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Galatasaray Is the Latest Big-Name Football Club to Launch a Fan Token

Turkish Football Club Galatasaray Spor Kulübü plans to launch fan Ethereum-based fan tokens in partnership with blockchain sports fan startup Socios based on sports tokenization platform Chiliz. Socios announces in a press release published on Sept. 16 that as a result of the partnership, The Lions (Aslanlar) — the only Turkish club to have won a major UEFA competition — will release its fan tokens on its platform. A blockchain sports platform Furthermore, the team will also be present on the firm’s blockchain-based, influence and rewards mobile app for football…

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Top-5 Crypto Performers: ATOM, EOS, ETH, DASH, TRX

Facebook’s Libra continues to face opposition from lawmakers and central banks around the world. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said that Europe should consider a European public digital currency to counter the Libra. German Christian Democratic Union parliamentarian Thomas Heilmann said that the grand coalition in Germany has agreed that it will not allow “market-relevant private stablecoins.”  However, Bertrand Perez, the director general of the Libra Association, stated that the company will satisfy all regulatory requirements and that Libra might launch in the second half of 2020. He said…

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ETH Privacy Startup Aztec ‘Ignites’ Its SNARKs Generation Ceremony

Ethereum (ETH) privacy startup Aztec announced the launch of its zero-knowledge succinct non-Interactive argument of knowledge (SNARKs) generation via a cryptographic ceremony called Ignition. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 15 the startup also announced the closing of its latest round of investment with participation from A.Capital, Coinbase and Libertus Capital. A cryptographic ceremony Per the release, the multi-party computation ceremony is meant “to generate a set of encrypted points which will be used to derive all future Aztec notes.” The process will build an open source…

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Developers of Ethereum DEX Protocol AirSwap Disclose Critical Exploit

Ethereum (ETH) decentralized exchange protocol AirSwap’s developers announced that they have discovered a critical vulnerability in the system’s new smart contract. AirSwap’s team announced its findings and a possible solution for all potentially affected users in a Medium post published on Sept. 13. A limited vulnerability Per the release, on Sept. 12 AirSwap’s development team found a vulnerability in a new smart contract, which has already been reverted to an older version in under 24 hours after the discovery. The exploit in question could have allowed an attacker to perform…

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Bitcoin Hovers Over $10,300 as Top Altcoins See Mixed Movements

Saturday, Sept. 14 — The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day while Bitcoin’s (BTC) price hovers over the $10,300 mark by press time. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 The price of Bitcoin is currently up by 0.13% on the day, trading at around $10,313 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down by about 0.46%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, Bitcoin trading is opening new avenues for citizens in communist-run Cuba, which has been financially…

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Ethereum Classic Successfully Implements Atlantis Hard Fork

The team behind Ethereum Classic (ETC) has activated the Atlantis hard fork aimed at the improvement of the altcoin’s functionality and compatibility with Ethereum (ETH). The news was announced in a Twitter post by ETC Director of Developer Relations, Yaz Khoury on Sept 12. Khoury congratulated the project with the development, saying: “Congratulations @eth_classic on the successful activation of the Atlantis Hardfork! Was one of the longest debates to reach consensus along with a lot of the immutability politics Learned a lot about the beauty of decentralization and a distributed…

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Crypto Brokerage Tagomi Makes Shorting Bitcoin and Ether Easier

New York-based cryptocurrency brokerage and trading platform Tagomi allows its users to lend or borrow Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) to facilitate long or short trades. Bloomberg Quint reported on Sept. 12 that the exchange aims to make shorting easier by offering immediate access to multiple counterparties from a single platform. The state of shoring in crypto Per the report, to short crypto assets, traders currently have to “call a host of brokers and trading desks to find the best rates for borrowing and risk the market moving against them…

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Blockchain Startup CasperLabs Raises $14.5M for Scaling Development

Blockchain company CasperLabs announced it has raised $14.5 million in a series A funding round led by Terren Piezer, an International financier and chairman of Los Angeles-based investment company, Acuitas Group Holdings. Investment to further develop products and hire additional engineers In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 10, the Blockchain protocol research and development company CasperLabs announced the results of the series A funding round led by Terry Piezer, also known as the “Zelig of Wall Street,” through his personal holding company, Acuitas Group Holdings. Other major…

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Market Mostly Trades Sideways as Bitcoin Price Holds Above $10,300

Monday, Sept. 9 — Cryptocurrency markets are largely trading sideways with most changes among the top-20 coins not exceeding 1% on the day. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has been trading sideways for the better part of the day and seems to be holding above the $10,300 price mark. The coin saw a low of $10,080 earlier before moving to an intraday high of around $10,400, and is currently trading at $10,354, showing a small loss of 0.41% on the day. In a crypto price analysis for Cointelegraph earlier today,…

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Crypto Exit Scams — How to Avoid Falling Victim

A couple of years back, the term “exit scam” became synonymous with the crypto industry. This was at a time when the market (at large) was replete with a number of cash grab ventures that looked great on paper but had little to no substantive value to back them up. In its most basic sense, an exit scam can be thought of as a fraudulent scheme wherein the organizers of an initial coin offering (ICO) or a similar fundraising avenue disappear with their investors’ funds after acquiring a sizeable sum…

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