Hacker Livestreams 51% Attack on Bitcoin Private

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On Oct. 13, ethical hacker “Geocold” followed through on his promise to 51 percent attack an altcoin. He eventually settled on Bitcoin Private (BTCP), and quickly gained majority hashrate control, but the spectacle was fraught with setbacks, including censorship from two streaming services that pulled the plug. Also read: Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51%…

Walmart ICO Scam Pushes Press Release to Popular Crypto Media Outlets

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In a systematic ICO scam attempt, individuals claiming to be Walmart press officials have contacted a number of media outlets, including CryptoSlate, announcing the sale of tokens for the retail giant’s supposed Ethereum-based payments network at WalmartLeaf.com. The dubious campaign comes on the heels of Walmart, the largest corporation in the world with an annual…

Court Refuses to Drop Money Laundering Charge Against UBS, $5.8 Billion Fine Looms

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A French court has reportedly rejected a request by the largest Swiss bank to drop money laundering charge against it. UBS Group and a number of its executives are accused of tax fraud and money laundering. If found guilty, the bank could be fined up to 5 billion euros or $5.8 billion. Its executives could…

Gemini Announces Litecoin Availability With NY State Approval

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Gemini VP of Engineering Erin Winer announced today via the company blog that Gemini will now support Litecoin (LTC). Trading Starts Next Week, Deposits Available Now On Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. EST, users of the Gemini exchange will be able to deposit LTC into their accounts, and trading will begin the following Tuesday, October…

Not Everyone Wants to Fix Bitcoin's 'Time Warp Attack' – Here's Why

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A bit of a debate has revved up about bitcoin’s “time warp attack” and whether it’s an exploit or an unintended advantage.

Micropayments: Bringing Cryptocurrencies Into Everyday Life

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The following post about micropayments was written by Dmytro Spilka. He is the CEO at Solvid and founder of Pridicto, a web analytics startup that uses AI and Machine Learning to forecast web traffic, monitor vital metrics, and set visual traffic aims. Cryptocurrencies may have assumed the role of the quintessential water cooler topic over recent…

People’s Bank of China Recommends Yuan-Pegged Stablecoin

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An independent researcher from the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) argued that China must increase its research efforts in the stablecoin space and support upcoming companies that are exploring a yuan-pegged cryptocurrency. YuanCoin to Arrive? The views were written in an op-ed piece published on Oct. 9 by CN Finance, a magazine wholly-owned by PBoC,…

Singapore Hosts New Fiat-Crypto Exchange, Welcomes Crypto Bank Accounts

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It has been a busy week for Singapore as it relates to cryptocurrency. The city-state is set open the first fiat-crypto exchange in Southeast Asia, while the financial regulator has vowed to help crypto companies set up local bank accounts, according to media reports.  Also read: Salt to Offer Crypto-Backed Loans in 7 Global Markets,…