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Tron Can’t Handle Bittorrent’s Transaction Volume, Former Exec Claims

Altcoins Simon Morris, who was Bittorrent’s chief strategy officer until July 2018, has expressed his doubts about the capability of the Tron blockchain to process the vast number of transactions that the popular file-sharing platform will demand. Morris believes there’s more marketing than technology behind the launch of the new crypto token. Also read: Iran […]

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Indian Bank Forcing Customers to Agree to Anti-Cryptocurrency Policy

Regulation An Indian bank is reportedly forcing customers to agree that they “will not deal with any transactions related to cryptocurrency including bitcoins” when signing up for an account. In addition, there are reports of banks blocking accounts of their existing customers if they are found to have made crypto-related transactions. Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

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Pavel Durov Closes UK-Based Company Telegram Messenger LLP

News Russian-born entrepreneur Pavel Durov is liquidating Telegram Messenger LLP, the Britain-based company behind the popular messaging service Telegram. The same entity is registered as the messenger’s operator in the Russian Federation, where Telegram is currently banned. Also read: 5 Crypto Exchanges Have Been Licensed in Gibraltar Since Regulation Application for Voluntary Strike Off Filed […]

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Mongolia’s Cheap Electricity Draws Japanese Bitcoin Miners Seeking Profit

Mining A combination of cheap electricity and cold weather has started to draw a growing number of Japanese bitcoin miners to Mongolia, a country sandwiched between China to the south and Russia to the north. Amid falling mining revenues in other regions of the world due to the current crypto bear market, companies that have […]

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7 Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pass Government Security Inspection

Exchanges The South Korean government has released the results of its security inspection of cryptocurrency exchanges. Only seven of them passed all 85 of the inspection points. Fourteen previously-inspected exchanges still have not improved and 17 new crypto exchanges did not meet security standards. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive […]

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The Struggles and Successes of Introducing Crypto to the Unbanked: A Social Experiment in Colombia

News How cryptocurrency can help the unbanked has been a hot topic over the past 12 months. It is a laudable goal, but one that it is by no means easy to accomplish. One tech enthusiast and stablecoin startup employee, Steven Gilbert, experienced the struggles – and successes – of attempting to do so when […]

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Bitcoin Cash Transaction Fees Were Less Than a Cent Throughout Most of 2018

Blockchain One of the great benefits of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network is that miner fees have been consistently inexpensive for well over a year. A typical BCH network fee in 2018 has been lower than most blockchain networks and the median average each day has not surpassed a U.S. penny in 10 months. Also […]

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With Deplatforming on the Rise, Onchain Social Media App Memo Shows Promise

Blockchain Last year the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community welcomed a BCH-based social media network called Memo.cash. Since then Memo has gathered a lot of traction with hundreds of profiles and thousands of onchain updates and conversations posted to the BCH chain. Also read: Crypto-Friendly Statesman Takes Over Swiss Presidency Memo’s Uncensorable Posts Continue to Grow […]

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Deploying Censorship-Resistance to Uphold Decentralization

Op-Ed This piece on censorship resistance was written by Jonas Sevel Karlberg. Karlberg advises several prominent projects and is a co-founder of the Nordic Blockchain Association. He is also the founder and CEO of Amazix. *** Governments have attempted to control ideas and information for nearly as long as the internet has existed, but the old […]

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Four Cryptocurrency Hotspots That Saw Tremendous Growth in 2018

Economy & Regulation In the last few years, the cryptocurrency environment has changed drastically and there is a bunch of new cryptocurrency hotspots popping up across the globe. Gone are the days when certain territories such as Zug, Prague, and other blockchain hub cities dominated the headlines. Now a variety of different regions like Malta, […]

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