Illegal Bitcoin (BTC) And Monero (XMR) Mining: Student Busted For Mining Crypto On 30 College PCs Via Hidden Software

Illegal Bitcoin (BTC) And Monero (XMR) Mining: Student Busted For Mining Crypto On 30 College PCs Via Hidden Software

12:22 - 20/02/2019

Oracletimes

Just a few days ago, the South Korean police detained a 22-year-old student who illegally mined crypto in college on about 30 computers. There have been quite a lot of cases of employees from various companies, scientific institutions and more have been using the local equipment for illegal crypto mining back in 2018. Now, 2019 … Continue reading "Illegal Bitcoin (BTC) And Monero (XMR) Mining: Student Busted For Mining Crypto On 30 College PCs Via Hidden Software"

Bullish Bitcoin Predictions Surface After Recent BTC Price Surge

Bullish Bitcoin Predictions Surface After Recent BTC Price Surge

10:02 - 20/02/2019

Oracletimes

Yesterday, Bitcoin’s price rallied and made crypto enthusiasts’ hearts rally as well. It seems that Bitcoin managed to extend the mini bull run and the token crossed the $4,000 mark for the very first time since back on January 9. CryptoGlobe reported that $15 billion had been added to the total market cap since last Sunday, … Continue reading "Bullish Bitcoin Predictions Surface After Recent BTC Price Surge"

How to Bring Balance to IoT Device Identity Management with Blockchain

09:32 - 20/02/2019

Oracletimes

Current IoT authentication models generally rely on verification through username and password. As more and more IoT devices are introduced — it is believed that anywhere between 50 to 200 billion IoT devices will be operating worldwide by 2020 — this authentication method will become extremely difficult to track and maintain. Current identity verification processes … Continue reading "How to Bring Balance to IoT Device Identity Management with Blockchain"

Google Supports Bitcoin Mass Adoption – Enables BTC Symbol On iOS Keyboard

Google Supports Bitcoin Mass Adoption – Enables BTC Symbol On iOS Keyboard

09:11 - 20/02/2019

Oracletimes

There’s currently no doubt that the process of mainstream adoption of cryptos has begun. All the moves that are taking place in the crypto space, banks using crypto, the increasing number of BTC ATMs, more merchants accepting Bitcoin and more digital assets, huge names backing mass adoption and so on. All these signs point to … Continue reading "Google Supports Bitcoin Mass Adoption – Enables BTC Symbol On iOS Keyboard"

Ethereum (ETH) Shoots To The Moon – Surpasses $5.56 Billion Mark In Daily Trading Volume, Hits Highest Record

Ethereum (ETH) Shoots To The Moon – Surpasses $5.56 Billion Mark In Daily Trading Volume, Hits Highest Record

08:35 - 20/02/2019

Oracletimes

Ethereum is the second largest digital asset in terms of market cap, and lately, it looks like the crypto has some pretty massive plans. Unlike some tokens, ETH seems to have had a few setbacks recently, and the mining rewards reached their all-time low due to enhanced average difficulty and a significant drop in block … Continue reading "Ethereum (ETH) Shoots To The Moon – Surpasses $5.56 Billion Mark In Daily Trading Volume, Hits Highest Record"

XRP Adoption Increases: Ripple’s Digital Asset Reaches 50 New Banks In New Blockchain And Crypto Pilot

XRP Adoption Increases: Ripple’s Digital Asset Reaches 50 New Banks In New Blockchain And Crypto Pilot

08:04 - 20/02/2019

Oracletimes

Ripple began 2019 with a lot of achievements especially regarding new partnerships and the adoption of the company's products, especially XRP and xRapid. For instance, the latest company that supports XRP is the Japanese financial giant SBI who is also Ripple’s partner. The firm supports adoption massively with one of their most recent moves. They say that the new … Continue reading "XRP Adoption Increases: Ripple’s Digital Asset Reaches 50 New Banks In New Blockchain And Crypto Pilot"

Binance Coin (BNB) Surges 15% While BTC and ETH Corrects Lower

Binance Coin (BNB) Surges 15% While BTC and ETH Corrects Lower

06:54 - 20/02/2019

Ethereumworldnews

Binance Coin (BNB) rallied recently and broke the $10.00 resistance against the US Dollar. BNB price gained traction while bitcoin, Ethereum, ripple and litecoin corrected lower. Key Talking Points Binance coin climbed higher by more...

