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Ethereum Aiming to Attract Over a Million Developers

Ethereum (ETH) Co-Founder Joseph Lublin has a mission to bring over a million developers into the Ethereum (ETH) ecosystem. According to Jameson Lopp, more development activity is equivalent to a higher price. Essentially, more developers will lead to consistent upgrades for the Ethereum (ETH) network, making Ethereum (ETH) more scalable, efficient, and anonymous, which increases… Read more

Bakkt Consumer App Expected To Launch In The First Half Of This Year, Has The Potential To Dramatically Increase Crypto Adoption And The Utility Of Digital Assets In General

Bakkt has hinted that the Bakkt consumer app will launch in the first half of 2020. This may be one of the most important and exciting crypto events of 2020, since the Bakkt app has the potential to significantly increase crypto adoption via partnerships with major retailers like Starbucks, providing a seamless solution for instant… Read more

Bahamas Sand Dollar to Launch Nationwide During the Second Half of 2020

The Bahamas launched the pilot program for their Sand Dollar in December 2019 on the island of Exuma, and will soon be expanded to the Abaco Islands. Further, sometime during the 2nd half of 2020 the Bahamas expects to launch the Sand Dollar nationwide. The Sand Dollar is the Bahamas’ central bank digital currency (CBDC),… Read more

BlockFi to Launch Mobile App and Crypto Rewards Card after Raising $30 Million

BlockFi, a popular decentralized finance (DeFi) firm with $650 million of assets under management, has successfully raised $30 million of investments from a group of venture capital firms. This money will be used to increase the number of BlockFi staff and to expand BlockFi’s product offerings. Specifically, BlockFi is aiming to launch a mobile app… Read more

IOTA Doomsday: Wallet Compromised, Network Turned Off Via Centralized Kill Switch, While the Co-founders Fight Over 65 Million Coins Stolen from Early Investors

The War On Shitcoins Episode 20: IOTA (MIOTA). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due to being scams, having serious design flaws, being centralized, or in general just being worthless copies of other cryptocurrencies. There are thousands of shitcoins that… Read more

Stock-to-flow Ratio Projects the Value of Bitcoin Via Calculating Its Scarcity, Has Been Remarkably Accurate Throughout Bitcoin’s History, Predicts Bitcoin Will Rally to $50,000-$100,000 by the End of 2021

The following article deep dives the stock-to-flow ratio, which essentially measures the scarcity of Bitcoin (BTC) to predict the future price. Price predictions derived from the stock-to-flow ratio have been highly accurate since the launch of Bitcoin (BTC), and now it is predicting that Bitcoin (BTC) will rally to $50,000-$100,000 sometime during 2021 due to… Read more

North Korea Monero Mining Activity Has Increased More Than Tenfold Since May

A study from cybersecurity firm Recorded Future has found that Monero (XMR) mining activity from North Korean IP addresses has increased at least tenfold since May. Further, it is speculated that a branch of the North Korean military may be participating in Monero (XMR) mining. The report goes on to detail how North Korea has… Read more

FinCEN To Announce New Crypto Regulations

According to the United States Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is about to unveil new crypto regulations. Although the exact details regarding these regulations have not been announced yet, Mnuchin gave some ominous hints. First off, Mnuchin said that FinCEN is increasing its measures to inhibit terrorist funding,… Read more
Name Current Price 24h %
Bitcoin $9,744.47 -0.47%
Ethereum $265.29 +5.92%
Monero $82.73 -2.70%
Litecoin $73.13 +2.13%


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Ethereum Aiming to Attract Over a Million Developers

Ethereum (ETH) Co-Founder Joseph Lublin has a mission to bring over a million developers into the Ethereum (ETH) ecosystem. According to Jameson Lopp, more development activity is equivalent to a higher price. Essentially, more developers will lead to consistent upgrades…

Bakkt Consumer App Expected To Launch In The First Half Of This Year, Has The Potential To Dramatically Increase Crypto Adoption And The Utility Of Digital Assets In General

Bakkt has hinted that the Bakkt consumer app will launch in the first half of 2020. This may be one of the most important and exciting crypto events of 2020, since the Bakkt app has the potential to significantly increase…
Bahamas Sand Dollar to Launch Nationwide During the Second Half of 2020
The Bahamas launched the pilot program for their Sand Dollar in December 2019 on the island of Exuma, and will soon be expanded to the Abaco Islands. Further, sometime during…
Stock-to-flow Ratio Projects the Value of Bitcoin Via Calculating Its Scarcity, Has Been Remarkably Accurate Throughout Bitcoin’s History, Predicts Bitcoin Will Rally to $50,000-$100,000 by the End of 2021
The following article deep dives the stock-to-flow ratio, which essentially measures the scarcity of Bitcoin (BTC) to predict the future price. Price predictions derived from the stock-to-flow ratio have been…

