Cryptocurrency exchange EXMO adds the pair to trade Bitcoin with Cash

Cryptocurrency exchange EXMO announced the addition to their trading platform Bitcoin Cash. The exchange will initially offer three of the most popular trading pair: BCH/BTC, BCH/USD BCH/RUB.

As noted in the statement of the exchange, to add a new cryptocurrency in trade it should show themselves consistent and reliable over a certain period of time.

“Given the implementation criteria and requests active traders platforms, it was decided that Bitcoin Cash (BCH), which appeared August 1, 2017, will be transferred,” the statement says.

BCH market cap has now exceeded $20 billion, reminds EXMO, and cryptocurrency is the third place on this indicator.

Previously, the platform has integrated Ripple (XRP), Monero (XМR) and Tether (USDT). Not so long ago, was added to couple with Ethereum Classic (ETC), and in the future will be lists of the new currency, the statement said.

The Bitcoin network Cash recently took place as planned hardwork to update the algorithm of recalculation of complexity (DAA).


Mastercard patent blockchain-based system for anonymous transaction

Mastercard has applied to the patent and trademark office for a technology whose purpose is the preservation of anonymity when making transactions in the blockchain.

The essence of the method is that «the user will only transfer and receive funds from a small number of addresses, which will also be involved in a significant number of transactions with different users, thus ensuring data security».

The sum of transaction can also be hidden through the use of numerous translations from several locations.

The patent States that some holders of the cryptocurrency hoping to maintain anonymity while making transactions. However, the data addresses in the blockchain can be analyzed and thereby identify the owner of the purse or know of his whereabouts or interests. Mastercard technology will complicate the analysis of addresses in the blockchain, it is noted in the application.

We will remind, in October, Mastercard won a patent for a system that allows you to run different types of blockchains.


Commerzbank, ING, Natixis and Rabobank had carried out the operation on the platform from Corda R3

Four of the European Bank Commerzbank, ING, Natixis and Rabobank — had carried out the operation with short-term debt instrument, using the platform from Corda blockchain consortium R3. It is reported FinTech Futures.

As the newspaper notes, the object of the transaction was euromixer (ECP) with nominal value €100 thousand. Released ECP Bank Natixis in the role of the investor was Rabobank, and ING acted the dealer and escrow agent. Technical support was provided by Commerzbank, which also monitored the regulatory compliance.

According to participants of the transaction, blockchain solutions can reduce operational costs of banks and increase the speed of operations.

Eurovaccine (euro-commercial paper) are unsecured obligations that are not intended for public placement and are not traded on the secondary market. As a rule, the ECP issued for a term of one year to five years, the companies, solvency is not in doubt.

ForkLog previously reported that R3 has launched a payment app Corda Settler where you use the tokens XRP.

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Experts predict Autonomous Research LLP losses most CryptoRandom

Experts of the analytical company Autonomous Research LLP has published the findings of their research about the situation that has developed in the cryptocurrency market since the beginning of the year. In their opinion, the negative sentiment it associated with the uncertainty around Ethereum and deterioration of cryptocurrency funds, many of which opened in mid-2017, having missed the beginning of the growth trend and lost money on the General decline of the market.

Analysts have compared the performance indices of CryptoRandom on 31 July and 30 April with an index of BITA-50.

They felt that with the dynamics of an advancing almost 20% and reduce BITA-50 to 70% in 2018, the losses at over 50% may show the most CryptoRandom and therefore they are actively open short positions to remedy the situation.

Recall that, according to the forecast of the company Crypto Research Fund, this year will be running 165 cryptocurrency funds, and the volume of their digital assets to double. Recently investment company Shares Reality, the first running blockchain ETFs, announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency hedge Fund $100 million And venture capital company Pantera Capital is considering raising its third venture cryptocurrency Fund of $175 million, while the assets under management of the first two totaled $13 million and $25 million, respectively.


Of Tatarstan maintaining the blockchain archiving

Chairman of the State Committee of Tatarstan on archival Affairs Gulnara Gabdrakhmanova said that in 2018 in its planned test launch of the validation of the transfer and acceptance of scientific and technical documentation stored in the archive using blockchain technology.

According to her, the study of this possibility was carried out in 2017. And earlier the head of Federal archival Agency of the Russian Federation Andrey Artizov said that the new technology can be applied to ensure the transparency and authenticity of stored documents.

We will remind that recently in Saint-Petersburg JSC Unified securities Depository of the results of intellectual activities (EDRID) announced the launch tested in 2017, registering a copyright on the Ethereum blockchain in parallel with the traditional way. Also in Russia in 2019 plan to transfer to a blockchain System for transmitting financial messages (SPFS).


Bittrex introduces two-factor authentication

Founder Bittrex Rami Kavach (Kawach Rami) announced that it is now to sign in on this crypto exchange with new IP must pass two-factor authentication using email. This is done to effectively counteract the increasingly frequent phishing attacks on users of the exchange.

