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JAVASCRIPT 2018 — TOP 20 HACKERNOON ARTICLES OF THE YEARPhoto by Jingda Chen on UnsplashMany great articles have been posted this year on Hacker Noon, but you — busy programmers and developers — can’t possibly hope to find the time to read even half of them half as thoroughly as they deserve. With this in mind, I have gone through the trouble of picking the best ones for your reading pleasure.2018 has been a great year for JavaScript. In June, ES2018 has been introduced — bringing us new features such as asynchronous iteration, generators, and rest/spread parameters. The libraries and frameworks have got much smaller and faster. React, Angular and Vue have all got new features and are now going head-to-head when it comes to being the best choice for creating applications. What a time to be a JavaScript developer!Now, without further ado, here are my favorite Hacker Noon Javascript stories:Top 20 Hackernoon JavaScript posts of 2018:npm package permissions — an idea by David Gilbertson [12 min read]3 JavaScript Performance Mistakes You Should Stop Doing by Yotam Kadishay [4 min read]Goodbye Redux by Jack R. Scott [11 min read]Understanding promises in JavaScript by Gokul N K [16 min read]How to Lose an IT Job in 10 Minutes by Albino Tonnina [9 min read]JavaScript async/await: The Good Part, Pitfalls and How to Use by Charlee Li [7 min read]VS Code Extensions for Happier JavaScript Coding by Alek Shnayder [6 min read]A tale of Webpack 4 and how to finally configure it in the right way. Updated. by Margarita Obraztsova [19 min read]Two Years of Functional Programming in JavaScript: Lessons Learned by Victor Nakoryakov [9 min read]Structuring projects and naming components in React by Vinicius Dacal [8 min read]🔥 JavaScript Modules Worth Using 🔥 by Travis Fischer [9 min read]Redesigning Redux by Shawn McKay [7 min read]O API — an alternative to REST APIs by David Gilbertson [7 min read]How to Become a React Native Developer in 2018 by Spencer Carli [7 min read]I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how. — Part 1 & 2 by David GilbertsonWhy Angular Made Me Quit Web Dev by Tobias Merkle [10 min read]How I stopped worrying and learned to love the JavaScript ecosystem by Flavio Copes [7 min read]The 4 Layers of Single Page Applications You Need to Know by Daniel Dughila [7 min read]Progressive Web Apps — The Next Step in Web App Development by GeekyAnts [14 min read]The Present Future of User Interface Development by Jani Eväkallio [9 min read]See you all in 2019!Happy hacking,Maciej CieślarJavaScript - Hacker NoonJAVASCRIPT 2018 — TOP 20 HACKERNOON ARTICLES OF THE YEAR was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Hackernoon Seeks Multi-Million Crowdfunding, May Offer Cryptocurrency Next

Hackernoon, one of the most popular online tech publications in the world, is raising money for the first time via equity crowdfunding in a bid to create their own CMS platform and update their business model, the company announced on their website on November 6, 2018. Own Part of the Popular Tech Website In a bid to launch Hackernoon 2.0,...Read More. The post by Priyeshu Garg appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News
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A Comparison of Hackernoon vs Crypto (News) Sites!

