Bitcoin 

Kraken Users’ Report Difficulties With Connecting to Site and API

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken’s users are experiencing difficulties with connecting to the site and application programming interface (API). In a tweet published on Aug. 13, Kraken warned the public that it is receiving reports of clients having issues connecting to the site and API. The exchange further states that it is investigating the issue and will post related update. Back in January, the Exchange Security Report from independent analysts at ICORating gave 16 percent of the world’s biggest crypto trading platforms an A rating, and none of them an…

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Ethereum 

Facebook Adds Senior Job Vacancy for Calibra Wallet on Careers Site

Facebook has started advertising for a head of data science to work on its Calibra wallet, a recent job posting shows. According to the tech giant’s vacancy, it is looking for an “experienced analytics leader” who can use data to drive insights, shape the wallet’s future direction, and measure product success. Understanding how users interact with the product and identifying opportunities is listed among the responsibilities. Leadership experience features among the minimum qualifications, along with at least eight years’ experience of quantitative analysis. Describing the perfect candidate, Facebook said they would be…

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Bitcoin 

Top Crypto Media Site CCN Shuts Down, Cites Google Update for Loss of Search Visibility

Top cryptocurrency media site CCN is shutting down today, June 10th, according to an announcement on their website. The post, written by Jonas Borchgrevink, director and founder of CCN Markets and Hawkfish AS, states that the reason behind the closure is a large drop off in traffic from Google searches following a June 3 Google Core Update. Borchgrevink writes that the crypto news site’s traffic fell over 71% on mobile overnight. The founder notes that while traffic levels have been low in the past, the addition of new members to…

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Bitcoin 

FBI and Israeli Police Take Down Bitcoin-Enabled Darknet Listings Site

Israeli police and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have arrested at least two men and reported others in a takedown of a bitcoin-enabled dark web listings site, the Israeli police force announced in two official tweets on May 7. The police revealed that a cross-border investigation successfully traced several suspects who allegedly founded and administered a darknet site — identified as Deep Dot Web in local media reports — which was reportedly a resource for finding illegal dark web marketplaces. Such listed sites hawk illicit goods, such…

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Bitcoin 

German Police Seize Six Figures in Crypto From Suspects Involved in Dark Web Site

German police, along with Europol, have shut down servers of a dark web marketplace and seized six figures in crypto from the arrested suspects, Europol announced on May 3. The Wall Street Market, reportedly the world’s second-largest dark web market, has been shut down by the German Federal Criminal Police under the authority of the German Public Prosecutor’s office. According to the report, German authorities arrested three suspects and seized over 550,000 euros ($615,000) in cash  along with bitcoin (BTC) and monero (XMR) in six figure amounts (actual value unspecified)…

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Blockchain 

Crypto-Based Site With 50,000 Products Offers Delivery in Two Hours

A decentralized platform offering “e-commerce on demand” is launching, and says it has the ambition of enabling shoppers to have online orders delivered in less than two hours — with food shopping arriving at their door in 30 minutes. Buying.com says its service will initially be available across six zip codes in New Jersey, providing customers with a choice of more than 50,000 items. A center in the town of Mahwah is going to monitor the platform’s progress, and the startup has bold ambitions to roll out across the state…

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Blockchain 

World’s Largest Gun Auction Site GunBroker.com to Add Stablecoin ‘FreedomCoin’

Major United States-based firearms marketplace GunBroker.com will integrate a new stablecoin dubbed “FreedomCoin” as a payment method, according to a press release from the coin’s developers, Jan 29. Blockchain startup ICOx Innovations announced the coin today as a “new regulatory compliant corporate currency.” According to the firm’s press release, the token will be used to make purchases on GunBroker.com — reportedly the world’s largest website for hunting and sport shooting firearms. The site has reportedly 4.7 million customers and sees $600 million in transactions annually. FreedomCoin is a stablecoin pegged…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Browser Brave Offers Free Access to Premium Content on News Site Cheddar

Blockchain-enabled web browser Brave has partnered with news website Cheddar to offer its users three months of free access to premium content, a press release reports Jan. 29. According to the press release, Brave Browser users will automatically obtain access to premium content on Cheddar’s website, without action on the user’s end. Jon Steinberg, founder and CEO of Cheddar, said that “the idea of unlocking our premium feeds for Brave users via crypto funding, with no sign-up, seemed like a natural way to engage a passionate community.” The Brave browser…

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Bitcoin 

Fake News Site Promotes Bitcoin With Image of Ex-New Zealand PM

An alleged fake news website released a crypto-related article employing the image of former New Zealand prime minister John Key, local media outlet Stuff reported Jan. 5. The ad reportedly promoted Bitcoin (BTC) and a company called “Crypto Revolt,” which is allegedly a cloned scam site. The article further explains that the advertisement imitates a Stuff business news page and “purports to interview John Key on his enthusiasm for Bitcoin.” Moreover, in place of the Stuff logo there is an “NZ Times” logo, and all the links reportedly lead to…

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