Month: August 2019

Tether Plans to Mint Digital Yuan and Commodity Coins, Says Bitfinex Shareholder

Tether Holdings, the firm that issues tether (USDT), has plans to launch an offshore Chinese yuan stablecoin called CNHT. Tether’s digital dollar presence within the crypto economy has been massive in recent months, seeing significant demand from China. Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong has explained in a recent interview that Tether is also preparing to launch …

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Crypto Lending Platforms Prepare to Assail the Banking System

The battle lines have been drawn and the troops assembled. On the one side stands the combined might of the banking cartels, centuries of deeply entrenched financial infrastructure supporting them. And on the other side stands a handful of crypto companies armed with little more than a passionate plea: “Ditch the legacy system and come …

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Crypto Salaries Gain Regulatory Recognition Around the World

Salaries paid in decentralized digital coins have become a norm across the crypto industry, but there’s really no reason why cryptocurrencies can’t be used for remuneration by businesses in other sectors as well. In many jurisdictions that should be legal even in the absence of dedicated legislation. Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan and Estonia are a …

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Halsey Minor’s VideoCoin is Coming for a $30 Billion Industry

VideoCoin debuted its blockchain-powered video infrastructure platform dubbed the VideoCoin Network this week, along with the listing of the native VID token on KuCoin and Beaxy cryptocurrency exchanges. This launch enables VideoCoin users to live stream video content, as well as be compensated for hosting the streaming services. We got a chance to interview VideoCoin Founder …

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Mega Drug Pushers Johnson & Johnson Get Away While Peaceful Silk Road Is Destroyed

It’s been said that those who protest the loudest are often the ones who are guilty, and when it comes to government and their pet corporations, things are no different. No surprise, then, that the blustery moralizing — and violent state force brought to bear against businesses — are most intense where the money and …

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Security, Privacy, and VPNs: The Importance of VPNs in Cryptocurrency

If you’re experienced in cryptocurrency and the Internet at large, chances are you might be somewhat familiar with the concept of VPNs.  Many people who have used cryptocurrency exchanges have used a VPN at some point to secure their internet connection. Since there is a lot of money floating around in cryptocurrency markets, organized crime …

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The Changing Face of Cryptocurrency Trading in 2019

The cryptocurrency exchange landscape has evolved significantly in 2019. The number, quality and diversity of exchanges has multiplied, giving traders an unprecedented number of venues to choose from. This smorgasbord of options risks leaving traders overwhelmed, however, as exchanges jockey for supremacy, launching new features and products designed to woo the competition and cement their …

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Bitcoin Cash Innovation Accelerates With Cashscript High-Level Language

Software developers Rosco Kalis and Gabriel Cardona have been steadily working on Cashscript, a high-level programming language for Bitcoin Cash. When the language is tied to certain opcodes, specific schemes can be built that allow for autonomous and decision-based transactions. While testing Cashscript’s capabilities, the two engineers recently deployed an oracle, forfeits, an onchain wager, …

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What Happened to the DEX? | Building in Secrecy or Just out of Steam?

Despite the continued vulnerability of exchanges, centralized crypto markets continue to flourish. This year has borne witness to several notable hacks and exchange failures at Cryptopia, QuadrigaCX and most recently Bitrue. Hackers can target both the hot wallets of exchanges or users’ login credentials via phishing. The ProofofKeys event, aimed at pulling assets off exchanges, …

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