiative tasked with spamming the IOTA network in a bid to speed up transaction processing. Also read: Could Russian Rumors Be Reviving NEO? Surges 15% Today By launching Chat.ixi, ICT now has a “face” and is one way of demystifying the futuristic capabilities of IOTA eXtension Interface or IXI. The team say IXI is an “interface is kept rather slim and modular by design, in order to decouple those apps, called IXI modules, as much as possible from the underlying ICT communication protocol.” IOTA (IOT/USD) Price Analysis To reiterate, IOTA is making good progress against the USD. It is up 4.3 percent at the time of press and trading within a bullish breakout pattern after high volumes swings of Dec 20 bull bar—28 million against 12 million, took it above the 30 cents barrier. In a classic breakout pattern, traders were better place to load up at spot prices because consequent moves also propelled IOTA above the six-month resistance trend line meaning buyers were firmly in control. At the moment through, obstacles to upside are present at 40 cents and in an uptrend, aggressive traders can buy at current rates. However, a conservative approach is to wait for clean breaks above Q3 2018 lows at 40 cents. Because it will be a breakout pattern, accompanying volumes should be above current average of five million. Thereafter, first targets will be 52 cents or Nov 2018 highs with stops at 34 cents. This will be our IOT/USD trade plan: Buy: spot, 40 cents Stops: 34 cents First Targets: 52 cents Litecoin (LTC/USD) Price Analysis Today, we are likely to see Litecoin (LTC) replace Stellar (XLM) as the sixth most valuable coin in the space. Not only is LTC performance exemplary but trading conditions as set out in previous trade plans have been met. As visible from the chart, LTC is trading above $35 minor resistance after breaking above it on Jan 6 at the back of high volumes—459k versus 226k average. Because of this, traders can load at spot with first targets at $50 as follows: Buy: Spot Stop: $35 Target: $50 All charts courtesy of Trading View—BitFinex and CoinBase This is not Investment Advice. Do your Research. The post Altcoins Daily Preview: Litecoin (LTC) and IOTA (IOT) Set for $50 and 50 Cents appeared first on Ethereum World News.

