Mike Dalton

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Dec 03 2020

Ripple Refutes University of Bern’s Security Findings

Dec 03 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business

Researchers at the University of Bern have analyzed the Ripple blockchain and found that the blockchain is lacking in security. Ripple, however, contests those claims. Ripple Allegedly at Risk According to the research team,...

Nov 30 2020

Tezos to Add Zcash’s Sapling Privacy Features

Nov 30 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  technology tezos uncategorized

Tezos developers have announced plans to introduce new privacy features based on Zcash's Sapling protocol in the coming months. Shielded Data In dApps Once Sapling is added to Tezos, developers will be able to...

Nov 29 2020

Bitcoin Cash Faction Prolongs November Feud

Nov 29 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bitcoin cash technology

Rogue members of the Bitcoin Cash community have chosen to continue a campaign against Bitcoin Cash ABC, following the split between each blockchain in mid- November. Details of the Bitcoin Cash Attack The group responsible for the attack is Voluntarism.dev, which describes itself as a collective of "old- guard miners...

Nov 28 2020

How to Use DeFi Crypto Exchange Uniswap: A Beginner’s Guide

Nov 28 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  crypto 101 defi guide trading

Uniswap is a decentralized exchange (DEX) built on Ethereum. It offers a simple coin swap interface that allows users to trade ETH for various other ERC-20 tokens or altcoins. It also allows you to create liquidity pools and earn interest. Here's how to use it. Part I: Swapping Tokens 1\. Go to Uniswap...

Nov 27 2020

New York Times Pans Coinbase’s Race Policies

The New York Times published a piece today denouncing Coinbase's handling of Black workers today, reigniting a controversy that has been underway since September. New York Times Denounces Coinbase The New York Times reports that 23 of...

Nov 25 2020

Coinbase Ends Margin Trading In Response to CFTC Regulations

Nov 25 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  uncategorized

Coinbase Pro has decided to discontinue its margin trading services, according to a post on the company's blog. Margin Trading Ends Wednesday According to the announcement, customers will not be able to place margin trades after 2 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The service will be...

Nov 24 2020

Bitcoin Critic and Economist Janet Yellen Set to Lead U.S. Treasury

Nov 24 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  government people regulations

According to the Wall Street Journal, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen could become the next Secretary of the Treasury. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Yellen for the position. Yellen's Vocal Criticism of Bitcoin If Yellen is confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold the position of Treasury secretary. She will also be the first person to lead three of the...

Nov 19 2020

Fund Manager Cites “Supply Crunch” as Bitcoin Breaches $18,300

Nov 19 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  markets

According to data from market aggregators and analytics firms, Bitcoin's price rose above $18,300 this week due to a "supply crunch." Bitcoin Rises 14% in One Week Stack Funds, which monitors the crypto market, says...

Zcash Completes First-Ever Halving, Eliminates Founders’ Reward

Nov 19 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis zcash

Privacy coin Zcash has completed its latest upgrade, reducing miner rewards and eliminating its controversial Founders' Reward. Zcash Halving Reduces Rewards Zcash passed block height 1,046,400 at 12:37 UTC on Nov. 18, triggering the first block halving since the project's 2016 launch. The upgrade reduced...

Nov 18 2020

Crypto.com Joins Crypto Association Heading Travel Rule Discussions

Nov 18 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business regulations

Crypto.com has joined the international Digital Asset Exchange Association (IDAXA), which sets standards and discusses regulations around cryptocurrency exchanges. Crypto.com Will Discuss Travel Rule IDAXA Chairman Anson Zeall has welcomed Crypto.com...

Nov 14 2020

DeFi Project Akropolis Just Lost $2 Million. Here’s What They’re Doing About It.

Nov 14 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis hacks

According to reports within the crypto community, Akropolis, an Ethereum-based DeFi lending platform, was attacked this week. The...

Nov 13 2020

MakerDAO’s Dai Stablecoin Supply Hits $1 Billion for the First Time

Nov 13 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  dai markets

Users of the decentralized stablecoin protocol Maker have minted $1 billion worth of the DAI stablecoin, according to Rune Christensen, CEO and co-founder of the company: The Maker Protocol just hit 1 billion Dai for the first time ever! Want to be a part of growing it to 10 billion and beyond? Take a look at the...

Nov 12 2020

Beam Will Launch “BeamX” DeFi Network

Nov 12 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  beam defi technology

Beam, a privacy-centric crypto project, has announced plans to launch its own DeFi network within the next week. DeFi Apps On Beam Incoming According to Beam, its upcoming DeFi network will offer several applications including a decentralized exchange (...

Ethereum Developers Allegedly Suppressed Knowledge of Infura Bug

Nov 12 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis bug hard fork

Ethereum is under fire in response to yesterday's events, as the crypto community claims that developers deliberately and non-transparently triggered a hard fork to resolve a vulnerability. Ethereum Backlash Over Infura Outage Developers behind Ethereum's Geth client note that there has been...

Nov 10 2020

Failed Sybil Attack Targeted Monero Users, Privacy Is Safe

Nov 10 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  hack privacy technology

Monero was targeted by an attempted Sybil attack that ultimately failed, according to reports from project developer...

Nov 09 2020

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Stan Druckenmiller Buys Bitcoin

Nov 09 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  investment people

Stan Druckenmiller, a billionaire hedge fund investor, has invested in Bitcoin, according to a recent CNBC interview. Druckenmiller endorsed Bitcoin by stating that the cryptocurrency "has a lot of attraction as a store of value to both millennials and the new West Coast line." He added that Bitcoin has existed for 13 years and that...

Bitcoin SV Exploit Results in Widespread Theft

Nov 09 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bitcoin sv hacks technology

A critical flaw in Bitcoin SV's ElectrumSV wallet has led to widespread theft, according to user reports on social media. BSV developers still have not announced a fix for the exploit. BSV Multisig to Blame Recently, Bitcoin SV abandoned Bitcoin's original multisig feature (P2SH) and replaced it with a custom solution called "accumulator multi-sig" in order to facilitate faster payments. That...

Nov 05 2020

Coinbase Lists Three New Ethereum Tokens With More on the Way

Nov 05 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business coinbase exchanges

Coinbase announced support for three new cryptocurrency listings today on its official blog. The company also extended trading for three other cryptocurrencies to New York investors. Coinbase's Latest Additions Beginning today, the exchange will allow users to trade three tokens: Civic (CVC): A decentralized ID protocol token....

Next Week’s Bitcoin Cash Fork Has Exchanges Scrambling for a Solution

Nov 05 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  business hard fork

Various cryptocurrency exchanges have detailed their plans to handle an upcoming Bitcoin Cash hard fork, which could split the cryptocurrency into two separate coins next week. Exchanges Will Support Both Coins At least five exchanges have announced that they will support both Bitcoin Cash tokens if a split...

Nov 03 2020

Halving or Elections, Bitcoin Loves American Politics

Nov 03 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  markets politics

Ryan Watkins, an analyst at Messari, has suggested that U.S. elections have historically driven up Bitcoin prices. That raises the question of whether prices will again surge this year. Elections Coincide With Surges...

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