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Confidential Transactions Could Add Anonymity to Bitcoin and Litecoin

16.11.2017 Kai Sedgwick 0

Confidential Transactions Could Add Anonymity to Bitcoin and LitecoinPrivacy coins have rocketed this year, fueled by the increasing ease with which bitcoin transactions can be de-anonymized and traced to real world identities. Zcash, which was a $10 coin in January, peaked at $376 in June, while monero started the year at $12 before reaching $136 in August. Now, testing of Confidential Transactions (CT) […]

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Half a Billion Dollar ICO Tezos Stung by Second Lawsuit in Under a Month

16.11.2017 Kai Sedgwick 0

Half a Billion Dollar ICO Tezos Is Stung by Second Lawsuit in Under a MonthTezos, a company with over half a billion dollars in crypto assets, have been rocked by yet another lawsuit. Following a record-breaking ICO four months ago, founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman have endured a torrid time after falling out with the head of the Tezos Foundation. Concerned investors filed a class action lawsuit on October 25. […]

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Parity Disable Multi-Sig in the Wake of Bug That Nuked $168 Million Ether

16.11.2017 Kai Sedgwick 0

Parity Disable Multi-Sig in the Wake of Bug That Nuked $168 Million EtherParity have concluded their report into the bug which enabled an ethereum hobbyist to break their multi-sig wallet. The incident permanently locked up over half a million ether “as well as additional tokens”, worth at least $168 million in current prices. As a consequence, Parity have temporarily disabled multi-sig functionality. Also read: Ethereum Wallet Parity […]

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Chicago Firm DRW to Open Singapore Bitcoin Trading Desk

16.11.2017 Kai Sedgwick 0

Chicago Firm DRW to Open a Singapore Bitcoin Trading DeskChicago and Singapore are two cities that are becoming synonymous with bitcoin. The Windy City is home to CME and DRW, two major financial firms that are capitalizing on the rise of bitcoin, while Singapore is embracing all things crypto. The news that DRW is poised to open a Singapore trading shop for bitcoin thus […]

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Bitmex Launches Bitcoin Cash Futures and Announces BCH Distribution

16.11.2017 Kai Sedgwick 0

Bitmex Launches Bitcoin Cash Futures and Announces BCH DistributionBitmex traders can now speculate on the price of bitcoin cash after the exchange activated futures trading. As a consequence, 20x leveraged trading is now live under the $BCHX17 ticker. The exchange has also announced that it will be selling the BCH holders were entitled to and distributing it in the form of BTC. The […]

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Bitcoin Hits $13,500 in Zimbabwe as Tanks Roll Through the Capital

15.11.2017 Kai Sedgwick 0

Bitcoin Hits $13,500 in Zimbabwe as Tanks Roll Through the CapitalBitcoin in Zimbabwe is more expensive than anywhere else in the world. But even by the developing nation’s usual standards, the current dollar price is eye-watering, with BTC touching $13,500 at Zimbabwe’s only exchange. The cause for the sudden spike is easy to attribute: with tanks rolling through the capital Harare and President Mugabe nowhere […]

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Trezor Announce Support for Bitcoin Gold But Other Platforms Steer Clear

14.11.2017 Kai Sedgwick 0

Trezor Announce Support for Bitcoin Gold But Other Platforms Steer ClearHardware wallet manufacturer Trezor have announced support for Bitcoin Gold, making them one of the few major platforms to commit to the fledgling fork. While Trezor integration is good news for BTG, it illustrates the lack of mainstream vendors who’ve pledged to accept the new digital currency. See also: Bitcoin Gold’s Confusing Mainnet Launch Has […]

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Man Group Hedge Fund May Be Next to Launch Bitcoin Futures

14.11.2017 Kai Sedgwick 0

Man Group - The World's Largest Publicly Traded Hedge Fund - Could Be Next to Launch Bitcoin FuturesBitcoin futures are all the rage right now, with CME poised to launch contract trading in a matter of weeks. Their arrival will enable investors to speculate on the price of bitcoin without having to actually hold the cryptocurrency. Now, Britain’s Man Group could be next to get in on the act, with CEO Luke […]

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Chinese Hydroelectric Crackdown Could Herald the Demise of Cheap Bitcoin Mining

14.11.2017 Kai Sedgwick 0

Chinese Hydroelectric Crackdown Could Herald the Demise of Cheap Bitcoin MiningChinese bitcoin miners are the latest tranche of the country’s cryptocurrency community to be hit by restrictions. This time it’s not the government but a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation that has issued the decree, in a move which calls into question the country’s ability to sustain bitcoin mining operations. At present, both the […]

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Police Posted at Bithumb as Users File Lawsuit After Server Outage Costs Millions

14.11.2017 Kai Sedgwick 0

Bithumb Lawsuit After Server Outage Costs MillionsUsers of Bithumb, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, have filed a class action lawsuit following a costly server outage on November 12. Despite only lasting 90 minutes, the outage cost traders millions of dollars, occurring at the height of frenzied bitcoin cash trading. One customer complained of losing 250 million won ($223,000) in the chaos. […]

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