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    • This week the U.S. Treasury Department issued guidelines on how the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) could add cryptocurrency addresses to the country’s sanction list. Also read: New Tools Help Crypto Traders Make Smarter Decisions Cryptocurrency Addresses to be Added to the U.S. Sanctions List The U.S. government may soon have the ability to add cryptocurrency addresses to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List. Coincidently the oversight advice happened on the same day President Trump signed an executive order banning the Venezuelan petro (PTR). The petro is mentioned among a variety of digital assets including BTC, ETH, LTC, NEO, XMR, and XRP. The Treasury calls a cryptocurrency wallet “a software application (or other mechanisms) that provides a means for holding, storing, and transferring digital currency.” The report also describes a virtual currency and an address:     OFAC May “Alert the Public” About Suspect Digital Currency Identifiers Additionally, the agency issued guidance to those who have identified SDN owned wallets and addresses and ask them to report the news to OFAC immediately. Further, the Treasury says that the market itself, businesses, and cryptocurrency exchanges should work together to keep an eye on suspect addresses that might be on the SDN list. “The digital currency address field on the SDN List provides the unique alphanumeric identifiers (up to 256 characters) for digital currency addresses and identifies the digital currency to which the address corresponds,” explains the OFAC report. The Treasury’s OFAC guidance does not go into great detail on how they will block these wallets and addresses or enforce the sanctions. According to the report, OFAC may “alert the public” about suspect digital currency identifiers. What do you think about the Treasury adding cryptocurrency wallets to the SDN list? Let us know in the comments below. Images via Shutterstock, OFAC, Pixabay At news.Bitcoin.com all comments containing links are automatically held up for moderation in the Disqus system. That means an editor has to take a look at the comment to approve it. This is due to the many, repetitive, spam and scam links people post under our articles. We do not censor any comment content based on politics or personal opinions. So, please be patient. Your comment will be published.   The post U.S. Treasury Plans to Add Cryptocurrency Addresses to the SDN List appeared first on Bitcoin News. View the full article
    • The NEM Foundation has announced it will no longer track cryptos stolen from the Japanese exchange Coincheck. The Singapore-based organization said it had provided law-enforcement agencies with information from its investigations. It did not explain its decision to end the tracking efforts. According to some estimates, half of the NEM coins that disappeared in the hack have been laundered on the darknet.    Also read: Coincheck Drops Anonymous Monero, Dash, Zcash Tracking Provided “Actionable” Data The NEM.io Foundation, created to promote the NEM cryptocurrency (XEM), has stopped tracking the coins stolen in the Coincheck hack. The Japanese exchange lost some ¥58 billion worth of NEM (~$550 million USD) in January, when it was attacked by hackers. The Singapore-based foundation developed a special technology to identify the accounts the cryptocurrency was sent to. On Tuesday, the NEM foundation said its efforts have provided some “actionable information” to law-enforcement authorities, the Japan News reported. However, the organization did not reveal any more details about the reasons behind its decision to stop further tracking. Recent reports suggest that a lot if the missing XEM cryptos are probably lost forever. A cybersecurity expert told the Japan Times the hackers may have converted up to half of the snatched coins into other cryptocurrency or even fiat money. Masanori Kusunoki, Chief Technology Officer at Japan Digital Design, claims they have been laundered through a website existing on the darknet. Kusunoki also thinks the site is still being used to process transactions. He believes it’s getting harder to trace these transfers and track the stolen coins. A week after the hack the NEM Foundation said no attempts had been made to trade the cryptos on other exchanges. In Recovery Mode For weeks, Coincheck has been trying to recover from one of the biggest hacker attacks. The Japanese exchange has already refunded ¥46.6 billion ($440 million) to compensate about 260,000 of its customers who lost NEM funds. It has also prepared a set of measures to improve its security, informing authorities about its plans in that direction. The trading platform filed an application with Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) in September to register under the revised legislation regulating payment services in the country. Its registration has been postponed by the attack in January, but