A dramatic return to volatility sees crypto markets plummeting on Wednesday. Bitcoin has reached its lowest level of the year at about $5,610, according to data by CoinMarketCap. Altcoins followed, with Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Tron, EOS, Monero, Litecoin, EOS, Dash, IOTA, Stellar and more down at least 13% at time of publishing. Reasons for the…

A trial conducted by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the Data61 unit of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has proven that blockchain-powered smart money possesses immense social and economic benefits for Australia’s insurance scheme for persons living with disabilities. In the proof of concept, it was demonstrated that participants in Australia’s…

Litecoin founder Charlie Lee is appearing in an upcoming German TV documentary about Bitcoin, blockchains and the future of the internet. The crowd-funded film, “Cryptopia”, features leading blockchain developers and insiders. In a preview of the interview, Lee outlines Litecoin’s advantages over Bitcoin and defines the word “shitcoin”. “I think it’s just a derogatory term…

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The obfuscation capabilities of cryptocurrency mining malware creators are increasingly getting more and more sophisticated, according to cybersecurity researchers at Trend Micro. This is evidenced by a new cryptocurrency mining malware that the researchers came across which employs multiple evasion techniques in order to evade detection. Identified as Coinminer.Win32.MALXMR.TIAOODAM, the malicious crypto mining software poses…

TronPay Wallet, a new Chrome extension, just launched. It allows users to send and receive TRX. Developed by #TRON community developer DAppPlay, TronPay Wallet was officially launched. TronPay is a Chrome extension wallet that supports the TRON network.Available in multiple languages, TronPay users can easily try out TRON #DApps. #TRX $TRX https://t.co/5atVjbFeCD — Justin Sun…

Gavin Newsom is considered to be “pro-bitcoin.” Certainly, he’s willing to accept BTC for campaign contributions. He also has a record of being pro-technology in general, believing the government should be “performance-based” and that “government information and services at every level should be thoroughly ‘digitized,’ enabling citizens to conduct business with public agencies online.” California’s New…

A prominent bitcoin cash startup has launched a mining pool designed to attack altcoins and BCH forks that it does not believe fulfill Satoshi Nakamoto’s original vision for the cryptocurrency. SharkPool: Supporting Bitcoin Cash by Attacking other Networks Dubbed “SharkPool,” the service aims to conduct a two-pronged attack on other cryptocurrency networks, exclusively mining empty…

  We don’t like to scare you BUT…. do you realise it is only 47 days until Christmas! It’s time to start thinking about all those presents you need to buy and stocking you need to fill… As much as people try and deny it, the cryptocurrency market and technology is growing at an ever…


Bitcoin on Tuesday confirmed another bull flag formation after reversing from its downside correction action. The BTC/USD pair has almost negated the losses made during yesterday’s trading session, bringing the 24-hour gains to 0.46 percent. The pair found a strong intraday support level at 6372-fiat, just ahead of testing the lower trendline of the parallel…

The South Korean cryptocurrency market is surging as daily Bitcoin (BTC) trading volume in the country has jumped by 10-15% in the past two days. Seoul-based crypto exchange Bithumb has processed over $666,658,444 in BTC-KRW (Korean Won) trading in the past 24 hours, according to data by CoinMarketCap. Total cryptocurrency trades for the exchange have…

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has seen a sharp increase in price recently. The price increase was due to a popular cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, announcing that they will support the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. After the announcement, the trading volume for BCH has multiplied by 7x from $220 million USD to $1.4 billion USD. During the past…

Cybersecurity researchers working for a subsidiary of Japan’s largest bank believe that they have found the hackers who stole $60 million from Japanese crypto exchange Zaif in an attack earlier this year. MUFG Investigates Zaif Hack According to a press release published on Monday, Japan Digital Design Co. (JDD) — a subsidiary of banking giant…

Recent times have seen banks hedging their bets or even fully integrating cryptocurrencies. The acquisition and filing of patents is how large organizations truly express their interest in a given field, and Bank of America continues to lead the way, now having secured its latest patent in the blockchain and crypto space, one for “tamper-responsive”…

Authorities in Bulgaria have clamped down on the shady sale of international passports to foreigners from some parts of Eastern Europe in exchange for bitcoin. Erring citizens of Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova, and Macedonia have been allegedly involved in the perpetration of such illegal activities. Officials Arrested The citizenship issuance which was authorized by Bulgarian officials…