Bitcoin BTC holders will enjoy enhanced security of a firewall’ via Cerberus Protocol claims Neil Woodfine

Bitcoin [BTC] holders will enjoy enhanced security of a ‘firewall’ via Cerberus Protocol, claims Neil Woodfine


Neil Woodfine, a representative of Blockstream, recently announced the launch of Cerberus Protocol,

following the release of the technology’s publication on Medium. According to Woodfine, the objective of the Cerberus Protocol is to re-organize and build a non-custodial Bitcoin storage for large BTC-holders involved in businesses. The protocol is inclined towards the idea of “hybrid storage,” he said, where multi-sig keys are distributed across two organizations [Clavestone and the client]. In this manner, large Bitcoin holders’ virtual assets are protected under the enhanced security of a “firewall” with the risk of being “exposed to custodial risks.” In the Medium post, it was listed that Cerberus was intended for corporations to own Bitcoin as a collective entity, rather than a single individual being responsible for the entire capital.

Neil Woodfine stated,

“We learned a lot from the development of the idea and our conversations with potential users, things we think would be valuable for the wider industry. So we’ve distilled everything down into an easy-to-follow guide for setting up a 2-of-3 multi-sig…and how to coordinate it.”

He also clarified that the involvement of custodians did not exactly secure one’s Bitcoins funds as they could be easily compromised at the hands of a single individual. The Cerberus protocol would allow these large corporations to operate their own Bitcoin storage, reducing the involvement of middlemen, while also keeping security and usability in prime condition.

Woodfine had a word of caution though,

“Cerberus is still in early development, so definitely don’t try to start using it yet! Our hope is that by releasing the protocol in parts, we’ll be able to gather feedback from keen-eyed bitcoiners and iterate on the design to ensure we maximize security.”

The protocol gained traction in the community following the release of the first chapter of implementation.

Yuri De Gaia, Bitcoin OTC at l2bglobal, stated,

“Multisig storage is the best solution for corporate and family spending. All the elements for self-custody via multi-sig already exist, but there has been no clear protocol that applies to most situations.”

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Bitcoin Cash: Roger Ver’s tweet highlights governments’ double standards

Bitcoin Cash: Roger Ver’s tweet highlights governments’ double standards



India’s proposed “draft bill” that was released by Bloomberg Quint

earlier this week had caused a massive uproar in the crypto community. The lack of clarity and ambiguous cryptocurrency climate drove Zebpay, an app-enabled crypto exchange, from the country to Malta. The current version of the ‘draft bill’ renders mining, generating, holding, buying, selling or dealing in cryptocurrencies both “directly or indirectly” illegal in the country. This could potentially be a huge blow to the growing Asian cryptocurrency adoption.

The crypto regulatory climate in another Asian country, Indonesia is fairly better than India after the former announced rules which made it mandatory for the cryptocurrency futures exchange to be registered an approved before operating, thus, bringing clarity to the table. However, Roger Ver, the CEO of and a prominent face in the crypto realm, cited a banner which read “Use Rupiah in every transaction in Indonesia” and violation of which is a punishable offense,

A Twitter user, Lutfi, commented on the above thread,

“the point is because rupiah in indonesia more low rate than dollar us.. so much fear when bitcoin uptrend in 2017 until the bubble explode, bank indonesia makes announcement about regulation digital asset not to use as transaction and then investor take down the asset..”

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Bitcoin Vs Apple Pay And Alipay

Bitcoin Vs. Apple Pay And Alipay

The Bitcoin correction I’ve been forecasting seems to be underway.

BTC has fallen from a high of $9,000 to a recent correction low of $7,500. And the correction may not be over yet. Use this as a buying opportunity. Because, longer term, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are now in a long-term bull market. And one key reason is their powerful potential to truly disrupt the financial system as we know it today. Still, many analysts don’t see it that way. They think it’s apps like Apple Inc AAPL 2.66% Pay, Alphabet Inc's GOOGL 1.99% GOOG 2.04% Google Pay and Alipay that could challenge the global financial system, even “replacing banks” with their new payment platforms.I believe that’s a collective delusion. Truth be told, they’re not replacing banks; they’re becoming banks. 

Take Alipay, for example, covered in a recent Bloomberg report. It’s amassing client deposits in the hundreds of billions of dollars with its popular payment app. It’s leaving bankers out of the loop, not giving them a cut in the transactions. And it’s been very successful. So people wonder: “Who’s profiting from all this?” I’ll tell you who: It’s companies like Apple, Google and an affiliate of China’s Alibaba Group Holding BABA 1.82%, which owns and manages Alipay. Alipay amasses its customers’ deposits. It invests the money in short-term money markets. It even makes loans to consumers. So, the financial media says it’s one of the “great financial innovations” of our time; the “leading edge of financial technology (Fintech).


Sounds just like a traditional bank to me. Remember: A bank is simply an institution that takes deposits from the public and then invests or lends that money out at a higher rate. And guess what? That’s precisely what some of these so-called “revolutionary” Fintech companies are doing. As with banks, once you make a deposit, you have no say over what’s done with your money. Nor is the money kept in the institution’s vaults available for withdrawal by all. 

It’s fractional banking, meaning your money isn’t really there. At the end of the day, all you have is a chit — a claim to the money you deposited. I repeat: Alipay uses essentially the same business model … In fact, it is one of the world’s most successful Fintech companies in this sector. Heck, until China's central bank changed the rules, Alipay was serving about half of all the country’s small- and medium-sized companies, according to Bloomberg. Now they’re required to hold cash reserves with the central bank. Again, just like traditional banks. There is NO substantive difference between a traditional bank and a payment app such as Alipay. They work the same way.

But that’s not the big problem. 

What really worries me is that both Fintech companies like Alibaba and traditional banks share the same flaw: You’re required to entrust your money to a third party, and it’s this third party that actually controls it. Not you.

Most people argue that the difference between a bank and a Fintech company is that, with Fintechs, the assets and payments are digital. Also not true. Nearly all the money you have in a bank account is also digitized. Here’s the real problem with today’s financial system: A vast network of intermediaries stands between you and your money. And the new Fintech companies have done zilch to disrupt this critical aspect of the system. All they’ve done is to create a more efficient digital network and undercut obscenely high bank transaction fees. The business model of these Fintechs is simply to beat traditional banks at their own game. They are not revolutionizing the financial system. Not even close. 

The only invention with the potential to truly disrupt traditional banks is Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), the basis for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. And the major innovation Bitcoin — like other crypto assets — brings to the table is not just a fully digital payment system. (Alipay, PayPal Inc PYPL 2.01% and Facebook Inc's FB 2.98% upcoming GlobalCoin do that as well.) Rather, it’s decentralization. In fact, the digitalization and decentralization of crypto assets are a means to an end. The goal is to create a technology that — unlike your deposits at a bank or Fintech company — when you own a crypto asset in your wallet, you’re the ONLY one who controls it. There are absolutely no intermediaries between you and your money.

Indeed, owning crypto assets is akin to holding gold bullion bars or coins. As long as you store your crypto in a wallet you own, nobody has access to it other than you. Traditional banks and their new Fintech competitors have final say over what happens with your money. With cryptocurrencies, you’re the only one who makes those decisions. That’s the real innovation. And that’s why cryptocurrencies are likely to challenge — and ultimately overtake — the likes of Apple Pay or Alipay. Think of it this way, Fintech companies are the same old trains trying to run on digital rails. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are the infrastructures for an entirely new financial system.

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Local BCH Venue Opens and Community Goal Nears in the Weekly Update From Bitcoincom


A new local bitcoin cash venue opens for trading worldwide

and the community is nearing a funding goal milestone for BCH developers. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update on’s Youtube channel.

Local BCH Venue Opens as Localbitcoins Removes In-Person Cash Trades

This week’s show discuses the successful opening of, a privacy-focused peer to peer global marketplace for trading bitcoin cash (BCH). Over 11,000 people have signed up to the service and already created more than 3,000 offers since the platform’s official June 4 launch date. The launch couldn’t come at a better time for many cryptocurrency traders who prefer to transact in-person for cash as Localbitcoins just removed that option a few days ago. The weekly update also covers how the bitcoin cash community is advancing in its efforts to support developers with a fundraiser whose contributions are donated to Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin Unlimited, BCHD, and Bcash. The campaign is closing in on the 15% milestone out of an initial goal of raising 800 BCH by Aug. 1, 2019.

Other developments in the bitcoin cash ecosystem mentioned include the non-custodial Badger Wallet being made available for iOS mobile devices, a recently released browser extension that enhances bitcoin cash addresses for easy tipping, decentralized social network system Memo adding support for creating SLP tokens, and Monarch Wallet adding SLP support for users on both iOS and Android devices. Additionally covered in the weekly update is how Anypay and Cointext have partnered to make remittance transfers cheaper and faster for cross-border payments using bitcoin cash.

