Unconfirmed: Telegram TON Network to Launch by October 2019 or Token Contracts Are Void

Purchase agreements for messenger service Telegram’s Gram tokens will be terminated if the Telegram Open Network (TON) does not launch by October 31, 2019. An apparent purchase agreement with the said terms was obtained by Cointelegraph on Feb. 21. The agreement details the legal niceties of Gram token purchases, outlining regulations for different jurisdictions in…

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Major Cryptocurrencies See Green While US Crude Futures Hit New High for 2019

Wednesday, Feb. 20 —  cryptocurrency markets are turning around for the green after trading sideways at the beginning of the day. Almost all top 20 coins are seeing minor gains, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 Earlier today, Bitcoin (BTC) broke the $4,000 threshold, reaching the $4,010 mark. However, at press time…

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Detected Cryptojacking Prompts Microsoft to Remove Eight Free Apps from Microsoft Store

United States-based software corporation Microsoft has removed eight Windows 10 applications from its official app store after cybersecurity firm Symantec identified the presence of surreptitious Monero (XMR) coin mining code. The news was reported by Symantec on Feb. 15. Stealth crypto mining — also know as cryptojacking – works by installing malware that uses a…

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Bitspark Debuts Hong Kong Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin on Decentralized Exchange

Hong Kong-based money transfer platform Bitspark has launched what is reportedly the first stablecoin pegged to the Hong Kong dollar (HKD), local tech and finance news outlet Fintech Hong Kong reports Jan. 29. Bitspark, which has positioned itself as a platform where stablecoins form the medium of value transfer, launched the Sparkdex.HKD stablecoin as a…

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Portal Allows You to Buy Altcoins Using Fiat, Without Converting to Bitcoin or Ethereum First

A new crypto purchasing portal is enabling users to purchase more than 20 cryptocurrencies and altcoins using fiat directly. Netcoins, the Canadian company behind the app, says the recently launched service is operational 24/7 online — helping to deliver real-time transactions without delays. The Netcoins team says its offering stands out from competitors because it…

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