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Coinbase Announces Support for EOS

Coinbase has announced that from today, EOS will be supported by its custodial wallet. Coinbase users can now buy, sell, receive, convert, and store crypto on the platform as well as exchange it against fiat currencies that are supported. EOS is currently among the top cryptocurrencies, and it is ranked fifth largest in terms of circulation.

EOS Now Available on Coinbase Wallet

Coinbase tweeted that it is launching EOS on its website as well as in the Android and iOS Coinbase apps, so users will need to update their apps for them to be able to buy, send, sell, receive, convert, and store EOS. The American exchange consumer platform has indicated that more updates will be available once EOS is fully live.

According to Coinbase, EOS will be available in most jurisdictions where the exchange operates, except for the state of New York and the United Kingdom with the former having reportedly been strict towards crypto assets of all kinds. The firm has indicated that additional jurisdictions are likely to be added soon.

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Coinbase Follows Customer Requests

According to the exchange, its customers have been requesting the company increase its offering and give customers more options for buying and selling various cryptocurrencies. It appears that the exchange that was initially against cryptos not linked to Bitcoin is finally agreeing to its customers’ needs, especially now that its profits are expected to decline in FY2019.

Until the start of the fourth quarter of 2018, the exchange had a strict listing policy, having added only five cryptocurrencies since its inception. However, Coinbase reviewed its Digital Assets Framework to enable it to expand on the number of crypto assets offered.

The support of Coinbase for EOS comes just before the June 1 announcement by Block.one, which is the company behind the EOS protocol.

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EOS and Ethereum (ETH) Update, is 2019 Their Year?

Today, we’re taking a closer look at EOS and Ethereum (ETH).

The cryptocurrency market has corrected again after having strong gains the first few days of the new year. The total cryptocurrency market cap is sitting just below $130 billion. One year ago, the market cap was just over $750 billion. The market took a nosedive in January of 2017 and continued to slide all year. In mid-April and early-May, the market began to correct and saw consistent strong gains, only to correct and downslide again. 

EOS

EOS remains the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by total market cap. The blockchain project is run by Block.one. Last year, Block.one held the EOS Global Hackathon, which gave prize money for building on the EOS blockchain.

It seems the marathon was deemed a success, due to the company’s latest tweet. Despite the downturn of the crypto market in 2017 and loss of jobs across the board, Block.one is hiring in 2019.

Many major blockchain projects and news outlets had to make job cuts throughout 2018 due to lack of interest and money being poured into the industry. It seems EOS is going strong, despite the dip.

According to CoinMarketCap, EOS is currently trading at $2.67 a share, up 0.11% in 24 hours.

Ethereum (ETH)

Ethereum had quite a bull run this past week and regained its second-largest cryptocurrency by total market cap spot once more. ETH is up over 11% for the week.

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Vitalik Buterin has been tweeting his opinions on government and the world lately, but not giving Ethereum updates. However, just before Christmas, the Ethereum co-founder reminded the crypto community of this:

Casper is an important progression in Ethereum, so positive movement none-the-less. The co-founder has never concerned himself with the price of ETH and has always focused on the tech. Proof-of-stake implementation on the Ethereum blockchain began back in June of 2018 and developers are steady at work advancing it.

According to CoinMarketCap, ETH is currently trading at $150 a coin, up +0.91%.

Will 2019 be a strong year for EOS and Ethereum (ETH) foundationally? We shall see!

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Ethereum (ETH), EOS, and Litecoin (LTC)

Ho-ho-ho, looks like Santa put crypto on the nice list. Crypto is in the green today! We’re going to take a closer look at Ethereum (ETH), EOS, and Litecoin (LTC) to see if anything is going on with these coins.

Let’s dig in!

Ethereum ETH

At the time of writing, ETH is selling for $135.10, which puts the coin up 14.02% in the past 24 hours.

Ethereum
Source: CoinMarketCap

With a market cap of $14.06 billion, Ethereum is now the 3rd largest cryptocurrency, beat out by Ripple (XRP) not too long ago, and of course, Bitcoin (BTC) as usual.

The Ethereum team is currently looking for dApps that will have an impact on the economy and on communities across the globe by solving real-world issues. If you’re building a dApp for ETH that you think is worthy of the cause, then consider filling out the survey provided by the team. You might just have the next big dApp!

