Monday 05/11/2018

Hackers Impersonate Elon Musk In A New Twitter Scam

A number of verified Twitter accounts were compromised Monday. Including those owned by a U.S. lawmaker, a film company, and a book publisher all to impersonate SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk. Each of the compromised accounts engaged in a well-known crypto giveaway scam by promising to send large amounts of bitcoin to any users who sent them small amounts first as seen in the picture below.

 

Brave Browser’s BAT Rallies 26% Over Weekend after Coinbase Pro Listing

The US exchange Coinbase on November 2 launched BAT trading on its platform after months of speculation. The news coming from Coinbase Pro reinforced the Coinbase effect once again as we saw BAT surge from 0.25 cents to 0.34 over the weekend. Because of the exhaustive and selective nature of the Coinbase token listing process, a connection to the platform can act as something of a golden ticket for any digital asset they announce or list on their exchange. Circle’s stablecoin USD Coin, and ZRX were the most recently added coins on the Coinbase exchange.

 

Tuesday 06/11/2018

Real Mortgages On Virtual Land Made Possible Thanks To A Partnership

This has been made possible through a partnership between Decentraland, an Ethereum-based virtual reality platform, and Ripio Credit Network (RCN), a borderless peer-to-peer cryptocurrency lending network. Decentraland is a decentralized application (dApp) that hopes to provide the infrastructure for a 3D-virtual world. That world, which has finite space, has been divided into 10m² parcels, each of which is represented by a non-fungible Ethereum token called LAND that can be bought and sold in the platform’s marketplace.

Crypto Wallet Provider Blockchain To Airdop $125m Worth Of Stellar Tokens

The company will distribute $125 million in Stellar (XLM) tokens to Blockchain wallet holders who sign up for the airdrop. The first batch of recipients will see their tokens arrive within the week, according to an announcement made on Tuesday. The amount of XLM being dropped to each wallet was not disclosed by the firm, however with the news, Stellar becomes the first partner for Blockchain’s airdrop program and guiding framework which was announced last month.

 

Wednesday 07/11/2018

Crypto Exchanges Look To Support The Upcoming Bitcoin Cash Fork

Six of the top 10 crypto exchanges by bitcoin cash (BCH) trading volume have announced plans to support the cryptocurrency’s upcoming hard fork look to take place on November 15. Bitcoin cash’s roadmap includes upgrades to its core code every six months, but disagreement over some changes to the network have waged a war between the two systems: Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin Cash SV. While the outcome isn’t clear, one scenario would see two separate cryptocurrencies and separate blockchains arise from the hardfork. We witnessed the 1 year anniversary of BCH in August 2018 where we saw Bitcoin fork into Bitcoin cash. Due to disagreements from mining pools, developers and community members over the block sizing of the Bitcoin protocol we saw the creation of Bitcoin Cash on August 1st 2017.

 

Thursday 08/11/2018

SEC Charge The Founder Of Crypto Token Trading Platform EtherDelta

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Zachary Coburn, the founder of crypto token trading platform EtherDelta, with operating an unregistered securities exchange. The regulator said Thursday that EtherDelta, which acts as a secondary market for trading ERC-20 tokens, had been providing a marketplace for buyers and sellers to trade Ethereum tokens that the SEC deemed to be “digital asset securities.” Its reported that Zachary Coburn agreed to pay in the region of $388,000 in penalties in to settle the charges made by the SEC.

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds BAT Token To Platform

Crypto exchange Coinbase is adding web browser Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT) to its retail trading platform, less than a week after listing it on Coinbase Pro. The exchange announced Thursday that customers would be able to buy, sell, trade or otherwise transact with the token on coinbase.com, as well as its Android and iOS apps. Coinbase first said it was supporting the token on its platform Friday, making BAT token the second ERC-20 token to be listed by the company after ZRX.

Friday 09/11/2018

Ethereum Sets Date For Constantinople Launch

Ethereum developers are hoping January 16th to be the date on which Constantinople, Ethereum’s upcoming network hard fork, could launch.The upgrade for the world’s second-largest blockchain was originally targeted for November, bringing with it a host of design changes aimed at streamlining the platform’s code in a bid to boost performance. However, the November launch had experienced unanticipated problems with the test release. One upgrade to the Ethereum network is the difficulty bomb. The difficulty bomb is an algorithm embedded within Ethereum’s code that makes blocks steadily harder to mine, and was put in place to act as an incentive for encouraging regular updates to the network. Constantinople delays the difficulty bomb for a further 18 months, while also decreasing the Ethereum mining reward from 3 ETH to 2 ETH per block. Ethereum developers said that the Constantinople software upgrades that will implement the hard fork should be released before the end of the year.

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