Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Number of Crypto Exchanges Offering Margin Has Multiplied

Until recently, Bitmex, Deribit and a handful of established exchanges were the only places where traders could get their leverage fix. This has now changed with the emergence of dozens of exchanges offering leverage and plenty more on their way. Binance and Kucoin – two platforms famed for driving this year’s other exchange trend, the IEO – are believed to be mulling the introduction of margin trading. In 2019, it seems, everything’s being served with leverage. Also read: Darknet Users Allege Wall Street Market Exit Scammed, Possibly […]

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Crypto Rocket Lets You Track Over 2,000 Cryptocurrencies

Having access to detailed and real-time market data is a precondition for becoming a successful cryptocurrency trader. Crypto Rocket is a mobile app that aggregates useful information about digital coins including price movements and the latest developments in the space. Also read: BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto Payments in Store Prices, Charts, News and Analysis in One App Crypto Rocket is a free application developed for Android devices that tracks the prices of over 2,000 cryptocurrencies. It pulls market data from multiple digital asset […]

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Darknet Users Allege Wall Street Market Exit Scammed, Possibly Snatching $30M

During the first week of April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a large swarm of darknet market (DNM) users flocking from Dream to the Wall Street marketplace. However, the migration hasn’t been as successful as it may have first seemed, with some vendors alleging that Wall Street has pulled an exit scam and ran off with $30 million in crypto held in escrow. Also read: The Darknet’s Largest Marketplace Is Closing – But a Replacement Is on Its Way Wall Street Market Users and Vendors Complain of Payment Issues […]

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BCH Merchant App Allows Businesses to Accept Crypto Payments in Store

Cryptocurrency gives companies another payment option to offer their customers that yields a host of benefits. In the case of bitcoin cash, crypto payments are an easy, fast and cheap option, thanks to ultra-low onchain fees. BCH Merchant is a Point of Sale app that allows businesses to accept bitcoin cash. Also read: Crypto-Friendly Banking Platform Cashaa Offers Personal and Business Accounts Free App Helps Expand Payment Options BCH Merchant is a free mobile application developed by Bitcoin.com which is available in the Google Play store. With […]

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These Next-Generation Mining Rigs Pack a Ton of Hashpower

Last week, mining manufacturer Bitmain launched its latest Antminer 17 series. Now Canaan Creative has published its own device specifications and pricing for the new Avalonminer 10 series that process between 31-33 trillion hashes per second (TH/s). In addition to Canaan’s latest miners, two more China-based companies are releasing next-generation miners this summer that mine at maximum hashrates between 46-70TH/s. Also read: Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After Crypto Winter Avalonminer 10 Series: 31-33 Trillion Hashes per Second Bitcoin mining machines that process the […]

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Russia Adopts Law to Isolate Runet From the Internet

Runet, the Russian segment of the internet, is about to be isolated from the rest of the web. A new law adopted by the State Duma aims to do so in order to supposedly protect it from external threats and turn it into a “sovereign” space. Russian taxpayers and end users will pay the bill for the extra security that is likely to affect internet businesses including crypto platforms. Also read: Lithuania to Adopt Crypto Regulations Even Stricter Than the EU’s Is Moscow Building Russia’s Great Firewall? […]

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Without a True Two-Way Peg No ‘Real’ Sidechain Exists, Says Drivechain Creator

On April 17, the founder of the Drivechain project, Paul Sztorc, published a new blog post concerning the validity of today’s so-called ‘production sidechains.’ Sztorc has declared on multiple occasions that true sidechain technology hasn’t been invented yet and even Blockstream’s Liquid protocol, dubbed “the first production sidechain,” in a critical sense is not a ‘real’ sidechain. Also read: Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After Crypto Winter Paul Sztorc Questions the Validity of the Supposed ‘First Production Sidechain’ Over the last year, there’s been […]

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RBI Excludes Cryptocurrency From Indian Regulatory Sandbox

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has unveiled its framework for a fintech regulatory sandbox. While blockchain and smart contracts are welcomed, the bank stated that cryptocurrency and related services “may not be accepted for testing.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request RBI Welcomes Blockchain Tech The RBI published its draft framework for a fintech regulatory sandbox Thursday. The central bank explained that one of the recommendations the inter-regulatory fintech working group, which it set up in July 2016, […]

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Crypto-Friendly Banking Platform Cashaa Offers Personal and Business Accounts

People and businesses in need of crypto-friendly banking now have a new service to try. Cashaa is a London-based online platform that recently launched promising one account for old and new money. Its products are targeted at those who are underserved by traditional financial institutions. Also read: Coin Time Machine Estimates Profit From Crypto Investments You Could Have Made Cashaa Offers Startups Banking and Crypto Payment Services Opening a first bank account can be problematic for young companies in many jurisdictions around the world. The business accounts […]

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Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency without privacy is pointless. If your coins aren’t fungible, you lose much of the benefits of using cryptocurrency in the first place. Privacy isn’t just won and lost onchain though. In fact, much of the privacy gains to be made when it comes to sending, spending and trading crypto occur offchain, as you go about your business on the web. Also read: Wasabi’s Privacy-Focused BTC Wallet Aims to Make Bitcoin Fungible Again The Never-Ending Quest for Privacy Privacy is like fitness: a way of life rather […]

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