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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] blockchain based communication system by Keyport

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Bitcoin Cash [BCH] blockchain based communication system by Keyport
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Since time immemorial, controlling what the public think and talk about has been a matter of utmost importance for the government, regardless of whether it was a monarchy, dictatorship or an independent democracy. Controlling or influencing public opinion is always on the agenda of the governing body.

Enter Keyport, an encrypted messaging app that ensures the sent message is encrypted and only the receiver can decrypt it. The messages are added to the blockchain, so each message requires a tiny amount of money to be paid as miner fees. Users connect to the Bitcoin Cash network, so their messages cannot be censored by a third party.

Shravan Shandilya, one of the two founders of Keyport, says:

“What we observed was that merchants already had payment gateways and we should look at other ways to increase user adoption. Around the same time, we observed that censorship on multiple platforms such as Twitter, Reddit has become rampant. We saw firsthand that when information controls as in the case of the bitcoin subreddit, people cannot see the other perspective.”

Common chatting platforms like Reddit, Telegram, Facebook all share the same problem, the messages can be intercepted or even the chat may be blocked. Whatsapp, for example, uses the Signal Protocol, and according to WikiLeaks’ Vault7, which goes into the hacking tools in possession of CIA, Signal can be bypassed.

As Keyport uses a decentralized blockchain technology the message, once sent, is secure all the way. It seems the only way to block even Keyport is by denying a region its internet connection entirely, as every blockchain technology requires the internet to connect peers.



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A fourth year engineering student at SASTRA, working freelance at AMBCrypto. Writing and football are passions, and cryptos are an avid interest.

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Bitcoin [BTC/USD] Technical Analysis: Cryptocurrency fails to climb on the bull after price stays locked down

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Bitcoin [BTC/USD] Technical Analysis: Cryptocurrency fails to climb the bull after price stay locked down
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The cryptocurrency market’s bearish woes do not seem to have waned with several popular coins seeing a continuous price downturn. Bitcoin [BTC], XRP, and Ethereum [ETH] have only enjoyed sporadic bullish spikes with a definite control being exerted by the bear.

1-hour

The one-hour BTC chart shows the gradual drop in prices. The support has been holding at $3214.17 while the resistance is maintained at $4160.21. The recent downtrend took the prices down from $3558.58 to $3367.97.

The Relative Strength Index shows a slight spike towards the overbought zone. This means that the buying pressure is increasing slightly more than the selling pressure.

The Bollinger band shows a clear divergence with the upper band and the lower band indicating an imminent sideways price movement.

The Parabolic SAR has been predominantly bearish with the markers staying above the markers. At the time, the SAR indicators were below the price candles which is a bullish sign.

1-day

The one-day chart for Bitcoin does not paint a better picture for the cryptocurrency with no uptrends in sight. The long-term support has been holding at3346.6 while the recent downtrend saw the price fall from $6262.97 to $3408.

The MACD indicator shows the MACD line and the signal line moving as a conjoined pair. Other than the bearish dip, the MACD histogram has been undergoing a lull.

The Chaikin Money Flow indicator is just below the zero line, which is a sign of the money flowing out of the market being more than the money coming into the market.

Conclusion

The above-mentioned indicators all point to an extended bear run with the prices still being clamped below the $4000 mark. With the year coming to a close, the predicted bull run does not seem to be occurring anytime soon.

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Binance Coin [BNB] takes off by 11.31%; ERC20 uniswap bug affecting BNB users, but CZ says funds are SAFU

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Binance Coin [BNB] takes off by 11.31%; ERC20 uniswap bug affecting BNB users, but CZ says funds are SAFU
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Binance Coin [BNB], in the 24-hour time frame, has spiked by a massive 11.31% leaving other Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH], XRP, and other cryptocurrencies to eat dust amid the doom-December.

In the 24-hour time frame, the BNB coin started trading at $4.63 with a market cap of $605 million on December 11, 16:30 UTC. The price dipped to $4.59 within a couple of hours but didn’t stay there for long as the prices saw four significant spikes.

Source: CoinMarketCap

The first spike propelled the price to $4.90 while market cap increased by $34 million, this was followed by a correction of prices to $4.83.

The prices couldn’t reach the $5 mark as the prices exhausted at $4.97. The third spike which was followed after the correction also lost the strength and ended up at $4.97.

The most significant rise was the one that took place on December 12, 16:10 UTC which propelled the prices beyond the $5 mark as it reached $5.15. The market cap also took a huge bump and reached $675 million.

The price fluctuation could be attributed to two reasons, the first being the launch of Binance DEX, which will swap the ERC20 token, BNB from Ethereum platform to Binance blockchain, which was announced by Binance and CZ.

It could also be due to a bug that was tweeted out by a Twitter user Uniswap.

The tweet stated:

“1/ WARNING: BNB providers

Due to a bug in the binance BNB contract it’s possible to add liquidity to the Uniswap BNB<>ETH liquidity pool but not remove it.

This bug is a variation on the “missing return value” ERC20 bug which affects several tokens.”

CZ replied to this tweet:

“Nothing new here. If you send token to a contract address, you won’t get it back. Just like if you send tokens to an address you don’t control for no reason, or a (valid formatted) address no one controls, you won’t have a way to get it back.”

CZ eventually being the humble person he is, tweeted out saying that people who had lost tokens due to this would recieve BNB from Binance.

CZ replied in subsequent tweets about this bug.

“Protecting users is not just talk. It requires action. Stay #SAFU!”

“One guy actually made quite a bit of profit out of his honest mistake. He sent it when it was cheap, and got it back when it was a big multiple.”

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