Bitcoin Bull Mike Novogratz Predicts BTC Hits $20,000 in 2020

Bitcoin Bull Mike Novogratz Predicts BTC Hits $20,000 in 2020

23:07 - 03/04/2020

Oracletimes

Mike Novogratz says BTC hits $20,000 in 2020 – While world financial markets are in steep decline as coronavirus continues to spread around the world BTC has been making a steady comeback since its lows in March. Some investors in the crypto community have become even more bullish on bitcoin with bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz …
Crypto Savant John McAfee for President: Make America HODL Again

Crypto Savant John McAfee for President: Make America HODL Again

21:34 - 03/04/2020

Oracletimes

John McAfee for President – Software tycoon turned cryptocurrency savant John McAfee recently announced his run for the presidency in 2020. What initially seemed like a long shot has been gaining steam as democratic front runner Joe Biden’s campaign hits the skids; Biden’s primary problems being advanced stages of dementia and his inability to form …
Tron’s (TRX) Bug Bounty Continues to Bear Fruit as the Network Blossoms 2 Years On

Tron’s (TRX) Bug Bounty Continues to Bear Fruit as the Network Blossoms 2 Years On

15:28 - 03/04/2020

Ethereumworldnews

In brief: Tron (TRX) and BitTorrent (BTT) community member, pointed out that the Tron network has functioned flawlessly since its launch. For close to two years, the Tron Mainnet has continued to live up to expectations of the community. Its Bug Bounty program is one reason the network continues to thrive.  The backbone of any crypto project is always its community. The latter group of individuals are the first to believe in the project’s whitepaper and dedicate their funds towards […]
Aragon’s (ANT) Network Creates First Digital Courts | Tim Draper bought $1 Million USD in ANT Tokens

Aragon’s (ANT) Network Creates First Digital Courts | Tim Draper bought $1 Million USD in ANT Tokens

14:01 - 03/04/2020

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The Creation of the First Digital Courts In the complex world of Cryptocurrency, having a issue to be solved in a traditional court would be most surely, a complete mess. We would end up with scenarios like: -“But what is DAO? -“DAO is a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation, your honour” -“Speak in English!” At the same …
Kava (KAVA) Bounces by 9.47% in the Crypto Markets With New Milestones and Listings

Kava (KAVA) Bounces by 9.47% in the Crypto Markets With New Milestones and Listings

08:52 - 03/04/2020

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In Brief: KAVA/USDT is up 9.47% in the last 24 hours according to Coinmarketcap.com. KAVA was recently listed on HotBit and Biki.com. Staking is now available on BitMax. Chainlink is the official oracle provider powering the USDX stablecoin and the official default provider serving all KAVA DeFi projects. Yesterday, April 2nd, marked the launch of …
Coinbase Tidal Deposit Wave: Over $1 Billion Bitcoin, Crypto And Cash Inflows In 48 Hours

Coinbase Tidal Deposit Wave: Over $1 Billion Bitcoin, Crypto And Cash Inflows In 48 Hours

08:09 - 03/04/2020

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Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, more individuals turn their eyes towards the crypto industry. Bitcoin has been seen as a safe haven these days, despite the massive fall in price from the past month. When BTC crashed by more than 50%, the crypto industry was terrified, and some analysts even believed that this would be the …
Ripple-Backed XRP Payments Platform Now On App Store And Google Play

Ripple-Backed XRP Payments Platform Now On App Store And Google Play

07:56 - 03/04/2020

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Ripple has been making increased efforts back in 2019 to boost the complete XRP ecosystem and also boost the coin’s adoption. Despite the global crisis in the middle of which we are, the projects behind the most important coins in the market are still making plans to go on with their developments. In terms of …
Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Analyzes Other Use Cases For Cryptos Apart From Store Of Value 

Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Analyzes Other Use Cases For Cryptos Apart From Store Of Value 

07:38 - 03/04/2020

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Litecoin creator Charlie Lee was in the spotlight not too long ago when he slammed decentralized finance, calling DeFi a decentralization theatre. Long story short, he said that a decentralized app could be shuttered by a centralized entity. Lee also highlighted that DeFi is “the worst of birth worlds.” This is why I don’t believe …
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Chooses A “Google/Amazon” Approach For The Exchange