11 days ago

Developer Releases Cash-DB, a Terab Project Fork for the BCH Network

On Jan. 7, the technician and researcher Joannes Vermorel announced the release of a new project called Cash-DB, a forked repository for the BCH network which consists of Vermorel’s original Terab Project work. According to the engineer, Cash-DB is a high-performance backend storage protocol for the Bitcoin Cash network’s UTXO set. Also Read: Major Mining Pools Have a ‘High Die-Off Rate’ Study Reveals Vermorel Claims ‘Cash-DB Can Process Close to 20,000 Transactions per Second’ Joannes Vermorel. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents were surprised to see the researcher and developer Joannes Vermorel reveal a new project called Cash-DB for the BCH network. News.Bitcoin.com reported on Vermorel’s work in the past when the Terab Project was sponsored by Coingeek and Nchain, well before the Nov. 15 blockchain split. Cash-DB is a fork of the Terab Project which aims to improve BCH throughput performance and optimize backend storage for the UTXO set of Bitcoin Cash. From Vermorel’s standpoint, the protocol can already scale gigabyte sized blocks in an efficient fashion. “With a single Intel Optane 900P card - about $400 at time of writing - Cash-DB can process close to 20,000 transactions per second, which means that a 1GB Bitcoin block can be processed in 3 min 30 or so,” the researcher’s blog post notes. “Thus, Cash-DB, in its current form, is already scalable enough to process gigabyte blocks at peak network capacity.” According to the creator, Cash-DB is not a “scalability silver bullet” and only can help one part of the scalability challenges the BCH network will face down the line. The throughput of Cash-DB is still too low to handle sustained gigabyte blocks says Vermorel. But the developer says compared to the rate of Visa transactions it “should be enough for now.” Discontinued Sponsorship Following the announcement, some BCH community members were skeptical of Vermorel’s forked project due to his prior relationship with Coingeek and Nchain. When asked why the Terab Project was discontinued, Vermorel replied with a link to the project’s Github repository. The project’s current documentation states: “The sponsorship of Terab by Coingeek and Nchain has been discontinued.” Additionally, Vermorel told his Twitter followers that he had moved his the Lokad 4-byte prefix guideline for BCH OP_Returns to the BCH community repository at Bitcoincash.org. Vermorel was further criticized though because some of the Cash-DB files include a different type of license called ‘License-MIT-BCH,’ which could theoretically restrict other open source projects from using it. However, Vermorel stated that the MIT BCH license was required as part of the initial Terab funding and he would have preferred to have used a traditional MIT license, but that was not possible. The engineer continued by stating that Cash-DB is funded by his own project Lokad and uses the traditional MIT open source standard. “This ensures that an app leveraging Cash-DB does not have to include anything but MIT licensed code in its own codebase,” Vermorel explained on Reddit. “Further developments funded by Lokad will be done under regular MIT license.” The developer further stated: Nchain is not involved in Cash-DB — I believe that CashDB would fit nicely in their Teranode initiative, but it’s up to them to decide. Naturally, as Cash-DB is a fork of Terab, the original licensing terms still apply for the parts that were funded by the original sponsors of the Terab project. ‘Live and Learn’ Many BCH supporters also welcomed Vermorel as he had contributed a lot to the ecosystem in the past. In another blog post about the project called, Salient bits of Cash-DB, Vermorel explains that designing the project implemented in C#/.NET was an “interesting task.” “It took us a near complete rewrite of Cash-DB to get those insights properly implemented — Well, live and learn,” the developer conceded. What do you think about Joannes Vermorel’s Cash-DB project? Let us know in the comments section below. Images via Shutterstock, Pixabay, and Twitter. At Bitcoin.com there’s a bunch of free helpful services. For instance, have you seen our Tools page? You can even look up the exchange rate for a transaction in the past. Or calculate the value of your current holdings. Or create a paper wallet. And much more. The post Developer Releases Cash-DB, a Terab Project Fork for the BCH Network appeared first on Bitcoin News.

11 days ago

Today’s Double Digit Gainers: Tron (TRX), VeChain (VET), ChainLink (LINK) and Holo (HOT)

Today, Wednesday the 9th of January 2019, found several of the top 100 cryptocurrencies in the green as reported by Coinmarketcap.com. The King of Crypto - Bitcoin (BTC) - is currently trading at $4,059 and up 1% in the last 24 hours. Ethereum (ETH) on the other hand is firmly back in the number 2 spot with a current value of $152. A cool $900 Million in market cap separates ETH from XRP which is currently valued at $0.368. Today’s Double Digit Gainers It is with the resurgence of Bitcoin from $3,800 levels to the current value of $4,059 that has spearheaded the crypto markets to gain $7 Billion in total market capitalization since Sunday 6th January. At the moment of writing this, four top 100 cryptocurrencies are exhibiting double digit gains due to the current positive ‘mood’ in the markets. They are: Tron (TRX) - 9.98% VeChain Thor (VET) - 10.59% ChainLink (LINK) - 11.95% Holo (HOT) - 16% A screenshot of their market performance as seen on coinmarketcap.com can be found below. Fundamental Reasons for the Gains Looking at TRX, the digital asset has had some momentum ever since the Tron Virtual Machine went live last October. What then proceeded, was several technical developments such as an increment of DApps on the network and BitTorrent announcing its native token on the Tron Network only days ago. The launch of BTT on Binance launchpad will further push Justin Sun’s vision of decentralizing the web as envisioned via Project Atlas. There is also the NiTRON summit in San Francisco on the 17th and 18th of this month. When we observe VET, the crypto had more or less stagnated in the crypto markets through the holiday season. Many crypto traders had believed that the digital asset had bottomed out and was ripe for a move up. The current market conditions have provided an ideal environment for the digital asset to thrive. The same can be said with respect to ChainLink (LINK) and Holo (HOT). In the case of HOT, Weiss Ratings had given it two thumbs up by stating that its network is a perfect model of how distributed ledger technology should be. The November tweet by Weiss Ratings can be found below. We just finished reviewing #Holochain - wow, is it good! It’s the first coin we tested that got “Buy” rating on its first review! This is #DLT the way it’s supposed to be! Kudos to developers who created this amazing piece of tech! #crypto #cryptocurrency — Weiss Ratings (@WeissRatings) November 2, 2018 What are your thoughts on the current double digit momentum exhibited by Tron (TRX), VeChain (VET), ChainLink (LINK) and Holo (HOT)? Do you think it will be sustained? Please let us know in the comment section below. Disclaimer: This article is not meant to give financial advice. Any additional opinion herein is purely the author’s and does not represent the opinion of Ethereum World News or any of its other writers. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the numerous cryptocurrencies available. Thank you. The post Today’s Double Digit Gainers: Tron (TRX), VeChain (VET), ChainLink (LINK) and Holo (HOT) appeared first on Ethereum World News.

