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Bitcoin’s open-source developers don’t agree on many things, but you’d be forgiven if you thought something best known as an “attack” might be one of them. Still, there’s a divide forming in conversation surrounding bitcoin’s long-standing “timewarp attack” – and for good reason. First and foremost, Blockstream co-founder Mark Friedenbach recently found that the exploit
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Advertisement Bitcoin’s recent sell-off notwithstanding, cryptocurrency investors are beginning to grow more optimistic about the market’s short-term direction. That’s according to the latest Market Sentiment Index Report from Huobi Research, which identified a slight uptick in investor optimism over the previous month. Released on Friday, the September report is based on from survey data compiled
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North Dakota’s securities watchdog is again taking action against ICO projects it alleges are operating illegally in the state. On Thursday, Karen Tyler, commissioner of the North Dakota Securities Department, issued cease and desist orders against three companies for offering “unregistered and potentially fraudulent securities in the form of ICOs.” The regulator alleged in a news
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Advertisement The Bitcoin-to-USD exchange rate has posted slight gains in the Friday session. Currently, the pair is trading above 6300-fiat, up +1.55 percent on the day. The weak upside correction comes after the mainstream stocks underperformed second-day in a row. Nevertheless, the lower market volatility suggests that the Bitcoin correction is only a minor adjustment
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Open-source coders backing the ethereum project now say its next system-wide upgrade, Constantinople, is on track for November release. Revealed in a bi-weekly developers meeting Friday, attendees said the upgrade has already been coded into all major ethereum clients, including those by the Ethereum Foundation and U.K. startup Parity, the most popular versions of the
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Advertisement When derivatives exchanges CBOE and CME launched the first regulated U.S. bitcoin futures contracts, many cryptocurrency bulls thought that this event would lead to a wave of institutional investment and propel the market toward even greater highs. Just days later, the yearlong bitcoin price rally stalled, and the flagship cryptocurrency — followed soon after
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Advocacy versus skepticism. “Dr. Doom” versus “Captain Coin.” Whatever you want to call it, two divergent viewpoints on the topic of cryptocurrency collided before a group of U.S senators on Thursday. Economist Nouriel Roubini – famous for predicting the 2008 financial crisis testified about the blockchain and crypto ecosystems before the U.S. Senate Committee on
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Advertisement The Bitcoin-to-USD exchange rate is trading lower on Thursday, on track to restest its bottom area below 6000-fiat. The pair is trading down 5.05 percent to 6195-fiat, after recovering from its intraday low near 6045-fiat, after spending two weeks in a sideways consolidation range, awaiting breakout. Bitcoin’s inability to breach through a medium-term descending
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The losses related to crypto hacks continue to rise sharply, with nearly $1 billion stolen so far this year, new research suggests. In the first nine months of 2018, hackers stole $927 million from the cryptocurrency exchanges and other platforms, according to a recent report from blockchain security firm CipherTrace. The document, titled “Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering
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Advertisement Wall Street strategy firm Fundstrat Global Advisors is among the mainstream financial industry’s biggest long-term cryptocurrency bulls. However, the firm is advising clients to hold off on buying more bitcoin — at least for right now. Writing in a recent note to clients, Fundstrat technical strategist Robert Sluymer said that investors seeking to increase
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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state’s central bank, is working to ensure cryptocurrency startups receive domestic banking services as part of the country’s efforts to boost fintech development. In an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday, Ravi Menon, the institution’s managing director, said the central bank is trying to “bring the banks and cryptocurrency
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SpankChain, a cryptocurrency project focused on the adult industry, has suffered a breach that saw almost $40,000 in ethereum (ETH) stolen. In a blog post published Tuesday, the SpankChain team disclosed the hack, saying 165.38 ETH (worth around $38,000 at the time) had been lost at around 18:00 PST on Saturday. The intrusion, which the post
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Kaizen. The Japanese word for “improvement,” and as it relates to business, it’s the philosophy of continuous improvement on working practices. And with that as the tagline for the fifth edition of bitcoin engineering conference Scaling Bitcoin, it became a perfect way to summarize what’s happening today among the cryptocurrency’s developer ecosystem. With the scaling debate
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European regulators are determining whether to regulate initial coin offerings (ICOs) as securities sales on a case-by-case basis, Reuters reported Monday. European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) chair Steven Maijoor told the European Parliament economic affairs committee that some ICOs resemble financial instruments, which would place them within a specific regulatory framework. However, the regulator
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