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Monero’s community wallet loses all funds after attack

A recent attack compromised Monero’s community crowdfunding wallet, wiping out its entire balance of 2,675.73 Monero (XMR), worth nearly $460,000.

The incident took place on Sept. 1 but was only disclosed on GitHub on Nov. 2 by Monero developer Luigi. According to him, the source of the breach has not been identified yet.

. . . → Read More: Monero’s community wallet loses all funds after attack

Bitmain’s revenge, Hong Kong’s crypto rollercoaster: Asia Express

Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments.

Bitmain allegedly fired staff after salary complaints

Bitcoin application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) mining manufacturer Bitmain has allegedly fired three of its employees for speaking to the media regarding the withholding of salary payments by their employer. 

According to local news reports on . . . → Read More: Bitmain’s revenge, Hong Kong’s crypto rollercoaster: Asia Express

Big Questions: What did Satoshi Nakamoto think about ZK-proofs?

From privacy coins to shiny iris-scanning orbs, zero-knowledge proofs have become synonymous with crypto, scalability and privacy.

In 2022, investors gave over $700 million in funding to companies pushing the envelope with zero-knowledge proofs. This year, ZK-proofs has arguably become one of the biggest blockchain trends, with several major Ethereum scaling protocols hitting mainnet.

. . . → Read More: Big Questions: What did Satoshi Nakamoto think about ZK-proofs?

Ethereum restaking: Blockchain innovation or dangerous house of cards?

Ethereum restaking — proposed by middleware protocol EigenLayer — is a controversial innovation over the past year that has some of the brightest minds worried about the potential ramifications.

Restaking involves reusing staked or locked-up Ether tokens to earn fees and rewards. The restaked tokens can then help secure and validate other protocols. 

Proponents . . . → Read More: Ethereum restaking: Blockchain innovation or dangerous house of cards?

What is the CryptoNight mining algorithm, and how does it work?

Understanding mining algorithms

Mining algorithms are the backbone of blockchain-based networks like Bitcoin and other protocols. 

In blockchain technology, mining algorithms are necessary for transaction verification and network security. A mining algorithm instructs miners’ computers to follow a set of rules to generate a valid block. 

Proof-of-work (PoW) is the well-known consensus algorithm . . . → Read More: What is the CryptoNight mining algorithm, and how does it work?

William Mapan’s Distance sells out, NFT float in Macy’s Parade, Nouns DAO forks: NFT Collector

Generative artist William Mapan’s latest collection, “Distance,” sold out in less than 24 hours despite launching in the middle of a very weak NFT market. 

From his early long-form generative series “Dragons” on the Tezos blockchain to the highly sought-after “Anticyclone” ArtBlocks collection that currently commands a 5 ETH floor, Mapan has a unique . . . → Read More: William Mapan’s Distance sells out, NFT float in Macy’s Parade, Nouns DAO forks: NFT Collector

TON, XLM, XMR, and MKR could attract buyers if Bitcoin rises above $26,500

Bitcoin (BTC) traded in a narrow range this week and is on target to form the third consecutive Doji candlestick pattern on the weekly chart. The cryptocurrency markets did not receive any support from the United States equities markets, which ended the week on a negative note. The S&P 500 Index dropped 1.3% while . . . → Read More: TON, XLM, XMR, and MKR could attract buyers if Bitcoin rises above $26,500

Tencent’s AI leviathan, $83M scam busted, China’s influencer ban: Asia Express

Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments.

$500B firm partners with Polygon 

South Korea’s Mirae Asset Security Token Working Group, with over $500 billion in assets under management (AUM), is collaborating with Ethereum layer-two scaling solution Polygon (MATIC) for security tokenization initiatives. 

According to a Sept. . . . → Read More: Tencent’s AI leviathan, $83M scam busted, China’s influencer ban: Asia Express

NFT collapse and monster egos feature in new Murakami exhibition

Even if you aren’t personally familiar with famed Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, you have surely seen his work.

The pop artist’s brightly colored signature characters have appeared on everything from limited edition Louis Vuitton bags to Supreme shirts to Vans skateboarding shoes.

Having collaborated with celebrities like Drake, Kanye West and Billie . . . → Read More: NFT collapse and monster egos feature in new Murakami exhibition

Bitcoin price stability creates lucrative setups in TON, XMR, MNT and QNT

Bitcoin (BTC) has gone silent over the weekend. CryptoQuant CEO Ki Young Ju said, in a recent post on X (formerly Twitter), that Bitcoin’s velocity has declined to a three-year low. He said this could either be considered positive, as whales were holding on to their positions, or negative because the transfer to new . . . → Read More: Bitcoin price stability creates lucrative setups in TON, XMR, MNT and QNT

NFT Collector: On-chain music sounds off with latest raise, artistic duo Hackatao find their lane 

Greg Oakford, co-founder of NFT Fest Australia, is your guide to the world of NFTs from a collector’s and fan’s perspective. 

