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July 18, 2018


Avi Mizrahi: Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency “Fractional Reserves”

Mastercard has patented a method to manage cryptocurrency “fractional reserves”. The big idea behind it seems to be that users will be able to pay with fiat on credit cards partly backed by crypto assets using a centralized system offering faster transaction conformation speeds. Also...

From: Avi Mizrahi

Kevin Helms: Robin Hood Movie and Robinhood App Hold $50k Crypto Scavenger Hunt at Comic-Con

Lionsgate studio and Robinhood app have teamed up to give away $50,000 in a crypto scavenger hunt at the San Diego Comic-Con this week. This is to promote the studio’s upcoming Robin Hood movie. Attendees will search for coins, redeemable for $50, $500, $1,000, and $5,000, which can then...

From: Kevin Helms

Lubomir Tassev: The Daily: Report Sees UK as Crypto Leader, Jersey Adopts ICO Rules

The United Kingdom has what it takes to become a true leader in the crypto space, according to a new report covered in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Also in The Daily, the British Crown dependency of Jersey has adopted new requirements for ICO projects to better protect participating investors,...

From: Lubomir Tassev

July 17, 2018


Samuel Haig: Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners

With Chinese media estimating that Sichuan’s mining sector comprises 70% of the computing power of both the bitcoin network and the total processing power situated within China’s borders, reflections following the devastating Sichuan floods’ have many insights into the realities of life of...

From: Samuel Haig

Samuel Haig: Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Crypto for Charity

Social petition platform, Change.org, has announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on behalf of the organization. “The Mining Screensaver” will pool the computing power of the program’s users, with all XMR generated being automatically transferred to the Change.org...

From: Samuel Haig

Jamie Redman: RSK Labs Launches Decentralized App Infrastructure Service

This week the RSK Labs development team launched a new service that provides programmers with a variety of tools to build decentralized applications. According to RSK, the ‘Dapp’ platform will provide developers with a great deal of infrastructure services all in one place. Also read: RSK...

From: Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman: Omni Layer Fork Called ‘Wormhole’ Debuts for Bitcoin Cash

According to a report on the social media platform Yours.org, software developers associated with the mining giant Bitmain plan on launching a smart contract protocol for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The project called ‘Wormhole’ will utilize the increased data-carrier-size and OP_Return...

From: Jamie Redman

Nathalie Stucky: Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for Ross Ulbricht’s Freedom

After being denied a post-conviction relief extension in February 2018, Ross Ulbricht’s family and legal team filed a Petition of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court based on constitutional violations in the investigation and at sentencing. The petition was supported by 21 organizations,...

From: Nathalie Stucky

Avi Mizrahi: The Daily: Blackrock Probes Market, Coinbase to List Securities, Bitpay Gets a Bitlicense

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover the news that the world’s largest asset manager Blackrock is examining the crypto market, Coinbase is approved to list security tokens, and Bitpay got a New York Bitlicense. Additionally, the BCH exchange rate is now displayed directly on...

From: Avi Mizrahi

Lubomir Tassev: Iran Considers Using Cryptocurrencies to Evade US Sanctions

Iran may employ cryptocurrencies as part of its efforts to circumvent the upcoming US sanctions, according to a high-ranking Iranian lawmaker who said the matter will be discussed in parliament soon. The Iranian MP also believes that digital money can help with overcoming the hegemony of the US...

From: Lubomir Tassev

July 16, 2018


Jamie Redman: ETH Bots Run Rampant While Twitter Claims to Ban Lookalike Accounts

According to reports the social media platform Twitter has been deleting millions of fraudulent accounts per day, and stated during the first week of July that it suspended more than 70 million accounts throughout May and June. However, the cryptocurrency industry is still plagued by tons of...

From: Jamie Redman

Nathalie Stucky: Japan Tax Agency Says Individuals Earning $1,800+ in Crypto a Year Will Declare Tax

The Japanese NTA (Tax Agency) has announced a new strategic policy put in place by July 15th to promote and improve the environment for people and companies to spontaneously declare their virtual currency income tax returns. Also read: Japan Contemplates Scrapping Its Progressive Crypto Tax...

From: Nathalie Stucky

Kai Sedgwick: Bitcoin is Great for Criminals. It’s Even Better for Law Enforcement

When the indictment of Russian intelligence officers for interfering with the US election broke, the recriminations were swift. Not only had the 12 allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee, but they’d had the temerity to do so using servers paid with cryptocurrency. When politicians...

From: Kai Sedgwick

Avi Mizrahi: The Daily: Poloniex Goes Mobile, Cobinhood Adds USD Fiat, Bitmain Expands

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover a new mobile app from Poloniex, the addition of USD fiat at Cobinhood exchange and the expansion plans of Bitmain in Israel. We also report about a triad boss who claims to have raised $750 million in a recent ICO. Also Read: This Week in...

From: Avi Mizrahi

July 15, 2018


Jamie Redman: BCH Roundup: Steady Development, Market Uptrends, and New Apps

The anniversary of the blockchain split that took place on August 1, 2017 is just two weeks away. Over the past few months Bitcoin Cash (BCH) infrastructure support and development has been exponential, while BCH proponents have also seen a bunch more announcements during the second week of...

