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23 Hours Ago   If you didn’t notice, today is Monday, January 21, which means two things. One, it’s time for another Moonday Mornings; and two, it’s the most depressing day of the year – apparently.

3 Days Ago   Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Scaling blockchain is becoming one of the technology’s great mysteries.

4 Days Ago   A common form of cryptocurrency mining malware has evolved and is now able to switch off security services to continue mining without being detected. Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 discovered that the malware used by cryptojacking group “Rocke” is able to gain administrative privileges to Linux-based cloud servers and uninstall vital security programs.

4 Days Ago   Police in Mpumalanga, South Africa, have arrested two suspects who demanded a Bitcoin ransom following the kidnapping of a teenage boy and the attempted kidnapping of a 13 year-old girl.

5 Days Ago   The centuries-old, paper-based trading process of the oil and gas industry was overhauled last year, courtesy of the blockchain and an industry consortium originally including Shell, BP, ABN Amro, ING, and Societe Generale.

5 Days Ago   Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. When Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper, the concept of mining was pretty simple.

6 Days Ago   Israel‘s largest shipping firm is opening up its blockchain to all of its clients of specific trades following a successful trial. Shipping firm Zim took the decision to roll out its blockchain for electronic bills of lading (eBLs) following a successful trial last year, TradeWinds reports.

6 Days Ago   The United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has just launched an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk which will see cryptocurrency traders deal directly, rather than through an exchange.

7 Days Ago   An American businesses man is still missing even though his family have paid kidnappers a ransom of nearly $950,000 in Bitcoin. William Sean Creighton Kopko, the owner of an online gambling platform, was snatched whilst in Costa Rica during September last year, TVNZ reports.

7 Days Ago   It’s another Monday and that means we have another Moonday Mornings for you. Here’s what you need to catch up on from over the weekend. 1.

10 Days Ago   Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Cryptocurrency and anonymity is becoming an ever more contentious issue.

11 Days Ago   The South Korean government is giving the blockchain industry a tax break in a bid to help foster innovation in decentralized technologies. The Ministry of Strategy and Finance has announced that blockchain will be included in its amendments to 2018 tax law, which sees companies receive benefits for innovating with certain technologies, reports The News Asia.

11 Days Ago   It’s barely the middle of January and we’ve got our first “why did they invent that” cryptocurrency token project of the year, “Squat for Crypto.” Hearing the words “squat for crypto,” the first image that popped into my head was a bunch of hooded coders with pixelated faces doing their thing in illicitly acquired accommodation.

12 Days Ago   The Thai securities and exchange commission (SEC) has granted operating licenses to four applications from businesses wanting to operate digital asset and cryptocurrency-based businesses. The four applicants granted a licence are: Bitcoin Exchange Co., Ltd., Bitkub Online Co., Ltd., and Satang Corporation, and Coins TH Co., Ltd. The first three of these are digital asset exchanges, while the fourth is a cryptocurrency brokerage.

12 Days Ago   The “crypto winter” is far from over and cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift is the latest to fall victim to its harsh ways. In a blog post published yesterday evening, ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees announced that he has had to “let 37 employees go.” This has reduced the company’s size by a third.

13 Days Ago   Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. If you’ve been in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency game for any longer than a month, you’ve probably come across someone who has described themselves as a “Bitcoin maximalist.” But what exactly does that mean?

13 Days Ago   Ethereum Classic, one of the most popular forks of the second most valuable cryptocurrencies by market cap has suffered a 51-percent attack. After Chinese blockchain security firm SlowMist raised the alarm, an analyst at CoinNess dug a little deeper.

14 Days Ago   Lawmakers from Colorado are looking to introduce legislation that would exempt cryptocurrencies from current securities laws. Last week, Stephen Fenberg (Democrat) and Jack Tate (Republican) together filed the “Colorado Digital Token Act” – spotted by CoinDesk.

14 Days Ago   Hard Fork is back up and running on all cylinders. It’s the first Moonday Morning of 2019 and that means that there’s a lot to catch up on.

17 Days Ago   The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry has had a particularly turbulent year. In January Bitcoin prices were well over $18,000, and in December dropped below $4,000. It seems impossible to make any reasoned judgement as to what prices the market will hold next.

19 Days Ago   We were all cryptocurrency and blockchain novices once. We tried to overcome our shortcomings by reading endless mind boggling Telegram chats. But there is a simpler way!

24 Days Ago   Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Blockchain and cryptocurrency can be a daunting place sometimes and the swathes of jargon, specialist terminology, and acronyms don’t really help matters.

28 Days Ago   Technology is responsible for literally thousands of new words that have been added to our daily lexicon in the last decade. Words like selfie, TL:DR, bingeable, and Bitcoin have all been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this year.

31 Days Ago   Coinbase is taking its cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage to six more European nations before the year is out. The exchange platform announced on its blog yesterday that its services are now available in Andorra, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Lithuania, and Iceland – this takes Coinbase to 3.4 million more people.

32 Days Ago   Kik might not be the only messaging app to support cryptocurrency payments if Facebook’s latest dream comes true. According to people close with the matter, the social media behemoth is looking to develop a cryptocurrency that enables WhatsApp users to transfer money to each other, reports Bloomberg.

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