The Latest News about Cryptocurrency
Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.
MyEtherWallet Compromised as Hackers Make Their Way with over $150K Worth of Digital Currency
Popular web-wallet hosting service MyEtherWallet announced via a tweet this morning that a couple of its DNS registration servers had been hijacked by third-party actors.
MarketWatch Is Tracking Eight More Cryptocurrencies
MarketWatch, the news publishing unit of Dow Jones Media Group, announced Wednesday that it will begin tracking the market moves of eight additional cryptocurrencies.
Ethereum's Top Developers Think A Blockchain Split Might Be Inevitable
At least, that was the mood at a meeting of top ethereum developers late last week where a discussion on a controversial code proposal called EIP 999 led some to speculate the scenario is now a possibility.
Binance Labs Leads $30 Mln Fundraising Round For New Privacy-Centered Cryptocurrency
MobileCoin, a new privacy-centered cryptocurrency, announced that Binance Labs will lead a $30 mln round of fundraising for the project, according to a Medium post April 24.The blog post stated that the Blockchain technology incubator associated with the Binance cryptocurrency exchange is leading a $30 mln round of investment denominated in Bitcoin and Ethereum.
China's Official Government Auditor Is Looking at Blockchain Solutions
China's government auditor thinks blockchain can "Open up a window" to more streamlined data storage.
Weekly Price Overview: Cardano, April 24
After such a sharp decline, a 'V' shaped recovery is unlikely because traders who had purchased at higher levels and were watching their portfolio sink to a huge loss would bail out once their buy levels are reached.
Hybrid Crypto, Real Estate Fund Granted Gov't Permission In Germany
Munich-based BITREAL Capital GmbH has been granted marketing authorization and registration by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority for a cryptocurrency and real estate hybrid fund, Finance Magnates reported April 24.According to the company's LinkedIn profile, BITREAL Capital GmbH was founded in 2017 and is a "Fund initiator and innovator" in the area of special alternative investment funds.
Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin: Proof of Stake Within Year, Infinite Scalability on Horizon
In the face of uncertainty, Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin reassures the community that proof of stake is near, and that infinite scalability is on the horizon.
Capital Group Prohibits Associates, Family Members From Investing In ICOs
"All associates and immediate family members residing in the same household may not participate in IPOs or ICOs.".
Redefining The Rules of Cryptocurrency Trading: Changelly Partners With Binance
It comes down to selecting an exchange that offers functionality is either unique or at least considered a niche - such as that Changelly aims to provide, while also ensuring execution quality, robustness and speed.
TD Ameritrade Put An Actual Ad on the Bitcoin Blockchain
TD Ameritrade planted an ASCII flag - that is to say, imprinted an advertisement - on bitcoin's blockchain earlier this month.
Investigations by the SEC Signal Crypto and ICO Regulations Tightening
The crux of the matter lies on whether tokens issued through the blockchain are securities or "Utility tokens." New regulatory actions from the Securities and Exchange Commission clarify the agency's stance.
Bill Allowing Residents To Pay Taxes In Crypto Passes Arizona House Committee
The Rules Committee of the Arizona House of Representatives has passed SB 1091, a bill that would allow state residents to pay their taxes with cryptocurrencies, public records indicate April 23.Arizona law requires bills to pass three readings.
Banks And Cryptocurrencies Global Evaluation: Europe
Various European representatives pushed for coordinated legislation to restrict cryptocurrencies during the G20 summit with no success.
Arizona's Crypto Tax Payments Bill Clears Hurdle
A key committee in Arizona's House of Representatives has given its blessing to a bill that would clear the way for the state to accept cryptocurrencies as payment for taxes.
Snoop Dogg To Promote Ripple At Invite-Only Event In NYC
Ripple is hosting a VIP gathering, dubbed "XRP Community Night," in NYC on May 15, with a performance by Snoop Dog, the company announced Tuesday, April 24.The event is "Invite-only," but two Twitter contests will run in which participants can vie for ten tickets: "Twitter Trivia" and "Make the Meme," on April 26 and May 2 respectively.