I was curious to see how Hackernoon compares to most crypto news sites, considering more and more people are posting articles on cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology in general.For this comparison we utilize the fresh index from Majestic, simply because it shows us the most recent data.Let me explain the metrics that we cover here:TF / CFThis stands for trust flow & citation flow, indicators of strength and quantity, ideally you would like those to be 1:1. If the CF is twice the TF it indicates the domain has a ton of spam.Referring domains / IP’s / sub netsThe amount of websites that link to you, and the IP addressses and sub nets they are hosted on. Some websites like to game this by hosting 1000 websites on the same server.TTF — Topical Trust FlowA measure of how close you are to the most trusted websites in almost one thousand categories — cited from Majestic itself.Site ageWhen the domain was first registered, CCN.com was registered in 1992, long before cryptocurrencies existed so without doubt, this domain has been repurposed.DofollowWhen a link is placed its automatically dofollow, which means that Google passes the juice / strength from that backlink. Spammy domains tend to have a high amount of no-follow links, such links are most often ignored by Google.Comparison according to metrics provided by Majestic.comLet’s look at the resultsThe first thing we notice is that most of the crypto news sites score very poor in terms of the TF/CF ratio, while Hackernoon is doing amazingly well, same for bitcoin.com and bitcoin.org In terms of referring domains, IP’s, and sub nets they all score pretty well, as in that it looks rather natural.Most of the sites have a large amount of dofollow links, as you would expect, while the smaller sites score worse, no surprise there either as due to lower budgets its probably harder for them to acquire links.You can clearly see that Hackernoon is doing extremely well, especially for a site that didn’t even exist 2 years ago, kudos for that.There is one thing that bothers me about this comparison, and that is the topical trust flow category: Science, or better said “Social Sciences” according to Majestic.How can it be that Coindesk, NewsBTC, CoinTelegraph, and the both Bitcoin domains score extremely high there?While CCN that’s the exact same type of site scores extremely low here.Is there a conspiracy going on between those sites or is it because CCN is using a repurposed domain with a much older pre-existing backlink profile while Majestic still shows the old stats?You tell me.Another thing that’s interesting to note is that all those crypto sites aren’t related to News at all, or hardly, almost like most legit news sites don’t want anything to do with them.Still Google shows them In The News so they clearly know what those sites are about. When we talk about legitimize you could say Hackernoon is a lot more legitimate in the regular news world.Now lets take a look at traffic stats provided by SimilarWeb:Traffic stats provided by SimilarWeb.comHackernoon clearly beats its crypto competitors at all fronts, you could say its not a fair comparison as Hackernoon is about much more than crypto currencies and blockchain technology, still amazing for such a young site to make such a dent.This comparison also clearly shows that Trust Flow isn’t everything in terms of traffic, considering bitcoin dot com and org are much stronger in terms of link strength.As for traffic, all the crypto sites have seen their traffic almost been halved in the past six months while Hackernoon has been quite stable. I have to admit that SimilarWeb isn’t always 100% reliable in reporting traffic but for a comparison like this it works good enough.Well done Hackernoon!A Comparison of Hackernoon vs Crypto (News) Sites! was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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BAT Outperforms Bitcoin, XRP On New Brave Browser “Rewards” Feature

Brave Browser Announces BAT “Rewards” Feature On Tuesday, Brave Browser, a crypto-friendly internet application headed by the founder of Mozilla Firefox, Brendan Eich, made a surprising announcement, seemingly aiming to start of 2019 with a proverbial bang. Via a company release, conveyed through its in-house blog, the Brave and Basic Attention Token (BAT) team, which consists of Eich, coupled with an array of fintech, Silicon Valley, and crypto veterans, revealed that it would be previewing “opt-in ads in [the] desktop browser developer channel.” While this feature sounds nebulous, there’s more to this integration than meets the eye. In fact, as broken down in a PC Magazine feature article, this new advertising model will allow common Joes and Jills to earn crypto, in the form of BAT, and potentially other rewards in the feature. This new offering, dubbed Brave Rewards, will siphon 70% of earned ad revenue