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Bitcoin Possible Beneficiary of Planned Hong Kong Bank Run

The protests in Hong Kong have been taking place now for many weeks and recently things started escalating. It all began in March, with tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents taking to the streets to protest the 2019 extradition bill. Hong Kong witnessed massive sit-ins at the national airport and demonstrations across several locations… Read more

Crypto Exchange Poloniex to Remove 23 Trading Pairs

Top crypto exchange platform Poloniex is set to delist 23 trading pairs because of low volume. In a Twitter statement shared on August 15th, the San Francisco-based crypto exchange Poloniex announced its intention to remove 23 trading pairs from its platform due to low volume and demand for them. According to the tweet, users will… Read more

Coinmine Secures $2.5 Million Seed Capital To Expand Its Product Portfolio

Investors responded enthusiastically to Coinmine’s call for funding, splashing the crypto mining equipment maker with a seed funding of $2.5 Million. The startup reportedly witnessed a steady 50% month over month growth starting April. According to a representative of the company, Coinmine would be liquid already except the management decided to reinvest its earnings back… Read more

Walmart Seeks Patent For a Blockchain-Based Drone Communication System

It seems clear that all the major organizations are looking forward to blockchain for overhauling their operations. Particularly, businesses linked to the retail and supply chain industry are trying out different blockchain solutions. Walmart, the American retail giant, has filed a patent recently for its drone communication system that is based on blockchain tech. The… Read more

You Can Spend Crypto Gold with a Visa Card

Formerly known as TokenCard, Monolith has now entered into a partnership with Digix and MakerDAO, enabling their users to load DGD, DAI, and DGX tokens to their Visa debit cards. These are new additions to the existing options Ethereum (ETH) and TKN (TokenCard). Since each DGX token is backed by gold, this partnership means that… Read more

Samsung Extends Bitcoin Support To Its Blockchain Keystore

Samsung, the South Korean electronics leader, has extended support for Bitcoin in its decentralized applications store Blockchain Keystore. The smartphone manufacturer first launched support for DApps during March as it introduced its latest flagship model S10. The transactional support and crypto storage were, however, restricted only to Ethereum as well as ERC-20 tokens. Besides Bitcoin,… Read more

How Buying Bitcoin Could Help Solve the Global Crisis

The pension crisis is getting deeper and deeper due to the gap between how much a pension needs to pay out to people and how much is available. Public pensions are short $4 trillion in funds. And this gap is now widening. According to Moody’s Investors Services, there will be a rise in pension costs… Read more

Form 1099-K: What Cryptocurrency Investors Need to Know in 2019

The IRS has demonstrated it intends to enforce existing 1099 reporting rules on cryptocurrency exchanges, but it has not followed up by providing clarity regarding those rules. For instance, trading platforms might have to send 1099-B forms to users who exchange one type of coin for another, but they’re not explicitly required to send the… Read more
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Bitcoin $10,707.17 +2.96%
Ethereum $199.21 +1.63%
Monero $87.09 +2.69%
Litecoin $76.38 -0.90%


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Will China’s “Crypto” Project Challenge Bitcoin?

China’s ‘cryptocurrency’ launch is just around the corner. After five years of extensive research and development, the People’s Republic of China is set to release its own cryptocurrency. This was made known by Mu Changchun, a top official at PBoC…

Coinbase UK No Longer Supporting Zcash (ZEC)

Coinbase has informed its customers in the UK that it will stop supporting (ZEC) starting August 27th.   The change will only affect UK-based users of Coinbase. Zcash holders have been prompted to either withdraw their ZEC coins or convert them…
Crypto Takeover: $481 Million in Ethereum and Bitcoin Locked in Alternative Financial Instruments
Cryptopreneurs are building a new decentralized finance ecosystem. Based on cryptocurrency, the movement is designed to replace conventional financial instruments, with a better alternative (decentralized) that is not under the…
India Likely To Lose An Estimated $13 Billion Market In Case Of A Crypto Ban
If India does proceed with the proposed ban on cryptocurrency, the country is expected to lose an estimated $13 billion market. A research expert in the crypto industry has just…

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Walmart Seeks Patent For a Blockchain-Based Drone Communication System
It seems clear that all the major organizations are looking forward to blockchain for overhauling their operations. Particularly, businesses linked…
Steemit Upgrading With New DAO
Steemit, a project that set out to build a social-focused blockchain network, has announced a code upgrade that will bring…
John McAfee Touts Privacy Coin Monero
One of the most important features of cryptocurrency is its ability to offer a user anonymity and privacy. Many tend…
Bitcoin SV (BSV) Pointlessly Raises Block Size Limit to 2000 MB, CoinGeek Forces Everyone Else to Upgrade With Spam Filled 210 MB Block, Three-way Chain Split Results
Bitcoin SV’s (BSV) quasar protocol, named after supermassive black holes that reside in the center of galaxies, went into effect…

Security

What is the Cost of Keeping Blockchain Secure?