XRP Price Unfazed by JPMorgan Coin

XRP Price Unfazed by JPMorgan Coin

23:31 - 19/02/2019

Ethereumworldnews

JPMorgan Coin (JPMCoin), XRP–Less than a week after the announcement by JPMorgan Chase to create a stablecoin to facilitate clients transactions–a move that was almost universally hailed as a challenge to Ripple–XRP has managed to...

Tim Draper Predicts Only Criminals Will Use Fiat In Five Years

19:26 - 19/02/2019

Ethereumworldnews

Bitcoin (BTC), Cryptocurrency–Bitcoin bull and billionaire investor Tim Draper has made headlines again with an interesting take on the future of cryptocurrency and fiat. On the same day that Bitcoin (BTC) nearly crested $4000, with...

IOTA joins the biggest blockchain hackathon in the world: Odyssey

IOTA joins the biggest blockchain hackathon in the world: Odyssey

17:33 - 19/02/2019

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The IOTA Foundation has joined the Odyssey Hackathon, in Groningen NL from April 12–14, as an Ecosystem partner.

The Odyssey Hackathon connects selected top teams (new teams, pre-startups, startups, and SMEs) to their potential launching customers from corporate, governmental, and non-profit sectors (among which: the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Dutch Land Registry and the Chamber of Commerce, Vattenfall, KLM, Nutreco, and many others). 100 selected teams will be building solutions prototypes with the support of the international ecosystem that includes the tech, business and legal experts, and the financial regulators.

Last year, the event was attended by 1,000+ people and resulted in 64 prototypes. In 2019, Odyssey is set to bring together 1,500 attendees to solve 20 real-life complex challenges; these challenges cover a multitude of areas, including energy transition, public utility networks, (self-) governance, self-owned digital ID, biometric data communication, wildlife restoration, cargo insurance, and many more.

The teams will compete for €200K in total cash rewards and a chance to access the Decentralized Business Incubation Program to scale their solution with the partner consortia of their challenges and Odyssey Acceleration Partners.

Here’s what Forbes says about the hackathon: http://bit.ly/2X4qW4g

Challenge info and registration: www.odyssey.org.

The IOTA Foundation will be supporting a number of challenges at the hackathon by providing technical support to teams before, during and after the event. We’ve chosen these challenges due to their compatibility of the IOTA protocol to solve them. The tracks the IOTA Foundation is choosing to support are as follows:

Please Note: We have chosen to support these challenges given their suitability for the IOTA protocol. This does not indicate any endorsement from the affiliation companies/organisations.

CREATING A MOBILE VIRTUAL POWER PLANT

Vattenfall is looking to transition to a more sustainable energy system through the expansion of renewable production and climate-smart energy solutions for their customers. They have posed the Vehicle to Grid (V2G) challenge. They want to see Electric Vehicles used as mobile assets to provide electricity grid flexibility.

We believe that IOTA is in a unique position to support this challenge given the suitability of our technology and the prior work of Elaad NL & Enexis with their charging solutions.

BUILD THE UNIMAGINABLE

Nature 2.0 is challenging teams to build a digital commons using distributed ledgers & AI. They are looking for teams to build ownerless systems that provide a net benefit back to the communities they operate in. While a daunting task, these types of systems can fundamentally change how our future communities operate.

We believe that this challenge is one worth tackling. It proposes we build a future with autonomous agents: machines, humans and software, interacting to benefit of everyone. IOTA can offer a protocol for these machines to communicate and create value within.

PROTOCOL FOR REGISTERING
AND COMMUNICATING DIGITAL PERMISSIONS

The Ministry of Justice and Security in the Netherlands is challenging teams to build an open-source protocol for requesting and approving consent in a standardised and immutable manner. This would be a crucial building block for e-commerce, medical systems and many other uses.

Given IOTA’s unique properties among other distributed ledgers, we believe that the protocol would useful tool in architecting a solution for this challenge

The IOTA Foundation excited to see the solutions that the hackers create during the event. We encourage interested individuals and teams to sign up now!

Registrations close on the 25th of February. Follow the link to sign up to the hackathon: here


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Coinbase Acquires Neutrino, a Blockchain Intelligence Platform

13:09 - 19/02/2019

Ethereumworldnews

A few moments ago, the team at Coinbase informed the crypto and investor communities of their new acquisition of Neutrino, a blockchain intelligence platform. The tweet went on to explain that the new acquisition will...

