Month: June 2019

The major selling point of blockchain and its applications is that cryptographically secured distributed ledgers are virtually “unbreakable” under normal circumstances, given the current state of computational technology. Its validity, however, is heavily dependent on the “state of technology” assumption. Should a paradigmatic shift in computing occur, contemporary blockchain-based systems may become vulnerable to threats
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Litecoin price(LTC) was trading at $134.47 by 09:30 UTC on Sunday, up 13.03 percent on a 24-hour adjusted timeframe. The move uphill pushed Litecoin’s market capitalization to approx $8.18 billion, or 2.36 percent of the net cryptocurrency market valuation. At its top, Litecoin’s market worth was $19.9 billion. Litecoin is trading in a range defined
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Several high-value bitcoin (BTC) transactions were included in a single block on June 30. Bitcoin Block Bot, a Twitter account dedicated to reporting significant bitcoin (BTC) transactions reported that 25 bitcoin transactions worth $6 billion were included in block 583,139 on June 30. Cryptocurrency news outlet AmbCrypto reported that all the transactions formed a bigger,
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A group of national trade associations representing the local Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) announced their intention to establish an association to provide a global representative for firms in the industry in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on June 29. Per the release, the aforementioned Japanese trade association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
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Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, published on June 25 an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, advising to back Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra with gold. In the letter, Forbes strongly encouraged Facebook’s crypto initiative, emphasizing Libra’s potential to become one of the greatest inventions in the world, which eventually “could replace the U.S. dollar
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Speaking to Cointelegraph at Blockchain Week Rome, Teck Chei, partner at Binance Labs, said that he sees Facebook’s Libra Project at a step forward for crypto and increasing public awareness.  In Chei’s own words:  “I think having a company like Facebook, with such tremendous reach and distribution, into all different countries around the world –
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The business of insurance is enormously complex: The process of evaluating and managing a variety of risks that individuals and organizations face every day inevitably involves coordination of the multiple parties’ efforts and reconciliation of extensive records. Both aspects make the insurance sector an appealing ground for blockchain-based optimization — and indeed, distributed ledger technology
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