Binance Showcases Decentralized Exchange Progress in Latest Video

Binance Showcases Decentralized Exchange Progress in Latest Video

Binance just offered its users an in-depth sneak peek of its forthcoming decentralized exchange (DEX). Announced in March of 2018, the decentralized exchange will be built on Binance’s own Binance chain, the soon-to-be base layer for BNB, Binance’s trading currency that is currently an ERC-20 token. A December 4, 2018, YouTube video posted by Binance’s official channel showcases the work the Binance DEX has undertaken on the project since its last update.

Bitcoin Reclaims $4,000 as Expert Claims It Will Surpass $20,000 by End of 2019

Bitcoin has fought to trade above $4,000 in December and for the most part, it has succeeded. However, the very crucial support level was breached yesterday as the currency lost 5 percent to drop to $3,830. However, it has since recovered to trade above $4,000. The support level seems quite fragile and at press time, the currency was trading at $4,023, up 3.1 percent in the past 24 hours. The currency will however surpass its all-time high by the end of next year according to the CEO of Japanese crypto trading platform Quoine.

Bitcoin Price Watch: Analyst Says It Will Be a Long Time Before Bitcoin Recovers

Bitcoin has fallen by roughly $200 since our last price piece, but the father of crypto is still managing to retain a position in the $4,000 range. Overall, it’s been something of a mixed time for bitcoin. The currency shot up to $4,300 earlier in the week after it had been trapped in the $3,000 range since Thanksgiving, but later fell to approximately $3,900 on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Bitcoin Price Watch: Price Reversal Sees Bitcoin Back at $4,300

At press time, the father of cryptocurrency has spiked to roughly $4,300. This is a $700 rise from last week’s bloodbath that saw bitcoin trading for roughly $3,600 at Thanksgiving time. It was an ugly period that many of us don’t wish to repeat, but are analysts bullish about the sudden rise, or is it just a fluke? Bitcoin has risen by approximately 16 percent since last week.

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency’s Price Has Fallen, but Its Dominance Is on the Rise

At press time, the father of cryptocurrency is trading for just under $3,700. This is about $200 less than where it stood on Sunday. The currency continues to suffer from falling prices, though some reports suggest that its dominance is on the rise, likely due in part to the price drops. Now that bitcoin has lost nearly half its value in just a few short weeks, to say it’s “more affordable” would be something of an understatement.
Mexican Startup Wants to Support Venezuelans With $1 Million Crypto Airdrop

Mexican Startup Wants to Support Venezuelans With $1 Million Crypto Airdrop

Mexican startup Airtm will launch a campaign to raise donations for Venezuelans, a country whose poor monetary policies have plagued it with hyperinflation. Called the AirdropVenezuela.org, the campaign seeks to raise $1 million in cryptocurrency donations for residents of Venezuela. Once completed, the startup will airdrop the donations to over 100,000 verified Venezuelans who use the AirTM platform.

Despite Falling Prices, Bitcoin Remains a Viable Thanksgiving Dinner Topic

Today marks an important day for all American cryptocurrency holders and enthusiasts. Thanksgiving is an important day of the year. Everyone should be thankful for their fortunes and also misfortunes experienced throughout the past year. While Bitcoin has caused a bit of both throughout 2018, it is still a pretty good topic of conversation regardless. The 2018 Bitcoin Thanksgiving During Thanksgiving in 2017, a lot of family discussions turned to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Crypto Markets Drop Significantly, BTC, ETH, BCH Price Down over 10%

Crytpocurrency markets are in turmoil right now, most currencies seeing drops of over 10%. What is the reason for the sudden selloff? Most likely due to the drama regarding the upcoming BCH fork. While many disagree that the Coinbase had anything to do with the recent selloff, the announcement coincided with the massive dump.
IMF Head Makes Case for Central Bank Digital Currencies In Recent Speech

IMF Head Makes Case for Central Bank Digital Currencies In Recent Speech

With contributing reporting from Jimmy Aki. Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), suggested a new course of action for central banks around the world: turn their fiat currencies digital. The IMF chair gave a speech at the Singapore Fintech Festival on November 14, 2018, titled “Winds of Change: The New Case for Digital Currency.
Canadian Court Takes Custody of Crypto Exchange’s Frozen Funds

Canadian Court Takes Custody of Crypto Exchange’s Frozen Funds

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has recently moved to take custody of a large sum of assets from a crypto exchange currently frozen in accounts at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). According to a recent court document, the CIBC had frozen several accounts of some disputed assets at the crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, including $25.

