JPMorgan Analysts: Significance of Bitcoin Futures Is Ignored

JPMorgan Analysts: Significance of Bitcoin Futures Is Ignored

Bitcoin futures are becoming popular and as trading them is turning to be more prevalent, regulators have naturally started to pay them more attention. Many traditional or crypto exchanges have started offering the possibility of trading Bitcoin futures, and even began introducing indices that keep investors and individuals up with real-time Bitcoin price, traded volume and much more. Recently, one of the largest banking companies worldwide, JPMorgan Chase, said that ‘Bitcoin futures may be more…

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New Zealand Probes Samoan Church Connection to the Crypto Ponzi Scheme OneCoin

New Zealand Probes Samoan Church Connection to the Crypto Ponzi Scheme OneCoin

As published on Radio New Zealand, New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is investigating the Auckland branch of the Samoan Independent Seventh Day Adventist Church (SISDAC) over its connections to the shady cryptocurrency venture OneCoin whose leader is already indicted in court. One investigation was carried out by Samoa’s Central Bank into the church. However, a separate investigation (carried out by DIA) was conducted under the Charities Act 2005, and was not focused on…

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Cybersecurity Report: New Monero Mining Malware Hides within Certificate Files

Cybersecurity Report: New Monero Mining Malware Hides within Certificate Files

The trend of exploitative malware which hides crypto mining bots has started in the past few years and has become one of the most nefariously popular ways to leverage others’ processing power to mine cryptocurrency. Recently, the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro released a security advisory regarding a deserialization vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server, which can be exploited for cryptocurrency mining. In April 2019, Trend Micro detected a series of attacks that leveraged hardware vulnerabilities (dubbed…

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RBC: Facebook Will Release a Whitepaper of its Cryptocurrency Project this Month

RBC: Facebook Will Release a Whitepaper of its Cryptocurrency Project this Month

Facebook has come into the crypto limelight this year with the initial soft whispers that the social media giant is going to launch its own cryptocurrency. Now, as these whispers are beginning to materialize more and more, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is relating to Facebook’s crypto project as “one of the most important initiatives” in the company’s history. RBC Capital Markets recently rated Facebook’s share as an outperformer stock and gave it a…

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Retail Behemoth Target to Deploy Blockchain for Multi-Enterprise Transactions

Retail Behemoth Target to Deploy Blockchain for Multi-Enterprise Transactions

Apart from being the underpinning technology behind cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology is a lot more. Large organizations have come to know it earlier and started to adapt it for various functions. Even one of the largest US retailers such as Target couldn’t be left untouched from its benefits as the company has started working on blockchain applications back in 2018. The Minneapolis-based Target Corporation is the eighth-largest retailer in the United States – Target operates almost…

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Notable Bitcoin Analyst: Crypto Market to Break All-Time High in 2019

Notable Bitcoin Analyst: Crypto Market to Break All-Time High in 2019

By December 2018, Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies lost more than 80% of their total gain and reached the bottom since the all-time high prices to which they had soared in 2017. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, etc. were some of the top losers that drove the crypto market down to its knees. The crash of the crypto market (leading by Bitcoin that bottomed down to $3,000 from its all-time high of around $20K) made…

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“Totally Different”: McAfee Freedom Coin Will Not Be Minable and Will Not Include ICO

“Totally Different”: McAfee Freedom Coin Will Not Be Minable and Will Not Include ICO

Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee has recently come into the crypto limelight (again) for an announcement he made on Twitter. The famous ‘crypto freedom lover’ John McAfee tweeted his plan to launch a digital coin which, according to him, will be totally different from other cryptocurrencies and that it will also bears his name, “McAfee Freedom Coin.” In the crypto community, McAfee is known for his optimistic views of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Previously, he…

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USDT+BTC=? Bitfinex to Deploy Tether on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

USDT+BTC=? Bitfinex to Deploy Tether on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

Bitfinex, one of the most popular crypto exchanges, has recently announced that it will launch its stablecoin Tether (USDT) on Bitcoin’s blockchain, the Lightning Network – a layer-two micropayments protocol that enables instant, low-cost Bitcoin transactions. Stablecoins are currently trending strong, and Bitfinex wants no stone unturned in order to bring USDT to more blockchains. Previously, the company announced that it will launch its stablecoin on EOS’s blockchain. Currently, Tether is issued on the Omni…

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The Wharton School of Business to Include FinTech and Crypto Studies

The Wharton School of Business to Include FinTech and Crypto Studies

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has recently announced all-new business-related online course specific to financial technologies in business. The program is said to cover all the major topics related to the latest blockchain technology that includes ICOs, crypto payments, decentralization, lending and modern investing. “Fintech: Foundations and Applications of Financial Technologies,” the four-course specialization will be available on the Coursera, an open online learning platform. With this program, the Wharton School has…

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Report: Big Money Investors Accumulate Bitcoin; Propel the Crypto Market Upwards

Report: Big Money Investors Accumulate Bitcoin; Propel the Crypto Market Upwards

Bitcoin has witnessed its price bottoming during August-December 2018 when it fell to $3,200; since then, the crypto market has been struggling, recently with some degree of success, to escape from the bears. Alongside Bitcoin, all other popular cryptocurrencies with the largest market caps have also lost 80% or even more of their total gains. However, something surprising has started to happen after Bitcoin touched the bottom. According to report from Diar, the number of…

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