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Cypherpunk Godfather Timothy May Was Lightyears Ahead of His Time

News The crypto world has been mourning the passing of Timothy C. May at the age of 67. While an unknown entity to the general public, to early internet adopters, cypherpunks, libertarians, and cryptography evangelists, May’s writings remain hallowed. The intellectual was an early advocate against state surveillance, defender from privacy erosions, and bête noire […]

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Cambridge University Study: Speculation of the Death of Bitcoin ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

Following news that verified crypto-user numbers doubled in the first three-quarters of 2018, the study by Cambridge University also concluded that the death of Bitcoin amid an 85% drop in price has been ‘greatly exaggerated’ by the media.  Cambridge University: Bitcoin Mining Diversifying Aside from the influx of new users, the report titled 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study reveals several […]

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Should Paraguay invest its energy wealth in bitcoin ‘mining’ or fighting poverty? | Global development

Shotgun-toting guards patrol an anonymous warehouse on the outskirts of Ciudad del Este. Perched on the triple border where Paraguay meets Brazil and Argentina, the melting-pot city is often associated with smuggling, cartels and drugs. But inside, a new hot commodity is piling up by the second. Dozens of dismantled CPUs and internet-connected circuits whirr […]

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Experts: Cryptocurrency is ‘A Multi-Decade Trend’ and ‘Proxy for True Freedom’

Adam James · April 5, 2018 · 3:00 pm 2018’s cryptocurrency charts have you feeling blue? Don’t worry. According to some experts, there are still plenty of riches to be made by investing in market leaders. ‘Still way too early’ In 2017, plenty of individuals joined the new crypto-rich crew. However, many also became crypto-poor […]

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Here’s proof that this bitcoin crash is far from the worst the cryptocurrency has seen

Panicking that the bitcoin bubble has finally burst? The popular cryptocurrency actually has a history of surviving crashes, and in its short life has already been through 13 major corrections or crashes. That’s according to an analysis by data visualization site HowMuch, which compiled all of bitcoin’s crashes, beginning in 2012, in one chart. Get […]

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‘Black Monday’ Shows Bitcoin Isn’t As ‘Dangerous’ As Regulators Claim

Finance Looking at mainstream media headlines over the past few weeks shows a lot of columnists and pundits have declared that ‘bitcoin’s bubble has burst.’ They always claim that it’s much safer to invest in traditional investments like equities or the stock market while at the same time highlighting cryptocurrency’s volatile price swings. However, on […]

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There could be a silver lining even if the bitcoin bubble does finally burst | John Naughton | Opinion

The widespread adoption of blockchain technology could be good news for the internet and its users What goes up: a man in a currency exchange in South Korea looks on as cryptocurrencies fall in value this month. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP One would need to have the attention span of a newt to be surprised by […]

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The bitcoin bubble now dwarfs tulips and dot-com stocks, Goldman warns

The chorus of bitcoin bears is growing louder by the day. The latest to issue a stern warning against the world’s largest digital currency is Goldman Sachs’s investment management division, which wrote that there is “no doubt” that the cryptocurrency’s astronomical rise over the past year “has pushed it into bubble territory.” The firm added […]

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