Malachy Caldwell

Posts By Malachy Caldwell

Ripple Social Media Activity Rises 1500% Over Last Seven Days

It is arguably the week where Ripple restored much of the interest that had died off within crypto over the course of 2018. On the back of an announcement from Ripple Labs on Wednesday of this week, which referred to the impending release of its ...

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UNICEF Now Accepts Donations in Ripple and Stellar

The French division of the United Nation’s Children’s Fund has indicated that it has now expanded the number of crypto-currencies it currently accepts as donations to include Stellar and Ripple.   UNICEF France now accepts donations ...

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After 60% Surge over 24 Hours, Ripple (XRP) Now Overtakes Ethereum as No. 2 Crypto

The fall-out from the recent announcement of a new platform, xRapid, which uses XRP as the basis of a new cross-border, fee-less payments solution has taken on yet new momentum. Over the last twenty-fours, XRP’s token price has seen a ...

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Cryptocurrency Lawsuits Sky Rocket in 2018

“Securities lawsuits filed over either cryptocurrencies or bitcoin have tripled,” states the US-based National Law Journal, in a report which places the increase at the door of the SEC which has been cracking down specifically on ...

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Stellar Blockchain Sees 2500% Growth in Adoption, Making it Fastest Growing ICO Platform of 2018

Whilst Ethereum continues to dominate as the leading platform of choice for ICOs which came to market in 2018, new statistics from ICO Bench indicate that Stellar has now consolidated its position as the next most popular platform for blockchain ...

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New Crowd-Sourced Ratings Agency Ranks Stellar as Top Crypto

A new crowd-sourced ratings system managed by Rency – which adjudicates on cryptocurrencies across ten different categories – has ranked Stellar as the top crypto, making it the only one to receive an A rating from the forty-two ...

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Why Has Dogecoin Been So Successful in Bucking Crypto’s Market Downtrend?

Whilst the markets continue to tank, one coin – which arguably started out as something of a joke – has been moving in entirely the opposite direction.  Dogecoin – which originally began as a fork of Litecoin in 2013 and which ...

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Cardano Founder – I’m Not Elon Musk Surrounded by Court Jesters Serving as an Echo Chamber

In the latest entry in a series of impromptu live AMA (Ask-Me-Anything) sessions, beamed live over Youtube a few hours ago, Charles Hoskinson, one of the co-founders of the Cardano blockchain and former co-founder of Ethereum, decided to make ...

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Binance CEO: “I have yet to meet anyone who understands Blockchain who doesn’t believe in it”

2018 has been – and continues to be – arguably the greatest challenge yet faced by the crypto-community in terms of its faith in the potential offered up by blockchain technology, provoking a lot of soul-searching amongst the ...

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Stellar Co-Founder: Ripple and Visa are Not Our Direct Competitors

Speaking with journalists attending the Crypto Finance Conference held at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California last night, co-founder of Stellar Jed McCaleb outlined his vision for the future direction of Stellar as well as the reasons ...

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Apple Watch Now Includes 2FA Security for Monero Wallets

X Wallet, the iOS-based wallet for anonymity cryptocurrency Monero, has just rolled out its latest version which now includes support for Apple Watch-based 2FA authentication.  The announcement, published this morning on the Monero subreddit by ...

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“One in Four Smart Contracts Have Critical Security Vulnerabilities” – Blockchain Auditor

“One in four smart contracts have critical security vulnerabilities and three in five have at least one security issue.”  That is the startling claim coming from blockchain security specialists Hosho after an audit performed on a ...

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EOS Technology to Power Europe’s First Complete Crypto Banking Solution

Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, stated back in May that any platform that is seeking to put forward a complete financial offering will incorporate “both centralized and decentralized products which help create an open financial system, just ...

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Binance Hands Free Listing to GoChain

Voting has now closed in Binance’s latest edition of its Coin of the Month competition. In a surprise result, the project team behind GoChain hoovered up almost half of all votes cast and thus qualifies for a free listing on the ...

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“Blockchain is the Future of Gambling” – meVu CEO

In early July, Augur launched what is believed to be the world’s decentralised betting platform. With no-one in charge, betting markets are created and settled by blockchain-secured smart contracts which gather in the bets and redistribute ...

