Leaked: South Korean Government’s Four Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Regulations

Leaked: South Korean Government’s Four Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Regulations

Earlier today, as South Korean mainstream media outlet Hankyoreh reported, the South Korean government’s planned regulations around bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market have been leaked.

Bitcoin Exchanges Are Favorite Targets of Global DDoS Attacks: Report

Imperva Incapsula, a cloud-based service provider, has released a comprehensive report titled “Q3 2017 Global DDoS Threat Landscape.
Promising coins / Dash

Promising coins / Dash

Date of Review: 29/11/17 Name: Digital cash (Dash) Number of coins: 22,000,000 (one indivisible unit is on the same level as bitcoin 1 satoshi, 1 coin - 100,000,000 Satoshi). Current capitalization: $ 5,784,044,674 Start date: 18/01/2014 Current lowest price: 750 $ / 0.0666 BTC Current block height: 778890 Creator: Evan Duffield History:  Dash was originally created as XCoin (XCO) on January 18, 2014. On February 28, 2014 the name was changed to "Darkcoin". On march 25, 2015 Darkcoin was introduced as "Dash"
Перспективные монеты / Dash

Перспективные монеты / Dash

Дата обзора:  29/11/17 Название: Digital cash (Dash) Количество монет:  22 000,000 (одна неделимая единица – на одном уровне с биткоином 1 сатоши, 1 монета - 100 000 000 сатоши). Текущая капитализация:  $5 784 044 674 Дата старта:  18/01/2014 Текущая цена:  750$ / 0.0666 BTC Текущая высота блоков: 778890 Создатель:  Эван Даффилд (Evan Duffield) История: Dash был изначально создан как XCoin (XCO) 18 января 2014. 28 февраля 2014 название было изменено на «Darkcoin». 25 марта 2015 Darkcoin был представлен как «Dash» Я открыл для себя Bitcoin в середине 2010 и с тех пор он завладел моим разумом. Через пару лет, в 2012 я начал реально задумываться, как добавить анонимность в Bitcoin. Я нашел около 10 способов сделать это, но после релиза, мой код не захотели включать в Bitcoin. Разработчики хотели, чтобы базовый протокол в основном оставался неизменным, и также это касается всего остального, что основано на нем. Это стало рождением концепции Darkcoin. Я претворил в жизнь алгоритм X11 за выходные и обнаружил, что он работает на удивление хорошо и решает проблему справедливого распределения награды, что он может стать хорошей основой для запуска криптовалюты. Я на самом деле заложил в X11 аналогичную кривую роста, при которой майнеры должны сражаться, чтобы создать себе даже небольшое преимущество, так же, как это было на ранних этапах развития Bitcoin. Я думаю, что это является необходимым для создания живой экосистемы. — Evan Duffield, Март 2014  Запуск этой криптовалюты сопровождался скандалом. В первый час запуска было добыто около 500 000 Dash. Следующие 1 000 000 Dash были добыты за 7 часов и, наконец, ещё 400 000 за следующие 36 часов. Вышеобозначенные 1,9 миллионов Dash были добыты за 48 часов, или около 32 % всего текущего объёма (5,9 млн на октябрь 2015 года), что породило дискуссию о первоначальном распределении. В июне 2014 отраслевой новостной сайт Cryptocoinnews написал «Одна из самых больших ям на пути Darkcoin связана с большим инстмайном». По мнению разработчика, причиной этого стала ошибка в коде, «которая неверно преобразовывала сложность, неправильное значение которой затем использовалось для расчёта вознаграждения, что привело к инстмайну»   Инфраструктура: У Dash – отличная инфраструктура, активные пользователи, собственные форумы, поддержка алгоритма X11 разными майнинг пулами, аппаратные решения для майнинга. Сильным толчком для Dash служило то, что он позволяет любому пользователю голосовать и решать, куда дальше пойдет проект а так же его особенность финансировать самого себя.
Обзор криптовалют / Neo / Antshares

