Tag: twitter

  • Altcoins

    Researchers Identify 15,000-Strong Botnet Scamming Crypto Twitter

    Cybersecurity firm Duo Security has released an analysis of the botnets of Twitter. During a lengthy paper on the topic, the team behind the research identified over 15,000 bots devoted to scamming users out of cryptocurrency. Duo Security Provide the Tools to Fight Back Against Botnets Researchers at...

    Rick D. | August 10, 2018 | 8:10 pm
  • Industry

    Buterin: Bitcoin, Ethereum ETFs are Good, But Need Easier Ways For Public to Buy

    On July 29, Ethereum co-founder and renowned blockchain developer Vitalik Buterin discussed the necessity of infrastructure around Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the need to create better ways for the public to invest in major digital assets. Easier Methods of Purchasing Crypto Specifically, Buterin addressed the more institutionally-connected Bitcoin...

    Thomas Delahunty | July 30, 2018 | 6:30 am
  • twitter
    Crypto

    Crypto Market Leaders Call For Twitter to Ban ‘Scam Bots’

    Crypto scam bots have become a common sight in the Twitter landscape, with many premier cryptocurrency personalities seeing an influx of fraudulent accounts commenting on their posts. This has become such a large problem that well-known cryptocurrency figures, like Binance’s CEO and Charlie Shrem, have signed an “open letter”...

    nickchong | July 19, 2018 | 12:30 pm
  • Bitcoin

    Square Sees Stock Price Explode As Its Bitcoin Service Expands

    Square, the financial services company started by Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey, has been seeing its crypto service expand rapidly. Nomura Instinet: Square Is Decoupling From Bitcoin’s Performance Bitcoin has seen a dismal year so far, to be frank, with the foremost cryptocurrency taking a tumble from $20,000 down...

    nickchong | July 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm
  • social media
    Bitcoin

    Research Shows Bitcoin Price Linked to Public Sentiment on Social Media

    Bitcoin’s value is manipulated by public sentiment, this according to researchers who found that positive comments by infrequent social media users were likely to enhance the coin’s prospects.  Social Media’s Impact on Bitcoin’s Price Researchers from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, led by assistant...

    Thomas Delahunty | June 27, 2018 | 3:00 am
  • Bitcoin
    Bitcoin

    Jack Dorsey’s Square Obtains Ninth BitLicense Ever

    Payments company Square, a side venture of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, is the ninth firm to have obtained a BitLicense by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Bitcoin purchases first became available on its app in other states in January, but revenue has barely covered the...

    Ricardo Esteves | June 18, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • Google
    Blockchain

    Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Receives Proposition from Google

    According to a tweet from the Vitalik Buterin, founder of the world’s second largest cryptocurrency Ethereum, Google has approached him to see if he wants to help with a cryptocurrency/blockchain project. Buterin Considering Move to Google? In a now deleted tweet, Vitalik Buterin, the Russian-born programmer and a...

    Thomas Delahunty | May 22, 2018 | 9:00 pm
  • Bitcoin

    Square Embraced Bitcoin After Twitter CEO Jack Attended a Hackathon

    Jack Dorsey has some very interesting opinions when it comes to Bitcoin. He thinks it will become the world’s single currency in ten years from now. However, his companies have always been adverse to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. That recently came to change when Square integrated Bitcoin support....

    JP Buntinx | May 17, 2018 | 8:27 am

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