Tag: cryptocurrency

Bitcoin extortionists threaten victims with ‘hitman’ unless they cough up $4K

Cryptocurrency scams are getting more old-school with every week that passes. Hacks seem to be too difficult these days and old-fashioned threats are becoming the way of the crypto-criminal. According to emails seen by Bleeping Computer, scammers are now threatening victims with a hitman if they don’t pay $4,000 in Bitcoin BTC to call off […]

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Belgian cryptocurrency scam blacklist swells to 113 dodgy domains

The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has identified a fresh batch of cryptocurrency scams. It has added a swathe of new sites to its blockchain blacklist, expanding it to 113 dodgy domains. In a special warning to local investors, FSMA declared it prudent for Belgians to keep a serving of moules-frites between themselves and the […]

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Hedera Hasgraph launches early access for secure and fast blockchain alternative

Hedera Hashgraph has launched the initial technology behind its secure and fast blockchain alternative. An early access program is now available for developers to create test applications that run on top of the Hedera Mainnet. Under its Community Testing Program, Dallas-based Hedera Hashgraph will let developers and individuals test the network and earn up to […]

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Italian regulators launch crackdown on silly cryptocurrency scams

Italian authorities have moved to protect local investors by temporarily banning the sale of two particularly dodgy cryptocurrency investments within the country for 90 days. In a special bulletin, the Commissione Nazionale per la Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) revealed a string of websites and Facebook pages it has restricted from selling potentially fake cryptocurrency projects, […]

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Hong Kong: Bitcoin ‘millionaire’ throws money from rooftop, gets arrested

A supposed Chinese cryptocurrency millionaire has been arrested after throwing stacks of HK $100 ($12) bills from the rooftop of a building in one of Hong Kong’s poorest districts. Self-styled Bitcoin BTC millionaire Wong Ching-Kit announced the bizarre stunt via Facebook. In the post, he declared money would soon be “falling from the sky.” Sure enough, Wong […]

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‘Unregulated ICOs are dead’ — welcome to the era of the STO

One of Alan Sugar’s earliest apprentices and author of Tokenomics: The crypto shift of blockchains, ICOs and tokens, Thomas Power took to the seats of the Hard Fork Decentralized Exchange this afternoon to discuss his vision of our blockchain future. The founder of 9 Spokes and Blockchain Industry Compliance and Regulation Association (BICRA) board member […]

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Blockchains should have ‘privacy by design’ for GDPR compliance

General data protection regulation (GDPR) and blockchain is one of the industry’s most contentious debates at the moment. Some believe that public permissionless blockchains cannot be GDPR compliant, and that private blockchains might be the answer to blockchain’s regulatory woes. Even so, private blockchains bring into question the very meaning of what a blockchain is. […]

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Abra is giving away $25 of Bitcoin this Christmas – but there’s a catch

Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Abra is trying to add a little holiday cheer to the current bear market bear market by giving away Bitcoin. This morning, in an email to customers, Abra announced a promotion which would see new investors of its BIT10 “exchange traded fund” (ETF) style token receive $25 of Bitcoin BTC […]

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LinkedIn: ‘Blockchain developer’ is the fastest-growing U.S. job

“Blockchain developer” is the top emerging job in the U.S. — according to data  published in LinkedIn’s 2018 U.S. Emerging Jobs report. Blockchain has come a long way since Satoshi Nakamoto developed a cryptocurrency that allowed strangers to conduct financial transactions anonymously and without the need for intermediaries, such as banks. Bitcoin, as the cryptocurrency is known, has emerged […]

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Razer wants you to mine cryptocurrency for store credit – don’t

Yesterday, Razer announced the launch of its SoftMiner program which uses a computer’s redundant resources to mine cryptocurrency when the user is “away from keyboard” (AFK). Only the user doesn’t get any of the mined cryptocurrency, all they get is store credit at Razer, known as Razer Silver. When a person runs the SoftMiner program […]

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ConsenSys teaches devs how to make their first dApp on the blockchain

This morning, developers from blockchain technology services firm ConsenSys and Kauri took to the Hard Fork Decentralized stage to show attendees how to create their first Ethereum-based dApp. Taking the role of educators was lead developer at Kauri, Joshua Cassidy and lead technical evangelist at ConsenSys Catalyst, Abel Tedros. Kauri is one of ConsenSys’ supported […]

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Opera launches its cryptocurrency-oriented browser for the decentralized web

Opera is finally rolling out its blockchain-oriented browser specifically designed for surfing and interacting with the decentralized web (also known as Web 3.0). Today at Hard Fork Decentralized in London, the company announced the browser, which comes with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet, is now available for Android. This makes Opera the first mainstream browser that comes with cryptocurrency […]

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80% of wallets holding Bitcoin contain less than $100

This ball-busting bear market has lasted almost a full year. No better time to check on how the circulating supply of Bitcoin BTC is currently distributed. Recent analysis run by digital asset investment firm Delphi found 22.9 million Bitcoin addresses currently hold some Bitcoin (as in, more than none). Uncomfortably, nearly half contain less than 0.001 BTC […]

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Binance launches a new platform to teach you about blockchain and cryptocurrency

Exchange desk Binance wants to introduce you to the basics of cryptocurrency and blockchain with its latest offering. The company has launched its own education platform to help users get more familiar with the technology. The new undertaking, called Binance Academy, features a wide array of explainer pieces. It is also available in 15 different […]

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85% of employees at recently launched blockchain startups are male

At this point, gender inequality in tech is well documented. As it turns out, the blockchain industry is absolutely no different – there is a staggeringly disproportionate amount of males employed by the next wave of cryptocurrency companies. Recent analysis discovered men comprised an overwhelming majority of recent blockchain startups – just 14.5 percent of team […]

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Samsung could be developing its own blockchain phone

There might be another name joining HTC and Sirin Labs as makers of blockchain smartphones, and it’s one of the world’s largest phone manufacturers, Samsung. Earlier this week, Samsung submitted three European trademark requests for blockchain-based smartphone features, spotted by Galaxy Club. The three trademarks are named as “Blockchain KeyStore,” “Blockchain key box,” and “Blockchain […]

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