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Nearly 500 Mn PC Users Unknowingly Contribute To Mining Cryptocurrency
Computer hardware is costly, and so is mining cryptocurrency these days. Skipping these hardware issues, miners have now found a new way of mining, by attaching parasite-scripts to various websites. According to an adblocking firm AdGuard, almost 220 ...
Democratic Investment Platform SISA to Launch on Ethereum Blockchain and Announces Presale for October 20, 2017
Ethereum blockchain-backed investment pool fund SISA has announced its token pre-sale dates, and platform intentions. Using blockchain technology SISA will offer individuals a safer, more democratic and transparent medium in which they can back ...
Bitcoin is 'Fast, near Real-Time and Convenient': Philippines Central Bank Official
The deputy director of the Philippines'' central bank has highlighted the advantages of using cryptocurrencies like bitcoin after releasing regulations for the industry earlier this year. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Philippine central ...
Putin Orders the Issue of Russia's National Cryptocurrency – the Cryptoruble
Russia's Minister of Communications and Mass Media, Nikolay Nikiforov, said at a closed meeting with members of the Moscow Capital Club that Putin has ordered the issue of the country's own cryptocurrency, the cryptoruble, AIF newspaper reported on ...
Ethereum Executes Blockchain Hard Fork to Byzantium
According to blockchain analytics website Ether Nodes, nodes running faulty software are currently 65.3% Geth and 30.4% Parity, the two main ethereum clients. As previously detailed by CoinDesk, the faulty software could cause a consensus issue ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Poised for Further Gains
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Poised for Further Gains. Posted on 6:00 am October 16, 2017 Author Aayush JindalCategories Altcoins, Analysis, Ethereum Analysis, Opinion, TradingTags Ethereum Price analysis, Ethereum Price chart, ...
Tell us what you think: Where does Bitcoin go from here?
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon might still think those buying bitcoin are "stupid," but that didn't stop the cryptocurrency from trading at records above $5,800 last week. Optimism around bitcoin drove its market capitalization above that of Goldman ...
IBM's Stellar Move: Tech Giant Uses Cryptocurrency in Cross-Border Payments
In the kind of unveiling that can only come before one of the biggest events in global finance, IBM is revealing today at Sibos 2017 the results of a partnership with blockchain startup Stellar in which it successfully settled real transactions using ...
Ethereum Prices Stable Ahead of 06:00 UTC Hard Fork
The world's second-largest blockchain community is taking things steady ahead of Monday's highly anticipated upgrade. At present, there is no indication that any market participant will reject the Byzantium upgrade once Ethereum hits block 4,370,000 ...
IBM and Stellar Launch Blockchain Banking Across Multiple Countries
In a breakthrough for payments technology, IBM and a network of banks have begun using digital currency and blockchain software to move money across borders throughout the South Pacific. The significance of the news, which IBM announced on Monday, ...
How Blockchain Could Give Us a Smarter Energy Grid
Keeping track of renewable-energy certificates is one of dozens of potential applications of blockchain technology that could solve data management challenges in the electricity sector without disrupting business as usual, according to Morris. He and ...
Altcoin Exchange, the Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange, Rebrands to Altcoin.io
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Altcoin Exchange, the decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, is changing its name to Altcoin.io. This marks the beginning of a new era of altcoin trading that promises the cryptocurrency community complete ...
An ICO Ban In Japan Is Still A 'Definite Possibility'
With the cryptocurrency world recovering from the news of China's sweeping ban on digital coin launches, Asian countries are taking sides. South Korea swiftly followed China's lead in planning to ban initial coin offerings - to the heavy opposition of ...
China Could Take Bitcoin Prices Below $5000 This Week, Again
China killed Bitcoin's buzz before, and it may kill it again this week. That's why Bitcoin traders should keep a close eye on Beijing this week, where China's top officials are gathering for the opening of the 19th national congress of the Communist ...
Government-backed Chinese Conference Asserts Bitcoin's Adoption as Actual Currency Would Be Disasterous
On October 12, in Beijing, the First Workshop on Standards for Digital Fiat Currency (DFC) for Universal Finance Access was held by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of ...
PolitiFact hacked, mining cryptocurrency on users' PCs
It is the new rage of 2017 to have your website mining Monero, or other forms of cryptocurrency, riding users' CPUs to make money. There's a good way of doing this, and a bad way... but now PolitiFact is joining in on the crypto mining fun ...
Self-Replenishing Blockchain is Finding Implementation Everywhere
In its early days, discussions around the Blockchain industry bordered mainly around Bitcoin and financial technology (fintech). The debate on Bitcoin as a currency or commodity lingered for some period of time, as did the question of whether ...
Bitcoin Booms in Evolving Markets
As far as adoption goes, Bitcoin follows a familiar pattern. Populous, first world countries in North America, Europe and Asia were first to catch Bitcoin fever, the first to establish exchanges and the first to begin restricting them as well. While ...
ICO Analysis: Grid+
The GRID token will be distributed during the ICO, with a fixed number of 300 million tokens scheduled to be minted. As mentioned above, the GRID token will be a credit on the GRID+ platform, redeemable for the right to purchase 500 kWh of electricity ...
Russia to reportedly soon issue its own cryptocurrency named 'CryptoRuble'
CryptoRuble appears to be the name of this state-issued digital currency; but it seems to be more of an attempt at utilizing the blockchain technology, rather than a cryptocurrency with privacy in mind. As per the reports, Nikiforov states that the ...
