Google Trends: Bitcoin and Altcoins are more popular than

Despite the fact that the proportion of dominance of Bitcoin in the market is more than 50%, the trend in February hinted that the altcoins market wakes up what he’s talking about, and Google Trends. The number of search queries related to “altcoins”, rose to new highs, exceeding the peak rates 2017-2018.

According to the portal Mickey, graphs of the price of most altcoins were green most of last and this months; many of the coins showed double-digit growth of, for example, four of the top 20 coins are traded above the 200-day moving average.

Of course, if we assess the market from All Time Highs, it will still be on for 80-90% in the red, but if you take the period of the past month, then every week we can note a 25% increase for some coins.

All this may indicate the final stage cryptogamy. Many analysts suggest the beginning of a new altstone and update the previous ATH. But the main question remains the same, as the market continues to focus on Bitcoin.

“This is the official season Altcoin. We don’t ask why. Just say thanks and take profit as it comes,” writes senior analyst, eToro’s Mati Greenspan.

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Wallet Coinomi is vulnerable: the user of the stolen cryptocurrency is worth more than $60 000

The Coinomi wallet passphrase sends users to a spell check service Google unencrypted, revealing fraudsters access to private information and giving the opportunity to seize the funds of users.

About the problem became known after angry posts on Twitter programmer Warita al Mawali, who discovered the security gap, investigating the mysterious theft of 90% of their funds.

Al Mawali said that during the configuration of the Coinomi wallet, when the user enters a mnemonic phrase (seed), the application Coinomi captures user-entered text data and automatically sends them to the Google Spellcheck API to check the spelling in the clear.

“To understand what is happening, I’ll explain it technically, says al Mawali. The wallet interface is written in HTML and JavaScript and rendered using the embedded browser based on Chromium”.

Like any other app based on Chromium, the wallet application is integrated with various features geared toward Google, such as automatic spell checker for all text boxes for user input. It seems that the problem lies in the fact that the Coinomi team did not bother to disable this feature in the UI code of his wallet, which led to a situation where a backup of the phrases of purses of all of their users were leaked via HTTP during the install process and setup wallet.

Anyone who is able to intercept web traffic from the app wallet will be able to see the seed-phrase application of the Coinomi wallet unencrypted. This phrase allows attackers to obtain with the help of restore access to all of the funds held in the user’s wallet.

Although al-Mawali there is no conclusive evidence that this is the way hackers gained access to his data that he claims was stolen, only the funds that were kept in the Coinomi wallet, and so he sees no other way to steal the cryptocurrency than through the access mnemonic phrase Coinomi.

“Anyone involved in technology and cryptocurrency that knows what (…) 12 random English words separated by spaces will probably become a code phrase for cryptocurrency wallet,” said al Mawali.

The researcher created a special web site where it described the problem and the experiment, which he spent trying to get Coinomi to admit vulnerability. He has also published a video with a test of its concept, which was later independently verified and reproduced by Luke Childs, a security researcher.

Coinomi that offer multi-cryptocurrency app for wallets for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows, has not responded to the request of the affected user with an offer to compensate for the stolen funds. However, the updated version of the application appeared the next day after the treatment of the user.

Al Mawali claims that he lost from 60’000 to 70’000 US dollars in various cryptocurrencies. His version of the theft of funds was confirmed by other messages in the thread Coinomi on the forum Reddit, where users complain that once they woke up and found that all of their wallets Coinomi, was devastated in one night.

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Definitely not a Scam: more than 50 percent Hasrat Bitcoin Cash controls one pool

The centralization of Bitcoin Cash has reached a new level — now half Hasrat cryptocurrency controls only one pool. According to experts CoinDance, mining pool BTC.TOP today responsible for 50.2 per cent Hasrat BCH. Its total capacity is 679 peachesa per second. BTC.TOP shares money with BTC.COM (257 of peachesa), ViaBTC (215 peachesa), AntPool (125 peachesa) and Bitcoin.com (187 peachesa).

Centralization as it is

Today the main topic of discussion in the Bitcoin community Cash is a high probability of an attack 51. Earlier cryptocurrency Roger Faith have not once criticized for being too centralized. The project has not passed the “stress test” an anonymous developer under the name Bitpico. The programmer found out that 98 percent of all the BCH node connected to one server, which could lead to a potential break-in.