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Chooses A “Google/Amazon” Approach For The Exchange

07:21 - 03/04/2020

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Crypto exchanges are going on with new plans and developments despite the global crisis in the middle of which we are. People are really becoming more interested in the crypto space these days, and exchanges are expected to see more users during this tough time. A Google/Amazon approach for Coinbase It’s been revealed that Coinbase …
Bitcoin Adoption: Coronavirus Pandemic Triggered New Digital Habits Set To Last

Bitcoin Adoption: Coronavirus Pandemic Triggered New Digital Habits Set To Last

07:05 - 03/04/2020

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We’re in the middle of a global crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Our everyday lives have changed, and the daily routine is now governed by fear and uncertainty as to when and if life will be getting back to normal. It’s been revealed that in a telephone interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Senator Ted …
Cronovirus strikes Coinbase? Withdrawals not processing in the UK

Cronovirus strikes Coinbase? Withdrawals not processing in the UK

06:46 - 03/04/2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic may be affecting Coinbase’s ability to cope with more massive withdrawals in the United Kingdom with transactions going amiss. Possibly due to large numbers of people moving money during this uncertain time and overwhelming the legacy banking system. Why UK Coinbase users should be worried Typically withdrawals are instantaneous making use of …
Ark Price Analysis: Can Recent News Updates Push ARK Above 3,000 Sats?

Ark Price Analysis: Can Recent News Updates Push ARK Above 3,000 Sats?

06:43 - 03/04/2020

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In summary: The team at Ark (ARK) has continued to build with the launch of new wallets for both android and desktop versions.  The project also recently introduced a grant program geared towards sponsoring development on the blockchain.  1 Million ARK coins have been set aside for the development grants.  Will these news developments help …
Biggest Crypto Merger Yet: Binance Acquires CoinMarketCap

Biggest Crypto Merger Yet: Binance Acquires CoinMarketCap

00:23 - 03/04/2020

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While the world is in turmoil and global financial markets collapse big things are happening in the crypto space as major players consolidate their holdings. Currently the biggest crypto merger to date is taking place and we are all over this story. Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange announced it has acquired CoinMarketCap.com for an …
Viral Made: Cryptocurrency Takes On Coronavirus

Viral Made: Cryptocurrency Takes On Coronavirus

22:08 - 02/04/2020

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While many may argue that the title of the article smells of clickbait (and it does) we do have something important to say on the issue so please read on.  As coronavirus topped 1 million known infections globally today the death rate from coronavirus COVID 19 surged past 50,000. The virus has hit counties in …
IOTA Receives Crypto Ratings Council Rating

IOTA Receives Crypto Ratings Council Rating

20:18 - 02/04/2020

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We are excited to announce that the Crypto Ratings Council has formally issued its rating for the IOTA token.

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What is the Crypto Ratings Council?

The Crypto Ratings Council is composed of industry-leading crypto businesses committed to a common framework to assess digital assets for adoption in the United States. It is a self-governing body that creates a rating or ‘score’ to assist its members and policymakers to better interface with digital assets. This score follows case law and SEC guidance to determine whether a digital asset may be considered a security now or in the future.

From the CRC Website:

At the core of the Crypto Rating Council is our securities rating framework, a points-based rating system built upon a set of factual questions that assess each element of the legal test that courts use to determine whether an asset is a security. Our framework is derived directly from case law and SEC guidance and has been structured to emphasize objective, repeatable, and fact-driven responses that can be answered more consistently across different assets and across the same asset over time.

Why is a rating from the Crypto Ratings Council important?

As the industry waits for more regulatory clarity on digital assets, key players have come together to build a rating system to show their proactive approach to governance and compliance. By issuing a rating collectively, individual Crypto Ratings Council members feel more comfortable and confident listing a digital asset on their respective platforms.

