Wrapped Bitcoin Is Coming to Ethereum

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BTC is poised to make its Ethereum debut. An initiative involving several decentralized exchanges (DEXs) as well as crypto-custodians Bitgo will introduce ”BTC-backed” WBTC, with the W standing for “wrapped.” When WBTC launches in January 2019, it will enable ethereum-based ”bitcoin” to be traded on DEXs, boosting liquidity and opening the Ethereum ecosystem to a…

Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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When you’re trading digital assets, speed matters — particularly so if you’re engaged in high-frequency trading, when every millisecond counts. Executing orders a fraction of a second ahead of the market can mean the difference between profit and loss. New data reveals which cryptocurrency exchanges are the fastest — and which are struggling to keep…

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%…

Despite Ban, 25 Google Play Apps Found to Cryptojack Users

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Sophoslabs has published a report in which the company claims to have identified at least 25 Android apps published on the official Google Play store that contain script facilitating the ‘cryptojacking’ of users’ computing resources. Also Read: Google Bringing Back Crypto Ads in US and Japan 25 Apps Containing Mining Malware Identified on Google Play Store…

A Look at the Long and Annoying Process of Claiming Bitcoin Forks

A Look at the Long and Annoying Process of Claiming Bitcoin Forks

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Over the past year, there has been a lot of forked coins based on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) codebase in various forms and with all types of interesting names. There are anywhere between 40-70 forked coins in the ecosystem that are worth a few bucks, while some of them are worthless and not worth the…

Decentral Launches Its New Cryptocurrency Wallet Jaxx Liberty in Beta

Decentral Launches Its New Cryptocurrency Wallet Jaxx Liberty in Beta

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One of the main parts in the vision many Bitcoin supporters have is that the cryptocurrency will become the de facto single currency of the future. But for now its success has brought an explosion of altcoins and ICO tokens. Hoping to tap into the challenge to handle all this crypto cacophony, Decentral developed Jaxx Liberty.…

Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Launches New Upgraded 7nm Bitcoin Miner

Japan’s Internet Giant GMO Launches New Upgraded 7nm Bitcoin Miner

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Japanese internet giant GMO has launched a new, upgraded model of its bitcoin miner equipped with 7nm ASIC mining chips. The previous model was sold out. The new model can achieve a higher hash rate and has a “hash power optimization function.” It is for sale at the same price as the previous model. Also…

Meet Three More Applications That Utilize Bitcoin Cash OP_Codes

Meet Three More Applications That Utilize Bitcoin Cash OP_Codes

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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…

Bitcoin Cash Community Sees OP_Code Innovation After Upgrade

Bitcoin Cash Community Sees OP_Code Innovation After Upgrade

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It’s been well over a day since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgraded its protocol, and the consensus rules now come with a 32MB block size. Although the block size increase is quite a feat, BCH developers have also expanded the network’s default data-carrier-size to 220 Bytes and re-enabled some old Satoshi OP_Codes that were…