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  • 置顶 Dutch Court Orders Facebook to Remove Fake Bitcoin Ads

    A Dutch court has ruled that Facebook must remove Bitcoin (BTC)-related fraudulent investment ads following local billionaire and television producer John de Mol’s lawsuit against the company, Reuters reported on Nov. 11. De Mol initiated judicial proceedings against the social media giant in June 2019, claiming that Facebook failed to respond to multiple requests to remove ads of a scam that misused his and other celebrities’ images and eventually resulted in the loss of 1.7 million euros ($1.8 million) by investors. The ruling, fine and Facebook’s stance Following de Mol’s claim, a Dutch court ruled that Facebook must pull the ads and provide all available information about the individuals who stood behind the scam ads. Otherwise, the social media giant could be fined up to 1.1 million euros ($1.2 million). The court said: “Facebook’s arguments that it is just a neutral funnel for information, and therefore cannot be obligated to act, is not acceptable. The company plays too active a role with respect to advertisements, which form its primary business model, to argue that.” In the court, Facebook ostensibly stated…

    Nov 12, 2019
  • Sally Ho’s Technical Analysis 13 November 2019

    Litecoin Litecoin (LTC/USD) fell to the 59.60 level early in today’s Asian session after trading as high as the 66.19 area during yesterday’s North American session.  The pair’s recent moves above some important technical levels have given traders some short-term optimism that some additional price appreciation could be result. Last weekend, the pair moved above the 59.97 area, representing the 23.6% retracement of the 182.35 – 22.17 range, and then moved above the 62.46 area, representing the 23.6% retracement of the 192.89 – 22.17 range. Additionally, the 100-bar MA (4-hourly) recently moved above the 200-bar MA (4-hourly), another Bullish development. Positive short-term market sentiment emerged early Monday this week when price activity tested the 50-bar MA (4-hourly), then indicating around the 61.10 level, and then exploded higher to the 66.10 area, then its strongest print since 24 September.  Above that area, traders are eyeing the 67.64 area as an upside price target as it represents the 61.8% retracement of the 80.26 – 47.22 range. Thereafter, the 69.47 area has technical significance as it represents the 61.8% retracement of the 22.17…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • Bitcoin Market Cycle: Is This Complacency, Or A New Hope?

    All markets – such as Bitcoin – are cyclical and go through stages of peak euphoria before a correction brings investors back down to reality. Eventually, anger and depression kick in, and investors begin to fear the worst before the cycle reaches a low and begins to pick up once again and return to the mean. But where is Bitcoin in its overall market cycle? Was this year’s run-up a disbelief rally before new hope sets in, or has the market on just now reached the complacency stage, and the real carnage is still ahead? Where Exactly Is Bitcoin In Its Market Cycle? Bitcoin, the first-ever cryptocurrency, has had a stellar 2019. At the peak of its parabolic run, it reached a price of $14,000 and at the height brought investors who bought the bottom as much as over 350% returns – no other asset compares to Bitcoin’s performance. Related Reading | List of Crypto All-Time High Prices Shows How Far Market Must Recover  The powerful rally has crypto investors convinced that the asset is about to embark on its…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • NFL Allows Sham Workout to Close Book on Colin Kaepernick

    Colin Kaepernick will attend a workout in Atlanta to showcase his talents to the NFL. This is a good PR move for the organization, which has repeatedly been blamed for “blackballing” the former quarterback. All 32 NFL teams know “Kap” is an elite athlete, they just don’t want the drama. The NFL has arranged a workout for former quarterback turned human rights activist Colin Kaepernick. Though all 32-teams are invited to attend, this smells like nothing more than a PR stunt so the league can finally put Kaepernick’s story to rest. Source: Twitter Kaepernick Workout Will Change Nothing NFL teams employ vast numbers of people to figure out their rosters. Scouts, coaches, and agents scour the United States and beyond looking for the most exceptional physical talent to pad their teams with. In a year where the Steelers had a running back taking snaps at QB, are we supposed to believe that Colin Kaepernick is not a professional football player because no one can be bothered to watch him work out? The fact is that the NFL hates that people…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • Blockchain sports collectibles game KS Football migrating to ProximaX

