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10 Days That Shook the World of Bitcoin

Featured When Bitcoin’s history is written, the following events will command a chapter apiece. Bitcoin is a creeping revolution that does not lend itself to listicles, and thus any such attempt is destined to fall short. What follows, therefore, is a potted history of a transformative technology whose greatest moments have yet to come. In […]

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Infamous Hacker George Hotz Calls Bitcoin Cash the ‘Real Bitcoin’

News Well-known American hacker George Hotz, also known as Geohot, has been talking extensively about cryptocurrencies lately, and more specifically about bitcoin cash. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Hotz published a cryptocurrency programming video using bitcoin cash and showed people how to send a BCH transaction from scratch using the Python programming language. Also read: BCH Devcon […]

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White House Considers Ripple as a Foil to China’s Bitcoin Dominance

Ripple is certainly divisive, seeming to catalyze an equal number of naysayers as it maintains influential fans. According to Chief Market Strategist, Cory Johnson, those fans may also include the highest office in US government. Media Professional Johnson, who joined Ripple Labs in March this year, has an extensive background in journalism. He founded basketball […]

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Vitalik Buterin: I Quite Regret Adopting the Term ‘Smart Contracts’ for Ethereum

Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin revealed his regret for adopting the popular term ‘smart contracts’ – a term that has become almost synonymous with Ethereum. Should Crypto Be ‘A-Legal’? Buterin weighed in on Twitter, October 11, in a discussion on ‘crypto law.’ The Ethereum (ETH) 00 cofounder’s response was triggered by Cryptoecongames, who stated that cryptocurrencies […]

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The Daily: Kanye Teaches Opsec, Crypto Foes Joins Forces

News The last 24 hours has been one of those all-too-rare periods in which the cryptosphere unites against a shared enemy. We’ll detail who in The Daily, right after we’ve discussed blockchain spam, Blockfolio’s new funding round, and how we learned an opsec lesson from Kanye West. Also read: Bitcoiners Shoot Down Roubini’s US Senate Testimony […]

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Switzerland’s Billion Dollar Startups Flourish

Economy & Regulation The top 50 cryptocurrency and blockchain-related companies in Switzerland’s version of Silicon Valley are now worth $44 billion combined, underscoring the steady growth of the Swiss crypto industry. Altogether, cryptocurrency firms employ about 3,000 people throughout the small country. Included among the top 50 are five “unicorns,” or startups with a market […]

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Binance Invests in Travel Startup TravelbyBit

Binance announced it has invested $2.5 million USD in Brisbane, Australia based company TravelbyBit. TravelbyBit services the travel and tourism industry, allowing travelers to book their journeys using crypto as payment. TravelbyBit has also built a point-of-sale (POS) terminal for merchants who wish to accept crypto as payment. Binance intends for the cash infusion to […]

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Pantera’s Digital Asset Fund Sees 72% Decrease YTD

Pantera Capital’s Digital Asset Fund underperforms Bitcoin year-to-date, marking serious declines downwards of 70 percent. The fund’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is also negative 50 percent.A A Rocky 2018 The entire cryptocurrency market saw around $600 billion being wiped off its sheet in 2018. Bitcoin (BTC) [coin_schedule], the world’s largest cryptocurrency, marked a decrease […]

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A Review of the New Stellarx Decentralized Exchange

Exchanges This week, Stellar launched its long-awaited decentralized exchange. Stellarx offers trading of a range of assets including cryptocurrencies from multiple blockchains, using stellar lumens (XLM) as the base currency. The exchange differs significantly from existing decentralized offerings, which are limited to tokens pertaining to a single blockchain – usually Ethereum. With Stellarx, however, users […]

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Austria Falls Deeper into Debt, Turns to Ethereum Blockchain for Help

The government of Austria, like almost every other on the planet, is sinking deeper into debt. The country is planning to raise 1.15 billion euros in an auction next Tuesday. In an effort to reduce costs and increase efficiency, the bonds will be issued and authenticated using the Ethereum blockchain. Austrian finance minister Hartwig Löger […]

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