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Month: March 2018

AirPod’s APOD Token Carries 3 Major Benefits

AirPod has established its own cryptocurrency. Called APOD, the project’s tokens will soon begin circulating between the AirPod and its customers — effectively creating one internal economy. Customers will be encouraged to utilize APOD tokens when renting pods for a substantial discount, and companies will be motivated to purchase APOD tokens for their employees who need to travel frequently. Powered by APOD APOD token distribution will be split into two phases: the pre-sale and the

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Not Everyone’s a Fan of the CFTC Chairman aka ‘Cryptodad’

As commodities regulators go, few have managed to attain the cult following that US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo has assembled in recent weeks. However, the markets supervisor — nicknamed “cryptodad” by cryptocurrency enthusiasts — is finding that this newfound fame does not come without its drawbacks. As CCN reported, Giancarlo … Continued

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Indie Movie to Debut on Qtum Blockchain, Airdrop Tokens to Viewers

A movie about an ex-computer hacker and some stolen bitcoin is set to become the first feature film released on a blockchain. Meanwhile, some are suggesting that this could signal a potential end to piracy within the industry. Hackers? Stolen bitcoin? Don’t get too excited. Aside from the bitcoin, the basic premise of the film seems like fairly standard rom-com material. An ex-hacker is posing as a postman to steal mail. He opens a letter

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BitPay Merchants Can Now Accept Bitcoin Cash Payments

BitPay merchants can now accept a second cryptocurrency in addition to Bitcoin — its offshoot Bitcoin Cash. The Atlanta-based company made the announcement in a Wednesday blog post, marking the first time in the company’s history that it has processed altcoin payments. BitPay — which has processed Bitcoin payments since its founding in 2011 —

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Bitcoin Cash Gets the Axe – KuCoin Removes BCH Trading Pairs, Citing User Feedback

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) continues to lose support on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Bye Bye Bitcoin Cash Earlier this week, popular cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin announced changes to its platform which would streamline the trading of digital currencies. In doing so, the exchange removed all Bitcoin Cash (BCH) trading pairs, citing user feedback. The official announcement stated: We are excited to announce our new streamlined exchange. With our rapid growth in the first quarter we added in many

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Ethereum Developer Opens EIP to Discuss ‘Bricking’ Ethash ASIC Miners

An Ethereum developer has opened an Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) to discuss whether the community should modify its Ethash mining algorithm to maintain ASIC resistance. EIP 958, posted on GitHub by Ethereum core developer Piper Merriam, formally proposes that improved ASIC resistance be implemented into the network’s instance of Ethash, a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus algorithm. … Continued

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OKEx to Roll Back ‘Irregular’ Futures Trades After Bitcoin Price Crashes Below $5,000

Cryptocurrency exchange giant OKEx is rolling back a series of Bitcoin futures transactions in response to an “irregular” sell-off that was localized to the trading platform. The Hong-Kong based exchange announced on Friday that it would reverse transactions that occurred this morning between 4:47 am and 6:30 am Hong Kong Time (HKT) when Bitcoin futures … Continued

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South Korean Exchange YouBit’s $2.8 Million Insurance Claim Denied

The Seoul-based cryptocurrency exchange Youbit has seen its insurance claim denied by a South Korean insurance company following a high-profile cyber attack in December. Rejected! Youbit was hacked twice in 2017. The first cyber attack on the little-known exchange took place in April and saw 4000 BTC covertly liberated from Youbit’s stores. The exchange never fully recovered before it was hacked again in December, losing an estimated 17 percent of its total assets. Youbit is operated

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Roger Ver, Founder of Bitcoin.Com, and COO, Mate Tokay, Join MoneyToken Advisory Board

MoneyToken Financial Services welcomes the CEO and COO of Bitcoin.com onto the advisory board. MoneyToken.Com is a blockchain-based financial services platform founded by US and UK FinTech experts whose background includes years of experience at Goldman Sachs, Prudential Financial, Citibank, Ernst & Young, and Bloomberg. The company has launched it’s Public Token Presale at 15.00UTC March 22 with 25% bonus. The platform, aimed at miners, projects that made their token sales, traders, investors, and exchanges,

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Russian State-Owned Gazprombank to Pilot Cryptocurrency Service

A Russian bank may make a pioneering step for the country in allowing its investors to invest in cryptocurrency this year, reports claim. Gazprombank VP: There Is Demand For Crypto Various local media outlets today quote Gazprombank senior vice president Aleksandr Sobol as saying “some kind of pilot” scheme involving cryptocurrency might surface as soon as the end of 2018. Gazprom is a state-owned Russian bank, the third largest bank in the country by assets

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MailChimp Bans Cryptocurrency Ads Following Twitter, Facebook and Google Curbs

MailChimp has joined social media giants Twitter, Facebook, and Google in banning cryptocurrency advertising, citing the need to prevent “scams, fraud, phishing, and potentially misleading business practices” on its email distribution platform. MailChimp made the announcement on its website March 29, where it said: “We cannot allow businesses involved in any aspect of the sale, … Continued

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