Google originally congratulated cryptologist with the anniversary of the historic high Bitcoin exchange rate

Page, to appear on December 17 at the request of bitcoin, reported by users that we are talking about the financial bubble that “as many believe, pop.”

Amazing wording appeared on Monday morning and a few hours later, was replaced by the more neutral: “…a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic money”, which appeared etc.”

The point here is the features of the search algorithm of Google results for request is accompanied by a link to the page that the artificial algorithm considers most relevant based on its search rankings. Often enough such is the relevant article from Wikipedia. Which is known to be filled on a voluntary basis by content regular users with their view of the world and events.

“Edit wars” on Wikipedia — is more than a common phenomenon, and that the victim of such war was the Bitcoin.

User Smallbones 12 Dec changed the wording in the article, accompanied by its comment that is, say, the opinion of the majority on this issue, and backed by the link to the article by a columnist of Bloomberg, also calls Bitcoin a bubble. However, other editors have expressed their disagreement with the edit, it was canceled, but Google managed to index the previous version.

Note that the search results Google, features of algorithms, and opportunities for manipulations — a topic rich. Last week, for example, the CEO Sundar Pichai during the hearings in Congress had to answer the question, why is the idiot query, the search engine produces photos of the US President Donald trump.

However, the relationship of the largest search engine for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in particular simplicity do not differ. And speech here not only about the bans. In a recent advertisement for one of their Google services referred to mining and cryptocurrencies in a sarcastic manner, calling them “fake money”.

However, this does not prevent researchers to analyze the frequency of queries in Google as one of the indicators of public interest in cryptocurrencies.

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In Hong Kong cryptocurrency investor dropped from the roof, millions of dollars (video)

Kriptonyte pushes some people to very strange things, but the media sidestep the majority of incidents. Hong Kong Bitcoin millionaire Wong Chin kit clearly demonstrated the decline of Fiat currency in the literal sense of the word. Surely this case will raise many questions, but for the suffering of cryptosphere this may be a good sign.

The fall of the Fiat for the Bitcoin rise

The last few years, those who invested in Bitcoin at a very early stage, earned millions of dollars. Especially if they were able to resist the temptation not to get rid of the greater part of the portfolio on the growth of the coin to the historical high of 19.5 thousand dollars. Sold Lee Wong Chin kit your scriptactive at its peak, remains a mystery.

We know only that the 24-year-old Bitcoin millionaire living in Hong Kong. Over the years he amassed an impressive portfolio in this difficult Bitcoin decided to support cryptonote slightly unusual way. It looked like this:

Airdrop $ 13 million

As noted in NullTX usually in this field are scattered cryptotokens, but Wong decided to part with 13 million dollars. According to the young millionaire, in that moment, he felt himself to be the Messiah and was happy to spread the good news about Bitcoin around the world. Unfortunately, later he was arrested on the way home in his Lamba and accused of organizing mass riots.

The main question is, then tried to get the man throwing banknotes from the roof. Someone will examine the potential promise of the benefits of investment in Bitcoin. Others will say that the way the young man was trying to compensate for an inferiority complex.

In General, the distribution of money to the needy — quite a noble gesture, which has often been criticized. There will always be those who blame wonga for the fact that he not reinvest accumulated, and is stupid. However, each person is free to use your money as you see fit.

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Cobinhood holds delisting 59 tokens

Exchange cryptocurrency Cobinhood decided to spend the big delisting on its platform, removing 59 tokens and a dozen more trading pairs.

As reported on the website of the stock exchange, this is not a complete delisting and suspension of trade policy resulting from the current state of the market and this is attributed to poor liquidity and low trading volume.

Full list of coins is given in the table below, where “V” means that the couple will still be available, and “X” means that the pair will not be available:

