New CryptoJacking Tactic Involves Movie Files And Wikipedia | BTCMANAGER

A new method for stealing cryptocurrencies involves using a downloadable movie file as bait, and it is also being utilized to mine cryptocurrency and manipulate Google results. In addition, the virus also attempts to steal cryptocurrency through Wikipedia donations according to security researcher ‘@0xffff08000’ (Jan 10). Risky Business One of the reasons that institutional money…

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Market Synergy and Bitfinex Partner on Connectivity Network for Digital Asset Investments | BTCMANAGER

On January 7, 2019, Bitfinex and Market Synergy launched a joint connectivity network that gives institutional investors access to the Bitfinex digital asset gateway. Collaboration As per the announcement from Bitfinex, the partnership is designed to help bring digital assets to investors and brokers by way of providing institutional standard cryptocurrency connectivity and security. Market…

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Russia Could Start a Bitcoin Bull Run as Early as February 2019 | BTCMANAGER

A Russian economist believes that the impending U.S. sanctions against Russia will force the country to start diversifying its reserves with Bitcoin as early as February 2019, Micky reported on January 8, 2019. New Sanctions Could Trigger a Bull Market The bear market that has persisted in the crypto industry since November 2018 might be…

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Indian Police Arrest the Fourth Accused Person in the Cryptocurrency Project Worth over $70K | BTCMANAGER

Exactly a year after Thane security operatives crushed a scam cryptocurrency project worth five billion rupees, Delhi police have reportedly arrested another associate of the head of the scheme according to local media, The Indian Express on January 7, 2018. Scam ICO Busted Per sources close to the matter, Amit Lakhanpal, a 32-year-old Indian resident…

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The Blockchain Learning Group Seeks to Go Global and Add More Women to the blockchain Industry | BTCMANAGER

The Blockchain Learning Group has been organizing Hackathons and training sessions for high schools in Canada and Australia. The group has a particular interest in educating young women about the sector, and in turn, diversifying a predominantly male industry. Striking the Balance The world of blockchain is one of the most forward thinking and innovative…

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Where Are They Now?: Malta Dazzles with Crypto-Legal Certainty on a Pioneering European Island | BTCMANAGER

Throughout 2018 there have been very few nations like Malta who scoffed in the face of cautious regulatory approaches to particular aspects of blockchain technology, namely cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), and instead carved out a uniquely accommodating path for the tech. Compared to China, Malta’s blockchain journey sits on the opposite end of…

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Huobi to Launch EOS-Powered Cryptocurrency Exchange in Q1 2019 | BTCMANAGER

According to a press release published on December 29, 2018, Huobi Group’s cryptocurrency mining arm, Huobi Pool is set to launch the company’s first crypto trading exchange in Q1 2019. Notably, the exchange will use EOS as the base currency, leveraging its distributed proof-of-stake (DPoS) consensus method. World’s First EOS-Powered Cryptocurrency Exchange The exchange is scheduled…

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Infosys SVP Says Blockchain Technology Adoption Will Increase in 2019 | BTCMANAGER

Gopi KK, Senior Vice President of Infosys, an Information technology consulting company says blockchain adoption will increase significantly in 2019 with the banking sector leading in its adoption, market participants’ collaboration and government-friendly policies will help to promote this growth, reported Gigabit on December 23, 2018. Industries Are Adopting Blockchain Technology In the interview, Gopi…

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Blockchain Developer Demand Leads to Creation of Courses at Singapore Polytechnic | BTCMANAGER

Singapore Polytechnic will offer a beginners course on blockchain technology in February 2019 to help meet the rising demand for workers knowledgeable in the sector a December 22, 2018, report states. Introductory Course Details The introductory course will go over how to create cryptocurrency, as well as setting up and developing blockchain systems and smart…

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UK MP: “Taxes Could Be Paid in Cryptocurrency” | BTCMANAGER