11 days ago

Cloverdex

Cloverdex airdrop is worth 30 CLDX tokens (~$ 6.3). Share your referral link to earn 10 CLDX token (~$ 2.1) for every referral. About Cloverdex Cloverdex will provide a modular hybrid decentralised exchange and secure multi-currency wallet (implementing multi-signature technology) with strong focus on cryptocurrency market analysis and knowledge sharing, user accessibility and friendliness, social trading, and best practice regulatory and legal compliance. Cloverdex is rated 3.9/5 on ICObench. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join Cloverdex Airdrop? Go to the Cloverdex Airdrop form. Join Cloverdex Group on Telegram. Join Cloverdex Channel on Telegram. Join Cloverdex Bounty Group on Telegram. Show activity in Cloverdex Telegram groups. Submit your details to the Cloverdex Airdrop form. Share your referral link to earn 10 CLDX tokens per referral. For your referral link, paste your Telegram username after this link url. Post a proof of authentication on Bitcointalk, with the information below: #proof of authentication Telegram login: Bitcointalk Username: ETH Address: For more CLDX tokens, go to Cloverdex Bounty. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the Cloverdex airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

11 days ago

Co-founder of TenX Julian Hosp stepped down as TenX president

TenX, a cryptocurrency debit card company that raised $80 million in an ICO in 2017, announced that its co-founder Julian Hosp has stepped down as president. The statement said that the current CEO of TenX Toby Hoenisch “will be driving the business forward solely.” TenX has struggled since Visa suspended its card issuer, WaveCrest, in January 2018. Now a year later, TenX still says on its website that the debit card is “coming soon” despite several promises that it would be ready as soon as in Q1 2018. The departure of Hosp comes a month after a video appeared to link Hosp to Lyoness, a company that was deemed an illegal pyramid scheme by several courts. Hosp’s previous affiliation with Lyoness was confirmed by the official TenX account on Reddit, which said that Hosp was involved “as a “member” of Lyoness from late 2011 to mid-2015” and that “Julian’s past affiliations with Lyoness bear no relevance to TenX.” The post Co-founder of TenX Julian Hosp stepped down as TenX president appeared first on The Block.

