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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Facebook to Ban Cryptocurrency Related Ads, For Now

Facebook is banning all advertisements for cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and initial coin offerings (ICOs), as part of an “intentionally broad” policy against deceptive marketers. Social media giant Facebook has unveiled a new policy that bans advertisements involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), a popular funding tool used by many new startups. Today, […]

Why IOTA? Recommended Long Term Investment

For any blockchain-tech enthusiast it would not be surprising why various figures and even big names like BOSCH, Volkswagen, Orange, Samsung would choose to support IOTA’s vision and development. Companies like that could be just another phase until governmental organization would step in and implement blockchain for their institutions – and IOTA could be the […]

EU bitcoin exchange BL3P temporarily limiting new accounts to invite-only

Bitonic B.V. the Netherlands-based bitcoin company announced today that new account applications for its exchange BL3P are to be put on temporarily pause in order to accommodate past months growth. For now, exclusively those with invite-only… EU bitcoin exchange BL3P temporarily limiting new accounts to invite-only was published on CryptoNinjas.

Hyperledger Releases Sawtooth 1.0

Hyperledger is a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology that is hosted by The Linux Foundation. Today, January 30, 2018, sees the release of Sawtooth 1.0, the second active Hyperledger project to reach 1.0, following Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 in July 2017. Sawtooth is a modular platform for building, deploying and running distributed ledgers using […]

Japanese Brokerages to find use of Cutting-edge Blockchain Technology

Japanese based brokerages are initiated a consortium which would be solely dedicated to hoisting up the process of a could-happen blockchain technology adoption and other technology of the same industry with target to deliver better services to users. In the group, founding members were online figures like Rakuten Securities, SBI Securities, and convential brokerages like […]

Major Chinese Exchange Platform Looks Towards International Market

One of China’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has been bought by an unnamed Hong Kong investment group. According to a statement by BTCC today, the buyout aims to help develop an international facing platform, expanding the company’s remit outside of China. Senior Vice President of BTCC Mining Pool, Denver Zhao, said:  “We now have the resources […]

New Website Ranks 600 Cryptocurrencies by Github Activity

From market cap to trading volume, there’s a lot of ways to assess and quantify cryptocurrencies. Traders evaluating new crypto projects are prone to diving deep in their quest to uncover diamonds in the rough. Github activity – the frequency with which the code governing cryptocurrencies is updated – provides a good indicator of which […]

Google’s DoubleClick Ads Used to Distribute Crypto Mining Malware

Security firm TrendMicro stated in a new report that Google’s DoubleClick ad services were used to distribute cryptocurrency mining malware.

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Possible Bear Pennant Suggests End to Market Consolidation

Looking back at bitcoin’s parabolic curve, we can see notable lines of support and resistance throughout its market cycle. Two highly reliable sources of support and resistance are the set of 50/200 EMAs and the Fibonacci Retracement set from the beginning of the bull market to the top of our current all-time high: Figure 1: […]

An oil-backed cryptocurrency? Introducing Venezuela’s ‘Petro’

On December 3, 2017, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced plans to create a national cryptocurrency called the ‘Petro’ that will be backed by the country’s natural resources, most notably its substantial oil reserves. Currently, Venezuela is facing  US government led sanctions that make moving money through international banks difficult — and Maduro believes a government-backed […]