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WTF is happening to crypto? – TechCrunch

WTF is happening to crypto? – TechCrunch Four days ago the crypto markets were crashing hard. Now they’re crashing harder. Bitcoin, which hasn’t fallen past $6,000 for months, has dumped to $4,413.99 as of this morning, and nearly everything else is falling in unison. Ethereum, flying high at $700 a …

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Metacert’ Cryptonite can catch phishing links in your email – TechCrunch

Metacert’ Cryptonite can catch phishing links in your email – TechCrunch Metacert, founded by Paul Walsh, originally began as a way to watch chat rooms for fake Ethereum scams. Walsh, who was an early experimenter in cryptocurrencies, grew frustrated when he saw hackers dumping fake links into chat rooms, resulting …

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A 7-Year Legal Fight Led This Dev to Build Unstoppable Ethereum Storage

A 7-Year Legal Fight Led This Dev to Build Unstoppable Ethereum Storage “If you build it strong enough, the law will follow.” That’s how Daniel Nagy, the leading developer behind Swarm – ethereum’s decentralized storage-layer – described his “takeaway lesson” after a seven-year legal battle over the hosting a file-sharing node. …

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Pure Bit, a South Korean exchange, pulls a $2.8 million exit scam – TechCrunch

Pure Bit, a South Korean exchange, pulls a $2.8 million exit scam – TechCrunch Another day, another exit scam. This time it comes to us from South Korea where an exchange, Pure Bit, has completely shut down after raising $2.8 million in Ethereum from investors. The exchange, which promised to …

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Ethereum Sets Tentative January Goal for Next Blockchain Upgrade

Ethereum Sets Tentative January Goal for Next Blockchain Upgrade Developers are eyeing January 16th as the date on which Constantinople, ethereum’s upcoming network hard fork, could launch. The upgrade for the world’s second-largest blockchain was originally targeted for November, bringing with it a host of design changes aimed at streamlining …

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Expect the SEC to Target More Token Exchanges After EtherDelta

Expect the SEC to Target More Token Exchanges After EtherDelta The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) settlement with the founder of EtherDelta is likely the first of many enforcement actions to come against crypto token exchanges. Until recently, the SEC’s scrutiny of the cryptocurrency industry largely focused on projects and …

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As Plasma Stalls, Snarks Become New Hope for Scaling Ethereum Now

As Plasma Stalls, Snarks Become New Hope for Scaling Ethereum Now Efforts to scale ethereum, the world’s second-largest blockchain, are growing more varied as one much-anticipated solution encounters pitfalls amid its continued development. At the forefront of this transition has been plasma, a concept widely heralded as ethereum’s best bet for …

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