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Bronx Biker Gang Members Charged in $2 Million Ether Kidnapping   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 18)

Last year in November, 35 year old Louis Meza kidnapped his friend with the help of three gang members to steal the victim’s crypto holdings. In December 2017, Meza was charged with kidnapping and robbing the victim by Manhattan prosecutors. At that time, video footage of the incident was used to capture Meza, however, the rest The post Bronx Biker Gang Members Charged in $2 Million Ether Kidnapping appeared first on CCN


Walmart Patents System for Accessing Medical Records Stored on a Blockchain   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 17)

Big-box retailer Walmart has been awarded a patent for a system that is designed to store a patient’s vital medical records in a blockchain database. The information can then be retrieved at the scene of an emergency when a patient is unresponsive and can’t communicate with first responders. To protect privacy the only medical information The post Walmart Patents System for Accessing Medical Records Stored on a Blockchain appeared first on CCN


‘Selling Crypto Now Is Like Selling Apple in 2001’: eToro CEO   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 17)

Ever since the arrival of Bitcoin, many people have predicted that “soon” all of the cryptocurrencies will crash. The trends in cryptocurrencies have been compared to global events such as tulipmania, the 1929 stock market crash and the dotcom bubble. However, even after the recent fall in crypto prices, the industry continues to attract new The post ‘Selling Crypto Now Is Like Selling Apple in 2001’: eToro CEO appeared first on CCN


War of Crypto Creates History by Offering Pre-Sale Items Backed by Cryptocurrency   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 17)

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How to Scale Bitcoin? You’re Asking The Wrong Question   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 17)

Hi there folks, hope you’re doing well. I know the market is kinda down and we’re all sad and remembering the good old days in December. It has been a pain to watch the charts these past couple of weeks, but lucky enough I’ve been busy reading about the early discussions around Bitcoin to take … Continued The post How to Scale Bitcoin? You’re Asking The Wrong Question appeared first on CCN


William Shatner Boldly Goes to Fight Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 17)

A recent study estimated that mining Bitcoin consumes as much electricity as the Republic of Ireland. Hollywood actor William Shatner, who is best known as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, is now involved in efforts aimed at pushing for renewable energy use in the mining of the flagship cryptocurrency. This, he argues, is good for The post William Shatner Boldly Goes to Fight Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint appeared first on CCN


Exclusive: US Senate Candidate Austin Petersen Talks Crypto   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 17)

Races for Senate are usually relatively similar. There are a few candidates, some routine bickering, a few shocking allegations, and enough muckraking to make even progressive era journalists look like they were embellishing their subjects. Occasionally though, a wrench is thrown in and shakes up the entire election. This year that person was Austin Petersen. Political opinions The post Exclusive: US Senate Candidate Austin Petersen Talks Crypto appeared first on CCN


Japanese Police Arrest 16 Individuals in Monero Cryptojacking Case: Report   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 17)

Cryptojacking is the process of installing mining scripts or outright malicious malware onto computers of unsuspecting users to mine cryptocurrencies. The most popular among these is Coinhive, a javascript mining script installed on websites. Hackers have been installing Coinhive on websites with weak security to mine Monero. Since Monero is a privacy coin, it makes … Continued The post Japanese Police Arrest 16 Individuals in Monero Cryptojacking Case: Report appeared first on CCN


How to Explain Crypto Collectibles to Your Banker   (Coindesk - Jun 17)

When Wells Fargo thinks your video game company is a money services business, it's time to start educating people in other fields about blockchain.


Brazilian Entrepreneur Creates Bitcoin-Powered Coffee Machine   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 17)

Ricardo Reis, a Brazilian entrepreneur, has recently created a bitcoin-powered coffee machine, in an attempt to show the flagship cryptocurrency has various potential use cases as actual “programmable money.” A video of the coffee machine in action was initially shared with a BTC-focused group on Facebook, and made the rounds on social media. The machine … Continued The post Brazilian Entrepreneur Creates Bitcoin-Powered Coffee Machine appeared first on CCN


In the Scramble to Fix Digital Identity, uPort Is a Project to Watch   (Coindesk - Jun 17)

Digital identity is scattered and insecure. ConsenSys' uPort project wants to rework the internet to make "self-sovereign identity" a reality.


