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Hyperledger Project Grows as Alibaba Cloud, Citi, Deutsche Telekom, and New Members Join the Global Forum  

Category: Adoption, Blockchain, Business, Development, News

Hyperledger Project Grows as Alibaba Cloud, Citi, Deutsche Telekom, and New Members Join the Global Forum  

Hyperledger, the leading open source blockchain project recently announced that Alibaba Cloud, Citi, Deutsche Telekom, we.trade, and 12 other organizations have joined the Hyperledger Global Forum. According to the press release published on December 12, 2018, the growing Hyperledger Community highlights the importance of open source technology and increasing interest in enterprise distributed ledger technologies. New Members Keen to Join…

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Coinbase Empowers Venezuelan Families With Cryptocurrencies During the Xmas Period

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Coinbase Empowers Venezuelan Families With Cryptocurrencies During the Xmas Period

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently donated $10,000 in ZCash (ZEC) to support the GiveCrypto.org project located in Santa Elena de Uairen by the Venezuelan border. According to Coinbase’s Medium blog post published on December 11, 2018, the digital exchange believes that donating cryptocurrencies will provide Venezuelan families many benefits which include cross-border accessibility, ease of payments, and access to real-time…

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Dutch Central Bank Keen to Regulate Crypto Companies to Deter Money Laundering

Category: Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, News, Regulation

Dutch Central Bank Keen to Regulate Crypto Companies to Deter Money Laundering

De Nederlandsche, the Dutch central bank, is keen to regulate cryptocurrency companies to deter money laundering and terrorist financing. According to December 11, 2018, reports from Dutch Daily newspaper, De Telegraaf, cryptocurrency companies may require a license to continue operating in the near future. Cryptocurrency Industry Prone to Money Laundering The Dutch banking authority noted that having a license can…

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U.S. CFTC Seeks Public Feedback to Gain Better Understanding of the Ethereum Network

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Regulation

U.S. CFTC Seeks Public Feedback to Gain Better Understanding of the Ethereum Network

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is looking to the public for further feedback and understanding concerning the cryptocurrency industry, especially regarding ether and its uses on the Ethereum network. According to the press release published on December 11, 2018, the CFTC is confident that the comments and information provided by the public will significantly benefit LabCFTC, the CFTC’s…

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Proof of Keys Celebration Encourages Individuals to Take Control of Their Digital Assets

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Exchange, Finance, News

Proof of Keys Celebration Encourages Individuals to Take Control of Their Digital Assets

The Proof Of Keys Celebration hosted on January 3 is encouraging members from the Bitcoin community to demand and take possession of their bitcoins currently held by trusted third parties. According to the Proof of Keys video uploaded on December 9, 2018, Trace Mayer, the host of the Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast, is keen to make the Proof Of Keys an…

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Ethereum Community Band Together To Create Crypto Job Board During Hard Times

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Ethereum, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Ethereum Community Band Together To Create Crypto Job Board During Hard Times

During the bearish cryptocurrency winter, many blockchain and cryptocurrency-related companies laid off large numbers of staff, from ConsenSys trimming down 13 percent of the team to Steemit laying off 70 percent of their staff. Maria Paula Fernandez’s, the organizer of ETHBerlin, has on December 7, 2018, leveraged Twitter and Github to create a repository to connect people who are recently…

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BSV Network Is Vulnerable To Double Spending

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Platform, Tech

BSV Network Is Vulnerable To Double Spending

Bitcoin Cash SV (BSV), a new token that recently emerged from the Bitcoin Cash hard fork on November 15, 2018, is currently vulnerable to double spending. According to an uploaded video on December 8, 2018, Vimeo user Reizu demonstrated that he was able to take advantage of the of the BSV network and spend two coins twice in a “0-confirmation…

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Bitcoin Options Purchased For $1 Million Will Soon Become Obsolete

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Bitcoin Options Purchased For $1 Million Will Soon Become Obsolete

Last year in December 2017, just a few days after Bitcoin hit its peak, Ari Paul, a cryptocurrency fund manager at BlockTower Capital purchased Bitcoin Options with a strike price of $50,000 for almost $1 million on the Ledger X’s Trading platform. According to Crain’s Chicago Business’ article published on December 6, 2018, Bitcoin needs to increase its value by…

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Abu Dhabi Global Market Successfully Concludes First Phase of Blockchain-Based KYC Project

Category: Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Abu Dhabi Global Market Successfully Concludes First Phase of Blockchain-Based KYC Project

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) recently announced the successful completion of the first phase of a blockchain-based electronic-Know-Your-Customer (e-KYC) utility project. According to the press release published on December 4, 2018, the e-KYC had significantly simplified and improved the KYC process by providing an immutable audit trail. e-KYC Project Demonstrates Tangible Benefits The e-KYC project was a Financial Services Regulatory…

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Machine Learning Algorimths Identify Cryptocurrency Pump-and-Dump Schemes Before they Happen

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Crime, Mining, News, Regulation, Tech

Machine Learning Algorimths Identify Cryptocurrency Pump-and-Dump Schemes Before they Happen

According to MIT Technology Review’s on December 4, 2018, security researchers have discovered a machine learning algorithm that can spot cryptocurrency pump-and-dump schemes in advance, which can help prevent and stop any pump-and-dump projects from developing further. The Anatomy Of a Pump-And-Dump Scheme While pump-and-dump schemes are common in conventional commodity trading markets, they have become trendy in the cryptocurrency market….

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