Blockchain 

Monero Reports on Resolving Fake XMR Minting Bugs a Month After Fix

Cryptocurrency is so far on the cutting edge that it almost defines it, yet some are finding out the hard way that it’s even sharper than anticipated. The frightening reveal of nine security bugs through HackerOne internet security platform that had affected Monero (XMR) in recent months — ranging from the insignificant and solved to the malicious and live — was a big wake-up call for blockchain enthusiasts. Five of these vulnerabilities constituted a dire DDoS risk (one of that was labeled critica)l, but eight of the bugs are now fixed,…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Markets Continue Trading in Red, Oil Reports Losses

Thursday, July 11 — major cryptocurrency markets are trading in the red zone, with just a few coins reporting moderate gains, according to Coin360. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has continued coming down after yesterday;s sharp drop to trade at around $11,740 as of press time. The coin has lost 4.39% over the past 24 hours. During the day, Bitcoin has been trading in a narrow corridor between $12,191 and $11,377. As reported earlier today, Bitcoin trading in Zimbabwe has continued to surge after the government…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Mining Profits Skyrocketed 24% Last Month, Argo Blockchain Reports

United Kingdom bitcoin (BTC) mining operator Argo Blockchain surpassed its own expectations in Q2, the company said in a new report released on July 2.  Argo, which previously said it had benefited from the upturn in bitcoin prices, said revenues would continue to improve over previous estimates.  “The Company now expects to generate 161 BTC, or GBP1.38m of cryptoassets, in June based on a BTC price of $10,817.16 USD as of 30 June 2019,” the report confirmed.  “This is an increase of approximately 101% from the Company’s May mining results…

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Ethereum 

Facebook Stablecoin Aims to Conquer Online Payments Market, Reports Suggest

Facebook’s potential expansion into crypto has been widely discussed in the past few months. Although the social media giant has not confirmed anything beyond having a blockchain department, new details about its digital token project continue to surface. Most recently, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Facebook is talking to major payment networks Visa and MasterCard to raise a $1 billion for its crypto project, which reportedly entails a stablecoin along with a crypto-powered online payments system. Brief history of Facebook’s secretive crypto project Facebook has been rumored to…

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Bitcoin 

Japanese Gov’t Agency Reports 170% Increase in Consumer Inquiries About Crypto in 2018

Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has reported that 2018 saw a 170% uptick in the number of consumer queries about cryptocurrencies as compared with the previous year. The news was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on June 18. The Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) is an administrative agency of Japan’s Cabinet Office — the office responsible for the day-to-day affairs of the government’s executive branch (the Diet). The CAA submits its report on the consumer sector and matters of consumer protection to the Diet each year: last year’s is accessible in English, while…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Recovers to Trade Above $8,000, Oil Market Reports Losses

Monday, June 10 — The top 20 cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap are showing mixed signals, with bitcoin (BTC) back over the $8,000 price mark after seeing a dip under $7,900 on June 8. Market visualization from Coin360 As of press time, bitcoin is up 2.18% on the day to trade at around $8,029. The leading cryptocurrency started the day as low as $7,680, subsequently reaching the current price point. On its weekly chart, the coin has lost slightly over 8%. Bitcoin price analyst Oliver Isaacs said last week that the coin…

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Ethereum 

Major Coins See Red Following Reports That FOMO Fueled May’s Rally

Thursday, June 6 — Bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) are trending down slightly following the slump from the recent rally. Top cryptocurrencies are seeing a mix of ups and downs, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 After its surge to $9,000 last week, BTC is down by 1.67% on the day, and is trading at just $7,676 according to CoinMarketCap. The leading cryptocurrency has fallen in market capitalization by about $10 billion since May 30, with a market cap of approximately $136 billion at press time.…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Project for National Archives Reports Successful Trial for Audio-Visual Content

A blockchain project developed to safeguard the integrity and accessibility of digital government records of national archives worldwide will soon present the results of a successful trial deployment in the United Kingdom, Estonia and Norway. The news was revealed in an official press release published on May 29. The project, named ARCHANGEL, involves the U.K. National Archives, the University of Surrey and the U.K. Open Data Institute, with funding from the The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Its trial deployment in the U.K., Estonia and Norway focused on…

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Ethereum 

Top Coins Are Trading Sideways While Oil Reports Mixed Signals

Tuesday, May 28 — Major cryptocurrencies have continued trading sideways, reporting mixed signals at press time, according to Cointelegraph’s Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 After steadily pushing to the $9,000 price mark on May 27, bitcoin (BTC) is now trading at around $8,732. The leading cryptocurrency has lost 0.17% over the day, while its highest and lowest price points on the day were $8,850 and $8,485 respectively. As earlier reported, bitcoin hit an all-time high versus the Argentine peso amid the ongoing decline of the currency. The bitcoin price…

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Bitcoin 

Some Major Coins Still Making Gains, Others Trade Sideways as Oil Reports Mixed Signals

Tuesday, May 14 —  Yesterday’s rally in cryptocurrency markets has slowed, with the top 20 coins by market capitalization reporting mixed signals, according to Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 After breaking the $8,000 threshold yesterday, the leading cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC) has been holding its ground, having gained 2.85% over the past 24 hours and is trading at $8,004 at press time. As reported earlier today, the bitcoin mining hashrate is becoming more distributed among mining pools. “While the distribution of hash power is certainly better geared against coordinated attacks, the…

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