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Bitcoin Drops to One-Month Low as Silk Road Wallet Cashes Out: BTCManager’s Week in Review

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Development, Exchange, Investment, Mining, News

Bitcoin Drops to One-Month Low as Silk Road Wallet Cashes Out: BTCManager’s Week in Review

The price of bitcoin dropped by 12 percent week-on-week after a Silk Road-related wallet holding 111,114.615 BTC and BCH, among other forks, – worth over one billion dollars – moved coins for the first time in four years, which many took as a sign that the wallet holder was about to cash out. Reddit user sicksilk, who discovered the whale’s…

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ShapeShift Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Membership Program, Set to Start Collecting Users’ Personal Data

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

ShapeShift Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Membership Program, Set to Start Collecting Users’ Personal Data

ShapeShift, a global digital assets exchange headquartered in Switzerland has announced the launch of its membership program that would soon make it mandatory for users to submit their basic personal information, as stated in the firm’s news release on September 4, 2018. A Total Paradigm Shift According to a ShapeShift blog post, the cryptocurrency trading platform is moving away from…

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Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract to Simplify Cryptocurrency Portfolio Diversification

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Development, Finance, News

Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract to Simplify Cryptocurrency Portfolio Diversification

In an attempt to quicken and simplify the process of buying of cryptocurrencies, Shapeshift AG, the Swiss trading platform, announced its acquisition of Austin-based cryptocurrency converter company, Bitfract on August 7, 2018. Simplify Trading Operations Bitfract is an American firm whose platform allows its users to convert their bitcoin (BTC) into a variety of digital assets in a single transaction….

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Shapeshift CEO: The “Time Has Come” for Cryptocurrencies

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

Shapeshift CEO: The “Time Has Come” for Cryptocurrencies

Erik Voorhees, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift, called on finance industry regulators to embrace cryptocurrencies as a competition to the existing financial system, instead of viewing the asset class as a threat to be controlled.  “Most Regulation Is Superfluous” In an interview with Bloomberg, Voorhees spoke on a range of issues within the cryptocurrency sector, including regulation, competition and the future…

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ShapeShift Launches Trustless Digital Asset Portfolio Management Platform Prism

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

ShapeShift Launches Trustless Digital Asset Portfolio Management Platform Prism

Switzerland-based cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift announced on May 19 that it is launching the world’s first trustless digital asset portfolio platform called Prism, which has been built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. The new portfolio management platform enables humans as well as machines to gain exposure to portfolios of digital assets without having to trust a counterparty. The portfolios, which…

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Bitcoin Dominance Index Below 60 Percent For the First Time

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

Bitcoin Dominance Index Below 60 Percent For the First Time

The Bitcoin dominance index, which demonstrates bitcoin’s market share of the entire cryptocurrency market, recorded an all-time low rate at 59.5 percent on April 30, as shown below. CoinCap, the cryptocurrency index designed and developed by ShapeShift CEO Eric Voorhees, further revealed that the exchange volume dominance index of bitcoin also fell to 42.1 percent, which meant that the greater…

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ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million For New 2017 Products

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

ShapeShift Raises $10.4 Million For New 2017 Products

Switzerland-based ShapeShift AG, owner of ShapeShift.io (instant digital asset exchange) and Coincap.io (real-time digital asset data), has raised $10.4 million in Series A funding for future expansion. Specifically mentioned were two new “mysterious” exchange-related products which will be coming out before the end of 2017. ShapeShift exchange does not deal in fiat currencies, it is solely a cryptocurrency/digital asset exchange….

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New OpenBazaar Release Provides Altcoin Integration

Category: Altcoins, Business, News

New OpenBazaar Release Provides Altcoin Integration

OB1, the commercial company behind OpenBazaar, announced on December 20 the release of version 1.1.10, featuring a partnership with instantaneous altcoin exchange ShapeShift. The deal immediately provides users the opportunity to purchase items on OpenBazaar with altcoins like Monero and ZCash that provide increased privacy to users. For an excellent user experience and platform efficiency, the OB1 development team has…

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How the Search for the Ethereum Attacker Revealed ShapeShift‘s Privacy Policy

Category: Business, Ethereum, News

How the Search for the Ethereum Attacker Revealed ShapeShift‘s Privacy Policy

While tracking the trails of the DoS attacker, an Ethereum developer stumbled upon an address belonging to cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift. The following sequence of events demonstrated that the Panama-based exchange does a bad job protecting user’s privacy. Sometimes the transparency of the blockchain can be spooky. Whenever you think you are private, it is better you assume you are not….

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Michael Perklin of Ledger Labs: ShapeShift Has Gone “Above and Beyond”

Category: Commentary, News, Tech

Michael Perklin of Ledger Labs: ShapeShift Has Gone “Above and Beyond”

ShapeShift has become one of the most popular digital currency exchange platforms. The brainchild of bitcoin early adopter and entrepreneur Erik Voorhees, the company is widely considered to be at the fore in facilitating transactions between the exploding numbers of cryptocurrencies now dotting the global landscape. When ShapeShift suffered a breach on April 7, 2016, Voorhees immediately went into damage…

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