Minnesota House Bill Aims to Outlaw Cryptocurrency Donations

A group of Democratic Minnesota House Representatives have some opinions on crypto and, well, they don’t want it mixing into political donations. Minnesota House Bill 2884, introduced by Rep. Rick Hansen (D), Rep. Jamie Becker-finn (D), Rep. Raymond Dehn (D), and Rep. Peter Fischer (D), wants to outlaw “from any source a contribution or donation […]

Bad Actors Hijack Ukraine’s Government System to Mine Monero 

Hackers have planted cryptocurrency mining malware on the computers of the Ukrainian State Judicial Administration (SJA), secretly minting privacy-centric monero (XMR) altcoin for over six months, reports Finance Magnates on June 24, 2019. Stealthy Cryptojacking Operation Uncovered  Per sources close to the matter, Ukrainian security personnel have discovered a secret cryptocurrency mining operation that has […]

You Can Now Get Bitcoin Rewards When Booking at Hotels.Com

Bitcoin (BTC) rewards shopping app Lolli has expanded its business by adding major booking service Hotels.com to its partners, the company announced in a blog post on June 25. With the new partnership, the New York-based firm now has two of the world’s top three travel websites including Booking.com and Hotels.com, Lolli said in the […]

Istanbul Tunes Ethereum (ETH), Prices Firm Above $300

Ethereum (ETH) up 14.3 percent EIPs 1702 and 2024 to be activated in the next network upgrade During hard fork Istanbul, there will be activation of two approved Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) in 2024 and 1702. These two will reduce costs while simultaneously easing future network upgrades. While at it, ETH is 14.3 percent higher […]

Iranian Government to Cut Off Power to Crypto Mining Until Approval of New Energy Prices

The Iranian government will be cutting off power to crypto mining until new energy prices are approved, according to a report by local news agency Iran Daily on June 24. Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, an official at Iran’s Ministry of Energy, reportedly revealed that the country has seen a 7% spike of electricity consumption over a […]

Samourai Wallet Releases Privacy-Enhancing CoinJoin Feature

Samourai Wallet has unveiled a beta version of Whirlpool, a CoinJoin service that enhances transaction privacy. The company previously said that Whirlpool would be released to operate on Dojo, a much awaited bitcoin node built to work with the wallet. This added feature disassociates crypto senders and their recipients, and makes it difficult to track the […]

JP Morgan‘s Cryptocurrency to Begin Customer Testing This Year

An interview with JPMorgan’s head of digital treasury services and blockchain Umar Farooq has revealed that the financial giant is getting ready to test out their JPM Coin with clients, as per a report from Bloomberg Japan, June 25, 2019. Trial Phase As per the report, Umar Farook disclosed that JPM Coin, the firm’s dollar-backed […]

Synthetix Reverses Oracle Error-Caused Misplaced sETH in Exchange for a Bug Bounty

Following a recent oracle issue, asset issuance platform Synthetix will reverse the misplaced 37 million synthetic ether (sETH) in exchange for a bug bounty, Synthetix founder Kain Warwick stated on June 25. According to the statement, Synthetix has now resumed trading and transfers after the platform yesterday suffered an oracle error that led to several […]

Bitcoin (BTC) At Feb 2018 Levels, Investors Readying For $15,000?

Bitcoin (BTC) rally, adds 23 percent Crypto awareness better than it was two years ago Presently, Bitcoin’s market cap exceeds $200 billion. These are levels last seen 17 months ago, revealing the strength of buyers. From the charts, BTC bulls are solid as buyers aim at $15,000, adding 23 percent week-to-date. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals […]