Binance Freezes Hacked Cryptopia Funds, Raises Questions Around Cryptocurrency Fungibility

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Part of the funds from the Cryptopia hack were recently sent to the Binance cryptocurrency exchange. In response, Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the CEO of Binance froze the funds, raising questions around cryptocurrency’s anonymity and fungibility. Cryptopia is a tiny exchange with a daily trading volume averaging around $2 million. The exchange was hacked on the…

Justin Sun’s Rebuttal to Criticisms About TRON’s Integration with BitTorrent

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Justin Sun rebutted claims by a former BitTorrent executive who said that tokenizing BitTorrent’s economy on Tron would “literally destroy it.” Speaking to Breaker Magazine, BitTorrent’s ex-Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Simon Morris on Friday raised a host of questions about the technological capabilities of Tron and CEO Justin Sun, asserting the blockchain would “melt” under…

Blockfolio’s CEO: How to Thrive During a Brutal Bear Market [Interview]

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The cryptocurrency markets have left many devastated. After cratering and losing over 80 percent of its value since 2017 highs, companies have contracted and individuals have become disillusioned with blockchain. Ed Moncada, the CEO of Blockfolio, has been there before, and shares his experiencing surviving—and even thriving—during the bear market. Edward (Ed) Moncada is an…

Crypto VC Believes the Masses Have “Forgotten” About Bitcoin a Year After All-Time Highs

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Cryptocurrency venture capitalist Chris Burniske believes the masses have “entirely forgotten” about digital assets, with his comments coming on the back of a prolonged bear market. Now, seasoned traders, institutional investors, and technological experts are leaving the crypto arena. Goodbye Bitcoin A year after Bitcoin was priced at $20,000 on some exchanges and the cryptocurrency…

Binance CEO: ‘I Don’t Understand Why the Bitcoin Price Isn’t Shooting Through the Roof’

Binance CEO: ‘I Don’t Understand Why the Bitcoin Price Isn’t Shooting Through the Roof’

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Changpeng “CZ” Zhao quietly offered a utopian forecast for the cryptocurrency industry and his ubiquitous cryptocurrency exchange, Binance–which he revealed is becoming increasingly institutionally oriented and will launch five to 10 fiat-to-crypto operations in nearly every continent. Speaking at Consensus Singapore, the Binance chief whip suggested that the regulatory breakthroughs seen last week have now…

Leaked Transcript Uncovers Fallout Between IOTA Leaders

Leaked Transcript Uncovers Fallout Between IOTA Leaders

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A leaked conversation has revealed a serious fallout among the founding members of IOTA, pushing the project’s most intimate workings into the public eye. Centered around the appointment of two IOTA founders to the board of directors, the controversial transcript opens with co-founder Sergey Ivancheglo, a.k.a. “Come-From-Beyond,” providing a “vote of no confidence” in co-founder…

CNBC’s Brian Kelly: ‘Don’t Sell Crypto After Bitcoin ETF Delay’

CNBC’s Brian Kelly: ‘Don’t Sell Crypto After Bitcoin ETF Delay’

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Earlier last week, the SEC postponed CBOE’s Bitcoin ETF application decision until late September. On Aug. 7, Brian Kelly went on CNBC’s Fast Money to urge viewers to hold their crypto investments through the delay. BK: “There’s More to This Story Than Just an ETF” The CEO and founder of investment firm BKCM, Brian Kelly,…

Mike Novogratz’s Crypto Bank Goes Live On Canadian Public Exchange

Mike Novogratz’s Crypto Bank Goes Live On Canadian Public Exchange

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An early Bitcoin bull and former Wall Street trader, Mike Novogratz is bringing cryptocurrency to institutional investors. Following a crypto bear market, Novogratz’s merchant bank Galaxy Digital LP listed on Canadian stock exchanges today, August 1, 2018. Galaxy Digital Makes Its Debut Following Q1 Loss Novogratz cryptocurrency-focused merchant bank Galaxy Digital LP will be available…

Exclusive Interview: Stephen Xu, Former Lead Developer for QTUM

Exclusive Interview: Stephen Xu, Former Lead Developer for QTUM

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Cryptocurrencies and blockchain become more applicable every day as a solution to global inefficiencies – but much progress is yet to be made in this nascent industry. On May 17, 2018, Stephen Xu of QTUM shared his thoughts on the future outlook of blockchain integration and his plans to take on roles outside of Lead…