The scoring system is set from 1 (most preferred) to 5 (least preferred). As described on the CRC website:

The analytical framework results in a score between 1 and 5 for each asset we review. A score of 1 means the Council’s analysis suggests the asset has few or no characteristics consistent with treatment as an investment contract, and therefore a security, under the U.S. federal securities laws. A score of 5 means the Council’s analysis suggests that an asset has many characteristics strongly consistent with treatment as a security.

The CRC has recommended a score of 2.0 for IOTA. This is a strong score for the IOTA technology, community and ecosystem, as it shows our commitment, since day one, of positioning the IOTA token as a real-world value transfer mechanism between humans and devices in the machine economy.

Moving Forward

With our Crypto Ratings Council rating, we believe the US market and CRC’s partner organizations will feel more comfortable and confident engaging with the IOTA token and protocol. We look forward to building deeper relationships with US counterparts who rely on the Crypto Ratings Council framework.


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IOTA Streams alpha

IOTA Streams alpha

15:46 - 02/04/2020

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We have been working on a new and vastly improved version of MAM (Masked Authenticated Messaging) for a couple of months now. Today, we are releasing an alpha implementation. Together with the release, and as described in this post, we are also renaming MAM to IOTA Streams. The implementation, written in Rust, allows you to test how IOTA Streams can be used and how it differs from previous versions of MAM. Please bear in mind that this is an early implementation, and it was mainly created to get feedback as we progress towards the final implementation. Find the repository here.

To summarize some of the changes, as compared to MAM v0 (thanks to Michele Nati):

  • Cryptographic framework — IOTA Streams is not just about channels. IOTA Streams is a framework for cryptographic applications. The Channels functionality, significantly extended from MAM v0, is now just one example of an application that can be implemented on top of IOTA Streams. For purposes where the Channel application isn’t the ideal solution, a different application can be built using the IOTA Streams framework.
  • Channel application — The IOTA Streams channels application has some novel features. For example, as before one Author can sign messages and multiple Subscribers can receive messages. Subscribers can now however also publish unsigned messages. In contrast, in MAM v0 only channel owners could publish messages.
  • Message types — In IOTA Streams, messages have a structure based on the header. In MAM v0, the message format was fixed, and if your use case required different message structures, you needed multiple channels for each structure. For example, you may have different message types for monitoring messages and alert messages. In IOTA Streams, you can publish both in the same channel, and applications that read the messages will distinguish them based on their specific headers.
  • Improved access control — In MAM v0, you needed multiple channels to share various information with different parties. In IOTA Streams, you can apply a different cryptographic mechanism to each message based on its message type. All in one channel. This means that different messages have different access control rules based on their type. And different parties only access the information they have access to.
  • Linking messages — In MAM v0, all messages were independent, in IOTA Streams, messages can link to one another. This means that a message can link to another message containing supplementary information about the current message.
  • Message sequencing — In MAM v0, if you wanted to invalidate a message with a newer one, you needed to create a new channel, this increased the application level complexity. In IOTA Streams, you can amend previous messages in an existing channel, and while the older message remains in the Tangle to guarantee integrity, applications can directly retrieve only the newest, valid message. This makes replacing and changing information like credentials much simpler than before. You can update credentials linked to a digital identity, for example, without having to create a new channel and identity like you did with the previous MAM.

To test some of the functionality yourself, see the Streams repository on our Github. As we progress with the implementation and finalize the functionality, we will be working on more comprehensive examples and scenarios in our documentation.

We’d like to take this opportunity to gather feedback, and then adjust the specification and implementation as necessary to then follow up with a full Rust and C implementations, as defined in our roadmap.

We welcome you to have a look feedback and suggestions on our #streams-discussion channel on the IOTA Discord.

Thanks to Vlad Semenov for his amazing work on IOTA Streams!


