Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH] & altcoin wallet, Coinomi addresses seed phrase vulnerability; says highly unlikely to result in loss of funds – AMBCrypto
Earlier this week, Coinomi, cryptocurrency wallet that enables users to trade, secure and manage their Bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrency, was recently under the scrutiny of the cryptocurrency space because of an alleged vulnerability in the wallet was bought to light on Reddit by Warith…
The Swiss fintech market grew by 62 percent in 2018, according to a recent study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences published on Feb. 27. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences undertook an in-depth review of Switzerland’s fintech market for the fourth time.
Analyst: Further Bitcoin (BTC) Crash Isn’t Nonsensical, Crypto Remains Speculative – Ethereum World News
It isn’t a secret that Bitcoin (BTC) is an embryonic market. The cryptocurrency, launched ten years ago, has long been subject to the whims of speculators, creating a volatile and unpredictable market for all but the most skilled traders. Even still, analysts en-masse have sought to discern where cryptocurrencies will find a long-term floor.
If you want to secure your future in the IT industry then it seems that blockchain and security are the areas you need to be in. A report from career marketplace Hired shows that in the past year there has been a 517 percent increase in demand for blockchain engineers year on year, and a 132 percent jump for security engineers.
Developed by MixMarvel, the acclaimed studio behind top ETH game HyperDragons, HyperSnakes introduces new abilities and battle royale mechanics to classic Slither.io gameplay. Players can compete with each other for free (and earn cryptocurrency for their participation), or raise the stakes by adding their own TRX (TRON’s native coin) to the prize pool.
Ripple (XRP) is on the verge of a major breakout that could see the price rise or fall hard in the days ahead. The reason behind this uncertainty is that while XRP/BTC remains bullish, the rest of the market does not show enough signs for a sustained bullish momentum.
After losing the second spot on the list of top trading currencies, weeks back, XRP is still traded at the value of around 0.30$ without enough momentum to go towards the price of at least 0.40$, presently traded at 0.31$.
When Square released its Q4 financial results, the company reported that bitcoin sales accounted for $166 million of its revenue last year, according to reports. The company filed a report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday (Feb.
Mining in recent years has become an everyday occurrence. Someone sets up a home PC, someone opens farms or buys specialized expensive devices such as ASIC-miners. Today, lots of mining programs exist with extensive functionality.
Voila! You Can Redeem BAT- an Ethereum Based Digital Advertising Token at Brands Like Amazon, Starbucks, Uber, and Apple
Cryptocurrencies are getting real and becoming much more acceptable day-by-day. The world of cryptocurrency and blockchain is gradually permeating into public consciousness. Ever since the global financial meltdown of 2008, man on the street is getting cautious of these powerful intermediaries like ‘Too-big-too-fail’ banks with entrenched interests and looking for an alternative form of exchanging ” value.”
Traders on social trading platform eToro say XRP is the most frequently traded cryptocurrency by unique open trades. Its January report shows that XRP also trades ahead of Amazon, and follows closely behind oil, gold, Apple and the NSDQ100. In January 2019, Apple topped the list as the most frequently traded stock with oil and …
Market Analysis: Ethereum (ETH) Fork Appears Successful, Ripple (XRP) Listed on Coinbase, Major Cryptocurrencies in the Green – Crypto.IQ | Bitcoin and Investment News from Inside Experts You Can Trust
Bitcoin (BTC) is now back above $3,800 after briefly falling below it yesterday afternoon. There was some unusual and extremely volatile trading activity late this morning, with Bitcoin (BTC) falling to $3,755 and rising to $3,900 in less than 30 minutes. Bitcoin (BTC) stabilized near $3,850 and then fell throughout the afternoon to about $3,800….
Steven Maijoor, who chairs the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), has shown support for further regulation of crypto assets. Maijoor said he would like to see financial instrument regulation applied to cryptocurrencies in line with Europe’s securities laws, ostensibly to “help protect investors.”