Op-ed: Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionize Global Healthcare Systems   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 17)

Healthcare in developing parts of the world has remained below standard over a long period of time. The reasons for this can be related to system weaknesses in terms of leadership, governance, workforce, technology, finance among others. Traditional implementations in attempt to achieve lasting solutions to these problems have left the people going round in The post Op-ed: Blockchain Technology Can Revolutionize Global Healthcare Systems appeared first on CCN


Aussie Crypto Exchange Blockbid Partners with Risk Management Giant LexisNexis   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

Melbourne-based crypto trading platform Blockbid has become the first cryptocurrency exchange in the world to introduce a new generation of risk management and identity verification technology developed in partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions and ThreatMetrix. The partnership combines the 1.4 billion-strong identity database owned by ThreatMetrix with the LexisNexis database of potentially high risk identities The post Aussie Crypto Exchange Blockbid Partners with Risk Management Giant LexisNexis appeared first on CCN


CryptoZombies Creator Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Blockchain Trading Card Game   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

The team behind CryptoZombies — a website dedicated to teaching people how to code Ethereum DApps, — is launching the world’s first collectible card game on a blockchain. To raise funds for the game’s development, the team decide to go with Kickstarter instead of an ICO. Surprising? Maybe not. James Martin Duffy, a creator of The post CryptoZombies Creator Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Blockchain Trading Card Game appeared first on CCN


Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel to Star in Bitcoin Thriller ‘Crypto’   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

Alexis Bledel, known for her performance in the hit television show Gilmore Girls, has signed on to star in a cryptocurrency money laundering thriller titled Crypto. The film will also start Beau Knapp (Seven Seconds), Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Luke Hemsworth (Westworld), Jeremie Harris (Legion) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men). Directed by John Stalberg Jr., the … Continued The post Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel to Star in Bitcoin Thriller ‘Crypto’ appeared first on CCN


German Cocktail Bar Chain Announces Blockchain Rewards Program   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

German cocktail bar Sausalitos which has 4 million yearly visitors, 41 restaurants, and 900 employees establishments throughout Germany is rolling out a loyalty reward program with a blockchain-based cryptocurrency. The ERC20 compliant Sausalitos Coin will be offered through the infrastructure of Sausalitos’ new partner qiibee, a plug and play solution for loyalty rewards on the The post German Cocktail Bar Chain Announces Blockchain Rewards Program appeared first on CCN


DNotes Global Inc Introduces Electrum DNotes Wallet   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

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Opinion: The Mad World Of ICOs   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

I don’t think I could’ve picked a better time to give my not-expert opinion around ICOs and what I think to be an insanely over-valued set of companies. EOS managed to raise more than USD 4 Billion during its yearly ICO, continuing the trend of multi-million dollars ICOs, without a stable product or even a … Continued The post Opinion: The Mad World Of ICOs appeared first on CCN


Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Blockchain Changes the Way We Manufacture   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

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Top Management for International Blockchain Capital (IBC) Joins Hada DBank Esteemed Board of Advisors and Strategic Partners   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

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Viuly Announces Beta Platform Release, with Live Stream, Games and Free Token Giveaways for Viewers   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

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Bloomberg Hosts “The Future of Cryptocurrencies”   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

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Nebulas’ Two Step Plan to Become the De Facto Decentralized App Platform   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

This is a sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. After the release of bitcoin and other similar currencies in the first half of this decade, a wave of new blockchain offerings entered the market with unique features such The post Nebulas’ Two Step Plan to Become the De Facto Decentralized App Platform appeared first on CCN


Breaking: EOS Blockchain Grinds to Halt as Software Bug Freezes Transactions   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

The EOS blockchain has ground to a halt after an apparent bug in the mainnet software caused the network to pause unexpectedly and indefinitely. According to a post from EOS New York published on behalf of the top 21 block producers and standby nodes, the mainnet unexpectedly paused at 9:56 UTC, after which block producers The post Breaking: EOS Blockchain Grinds to Halt as Software Bug Freezes Transactions appeared first on CCN


AdBlock Plus Jumps Aboard the Blockchain to Spot Fake News   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

The popular ad blocker launched a new product called TrustedNews which tells the user if the news they’re reading are trustworthy or fake. TrustedNews is the new Chrome extension from AdBlock Plus which spots fake news for users as they navigate the web. At the moment, it’s only available for Chrome users, but you can The post AdBlock Plus Jumps Aboard the Blockchain to Spot Fake News appeared first on CCN


EOS May Be Live But the Debate with Crypto Critics Continues   (Coindesk - Jun 16)

The EOS blockchain went live this week, sparking debate and commentary from cryptocurrency's avid social media users.


Token Swaps: What Are They, How They Work & Why They're Happening Now   (Coindesk - Jun 16)

Token swaps are becoming common, but what do they mean for users and investors? CoinDesk explores the evolving art of blockchain migrations.


Silk Road’s Top Lieutenant Extradited to New York from Thailand   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

Roger Thomas Clark, the Canadian national who is alleged to have been a key personality in the growth and development of the Silk Road drug-dealing website arrived in New York Friday after being extradited from Thailand. He was arrested roughly two and a half years ago in the Asian country. The charges that Clark will … Continued The post Silk Road’s Top Lieutenant Extradited to New York from Thailand appeared first on CCN


Ukraine Bitcoin Fans Aim to Put Satoshi Nakamoto Statue Where Lenin’s Once Stood   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

Plans are underway in Ukraine to honor the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, by erecting a statue of him in Kiev. The preferred location for the statue is Shevchenko Boulevard, where a monument to Vladimir Lenin — the father of the Soviet Union — stood before it was brought down during the 2014 Ukrainian … Continued The post Ukraine Bitcoin Fans Aim to Put Satoshi Nakamoto Statue Where Lenin’s Once Stood appeared first on CCN


Bitcoin Transactions Help Police Track Down Dark Web Drug Dealer   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 16)

A French national has pleaded guilty to selling narcotics on the dark web after police were able to trace his criminal activities through his bitcoin accounts. Police arrested 36-year-old Gal Vallerius in September at the Atlanta airport in the US while traveling to attend a beard and mustache competition, according to Bleeping Computer. Investigators said The post Bitcoin Transactions Help Police Track Down Dark Web Drug Dealer appeared first on CCN


Half of Top 10 Cryptocurrencies May Be Securities: Crypto Hedge Fund Executive   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

Kyle Samani, a managing partner at cryptocurrency hedge fund Multicoin Capital, believes the majority of the top cryptocurrencies could be considered securities, given SEC Director William Hinman’s statement on Thursday. In a 17-part tweet, Samani discussed the guidelines issued by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 14. Hinman, the head of the SEC’s division The post Half of Top 10 Cryptocurrencies May Be Securities: Crypto Hedge Fund Executive appeared first on CCN


Italian Court Seizes Crypto Exchange BitGrail’s Bitcoin Wallets   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

An Italian court has seized bitcoin wallets belonging to shuttered cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail as part of the company’s bankruptcy proceedings. BitGrail disclosed that its assets had been seized in a statement dated June 15, explaining that it had turned over the bitcoin wallets on June 5 in response to an order from the Tribunal of The post Italian Court Seizes Crypto Exchange BitGrail’s Bitcoin Wallets appeared first on CCN


Italian Court Seizes Crypto Exchange BitGrail’s Bitcoin Wallets   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

An Italian court has seized bitcoin wallets belonging to shuttered cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail as part of the company’s bankruptcy proceedings. BitGrail disclosed that its assets had been seized in a statement dated June 15, explaining that it had turned over the bitcoin wallets on June 5 in response to an order from the Tribunal of … Continued The post Italian Court Seizes Crypto Exchange BitGrail’s Bitcoin Wallets appeared first on CCN


CFTC Seeks Judge’s Approval to Sue Alleged $6 Million Fraud My Big Coin   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has claimed it has jurisdiction over a cryptocurrency called My Big Coin and has asked a federal judge to grant it authority to proceed with the lawsuit which claims the cryptocurrency has been operating a $6 million fraud. CFTC claims My Big Coin Pay, based in Nevada, misappropriated $6 … Continued The post CFTC Seeks Judge’s Approval to Sue Alleged $6 Million Fraud My Big Coin appeared first on CCN


Bank of International Settlements to Publish New Crypto Research   (Coindesk - Jun 15)

The Bank of International Settlements intends to publish two cryptocurrency-focused chapters of its annual report this weekend.


SEC Statement on Ether ‘Clears Stumbling Block’ for Ethereum Futures: CBOE President   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

A top executive at the first US exchange to list bitcoin futures contracts said that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s statement that ether will not be regulated as a security will help pave the way for exchanges to list ethereum futures. CBOE Global Markets President Chris Concannon made this comment in a statement quoted by The post SEC Statement on Ether ‘Clears Stumbling Block’ for Ethereum Futures: CBOE President appeared first on CCN


Quantstamp Defends QSP, Says Dollars, Ether Accepted Out of 'Necessity'   (Coindesk - Jun 15)

A smart contract auditing startup is trying to quell a community uproar a week after token-holders began raising concerns about the project.


Proposed Ethereum Roadmap Would Activate Its Biggest Upgrades Together   (Coindesk - Jun 15)

A developer meeting Friday saw ethereum's developers discuss a proposal that would see two of its most anticipated upgrades update together.


EOS Mainnet Goes Live as Block Producer Voting Passes 15% Threshold   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

The process took nearly two arduous weeks, but the EOS blockchain has officially gone live. According to data from UK-based block producer EOS Authority, the blockchain went live at approximately 17:46 UTC, immediately after block producer voting passed the 15 percent threshold necessary to activate the network. The mainnet had technically launched a week earlier The post EOS Mainnet Goes Live as Block Producer Voting Passes 15% Threshold appeared first on CCN


Kurt Russell Is Going to Be in a Cryptocurrency Movie   (Coindesk - Jun 15)

One of America's most beloved Hollywood actors will be starring in a movie about cryptocurrencies. 


First OneGram Transaction Made   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

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GigTricks’ GBTC Token Sale Is Launched with a Bang!   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

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Montana County Delays Bitcoin Mining Ban, Admits ‘We Don’t Understand’ It   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

A county in the U.S. state of Montana has postponed voting on a proposed one-year ban on bitcoin mining, saying it doesn’t understand cryptocurrency mining well enough to make an informed decision. “We all understand that we don’t understand,” said Jean Curtiss, commissioner of the Missoula County Commission. “We don’t know all the impacts in the future or The post Montana County Delays Bitcoin Mining Ban, Admits ‘We Don’t Understand’ It appeared first on CCN


Participate in Cremit’s ICO PreSale – First Insurance Service Provider for Cryptocurrencies!   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

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Sweden's Land Registry Demos Live Transaction on a Blockchain   (Coindesk - Jun 15)

Swedish Land Registry and Blockchain project have concluded their third phase of testing with a full demonstration.


New Millennial Trading App White Shark Launches with High Demand   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

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SEC Has Removed 'Stumbling Block' for Ether Futures, Says Cboe   (Coindesk - Jun 15)

The doors may be open for Cboe to launch an ether futures product, following a recent comment from the SEC that the cryptocurrency is not a security.


‘Gut-Wrenching’ Bitcoin Price Decline Driven by Futures Traders: Fundstrat   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

The bitcoin price has experienced a “gut-wrenching” decline in 2018, and Wall Street strategy firm Fundstrat believes it has finally identified the reason why. Writing in a recent note to clients, Fundstrat founder Tom Lee stated that the bitcoin price tends to decline leading into futures expiration dates, suggesting that these products are a major The post ‘Gut-Wrenching’ Bitcoin Price Decline Driven by Futures Traders: Fundstrat appeared first on CCN


Billionaire Investor Explains Why Bitcoin Price Will Hit $250,000 by 2022   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

Billionaire venture capitalist and investor Tim Draper has long been one of cryptocurrency’s biggest bulls, and that has not changed during the first half of 2018, even as the bitcoin price has sunk more than 67 percent from its all-time high. Draper, as CCN reported, has predicted that the bitcoin price will reach $250,000 by The post Billionaire Investor Explains Why Bitcoin Price Will Hit $250,000 by 2022 appeared first on CCN


Exclusive: US Crypto Regulation Has Gotten Worse, Says ShapeShift Co-Founder   (Cryptocoinsnews - Jun 15)

At MoneyConf 2018 in Dublin I sat down with Jon, COO and Co-Founder of instant digital asset exchange ShapeShift. ShapeShift launched back in 2014 and made big waves by enabling users to quickly and easily transfer assets through the ShapeShift site. Instead of matching people with each other to sell directly, ShapeShift essentially acts as The post Exclusive: US Crypto Regulation Has Gotten Worse, Says ShapeShift Co-Founder appeared first on CCN