Japanese Police Arrest 16 Individuals in Monero Cryptojacking Case: Report

Cryptojacking is the process of installing mining scripts or outright malicious malware onto computers of unsuspecting users to mine cryptocurrencies. The most popular among these is Coinhive, a javascript mining script installed on websites. Hackers have been installing Coinhive on websites with weak security to mine Monero. Since Monero is a privacy coin, it makes … Continued

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CryptoZombies Creator Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Blockchain Trading Card Game

The team behind CryptoZombies — a website dedicated to teaching people how to code Ethereum DApps, — is launching the world’s first collectible card game on a blockchain. To raise funds for the game’s development, the team decide to go with Kickstarter instead of an ICO. Surprising? Maybe not. James Martin Duffy, a creator of

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AdBlock Plus Jumps Aboard the Blockchain to Spot Fake News

The popular ad blocker launched a new product called TrustedNews which tells the user if the news they’re reading are trustworthy or fake. TrustedNews is the new Chrome extension from AdBlock Plus which spots fake news for users as they navigate the web. At the moment, it’s only available for Chrome users, but you can … Continued

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Half of Top 10 Cryptocurrencies May Be Securities: Crypto Hedge Fund Executive

Kyle Samani, a managing partner at cryptocurrency hedge fund Multicoin Capital, believes the majority of the top cryptocurrencies could be considered securities, given SEC Director William Hinman’s statement on Thursday. In a 17-part tweet, Samani discussed the guidelines issued by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 14. Hinman, the head of the SEC’s division … Continued

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Italian Court Seizes Crypto Exchange BitGrail’s Bitcoin Wallets

An Italian court has seized bitcoin wallets belonging to shuttered cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail as part of the company’s bankruptcy proceedings. BitGrail disclosed that its assets had been seized in a statement dated June 15, explaining that it had turned over the bitcoin wallets on June 5 in response to an order from the Tribunal of

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Crypto Market Rebounds as SEC Clarifies Bitcoin and Ethereum are Not Securities

The cryptocurrency market has rebounded from $271 billion to $291 billion, by more than $20 billion in the past 24 hours, as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) clarified that Bitcoin and Ethereum are not considered as securities under the laws of the US. SEC Statement Recovers Ether At the Yahoo Finance All Markets

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Cardano [ADA] Head Focuses on Product – Isn’t Concerned with the Price of ADA

Cardano [ADA]

Cardano [ADA] – Cardano’s co-founder, Charles Hoskinson, has been a long-criticizer of crypto day-traders and those concerned over the daily price of coins.

The ignorance and stupidity of day traders never ceases to amaze me. I do not and legally cannot influence price. It’s not within my power. Stop looking to me as a get rich quick solution. I’m here to build Cardano and we are provably doing that every single day https://t.co/F18AoyiV1z

— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) March 9, 2018

Hoskinson followed his statement by saying:

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EOS Mainnet Now Two-Thirds of the Way to Activation

The EOS mainnet has still not gone live, but it’s inching closer to activation now that the block producer voting threshold has reached two-thirds of the required participation. As CCN reported, blockchain development company Block.one released the first version of the EOSIO software on June 2 at the conclusion of its yearlong initial coin offering

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BitLicense Recipient itBit Will Become First New York Exchange to List Stellar (XLM)

Institutional cryptocurrency exchange and BitLicense recipient itBit has announced that it has received approval from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to list four new cryptocurrencies: ethereum (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH), litecoin (LTC), and stellar (XLM). ItBit, which says it operates the second-largest US bitcoin trading platform by total volume, announced on Thursday

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BitLicense Charter Recipient itBit Will Become First New York Exchange to List Stellar (XLM)

Institutional cryptocurrency exchange and BitLicense charter recipient itBit has announced that it has received approval from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to list four new cryptocurrencies: ethereum (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH), litecoin (LTC), and stellar (XLM). ItBit, which says it operates the second-largest US bitcoin trading platform by total volume, announced on … Continued

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Tron [TRX] & VeChain Thor [VEN] [VET] Fall Despite Big Movements

Tron [TRX] and VeChain Thor [VEN] [VET] -

Tron [TRX] & VeChain Thor [VEN] [VET] – The total cryptocurrency market has fallen below the $300 billion mark again – hitting a year-low reached back on April 1st. However, this time last year, the entire market cap was just over $100 billion. Will it drop below $200 billion again? We shall see.