11 days ago

UNICEF Continues Crypto Advocacy, Now Accepts DAI

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) France has announced that it is now accepting donations in the DAI cryptocurrency. This makes it the 10th cryptocurrency it now accepts for charitable donations. The organization seems to think that “open source explorations of blockchain” can be funded using the DAI. The latest cryptocurrency is MakerDAO’s stablecoin pegged to the USD. The funds to be collected through this channel is to be used to support open source projects through “bounties” and “funding research” for blockchain-related projects which ultimately aims at helping the “world’s most vulnerable people”. UNICEF’s Ventures Fund invests in “frontier technologies” and how they could be used to solve “humanity’s greatest challenges” It currently considers the emergence of blockchain technology as “new systems of trust and exchange on which users can send value directly from one party to another without the need for intermediaries”. Etherscan.io reveals that the DAI wallet address is about 12 days old and a few contributions totaling DAI 116.2 (about USD 116.7) at press time have been made with the latest contribution being two days old. The UNICEF organization in France began accepting cryptocurrency donations in 2018 to facilitate the link between emerging technology and charitable causes. The adoption pattern for cryptocurrencies as both a store and exchange of value may not happen as sporadically as most people expect. However, with reputable industries considering blockchain as alternate means to crowdfund leveraging on the perks of decentralization and trustlessness, the current pace is a steady and evolving transition. With the likes of UNICEF, blockchain has once again been taken outside the confines of the fintech niche and brought into the regular day-to-day affairs of those who would one day be adopters of this looming technological revolution. Trusting a developing multi-billion-dollar market, UNICEF sure sees the new technology as an opportunity do much more than virtual trading and speculative analysis. Director of UNICEF France Sébastien Lyon stated in the past: “Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology used for charitable purposes offers a new opportunity to appeal to the generosity of the public and continue to develop our operations with children in the countries of intervention.” Prior to this news, other developments made by UNICEF around the blockchain industry included the addition of nine popular digital currencies to its website donation portal and a USD 100,000 funding across six blockchain startups. Other companies are contributing their quota to extend charity through blockchain initiatives. Binance Charity Foundation (BFS) is another active portal that seeks the furtherance of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 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: Pixabay The post UNICEF Continues Crypto Advocacy, Now Accepts DAI appeared first on BitcoinNews.com.

11 days ago

DecentraX

DecentraX airdrop is worth 2 DCX tokens (~$ 5). Share your referral link to earn 1 DCX token (~$ 2.5) for every referral. About DecentraX DecentraX aims to resolve mass-adaption problems seen by every current blockchain and create a network that allows everyone to participate even with the most basic understanding of blockchain technologies and use. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join DecentraX Airdrop? Go to the DecentraX Airdrop bot. Join DecentraX on Telegram. Connect your Twitter account to the Airdrop bot. Follow DecentraX on Twitter. Answer a question asked by the bot about DecentraX. Submit your mail to the Airdrop bot and verify. Submit your ethereum address to the Airdrop bot. Share your referral link to earn 1 DCX token for every referral. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the DecentraX airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

12 days ago

Volentix

Volentix airdrop is worth 20 VTX tokens (~$ 6.6). Share your referral to earn 10 VTX tokens (~$ 3.3) for every referral. About Volentix Volentix introduces VDex, designed as a distributed, decentralized digital assets exchange with emphasis on user experience and community development and governance. By accessing established technologies and planning selective new protocols with priority on security, speed, authentication, ease of use, scalability, and multi-asset support, VDex intends to facilitate peer-to-peer transactions by assembling a portfolio of decentralized applications built on EOS.IO smart contracts. Volentix is rated 4.4/5 on ICO Bench. Would you like to receive the latest free Airdrop Alerts? Join our Airdropalert Telegram. How to join Volentix Airdrop? Go to the Volentix Airdrop bot. Pass the human verification. Join Volentix on Telegram. Follow Volentix on Twitter. (optional) Download the Verto Wallet, available for Mac and Windows. Follow the instructions and create a wallet. Go back to the Verto Wallet page. Scroll down and submit your Verto Wallet name. Submit your details to the Volentix Airdrop bot. For your EOS wallet address, go to the Verto Wallet and click on the QR code image at the top right. Share your referral link to earn additional 10 VTX tokens for every referral. If you use the ''CLAIM AIRDROP'' button below to claim the Volentix airdrop, it will automatically show on the main page with a purple check mark. So you can easily track which airdrops you joined and which ones you need to join.

12 days ago


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