BTC

ETH

USDT

BTC

x

x

v

ETH

v

x

v

COB

v

v

x

CMT

v

x

x

REP

x

x

x

EOS

x

x

v

ETHOS

x

x

x

GNT

x

x

x

NGC

x

x

x

OMG

x

x

x

SAN

x

x

x

SPHTX

x

x

x

SNT

x

x

x

PAY

x

x

x

BAT

x

x

x

GTC

x

x

x

TRX

v

x

x

All drgn

x

x

x

ZRX

x

v

x

DGD

x

x

x

CVC

x

x

x

INS

x

x

x

OCN

x

x

x

ICN

x

x

x

MANA

x

x

x

STK

x

x

x

VOISE

x

x

x

FUN

x

x

x

GNO

x

x

x

UTNP

v

v

x

BDG

x

x

x

ENJ

x

x

x

IOST

x

x

x

BRD

x

x

x

BAR

x

x

x

FSN

x

x

x

DADI

x

x

x

NTK

x

x

x

SUB

x

x

x

ABT

x

x

x

REN

x

x

x

WTC

x

x

x

RFR

x

x

x

BEE

x

x

x

MCO

x

x

x

LYM

x

x

x

QTUM

x

x

x

LTC

x

x

v

GTO

x

x

x

FLUZ

x

x

x

LALA

x

v

x

TBAR

x

x

x

BOT

x

x

x

DXT

x

x

x

CGC

x

x

x

BCH

x

x

v

NEO

x

x

v

GAS

v

x

x

SHPING

x

v

x

MFG

x

x

x

ACT

x

x

x

PLY

v

x

x

DENT

x

x

x

MIOTA

x

x

v

FXT

x

v

x

LAP

x

x

x

HQX

x

x

x

MTN

x

x

x

SMT

x

x

x

BOE

x

x

x

BM

x

x

x

COFI

x

x

x

LSTR

x

x

x

SVD

v

x

x

KWATT

v

x

x

DASH

x

x

v

WELL

x

v

x

KICK

x

x

x

ZEC

v

x

x

XMR

v

x

x

XEM

v

x

x

XRP

x

x

v

OSA

x

x

x

TUSD

x

x

v

DAI

x

x

v

PAX

x

x

v

GUSD

x

x

v

XTZ

v

x

x

LSK

v

x

x

VET

v

x

x

VTHO

v

x

x

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A US Congressman has offered to issue a coin Wallcoin to Finance the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico

A member of the U.S. Congress proposed to hold a crowdfunding campaign among the inhabitants of the country to Finance the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico to stop the flow of illegal migrants. To implement the idea of the author of the project proposed to release a special cryptocurrency — Wallcoin.

The Congressman of the U.S. state of Ohio Warren Davidson suggested the use of cryptocurrency to raise money necessary for the construction of a wall on the border of U.S. and Mexico. Previously the idea of building a Mexican wall was announced by President Donald trump.

At the suggestion of Davidson’s, the coin can be called Wallcoin (from the English. “wall” “wall”). It is designed to form the basis of a large-scale crowdfunding campaigns among residents of the United States, because the Democratic party opposes the construction of the wall at the expense of budgetary funds.

The legislator noted that the wall is not continuous — on some sites will be installed a mesh fence, or the realization of an idea is not enough funds:

“There are areas that you would want to protect with the wall, and if you look at the existing ones, for$ 5 billion to build the Great wall of China, will be strung mesh fence”.

Note, Warren Davidson is a supporter of the use of cryptocurrency in the Parliament of the United States. In late September, he even gathered a round table with the representatives of the sphere of the blockchain and the authorities to expedite passage of legislation crypto industry.

The use of cryptocurrency in political campaigns support support 60% of Americans.

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Europol has revealed the largest darknet market of counterfeit money

Police service of the European Union, located in the Hague (Europol) announced the successful completion of the operation to expose the largest darknet market of counterfeit money and the arrest of more than 235 counterfeiters. During the operation, police in 13 European countries conducted more than 300 searches among the persons involved in the network for the production and sale of counterfeit notes and coins.

In the summer of 2018 Austrian Federal police could find and arrest the owner of the largest darknet market for the sale of counterfeit coins and banknotes. Attacker counterfeit bills were printed in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 euros, and the pressroom was located in the city of Leoben. Before his arrest, according to police, a counterfeiter could produce and distribute more than 10,000 counterfeit bills in the amount of from 10 to 50 million euros.

It is noteworthy that to declassify the network of contacts counterfeiter failed due to his perfectionism. The scammer has taken payments in bitcoin anonymous, however, had kept track of all email addresses, which eventually went counterfeit banknotes. With the help of books of account counterfeiter Europol and managed to track down his clients. During the search law enforcers seized from the criminals, more than 1,500 counterfeit money, drugs, guns, equipment for mining and printing shop for the production of counterfeit money.

“A joint operation by the police in 13 European countries demonstrates that even in the darknet, there is not complete anonymity. If you are engaged in illegal activity, be prepared for the fact that sooner or later at your door, knocking the police,” say the representatives of Europol, in summing up the operation.

We will remind, according to representatives of Europol, the perpetrators have long switched to alternative anonymous cryptocurrency (Monero, zcash for and Dash) because the investigators tend to focus their searches exclusively for bitcoin. The evaluation of Europol, bitcoin is not being used to Finance terrorism in Europe.