Taiwan Prepares to Block Anonymous Cryptocurrency Transactions

Anonymous and privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies have always been a topic of controversy. Even though these currencies do not facilitate illegal activity by default, it seems the association with such activities is enough to make regulators nervous. In Taiwan, the government has decided to ban anonymous cryptocurrency transactions as part of the new Money laundering Control Act. Taiwan Makes an Interesting Decision As is always the case when a discussion regarding cryptocurrencies arises, the topic of anonymity is never far away.

Macintosh Crypto Price Ticker Installs two Backdoors on Infected Devices

Most consumers want to stay vigilant when it comes to various cryptocurrencies’ prices. This demand has triggered an explosive growth in terms of cryptocurrency price ticker applications across major platforms. CoinTicker, the Mac-based application, should be avoided in this regard as this software installs backdoors on computers, which can lead to major unpleasantries over time. The Cointicker Backdoor Debacle It is always worrisome when relatively common computer applications mask the installation of system backdoors.
North Korean Hacking Group Lazarus Behind $571M in Hacks Since January 2017

North Korean Hacking Group Lazarus Behind $571M in Hacks Since January 2017

North Korean cybercrime hacking group The Lazarus Group is currently the biggest crypto hacking syndicate in the world, having stolen millions worth of cryptocurrencies from online exchanges. Also known as HIDDEN COBRA, which works at the behest of the North Korean government, the Lazarus Group has been responsible for some of the world's largest cyber attacks including the Sony hack in 2014, the Wannacry ransomware outbreak, military espionage and a number of attacks on South Korean businesses.

Decentralized Exchanges Stake Their Claim in the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

The cryptocurrency ecosystem has continued to take some major hits lately, causing many investors and holders to rethink the way they trade their crypto assets. Several high profile cryptocurrency hacks have made the news in the past few years.

Japanese Exchange bitFlyer Approved to Operate in Illinois

Japan's largest Bitcoin and blockchain company, bitFlyer, has now received an official license to operate in the state of Illinois. After receiving a “BitLicense” to operate as a virtual currency exchange in New York in November 2017, the Tokyo-based company has now received approval to operate in 44 states and territories.

SEC Halts AriseBank ICO, Calling It “an Outright Scam”

In a statement from the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), an emergency relief action was filed to shut down AriseBank, which it described as “an outright scam.” In a growing list of enforcement actions by the SEC, the complaint against AriseBank stated that the Dallas-based company had used deceptive tactics to raise what they claim was $600 million of its $1 billion goal in just two months.

South Korea Allows Cryptocurrency Trading for Real-Name Registered Accounts

Six Korean banks will begin allowing the simultaneous opening of accounts, deposits and withdrawals, as well as transfers of funds between these accounts and exchanges, beginning on January 30, 2018, but with some new restrictions.
Leaked: South Korean Government’s Four Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Regulations

Leaked: South Korean Government’s Four Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Regulations

Earlier today, as South Korean mainstream media outlet Hankyoreh reported, the South Korean government’s planned regulations around bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market have been leaked.

Bitcoin Exchanges Are Favorite Targets of Global DDoS Attacks: Report

Imperva Incapsula, a cloud-based service provider, has released a comprehensive report titled “Q3 2017 Global DDoS Threat Landscape.
Promising coins / Dash

Promising coins / Dash

Date of Review: 29/11/17 Name: Digital cash (Dash) Number of coins: 22,000,000 (one indivisible unit is on the same level as bitcoin 1 satoshi, 1 coin - 100,000,000 Satoshi). Current capitalization: $ 5,784,044,674 Start date: 18/01/2014 Current lowest price: 750 $ / 0.0666 BTC Current block height: 778890 Creator: Evan Duffield History:  Dash was originally created as XCoin (XCO) on January 18, 2014. On February 28, 2014 the name was changed to "Darkcoin". On march 25, 2015 Darkcoin was introduced as "Dash"
Перспективные монеты / Dash

