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Advertisement Cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase might, as market research firm Bernstein recently said, be on the cusp of assembling an “unassailable” market share in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean that the San Francisco-based firm isn’t struggling to maintain consumer activity during the current downturn. Citing data from CoinApi, cryptoasset research firm Diar reports that
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Chinese police from multiple cities have arrested three individuals who allegedly stole bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies worth around $87 million. Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday that the three were busted on Aug. 15 in Hunan, Changchun provinces, and the capital city Beijing, respectively, after a months-long investigation launched by the police. According to
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Tube8, an adult video service and subsidiary of Pornhub, has partnered up with with the Vice Industry Token (VIT) to pay viewers for interacting with its services. Hard Fork reported that the partnership is aimed at fully tokenizing Tube8’s platform. The streaming service will insert VIT tokens onto its website and reward visitors for watching or
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to trial blockchain technology to verify North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) certificates. CBP Division of Business Transformation and Innovation head Vincent Annunziato said the agency was beginning a “live fire testing” of a blockchain platform to certify that imported products
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Advertisement The Turkish Lira value improved against the bitcoin price ahead of an important conference between the country’s financial chief and global investors. The BTC/TRY recorded a 22 percent drop since establishing its intraday high at 45382-fiat. A political spat between the Turkish and U.S. governments last week had influenced the latter to double the
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Advertisement The cryptocurrency markets experienced a slight pullback on Thursday but have more or less managed to maintain the midweek recovery that followed Monday’s massive sell-off. As CCN reported, some analysts attributed that decline — which affected ethereum to a far greater extent than bitcoin — to ICO-funded startups cashing out their capital before the
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Advertisement The hashrate of the Bitcoin network, which represents the amount of computing power securing the blockchain, has continued to increase despite the 70 percent decline of BTC since January of this year. David Sapper, chief operating officer at Australia-based cryptocurrency exchange Blockbid, said in an interview with Bloomberg that the continuous rise in the
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Yet another dire security flaw was unveiled Tuesday with potential ripple effects across the tech world, including for cryptocurrency projects seeking to leverage certain hardware devices. Following a pair of bugs unveiled earlier this year, the Foreshadow vulnerability impacts all Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX) enclaves, a special, supposedly extra-secure region of chip often used
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Coinbase has acquired Distributed Systems, a San Francisco-based digital identity startup, the company announced Wednesday. Distributed Systems has already been working on “decentralized identity solutions,” Coinbase Identity project manager B Byrne wrote in a blog post. The startup’s five-person team will join a unit within Coinbase that is dedicated to developing digital identity solutions. Blockchain
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Advertisement The Bitcoin market on Wednesday attempted a decent bullish recovery, extending the recent marginal gains to an impressive 10% upside from the previous lows. The Asian trading session witnessed an influx of buying orders in an attempt to pierce through $6,500-resistance. As we hiccuped through the European course, the bullish sentiment weakened and pulled
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