Myetherwallet Servers Are Hijacked in DNS Attack

Myetherwallet Servers Are Hijacked in DNS AttackMyetherwallet (MEW), the web’s most popular client-side ethereum wallet, has been compromised by a DNS attack. Numerous users are reporting missing funds and Mycrypto, a sister site which spun off from MEW earlier this year, has confirmed as much. The incident highlights the dangers of relying on a centralized interface, even when the funds are […]

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Vinny Lingham Interview: Scaling, Securities and Bitcoin Extremism

Vinny Lingham Interview: Scaling, Securities and Bitcoin ExtremismOne of bitcoin’s leading luminaries, Vinny Lingham has an opinion on everything and an uncanny ability to sense market movements, earning him the moniker of Bitcoin Oracle. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the serial entrepreneur to get his thoughts on bitcoin cash, Lightning Network, token models and more. Also read: Five Reasons Why Bitcoin Cash is About […]

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If You’re a Wikipedia Contributor, Owning Cryptocurrency May Be a Conflict of Interest

If You’re a Wikipedia Contributor, Owning Cryptocurrency May Be a Conflict of InterestThe web’s favorite crowdsourced encyclopedia has just edited its own behavioral guidelines. Wikipedia’s “Conflict of interest” (COI) page outlining etiquette for its 140,000 active editors now includes a reference to cryptocurrency. If you’re editing pages about crypto, the mere act of owning cryptocurrency may preclude you from doing so. Also read: Telegram Urges Paper Airplane Protest, […]

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Do Crypto Trading Bots Really Work?

Do Crypto Trading Bots Really Work?Bots and talk of bots is endemic within the crypto space, with behavior, good and bad, often attributed to their actions. Mt Gox famously had the Willy Bot manipulating merrily, perennial bear Bitfinexed sees bots everywhere, and crypto traders are prone to boasting about the sick returns they’ve raked in from their proprietary arb bots. […]

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No, Visa Doesn’t Handle 24,000 TPS and Neither Does Your Pet Blockchain

No, Visa Doesn’t Handle 24,000 TPS and Neither Does Your Pet BlockchainWhen it comes to measuring the speed of new blockchains, the comparison is always with Visa. Despite not being a blockchain, the 24,000 transactions per second Visa reportedly handles have attained mythical status. That figure is unquestioningly trotted out whenever scaling is discussed. In reality, claims of Visa’s throughput, as well as those of emerging […]

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Bitcoin Skeptic Dennis Gartman Duped by Dubious Blockchain Investment

Bitcoin Skeptic Dennis Gartman Duped by Dubious Blockchain Investment‘Commodities King’ Dennis Gartman has been left with a red face and diminished pension fund after investing in a dubious blockchain company. Shares in Riot Blockchain Inc plunged by 30% following a CNBC investigation, leaving Gartman’s fund in a negative balance for the year to date. The trader has previously described bitcoin as being “nothing […]

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Bitcoin Usage Falls to Its Lowest in Months

Bitcoin Usage Falls to Its Lowest in MonthsThere’s never a bad time to be sending and receiving bitcoin, but right now is especially good. Fees are at the lowest in 18 months, with the average transaction value now under a dollar. This contrasts starkly with the latter quarter of last year, when rising fees peaked at $34. There’s a primary reason why […]

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You Can Now Tokenize Yourself

You Can Now Tokenize YourselfThe future was meant to involve flying cars and jetpacks. Instead, it involves tokenizing yourself on the blockchain. It was Andy Warhol who famously observed that in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. That fame, it now appears, may come in the form of the ultimate crypto vanity project: tokenizing yourself and […]

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ICOs Have Raised $2 Billion This Year – Mostly from Private Sales

ICOs Have Raised $2 Billion This Year – Mostly from Private SalesDespite the quality of this year’s initial crowd offerings being patchy at best, investors’ appetite for them remains unsated. $2 billion has been raised already, placing 2018 on course to comfortably surpass 2017’s total of $5.7 billion. But with the structure of these sales now geared increasingly towards private investors, the public have been left […]

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Tim Draper on Bitcoin: “Why Would I Sell the Future for the Past?”

One of the most intriguing things about the cryptocurrency space is the diverse, eclectic, and often eccentric characters it attracts. Everyone from Wall Street brokers to cypherpunks and from industrialists to anarchists can be found staking their claim in the fledgling crypto economy and saying their piece. In a recent interview, venture capitalist Tim Draper […]

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