to users who agree to view advertisements. The remaining 30% will be paid to Brave’s war chest — a likely controversial play, but one necessary for the blockchain project’s long-term survival. Rewards will be available via Brave’s developer/test browser edition. It wasn’t exactly divulged when the innovative feature would hit the publics’ desktops, but the following GIF is how the feature will work: Looking outwards, the Brave team revealed that they expect opted-in users to earn upwards of $60 to $70 a year in the near future, with their preliminary projections predicting that $224 a year could be earned by 2020 through Brave’s in-house ecosystem. While this sounds great — an effective free $224/year for viewing ads — like all things too good to be true, there’s a catch. At the time of writing, Brave has announced support for BAT token withdrawal, as the company wants Rewards’ users to reward their favorite content creators, whether it be large new portals or Youtubers. After this feature goes live successfully, Brave intends to activate “publisher-integrated ads,” which will allow content creators to feature “private ads” on content creators’ pages through the startup’s systems. The company subsequently explained its Brave Ads offering and its applications/benefits from a top-down perspective, writing: With Brave Ads, we are reforming an online advertising system which has become invasive and unusable. Users have turned to ad blockers to reclaim their privacy from ads that track them and sometimes even infect them, and publishers are finding it increasingly difficult to earn ad revenue to sustain quality content with intermediaries that collect huge fees. It is important to reiterate that at this time, this newfangled feature is technically in its beta phase. Due to this positive news, the popular altcoin, which recently gained the support of industry powerhouse Coinbase, has posted a respectable price gain. At the time of writing, BAT is currently valued at $0.125 apiece, posting a 3% in the past 24 hours. The crypto, currently the 36th in this market’s standings, is currently outperforming Bitcoin (BTC) by 2.7%, and Ethereum (ETH) by 2.4%. Crypto Lulls: Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP Post Barely Any Movement In the same vein of cryptocurrency prices, the broader market has posted close-to-zero movement in the past 24 hours. Per data from Coin Price Watch, BTC has found itself at $3,645 — a mere 0.58% gain over the past day. Other leading crypto assets have also posted slight gains, but have still underperformed BAT. XRP, the go-to asset for fintech upstart Ripple, is up 1.27%, as it sits just shy of the $0.33 price level at $0.3296. ETH, which recently tumbled due to the delayed Constantinople fork, has found itself up by 2%, regaining a portion of the losses incurred yesterday. While the market is trending slightly positive, some analysts expect that BTC is ready to dive. Speaking to MarketWatch, Jani Ziedens of Cracked Market claimed that BTC, if truly oversold, should be posting monumental gains right now, rather than finding itself in an extended lull. So, Ziedens added that this “lethargic base” indicates that demand is limited, “incredibly weak” even, and as such, lower crypto bottoms may be inbound. BAT Title Image Courtesy of Descryptive.com via Flickr The post BAT Outperforms Bitcoin, XRP On New Brave Browser “Rewards” Feature appeared first on Ethereum World News.
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Cryptopia Hacker Moves Stolen Crypto to Binance; Community Alerts CZ and Funds Are Frozen

It is clear that hackers gave themselves a place to stay in the cryptocurrency industry, which was only made more evident by a recent security breach that happened over the last few days. Cryptopia, a leading exchange in New Zealand, announced a breach that ended in a major theft on January 14th. However, unlike the unfortunate tale that many other exchanges succumb to, that is not the end of the story. The official statement notes that Cryptopia has placed itself into a maintenance mode, helping them to protect their accounts until the regulatory authorities of New Zealand provide other details. Both the High Tech Crimes Unit and the local police are pursuing investigative efforts, though they have commented that “a significant value of cryptocurrency may be involved.” At this point, the actual amount has not been released, and no substantial details have been provided. Still, that has not stopped local news portal Radionz from reporting that the loss is close to $3.6 million. A Twitter user, ShaftedTangu, seems to know where these digital assets are going. On the posts, the user said, Hey @cz_binance Binance has stolen tokens from Topia hitting it sir. Can you lock it down? https://t.co/0XllsBejUV — I Dream Of Alts (@ShaftedTangu) January 16, 2019 Through a string of additional