Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider creators bullish on blockchain gaming Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider creators bullish on blockchain gaming
By Guillermo Jimenez Blockchain'2 min read'Jan 16, 2019Jan 16, 2019 Epic Games might have recently poured cold water on our steamy blockchain-gaming dreams, but another major video game publishing company has stepped up to keep hope alive. Square Enix, the publisher of smash-hit, gaming franchises Tomb Raider, Kingdom Hearts, and Final Fantasy, is preparing its investors for a foray into the world of blockchain. Recently, the president of Square Enix, Yosuke Matsuda, published a letter to his shareholders in which he laid out the company's vision for 2019. And topping the list for the company's potential for new services is Matsuda's growing crypto curiosity, citing'interestingly'the crypto crash of 2018 as the impetus: This item was retrieved by us on 2019-01-16 18:34:20. Share this content on social media: You may want to visit decryptmedia.com for more similar content.   Log In to Comment

How to learn about crypto (without getting scammed) - Decrypt Media How to learn about crypto (without getting scammed) - Decrypt Media
By Ben Munster Business'5 min read'Dec 6, 2018Dec 22, 2018 If you're trying to learn about crypto, you've likely already stumbled across zillions of examples of a very Internet, very crypto breed of hustlers influencers, shills, news outlets, morally compromised celebrities, you name it, all claiming to possess the lamp of knowledge, but really just trying to relieve you of your hard earned dollars, pesos and cryptos. But don't fret, little one. We at Decrypt are here to guide you, lovingly, through these murky waters and help you filter out the few grains of truth from the sedimentary bedrock of questionable advertising. This post was found by us on 2019-01-16 12:42:01. Share this content on social media: Have a look at decryptmedia.com for complete listings from this source.   Log In to Comment

XRP Classic: A botched attempt at ripping off Ripple XRP Classic: A botched attempt at ripping off Ripple
By Tim Copeland Technology'3 min read'Jan 15, 2019Jan 15, 2019 The scammers are out in force. This week, two miscreants have tried to capitalize on the upcoming Ethereum hard fork and were not just creative, but surprisingly well-informed in doing so. By playing on the common misconception that hard forks result in new coins'and offering new coins on the date the hard fork is set to take place'they managed to appear much more convincing And now the same ruse is being tried on Ripples putative cryptocurrency, XRP. The new fraudulent coin is called XRP Classic,which the fraudsters have branded as a more original version of XRP'which you probably know, is the popular coin aimed at cross-border payments. The scammers claim that XRP Classic is a fork of XRP (or at least a better version) but they clearly failed to do their homework. This data was found by us on 2019-01-16 01:35:17. Share this content on social media: Mentioned assets XRP. Visit decryptmedia.com for complete listings from this source.   Log In to Comment

Lawsuit claims WAX token ICO is a security, investors want their money back Lawsuit claims WAX token ICO is a security, investors want their money back
By Guillermo Jimenez News'4 min read'Jan 15, 2019Jan 15, 2019 Another day in cryptoland, another allegation of securities laws violations committed by an ICO. Last week, three investors filed a lawsuit against the California-based Opskins Group'the creators of the Worldwide Asset Exchange (WAX), a blockchain ecommerce platform for digital assets primarily geared at the gaming industry. The civil complaint alleges that the WAX ICO, which raised north of $40 million in November 2017, was, in fact, an unregistered securities offering, and these investors want their money back. WAX is one of the most recognizable brands in the blockchain gaming space and lays claim to being the first blockchain built exclusively for the trading of gaming assets, crypto collectibles, and other virtual items represented by non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Three months ago, WAX earned the top spot as the world's most used blockchain based on activity, according to dapp.com and Blocktivityand has since dropped to second only to EOS. This item was first found by us on 2019-01-15 18:26:31. Share this content on social media: These assets may interest you WAX. See decryptmedia.com to find more similar content.   Log In to Comment

20,000 ETH reportedly stolen from Cryptopia exchange by Etherdelta hacker 20,000 ETH reportedly stolen from Cryptopia exchange by Etherdelta hacker
By Tim Copeland Technology'3 min read'Jan 15, 2019Jan 15, 2019 New year, new hack. We're just fifteen days into 2019 and already a crypto exchange has been hacked. New Zealand exchange Cryptopia lost significant funds in a security breach on January 13 (UTC), according to a statement. By examining blockchain records (Cryptopia didn't disclose how much was stolen), it appears that 20,000 ETH ($2.5 million) has been stolen by none other than the hacker or hackers behind the 2017 Etherdelta attack. (We've reached out to Cryptopia for comment, but the company has not responded to our questions at the time we went to press.) This article was first found by us on 2019-01-15 16:32:00. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include XCG, CAG, REPO. Have a look at decryptmedia.com for complete listings from this source.   Log In to Comment

