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  • eToro Announces the Addition of NEO to its Trading Platform

    eToro has announced that it has added NEO to its platform following on from the addition of Stellar last week. The latest addition brings the total number of cryptocurrencies supported to nine. The others being Bitcoin, Ethereum, BCH, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Dash, and Stellar. The move by the global trading and investment platform comes […]

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  • 23% Of Organizations Globally Affected By Crypto-Mining Malware Coinhive, Says Cybersecurity Firm

    Crypto-mining malware is draining enterprises’ CPU power with an estimated 23% of organizations globally being affected by the Coinhive variant during January 2018, according to Check Point’s latest Global Threat Impact index. Researchers of the firm discovered three different variants of crypto-mining malware in its top 10 most prevalent threat with Coinhive ranking first. Other […]

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  • Founder of Algebraix Comments on Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Ad Ban

    In 2017, initial coin offerings (ICOs) became a landmark feature as they entered the mainstream. According to fintech analytics provider Autonomous NEXT, ICOs raised $4.2 billion in 2017, eclipsing the $225 million raised the previous year. Even though ICOs have been around for years, they gained new heights of interest last year aided by celebrities […]

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  • Hayver Launches App to Fight Drug and Alcohol Addiction Using Blockchain Technology

    Research suggests that there are 240 million people worldwide who are dependent on alcohol, according to results published in the journal Addiction. Figures from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) show that around 29 million people suffer from drug use disorders. Yet, what if it was now possible for those suffering from […]

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  • How Ethereum’s Co-Founder Is Playing The Crypto Crash

    It’s no secret that crypto incubators and hedge funds get access to the best deals because of their inside connections… But, now, for a short time, there is a way for regular investors to ride on the coattails of one of the most connected teams in crypto…Right in your brokerage account. In short: The team […]

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  • CoinFestUK Announces Details Of 2018 Event

    CoinFestUK is once again taking place this April in Manchester, and CoinJournal is proud to announce that it will be its main media partner. Founded in 2013 by bitcoin advocate Andrew Wagner at a Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, CoinFest has since grown from attracting a gathering of 100 bitcoin enthusiasts to spreading internationally. In […]

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  • Crypto Startup LoopX Disappears After Raising Millions In Token Sales

    LoopX, a cryptocurrency startup that raised millions of dollars through several initial coin offerings (ICOs), has disappeared with the funds in what appears to be the latest exit scam. LoopX, which promised “the most advanced trading-algorithm in the cryptocurrency market,” has suddenly vanished, shutting down its website and deleting its social media fingerprint. According to […]

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  • Global Fund AlphaBit Backs Singapore Blockchain Startup BitCar

    BitCar, a Singapore-based blockchain startup, has announced that AlphaBit, a fund launched last year, has purchased a “substantial number of BitCar tokens.” BitCar is currently conducting a token sale to fund the development of its blockchain platform, which intends to facilitate the pegging of cryptocurrency to scarce hard assets such as rare and exotic cards. […]

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  • Academia Responds to Surging Interest in Digital Assets by Offering Crypto/Blockchain Courses

    The success of cryptocurrencies depends in large part on their acceptance by established and trusted institutions, such as universities.  These institutions add legitimacy to the crypto-economy and serve as a reliable source of information in a space where misconceptions run rife. Several top universities have begun offering cross-disciplinary courses that focus on crypto/blockchain technology.  Carnegie […]

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  • Japan’s Financial Regulator Begins On-Site Inspections Of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

    Japan’s financial regulator said on Friday that it has begun on-site inspections of cryptocurrency exchanges following the hack of Coincheck last month. After the late-January theft, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) requested cryptocurrency exchange operators in Japan, both licensed and those awaiting approval, to report to the authority on how they manage risks to protect […]

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  • Everipedia Secures US$30M Investment For P2P Encyclopedia On The Blockchain

    Everipedia, a wiki-based, online encyclopedia, has secured a US$30 million investment from a group of strategic investors led by Galaxy Digital’s EOS.IO Ecosystem Fund with participation from the Distributed Network Advisors (DNA) Fund and others. The startup said the funding will be used to launch Everipedia’s open source blockchain network, and grow its community on […]

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  • Blockchain Payments Platform BitPesa Acquires TransferZero

    Online blockchain payment platform BitPesa is expanding its reach after announcing the acquisition of TransferZero, an international money transfer platform. Founded in 2013, BitPesa has become one of the largest blockchain payment platforms for Africa and Europe and has seen a 24 percent month-over-month growth for the last two years, according to Elizabeth Rossiello, founder […]

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