A purported Bitcoin millionaire ( BTC) who was previously involved in “making it rain cash” on the streets of Hong Kong, has reportedly been arrested for mining-related fraud, the South China Morning Post reports Thursday, Feb. 28. A 25-year old businessman named Wong Ching-kit and his 20-year-old colleague have purportedly been arrested by Commercial Crime Bureau officers at their office in Hong Kong.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a fresh order to Russia’s government demanding that they draft and approve a regulatory framework for the crypto industry. Although this seems like a positive development for the industry, similar orders have been issued on multiple occasions over the past few years to no avail, which calls into question the clout that these orders truly hold within the Russian government.
Bitcoin (BTC) has fallen over 80% in more than a year even when most of the individuals were expecting it to keep growing in the future. Back in December 2017, Bitcoin was traded close to $20,000 and the market was experiencing FOMO (fear of missing out).
Global crypto exchange Bittrex led a $1.5 million seed round in South African trading platform VALR. Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara told CoinDesk the South African market has “tremendous untapped potential.” Fellow VALR investor Michael Jordaan of Montegray Capital told CoinDesk that VALR’s support for 50 cryptocurrencies will offer the most diverse range of assets of any African exchange when it opens to the public on March 1.
Crypto exchange Kraken is offering up to $100,000 to anyone who can help solve this year’s biggest blockchain mystery: what happened to QuadrigaCX’s coins? Kraken announced Thursday it would pay the reward to users who could help it locate the missing funds.
When customers purchase goods or services, they expect the company to maintain their brand promise and value proposition, whatever that may be. Keeping a brand promise, businesses draw attention to their brand, increase brand loyalty, and retain their customer base.
There are many important uses for blockchain in business but CEOs need to determine which is right for them, writes Julie Sweet.
📈 Price Predictions Jack Thomas 📈 Price Predictions Nearly $200 million in XRP and Stellar have been shifted around by some big Whales – are they preparing for something? What could it mean?
The cryptocurrency space is quickly evolving with the rise of institutional platforms soon to be launched, including ICE’s Bakkt , Fidelity Digital Assets , and Nasdaq . These will be top-tier, highly regulated platforms that require transparency, high-end security, sound technology, and accurate crypto indices produced from a reliable benchmark-setting process.
Ethereum and Tron Hard Forks Launch, Coinbase Lists XRP for Retail Customers, and Ripple Gets Boost From Fortune Magazine: Crypto Update
Ethereum’s much-anticipated Constantinople upgrade is now live. The upgrade is designed to boost the network’s efficiency and will reduce block rewards for miners by a third, meaning they will now earn 2 ETH instead of 3 for powering the network and validating transactions.
Digix, the platform that makes gold bars easily divisible and transferable using blockchain technology, has expanded its presence in the Korean market with the listing of its token, DGX, on ProBit, a leading exchange and marketplace for digital assets.
Bitcoin SV [BSV] Price Analysis: Early week high subsides; pushes token to biggest loser in top-15 – AMBCrypto
After dropping briefly to a low of $127.41 billion at the close of trading day on February 27, the market cap is back up to $130 billion, mirroring the market cap 24-hours hence. Bitcoin SV [BSV] pumped up earlier this week following a support announcement from CoinGate, since then the coin has been correcting downwards.
While institutional investors have been in the media’s eye lately, a recent report from Diar has revealed that retail investors have been quietly amassing Bitcoin. According to the report, Bitcoin holdings of addresses holding between 1 and 10 BTC have been showing steady growth of 5% since the last all-time high in December 2017.
Bearish and bullish pressure cancels out amid declining trading activity. Bitcoin recently added significantly to its value jumping above $4,000. There are just about the same resistance levels for Bitcoin as they are support levels. The bear pressure and the bullish pressure appear to be canceling out as Bitcoin maintains the position above $3,800.
Venture capitalist Fred Wilson suggested that bitcoin investors buy the post-crash dip because there are a lot of exciting developments right now that make the crypto industry worth investing in. Wilson proffered the advice in a February 28 blog post: “We are in the post-crash cycle in crypto, and that has made the sector interesting to me again.
Note: This is part two of a two-part series on why online privacy matters and the lengths people have to go to in order to retain their privacy in 2019. This piece is about the extreme lengths Bitcoin developer Jameson Lopp goes to protect his privacy in 2019.
