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  • Bitcoin on the Lightning Network May 22, 2018
    Segregated Witness (SegWit), a soft fork of the Bitcoin Blockchain implemented on August 24, 2017, was an update which effectively increased the bitcoin block size limit and allowed for the implementation of second-layer solutions for issues concerning scalability. One of these second layer additions to the Bitcoin blockchain is a payment protocol known as the […]
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  • More Korea FUD? UPbit Conducts Internal Audit to Dispel Fraud Allegations May 16, 2018
    Upbit, South Korea’s largest crypto exchange said that they have completed an internal audit that disproves suspicions of fraud. The exchange, who was visited suddenly by financial regulators on fraud allegations has yet to publish their audit data, though they claim it demonstrates their coin holdings are real. The Korean government’s raid on the exchange […]
    Marc Proferes
  • Inaugural NYC Blockchain Week Kicks off with Consensus May 14, 2018
    Today marks the first day of the inaugural NYC Blockchain Week. CoinDesk’s Consensus, which is touted as the largest blockchain event of the year, began today; following it are many blockchain events all around New York. Some of the events include Token Summit, Women in Blockchain, the Coin Center’s annual fundraising dinner, as well as […]
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  • Market Takes Downturn as Korean Exchange is Raided May 12, 2018
    Coindesk Korea reports that UpBit, the largest Korean exchange was raided on May 10-11 for allegedly selling cryptocurrency to their customers that they do not actually hold.   Investigators have seized hard disks and accounting documents through confiscation and will be analyzing them for the next few days.   This news comes shortly after the […]
    Marc Proferes
  • BitcoinCenter Alumnus Runs for New York Attorney General May 10, 2018
    Manny Alicandro, an alumnus of Bitcoin Center NYC events and classes, is currently running for New York State Attorney General, following the news surrounding Former AG Eric Schneiderman’s resignation. Alicandro is a former employee of Nasdaq from 2003 to 2014, where he was going to law school part time. After earning his degree, he left […]
    Marc Proferes
  • Institutional Adoption: New York Stock Exchange to Let Customers Buy Bitcoin May 8, 2018
    The Owner of the NYSE is reportedly contemplating letting customers buy and hold Bitcoin. This would be the second Wall Street giant to open up to cryptocurrency this week.   The New York Times reports NYSE owner, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is planning to offer traders contracts that will eventually result in customers owning the cryptocurrency. […]
    Marc Proferes
  • South Korean Regulator Taking Softer Tone on Cryptos May 7, 2018
    The Korea Times reports that the new head of a South Korean financial regulator has taken a softer tone on cryptocurrencies, as well as hinted that there might be an easing of rules for exchanges.   The incoming head of the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), Yoon Suk-heun told reporters “Regarding cryptocurrencies, there are some positive […]
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  • New Malware Targeting Crypto Users May 5, 2018
    A malicious Google Chrome extension, has been reworked to target Cryptocurrency exchanges.   The malware, named FacexWorm, was remade to steal user information for Google, MyMonero, and Coinhive. It promotes a scam that tricks users into sending Ether to the attacker’s wallet, and drains the computer’s processing power for mining.   The extension can also […]
    Marc Proferes
  • CFTC Chair: Bitcoin is Part Currency, Part Security, and Part Digital Coin May 2, 2018
    CFTC Chair, Christopher Giancarlo announced on CNBC’s Fast Money that Bitcoin is a little bit of everything. Giancarlo stated: “Bitcoin and a lot of its other virtual currency counterparts really have elements of all of the different asset classes, whether they’re meeting payment, whether it’s a long-term asset,”   Further, Giancarlo said that since most […]
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  • UNICEF Begins to Mine Cryptocurrency as a way to Donate April 30, 2018
    UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is beginning to use cryptocurrency mining in an effort to raise donations. UNICEF Australia launched what they are calling “The Hope Page”, a site that mines cryptocurrency using visitors’ computer power. A statement from UNICEF reads: “Mining is perfectly safe for your computer. If you’re ever worried about power […]
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