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“A Litmus Test for Blockchain Mass Adoption” – John Mcafee’s ClearPoll Launches

It is for some a flagship project of the ICO phenomenon itself. ClearPoll – a blockchain-based app designed to reform the polling industry – has sent its platform live today.  Having ICO’ed back in October of 2017 and raising ...

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Bittrex Adds Cardano (ADA) and ZCash (ZEC) to its USD Dollar Markets

From September 5th, the Bittrex exchange will officially support USD trading pairs for both Cardano (ADA) and ZCash (ZEC), according to a press communiqué released today.  The move means that Bittrex USD markets now cover eight cryptocurrencies, ...

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The “Blockchain’s Wikipedia” Set for Free Listing on Binance

Binance has launched the latest edition of its Coin of the Month competition in which platform users can vote from a list of candidates to be handed a free – and likely lucrative – listing on the world’s leading cryptocurrency ...

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The ICO Which Wants to Sell You the Moon as Opposed to Take You There

It is, arguably, as bizarre as any proposition you will ever see in ICO-land. And it is a project which, instead of promising the moon, has decided to sell it to us instead.  Describing itself as the world’s first “lunar registry ...

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Toqen ICO – “We are Adding a Smart Contracts Layer to IOTA”

A new upcoming ICO believes that its proposition is about to bring a whole new level of value to the IOTA project by creating a “plug-in” to facilitate the incorporation of smart contracts. IOTA, a protocol designed as a facilitator ...

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Binance Coin is Now the Only Top 50 Crypto with Positive Returns for 2018

“Honored,” was the reply from Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao – better known by his acronym CZ – as he replied to a tweet sent out by one Twitter user who has calculated that BNB is now the only top 50 cryptocurrency whose ...

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ICOBazaar Plans World’s First Crypto-dedicated Career Portal

ICO listing platform ICOBazaar has just announced that it is planning to expand into the recruitment sector in a move that appears likely to make it the world’s first crypto-focused career portal.  The portal – which is due for ...

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Why is France Celebrating Bitcoin’s 10th Birthday Already?

The announcement may have appeared premature to some, but yesterday one of France’s leading online public broadcasters, France Info, decided to celebrate Bitcoin’s “10th birthday”. The reasoning provided by France ...

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China’s “Big Brother” Social Credit System “Will Be a Boost to Bitcoin”

China’s upcoming “Social Credit System” – designed as a national reputation scoring system for Chinese citizens on a broad range of criteria – will “boost decentralised cryptocurrencies and other ...

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Chinese Ministry Now Ranks EOS as World’s Top Blockchain Technology as IOTA Ranking Plummets

We originally reported back in May on a new initiative undertaken by the Chinese Ministry for Industry and Information Technology – the so-called Global Public Chain Technology Evaluation (GPCTE) project – to rank the world’s ...

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Why Augur Serves as an Important Case Study for General Crypto Adoption

Three years in the making, Augur is a revolutionary new product which allows anyone, anywhere, anytime to create their own betting markets and to do so anonymously. Its markets cannot be falsified, manipulated or corrupted. It is, then, arguably ...

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Is this the World’s First Ripple Television Advertisement?

Kuwait Finance House (KFH) recently ran its first successful blockchain-based international transaction over a testnet with Al Rajhi, a Saudi bank, using Ripple technology. It is the first known such transaction to have been undertaken by a ...

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“We Chose Stellar Because it is 100k Times More Cost-Efficient than Ethereum” – Connecty CEO

“To run 100,000 transactions on the Stellar network, we discovered that we can expect to pay 1 XLM on average. At current XLM prices, that equates to just over $0.20 which itself equates to the cost of one single transaction on the ...

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Everipedia: the Blockchain’s “Wikipedia 2.0” Goes Live

The new online encyclopaedia Everipedia, dubbed the next generation Wikipedia and based on blockchain technology, has just announced that its new platform has gone live. Pioneered by Larry Sanger, one of the original two founders of Wikipedia, ...

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Cryptomining Outfit Argo Bypasses ICO as it Raises £25m in IPO

It appears to be another sign that the momentum demonstrated by the ICO fundraising model over the last eighteen months has finally peaked.  After the recent – and controversial – decision of DigiPulse, a crypto-inheritance platform, ...

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Cryptocurrencies Could Bring Improvements to Monetary Policy – Bank of Spain

In a document that it has recently published to its website, the Bank of Spain has concluded that cryptocurrencies could bring huge advantages to managing monetary policy – provided, the report states, that they are issued by central ...

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