Users QTUM got access to the coins

QTUM the project, the unifying Protocol of bitcoin with Ethereum technology, has completed the upgrade of its core network by opening the user access to the coins. All previously stored coins were successfully converted. The exchange will no longer accept deposits in the old tokens ERC20.

The platform update QTUM, which is in the top 15 largest by market capitalization of cryptocurrency, is a significant change in the functionality of smart contracts.

First, the team QTUM created Ethereum Virtual machine (EVM) that provides compatibility with smart contracts on the basis of Solidity.

Secondly, the update process creates a new generation of optimized POS contracts as well as a new graphical user interface that allows you to create smart contracts, send Qtum and check the status of the contract.

As a system of smart contracts QTUM – new option for developers outside networks Bitcoin and Ethereum. The latest update of the platform also allows QTUM to cooperate with other systems which require the functionality of the smart contract. One of the latest partners of the project was Matchpool.

It is expected that the update will be welcomed by those users who want to create smart contracts within the system.

According to CoinMarketCap, the average rate Qtum as of 13:30 (Kyiv/Moscow) $12,10 per coin.


BitMEX Bitcoin Cash sell their users and translate them BTC

Exchange BitMEX sell Bitcoin Cash of its users, and proceeds in the Bitcoin will be transferred to their wallets. This was reported in the company blog.

Trading futures Bitcoin Cash was launched today. The contracts marked with a Ticker BCHX17 and will be in effect until 12:00 UTC 24 November 2017.

«Months after the fork is clear that this coin remains a valuable and in demand, so we decided to enroll at the prevailing Bitcoin price Bitcoin Cash», – stated in the blog exchange.

The amount of Bitcoin Cash belonging to the user will be determined on the basis of its balance sheet as of 13:17 UTC on 1 August 2017.

In his statement, BitMEX emphasized that doesn’t agree with hardforum Bitcoin Cash and does not accept the method by which BCH was separated from Bitcoin.

«Do not expect that future coins will be credited in the same way. BitMEX reserves the right to decide whether to lend to the forks or not. In case of doubt, we will choose the second option.»


The number of short positions on bitcoin updated six-week high

Thursday, December 6, the number of short positions on bitcoin on the popular Hong Kong exchange Bitfinex has updated a six-week high, reaching 37 891, reports CoinDesk.

The last time the figure reached such high values on 15 October at around 36 996. Note that in the last three weeks the number of shorts increased by 95%.

At the same time, the number of short positions did not fall below 35 per thousand even if the price of bitcoin tried to get out of the zone of deep, strong, showing growth from $3,500 to a level near $4400.

At the moment, says analyst Omkar Godbole, the ratio of long and short positions indicates the overwhelming dominance of the bears.

In his opinion, given the situation, the price of bitcoin may soon test the level of $3474. However, Godbole added if the number of shorts will update the historical maximum (40 289), the sellers force can dwindle.

As of 16:50 UTC, bitcoin is trading around $3650, and a fall in the last day was a little more than 4%.

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We will remind, in November of 2018 bitcoin price has shown the worst dynamics for the last seven years.


NSD, savings Bank and brokerage company signed the first tripartite transaction in the blockchain

Sberbank reported a successful over-the-counter REPO transaction on the blockchain with the brokerage company «Region» with the participation of National settlement Depository (NSD). This was reported by the Bank press service.

The calculations used integrated into a distributed network Management System Software (LMS) NSD. Each of the parties to the transaction has filed the order in your node network, the blockchain, smart-contracts agreement and filed a settlement instruction LMS.

According to Sberbank representatives, the parties concluded the world’s first three-way deal similar view on the blockchain.

«The pilot transaction, the NSD were not only settlement Depository, but also provided participants with the services of collateral management, acted as a vendor of market data, which were used in calculations smart contract», — said managing Director of development management systems ensuring NSD Alina Akchurina.

Earlier the savings Bank has entered into off-exchange REPO transaction on the blockchain with the company «Interros».

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Hackers stole from the Chinese OKEx exchange bitcoins for $3 million

Chinese OKEx exchange belonging to OKCoin, has undergone to hacker attack, in which users have lost their bitcoins in the amount of $3 million.