With Sound’s recent $20 million raise, music collectibles have reignited a spark in my mind. While music really hasn’t had its moment in the sun, as has the art market and the PFP . . . → Read More: NFT Collector: On-chain music sounds off with latest raise, artistic duo Hackatao find their lane 

LTC, XMR, AAVE, and MKR turn bullish as Bitcoin stalls under $31K

Bitcoin (BTC) has been trading in a narrow range for the past few days but that doesn’t take away the sheen from its stunning 84% rally in 2023. The strong recovery in Bitcoin’s price has boosted buying in several altcoins, which have risen sharply from their yearly lows.

As the second half of the . . . → Read More: LTC, XMR, AAVE, and MKR turn bullish as Bitcoin stalls under $31K

Binance caves to pressure over coin listings, scoring a win for privacy

Privacy advocates scored a big win in June with Binance’s announcement that it was backtracking on a decision to delist privacy coins for users in a number of European countries.

As a result of the move, users in Italy, Poland, Spain and France will be permitted to continue trading tokens including Zcash (ZEC), Monero . . . → Read More: Binance caves to pressure over coin listings, scoring a win for privacy

Binance was wrong to boot Monero, ZCash and other privacy coins

Binance announced in May that it would delist so-called “privacy coins” such as Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC) and others in several countries, including France, Italy, Spain and Poland. The decision underscored the reality that some companies might step over their own feet to ban privacy tech — even where it is legal — out of . . . → Read More: Binance was wrong to boot Monero, ZCash and other privacy coins

Binance to delist privacy tokens in France, Italy, Spain and Poland

Cryptocurrency is going to become less private in Europe as the major exchange Binance is preparing to delist all privacy tokens in countries like France and Italy.

Starting from June 26, privacy tokens, such as Monero (XMR) or Zcash (ZEC), will no longer be available for trading for Binance customers in France, Italy, . . . → Read More: Binance to delist privacy tokens in France, Italy, Spain and Poland

AI Eye: 25K traders bet on ChatGPT’s stock picks, AI sucks at dice throws, and more

Almost 25,000 investors have signed up to trade alongside ChatGPT as they follow the GPT Portfolio experiment from copy trading firm Autopilot.

The traders have bet a combined $14.7 million on the AI’s stock picks, which would average about $600 each if they all invested after signing up. They’re hoping to take even a . . . → Read More: AI Eye: 25K traders bet on ChatGPT’s stock picks, AI sucks at dice throws, and more

Home loans using crypto as collateral: Do the risks outweigh the reward?

“I’m never gonna bother with that bullshit again,” says Bitcoin OG Michael Tozoni about getting a crypto home loan to invest in property.

After becoming wealthy-ish with Bitcoin investments, Tozoni sensibly decided to diversify. Not wanting to sell off his crypto, he had grand plans to borrow to buy investment properties and use the . . . → Read More: Home loans using crypto as collateral: Do the risks outweigh the reward?

Ethereum is ‘woefully undervalued’ but growing more powerful: DeFi Dad, Hall of Flame

DeFi Dad has 152,100 Twitter followers. He’s a DeFi podcaster, head of portfolios at Fourth Revolution Capital and a prolific crypto YouTuber.

Who is this guy anyway?

Podcaster and influencer DeFi Dad has been actively making crypto content since 2019 and now has a whopping 152,100 Twitter followers.

He’s also the head honcho of . . . → Read More: Ethereum is ‘woefully undervalued’ but growing more powerful: DeFi Dad, Hall of Flame

Crypto City: Guide to Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest city

City: OsakaCountry: JapanPopulation: 19 millionFounded: 1889 (as a municipality)Language: Japanese

Jump to: Understand, Crypto culture, Projects and companies, Financial infrastructure, Where can I spend crypto?, Education, Controversies and collapses, Notable figures in Osaka and Japan.

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As one of the largest cities in Japan, Osaka and the broader Kansai region stand out in contrast . . . → Read More: Crypto City: Guide to Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest city

Illuvium controversy, Aurory Prologue review, Fornite CEO salty, Assassin’s Creed NFTs: Web3 Gamer

Illuvium CEO Kieran Warwick has once again been in the thick of a controversy, this time taking aim at applicants seeking to join Illuvium DAO’s marketing sub-council.

Warwick, who is not coincidentally also the game studio’s chief marketing officer, took to Twitter on May 9 to say that the DAO faced a “significant challenge,” . . . → Read More: Illuvium controversy, Aurory Prologue review, Fornite CEO salty, Assassin’s Creed NFTs: Web3 Gamer

Monero community lashes out against ‘Mordinals’ amid privacy concerns

Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are finally on the most infamous privacy-focused blockchain, but not everyone is happy about it. Mordinals, or Monero Ordinals, are similar to Bitcoin Ordinals in that they allow anyone to inscribe data alongside transactions stored on the Monero blockchain.

