The Best in Crypto – 6/13/18

Japanese Police Investigate Cryptojacking Case Involving Coinhive Monero Mining Software

There’s an investigation into a cryptojacking of Monero-mining software Coinhive (Cointelegraph).

Proposed Bill in US Congress Would Commission Study of Crypto in Sex Trafficking

There was a bill proposed by the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee that initiates a study on the use of cryptocurrency in sex trafficking (Cointelegraph).

Blockchain Is ‘Revolutionary,’ Says German Finance Regulator Chief

Felix Hufeld, president of the German Financial Supervisory Authority, said blockchain technology is “revolutionary” and its applications could turn the entire financial sector “upside down” (Coindesk).

A ‘Crypto Shopping Mall’ Is Being Tested in Slovenia

Major shopping Slovenian shopping center, Blagovno Transportni Center Ljubljana, aims to be the first retail hub in the world to accept cryptocurrencies with more than 500 stores on its territory (Coindesk).

Bitcoin’s Price Was Artificially Inflated Last Year, Researchers Say

According to a paper written by an academic with a history of spotting fraud in financial markets, “much of Bitcoin’s skyrocketing gain last year was caused by the covert actions of a few big players, rather than real demand from investors” (New York Times).

Crypto hacks: Is your bitcoin investment safe?

Dangers of volatility, hacking and confused regulators (CNN Money).

Even as bitcoin plunges, it’s still more popular than Beyonce, crypto expert Brian Kelly says

“Searches for the keyword ‘bitcoin’ have steadily surpassed Beyonce this year, outside of a brief spike in April during the superstar’s Coachella music festival performance, according to Google Trends” (CNBC).

Bitcoin falls again, nearing four-month low

“After shedding more than 10% Sunday, bitcoin, the world’s biggest digital currency, is set for another losing day, trading below $6,500 and nearing a four-month low” (Market Watch).

Crypto Funds Rising

What you need to know about cryptocurrency funds (Medium: CINDX).

 

 

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