Public transport facilities in 37 localities across Argentina now accept Bitcoin

Argentina now accept Bitcoin

Public transport facilities in 37 localities across Argentina will now accept Bitcoins, thanks to a collaboration between Alto Viaje, who provide the travelcard-loading platform, and Bitex, a fintech company. Manuel Beaudroit, CMO of Bitex, explained: “We believe that this type of project is of great importance since it brings technology as disruptive as bitcoin to the common people, demonstrating the true value and the applications it has in everyday life.” Argentina is in the middle of a financial crisis right now. Many citizens have turned to Bitcoin to preserve their…

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$1.4 Billion Raised via ICOs in Q4 2018

1.4 Billion Raised via ICOs in Q4 2018

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) in Q4 2018 raised 25 percent less than in Q3, while the total amount of completed ICOs increased, according to a report by ICO rating service ICObench shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 6. The number of ICOs completed in Q4 increased to 594 from 554 in Q3, the report says. With that, the number of ICO projects that did not raise funds has also increased in Q4, while the number of successfully completed ICO projects remained equal. According to the report, the total funds raised by…

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Two Thirds of Korean Crypto Exchanges Fail Government Security Check

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Only a third of cryptocurrency exchanges inspected got a full pass in a recent government security audit. The Ministry of Science and ICT, the Korea Internet & Security Agency and the Ministry of Economy and Finance inspected a total of 21 crypto exchanges from September to December 2018, examining 85 different security aspects. Notably, only 7 of them – Upbit, Bithumb, Gopax, Korbit, Coinone, Hanbitco, and Huobi Korea – cleared all the tests, CoinDesk Korea reported Thursday. The remaining 14 exchanges are “vulnerable to hacking attacks at all times because…

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Coinbase suspended Ethereum Classic (ETC) trading after a successful 51% attack

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The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase suspended the trading of Ethereum Classic (ETC) after double-spend attacks worth $1.1 Million. The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has suspended the trading of Ethereum Classic (ETC) after double-spend attacks that consist in spending digital coins twice. Ethereum Classic (ETC) is the original unforked Ethereum blockchain, the attacks resulted in the loss of $1.1 million worth of the digital currency. 51% attack refers to an attack on a blockchain by a group of miners that controls over 50% of the network’s mining hashrate. “On 1/5/2019, Coinbase detected a…

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Ethereum Extends Impressive Run, up 35% in 1 Week

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In the past week, Ethereum, the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the global market, has experienced a strong upward movement, recording an additional three percent increase in value on the day. Within seven days, the Ethereum price has increased from $117 to $159, by over 35 percent against the U.S. dollar, making it one of the best performing crypto assets throughout the past two months. Can the Constantinople Fork Effect Continue to Fuel Ethereum? Analysts have attributed the positive price movement of Ethereum to its upcoming Constantinople hard fork. The…

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The First Bitcoin Block Was Mined 10 Years Ago Today

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Bitcoin’s Genesis block, which was mined on January 3, 2009, at 18:15:05 UTC, is now 10 years old. The Bitcoin Network Turns 10 The marking of the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin’s block 0 is, however, not to be confused with the Bitcoin whitepaper’s 10th birthday which was commemorated last year on October 31 in remembrance of the day the whitepaper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” was released. As CCN reported earlier, Seychelles-based bitcoin exchange, BitMEX, has marked the day by placing an ad on the front page of…

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Bitcoin Above $4,000 Again as Top Cryptocurrencies See Gains Across the Board

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All of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing moderate gains, with Bitcoin’s (BTC) price going above $4,000 again, according to CoinMarketCap data. At press time, Bitcoin is up nearly four percent on the day, trading at $4,050. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is lower than the Friday’s high of almost $4,200; but the cryptocurrency is still trading significantly up from $3,294 — the point at which it started this week. Ripple (XRP) — the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization — has gained over five percent on…

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Opera For Android Now Has A Cryptocurrency Wallet

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Opera had confirmed earlier this year that it would build a cryptocurrency wallet inside its Android browser. The company has followed through on that promise and confirmed today that the latest version of its browser does indeed come with a cryptocurrency wallet. The announcement was made at a blockchain event in London today. The latest version of Opera for Android comes with a built-in crypto wallet. It will enable users to make transactions online and also securely store their digital tokens within the browser itself. The Opera browser’s cryptocurrency wallet…