From reduced privacy on the network to storing illegal content on . . . → Read More: Monero community lashes out against ‘Mordinals’ amid privacy concerns

Bitcoin’s recovery may trigger buying in these 4 altcoins

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) closed the week with a nominal loss of 0.29% but Bitcoin (BTC) is on target to finish the week with a deeper cut of more than 5%. The weakness in Bitcoin pulled several altcoins lower, indicating weakening sentiment.

A silver lining is Bitcoin’s solid bounce on May 12. Several . . . → Read More: Bitcoin’s recovery may trigger buying in these 4 altcoins

5 cryptocurrencies with the best upside potential in the week ahead

Bitcoin’s (BTC) volatility has shrunk further this week and it is on track to form an inside-bar pattern on the weekly chart. Although the bulls are finding it difficult to clear the overhead hurdle in the $30,000 to $31,000 zone, a positive sign is that they have not ceded ground to the bears.

It . . . → Read More: 5 cryptocurrencies with the best upside potential in the week ahead

District 9 director’s shooter, Decentraland red-light district battle: Web3 Gamer

There’s trouble brewing in the red-light region of Decentraland called District X.

The ongoing dispute between the leader of District X and a group of community members came to a head with the Decentraland DAO asked to weigh in on the district’s future.

Decentraland districts are collectively owned areas on the map built around . . . → Read More: District 9 director’s shooter, Decentraland red-light district battle: Web3 Gamer

Crypto regulation: Does SEC Chair Gary Gensler have the final say?

In a February interview with New York Magazine, Gary Gensler, chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, said that just about every crypto transaction, with the exception of Bitcoin spot transactions and buying or selling things with cryptocurrency, falls within the jurisdiction of the SEC. 

In the interview, when discussing what types . . . → Read More: Crypto regulation: Does SEC Chair Gary Gensler have the final say?

Pro-XRP lawyer John Deaton ‘10x more into BTC, 4x more into ETH’: Hall of Flame

From childhood dreams of becoming a rapper to serving in the United States Marines, to now being “the pro-XRP lawyer” on Crypto Twitter, John Deaton has had an eventful life.

While his dream of becoming a rapper didn’t work out, John Deaton’s 260,000 Twitter following would make many up-and-coming rappers envious.

“That was about . . . → Read More: Pro-XRP lawyer John Deaton ‘10x more into BTC, 4x more into ETH’: Hall of Flame

The feds must rein in crypto-financed terrorism

While regulators and policymakers dither and try to decide if cryptocurrencies have a future in the economy, early adopters, including terrorists and violent extremists, are exploiting a law enforcement blind spot. The ease by which money laundering and terrorism financing take place with cryptocurrencies and the more dangerous privacy coins are becoming a security threat . . . → Read More: The feds must rein in crypto-financed terrorism

Zhu Su’s exchange did $13.64 in volume akshually, Huobi in crisis: Asia Express

Our weekly roundup of news from East Asia curates the industry’s most important developments.

Blowing up a Singaporean crypto hedge fund worth an estimated $10 billion at its peak was, by all means, a life-changing event for its co-founders Kyle Davies and Zhu Su. It appears that the trauma from the incident had been . . . → Read More: Zhu Su’s exchange did $13.64 in volume akshually, Huobi in crisis: Asia Express

Tiffany Fong flames Celsius, FTX and NY Post: Hall of Flame

Name: Tiffany FongAnonymous: No Twitter followers: 51.7K Known for: Breaking leaked info on Celsius and interviewing Sam Bankman-Fried after the FTX collapse 

Who is Tiffany Fong anyway? 

Tiffany Fong is 28 years old, has a background in marketing, and describes herself as a “reluctant crypto content creator” who developed a following after $100,000 worth of . . . → Read More: Tiffany Fong flames Celsius, FTX and NY Post: Hall of Flame

The legal dangers of getting involved with DAOs

Buying DAO tokens? That’s no longer risk-free: Courts might consider you a partner in the business and judge you liable for millions in hacked funds. Another legal trap may be found simply working for a DAO — and implementing community decisions that turn out to be illegal in some far-flung jurisdiction.

With many DAO . . . → Read More: The legal dangers of getting involved with DAOs

Bullish crypto traders maintain the upper hand despite the total market cap rejecting at $1T

The total crypto market capitalization soared by 29.4% in two weeks, although Bitcoin’s (BTC) price stabilized near $21,000 on Jan. 19.

As a result, it became increasingly difficult to justify that the five-month-long bearish trend still prevails after the $930 billion total crypto channel top has been breached. Still, the psychological $1 trillion resistance . . . → Read More: Bullish crypto traders maintain the upper hand despite the total market cap rejecting at $1T

Are we still mad at MetaMask and ConsenSys for snooping on us?

The cryptocurrency community has a tendency to fixate on a new issue every few weeks and then promptly forget about it. The limited attention span of this community misses the ultimate resolution of important issues. Over the Thanksgiving holiday in November 2022, ConsenSys released a disclosure about a privacy policy affecting MetaMask users . . . → Read More: Are we still mad at MetaMask and ConsenSys for snooping on us?