From: Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman: Have You Tried Blockchain 5.0 Yet? Nobody Else Has Either

Over the past few years, the buzzwords “Blockchain Technology” have been tied to literally every industry under the sun. Cryptocurrencies had a wild year in 2017 and it seems during that time distributed ledger technology has made it all the way to the ‘Blockchain 5.0’ era, but there’s...

From: Jamie Redman

Lubomir Tassev: Three Russian Universities Add Crypto Courses and Diplomas

More academic institutions in Russia are starting educational courses and even postgraduate programs in crypto and blockchain technologies. Three universities will be teaching related subjects like cryptography and digital economy during the new academic year beginning in September. Some of the...

From: Lubomir Tassev

Avi Mizrahi: This Week in Bitcoin: New Exchanges, Bancor Breach, Binance CEO vs Vitalik

In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief we reported about a couple of new exchanges, a major security breach at Bancor, and why the Binance CEO came out against Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin. This week’s most commented-on article covered the Nobel laureate economist Joseph...

From: Avi Mizrahi

July 14, 2018


Jamie Redman: One Guy Controls the Lightning Network’s Biggest Node

BTC supporters were elated to discover recently that the Lightning Network’s (LN) capacity had spiked by 216 percent in just one day. Some individuals suspected the Build on Bitcoin conference had sparked more LN interest. However, onlookers have found the spike was due to a single node...

From: Jamie Redman

Wendy McElroy: Wendy McElroy: Does Your Money Serve the State or You?

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 4 Does Your Money Serve the State or You? The State, in short, subjects people, whereas Society associates them voluntarily. – Felix Morley Two simple litmus tests determine whether...

From: Wendy McElroy

Lubomir Tassev: The Daily: Russians Used Bitcoin to Hack US Elections, Trader Bets on the Price of BTC

Russian intelligence officers accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential elections in the US have used bitcoin to finance their campaign, cover the tracks and obscure their identities, a new federal indictment suggests. You can check the details in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also...

From: Lubomir Tassev

Kai Sedgwick: What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

Following great delays and great fanfare, Augur’s decentralized prediction market has launched. One week on, an examination of the sort of wagers it’s attracted shows the ways in which the Ethereum-based project can be harnessed as well as the potential hazards. How decentralized is Augur...

From: Kai Sedgwick

Samuel Haig: New York Approves New Electricity Rates for Crypto Miners

New York is seeking to foster growth in its cryptocurrency mining sector, with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) approving new electricity rates for Massena Electric Department. The new provisions will facilitate “high-density load customers, as such cryptocurrency...

From: Samuel Haig

July 13, 2018


Samuel Haig: Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer

Tether has announced the appointed of Leonardo Real, a former anti-money laundering (AML) quality control manager at Bank of Montreal, as the company’s new chief compliance officer (CSO). The announcement comes just one week after Phil Potter, one of Tether’s directors, announced that he...

From: Samuel Haig

Jamie Redman: Nchain Group Granted Three New Blockchain Patents

The blockchain technologies research and development firm, Nchain, has acquired three new patents that have been issued by the European Patent Office. The company’s latest intellectual property invented by Nchain’s chief scientist, Dr. Craig Wright, cover “digital rights management...

From: Jamie Redman

Lubomir Tassev: The Daily: Crypto-Inheritance Service, Taiwanese Stablecoin, Bitcoin Gift Cards

Featured in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief are a service that allows inheritance of crypto assets and a new stablecoin launched in Taiwan. Also in our daily roundup, crypto terminals have been installed by a restaurant chain in Hong Kong, and a company now offers bitcoin gift cards for...

From: Lubomir Tassev

Jamie Redman: Cash Shuffle’s BCH Mixer Moves Forward with Steady Testing

Back in December, a new privacy protocol was released for bitcoin cash users called Cash Shuffle. The application has seen steady development since its inception and this week Cash Shuffle developers say that the platform’s alpha testing has been successful and the team has seen lots of...

From: Jamie Redman

July 12, 2018


Jamie Redman: Bitcoin Futures Volume Spike As Cboe Awaits ETF Decision

Everyone knows that bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have been on a steady decline since the last month of 2017. While digital asset spot prices have been quite volatile, bitcoin futures products provided by two of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges, Cboe and CME Group, have seen a...

From: Jamie Redman

Avi Mizrahi: Robinhood Crypto App Adds Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Trading

The Robinhood Crypto app now supports bitcoin cash (BCH) and litecoin (LTC) trading. Thanks to adding the cryptocurrency service, the app has achieved rapid growth and is now boasting a user base of 5 million people, up from just 3 million before.     Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday:...

From: Avi Mizrahi

Bitcoin.com: Bitcoin.com and Purse.io Bolster BCH Spending Giving New Shoppers $10

On the last week of June, the cryptocurrency company, Purse.io, announced the platform’s bitcoin cash (BCH) integration, alongside a ‘cashback’ promotion. The Bitcoin.com team has always been fans of Purse because it allows bitcoin users to save 20 percent or more shopping on Amazon. So...

From: Bitcoin.com
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