MOSES LAKE – The City of Moses Lake is holding a roundtable discussion on Thursday regarding potential trial zoning code changes and policy development for cryptocurrency mining. The discussion is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moses Lake Civic Center Council Chambers, located at 401 S. Balsam St.
Ethereum, XRP, EOS, Litecoin: Crypto Markets Cling to $130 Billion as Majors Diverge | Hacked: Hacking Finance
The top ten cryptocurrencies diverged on Thursday, with EOS and Litecoin leading a narrow contingency of gainers against Ethereum and XRP, which traded in the opposite direction. Cryptoassets are on track for their best month since July, rekindling optimism that the worst of the bear market had passed.
The Constantinople and St. Petersburg network upgrades for the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum’s ( ETH), occurred today Feb. 28, according to ethstats.net. Specifically, the updates went live on the main network at block 7,280,000, in accordance with previously released schedule. Although the upgrade has two names of two originally separated updates, they have subsequently been combined into one.
Just when Jack Dorsey’s week was starting to look up, he must contend with yet another cryptocurrency giveaway scam. But while Twitter has long been rife with these fraudulent schemes, this particular bitcoin scam targets his other company – digital payments firm Square.
Switzerland-based cryptocurrency bank Dukascopy has warned customers that forex trading company GCG Asia is fraudulently claiming to be the bank’s authorized firm in an announcement published on Feb. 27.
Revolutionary margin trading platform Monfex is set to take crypto finance to the next level – Ethereum World News
With tight margins and stagnant markets across most coins, there is a huge demand to trade leveraged cryptos. Monfex, is a new player on the scene that is making leveraged crypto trading and even investing accessible and simple for its users.
Federal authorities have criminally charged a former East Hampton man in an alleged scheme to defraud investors. The United States Attorney’s office said he bilked investors in a digital currency company out of $6 million.
Facebook is said to be developing a ‘stablecoin,’ which is a kind of digital currency pegged to the U.S. dollar. Social media giant Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency that will be pegged against the United States dollar, and is intended to be exchanged on Facebook-owned WhatsApp, according to multiple independent news reports.
Less than a week after the announcement of full trading support for XRP on the Coinbase Pro division of the San Francisco-based brokerage and exchange platform, the same functionality is coming to the consumer-facing wing of the firm. In addition, full support will be made available on both the Android and iOS Coinbase applications.
📰 News Alex Morris 📰 News Notably, Ripple, which employees are praising for having a clear sense of mission, is the only crypto-oriented company on the list Ripple, the San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, has been named one of the best workplaces in the Bay Area by Fortune.
Cryptocurrency XRP is Now Being Supported by Coinbase’s Retail Platform Coinbase continues to expand its support for XPR after listing it on its trading platform a few days ago. Now, XRP will be available for customers on Coinbase that are located in different jurisdictions around the world.
United States major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has added support for Ripple ( XRP) to its retail platform and mobile apps. The exchange announced the development in a blog post on Feb. 28. The announcement states that Coinbase’s users can now purchase, sell, convert, send, receive, and store XRP both on Coinbase.com and the Coinbase Android and iOS apps.
As of now, the digital coin market has just over 2000 different projects. Unfortunately, most of them have no future. But despite this, there are also valuable projects on the market that are able to take the industry to a new level and give a decent profit to investors.
📰 News Yuri Molchan 📰 News The Waves team has just announced in their blog about the approaching release of WRT which will prove the actual use of smart assets Waves is to release Waves Reward Token (WRT) – a smart asset for awarding Waves ambassadors by the rest of the community.
Veteran trader Peter Brandt has an oddly specific bitcoin price target – $67,193. Brandt, who boats of 40-plus years’ experience in commodity trading, arrived at this figure by taking the combined value of the 33,000 tonnes of central bank-owned gold and dividing it by bitcoin ‘s fully-diluted currency supply of ~21 million coins.