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Bitcoin Smart Contract Platform RSK Is Now Interoperable with Ethereum
The Bitcoin-based platform RSK, which is a 2nd layer solution that facilitates smart contracts and tokens on the Bitcoin (BTC)…
Taproot and Schnorr Are Now Formal Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs), Will Enhance the Privacy, Security, and Capabilities of Bitcoin
Taproot and Schnorr signatures have been in development for a long time, and now these proposed upgrades to the Bitcoin…
Ethereum-Based Payment Protocol Launches Streaming Payments
The Ethereum (ETH) based payment protocol Sablier now facilitates continuously streamed payments, innovating the way that workers can be paid.…
Atomic Swaps Between Bitcoin and Monero Could Be Possible In the Near Future
Atomic swaps between the Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR) blockchains could be possible in the near future, perhaps even sometime…

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Poloniex Leaks an Undisclosed Amount of Customers' Data

Poloniex has leaked an undisclosed amount of customers' data, prompting the exchange to send out password change emails to users, as well as a request that all users upgrade to 2-factor authentication (2FA) in order to avoid any more account breaches. In other words, it seems Poloniex has been hacked, putting accounts at risk of…
The Brave Browser Requires Users to Hand Over Full Identification Information Before Receiving Basic Attention Token (BAT) Rewards, Which Is a Complete Affront to Its Anonymity-Oriented Audience
The Brave Browser is branded as being a secure, fast, and private web browser. Much of the content on its website discusses how the browser does not collect personal data…
NULS Dev Team Loses $500,000 In Hack, Will Hard Fork To Mitigate The Damage
An account owned by the NULS dev team has been hacked due to a security vulnerability, resulting in the loss of 2 million NULS, which is approximately 2% of the…
Maker DAO Had a Critical Flaw That Could Have Led to the Theft of $340 Million of Ethereum (ETH) and Billions of Dollars of Additional Damage, Maker Foundation Reluctantly Patches This Security Flaw After Vulnerability Goes Public
The co-author of the Augur whitepaper, Micah Zoltu, publicly announced that up until Dec. 9 Maker DAO had a potentially catastrophic security flaw that could have led to the theft…

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FinCEN To Announce New Crypto Regulations

According to the United States Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is about to unveil new crypto regulations. Although the exact details regarding these regulations have not been announced yet, Mnuchin gave some ominous…

Rise of the Crypto Lawyers: How the Clash Between Cryptocurrency and Regulation Has Spawned a New Legal Field

The clash between regulators and the crypto space has led to the genesis of a whole field of lawyers who are experts in the gray area where crypto laws, banking laws, and money laundering laws all overlap. The primary goal…
SEC Commissioner Dubbed ‘Crypto Mom’ Proposes Three-year ICO Safe Harbor, but it Is Unlikely to Be Ratified Into Law
Securities and ExchangeCommissioner Hester Peirce, often called ‘Crypto Mom’ because she is the only commissioner with a favorable attitude towards crypto, has proposed a three-year safe harbor for crypto token…
India Acknowledges That Bitcoin And Crypto Assets Are Legal
During a Supreme Court case the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is India’s Central Bank, conceded that Bitcoin (BTC) and other crypto assets are not illegal, and therefore citizens…

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Lightning Network Development Is Now Centralized and for Profit after Lightning Labs Raises $10 Million and Launches First Commercial Service

Bitcoin (BTC) technology and infrastructure development has taken a centralized turn after the announcement that Lightning Labs, which is a primary developer for Lightning Network technology, raised $10 million in a Series A funding round.  It was led by Craft Ventures, with several firms and venture capitalists from the traditional financial sector pitching in. Logically,…
Lightning Network Adoption Is Stagnating, Perhaps the Best Way Forward Is to Integrate the Lightning Network Directly Into Bitcoin’s Code
The Lightning Network is critically important for the future adoption and scalability of Bitcoin (BTC). However, Lightning Network growth is stagnating, casting doubt on whether the Lightning Network will ever…
CFTC Chairman Thinks Ethereum Futures Are Likely in the Future
The Chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Heath Tarbert, acknowledges that Ethereum futures are likely in the future. “We are doing a lot in the digital asset space,"…
Mining Taxes Can Ultimately Centralize Power Into the Hands of a Small Group of Devs, While Causing Community Splits and Price Devaluation Along the Way
The newest disturbing trend in the crypto space is mining taxes, which are essentially a percentage tax levied on mining revenue in order to support a development fund. The major…