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    Ethereum's Blockchain Trust Disrupted Bitcoin and the Blockchain S1 E5. If you liked this video, you'd also get something out of another one of my videos called ...
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    Website: https://quantatex.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/quantatex Instagram: https://instagram.com/quantatex Twitter: https://twitter.com/quantatex Quantatex Head Office: Office 13 The Palace Building, Truro, Cornwall, TR12HE Phone: +44 (0)20 3773 1933
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    What is the fastest way to research Bitcoin block chain?
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    On April 10th (block 227001) we will hardfork to v15 which will include Bulletproofs V2, SECOR (Uncle mining), 20 second block target time, and MINED_MONEY_UNLOCK_WINDOW_V2=1000. We are now blocking v1.0.3.4 and earlier, and after the hardfork only v1.0.3.5 will be allowed on the network. Miners can update ahead of time to prepare, and expect no interruption in service. As the block target time is 1/3 of the current block target (60s), the reward will be 1/3 the current block reward and thus the emission curve remains the same. Linux Binaries ( https://www.minesolo.com/release/solo-v1.0.3.5-linux64.tar.gz ) Windows Binaries ( https://www.minesolo.com/release/solo-v1.0.3.5-win64.zip ) Source ( https://gitlab.com/solo-project/solo )
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    Cryptocurrency margin trading can be extremely risky for investors. Japan’s uppermost executive body, the Japanese Cabinet, has accordingly greenlighted amendments put forth by the nation’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) that would limit how much leverage domestic crypto margin traders can use. The FSA had first released a report proposing new rules for Japanese crypto services in December 2018. Therein, the agency called for cryptocurrency margin trading platforms to register with the government and for the imposition of stricter margin limits in these venues. The Japanese Cabinet has agreed to the FSA’s positions on both fronts, determining last week that platform registrations and tighter margin limits were in order. The development will bring the country’s crypto margin hubs in line with domestic foreign currency exchange (forex) institutions, which already have to register their operations with the FSA and impose strict margin limits for their traders. “We intend to motivate operators to do what they can to become registered,” a veteran FSA agent told Nikkei Asian Review. In a cryptoeconomy where x100 leveraged trades are possible on platforms like BitMEX, Japanese crypto margin trading platforms will now only be able to offer leverage up to four times higher than traders’ deposits. The novel rules will be officially activated in the spring of 2020, though crypto services will need to have completed the new registration process a year and a half before they’re launched. The amendments come at a time when such trading has boomed in Japan. The self-regulatory Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association estimates that more than $75 billion USD of crypto margin transactions took place in the country in the final month of 2018 alone. FSA Flexing Its Might on Crypto The FSA hasn’t taken a backseat approach to reigning in Japan’s nook of the cryptoeconomy. Last year, the agency moved to define “crypto assets” and declined at the time to alter its guidelines so as to allow cryptocurrency-based futures and options derivatives to be listed on mainstream Japanese trading exchanges. However, reporting surfaced in January 2019 that suggested Japan’s top financial regulators were considering whether to allow cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which would track the price of a crypto asset or assets, to be launched in the country. Moreover, the FSA admonished the Zaif cryptocurrency exchange for the company’s slow and inadequate response to their platform being hacked last September. A few months prior to that, the agency had ordered six domestic cryptocurrency exchanges to address deficiencies in their respective anti-money launder (AML) systems. In May 2018, the agency released a five-point framework designed to help cryptocurrency exchanges in the nation bolster their platforms’ security to prevent another devastating hack like was seen in the the Coincheck episode at the start of that year, in which XEM worth $530 million at the time was stolen from one of the exchange’s hot wallets. In Other Japanese News Japan is currently one of the globe’s top cryptocurrency hubs, so it routinely has notable crypto headlines unfurling. One such major and recent headline came from the suspended sentence handed down to former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès. The Tokyo District Court had found that Karpelès had tampered records in order to obfuscate hacks but hadn’t embezzled any funds from the now defunct exchange. Earlier this month it was also revealed that major Japanese bank Mizuho was launching a non-cryptocurrency digital currency called the J-Coin. The news came as a blow in the cryptoverse, where rumors had been circulating that the Mizuho money project was going to be released as a cryptocurrency. Instead, the J-Coin will rely on QR codes to facilitate transactions, much like AliPay, and not on blockchain technology. The post Japan Preps Tougher Rules on Cryptocurrency Margin Trading appeared first on Blockonomi. Read the full article on Blockonomi
