Bitcoin and Ethereum: University Business School Students Worldwide Make a Choice

Business students of 13 universities from different countries competed in a crypto-currency investment challenge sponsored by Kraken, a digital currency exchange (Bitcoin and Litecoin), and publicized by The Economist Magazine. Kraken operates in the United States, Canada, The European Union, and Japan. Dubbed as the Kraken Case Study Competition, the objective was to determine which Blockchain platform is a better buy […]

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95% Fake Crypto Trading Volume Draws ETF Adoption Nearer

95% of the reported Bitcoin (BTC) trading volumes are actually forged and fake. What was once taken to be as an allegation, is now having a documented proof, a research conducted by Bitwise Asset Management. 1/ New Research from us @BitwiseInvest. As part of 226 slides presented to the SEC on our ETF filing, we did a first-of-its-kind analysis of […]

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Quadriga Mystery Deepens as Auditors Discover Cold Wallets to Be Empty

The investigation into the failure of QuadrigaCX continues to reveal evidence of deception and mismanagement by the exchange’s operators. Ernst & Young, the court ordered auditor of Quadriga’s crypto holdings, has announced that cold wallets, in which most of the exchange’s deposits were presumed to be held, are empty. Also, the accounting firm has reported that Quadriga was using customer […]

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Coinbase, Kraken Announce Support For Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork

Cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Kraken have announced that they will be supporting Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork. The Ethereum hard fork, which will be activated at block number 7,080,000, is a step towards moving the Ethereum model from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake paradigm. It will consist of several codebase modifications specified by five different ethereum improvement proposals (EIPs). These include: […]

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Law Enforcement Inquiries Sent to Kraken Nearly Tripled in 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has received nearly three times more law enforcement inquiries in 2018 than in 2017, the exhange reported in a tweet Jan. 5. According to data displayed in the weet, in 2018 the exchange received 475 law enforcement inquiries from global government agencies, while in 2017 there had been only 160. Still, 2017 numbers were already considerably higher […]

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Hash Wars: A Successful BCH Upgrade and a 'High Risk' Exchange Listing

It’s been close to four days since the Bitcoin Cash upgrade and the blockchain split that occurred on Nov. 15. Since the acrimonious fork, a lot has happened within the BCH ecosystem including a few exchanges listing both chains as separate coins. Also Read: Another ‘Satoshi Message’ Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails Bitcoincash.org States Upgrade Was a Success The […]

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Cybersecurity Firm Ranks Safety of Top Crypto Exchanges

Prominent cybersecurity firm Group-IB has graded the security of top crypto exchanges, U.S.-based tech news media the Next Web reported Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to research conducted by the Moscow-based firm in partnership with crypto asset insurance platform CryptoIns, the Kraken platform is the safest crypto exchange. In contrast, OKEx — the now-second crypto exchange by daily trade volume — […]

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