Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CryptoCurrency News: One Year Later, What’s Holding Back SegWit Adoption on Bitcoin?

The scaling upgrade known as segregated witness, or SegWit, was activated on the bitcoin network over a year ago. But only an estimated 36 percent of all bitcoin transactions are using it. Why?

via CoinDesk

CryptoCurrency News: Grin Mining Launch Draws Interest From Deep-Pocketed Investors

Investment firms joined the fray in yesterday's launch of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency known as Grin.

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CryptoCurrency News: ‘Critical’ Vulnerability in Beam Wallet Put Funds At Risk, Developers Say

The "critical vulnerability" found by developers of the mimblewimble privacy coin Beam is said to have put user funds directly at risk of being stolen.

via CoinDesk

CryptoCurrency News: US Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill Seeking ‘Safe Harbor’ for Some Crypto Startups

Rep. Tom Emmer has re-introduced a bill hoping to provide crypto startups which do not store users' tokens exemptions from state-level money transmission laws.

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CryptoCurrency News: New WordPress Publishing Platform Will Offer Blockchain Features

WordPress is launching a news publishing platform backed by Google and ConsenSys, with blockchain tools on offer from Civil.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitwage Now Lets Firms Pay Salaried Staff in Crypto

A new product from Bitwage makes it easier to handle payroll taxes when paying employees in bitcoin or ether.

via CoinDesk

CryptoCurrency News: New Zealand Police Keeping ‘Open Mind’ on Cryptopia Hack

New Zealand Police says the investigation into the hack of crypto exchange Cryptopia is complex and it's keeping an "open mind" on all possibilities.

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CryptoCurrency News: Genesis Trading and BitGo Team Up to Enable High-Frequency Crypto Trading

BitGo and Genesis Global Trading are targeting Wall Street institutions with a new high-speed crypto trading service.

via CoinDesk

CryptoCurrency News: Will Bitcoin’s Price Extend Its Four-Year January Losing Streak?

Bitcoin has reported losses in January for the last four years, and a fifth now looks on the cards.

via CoinDesk

CryptoCurrency News: Bankrupt Bitcoin Miner Giga Watt Forced to Cease Daily Operations

Bankrupt bitcoin mining firm Giga Watt has said it's shutting down operations after its power was cut and facility access was blocked.

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CryptoCurrency News: Binance Targets EU, UK Traders With New Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange

Binance has launched a new fiat-to-crypto exchange on the self-governing British island of Jersey.

via CoinDesk

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