CoinDesk’s Q2 ‘State of Blockchain’ Report Shows Project Funding Holds Strong as Markets Remain Flat

  Bitcoin on-chain transactions have fallen 28 percent following the Lightning Nework’s beta launch in late Q1   New York, NY — CoinDesk, the world’s leading digital media company focused on crypto assets and blockchain, today released its Q2 2018 State of Blockchain Report, widely considered the leading authority on blockchain trends research and analysis since its inception in 2014. The quarterly report covers market interest in public blockchains with a snapshot of the ten largest cryptocurrencies compared to Bitcoin at the end of each quarter.   The Q2 2018…

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Twitter to blame for Twitter Bitcoin Scam

Did You Hear the One About the Special Giveaway?   “Big news from the Poloniex team today!” tweeted the U.S. exchange on Monday, announcing its acquisition by Circle. The first response to the tweet was as predictable as it was pitiful: “We аre joining Circle! To commemorаte, we’re giving аwаy 2000 ЕТΗ,” wrote “Palooniex”. “To pаrticipаte, senԁ 0.3-3 ЕТΗ to our аԁԁress below аnԁ get 3-30 ЕТΗ bаck. Hurry!”   Where does the blame for these scams lie? Although it’s easy to get mad at scammers for perpetrating these sorts…

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Circle buy Poloniex Crypto Exchange

As the value of cryptocurrencies continues to grow, so does the opportunity for business acquisitions. Circle, a peer-to-peer payments technology company using the blockchain, founded by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville in October 2013 have just announced the acquisition of Poloniex, a crypto exchange.       According to Reuters, Circle is “one of the leading players in the over-the-counter market for bitcoin trading, and is soon launching a retail-focused app for buying cryptocurrencies, Circle Invest.  One of the best-funded blockchain startups, its investors include Goldman Sachs Group Inc and…

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