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Archive for September 2019

Financial Giant Fidelity Backs Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund – Bitcoin News

Financial Giant Fidelity Backs Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund - Bitcoin News

The Los Angeles-based Wave Financial has announced the launch of a bitcoin derivatives-based yield fund and Fidelity will provide custody for the fund’s BTC reserves. Wave Financial’s crypto fund commencement is part of a growing trend toward launching BTC derivatives products. CME Group has also revealed the derivatives marketplace will provide options on its bitcoin…

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German Police Seize Second Crypto-Fueled Cyberbunker – CoinDesk

German Police Seize Second Crypto-Fueled Cyberbunker - CoinDesk

German police have raided and shut down Cyberbunker 2.0, a decommissioned NATO bunker that housed dark web market servers and child porn. The bunker, hidden in the Mosel River town of Traben-Trarbach, held multiple stories of servers as well as “$41 million worth of funds allegedly tied to these markets,” according to security researcher Brian…

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Bitcoin Price Bounces Back to $8.4K but Bearish Bias Remains

Bitcoin Price Bounces Back to $8.4K but Bearish Bias Remains

Bitcoin (BTC) price has had a volatile start to the week. Asia kicked off the trading week with a 4% selloff that brought Bitcoin price from $8,050 to $7,700. The ball was then passed to the Europeans who started a rally which continued through to the New York trading session. By the end of the…

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Ethereum's Istanbul Upgrade Arrives Early, Causes Testnet Split – CoinDesk

Ethereum's Istanbul Upgrade Arrives Early, Causes Testnet Split - CoinDesk

Ethereum test network Ropsten has forked into two separate chains following the activation of system-wide upgrade Istanbul. “It appears there are two different chains mining the Ropsten test network. There are miners mining on the old [Ropsten] chain and miners mining the new one,” explained Ethereum Foundation community manager Hudson Jameson, adding in a tweet:…

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Fusion Network Loses Millions in Private Wallet Hack – CoinDesk

Fusion Network Loses Millions in Private Wallet Hack - CoinDesk

Millions of tokens have been stolen from the Fusion Foundation, the non-profit tasked with maintaining the network of the same name. In a blog post, the foundation said one of its wallets, containing 10 million of the Fusion Network’s native FSN tokens and 3.5 million ERC-20 FSN tokens had been drained Saturday. The thief’s haul…

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Ethereum's Istanbul Upgrade Will Break 680 Smart Contracts on Aragon – CoinDesk

Ethereum Creator Vitalik Buterin Proposes Wallet Fee to Fund Developers - CoinDesk

A system-wide upgrade is coming to ethereum’s Ropsten test network on Wednesday. And while “Istanbul” should ultimately introduce network efficiencies, the testnet launch won’t be smooth sailing for everyone. For governance platform Aragon, in particular, the code changes are expected to break roughly 680 smart contracts, according to Aragon One CTO Jorge Izquierdo. These smart…

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