Distributed Digest: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Distributed Digest: Thursday, January 17, 2019

BoxSwap joins 0x’s Ecosystem Acceleration Program, OpenRelay releases Pools, and Blockchain Cuties has an unofficial Fight Club. BoxSwap joins 0x’s Ecosystem Acceleration Program, OpenRelay releases Pools, and Blockchain Cuties has an unofficial Fight Club.
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Ethereum Postponed its Hard Fork, But Some Miners Didn’t Listen

Ethereum Postponed its Hard Fork, But Some Miners Didn’t Listen

On January 15, Ethereum’s developers put out a security alert that they were postponing the scheduled Constantinople upgrade. Not everyone made the appropriate changes, however, and there is a currently a parallel universe of Ethereum mining. A “chain spli...
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South African Gov’t Reveals It Has No Plans to Ban Crypto in Recent Consultation Paper

South African Gov’t Reveals It Has No Plans to Ban Crypto in Recent Consultation Paper

South African central bank has issued a jointly developed consultation paper, revealing that it does not intend to ban crypto. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has issued a consultation paper assessing the benefits and risks of cryptocurrencies. The paper...
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ConsenSys Invests in Two Crypto Startups to Lead VCs Into Ethereum Ecosystem

ConsenSys Invests in Two Crypto Startups to Lead VCs Into Ethereum Ecosystem

ConsenSys just invested $1 million in crypto trading platform Coinhouse and an undisclosed amount in privacy-centric browser Tenta. It’s part of a broader strategy. ConsenSys just invested $1 million in crypto trading platform Coinhouse and an undisclose...
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Analyst Claims Bitcoin Could Shortly See Increased Volatility as Crypto Markets Trade Sideways

Analyst Claims Bitcoin Could Shortly See Increased Volatility as Crypto Markets Trade Sideways

Coming off of a relatively volatile week, the cryptocurrency markets are currently seeing a bout of sideways trading, with Bitcoin steady in the $3,650 region and most altcoins trading sideways. It is important to note that Bitcoin is still respecting...
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BitTorrent’s Tron-Based BTT Token Integration Will Launch by Summer

BitTorrent’s Tron-Based BTT Token Integration Will Launch by Summer

BitTorrent Speed system, which will integrate the Tron-based BTT token into the popular µTorrent Windows client, will launch by summer. BitTorrent’s system dubbed BitTorrent Speed, which will integrate the Tron-based BTT token into the popular µTorrent Win...
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Binance Freezes Tokens from Hacked Cryptopia Exchange

Binance Freezes Tokens from Hacked Cryptopia Exchange

New Zealand-based crypto exchange Cryptopia was hacked two days ago. The thief (or thieves) made off with approximately $3.6 million in cryptocurrency. Now, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has frozen tokens sent to its wallet by the alleged hack...
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Crypto News: UPS Invests in Blockchain and Circle Stablecoin Fully Backed

Crypto News: UPS Invests in Blockchain and Circle Stablecoin Fully Backed

All major cryptocurrencies are seeing red again today. This week has brought higher-than-normal volatility for most of the top digital currencies on the market, making investors scratch their heads. Today, we’ll take a look at the latest trending crypto news...
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Cryptopia Alleged Hack: Police Are on the Case While Community Tracks Down Stolen Funds

Cryptopia Alleged Hack: Police Are on the Case While Community Tracks Down Stolen Funds

New Zealand-based digital assets exchange Cryptopia was allegedly hacked on Jan. 15. In what seems to be one of the first major security breaches of 2019, New Zealand-based digital assets exchange Cryptopia was allegedly hacked this week. The platform reported...
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Bitcoin Giant Grayscale Bolster Institutional Offerings, Launches Stellar Lumens Trust

Bitcoin Giant Grayscale Bolster Institutional Offerings, Launches Stellar Lumens Trust

While Bitcoin (BTC) and a majority of cryptocurrencies, save for Augur’s REP, have remained in a mundane price lull to start 2019, this industry’s upstarts have forged ahead. Grayscale Investments, a self-proclaimed “global leader in digital asset manage...
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