• Hacker steals $6.7 million worth of tokens from VeChain Foundation
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    Hacker steals $6.7 million worth of tokens from VeChain Foundation

    VeChain Foundation, the nonprofit behind the construction of the VeChain public blockchain platform, has announced that their buyback address was compromised at 12:27 pm ET on Friday.The post Hacker steals $6.7 million worth of tokens from VeChain Foundation appeared first on The Block.

  • NYAG continues pushing for its case against Bitfinex, calling its argument “forfeited and meritless”
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    NYAG continues pushing for its case against Bitfinex, calling its argument “forfeited and meritless”

    The New York Attorney General (NYAG) recently filed a strongly worded brief to the Supreme Court of the State of New York, arguing in detail why it has authority to investigate Bitfinex and calling their appeal arguments “backward,” “forfeited,” and “meritless.” Previously, Bitfinex has attempted two failed court appeals to halt the investigation.The post NYAG continues pushing for its case against Bitfinex, calling its argument “forfeited and meritless” appeared first on The Block.

  • Latest Ripple price and analysis (XRP to USD)
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    Latest Ripple price and analysis (XRP to USD)

    The price of Ripple (XRP) has fallen over 40% since the beginning of November and is currently hovering around $0.21. XRP gained 3% at the start of December, but those gains have now evaporated with this week's bearish trend. Over the past 24 hours, XRP is down around 1%. Since late June, Ripple has been bouncing between lower highs and lower lows - a clear sign the cryptocurrency could be in trouble. Not only that, price is now below all its EMAs and XRP is currently trading around its yearly low. Will the altcoin recover soon? Or will it fall further? Let's take a look at the XRP chart, courtesy of TradingView. As you can see from the chart above,The post Latest Ripple price and analysis (XRP to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Roger Ver: I’m not involved with BitClub Network ‘scam’
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    Roger Ver: I’m not involved with BitClub Network ‘scam’

    Crypto entrepreneur Roger Ver has distanced himself from the unfolding fraud allegations surrounding the BitClub Network. Four members of the suspected Ponzi scheme were this week arrested by US authorities as prosecutors investigate what they allege is a $722m global scam. However, Bitcoin Cash evangelist Ver has been unwittingly caught up in the furore surrounding the arrests after pictures emerged of him having dinner with senior BitClub figures, with suggestions that he had advised the New York-based scheme. But in an exclusive interview with Coin Rivet, the 40-year-old vehemently denies any involvement with the alleged scam and speaks of his anger at how BitClub attempted to use his image to promote a product he had nothing to do with. “I’veThe post Roger Ver: I’m not involved with BitClub Network 'scam' appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Crypto Market: “Great Random” or “Hopeium”?
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    Crypto Market: “Great Random” or “Hopeium”?

    The crypto market is declining moderately, although among the top 100 coins we are witnessing the growth of some altcoins.

  • Sock portfolio! Exchange launches cosy crypto Christmas footwear
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    Sock portfolio! Exchange launches cosy crypto Christmas footwear

    A Bitcoin exchange has launched a range of socks to educate wearers about crypto. MtSocks - a play on the name Mt Gox - is the brainchild of the team behind the CoinCorner exchange and is intended to be a fun way to teach people about Bitcoin. Every design is inspired by events in the industry, and every pair of socks comes with an information card that will teach the wearer about the Bitcoin industry. MtSocks only accepts Bitcoin (BTC) as payment in a bid to encourage people to learn how Bitcoin can be used as a payment method. And like Bitcoin, there is a finite supply. MtSocks will release a new design on the first day of every month, but theThe post Sock portfolio! Exchange launches cosy crypto Christmas footwear appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Ripple’s XRP payment solution helps save customers up to 80% in remittance fees, says SendFriend CEO
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    Ripple’s XRP payment solution helps save customers up to 80% in remittance fees, says SendFriend CEO

    Money transfer firm SendFriend, which utilizes Ripple’s XRP payment solution, claims to help customers save up to 80% in remittance fees.The post Ripple’s XRP payment solution helps save customers up to 80% in remittance fees, says SendFriend CEO appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin Cash ABC, EOS and Ethereum Daily Tech Analysis – 13/12/19
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    Bitcoin Cash ABC, EOS and Ethereum Daily Tech Analysis – 13/12/19

    It’s another testy start to the day for the majors. Failure to move back through early highs could weigh by late morning…

  • The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers -13/12/19
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    The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers -13/12/19

    It’s a mixed start to the day as the Bitcoin and the pack struggle for direction. A Bitcoin move through to $7,245 levels would signal support.

