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Shutdown Won’t Stop NORAD Santa Tracker

December 24, 2018 |

It would take more than a partial government shutdown to stop the North American Aerospace Defense Command delivering its updates on Santa’s progress on Christmas Eve. The military says the NORAD Tracks Santa operation from the joint US-Canadian command will proceed as normal this year because it is run by…
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New Bitcoin ATM Tracker Site Launches in Russia

December 14, 2018 |

New Bitcoin ATM Tracker Site Launches in Russia

A new website showing a map of cryptocurrency teller machines and other points of sale has been launched in Russia. The platform currently provides information about bitcoin ATM locations in the city of Moscow but its developers plan to expand its coverage globally.

Also read: French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners

Cryptocoinmap Has Some Useful Features

Cryptocoinmap.ru is quite similar in design to the popular bitcoin ATM tracker website Coinatmradar. At this early stage, there’s still a lot of room for improvement but the platform already has some unique features. It has been created by two Russian companies, Nanobit and Sova.rf, which have already expressed their intentions to continue to develop it.

At present, Cryptocoinmap shows several locations in the Russian capital where crypto enthusiasts are able to trade fiat with digital money. Six of them are bitcoin ATMs, where residents and visitors of Moscow can buy cryptocurrencies, and one is an exchange which sells and buys virtual coins. The website provides information about their addresses, phone numbers and business hours as well as images of the surroundings.

New Bitcoin ATM Tracker Site Launches in Russia

All points of sale support major cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin core (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH), litecoin (LTC), and dash. The exchange rates are displayed in a number of fiat currencies including the Russian ruble, U.S. dollar, British pound, Japanese yen, Chinese yuan, Indian Rupee, and Kazakhstani tenge. Bitfinex is the crypto exchange used for reference.

The service allows users to filter the suggestions by business hours, available services and supported cryptocurrencies. The platform is based on Yandex Maps, the Russian alternative to Google Maps, and it offers some useful features, including directions to the BATMs and real-time traffic updates.

Cryptocoinmap lists all supported coins with their current prices in fiat sourced from major global and local digital asset exchanges such as Coinbase, Kraken, Bitfinex, Bitstamp, Bittrex, Poloniex, Cex, Exmo, Livecoin, and Yobit. The numbers are accompanied by graphs showing the daily, weekly and yearly price movements.

Developers Plan for Global Coverage

New Bitcoin ATM Tracker Site Launches in RussiaRepresentatives of the companies behind the project recently told Forklog they will only add new ATMs and change bureaus that are operated within the framework of the law. Businesses applying to be listed on Cryptocoinmap must provide proof they do not owe any taxes to the government and present documents demonstrating their financial viability.

Right now, the website displays only seven locations in the Russian capital, but Nanobit and Sova.rf want to expand the coverage to include over 100 regions around the world. The companies have promised to add 200 new locations by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

Coinatmradar, which is the leading BATM tracker site, provides information about over 4,000 cryptocurrency ATMs globally. These are operated by 520 companies in 74 countries. According to its data, there are currently at least 11 bitcoin ATMs in and around the Russian capital, as well as dozens of devices in other regions throughout the vast country that spans 11 timezones.

Have you used a cryptocurrency teller machine? Tell us in the comments section below and share your thoughts on the subject.  


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Longhash Launches Bitcoin Tracker to Find ‘Dirty Money’

September 24, 2018 |

Longhash, a crypto and blockchain media and analysis site, recently launched its own Bitcoin Tracker. In an effort to “offer more peace of mind to investors, regulators and the general public,” users can basically find the origin of BTC, tracking it through the many places it has traveled.  

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Longhash Launches Bitcoin Tracker

“Compared to the traditional financial system,” Longhash explains, “cryptocurrency can seem murky. Bitcoin transactions are pseudonymous, which makes them attractive to criminals.” And while that statement can for sure trigger a great many Bitcoiners to outrage, and probably should, the site believes mainstreaming crypto adoption will come with the advent of tools for transparency.

It’s also a interesting juxtaposition on where many in the ecosystem seem to be, philosophically. Privacy-based coins, regardless of their actual efficacy, are all the rage as developers look to thwart minders, official and otherwise, to bring about a more cash-like experience.