On December 10, 2018, a UK Member of Parliament (MP) spoke out in favor of cryptocurrencies, calling for colleagues to educate themselves further on the technology and, suggested they could be used to pay taxes. Pro-Crypto MP According to an article published by UK media outlet the Daily Express, Eddie Hughes, an MP belonging to…

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Zooko from ZCash Urges Community to Donate to AirDropVenezuela | BTCMANAGER

On December 10, 2018, the co-founder of privacy-oriented cryptocurrency ZCash asked community members to participate in AirdropVenezuela. The charitable venue promises to raise $1,000,000 to support 100,000 Venezuelan citizens as well as promote adoption of the cryptocurrency wallet Airtm. Cryptocurrencies Greatest Use Case Following the mass of reports regarding hyperinflation and the mismanagement of a…

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U.S. Republican Plans to Regulate Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings | BTCMANAGER

Warren Davidson, a U.S. Representative from Ohio recently announced a plan to introduce new regulations for the cryptocurrency and ICO industry via the Federal Government. According to Cleveland.com’s on December 3, 2018, Hamilton is hopeful that these potential regulations can help the financial sector grow. Republican Politician Hopeful for Potential Regulations There is currently unclear regulations…

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Trive Ventures Launches Government-Backed Blockchain Accelerator in Singapore | BTCMANAGER

Trive Ventures, a Southeast Asia-focused venture capital firm, is launching Tribe Accelerator, a government-backed blockchain accelerator focused on product development in Singapore, Tech in Asia reported on December 4, 2018. Singapore’s Lead Government Agency Backs Trive Venture’s New Project It seems that Singapore has yet again proven that it’s one of the most blockchain-friendly global…

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Portuguese Premier League Football Team FC Sporting Plans to Launch its Own Cryptocurrency | BTCMANAGER

Sporting, a Portuguese football team announced it was planning to launch an Initial Coin Offering and its own cryptocurrency as an alternative method to fund the club. Following Paris Saint Germain and Juventus, it’s now time for one of the most popular Portuguese football teams to hop into the world of cryptocurrencies as noted by…

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Boeing Partners with SparkCognition to Launch Blockchain-Powered Airspace Management System | BTCMANAGER

Boeing, a highly reputed manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, has allied with SparkCognition, a multinational company that builds cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), industrial internet of things and defense systems, to launch SkyGrid, a startup that will use blockchain technology and AI for airspace management, according to a press release on November…

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North Korea: Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Conference to Be Held in April 2019 | BTCMANAGER

North Korea is set to host an international blockchain and cryptocurrency conference in April 2019, reports Independent UK, November 20, 2018. The conference will also see its attendees revel a seven-day tour of the country.   Pyongyang to Host the Tech Conference Due to the difficult political climate in the country, North Korea has created a…

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Kaleido Partners with Amazon to Launch Ethereum Marketplace for Enterprises | BTCMANAGER

Kaleido, a startup that helps enterprises implement blockchain technology, has launched a new full-stack Ethereum marketplace platform in collaboration with ConsenSys and Amazon Web Services, the company announced in a press release on November 8, 2018. Kaleido Blockchain Marketplace with Plug-and-Play Services and Partnership Program Kaleido has announced the launch of the first full-stack platform…

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HSBC Completes Blockchain-Based Transaction for India’s Reliance Industries | BTCMANAGER

The British multinational banking organization HSBC and Belgium’s ING Bank have partnered to execute a trade transaction using the blockchain network from a U.S.-based Tricon Energy to India’s Reliance Industries. According to an Economic Times article published on November 4, 2018, the blockchain-enabled letter of credit transaction is the first of its kind for India…

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Blockchain Entrepreneurs Will Get Access to Networking Ecosystems at UCIM | BTCMANAGER

The momentous growth of blockchain technology has discovered many potential use-cases being implemented in real-life scenarios. While bringing light to a new era of decentralization, where the power of internet money has paved the way for technological revolutions, the technology has largely remained meddle-proof, maintaining its integrity. We find numerous projects designing the simplest forms…

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