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October 12, 2018


Kai Sedgwick: The Daily: Kanye Teaches Opsec, Crypto Foes Join Forces

The last 24 hours has been one of those all-too-rare periods in which the cryptosphere unites against a shared enemy. We’ll detail who in The Daily, right after we’ve discussed blockchain spam, Blockfolio’s new funding round, and how we learned an opsec lesson from Kanye West. Also...

From: Kai Sedgwick

Jeffrey Gogo: Funny New Advert Shows Bitcoin Is on Google’s Mind

Google, which currently sits on the fence with regard to cryptocurrency, took an opportunity to throw shade at digital coins like bitcoin core and bitcoin cash during an advert for its new call-screening feature. In the minute-long segment, popular comedians dressed as Google employees mock...

From: Jeffrey Gogo

C. Edward Kelso: Facebook Purge Continues: 559 Pages, 251 Accounts Removed Ahead of US Elections

Facebook’s Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy, and Oscar Rodriguez, Product Manager, announced that “Today, we’re removing 559 pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” It is another decision to purge...

From: C. Edward Kelso

Jamie Redman: SV Pool Mines Its First Block as November’s Bitcoin Cash Fork Approaches

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the mining operation SV Pool mined its first Bitcoin Cash block. The pool operators led by the blockchain firms Nchain and Coingeek say that hundreds of miners from all around the world have signed up to mine with the pool.      Also Read: Zigzag Platform Provides...

From: Jamie Redman

October 05, 2018


SunContract: Official opening of the European Blockchain HUB

SunContract to run energy pillar in EUBCHUBBlaž Golob, CEO — EBH, Zoran Janković, mayor of the City of Ljubljana, Jože Mermal, president of the board BTC d.d., Dato Rey Gan, president Titanwave Pte Ltd, KL & Singapore, director — Member of the Management Board of the European...

From: SunContract

October 04, 2018


Jamie Redman: Bitpay Phases Out Crypto-Debit Cards for European Cardholders

The global cryptocurrency payment service provider, Bitpay, has announced the company’s loadable cryptocurrency debit card services will no longer work for European customers later this month. Bitpay has emailed all of its European card holding customers and revealed it is in the midst of...

From: Jamie Redman

Justin Szilard: Dash Adoption Pushes Forward in Africa

Dash Hub Africa and Dash Africa have been spearheading Dash adoption in Africa despite inconsistent funding for their projects. Ghana and Nigeria continue to top the charts of countries that use Dash to purchase mobile airtime through Bitrefill, according to stats shared with Dash Force News by...

From: Justin Szilard

Joël Valenzuela: Major New Hampshire Auto Dealership Accepts Dash, Sells First Car for Dash

A major auto dealership in New Hampshire has begun to accept Dash for payments, has sold its first Dash car, and is running a Dash-exclusive promotion. AutoFair in Merrimack, New Hampshire recently began accepting Dash payments, one of the first major retailers in the region to do so. The first...

From: Joël Valenzuela

LATOKEN: Convert AION Tokens Into Coins Until Oct 19!

Turn AION Tokens Into Coins Until Oct 19!As we’ve recently integrated AION blockchain with our platform, we’ll be soon suspending deposits of AION ERC-20 on LATOKEN.However, if you’re currently holding Aion Tokens and you’d like to change them for AION Coins, you have time until...

From: LATOKEN

C. Edward Kelso: Venezuela’s Petro Copied Dash, Claims Ethereum Developer

An Ethereum developer is claiming the state-backed petro (PTR) cryptocurrency, a plaything to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, has taken substantial amounts of its newly published whitepaper from Dash (DASH). Indeed, at least at first glance, it does appear there are close similarities...

From: C. Edward Kelso

Kevin Helms: Venezuela Makes Petro Crypto a National Currency, Publishes New Whitepaper

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has made several claims regarding his country’s digital currency this week. He announced the launch of the petro as a national currency on Monday, reportedly claiming that it is already “present in the world’s six topmost international...

From: Kevin Helms

Team Ripple: Swell 2018: Wrapping up a Historic Year for Ripple

The second annual Swell by Ripple customer conference has officially come to a close. Over the course of two days the world’s leading experts in policy, payments and technology converged in San Francisco for 14 dynamic sessions, featuring 32 speakers, on the future of payments. The event...

From: Team Ripple

NameCoin: Halving Day (Block 420000)

Block number 420000 (hash 145f72ea59018ca4117015e3c25a2ed24e22e67c948841dd46a200db11d778be) was mined at 2018-10-04 01:10:19 +0000 by Slush Pool with a block reward of 12.5 NMC plus fees. From all of us at Namecoin, Happy Halving Day, everyone!

From: NameCoin

Jamie Redman: Frictionless Commerce: A Story of How Easy It Is to Start Accepting Bitcoin Cash

Earlier this week news.Bitcoin.com received an email from an e-commerce shop owner who was having lots of issues dealing with traditional payment providers. Many of the problems stemmed from him not having a formal address and having bank accounts in different countries. However, the owner of...

From: Jamie Redman

NameCoin: Electrum-NMC: Name Script Deserialization (Round 2: Name History Display, Name Lookups, and Manage Names Tab)

I previously wrote about some work on making Electrum-NMC handle name scripts. In the last few days I hacked on that code some more. As you may have noticed from the screenshot in the previous article, I’m initially testing this code with watching-only wallets, since there are fewer moving...

