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In the blockchain and development ecosystem there remains one large debate around which project can deliver the most efficient and subsequently effective development framework for smart contracts. Smart contracts, otherwise known as virtualized agreements between multiple parties, are the backbone of decentralized applications (dApps) essentially serving as the bridge that connects the static world to blockchain technology. Those knowledgeable in…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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Cryptopia, a New Zealand-base cryptocurrency exchange, has suspended all services and gone offline after reporting a major hack that resulted in significant losses, the company announced in a tweet on January 15, 2019. Security Breach Reported at Cryptopia The new year doesn’t seem to have brought any relief to cryptocurrency exchanges, many of whom have fallen victim to major security…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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According to a statement published by the tax agency of Denmark, Monday (Jan 14), cryptocurrency trading will soon be taxed in Denmark. Furthermore, the country’s tax agency is now fully authorized to conduct information requests relating to cryptocurrency trading New Authority Seemingly, the Danish Tax Authority has made the move after receiving information from their Finnish counterpart in December 2018….. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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The “Global Threat Index for December 2018” report from Israeli cybersecurity solutions company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has revealed that cryptocurrency mining malware has topped the chart for the 13th time in a row to be computer’s most prevalent attacks, according to GlobeNewswire on January 14. Cryptocurrency Mining Malware on The Rise Based on reports, SmokeLoader, a second-stage downloader…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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The prediction made by Russian economist Vladislav Gink that Russia could start a crypto bull run by buying off billions of dollars lacked sufficient evidence and could be fake news, Finder reported on January 15, 2019. Kremlin’s Alleged Crypto Buyoff Sparks Media Frenzy A ray of hope pierced through the dark clouds of the crypto winter when a Russian economist…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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On January 14, 2019, it was reported that the Volatility Index (VIX) is under investigation by the SEC and CTFC for possible market manipulation. This is as a response to the Feb 5 Dow Jones Crash that saw billions in losses for investors. Cause and Effect Investments on VIX are currently under investigation from regulators to determine if any manipulation…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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Iberdrola, a highly reputed Spanish energy company, in conjunction with Kutxabank and the Energy Web Foundation distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform, has reportedly used the tech to prove the renewability, transparency and cost efficiency of electricity it generates for users, reported Europa Press on Jan 14, 2019. DLT for Energy Tracking Per sources close to the development, Iberdrola has proven…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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ETC Labs, an Ethereum Classic project incubator, has announced the launch of a new core development team, called ETC Core Labs (Jan 15), in a bid to instigate growth and innovation for the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain ecosystem. Propelling ETC ETC Core Labs “will be focused on core Ethereum Classic projects, supporting the ETC blockchain, providing tooling for decentralized application…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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On January 14, 2019, WordPress announced the launch of Newspack by WordPress, an Open Source Platform for Newsrooms which will begin operations in mid-2019 with backing from ConsenSys, Civil media and others. Financial Backing This new solution is in partnership with Google and the Google News Initiative who contributed $1.2 million to the cause. It is also being backed with…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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The intercontinental exchange’s much anticipated new cryptocurrency trading venture, Bakkt, announced (Jan 14) that it has made its first acquisition in support of its mission to become to the go-to crypto on-ramp for institutional investors, and to create a regulated cryptocurrency ecosystem for consumers and merchants. Bakkt Expands Risk Management, Compliance, and Treasury Operations Bakkt CEO, Kelly Loeffler, announced the…. , Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

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