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    While sentiment across the cryptocurrency industry’s multitude of communities is rather buoyant, there have been two exceptions: those embroiled in the QuadrigaCX debacle and victims of the Cryptopia hack. But, those in the latter group were able to breathe a much-needed sigh of relief on Tuesday, as the New Zealand altcoin-centric exchange revealed that it had partially relaunched trading. Yet, Cryptopia’s situation is all too cut and dried, as some users reported a loss in their exchange holdings. They call this a “haircut,” and it’s rather reminiscent of the Bitfinex hack of yesteryear. Cryptopia Begins To Get Back On Its Feet Cryptopia, a once well-known exchange, suffered a brutal hack in mid-January. Blockchain researchers claimed that the Christchurch-based company lost upwards of $16 million in Ethereum, ERC-20 tokens, and an array of unnamed digital assets. As the firm attempted to cool the hot water it was standing it, company representatives kept their mouth shut. But, in the middle of February, local authorities gave the exchange an A-OK to resume trading. And since then, Cryptopia has begun to rebuild its platform, slowly putting the bricks down for a new, improved, and dramatically more secure iteration of its offering. The startup launched a read-only iteration of its website two weeks back, giving users their first look in months at the exchange they once held dear. While many were underwhelmed by the process, Cryptopia finally reactivated trading on Tuesday. In a Twitter update posted recently, the team wrote: Update: We have resumed trading on 40 trade pairs that we have quantified as secure. We will continue to expand this list as we clear more coins. — Cryptopia Exchange (@Cryptopia_NZ) March 19, 2019 For those wondering, Tezos, Monero, ZCoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin are among the cryptocurrencies that can now be traded on Cryptopia. By and large, Cryptopia’s clients were pleased, posting cheery quips in response to the above tweet. However, there are still many facets of the platform that are surrounded by yellow tape. According to a Cryptopia letter, emailed to its clientele last week, deposits are still shuttered due to the exchange’s newfangled wallet solution. And as hinted at earlier, there still remain a mass of altcoins pairs that remain inactivated, as Cryptopia presumably assesses the logistic viability of introducing support for over 450 cryptocurrencies to its upgraded server. Crypto Haircut? What’s worst, however, is the haircut that Cryptopia’s users were greeted with when they opened their accounts. Cryptopia’s website states that all users with Bitcoin will have their holdings subject to a 14.04% haircut, meaning that a trader holding one BTC of the time of the hack will see their balance dwindle to 0.8596 BTC. Litecoin balances are reported to have received a 43% haircut. And Ethereum balances, which the hack’s executors seemingly targeted, were wiped off the face of the Earth through a 100% haircut. Yet, Cryptopia has promised that there will be a rebate program. In the aforementioned email, Cryptopia C-suite member Rob Dawson wrote that for each hack-related withdrawal, users will receive Cryptopia Loss Marker (CLM), a digital representation of the value of a client’s assets lost in the attack. Dawson elaborates: “CLM is not a coin, it can’t be traded as yet, it is just a number in the database that represents the loss for each coin for each user in $NZD at the time of the event.” Although some cynics claim that CLM is just Cryptopia’s way to slyly avoid paying back the victims of this multi-million dollar attack, a precedent has been set for the success of this medium of reimbursement. In 2016, Bitfinex, then one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, lost $72 million worth of BItcoin in a surprising hack. Like in Cryptopia’s case, traders using the Hong Kong-headquartered platform took a “generalized” haircut, with this one being a platform-wide 36%. Bitfinex went on to establish a reimbursement token, BFX, before buying back the tokens at their $1 face value in the months that followed the August hack. It isn’t clear whether Cryptopia will follow in the footsteps of Bitfinex, but victims of the hack are surely riding on it. The post Hacked Exchange Cryptopia Relaunches: Users Subject To “Haircut” On Crypto Holdings appeared first on Blockonomi. Read the full article on Blockonomi
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    Overall Ripple is selling for a great price. I don't hold Ripple currently, but it's something I plan on buying in the future.
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    Ripple price extended losses below the $0.3200 support level. XRP is still trading in a bearish zone and it may decline further unless buyers clear the $0.3240 resistance level. As discussed yesterday, ripple price declined further below the $0.3200 support. There is a crucial bearish trend line in place with resistance at $0.3230 on the 30-minute chart. XRP price must clear $0.3230 and $0.3240 to start a decent rebound in the near term. Use the Cryptohopper Platform to Trade XRP Ripple Price Analysis Yesterday, we saw a bearish pattern in ripple price, with a double top pattern near the $0.3265 resistance level. XRP remained in a downtrend and broke the $0.3200 support level to trade to a new weekly low at $0.3183. Click to Enlarge Chart Looking at the 30-minute chart of XRP/USD, the pair declined from the $0.3266 high to $0.3183 low before starting a short term upside correction. It moved above the $0.3210 level and the 25 simple moving average (30-minute chart). During the recent correction, the price traded above the 50% Fib retracement level of the latest drop from the $0.3266 high to $0.3183 low. There was a decent ascending channel formed with resistance near $0.3240. However, the rebound was capped by the channel resistance and $0.3235. Besides, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the latest drop from the $0.3266 high to $0.3183 low acted as a solid resistance. There is also a crucial bearish trend line in place with resistance at $0.3230 on the same chart. Clearly, there is a strong resistance formed near the $0.3240 level. A successful break above the $0.3240 resistance is must for buyers to gain control in the near term. If the price fails to surpass the $0.3235 and $0.3240 levels, there could be a downside extension. An initial support is near the $0.3185 level, below which the price is likely to test the $0.3165 support. Overall, upsides remain capped in ripple price near the $0.3240 level. As long as XRP is below $0.3240, there could be more losses towards $0.3165 or $0.3150. On the upside, a break above $0.3240 may push the price towards the $0.3300 level. The market data is provided by TradingView, Bitfinex. The post Ripple XRP Price Analysis: Selling Rallies A Good Deal appeared first on Blockonomi. Read the full article on Blockonomi
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    Binance has unveiled a new platform in Australia that allows users to buy bitcoin with cash from 1,300-plus newsagent stores. Read the full article on CoinDesk.com
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    Blockchain development

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