The Central aspect of any decentralized blockchain is the ability to withstand pressure on the system and to prevent the intervention of any centralized organization. Attack 51 itself carries a great danger for the cryptocurrency, as it can totally destroy any project.

Recall another fork of Bitcoin Bitcoin Gold has suffered from the attack. 51 in 2018. Hackers for several days to re-spend coins BTG and the total amount stolen $ 18 million.

In some cases crossing the 50 percent barrier may occur unintentionally. In 2014, the GHash pool.io has “captured” more than half Hasrat Bitcoin. After a wave of disturbances in cryptocommunist the pool management decided to reduce their capacity so as not to undermine a lucrative business.

BTC.TOP can go on the same way. If a large miner will agree to reallocate processing power within the network of cryptocurrency, it will increase investor confidence in Bitcoin Cash. Otherwise, the BCH may be endangered.

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Tron vs EOS: who has more users?

Founder of Tron, Justin San said in his Twitter about the next achievement of your project. This time we are talking about number of accounts in comparison with one of the competitors TRON – blockchain project EOS.

According to the services trxplorer.io and eosflare.io, which shows the number of accounts in the network and EOS, respectively, TRON, TRON ahead of its competitor by nearly 2000.

Justin San actively engaged in the project and there is more “PR”. Investors Tron in this is not inferior to the founder of the project. For example, when the service transfers TRON on Twitter and Telegram, investors TRON was recorded Kanye West and the Pope.

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Banks consume three times more electricity than the bitcoin network

The power consumption of the bitcoin network has become quite a hot topic lately, especially among the opponents of cryptocurrencies.

According to the researcher’s energy problems at the University of Pittsburgh Katrina Kelly-Pete, a discussion about the energy consumption of the bitcoin network is moving in the wrong direction.

Kelly-Pete says that all who talk about this issue do not understand the foundations of systems of renewable energy sources:

Electricity production can increase in scale, while maintaining minimal impact on the environment. Instead of focusing on how much energy is used in the bitcoin network, the discussion should focus around what is the source of this energy.

Kelly Pete did not contest a huge amount of electricity needed for the bitcoin network, but also notes that the entire banking system consumes “about 100 terawatts”, and it is three times more than the bitcoin network.

Even if the size of the cryptocurrency market will grow to 100 times, the total power consumption does not grow more than 2 percent of total energy consumption.

According to Kelly-Pete, the focus should be aimed at reduction of environmental damage in the production of electricity for the bitcoin network.

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More than 1,000 cryptocurrency projects are “dead”

According to TechCrunch, more than a thousand cryptocurrency projects “already dead” as of June 30, 2018. TechCrunch made a similar statement based on data from two sites: Coinopsy and DeadCoins.

Coinopsy provides data on a large number of cryptocurrencies, including those that are already “dead”. The website defines a token as “dead” if it happened at least one of the following events: “the site is not supported, the network is not active gcd, the problem with the wallets, no updates in social networks, low trading volume, the developers have left the project”.

According to Coinopsy, at the moment there are 247 of “dead” coins. These include the notorious Bitconnect, which was closed in January 2018, and which the site describes as “the most successful fraudulent project in cryptography”.

On the website DeadCoins a list of dead cryptocurrencies are much longer – it 830 points. Among them is the recent ICO Titanium Blockchain Infrastructure Services, which has been closed by the Commission on securities and exchange Commission (SEC) for fraud.

According to a press release by the SEC, Titanium drew $ 21 million from investors from the U.S. and other countries. In his statement, SEC warns investors about ICO as extremely risky type of investment:

We have several cases related to fraud during the ICO. We again urge investors to exercise extreme caution when investing in such projects.

Since the beginning of the year 537 ICO, totaling over 13.7 billion dollars. For comparison, in 2017 was carried out in total 552 ICO, and the volume was just over $ 7 billion. According to TechCrunch, fraudulent and dead ICO in 2017 gathered $ 1 billion.

See also – the Number of ICO in 2018 already twice exceeded indicators of last year

21 Jun CEO of Nasdaq adena Friedman said that the ICO are “serious risks” for retail investors, arguing that the projects that are raising money so the “almost no control”.

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More than 50% zcash for extract only three

Since early June, ASIC miners are actively increasing their power in the network zcash for. Thus, the share of previously dominant Flypool fell sharply to 29%, and three anonymous address extract more than 50% of the blocks. This was reported by representatives of Altpool.pro.

As noted by the members of the pool, all three addresses belong to Bitmain, which, thus, tries to hide the full centralization of mining.

