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March 08, 2018 | By Tom Hart

Stellar to the moon?

Stellar, the money management app, made headlines today following the news that it invested an undisclosed amount in Keybase. Keybase offers an end-to-end encrypted messaging service (among other things), similar to that of WhatsApp, which Stellar seems very excited about. The fintech firm bragged about the size of the deal, CoinDesk reports. What is Keybase?…

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March 08, 2018 | By Tom Hart

Binance says all funds are safe following hack rumours

Rumours have for the last couple of days been circulating in the crypto sphere about a Binance hack. Binance is the world’s top digital asset trading platform by volume of coins traded. Although the site was indeed compromised, the Japanese exchange is adamant that no coins were stolen during the attack. On Wednesday, Bitcoin took…

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March 07, 2018 | By Tom Hart

Bitcoin falls following SEC announcement

Bitcoin took another dive following the SEC’s (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) announcement that all crypto exchanges must register with the agency. Bitcoin’s down 7.28% in 24 hours, according to data from CoinMarketCap at time of writing. It only just returned from a sub-$10,000 USD spell, as reported by BVC (Buy Virtual Currency). Bitcoin back below…

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March 07, 2018 | By Tom Hart

Auctus to launch world’s first crypto retirement platform

Auctus, a company that wants to, in its own words, ‘put the retirement saver back in control’, will launch its ICO on March 27. The token sale will commence until March 31 and the fundraising goal is $2 million USD. Auctus this week announced its admittance into the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). It also joined…

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March 07, 2018 | By BVC

Cool Cousins ICO – Revolutionising the travel industry for millennials

Taking the travel industry by storm, Cool Cousins are planning to revolutionize the way millenials travel. Using blockchain technology to connect travellers with ‘’cousins’’ located in their planned destination.  Launched in 2016, Cool Cousins is already being used by 500K travellers worldwide. They realised that the smartest way to plan travels, is actually getting help…

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March 06, 2018 | By Tom Hart

Phishing scam targets Elon Musk fans

Elon Musk fans were the latest targets for crypto scammers, the BBC reports. The phishing attack used a fraudulent Elon Musk Twitter account to persuade fans of the billionaire SpaceX CEO to send relatively small amounts Ether (Ethereum’s native currency) to an address. Twitter users were led to believe that after they’d sent the Ether,…

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March 06, 2018 | By Tom Hart

China blocks crypto exchanges via social media

China blocks social media access to crypto exchanges, Caixin reports. WeChat, China’s main social network, was still hosting crypto exchange channels. These channels allowed nationals to access crypto exchanges. Since last September’s ban on ICOs, many exchanges moved operations outside of China to avoid being censored or shutdown. WeChat As such, WeChat social media channels…

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March 05, 2018 | By Tom Hart

Ripple surges amidst speculation re Coinbase support

Ripple rallied following widespread speculation over Coinbase adding support for the coin. It’s unclear where the rumors originated from as Coinbase and Ripple have not made any announcements. However, XRP topped a dollar a coin for the first time in about two weeks. It hit $1.04 as of 2:04 p.m. ET Monday. This was a…

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March 05, 2018 | By Tom Hart

Introducing Tipper: earn cryptos for your social media posts

Tipper Tipper is a blockchain-based social media ‘econosystem’ that allows users to trade likes for ‘tips’. When you share a post on Tipper’s platform, other users can tip you using the network’s native TIPR tokens. So, your witty quips and late-night musings could end up funding your morning coffees. Or, if you really strike a…

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