Category Archives: Bitcoin

Bloomberg: Major Crypto Traders Meet to Establish Industry Blacklist, Standards

A group major cryptocurrency traders is considering the idea of creating a blacklist of counterparties engaged in nefarious activities in the crypto space, Bloomberg reported on May 8. At a meeting in Chicago on Tuesday, a group of traders from 35 digital assets firms including such industry players as trading firm DRW Holdings Inc.’s Cumberland crypto unit, Mike Novogratz’sGalaxy Digital … Continue reading Bloomberg: Major Crypto Traders Meet to Establish Industry Blacklist, Standards

Facebook Revises Policy on Blockchain Ads, Crypto-Related Materials

Ads pertaining to blockchain tech, industry news, as well as events and educational materials for cryptocurrencies can now be displayed on Facebook without prior approval. The social media giant announced the development on Facebook Business on May 8. This marks a change from last year, when Facebook implemented a policy that required crypto and blockchain promoters to get prior consent before they could run advertisements. The press … Continue reading Facebook Revises Policy on Blockchain Ads, Crypto-Related Materials

Hackers Are Shuffling Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin

A team at blockchain services company Coinfirm has been watching the erratic movements of the bitcoin associated with $40 million stolen in the latest Binance breach. At 4:11 AM on May 8 the hacker or hackers moved 1214 BTC ($7.16 million) to new addresses and then moved another 1337 “to 2 new addresses held by the hacker.” This … Continue reading Hackers Are Shuffling Binance’s Stolen Bitcoin

Binance Considered Pushing for Bitcoin ‘Rollback’ Following $40 Million Hack

In the wake of a multimillion-dollar hack Tuesday, Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange startup Binance publicly discussed whether the company might seek to encourage bitcoin miners and node operators to “rollback” the bitcoin blockchain, reversing transactions confirmed by the network to return the funds. The comments were made as Zhao hosted an Ask-Me-Anything session at … Continue reading Binance Considered Pushing for Bitcoin ‘Rollback’ Following $40 Million Hack

Hackers Steal $40.7 Million in Bitcoin From Crypto Exchange Binance

Hackers stole more than 7,000 bitcoin from crypto exchange Binance, the world’s largest by volume, the startup reported Tuesday. Binance announced that a “large scale security breach” was discovered earlier on May 7, finding that malicious actors were able to access user API keys, two-factor authentication codes and “potentially other info,” the exchange’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao, … Continue reading Hackers Steal $40.7 Million in Bitcoin From Crypto Exchange Binance

Bitcoin Developer Publishes Two Proposals for a Taproot Soft Fork

Bitcoin (BTC) developer Pieter Wuille has unveiled two proposals on GitHub for a Taproot soft forkin a message to the bitcoin-dev mailing list on May 6. Taproot is a solution that aims to combine the advantages of Merkelized Abstract Syntax Tree (MAST) and the Schnorr signature scheme in order to reveal less information after a bitcoin transaction takes place. MAST allows for the alternative possibilities … Continue reading Bitcoin Developer Publishes Two Proposals for a Taproot Soft Fork

How Security Tokens Can Prevent an Impending Financial Crisis

Many economists argue that the root causes of the 2008 global financial crisis have yet to be addressed comprehensively, or that measures taken have been exhausted, such as the extent to which quantitative easing was used, which has been put forward by the deputy director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Some argue that the efforts to … Continue reading How Security Tokens Can Prevent an Impending Financial Crisis

Analyst: If Bitcoin Holds Above The $5,500 Region, A ‘Megamoonsoon’ May Soon Grace Crypto

While the upward price pressure has slowed, resulting in Bitcoin (BTC) posting a mere 0.15% gain in the past 24 hours, some are sure that the cryptocurrency’s chart structure remains bullish. Murad Mahmudov, a founding partner at up-and-coming crypto fund Adaptive Capital, recently broke down his reasoning as to why BTC holding above the $5,500 region could … Continue reading Analyst: If Bitcoin Holds Above The $5,500 Region, A ‘Megamoonsoon’ May Soon Grace Crypto

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Tumbles: Is This Trend Change or Correction?

Bitcoin price declined sharply after it broke the key $5,400 and $5,380 supports against the US Dollar. The price even broke the $5,000 support level and tested the $4,900 support area. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $5,410 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed … Continue reading Bitcoin (BTC) Price Tumbles: Is This Trend Change or Correction?

Crypto Adoption is Like Internet in 1990s With 50M+ Users, Massive Potential Left

For some reason or another, many pundits, both in and out of the crypto ecosystem, have likened Bitcoin’s parabolic rally in 2017 to the Dotcom Boom and Bust at the turn of the millennia. Sure, there are similarities, like the fact that both industries were revolutionary, were initially misunderstood and hated, and were rife with … Continue reading Crypto Adoption is Like Internet in 1990s With 50M+ Users, Massive Potential Left