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Binance Drive For Crypto Dominance Is Massive For BNB Adds 18

Binance Drive For Crypto Dominance Is Massive For BNB, Adds 1.8%


  • BNB up 1.8 percent

  • Changpeng Zhao and the team to launch a Stablecoin

Ambitious, Binance wants to conquer the crypto world. There is a Launch Pad for crowdfunding, is active and now plans of launching a Stablecoin are in progress. While at it, BNB is rebuffing sellers, adding 1.8 percent in 24 hours.

Binance Coin Price Analysis


Vitalik Buterin is concerned. It’s not about Ethereum or what regulators think of ICOs. The muzzle is on Binance and their role in the crypto ecosystem. In two short years, Binance has bulldozed its way up to be a reliable and secure exchange. Changpeng Zhao and team abide by blockchain principles, country hoping and seeking for jurisdictions where laws are supportive of innovation and open to new technology. Towards that end, Binance settled in Malta. However, they have a branch in Jersey for trading BTC and ETH against Euros and GBP. Furthermore, they have a presence in Uganda where traders can exchange coins for the Ugandan shillings and other crypto assets.

Because of this, Vitalik says Binance now wields too much power. Changpeng Zhao may be open to criticism. However, his decision to single-handedly obliterate BSV is worrying. Unfazed, Binance is trudging on. This time, their goal is to commandeer the burgeoning Stablecoin turf. Even though Tether is the undisputed king, Binance says their coin will be backed by alternative fiat currencies apart from the USD to reflect diversity. It Wei Zhou, the Chief Financial Officer of the crypto exchange,


“Our business decisions are made with our users in mind. The goal for issuing a GBP Stablecoin is to provide users with more options and more choice; to diversify the Stablecoin assets for the ecosystem. BGBP will be issued on the Binance Chain, which offers an easy and fast way to tokenize.”

About Candlestick Arrangements

From a chart, the path of least resistance is upwards. Perched at seventh, Binance coin (BNB) bulls seek to print new highs. Changing hands at $31.76, BNB is up 1.8 percent in the last 24 hours, rewind losses of this week. Since the trend is up and buyers are in control despite this week’s blips, aggressive traders can buy the dips. It’s easy to see why. There is a double bar bull reversal pattern from $30. Propelling the expansion are high trading volumes. Even so, conservative traders should wait for a conclusive close above May 30th top at $39. After that, they can tune entries in smaller time frames while targeting $70.

Technical Indicators

Leading this trade plan is May 30th candlestick. It is extensive with high trading volumes of 4.1 million. As a result, any up-thrust confirming bulls of the last five months driving prices above $38 must be with high participation. Similarly, losses below $30 confirming bears of May 30th must be with high volumes. That will precipitate a sell-off with targets at $25 and $17.

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Goal Benfica Lisbon now accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum

Goal! Benfica Lisbon now accepts Bitcoin and Ethereum


The Portuguese football club Benfica Lisbon is the youngest candidate

to jump on the crypto train. Fans of the club can now buy both tickets and promotional items of all kinds with the two most popular cryptocurrencies Bitcoin And Ethereum. Even the Italian club Juventus Turin had considered in the past to upgrade cryptotechnically. Specifically, it was about the development of its own club token. An idea that the club did not seem to pursue yet. So far Benfica is the first and only big club that is so crypto-friendly.

The idea to use Bitcoin and Ethereum as means of payment for Benfica games apparently came from UTRUST, a crypto payment service provider that has already set up its own ERC20 token with the UTK token. UTRUST will now process the payments for the club to guarantee security. Benfica CEO Domingos Soares de Oliveira said in the official press release that “it’s important to stay up-to-date with new technologies.”Virtual currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and accounts and value balances are not subject to consumer protections. holds several Cryptocurrencies, and this information does NOT constitute investment advice or an offer to invest.

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ADN Coin CEO Confirms Listing on BitForex Exchange by June 9 2019

 ADN Coin CEO Confirms Listing on BitForex Exchange by June 9, 2019


ADN Coin, a project spearheaded by finance and cryptocurrency experts

Ron Lim and Jon Ban, announced that they will be listing ADN Coin on several of the top cryptocurrency exchanges starting on June 9, 2019. The first exchange that will list ADN Coin is BitForex. The ADN Coin project also confirms that it is slated to be listed on at least six other exchanges in the next fifteen days, shortly following the BitForex listing. The names of the other exchanges remain a mystery, but will be revealed soon enough.

