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Einsteinium Staves off Impending 51% Attack by Renting Extra Hashrate

It is always troublesome when cryptocurrencies deal with a looming network attack. Small-cap coins are often targeted in 51% attacks, and Einsteinium could have easily been next. After all, this attack was announced a few days ago, which seemingly gave the EMC2 team plenty of time to prepare. The EMC2 Crisis has Been Averted It was a big surprise when Geocold51, an individual specializing in demonstrating 51% attacks against cryptocurrencies, decided to focus on Einsteinium instead. Rather than performing such an attack anonymously, he decided to effectively announce this intent well in advance. The venture also got a lot of attention because it would be live streamed on Twitch. As is usually the case when someone “claims” to attack a network, one never really knows if that is exactly what will happen. For all intents and purposes, it seems Einsteinium hasn’t seen any big problems in this regard, although there is a very interesting reason for this particular development. Contrary to what one might expect, there isn’t much developers can do to thwart an impending 51% attack. It all comes down to the network hashrate, which – in the case of Einsteinium – has never been too impressive. Even so, it has always been sufficient to ensure the network operates smoothly, but that is only to be expected. With this impending attack, the only viable option was to introduce more hashrate in the future. It would appear the team has done exactly that. Deploying more hardware on one’s own accord is never a viable choice, thus it appears the team rented some hashrate and pointed it at their own network. Where the hashrate comes from exactly, and how much was paid to ensure it kept the network safe, is unclear at this time. Nor does anyone know if the community made this decision of the developers themselves. So Einsteinium suddenly tripled(approx) their hash rate &amp; pointed it at their network to stop an attack from @geocold51. That means they bought a whole bunch of hashing power for their own network to prevent an attack that never happened.#Einsteinium #emc2 #cryptocurrency pic.twitter.com/ItD2SycwYl — Suprateek Bose (@SupraBo_) October 14, 2018 The chart above clearly shows there has been a pretty big spike in Einsteinium’s network hashrate. Considering how the 51% attack never occurred, the only logical conclusion is how additional mining power was “borrowed” temporarily. It is a pretty interesting defensive strategy, as the result is what one would expect. At the same time, one has to wonder if this effort was even necessary in the first place. It is very difficult for small-cap currencies with a low hashrate to prevent 51% attacks from happening. This method, while somewhat questionable, is a “clean” way of dealing with potential problems. Simply because the crisis has been averted this time, does not mean someone with more nefarious intentions won’t try to impact the Einsteinium network in the future. Finding a long-term solution seems warranted, albeit that is much easier said than done. The post Einsteinium Staves off Impending 51% Attack by Renting Extra Hashrate appeared first on NullTX.
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It Costs $20 to Launch a 51 percent Attack on Einsteinium and Less than $200 to Force a Hard Fork in Feathercoin

There is this other side of crypto. It’s dark and full of dead coins. It keeps piling up every time ETH or BTC print lower. Though the market is expecting a rally with Ran Neur listing a couple of indicators to justify his bullish stand, Einsteinium coin creators and “community” should be having a hard time. Last year,around this time,BTC went from $6691 (Nov 11) to $20000 (Dec 17) in 5 weeks.This on the back of the expectation and launch of a cash settlement BTC futures contract. An ETF is a way bigger deal &amp; requires actual purchase of BTC.2 looming SEC decision deadlines ahead. — Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) October 7, 2018 A daring user by the name Piracy1 is planning to launch a 51 percent attack on the network for demonstration purposes. His reasons he says is to “to show people how easy it is and maybe prompt developers to implement mitigations”. He adds saying “I also just want to talk about 51 percent attacks because I think they’re neat”. What’s more? The attack will be available for all to witness via Twitch. Einsteinium is gullible because it is a Bitcoin hard fork but uses Scrypt for hashing. There is deep corrosion of its value and hash rate. As it is, to attack the network for one hour will cost $20. Controversy Around the 51 percent Attack As controversial as it is, the user Piracy1 plan to raise collect donation and could launch another attack