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October 20, 2018
Friday, Oct. 19: crypto markets are seeing minor losses across the board, as low volatility continues. The top 10 cryptocurrencies are seeing an equal amount of positive and negative fluctuations, but almost all very minor, capped within a 2 percent range, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is down a little under percent on the...
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On October 9, American financial services giant Mastercard was granted a patent for a method to partition a blockchain so that it can store multiple transaction types and formats. The filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals the details of the new system — not the first of the kind for Mastercard. Why...
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In some countries around the world, governments have had a stifling effect on the adoption of blockchain technology. Conversely, the government of the UAE and Dubai have been the driving force behind the promotion of blockchain use in the country. 2018 has seen some significant developments on this front but the foundations had been laid a couple of years...
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A recent study by recruiting site Glassdoor published Oct. 18 found that crypto and blockchain-related job opportunities significantly increased in the U.S. this year, despite the slump in cryptocurrency prices. In the course of its analysis, Glassdoor examined a large number of online U.S. job postings on their site containing keywords related to blockchain, Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency. To ensure more accuracy, the company also included...
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Important Aspects of Stablecoins The Difference Between Pegging, Collateralization, and Redeemability
Stablecoins have been making the headlines in recent months, attracting big investors, tempted by the allure of a on ‘non-volatile’ cryptocurrency. At first, we usually pay attention to the backing connection, in other words, to the coin’s  stabilizing mechanism. Broadly speaking, this is broken down into 3 categories: asset-backed (including fiat), crypto-backed, and non-backed stablecoins (including...
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Ernst & Young Report One Year on ICOs' Fate Is 'Worse Than We Thought'
A new report published Oct. 19 by Big Four auditor Ernst and Young has found that initial coin offerings (ICOs) that raised capital in 2017 have done “little to inspire confidence” one year on. The report, which is dedicated to what EY dubs the “The Class of 2017,” revisits the same projects the firm first analyzed back in Dec....
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Ethereum Devs Reach Consensus to Delay Constantinople Hard Fork Until January 2019
Ethereum (ETH) core developers have reached a consensus to delay a planned hard fork of the protocol until January 2019, in a meeting Friday, Oct. 19. The fork, dubbed “Constantinople,” was first trialed on Ethereum public testnet Ropsten on Oct. 13, and had been slated to be activated on the main Ethereum blockchain by the end of Oct.-Nov. this year. A...
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Do you have steam gift cards for sale? Do you want to sell steam gift cards for cash be it naira, bitcoins, RMB, cedis, payTM? Here is your best bet. At PAXTradings, we buy all kinds of gift cards ranging from iTunes gift card, Amazon gift card, Walmart gift card, steam wallet gift card, google play...
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Even though blockchain technology has all sorts of security applications, one thing is for sure: cryptocurrency exchanges are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks, and hackers have exploited these flaws for massive gains. However, no hacker crew has been quite as successful as the infamous North Korean group of hackers, dubbed “Lazarus,” which is responsible for the...
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