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Report: Bitcoin Whales not Responsible for Destabilizing Cryptocurrency Markets

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Investment, News, Platform, Tech

Report: Bitcoin Whales not Responsible for Destabilizing Cryptocurrency Markets

Contrary to the popular belief which posits that “crypto whales” are the prime culprits for digital currency market volatility – a new study published on October 10, 2018, by blockchain research firm Chainalysis suggests that cryptocurrency’s largest holders are a diverse set of individuals that help in stabilizing the nascent market. Bitcoin Whales not to Blame for Volatility A couple…

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Research: Bitcoin’s Protocol can Be Analyzed to Track Criminals

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Research: Bitcoin’s Protocol can Be Analyzed to Track Criminals

While the ethos of digital currencies is rooted in anonymity and privacy for the transacting parties, a New York-based company believes it can unravel blockchain’s data to uncover the person/s behind suspicious accounts. Anonymous? Not so Much As per a Fortune report on July 27, 2018, blockchain security company Chainalysis has a team of cybersecurity experts and computer researchers who…

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Ethereum Wallet imToken Raises $10 Million from IDG Ventures

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Ethereum Wallet imToken Raises $10 Million from IDG Ventures

While big-name competitors such as Coinbase and Electrum are seemingly the world’s most widely-used cryptocurrency wallets, a lesser known Chinese cryptocurrency wallet called imToken quietly raised $10 million in funding from IDG Ventures on May 30, 2018. The wallet stores over $35 billion in cryptocurrencies, mostly that of Chinese investors. Impressive Wallet Statistics An estimated four million people use imToken,…

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Xapo’s Bitcoin Wallet Adds Support for Segregated Witness

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Xapo’s Bitcoin Wallet Adds Support for Segregated Witness

Back in August 2017, Segregated Witness (SegWit) was implemented for bitcoin; a protocol that’s aimed at alleviating the problems of scalability and high transaction fees. Now, Xapo has integrated SegWit into its wallets and vaults in a bid to serve its retail clients as well as institutional investors who use its cold storage vaults better. Another Significant Player Adopts Segwit…

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Jaxx Liberty and Unity Token Unveiled by Decentra at Consensus Afterparty

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Jaxx Liberty and Unity Token Unveiled by Decentra at Consensus Afterparty

Canada based blockchain technology company Decentral Inc. announced the launch of its next endeavor, dubbed “Decentral project.” Decentral Inc. is the company responsible for the multi-platform cryptocurrency wallet Jaxx. On May 16, 2018, they unveiled three new launches that included Jaxx Liberty, the Decentral Unity token and two new pieces of hardware. Decentral Project Founder Anthony Diiorio made the announcement…

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MEWKit: New Malware Drains Ethereum Wallets Automatically

Category: Ethereum, News, Tech

MEWKit: New Malware Drains Ethereum Wallets Automatically

According to security research firm, RiskIQ, a criminal group has devised a phishing attack that uses Automated Transfer System (ATS) to empty MyEtherWallet (MEW) Ethereum wallets without detection. MEWKit Phishing Attack MEWKit is the name of the new phishing campaign that imitates the front end of the MyEtherWallet (an open source project), with the aim of stealing funds that belong…

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TxTenna is Coming: Send Bitcoin Without the Internet Thanks to goTenna and Samourai

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TxTenna is Coming: Send Bitcoin Without the Internet Thanks to goTenna and Samourai

TxTenna looks to combine mesh network with bitcoin transactions, allowing for users to transact offline.  A partnership between Samourai Wallet and goTenna makes this possible. Samourai Wallet is an Android application that when used with goTenna’s antennas, will allow users to send transactions to their recipients. The Last Push for Decentralization Mesh networks are a concept where users connect directly…

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Cryptoasset Market Corrects as Upbit Investigation and Mt. Gox Trustee Spook Investors: Week in Review May 15

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Cryptoasset Market Corrects as Upbit Investigation and Mt. Gox Trustee Spook Investors: Week in Review May 15

The price of bitcoin corrected by 12 percent in the past week to close at $8,500 as investors were concerned about what the raid of South Korean bitcoin exchange Upbit meant for future bitcoin regulations in the leading bitcoin economy. On May 10, 2018, South Korean law enforcement agents and financial regulatory officials confiscated paper and digital records and are…

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Monero’s Hardware Wallet Project Moves into the Next Phase

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Monero’s Hardware Wallet Project Moves into the Next Phase

The Monero hardware project completed the first stage at the end of April, developing the internals and boards. The next stage is to develop a proper enclosure, perform injection molding and other finishing touches; the project’s funding goal is already approximately 25 percent complete. BTCManager spoke to Michael Schloh von Bennewitz, Monero’s hardware team lead, to find out more. BTCManager…

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Rawtx: Another Lightning Network-enabled Bitcoin Wallet for Android

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Rawtx: Another Lightning Network-enabled Bitcoin Wallet for Android

An announcement by Rawtx on May 9, 2018 has marked the launch of yet another bitcoin wallet for the Lightning Network, along with eclair. The Lightning Network is touted as a solution to bitcoin’s scalability problems has been live and running for several months now. With an estimated 2,301 nodes having 6,290 channels to transmit bitcoin, the network has been…

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