Blockchain Market Update – January 10, 2019

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Blockchain Market Update – January 10, 2019

Huobi Japan: Approved by Japan’s Financial Services Agency and now has officially traded listings. FSA has been particularly concerned about security due to frequent attacks. Since major cryptocurrencies have never been stolen from Huobi, it has been specifically licensed by FSA to acquire BitTrade. Only 16 crypto exchanges in Japan own Japanese licenses—Exchange

SlowMistChina-based security firm claims it has enough evidence to locate culprit behind attacks on ETC. They have corroborated information released by cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, and both reaffirm that double spends occurred as result of block reorgs. SlowMist is still looking for where identified addresses are located, which firm said can be deduced if relevant exchanges are willing to assist. Identified gate.io, Bitrue and Binance as exchanges they’re looking to work with—Other

TRON: Hires David Labhart, former U.S. SEC supervisory attorney, as its first chief compliance officer. He will also take on the role of co-general counsel at the company—Project Development

EOS: Chinese security firm PeckShield notes that hackers are adopting known attack methods on EOS to probe and attack more than 290 contracts on the EOS mainnet. They have traced hackers’ on-chain data and found that there have been some full network attacks, although most of them have failed. PeckShield maintains that devs should perform security tests before contracts go online, especially to eliminate the threat of known attacks—Project Development

France: Grassroots political movement known as Yellow Vests is planning bank run similar to BTC’s Proof of Keys. Dubbed “Collectors’ Referendum,” latest demonstration calls on supporters to withdraw all savings and other deposited cash from financial institutions—Other

TenXDr. Julian Hosp, president and co-founder of one of top 10 ICOs of 2017, decides to step down and leave company. TenX founders have decided that only way to move forward is to mutually part ways. Toby Hoenich will be driving business forward solely—Other

DASH: Reddit user raises alarm that 3 of 4 top addresses over last few thousand Dash blocks are controlled by single entity, having mined a combined total of 26,665 Dash to date, more than 50% of all Dash blocks—Other

Japan FSA: Denies Bloomberg’s report, asserting that FSA is not currently studying virtual currency ETFs—Regulation

Taiwan: Kaohsiung set to launch digital fiat “stablecoin” backed by local tourism bureau and financial authorities, with pilot scheme slated for launch later this month. Per Taiwan’s China Times, move is direct response to influx of tourists, and a pilot for the Kaohsiung Coin project will be launched on January 18 at three tourist hotspots: Nanhua market district, Guanghua market area and Liuhe zone—Other

PIVXPrivacy-centric digital currency launches dedicated iOS mobile wallet. Because of strict guidelines Apple sets on cryptocurrency apps, the release of iOS wallet marks milestone both for PIVX and cryptocurrency community; PIVX is first anonymous proof-of-stake coin to receive approval to list wallet on App Store—Project Development

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Name Price
Bitcoin (BTC)
$10,154.31
Ethereum (ETH)
$190.22
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
$308.40
XRP (XRP)
$0.273181
Litecoin (LTC)
$74.14
Cardano (ADA)
$0.052397
IOTA (MIOTA)
$0.274210
Dash (DASH)
$92.53
NEM (XEM)
$0.055626
Monero (XMR)
$81.39
Stellar (XLM)
$0.070110
EOS (EOS)
$3.66
TRON (TRX)
$0.018100
Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
$13.88
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