How to Identify and Mitigate a Bitcoin Dust Attack

How to Recognize a Bitcoin 'Dust Attack' and Deal With Invasive FundsBitcoin transactions are not anonymous but users can still add a layer of privacy by using different addresses and other techniques to confuse blockchain surveillance. However, a de-anonymization method known as a dust attack is on the rise. If the microtransactions that characterize a dust attack go unnoticed, they can potentially be used to identify […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down Citing Financial Difficulty

Bitcoin Exchange Gatecoin Shuts Down Citing Financial DifficultyHong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Gatecoin has said it is shutting down citing financial difficulty. The exchange suffered a $2 million hack in 2016 and hasn’t been able to recover the funds. However, Gatecoin blames a registered French payment service provider for paralyzing its operations. The payments company allegedly duped the exchange out of an unspecified […]

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Suite of Crypto Services Including Mining, Trading, Custody to Leverage Nasdaq Framework

Suite of Crypto Services Including Mining, Trading, Custody to Leverage Nasdaq FrameworkNasdaq and Bcause have announced that a suite of new cryptocurrency services will be offered via the Nasdaq Financial Framework. These services include crypto mining and custody solutions, as well as spot and derivatives trading. They are expected to attract a broad range of users including “a new breed of investors wanting to participate in […]

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Thailand Approves Country’s First ICO Portal

Thailand Approves Country's First ICO PortalThailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly approved the country’s first portal for initial coin offerings (ICOs). The main purposes of these portals are to screen tokens, perform due diligence, ensure project consistency with its whitepaper, and verify the know-your-customer process. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval First […]

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Crypto Users Are Still Scared to Pay With Bitcoin in 2019 — FIO Protocol Aims to Fix That

Crypto Users Are Still Scared to Pay With Bitcoin in 2019 — FIO Protocol Hopes to Fix ThatOver the last few months, a number of cryptocurrency wallet and exchange providers have joined the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO). The foundation aims to improve digital currency operability because it believes the user experience (UX) for cryptocurrencies is poor and the majority of wallets cannot handle payment requests between wallets. On March 12, a […]

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Basel Committee Sets out Guidelines for Banks Intending to Enter Crypto Market

Basel Committee Sets out Guidelines for Banks Intending to Enter Crypto MarketThe Basel Committee has laid out guidelines for banks that plan to enter the cryptocurrency market. While outlining the supposed threats posed by crypto assets in terms of financial stability, the committee has said it expects banks that are going to have direct exposure to the crypto industry to be prudent in their approach. As […]

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Xena Launches Leveraged Contract for Yet to Be Released Telegram Token

Xena Launches Leveraged Contract for yet to Be Released Telegram TokenThe Telegram token (gram) has started trading as a perpetual contract on London-based Xena Exchange. On Mar. 12, the crypto exchange launched a derivative contract for grams, with up to 100x leverage. The Xena-listed perpetual contracts are publicly tradable and are intended to provide liquidity for the gram token ahead of its release later this […]

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Mexico’s Central Bank Publishes ‘Catch-22’ Rules Impacting Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Mexico's Central Bank Publishes 'Catch-22' Rules Impacting Cryptocurrency ExchangesThe central bank of Mexico has published rules on crypto assets that put crypto exchanges in “a catch-22 type of situation,” the CEO of a local exchange explained to news.Bitcoin.com. They “essentially stipulated that they wouldn’t authorize any cryptocurrency to be offered by regulated financial companies.” Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for […]

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Developer Launches Mturk Alternative ‘Taskopus’ Powered by Bitcoin Cash

On March 11, the creators of the Freelanceforcoins platform announced the launch of a new crowdsourcing market called Taskopus. The standalone application is similar to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk marketplace but anyone can participate, payouts are near instantaneous and bitcoin cash (BCH) is used for settlement due to the chain’s low network fees. Also read: Ledger […]

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EY Executive Says Bitcoin Has No Practical Use in India

EY Executive Says Bitcoin Has No Practical Use in IndiaAn EY executive who recently visited India and met with a number of government agencies has voiced his opinion about the future of cryptocurrencies in the country. He believes that bitcoin has no practical use, is just another “foreign” currency, and its widespread adoption could be “very damaging to the global economy.” Also read: SEC […]

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