Software Giant Salesforce Wins Patent to Detect Spam Emails Using Blockchain Technology

Large Chair Screens Blue and Green Lights

Salesforce, a U.S. customer relationship management (CRM) software company, won a patent to use blockchain technology to detect and prevent spam from entering people’s inboxes. According to the Patent filing published on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on November 6, 2018, Salesforce believes that this protocol can more efficiently filter spam than existing approaches. Fighting Spam with Technology…Read More. The post by Cindy Huynh appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

Source: BTC Manager

Latest Version of MetaMask Introduces Privacy Mode to Protect Ethereum Wallet Accounts

MetaMask, the startup behind a world-renowned Ethereum client, has released new features aimed at improving the consumer experience, most notable of which is the new privacy mode designed to increase security for Ethereum Wallet accounts, the company announced in a Medium press release on November 5, 2018. MetaMask Addresses Concerns about User Safety MetaMask, the ConsenSys-backed company behind the eponymous…Read More. The post by Priyeshu Garg appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

Source: BTC Manager

Crypto Regulation Roundup: More Cryptocurrency Control Urged in South Korea and Thailand, France Plans to Ease Crypto Taxes

South Korea’s lawyers have lobbied the government to establish a better legal framework around blockchain that would help develop the industry and protect investors. More regulation was also urged in Thailand, where on November 7, 2018, the Deputy Prime Minister has called for more measures to control cryptocurrencies and prevent them from being used to fund terrorism. Back in Europe,…Read More. The post by Priyeshu Garg appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

Source: BTC Manager

Crypto Exchange Gate.io Suspends StatCounter Service after Reports of Hackers Hijacking Bitcoin Transactions

Crypto Exchange Gate.io Suspends StatCounter Service after Reports of Hackers Hijacking Bitcoin Transactions

Cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io has removed StatCounter, one of the most popular web analytics tools, from its website following reports of a security breach, the company announced in a blog post on November 7, 2018. A Supply Chain Attack on Cryptocurrency Exchange Cryptocurrency hackers have reportedly attacked one of the internet’s most used traffic analytics services, StatCounter, to steal bitcoin from…Read More. The post by Priyeshu Garg appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

Source: BTC Manager

Blockchain-Hackathon and ICO-pitching at the Malta Blockchain Summit

In partnership with CryptoFriends, the Malta Blockchain Summit staged a huge Blockchain Hackathon and two-day ICO pitching session The global blockchain community met again in Malta for the Malta Blockchain Summit between November 1st and 2nd. The summit brought together 7,000 delegates, more than 100 speakers and 150 partners from all around the world. Speakers and guests at the event…Read More. The post by Guest Post appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

Source: BTC Manager

Trezor Model T Now Supports 10 More Cryptos Including Monero, Ripple

Popular cryptocurrency hardware wallet Trezor has introduced two firmware updates on both of its models – Trezor Model T and Trezor One. The move comes shortly after the wallet enabled its users to exchange directly through its interface.


Trezor Model T Supports More Cryptocurrencies

According to the official release, the new firmware for Trezor Model T will support a wider range of different cryptocurrencies. These include Monero, Cardano, Stellar, Ripple, Tezos, Decred, Lisk, Zencash, Groestlcoin, and Zcash Sapling hardfork.

This opens up the way for third-party integrations for the supported currencies.

“Nothing now stands in the way of developers of the respective cryptocurrencies or other third-party developers to implement Trezor integrations with their wallets — and some of them already have!” the announcement explains.

Trezor Model T review

The new updates are community-driven, the announcement explains, which means that developers of the aforementioned coins must integrate the new code into with their GUI wallets while Satoshi Labs – the company behind Trezor – reviews, tests, and optimizes the code.

CTO at Satoshi Labs Notes Pavol Rusnak notes:

With Trezor Model T, we have decided to redesign a lot of stuff completely from scratch. One of these changes was to have business logic code written in Python, language most developers are familiar with, instead of embedded C used for the original Trezor model.

There is no better proof that this was a great decision than looking at the massive community contributions that have landed into the latest Trezor Model T firmware.

Trezor One Adds Support for WebUSB

The original Trezor hardware wallet – Trezor One, has also received a firmware update, adding support for WebUSB for both Trezor Wallet and Trezor Password Manager.

The new firmware allows users to connect Google Chrome to their Trezor Wallet directly without having to use Trezor Bridge. Furthermore, using the right cable, users can even connect their Trezor One to their Android mobile device or to their Chromebook.

What’s more, Trezor One has also added support for Lisk, Stellar.

Recently, the popular hardware wallet announced a new feature which allows its users to exchange cryptocurrencies directly through its interface.

You can also check out Bitcoinist’s review of the Trezor Model T here.

What do you think of Trezor’s new firmware updates? Let us know in the comments below!


Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Bitcoinist archives, Trezor Blog

The post Trezor Model T Now Supports 10 More Cryptos Including Monero, Ripple appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Source: Bitcoininst

Trade.io Acquires Primus Capital Markets to Offer BTC-Backed Forex Trading

Trade.io Acquires Brokerage Primus Capital Markets, to Offer Bitcoin-Backed Forex Trading

Trade.io, a cryptocurrency exchange and investment company, has acquired British brokerage firm Primus Capital Markets Ltd for an undisclosed amount. The new subsidiary is to start trading foreign currency using digital assets as base currency under a new name, TIO Markets. Initially, customers will be able to make deposits and withdrawals in bitcoin core, ethereum, litecoin and tiox, the exchange’s own token, to trade on the forex platform.

Also Read: Cryptogem Global Defies Zimbabwe’s Central Bank With New P2P Bitcoin Exchange

Expansion Into Europe

Trade.io Acquires Primus Capital Markets to Offer BTC-Backed Forex Trading

“The acquisition of Primus Capital Markets will allow the company the opportunity to aggressively expand into the U.K. and the European region,” Trade.io chief executive officer Jim Preissler said in an online statement on Nov. 8.

Primus Capital Markets is registered with the autonomous U.K. financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The firm holds the IFPRU 125k matched principal license, which allows it to deal in investments as principal, with some degree of stringent capital and governance requirements. Preissler stated:

With an FCA regulated business, it provides management the opportunity to display to our clients we are striving for a higher standard and welcoming regulation instead of avoiding it.

He spoke of the “similarities” that exist between cryptocurrency and forex trading and how “by marrying the two and offering it under one of the most respected regulatory regimes in the world, makes for the perfect acquisition.”

Brokers Squeezed

Trade.io Acquires Primus Capital Markets to Offer BTC-Backed Forex Trading

European brokers have in recent months faced a difficult time after the introduction of new rules under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid). In the U.K., for example, commissions paid to brokers fell 28 percent during the first quarter of this year compared to the same period a year earlier, and by 30 percent across Europe, according to a report by the Financial Times.

Commenting on the deal, Damian McDowell, managing director of Primus Capital Markets, said:

Primus Capital Markets has extensive experience in the foreign currency industry and (we have) built a significant database of traders that will benefit from this relationship. This was a natural fit for both firms.

McDowell sits on the Trade.io board and advised on the company’s $30 million initial coin offering earlier this year. Trade.io is a Hong Kong-registered company that offers investors the option to trade cryptocurrency through an exchange. It also provides initial coin offerings advisory as well as digital currency-related investments.

What do you think about this deal? Let us know in the comments section below.


Images courtesy of Shutterstock.


The Bitcoin universe is vast. So is Bitcoin.com. Check ourWiki, where you can learn everything you were afraid to ask. Or read our news coverage to stay up to date on the latest. Or delve into statistics on our helpful tools page

The post Trade.io Acquires Primus Capital Markets to Offer BTC-Backed Forex Trading appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Source: Bitcoinnews.com

Bitcoin Ownership Hits 9% In UK, YouGov Survey Reveals

Over 90 percent of UK residents have now heard of Bitcoin and up to 9 percent of some demographics own it, an upbeat new survey revealed November 7.


21 Percent See Bitcoin Being As Common As Fiat

The findings by market research agency YouGov paint a surprisingly positive picture of consumer attitudes towards the largest cryptocurrency, coming despite a year-long bear market and associated media criticism.

While the largest section of the respondents described their knowledge of Bitcoin as “not very” good, over one-fifth foresee its usage becoming as common as traditional payment methods “in the future.”

The survey was timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Satoshi Nakamoto publishing Bitcoin’s whitepaper.

“A decade on, YouGov research explores how much we think we know about the cryptocurrency, how many of us have ever bought it, and whether we think currencies controlled by the people using them – rather than by a central institution – have a long-term future in Britain’s financial system,” the agency writes summarizing the data.

Everyone ‘Knows’ A Bitcoin Owner

While many responses make for unremarkable reading, subtle nuances in the UK’s changing attitudes to crypto are becoming easier to spot.

While ownership of coins among participants ostensibly remained fairly low – the biggest owners being 18-24 year olds at 9 percent – a considerably larger percentage claimed they “knew someone personally” who own cryptoassets.

Across all age ranges, those who knew an owner outnumbered owners themselves around four times over. This may suggest that respondents have become more aware of admitting ownership, or that the concept of ownership has at least become more of a talking point.

The gap between Bitcoin as a trend and as an ideology meanwhile remains.

Asked about how they felt given Bitcoin’s decentralized nature, not under the control of a central banking authority, most answered they were “neutral,” while higher numbers appeared to feel “fairly negative” than any other option, including “positive.”

Cryptocurrency regulation in the UK is currently a contentious topic, with disagreement on the general direction being forged by authorities.

What do you think about the YouGov survey? Let us know in the comments below!