How to hold cryptocurrency in a retirement account – without fees
More and more, both young and old are seeking to diversify retirement funds into nontraditional assets. It's natural then, that many savvy investors are looking to cryptocurrency. With a potential for tremendous appreciation, it can make sense to ...
Geostellar is Republic's Most Funded Reg CF Campaign Yet. Plans ICO
An interesting twist to the Geostellar offer is the fact the company intends on launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) at some point in the near future. Capitalizing on the hot ICO market, Geostellar says it will issue a “solar powered cryptocurrency ...
Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem
Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and token sales are all the rage right now. In the 5+ years I've been working in the VC industry, this is by and large the fastest I've seen any area of technology take off in terms of new company (or project ...
Bitcoins are a boy's best friend
Two interesting things happened at once over the weekend: the price of bitcoins hit a record high and the leaders of America's biggest bank and the world's largest asset manager said that governments would soon “crush” it — that it was all a big waste ...
Monero Market Report: $XMR Down -3.02% in 24 Hours
Monero has dropped in price loosely similar to bitcoin in twenty-four hours. Monero is down -3.02% in 24 hours, up 0.29% on the week and up 6.62% on the month on a last price of $91.85. The Monero marketcap is $1,398,164,214 with a circulating supply ...
Aus ICO raises $34m with help from Allens
One of Australia's first initial coin offerings (ICOs) has raised $34m in a token-generation event advised by international law firm Allens. ICOs revolve around virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. In these events, startups sell a percentage ...
Russia may soon issue its own official blockchain-based currency ...
Russia may soon issue its own official blockchain-based currency ...
Russia may soon issue its own official blockchain-based currency, the CryptoRuble
The CryptoRuble does appear to be blockchain-based, however, which gives it at least a veneer of decentralization and could help prevent things like online fraud. Rubles and CryptoRubles (I'm hoping they drop the camel caps) will be able to be freely ...
Cryptocurrency Adoption Will Lead to Free Money Transfers, According to Top Tech Investor
The cryptocurrency market approached record highs over the weekend, hitting a total value of $176.6 billion. Bitcoin's market cap surged above $90 billion last week and reached a high of $96.7 billion recently. That surpassed the capitalization of ...
Pirate Bay Resumes Mining Monero Using Visitor CPU Power
As reported by technical support website Bleeping Computer, The Pirate Bay has begun using Coinhive, a JavaScript library that harnesses the CPU power of website visitors, to mine monero, an anonymity-centric cryptocurrency that prevents prying eyes ...
Flyp.me – Use it or Join the ICO but Don't Miss it! 50% Profit Sharing Accountless Exchange, Instant!
Flyp.me, the instant accountless exchange, has launched with 14 cryptocurrencies and shares 50% of the profits with token owners. The exchange is fully working, no need for any registration, email or ID verification: only the user's crypto address ...
PR: Universa Blockchain Project Ceo Alexander Borodich and Yellowrockets Are Launching the World's First ...
PR: Universa Blockchain Project Ceo Alexander Borodich and Yellowrockets Are Launching the World's First ...
How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution
Over the past year, the earliest students and practitioners of blockchains and decentralized systems recognized the real innovation, the so-called “killer app” of the blockchain era: the ICO (or the more SEC-friendly version, known as a “Token ...
PC Malware Steals Funds by Modifying Ethereum Addresses
Earlier this week, a user posting on the Ethereum subreddit (/r/Ethereum), the largest Ethereum community with over 131,000 members, revealed that malware installed on Windows computers is capable of altering Ethereum addresses when copying and ...
UTRUST Blockchain Payments Platform Announces ICO for November 2
Bitcoin Press Release: Cryptocurrency payments platform UTRUST has announced the launch of its ICO on November 2 2017 (2pm UTC), after making firm progress in gaining regulatory compliance in Switzerland, one of Western Europe's fastest growing ...
Investor Predicts Bitcoin Price to Hit $27k in Four Months
A bitcoin investor and podcast host has predicted that the price of bitcoin will increase to over $27,000 in four months time. Trace Mayer, who proclaims to be an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist and ardent defender on his website ...
Bitcoin Anarchist Amir Taaki Leaves England Boyish, Returns From Syria Hardened
Famed bitcoin gadfly and early adopter, cryptoanarchist Amir Taaki, ghosted for long enough to generate theories galore. Resurfacing, it turns out he was in a tucked-away part of northern Syria. He speaks with news.Bitcoin.com about his transformation ...
Bitcoin Market Capitalization Approaches $100 Billion USD
If compared with the market cap of the top 100 global companies according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers, bitcoin would rank 81st, just three places shy of Goldman Sachs – which boasts a market capitalization of $96 billion USD according to the data ...
Monero Research Lab Unveils Subaddresses for Additional Transaction Privacy
The Monero developers and the community continue to make major strides. According to a new whitepaper issued by the Monero Research Lab, subaddresses will be coming to this ecosystem pretty soon. It is an interesting venture, to say the least, as it ...
Julian Assange Thanks US Government for 50000% Gains on Wikileaks' Bitcoin Holdings
The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has posted a tweet thanking United States government officials and the financial institutions that refused services to Wikileaks for driving them to invest in bitcoin during 2010. Assange's tweet indicates that ...