EOS

At the time of writing, EOS is selling for $2.68, which puts the coin up 13.03% in the past 24 hours.

Ethereum
Source: CoinMarketCap

EOS is the 5th largest cryptocurrency and has a market cap of $2.43 billion.

Like the Ether team, Block.one is also on the lookout for dApps being built on the EOS blockchain. People interested in sharing their EOS dApps are welcome to email the team at spotlight@block.one.

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(Hands up if you’re developing an Ethereum or an EOS dApp!)

Block.one kicked off the holiday season with a laugh, uploading a behind the scenes blooper reel to its Twitter page:

Litecoin LTC

At the time of writing, Litecoin is selling for $32.57, which puts the coin up 14.23% in the past 24 hours.

Ethereum
Source: CoinMarketCap

Litecoin has a market cap of $1.95 billion and is currently the 7th largest cryptocurrency.

Charlie Lee recently announced that Litecoin has become the official cryptocurrency partner of the UFC. In honor of this, the Litecoin logo will be on the mat! Get ready fighters—it’s Litecoin coming in for the win!

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Lack of Decentralization Exposed with Reversed Transaction

Blockchain protocol EOS, run by Block.one, has just become the subject of a new crypto scandal. It all began on November 9th, when a picture emerged on Reddit of a moderator on EOS reversing a transaction that had already been confirmed.

Decentralized?

According to the Reddit user u/auti9003, a reverse transaction occurred without the owner’s permission. The arbitrator, Ben Gates, referred to the blockchain project’s constitution as a basis for his decision. Gates wrote:

“Under the powers afforded to me as arbitrator under article 6 of the Rules of Dispute Resolution, I, Ben Gates, rule that the EOS account in dispute should be returned to the claimant with immediate effect and that the freeze over the assets within the said account is removed.”

Many EOS users weren’t happy with the findings posted on Reddit. One user by the name of ethswagholder said:

“What a pile of garbage is EOS? Why would anyone use this over a bank account and traditional legal system? These guys raised $4BN to recreate the legal system using a token that is neither censorship resistant, nor immutable. Brilliant.”

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This isn’t the first time EOS’s model of governance has been questioned. Back in early October, allegations were made accusing the platform’s major block producers (BPs) of “collusion” and mutual voting. It was suggested that the main EOS nodes took part in mutual voting, with a handful of payoffs to remain in power of the EOS blockchain.

Daniel Larimer, CTO of Block.one, confirmed the project’s lack of decentralization in an interview last month. Larimer told Colin Talks Crypto:

“Decentralization isn’t what we’re after. What we’re after is anti-censorship and robustness against being shut down.”

Well, that should give you some peace—ha! Larimer still claims EOS is more decentralized than Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) because it takes 11 BP’s to control the network. For Bitcoin and Ethereum, it would only take around three to four pools.

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EOS News | Fourth EOS Global Hackathon Location Revealed

In EOS news today, Block.one announced the location for its fourth EOS Global Hackathon.

EOS Global Hackathon

The fourth location for the EOS hackathon was released today by EOS’s maker Block.one. It will take place in San Francisco, California on November 10-11th. Like all of the other events that have already taken place, the hackathon challenge will be released on the day of the event.

Registration is $10 a person. Teams are allowed to participate in this event, but each team member must pay their fee separately. Block.one is now accepting applications for the fourth Hackathon event.

>> First EOS Hackathon Results

Past Hackathons

The first EOS Hackathon was held in Hong Kong back on June 9-10th and had a total of 350 entrants composed of 90 teams from 17 different countries that participated! $144,000 USD was awarded at the event, and the top three teams will compete in the final hackathon in December.

The second Hackathon was held in Sydney Australia on August 4-5th and had over 50 teams participate. The developers in the hackathon programmed for 26 consecutive hours. $144,000 USD was given out to the winners of the event, and the top three winners were all Australian teams.

The third hackathon will be held in London, England on September 22-23rd. Block.one is still accepting registration for this event and the location has yet to be established. The CEO of Block.one, Brendan Blumer, and the company’s CTO, Dan Larimer, are all excepted to be judges for the third hackathon event.

Although the fourth event was announced today, the location within San Fran is still unknown. Block.one will also be announcing the grand finale hackathon location soon, but it is set to take place in December of this year.

Have any guesses? New York? Paris? Toronto?

Check back in for more EOS news.

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