Fraudulent South Korean Exchange Pure Bit Nabs $2.8M in ICO Exit Scam

A South Korean ICO has defrauded its private sale investors out of roughly 13,500 ETH ($2.8 million) before disappearing from the internet entirely. Pure Bit, which has already pulled the plug on its website, has apparently conducted a fairly routine exit scam for its Pure Coin token sale. The cryptocurrency was pitched as an exchange token for Pure Bit, an exchange that was supposed to launch by the end of the month. The Coin  promised to give investors shares of the exchange’s trading revenue as well as discounted fees for trading,…

Amazon and ConsenSys-Built Kaleido Launches Full-Stack Marketplace

Blockchain software-as-a-service (SAS) project Kaleido has launched a marketplace to provide its users with a “full-stack enterprise platform.” Their “Blockchain Business Cloud” now features a “new marketplace [of] trusted tools and services from Kaleido, AWS, and members of the new partnership program, all offered as plug-and-play.” The suite of services will feature oracles, wallet and ID services, supply chain tools and even legal contract software. According to a company statement, “Clients now have access to native AWS integrations, popular services such as HD wallets for privacy and ID registries for…

Ethereum Token BAT Crashes Nearly 20% after Coinbase.com Listing

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Ethereum token BAT rode the “Coinbase bounce” to a four-month high, but on Friday the cryptocurrency’s price fell back toward earth with a resounding thud. Ethereum Token BAT Leads Market Pullback The crypto market as a whole traded down heading into the weekend, with valuations collectively dropping by $6 billion over a 48-hour period. However, no large- or mid-cap cryptocurrency was hit as hard as Basic Attention Token (BAT), the native asset of Brave‘s digital advertising ecosystem. BAT, which runs on Ethereum as an ERC-20 token, fell…

For Bitfinex Users, Dollar Withdrawals Are Now a Weeks-Long Struggle

Three weeks after being assured that everything was running smoothly, some customers of cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex are wondering why they still can’t withdraw their money. On Oct. 15, the cryptocurrency exchange published an announcement saying, “all cryptocurrency and fiat withdrawals are, and have been, processing as usual without the slightest interference.” It continued, for emphasis, “all fiat (USD, GBP, JPY, EUR) withdrawals are processing, and have been, as usual.” This communication came on the heels of an announcement the previous week, in which the exchange responded to what it called “online…

Cities in China are Using Blockchain to Track Parolees

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn At least two Chinese cities are using blockchain technology to track offenders on parole, CCN has learned. In the city of Foshan, a report from May indicates that officials would like to deck their system out with bracelets similar to those issued in western countries. In the city of Zhongshan, which is in the same province as Foshan (Guangdong), the system will reportedly transcend boundaries previously in place for community corrections officials, such as when data regarding parolees was available to them. Both cities are essentially using…

Bitcoin Price Eyes $6.2K Amid Further Drop into Bear Territory

Bitcoin’s (BTC) reversal of the recent uptrend in prices is gathering pace and a drop into a bearish territory below $6,200 is now a possibility, technical charts indicate. The leading cryptocurrency found acceptance below the lower edge of the rising channel yesterday, invalidating the bullish price action witnessed earlier this week. Essentially, the rally from the Oct. 31 low of $6,201 has ended at a high of $6,540 reached on Nov. 7. At press time, BTC is trading at $6,350 on Coinbase, having clocked a five-day low of $6,335 soon…

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Trading Near Major Inflection Point

Key Points Bitcoin price declined further and traded below the $6,440 support against the US Dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted key bullish trend line with support at $6,445 was breached on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price tested the next important support at $6,375 and later started consolidating losses. Bitcoin price failed to stay above the $6,440 support against the US Dollar. BTC/USD is currently consolidating above the $6,375 support with bearish moves. Bitcoin Price Analysis Recently, bitcoin price started a downside correction and traded…

Cardano Price Analysis: ADA/USD Could Correct Towards $0.075

Key Highlights ADA price traded above the $0.0800 resistance before correcting lower against the US Dollar (tethered). There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support at $0.0785 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair (data feed via Bittrex). The pair remains at a risk of more declines below the $0.0770 and $0.0760 levels in the near term. Cardano price is currently correcting lower against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ADA/USD could slide towards $0.0750 if sellers remain in action in the coming sessions. Cardano Price…

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP/USD Under Pressure Below $0.5200

Key Highlights Ripple price declined recently and broke the $0.5200 support zone against the US dollar. There is a major bearish trend line in place with resistance at $0.5200 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair may struggle to move back above the $0.5200 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Ripple price failed to hold gains against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD may slide further towards the $0.4790 support level in the near term. Ripple Price Analysis During the past…

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD Back To Significant Support At $206

Key Highlights ETH price failed to recover and it recently declined below the $214 support against the US Dollar. There is a key declining channel in place with resistance at $212 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair is currently under pressure and it could decline towards the $206 support area. Ethereum price declined further against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ETH/USD is slowly declining towards a significant support area near $206. Ethereum Price Analysis During the past few sessions, there was a slow and…