Longhash Launches Bitcoin Tracker to Find ‘Dirty Money’

For Longhash, attracting institutional money seems to outweigh such a trend. “When you send money to a Bitcoin address, who exactly are you dealing with?,” they ask. With that in mind, they’ve created a BTC address search to their homepage.

“To be clear,” Longhash stresses, “we are not revealing the identities of Bitcoin holders. We just hope to offer more peace of mind to investors, regulators and the general public. The mainstream perception that cryptocurrency is associated with crime is not good for the industry as a whole.”

Longhash Launches Bitcoin Tracker to Find ‘Dirty Money’
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Fuzzy, Precise, Address Ratings, and Dirty Money

To discover the site’s version of transparency, users can dial up the Longhash homepage and click on an Address link to enable two types of bitcoin address searches, Fuzzy and Precise. A fuzzy search on the Longhash page asks only for a “few characters of an address.” Users can examine “10,000 richest bitcoin addresses” from richest first on down. Precise searches appear to live up to the title. The curious enter a BTC address, and available to them are balances, BTC sent and received amounts, and transaction history generally.

An interesting quirk of these searches is the Address Rate. “We rate addresses by analyzing their transactions as well as the addresses that it sends money to and receives money from. If we find, for example, that an address is transacting with another address that is affiliated with crime, the first address will get a lower rating. The higher the address rate, the more trustworthy the address,” the company notes.

Longhash Launches Bitcoin Tracker to Find ‘Dirty Money’Like dollars, bitcoin can pass through various routes to wind up in your wallet. Should you want to know more about the address sending them your way, Longhash believes they can provide insight. “We classified four main address types,” they argue. “The light blue refers to a mixing service, which purposely disguises the source of a Bitcoin transaction. The darker blue refers to a cryptocurrency exchange. The magenta refers to a mining pool, and the orange refers to a gambling site. The light purple refers to an old address that is no longer in use.”

Probably the most interesting part of the experience is how classifications are charted in colored rings. The inner-inner ring is a BTC’s origin. If that ring was blue, this would mean its first 30 moves came by way of formal crypto exchanges. If the next most inner ring is purple and a mix of orange, this means the BTC had both exchange and gambling site origins. The outer ring then, shows how, in this example, BTC “came from a combination of cryptocurrency exchanges, mixing services and mining pools, gambling sites,” they claim. “So by using this chart, you can see if a Bitcoin has any relationship to dirty money.”

Will you use this BTC address tracker? Let us know in the comments below. 


Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Longhash.


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The Daily: Binance Tracker Available in Beta, New Crypto Exchange Ready in Two Weeks

August 20, 2018 |

The Daily: Binance Info Available in Beta, Crypto Exchange in Two Weeks

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced the launch of its new market intelligence app in beta. The mobile tracker is available for Android and iOS. Also in The Daily, an IT company offers a platform to build a crypto exchange in just two weeks, Shariah compliant trading platform promises to bring Muslim crypto enthusiasts into the space, and a Russian region issues Amurcoin.

Also read: McAfee’s Doomed Wallet, Altcoin Panic, Binance Launches Fiat-to-Crypto

Binance Launches Mobile Market Tracker

The Daily: Binance Info Available in Beta, Crypto Exchange in Two WeeksBinance, the largest crypto exchange by daily trading volume, has launched a new market intelligence application. The beta version of Binance Info is now available for both Android and iOS devices, the company announced on Twitter. According to its page, Binance Info provides comprehensive project information and market data for more than 1,200 digital coins and tokens, including their issue price, ICO date and circulating supply. It supports both fiat and crypto pricing with multiple base currencies to choose from and offers users real-time charts and indicators.

The launch of the mobile market tracker is part of a series of new announcements by the Chinese-run trading platform in the past few weeks. News.Bitcoin.com reported last week that Binance is setting up a fiat-to-crypto exchange in Liechtenstein through a joint venture with LCX. Also announced was a new educational portal in beta – Binance Academy. The platform is an open access learning hub supported by the Binance team. The exchange is reportedly also exploring opportunities to invest in a ”decentralized” bank in Malta.