Обзор криптовалют / Neo / Antshares

Дата обзора:  21.11.17 Название:  Antshares / NEO Количество монет:  В NEO – 2 монеты. Neo, и NeoGas (подробнее о каждой - ниже). Neo – 100 000 000 монет, минимальная не делимая единица – 1 NEO, если переводить на формат биткоина, то количество NEO  - 1 монета. В биткоине – у каждой монеты есть 100 000 000 неделимых частей (сатоши) и всего монет 21 000 000. А в NEO, судя по whitepaper – всего 100 000 000 монет. Однако так же существует NeoGas, которых уже 100 000 000 монет, где каждая монета содержит еще 100 000 000 неделимых частиц, общее количество – 1 000 000 000 000 000 000. Общая сумма монет NEO зафиксирована на уровне 100 миллионов и не может быть увеличена. Наименьшая единица NEO — 1 NEO и не может быть разделена. Текущая капитализация:  $2,356,581,500 Дата старта:  1/06/2015 – дата первых комиттов в репозитории проекта antshares, 8 августа 2016- дата публичного ICO. Текущая цена:  ~35$ / 0.00443179 BTC Текущая высота блоков: 1,609,155 Создатель: Блокчейн Antshares разработан компанией Onchain, базирующейся в Шанхае. CEO Onchain и создатель Antshares – Да Хунфэй (Da Hongfei).  История: Проект стартовал в 2014 году. Это децентрализованный и распределенный протокол, который переводит реальные активы в цифровые, обеспечивая регистрацию, хранение, передачу, торговлю, клиринг и расчеты через одноранговую сеть. В 2017 году проект произвел ребрендинг и из AntShares превратился в Neo. Инфраструктура:
Technological crypto-currency / monero

Technological crypto-currency / monero

Date of Review: 17/11/17 Name: Monero (XMR) Number of coins: ~ 18 500 000 Current capitalization: $ 1,854,163,535 Start date: (18-25) / 04/2014 Current lowest price: 120 $ / 0.01524380 BTC Current block height: 1 444 750 Creator: Monero Research Labs / Riccardo "fluffypony" Spagni, Francisco "ArticMine" Cabañas, othe, smooth, tacotime, luigi1111, NoodleDoodle https://getmonero.org/community/team/ History: Monero is based on cryptonote technology, and it is a bytecoin fork. The creation of the bytecoin began with pre-mining and a bunch of related forks scandal. More information can be found in this post: https://cryptoblog.tech/is-bytecoin-a-scam/. But since the cryptonight technology itself is quite an interesting solution - the community "took" the leadership in its hands and made a fork and a normal crypto-currency that entered the market without any ico and pre-mining and has been modifying the wallets for two years, since vulnerabilities against certain types of attacks were in the core of the monero. At the moment, monero is in the top 10 of the Crypto-currency by capitalization.
Технологичные криптовалюты / monero

Технологичные криптовалюты / monero

Дата обзора:  17/11/17 Название: Monero (XMR) Количество монет: ~18 500 000 Текущая капитализация: $1,854,163,535 Дата старта: (18-25)/04/2014 Текущая цена: 120$ / 0.01524380 BTC Текущая высота блоков: 1 444 750 Создатель:  Monero Research Labs /  Riccardo "fluffypony" Spagni, Francisco "ArticMine" Cabañas, othe, smooth, tacotime, luigi1111, NoodleDoodle   https://getmonero.org/community/team/   История: Monero основана на технологии cryptonote, и является форком bytecoin. Создание байткоина началось с скандала с премайном и кучей связанных между собой форков. Подробнее об этом можете почитать в этом посте: https://medium.com/monero-ru/выведение-на-чистую-воду-скама-cryptonote-bytecoin-за-исключением-monero-eae788509070. Но так как сама технология cryptonight является довольно интересным решением – сообщество «забрало» в свои руки руководство и сделало форк и нормальную криптовалюту, которая вышла на рынок без всяких ico и премайнов и в течении двух лет дорабатывало кошельки, так как в ядре самого монеро были уязвимости против определенного рода атак. На данный момент monero входит в топ 10 криптовалют по капитализации.
IOTA (MIOTA) - Technology for internet of things (IoT)

IOTA (MIOTA) - Technology for internet of things (IoT)