August 28 one of the users of the exchange reported that his account was logged in from a German IP address. Within hours, the hacker sold all bitcoins and canceled all pending orders. This has led to the loss of 200 bitcoins worth more than 5 million yuan (about $750 thousand).

At the same time, several users reported similar attacks. Victims lost a total of about 600 bitcoins worth more than 20 million yuan (about $3 million).

In OKEx stated that the funds were stolen by the hackers, and the stock relationship to it is. Victims were asked to contact the police.

Since then, however, as the Chinese authorities banned the trading of bitcoin, a local police auction sees BTC as a variant of the Ponzi scheme that refuses to investigate such cases.

To avoid losses, Chinese traders now have to pay more attention to the security of their accounts.


The company BitGo has added support for zcash for

Startup BitGo, a provider of solutions for the storage of scriptaction, announced the addition of support zcash for on their platform.

The users of cryptocurrencies, providing a high confidentiality of your transactions, you will have a service wallet multipoles and other services of the platform, including cold storage.

The platform already provides these services for most major cryptocurrencies, and only last week announced the addition of support 57 tokens based on the Ethereum blockchain.

CTO of BitGo Ben Chan (Ben Chan) noted that the addition of the listing of cryptocurrencies zcash for is a logical step for the company because “they are both aimed at protecting the confidentiality, security and advanced technology”. He also stressed that this step is dictated by demand from institutional clients platform.

The team zcash for noted that support BitGo will allow investors “to freely send and receive cryptocurrency safe and secure manner” through the security standards of the institutional class, which supports the company.

As stated by the technical Director of BitGo, to the end of the year, the company intends to maintain on its platform more than 100 tokens.

The company had previously said it plans to run a regulated custodial service BitGo Trust, but it is unclear when this will happen. This service is Coinbase Custody — has already opened company Coinbase. Recall that Mike Novogratz recently said that the arrival of institutional investors in the cryptocurrency market it is necessary to custodian services, which they can trust.


Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten has launched its own cryptocurrency

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten announced its intention to release its own crypto currency based on blockchain technology and loyalty program company Rakuten Super Points.

Called Rakuten Coin crypto currency will be used to promote service loyalty worldwide and assist clients in the purchase of products through a variety of services and markets Rakuten. For running 15 years ago, the loyalty program, customers get one point for every 100 yen (a little less than a US dollar) spent on the website.

CEO of the Japanese company Mikitani Hiroshi (Hiroshi Mikitani), announced the release of the cryptocurrency at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, called Rakuten Coin “infinite currency”.

Rakuten — the world’s fourth largest e-Commerce business, second only to Alibaba, eBay and Amazon. Since 2005, the company began an active expansion outside Japan. In particular, it was acquired by the company in France, Germany, UK and Canada.

In addition Rakuten engaged in venture funding — the company has invested in Pinterest,, AHA Life and Daily Grommet. In 2014, Japanese e-Commerce giant for $900 million Viber bought.


Network Monero scheduled hardwork

Recently it became known that the network Monero scheduled hardwork MoneroV (XMV). It needs to be on the block 1529810. This is expected to occur in the area on 14 March 2018.

The developers of the project say that MoneroV become «the best private digital currency in the world.» Hardwork intended to increase the level of confidentiality and to solve scalability issues network.

«MoneroV fulfills the long overdue commitment to a truly anonymous, decentralized, end peer-to-peer electronic currency. Using MoneroV, individuals and businesses can safely, securely, and anonymously conduct transactions with low fees,» reads the project website.

All holders of Monero will receive a new cryptocurrency in the ratio of 1 to 10 XMR XMV. The total emissions MoneroV will be 256 million coins.

In comments BTCManager the main reason for the fork developers called unlimited emissions XMR:

«We believe in the original White Paper on bitcoin, created by Satoshi Nakamoto, in which he argues that «as soon as the total amount of money reaches a predetermined maximum, the incentive can work on the blocks will be a fee, while free from inflation.» We believe that the decision to issue unlimited coins Monero was a mistake and brought the tax in the form of inflation to all holders of XMR. This is a fundamental flaw, which corrects MoneroV, setting a limit on the total number of coins MoneroV».

With regard to the White Paper MoneroV, a link to the official website of the project leads on the Protocol description, CryptoNote, Monero implemented.