In the text of the letter that was received today by registered users of the exchange, also provides a number of tips on how to protect yourself from scams. For example, it is recommended to save the website address to favourites in your browser and go to the exchange only through the bookmark. Recall, one of the most actively used tricks of swindlers — the substitution of the Latin letters I (i) and l (l) in the address bar.

Bittrex also advises to check carefully the reference translation credentials. The correct address of the exchange — and technical support —

The company claims that never does not apply to users with a request to transfer funds through chats in Slack, social media or email. It is therefore recommended that nothing be sent to the addresses of wallets that can come on behalf of Bittrex on these channels.

As previously reported, in 2017, the fraudsters pocketed around $225 million raised for ICO projects based on Ethereum. The most popular Scam exploits, hacking, phishing, and user involvement in pyramid schemes.


Australians can now buy the cryptocurrency at newsstands

Cryptomnesia in Australia had the opportunity to buy bitcoins (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) in 1200 newsstands.

To buy cryptocurrency, a «$50, e-mail addresses and phone numbers,» according to the publication the Australian Financial Review. By introducing this service, the owners of the newsagents want to make additional income and increase interest in your business amid falling demand for printed publications.

However, not all the industry support this venture. For example, the head of the Australian Lottery and the Association of retailers of periodicals Adam joy (Adam Joy) believes that the owners of newspaper kiosks should be careful. In his opinion, there are many other innovations for implementation, which are more safe and, moreover, are subject to regulation and established rules, in contrast to the cryptocurrency. Besides, cryptocurrencies are often used for illegal purposes.

Recall that in 2017 the Australian Commission for competition and consumer protection has received 1289 complaints of fraud associated with cryptocurrencies. Total losses amounted to $1218206.


The developers of Ethereum chose a block to activate hard forks

Ethereum developers during the next video conference reached an agreement regarding the room block, which will be activated updating of Constantinople. It is reported by CoinDesk.

To activate hard forks was chosen as the unit 7,080,000. Estimated release Manager Parity Africa Sedona it will be produced in the period from 14 to 18 January.

Updates required for upgrade activation code will appear in the next releases. In addition, the head of the security Department of the Ethereum Foundation Martin Svend said that the new version of the client go-ethereum will contain a kind of «emergency switch», which will postpone the upgrade if something goes wrong.

Originally scheduled for November hardwork Constantinople contains a number of changes and code optimizations. In particular, they include the transfer for 18 months so-called «bombs of complexity», which facilitates timely upgrades and also suggested a decrease in awards to miners from 3 to 2 ETH for the extracted block.

The participants also discussed the implementation of the code ProgPoW aimed at combating ASIC miners. Despite the fact that the work in this direction progressively, developers have not yet come to a consensus regarding what do I need to include this code in a new version.

Among other things discussed the ethereum update 1x, implementation of which is scheduled for 2019. Several working groups shared their achievements, stressing that the decision is still in the very early stages of development.


Bitstamp announced a partnership with the payment system Masterpayment

The cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has announced a partnership with independent payment processor Masterpayment.

In Bitstamp noted that partnerships not only speed up transactions and make them more convenient for customers, but will cut commissions from 8% to 5%.

Users will still be able to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple with a debit Visa or Mastercard.

«We have always sought to simplify access to digital currencies, maintaining a high level of security. Partnership with Masterpayment will help us achieve these goals», – said the head of business development Bitstamp Miha Grcar.

The partnership will also be implemented standardized security procedures, such as 3D Secure, as well as special mechanisms to prevent fraud.

«We are proud to work with Bitstamp and hope for a long-term partnership in the field of cryptocurrency. Among users, the demand for flexible payment methods and we aim to satisfy,» said managing Director Masterpayment Christian Mangold.


Online encyclopedia Everipedia will be transferred to the blockchain

Co-founder of Wikipedia Larry Sanger (Larry Sanger) announced that it intends to transfer the largest English-language encyclopedic resource Everipedia on the blockchain.

This will help make the encyclopedia available to people all over the world, because the decentralized network it is impossible to censor or ban in a particular country (as is now happening in Turkey). Also, it does not require a fee for hosting, which means that the encyclopedia will get even more independence, because she doesn’t have to attract sponsors and advertisers to pay for the server rental.

«We want to create something more than Wikipedia. To do this, we will do Everipedia decentralized and release the tokens, called the IQ,» explains CEO Everipedia Theodore Forselius (Theodor Forselius).

IQ will become an internal currency encyclopedia that users will receive for writing or updating articles. This will be a way to encourage participants and their further motivation to cooperate with the platform. If someone of the users want to edit the article in Everipedia, he will have to pay IQ. But if the community agrees with the validity of the introduced changes, the tokens are returned to the editor.

The token system will ensure permanent funding of the encyclopedia millions of people from around the world, moving Everipedia to a new level of scientific knowledge.

We will remind, the founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales in an interview expressed the opinion that a ICO – a «complete fraud». However, he had no doubt that the underlying ICO technology of the blockchain is «extremely interesting» and promising.

The inventor of the ICO George. R. Willett, also believes that the release of Wikipedia and similar projects of their own tokens. According to him, the tokens can be used for payment of copy editing when writing articles that require special research or moderation.