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Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering 2018 • January 24-26, 2018

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Stellar Lumens Has all it takes To Be a Top Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Ethereum, News

Stellar Lumens Has all it takes To Be a Top Cryptocurrency

In our ever busy world of Bitcoin and countless Altcoins, it’s increasingly hard by the day to identify the best up and coming cryptocurrencies from an array of pump-and-dump schemes. Stellar is an altcoin with high potentials, and there’s seemingly nothing stopping it from reaching the moon in 2018. Stellar Set To Fly One of the proven strategies cryptocurrency founders’…

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These Startups are Making Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies More User-Friendly

Category: Blockchain, Business, Commentary, News, Tech

These Startups are Making Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies More User-Friendly

Blockchain distributed ledger technology had existed in theory long before Satoshi Nakamoto implemented the world’s flagship cryptocurrency. In essence, we can rightly say that Bitcoin has made the Blockchain technology famous. As such, some intelligent startups have taken the challenge upon themselves to make cryptocurrencies more user-friendly. Divi Project The project leaders of the Divi startup, Geoff McCabe, and Tim…

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Israeli Tax Authority: ICO Organizers and Contributors Will Soon Start Paying Taxes

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Israeli Tax Authority: ICO Organizers and Contributors Will Soon Start Paying Taxes

Since the newly found ubiquity of bitcoin and altcoins, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have become a viable tool for startups to raise considerable amounts of money to strengthen their business. Increasing Transparency and National Revenue Due to the widely unregulated nature of the ICO ecosystem, it’s no longer news that China has since placed a ban on ICO operations in…

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Cryptocurrency ETFs proposal denied by SEC

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Cryptocurrency ETFs proposal denied by SEC

The U.S. securities industry regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), have denied the proposals of two wall street trade groups to create crypto-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Still a Risky Investment The SEC’s letter from Director of the SEC’s Investment Management Division Dalia Blass pointed that there are many unanswered questions before digital asset ETFs can be set in motion. The…

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Chip Manufacturers Set To Grow On The Back Of Crypto Mining

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, Mining, News, Tech

Chip Manufacturers Set To Grow On The Back Of Crypto Mining

“The [cryptocurrency] mining impact on TSMC is now akin to that of a popular new iPhone.” So says Mark Li as quoted by Bloomberg, a market analyst under Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. “The difference is that each new iPhone requires a huge amount of innovation and marketing. The Bitcoin contribution is automatic.” iPhones to Bitcoin Mining The Taiwan Semiconductor…

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Skeptical Approach Being Taken By Veterans Affairs to Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

Skeptical Approach Being Taken By Veterans Affairs to Blockchain

While there has been a lot of buzz surrounding blockchain technology in recent times when it comes to the mainstream media and the general public, it is something that has been around for some years. Strengthening Security Standards The government has already implemented different aspects of the technology in a variety of departments. For example, the Office for the National…

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Blockchain Technology May Bring Change to the World of Finance, Says St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

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Blockchain Technology May Bring Change to the World of Finance, Says St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

In a sixteen-page report entitled “A Short Introduction to the World of Cryptocurrencies,” Aleksander Berentsen and Fabian Schär of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank discuss the history, applications, risks and future of cryptocurrency and its underlying technologies. Staying Power and Fiat Comparisons Berentsen and Schär are among the few bank-affiliated finance experts who publicly endorse cryptocurrency, praising it for…

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Goldman Sachs FX Trader Leaves to Join Crypto Broker

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Goldman Sachs FX Trader Leaves to Join Crypto Broker

In a sign that crypto is becoming more mainstream, as well as having long-term potential, an executive director from the esteemed financial behemoth Goldman Sachs has decided to leave the firm to get on board with a UK-based cryptocurrency broker. From Nefarious to Legitimate Phillip Gillespie was with Goldman since 2015, and his new position will be as the chief…

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Romanian Websites Use CoinHive Scripts to Illegally Mine Monero

Category: Altcoins, Mining, News, Tech

Romanian Websites Use CoinHive Scripts to Illegally Mine Monero

According to the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-RO), about 150 Romain domains run the cryptojacking malware CoinHive Script. CoinHive is known to have affected millions of computers around the world to mine the privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero. Cryptojacking: Critical Global Issue CoinHive is a tool which hijacks computers and mines cryptocurrency without the knowledge or consent of the…

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Singapore Monetary Authority Places Premium on Blockchain Technology

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Commentary, News, Regulation

Singapore Monetary Authority Places Premium on Blockchain Technology

The head of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ravi Menon, recently expressed concern that general volatility and slumps in cryptocurrency values might potentially undermine the blockchain technology platforms that support them. Blockchain or Bitcoin In doing so, Menon’s comments also emerged as somewhat indicative of the majority of the world’s central banks’ take on the cryptocurrency phenomenon. January 18, 2018,…

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