Bitcoin Lightning Network Hits 6,000 Nodes After Week Of Twitter Spotlight

Bitcoin’s mainnet Lightning Network implementation has hit new records across the board as its rapid growth continues in 2019. 6,000 Nodes, $2.4 Million Capacity Data from monitoring resource 1ML.com confirms that the number of active nodes, channels and overall transaction capacity of Lightning are all now higher than ever in its thirteen-month history. The increase…

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A Bank’s ‘Systems Issue’ Ignites Anger Online

You again, Wells Fargo? For the second time in a week, Wells Fargo customers became exasperated when they faced problems trying to log in to the bank’s mobile and online banking channels. Reports from around the US verified the impact of what the bank indicated were systems problems. Predictably, some customers took to Twitter with…

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Still Believes Bitcoin Will Be Internet’s Currency

Co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey declared again that he believes Bitcoin (BTC) will be the internet’s native currency. Dorsey made his comments during an interview with American comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan published on Feb. 2. During the interview, Dorsey stated: “[Bitcoin] was something that was born on the internet, that was…

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'XRP Army' Accused of Harrassment After Intense Debate Over the Token's Market Cap

Over the last few months, there’s been a lot of discussion about the company Ripple Labs and the digital token XRP. A recently published report on the market valuation of XRP, authored by the cryptocurrency data startup Messari, has caused quite a stir among the community. After Messari’s founder Ryan Selkis shared an article concerning…

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XRP Tip Bot security upgraded; prevents attacks on unclaimed Twitter handles and loss of tips

The creator of XRP tipbot, Wietse Wind upgraded the security of the tip bot which would otherwise allow attackers to claim tips of unclaimed Twitter handles. Wietse Wind tweeted: “I just added some @xrptipbot security. On changing your Twitter handle, the TipBot offers you to migrate your balance (from your old to your new handle)….

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Justin Sun Seeks to Lure Ethereum and EOS Developers in His Latest Mocking Tweet

Photo: Justin Sun / Twitter It is not a secret that the entire cryptocurrency industry is experiencing rather hard times. EOS and Ethereum have faced with some difficulties as well. Nevertheless, it’s worth mentioning that even the most serious threat of collapse appeared as a result of bearish tendencies in the market doesn’t mean that…

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Blockstream CEO Adam Back on Bitcoin ETFs

What may have seemed like a frivolous Twitter poll, prompted some interesting insight from Blockstream CEO, Adam Back. He covered bitcoin’s status, ETF challenges, and made an early-days of Internet analogy… all in a few Tweets. Pole Position The catalyst for this was a simple poll with four options: Bitcoin (BTC) 00 is gold, Bitcoin…

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Bitcoin Twitter Scam: Hackers Rake in $180,000 in BTC Posing as Elon Musk

Hackers posing as notable tech billionaire, Elon Musk, on Twitter are defrauding people via fake Bitcoin giveaways. One attempt, in particular, amassed more than $180,000 in Bitcoin from the scam. Fake Bitcoin Giveway An elaborate Bitcoin scam recently surfaced on Twitter with fraudsters pretending to Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, promoting a cryptocurrency giveaway. The fake…

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Wirex CEO Turns XRP Into Cash Using An ATM In Japan – Video Goes Viral On Twitter Amidst Rumors That XRP Could Be Listed On Coinbase

There’s a new video on the loose that ravages Twitter. Wirex CEO can be seen turning XRP into cash using an ATM in Japan and crypto enthusiasts, especially XRP fans are losing their minds with excitement. Turning XRP into fiat instantly The clip shows Pavel Matveev using his Wirex Visa card which was pre-loaded with…

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Awesome!: Tron (TRX) Partners with Seedit to make Transactions Available on Twitter

Justin Sun, the founder of Tron foundation that Created the Tron(TRX) token has made news within the year through token burns, leaving the ethereum blockchain, buying over a business and fighting to ensure that Tron turns positive to its investors. Tron, knowing the importance of customer service to a business customers, is making A Positive…

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Brave Browser Extends Crypto Tipping to Reddit and Twitter

The Brave team is still working on ways to make their new browser more appealing. Combining the potential of cryptocurrency with online browsing will create many new use cases which would otherwise remain inaccessible. In a new effort, Brave now incentivizes users to tweet and use Reddit. Another Step Forward for Brave The Brave browser…

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“Trump Gives away Bitcoin” Scam Shut Down by Twitter

The old and tired virtual coins giveaway hoax on Twitter is still running, this time it’s the US president. It was only a matter of time until the Twitter account of US President Donald Trump attracted the attention of scammers seeking to capitalise on the president’s follower base and social media reach. In the latest…

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John McAfee's 'Unhackable' BitFi Hardware Wallet, Hacked. Fueling a 'Twitter War'

On the 27th of July, John McAfee had challenged the crypto-community and hackers worldwide, to attempt to hack the BitFi Hardware wallet. McAfee has more or less claimed on several occasions that no one can steal any funds locked away in the hardware wallet therefore making it unhackable. The initial bounty for anyone who could…

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Try Changing Your Twitter Name To Elon Musk, NO WAIT, You Might Get Banned

Twitter have designed a genius plan to help reduce the number of cryptocurrency scams circulating the Twitter sphere. Well, we say genius but actually, we can’t help but question who came up with this idea… According to reports, Twitter is disabling any Twitter accounts that are unverified and use the display name ‘Elon Musk’. Okay,…

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Not to Be Outdone by Facebook, Google Displays Coinbase Adverts Again

Big news in the cryptocurrency world – Google is now allowing cryptocurrency advertising again. Or at least, it is displaying the advertisements of Coinbase. Time to buy the dip? This development comes two days after the company’s adverts re-appeared on Facebook. Blanket bans Earlier in 2018, cryptocurrency businesses suffered a blow when all of the…

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Bloomberg Upgrades Social Sentiment Analytics, Launches a Twitter Feed

Bloomberg has expanded its partnership with Twitter, launching a real-time feed of curated Twitter data, which further enhances its social sentiment analytics and provide traders with an early heads-up on market-moving trending topics. The firm believes the inclusion of 280-character missives will let investors keep their fingers on the market’s pulse without switching to another…

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NEM’s LoyalCoin Joins Hands With Grab Philippines to Push Blockchain Adoption

NEM partner LoyalCoin has partnered with ride-hailing firm Grab in the Philippines to further push blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption in the region. Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and blockchain platform NEM said that its partner LoyalCoin had joined with Grab Philippines to allow passengers of the ride-hailing company to use LoyalCoin to pay for rides using Grab. We’re…

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Satoshi or Faketoshi? Analysts Assess Crypto’s Latest Messiah

Stylometry is the study of linguistic style, generally with a view to identifying its author. In the absence of any other meaningful metrics, it’s become the primary means of analyzing the veracity of new writings purporting to be the work of Satoshi Nakamoto. Last week, armchair stylometrists were given a trove of material to sift…

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John McAfee Goes After HitBTC, Retweets Other McAfee Account

Shortly after what appears to be an incident in which a team member could not withdraw his funds, John McAfee started hurling accusations at HitBTC on Twitter. The ever-famous McAfee is at it again, but this time he isn’t promoting an ICO or his unhackable wallet. Instead, he decided to go on a crusade against…

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Meet Three More Applications That Utilize Bitcoin Cash OP_Codes

Over the past month or so since the most recent Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgrade, a lot of developers have created platforms and extensions that utilize the re-enabled Satoshi OP_Codes. There’s been a bunch of social media applications like Memo and Blockpress that allow users to submit data that’s tied to the BCH protocol in…

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