  • Chinese mining giant Bitmain is working with two consulting firms to up its sales in South America
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    Chinese mining giant Bitmain is working with two consulting firms to up its sales in South America

    Chinese bitcoin mining manufacturer Bitmain has selected two cryptocurrency mining consulting firms—Fastblock and Bit5ive—as the official distributors of its mining machines, Antminers, in South America.The post Chinese mining giant Bitmain is working with two consulting firms to up its sales in South America appeared first on The Block.

  • Latest Bitcoin Cash price and analysis (BCH to USD)
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    Latest Bitcoin Cash price and analysis (BCH to USD)

    At the time of writing, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is trading at around $206 after falling 3% since last week. Over the past 24 hours, BCH has dropped close to 2% in value. In October, BCH rebounded spectacularly towards the end of the month in response to Bitcoin's positive momentum. However, over the last two months, the crypto market has tumbled again and BCH has come crashing down. Will BCH start pushing higher again? And if so, what are the next levels of support to look out for? Or will Bitcoin Cash drop further? Let's take a look at the chart for Bitcoin Cash, courtesy of TradingView. As you can see from the chart above, the price of BCH recovered duringThe post Latest Bitcoin Cash price and analysis (BCH to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Top five cryptocurrencies – latest price
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    Top five cryptocurrencies – latest price

    Today the price of Bitcoin is US$7,193.57; Ethereum is US$143.70; XRP is US$0.221076; Bitcoin Cash is US$206.92 and Tether is US$1.00. These are the top five cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. About the top five cryptocurrencies The top 5 cryptocurrencies are the biggest and most significant cryptocurrencies and constitute the top half of The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Bitcoin In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are. The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relyingThe post Top five cryptocurrencies - latest price appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • BitMEX adds native SegWit support for bitcoin withdrawals, helping users save on transaction fees
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    BitMEX adds native SegWit support for bitcoin withdrawals, helping users save on transaction fees

    Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has added support for native SegWit (bech32) addresses for bitcoin withdrawals, helping users save on transaction fees. Announcing the news Thursday, BitMEX said the native SegWit support is currently enabled only for bitcoin withdrawals and not deposits.The post BitMEX adds native SegWit support for bitcoin withdrawals, helping users save on transaction fees appeared first on The Block.

  • Crypto bank SEBA expands to 9 new markets, including Singapore and Hong Kong
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    Crypto bank SEBA expands to 9 new markets, including Singapore and Hong Kong

    A month after going fully operational, Switzerland-based cryptocurrency bank SEBA has expanded to nine new countries. In a statement shared with The Block on Thursday, SEBA said companies and institutional clients from Singapore, Hong Kong, the U.K., Italy, Germany, France, Austria, Portugal, and the Netherlands can now open accounts with the bank.The post Crypto bank SEBA expands to 9 new markets, including Singapore and Hong Kong appeared first on The Block.

  • MATIC, Ripple and Tron – Daily Analysis – 12/12/19
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    MATIC, Ripple and Tron – Daily Analysis – 12/12/19

    MATIC leads the way down as the majors see red once more. Things could get messy…

  • Bitcoin Cash ABC, EOS and Ethereum Daily Tech Analysis – 12/12/19
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    Bitcoin Cash ABC, EOS and Ethereum Daily Tech Analysis – 12/12/19

    It’s a choppy start to the day, with resistance levels tested before hitting reverse… A recovery would need to kick in by late morning to stop the rot…

  • Cardano edges closer to live staking, releases rewards calculator
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    Cardano edges closer to live staking, releases rewards calculator

