カテゴリー: Zcash

Markets Update: HODLers Pray for Higher Lows, Prospective Coinbase Listings Rally

Markets Update: HODLers Pray for Higher Lows, Prospective Coinbase Listings RallyThe BTC markets are currently attempting to establish a higher low above $6000 after failing to break above resistance at $6800 at the end of June, whilst BCH appears to have bounced off the critical support area of $600 – $650 for the second time in 2018. In recent altcoin market action, Cardano (ADA), Basic […]

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Bitcoin in Brief: Exchanges Expanding, Brave Adds Tor, Tether ”Double Spent”

Bitcoin in Brief: Exchanges Expanding, Brave Adds Tor, Tether Double SpentIf you thought that only proof of work coins were susceptible to double spending attacks, you haven’t met tether. The world’s ninth largest crypto by market cap and second largest by volume is meant to be a haven in a sea of uncertainty, but even it’s not immune to jiggery-pokery, as we’ll learn in today’s […]

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FBI Currently Investigating 130 Crypto-Related Cases

FBI Currently Investigating 130 Crypto-Related CasesThe Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly revealed that it is working on 130 cryptocurrency-related investigations, citing an increase in illegal activity facilitated by crypto payments. These cases “encompass crimes such as human trafficking, illicit drug sales, kidnapping and ransomware attacks.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space FBI’s 130 Crypto-Related Cases The […]

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US House Unanimously Passes Bill to Help Fight Illicit Use of Cryptocurrencies

US House Unanimously Passes Bill to Help Fight Illicit Use of CryptocurrenciesThe U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill to help prevent the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, dash, zcash, and monero. This bill follows a testimony by the Secret Service asking Congress for help stopping these activities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space H.R. 6069 Bill Passed The U.S. […]

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US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy Coins

US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy CoinsThe US Secret Service is worried about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. A high-ranking official of the agency has urged Congress to consider additional legislation to address anonymity-enhanced cryptocurrencies and services intended to obscure transactions on blockchains such as tumblers or mixers. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Undermining US Laws Deputy […]

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Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Five Cryptocurrencies

Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Five CryptocurrenciesOn June 18 the non-profit organization the Freedom of the Press Foundation announced people can now donate five different cryptocurrencies to the organization that supports free speech, whistleblowers and the freedom of the press. The foundation details cryptocurrency donations in BCH, LTC, ZEC, ETH, and BTC will help fund the various projects that promote freedom […]

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Study Reveals ASIC Miners Represent 30% of the Equihash Mining Hashrate

Study Reveals ASIC Miners Represent 30% of the Equihash Mining HashrateThis week the Zcash Foundation and researchers from the University of Luxembourg have released a study that finds the presence of ASIC and FPGA miners may be controlling around 30 percent of the overall Equihash mining hashrate. The study speaks volumes to cryptocurrency developers and communities who have attempted to produce proof-of-work mechanisms that were […]

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Five Firms Hit by ‘Crypto-Sweep’ in Alabama as Regulators Step up Operation

Five Firms Hit by ‘Crypto-Sweep’ in Alabama as Regulators Step up OperationCease and desist letters have been sent to five crypto companies operating in Alabama, as part of the ongoing “Operation Crypto-Sweep.” The campaign, led by the North American Securities Administrators Association, is targeting ICO projects and blockchain startups suspected of fraudulent activities and violations of existing securities laws. Actions have been taken already by NASAA […]

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Proof of Work Coins on High Alert Following Spate of 51% Attacks

Proof of Work Coins on High Alert Following Spate of 51% AttacksFirst it happened to verge. $1.8m of cryptocurrency swiped in a matter of hours. Then to bitcoin gold, plundered in an $18m double spend attack. Then to verge again, this time to the tune of $1.7 million. Along the way, monacoin is also believed to have been hit. Someone is methodically working their way through […]

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Circle Adds New Feature Allowing Newbies to ‘Buy the Market’

Circle Adds New Feature Allowing Newbies to ‘Buy the Market’Circle is going after fresh entrants to the cryptocurrency trading market with a new tool that allows them to invest in multiple coins as once. This feature is different than an index fund in a few crucial ways, perhaps most importantly being available to everyday investors not just the rich and trading professionals. Also Read: Economics […]

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