By CCN Markets: The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded flat on Monday, despite ominous trade warnings from the White House over the weekend. In an interview with ABC News on Sunday night, Trump said he was ready to go all in on tariffs in a bid to twist China’s arm. The president threatened to double the value of Chinese goods subject to tariffs from $ 250 billion to over half-a-trillion. “We have … right now, we’re getting 25 percent on $ 250 billion. And in the end, we’re going to get probably 25 percent or so. And it could be even increased.
It’s no secret that bitcoin cash (BCH) has been on a tear over the last few weeks, as the asset has more than doubled in price. This year’s best performing coin from the top 10 cryptocurrencies by capitalization has consistently posted impressive weekly gains. As a result, the value of the jackpots at Cash Games, which are denominated in BCH, have more than doubled in USD terms, giving you twice as many reasons to play.
Cryptocurrency investors rejoiced Friday as the market closed out the week with a notable surge led by both positive Bitcoin ETF news and Litecoin (LTC) surging over 30%. Across the board, an increasing number of altcoins from Binance Coin to TomoChain appear to be decoupling from Bitcoin (BTC) and starting their own bull rallies. One […]
The blockchain organization Bloq Labs has introduced a beta version of a new software suite for cryptocurrency miners called Titan. Bloq co-founder Jeff Garzik announced the project at the recent Binance conference in Singapore and claims the protocol can maximize a mining machine’s hashrate by double digits with thoughtful configuration and dynamic adjustment.
After obtaining your first bitcoins on an exchange, you’ll want to keep them safe, even if the funds are only sitting there temporarily. One way to keep your crypto secure online is by using two-factor authentication (2FA). Security is of utmost importance when it comes to storing cryptocurrency in an online wallet and 2FA adds another layer of protection over and above a strong password.
Investment manager Bill Miller — whose firm invested $ 1 billion in bitcoin in 2017 — predicts that Amazon’s stock price will double over the next three years, but believes Apple will struggle in the short term. “Amazon should double again in the next three years,” Miller — an Amazon perma-bull — told CNBC. “The top line is going
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Contradicting reports from the Ethereum Classic camp, cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase announced this afternoon that the apparent ETC blockchain reorganization attack had been accompanied by around half a million dollars in double spends. Coinbase Detects Double Spends on Ethereum Classic Network According to Coinbase, the firm first identified the deep chain reorganization on Jan. 5,
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Pokémon Go, the popular mobile augmented reality game developed and published by Niantic, is now offering double XP for trainers through the end of the weekend. Close to leveling up? Good news! As a part of #PokemonGOHoliday, Trainers can now earn double XP for catching Pokémon until December 30. https://t.co/SsnTmEJxzc pic.twitter.com/zIl9tcEo86 — Pokémon GO is […]
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch has announced the upcoming holiday schedule for its latest double points event in Multiplayer, Blackout, and Zombies. Happy holidays! We’ve got some surprises in store this week in #BlackOps4: • Festive Zombies in Blackout • New permanent zombie spawn at Farm in Blackout • Map Pack Moshpit continues for […]
For a markedly bearish year, 2018 turns out to have been pretty good for the spread of cryptocurrency teller machines. The number of bitcoin ATMs around the world has approximately doubled in the past 12 months. More than 4,000 devices in almost 80 countries are now exchanging fiat money for digital coins.
Gabor Gurbacs, a director and digital asset strategist at VanEck, isn’t happy with last week’s decision by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to extend the review period for the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF to February 27. Making matters even more frustrating for Gurbacs, San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced the listing of four small-cap ERC-20 tokens — Civic (CVC), […]
A bitcoin-replica launched with an aim to discourage miners from forming pools and gain a monopoly over its network has been compromised. Mark Nesbitt, a security expert, revealed that the blockchain of Vertcoin, a peer-to-peer PoW cryptocurrency, is under a 51% attack. The Coinbase engineer found that some anonymous cybercriminals rented a large amount of ASIC
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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced that the price of the petro, his country’s national “cryptocurrency,” has been increased from 3,600 sovereign bolivars to 9,000. While the wallet for the petro is still unavailable, the Venezuelan government continues to sell the digital currency and issue certificates of purchase to buyers.
Price Hike for Petro
Maduro announced on state television on Thursday the price increase of the petro, Venezuela’s so-called national “cryptocurrency,” effective on Friday. The announcement was made at the same time he ordered a 150 percent increase in the country’s monthly minimum wage, the sixth rate hike this year. Bloomberg wrote on Thursday:
A financial technology startup building a global blockchain payment network for a financial institution, Ripple, have released its third-quarter market report this week. They have revealed that they have sold over $ 160 million XRP during the quarter.
As announced by the official Twitter, they posted a link to the XRP market report:
The Q3 #XRP Markets report is here. Read about the key events in the XRP ecosystem over the last three months, including asset trading in Malta, hints at #crypto Wall Street adoption and why there was far less volatility in the markets this quarter. https://t.co/XYNp0D5S5F
Earlier this month, representatives from options exchange CBOE, fund provider VanEck, and blockchain startup SolidX met with top Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brass, and — unsurprisingly — the group’s pending bitcoin ETF application was at the top of the agenda. Bitcoin Market Reaching Maturity In the meeting, which was held on Oct. 9, VanEck
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When the banks failed in 2008, our financial systems shifted. A decade on, one of our most nagging financial predicaments centers on virtual currencies and their (lack of) regulation. 2018 is showing promising steps forward in lawmaking for countries like Switzerland, Germany, Malta, and even the US. So, why does Vancouver-based intelligence firm BIG believe that white-collar crime could double over the next 10 years?
As an agency that helps track and monitor cryptocurrency transactions at a forensic level (with the Department of Justice and Homeland Security among its clients), BIG notes that, as technology evolves, rather than fight white-collar crime, it could very well facilitate it. Moreover, the internet provides vast opportunities for white-collar criminals in 2018 – and current legislation is ill-prepared to stop the rise.
People hear and know more about cryptocurrencies with every passing day, and according to a new survey, interest in Bitcoin is expected to increase twofold in Europe. The poll gauges the awareness of cryptocurrencies and the expectations for their future. The research covers over a dozen European nations, but also the United States and Australia, presenting some unexpected findings.
The ZenCash network was attacked earlier today via a 51% attack. The attacker managed to reorganize the blockchain multiple times, successfully double spending two transactions.
Over $ 550,000 Double Spent
ZenCash is a Proof of Work cryptocurrency based on the popular Equihash mining algorithm. Equihash is used by several other popular currencies, most notably ZCash, meaning that there is a very large pool of total Equihash hash rate in the world that can be used on a variety of networks. ZEN is a fork of ZClassic that launched in late May 2017, using the same codebase as ZCash.