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Iran May Use Cryptocurrencies to Evade U.S. Economic Sanctions

By Melanie Kramer / July 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Mohammad Reza Pour-Ebrahimi, chairman of the parliamentary Economic Commission in Iran has revealed that the country is considering using cryptocurrencies to avoid the effects of U.S economic sanctions. In an interview with the Mizan News Agency, Pour-Ebrahimi also said that cryptocurrencies could help to reduce the U.S dollar’s dominance in international trade. According to reports…

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Monero Successfully Completes First ‘Bulletproofs’ Audit, Mainnet Integration Coming Later This Year

By Melanie Kramer / July 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

After announcing in December 2017 its intention to incorporate the ‘bulletproofs’ mechanism into its transaction protocol, Monero (XMR) has completed a first independent audit confirming bulletproofs’ successful integration onto the platform’s testnet, barring a couple of miner security issues. According to Monero, bulletproofs are slated to be implemented onto the platform’s mainnet in September or…

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Status Ethereum OS Partners with OmiseGO

By Melanie Kramer / July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Status, a mobile operating system built on and for Ethereum, has announced that it will soon integrate the OmiseGO decentralized exchange (DEX) onto the platform. The move will enable interoperability and transactions across multiple blockchains. “Today, we are proud to announce our partnership with OmiseGO—one of the leaders in interoperability, on chain and cross chain…

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Elon Musk Tweets About Ethereum Scammers, Vitalik Responds

By Melanie Kramer / July 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Tech superstar Elon Musk tweeted about Ethereum for the first time today, but it was bittersweet for Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin. Musk’s tweet was not about Ethereum itself, but rather Ethereum scambots. I want to know who is running the Etherium scambots! Mad skillz … — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 8, 2018 Buterin went on to…

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Mining Giant Bitmain Receives Nearly $400 Million Investment, Considers IPO

By Melanie Kramer / July 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain has just completed a round of funding which takes its value to a reported $12 billion dollars USD. The ASIC chip developer and mining pool operator was founded in 2013. A Bernstein Research report released in February 2018, estimated that Bitmain’s profits make up about 70 to 80 per cent of…

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Ethereum Casper Update Expected in 2019, Sharding in 2020

By Melanie Kramer / July 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Ethereum 2.0, which incorporates the Casper upgrade and the addition of sharding, could be implemented from 2019 onwards, say Ethereum’s leaders. Talking to TechCrunch at its TechCrunch Sessions Blockchain event in Switzerland’s “crypto valley”,  Vitalik Buterin, Justin Drake, and Karl Floersch spoke about the future of Ethereum scaling. “The demand for using public blockchains is…

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IOHK Talks Cardano and Cryptocurrency at Google’s London Offices

By Melanie Kramer / July 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Charles Hoskinson, CEO of Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), and creator of Cardano was recently invited to Google’s London offices to talk about Cardano development and the future of cryptocurrencies. Global Google users were able to dial in, listen, and ask questions of Hoskinson and Duncan Coutts, Director of Engineering for IOHK. Marked as a…

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Kraken Hits Back at Bloomberg Over Tether Reports

By Melanie Kramer / July 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has hit back at Bloomberg and other news outlets over recent coverage of possible Tether manipulation or “wash trading” on its platform. According to the response by Kraken, the Bloomberg reporter “inexplicably fails to comprehend basic market concepts such as arbitrage, order books and currency pegs.” The Bloomberg report pointed to possible…

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2.3 Million Cryptocurrency Addresses Could be at Risk from New Malware

By Melanie Kramer / July 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Cryptocurrency clipboard hijackers are a common malware threat to anyone copying and pasting cryptocurrency addresses when making a transaction. A new version of clipboard hijacking malware has been identified this week that may mean previous assessments of their risks are grossly underestimated. The new version, spotted by Bleeping Computer, is potentially monitoring the clipboards of…

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Ontology Main Net Launches

By Melanie Kramer / July 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Another top 20 cryptocurrency, Ontology, launched its mainnet yesterday, June 30th, 2018. The Ontology 1.0 blockchain will support a two-token model: the ONT token will be used specifically for the blockchain’s governance while ONG will serve as a utility token. OnChain, based in China, launched Ontology in 2017 as a public blockchain platform for businesses…

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