on Vertcoin. However, this wasn’t received well by user Ersiees who inquired about his overall motive. In a thread Ersiees asks: “What these attacks are about is stealing money, right? Is that your plan? Why do you want donations to steal something or if you don’t steal anything how will you change the chain?” Piracy1 said he his announcing this attack in advance for educational purposes and “people can choose to not accept any transaction as confirmed until the attack is over”. As usual, users didn’t take this lying down. Some elucidated their feelings saying Piracy1 action is pure fraud, outright theft and illegal. A user Chris_mc1 was particularly vocal saying: “Isn’t this massively illegal? You’re basically DoSing a network. Possibly theft as well!” But a user Koolba interjected saying: “On the contrary, you’re contributing to the success of the coin by dedicating your personal resources to increase the total hash rate. It’s not a denial of service, it’s explicitly providing the mining service that the coin is asking its participants to provide. Now using that temporary hash rate imbalance to issue an explicit double spend attack could be considered fraud. But that’s a totally separate.” Litecoin Cash and Others are Susceptible Despite the emotions, the hack will happen on Oct 13 but it could open up a Pandora’s box. Data from Crypto51 theorizes what it will cost to launch a 51 percent on a blockchain network. Should users buy hash rates from NiceHash and dedicate salvos at Bitcoin Interest, Litecoin Cash, PACcoin and Feathercoin, then it will cost them less than $200 to completely hard fork these chains. Do you think the attack will be successful? Is Piracy1 acting Maliciously? Let’s know in the comment section below. The post It Costs $20 to Launch a 51 percent Attack on Einsteinium and Less than $200 to Force a Hard Fork in Feathercoin appeared first on Ethereum World News.
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Reddit User Will Livestream 51% Attack Against Einsteinium on Twitch

In the world of cryptocurrencies, there is a major threat known as the 51% attack. Numerous currencies have suffered from such attacks, and the year 2018 has been no different in this regard. It now seems one particular user is intent on attacking Einsteinium next week. The event will be broadcasted on Twitch, which raises a lot of questions. Openly Promoting 51% Attacks For smaller-cap cryptocurrencies, it is evident there are numerous threats to contend with. A lack of overall interest will usually cause the coin’s price to fluctuate significantly. Low trading volumes often lead to pump-and-dump cycles, which have become somewhat less prevalent in the cryptocurrency over the past few years. Unfortunately, that is not the biggest problem a lot of cryptocurrencies face right now. As has become throughout 2018, there is a growing number of 51% attacks which try to disrupt networks or even trigger double-spend attacks in the process. Several incidents have occurred this year alone, and it seems a new attack may very well be looming on the horizon. According to a recent Reddit post, the user known as Team-periwinkle is planning to perform a 51% attack against the Einsteinium cryptocurrency. This project is a small-cap altcoin, and it seems it has somehow gotten on this user’s radar. Whether or not he or she has a grudge against this altcoin or simply looks to illustrate the threat of 51% attacks in general, remains unclear at this time. The user claims this 51% attack will be performed next week, and the event will be livestreamed on the Twitch platform. It seems unlikely the streaming service would allow for such events to be broadcasted, as they clearly illustrate an intent to cause damage. At the same time, it is evident incidents like these need to be documented accordingly to ensure such attacks cannot happen again in the future. Initially, the goal was to introduce this attack on the Bitcoin testnet. That decision has been turned around by actively going after the main net of this particular altcoin. It seems the user is also intent on attacking other currencies in the future, which raises even more questions. To make matters worse, it appears the user has successfully claimed donations from users who want to fund these particular attacks. All of this highlights the somewhat toxic nature of cryptocurrency communities in this day and age. Purposefully attack smaller-cap altcoins for the sake of doing so is not something that will make people more intent on exploring cryptocurrencies. Instead, there is a good chance efforts like these will make people even more averse of cryptocurrencies than they already are. A very worrisome trend, for obvious reasons. The post Reddit User Will Livestream 51% Attack Against Einsteinium on Twitch appeared first on NullTX.