According to Mr. Ron Lim, Chief Executive Officer of ADN Coin:

“The project is going smoothly. We have confirmed the listing of ADN Coin with BitForex. We are finalizing the listing details with other exchanges and will be able to announce the names of these exchanges soon. We want to thank our development team and our supporters who continue to believe and invest in this revolutionary project.”

Most recently, Tad Einstein, a descendant of the great Albert Einstein, has publicly announced that he has partnered with ADN Coin and will serve in the capacity of Chief Information Officer and Strategic Advisor. Mr. Einstein believes in the innovative mechanisms and disruptive technology that the project proposes. He said “ADN Coin is a project that my team and I are devoting significant time and resources to. For too long, the ICO market has widely been used as a vehicle for fraud and deception, until now. ADN Coin and its underlying ecosystem are purpose built to re-instill investor confidence in the ICO process as well as provide the platform which will power real-world e-commerce leveraging cryptocurrencies. The ADN team is proud to be the leader in this revolution and is excited to deliver these necessary industry innovations to the world.”

BitForex Announced the Launching of ADN Coin with the details below:

  • ADN deposit will be available on 2019/06/09 16:00 (GMT+8)
  • ADN/BTC trading pair will be available on 2019/06/10 16:00 (GMT+8)
  • ADN withdrawal will be available on 2019/06/11 16:00 (GMT+8)

Token Info

Project Name: Aladdin
Token Symbol: ADN
Official Website:
Total Supply: 100,000,000,000 ADN

According to ADN Coin’s website, the platform is a “Powerful ICO Security Platform.” One of the core tenants of ADN Coin is their proprietary blockchain-supported technology which offers transparency, security, and accountability throughout the Initial Coin Offering process. The ADN Coin ICO security platform will also implement “high-throughput, high scalability, and high availability solutions for Decentralized Applications (DApps) running within in the ADN ecosystem.” The project has very promising points that they highlighted on their site. ADN Coin mentions that the platform will have a secure environment and decentralized ecosystem, which is widely accessible and provides economic solutions which will empower business innovation, increase investor confidence, and benefit humans at the core.

ADN Coin is also developing a main network that is “specifically designed to protect ICO participants from fraud, scams, and other heinous activities which have been commonly associated with ICOs.” The platform is also proud to announce that their team will be the first to implement an ICO Wallet, in which funds cannot be accessed by ICO-holding companies except those approved by the participants. These capabilities will usher in a new generation of investor and participant confidence surrounding the ICO process. Another exciting development surrounding the ADN Coin is their promise of e-commerce integration. The team posted, that aside from securing ICOs, another one of the network’s main value propositions is its seamless integration as a payment solution to an online shopping mall platform where users can use cryptocurrencies as a payment method for consumer products.

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Vitalik Buterin appreciates Bitcoin Cash for scheduling implementation of Schnorr signatures ahead of Bitcoin

Vitalik Buterin appreciates Bitcoin Cash for scheduling implementation of Schnorr signatures ahead of Bitcoin


Vitalik Buterin, the brainchild of the second largest cryptocurrency,

Ethereum, spoke at ETH Cape Town on April 2019. Speaking about the forks of Bitcoin, Buterin said that Bitcoin Cash SV was overrated and considered Bitcoin Cash to be underrated.

Buterin said:

“I think BSV is like still overrated for as long as the market cap has multiple digits; In Bitcoin cash, I think it’s actually underrated at this point.”

He added that Bitcoin Cash community has become “sane”, as the recent fork of Bitcoin Cash [which split into Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin SV] “expunged” the Bitcoin SV community. Specifically,

he stated:

“If you actually follow the community, they’ve just become considerably more sane ever since they’ve expunged the Bitcoin SV people”

The fork of Bitcoin Cash into Bitcoin Cash ABC and Bitcoin SV took place in November 2018, which, at the time, was the center of attention in the crypto community. The ABC faction of the fork, supported by Roger Ver and Jihan Wu, performed considerably better than the faction supported by Craig Wright and Calvin Ayre. Ever since the fork, Bitcoin Cash has performed better than Bitcoin SV, both in terms of price and community adoption. The price of Bitcoin Cash [formerly Bitcoin Cash ABC], at press time, was $288 and had a massive market cap of $5.11 billion compared to BSV’s numbers that were relatively lower. Bitcoin SV, at press time, was $53 and had a market cap of $945 million. In terms of the ranks of the two coins, BCH was the fourth largest cryptocurrency, however, BSV was the fifteenth largest cryptocurrency.

