Can Default SegWit Support Make Bitcoin Price Rise Even Higher?

Bitcoin is undergoing some big changes as we speak. In the latest client update, SegWit becomes enabled by default. It is a big step forward to improving the scalability of this cryptocurrency ecosystem. Boosting SegWit Adoption Quite some time ago, the Bitcoin network was slated to receive a scaling update. Known as Segregated Witness, the … Continue reading Can Default SegWit Support Make Bitcoin Price Rise Even Higher?

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Kraken Reinstates Delisted Currency Pairs and Advanced Order Types

Cryptocurrency exchanges are constantly evolving. Kraken, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency trading platforms, introduced some new big changes. Advanced orders and 10 different currency pairs have been added to the platform overnight. Advanced Orders On Kraken Kraken has been working hard to improve its overall user experience. Earlier this year, the firm made necessary … Continue reading Kraken Reinstates Delisted Currency Pairs and Advanced Order Types

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Omise and ETDA Sign MoU to Improve Thailand’s Digital ID Program

Omise, the popular blockchain-oriented company, recently signed a Memorandum of understanding with ETDA. This Thai government agency will collaborate with Omise on building a national eKYC portal. It is the first venture of its kind to become available in Thailand. Both entities will focus on exchanging information, experience, and technical information. This MoU was signed … Continue reading Omise and ETDA Sign MoU to Improve Thailand’s Digital ID Program

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UBIK Becomes Croatia’s Self-regulating Body for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Self-regulation in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is becoming the new norm. In Croatia, there is now a self-regulating body known as UBIK. This venture will also work toward regulating this nascent industry in the coming years. UBIK Aims to Legitimize Cryptocurrency Croatia is not a country most people associate with blockchain and cryptocurrency. To … Continue reading UBIK Becomes Croatia’s Self-regulating Body for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

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The Jenkins Miner is the Biggest Botnet Mining Monero

Cryptocurrency mining operations come in many different shapes and sizes. 0Running a profitable Bitcoin mining firm requires a lot of hardware and space. For altcoin mining, things are very different. Unfortunately, the Jenkins Miner is not a legitimate operation. Although it is the biggest of its kind, it’s 100% malicious. It also seems to be … Continue reading The Jenkins Miner is the Biggest Botnet Mining Monero

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CFTC Warns Against Cryptocurrency Pump-and-dump Schemes

The rising popularity of cryptocurrencies is of great concern. Especially when it comes to pump-and-dump schemes, there’s reason to be concerned. As such, the CFTC issued an official warning against this type of market manipulation. They advise customers to avoid such schemes, especially when it comes to small and new altcoin markets. It is evident … Continue reading CFTC Warns Against Cryptocurrency Pump-and-dump Schemes

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Bitcoin Isn’t the Currency for Money Laundering, US Bank Pays $613m Fine

Money laundering has always been a big problem in the financial sector. Turning “dirty” money into “clean” money makes it nearly impossible to trace criminal activity. One could argue money laundering is a sold as the banks themselves. US Bancorp is fined $613m to settle “willful” violations of the Bank Secrecy Act. It is once … Continue reading Bitcoin Isn’t the Currency for Money Laundering, US Bank Pays $613m Fine

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0x Introduced in South Korea, Will Upbit Leads its Momentum?

South Korea has quickly become a critical region for all cryptocurrencies. Any local exchange is of great interest to both Korean and international traders. When companies such as Upbit add a new coin to be traded, there will be a genuine interest in it. In the case of 0x, it will be interesting to see … Continue reading 0x Introduced in South Korea, Will Upbit Leads its Momentum?

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Saudi Banks to Begin Experimenting with Ripple Technology

Banks all over the world are trying to come up with innovative ideas. A strong focus on faster payments and lower transaction fees seems to be the smart choice. Achieving that goal is not as easy as some people may think, though. It usually requires an entire infrastructure overhaul before any savings are passed down … Continue reading Saudi Banks to Begin Experimenting with Ripple Technology

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IBM Wants Governments to Focus More on Internal Blockchain use Cases

Finding use cases for blockchain technology is not that difficult. Most efforts focus on the financial sector, but there’s a lot more to this technology than just finance. According to IBM, this technology can disrupt the way we think about governments altogether. Jerry Cuomo is convinced governments should embrace distributed ledgers and encourage global use … Continue reading IBM Wants Governments to Focus More on Internal Blockchain use Cases

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