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After reports of Nicehash controlling around 70% of DASH Nethashrate, the 51% attack is once again a real Threat

Nicehash owns about 70% of DASH mining network according to a Reddit user (Jan 10), and the news is already causing a wave of concerns within the community Investigation It looks like someone currently controls over 51% of DASHs hashrate...

A ‘Proof of Proof’ Startup Is Building Their Entire Blockchain with Bitcoin’s 80 Bytes of Data as Foundation

Bitcoin enables 80 bytes of Arbitrary data to be included on its blockchain. VeriBlock, a new startup trying to develop the OP_RETURN command has now started a debate where it argues that this additional space can be used without being...

Alternative Investment Firm Regal Assets Expands Crypto Reach to Canada

Regal Assets is one of North America’s most trusted alternative investment firms. The company has recently announced it was expanding its service to support Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) for Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) Canadian investors According to reports, Regal...

Gab’s Ban from Coinbase, Twitter, and Cash App Finally Bring Censorship to the Cryptosphere

Coinbase has just banned Gab.com merchant account and the personal account of Andrew Torba, the Gab platform CEO. With this move, the popular exchange is raising the topic of censorship in the cryptocurrency industry. Today, the ever-growing power of centralized...

South Africa Prepares to Tackle Cryptocurrency Challenges with Working Group

The South African government established a group of specialists to investigate digital currency and blockchain technology to devise a regulatory framework for the emerging industry Finding the Appropriate Regulatory Framework Following many of the governments around the world, South Africa...

CoinText Enables SMS-Based Cryptocurrency Transactions Expands to the Philippines

On January 3, 2018, CoinText.io, a service that provides a service enabling users to send and receive cryptocurrency using text messages, announced it was enabling its Bitcoin Cash (BCH) wallet in the Philippines reported Yahoo Finance. Simplifying the Use of Cryptocurrency...

XRP Gateway Firm Earthport Bought by Visa for $252 Million

Visa as just announced it is buying British cross-border payments processor firm Earthport, for £198 million, reported Reuters on December 27, 2018.  Earthport Acquisition Visa Inc (V.N) has announced it is buying Earthport Plc (EPO.L), a British company enabling cross-border...

Congress Members Introduce Bills to Prevent Virtual Currency Price Manipulation

On December 6, 2018, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) and Ted Budd (R-NC-13), presented legislation fillings designed to avoid the price manipulation of virtual currency and to keep the U.S. leading the cryptocurrency industry.   Safeguarding Consumers and Stimulating Innovation The pair of...

Cryptocurrency Security startup Trustology Receives Funding from Two Sigma Ventures

Trustology, a London-based startup focused on developing technology designed to help investors protect their digital assets has just received an $8 million seed fund from Two Sigma, as reported by Reuters on December 6, 2018.  Reuters reported that the venture...