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The barring of Chinese smartphone maker ZTE by the U.S. government from working with American companies is an unforeseen challenge for Google in a bid to get its mobile software in the hands of wider swaths of users.
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All the televisions in the Amsterdam airport lounge, as I write this, are tuned to news of the bombing in Syria unleashed by the United States and its allies.
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The poor legacy media. Donald Trump has been president for 15 months, and they’re still swathed in crazy sauce, desperately trying to prove that something went wrong, that none of this can be true.
In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief, your daily roundup of crypto news, we take a look at the best performing coins of the last 24 hours. Can they sustain their momentum, or is it a classic case of “Buy on the rumor, sell on the news?”
Verge and Ubiq Make Great Gains
A lot of crypto traders have a lot of love for ubiq, an ethereum fork that typically trades for just over a dollar. That love hasn’t converted into any sort of tangible movement for months…until yesterday, when the coin finally took off, climbing 73% in a matter of hours. The sudden pump is being attributed to an escher token airdrop to ubiq holders on April 30. It’s easy to write off airdrops, but they’re effective at pumping coins in advance and occasionally, in the case of ontology, the airdropped token itself proves to be a hit. It’s one of this year’s best performing cryptos, up another 24% on Tuesday, despite having been distributed to NEO holders for free.
Tuesday’s other great gainer was verge, which climbed another 19%. It’s now up 130% in the past month. Word of who the coin’s much vaunted partnership is with has started to leak ahead of the April 17 unveiling, but it doesn’t seem to have dampened enthusiasm for it. Of the $ 4.7 million raised by the community to secure the partnership, it’s been reported that 89% was contributed by Tokenpay. So much for “the verge community” making it all possible.
Bittrex Has a Rebrand
Bittrex has been teasing its newlook platform for a couple of weeks, and yesterday it came out of beta to officially launch its sleeker, shinier interface. Visually, it’s a whole lot better. The only downside is that beneath the patina of user-friendliness, it’s still the same old exchange offering the same tired tokens. While Coinbase prevaricates over which ERC20s to add and Poloniex regroups under Circle, this is Bittrex’ chance to shine. To make Bittrex great again, Richie and his team are gonna need to start listing some assets that matter.
In other exchange news, Binance has emulated Kucoin in implementing an anti-phishing code to beef up user security. “Once you have successfully set your Anti-Phishing Code, all legitimate Binance emails that you receive will contain this exact code.” In other words, you can now have the world’s largest crypto exchange email you an obscenity of your choice on a daily basis. What a time to be alive.
Monero Gets Ledger Support
Monero has been inching closer to Ledger hardware wallet support for months. There’s already code on Github that makes integration possible for those who know what they’re doing. On Monday’s Doug Polk Podcast, Monero lead developer Fluffypony confirmed that official Ledger support is imminent. He added: “I believe the Trezor guys are working on [integration too]. I’ve heard rumours of it…There is also a group within the Monero community that’s building its own hardware wallet, which I believe is based on the Trezor schematics, if memory serves.” In other news, Monero C – one of the many spin-offs to have been spawned in the past week – has been rebranded as Monero Cash and it’s got a fetching new green logo to boot.
Yearto.date Shows 2018’s Best Performing Cryptocurrencies
Yearto.date is a new cryptocurrency tracker that does what it sounds like it does. There are plenty of sites that monitor quarterly returns, but it’s handy to have one that takes it back to the start of the calendar year. It’s got some pretty charts and a useful section for masternode coins, all of which seem to be performing terribly save for Hexx.
To round off today’s Bitcoin in Brief, we’ll finish with a pithy quote from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) CEO Jeffrey Sprecher: “People put more faith in a guy named Satoshi Nakamoto that no one has ever met than they do in the U.S. Fed.” We’ll say no more.
Do you trust Satoshi Nakamoto more than the U.S. Fed? Let us know in the comments section below.
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It’s been a tough week for Laura Ingraham. And for Lauren Ingram.
Laura Ingraham is the embattled Fox News host currently on what the network is calling a pre-scheduled vacation after her comments about Parkland survivor David Hogg sparked social media outrage.
Lauren Ingram is an Australian journalist…
Rachel Maddow is the most-watched cable news host, at least for now. The Rachel Maddow Show was the highest-rated show in cable news in March, with an average total audience of 3.058 million viewers compared to Sean Hannity’s 3 million, Forbes reports. This is a big deal considering, as…
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Telegram is a relatively new messaging service, but a tool you are probably already familiar with if you are active in the cryptocurrency community as it is very popular with trader groups and ICO projects. Our official channel is followed by almost 80,000 people.
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Monex Group, a Tokyo-based financial services group, is considering buying Coincheck. Shares in Monex jumped 23% off news that the retail investor was eyeing the Japanese exchange that was notoriously hacked this year. The move would benefit both parties, giving Monex an entry into the burgeoning crypto markets and granting Coincheck’s owners a way out.
Coincheck Floats Plans to Check Out
Following the loss of $ 500 million in NEM, which was hacked in January, Coincheck’s owners have looked increasingly uncomfortable. The exchange has since resumed trading and reimbursed NEM customers, but it was no secret that its owners were seeking a way out. It looks like they may have found one in Monex. The deal, if sealed, could be worth “several billion yen” [several million USD] according to the Nikkei stock exchange.
One of the biggest problems Coincheck has faced in the wake of the hack is restoring customer trust. A changing of the guard would go some way towards achieving that. Monex group is a trading firm specializing in brokerage, foreign exchange, insurance, and alternative investments, but has no exposure to cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency exchange acquisitions are extremely rare, although last month Circle concluded its takeover of Poloniex. A week ago, Japan’s Bitarg exchange denied reports that Yahoo was considering purchasing it, and the New York Times’ Nathaniel Popper has tweeted the rumor that South Korean investors are eyeing a $ 400m move for Bitstamp.
Monex Shares Leap 23%
Shares in Monex Group jumped 23% off news of the Coincheck buyout, hitting their daily limit of 424 yen, and coinciding with bitcoin climbing $ 400 as the cryptocurrency markets returned to green. The Monex-Coincheck deal looks likely to go through, with the Nikkei reporting that plans are in place for Coincheck’s Chief Executive Koichiro Wada to step down. Before the paperwork can be inked, Monex will seek reassurance from the Japanese Financial Services Agency regarding Coincheck’s registration, which had yet to be approved at the time of January’s $ 500 million hack.
Do you think the Monex-Coincheck deal will be good for the exchange’s customers? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group owns a growing number of local TV stations across the US, and it’s come under fire previously for newsroom tactics dictated by its Maryland headquarters. But criticism reached new heights over the weekend when Deadspin stitched together a video showing dozens of anchors reciting the same script…
Tesla Inc. stock dropped as much as 7% on Monday morning as the maker of electric cars comes out of a week of bad news — including a big recall of Model S cars and an investigation into a fatal crash of a Model X SUV — and investors expect the company will announce disappointing delivery numbers…