Ethereum 

Bitfinex and OKEx Hit by DDoS Attacks

Crypto exchanges have made it easier for millions of people to trade in cryptos, but they have also been found to be vulnerable to attacks, and today, two crypto exchanges, Bitfinex and OKEx, reported Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. OKEx stated that the exchange suffered the attack last night, but none of its users were actually affected by it. Bitfinex appears to have been the subject of a similar attack today, and the extent of the attack is not yet known. The company took to Twitter and stated that the matter…

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Blockchain 

Here are the Key Details

Crypto exchanges have made it easier for millions of people to trade in cryptos, but they have also been found to be vulnerable to attacks, and today, two crypto exchanges, Bitfinex and OKEx, reported Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. OKEx stated that the exchange suffered the attack last night, but none of its users were actually affected by it. Bitfinex appears to have been the subject of a similar attack today, and the extent of the attack is not yet known. The company took to Twitter and stated that the matter…

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Blockchain 

Coronavirus Outbreak Tests Bitcoin Safe Haven Status

Bitcoin (BTC) has spent much of the last week in freefall, sinking to a low of $8,520, just as the Coronavirus outbreak prompts widespread panic in the financial world due to its potentially cataclysmic impact on the global economy. This negative correlation between a global crisis and the value of the world’s largest cryptocurrency is fuelling doubts that Bitcoin may not actually be a safe haven asset, as previously thought. A safe haven asset is an investment that investors turn to during times of market volatility and instability, in order…

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Blockchain 

Class-Action Lawsuit Threatens Ripple’s Established Market

Ripple will have to defend itself in a long-running class-action lawsuit over claims it violated securities laws in selling unregistered securities. In the lawsuit, XRP buyers allege that they lost a substantial amount of money on relying on fraudulent promotional statements issued by Ripple that encouraged them to sell their XRP Tokens. Court Ruling The class-action lawsuit takes Ripple into a task for selling unregistered securities in total disregard of security laws in the US. A US District Court has since ruled that the class-action lawsuit can proceed, be it…

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Blockchain 

Polkadot Targets Onboarding Ethereum Ecosystem with Chainlink Oracles

Polkadot is readying itself for its expected network launch after it announced its integration with Chainlink oracles on February 25. The progress made with the integrations is an indication of a systematic approach that will allow porting with Ethereum infrastructure. Polkadot Announces Integrations of Chainlink Oracles The integration of Chainlink oracles is vital in the creation of Polkadot’s decentralized finance and other smart contracts. Chainlink has finalized the preliminary integration on Kusama, which is a Polkadot canary network synonymous with a testnet. Following the move, Polkadot developers will now be…

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Blockchain 

The Libra Association Gets a New Member in Shopify

The Libra Association has signed up Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify as its newest member as the troubled crypto project looks to get back on track. Libra has lost several founding members in recent months for a variety of reasons, the most prominent of which was the massive amount of scrutiny leveled at the project. The association was originally made up of 27 founding members; however, several early backers such as Visa (NYSE:V), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) all jumped ship before the founding charter was signed, leaving just 21 members.…

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Ethereum 

Whale Transfers 31.30 Million Ripple (XRP) to Bitstamp

Over the past year or so, the fintech firm Ripple has come under fire from the XRP community for selling large amounts of the cryptocurrency token. The company holds the highest number of XRP tokens, meaning significant sales at regular intervals have affected the price of the cryptocurrency considerably. In a new development, it has emerged that more than 31 million XRP tokens were sent from an unknown wallet to the Bitsamp exchange. The transaction was announced by a reliable Twitter account named Whale Alert, which tracks big transactions in…

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Blockchain 

Over $650K Worth of Tezos Moved to Binance

Over the years, the crypto space has seen plenty of remarkable rallies, and one of the more noteworthy ones in recent times has been that of Tezos (XTZ). The token has rallied by as much as 400% over the past six months, and when an altcoin rallies so strongly over a sustained period of time, people are bound to take notice. Key Details Despite the strong move in the cryptocurrency over the past few days, it should be noted that a large number of XTZ tokens were recently moved to…

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Ethereum 

How Could a Potential Ripple IPO Affect XRP’s Price This Year?

Over the past year or so, XRP is probably one of the few major cryptocurrencies that have not enjoyed any meaningful gains, and much of the blame has been laid at the door of the fintech firm Ripple. The San Francisco-based company owns the highest number of XRP tokens. Uncertainty in the Crypto Market Currently, the uncertainty in the crypto market has beaten down the XRP price further. However, it is the possibility of an initial public offering from Ripple that has given rise to a fresh debate among analysts.…

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Bitcoin 

Ethereum-Built Soccer Game Pens Deal With Italian Giants Juventus

Sorare, a global fantasy football platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Italian soccer giants Juventus to launch a digital collectibles range of its star players. Ethereum-Based Fantasy Football Paris-based Sorare provides a soccer management game with digital cards representing players that fans can collect and trade. The cards represent non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on Ethereum’s ERC-721 standard. For each player, Sorare issues 1 “Unique” card, 10 “Super Rare” cards, and 100 “Rare” cards in a manner similar to FIFA’s Ultimate Team game mode.…

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