Europol gathered a group of more than 300 private and public law enforcement officials and experts in order to better understand blockchain and crypto technology and in the latest cryptocurrency news we read more about the plan.
According to a press release the blockchain and crypto technology has indeed presented many opportunities to criminals especially in the online sector. As a result, the law enforcement sector needs to catch up with the technology and innovations of online criminals. They learned the ways of how blockchain works and aim to increase the growth of cottage industry of companies that see blockchain data and get useful information such as finding the missing funds.
Elementus is one of these companies which works with private-sector operations and often tries to locate the thefts and where the funds go missing from decentralized exchanges. Gathering evidence is a key activity for these agencies which requires a traditional method of police work which many studies show became unattractive. The officials who gathered along with Europol talked about many computer security topics and crypto and blockchain were just a part of it. Among the explored issues, DOS attacks and phishing scams were discussed.
The officials went over the use of multiple crypto exchanges and wallets including LocalBitcoins which removed online trading a while ago. The move boosted the alternative platform of Roger Ver local.bitcoin.com which still enables people to meet in person and to buy and sell cryptocurrency. LocalBitcoins’ in person trading was one of the main sources of crypto busts over the years. What is very important is that there is still no discussion about banning crypto as the only way to deal with it. Law enforcement understands the best how futile the nature of banning cryptocurrency is compared to the drug war. The officials discussed how the blockchain technology can be used in the world:
“Participants reflected on the legitimate use of blockchain technologies, including the use of cryptocurrencies for trading and investment activities, payment method and as a store of value.”
As noted in the coming altcoin news, blockchain technology spiked the interest in business leaders and governments around the world. There will be a part of every business in the future consisted of blockchain since already some major companies such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft are all into the technology.
Justin Sun Rescheduled The Lunch With Buffett Due To Health Issues
“I was in the hospital for sudden kidney stones, and I canceled the lunch with Mr. Buffett.”He did continue to say that his health is currently fine. The situation was also confirmed by the TRON foundation on twitter. Warren Buffett also agreed to reschedule the meeting. According to the Tron foundation tweet:
‘’TRON Foundation announces postponement of Warren Buffett lunch, press conferences after founder Justin Sun falls ill with kidney stones. Parties agreed to reschedule at a later date.’’Some users believe that this is just another one of the mishaps that Justin Sun and the foundation has. The last time the situation involved a mix-up with some Teslas that Sun was supposed to give away. The community leader also offered to give Binance more than 7,000 bitcoin after it was hacked. Sun even once described the questions that he was asked by CoinDesk’s Pete Rizzo as ‘’tough’’ earlier this year after he did not have an answer to them. Justin Sun rescheduled the lunch when it was too close to happening so this is why the crypto community is a skeptic and many are wondering whether he chickened out. Warren Buffet is a well-known crypto skeptic and is famous for being wrong in the past mainly talking about google. He is known for his ability to predict macro trading patterns and because of the major influence he has over Wall Street. As noted in the latest cryptocurrency news, Sun, Allaire, and Lee hope to change his mind regarding crypto.
Robinhood Gathered $323 Million, Still Can’t Reach Coinbase
“We’re focused on building products and services that expand access to our financial system. Since May of last year, we’ve launched our own clearing system, Clearing by Robinhood; rolled out a new Robinhood Gold experience including Nasdaq Level 2 Market Data; and introduced multi-leg options strategies. We also acquired Robinhood Snacks to bring people digestible financial news; grew our management team, including leaders for operations and finance; and expanded Robinhood Crypto to more than 30 states.”If you take a closer look at the features that the company ships out, Robinhood crypto stands out as anything remotely groundbreaking. Everything else is either already on the market or old news which makes the attractiveness of the broker less magical. There are about 4 million people that use the platform of the Robinhood App while in the meantime Coinbase only makes deals in Bitcoin and other crypto assets, scored a stunning $8 billion in value last year. The fact that Coinbase value is now even higher than the one in 2018 after the bitcoin price plummeted, suggests that the crypto exchange could now be worth more than $8 billion. With the improving prices and the sentiment on the market make up for a great period ahead for Coinbase’s value but it still not clear how much they will affect Robinhood. Robinhood aims to be different and even brands itself like such but the perception could not be further from the truth. Saying that your platform has zero commission does not mean that there will be free trading at all and they also perform the anti-client action of selling order-flow to HFTs just like other exchanges do. Robinhood gathered a huge sum of money as noted in the altcoin news, but the only difference could be better marketing.
Government Of Iran Officially Legalized Crypto Mining
‘’A mechanism to mine digital coins was approved by the government’s economic commission and will later be put to discussion at a cabinet meeting.’’As reported in the latest cryptocurrency news, the Deputy Minister of Energy Homayuan Haeri noted that the new decision will let the miners operate in Iran and pay the energy bills without the subsidy offered by the Government of Iran so the country can stimulate the economy and receive extra income on mining.
Bakkt’s Moonshot Futures Program To Start Testing Today
“There appears to be a critical mass of adopters ready to come on board on Day 1 of the Bakkt launch… The launch could be a huge accelerator for market growth.”Bakkt’s Moonshot which was rolled by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) which is the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange and both Microsoft and Starbucks is not the most anticipated launch of the year. According to a post written on Medium by Adam White in June, the platform will begin the user acceptance testing today: Bank-rolled by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) - the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange - as well as Starbucks and Microsoft, Bakkt is the most anticipated launch of 2019.
“On July 22, two days after Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, Bakkt will initiate user acceptance testing for its bitcoin futures listed and traded at ICE Futures U.S. and cleared at ICE Clear US.”While the bitcoin futures trading is not a novelty, Bakkt brings fresh air on to the table. The futures contracts are basically settled in Bitcoin so the investors will receive a real allocation of BTC at the end of the contract period. Also, the CME bitcoin futures are tracking the spot price and are settled in cash but they never actually touch bitcoin. Bakkt will also provide institutional-grade custody for digital assets and this will be fully regulated. The company applied for a trust license which makes it possible to act as a qualified custodian with more than $100 million in insurance coverage. The market research company Fundstrat, stated last week that Bakkt will be a major booster for the price of bitcoin since more than 150 institutional investors and service providers who attended the digital asset summit last week responded positively on the project as it was reported in the latest cryptocurrency news.
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