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Poloniex Crypto Exchange To Toss 8 Tokens Away (BTCD, BTM, EMC2, GRC, NEOS, POT, VRC, XBC)

The Poloniex team is constantly working to make their exchange perform at the best possible efficiency for customers. Sometimes, that includes letting go of some of the assets that are weighing down the ecosystem. In this case, Poloniex has announced their intention to delist 8 assets by September 25th on Twitter. On Tuesday September 25th, at 12:00 ET, the following assets will be delisted from Poloniex: BTCD, BTM (Bitmark), EMC2, GRC, NEOS, POT, VRC, XBC. — Poloniex Exchange (@Poloniex) September 18, 2018 They retweeted this post to add directions for customers, which said, Please finalize all trades and close any positions in these assets prior to September 25th. Once delisted, you will have 30 days to withdraw any balances in these assets. For more information, please visit our blog. https://t.co/gHYr9ubjun — Poloniex Exchange (@Poloniex) September 18, 2018 Their blog was posted on Circle, which said that the company hopes that the delisting will help make this process fairly easy for users. They noted that their three goals were always to offer a 7-day notice before delisting, offer 30 days to withdraw funds, and offer many different forms of communication prior to the last available day. However, Poloniex is prepared for customers, if the wallet is not available for the entire time. They plan to push off the deadline to ensure that the users have a full 30 days to make their transactions. As for moments that are out of Poloniex’s control, like when the network is not active, they have a plan still. The Circle post says, “In these situations, we will secure the delisted funds in cold storage for a reasonable period with the potential to online the funds and allow customers to withdraw should the network become operational again. We will handle these scenarios, which we recognize can be frustrating for customers, case by case.” After the deadline closes, there will be no way to make withdrawals, which makes it so important for customers to retrieve their tokens while they can. As part of being delisted, users will no longer be able to transact or withdraw the applicable coins. To learn more about the delisting, users can visit the official Help Center on Poloniex.com.
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Total Market Cap, as of 02.21.19 at 5:30pm (PST): $133,778,212,242 (+11.11% from last week) Missed last weeks update? Click here STORY OF THE WEEK •A developer in the community released Tippin.me, a Chrome and Firefox browser extension that enables Bitcoin (BTC) tipping on Twitter via the Lightning Network. CRYPTOCURRENCY EXCHANGES •Binance launches the test-net of its allegedly decentralized exchange, Binance DEX. Users can now manage their own private keys and the associated wallet. •Binance de-lists 5 projects – CloakCoin (CLOAK), Modum (MOD), Salt (SALT), Substratum (SUB) and Wings (WINGS). •Huobi.com lists 3 projects – Stellar Lumens (XLM), Monero (XMR) and Steem (STEEM). •Coinmama, a Slovakian based exchange suffers a security breach which leaked 450,000 user email and passwords. •KuCoin releases version 2.0 of its platform. The update introduces new interfaces across the web and mobile applications, additional 2FA options and order types for users. REGULATION •The U.S. state of Wyoming passed 3 bills that involve digital assets. Digital assets owned by consumers are now categorized as intangible personal property. Banks can now issue digital custodial services and issue securities in tokenized forms, provided they comply with accounting, control and other standards. •The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settles unregistered securities charges against Gladius Network, whom have conducted an ICO near the end of 2017. There is no penalty as a result of self-reporting. •$430,000 USD worth of cryptocurrencies seized by Belgian law enforcement will be auctioned off on Feb.28 at 12:00pm GMT by Wilsons Auctions – the largest auction company in the UK and Ireland. •The Central Bank of Bahrain’s (CBB) is launching a regulatory sandbox for blockchain and crypto companies. This will allow firms to test solutions and expedite new companies entrance into the market. •2 Bitcoin ETF’s registered by financial firms VanEck/SolidX and Bitwise await approval from the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This kicks off a 45 day countdown to an initial decision. TECHNOLOGY •Samsung’s flagship phone, the Galaxy S10 will introduce “Samsung Knox”, a hardware security feature to store private keys for blockchain applications. •Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg considers utilizing a blockchain to allow users to login to other sites without going through an intermediary on its existing “sign-in with Facebook” feature, dubbed Facebook Connect. INSTITUTIONALIZATION •Eurex, a derivatives