Crypto Markets Stay Mostly Stagnant Despite This Week’s Major News for Industry

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Saturday, Oct. 6: crypto markets keep remain fairly stable on the day, despite this week’s major news in the industry, including institutional investments and an update from the SEC on their highly-anticipated Bitcoin ETF decisions. CNBC’s CryptoTrader host Ran Neuner commented on Twitter today that all of this week’s “good […]

Survey: High-Earning Millennial Men are Most Interested in Crypto Investing

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Recent research by blockchain-focused company Clovr has revealed that cryptocurrency investing is most popular among millennials earning from $75,000 to $99,999 annually. The survey collected responses from over 1,000 Americans between ages 18 and 80. Per the survey, men are almost twice as likely as any other generation to invest […]

Blockchain Capital Expert: ‘Bitcoin Is Close to Bottoming’

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Spencer Bogart, an expert from digital currency and blockchain venture firm Blockchain Capital has said that the Bitcoin (BTC) price has nearly found its bottom, CNBC reported Oct. 5. Speaking on CNBC’s “Fast Money,” Bogart asserted that “we’re down about 70 percent from our highs, so I think that Bitcoin […]

Report: Number of Compromised Routers in India Doubled, Reaching Almost 30,000

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A recent report by security company Banbreach has found that in the past month, the number of routers compromised by cryptojacking software in India has doubled. The report indicates that hackers have cracked over 30,000 routers within the country, Hard Fork reported Oct. 5. Banbreach managed to track Internet traffic […]

Bitcoin’s Block Size Can Be Increased Without Hard Fork, Says Blockstream Co-Founder

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Bitcoin (BTC) protocol developer Mark Friedenbach introduced a method for Bitcoin scaling he claims will not require a hard fork at a workshop in Tokyo October 5. The new concept presented at the Scaling Bitcoin workshop, entitled “Forward Blocks,” suggests a major on-chain capacity boost by means of a Proof-of-Work […]

Bitcoin Hovers Near 6,600, While Most Top Coins See Little Price Volatility

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Friday, Oct. 5: cryptocurrencies are seeing little volatility over the past 24 hours to press time, with the majority of losses and gains of top coins capped within a 1 percent range on the day, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Ripple (XRP) is the only outlier […]

US DoJ Charges 7 Russian Intelligence Officers With Crypto-Funded Hacking Attacks

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has charged seven officers from Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) with cryptocurrency-funded global hacking and related disinformation operations. The indictment was filed by the grand jury at the Western District of Pennsylvania October 3. The defendants, all of whom are alleged to work for […]

Yale University Invested in New $400 Million Crypto-Focused Fund, Says Report

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Ivy League U.S. university Yale is said to be one of the investors that helped to raise $400 million for a major new cryptocurrency-focused fund, Bloomberg reports October 5. The fund, dubbed ‘Paradigm,’ was reportedly created by Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam, former Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang, and Charles Noyes, […]

Coinbase’s Institutional Platform Head Leaves Firm After Five Years

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Leading U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase has announced that veteran employee Adam White, head of its institutional platform group, is leaving the firm, Bloomberg reported October 4. Adam White was reportedly Coinbase’s fifth-ever employee, joining “in 2013 when the founders were still working out of a one-bedroom apartment and Bitcoin was […]

Seoul Mayor Announces Five-Year Plan for Promoting Blockchain Industry

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The mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon has introduced a five-year plan for developing the blockchain industry in the city, Korean news agency Yonhap News reports Thursday, October 4. The project entitled “Blockchain City of Seoul” contains a number of measures for promoting and developing blockchain-related initiatives and education in the […]