This Cryptocurrency Surged 200% after a Good Old Pump from Mastercard

On March 11, Groestlecoin surged by 206 percent against the U.S. dollar within several hours, easily outperforming Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market. Groestlecoin has retracted by a small margin since its initial spike but it still remains up by more than 172 percent against Bitcoin. 7-Day Groestlecoin Price Chart (Source: Coinmarketcap.com) Meanwhile,…

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There’s Less than $100k at Stake on Ethereum Gambling DApp Augur

Tetras Capital Founding Partner Alex Sunnarborg has revealed that decentralised gambling platform Augur is suffering from the same lack of volume that continues to plague the decentralized application (dApp) ecosystem at large. Reacting to the platform’s weekly report released on January 9, Sunnarborg stated that the total volume of active markets on Augur is, in…

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Bitcoin SV’s New Logo Looks Suspiciously Like the Original BTC’s

Bitcoin SV (Satoshi Vision) unveiled its new logo on the 10th birthday of bitcoin. Perhaps not surprisingly, BSV’s “new” logo looks suspiciously similar to that of bitcoin — the original cryptocurrency. The pro-BSV bComm Association proudly trumpeted the announcement in a statement: “The BSV logo is revealed on the 10th anniversary of the Bitcoin genesis block,…

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Cardano Founder Charles Hoskinson Explains Why ADA’s New Smart Contract Tools are a Boon for Fintech

IOHK, a leading blockchain research and development firm, announced two tools developed by a world-leading team for writing smart contracts for the Cardano blockchain. The apps are called Plutus and Marlowe and were launched in test format at the first PlutusFest conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. These powerful tools will enable start-ups, the financial services and…

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Vertcoin Hit by 51% Attack, Allegedly Lost $100,000 in Double Spending

A bitcoin-replica launched with an aim to discourage miners from forming pools and gain a monopoly over its network has been compromised. Mark Nesbitt, a security expert, revealed that the blockchain of Vertcoin, a peer-to-peer PoW cryptocurrency, is under a 51% attack. The Coinbase engineer found that some anonymous cybercriminals rented a large amount of ASIC…

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Dash Launches Text-Based Crypto Payment Service in Venezuela

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Crypto project Dash has announced the launch of Dash Text, an SMS-based cryptocurrency transaction service for Venezuelan users, as it builds on its already strong presence in the crypto dependent country. In an announcement released this week, the company said that Dash Text eliminates the need for Venezuelan users to possess smartphones…

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