From: NameCoin

October 03, 2018


Justin Szilard: Cryptocurrencies Can Solve the Triffin Dilemma, Argues St. Louis Fed Economist

David Andolfatto, an economist with the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank hosted a Twitter Q&A where he answered affirmatively to a user’s question as to if cryptocurrencies could solve the 50-year old Triffin Dilemma. The Triffin Dilemma refers to the problem where a currencies’...

From: Justin Szilard

C. Edward Kelso: Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading BCHers Together

Later this month, the London Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Speaker Series II will take place at Huckletree Shoreditch. It’s one of the final times representatives from Coingeek and Bitcoin.com, among other BCH enthusiasts, will meet prior to the November 15th hard fork. Though not overtly about forks, it...

From: C. Edward Kelso

C. Edward Kelso: Bitcoin Cash Speaker Series II Brings Leading Bitcoiners Together

Later this month, the London Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Speaker Series II will take place at Huckletree Shoreditch. It’s one of the final times representatives from Coingeek and Bitcoin.com, among other BCH enthusiasts, will meet prior to the November 15th hard fork. Though not overtly about forks, it...

From: C. Edward Kelso

Justin Szilard: Indian Cryptocurrency Exchange Shuts Down, Highlights Importance of Censorship Resistant Money

ZebPay, one of India’s oldest and largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has shut down its operations from the Indian government’s indecisiveness on cryptocurrencies. The Indian government has not made official laws with regards to trading cryptocurrencies, but back in April 2018, the...

From: Justin Szilard

Dentacoin Team: Dentacoin to Take Part in the World’s Leading Dental Fair

October 3, 2018: We are thrilled to announce that Dentacoin Foundation will be the first Blockchain-based exhibitor at the upcoming edition of the International Dental Show (IDS). Making an appearance at the most prominent dental business summit where all significant innovations are presented...

From: Dentacoin Team

Team Ripple: TransferGo on Solving for Real-Time Cross-Border Settlement at Swell 2018

CEO of TransferGo Daumantas Dvilinskas took center stage on day two of Swell 2018. Not only did he share in detail how TransferGo is delivering on its promise of making global real-time settlement a reality, he also announced a new, free global payments service for customers anywhere in the...

From: Team Ripple

October 02, 2018


Jamie Redman: BCH Roundup: Merchant Adoption, Wallet Services, and Hackathons

Another busy week has passed for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponents as there continues to be an influx of bitcoin cash adoption, new platforms, and improved infrastructure. Also read: Popular Discussion Board 4chan Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies for Passes Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Action Every week...

From: Jamie Redman

C. Edward Kelso: Shapeshift CEO Responds to Wall Street Journal Laundering Claims

Reporters at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) tied innovative ecosystem cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift to money laundering. “How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency,” was its published product from months of investigative journalism. The company’s CEO, Erik...

From: C. Edward Kelso

Justin Szilard: New Cryptocurrency Exchange Furthers Dash Integration in Venezuela

CoinCola, the Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange, will be entering Venezuela as a new market and will simultaneously integrate Dash. The exchange features over-the-counter trades (OTC) and coin-to-coin trades and now Dash trades, but their Dash services will be limited to Venezuelans. The...

From: Justin Szilard

Team Ripple: Swell 2018: Report Finds Tipping Point for Mass Adoption of Blockchain Is Near

Ripple unveiled the findings of its first Blockchain in Payments Report in the keynote session on day two of Swell 2018. The report revealed the adoption of blockchain-based global payments is reaching critical mass this year, and organizations worldwide are already looking to incorporate...

From: Team Ripple

Team Ripple: Global Regulatory Policies Took Center Stage On Day One of Swell 2018

The future of blockchain technology and global regulation of digital assets took center stage on the the first day of Swell 2018. Honorable Sunil Sabharwal, former alternate executive director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), offered thoughts on the opportunities for broader global...

From: Team Ripple

Joël Valenzuela: Dash Talk Discord Server Launches

In order to improve the Dash community’s cohesion and discourse experience, and to preserve its decentralization and freedom of speech, several prominent community moderators have created a new Discord chat server, Dash Talk. This server was created and fine-tuned privately, but is now...

From: Joël Valenzuela

Jamie Redman: Popular Discussion Board 4chan Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies for Passes

This week cryptocurrency enthusiasts were pleased to hear that the infamous imageboard 4chan now accepts four different digital assets for its website pass. The $20 annual pass allows users to bypass captcha verifications when posting on 4chan and now users can purchase passes with BCH, BTC,...

From: Jamie Redman

Justin Szilard: Visa CEO Downplays Technological Advances of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains

Visa CEO, Alfred F. Kelly Jr, recently claimed that blockchains and cryptocurrencies will not be useful to the credit card company and Visa is already a great fintech accomplishment. Kelly added during his speech at Boston College Executives’ Club in the United States that blockchains and...

From: Justin Szilard

Kai Sedgwick: Deep Web Roundup: Intelligence Official Charged With Selling Secrets, Disney Visits the Darknet

A French intelligence official has been charged with selling state secrets on the dark web for BTC. Also in this roundup, we look at a new threat analysis tool trawling deep web sites for certain keywords and detail a surprise namecheck in Disney’s latest movie. Also read: Banks, Money Mules...

From: Kai Sedgwick
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