5 cryptocurrencies that could benefit from a positive CPI report

Bitcoin (BTC) has finally pushed above the $17,000 mark after rallying to $17,375 on Jan. 12,  with both the bulls and the bears eyeing the Consumer Price Index (CPI) readout due on Jan. 12. If the print shows that inflation is cooling off, risk assets may rally, but a negative surprise could attract strong . . . → Read More: 5 cryptocurrencies that could benefit from a positive CPI report

‘Tracers in the Dark’ presents a fun crime story — and lesson in privacy

On its surface, Andy Greenburg’s new book, Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency, is a standard crime story. Fans of true crime podcasts will enjoy the crypto version and get a seat in the Federal Bureau of Investigation van as United States federal agents track down . . . → Read More: ‘Tracers in the Dark’ presents a fun crime story — and lesson in privacy

Bitcoin and these 4 altcoins are showing bullish signs

Cryptocurrency markets lack any signs of volatility going into the year-end holiday season. This suggests that both the bulls and the bears are playing it safe and are not waging large bets due to the uncertainty regarding the next directional move. This indecisive phase is unlikely to continue for long because periods of low . . . → Read More: Bitcoin and these 4 altcoins are showing bullish signs

Bitcoin’s boring price action allows XMR, TON, TWT and AXS to gather strength

The relief rally in the United States equities markets took a breather this week as all major averages closed in the red. Traders seem to have booked profits before the busy economic calendar next week.

The S&P 500 index dropped 3.37%, but a minor positive for the cryptocurrency markets is that Bitcoin (BTC) has . . . → Read More: Bitcoin’s boring price action allows XMR, TON, TWT and AXS to gather strength

Crypto City: The ultimate guide to Vancouver

Vancouver hosts a massive mural in honor of Polkadot, and entire city blocks here are heated with Bitcoin mining. The site of the first Bitcoin ATM, the city has also hosted a blockchain wedding overseen by a “Doge Preacher.” Home to Dapper Labs and other blockchain projects, there is also a share of mystery, . . . → Read More: Crypto City: The ultimate guide to Vancouver

Dogecoin becomes second largest PoW cryptocurrency

Meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) is now officially the second largest proof-of-work (PoW) crypto in terms of market cap, following the Ethereum network’s proof-of-stake (PoS) upgrade on Thursday. 

Bitcoin (BTC), of course, remains miles ahead of Dogecoin’s market cap of $7.83 billion, though the well-followed memecoin is still comfortably ahead of the third place PoW cryptocurrency Ethereum . . . → Read More: Dogecoin becomes second largest PoW cryptocurrency

Huobi to delist Monero and other privacy coins, citing regulatory pressures

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi will delist seven different privacy coins from its platform as regulatory pressure mounts on anonymity-enhanced currencies (AECs).

The exchange announced that it had terminated the trading service of a number of privacy tokens including Dash (DSH), Decred (DCR), Firo (FIRO), Monero (XMR), Verge (XVG), Zcash (ZEC) and Horizen (ZEN).

. . . → Read More: Huobi to delist Monero and other privacy coins, citing regulatory pressures

S01E12: The Future of Consumerism

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: S01E12: The Future of Consumerism

S01E11: Re-thinking Our Ethics

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: S01E11: Re-thinking Our Ethics

S01E10: Role of the Investor

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: S01E10: Role of the Investor

S01E09: The Global Waste Opportunity

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: S01E09: The Global Waste Opportunity

Interview with Treepoints

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: Interview with Treepoints

S01E08: Focus on Food

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: S01E08: Focus on Food

S01E07: Focus on Fashion

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: S01E07: Focus on Fashion

S01E06: Focus on Consumer Electronics

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: S01E06: Focus on Consumer Electronics

S01E05: Linear to Circular Economy

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: S01E05: Linear to Circular Economy

S01E04: Policy is Essential

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: S01E04: Policy is Essential

S01E03: Overconsumption

The Oblique Life

The Oblique Life helps organisations and individuals maximise their socio-economic and environmental impact. To help our clients achieve this goal we have divided our services into three areas: Education and awareness around sustainability and the United nations SDGs, engagement with pioneering leaders who are driving positive changes for the future, . . . → Read More: S01E03: Overconsumption

Sneaky fake Google Translate app installs crypto miner on 112,000 PCs

Crypto mining malware has been sneakily invading hundreds of thousands of computers around the world since 2019, often masquerading as legitimate programs such as Google Translate, new research has found. 

In a Monday report by Check Point Research (CPR), a research team for American-Israeli cybersecurity provider, Check Point Software Technologies revealed the malware has . . . → Read More: Sneaky fake Google Translate app installs crypto miner on 112,000 PCs

Rocky road lies ahead, but here’s 5 altcoins that still look bullish

The United States equities markets plunged on Aug. 26 following Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech where he reiterated the central bank’s hawkish stance. Continuing its correlation with the equities market, Bitcoin (BTC) and the cryptocurrency markets also witnessed a sharp selloff on Aug. 26.

