Month: August 2019

Coinbase Says Security Failure Exposed 3,420 Names, Passwords and Email Addresses

The leading US crypto exchange Coinbase says it accidentally exposed the passwords of 3,420 customers due to a security glitch. According to the exchange, some of its customers’ registration details were temporarily stored in plain text files on its internal server. “Under a very specific and rare error condition, the registration form on our signup…
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Ripple’s Xpring Reveals New Push to Expand XRP Ecosystem

The leader of Ripple’s fundraising arm Xpring is revealing new details on how the initiative is working to expand the development and adoption of the digital asset XRP. Xpring is widely known for investing in a variety of blockchain companies that could play a role in pushing the real world use of XRP. But on…
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Crypto and the Sharpe Ratio to Evaluate Risk

This tool helps you balance the risk vs. reward of your portfolio. Crypto traders are no stranger to risk and volatility. We all know that cryptocurrency price fluctuations could be immense. Realizing how much risk one should take on or off the table is essentially important when it comes to making trading decisions and strategies.…
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Massive $237 Million Bitcoin Whale Movement Linked to Alleged Crypto Ponzi Scheme

Four Bitcoin transactions totaling 22,923 BTC and worth a collective $237 million may be connected to an alleged crypto Ponzi scheme. Crypto whale watchers spotted the movements on Saturday, which all took place between wallets of unknown origin at exactly the same time: 3:17 a.m. PST. 4,923 BTC worth $51.6 million transferred from unknown wallet…
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Self-Proclaimed ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Promises to Reveal Identity and Confirm $10 Billion Bitcoin Fortune

A new self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto has emerged, declaring he is the anonymous creator of Bitcoin. The company Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance (SNR) Holdings is promising Satoshi will “break his silence” and take the first step toward proving his identity today. According to a press release, “After a decade of anonymity, Satoshi Nakamoto will break his silence…
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Forex Trading Opportunities for the Week Ahead 19 August 2019

Note that this is my current view, but if market conditions change my view can change too. Generally I will trade in alignment with what I have noted here, though I will wait for a set-up before I enter. I base my view on technical and fundamental information. This is my beliefs and you are welcome…
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Bitcoin as protest: Hong Kong demonstrators withdraw their money from banking system

Protesters in Hong Kong have taken to a new non-violent tactic, withdrawing cash in mass from ATMs and banks and converting it to U.S. dollars—foreshadowing things to come for Bitcoin. On Aug. 16, protesters in Hong Kong announced plans to withdraw their cash from the banking system in protest of overreach from mainland China, reported…
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Low Volume Fallout As Crypto Exchange Drops 23 Trading Pairs for Tether, Ethereum and Monero

Crypto exchange Poloniex says it’s removing 23 digital currency trading pairs due to low volume.  According to data from CoinMarketCap, Poloniex currently supports 124 different trading pairs. Approximately 16%, or 20 pairs, have less than a thousand dollars in daily trading volume.  During this year’s market recovery, altcoins have not performed as well as Bitcoin…
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25 Million Americans Are Considering Investing in Crypto: Study

According to a new study, 25 million Americans are thinking about buying cryptocurrency in the next 12 months. US-based Nobl Insurance released its study analyzing digital asset trends and US residents’ willingness to invest over the next year. The report finds that from the start of 2018 through May of 2019, the market grew by…
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Not Just Bitcoin – Bakkt Is Considering Additional Crypto Futures Contracts

Bakkt’s recent announcement that it’s finally ready to launch its physically-backed Bitcoin futures triggered a burst of requests on Twitter asking for altcoins to be added to the platform. We have some news https://t.co/ykUvQ31cGz — Bakkt (@Bakkt) August 16, 2019 It turns out Bakkt has already confirmed that it is interested in supporting additional crypto…
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