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t1XMMxTtZtSyQBEH8MgN6Lcc5rfKMDA4xt4

t1fjzvQoumv4cMMdWGJwgtQZnwFQ7R6p77c

A few days ago to the list of the leading miners and added the address:

t1KeWyw4XGk8PkarXPm6ZVHHmWMp3BRpago

According To Altpool.pro, computing power Bitmain network zcash for already more than 310 MSol/s.

Moreover, in just one day, the share of Chinese f2pool has increased by more than 100% (from 35 to 88 MSol/s), and at the moment is almost 100 MSol/s. It is assumed that Bitmain have provided the inflow of 53 MSol/s in f2pool, which without any explanation or apparent reason, began to hide his Hasrat schedule.

It is important to note that the miners are actively leaving Flypool due to the high volatility of the complexity and diminishing returns.

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On ZenCash carried out a successful attack 51% . Losses totaled more than 500 thousand U.S. dollars

ZenCash is a cryptocurrency based on Proof of Work that works on the popular algorithm Equihash.

Equihash is used by several other popular currencies, primarily zcash for, which means that the overall hash rate Equihash that can be used in different networks is large enough. ZEN is a fork of ZClassic, which was launched at the end of may 2017, and which in turn is based on the zcash for.

June 2 in the network ZenCash there was a successful attack 51%, when one party controlled 51% of the hash rate of the network. This allowed the attacker several times to rewrite the blockchain, the greatest change amounted to 38 units. According to the team, the attacker was also able to re-make two large transactions at 13.000 6.600 and ZEN, the total of which amounted to more than 550,000 USD. The operators of mining pools informed the team ZenCash about the attack, and exchangers, in turn, has increased the number of confirmations required for the transaction.

Read also – How real attack 51% on Litecoin?

The attacker was able to cancel the transaction, but the fate of the original transaction is still unclear. If they had gone to the exchange and was there exchanged for some other currencies, in fact the striker is a regular bandit. All the attackers managed to write 110 blocks, and the duration of the attack was a little less than 4 hours. According to 51Crypto, these attacks cost the attackers at $ 30,000.

This is the fourth major attack 51%, which occurred over the past few months. Earlier the attack Bitcoin and Gold Verge.

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Request Network together with MakerDAO will make the cryptocurrency market more stable

The team also Request Network believes that in order to achieve some success in the cryptocurrency needs to become stable. That is why the team decided to combine their efforts with MakerDAO.

MakerDao is a decentralized Autonomous organization, and the cryptocurrency which it produces are tied to the U.S. dollar. It works on the Ethereum blockchain. The coin is called Dai, its cost is equal to $ 1. Stability is maintained by an Autonomous system of smart contracts.

Through this partnership financial DApps (decentralized applications), built on the basis of the Request Network can use the Dai to ensure price stability against the US dollar. Dai will be one of the first five ERC20 tokens that are supported in the Request Network. Support functionality ERC20 will be attached to the main chain of the project later this month.

Command Request Network believes that:

Team Maker is ideal for partnerships because their vision coincides with ours. Providing developers with the possibility of using Dai in their products ensures that the next generation of financial apps will provide stability for sellers and businesses that use the blockchain technology. Using a stable coin Dai as payment in Request Network, you will not have to worry about the volatility of the cryptocurrency on the market.

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5 more companies in the field of payment services are planning to begin using xVia from Ripple

According to the company Ripple five companies in the field of payment services from Europe and Asia are going to start to use the technology xVia from Ripple.

Among the new clients of the company entered FairFX, RationalFX and Exchange4Free, based in the UK, and in addition they platform currency exchange MoneyMatch from Malaysia and UniPay company from Georgia.

Senior Vice President, Ripple Ashish Birla said that the use of technology Ripple xVia will help these companies to expand their customer base:

All of these customers are faced with the same problem: connect and work with banks and payment networks around the world, it is expensive and time consuming. xVia allows them to increase their market share, and provide access to new customers in new markets.

In his blog, Ripple recalled that, unlike the traditional international wire transfers, like Bank transfers, standard API solution xVia works flawlessly and does not require manual reconciliations.

See also Forecast the price of Ripple to 2018 (updated version)

Chief commercial officer FairFX James Hickman said that xVia “will allow us to attract more customers, more efficiently and with less”:

It will also allow us to perform our obligations are to provide clients with the most transparent, effective and truly global system of remittances.

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