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Having failed with the ETF, the Winklevoss brothers offer retail investors a new product

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss can serve as an example sports. After an epopee with their request to open a bitcoin ETF, rejected by the Commission on securities and exchanges (USA), and lost the appeal, the founders of crypto currency exchange Gemini not left trying to attract the attention and money of retail investors.

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss against the backdrop of universal recession and depression, a record increase the state of their crypto currency exchange, has recently moved to a new office, demonstrate confidence and are filled with a variety of plans. Even an unfortunate misfire in ETFs has forced them to abandon the idea to bring in the cryptocurrency industry unskilled retail investors.

Instead of ETF attention this category of investors proposed mobile application and new cryptocurrency Fund. Application the product is more versatile because it is equipped with options both for the clients of the exchange with experience, and new users, which can help, for example, easily and quickly pass the KYC procedure.

But the new Fund Cryptoverse, users can also access the application is more for beginners. As in many other similar products, we are talking about the Fund with reference to a basket of exchange traded coins. This is Bitcoin, ether, Litecoin, zcash for and recently added Bitcoin to Cash.

Neither the application nor even a special Fund available to its users, are not something revolutionary new — like instruments. But it’s a pretty iconic item to Gemini, still fokusirovka on the development of technology and infrastructure based on institutional investors.

“Development of products based on individual approach to the needs will be largely trend-2019,” — said Tyler Winklevoss.

The brothers emphasize that the decline in the market they are not particularly scary and are confident that their business will survive this crisis.

“For many years we have built a Gemini, and the course did not play a role. Bitcoin was worth $ 200. Last year it was more of an anomaly, a deviation from the norm,” said Cameron Winklevoss.

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The Commission on urgent exchange trade of the USA has requested public comments about the technology of Ethereum

The Commission on urgent exchange trade of the USA (CFTC) have expressed a desire to learn more about Ethereum and its underlying technologies, and markets that have been created around it.

Published on Tuesday, December 11, a request to retrieve relevant information, the regulator explains that it wants to receive public comments on various issues regarding Ethereum — from technology to its application. For replies CFTC took 60 days, answers can be submitted via electronic or regular mail, or transfer physically.

“The CFTC expects that the comments received and the information will be of benefit LabCFTC, FINTECH-the initiative of the CFTC and will help the Commission better understand these promising technologies,” — said in a press release.

In the request for information noted that these answers also help the Department to get a better idea about how it should be regulated Ethereum-market, and the associated cryptocurrency markets derivatives.

“Information received at this inquiry, the CFTC will help to ensure the integrity of the derivatives markets, and will also facilitate monitoring and reduce systemic risk by enhancing legal certainty. The purpose of the request is the understanding of the similarities and differences of various virtual currencies including bitcoin and Ethereum, Ethereum and the inherent opportunities, challenges and risks,” it says.

The document contains 25 different questions about Ethereum and its network are divided into categories such as its purpose, underlying technology, markets, supervision, as well as cyber security and custody decisions.

The questions touch on themes such as, for example, the forthcoming launch of Ethereum for algorithm proof-of-stake, the problems of scalability, network usage at the moment, the possibility of audit of deposits in ETH, etc.

One of the questions, for example, as follows:

“How the introduction of derivative contracts on Ether capacity to change or modify the structure of the [financial] incentives underlying the model proof-of-stake?”

Subsequent questions in more detail affect the potential impact of the market on Ethereum built on top of it, the derivatives market and Vice versa.

Recall that in late November LabCFTC, a research unit of the CFTC, issued an official guide to smart contracts, pointing out their advantages and risks.

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Stellar: Stellar Activity Hardwork — an outright Scam

Fourth place in the ranking Coinmarketcap is, of course, a good result. That’s just the growing popularity of the asset cause activation of Scam — Stellar claims that the material with detailed analysis of different kinds of fraudulent schemes was typed on a series of publications, which is the platform I decided a detailed analysis of “hard forks” Stellar Activity.

Sad news for those who managed to believe in the promises of the unknown, raskruchivaya so-called hardwork Activity in the network. December 9, it did not take place. For one simple reason — nobody was going to make any hard forks, it was only a pretext to get to token of Stellar gullible cryptoendoliths.

Or inexperienced — it is worth considering that not so long ago, Stellar announced and began to carry out large-scale airdrop, promising XLM $ 25 for each user account Blockchain.com who signs up to participate in the promotion. Perhaps the scammers, in anticipation of an influx not too experienced captainvalor who have free crypt, also decided to take advantage of this chance.