IOTA Date of Review: 18/11/17 Name: IOTA (MIOTA) Number of coins: 2,779,530,283,277,761 Current capitalization: $ 2,217,862,260 Start date: 21/10/15 Current price: 0.8 $ / 0.0001 BTC Current block height: no Creator: David Sonstebo, Sergey Ivancheglo, Dominik Schiener, Dr.Sc. Serguei Popov. History: After the creation of the product, beta tests were held for several months. Simultaneously, direct auctions of crypto currency (pre-sale) were conducted within 11 months. In 2017, Iota created a 10 million fund to support its own projects in the ecosystem. Then we entered into a bitfinex stock exchange. At the moment, the crypto-currency is in the top 10 by its capitalization. Some sources say that the tangle technology that underlies IOTA is being developed since 2011 as an alternative to conventional blockchain. Infrastructure:

Options for Borrowing and Lending With Cryptocurrency Are on the Rise

Cryptocurrency has opened up a new world in the financial sector that was primarily owned by banks, namely the borrowing and lending of capital. While peer-to-peer borrowing and lending has developed in recent years in the fiat currency space, it is only recently that companies have been finding methods of replicating these ideas in the cryptocurrency space.
$285 Billion: Cryptocurrencies Are Now More Valuable Than Visa

$285 Billion: Cryptocurrencies Are Now More Valuable Than Visa

The market valuation of all of the cryptocurrencies combined has surpassed the market cap of leading financial service provider Visa, by $30 billion. At the time of reporting, the market cap of Visa remains just above $254 billion, while the market valuation of the entire cryptocurrency market is $285.9 billion. Visa vs Cryptocurrency Market by Numbers According to the Visa 2016 annual report, the Visa network processes around $5.

Tether Claims $31 Million Theft of USD Token by Hacker, Flags it ‘Non-Redeemable’

The Tether Treasury wallet has been hacked, leading to the loss of $31 million in USDT, a crypto-token which pegs its value to the US dollar through an inflationary monetary policy. In an official announcement, the development team of Tether stated: “Yesterday, we discovered that funds were improperly removed from the Tether treasury wallet through malicious action by an external attacker.

Bitcoin Mining in China is Not Banned Yet, Contrary to Reports

Throughout this week, false reports regarding the legality of bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining have emerged. Local sources have revealed that bitcoin mining is not banned as of yet. Unconfirmed Reports and Rumors Initially, Sichuan Electric Power Company, released an unconfirmed circular which claimed that the use of electricity to produce and mine bitcoin is illegal. Caijing, an independent news publication based in Beijing, first reported on the circular released by Sichuan Electric Power Company, and more media outlets followed.
Is Your Ether Frozen? Parity Launches Support Website In Wake of Exploit

Is Your Ether Frozen? Parity Launches Support Website In Wake of Exploit

U.K.-based startup Parity Technologies is opening lines of communication with users a day after a code vulnerability locked hundreds out of their ethereum wallets. Issued in an alert Wednesday, the provider of software for the world's second-largest blockchain explained what went wrong and launched a website where users can check their addresses to see if their funds were affected. Parity also posted an email address for users to contact the company.
33% of Younger Americans Plan to Invest in Ethereum: Survey

33% of Younger Americans Plan to Invest in Ethereum: Survey

Younger Americans are far more likely to invest in ethereum, bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies than people from older age groups. According to a survey commissioned by student loan consolidation service LendEDU and conducted by OnePoll, American adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are much more aware of cryptocurrencies than older generations and are consequently much more likely to invest in crypto assets.
Bitcoin Dominance Index Surpasses 61% for First Time since March

Bitcoin Dominance Index Surpasses 61% for First Time since March

For the first time since March of this year, the bitcoin dominance index has surpassed 61 percent, further solidifying bitcoin’s position as the leading digital currency within the global cryptocurrency market. From January to September, the dominance index of bitcoin has declined from around 90 percent to 30 percent. But, in the past few months, the dominance index of bitcoin has gradually increased and earlier this week, bitcoin dominance index surpassed the 60 percent mark at last.

Interview: Bitcoin Exchange Binance on China’s ICO Ban, Burning $1.5 Million in Tokens & More

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance, which launched with 0% trading fees in an attempt to heat up competition among exchanges, recently announces its Q1 results and revealed that, as planned in its whitepaper, it burned 986,000 Binance Coins (BNB), worth about $1.

