Kik Severs all Ties With Ethereum as Scaling Problems Persist

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It has become apparent a lot of projects are not too happy with Etheruem’s infrastructure right now. More specifically, a lot of developers are either pursuing a multi-chain approach or simply move their project to a completely different ecosystem in the process. Kik is the latest to do so, as the project will go with […]The post Kik Severs all Ties With Ethereum as Scaling Problems Persist appeared first on NullTX.

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Crypto Startups More Valuable Than Blockchains — Can the Trend Change?

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In the crypto bull market of late 2017, when tokens reached a valuation of tens of billions of dollars, blockchain networks comfortably surpassed the valuation of commercial companies in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. At the time, for venture capital investors, direct investments in digital assets and cryptocurrencies seemed substantially more profitable than early-stage funding rounds inThe post Crypto Startups More Valuable Than Blockchains — Can the Trend Change? appeared first on CCN

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Twitter on the Defensive, Blames Third-Party App for Recent Scams

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Twitter is pointing the finger at an unnamed third-party app as the party responsible for a string of cryptocurrency giveaway scams in recent weeks involving some major brands. Throughout the year, the popular social media platform Twitter has been in a losing battle against a massive botnet and cybercriminals who are hijacking prominent, verified accounts...The post Twitter on the Defensive, Blames Third-Party App for Recent Scams appeared first on NewsBTC.

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Central Bank of Azerbaijan won’t be implementing its own cryptocurrency, says chairman Alim Guliyev

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Bad news for Azerbaijani crypto-enthusiasts… Alim Guliyev, first Chairman of The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA), announced in a recent statement that the national bank has no plan to implement its own digital currency. In a statement given in Baku on Thursday, Guliyev stated the bank’s conservative attitude toward banking, stating its apprehension toward the […]The post Central Bank of Azerbaijan won’t be implementing its own cryptocurrency, says chairman Alim Guliyev appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.

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Activision Alums Raise $16 Million to Build EOS-Focused Blockchain Game Studio

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Mythical Games is “a next-generation game technology studio.” Their focus is online games where players own the assets they develop or acquire in the game – true digital ownership powered by the blockchain, as opposed to managed digital ownership backed by centralized servers. It’s an important difference. When a player acquires assets in a gameThe post Activision Alums Raise $16 Million to Build EOS-Focused Blockchain Game Studio appeared first on CCN

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One Day After the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: Takeaways and Latest Developments

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Bitcoin Cash, the “big block” project that forked away from the Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017, “hard forked” (split) into two different coins: “Bitcoin Cash ABC” (BCH ABC) and “Bitcoin Cash SV” (BCH SV).At the time of writing, the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain has more accumulated proof of work, and its native currency, BCH ABC, is trading higher on (futures) exchanges. Most Bitcoin Cash ABC proponents, therefore, feel victorious — though many Bitcoin Cash SV proponents have not yet conceded defeat.Well over a day since the split, here are the main takeaways and latest developments.Checkpoint ControversyIt turns out that the Bitcoin ABC development team had a trick up its sleeve — and not everyone is happy with that. The developers included an unannounced checkpoint in their latest software release, which was distributed several hours after the fork.The checkpoint enforces inclusion of the first Bitcoin Cash ABC block as a new protocol rule. Any chain without this block would be considered invalid by this Bitcoin ABC software client. This has the effect that adversarial miners are unable to override (“re-org”) the entire Bitcoin Cash ABC chain — which was one of the potential threats posed by a “hash war.”The checkpoint is controversial, however, as it implies central control from the Bitcoin ABC development team over the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain. Where nodes usually follow the longest valid proof-of-work cha...

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Binance Now Supports Two Stablecoins Following USDC Addition

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Stablecoins continue to play a role of importance in the cryptocurrency industry. Binance, the world’s leading altcoin exchange, confirms that the USDC asset will be listed on the exchange and paired against Bitcoin and BNB. More Stablecoins for Binance No one can deny stablecoins are making their mark. Over half a dozen such currencies are in...The post Binance Now Supports Two Stablecoins Following USDC Addition appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.

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Daily Crypto Roundup 11/16/2018

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EOS sees decentralization issues, a possible bounce for Bitcoin, big inflatable Bitcoin rat protesting, further SEC ICO rulings, and the use of cryptocurrencies in Venezuela.The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/16/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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