Mastercard Files Patent to Centralize Cryptocurrency Transactions, Calls out Bitcoin’s Wait Times

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The “bankization” of cryptocurrencies seems inevitable, as a slew of traditional players enters the crypto-finance market. In the latest development, U.S. payments processor Mastercard filed a patent applying the concept of fractional reserve banking to cryptocurrency payments. Mastercard Looks Towards Crypto-Finance Published on Oct. 25 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the application details…

Bitcoin ATMs Targeted by Malware for Sale in Underground Markets

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Malware aimed at Bitcoin ATMs is being sold in underground markets, according to Trend Micro security researchers. For $25,000, malware exploiting a service vulnerability allows users to nab bitcoin price equivalent in euros, USD, or British pounds. Also read: Bitcoin’s Hopeful Numbers: 70% Familiar in the United States For $25,000, Bitcoin ATM Malware is Available…

Mastercard Had An Outage, So Crypto Had a Field Day

Mastercard Had An Outage, So Crypto Had a Field Day

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Mastercard suffered an outage last week that led to a hold-up for some transactions – and crypto supporters on social media quickly pounced.

Zilliqa (ZIL) Update: Up 190% Over Past Month on Testnet Launch and Exchange Listings

Zilliqa (ZIL) Update: Up 190% Over Past Month on Testnet Launch and Exchange Listings

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Zilliqa’s price continues to increase after the successful launch of its testnet and addition of new exchange listings. It is currently ranked the twenty-third largest coin by market cap according to coin rankings, with a market cap of $1.3 billion. Zilliqa is up 190.41% over the past 30 days. What is Zilliqa? Zilliqa is a…

Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network & Token

Telegram Rakes in Over $1.5 Billion, Ditches ICO for an Open Network & Token

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The Wall Street Journal reported Telegram has raised $1.7 billion in anticipation of an initial coin offering (ICO). However, the company has instead decided to scrap its much publicized ICO in favor of beefing up its popular messaging service and expanding into tokenization. Also read: Microsociety Fort Galt in Chile Uses Bitcoin to Build Anew…