“The Stellar Activity — cute logo, website, average attendance Telegram channel. They promise (for free) two new token XLA for every single XLM. All this is not uncommon for the world of cryptocurrency. So there was a Bitcoin Cash and most other clones of Bitcoin. However, this is 100% Scam, designed to lure your hard-earned XLM”, — stated in the message of the official account of the Stellar Guard.

The authors give three sign pointing to the fraudulent nature of the scheme.

1) Scamera promise a reward for the dissemination of information on Stellar Activity. The more potential victims of the Scam, the better, so the scammers do not skimp on the promise.

2) Special conditions. Two new token for each XLM is a good deal. But if someone is looking for special conditions, we can now list the XLM kindly provided by fraudsters address, then to obtain 30 new token for each Stellar Lumen. While scameron managed to collect 9.6 thousand XLM, which at the current rate accounted for slightly more than $ 1 thousand That is, people voluntarily moved them a cryptocurrency with real value, hoping to get 30 for each new token, which today do not venture to identify anybody. However, the authors themselves Stellar Guard note that in itself such a scheme has no fundamental differences from the average ICO.

3) the Presence of “special wallet for hard forks”, that is the most serious warning signal. Shortly before the date hard forks of scamera announced the creation of the “official wallet Stellar Activity”. Users are prompted for a private key, to get their tokens XLA. What happens to a user whose secret key from the purse, where he keeps Stellar, goes straight on xlawallet.com to explain in detail is not necessary.

A similar fate has befallen users Stellar, who believed the organizers of the “hard forks Dolphin” that evaporated along with their crypt. Stellar Guard believes that this may be the same people that Activity — at least, special purses Scam both projects use a similar method of extracting data of the user.

Team Stellar notes that Activity — definitely not the first and hardly the last Scam-a project of this kind. And encourages users to pay attention to suspicious signs, like the three mentioned items, do not hesitate to ask questions and not to neglect the additional security measures, such as, for example, purses with multipoles.

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Who translated 856 thousand bitcoins last week: Deal with the mysterious sending coins to several billion dollars

Last week there were reports about the mysterious whale, which is distributed 856 000 107 BTC in the wallets, that is, for each address it was sent to 8,000 BTC. The total amount of cryptocurrency based on today’s exchange rate amounted to 2.91 billion dollars. The number of displaced coins is 4.9 percent of the total number of bitcoins in circulation.

To date, cryptocommunist have already appeared several theories and rumors about the mysterious richer. Someone noticed that the addresses may belong to the portal FEE.org because the service BitInfoCharts linked information some addresses with this site. However, the address for donations FEE.org received a total of 2,21485713 BTC for all time of existence.

What does Coinbase?

In fact, the movement of a huge amount of coins is the largest American crypto currency exchange Coinbase. 29 Nov in the official company blog has information about planned therabath that “can cause movements of all crypto-currencies supported by Coinbase”.

Time “suspect” transactions add up, too — representatives of the exchange had warned that they would move from 1 to 6 December. In other words, no “mysterious whale” no, it’s just another internal matters one of the exchanges.

Besides, now carry out such an operation is most advantageous. Due to the strong fall of Bitcoin transaction fees dropped to almost zero, so that the stock exchange practically has not suffered any losses.

Earlier, major moves in Ethereum. At the end of October with cold wallet Binance lost 988 888 ETH. As it turned out later, the cryptocurrency was distributed among different addresses of the exchange to increase the level of security of the assets of its clients. Historically, the largest transaction in the crypt is almost always conducted exchanges, so investors have nothing to worry about.

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Hey Siri: now you can Ripple forward through the voice assistant to the iPhone

Ripple continues to build a name for yourself universal cryptocurrency that can be applied practically in any sphere of life. A few days ago, an independent developer under the name xRpto_O XRP integrated in iOS. Now the operating system users can receive and send coins by voice command.

The future is already here

The scope of independent development for Apple gadgets was not as rich on new items lately. However, recently one of the programmers was able to find some interesting application of the iOS operating system.

From now on, the holders of the cryptocurrency do not need to spend time entering addresses and manual forwarding XRP. All this can be done using voice assistant Siri. In his Twitter xRpto_O published a short video in which he demonstrated the shipment of 0.5 XRP user from the database Siri.

Based on the work process — the application XRP Tip Bot. Recall, by using this program users can leave a tip in bitcoin. At the time the development was so successful that it was even supported by Google and Apple.

It is noteworthy that during the development of the XRP Tip Bot and its connection with Siri was not involved representatives of the Ripple or Apple. This speaks to the growing interest of ordinary members of cryptocommunist in the future development of the industry. The number of XRP holders is growing, and the coin finds more and more applications in everyday life. It seems that now Ripple is the most common design in the world, not counting Bitcoin.

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