What happens if more miners drop off the network after the block rewards go down to 2 ETH What happens if more miners drop off the network after the block rewards go down to 2 ETH
By Tim Copeland Opinion'4 min read'Jan 14, 2019Jan 14, 2019 If the 51% attack on Ethereum Classic taught us anything, it was that miners are essential to keeping proof-of-work blockchains safe. Last week a miner attained control of its network, making several double spends to steal at least $500,000 in ETC. If there aren't enough honest miners protecting the network by making the hashrate too financially difficult to overcome, nobody's digital cash is safe. What keeps Bitcoin and Ethereum secure is the huge amount of computational power expended by honest miners'something that is at risk if the proposed changes of Constantinople go ahead this week. This entry was first found by us on 2019-01-14 21:12:17. Share this content on social media: These assets may interest you CHX. Visit decryptmedia.com for complete listings from this source.   Log In to Comment

Moloch: Ethereum's confounding new DAO is pay to play, but the rules aren't clear Moloch: Ethereum's confounding new DAO is pay to play, but the rules aren't clear
By Ben Munster Ethereum3 min read'Jan 14, 2019Jan 14, 2019 Imagine if life came with a set of instructions. Wouldn't it be handy Wake up when the alarm sounds. If you miss it you'll be late for work. Players that are late for work forfeit work_day tokens, which translate to dollar_tokens. Dollar_tokens increase a player's prestige. The player with the highest prestige wins. Of course, you can't win life. You just die at the end, like everybody else. But on Ethereum, one man thinks turning crowdfunding into a rules-based game could help Ethereum developers win a little more often. Moloch (distinct from Moloch Coin) is Ethereum's new, experimental crowdfunding service named after the Canaanite God of child sacrifice. A sequel to the hacked, dead and defunct DAO, Moloch was built by SpankChain CEO Ameen Soleimani to raise funds for down-on-their-luck Ethereum devs. But in practice it's a collection of complicated, codified instructions'a rulebook for real-world fundraising as written by the Monopoly Man. This data was retrieved by us on 2019-01-14 17:59:04. Share this content on social media: Mentioned assets ETH. See decryptmedia.com for more similar content.   Log In to Comment

Barbarians at the altcoin gates - Decrypt Media Barbarians at the altcoin gates - Decrypt Media
The 51% attack on Ethereum Classic illustrated what a lot of bad guys know: Many small cryptocurrencies are simply not safe enough. Here's how to fix the problem. By Tim Copeland Cryptocurrency4 min read'Jan 8, 2019Jan 8, 2019 Yesterday's 51% attack on Ethereum Classic was the most recent high-profile exploit of a well known problem with smaller coins. The problem is, you can't just stop the possibility of such an attack'the system is designed to respect whoever has the majority of control'but you can make it harder for a single attacker to take control. And, though some smaller coins, such as Horizen and Komodo, have already strengthened their defences, it's time for everyone to learn from and implement their open-source secrets. This item was discovered by us on 2019-01-11 17:02:58. Share this content on social media: Related crypto assets may include TCN, ALT. See decryptmedia.com for more from this source.   Log In to Comment

Ethereum's big-leap forward -- Crypto without keys by Adriana Hamacher (part of Constantinople upgrade) Ethereum's big-leap forward -- Crypto without keys by Adriana Hamacher (part of Constantinople upgrade)
Ethereums upcoming upgrade, the Constantinople hard fork includes a feature that may prove to be a usability game-changer. And that's not all. By Adriana Hamacher News'6 min read'Jan 10, 2019Jan 10, 2019 The award-winning designer and writer, Frank Chimero, once observed that People ignore design that ignores people. He wasn't talking about Web3'but he may as well have been. Too often, usability is being sacrificed on the altar of decentralization, resulting in a raft of dapps and decentralized services that no one uses. But take heart: with the release on Wednesday of Ethereums testnet of upgrades, developers are getting excited about a new feature that will make the decentralized network way easier for mere mortals to use. This article was first seen by us on 2019-01-11 05:18:29. Share this content on social media: Related assets may include ETH. You may want to visit decryptmedia.com for more from this source.   Log In to Comment

Will the Bitcoin ETFs happen by accident Will the Bitcoin ETFs happen by accident
ETFs set for accidental approval Joe Lubin v Princeton guy Crypto people bullish on autocracy ShapeShift laying off a third of its staff ConsenSys Yes. By Ben Munster Daily Debrief'3 min read'Jan 9, 2019Jan 9, 2019 Did you hear the one about the SEC approving a bitcoin ETF'by doing nothing It's actually not a joke. Our inestimable Guillermo Jimenez has a great piece today about how the U.S. Government shutdown means that some of rulings on SEC's desk face deadlines'and could be approved by default, if the regulatory body fails to act. A proposal to permit bitcoin ETFs is facing a February deadline'and with no end in sight to the standoff over the Trump Wall, could well win approval through inaction. Jimenez's story has wide-ranging implications for other projects too and you're crazy is you don't read it. This entry was retrieved by us on 2019-01-10 01:46:08. Share this content on social media: Mentioned cryptocurrencies include BTC, TCN, DENT. Visit decryptmedia.com for more.   Log In to Comment


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