    KSports Lab (KSL), the developer of KS Football, a blockchain-based digital card collectible game for football (soccer) fans, today announced their collaboration with blockchain platform ProximaX. Under this collaboration, KS Football which was originally built on the NEM blockchain, will be migrating their solution to the ProximaX Sirius platform which is developed on top of the Sirius Catapult blockchain, a second iteration of the original NEM blockchain. At the same time, XPX, the native token of the ProximaX blockchain ecosystem will be added in KS Football’s games. Lon Wong, ProximaX Founder “KSL’s use of blockchain technology is certainly revolutionizing the collectible cards gaming experience. We are confident that with their vision and the use of our ProximaX solution stack, they will ultimately be a leader in this industry and we are excited to be part of this journey. ProximaX will be fully committed to making this happen.”– Founder and CEO of ProximaX, Lon Wong KS Football On KS Football, players are invited to build a portfolio of digital illustrated sports cards that are loaded onto the blockchain as tokenized contracts….

    Nov 13, 2019
  • Tunisia Denies Reports of Central Bank Digital Dinar

    Twitter Facebook reddit Pinterest Hacker News LinkedIn Tumblr Google+ VKontakte Twitter Facebook reddit Pinterest Hacker News LinkedIn Tumblr Google+ VKontakte             Russian media outlet Tass recently reported that the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) was preparing to launch its own blockchain-based digital currency. In a press release, the bank has denied those claims, including reporting that suggested that it had partnered with blockchain firm Universa and planned to host its digital dinar on that company’s blockchain. “Following rumors about the adoption by the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) of a digital money solution and its commitment with a foreign company for the implementation of this solution, the BCT refutes all these allegations and unfounded information.” According to the BCT, its efforts are focused on digitation of its finance system and economy, but those efforts are still in the study phase. The bank’s statement also noted that any study of digital currency does not involve a state-backed cryptocurrency. As DCEBrief reported on November 9th, the Tass report did note that the rumored Tunisian digital dinar would…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • Web3 Studying How to Integrate Kadena’s Smart Contract Language on Polkadot

    The Web3 Foundation is studying how to adopt blockchain startup Kadena’s Pact smart contract programming language for the Polkadot ecosystem. The two organizations signed an agreement to kick off a research project studying how Pact can be integrated into different blockchain platforms, beginning with Polkadot, Kadena announced on Tuesday at CoinDesk’s Invest: NYC event. Pact is designed to facilitate smart contract executions among developers that use different blockchains. Kadena hopes the language will become a smart contract standard, regardless of developers’ preferred blockchains. The firm’s founder Stuart Popejoy unveiled the cross-chain smart contract language in June 2019 for “hybrid blockchains,” both public and private. Kadena claims Pact is one of the first “human-readable” languages to execute smart contracts with Formal Verification, a way of verifying algorithms’ “correctness” using mathematical methods. Formerly called Chainweb, Kadena’s blockchain platform went live on Nov. 4, weaving together 10 proof-of-work (PoW) blockchains running concurrently. At the same time, the firm also announced a $20 million token sale. The network tackles scaling challenges on existing PoW networks by running multiple blockchains concurrently, with shared merkle roots allowing…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • TTS Ep. 231 Rhonda Eldridge

    Click to download audio version This episode of The Tatiana Show, Tatiana has a one on one conversation with Rhonda Eldridge, founder of the non-profit Harness All Possibilities. A Native of The Bahamas, Rhonda had over 25 years experience working in financial institutions before the economic crash of 2008. Seeing the disruption the recession had caused in many people’s lives led her to start her non-profit, Harness All Possibilities. HAP’s mission has been to educate and assist professionals in adapting to business in the 21st. Century and developing new skills. In 2015, Rhonda discovered blockchain technology and began immersing herself in the field. She has been active in the crypto space for the past 4 years. Rhonda gives us some details of her recent projects.  in her native Bahamas around blockchain and cryptocurrency. She helped organize the 1st. Bahamas Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Conference in the summer of 2018. This past August, she held a hackathon for the youth of The Bahamas. The children had access to online courses on blockchain and AI technologies before participating in a 3 day event…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • $800,000 worth Bitcoin ransom demand from Spanish radio |