For pretty much its entire ten-year history, Bitcoin has divided opinion. Some have nobly championed the cause of censorship resistant, decentralised money through immense market volatility, whilst others have slung as much dirt as humanely possible at the world’s most established digital asset.
Facebook set to Launch its Whatsapp Cryptocurrency, Already Getting Ready for Listing On Crypto Exchanges
As earlier reported , has been working on a cryptocurrency and has reached a high level of progress with the creation of a stablecoin precisely that will be based on messaging app. This became evident as Facebook has already consulted with several cryptocurrency exchanges on the possibility of listing the cryptocurrency following its launch.
The founder of now-dead cryptocurrency My Big Coin has been arrested and charged with seven counts of fraud and unlawful money transfers for what is allegedly an extraordinarily blatant scam, even in the shady world of cyber-cash schemes. Randall Crater was nabbed in Florida on Wednesday for his part in persuading investors that the digital dosh was backed by real gold coins.
Two long-anticipated upgrades appear to have officially activated on the ethereum blockchain, the world’s second-largest by market value, without incident. At 19:57 (UTC), the sixth and seventh system-wide upgrades to the software, dubbed Constantinople and St. Petersburg, respectively, rolled out on the main network at block number 7,280,000.
Verge (XVG) Has Lost 94 Percent of Its Value After Three Time Warp Attacks and a 51 Percent Attack in 2018, Now Mining Code Is Malfunctioning and Developers May Fork to Proof of Stake (PoS) – Crypto.IQ | Bitcoin and Investment News from Inside Experts You Can Trust
The War On Shitcoins Episode 13: Verge (XVG). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due to their being scams, having serious design flaws, being centralized, or in general just being worthless copies of other cryptocurrencies.
NetCents Technology Inc ( CSE:NC) said Thursday it has inked a five-year independent sales organization (ISO) reseller agreement with a top merchant service and point-of-sale terminal provider (MSP). This means that the undisclosed MSP will now partner with NetCents to begin deploying the NetCents cryptocurrency payment platform to financial institutions, merchant acquirers and card issuers globally.
Activist group Blockchain Advocacy Coalition (BAC) has sponsored a bill in California’s 19th State Assembly District, set to allow legal cannabis businesses in the district to pay their state taxes using cryptocurrency. The bill was proposed by Assemblymember Phil Ting on February 20, 2019.
Thursday, Feb. 28 – crypto markets continued trading sideways, while the total market capitalization has remained stable around $130 billion after a major sell off on Feb. 24, according to CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin ( BTC) is trading around $3,865, up around 0.3 percent over the past 24 hours at press time.
SINGAPORE, Feb. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reebonz Holding Limited (Nasdaq: RBZ), a leading online luxury marketplace and platform in Southeast Asia, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with VeChain, a leading global enterprise-level public blockchain platform, to adopt the blockchain technology to establish the end-to-end provenance of luxury products sold on Reebonz’s platforms, which will help further its ecosystem strategy.
The chief executive body of the German government, the Cabinet of Germany, has revealed that the country’s blockchain strategy will be introduced by mid-2019. The Cabinet commented on the development of fintech in the country on Feb. 26, following a request for information from parliamentarians in the Bundestag.
HTC The crypto world is full of buzzwords, but if you can peel away the marketing fluff, you sometimes find innovation beneath the surface. You are often also reminded just how early it is in the history of this technology. Case in point: the blockchain phone.
Ripple Denies Paying For Coinbase’s XRP Listings, Was Independent Decision by the Unicorn Crypto Company
Ripple Denies Paying For XRP Listings On Coinbase Ripple’s XRP token was recently listed on Coinbase. After this happened, some people started to talk about whether the company had paid to list the tokens or not.
On December 20, 2018, a bipartisan pair of Congressmen, Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Darren Soto (D-FL), introduced bill H.R. 7356 to enact the Token Taxonomy Act (the “Act”). The Act proposes several amendments to federal securities and tax laws that are intended to clarify how cryptoassets should be treated thereunder.