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Aragon (ANT) BlockChain to create Digital Courts | Tim Draper invests $1M USD into the Project

Aragon (ANT) BlockChain to create Digital Courts | Tim Draper invests $1M USD into the Project

11:08 - 02/04/2020

Oracletimes

The Creation of the First Digital Courts In the complex world of Cryptocurrency, having a issue to be solved in a traditional court would be most surely, a complete mess. We would end up with scenarios like “But what is DAO? “DAO is a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation, your honour” “Speak in English!” At the same …
ARK (ARK) Grants: The Newest Feature backed by 1 Million ARK

ARK (ARK) Grants: The Newest Feature backed by 1 Million ARK

11:08 - 02/04/2020

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Introducing ARK Grants ARK Grants is the newest Developer Incentive Program. It replaces the current “Tier 0” Program. ARK Grants greatest feature is to allow the community of developers to apply for funding towards Desktop Wallet plugins, ARK based Proofs of Concept and fully developed Apps. To start the Program the best way, 1 Million …
XRP Price Analysis: Bulls Back in Control but Analyst Warns $0.078 is Possible

XRP Price Analysis: Bulls Back in Control but Analyst Warns $0.078 is Possible

10:44 - 02/04/2020

Ethereumworldnews

In brief: Initially, XRP/USD looked set to lose the $0.16 support zone.  The coin has since reclaimed $0.17 and is currently trading at $0.1766.  However, one analyst warns this might be a brief rally.  In the last 24 hours, the crypto markets have gained $11 Billion in market capitalization. The total market cap now stands at $186.5 Billion with Bitcoin leading the pack at a value of $6,655. The majority of the cryptocurrencies are in the green with XRP gaining […]
Binance News Update: OTC Trading Portal, Fiat On-ramp for S.A Rand and Flexible Deposits for LTC & TRX

Binance News Update: OTC Trading Portal, Fiat On-ramp for S.A Rand and Flexible Deposits for LTC & TRX

10:07 - 02/04/2020

Ethereumworldnews

In brief: The team at Binance has made 3 major announcements in less than 24 hours.  Firstly, Binance launched a new Fiat on-ramp for the South African Rand (ZAR).  Secondly, the team launched a new OTC trading portal.  Thirdly, flexible deposits are now available for Litecoin (LTC) and Tron (TRX). The last 24 hours have been an eventful period in both the crypto markets and at the popular exchange of Binance. To begin with, the crypto market capitalization has gained […]
Aiming for Simple

Aiming for Simple

09:50 - 02/04/2020

iota.org

The new IOTA nodes (Hornet and Bee) and the Chrysalis protocol upgrade promise a significant step-change in the utility of the IOTA network. This will make it easier and cheaper to run nodes, and to transact on the network. So this is perhaps a good time to also think about how easy it is to discover and use all the functionality that the IOTA protocol affords.

Feedback from our community and partners, particularly those less experienced, suggests that we may have sacrificed discoverability for the sake of branding. Today, we begin to address this. Our guiding principles are as follows:

  • IOTA is the main brand.
  • IOTA product names should aim to reflect the actual function of the product.
  • If the product is human-facing, such as a wallet, then a memorable human-friendly name is desirable. The name, however, should ideally be followed by the function. eg Trinity Wallet.
  • If the product is developer-facing, the name should give as much information as possible about the function.
  • Products should adhere to the norms of expected behaviour. For example, API and library behaviour should closely match other products outside the IOTA ecosystem.

The aim of the above is to reduce the cognitive burden on new players in the ecosystem. You should not need to understand all the idiosyncrasies of IOTA, in order to use the network, either as a developer or an end-user.

The first products to be renamed will be:

  1. IOTA Streams. Previously known as MAM (Masked Authenticated Messaging), this is a multi-functional layer 2 protocol, which can be used for different types of data transmission (eg streaming data). The protocol has been rewritten from the ground up to allow a lot more flexibility, functionality and ease of use. More on this very soon.
  2. IOTA Smart Contracts. Previously a sub-domain of the Qubic project, this will now be elevated to a flagship project to give it the deserved visibility. Smart contract functionality is one of the most requested features on IOTA.
  3. IOTA Access. This is a lightweight and highly flexible access-control framework and language for resource-constrained settings, such as embedded devices, allowing reliable and secure human-machine interactions.

We are also undertaking a review of our client libraries and APIs, to better match our guiding principles, especially with regards to naming, ease of use and expected behaviour.

If you have any questions, suggestions or other feedback, please join us on the #general channel of the IOTA Discord.


