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Weiss Ratings to Announce Investment grades for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple

by Rahul Nambiampurath at Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Weiss Ratings, an independent American rating agency, has announced that it will issue investment letter grades for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The firm will, on Wednesday, become the first significant investment rating agency to issue grades for virtual currencies. Combatting Manipulation with Clarity Through a post on its website, Weiss Ratings has announced that it will issue investment letter grades…

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Why SegWit2X Failed to Gain Traction and Become a Reality

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Mining, News

Why SegWit2X Failed to Gain Traction and Become a Reality

  Bitcoin was scheduled to undergo a hard fork sometime in early November 2017, with the event resulting in two separate cryptocurrencies, one being the original bitcoin and the other commonly referred to as SegWit2X. Eventually, the fork was called off due to shrinking support and the critics. The Venn Diagram of Hard Forks and Block Size On August 1,…

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A Breakdown of the Cryptocurrency ‘Pump and Dump’

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A Breakdown of the Cryptocurrency ‘Pump and Dump’

The Pump & Dump (P&D) money making mechanism has been very popular in the cryptocurrency space. The schemes are frequently found on chat applications such as Telegram or Discord. There are tons of crypto signal groups on Telegram which are commonly known as Pump & Dump groups. However, many have changed their name to “Pump & Hodl,” or “Pump &…

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Sigh of Relief As Second Biggest South Korean Bank Backs Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Category: Finance, News, Regulation

Sigh of Relief As Second Biggest South Korean Bank Backs Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Two highly popular crypto exchanges in South Korea, Korbit, and Bithumb have recently announced that the Kookmin Bank has disabled transactions with the two platforms beginning at the end of January. Wave of Financial Uncertainty For one of the largest financial institution in the country to outline its lack of support for crypto investors, comes as a sharp blow to…

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Blockchain Launches New Buy And Sell Features For US Consumers

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News

Blockchain Launches New Buy And Sell Features For US Consumers

Blockchain, the UK-based software platform for digital assets, announced last week that its buying and selling features are now available for US residents. The move, an important part of the company’s worldwide expansion plan, will enable Blockchain Wallet users from 22 states to sell bitcoin using the wallet interface. Initially, users will only be able to sell from their bitcoin…

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New Survey: More than half of Russian Population Aware of Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, News

New Survey: More than half of Russian Population Aware of Bitcoin

A recent survey by Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) indicates 56 percent of Russians are cognizant about cryptocurrencies particularly bitcoin, however, the majority of them do not wish to own the cryptocurrency. The study reads “Over half of Russians (56 percent) are aware of bitcoins (however, only 13 percent know in detail), and another 14 percent have heard only…

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A quick look at How Nigeria Overcame Bitcoin Scams

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

A quick look at How Nigeria Overcame Bitcoin Scams

To those familiar with the market, it would almost be appropriate to say that Nigeria’s love with cryptocurrencies started with a scam. Millions of Nigerians lost their money between late 2015 to end of 2016 due to a 30-year-old Ponzi scheme known as Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) that began in Russia. The scam promised 30 percent returns in 30 days,…

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Samourai’s New Feature: Send Bitcoin Via SMS Text Message

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Samourai’s New Feature: Send Bitcoin Via SMS Text Message

The privacy-focused wallet, Samourai, have introduced a new feature that enables you to send bitcoin payments using standard SMS messages. The update is exciting, as it opens up a whole host of new possibilities for adoption and improves the robustness of the Bitcoin network. Sending Bitcoin Via SMS Known as PonyDirect, the proprietary app can send bitcoin without an internet…

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New iOS Monero Wallets Evokes Community’s Suggestions

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

New iOS Monero Wallets Evokes Community’s Suggestions

Cakewallet is a new iOS Wallet for monero which is trying to make this privacy-centered digital currency more user-friendly. However, the Monero community were reluctant to embrace it, as the wallet was not intially open source, with enthusiasts pointing out this should be the minimum requirement. The developer has since taken on the community’s feedback. Cakewallet Concedes to Community Demands…

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Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Bank Enter Data Sharing Agreement in South Korea

Category: News, Regulation

Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Bank Enter Data Sharing Agreement in South Korea

The South Korean government has announced that six of the major domestic banks are being configured to work closely with some cryptocurrency exchanges. With the introduction of this new system, regulatory bodies will require exchanges to share data with the respective banks. Sweep of Conscious Regulation The Korean Financial Services Commission (FSC) made the announcement on January 21, 2018. The…

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