Tim Draper Says Crypto Is Safer Than Fiat And In 5 Years Only Criminals Will Use Cash – Meanwhile, Monero (XMR) Is Becoming Cybercriminals’ Favorite Crypto

Tim Draper Says Crypto Is Safer Than Fiat And In 5 Years Only Criminals Will Use Cash – Meanwhile, Monero (XMR) Is Becoming Cybercriminals’ Favorite Crypto

12:46 - 19/02/2019

Oracletimes

There are various crypto-related predictions these days, and some of them seem a bit far-fetched, but you never know. During a brand new interview with Fox Business, billionaire Bitcoin investor Tim Draper said that investors are risking their money by keeping it in banks. When the man was asked to provide a timeline on when … Continue reading "Tim Draper Says Crypto Is Safer Than Fiat And In 5 Years Only Criminals Will Use Cash – Meanwhile, Monero (XMR) Is Becoming Cybercriminals’ Favorite Crypto"

Can Crypto Replace Cash? 

11:12 - 19/02/2019

Oracletimes

Ever since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, people have been interested in buying them. As the years went by with the release of other coins the interest has grown. The release of Altcoins – alternative coins to Bitcoin, the “sales” of Bitcoin dropped, but the overall interest in buying has increased. Regardless if you’re … Continue reading "Can Crypto Replace Cash? "

Japan’s Version Of Amazon, Rakuten Could Start Supporting Crypto Adoption – Binance’s Changpeng Zhao Urges Online Merchants To Accept Crypto

10:28 - 19/02/2019

Oracletimes

Rakuten is one of Japan’s largest online retailers, and it’s often referred to as the Japanese version of Amazon. The giant could soon accept Bitcoin (BTC) payments, and it could start processing BTC transactions via its mobile payment application. The annual earnings reports of the giant company mentioned that the management is currently working on … Continue reading "Japan’s Version Of Amazon, Rakuten Could Start Supporting Crypto Adoption – Binance’s Changpeng Zhao Urges Online Merchants To Accept Crypto"

$6 Billion Global Payments Unicorn Remitly Supports Ripple’s Tech And ChainFront Startup Boosts XRP

$6 Billion Global Payments Unicorn Remitly Supports Ripple’s Tech And ChainFront Startup Boosts XRP

09:15 - 19/02/2019

Oracletimes

Ripple and its products especially XRP are in the spotlight again as they get support from more and more important names in the industry. Remitly is a global payments unicorn which transfers huge amounts on a yearly basis. We’re talking about $6 billion a year and they do this by allowing customers to make person-to-person … Continue reading "$6 Billion Global Payments Unicorn Remitly Supports Ripple’s Tech And ChainFront Startup Boosts XRP"

Tron (TRX) Vs. Ethereum (ETH): Tron Is The Top dApps Platform In The World

Tron (TRX) Vs. Ethereum (ETH): Tron Is The Top dApps Platform In The World

08:22 - 19/02/2019

Oracletimes

The neverending competition between Tron and Ethereum seems to have a new winner in some regards. The Tron community has something to celebrate these days again. Tron has been Ethereum’s rival in terms of dApps creation and users for quite a while. Now, Tron managed to become the leading platform regarding total dApp users and … Continue reading "Tron (TRX) Vs. Ethereum (ETH): Tron Is The Top dApps Platform In The World"

SBI Plans To Boost Ripple’s XRP Mass Adoption – XRP To Surpass Bitcoin (BTC) In Terms Of Market Cap

SBI Plans To Boost Ripple’s XRP Mass Adoption – XRP To Surpass Bitcoin (BTC) In Terms Of Market Cap

07:50 - 19/02/2019

Oracletimes

It was already reported that the Japanese financial giant SBI who is also Ripple’s partner supports adoption massively with one of their latest move. They say that the new crypto exchange VCTRADE will be officially launching in March, but deposits and withdrawals for Bitcoin, XRP, and Ethereum are already up and running. The platform is currently preparing … Continue reading "SBI Plans To Boost Ripple’s XRP Mass Adoption – XRP To Surpass Bitcoin (BTC) In Terms Of Market Cap"

Crime and cryptocurrency: impossible to crack?

07:37 - 19/02/2019

Oracletimes

When commentators speculate exactly why bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have not taken off in quite the way that their originators planned, there are a number of reasons put forward.   Naturally, the first is that it’s a completely new kind of currency. It understandably takes time for the billions of people who use conventional currencies … Continue reading "Crime and cryptocurrency: impossible to crack?"