also by Coincheck’s policies allowing customers to remain anonymous. Japanese media reported this week that the exchange was expected to discontinue support for three cryptocurrencies providing high levels of anonymity – Monero, Dash and Zcash. According to Japan Times, the exchange has recognized the risks posed by these cryptos that can potentially facilitate money laundering. Identifying the recipients of funds transferred on their blockchains is proving impossible. Coincheck resumed trading on Monday. Customers cannot purchase XMR, ZEC, and DASH, but the platform may offer them to sell their coins at a fixed rate. Do you think the stolen NEM coins will be found and returned? Share your expectations in the comments section below. Images courtesy of Shutterstock. Want to create your own secure cold storage paper wallet? Check our tools section. The post NEM Foundation Stops Tracking Coins Stolen from Coincheck appeared first on Bitcoin News. View the full article
    • It appears that China’s stock exchanges are seeking to prevent companies from issuing misleading information in order to drive hype around blockchain technology – potentially influencing their share price. Also Read: China’s First Central Bank Governor in 15 Years Likes Bitcoin Blockchain Mania Sweeps China’s Stock Exchanges China’s Shenzhen Exchange has announced its intention to crack down on businesses misleading investors by seeking to associate themselves with so called “distributed ledger technology”, or “blockchain”. The crackdown appears to comprise a response to Zheijiang Enjoyor Electronics Co. Ltd’s recent spike in share price that followed a blockchain-related announcement on Wechat approximately one week ago. The announcement claimed that an affiliate company of Enjoyor Electronics had entered into a partnership with a forensic sciences center based in Zhengjiang which will see the launch of what the company described as the world’s first blockchain-based electrical data forensic certificate. The announcement triggered an immediate spike in the price of Enjoyor Electronics’ stock – reaching its 10% trading limit. Upon Shenzhen Exchange’s insistence that the company divulge further details pertaining to the partnership – such as when the investment in the affiliate company was made, the number of shares owned by Enjoyor Electronics, the financial figures of said business, and evidence of the purported blockchain-based forensic procedure – Enjoyor Electronics deleted the Wechat announcement. Shenzhen Exchange to Monitor Companies Claiming Blockchain Affiliation In recent months, an increasing number of businesses have driven spikes in their share price by cashing in on the hype surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. In December 2017, for example, a small U.S beverage company saw its share price increase by over 400% after changing its name from Long Island Iced Tea Corp, to Long Blockchain Corporation. In a similar incident, Hong Kong-based Skypeople Fruit Juice appeared to double their share value by renaming to Future Fintech. The trend of making dubious claims of embracing blockchain innovation to boost stock prices appears to have begun to take off in mainland China. According to China Money Network, “More than 20 listed companies have been questioned by the Shenzhen and Shanghai exchanges about their suspicious speculation on blockchain.” Shenzhen Exchange has stated that it “will closely monitor relative companies’ disclosure and their stocks in the secondary market. Companies that use blockchain to speculate and mislead investors will receive disciplinary punishment, and severe violations will be reported to the China Securities Regulatory Commission.” Following the Shenzhen Exchange’s announcement, Shanghai Exchange followed suit, announcing that 20 companies listed on its exchange appear to be speculating on blockchain technology. Shanghai Exchange has stated that in several instances it has imposed trading halts and requested businesses to divulge information regarding ties to the blockchain industry from several. Do you think that China’s stock exchanges will be successful in cracking down on false claims of blockchain affiliations being made by listed companies? Share your thoughts in the comments section below! Images courtesy of Shutterstock Want to create your own secure cold storage paper wallet? Check our tools section. The post Chinese Stock Exchanges Crack Down on Companies Falsely Claiming “Blockchain” appeared first on Bitcoin News. View the full article
    • Numerous previous unanswered Requests  Please correct the expiry dates on my three account as follows: These accounts were set up by you Adam Phillips. 1.  tedbailey-2: Paid to Natalie Veale to expire April 28/2018 - This account needs to be corrected on screen. 2.  Ted Bailey 3: Paid to Natalie Veale to expire April 28/2018 -  This account needs to be corrected on screen. 3.  Ted Bailey:  Paid to Natalie Veale to expire May 28/2018 - This account is shown correctly. Please correct these two accounts especially tedbailey-2 as it currently is not working. Been without service for over a week that I have paid Radiosify to receive.  Can't get answers from anyone! An early response to this situation would be appreciated. Ted Bailey
