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HashFish: The App That Lets You Earn Bitcoin With a Computer...

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the press release. New mining software let almost anyone earn small amounts of Bitcoin with a computer, giving users a taste of the cryptocurrencies. Revealed exclusively to ccn, the crypto mining project HashFish has launched the affiliates’ program in January and has already garnered 30,000 downloads across the globe. HashFish allows users to participate in a dynamic mining pool by running the software when the computer’s central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) aren’t in use processing tasks or applications. HashFish can mine cryptos like Ethereum, Monero, Zcash, Zcoin, and other GPU-friendly currencies. Then,..

Outrage On Social Media As Ethereum (ETH) Gets Blacklisted On Google...

Last year, due to the prevalence of ICO and cryptocurrency related scams, the biggest search engine in the world, Google, blocked cryptocurrency related ads. Companies that wanted to host ICOs could no longer advertise their products on Google. After a while, the dust settled and Google started allowing a group of reputable companies within the United States and Japan display ads on its platform. However, Google appears to have blacklisted Ethereum as a keyword on its platform. Google Blacklists Ethereum The attack on the cryptocurrency community at this time isn’t directed to the entire market but to the third largest cryptocurrency per market capitalization, Ethereum. A few days ago, as reported by smartereum.com, a Serbia-based Ethereum platform announced that its Google ads that had the keyword, Ethereum weren’t displaying. Yesterday, the blockchain platform, Decenter announced that Google has blacklisted ads related to Ethereum from its advertisement network. The post on Reddit..

Top Cryptocurrencies Mostly in the Red, Bitcoin Falls Below $3,900 Again

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting discreet losses, with Bitcoin worth less than $3,900 again. Sunday, Dec. 30 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing discreet losses while a few report discreet gains. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is under $3,900 again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is down a fraction of a percent on the day, trading at around $3,880. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is substantially lower than the Monday’s high of $4,271, and also lower than $4,011, the price of BTC one week ago. Moreover, the current price is still substantially up from $3,642 — the mid-week low registered Friday. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Ripple (XRP) — the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization — remained relatively stable on the day, trading at about $0.399 as of press time. On the weekly chart, the current price is higher than $0.367, the price at which the coin started t..

Bitcoin Above $3,900 Again as All Top Cryptocurrencies See Gains

All of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are in the green, with Bitcoin’s price going above $3,900 again. Saturday, Dec. 29 — all of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing moderate to substantial gains, with Bitcoin’s (BTC) price going above $3,900 again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is up over six percent on the day, trading at around $3,926. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is substantially lower than Monday’s high of $4,265, but the cryptocurrency is still trading significantly up from $3,642 — the mid-week low registered yesterday. The current price is also near $3,963, where Bitcoin started the week. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Ripple (XRP) — the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization — has gained over 8 percent on the day, trading at about $0.376 as of press time. On the weekly chart, the current price is higher than $0.359, the price at which the coin started the week. However,..

Bitcoin Above $4,000 Again as Top Cryptocurrencies See Gains Across the...

All of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are in the green, with Bitcoin’s price going above $4,000 again. Sunday, Dec. 23 — all of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing moderate gains, with Bitcoin’s (BTC) price going above $4,000 again, according to CoinMarketCap data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is up nearly four percent on the day, trading at $4,050. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is lower than the Friday’s high of almost $4,200; but the cryptocurrency is still trading significantly up from $3,294 — the point at which it started this week. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Ripple (XRP) — the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization — has gained over five percent on the day, trading at $0.374 as of press time. On the weekly chart, the current price is significantly higher than $0.292, the price at which XRP started the week. However, the current price is slightly lower than the high of $0.389 reached on Wednesday..