tweets, the user continued to track the funds, as he mentioned wallet address 0x9007a0421145b06a0345d55a8c0f0327f62a2224. In another tweet, he claimed, “Currently the 0x900 wallet contains around $10 mil USD of tokens, large amounts are $PRL $2mil, $CENNZ $1.168 mil, $Denacoin $2.73 mil, $MSP $0.99 mil” Luckily, just under four hours after the original tweet, CZ Binance replied. The reply said, Just checked, we were able to freeze some of the funds. I don't understand why the hackers keep sending to Binance. Social media will be pretty fast to report it, and we will freeze it. It's a high risk maneuver for them. https://t.co/i0PeahLzic — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) January 16, 2019 With such a nonchalant type of reply, it is quite a victory for Cryptopia and Binance that the funds could be frozen at all. However, the victory has not been won yet, considering there is no indication of exactly who performed the hack in the first place. Cryptopia has remained silent, though they posted to their own Twitter profile, saying, “We cannot comment as this matter is now in the hands of the appropriate authorities. We will update you as soon as we can.” As a result of these issues, Zhao posted that users should keep their holdings on exchanges, rather than a hardware wallet. However, his post caused an onslaught of negative replies, with some saying that his post implied that self-storage is substantially riskier than storing on a seemingly “reputable” exchange. Zhao later retracted, saying that he was not advising investors to store funds on exchanges. In the first half of 2018 last year, there was over $731 million lost in thefts involving exchange hacks. However, none have reached the severity experienced by the 2014 Mt. Gox hack.
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Binance Freezes ‘Some of the Funds’ Stolen in Cryptopia Hack

Some of the stolen cryptocurrency from yesterday’s Cryptopia hack has been sent to Binance, which has confirmed already freezing some of the funds.  Binance Freezing Funds Stolen from Cryptopia Twitter account @ShaftedTangu has alleged that some funds stolen as a result of Cryptopia’s hack have been siphoned through Binance. The amounts sent to Binance in question include roughly $7,500 in Metal (MTL) 00, $6,750 in KyberNetwork coin (KNC) 00, $7,181 OmiseGO tokens (OMG) 00, and $8,724 in EnjinCoin (ENJ) 00. All of it totals around $30,000. Changpeng Zhao, CEO at Binance – the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by means of traded volumes, has confirmed the allegations, reassuring that they’ve already frozen some of the funds. Zhao commented: Just checked, we were able to freeze some of the funds. I don’t understand why the hackers keep sending to Binance. Social media will be pretty fast to report it, and we will freeze it. It’s a high-risk maneuver for them. Just checked, we were able to freeze some of the funds. I don't understand why the hackers keep sending to Binance. Social media will be pretty fast to report it, and we will freeze it. It's a high risk maneuver for them. https://t.co/i0PeahLzic — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) January 16, 2019 Bitcoinist reported yesterday that Cryptopia’s security has been breached, resulting in ‘significant losses’. Police in New Zealand also confirmed. Binance Caught in the Fire Zhao’s tweet caused a reaction in crypto Twitter’s community as one user (@Crypto_Bitlord) expressed his bewilderment that Zhao referred to “social media” as a means of reporting rather than Binance’s own surveillance systems. I’m genuinely shocked stolen funds from @Cryptopia_NZ have easily passed through @binance UNDETECTED until social media flagged them. This raises some big questions. How is that possible with modern blockchain analysis? — Sir Bitlord (@Crypto_Bitlord) January 16, 2019 On the matter, Binance’s CEO said: It’s quite easy to generate a brand new address. We (and no one) recognize every transaction out there. We already have very in-depth and detailed blockchain analysis. Yet, the question remains – if a regular Twitter user has been able to detect the transaction in question, how, and more importantly – why did Binance miss it? Perhaps the better question, as posed by @Crypto_Bitlord is: So you are saying criminals can steal funds and just create a brand new address to send to before binance? In the meantime, Binance announced today the launch of their Binance Jersey fiat exchange. The platform is aimed at traders from Europe and it offers BTC/GBP, ETH/GBP, BTC/EUR, and ETH/EUR trading pairs. What do you think of Binance missing the transactions in question? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock The post Binance Freezes ‘Some of the Funds’ Stolen in Cryptopia Hack appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.
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