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Category: Altcoins

Hackers Pounce on Coding Error, Steal Over $400,000 of Zcoin

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Hackers Pounce on Coding Error, Steal Over $400,000 of Zcoin

On Friday, February 17, the community manager of the cryptocurrency Zcoin (XZC), Reuben Yap, announced in a blog post the discovery of a bug in the anonymous altcoin’s coding that allowed a hacker to get away with over $400,000 worth of cryptocurrency. According to Zcoin’s statement, “a typographical error on a single additional character in code allowed an attacker to...

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AI Hedge Fund Numerai Issues One Million ‘Numeraire’ Tokens to its 12,000 Data Scientists

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

AI Hedge Fund Numerai Issues One Million ‘Numeraire’ Tokens to its 12,000 Data Scientists

Traditionally, hedge funds have been run by seasoned investment managers who have been strategically picking financial securities and assets to invest in to generate absolute returns for their investors. In the last ten years, many hedge funds moved on from the traditional model to leverage new technologies such as algorithmic trading, high-frequency trading, artificial intelligence, among others. San Francisco-based hedge...

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Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies will not Survive without Regulation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Bank of Canada: Digital Currencies will not Survive without Regulation

The Bank of Canada (BoC) released a paper in February 2017, explicitly stating digital currencies will not be able to survive in the future without government involvement. Researchers from the BoC examined the viability of digital currency for the years ahead. The researchers used previous examples of the Canadian National Currency notes as the starting point for the study. In...

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Litecoin Creator: "I think there’s a General Confusion that SegWit Signaling is a Vote."

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Litecoin Creator:

Like in Bitcoin, Litecoin miners bristle to signal support for the protocol upgrade SegWit. An AMA with Litecoin chief developer Charlie Lee demonstrates how much of the political conflicts of Bitcoin has spilled over into Litecoin - and how far Lee would go to enforce SegWit. After nearly one year of developing and testing the long-awaited upgrade, early November saw...

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Wealth Management is being Transformed by the Blockchain

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Tech

Wealth Management is being Transformed by the Blockchain

With the highly successful crowdfunding of ICONOMI, raising more than $10 million collectively, it showed the world that the sector of financial management and hedge funds was in dire need of a fresh injection of innovation. While ICONOMI has stated their open fund management platform will be open by the end of Q1 2017, shareholders are still waiting for the...

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PBoC's Bitcoin Withdrawal Suspension Serves as Reminder For Wallet Security

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

PBoC's Bitcoin Withdrawal Suspension Serves as Reminder For Wallet Security

On February 9, Huobi and OKCoin, two of the largest bitcoin exchanges in China, officially suspended withdrawals for both bitcoin and Litecoin users in compliance with the demand of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). In late January, PBoC asked Huobi and OKCoin to overhaul their Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) systems to remain on par with...

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Japan's Virtual Currency Quarantine may Slow Innovation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News, Regulation

Japan's Virtual Currency Quarantine may Slow Innovation

With China long being a hub for Bitcoin operations and trading, it was not long until other countries in Asia started to take notice. Japan is the latest country to make headlines with their new Bitcoin regulations, making the cryptocurrency, along with others, legal tender in accordance with a 'whitelist,' which will be updated frequently. While welcomed with strong optimism...

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The Philippines Moves to Regulate Virtual Currencies

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

The Philippines Moves to Regulate Virtual Currencies

According to a new circular from the central bank of the Philippines, BSP Circular 944, new rules and regulations have been approved about the oversight and governance of “Virtual Currency” exchanges, signed on February 6. BSP Recognizes Advantages as well as Risks of Bitcoin The Philippines has always ranked high when it comes to the amount of money remitted, to...

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Internet of Coins: ShapeShift on Steroids

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

Internet of Coins: ShapeShift on Steroids

With a dizzying amount of cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and trading pairs online with more being introduced every day, there has been no innovation in having complete flexibility in exchanging the above assets in any combination. Internet of Coins, two years in the making and went online at the beginning of 2017, spoke at London’s Blockchain Expo held toward the end...

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After Receiving the Cold Shoulder from Bitcoin Miners, SegWit could be Activated First on Litecoin

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After Receiving the Cold Shoulder from Bitcoin Miners, SegWit could be Activated First on Litecoin

The signaling for SegWit by Bitcoin miners has stagnated since early December. Litecoin developer Charlie Lee wants to use the altcoin as another testnet. Meanwhile, in Bitcoin Land, the pro-SegWit marketing takes surreal forms, much to the frustration of a leading pirate. The Bitcoin protocol upgrade SegWit has been long announced as the best thing since sliced bread, coming with...

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