    • Last week the file sharing Bittorrent client that pays users for seeding and sharing bandwidth, Joystream, announced launching on the bitcoin cash (BCH) network. We decided to give the platform a test drive to show how to use the application that offers BCH incentives. Also read: Lawsuit Challenges Google’s Ban on Crypto Ads in Russia Joystream and Bitcoin Cash Mainnet Joystream is a peer-to-peer application that uses bitcoin cash as an incentive for Bittorrent users that compensate each other for content within a distributed network. Originally the team started off with an attempt to use the bitcoin core (BTC) network but fees and transaction confirmation times became unreliable. On March 20 the application has launched on the Bitcoin Cash mainnet and is available for download in Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems (OS). Experimenting With Joystream Joystream & Bitcoin CashAfter downloading the appropriate platform for your OS and opening the software, users are greeted with a “terms of use” page, which asks the user to accept full responsibility when using the Joystream software. This would likely be due to seeders sharing copyrighted materials as there is no discretion to what you can or cannot download and upload. The platform also has an onboarding BCH faucet for users to test out the clients’ features and services. When I first opened the Joystream user interface, the faucet gave me $0.30 cents worth of BCH for purchasing files on the platform. The interface is basically the same as any torrent engine that allows seeding and downloading all types of content. The difference is that you get a bitcoin cash wallet, and can earn small fractions of BCH by seeding material. You can also charge a fee for sharing rare material or other types of popular content. To start the experiment, Joystream gives you around five free torrent files so you can start downloading and seeding once the file is finished. There is also an upload section where a user can drag a downloaded torrent file or upload via a mirror. The free content Joystream provides for testing. I decided to go to my favorite torrent site and tapped a free ‘Kung-Fu Training Guide’  mirror. As soon as I did my computer asked me if I wanted to utilize Joystream for the upload process. Joystream works with torrent mirrors, and the application will open as soon as you authorize it.I initiated the process, and the upload began just like any other torrent engine. It shows the number of seeders and sellers in the download section and the revenue and the number of buyers in the upload section. If I wanted to sell the ‘Kung-Fu Training Guide’ book I could set any price I desired for seeding it to my peers. It’s likely that better content, or some exclusive material could be more valuable to Joystream users. Joystream’s UI shows the user’s BCH balance, downloads, uploads, and the torrents being downloaded, seeded, paused, deleted and more. A Few Features to Wait for in the Next Version Release So far there is not much content on the platform, but it’s evident Joystream users are experimenting with the protocol from the discussions within the community Telegram and Slack channels. The BCH faucet and free content in the beginning, however, is more than enough for users to learn how to tinker with the application, and torrent savvy users will have no issues. The Joystream BCH wallet can send and receive and also shows prior transactions.At the time of publication, there are three sections which are unavailable at the moment which include the ‘new content tab, the publishing tab, and the live streaming tab’ which can be used to stream content like music and movies. These three features will be launched in the next release, the developers explain. Overall the platform was straightforward and operated much like the Utorrent, Vuze, and Limewire software. Being the first day and the initial version release it should be expected that the content is lacking. The next hurdle for the team will likely be launching the following version with the rest of the features, and hoping the concept of rewarding seeders with crypto catches people’s attention. What do you think about the Joystream app? Do you think an idea like this will catch on with seeders and those who use torrent software? Let us know what you think in the comments below. Images via Shutterstock, and Joystream.  Express yourself freely at Bitcoin.com’s user forums. We don’t censor on political grounds. Check forum.Bitcoin.com. The post Joystream Test Drive — How To Get Paid Bitcoin Seeding Bittorrent Files appeared first on Bitcoin News. View the full article

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