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This Week in Bitcoin: Half Full or Half Empty?

News Doomsdayers out in force; Paul Krugman being Paul Krugman; Tether upto its usual tricks and the usual gamut of scams, schemes, and shakedowns. It’s been emotional. It’s been nerve-wracking. But it’s also been a total riot. Welcome to This Week in Bitcoin. Also read: Trading Tip `The Wall´ – I Was Wrong We’re All Gonna […]

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AMD Increases GPU Production to Match Crypto Mining Demand

Mining Responding to strong market demand, AMD is planning to increase production of graphics cards which are currently in short supply. The recently launched RX Vega GPUs have virtually disappeared from shelves, with crypto mining gaining popularity among investors and enthusiasts. The revenue from the company’s Graphics Division has reached almost a billion dollars in […]

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How to do Proper Research into a Cryptocurrency Project – Golem vs SONM vs iExec – The Merkle

With the thousands of coins out there and hundreds more released every day, one can get overwhelmed with the vast amount of options when it comes to investing into one of these projects. This article will go over a foolproof strategy which anybody can use to assess and evaluate any ICO or token and decide based […]

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YouTube Ads Hijacked for Cryptocurrency Mining

Jeff Francis · January 27, 2018 · 3:00 am YouTube viewers are upset that their computers are being used for cryptocurrency mining due to YouTube ads being hijacked with Coinhive. While the value of cryptocurrencies continues to fluctuate, the desire for people to mine them hasn’t abated at all. In fact, many individuals look for […]

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Most Cryptocurrencies Are More Centralized Than You Think

Altcoins The whole point of cryptocurrencies is that they’re decentralized. Peer-to-peer cash; trustless exchange; bypassing intermediaries. So why are numerous cryptocurrencies structured more like central banks? From adjusting wallet balances to controlling nodes, many crypto projects behave just like the financial institutions they were meant to replace. Throw in the cult of a strong leader, […]

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Dream Market Puts Finishing Touches on Monero Integration – The Merkle

Darknet marketplaces are making some big changes behind the scenes. With some of the major trading hubs having been shut down by law enforcement agencies last year, there is a growing need for privacy and anonymity. This also means payment solutions such as Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are no longer sufficient. Dream Market, currently the top […]

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5 cryptos to keep an eye on this year, according to Katy Perry’s fingernails

Perhaps she “took too many shots,” as one of her biggest hits suggests. Or maybe she just loves digital currencies THAT much. Either way, pop star Katy Perry blew a massive kiss to the crypto community on Thursday when she offered up this image of her “$—CrYpTo ClAwS—$” to her 68.4 million followers on Instagram: […]

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What Is Bytecoin? – The Merkle

Over the years, we have seen multiple privacy-oriented cryptocurrencies emerge. As most people are well aware, Monero seems to be holding all the best cards in this regard even though there is still room for improvement. Bytecoin is another project focusing on the same problem, even though its developers have done things slightly differently. Combining privacy with […]

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If Your Crypto Doesn’t Have a Mobile Wallet It’s Not Really a Currency

Op-Ed Anyone can create a cryptocurrency. It’s a surprisingly simple process, especially if you copy the codebase of an existing coin and give it a new name. That’s how many of the most popular cryptocurrencies such as litecoin were born. But creating a cryptocurrency and mining the genesis block isn’t enough: until that coin has […]

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VPN Provider Now Accepts Lightning Network Payments

Technology During the first week of the new year, many cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been talking about the Lightning Network (LN). So far the protocol has surpassed 610 nodes and 1882 channels while many bitcoiners, businesses, and developers have tried the technology on both testnet and mainnet. This week the virtual private network (VPN) service Torguard […]

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