At press time, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at $6,748.79 a coin, down –4.45%, in 24 hours. Ethereum is trading at $473.70 a coin, down -10.03% and Ripple (XRP) is trading at $0.531 a coin, down -8.54%, in 24 hours.

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Tron Founder Justin Sun Acquires BitTorrent after Legal Battle

BitTorrent Inc. has finally been acquired by Justin Sun, the founder of the Tron cryptocurrency. After a letter of intent went wrong, there were doubts the deal would go through. It all came to light last month when TorrentFreak first reported negotiations between BitTorrent — now renamed to Rainberry — and Justin Sun. At the

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EOS Mainnet Launch Stalls as Too Few Users Stake Their Tokens

The EOS mainnet launch has stalled, as fewer than one-third of the tokens required to activate the platform have been staked by their owners. The mainnet technically launched on June 10 — more than a week after Block.one released version 1.0 of the EOSIO software — but the platform cannot be fully activated until 150

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Why Coinbase Added Ethereum Classic Ahead of Ripple & Other Tokens

Coinbase, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange, brokerage, and wallet based in the US, integrated Ethereum Classic on June 12 ahead of other major cryptocurrencies such as Ripple and EOS. The community was taken aback by the abrupt decision of Coinbase to add ETC to its platform, given that it is the 18th most valuable cryptocurrency in … Continued

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Ontology CarBlock Partnership: ONT Entering the Automotive Industry

Ontology CarBlock partnership

An Ontology CarBlock partnership is forming, as Ontology decides to dip its toe into the automotive industry and join forces with the transportation blockchain CarBlock.

Ontology CarBlock Partnership

CarBlock is, according to its website, the first blockchain-based transportation solution that will eventually lead to easier handling of auto insurance, maintenance, dealerships, and automotive reports.

According to the Ontology press release that was linked from its Twitter, the agreement between Ontology and CarBlock will allow both companies to “collaborate in core technology, integrate business resources, and cooperate in community operations.”

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Tron Makes Big Moves Behind the Curtain – TRX Token Swap Countdown

Tron [TRX[

Tron [TRX] – Yesterday. Variety reported that Tron’s founder has purchased the software company BitTorrent Inc. Surprisingly, it has yet to be announced by any of the parties involved.

We will announce our partnership with a very prestigious public listed company next week. Looking forward to it!

— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) January 4, 2018

Can’t forget this one.

We have a major partnership announcement this week. And it is also the first time we partner with an public listed company. #TRON #TRX $TRX

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Former FDIC Chair Urges Fed to Consider Issuing Central Bank Digital Currency

Sheila Bair, a former chair of the Federal Deposit and Insurance Corporation in the U.S., thinks the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank should seriously consider issuing a digital currency to reduce the risk of a financial crisis and improve monetary policy. Writing in Yahoo Finance, she noted that market volatility continues to shake confidence in banking

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Ethereum Classic Price Soars 20 Percent after Coinbase Teases ETC Listing

The ethereum classic price rose by more than 20 percent after US cryptocurrency exchange operator Coinbase announced that it would begin rolling out ETC support later this year. Coinbase to List Ethereum Classic (ETC) Coinbase announced on Monday that ethereum classic would become the fifth cryptoasset to be listed on the firm’s platforms, joining bitcoin, … Continued

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Tezos Investors Forced to Undergo KYC Nearly 1 Year after ICO

The Tezos Foundation, which supports the Tezos project — itself designed to be a highly decentralized blockchain — has announced know your customer/anti-money laundering (KYC/AML) requirements for its contributors as the Tezos beta test nears nearly a year after the then-record initial coin offering’s (ICO) conclusion. In announcing the KYC/AML requirements, the foundation noted that … Continued

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94 Out of Top 100 Blockchain Projects are Built on Ethereum

According to Kevin Rooke, a cryptocurrency researcher and YouTuber, the Ethereum community already has more than 250,000 developers and 94 out of the top 100 blockchain projects have launched on top of the Ethereum network. “You simply cannot build excellent applications and products without a big developer base behind you. But today, Ethereum has roughly … Continued

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