Blacklists Aren’t Enough To Stop Crypto Fraud

The security experts at BlockShow Asia 2019 agree: creating a unified blacklist for scammers and fraudsters is not only difficult, but it’s not enough to solve these issues within the crypto space. Cryptocurrency service providers like exchanges already maintain their own separate blacklists. Combining these into one list may look useful, but it’s not especially …

‘Unknown Fund’ to Donate $75M in Bitcoin to Crypto, Anonymity-Focused Startups

An anonymous organization dubbed “Unknown Fund” is planning to give away $75 million in Bitcoin (BTC) to startups that are focused on anonymity and the protection of personal data. In a press release on Nov. 13, the organization — which consists of “ordinary, anonymous people from different countries” —  said it will donate the money …

PayPal Cuts Payouts to Over 100,000 Pornhub Models

Bitcoin (BTC) is being championed as the solution to a new payment crisis affecting the adult entertainment website Pornhub. In a blog post on Nov. 14, Pornhub revealed that payment processor PayPal had abruptly stopped servicing its models.  Pornhub hits out at attack on “livelihoods” Previously, models throughout the world received payouts via PayPal, which …

Bitcoin Price Bounces Off Key Moving Average as Bulls Avoid Death Cross

Bitcoin’s (BTC’s) price has been choppy since its October spike to $10,350, giving no clear indications of where its trend will head next. Overall, crypto’s pioneer asset has been fairly uneventful, with many price fakeouts.  Bitcoin’s daily candle bounced off its 50-day moving average (MA) as support on Nov. 12, although the industry’s flagship asset …

UPS and Agritech Firm Use Blockchain to Verify Beef Shipment From US to Japan

American logistics giant UPS has successfully delivered a blockchain-verified beef shipment from the United States to Japan. The company partnered with agritech firm HerdX to incorporate its packaging technology into a blockchain network to trace the journey of beef from Kansas to Japan, the firm announced on Nov. 11. As announced by UPS, the jointly-delivered …

With New Crypto Hardware Wallet, Evercoin Takes Aim at Trezor and Ledger

Evercoin announced the launch of Evercoin 2 today, Nov. 12, at New York Consensus Invest Summit. Evercoin claims that its new wallet is the safest hardware wallet currently on the market, providing users with an end-to-end encrypted ownership solution for cryptocurrency storage.  Powered by YubiKey 5ci —  a security key designed to deliver strong hardware-backed …

Abra Adding 60 New Cryptocurrencies in Consumer Adoption Push: Report

California-based cryptocurrency wallet and investment service Abra is adding a total of 60 new cryptocurrencies to its platform, reports suggest. According to CoinDesk on Nov. 12, the increasingly widespread payment gateway is planning to more than treble its existing crypto offerings for international users from 30 to 90 tokens. Four stablecoins to debut on Abra …