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Buggy Smart Contracts Are An Issue, But There Is A Fix

Errors in code that lead to bugs are an issue, everyone knows that. Often these ‘bugs’ can be left untouched and unexploited, meaning no issues arise, however it’s still a problem that these sorts of bugs exist. We could compare this to a chip in your car windscreen. If the chip is there, it’ll probably remain in one place and cause no further damage. It’s position and existence however is a risk, because there’s always a chance the chip could become a bigger and more dangerous crack, if it’s not fixed at an early stage. Likewise, if bugs are left...

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Why Tether Probably Isn’t Manipulating The Price Of BTC

Over the past few months, the movement of Tether tokens (USDT) has been accused of being able to manipulate the price of Bitcoin. It’s a complicated concept, but many believe that using Tether to back FIAT currencies is having an impact on the price of Bitcoin. This is alleged to be happening in waves, as those that maintain Tether produce new tokens in order to keep up with the flow of it’s FIAT connections. This idea materialised a couple of months ago, when a research paper from the University of Texas was published which refers to the timings of Tether...

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BTC, ETH And LTC Now Live On Yahoo Finance

You can now buy/sell LTC on @YahooFinance. Mass adoption is achieved one step at a time. ?? pic.twitter.com/RuF7XR4zTX — Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) August 29, 2018 It’s a big leap for cryptocurrency adoption, we have recently seen the listings of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin on the Yahoo Finance platform. This comes after recent (ish) announcements from Yahoo Japan, who have said they wish to break into cryptocurrency territories and open up a fully working cryptocurrency exchange. Indeed, this is the first step towards achieving that. Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin has referred to this announcement, stating that: “Adoption is...

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EU Cryptocurrency Regulations, Is This A Good Thing?

Cryptocurrency regulation is a hot topic. After all, many believe that regulation is the key to ensuring cryptocurrency adoption has a realistic chance of being achieved. As humans, we don’t really like it when things are left free form, to police themselves, therefore the general population will expect that cryptocurrency comes with some form of rules. These rules are the regulations that will help inject cryptocurrency into the mainstream and it is these rules that policy makers, like those at the European Union, are responsible for establishing. September the 7th marks the date for the next meeting by EU members,...

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A Way For Decentralized ETH Exchanges To Trade BTC

Decentralized exchanges (DEX) have begun popping up like weeds in 2018. Users have started gravitating to DEX because they adhere to blockchain and crypto ethos and remove the need for a third party to hold funds. However, decentralized exchanges have many limitations - for example, there is not an easy way to trade assets that are created on a blockchain other than Ethereum. However, a new innovation promises a way for decentralized ETH exchanges to trade BTC. Last week, LQDEX, an inter-blockchain exchange that is still in development, announced a new product called “LQDEX Bridge.” A Way For Decentralized ETH...

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