Перспективные монеты / Dash

Дата обзора:  29/11/17 Название: Digital cash (Dash) Количество монет:  22 000,000 (одна неделимая единица – на одном уровне с биткоином 1 сатоши, 1 монета - 100 000 000 сатоши). Текущая капитализация:  $5 784 044 674 Дата старта:  18/01/2014 Текущая цена:  750$ / 0.0666 BTC Текущая высота блоков: 778890 Создатель:  Эван Даффилд (Evan Duffield) История: Dash был изначально создан как XCoin (XCO) 18 января 2014. 28 февраля 2014 название было изменено на «Darkcoin». 25 марта 2015 Darkcoin был представлен как «Dash» Я открыл для себя Bitcoin в середине 2010 и с тех пор он завладел моим разумом. Через пару лет, в 2012 я начал реально задумываться, как добавить анонимность в Bitcoin. Я нашел около 10 способов сделать это, но после релиза, мой код не захотели включать в Bitcoin. Разработчики хотели, чтобы базовый протокол в основном оставался неизменным, и также это касается всего остального, что основано на нем. Это стало рождением концепции Darkcoin. Я претворил в жизнь алгоритм X11 за выходные и обнаружил, что он работает на удивление хорошо и решает проблему справедливого распределения награды, что он может стать хорошей основой для запуска криптовалюты. Я на самом деле заложил в X11 аналогичную кривую роста, при которой майнеры должны сражаться, чтобы создать себе даже небольшое преимущество, так же, как это было на ранних этапах развития Bitcoin. Я думаю, что это является необходимым для создания живой экосистемы. — Evan Duffield, Март 2014  Запуск этой криптовалюты сопровождался скандалом. В первый час запуска было добыто около 500 000 Dash. Следующие 1 000 000 Dash были добыты за 7 часов и, наконец, ещё 400 000 за следующие 36 часов. Вышеобозначенные 1,9 миллионов Dash были добыты за 48 часов, или около 32 % всего текущего объёма (5,9 млн на октябрь 2015 года), что породило дискуссию о первоначальном распределении. В июне 2014 отраслевой новостной сайт Cryptocoinnews написал «Одна из самых больших ям на пути Darkcoin связана с большим инстмайном». По мнению разработчика, причиной этого стала ошибка в коде, «которая неверно преобразовывала сложность, неправильное значение которой затем использовалось для расчёта вознаграждения, что привело к инстмайну»   Инфраструктура: У Dash – отличная инфраструктура, активные пользователи, собственные форумы, поддержка алгоритма X11 разными майнинг пулами, аппаратные решения для майнинга. Сильным толчком для Dash служило то, что он позволяет любому пользователю голосовать и решать, куда дальше пойдет проект а так же его особенность финансировать самого себя.
Обзор криптовалют / Neo / Antshares

Обзор криптовалют / Neo / Antshares

Дата обзора:  21.11.17 Название:  Antshares / NEO Количество монет:  В NEO – 2 монеты. Neo, и NeoGas (подробнее о каждой - ниже). Neo – 100 000 000 монет, минимальная не делимая единица – 1 NEO, если переводить на формат биткоина, то количество NEO  - 1 монета. В биткоине – у каждой монеты есть 100 000 000 неделимых частей (сатоши) и всего монет 21 000 000. А в NEO, судя по whitepaper – всего 100 000 000 монет. Однако так же существует NeoGas, которых уже 100 000 000 монет, где каждая монета содержит еще 100 000 000 неделимых частиц, общее количество – 1 000 000 000 000 000 000. Общая сумма монет NEO зафиксирована на уровне 100 миллионов и не может быть увеличена. Наименьшая единица NEO — 1 NEO и не может быть разделена. Текущая капитализация:  $2,356,581,500 Дата старта:  1/06/2015 – дата первых комиттов в репозитории проекта antshares, 8 августа 2016- дата публичного ICO. Текущая цена:  ~35$ / 0.00443179 BTC Текущая высота блоков: 1,609,155 Создатель: Блокчейн Antshares разработан компанией Onchain, базирующейся в Шанхае. CEO Onchain и создатель Antshares – Да Хунфэй (Da Hongfei).  История: Проект стартовал в 2014 году. Это децентрализованный и распределенный протокол, который переводит реальные активы в цифровые, обеспечивая регистрацию, хранение, передачу, торговлю, клиринг и расчеты через одноранговую сеть. В 2017 году проект произвел ребрендинг и из AntShares превратился в Neo. Инфраструктура:
Technological crypto-currency / monero

