Assassination Attempt Foiled: Greek Law Enforcement Thwart Plot to Kill Suspected Cryptocurrency Criminal, Alexander Vinnik

Osato Avan-Nomayo · May 13, 2018 · 3:00 pm Law enforcement officials in Greece have reportedly prevented an assassination attempt on Alexander Vinnik. The Russian National, Vinnik was arrested while holidaying in Greece in 2017 on charges of crypto fraud and money laundering. Both the United States and Russia have laid claims against the suspected …

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – Can BTC/USD Hold $8,000?

Key Points Bitcoin price declined sharply after it failed to move above the $9,500 resistance against the US Dollar. There is a significant bearish trend line forming with resistance at $8,900 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair may rise in the short term, but it is likely …

47% of South Africans Plan to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. South Africa has the most sophisticated economy and financial sector on the continent, and its citizens are increasingly warming up to the idea of investing and trading in cryptocurrencies — despite regulatory concerns over such decentralised digital financial assets across the …

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Markets, Miners and Conferences

While Bitmain creates new ASIC Antminers to mine any cryptocurrency running Equihash proof of work, the affected cryptocurrencies look at measures to prevent it. New York has a lot of news happening this week, with the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company looking to get into bitcoin trading and Blockchain Week kicking off with the …

Paxful Expands Investment in Africa with Launch of Nigerian Blockchain …

Peer-to-peer marketplace Paxful has announced plans to construct a blockchain technology incubation hub in Lagos, Nigeria. The project — set to be launched this coming fall — will provide a coworking space for company staffers and offer services like networking for ICO advisors, corporate and individual blockchain training, and mentorship for Nigerian blockchain developers. In …

Holdvest Will Close Their Pre-ICO in the Next Few Days

After about two days of pre-ICO, all-in-one cryptocurrency platform Holdvest.com released an announcement about closing the ongoing round of crowdsale. As stated in their official Medium blog announcement, they are going to restructure their ICO profile,  and the amount that was collected already is quite enough to continue work and prepare for the main stage …

Bitmain’s Antminer Z9 Mini Designed to Mine Zcash, Threatens ASIC …

Mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has announced the release of its new Antminer Z9 mini, an ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) miner capable of mining any cryptocurrency running the Equihash proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm. This includes, most notably, Zcash. The company made the announcement via its Twitter page: “Pleased to announce the Antminer Z9 mini, an ASIC miner …