Tag Archives: Altcoin

Ethereum Devs Reach Consensus to Delay Constantinople Hard Fork Until January 2019

Ethereum (ETH) core developers have reached a consensus to delay a planned hard fork of the protocol until January 2019, in a meeting Friday, Oct. 19. The fork, dubbed “Constantinople,” was first trialed on Ethereum public testnet Ropsten on Oct. 13, and had been slated to be activated on the main Ethereum blockchain by the end of Oct.-Nov.… Read More »

Crypto Platform Huobi Launches ‘All-In-One’ Stablecoin Amid Tether Fears

Huobi Launches “All-In-One Program” In the midst of the Tether/Bitfinex debacle, Huobi, a world-renowned crypto platform, has unexpectedly made a move to revolutionize how stablecoins — crypto assets tied to the value of a relatively stable asset — work in this emerging market. On Friday morning, the crypto platform, which is headquartered in Singapore, released an announcement titled “Announcement… Read More »

Ethereum Constantinople Blockchain Upgrade Delayed Until 2019

Constantinople Test Hard Fork Goes Awry Just last week, as reported by Ethereum World News, developers moved to hard fork Ethereum’s Ropsten testnet to test the Constantinople blockchain upgrade, which was slated to go live on the Ethereum mainchain by the end of October/November 2018. Unfortunately, when the Ropsten hard fork occurred on Saturday (October 13th) morning, 24 hours… Read More »

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 19

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Retail investors tend to run for cover when the market falls,… Read More »

Report: North Korea’s Lazarus Hackers Have Stolen $571M In Crypto

North Korean Lazarus Hacking Group Thrashes Crypto Exchanges You may not have heard of them, but reports claim that the North Korea-based Lazarus hacker consortium is responsible for some of the crypto industry’s most-damaging hacks in the past 12 months. As reported by Etehreum World News in late-August, at one point, the group reportedly utilized a piece of… Read More »

Crypto Markets See Minor Losses as Relative Calm Continues, Bitcoin Slips Below $6,500

Friday, Oct. 19: crypto markets are seeing minor losses across the board, as low volatility continues. The top 10 cryptocurrencies are seeing an equal amount of positive and negative fluctuations, but almost all very minor, capped within a 2 percent range, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is down a little under percent on… Read More »

Third Largest Crypto Exchange Huobi Opens Deposits for New ‘Stablecoin Solution’ HUSD

Singapore-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Huobi announced the creation of what it calls a “stablecoin solution” in a blog post Friday, Oct. 19. Set to go live from Friday, the project, known as HUSD, will consist of Huobi’s own stablecoin asset which investors can use as an go-between to interact with four USD-backed stablecoins currently listed on the exchange. Specifically,… Read More »

Invest in Gold and Crypto Petro, Venezuela’s President Tells Public in Fresh TV Plug

The president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro called on workers to save in gold and state-run cryptocurrency Petro during a salary shake-up he announced Thursday, October 18, local news portal Noticiero Digital reports. In a television broadcast, Maduro said that “in the coming weeks,” workers would begin receiving bonus payments “based on” Petro, rather than extant fiat currency, the… Read More »

Tether ‘Didn’t Do a Great Job on Transparency,’ Claims Investor Mike Novogratz

Stablecoin Tether (USDT) should create more “transparency” about its operations, cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur Michael Novogratz told Bloomberg Oct. 18. Speaking in an interview, Novogratz, whose Galaxy Digital investment company is active in the cryptocurrency space, said he favored alternative stablecoins pegged to the U.S. dollar with known U.S. banking connections. “I think Tether didn’t do a great… Read More »

Important Aspects of Stablecoins: The Difference Between Pegging, Collateralization, and Redeemability

Stablecoins have been making the headlines in recent months, attracting big investors, tempted by the allure of a on ‘non-volatile’ cryptocurrency. At first, we usually pay attention to the backing connection, in other words, to the coin’s  stabilizing mechanism. Broadly speaking, this is broken down into 3 categories: asset-backed (including fiat), crypto-backed, and non-backed stablecoins (including algorithms and… Read More »