Video: Reviewing the Billfodl Multishard

Video: Reviewing the Billfodl Multishard 1  PASSIVE INCOME CRYPTO BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN

Bitcoin Magazine reviewed the Billfodl Multishard, a two-of-three stainless steel recovery seed storage device that allows you to split your seed into three shards, ensuring that, even if someone finds one part of your phrase, they won’t be able to steal your funds. Each shard allows you to store up to 16 words of your seed phrase, and each unit tells you which 16 out of the 24 total words to load up. Shard One houses words 1 to 16, Shard Two houses words 9 to 24 and Shard 3…

Plaintiffs Combine Their Market-Manipulation Lawsuits Against Bitfinex and Tether

Plaintiffs Combine Their Market-Manipulation Lawsuits Against Bitfinex and Tether 2  PASSIVE INCOME CRYPTO BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN

Plaintiffs in three separate putative class action lawsuits against Bitfinex and Tether have moved to consolidate their cases, according to a Thursday court filing. Court filings by David Leibowitz et al, Eric Young et al, and Bryan Faubus et al, accuse the sister companies of manipulating the crypto markets. Their cases share common threads, filings show, including allegations that Bitfinex and Tether manipulated the price of bitcoin and bitcoin futures in violation of federal law. All three cases were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of…

Grasping Lightning: Mapping the Key Players in Bitcoin’s Next Phase

Grasping Lightning: Mapping the Key Players in Bitcoin's Next Phase 3  PASSIVE INCOME CRYPTO BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN

You might have heard of bitcoin’s “lightning network,” but don’t know what’s going on with it right now. Who are the mysterious big players behind this magical technology that allegedly solves all of bitcoin’s problems?   Lightning is one of the most promising technologies in the space right now, even drawing in Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Given current technical constraints, blockchains don’t support many users, let alone the world’s population. Lightning could multiply the transactions possible, while making transactions faster (like a millisecond) and cheaper.  Nerds have eagerly been…

Ex-NFL Team Owner Intends to Plead Guilty to Running Unlicensed Money Transmitter

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Former “shadow banker” Reginald Fowler intends to plead guilty to charges of operating an unlicensed money transmission business during a court hearing Friday. In a hearing before the Southern District of New York, Fowler, a former co-owner of the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings, changed his original plea from not guilty, essentially admitting to providing exchanges with banking services through his alleged operations with Crypto Capital, a payment processor that served exchanges including Bitfinex, QuadrigaCX and CEX.io.  While Fowler intends to plead guilty, the prosecution and defense must first come…

Canadian Regulatory Group Targets Crypto Exchanges Holding Users’ Digital Assets

Canada’s top financial watchdog has told crypto exchanges they will be subject to securities law if they act as custodians to users’ digital assets. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) said in guidance published Thursday the common exchange practice of custodying users’ assets – “merely providing users with a contractural right or claim to an underlying crypto asset” – could subject them to securities legislation. “Whether a crypto asset has been immediately delivered to a Platform’s user is an important component in evaluating whether, and the extent to which, the transaction…

SEC: Cash-Strapped Telegram Launched 2018 Token Sale to Pay for Servers

Telegram launched a 2018 token sale because it was “short on cash” to pay for servers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said. The claim, made in the regulator’s latest document dump in its ongoing securities case against Telegram, shows for the first time the core of the SEC’s argument: that the token sale was merely a substitute for equity financing. At the time of the sale, Telegram framed it as financing for a next-generation blockchain that would be faster and more versatile than its predecessors. The documents released…

Block.One Will Not Launch Its Social Network on EOS

Block.One Will Not Launch Its Social Network on EOS 6  PASSIVE INCOME CRYPTO BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN

In June when Block.one, the company behind the largest initial coin offering (ICO) in history, announced its Facebook-challenging social network, Voice, it promised the blockchain would run on the EOS mainnet. Plans have changed. Voice is meant to be a new kind of social network, one with crypto built in and one that defeats bots by verifying the identity of every single account. The company went silent about Voice for months after the summer announcement but then, in December, it revealed a launch date for Voice of Feb. 14. With…

SEC Charges ICO Operator Who Used Alias After Past Conviction

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged CG Blockchain Inc., BCT In. SEZC and their operators Boaz Manor and Edith Pardo with fraud, alleging he raised $30 million through an initial coin offering (ICO). The SEC alleged in a press release Friday that Manor hid a past criminal conviction by working under an assumed name, passing himself off as an employee of Pardo’s to raise funds for BCT. As part of this effort, Manor allegedly “darkened his hair [and] grew a beard” out of concerns his actual identity might be…

Ripple-Backed Crypto Wallet BRD Launches Blockchain Toolbox for Enterprise Apps

Ripple-Backed Crypto Wallet BRD Launches Blockchain Toolbox for Enterprise Apps 8  PASSIVE INCOME CRYPTO BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN

Mobile wallet provider BRD is making something of a pivot, launching a suite of tools aimed at allowing blockchain developers to more easily build apps for enterprises. Called Blockset, the new offering – announced Friday – is described as a blockchain data integration platform with a suite of tools that allow coders to create “enterprise-grade” blockchain applications. These bring the ability to automatically pull in on-chain data via an API and, BRD says, conduct transactions in “near real-time” on multiple blockchains. Nodes can be hosted “out of the box,” BRD…

Bitcoin Falls Back After Briefly Breaking $9k Resistance

Bitcoin Falls Back After Briefly Breaking $9k Resistance 9  PASSIVE INCOME CRYPTO BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN

View Bitcoin has all but erased the day’s gains after pushing past the $9,000 resistance level this morning. A significant move back above $9,000 could trigger liquidations and a possible short squeeze across the market. Other cryptocurrencies continue to recoup losses from late 2019. Bitcoin’s bulls have failed to make a solid move above $9,000, having briefly topped the level earlier on Friday. After an indecisive Thursday, prices started their rise during the Asian trading day. Based on CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index, the top cryptocurrency by market cap moved from…