Tag: blockchain

Moonday Mornings: Teen allegedly stole unreleased A-list music to sell for Bitcoin

Gather round forkers, it’s time for Moonday Mornings, Hard Fork’s wrap-up of the weekend’s top cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines. 1. Police in the Philippines have arrested 277 Chinese nationals following a tip-off from the Chinese authorities. The suspects are thought to be connected to a cryptocurrency scam primarily targeting investors based in China, a local […]

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Chainlink cryptocurrency trading shows signs of pump-and-dump scam

The trading pattern of Chainlink’s Link cryptocurrency suggests a suspicious “pump-and-dump” scam, or an attempt to manipulate the price of the cryptocurrency token, according to an analytics company. The unusual market pattern was discovered by the team at AnChain.ai, a blockchain transaction analytics company. And it is significant because Chainlink’s token has a market value […]

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Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) hits general availability

Months ago, Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) hit general availability, and at the time, Amazon was able to pair it with Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB). Now the latter is widely available as well, in multiple regions of the United States — U.S. East (Ohio and Northern Virginia) and U.S. West (Oregon) — and in Asia […]

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Big Brother billionaire suing Facebook over Bitcoin ads says agreement ‘is impossible’

The Dutch billionaire who sued Facebook for hosting fraudulent Bitcoin BTC advertisements that featured his name and image has claimed it impossible to reach an agreement, Reuters reports. John de Mol, one of the brains behind entertainment giant Endemol and the Big Brother television format, filed his suit with an Amsterdam court three months ago. […]

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Bitcoin analysts show ‘apparent relationship’ between exchange flow and price

There’s less Bitcoin BTC flowing in and out of cryptocurrency exchanges lately, which indicates calm from those who’ve been keen to profit from its price movements — especially when compared to levels recorded in June and July. In fact, the amount that traders have sent to major cryptocurrency exchanges is now on par with the total being […]

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Moonday Mornings: Justin Sun reportedly invited Donald Trump to Warren Buffett lunch

Every Monday, we round up important cryptocurrency and blockchain news that you might’ve missed while you’ve been out socializing/spending time with your loved ones/inhaling macaroni and cheese while you binge-watch some Netflix bullshit. Here’s this week’s edition. Enjoy! 1. South Korean electronics giant LG is reportedly prepping to launch “blockchain-friendly” smartphones, reports The Block citing local […]

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China is following Facebook’s playbook to issue a centralized digital currency

China‘s upcoming state-controlled digital currency is to be similar to Facebook‘s proposed coin, which makes total sense, because Libra isn’t really a cryptocurrency. Mu Changchun, deputy director of payments at China‘s central bank, explained the country was issuing its digital currency “to protect our monetary sovereignty and legal currency status,” Reuters reports. “We need to plan […]

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Bitcoin whale moves gooch-tingling ONE BILLION DOLLARS

A cryptocurrency whale has moved a ball-twisting 94,504 BTC (worth over one billion dollars) — paying just $700 in Bitcoin BTC network fees. 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 94,504 #BTC (1,018,147,922 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to unknown wallet Tx: https://t.co/VWb8slswa8 — Whale Alert (@whale_alert) September 6, 2019 Twitter-based transaction monitor @whale_alert signalled […]

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Blockchain startup Dapp.com raises $1 million for decentralized app distribution

Blockchain startup Dapp.com, which describes itself as the world’s largest analytics and distribution platform for dapps (decentralized apps), has raised $1 million in funding from several investors. Hashed led the round, with participation from Du Capital and others. Dapp.com handles analytics and distribution for over 2,900 decentralized apps, which make use of the blockchain, or […]

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Apple Pay’s VP just called cryptocurrency ‘interesting’ — which is dumb

Apple Pay‘s vice president, Jennifer Bailey, has revealed her company thinks cryptocurrency is “interesting.” Wow, so brave. According to CNN, Bailey even double-downed on that fearless description, confirming that Apple thinks it has “interesting long-term potential,” whatever the fuck that means. Not only is that statement as bland as Apple’s branding, it’s incredibly vague. Which […]

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This Bitcoin toilet paper will take you from ‘bogholder’ to ‘shitcoiner’ in one wipe

The term “shitcoin” has permeated through the cryptocurrency scene so effectively that it’s reached US Congress — but now Amazon offers a new product that takes it to a whole other level. Behold, this three-ply toilet paper has a Bitcoin BTC printed on each sheet. It’s described as a “funny cryptocurrency novelty prank gag gift idea for crypto […]

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Nasty Glupteba malware uses Bitcoin blockchain to keep itself alive

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new strain of the nefarious Glupteba malware that uses the Bitcoin BTC blockchain to ensure it remains dangerous. TrendMicro’s latest blog details the previously undocumented variant which is capable of invading systems to mine Monero cryptocurrency and steal sensitive browser data like passwords and cookies. Analysts confirmed this version of […]

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Ethereum market faces bearish ‘death cross’ pattern, while Bitcoin retains momentum

Ethereum, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, is struggling to find any sense of market momentum, with its price dropping almost 50 percent since its 2019-peak of $349. To make matters worse, Ethereum‘s market is on the verge of a “death cross.” This is a spooky technical pattern that’s only happened three times before in its history, […]

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Bitcoin dominance exceeds 70% for the first time since March 2017 — but that doesn’t mean shit

Bitcoin‘s market capitalization has exceeded 70 percent of the total cryptocurrency market for the first time since March 2017 — when it was worth just $1,000 per coin. This metric is commonly referred to as its “dominance.” It’s a rather simple estimate that’s typically used to show how popular investing in that particular currency is. To determine […]

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Dutch central bank has new rules for crypto, says it’s ‘vulnerable to financial crime’

The Dutch central bank has today announced it must begin supervising cryptocurrency companies (including wallet providers) under the fifth European anti-money laundering directive, which came into effect in July. Firms that offer services to exchange between cryptocurrency and “regular money” (fiat) are now forced to register with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) before 10 January 2020, and […]

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Craig Wright says Hurricane Dorian stops him from challenging that pesky Bitcoin court order worth billions

Craig Wright, the bloke who’s claimed to be Bitcoin BTC creator Satoshi Nakamoto more times than we can count, has now blamed a hurricane for being unprepared to challenge a recent court order, CoinDesk reports. A court document submitted by Wright’s defense reads: “Counsel for Dr. Wright have been diligently working on meeting this deadline, […]

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Coinbase thief goofs by emailing apology to police, gets arrested while in jail for something else

A phone thief that stole $15,000 worth of cryptocurrency has been caught after he mistakenly sent an apology email to a detective investigating the case, NJ.com reports. New Jersey man Darren Carter (29) is said to have swiped a Connecticut resident’s phone at a Californian airport in April. He then used it to siphon funds […]

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European Central Bank bigwig outlines why Facebook’s Libra isn’t real cryptocurrency

A representative of the European Central Bank (ECB) has slammed Facebook‘s quasi-cryptocurrency Libra, referring to its proposed ecosystem as a “siren call.” Yves Mersch, Luxemborgian lawyer and ECB executive board member, even told attendees of the European System of Central Banks’ legal conference the Libra ecosystem will be “cartel-like.” After prefacing his concerns with a […]

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