Bitcoin has declined about 14% this month, making it . . . → Read More: Rocky road lies ahead, but here’s 5 altcoins that still look bullish

VanEck BTC ETF delayed, Bitcoin Depot plans public listing and Huobi gets flagged: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 21-27

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you 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 Week Ethereum Merge in trouble? Developers find bugs ahead of . . . → Read More: VanEck BTC ETF delayed, Bitcoin Depot plans public listing and Huobi gets flagged: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 21-27

Former Monero maintainer Spagni to surrender for South Africa extradition

Riccardo Spagni, the former maintainer of the privacy coin Monero (XMR), also known as Fluffypony, faces extradition to South Africa months after his arrest by U.S. authorities.

In a Thursday court filing for the Middle District of Tennessee, Magistrate Judge Alistair Newbern ordered Spagni to surrender to U.S. Marshals on July 5 for . . . → Read More: Former Monero maintainer Spagni to surrender for South Africa extradition

6 Questions for Annabelle Huang of Amber Group

We ask the buidlers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for their thoughts on the industry… and throw in a few random zingers to keep them on their toes!

This week, our 6 Questions go to Annabelle Huang, the managing partner at Amber Group, a global leading digital asset platform.

Prior to Amber . . . → Read More: 6 Questions for Annabelle Huang of Amber Group

Crypto prices continue to tank, lawsuit takes aim at Binance.US, and Celsius moves $320M worth of digital assets: Hodler’s Digest, June 12-18

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you 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 Week Binance ends support for anonymous Litecoin transactions

Binance has . . . → Read More: Crypto prices continue to tank, lawsuit takes aim at Binance.US, and Celsius moves $320M worth of digital assets: Hodler’s Digest, June 12-18

Regulations and exchange delistings put future of private cryptocurrencies in doubt

The core principles of cryptocurrency were based on financial independence, decentralization and anonymity. With regulations being the key to mass adoption, however, the privacy aspect of the crypto market seems to be in jeopardy.

In 2022, even though no particular country has come up with a universal regulatory outline that governs the whole . . . → Read More: Regulations and exchange delistings put future of private cryptocurrencies in doubt

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ADA, XLM, XMR, MANA

The bears are trying to extend Bitcoin’s (BTC) record of nine consecutive red weekly candles to ten weeks, but the bulls are trying to avert this negative occurrence. Although sentiment remains negative, Arthur Hayes, former CEO of derivatives giant BitMEX, anticipates Bitcoin to bottom out in the range of $25,000 to $27,000.

On-chain data . . . → Read More: Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ADA, XLM, XMR, MANA

Top 3 cryptocurrencies that are faring the best in the 2022 bear market

The crypto market has been in decline over the past six months with its valuation dropping from over $3 trillion in November 2021 to $1.23 trillion in May 2022.

Fears over persistently higher inflation, the Federal Reserve’s hawkish response to it, and the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia prompted investors to limit their . . . → Read More: Top 3 cryptocurrencies that are faring the best in the 2022 bear market

Monero enters ‘overbought’ danger zone after XMR price gains 75% in two weeks

Monero (XMR) price may witness a sharp pullback by June because its 75% rally in the last two weeks has left the gauge almost “overbought.”

Monero price RSI meets rising wedge

Downside risks have been mounting due to XMR’s relative strength index (RSI), which almost hit 70 this May 23, indicating that the market . . . → Read More: Monero enters ‘overbought’ danger zone after XMR price gains 75% in two weeks

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, BNB, XMR, ETC, MANA

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has declined for eight consecutive weeks, the first such losing streak since 1923. On May 20, the S&P 500 briefly fell into bear market territory, indicating that traders continue to sell risky assets in fear of a recession. 

Due to its tight correlation with US equities markets, Bitcoin (BTC) . . . → Read More: Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, BNB, XMR, ETC, MANA

Monero avoids crypto market rout, but XMR price still risks 20% drop by June

Monero (XMR) has shown a surprising resilience against the United States Federal Reserve’s hawkish policies that pushed the prices of most of its crypto rivals — including the top dog Bitcoin (BTC) — lower last week. 

XMR price closed the previous week 2.37% higher at $217, data from Binance shows. In comparison, BTC, which . . . → Read More: Monero avoids crypto market rout, but XMR price still risks 20% drop by June

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ALGO, XMR, XTZ, THETA

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq have declined for five consecutive weeks, indicating that traders continue to reduce exposure to risky assets. Bitcoin’s (BTC) close correlation with United States equity markets has resulted in its price remaining under pressure.

Bitcoin has extended its decline during the weekend and is now on track for its . . . → Read More: Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, ALGO, XMR, XTZ, THETA

Blockchain games take on the mainstream: Here’s how they can win

Gaming is now one of the most profitable sectors of the entertainment industry, with consumer spending in the United States growing 8% in 2021 to top $60.4 billion in revenue. Worldwide, the games market generated an estimated $180.3 billion in 2021, up 1.4%.

