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Archive for August 2018

Firefox Plans to Block Crypto Mining Malware in Future Releases – CoinDesk

Firefox, the popular Web browser, will soon begin automatically blocking crypto mining malware scripts as part of a wider performance-enhancing push. The Mozilla Foundation, the not-for-profit organization behind the open-source browser, said Thursday that it intends to block trackers and other “harmful practices” in upcoming releases. Some of these features, such as the anti-tracking function,…

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Ethereum Developers Move to Alter the Blockchain's Economics – CoinDesk

A proposal that, if enacted, would change how much new cryptocurrency is released on the world’s second-largest blockchain was finalized Friday, with developers agreeing to include the code for such a change as part of ethereum’s upcoming October upgrade, Constantinople. Speaking on a video call, a group of 14 developers agreed to support code that…

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Eminem's Latest Album 'Kamikaze' Features a Bitcoin Shout-Out – CoinDesk

Rapper and actor Eminem has given bitcoin’s public awareness another boost, giving it a mention in a song on his latest album, “Kamikaze.” In track dubbed “Not Alike,” fellow artist Royce Da 5’9′  – who guest features on the piece – raps: “Remember everybody used to bite Nickel, now everybody doing bitcoin.” The album was…

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Neo Price Bleeds 40% to End August as Worst-Performing Big Crypto – CoinDesk

NEO’s dismal performance in August has likely strengthened the already strong bear grip on its market. Down 39.6 percent month-on-month in August, it is the biggest loser among the top 25 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, according to CoinMarketCap and analysis by CoinDesk.  Throughout the month, the world’s 14th largest cryptocurrency has moved in tandem with…

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Japanese Police to Fund Crypto Criminal Tracking Tool – CoinDesk

Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) is to fund development of new software to help track individuals behind illicit crypto transactions. According to a news report from NHK on Thursday, the NPA will budget 35 million yen ($315,000) for 2019 to fund creation of the product – outsourcing technological development of the software to the private sector.…

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Rakuten Is About to Buy a Bitcoin Exchange for $2.4 Million – CoinDesk

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is planning another step into the cryptocurrency industry with the acquisition of a local bitcoin exchange. The company said in an announcement that it has inked a share transfer agreement for 100 percent of an exchange called Everybody’s Bitcoin on Friday. The acquisition appears to be costing the firm 265 million yen,…

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Messaging Giant LINE Is Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency – CoinDesk

Messaging giant LINE has become one of the first publicly traded companies to have launched a proprietary blockchain mainnet with its own cryptocurrency. Revealed in an announcement Friday, the firm said that the genesis block of its LINK Chain was produced on Aug. 23. The messaging giant now aims to gradually issue a total of 1…

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