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February 18, 2018


Kai Sedgwick: Bitcoin Puzzle Games Are Growing in Popularity

In many respects, Bitcoin is the ultimate puzzle. Armchair sleuthers have expended countless hours trying to deduce the identity of its pseudonymous creator, and miners have expended countless more trying to puzzle the nonce required to solve each block and claim the 12.5 BTC reward attached. It...

From: Kai Sedgwick

NameCoin: Positive TLS Certificate Overrides for NSS

NSS is the TLS implementation used by various applications, including Chromium on GNU/Linux and Firefox on all platforms. I’ve finished initial support for positive cert overrides in NSS, and have submitted a PR that is now awaiting review. I had previously written a WIP PR that implemented...

From: NameCoin

February 17, 2018


Jonathan Vusich: Dash News Weekly Roundup – February 17, 2018

Dash added to GODEX.io and Paybear Dash has continued its adoption run in 2018 by recently arriving on the crypto exchange GODEX.io. This exchange allows users to instantly exchange a wide variety of cryptos for a small fee through a clean user interface. Dash was also integrated into Paybear,...

From: Jonathan Vusich

February 16, 2018


Joël Valenzuela: Cryptocurrency Divorce Cases Highlight Evolving Definitions of Property

Divorce cases have highlighted new legal complexities brought on by cryptocurrencies. The increasing prevalence of cryptocurrency investments has caused issues in neatly settling divorce cases, as pointed out by UK law firm Royds Withy King, which views upcoming crypto-asset battles a...

From: Joël Valenzuela

Justin Szilard: Tim Draper: The World Needs Cryptocurrency

Tim Draper has stated that he believes we need a world currency, and a cryptocurrency may be perfect for that role. Draper, a VC investor and founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, realized that “the world needs this new kind of currency” after cryptocurrency survived and surpassed...

From: Justin Szilard

Waves Editor: Bitcoin Cash Airdrop Details

We’re planning to start the BCH airdrop next Thursday, on February 22, 2018. Here’s how you take part: 1. You need to generate a waves wallet with letters “B”, “C” and “H” in it, not necessarily in consecutive order; 2. After that, you transfer...

From: Waves Editor

February 15, 2018


admin: Coinbase discontinues acceptance of credit cards for US users to pay for cryptocurrencies

Coinbase published a statement this week notifying its US users that it discontinues accepting new credit cards as a method to pay for cryptocurrencies on its platform. In the notice posted on its official blog page Coinbase added that debit cards are not affected by the new rules. Coinbase...

From: admin

Justin Szilard: Telegram Malware Mobilized to Maliciously Mine Monero and Zcash

Malware in Telegram has utilized the app to mine Monero and other cryptocurrencies. BleepingComputer reports that the popular secure messaging service, Telegram, has been used to spread malware that primarily mined Monero, Zcash, and Fantomcoin, but in some instances also downloaded backdoor...

From: Justin Szilard

Kevin Helms: Coincheck Produces Recovery Plan While Investors Flock to Withdraw Funds

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has submitted a report to the country’s financial authority outlining measures it will take following the hack that lost 58 billion yen worth of the cryptocurrency NEM from its platform. However, customers rush to withdraw 40.1 billion yen of...

From: Kevin Helms

Tjasa Tolj: 2018 Monthly Update I

Welcome to the first monthly update of the year. Over the past month, we added four new DAA managers, added five new supported digital assets, and hosted our first live Meet the Managers event in Vienna. Read on for a detailed overview.New DAA Managers and DAA InsightsDAA ManagersSven Van de...

From: Tjasa Tolj

Joël Valenzuela: Dash Masternode Count Reaches All-Time High in Market Recovery

Dash’s masternode count has reached a new all-time high as the markets begin to recover. Last December, Dash reached an all-time high of about $1,600 per coin. Over January and early February, the cryptocurrency markets collectively crashed, falling from an all-time high of $835 billion to...

From: Joël Valenzuela

Peerplays Admin: The Return of the Exchange

This article was originally posted in iGaming Business: Issue #108. Learn more and subscribe at http://www.igamingbusiness.com/.   The betting exchange has taken a backseat since the Paddy Power – Betfair merger. Toby Lynas from the Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association on how...

From: Peerplays Admin

February 14, 2018


darcpollX123: ClearPoll iOS Alpha is here!

Today we launched the ClearPoll Alpha on iOS! Now we have a functional blockchain public opinion poll voting application on both Android and iOS – giving everyone the chance to vote or create polls. We will be constantly adding features along the way, all the way up until full...

From: darcpollX123

Samuel Haig: Report Claims Litecoin is the Second Most Adopted Currency on Dark Marketplaces

A recent study has revealed Litecoin to be the second most adopted means of payment among dark marketplaces. The study also indicated a significant increase in adoption of Monero among English-speaking platforms. Also Read: South Korean Prosecutor Fights to Confiscate Bitcoins from Criminal...

From: Samuel Haig

Justin Szilard: Japan Central Bank: Cryptocurrencies Are Not Competition

Recently, Haruhiko Kuroda, the Governor of the Bank of Japan called cryptocurrencies “crypto-assets” and said that “cryptocurrencies are not a threat to the Yen and he doesn’t see them as a danger to existing legal tenders anytime soon,” as crypto-lines reports....

From: Justin Szilard

admin: Financial companies suffer on average $18.28 million costs resulting from cyberattacks

In the report titled “Cost of Cyber Crime Study,” Accenture and Ponemon Institute cites the figures related to the losses and costs borne by financial companies as a result of continuous cyberattacks and, hence, in connection with the need to protect their systems against breaches. In the...

From: admin

Team Ripple: Ripple and Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Offer Pilot Program for Saudi Banks

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) — the central bank for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) — has signed an agreement with Ripple to help banks in the KSA improve their payments infrastructure using xCurrent. This ground-breaking pilot program is the first of its kind to be...

From: Team Ripple

Fintab: Good news for investors ICO FinTab!

The FNTB token is already on the ETHERDELTA exchange (https://goo.gl/pLvHQP) and soon the number of exchanges will be increased. We are often asked why we do not plan to be listed on such exchanges as Binance, Bittrex and others from the “top ten”? Placing on such exchanges is incredibly...

From: Fintab

Samuel Haig: U.S. Corporate Customers Barred From Bitfinex’s Margin Markets

Multiple concerned U.S. corporate customers of Bitfinex have posted on Reddit after discovering that they were unable to access the exchange’s margin trading services. Although Bitfinex has previously indicated that it would no longer allow U.S individuals to access the exchange’s...

From: Samuel Haig

February 13, 2018


Samuel Haig: FBI Claims Arrested Cyber Crime Syndicate Co-Founder Medvedev Worth $800M+ in BTC

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has claimed that Sergey Sergeyvich Medvedev, a Russian national recently arrested in Bangkok, was the co-founder and second in command of the Infraud group – a notorious international cyber crime syndicate. It has been reported that at the time of...

From: Samuel Haig

Samuel Haig: FBI Claims Cyber Crime Syndicate Founder Medvedev Was Worth $800M+ in BTC

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has claimed that Sergey Sergeyvich Medvedev, a Russian national recently arrested in Bangkok, was the co-founder and second in command of the Infraud group – a notorious international cyber crime syndicate. It has been reported that at the time of...

From: Samuel Haig

admin: Russian central bank reports $17 million losses suffered by financial institutions hit by hacker attacks

Recent report published by Reuters unveil that Russian financial institutions were victims to heavy cyberattacks with over 1 billion roubles ($17 million) stolen from the banks in the country during the previous year. Hackers allegedly used Cobalt Strike tool designed to test security of the...

From: admin

Joël Valenzuela: Liberty Forum Sees Dash As Preferred Payment Method, 80+ New Users, 25%+ of Attendees

Liberty Forum, a Dash-sponsored event, saw over 80 new Dash users, over a quarter of attendees, many of whom spent their Dash at the event. The New Hampshire Liberty Forum, a yearly event held by the Free State Project, was sponsored by Dash treasury proposal this year. The venue had just...

From: Joël Valenzuela

Joël Valenzuela: Dash Added to GODEX Instant Exchange and Paybear Merchant Solution

Dash has been added to an exchange and a payment solution, solidifying its high-paced 2018 run. Paybear, a new online merchant gateway for cryptocurrency payments, recently released its new product. Dash is included in its initial lineup of seven different cryptocurrencies accepted, with 11 more...

From: Joël Valenzuela

Jamie Redman: United Bitcoin May Be the Most Controversial Fork to Date

Back on December 12 the well-known developer Jeff Garzik launched a Bitcoin Core (BTC) based fork called United Bitcoin (UBTC) after Segwit2x failed. At block height 498,777 the snapshot took place, and the UBTC network began just like the rest of the forks in existence, but claiming the tokens...

From: Jamie Redman

REMME: How to participate in the REMME token sale

To participate during the first and the second days of the REMME public sale, all participants should be registered on the Telegram Community whitelist.Those who haven’t registered will be able to join us starting from the third day of our public sale. At this stage, the event will be open to...

From: REMME

namecoin: Namecoin TLS for Firefox: Phase 6 (Negative Override Cache in C++, WebExtension Aggregation, and Coordination with Mozilla)

In Phase 5 of Namecoin TLS for Firefox, I discussed the performance benefits of moving the positive override cache from JavaScript to C++. I’ve now implemented preliminary work on doing the same for negative overrides. The code changes for negative overrides’ C++ cache are analogous to...

From: namecoin

February 12, 2018


Joël Valenzuela: My Big Takeaways from Dash Core Team Q4 Conference Call

After listening to the above-linked lengthy call by Dash Core to summarize Q4 of 2017, here were my top most important takeaways: 1: Evolution and development updates The question on everyone’s mind: when is Evolution coming out? When is the roadmap getting an update? Core clarified that...

From: Joël Valenzuela

admin: Monzo plans to reach new customers in the United States

Application-based Monzon bank is holding preparatory negotiations with the authorities in the United States to expand its customer reach to the market. Tom Blomfield was talking to the CNBC reporters noting that the startup in at its early stage of conducting the research of the market and the...

From: admin

Przemysław Budziszewski: easyMINE Updates: February 2018

What have we been up to, what’s in stock for the near future. Here’s the latest from Team easyMINE:easyMINE beta.0.3.0 is coming out later this week. Expect important modifications and additions to the GPU overclocking functionality. Need to know what has changed so far? Check out the...

From: Przemysław Budziszewski
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