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  1. AlphaBeta

    Hi Folks

    Welcome, Lockwood! Glad to have you here, and look forward to seeing any questions or news you'd like to share here
  2. Might I suggest some spelling corrections to the site? Just a couple of things I noticed while reading: HOW IT WORK? -> HOW IT WORKS? REGISTR YOUR ID -> REGISTER YOUR ID we’ve provided a information about our fund -> we've provided information about our fund
  3. AlphaBeta

    Bitcoin Atom Hard Fork

    Looks like this project is not active anymore 😐 The GitHub repo hasn't had any commits for over 2 weeks. And people are complaining about it on Bitcointalk.
  4. Popular live-streamer Ian Balina of was recently hacked in the middle of broadcasting a live video stream. According to The Next Web: This just serves as a reminder: your crypto holdings are only as strong as the weakest link. If you have some old recovery emails sitting around without adequate protection, now is a good time to update the security questions and add two-factor auth. Otherwise this could be you, too.
  5. AlphaBeta

    C-CEX Invite Code

    To be clear, the invite code is no longer needed. Registration is open to everyone. You can also sign up using my referral code:
  6. The Verge cryptocurrency (XVG) suffered a 51% attack on April 5th. An attacker exploited several bugs in the XVG code that enabled them to gain a majority of the mining power and generate free coins for themselves. The response from Verge? Calling it a "small attack": In fact, this wouldn't have been publicized much except for OCminer reporting the issue on Bitcointalk. Nonetheless, Verge have "accidentally" hard forked the cryptocurrency in the process of releasing an update that mitigates the impact. It looks like there will be interesting times ahead in the wake of this hack.
  7. AlphaBeta


    And another update this month:
  8. The leading manufacturer of mining hardware Bitmain recently announced the Antminer X3, a brand new mining device based on the CryptoNight hashing algorithm popularized by Monero. The privacy-focused Monero community are not happy about the idea of introducing ASIC mining to the ecosystem though. The main concern is that by Bitmain becoming the sole producer of commercial ASICs, they could obtain a centralized monopoly over the mining power. This could compromise the privacy protections put in place by the Monero platform. To solve this, Monero are releasing a new update that includes an algorithm designed to be ASIC-proof. The specific changelog entry, "tweaked PoW to block DoS attacks from ASICs", means that the Monero network is implementing a new version of their proof-of-work algorithm that reduces or eliminates the chance for profitable mining using dedicated ASIC devices. CoinDesk has a nice write-up about the implications of Monero's decision, and more technical details about the changes to the PoW algorithm are available on the official Monero website.
  9. AlphaBeta

    GDPR and Cryptocurrencies

    The EU has now released a summary of the key changes that will be introduced by the GDPR framework. CCN has an interesting take on what the GDPR means for cryptocurrencies: What do you think about the effect of the new GDPR rules on blockchain and cryptocurrency platforms? Will it be business as usual, or will the result in an industry shakeup similar to the recent SEC crackdown in the US?
  10. AlphaBeta

    C-CEX Invite Code

    Signing up using the referral link did not work for me. Additionally, on the C-CEX website it says this is not possible
  11. AlphaBeta

    February Contest - Win Free Bitcoin

    Thanks everyone for entering the February contest! This month none of the entrants quite reached the minimum post count (20) for second prize. The closest was idbuilder, with Nafian next in line. Congratulations on your efforts - even though we didn't have a winner this time, your contributions to the community are valuable and hopefully you'll have even more success in future competitions. To all the contestants, and all the new members who joined the site this month - thanks for joining. Welcome to the community, and keep an eye out for more competitions coming up soon
  12. The Republic of the Marshall Islands is planning a national cryptocurrency named 'The Sovereign', to be released later this year. The Marshall Islands currently uses the US Dollar as their national currency, but the parliament just recently voted to introduce this new cryptocurrency (SOV) as legal tender in the country. As described in the SOV media kit: This comes at the same time as Venezuela just launched their own currency, the Petro. More and more countries are now adopting or considering cryptocurrencies as legal tender, which further legitimizes the role of currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum in the global economy.
  13. According to a recent blog post by CEX.IO, the popular exchange will begin requiring users to verify their email address and phone number in the upcoming weeks, as part of a new crackdown on account identity and verification requirements. The company reminded users that their Terms and Conditions only allow a single account per user, and sent out the following email to all existing users today, titled "[Action Required] Update email and phone number on CEX.IO":
  14. AlphaBeta

    C-CEX Invite Code

    Confirmation that no invite codes are available right now: For now we just need to be patient, and wait for further announcements. Remember to follow this thread if you want to be notified when C-CEX invite codes are available again
  15. Today Coinbase reported multiple issues with buying and selling BTC on their site, through the public status page and Twitter announcements. BTC Buys and Sells Temporarily Unavailable Intermittent Availability for BTC Buys and Sells It appears the issues have been resolved now, but there still hasn't been any announcement on Twitter confirming this. So if you're experiencing errors buying Bitcoin on Coinbase, check the status page as it may be related to these intermittent outages today.