Within that segment are the hugely popular play-to-earn blockchain-based games, which . . . → Read More: Blockchain games take on the mainstream: Here’s how they can win

Crypto Valley and the Crypto Oasis: Ralf Glabischnig

Having supported Zug’s Crypto Valley in the early days and founded Crypto Oasis in Dubai to serve as blockchain innovations hubs with regulatory certainty, Ralf Glabischnig is practically a node of the blockchain industry.

When Bitcoin companies began pouring into his small town in Switzerland in 2013, Ralf Glabischnig was an IT consultant turned . . . → Read More: Crypto Valley and the Crypto Oasis: Ralf Glabischnig

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, DOT, XMR, APE, CAKE

Bitcoin (BTC) and several altcoins are trading in a tight range during the weekend, suggesting that investors are undecided about the next directional move. Traders may be waiting for Wall Street to open before placing large directional bets because Bitcoin has been tightly correlated with the S&P 500 in the past few days.

The . . . → Read More: Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, DOT, XMR, APE, CAKE

Monero ‘falling wedge’ breakout positions XMR price for 75% rally

Monero (XMR) price dropped by nearly 10% three days after establishing a week-to-date high around $290 on April 24. Nonetheless, several technical indicators suggest that the XMR/USD pair is poised to resume its uptrend over the next few months.

Falling wedge breakout underway

Notably, XMR’s price broke out of its “falling wedge” structure in . . . → Read More: Monero ‘falling wedge’ breakout positions XMR price for 75% rally

Monero’s crypto of choice as ransomware ‘double extortion’ attacks increase 500%

A new report by blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace highlights the growing role that privacy-focused cryptocurrencies such as Monero are playing in the rising tide of ransomware.

“Current Trends in Ransomware” delves into trends observed during 2021 but was only released this week. The firm revealed there was almost a 500% increase in “double . . . → Read More: Monero’s crypto of choice as ransomware ‘double extortion’ attacks increase 500%

Monero community reaches consensus for July hard fork

As told by Monero (XMR) developers over the weekend, on July 16, the Monero network passed a community consensus to initiate a mainnet hard fork at block height 2,668,888. The popular privacy coin’s hard fork will include increasing the chain’s ring size from 11 to 16, adding view tags to outputs to reduce . . . → Read More: Monero community reaches consensus for July hard fork

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, NEAR, FTT, ETC and XMR

Bitcoin (BTC) dropped from a high of $47,200 on April 5 to a low of $42,107 on April 8, indicating a possible selling by short-term traders who may have preferred to lock in their profits. However, the price action is still stuck in a tight range during the weekend, indicating that supply and demand . . . → Read More: Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, NEAR, FTT, ETC and XMR

Monero defies crypto market slump with 10% XMR price rally — what’s next?

Privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) rallied by nearly 9.5% in the past week compared with the crypto market’s decline of 8.5% in the same period. What’s more, the XMR/USD pair has broken above a strong, multi-month resistance trendline, hinting at more upside ahead.

XMR price action 

XMR’s price was down by a modest 0.87% on . . . → Read More: Monero defies crypto market slump with 10% XMR price rally — what’s next?

Privacy coins are surging. Will regulatory pressure stall their stellar run?

Recent weeks saw a massive surge of the so-called privacy coins’ prices — namely Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), Zcash (ZEC) and Haven Protocol (XHV). As many other cryptocurrencies and the industry at large faced immense regulatory pressure amid the war in Ukraine, one narrative that began taking hold in the crypto space was . . . → Read More: Privacy coins are surging. Will regulatory pressure stall their stellar run?

Top coins to buy in a bear market? | Find out now on The Market Report live

“The Market Report” with Cointelegraph is live right now. On this week’s show, Cointelegraph’s resident experts discuss the best top coins to buy in a bear market.

But first, market expert Marcel Pechman carefully examines the Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) markets. Are the current market conditions bullish or bearish? What is the . . . → Read More: Top coins to buy in a bear market? | Find out now on The Market Report live

Bitcoin‘s got 3 strikes, but investors remain calm despite price drop

After Bitcoin (BTC) faced its third consecutive rejection, investors became more confident in adding altcoin positions. For the leading cryptocurrency, the path to $50,000 appears more challenging than previously expected.

According to Euronews Next, on March 14, the European Union rejected a proposed rule that could have banned the energy-intensive proof-of-work (PoW) mining algorithm . . . → Read More: Bitcoin‘s got 3 strikes, but investors remain calm despite price drop

Haven Protocol (XHV) shows strong signs of bottoming out after crashing 90%

Haven Protocol (XHV) showed signs of returning to its bullish form as its price doubled in just five days of trading.

What’s pumping Haven Protocol?

XHV’s price surged by up to 107% week-to-date to climb above $3.60 on March 11, its highest level in more than three months. Interestingly, the move upside followed a . . . → Read More: Haven Protocol (XHV) shows strong signs of bottoming out after crashing 90%

Monero, Kyber Network and Tornado Cash break out as traders pile into privacy protocols

Stocks and cryptocurrencies saw a notable bounce on March 9 even though war, rising inflation and historically high oil prices have investors uncertain about the future.

Bitcoin (BTC) price surged to $42,600 in the early trading hours and several altcoins followed suit with double-digit gains.

Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. . . . → Read More: Monero, Kyber Network and Tornado Cash break out as traders pile into privacy protocols

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, XRP, NEAR, XMR, WAVES

Bitcoin (BTC) plunged below $40,000 on March 4 and has been trading below the level throughout the weekend.

Although the crypto price action has been volatile in the past few days, Glassnode data shows that institutional investors have been gradually accumulating Bitcoin through the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) shares since December 2021.

Another positive . . . → Read More: Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, XRP, NEAR, XMR, WAVES

Monero community concerned as leading mining pool nears 51% of ecosystem’s total hash rate

On Tuesday privacy coin Monero (XMR) mining pool MineXMR’s hash rate surpassed over 1.4 GH/s, accounting for 44% of the hash rate of the XMR network. MineXMR has about 13,000 miners and charges a 1% pool fee. According to a screenshot from Archive.org, last August, the pool only contributed to 34% of the . . . → Read More: Monero community concerned as leading mining pool nears 51% of ecosystem’s total hash rate

Crypto City: Guide to Dubai

This “Crypto City” guide looks at Dubai’s crypto culture, its most notable projects and people, its financial infrastructure, which retailers accept crypto, and where you can find blockchain education courses.

Fast facts

City: DubaiCountry: United Arab EmiratesPopulation: 4 millionEstablished: 1833Languages: Arabic (official), English (most common), Hindi is also widespread

Dubai, the largest city in . . . → Read More: Crypto City: Guide to Dubai

New Year’s wishes for the young, ambitious blockchain community

New Year’s Eve is a time not only to reflect on the previous year but also to celebrate the arrival of a new one, full of hopes, promises, goals and challenges. What makes the blockchain community so bright, diligent, insightful and creative? The people who are behind all of the innovations that aim to . . . → Read More: New Year’s wishes for the young, ambitious blockchain community

Can blockchain solve its oracle problem?

A paradox lies at the heart of smart contract-enabled blockchain networks. 

They are democratic (distributed), tamper-free (immutable) and transparent, but in order to realize anything close to their real potential, they must connect to the physical world. This imperative makes them subject to some of the vulnerabilities that blockchain technology was designed to surmount . . . → Read More: Can blockchain solve its oracle problem?

Introducing the Trivergence: Transformation driven by blockchain, AI and the IoT

I first used a computer in 1970 — just over 50 years ago. For my undergraduate thesis in psychology, I had asked 300 students to complete a long questionnaire and when it came time to analyze the data, I realized it would take me many months using a calculator. A professor suggested I use . . . → Read More: Introducing the Trivergence: Transformation driven by blockchain, AI and the IoT

Top crypto winners and losers of 2021

The year 2021 has undoubtedly been a bull market with Bitcoin (BTC) raising the all-time high price bar several times this year. But not all crypto assets have performed equally. There have been a number of losers in addition to the majority of winners in terms of price gains.

Since the beginning of 2021, . . . → Read More: Top crypto winners and losers of 2021

SiennaSwap adds Bitcoin, Monero trading pairs in push for privacy-focused DeFi

Cross-chain DeFi protocol Sienna Network has enabled Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR) trading pairs on its decentralized exchange, giving users the ability to transact privately in two of the world’s most recognizable cryptocurrencies. 

Effective immediately, users of the privacy-focused SiennaSwap DEX will have the ability to trade BTC and XMR against the protocol’s . . . → Read More: SiennaSwap adds Bitcoin, Monero trading pairs in push for privacy-focused DeFi

What is Mimblewimble and how does it work?

What is Mimblewimble? 

Mimblewimble is a privacy-oriented decentralized protocol that uses a novel way of structuring and storing transactions on the blockchain. It was designed and introduced by an anonymous developer who went by the name Tom Elvis Jedusor, who was a French counterpart for “Voldemort” in mid-2016.

How does Mimblewimble work?

Taking . . . → Read More: What is Mimblewimble and how does it work?

Kraken to delist Monero for UK customers by the end of November

In an email quoted by Reddit users, Kraken, the world’s eighth-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, announced it would be delisting privacy coin Monero (XMR) in compliance with regulations in the United Kingdom. The platform will cease all XMR trading activities, set XMR wallets to withdraw-only, and force-liquidate any existing XMR margin positions . . . → Read More: Kraken to delist Monero for UK customers by the end of November

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, DOT, UNI, LINK, XMR

Bitcoin (BTC) has continued to trade near the $55,000 level. The sharp rally in Bitcoin has pushed its market dominance from 40.70% on Sep. 12 to about 45% today. This shows that the strong recovery in cryptocurrencies has largely been led by Bitcoin. 