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Bitcoin Price Prediction: BTC Drop Below $2,800 Is Unlikely

Bitcoin Price Prediction: BTC Drop Below $2,800 Is Unlikely

07:16 - 02/04/2020

Oracletimes

The crypto market looks promising today with the most important coins trading in the green, and Bitcoin is no exception. At the moment of writing this article, the most important coin in the crypto market is priced at $6,647.19. Bitcoin will note drop below $2,800 Tone Vays is one of the most cautious crypto analysts …
DentaCoin (DCN) Leads The Charge in a Crypto Relief Rally, Up 87%

DentaCoin (DCN) Leads The Charge in a Crypto Relief Rally, Up 87%

07:13 - 02/04/2020

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In summary: After weeks of uncertainty brought about by the economic effects of the Coronavirus, the crypto markets are finally showing signs of life. Bitcoin (BTC) rallied hard from $6,200 to $6,750 in the last 24 hours. Dentacoin (DCN) leads the charge in a crypto relief rally. DCN is up 87% in the last 24 …
Ripple Plans To Boost Crypto Privacy On XRP Ledger

Ripple Plans To Boost Crypto Privacy On XRP Ledger

07:05 - 02/04/2020

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Ripple is struggling to keep things going even during this global disaster in the middle of which we are these days. The coronavirus pandemic has been killing healthcare systems all over the world, and people are living in fear and uncertainty these days, not knowing what to expect next and whether we’ll enter a new …

The 1.x Files: The Updated Stateless Tech Tree

07:00 - 02/04/2020

Ethereum.org

The Updated Stateless Ethereum Tech Tree Apologies for the delay in releasing this post; there have been some unavoidable distractions in my life recently, as I’m sure there have been in yours. I hope that you are making the best of your circumstances, whatever they may be, and implore you...
PayPal Analyzes Blockchain Use Cases After CEO Reveals He Owns Bitcoin 

PayPal Analyzes Blockchain Use Cases After CEO Reveals He Owns Bitcoin 

06:54 - 02/04/2020

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Back in 2019, during an interview with Fortune, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman revealed that he owns Bitcoin, and this is the only coin that he has. He also made sure to call crypto an interesting idea and said that the blockchain tech is definitely promising. He was also asked to clarify what coins he is holding, …
Bitcoin And Crypto Interest Is Surging Amidst The Global Crisis, Says Kraken CEO

Bitcoin And Crypto Interest Is Surging Amidst The Global Crisis, Says Kraken CEO

06:40 - 02/04/2020

Oracletimes

Despite the whole global crisis and the shaking of the traditional financial system, it seems that cryptos and Bitcoin are seeing increased interest. In a world in which traditional economic systems are being shaken to the core, people are desperately looking for reliable, safe havens and it seems that Bitcoin and the crypto industry is …
Secure Your Bitcoin And Crypto Against Catastrophic Events With This $1 Million Policy Via Coincover 

Secure Your Bitcoin And Crypto Against Catastrophic Events With This $1 Million Policy Via Coincover 

06:27 - 02/04/2020

Oracletimes

The crypto market is looking refreshing today, with the most important coins trading in the green. Bitcoin is no exception, and the most important digital asset out there is currently priced at $6,609.04. Secure an automatic policy for crypto holders In a world in which we’re dealing with a global crisis, and personal funds are …
Down the Rabbit Hole: an in-Depth Exposé of district0x, Part 3

Down the Rabbit Hole: an in-Depth Exposé of district0x, Part 3

06:05 - 02/04/2020

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Watch out world! In this revealing exposé, your favorite crypto-reporter goes down the rabbit hole in a three-part series to uncover the truth behind the products, concepts and designs that comprise the district0x platform. In Part 1, I gave a cursory glance at the company’s products and position in the broader market. In Part 2, I dug deeper into …
Kyber Network (KNC) Continues to Grow

Kyber Network (KNC) Continues to Grow

03:54 - 02/04/2020

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The Kyber Network has seen a skyrocket in price of over 210 percent in the last month, proving strength in the market after making some major announcements. Coinbase, as an example, announced that it will be listing the Kyber Network (KNC) on its retail cryptocurrency exchange and mobile application. The move provides market access to …