A Bitcoin ETF Could Just Be around the Corner

The push for a bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund has been on for close to 4 years with no success. However, things might be looking bright for cryptocurrency traders as a closed-end fund; much similar to ETFs might be underway. While speaking on Bloomberg, Cathie Wood, chief executive officer of ARK Investment Management, said a bitcoin ETF will come into play in at least two years, possibly accompanied by a handful of “education.” The proposed bitcoin fund will allow investors to trade in financial securities tied to bitcoins without necessarily owning bitcoins.

ICO Ban in Japan a ‘Definite Possibility’

Japan is a powerhouse in the cryptocurrencies market, trading about 63% of the world’s Bitcoin. However, ban of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) by some Asian countries has investors worried that Japan could follow suit. ICOs are the new radical form of crowdfunding. Companies are raising funds in the form of cryptocurrencies through selling crypto tokens to investors. ICOs are now a go-to method for many companies as it allows investors to benefit more directly from new technologies as opposed to traditional stock.
Ethereum Price Down 8%, Ripple Falls by 12%, Bitcoin Loses 6%: Cryptocurrencies Suffer Correction

Ethereum Price Down 8%, Ripple Falls by 12%, Bitcoin Loses 6%: Cryptocurrencies Suffer Correction

Earlier today, on October 18, the cryptocurrency market endured a major correction, as the price of Ethereum fell by 10 percent and Bitcoin declined by over 5 percent. Within the past 24 hours, the price of Ether, the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum, fell from $340 to $299, while the price of Bitcoin fell from $5,550 to $5,380.

Chinese Traders Continue Investments in Bitcoin With a Huge Premium

Despite the Chinese government’s crackdown on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency exchanges, local traders have invested in Bitcoin with a huge premium during its recent rally. As Cryptocoinsnews previously reported, the Bitcoin price achieved a new all-time high at $5,920 last week, moving closer to the $6,000 region. Analysts including billionaire hedge fund investor Mike Novogratz predicted the Bitcoin price to surge even further in the mid-term, as an increasing number of institutional investors engage in cryptocurrency and Bitcoin trading.

Interview: Bitlem Opens the First Physical Bitcoin Exchange in Mexico

Mexican company Bitlem recently announced through a press release the launch of Mexico’s first physical bitcoin exchange, located one street away from the Mexican Stock Exchange. In it, customers will be able to buy and sell bitcoin, as well as 10 other cryptocurrencies, using cash and bank transfers. Being the first exchange in Mexico with a physical location open to the public gives it historical significance, and allows it to introduce bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology to the Mexican market.

51.1%: Bitcoin Dominates Cryptocurrency Market For First Time Since May

For the first time since May, the Bitcoin Dominance Index surpassed 51.1 percent, solidifying its position as the cryptocurrency market’s most valuable, secure, and widely utilized blockchain network. #bitcoin dominance over the cryptocurrency market hits 51.1 percent for the first time since May.

China Will Likely Resume Cryptocurrency Trading by Licensing Bitcoin Exchanges

The Chinese government will likely resume cryptocurrency trading in the upcoming months with necessary Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) systems in place. Earlier this week, Xinhua, the state-owned news publication of China, revealed that the Chinese government is concerned with criminal activities surrounding cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. It emphasized that cryptocurrencies have become the “top choice” for underground economies and revealed that the government will take appropriate measures to regulate the market by implementing a licensing program and strict AML systems.
Blockchain-Based Marketplace BCShop.Io Uses Smart Contracts to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Blockchain-Based Marketplace BCShop.Io Uses Smart Contracts to Stay Ahead of the Curve

This is a sponsored story. The recent Initial Coin Offering (ICO) mania, that saw over $1.2 billion raised in cryptocurrency in the first half of 2017, is great in the sense that it reflects how well blockchain technology is being used to improve our everyday life. However, most projects sell a token during their ICO and use it as the only currency on their platform.

Filling the Demand: Cryptocurrency Job Postings Set to Triple From 2016

AngelList, the job board specializing in startup jobs, reports cryptocurrency job postings have nearly doubled in the past six months and are soon to triple from 2016.