31 July 2018

Headlines Podcast: Why Bitcoin Miners Target Critical Infrastructure NetworksOn this week’s Threatpost Podcast show, we sit down with Ronen Rabinovich from Cyberbit to discuss bitcoin mining on operational technology and … The fightback against the bitcoin energy guzzlers has begun“But when out of towners noticed cheap rates just as bitcoin prices began to spike they flocked […]

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30 July 2018

Headlines Billionaire Investor, Bill Miller Sees Bitcoin As The Most Stable Crypto Similar To GoldBillionaire investor, Bill Miller sees Bitcoin as the best investment choice in crypto. More than that, the founder and chief investment officer of Miller … Bitcoin (BTC) Technical Analysis: SEC’s Bitcoin ETF Rejection Tempering BullsSEC is taking a cautious stand and while […]

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29 July 2018

Headlines Gabrotech Files Patents and Announces Partnerships, a Week Ahead of the ICOThis is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their […]

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28 July 2018

Headlines Markets Update: Crypto-Prices See Some Recovery After the DipAfter the ETF was denied, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) dropped from a rough average of $8,200 per BTC to a low of $7,798. However, not too long … Bitcoin Cash vs. Bitcoin | The Pros and ConsThe history between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash is a […]

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27 July 2018

Headlines AMD Expects GPU Sales to Cryptocurrency Miners to Keep SlidingAMD has disclosed that the cryptocurrency-induced boom for sales of its GPU cards is over, for the foreseeable future. During an earnings call the Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker revealed that graphics cards sales to cryptocurrency miners declined during the quarter that ended in June. The […]

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26 July 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Prices Rise on ‘Buy the Dip’ Surge but Institutions Drag FeetBitcoin staged a comeback in July on the wings of an unexpected buy-the-dip surge, optimistic market sentiment and anticipation of the first bitcoin … Crypto Markets Surpasses $300 Billion; Did ETF Cause Bitcoin to Rally?The valuation of the crypto market has surpassed the $300 […]

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25 July 2018

Headlines Mediex – Moving Towards Better HealthcareThis is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into […]

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24 July 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price Reaches Two Month HighSlowly, but surely, bitcoin is making its way out of the woods. After the sudden spike in its price last week, the original cryptocurrency experienced … Bitcoin’s Price Is Nearing $10K On a Single, Troubled ExchangeCrypto exchange WEX continues to see prices well out of step with the rest of […]

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23 July 2018

Headlines Crypto Really (Really) Wants a Bitcoin ETFThe crypto universe has spoken: they want a bitcoin ETF and they want it now. As CoinDesk previously reported, the Securities and Exchange … Libertarian candidate for governor to accept Bitcoin donations that Wisconsin Ethics Commission …MADISON – The Libertarian candidate for governor says he will accept campaign donations […]

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22 July 2018

Headlines Post-ICO Startup Survival Rate Just 44 Percent: Boston College ResearchersA new study released by the Boston College Carroll School of Management has placed the post-initial coin offering (ICO) survival rate of cryptocurrency startups at just 44 percent. Penned by Prof Leonard Kostovetsky and Hugo Benedetti, the study examined more than 4,000 ICOs that raised a total of […]

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21 July 2018

Headlines Crypto Exchange Coinbase Forms Political Action CommitteeCoinbase formed a Political Action Committee, though it is unclear which candidates it plans to support at this time. Insurance Giants See ‘Big Opportunity’ in Cryptocurrency Storage CoverageBig insurance companies such as XL Group, AIG and Chubb are quietly offering cryptocurrency insurance as cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology continue […]

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20 July 2018

Headlines The Jigsaw Ransomware Has Been Revived to Steal Bitcoin from Unsuspecting UsersThe Jigsaw malware is back and it is ready to steal Bitcoin from consumers once again. Jigsaw is Back to Scare Bitcoin Users ZDNet recently reported that the “Jigsaw” ransomware has recently been revised by hackers to steal Bitcoin from unsuspecting users through […]

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19 July 2018

Headlines $20K in Crypto: The First Bets on Prediction Market Augur Just Paid OutA week after going live, the crypto-powered prediction market platform Augur is proving that it really works in the wild. All ‘Big Four’ Auditors to Trial Blockchain Platform for Financial ReportingThe world’s four biggest auditing firms will join 20 banks to trial […]

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18 July 2018

Headlines Charlie Lee’s ‘Own a Bitcoin Before Buying Altcoins’ Comment Sparks Crypto TribalismIn a recent Tweet the founder of Litecoin made a statement about cryptocurrency acquisitions, quickly triggering discussion within the cryptocurrency community. Buy Bitcoin Before Altcoins? The cryptocurrency market is surprisingly tribal, with users often getting attached to their favorite cryptocurrency as if it was […]

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17 July 2018

Headlines Crypto Markets Consolidate Gains – Bitcoin Price at $6700The cryptocurrency markets continued to post a positive performance on Tuesday, with almost all Top Ten coins posting considerable increases. As at press time on Tuesday late morning Bitcoin was trading at well above the $6,700 level on Binance with turnover increasing quite considerably over the […]

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16 July 2018

Headlines Privacy Coin Monero Successfully Completes First “Bulletproofs” AuditPrivacy Coin Monero (XMR) successfully completes the first audit for its new “bulletproofs” protocol. In an official blog post back in December 2017, Monero announced its intentions to pursue including the bulletproofs mechanism into its protocol. They stated that bulletproofs would lead to “massive space savings, better […]

