Coinmarketcap Responds to Accusations of Aiding Wash Trading

Coinmarketcap Responds to Accusations of Aiding Wash TradingCoinmarketcap (CMC), the web’s most popular cryptocurrency tracker website, has responded to accusations that it is implicit in supporting wash trading. This week, a platform called Crypto Exchange Ranks published detailed allegations of how CMC incentivizes exchanges to report fake volume. In a new blog post, Coinmarketcap has detailed its determination to support “transparency and […]

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How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake Volume

How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake VolumeBitforex, a cryptocurrency exchange that scarcely scraped the top 100 by trading volume until recently, has been accused of generating false trades on a mammoth scale. Crypto Exchange Ranks, which pulls in open source data from exchange APIs, has published a report in which it accuses Bitforex of creating fake volume and Coinmarketcap (CMC) of […]

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Hedge Fund Issues Bearish Call on Ethereum and Sides with BTC

Hedge Fund Issues Bearish Call on Ethereum and Sides with BTCHedge fund Tetras Capital has issued a bearish call on ethereum and opined that bitcoin has more upside potential. The New York-based fund has been blessed with perfect timing, with ETH falling in BTC terms following the publication of its report 24 hours ago, while bitcoin has rallied strongly. Also read: Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into […]

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Bitcoin is Great for Criminals. It’s Even Better for Law Enforcement

Bitcoin is Great for Criminals. It’s Even Better for Law EnforcementWhen the indictment of Russian intelligence officers for interfering with the US election broke, the recriminations were swift. Not only had the 12 allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee, but they’d had the temerity to do so using servers paid with cryptocurrency. When politicians and mainstream media began finger pointing, they had only one culprit […]

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Why Governance is the Greatest Problem That Blockchains Must Solve

Why Governance is the Greatest Problem That Blockchains Must SolveA chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and in a blockchain that link lies in the form of its founders. Getting nodes to achieve consensus is easy compared to the difficulty of getting humans to achieve consensus. The greatest challenge that new blockchains must solve isn’t speed or scaling – it’s governance. […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?

What Does the Future Hold for Augur’s Prediction Market?Following great delays and great fanfare, Augur’s decentralized prediction market has launched. One week on, an examination of the sort of wagers it’s attracted shows the ways in which the Ethereum-based project can be harnessed as well as the potential hazards. How decentralized is Augur and, if push came to shove, could the platform prove […]

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The Billion-Dollar Quest to Eliminate Smart Contract Bugs

The Billion-Dollar Quest to Eliminate Smart Contract BugsYou can’t have software without bugs. Every major piece of code is subject to extensive debugging, which is an inevitable part of the development process. But when that code controls digital assets worth millions of dollars, ensuring it’s free of critical errors isn’t just desirable – it’s imperative. As this week’s Bancor hack and this […]

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Crowdsale KYC is Fueling a Black Market for Fake ID

KYC for Crowdsales is Fueling a Black Market for Fake IDsKYC for crowdsales was meant to add oversight and legitimacy to a largely unregulated space. Instead it’s left investors susceptible to data breaches, identity theft and blackmail. Given the hazards, it’s understandable that some ICO investors have resorted to buying fake ID. Also read: A BCH Fueled Version of Patreon is Coming This August KYC Has […]

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