Technological crypto-currency / monero

Date of Review: 17/11/17 Name: Monero (XMR) Number of coins: ~ 18 500 000 Current capitalization: $ 1,854,163,535 Start date: (18-25) / 04/2014 Current lowest price: 120 $ / 0.01524380 BTC Current block height: 1 444 750 Creator: Monero Research Labs / Riccardo "fluffypony" Spagni, Francisco "ArticMine" Cabañas, othe, smooth, tacotime, luigi1111, NoodleDoodle https://getmonero.org/community/team/ History: Monero is based on cryptonote technology, and it is a bytecoin fork. The creation of the bytecoin began with pre-mining and a bunch of related forks scandal. More information can be found in this post: https://cryptoblog.tech/is-bytecoin-a-scam/. But since the cryptonight technology itself is quite an interesting solution - the community "took" the leadership in its hands and made a fork and a normal crypto-currency that entered the market without any ico and pre-mining and has been modifying the wallets for two years, since vulnerabilities against certain types of attacks were in the core of the monero. At the moment, monero is in the top 10 of the Crypto-currency by capitalization.
Технологичные криптовалюты / monero

Технологичные криптовалюты / monero

Дата обзора:  17/11/17 Название: Monero (XMR) Количество монет: ~18 500 000 Текущая капитализация: $1,854,163,535 Дата старта: (18-25)/04/2014 Текущая цена: 120$ / 0.01524380 BTC Текущая высота блоков: 1 444 750 Создатель:  Monero Research Labs /  Riccardo "fluffypony" Spagni, Francisco "ArticMine" Cabañas, othe, smooth, tacotime, luigi1111, NoodleDoodle   https://getmonero.org/community/team/   История: Monero основана на технологии cryptonote, и является форком bytecoin. Создание байткоина началось с скандала с премайном и кучей связанных между собой форков. Подробнее об этом можете почитать в этом посте: https://medium.com/monero-ru/выведение-на-чистую-воду-скама-cryptonote-bytecoin-за-исключением-monero-eae788509070. Но так как сама технология cryptonight является довольно интересным решением – сообщество «забрало» в свои руки руководство и сделало форк и нормальную криптовалюту, которая вышла на рынок без всяких ico и премайнов и в течении двух лет дорабатывало кошельки, так как в ядре самого монеро были уязвимости против определенного рода атак. На данный момент monero входит в топ 10 криптовалют по капитализации.
IOTA (MIOTA) - Technology for internet of things (IoT)

IOTA (MIOTA) - Technology for internet of things (IoT)

IOTA Date of Review: 18/11/17 Name: IOTA (MIOTA) Number of coins: 2,779,530,283,277,761 Current capitalization: $ 2,217,862,260 Start date: 21/10/15 Current price: 0.8 $ / 0.0001 BTC Current block height: no Creator: David Sonstebo, Sergey Ivancheglo, Dominik Schiener, Dr.Sc. Serguei Popov. History: After the creation of the product, beta tests were held for several months. Simultaneously, direct auctions of crypto currency (pre-sale) were conducted within 11 months. In 2017, Iota created a 10 million fund to support its own projects in the ecosystem. Then we entered into a bitfinex stock exchange. At the moment, the crypto-currency is in the top 10 by its capitalization. Some sources say that the tangle technology that underlies IOTA is being developed since 2011 as an alternative to conventional blockchain. Infrastructure: