Bitcoin 

‘Samsung Coin’ Trademark Filing Unaffiliated With Samsung

On July 10, Kim Nam-jin applied for a Trademark 5 (TM5) on the name “Samsung Coin” with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). As per the filing, it appears that Nam-jin is seeking to trademark the name in both its Korean spelling in Hangul as well as in English. However, per a July 19 report, a Samsung representative told CoinDesk that Kim Nam-jin is not affiliated with the Korean tech giant Samsung. “We don’t work this way,” the representative apparently said. Additionally, the report says that the trademark was listed…

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Ethereum 

Privacy-Focused Coin Zcash Forks Into New Blockchain Network Ycash

Privacy-focused digital currency Zcash (ZEC) has forked into a new blockchain network dubbed Ycash, whose total supply amounts to 21 million coins. According to a tweet by the Ycash Foundation, the first block of Ycash was mined today, July 19, at 7:36:51 PM PDT. Ycash forked off Zcash blockchain at block height 570,000 and is independent from both the Electric Coin Company, the firm behind Zcash, and the Zcash Foundation. The Ycash project was initially announced in April, when the Ycash team member Howard Loo revealed in a forum post…

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Blockchain 

‘Google Coin’ Within 2 Years as FANGs Will Go Crypto, Say Winklevoss

Digital currency will form part of all four FANG companies’ offerings by 2021, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss told CNBC in a new interview on July 9. Speaking about Facebook Libra, the twins, who co-founded cryptocurrency trading platform Gemini, said it was only a matter of time before other tech giants followed suit.  FANG refers to the unofficial ‘Big Four’ of the internet: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. “Our prediction is every FANG company will have some sort of cryptocurrency project within the next two years,” Tyler told the network.  Libra…

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Cryptocurrency 

Facebook’s Digital Coin Libra Faces Extreme Criticism

Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency to be launched as a payment service provider, requires close examination. According to a senior official at Britain’s financial watchdog, this new coin project requires deep scrutiny as it raises questions both on social and legal grounds. Facebook unveiled its Libra digital coin last month as a platform that will let one buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees. Regulators Have Doubts About Libra One would pseudonymously buy or cash out their Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores. However, soon…

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Cryptocurrency 

China’s Cryptocurrency | A Response to Facebook’s Libra Coin?

In response to Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra, China’s central bank is reportedly developing its own cryptocurrency. According to the South China Morning Post, Libra poses a threat to the country’s financial system, and this has spurred on the development of the bank’s own digital coin. China’s Cryptocurrency At an event at Peking University’s Institute of Digital Finance yesterday, the director of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) research bureau, Wang Xin, argued that if Libra effectively functions like money, then it will likely have a huge influence on “monetary policy, financial…

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Cryptocurrency 

This UK Financial Regulator Has a Problem with Facebook’s Libra Coin

Most individuals in the crypto space have been following the journey of the Libra coin, Facebook’s recently unveiled cryptocurrency. From month-long rumors to the company unveiling it last month to Binance reportedly entering discussions with Facebook over it, the public has long known about Libra coin. And today, July 2, there is even more news about it. But it’s not good. More News About the Libra Coin On Tuesday, July 2, The Guardian reported that Christoper Woolard has warned against the Libra coin. Woolard, who is a senior financial regulator…

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Blockchain 

Tron, Neo, Cardano, Binance Coin, Litecoin

After a strong start in 2019, the crypto markets have witnessed sharp selling that dragged the prices down by about 10 percent on Jan. 10. This indicates that the process of bottom formation will be volatile. The traders should aim to book quick profits and trail their stops higher to protect any potential profits. The important event that turned the tide in favor of the bears was the 51 percent attack on the Ethereum Classic network. The crypto markets had topped on Jan. 7, 2018, reaching a total market capitalization…

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Cryptocurrency 

Binance in Discussions with Facebook Over Libra Coin

According to CoinTelegraph, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, Binance, is in “official” talks with Facebook regarding the latter’s new Libra coin. The exchange’s strategy officer, Gin Chao, told BlockTV yesterday that the company is “very excited” about the Libra project. What we know so far, according to Chao, is that the talks “have largely focused on dealing with infrastructure.” Binance and Libra Coin While the pair’s discussions are in the early stages, it seems Binance is not holding back its desire to work with Libra “as much as…

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Blockchain 

Privacy Coin Monero Cuts Out ASIC Miners to Stay Independent

On March 9, Monero (XMR) network was successfully upgraded via a hard fork. The new code curbed application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)-powered mining with a new proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm. Additionally, new dynamic block size algorithm and improved privacy — which is considered to be Monero’s key feature — were introduced. Once the ASIC miners were taken out of the equation, the network’s hash rate dropped over 80 percent — which, however, might be positive for the cryptocurrency in the long term. Anonymity above all: Monero’s main principle Monero is a privacy…

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Cryptocurrency 

JPM Coin | JP Morgan’s Crypto is Ready for Trials with Corporate Clients

JP Morgan is putting final touches on its much-awaited cryptocurrency JPM Coin. Bloomberg Japan reports that the financial institution is to start trials on the coin with corporate clients, as it also eyes regulatory approval for its use in the mainstream financial sector. JP Morgan Crypto JPM Coin runs on Quorum, which is a private version of the Ethereum network, developed by the bank. The coin is to function as a stablecoin where fiat cash is to be deposited in exchange for the token before one is allowed to carry…

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