    In the latest Bitcoin ransom attack, the largest radio network of Spain Cadena SER (Sociedad Española de Radiodifusión) had been infected by ransomware. The hackers behind the attack it have been demanding Bitcoin ransom worth €750,000 ($827,000) worth in order to decrypt the system. The Bitcoin ransom attacks are increasingly popular among cyber terrorists. Bitcoin ransom attack from BitPaymer As per the report, the problem could be related to the largest IT Company of Spain Everis, which was also hit by ransomware. Previously, Everis was hit with the ransomware BitPaymer, however; the ransomware strain that had hit SER is still unknown. The employees received a notification from the firm to shut down their computers as they were attacked by a massive virus. The ransom note received by Everis warned them from disclosing the attackers ‘contact. It is believed that Cadena SER’s radio was targeted because it was Everis’ client. Moreover, Orange; the Telecom provider had to cut off the access of Everis to their network to prevent the attack from infecting their system. The Department of Homeland Security of Spain…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 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 authentication for iPhones and other devices — Evercoin 2 contains a hardware wallet no bigger than a house key. This is the first hardware wallet to use YubiKey 5ci for iPhone and USB-C for android devices. The competition “Unlike hardware wallets such as Ledger or Trezor, Evercoin 2 uses YubiKey to provide 360-degree internet protection. It’s designed to bring cryptocurrency adoption to the masses,” Evercoin co-founder Miko Matsumura told Cointelegraph. Trezor and Ledger did not respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.  Evercoin currently supports 20 digital assets, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. Users are able to hold their own assets, while the built-in non-custodial exchange allows them to swap popular cryptocurrencies. Users are also able to link their bank accounts in Evercoin to exchange U.S. Dollars…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • Swiss Crypto Bank SEBA Launches With Range of Services

    SEBA Bank is now fully operational with a range of services to bridge the gap between the crypto world and traditional banking. Licensed in Switzerland, the bank’s crypto services include asset management, trading, custody, and financing. Its wallet app, e-banking, and card enable customers to convert between cryptocurrencies and traditional investments such as stocks, bonds, and foreign exchange. Also read: Crypto-Friendly Silvergate Bank IPO Debuts on NYSE SEBA Bank Now Fully Operational Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, SEBA Bank AG announced on Tuesday that it is now fully operational and has started onboarding customers in Switzerland. Formerly called SEBA Crypto AG, the bank obtained a banking and securities dealer license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in August and began testing its products with a selected group of customers. Noting that Swiss clients can now officially open an account, the bank elaborated: As a bank licensed by a reputed supervisory authority, it can offer a comprehensive range of services in the field of digital assets and cryptocurrencies, as well as in traditional banking. With the aim of building a…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • Ethereum (ETH) Holding Key Support But For How Long?

    Ethereum price is trading nicely above the key $182 and $180 support levels against the US Dollar. The price is currently facing many resistances such as $187, $188 and $190. Recently, there was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance near $185 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). Bitcoin is holding the $8,650 support, but it remains at a risk of more downsides. Ethereum price is still stuck in a broad range versus the US Dollar, while bitcoin is facing selling pressure. ETH price might recover higher unless the bulls fail near $180. Ethereum Price Analysis In the past three sessions, there were mostly range moves in Ethereum above the $182 support against the US Dollar. ETH tested the $182 support recently, settled below the 100 hourly simple moving average, and it is currently recovering higher. It corrected above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $192 swing high to $182 low. Moreover, there was a break above a connecting bearish trend line with resistance near $185 on the…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • Northern Trust and BondEvalue deliver fractional bond ownership using blockchain