After years of waiting, Coinbase has finally decided to add support for XRP on Coinbase Pro. This surprising decision aroused the euphoria of many, sparking an increase in trading volume and of course a peak in the price of the Ripple’s token.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Orders Cryptocurrency Regulation, Sets July 1 Deadline – Toshi Times
Russia may be about to adopt a new set of federal laws relating to cryptocurrencies. What’s more, it seems as if this decision has been taken at a top level – with a recent document reportedly showing that the cryptocurrency order has been approved by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) say cases of suspected money laundering reportedly linked to cryptocurrency increased by 900 percent in 2018 when Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) say cases of suspected money laundering reportedly linked to cryptocurrency increased by 900 percent in 2018.
Facebook is preparing to launch a cryptocurrency, the New York Times reports. The new cryptocurrency would be integrated with Facebook’s Whatsapp messaging platform, allowing ordinary Whatsapp users to send electronic cash to friends and family across international borders. The Times says it talked to five anonymous sources who have been briefed on the project.
Ready to send some virtual money to your Facebook friends or WhatsApp contacts so you can split the restaurant bill? Maybe someday you’ll be using a cryptocurrency to do so. For many in the tech world have soured on cryptocurrencies and their accounting underpinnings, called blockchain.
Facebook is reportedly planning to launch a cryptocurrency for WhatsApp in the first half of 2019. The company has some key execs working on this secretive blockchain project. Here are some of the key details. Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans are slowly coming into focus.
Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin: Ethereum to Become ‘More Decentralized’ With Proof-of-Stake Consensus Mechanism | CryptoGlobe
Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum and ConsenSys, a Brooklyn New York-based software technology firm dedicated to improving the Ethereum (ETH) platform, the world’s first blockchain-based network for developing decentralized applications (dApps), has said that “you get trust from decentralization, you get greater trust from greater decentralization.”
Tron made its first debut in the Ministry of Industry and Technology Development China’s ranking and came close to the top of the list, displacing Ethereum and other cryptos except for EOS.
Ethereum prices bearish, strong liquidation at $170 Constantinople in progress Transaction volumes increase in last weeks but will accumulation trigger bulls After previous attempts flopped, we expect the ongoing Constantinople upgrade to be a success. Whether that will rouse price action, we don’t know, but for bulls to be firmly in control, prices must rally above $170 or Dec 2018 highs.
Long Awaited Anti-Aging Platform Launches its ICO (Initial Coin Offering) on March 1st, 2019 – Press Release – Digital Journal
Guaranteeing people stay alive forever!February 28th, 2019 – Pioneers of the world’s first anti-aging coin “ATA” proudly announce the launch of their ICO. Scheduled sell of the ICO begins from the 1st of March, 2019 and ends on the 30th of November, 2020. The token will be accessible on https://www.antiagingcoin.org.
A Chinese crypto startup has been discovered to be using false information regarding its founders. The startup, known as BHB, has been using the photos of two university professors without their knowledge or consent. According to an investigation by CoinDesk, the two professors had no idea that the project even existed.
Reports from NYT Suggest that Facebook in Talks with Multiple Exchanges for “Facebook Coin” Facebook has been somehow both largely public and intensely private about their journey into blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Though denying in statements that they have any kind of involvement, job postings online imply that they are creating a team that is centered around blockchain development.
Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP to Face-Off With Facebook: Crypto Exchanges Reportedly Negotiating With Social Media Giant to List Facebook Coin
Facebook is reportedly negotiating with a number of cryptocurrency exchanges to get its new Facebook coin listed and bring it directly to consumers, where it would go head-to-head with the likes of Bitcoin, Etherum and XRP. Four people “briefed on the negotiations” told the New York Times that talks are underway, and Facebook is looking …
Amun AG, a Swiss fintech special purpose company, has launched a physically-backed crypto Bitcoin ETP, a fully collateralised product which is denominated in US dollars and has an annual investor fee of 2.5 per cent.
FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ric Edelman, one of the nation’s most prominent financial advisors, has created The Advisor Blockchain and…
Ripple Slams Accusations That They Paid For The XRP Listing On Coinbase: “We Did Not Give Them Anything” – Crypto Daily Gazette
As we’ve already reported, it seems that people won’t leave the Ripple community to celebrate their achievements in peace. The week began in full force with a grand announcement coming from Coinbase. Another one of the Ripple and XRP enthusiasts’ dreams comes true, and Coinbase Pro listed their favorite token on the platform.