This sharp run-up in Bitcoin has pushed the Fear and Greed . . . → Read More: Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, DOT, UNI, LINK, XMR

Shanghai Man: Looking deeper into China’s biggest ban yet

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.  

Well, it finally happened. The regulation-driven crypto-apocalypse in China. They started by clamping down on miners earlier this summer before finally tightening . . . → Read More: Shanghai Man: Looking deeper into China’s biggest ban yet

Shanghai Man: RMB stablecoin in Shanghai, Evergrande FUD, and FTX gains ground

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.  

This week, the word “Evergrande” found its way into the vocabulary of every western investor. After years of watching the corporation’s football . . . → Read More: Shanghai Man: RMB stablecoin in Shanghai, Evergrande FUD, and FTX gains ground

Monero’s former maintainer released from US custody

Riccardo Spagni, the former lead maintainer of the privacy coin Monero, has reported that United States officials have released him after more than a month in custody.

In a Tuesday tweet, Spagni said he was working with his legal team to return to South Africa to address the allegations against him. Authorities in . . . → Read More: Monero’s former maintainer released from US custody

Evolve or die: How smart contracts are shifting the crypto sector’s balance of power

One of the familiar themes seen in previous crypto market cycles is the shifting market caps, popularity and ranking of the top 10 projects that see significant gains during bull phases, only to fade into obscurity during the bear markets. For many of these projects, they follow a recognizable boom-to-bust cycle and never return . . . → Read More: Evolve or die: How smart contracts are shifting the crypto sector’s balance of power

Monero price rises 20% after Atomic Swap implementation

Monero (XMR), the largest privacy-focused cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has posted a 20% price surge following the launch of the Atomic Swap implementation program last week.

On Friday, the Monero Project officially announced a rollout of the Atomic Swap implementation developed by the cross-blockchain protocol COMIT Network, aiming to simplify trades between XMR and Bitcoin . . . → Read More: Monero price rises 20% after Atomic Swap implementation

Monero’s former maintainer arrested in the US for allegations unrelated to cryptocurrency

Riccardo Spagni, the former maintainer of the Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency, was arrested last month in Nashville, Tennessee on fraud charges tied to alleged offenses in South Africa between 2009 and 2011. 

Spagni was on board a private jet scheduled to fly to Los Cabos, Mexico when he was apprehended in Nashville during a . . . → Read More: Monero’s former maintainer arrested in the US for allegations unrelated to cryptocurrency

Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, UNI, LINK, SOL, XMR

Bitcoin’s (BTC) 43% rally from $29,482.61 on July 21 to $42,316.71 on July 30 has invigorated the bulls who had been sitting on the sideli. After the sharp rise, some analysts are debating whether Bitcoin could repeat its sharp bull run seen in 2013 and 2017.

Vailshire Capital founder and CEO Jeff Ross highlighted . . . → Read More: Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, UNI, LINK, SOL, XMR

Newly found Monero bug may impact transaction privacy, developers warn

Developers of privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) have identified a bug that could potentially impact users’ transaction privacy.

On Monday, the official Monero Twitter account warned users of a “rather significant bug” that has been spotted in Monero’s decoy selection algorithm, a system designed to hide real output transactions among 10 decoys in a . . . → Read More: Newly found Monero bug may impact transaction privacy, developers warn

Tory Bryant

Award-winning artist Tory Bryant joins DKleine to chat about her recent entry into the NFT scene following years of experience developing 3D printing technologies used in stop-motion film-making and advertising. The pair discuss the messages behind her work and the call to address systematic problems in modern society.

Boysterous

Brothers Nicholas and Brendan Overstreet of the luxury fashion and accessories brand, Boysterous, join DKleine to talk about the recent launch of Boysterous NFTs on WAX. They discuss the ongoing NFT-blending event that gives participants the opportunity to hold, trade, and even redeem unique tokens in exchange for one-of-a-kind hand-made physical fashion products. 

Dearest Haley

Cointelegraph Magazine is a new publication that goes beyond the daily news and delves much more deeply into the stories, trends, and personalities that inspire cryptocurrency and blockchain conversations around the world.

We are people-centric, delving into *why* the true believers of blockchain feel they can change the world (and why they . . . → Read More: Dearest Haley

British artist Damien Hirst uses NFTs to blur the boundaries between art and money

“I used to give a lot of art away to people,” reflects Damien Hirst at one of his sprawling west London studios. “And they’d always sell it after a lot less time than I thought they would. You know, they wouldn’t sell it for leukaemia treatment for their children or mother or something, they’d . . . → Read More: British artist Damien Hirst uses NFTs to blur the boundaries between art and money

Creaticles

Cointelegraph Magazine is a new publication that goes beyond the daily news and delves much more deeply into the stories, trends, and personalities that inspire cryptocurrency and blockchain conversations around the world.

We are people-centric, delving into *why* the true believers of blockchain feel they can change the world (and why they . . . → Read More: Creaticles