Exchange Ready in Just Two Weeks

The Daily: Binance Info Available in Beta, Crypto Exchange in Two WeeksAn IT company, specialized in software development for the fintech sector, has recently launched a platform that allows clients to create their own cryptocurrency exchange, fast and easy, the Russian Bitcrypto News reports. Softfx, which provides services to forex and crypto brokers, dealers, banks and investment funds, claims that with its modular solution customers can have their trading platform up and running within two weeks after presenting their requirements.

The Exchange platform comes with useful functionalities like automated purchases and sales of digital assets, crypto-based CFD trading, integration with a number of payment systems including Webmoney, Skrill, Qiwi, and Yandex Money, as well as wallets supporting cryptocurrencies like bitcoin core (BTC), litecoin (LTC), ethereum (ETH), and ripple (XRP). Companies can also add their own coins issued through ICOs, including ERC20 tokens. The developers promise high level of security and encryption for users’ personal information, financial data and funds, as well as protection against hacking and DDoS attacks.

Shariah Crypto Platform Launches in UAE

The Daily: Binance Info Available in Beta, Crypto Exchange in Two WeeksAdab Solutions, a company based in the United Arab Emirates, has created a Shariah compliant cryptocurrency trading platform named First Islamic Crypto Exchange (FICE). Striving to adhere to “the high moral requirements set forth by the Shariah community,” the company has decided to create an in-house Shariah Advisory Board in order to “ensure that Islam is finally included in the global cryptocurrency market.”

The Board has been created as an independent body including internationally recognized Shariah experts, the Arabian Business Community reported. Their role will be to provide inputs on Shariah matters and help FICE comply with Shariah principles. Adab Solutions hopes to not only ensure high quality of exchange services but also support the inclusion of Muslim crypto enthusiasts and traders into the space.

Russian Region Issues Its Amurcoin

The Daily: Binance Info Available in Beta, Crypto Exchange in Two WeeksAmur Oblast, a region located in Russia’s Far East, has emitted 1 million of its own tokens called Amurcoins. The cryptos will be used by participants in the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) scheduled to take place September 11 – 13, 2018 in Vladivostok. EEF has become a major platform for the presentation of new strategies to develop and promote political, economic and cultural links between the Russian Federation and countries from the Asia-Pacific region.

EEF guests will be rewarded with Amurcoins for every stride they make at the venue of the event, Bitnovosti reports. They can use the tokens to purchase and pay for a variety of goods and services, from souvenirs and ice cream, to renting a hotel room. The experiment, supported by local crypto enthusiasts and their friends from Moscow, is intended to help visitors better understand what blockchain is, how cryptocurrencies work, and also present Amur as an innovative, high-tech hub. The Oblast is home to the first Russian digital economy school and is currently building an international blockchain center.

What are your thoughts on today’s news tidbits? Tell us in the comments section below.


Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Binance, Adab Solutions.


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NY Legal Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker

April 1, 2018 |

NY Legal Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker

New York-based legal firm, Morrison Cohen LLP, has launched what it calls the “Moco Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker.” The tracker seeks to provide updates and information on all active legal proceedings in the United States involving cryptocurrency companies, yielding greater transparency regarding the legal embroilments of companies operating in the virtual currency industry.

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Morrison Cohen Launches Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker

NY Legal Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Litigation TrackerAs of this writing, Morrison Cohen’s Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker displays information regarding 63 ongoing proceedings taking place in the U.S. The cases are arranged chronologically, and are sorted according to the nature of the litigation in question.

The tracker has been described as offering increased transparency regarding the legal affairs of companies operating in the cryptocurrency industry – with prospective investors able to quickly ascertain as to whether or not a company is presently the subject of legal action. The tracker provides links to relevant documentation pertaining to listed proceedings, including “rulings/orders of note[s]” relating to the cases.

Cease-and-Desist Orders Among Most Prevalent Proceedings

At present, 27 of the 63 listed cases are described as comprising ”Summary Suspensions/Cease and Desist Orders, 24 are described as “Class Action and Other Private Litigation,” and 18 cases are “Regulatory Litigation and Proceedings.

Morrison Cohen will also track the regulatory pronouncements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the New York State Department of Financial Services, in addition to “other regulatory announcements” including those made by executive order.