exchange operated by German financial giant Deutsche Boerse is looking to launch futures contracts tied to digital assets such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP). •Latin America’s largest investment bank Banco BTG Pactual SA is releasing its own blockchain-based security token dubbed “ReitBZ”. The token’s value is backed by real estate assets within Brazil. PEOPLE •Ethereum loses Afri Schoedon, a core developer for the open-sourced project since 2015. •TrueDigital, a provider of institutional products for digital assets hires Thomas Kim – previously COO of Bridgewater Associates. Bridgewater is a U.S based asset management firm with currently $124.7 billion USD under management. •Digital Asset, a distributed ledger company for financial services loses head of business for Europe, Oliver Hugh-Jones. Key executives continue to depart from the firm. TWITTER •@jack – “I hooked [tippin.me] up and already got tipped some satoshi’s.” •@alecziupsnys – “Taxi reform didn't come from taxis, but from Uber. Hotel reform didn't come from hotels, but from AirBnB. Finance reform didn't come from banks, but from Bitcoin.“ •@cryptoshillnye – “We are either really early or really stupid. $crypto” •@jackdwagner – “If your boyfriend needs to be taken down a notch just start casually asking him how his bitcoin is doing.”
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Dogecoin / USD Technical Analysis: Failing To Capitalize

Dogecoin is neutral in the short-term after the recent rally in the pair failed to break above a former key swing-high DOGE / USD is bearish in the medium-term with price still trading below the neckline of a sizeable head and shoulders pattern Large amounts of bullish MACD divergence seen on the daily time frame Dogecoin / USD Short-term price analysis   In the short-term, Dogecoin is neutral due to the pair failing to move above a former key swing-high during its most recent upside rally. The cryptocurrency is starting to turn lower in the near-term, although price is still above the pair’s 200-period moving average on the four-hour time frame. Technical indicators on the mentioned time frame are turning lower with further scope to push the DOGE / USD even pair lower.     DOGE / USD H4 Chart                                                                         (Source: TradingView)     Pattern Watch The recent rally has created a bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern on the four-hour time frame, which should be monitored closely over the short-term.   MACD Indicator The MACD indicator is trending lower on the four-hour time frame with a bearish crossover underway.   Relative Strength Index The RSI indicator has turned bearish, with push bears taking control below the neutral line. Dogecoin / USD Medium-term price analysis   Dogecoin remains bearish over the medium-term, with buyers unable to move price above the neckline of a large head and shoulders pattern on the daily time frame. A long-term technical bottom has yet to be confirmed in the cryptocurrency, as price remains relatively close to the pair’s multi-year trading lows, despite the broader market rally. Interestingly, Dogecoin is showing bullish MACD divergence on the daily time frame from November of last year.     DOGE / USD Daily Chart                                                                         (Source: TradingView)     Pattern Watch The bearish head and shoulders pattern is the major theme to watch on the daily time frame.   MACD Indicator The MACD indicator remains neutral and is currently failing to generate a clear trading signal.   Relative Strength Index The Relative Strength Index has recently started to recover after an extended period of downward pressure. The indicator is showing that bullish momentum is growing across the daily time frame. Conclusion   Dogecoin is likely to remain under slight downside pressure over the short-term, while its medium-term outlook is decidedly bearish as buyers continually struggle to stage a rally above the neckline of the head and shoulder pattern. Some caution is advised in the medium-term, especially if the broader cryptocurrency market continues to trade higher, as Dogecoin shows a sizeable amount of bullish MACD price divergence that has yet to be reversed on the daily time frame.   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Latin America’s Biggest Investment Bank Launches Security Token

