MyEtherWallet Is Now Available for Apple Users

The crypto platform MyEtherWallet (MEW) has announced the launch of its version for iOS devices. The new app is called MEWconnect.

You can now download MEWconnect from the Apple store for free. The app for Android is currently in the making – the beta version will be released by the end of September.

The developers state that MEWconnect is going to be a fully functioning cryptocurrency wallet where users can deposit store their assets safely. The app is convenient and user-friendly, QR codes replaced the outdated passwords.

Hopefully, the developer team of the wallet took into account the vulnerabilities of the desktop version, and the iOS users will not suffer hacker attacks like the previous one.

We remind you:

The Hackers Stole $152 Thousand from the Users of MyEtherWallet by Breaking into the DNS Server

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BTCC Opens Its HQ in South Korea

BTCC Opens Its HQ in South Korea (alien, space)

Crypto exchange BTCC decided to expand its services worldwide, launching its business in South Korea. The platform will set a beta-version on October 31 this year, and the debut appointed in November.

The exchange stated that it will provide not only the trading, buying/selling services, but also a possibility to create own a wallet, a mining pool and a consumer payments service. There is still no information about the coins listed on exchange.

A person, called Lee Jae-beom, will be a head of BTCC’s operations in Korea. He claimed that BTCC Korea planed to demonstrate a new vision of cryptocurrencies.

BTCC is a Chinese cryptocurrency exchange which was formerly expelled from mainland China due to inconsistency with the rules. Then it was moved to Hong Kong, where it support trading of five cryptocurrencies. We remind you

Bitcoin Is in Danger: Chinese Hegemony Over the Industry

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The Cryptocurrency Exchange Huobi Is Going to List Four Stablecoins

Huobi news (cosmonaut)

The major digital currency exchange based in Singapore, Huobi, will follow the example of its “colleagues” and add 4 trendy cryptocurrencies tied to the US dollar.

The list includes such coins as:

Gemini dollar (GUSD) – the creation of the Winklevoss twins;

– Circle’s USDC

– Paxos Standard Token (PAX)

– TrueUSD

Customers will have access to the new cryptocurrencies at the exchange from October 19.

We would like to remind you:

OKEx Adds 4 Stablebcoins To Its Listing

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Dollar-Pegged Stablecoins Exceeded the Price Point of $1

Stablecoins (cosmonaut)

Although the main feature of stablecoins should be their unchanged price (namely, 1 unit of the currency they are backed up by), it seems like cryptocurrency is just not meant to stay stable.

Here is the chart of how much the major US-tied stablecoins are currently worth:


Source: CoinDesk

As we can see, all of the stablecoins went up the actual 1-dollar price limit, only Tether dropped a little bit.

Given the fact, that stablecoins are influenced by many factors, including volume in circulation, it seems like they will never be able to be fixed at one particular price. Thus, Roger Ver was right in his assumptions.  

We remind you:

Roger Ver: Stablecoins Aren’t Stable

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The Blockchain-Based Platform of Telegram Is Almost Ready

Telegram (cosmonaut)

As reported by the news media Vedomosti, the first news about the upcoming release of the blockchain of Telegram Open Network (TON) appeared in September and were privately sent to the major investors.

The project is approximately 70% ready. The main component, Virtual Machine, is fully completed, meanwhile, the developers are finishing up with the actual blockchain: the structure for creating new blocks and storing data in them.

Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram messenger, and his team managed to raise almost $2 billion for this platform. It will be functioning some time at the end of November.

We remind you that the first stage of this blockchain, the Telegram Passport, which is a verification and authentication service, successfully went live in July.

Telegram Launches Passport Authorization Service

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Roubini vs. Buterin: Why Did Their Conflict Reach Live Debates and What Does McAfee Have To Do With It?

The conflict between two titans of the financial world – Nouriel Roubini and Vitalik Buterin is gaining momentum.

Forbes editor Laura Shin invited famous personalities to move from Twitter skirmishes to real live debates. Roubini and Buterin refused to cooperate with Shin, but they did not abandon the idea to talk live.

Where did it start?

As we reported earlier, an American economist Nouriel Roubini expressed a tough view of decentralization and the creator of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, on the Twitter account comparing him with a dictator and saying that “Decentralization in crypto is a myth. It is a system more centralized than North Korea ”.

After Buterin replied to Roubini that the above mentioned statement  is not “a fair characterization”, a long verbal skirmish began with personal attacks:

Conflict development

The more time passes, the more disagreements appear. Arthur Hayes, one of the founders of BitMEX crypto exchange, joined this “dialogue”, proposing to hold a discussion and pay all costs. Nouriel Roubini answered to this proposition no less harshly than Buterin, calling BitMEX “a criminal scam”.

Nevertheless, Roubini wrote on Twitter that he would be happy to discuss with Buterin in live mode. To which Vitalik replied: “Yeah sure why not.” For this purpose, they chose their own moderator, Kevin Pham, who is known not to support either of the sides. Laura Shin’s proposal to become a moderator was rejected because Roubini  have no interest to interact with @laurashin as he considers her biased.

What’s next?

Such a prominent event in the crypto world could not be ignored by the well known crypto personalities. John McAfee, who likes to be in the heart of events, has comically commented on this situation on his Twitter page. We think McAfee would be a good moderator, he would definitely give a sting to this debate.

Jokes aside, such “verbal duels” should end sooner or later, and we hope the live debates will help the opponents understand each other and find a common language.

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BitPay Has Added Two Stablecoins to the Listing

The service, which provides payment processing services for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, BitPay reported on its official Twitter that it now supports USDBin Coin (USDC), which was created by the blockchain-based startup company Circle and Gemini Dollar (GUSD) launched by the Winklevoss brothers.

The value of each of these coins is pegged to the value of the US dollar at a 1:1 ratio, so there’s no risk of value change or price volatility for holders. Holders can redeem these “stable coins” directly for US dollars via Gemini (for GUSD) or Circle (for USDC) exchange accounts,” said BitPay representatives in their blog.

We remind you that on September 15, OKEx added four stablecoin to its listing: TrueUSD (TUSD), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), USD Coin (USDC) and Paxos Standard Token (PAX).

OKEx Adds 4 Stablebcoins To Its Listing

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