Ethereum Hacks on the Rise Again as Price Remains Below $100

Hackers are continuing to find exposed mining rigs and wallets, which make easy targets for stealing ETH funds. A fresh wave of hacks targeting Ethereum (ETH) holdings continues, despite the altcoin’s price trailing at 18-month lows, tech magazine ZDNet reported Dec. 10. Citing research by cybercrime monitoring company Bad Packets LLC, the publication revealed that the downturn in ETH/USD has failed to stop malicious parties attempting to steal funds from miners and investors. Scanning the network, hackers are trying to identify mining rigs and wallets with an exposed port 8545, which ultimately allows them to gain control and redirect ETH funds elsewhere. “Despite the price of cryptocurrency crashing into the gutter, free money is still free, even if it's pennies a day,” Bad Packets co-founder and security researcher Troy Mursch commented. Cointelegraph originally reported on the Ether scanning phenomenon in June this year after one operation netted a reported $20 million in ETH..

Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 3-Dec.9: US SEC Delays BTC ETF Decision Again,...

The United States SEC has delayed their Bitcoin ETF decision yet again, and Venezuela’s Petro is raised 150 percent in value. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This WeekUS SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Decisions, Changes Deadline to Late February The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again postponed its decision regarding approval for a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) this week. According to a document released by the SEC, the new deadline is Feb. 27, 2019, and they will take the extension to further review the rule change proposals needed to list the BTC ETF. The financial instrument was proposed by investment firm VanEck and blockchain company SolidX, with plans to list it on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (C..

UBS Executive Paul Donovan Blasts Bitcoin Again, States Cryptos Are ‘Fatally...

UBS’ Paul Donovan repeats Bitcoin bashing from last year, claiming it will “never be a currency.” Swiss bank UBS’ Wealth Management Global Chief Economist and infamous Bitcoin skeptic Paul Donovan doubled down on his distrust of cryptocurrency Nov. 29, calling it “fundamentally flawed.” Speaking to CNBC’s Fast Money segment, Donovan, who earlier this week released an internal blog post titled “I come to bury Bitcoin, not to praise it,” repeated his criticism of the innovative financial instrument. “I think anyone with a high school education in economics has been a Bitcoin skeptic right from the start,” he told the network, adding: “These things were never going to be currencies, they’re not going to be currencies at any point in the future; they’re fatally flawed.” Donovan was speaking as Bitcoin prices circled around $4,200, having dropped as low as $3,500 around last weekend. Referring to the so-called “bubble” of cryptocurrency, a narrative often used by fellow naysayers such as e..

XRP Overtakes ETH Again As Ripple Enters Partnership With CIMB For...

A Malaysian banking group known as CIMB has decided to tap into the ever growing blockchain industry by using RippleNet to make cross-border payments faster and easier. This partnership is mutually beneficial as it will allow the ASEAN market enjoy cheap and fast international payments while increasing the awareness of Ripple’s technology and the XRP token. Ripple And CIMB Work Together The blockchain-based solution Ripple has been promoting has already been deployed to help CIMB make SpeedSend, its existing remittance system, more cost efficient and faster. Thanks to the integration of RippleNet, payments across borders to USA, Australia, Hong Kong and UK have become seamless. As part of the collaboration with Ripple, CIMB announced that it is going to explore other use cases of Ripple’s tech. Before now, SpeedSend was used by individuals mainly within the Philippines, India, Japan, Thailand and Singapore. SEE ALSO: BCH Post-HardFork Update: ABC Chain Leads SV in Hash War But For Ho..

EOS Proves Yet Again That Decentralization Is Not Its Priority

EOS’ governance model has been questioned again. Recently, Blockchain protocol EOS became subject of a new scandal: its governance model was questioned, as evidence showing a moderator reversing transactions which had already been confirmed surfaced on Reddit. Crypto community was triggered once again, but perhaps it is time to face it: EOS is not really decentralized. At least it is isn’t what EOS “is after”, in the words of its co-founder Daniel Larimer. What is EOS and how it works?EOS.io is a blockchain-powered smart contracts protocol for the development, hosting, and execution of decentralized applications (dApps). It was launched in June 2018 as open-source software, while first test nets and the original whitepaper emerged earlier in 2017. The platform was developed by block.one, a startup registered in the Cayman Islands and lead by Daniel Larimer and Brendan Blumer. EOS holds the absolute record in terms of funds raised during initial coin offerings (ICOs): it has managed to..
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