The developers of the crypto protocol for digital asset transfers and running decentralized apps, Stellar, launched a brand new crypto exchange backed up by this protocol as well as by their own digital coin XLM.
The official press release claims that the newly emerged exchange is absolutely free, transparent and has multiple trading options.
“We’re methodically positioning StellarX to be the most popular place to trade in the world,” the creators say.
Some crypto scammers tried to pull off one of the most popular fraudster tricks. They created a copy of the site of a large BSV mining pool – SVPool. The two sites looked identical, the only difference from the real one could be noticed in the URL. The criminals promised to sell BSV hashing power in exchange for Bitcoins. Luckily, the management of SVPool quickly detected the scam and informed their users about it. The official message said:
“When clicking through the dupe site, many of the pages results in a 404 error, and in some cases, it takes you to their registrar’s error page. The site uses SVPool’s genuine social media handles to make things look at authentic as possible.”
Most of the crypto platforms now remind people to be careful and check the sites they are using thoroughly before spending their money. We remind you:
Chinese mining giant, Bitmain, has closed its branch Bitmaintech Israel in Ra’anana. It was set up two years ago as a company which specialized in developing blockchain technology, AI technology and controlled one of the mining pools Connect BTC in Israel.
The branch was headed by Gadi Glikberg, who held the title of VP International Sales and Marketing. He and his 23 employees will be laid off. The reason of closing the branch is that Bitcoin trading price fell down by more than 80% since its all-time high, while Ripple’s XRP and Ethereum decreased by more than 90% since the peak of their prices.
Glikberg commented on the situation: “The crypto market has undergone a shake-up in the past few months, which has forced Bitmain to examine its various activities around the globe and to refocus its business in accordance with the current situation.”
However, none of the representatives of Facebook have revealed any detail as to what they are planning to do with blockchain, which caused a wave of rumors starting from the assumption that Facebook is going to release its own cryptocurrency to the one claiming that Facebook was working on a blockchain network, planning to outrun Ethereum.
The truth is still unclear, but the fact is: Facebook is definitely working on something. It has listed 5 vacancies for blockchain developers on its official site. Considering the fact that it is Facebook and also the rate of salaries for blockchain specialists, there surely will be a huge fight for these 5 jobs. We remind you:
The king of stablecoins Tether (USDT) is now the 5th biggest cryptocurrency, according to the rating of CoinMarketCap. Although the coin did follow the overall downward trend, it is clearly doing better than EOS and Ethereum. The rating now looks like this:
Despite the jump in the rating, things are not particularly amazing for Tether. The coin is quickly losing holders, since its alternatives (like Gemini Dollar) have way more customer-friendlier conditions.
The crypto industry is turning upside down. Given the level of volatility, the top-5 newcomers might or might not stay there. We remind you:
Who doesn’t like to relax on the soft couch watching a show after an intense day? The Coin Shark has made a compilation of serials about cryptocurrency, so that your rest will be complemented by benefits.
This serial opens the compilation of crypto serials for a good reason. This is the first picture, that doesn’t merely deals with digital currency, but contain it in the heart of the plot.
Cybertriller about cryptocurrency, hackers, bankers and mobsters, who are combined in order to change the world. In the picture, instead of the well-known Bitcoin and Ethereum, a fictional digital coin called GenCoin is used.
TV series adviser Brian Stoeckert, expert in risk management and anti-money laundering, in the interview with CNBC said:
“People have heard about digital currency, but they really don’t understand how it operates. They just see it on the headlines,this is one way they can follow a story line and get a unique perspective on it”.
2. Mr. Robot
Sam Esmail created not just an American psychological TV show, but the whole iconic picture, which consists of 3 seasons. The serial is highly appreciated by programmers and those, who are interested in innovations.
The main character Elliot Alderson, played by an actor Rami Malek, leads a double life: by day, he is a cyber security engineer, and by night – a genius hacker. But the double life doesn’t end here! Elliot has a split personality.
In the serial a fictional cryptocurrency Ecoin is involved, even the famous Bitcoin is mentioned. In one of the episodes, the president of E-Corp or “evil corporation” Philipp Price (the actor Christopher Michael) and a high-ranking official, whom serial fans compare to Jacob Lew, discuss the future of their cryptocurrency and Bitcoin.
“The problem here is hard cash is fading, rapidly, this is the way of the world right now and Bitcoin is spreading and it Bitcoin takes of the wheel all in a world of hell. It is unregulated,it’s already reached its transaction volume maximum and it is part plate control by Chinese miners”.
3. The Big Bang Theory
Popular comedy series, which wins our hearts with edgy sense of humor and thin sarcasm. Many believe, that the target audience of sitcom are just “techs”, since its main characters Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, who were played by Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons respectively, are talented physics. Nevertheless, the humour doesn’t revolve around the science and the characters get into quite familiar situations for everyone.
The series creators were inspired by cryptocurrency so much, that in 2017 they have devoted the whole episode to it under the name “The Bitcoin Entanglement”. In the serie, the main characters recalled, that they had mined BTC and saved them on a Flash-drive, which was lost 🙂
4. The Simpsons
There is no person, who’ve never heard of The Simpsons. This yellow people are well-known around the world and head of the family Homer, voiced by Daniel Castellaneta, is often cited in comic public groups. And there is no wonder, because in this situational animated comedy you have everything you need in order to get inspired by positivity and get temporarily disconnect from worries.
The cryptocurrency in the serial is mentioned in an episode in 2013. In the serie Krusty the Clown tells, that he is broke, because “All it takes, is a bad luck with a ponies, worse luck in a Bitcoin market, heavy investment in a high and bookmark company”.
Also in the 7 serie, season 25, Bitcoin was depicted on the billboard near the school:
5. Almost Human
You must admit, that it would be weird if a science fiction TV show, events of which develop in 2048, didn’t concern Bitcoin. The creator, J. H. Wyman, wouldn’t make such mistake. True, Bitcoin in the series, is not what we are used to “not seeing”. Here, the first cryptocurrency of nowadays is presented in the form of a large flash drive.
6. The Blacklist
The cryptocurrency has not fully replaced the fiat and a certain percentage of humanity doesn’t even understand what it is. But, others are already bringing clarity to the public about the digital currency. The writers,of “The Blacklist” decided not to invent a new cryptocurrency, but to use the well-known Ripple.
We want to remind you, that recently Ripple has become the second cryptocurrency by capitalization on the market.
This serial is mandatory to view for those, who are involved in finance and closely linked to the economy.
Billions is a melodramatic picture with a dynamic plot. The action of episodes are develop around two largest players in the US financial world – successful businessmen Bobby Axelrod and the Prosecutor of the Southern New York District – Chuck Rhoades. Chuck knows, that Axe’s fund is maintaining shadow activity, because of that he is constantly looking for and consequently finds compromising evidence. The cast characters – Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti respectively.