    ADA holders are waiting with bated breath for the highly anticipated launch of Cardano's Shelley incentivised testnet, which is expected to arrive any day now. IOHK, the engineering company behind Cardano, completed the ADA balance snapshot in November, which identified users who were eligible to take part in staking. Although the new release will still be in testnet mode, participating users will still earn real ADA rewards which will be deposited in their wallets at the end of the testnet period. Stake pools will also be live on the testnet, which allow dedicated node operators to have other users delegate their stake to them as they validate transactions on the network. Stake pool operators will be required to register throughThe post Cardano edges closer to live staking, releases rewards calculator appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Report: 43% of investors interested in bitcoin are women
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    Report: 43% of investors interested in bitcoin are women

    The popular conception is that the cryptocurrency industry is overwhelmingly male. Grayscale Investments thinks the answer is simple lack of information.

  • When Might Bitcoin Be Ready To Resume Its Bull Trend?
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    When Might Bitcoin Be Ready To Resume Its Bull Trend?

    Bitcoin (BTC/USD) topped out at $13,868.44 in June of this year, thereby completing a 343.2% advance off the December 2018 corrective low of $3,128.89. That low ended a 1-year 84.3% decline off the bull market bubble top of around $19,892, reached in December 2017.

  • Square Crypto offers grant to pseudonymous Bitcoin developer
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    Square Crypto offers grant to pseudonymous Bitcoin developer

    Square Crypto, payments company Square’s crypto initiative, has announced that it is giving a grant to a part-time Lightning Network developer who goes by the name “ZmnSCPxj” in order to support his work.The post Square Crypto offers grant to pseudonymous Bitcoin developer appeared first on The Block.

  • World Bank can but won’t use bitcoin to send aid to Venezuelans, according to Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein
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    World Bank can but won’t use bitcoin to send aid to Venezuelans, according to Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein

    The Open Money Initiative, a Human Rights Foundation-sponsored field research project focusing on Venezuela, has found an opportunity for international organizations like the World Bank to use bitcoin to provide aid to Venezuelan citizens in need.The post World Bank can but won't use bitcoin to send aid to Venezuelans, according to Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein appeared first on The Block.

  • Twitter is funding five developers to build decentralized standards for social media
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    Twitter is funding five developers to build decentralized standards for social media

    Twitter is funding a developer team, dubbed Blue Sky, to establish a decentralized standard for social media, said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on the social media platform he helms. The post Twitter is funding five developers to build decentralized standards for social media appeared first on The Block.

  • Does the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto really matter?
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    Does the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto really matter?

    One of the most debated topics in the cryptocurrency space is the identity of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto. While some names often reappear as potential owners of the Satoshi Nakamoto identity, the wider community has still not been able to agree on a definitive answer over a decade after Bitcoin's creation. My goal today is to discuss weather or not knowing the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto really matters at this point, and why I personally believe having an anonymous founder might have benefited Bitcoin. Essentially, there are two main reasons why I believe this: Privacy protects individuals from outside threats and enables digital immunity (good and bad) It's harder to coerce the most trusted source if said source is unknown,The post Does the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto really matter? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD)
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    Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD)

    Litecoin (LTC) is currently trading at around $44 after a 4% drop in price since last week. However, despite the overall downtrend, LTC has remained stable over the last 24 hours. Litecoin experienced exponential growth earlier this year. Prior to mid-June, the altcoin was the best performing digital asset of 2019, growing more than 170% in fewer than 90 days and peaking at around $145. A serious summer downtrend then saw LTC tumble to around $49 before a market-wide pump last month following Chinese President Xi Jinping's bullish comments on blockchain. However, at the time of writing, LTC seems to be in bad shape after a massive drop down to $44 from $60 last month. Will the altcoin recover andThe post Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin is creating a better future for human rights defenders, says Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein
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    Bitcoin is creating a better future for human rights defenders, says Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein

    In a recent episode of The Scoop, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, Alex Gladstein, discussed the ongoing protests in Hong Kong and how bitcoin could potentially transform the urban protesting environment.The post Bitcoin is creating a better future for human rights defenders, says Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein appeared first on The Block.