Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking Volumes

Executives of Korean Exchange Sentenced to Jail for Faking VolumesTwo executives of a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange have reportedly been sentenced to jail for inflating trading volumes on their exchange. The pair allegedly used a bot to fake large orders in both cryptocurrencies and Korean won. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Prison Sentences Two executives of South […]

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Lightning Network Co-Creator Is Designing a Scaling Solution Called Utreexo

Lightning Network Co-Creator Is Designing a Scaling Solution Called UtreexoA blockchain researcher has been working on a scaling effort for the unspent transaction output set found in the Bitcoin protocol. According to Tadge Dryja’s recently published description of research, the software engineer is working on a dynamic accumulator called Utreexo. The project could theoretically allow network participants to verify the state of the chain’s […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Follow Bullish Piercing Pattern as Buyers Advance

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Follow a Bullish Piercing Pattern as Buyers AdvanceDigital currency markets have seen some gains during the early morning trading sessions on Saturday. Since our last markets update, the entire cryptocurrency economy has gained $4 billion and a slew of the top digital assets are up between 2-6% over the last 24 hours. Also read: Openbazaar’s New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster Privacy […]

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Chatter Report: Luke Says Segwit Harmful to BTC, Baker Explains Stablecoin Regulation

Luke Says Segwit Harmful to BTC, Baker Comments on Stablecoin RegulationIn today’s roundup of crypto chatter, Luke Dash Jr. voices concerns that segwit is bad for BTC because it leads to centralization. Also, Brad Mills shares his insight after using Cointext. Lastly, Lawson Baker, Blake Moore and Andreas Brekken discuss how regulation affects stablecoins. Also read: Bitcoin and Market-Related Headlines Dominated Crypto News Coverage in […]

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Openbazaar’s New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster Privacy

Openbazaar's New Social Media Platform Aims to Foster PrivacyOn Thursday, during the first day of the North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), Openbazaar founder and CEO Brian Hoffman announced a new service called Haven Privacy. The product is a multi-faceted application for Openbazaar’s mobile and full node clients allowing users to chat, shop, and send cryptocurrencies in a private fashion. Also read: Report From Within […]

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Stock Exchange of Thailand Unveils Plan to Enter the Crypto Space

Stock Exchange of Thailand Unveils Plans to Enter the Crypto SpaceThe Stock Exchange of Thailand is reportedly planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange. The securities companies that are members of the exchange will also apply for cryptocurrency broker-dealer licenses with the country’s regulator. Thailand currently has three licensed crypto exchanges. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations SET Planning to […]

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18 Months Away? Latest Lightning Network Study Calls System a ‘Small Central Clique’

The Lightning Network has been touted as the solution to the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network’s scalability problem for years now. Over the last few months, the Lightning Network has shown growth but there are still significant concerns about centralization, routing issues, and creating a usable mainstream-friendly interface. The ongoing joke that the network is “18 […]

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Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers

U.S.-Based Coinstar Machines in Select States Now Sell BTC VouchersOn Jan. 17, financial services company Coinme announced that people visiting select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and Washington can now purchase bitcoin core (BTC) through Coinstar kiosks. Coinstar devices are fully automated self-service coin-counting machines and now thousands located in the U.S. market could be equipped to handle cryptocurrency transactions. Also Read: Markets […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Drift Sideways While Traders Remain Uncertain

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Drift Sideways, While Traders Remain UncertainA lot has changed since our last markets update as digital asset prices have been consolidating after the cryptoconomy’s last big drop in value. The entire ecosystem’s market valuation has lost about $10 billion over the last week, but stronger global trade volumes have managed to keep values afloat at current prices as traders await […]

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Indian Supreme Court Pushes Crypto Case Against RBI to End of February

Indian Supreme Court Pushes Crypto Case Against RBI to End of FebruaryThe case against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was unexpectedly heard at the country’s supreme court on Thursday. However, senior advocates for the parties were reportedly absent, so a new date has been set and the crypto case will be “top of the list” on that date. Also read: Indian […]

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