Images courtesy of Shutterstock

The post Bitcoin Ownership Hits 9% In UK, YouGov Survey Reveals appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Source: Bitcoininst

Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash

Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash

On Oct. 8, a new application was introduced to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community called Craft.cash, a BCH-powered onchain platform that’s similar to the popular block building game Minecraft. According to the development team called Blockparty, the Craft.cash game allows anyone to encode colorful voxel data into the three-dimensional world using op-return outputs stemming from BCH transactions.

Also read: Latest Release of Badger Wallet Supports SLP and Wormhole Tokens

Craft.cash: An Artistic Voxel Block World Stored Within the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain

There’s a new voxel-playground available for Bitcoin Cash users called Craft.cash that allows people to create an “immutable decentralized voxel world,” according to the creators. Essentially the platform is a virtual world where users can build environments using different color blocks and onchain transactions. When you first enter the website the platform gives you a Blockparty wallet mnemonic phrase and a text file that also contains the private key.

Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash

The open source application does not work for mobile phones, so users have to play with Craft.cash using a desktop browser. In order to build an immutable pattern of blocks in the world, you need to deposit funds into the wallet. The developers say that every transaction costs roughly 1,000 satoshis for network fees and there’s a maximum of 51 voxels (blocks) per transaction.

“This encodes voxel data in a binary format using op-return outputs of bitcoin transactions. With this design we can then look back into time to construct a world up until any Bitcoin block,” explained the Blockparty developer on Reddit.

Bright, Colorful, and Possibly ‘Four Dimensional’

Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash It takes some time to get used to the controls that allow you to travel around the virtual world and view the onchain art space without spending any money. A lot of BCH users have been using the application since it was launched and there are various structures, bitcoin cash symbols, and messages written throughout the landscape. There is a large number of colors available to choose from when designing various patterns and structures with the blocks. The creator has said there is no “pure black and white” in Craft.cash and everything in the world has a bit of color.

“This was done to give more room for color scales at expense of missing some things — Perhaps in future, I’ll do something to add more, but for now it’s bright and colorful,” Blockparty detailed. The creator emphasized he is open to ideas and pull requests concerning adding voxel shadows. “I’d like to actually make it possible to have a little graphics config to enable/disable different things at some point,” the creator adds.

Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash Even with all the current participants playing around and decorating the Craft.cash world, there is still lots of room to design and participate. Moreover, it is possible to delete the blocks that others have built by paying to remove them, the developer has explained. The well-known BCH developer Unwriter also enjoyed the fact the application uses Bitdb 2.0 and Bitsocket. When BCH proponents discussed the project on Reddit forums, many people complimented it for creating a 3D block placement system. Unwriter responded to the project’s announcement on Reddit and explained that Craft.cash is actually four-dimensional as opposed to three.

“[It’s] even cooler, actually it’s 4D — With an additional axis of “time” — Because everything is stored on the blockchain, they are all time-stamped by block so you can display a snapshot of the universe at a specific point in time,” the developer explained.

What do you think about Craft.cash? Let us know what you think about this voxel universe powered by bitcoin cash in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse this product/service. Review editorials are intended for informational purposes only. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the mentioned company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com or the author is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article. 


Images via Craft.cash, Jamie Redman, Shutterstock, and Twitter. 


Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section. 

The post Minecraft-Like Platform Craft.cash Brings a 3D World to Bitcoin Cash appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Source: Bitcoinnews.com

J.P. Morgan sees 3 potential long-term stock winners from blockchain

  • Blockchain technology, made famous by cryptocurrencies, is still relatively new and not easy to get exposure to as an investor.
  • J.P. Morgan listed three public companies that could benefit long-term from the emerging tech and have nothing to do with bitcoin.
  • “Investors should be looking to identify where the opportunity to replace a middleman is the biggest, or where trust is needed where none exists, or what companies are the best positioned to offer blockchain as a service,” J.P. Morgan software equity research analyst Sterling Auty says.

Despite blockchain’s corporate buzz this year, the technology can be tricky to get exposure to as an investor, unless you’re buying bitcoin.

To give clients some less controversial options, J.P. Morgan named three public companies who are potential long-term winners in the emerging technology.

The firm predicted software companies will use blockchain in a similar way to how many currently claim the benefit of machine learning and artificial intelligence. But there are few that J.P. Morgan says will create “material incremental growth opportunities” from the technology.

“Investors should be looking to identify where the opportunity to replace a middleman is the biggest, or where trust is needed where none exists, or what companies are the best positioned to offer blockchain as a service,” J.P. Morgan software equity research analyst Sterling Auty said in a note to clients Thursday.

J.P. Morgan’s bets for that disruption are “middleman displacement opportunities” and “Blockchain as a Service,” which the firm calls “BaaS.” In the bank’s coverage at least three names fit that criteria…

Continue reading at CNBC.com