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15 July 2018

Headlines $13.5 Million Hack Ignites Fresh Debate Over Crypto Project BancorThe security breach of a well-funded blockchain project renewed critiques against its technology this week. What’s Behind the Multi-Billion Dollar Venture Capital Interest in Crypto?The mercurial rise in popularity for the ICO fund-raising model has led many industry observers and evangelists to conclude that the […]

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14 July 2018

Headlines All Crypto Exchanges in South Korea Meet New Requirements, New Money to Come inThe South Korea Blockchain Association has approved 12 crypto exchanges including Bithumb and UPbit over the past week, of having adequate security measures and internal management systems in place. Various local publications reported that Bithumb, UPbit, Gopax, OKCoin Korea, Korbit, Coineone, […]

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13 July 2018

Headlines Watch Out Bears, Crypto’s Only Getting Started: Coinbase CTOCoinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan ignited a Twitter firestorm yesterday when he tweeted that while 63% of the world’s adults own smartphones, only 8% of those in the U.S. and less than 1% worldwide  own cryptocurrency, indicating there is a potential user base that is 60 times […]

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12 July 2018

Headlines Richemont Director Jin Keyu Joins Blockchain Startup as AdviserA board member at Swiss luxury goods maker Richemont has said luxury goods companies could use blockchain to bring transparency to their supply chain. India May Avoid Cryptocurrency Ban, Classify them as Commodities: ReportAuthorities in India are likely to choose against a sweeping cryptocurrency ban and […]

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11 July 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price Struggles to Rebound at $6,350 After Big Fall, Corrective Rally UnlikelySubsequent to a 5 percent drop in a 24-hour span, the bitcoin price has struggled to rebound from the $6,350 mark, despite optimistic momentum indicators. Bearish Trend While bitcoin has broken Relative Strength Index (RSI) trendlines and has demonstrated a neutral zone […]

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10 July 2018

Headlines Ledger Sold 1 Million Crypto Hardware Wallets in 2017, Attracts Investors in Samsung and GoogleLeading hardware crypto wallet manufacturer and developer Ledger sold more than 1 million hardware wallets in 2017, recording a profit of $29 million. In an interview with Forbes, Ledger president Pascal Gauthier stated that the lack of secure platforms which […]

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9 July 2018

Headlines FINRA Wants to Know All About Member Firms’ Crypto ActivitiesThe U.S. financial self-regulatory body is asking member firms to submit every detail of their existing or future activities in cryptocurrency. YouTube Accused of Negligence in BitConnect Fraud LawsuitThe drama around the shutdown of the controversial BitConnect’s lending and exchange platform continues. Filings Link Crypto […]

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8 July 2018

Headlines Interview: David Sapper, CEO of Aussie Crypto Exchange BlockbidCCN reported in June that Australian blockchain startup Blockbid pioneered a new risk management and identity verification system that substantially reduces the risk of identity fraud. Using data aggregated from a 1.4 billion-strong identity database held by ThreatMetrix with a LexisNexis database of potentially high risk […]

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7 July 2018

Headlines Facebook’s Blockchain Division Has a New Director of EngineeringSocial media giant Facebook has recently promoted senior engineer Evan Cheng to director of engineering for its recently-launched blockchain division. Earlier in May, Facebook put together a team led by David Marcus, Coinbase board member and former president at PayPal, to explore blockchain technology and its […]

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6 July 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Bull Tom Lee Double Downs on $25,000 Bitcoin Price Forecast in 2018Bitcoin bull Tom Lee claims he has not wavered from his previous $25,000 forecast for bitcoin by year’s end, even though he mentioned a price slightly surpassing $20,000 in a recent CNBC interview. Lee, co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors and the best known […]

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5 July 2018

Headlines Volkswagen Seeks Patent for Inter-Vehicular Blockchain Communications SystemVolkswagen has applied for a patent allowing vehicles to communicate with each other through a blockchain-based network aimed to increase road safety by warning of nearby vehicles and alerting the driver to potential collisions. The system could potentially be used to negotiate actions like merging lanes, overtaking, […]

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4 July 2018

Headlines International Task Force Notes Use of Cryptocurrencies in Financial CrimeTax authorities from five different nations are coming together to combat international financial crimes, with a focus on cryptocurrencies. HTC Layoffs Won’t Impact Production of ‘World’s First Blockchain Phone’Smartphone manufacturer HTC’s recently-announced round of layoffs will not affect the development or production of the HTC […]

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3 July 2018

Headlines 40 Percent of Ontario Cryptocurrency Investors Have Sold All Their CoinsA survey conducted in Canada’s Ontario province has sought to shed light on cryptocurrency investing habits in the region as well as the views of financial consumers and their understanding of the nascent technology. The study, which was compiled by the Ontario Securities Commission’s […]

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2 July 2018

Headlines Bitcoin ATMs Becoming the Norm in US Inner CitiesOf the numerous humanitarian applications of blockchain that are being tested, and in some cases already used around the world, implementing cryptocurrency in places where populations are under-served by financial institutes is considered a winner. Poor countries or island nations with rural people living far from city […]

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1 July 2018

Headlines Rumors: Flood in Sichuan China Destroyed Bitcoin Mining CentersEric Meltzer, a partner at INBlockchain, the largest blockchain-focused fund in China, reported that rumors suggest a bitcoin mining facility in China was destroyed by a massive flood that affected the entire province of Sichuan, China. Heavy Rain and Flood in Chinese Provinces Affect Mining Centers […]

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