Crypto Markets See Bullish Growth, Asian Stock Markets Rally Ahead of US-China Trade Talk

Monday, Feb. 18: Crypto markets are seeing a bullish surge of green, with all of the top twenty cryptocurrencies seeing growth of between 2 and 12 percent, as data from Coin360 shows.Market visualization by Coin360Top cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a solid 2.9 percent in growth on the day and is trading around $3,742 to…

Interview With Crypto ‘Optimist’ Brian Kelly: Bitcoin Is Still 50 Percent Undervalued

This interview has been edited and condensed.The author of the “The Bitcoin Big Bang — How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the World,” Brian Kelly calls himself an optimist when it comes to the future of the cryptocurrencies. CNBC’s prominent commentator, who is also the founder and CEO of digital currency investment firm BKCM…

Nvidia Reports Full-Year Revenue Increases But Q4 Losses After Cryptocurrency ‘Hangover’

United States gaming and computer hardware manufacturer Nvidia has reported full-year revenue gains, the company confirmed in a press release about its Q4 earnings published on Feb. 14.Nvidia, which was one of the companies worst hit by the cryptocurrency market downturn and associated lack of demand of mining components, said its total 2018 revenue climbed…

How SABRE Tech Can Stop Hackers From Splitting Bitcoin Into Two

news If hackers felt like it, they could split bitcoin in two. It wouldn’t even be that hard, according to research from 2017. Thanks to insecure technology underpinning the internet, someone with the right credentials could exploit the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) by faking their identity and confusing the network into sending floods of data…

XBT Provider Admits Knowledge Gaps as It Postpones Launch Of Cryptocurrency Basket

Swedish Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded note (ETN) operator XBT Provider has shelved plans to offer altcoin products due to market volatility, Bloomberg reported on Feb. 13.Speaking to the publication, XBT’s CEO Laurent Kssis revealed the company did not have an understanding of Bitcoin hard forks and related phenomena when Swedish regulators greenlighted its plans in May…

Latest Lightning Code Release Trolls With a ‘Block Size’ Increase

news The latest code version for the lightning network – often trumpeted as the future of bitcoin payments – includes a “block size increase.” One of the most active lightning implementations, LND, pushed out its newest “minor” release, version 0.5.2, of its beta code on Wednesday. Though it includes several changes from many contributors, mostly with the…

Winklevoss Twins to Pay Out $45,000 in Legal Fees to Charlie Shrem After New Ruling

Bitcoin (BTC) entrepreneur and advocate Charlie Shrem will receive around $45,000 in legal costs from Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss as part of an ongoing lawsuit, according to an official document filed on Feb. 7.The latest step in the lengthy legal proceedings between the former business partners, a judge at the District Court of the Southern…

Crypto Firm Accused of Fraud, Duping Investor Into Buying $2 Million in Tokens

A lawsuit recently filed in a United States district court in New York claims that an investor was misled into investing $2 million dollars in the cryptocurrency MCash, a Feb. 1 court filing states.The filing alleges that the plaintiff Lijun Sun transferred $2 million to New-York based investment group Blue Ocean Capital Group, Inc. to…