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Archive for June 2019

Cryptocurrency Mobile App Downloads Stall Amid Price Surge: Report

Cryptocurrency Mobile App Downloads Stall Amid Price Surge: Report

Despite bitcoin’s (BTC) recent price surge, the download count of cryptocurrency-related mobile applications is not increasing, Bloomberg reports on June 28 Data form mobile app analytics firm App Annie shows that, while in the first half of 2018 there were 65.8 million cryptocurrency-related app downloads, in the first six months of this year there were…

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Quantum Computing Vs. Blockchain: Impact on Cryptography

Quantum Computing Vs. Blockchain: Impact on Cryptography

The major selling point of blockchain and its applications is that cryptographically secured distributed ledgers are virtually “unbreakable” under normal circumstances, given the current state of computational technology. Its validity, however, is heavily dependent on the “state of technology” assumption. Should a paradigmatic shift in computing occur, contemporary blockchain-based systems may become vulnerable to threats…

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Top-10 Industries Being Transformed by Blockchain

Top-10 Industries Being Transformed by Blockchain

After struggling to receive recognition of legitimacy within the mainstream zeitgeist during its sophomoric years, distributed ledger technology (DLT) now comprises the driving force behind a new wave of technological creative destruction. Today, we are going to take a look at some of the industries and processes that are most dramatically undergoing a transformation in…

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25 Bitcoin Transactions Worth $6 Billion Included in One Block

25 Bitcoin Transactions Worth $6 Billion Included in One Block

Several high-value bitcoin (BTC) transactions were included in a single block on June 30. Bitcoin Block Bot, a Twitter account dedicated to reporting significant bitcoin (BTC) transactions reported that 25 bitcoin transactions worth $6 billion were included in block 583,139 on June 30. Cryptocurrency news outlet AmbCrypto reported that all the transactions formed a bigger,…

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Bittrex User Alleges Funds Were Withheld in Recent Lawsuit

Bittrex User Alleges Funds Were Withheld in Recent Lawsuit

A New York resident has filed a lawsuit against crypto exchange Bittrex for allegedly withholding funds, industry news outlet The Block reports on June 30. Per the report, the plaintiff claims to have deposited $120,000 onto her Bittrex account in August 2018 and that the company suspended it and refused to release the funds until…

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Top 5 Crypto Performers: LINK, BTC, NEO, LEO, ETH

Top 5 Crypto Performers: LINK, BTC, NEO, LEO, ETH

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. From being outright dismissive of cryptocurrencies to adopting…

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Bridging the Gap Between Bitcoin and Global Regulators – CoinDesk

Bridging the Gap Between Bitcoin and Global Regulators - CoinDesk

Shin’ichirio Matsuo is a research scientist in cryptography and information security at Georgetown University and a co-founder of the BSafe.network, a global blockchain research test network used by 25 universities. Since 2015, when bitcoin became an issue for regulators like the state of New York, the regulation of cryptocurrency (the G20 now calls it as…

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XRP, Libra and Visa to Fight It Out for Cross-Border Remittance Crown

XRP, Libra and Visa to Fight It Out for Cross-Border Remittance Crown

The increased penetration of cryptocurrency in the digital payment arena appears to be affecting the landscape of cross-border remittances. Financial institutions and other mainstream establishments are now jostling with blockchain startups for control over an industry that could possibly experience massive growth over the next few years. With more participants comes greater competition and an emphasis on creating…

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Monero and Zcash Conferences Showcase Their Differences (And Links) – CoinDesk

Monero and Zcash Conferences Showcase Their Differences (And Links) - CoinDesk

Last weekend, two privacy coin conferences heralded the future of cryptocurrency governance: the hybrid startup model versus grassroots experimentation. Over 200 people gathered in Croatia for Zcon1, organized by the nonprofit Zcash Foundation, while roughly 75 attendees gathered in Denver for the first Monero Konferenco. These two privacy coins are fundamentally different in a variety…

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