Buterin further added:

“… they’re [Bitcoin Cash] getting Schnoor signatures ahead of Bitcoin like that’s yeah they’ve got like real technical talent in there.”

Bitcoin Cash announced recently that they would be implementing Schnorr Signatures on the mainnet and they’ve also added the same on the testnet, where users can test the feature. According to the announcement, Schnorr Signature will be implemented on May 15, 2019. Bitcoin developers have not quite mentioned the implementation of Schnorr Signatures and other privacy/security additions to the Bitcoin blockchain. However, there have been discussions about implementing the same.

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Morgan Stanley Upgrades AMD Says ‘Table Is Set Well’ For 2020

Morgan Stanley Upgrades AMD, Says 'Table Is Set Well' For 2020

A cautious stance on Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD)
over the past year was "obviously" the wrong call but the "table is set well" for 2020, according to Morgan Stanley.

The Analyst

Morgan Stanley's Joseph Moore upgraded Advanced Micro Devices from Underweight to Equal-Weight with a price target lifted from $17 to $28.

The Thesis

Investors had reason to hold a bearish stance on AMD over the past year as the Street's estimates looked too high around graphics inflation, Moore wrote in a note. This scenario played out over the year as most of the Street's downward revision in estimates is due to graphics and a notable decline in the cryptocurrency industry.

Much has changed in AMD's favor, Moore said, including continued delays from rival products at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA)'s heavy investments in ray tracing. As such, AMD faces an opportunity to enter an era of "sustained profits." AMD has multiple near-term catalysts to spur growth, including a cloud gaming opportunity where the company has a key advantage over rivals. Specifically, Nvidia is showing an interest in pursuing higher margin GeForce Now implementations and AMD boasts a strong relationship with console developers. Aside from gaming, AMD continues to seek "creative" ways of monetizing its graphics chips.

Price Action

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices were trading higher by 4.5 percent to $30.84 Thursday morning.

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Why Bitpay Is Really Charging More for BTC Transactions

Why Bitpay Is Really Charging More for BTC Transactions


BTC Transaction Are Far More Expensive Than BCH

Bitpay has recently been attacked on social media for charging an extra fee for BTC transactions that it doesn’t ask of BCH users. The reality is that the company simply has to cover its operational costs related to the BTC network, whose fees are currently very high again.

Bitpay, the popular payment processor that enables merchants to accept bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC), has received flack recently from advocates of the latter cryptocurrency. The company is accused of charging an extra fee on BTC transactions in order to push users to choose BCH. However, Bitpay’s fee structure has not changed; it still charges just 1% to process transactions, and the Network Cost charge they refer to was first introduced back in early 2017. This Network Cost is a charge that helps the processor cover miner fees required for handling the payments. After a user pays an invoice and a miner fee on their side, Bitpay has to pay additional network fees on its side to move all its invoice payments so it can combine them for processing in something called an Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO) sweep.

Bitpay payment flowchart from customer to merchant

Bitpay explains on its support portal that if a Network Cost amount is calculated to be lower than $0.01 and less than 0.05% of the invoice price, the processor does not charge it. Thus BCH payments, which most often are well below this threshold, can appear to be exempt. It is important to note that BTC network fees are orders of magnitude more expensive than those for BCH. For example, at the time of writing, the current median fee for BTC is $2.61, which is over 2,300 times higher than the current median fee BCH of just $0.0011. This means that a payment of $10 with BTC can cost over 26% to handle in a timely manner while with BCH it is virtually 0%. With such big differences, no company accepting on-chain payments that needs to stay in business can be expected to ignore the issue for all possible sizes of transactions.

So Who Is Really Keeping Fees High?

The reason BTC fees are currently as high as they are is that the network is suffering from heavy congestion due to insufficient space to handle all transactions. If you are new to the cryptocurrency community, and are unfamiliar with the whole block-size debate, you might assume this is a problem that will be fixed in time. However, as far as bitcoin core advocates are concerned, this is a feature not a bug. They see high BTC fees as a way to push users on to their Lighting Network and want to eventually make on-chain transactions as rare and as expensive as “chartering an oil tanker.” All this points to bitcoin core advocates attacking Bitpay just for exposing the high fees they themselves are responsible for. This isn’t the first time they have targeted the leading payment processor due to its support of BCH, putting politics ahead of users’ best interests.

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