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Facebook Is Hiring Blockchain Engineers

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It appears as though the social media giant Facebook has been quietly hiring blockchain engineers currently. There are five different job listings in the Facebook Careers section. The listings are for the following jobs: data scientist, data engineer, software engineer, and product marketing lead. It is currently unclear as to what exactly Facebook might be doing with these new positions, although Mark Zuckerberg himself (the founder of Facebook) hinted that he might be developing his own cryptocurrency. Although he did not specifically say that this was in the company’s plans,…

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BitGo Now Supports Universal Protocol Alliance Stablecoins

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BitGo, a leading blockchain security and cryptocurrency custodian based in California, has formed a strategic alliance with the Universal Protocol Alliance. The partnership will enable BitGo to offer support for the latter’s cryptoassets, including its U.S. dollar (UPUSD) and euro-pegged (UPEUR) stablecoins, according to a Business Wire press release on December 6, 2018. BitGo Supports Universal TokensPer sources close to the matter, BitGo, a highly-reputed cryptocurrency custodian and institutional cryptocurrency financial services company is now offering support for all tokens from the stables of the Universal Protocol Alliance (UP). In…

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Crypto market loses $6 billion as Bitcoin price retreats to $4,100

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In the last 24 hours, more than $6 billion was wiped out of the cryptocurrency market as Bitcoin (BTC), the most dominant cryptocurrency in the market, recorded a loss of 8.6 percent from $4,500 to $4,110. On fiat-to-cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase, Kraken, and Bitstamp, the price of BTC reached a new weekly low at around $4,118. Bitcoin has since recovered to $4,291, but on a weekly basis, BTC remains 21.65 percent down against the US dollar. Similar to Bitcoin’s strength at $6,000 from August to November, despite experiencing an intense…

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Bitcoin plunges below $6,000 to lowest level in more than a year

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Its price plummeted more than 10% on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level in more than a year. It’s now trading below $6,000, far from the heights it reached during its meteoric rise at the end of 2017. After nearly touching $20,000 in December 2017, bitcoin’s value nosedived in volatile trading over the months that followed. But it has enjoyed a period of relative stability since early September, hovering between $6,000 and $7,000. Wednesday’s drop is a sharp reminder that cryptocurrencies are still an extremely volatile investment. While some people have…

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] miner process largest block ever on a public blockchain

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The renowned blockchain technology research, analysis, and development firm, nChain Group’s mining pool BMG Pool is making the headlines now. The mining pool is shattering many records. The mining pool mined over 32 MB block on the Bitcoin Cash [BCH] network. The largest block ever mined first stood at the height 556034 on the Bitcoin Cash [BCH] chain. Furthermore, the miner processed over 166K transactions. The miner went onto process four more such 32 MB blocks on the blockchain network. Moreover, this resulted in the confirmation of over 166K transactions…

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$62 Million in Litecoin (LTC) Was Just Sent for $0.50

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More than 1 million LTC was recently processed for a fraction of a dollar. An anonymous Litecoin (LTC) holder has reportedly transferred a whopping $62 million in LTC for only $0.50, a feat that underlines the true value of digital currency transactions. According to a recent report by Litecoin.com, the transaction was made with 1,159,005.9 and looks to be a consolidation of funds from legacy addresses to a new multi-signature address for better security. Source: sludgefeed.com The 1M+ Litecoin Transaction valued at $62M sent for just 50¢ #Litecoin #Bitcoinhttps://t.co/UrQ6LyGJeg —…

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Binance crypto exchange launches its analysis wing Binance Research

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The most renowned and world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance is launching its own analysis and research division. Binance is calling this new analysis wing as Binance Research. Moreover, the research division will focus on creating industry grade analysis reports. The crypto exchange launched the platform on November 8, 2018, for industry analysis. The crypto exchange made the announcement through their official Twitter handle. Furthermore, they also announced it on their official blog about this. The crypto exchange is calling the new firm, an analysis division to the…

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