In cryptosuite new fork was perceived critically. This is evidenced by the comments on Reddit. Users note that, in fact, the only difference XMV from the XMR is limited edition coins. Also called a fork MoneroV Scam and I advise you to stay away from that one.

According to BTCManager, MoneroV will not get wide popularity as the method of starting a new blockchain could violate user privacy.

We will remind that in the evening of 18 February hardwork Litecoin Cash.


Bittrex has expressed its position on the hard forks Segwit2x

Bittrex exchange has published its position on the hard forks Segwit2x, which is planned for the middle of this month on the block 494 784.

In his statement, the site said that did not sign the new York agreement and remains neutral towards any the fork.

«Our priority is the safety of customer funds», – stressed in Bittrex.

Since hardwork Segwit2x can lead to separation of the Bitcoin blockchain, Bittrex will take additional measures in order to save money to users in both chains. In this regard, there may be a delay in placing bitcoin deposits and withdrawals.

Hard forks to the symbol «BTC» will be assigned to Bitcoin Core. Within 24-48 hours after finding block 494 784, the exchange will monitor the situation to determine whether there has been a separation of the network.

If the network separation takes place, the symbol «BTC» will be saved over the existing Bitcoin chain with blocks of 1 MB as long as the industry and the ecosystem will not define the preferred circuit Bitcoin.

If it is unclear which chain is the preferred and dominant, Bittrex can do the following:

  • Open trade B2X (chain Bitcoin Segwit2x with blocks of 2 MB);
  • To extend the observation period.

In the presence of the BTC in the account at the time hard forks users will receive the equivalent number of tokens of the new network.

Approximately 24 hours before hard forks at block 494 640, Bittrex will suspend the acceptance of deposits and withdrawal of Bitcoin. The wallet will remain closed until the completion Segwit2x. While trading in this period will not be suspended.


Bitcoin still looks weak

Tuesday, December 4, Bitcoin is recovering moderately in price and is trading at USD 4038, according to Dmitry Gurkovsky, senior analyst at RoboForex.

If we consider the dynamics of the Bitcoin on a 4-hour timeframe, we can see the development of a medium-term correction phase. The previous downtrend ended with the convergence and the breakdown of the resistance line, then the trend growth reached an area of 23.6% on the Fibonacci scale. The current short-term downward movement is intermediate wave internal correction. The completion of the local correction wave will break out of the declining channel resistance at 4140. A break of that level could be the beginning of the formation of another pulse of growth to the Fibonacci levels of 38.2% ($4640) and 50.0% ($5003).

On the 1-hour chart of Bitcoin you can take a closer consider the short-term downtrend. The first thing worth noting in the current movement channel is the last pulse failed to achieve the target line of the relevant corridor and $3590. This may indicate a weakening of the force of the downward movement. So you should consider the option of growth to the resistance level at $4140. A break of that level could open the way quotations at the top of the projection corridor. The closest growth target will be local high – $4406,50 and then target resistance at $4555,00.

November this year was probably one of the most problematic months for Bitcoin lately. In November, a key cryptocurrency has lost 57% of value, and since the beginning of the year decreased by 218%. Not to say that BTC played against a certain kind of news or information – rather, the situation developed on the principle of “snowball”, and eventually become an avalanche character. In addition, the market for a long time no fresh ideas, and therefore no new capital inflows. This plays against the capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency market.

According to the latest data, the complexity of the Bitcoin network is reduced. As of 3 December it fell by another 15%, the biggest drop for 7 years. This figure formed the basis of the total computing power of mining hardware is – to put it simply, users simply turn off the equipment because they do not see potential for earnings right now. In such circumstances, the device for mining operating at a loss, and users don’t like it.

Meanwhile, the forecasts concerning the development of Bitcoin in the market vary. A number of investors believes that ahead of kriptonyte another wave of negativity, and it should be ready. On the other hand, it is believed that interest in the sector blockchain is cyclical, and a decline in the demand for money will soon be replaced by “stormy” interest and purchases. So says Jim Breyer (Jim Breyer), which says that cryptocurrencies are preparing to go into a state of “nuclear winter”, but then followed by recovery. Brayer says over bloccano running a huge number of the best scientists and “bright minds”, hence, the fundamental interest in new technologies “just around the corner”.


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