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Enigmatic Ethereum transaction 2100 ETH gas fees

[ad_1] To transfer 0.1 ethers, a stranger has paid a totally exaggerated transfer fee. Miners want to return the money. A Noteworthy Transaction in the Cryptocurrency Ethereum Provides Riddles: To transfer 0.1 ethers – equivalent to around € 12.76 – an unknown user paid a hefty transaction fee of 2100 ethers last Monday, the equivalent of around € 268,000. By comparison, bitinfocharts gives the current median value of the fee
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Irish Auctioneer to Sell off 315 BTC Seized by Belgian Police

[ad_1] Irish auctioneer Wilsons Auctions is to sell off 315 bitcoins seized by the Belgian government in a drug trafficking case that involved the dark net. The 24-hour online auction will start at noon on Feb. 28. Also read: Bitgo Obtains $100M Insurance Policy to Cover Crypto Assets Wilsons to Auction $390k Worth of Drug-Related Crypto Wilsons said in a statement that the loot, with no reserve, will be sold in
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Aboveboard Founder Claims ‘Nobody Is Buying’ STOs

[ad_1] Andy Singleton, the founder of securities exchanges Aboveboard, has published an article asserting that the security token offering (STO) market is “lifeless.” While Singleton acknowledges the efficiency savings facilitated by the introduction of distributed ledger technology to the securities industry, he argues that current offerings are plagued by poor liquidity and inadequate disclosure,. resulting in very little demand from investors. Also Read: Coinbase Wallet App Adds Bitcoin Cash Support ‘Nobody
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Google Singles out Bitcoin With New Keyboard Currency Symbol

[ad_1] In what some view as a landmark move, Google developers have added the bitcoin currency symbol to the iOS keyboard. Vitalik Buterin’s public request to add an ethereum symbol, however, was met with an unceremonious blow-off. The move, by a company so successful it’s evolved its domain name into a verb, reflects Bitcoin’s mainstream trajectory. Also read: 10 Years Ago Bitcoin’s Genesis Block Changed the Course of History An Unlikely Love
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Major Cryptocurrencies See Green While US Crude Futures Hit New High for 2019

[ad_1] Wednesday, Feb. 20 —  cryptocurrency markets are turning around for the green after trading sideways at the beginning of the day. Almost all top 20 coins are seeing minor gains, according to data from CoinMarketCap.Market visualization from Coin360Earlier today, Bitcoin (BTC) broke the $4,000 threshold, reaching the $4,010 mark. However, at press time the leading cryptocurrency is trading under $4,000 at around $3,981, having gained just around 1 percent
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Facebook May Be Eying ‘FaceCoin’ as It Expands Its Blockchain Team

[ad_1] Social media giant Facebook is looking to expand its blockchain team. Could ‘FaceCoin’ follow JPMorgan’s recently unveiled JPM Coin as companies vie for the prized online payments market.  Facebook’s Hiring: Blockchain Experts According to Facebook’s official careers page, the social media giant is looking to expand its team operating in the field of blockchain technologies. As per the job board, the company is hiring different experts spanning from business product
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This ‘Faketoshi’ Signature Tool Lets Anyone Become Satoshi Nakamoto

[ad_1] Over the years, it’s become popular to claim that you are Satoshi Nakamoto even if you lack a shred of evidence. Although some individuals have tried really hard to prove it, they have always failed to convince the greater community. For instance, a few self-proclaimed inventors of Bitcoin have attempted to generate a signature with a message hash that’s tethered to an early mined block. After a few of
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Mark Zuckerberg Considers Blockchain Authorization of Data in Recent Interview

[ad_1] Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg considered the ramifications of blockchain-based authorization of user data during an interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain on Feb. 20.During a discussion covering such topics as the future of technology and society, Zuckerberg noted that he “think[s] about the work we [Facebook] are a decentralizing force in the world.” Zuckerberg said that people of his generation got into technology because “it gives
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Quadrigacx Cold Wallet Was Stored in a Safety Deposit Box

[ad_1] In a 2014 appearance on the True Bromance Podcast, Gerry Cotten, the late CEO of embattled Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadrigacx, made comments indicating that the exchange was storing customer funds using paper wallets. Cotten also compared losing the private keys for a bitcoin wallet to “burning cash.” Also Read: Market Cap: A Flawed Ranking System for Valuing Crypto Cotten Discusses Cryptocurrency Custody During 2014 Podcast With Gerry Cotten having supposedly
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Bank of China Joins New Blockchain Platform for Property Buyers

[ad_1] Property development firm New World Development and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) will jointly launch a blockchain platform for home buyers with the Bank of China reportedly being the first bank user. The news was announced by local news outlet the Standard on Feb. 20.The platform reportedly aims to replace paperwork operations — such as signing the Provisional Sale and Purchase Agreement or a