    Northern Trust, a provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management, and banking, today announced that it has partnered with BondEvalue to deliver integrated asset servicing and digital solutions for fractional ownership of fixed-income bonds. Founded in 2016, BondEvalue’s regulated platform will facilitate the trading of fractionalized investable assets based on wholesale bonds, while Northern Trust will be its exclusive asset servicing provider. BondEvalue’s platform combines the power of blockchain-based distributed ledger technology (DLT) to enable enhanced transparency and liquidity, while making institutional-grade investment opportunities available to new classes of investors. “We are excited to work with Northern Trust in making bond markets more efficient and transparent for bond investors, via our fractional bond exchange. It is important for us to have a partner who recognizes the potential of DLT and is nimble in their technological adoption. As we journey towards making bonds more widely accessible, we are delighted to have Northern Trust as a partner who offers investors and exchange participants the confidence in the integrity of the platform offering.”– Rahul Banerjee, founder, BondEvalue This partnership follows news that…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • AlphaPoint’s White Label Tech Now Lets Crypto Exchanges Offer Margin Trading

    Crypto software firm AlphaPoint is bringing margin trading to its client exchanges. Announced Tuesday at CoinDesk’s Invest NYC conference, the technology provider is adding support for margin trading, with a raft of trading options and controls for crypto brokerages and exchanges utilizing its software.  AlphaPoint’s platform is customizable, to better serve clients operating in different markets and regulatory regimes, spokesman Patrick Shields told CoinDesk: “Rather than creating a one-size fits all model, we focused on creating a platform that is highly configurable,” he said. “Some examples include requiring approval workflow for end users, and configurable minimum deposit size, leverage and liquidation levels, fees and other settings.” At launch, the company said that no clients were immediately implementing AlphaPoint margin trading, but “several firms” are beta testing the platform, including the Canadian cryptocurrency trader National Digital Asset Exchange (NDAX), according to a press release. Bilal Hammoud, NDAX founder and CEO, said in a statement that he looked forward to the partnership: “We will bring BTC to CAD margin trading to Cryptocurrency and allow traders to enjoy a secure, compliant, and technologically…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • New Product Specialist Joins Fidelity to Focus on Crypto Strategy

    Fidelity Investments has hired Michael Zinaman as its product specialist to further develop a range of products in the company. Fidelity’s strategy on cryptocurrencies On Nov. 12, the Block reported that Michael Zinaman had joined financial services company Fidelity Investments. Zinaman will reportedly oversee the company’s strategy on cryptocurrencies, custody and execution services. Zinaman started his new position as product specialist at Fidelity just over a month ago, where he was hired to focus on the company’s cryptocurrency strategy, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. His LinkedIn profile further reveals that before being hired by Fidelity, Zinaman worked as managing director of blockchain and digital assets at Canaccord Genuity. Prior to that position, he was senior vice president at Imperial Capital, a full-service investment banking firm. Fidelity Investments rolls out crypto custody service Zinaman could oversee the company’s strategy for its newly launched cryptocurrency custody service. In October, Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity Investments, revealed that the company is ready to roll out its crypto custody business following a year-long preparation and accumulation of clients.  Just days…

    Nov 13, 2019
  • Ripple (XRP) Price Following Downtrend, Risk of Breakdown Persists

    Ripple price is trading in a downtrend below the $0.2750 resistance against the US dollar. The price is facing a lot of hurdles on the upside near the $0.2740 and $0.2750 levels. This week’s crucial bearish trend line is intact with resistance near $0.2800 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). Besides, Ethereum is still holding the key $182 and $180 support levels. Ripple price is struggling to recover and trading in a bearish zone against the US Dollar and bitcoin. XRP price remains at a risk of more losses below $0.2660. Ripple Price Analysis In the past few days, ripple followed a bearish path below the $0.2900 resistance area against the US Dollar. Moreover, XRP/USD settled below the key $0.2800 area and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It opened the doors for more downsides below the $0.2750 support area. Recently, the price traded below the last swing low near $0.2680 and declined below $0.2670. A new monthly low was formed near $0.2668 and the price is currently correcting higher. It broke the $0.2700…

    Nov 13, 2019
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