Snoop Dogg to Perform at Ripple's Blockchain Week NYC Party
Distributed ledger startup Ripple is hosting a VIP gathering featuring Snoop Dogg - and will be giving away 10 tickets to the event on Twitter.
Ethereum Proposal To "Resurrect" Disabled $360 Mln Parity Contract Shut Down
A week-long vote on a proposal in regards to the Parity hack wallet reversal, which proposed to restore a disabled contract to unfreeze 587 wallets holding 513,774.
Mutual Fund Giant Bars Employees from Investing in ICOs
Capital Group, an 87-year-old financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets under management, has barred its associates from investing in initial coin offerings.
BTC Is Better Than Gold "On Every Front", Says Hedge Fund Manager
Speaking at the 23rd annual Sohn Investment Conference, John Pfeffer, hedge fund manager at Pfeffer Capital, said that Bitcoin is the first viable candidate to replace gold, and is better than the precious metal "On every front," MarketWatch reported yesterday, April 23.Appearing on CNBC's Fast Money this morning, April 24, Pfeffer confirmed his prediction that Bitcoin would rise to "No less than $90,000 and potentially as high as $700,000." Pfeffer said that BTC and crypto assets in general should be thought of as a venture capital investment: "They could go to zero, but they could be worth much more."
$150K Stolen From MyEtherWallet Users in DNS Server Hijacking
Users of MyEtherWallet, a web app for storing and sending ether and ethereum-based tokens, experienced an attack Tuesday that saw users of the service lose around $152,000 worth of ether.
Iceland's 'Big Bitcoin Heist' Suspect Has Been Arrested
Iceland's now-infamous bitcoin miner thief has reportedly been arrested.
United in Diversity: A Blueprint for the Pan-European Distributed Ledger
Recent legislative developments in Europe showcase policymakers' diverging approaches to cryptocurrencies and a wider array of non-monetary Blockchain applications.
MyEtherWallet Warns That A "Couple" Of Its DNS Servers Have Been Hacked
Update: Data from EtherScan shows that over $150k worth of ETH has been stolen in the DNS hack.
Blockchain Insurance Policy Developed for Hurricane-Prone Puerto Rico
The firm behind a blockchain protocol tailor-made for the insurance industry has designed a decentralized policy to cover natural disasters in hurricane-prone Puerto Rico.
TRON Promises $1.7 Million Airdrop, Pushes Toward Mainnet Launch and Opens Taiwan Office
The controversial project has captured significant gains over the last week, rising from just over $0.04 to $0.072 due to the launch of the TRON testnet combined with an impending 30 Million TRX airdrop worth $1.7 million, capturing the attention of the crypto community.
Industry Experts: EU Privacy Laws Help, Not Hinder Facebook, Google In Data War
The European Union's latest privacy laws could in fact benefit the media giants they hope to rein in, The Wall Street Journal claimed April 23, highlighting the need to put power in the hands of consumers, potentially via the use of Blockchain-based platforms.
Everything Ex-CFTC Chair Gary Gensler Said About Cryptos Being Securities
Who could review 1,000 to 2,000? But other than maybe CryptoKitties - which I think CryptoKitties is not a security, I'm not sure it's an ICO though - I tend to agree with him.
Korea's Largest Telecom Operator Announces Blockchain Service For Asset Management
South Korean telecommunications operator SK Telecom announced the release of an asset management service with Blockchain tech, as well as a platform for linking Blockchain startups with investors, local news outlet The Korea Herald reports today, April 24.According to Oh Se-hyeon, the executive vice president of the telecom operator's Blockchain division, "The service will allow users to manage all bank accounts, credit cards, mileage points and other non-financial assets, including cryptocurrencies, in one basket, and enable transactions of the assets based on trust."
Crypto Winter or Spring Revival? Take CoinDesk's State of Blockchain Survey
After a historic 2017, the cryptocurrency markets took a decided downturn in Q1. Bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin - and most major cryptocurrencies - saw declines in a variety of metrics: exchange volumes, transaction counts, and, of course, price.