Banks once refused to work with blockchain companies in Brazil. Now, BTG Pactual, Latin America’s largest standalone investment bank, is launching a security token of its own. A Wave of Change in Brazil There seems to be a wave of change happening in Brazil. Bitcoinist reported just a few days ago that Santander Bank was ordered by a Court to keep open Bitcoin Max’ checking account. Banks that were once hesitant to work with cryptocurrency exchanges are being forced to eat humble pie. That marked a small victory for the cryptocurrency space in this part of the world. And now, it seems that financial institutions here are realizing the worth of digital assets within their own portfolios. Banco BTG Pactual SA Is Leading the Way Brazil’s Banco BTG Pactual, the largest standalone investment bank in the region, has announced that it will be entering the cryptocurrency space with its own security token, the ReitBZ. With a plan to raise up to $15 million in its token sale, STO, initial offering, or whatever terminology you prefer, the bank will launch a security token backed by distressed real estate assets in Brazil. The ReitBZ token will use blockchain technology. And investors will be able to buy it using the Winklevoss twins’ Gemini Dollar or ETH. The token is indisputably a security token since investors will receive dividends periodically from the recovery of the distressed assets. Hold Up, What Are Distressed Assets? A distressed asset is one that is put on sale at a reduced price because its owner has been forced to sell it. This may be due to excessive debt, bankruptcy, or regulatory constraints. And it’s especially common when it comes to real estate, a market in which during times of financial crises, people often fail to make their mortgage payments. Distressed assets are an excellent opportunity to buy into a devalued asset and make gains as the market recovers. They’re not so awesome for the person forced to sell, of course, but this is capitalism, after all. The BTG distressed real estate assets will be managed by a BTG subsidiary called Enforce. The ReitBZ token will be available worldwide. With the notable exception of the U.S. (surprise, surprise), and Brazil. Wait, so investors around the world will be able to profit from the rising housing crisis in Brazil–but not the Brazilian people themselves? Right. How’s that for messed up? BTG, however, assures that once the regulatory landscape clears up in Brazil, the ReitBZ will be open to its country’s citizens and maybe even the United States as well. The Opportunity for High Yearly Returns According to the bank, investors can expect yearly returns from these assets between 15-20 percent. Moreover, BTG will be providing market-making services for its token to ensure that investors have sufficient liquidity to sell when they want to. CTO Gustavo Roxo told Bloomberg: BTG is deploying its own capital to provide liquidity because it really believes in the crypto business… We came up with this structure because we think investors in the digital world have a higher risk-taking appetite. By using a crypto asset, BTG can maximize returns from its distressed assets and allow investors to enter the market in a cheaper way. The initial sale period of ReitBZ will last for approximately 90 days and proceeds will be reinvested into the portfolio. Banks and Cryptocurrencies Starting to Gain Momentum The announcement comes off the back of the news last week that JPMorgan became the first U.S. bank to launch its own ‘cryptocurrency.’ With CEO Jamie Dimon well-known for ‘Bitcoin bashing’, JPMorgan introducing its own digital coin to accelerate payments was a shock to many in the industry. However, JPMorgan and BTG are not the only horses in this race. It seems that the banks haven’t been falling asleep at the wheel when it comes to cryptocurrency after all. Japanese Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group started working on plans for their own token back in 2016. And now Brazil has stepped up to the plate. BTG’s partner and initiative head of the ReitBZ Andre Portilho said: We knew we needed to dominate this technology, so we started experimenting with it a few years back… We thought Bitcoin and other currencies were turning too volatile, but we saw an opportunity with this token to try something new–but also with our skin in the game. The question now isn’t whether other banks will launch their own digital currencies, but rather which ones? Will more banks follow with their own virtual currency? Share your thoughts below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock The post Latin America’s Biggest Investment Bank Launches Security Token appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.
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Korea Exchange Official: US Decision on Bitcoin ETF Will Set Tone for Local Crypto Market

Korea Exchange Official: US Decision on Bitcoin ETF Will Set Tone for Local Crypto Market An official at South Korea’s sole securities exchange operator, the Korea Exchange (KRX), says the bourse is closely eyeing developments from United States regulators in regard to Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The official, reportedly speaking on condition of anonymity, […] Cet article Korea Exchange Official: US Decision on Bitcoin ETF Will Set Tone for Local Crypto Market est apparu en premier sur Bitcoin Central.
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