Last March 25, cryptocurrency data portal Messari published a new screener that revealed how much miners are paid for top-listed “proof of work” coins. The figures estimated that $7.3 million dollars worth of BTC tokens are issued on a daily basis. Meanwhile with regards to mining fees, it is shown that more than $115,000 are distributed. These…
The Large Bitcoin (BTC) Collider: a Pool of Computers Attempting to Brute Force Bitcoin (BTC) Private Keys, Calculates 300-500 Million Keys Per Second and 36,080 Trillion Private Keys Generated So Far, but Would Still Take at Least 2.58X1024 Years to Find a Private Key Collision
In July 2016, Bitcointalk user Rico666 began to formulate the large Bitcoin (BTC) collider, a project to determine how feasible it is to brute force Bitcoin (BTC) private keys via…
Rogue Block Producer Compromises EOS Blacklist, 2.09 Million EOS Worth $7.5 Million Escapes, Rogue Block Producer Fired, EOS42 Proposes Giving ECAF More Power, Perhaps It Is Time To Get Rid of the ECAF?
EOS has a centralized system for disputing and freezing accounts via the EOSIO Core Arbitration Forum (ECAF). The ECAF runs a blacklist of EOS accounts that contain supposedly stolen funds,…
How Blockstream is Fighting Crypto Exchange Fraud
It is no secret that cryptocurrency exchanges have a bad reputation for mismanaging, losing access to, and misrepresenting customer funds and liquidity. The most recent debacle was the “death” of…

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The US Securities Exchange Commission Promises Clarity In Crypto Regulations To Entice Business

There is growing regulation for blockchain and digital assets across the globe, and as a result, crypto-enterprises are seeking refuge in regions that have lenient regulations. There has been a lack of clarity in the US on regulations regarding cryptocurrencies.…

New Bill to Bring Clarity to Insider Trading Law

Insider trading law has had its share of criticism due to the vague requirements set forth to prove insider trading. This makes it difficult for agencies like the SEC and the Justice Department to pinpoint whether insider trading has occurred.…
The SEC Set To Begin Running Bitcoin and Ethereum Nodes
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for quotes from contractors who will run the Ethereum and Bitcoin nodes for them. This move is in addition to numerous other…
Cryptocurrency Mining in Iran is Now a Recognized Industrial Activity, Mehr News Agency Reports
The green light from Iran’s cabinet comes about a week after a government committee gave its approval for cryptocurrency mining. The decision was taken this weekend, during a Sunday cabinet…

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How Buying Bitcoin Could Help Solve the Global Crisis

The pension crisis is getting deeper and deeper due to the gap between how much a pension needs to pay out to people and how much is available. Public pensions are short $4 trillion in funds. And this gap is now widening. According to Moody’s Investors Services, there will be a rise in pension costs…
Chainlink (LINK) Devs Kill Rally and Precipitate 46% Drop in Price by Dumping 9.8 Million Tokens, Around 275 Million Tokens Still Held by Devs and 350 Million Tokens Earmarked for Staking Yet to Be Touched, Posing Centralized Market Risk
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Pompliano Advocates for Portfolio Allocation to Bitcoin
Anthony Pompliano, widely viewed as one of the investors with the most positive outlook on Bitcoin, is advocating for fund managers and investors to have exposure to Bitcoin. The co-founder…
Tron (TRX) Has Critical Centralization Issues Due To Justin Sun And The Tron Foundation, These Issues Are Coming To The Surface Following The Tron Super Community Ponzi, The Aborted Buffet Lunch, And The Failure To Pay BitTorrent’s Creator
Tron (TRX) is often thought of as a major cryptocurrency, with a market cap near $1.5 billion. Tron (TRX) is considered to be an Ethereum (ETH) competitor, and is one…