Complaints to Consumer Watchdog on Increase

NY Legal Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Litigation TrackerEarlier this month, consumer research group, Valuepenguin, published a report claiming that the number of consumer complaints involving cryptocurrency company filed with the U.S Consumer Financial Protection Bureau increase by 669 percent following the post-December 2017 crash in the cryptocurrency markets.

40% of complaints originate from traders concerned by being unable to withdraw funds from a cryptocurrency platform, followed by complaints relating to transaction issues (20.5%), and allegations of fraud (11.7%).

Do you think that greater transparency regarding the legal affairs of crypto companies will assist prospective investors in making informed decisions


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PR: Last Chance to Join Cash Tracker DineroONE Token Presale, a Product That Will Create €45 Billion Worth Industry

February 19, 2018 |

Cash Tracker DineroONE Token Presale

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

DineroONE start-up already raised €1 million in funding from private Investors for their innovative all-in-one pay-everywhere solution, even before their Token Presale.

A prospective company from Croatia aims to modernize the existing payment methods, facilitate cash flow monitoring for business entities and offer new payment solutions to consumers.

Businesses dealing daily with cash are well acquainted with the problem of discrepancy between numbers shown in their Invoicing software’s and money actually located in their cash drawers/cashiers.

One of the main features of DineroONE product is to solve this problem by automatic cash counting and real-time reporting to its owners.

DineroONE Intelligent cash drawer will also provide cryptocurrency and card payment options, offer their own software solutions for tracking all of the transactions (withdrawing and depositing cash in the cash drawer, cryptocurrency and card transactions) and provide default invoicing software solution. We can say for sure that DineroONE will be enabler of cryptocurrency payments in the real world.

DineroONE is one of the very few Token crowdsale projects that are creating a hardware solution, and although seed funds are already raised, the production of the whole system is capital intensive.

Dinero Token will be created for the new round of capital-raising where Investors (Token holders) will became shareholders of the company which will develop and sell DineroONE Intelligent drawer and its services.

Dinero Token Presale is scheduled for March 1st with a hard cap of €2 million or 7 days period, whichever comes first.
During the presale an exclusive 50% bonus will be available to all participants (Investors). Whitelist now while there are still opened places!

DineroONE, extensively demanded solution of every industry (restaurants, shops, cafés, bakeries, etc.) aims to create a €45 billion worth industry and became efficient, affordable and easy way to manage businesses flow of cash, cryptocurrency and card transactions.

“According to the time we live in and available technology, our desire is to create a solution that will change previous experience with payment transactions and push it into the new era. Every one of us has been in touch with payment systems in various situations, but we don’t actually think about the process behind. Our goal is to improve that everyday process in order to save valuable time and extend the possibilities to match the modern lifestyle” – said Marija Zeljko, founder of the project.

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Experts Say Fitness Tracker Map Reveals Secret Military Bases

January 28, 2018 |

Last November, Strava published a Global Heatmap tracking the movements of the 27 million people who use its fitness service—either through its app or devices like Fitbits—over two years. A 20-year-old international security and Middle East expert finally took a closer look at the map this weekend after…
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Rex Tillerson Used Email Alias ‘Wayne Tracker’ at Exxon

March 14, 2017 |

An investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors regarding its knowledge of climate change has revealed that former CEO and current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an alias email address to discuss the subject, says New York’s attorney general. In a letter to a New York judge on Monday,…
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McDonald’s recalls all Step-It fitness tracker toys over risk of burns

August 24, 2016 |

McDonald’s Corp. has recalled all of its Step-It activity wristband Happy Meal toys after reports that they led to numerous injuries, including blisters and skin irritation, and could cause burns.

The recall involves about 33 million wristbands that were made for distribution in the U.S. and Canada,…


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McDonald’s Fitness Tracker May Have Hurt Customers’ Health

August 18, 2016 |

An attempt by McDonald’s to make Happy Meals part of an active and healthy lifestyle was certainly short lived. USA Today reports the fast-food restaurant pulled the “Step It!” fitness trackers from its Happy Meals on Wednesday. The fitness trackers, which count steps and display pace, were meant to be…
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