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CipherTrace Expands Monitoring Platform to 700 Tokens

United States-based blockchain security firm CipherTrace has expanded its crypto intelligence platform to 700 tokens. Tracing hundreds of ERC-20 tokens With the expanded platform launched on Oct. 15, CipherTrace now allows clients to trace more than 87% of the transactional volume of the top 100 cryptos such as Ether (ETH), Tether (USDT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC), the firm said in a press release. CipherTrace’s increased monitoring support also includes the capability of tracing …

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A Budding Financial Romance at the Perfect Time

If you’ve been following Peter Schiff for his prediction of the 2008 financial collapse or strictly because of his affinity for gold, then you’re probably aware that he is not a fan of Bitcoin (BTC), but would he be interested in gold-backed smart contracts? The United States Federal Reserve cut interest rates by another quarter-point on Sept. 18 following the European Central Bank’s Sept. 12 announcement on its negative interest rates and decision to re-introduce …

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Crypto-Ransomware Remains Most Prominent Cyber Attack

The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) released its 2019 Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report. Crypto exchanges continue to be a magnet for hackers On Oct. 9, Europol presented its IOCTA report of the cybercrime threat landscape. According to the EU-focused law-enforcement organization, cybercrime must be approached in a holistic sense, saying: “Countering cybercrime is as much about its present forms as it is about future projections. New threats do not …

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TON’s Value to Surpass $20B Over 5 Years, Says New Research

Telegram Open Network’s (TON) value is expected to surpass $20 billion over five years, according to new research by New York-based blockchain venture and digital assets fund Decentral Park Capital. “A sleeping giant awakens” The 59-page document — entitled The Current State of Telegram Open Network: A Sleeping Giant Awakens — claims TON’s native cryptocurrency Gram (GRM) has the potential to become one of the top 10 protocol assets in five years. The research points out TON’s high potential, …

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Cryptocurrency Wallets MyCrypto and Ambo Add Multiple New Features

Cryptocurrency wallet MyCrypto and its recent acquisition Ambo have both announced major updates of their software — with MyCrypto adding a multi-account management system. A major overhaul According to a news release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 10, MyCrypto’s software has seen a major overhaul with a new user interface and a new homepage, dashboard, screen lock, an updated address book and outgoing transaction procedure. The new features have only been included in the beta (early access) …

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Oct. 6 – 12 in Review

The German-speaking world has experienced another week full of exciting developments in the crypto industry, with Germany investigating the feasibility of a blockchain-based regional power trading platform, Iota Foundation joining forces with Zühlke to solve engineering problems and the German Central Bank saying that there is no need for a digital euro coin. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. Germany promotes research …

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PoS Will Make Ethereum More Secure Than Bitcoin, Says Vitalik Buterin

After the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm will be implemented in Ethereum’s (ETH) blockchain, it would become more secure and costly to attack than Bitcoin (BTC), co-founder Vitalik Buterin has stated. Buterin has voiced this opinion during Devcon 5, the Ethereum developers conference that took place in Osaka on Oct. 8–11. He specifically noted that — after the transition to PoS — higher cost of a potential attack would make Ethereum the safer network of the …

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How Severe Is Roche Freedman’s Lawsuit Against Tether and Bitfinex?

At the start of October, New York-based legal firm Roche Freedman filed a new class-action lawsuit against stablecoin firm Tether and digital currency exchange Bitfinex. The case accuses the aforementioned entities of manipulating the market by using a host of sophisticated schemes that involved fraud, pump-and-dump schemes, as well as certain money laundering-related ploys. As a result of this legal drama, the USDT/BTC trade pair has witnessed a substantial decline in its market value (around …

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Malaysian Finance Ministry: Cryptocurrency Adoption Remains Low

Malaysia’s finance ministry says both domestic and global adoption rates of cryptocurrencies are low, notwithstanding the significant attention the disruptive sector has garnered. In its Economic Outlook 2020 report released today, the ministry nonetheless noted that several prominent firms in key economic sectors had taken steps toward digital currency adoption, according to a business news report from Bernarama on Oct. 11. Malaysia’s crypto regulatory landscape to date “Although the impact of these projects has yet …

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Programming Languages Used in Blockchain, Explained

1. Aside from functionality, programming languages are essential in ensuring that blockchain networks and crypto infrastructure are secure. Their role is simple: They enable computers to understand instructions. While there is some overlap in the programming languages used to develop conventional software and technology for blockchain platforms, the workflows and skills required to create a successful project are radically different. Maintaining a public blockchain is by no means an easy task. The code created needs …

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