May 2019 / 40 posts found

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, cryptocurrency prices fall on January 16

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Markets Insider The 10 biggest cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation are falling on Tuesday morning. Declining Japanese and South Korean trading volumes blamed for spooking the market. Cryptocurrencies surged in 2017 but have been marked by volatility so far this year. Meanwhile, independent financial advisor deVere plans to launch a crypto app. LONDON — The 10 biggest cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation are plunging on Tuesday morning, with all suffering double-digit percentage losses. Bitcoin fell as much as 14% in early trade, breaking through both $13,000 and $12,000 levels, but has recovered slightly since then. The decline appears to have spooked the […]

Institutional Finance Update: Leveraging Digital Technologies, Using Blockchain for Climate Action and Sustainable Development

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5 September 2018: Discussions in recent months have explored how emerging technologies such as blockchain and digitalization processes could serve the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change. In August, the World Bank launched a blockchain-operated US$110 million bond, with potential impacts on carbon market trading. Other multilateral institutions have stressed the potential of digitalization technologies for sustainable development. The UNFCCC issued a report that assesses financing climate technology entrepreneurship and actions needed to support overcoming specific challenges in developing countries. UNFCCC Urges Support for Climate Action through Climate Technology Incubators and Accelerators Innovation can speed […]

How private is Monero (XMR)? Focus on privacy coins – Crypto Recorder

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The discussion surrounding privacy oriented coins is not slowing down anytime soon. These coins ensure that user activities are not only hidden from the public eye but also untraceable. Governments are aware of privacy-focused coins and to be frank, most of them do not like this idea at all. Cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan have been delisting privacy coins in order to avoid conflict with the regulatory body in the country, the Financial Services Agency (FSA). The number of anonymous coins continues to increase in the cryptocurrency industry. Users are slowly becoming aware that most blockchains leave their transactions and details […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Stellar, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Dash, Monero

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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The crypto markets are showing the first signs of bottoming out. Most cryptocurrencies are well above their yearly lows and are starting new uptrends. Every bull phase has a new set of leaders. Therefore, it is important to note the digital currencies that are pulling the market higher, as these are the ones that […]

A hacker stole $31M of Ether — how it happened, and what it means for Ethereum

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Yesterday, a hacker pulled off the second biggest heist in the history of digital currencies.Around 12:00 PST, an unknown attacker exploited a critical flaw in the Parity multi-signature wallet on the Ethereum network, draining three massive wallets of over $31,000,000 worth of Ether in a matter of minutes. Given a couple more hours, the hacker could’ve made off with over $180,000,000 from vulnerable wallets.But someone stopped them.Having sounded the alarm bells, a group of benevolent white-hat hackers from the Ethereum community rapidly organized. They analyzed the attack and realized that there was no way to reverse the thefts, yet many […]

Crypto Discussions at Highest Level: The OECD’s Love of Blockchain Obscures Its Fear of Bitcoin

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For several years now, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been cautiously enthusiastic about blockchain technology. Beginning with a 2014 working paper titled, “The Bitcoin Question” the intergovernmental organization has been considering the economic possibilities opened up by distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies — and, on the whole, it has found these possibilities exciting, even if such working papers “do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Organization or of the governments of its member countries.” But for the most part, reports on “Blockchain Technology and Competition Policy” and “Corporate Governance” — among other subjects — have […]

Bitcoin’s Theoretical Price Ceiling Is Now $100k Per Coin – Bitcoin USD (Cryptocurrency:BTC-USD)

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Introduction The question of if a floor exists in the price of Bitcoin ()()(OTCQX:GBTC), and if so, what is that figure, has become a hot topic recently. I would argue that the floor is determined by the probability of finding a gap between the fundamentals and the price. In other words, how many standard deviations below or above the price target are we at now? Any number is possible, but the extremely low and extremely high are both very rare, and therefore much less likely to occur. That’s the best we can do with the price floor. Watch the fundamentals […]

Now You Can Buy Mariah Carey and G-Eazy Albums With Monero

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A group of well-known musicians including Mariah Carey, Marilyn Manson and more has begun accepting the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency monero. The list of more than 40 top recording artists – Slayer, Weezer, G-Eazy, Sia and Fallout Boy are among those also included – comes as part of “Project Coral Reef,” which was put together by entrepreneur Naveen Jain and monero lead maintainer Riccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni. The online shopping initiative lets users buy albums and merchandise at a discounted cost, including 15% reductions on items from Carey’s store as well as those for Mötorhead, Alice Cooper and others. Backing up the initiative are Manhead Merchandise […]

Thailand Emerges as Leading Blockchain Economy

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Thailand is setting itself apart from other nations when it comes to blockchain and cryptocurrency. The South Asian nation is on track to have one of the world’s first Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), and has already legalized the use of major cryptos within Thai borders. Many nations are supporting blockchain development, but Thailand is a relative rarity in their openness to cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin cash, Ethereum classic, Litecoin, Ripple, and Stellar are all fully legal in Thailand. In addition to this, Thailand has created a definitive regulatory process for new ICO’s, which is helpful for investors who are growing […]

North Korea hackers create malware to mine monero

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Researchers have discovered a piece of software that installs on a victim’s computer, mines a cryptocurrency called monero, and sends it to North Korea.