When global payments organizer SWIFT partnered with blockchain consortium R3, many predicted Ripple, a company hoping to build a rival to SWIFT, would have taken a knock. Instead, the price of XRP-which Ripple’s products are centered around- jumped 10 percent. But why? Well, it turns out R3 and Ripple are closer than many thought.
The bloody market is steadily turning green again with Bitcoin keeping above $3,800. A building bullish momentum is likely to break above the 23.6% Fib level resistance. The crypto market is currently calm following the storm on Sunday week. Bitcoin plunged from the highs recorded in February around $4,187.
Facebook is talking to exchanges about potentially listing a cryptocurrency. That’s the main finding from a New York Times story published Thursday on several efforts to introduce native cryptocurrencies to widely used messaging platforms. The Times reports that Signal and Telegram are also planning to roll out tokens over the next 12 months.
Ethereum price holding gains of some 1.70% in the second half of trading on Thursday. ETH/USD mixed picture at the moment; 60-minute view shows a bearish flag formation, daily is supported by an ascending trend line, for a retest of 2019 high area.
Ethereum has continued to trade sideways over the past few days as the market anticipates the upcoming hard forks, which will take place in a few hours. The market is trading at $140, at the time of writing and is up by 30% over the past 30 days.
LONDON (Reuters) – Ethereum, the world’s second biggest cryptocurrency, was set on Thursday for major software upgrades that traders and analysts predicted would significantly reduce its supply. Ethereum is upgrading its network to cut the costs and complexity of interactions and communications on its blockchain.
Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork Goes Live Today. The Road to ETH 2.0 Begins – Ethereum World News
The Ethereum community is expectant because finally, after a l ong and bumpy road, the Dev. team is ready to launch the long-awaited Constantinople Upgrade. The hard fork is expected to be activated at approximately 19:30 UTC when Ethereum reaches block 7,280,000. At this point, two critical upgrades will be simultaneously activated: Constantinople and St.
These proofs, which allow someone to prove a statement is true about a set of data without revealing the data itself, are seen as a solution to the privacy issues that have made regulated companies wary of using shared digital ledgers. Previously, JPMorgan did pioneering work in this area with Quorum, its private version of the ethereum blockchain.
The Blockchain Solution by HashCash Will Enable Better Synergy in Mutual Funds Investment in Emerging Economies
Distributed ledger technology is malleable, and, with an adequate understanding of the innovation, can be configured to address long-standing infrastructural obstacles across industries. Mutual fund investment just happens to be one with dire need of an upgrade that can be provided by blockchain.
Despite a government minister arguing that cryptocurrency like Bitcoin doesn’t need to be regulated since it isn’t a valid form of payment, Russia’s president has issued an order that the country’s parliament introduce regulations by this July. The announcement of the order came through the Kremlin.ru website, the official website for the President of Russia, on Wednesday.
As more eyes turn to Africa, countries in the region are stepping up to meet everyone’s expectation. Since last year, even with the recent prediction, countries in Africa had opened up their doors to embrace blockchain and its technology. Interestingly, even without governmental approval, there has been continuous support and use of cryptocurrencies all around Africa.
Omar Marques, SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Facebook is keeping its cryptocurrency plans under wraps, even when it comes to other company employees. The social media giant silos off its secretive cryptocurrency team in an office that requires entirely different key-card access so that other Facebook employees can’t enter, according to a New York Times report, citing two Facebook employees.
Facebook’s blockchain team has made a significant amount of progress on its secretive cryptocurrency project since Bloomberg first reported that the company was building a dollar-pegged stablecoin. So much progress, in fact, that you may soon find the WhatsApp-focused cryptocurrency listed on a bitcoin exchange near you.
The global demand for blockchain engineers is up by 517% in the last year, according to a report released by recruitment company Hired.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called for increased use of data technologies such as blockchain in the EU to boost the agriculture industry and address concerns over food traceability.