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Looking to 2019: What Will Bring About The Next Crypto Bull?

2018 is nearly finished and investors are cautiously optomisti about crypto’s prospects in 2019. While it’s great to think positive, what will it really take to turn the market around in 2019? 2018 was a Nightmare As the end of 2018 approaches, there will be a steady barrage of articles writing 2018 off as a fluke correction year […]

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Crypto Bear Market Triggers Rise in M&A Activity

Economy & Regulation In 2018 there was a rapid decline in initial coin offerings, a slowdown in blockchain business launches, and a bearish crypto market. During this period, companies with good liquidity have been scaling up and strengthening by acquiring startups.  Also Read: Global Cryptocurrency M&As Rise  M&A Deal Frenzy in 2018 In 2017 the number […]

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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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Organized Crime Goes Digital With the Blockchain-Based ‘Mafia Wars’ Game

Games Over the last couple of years, blockchain-based gaming has become more popular with collectible games like “Spells of Genesis.” One peer-to-peer game, “Mafia Wars,” is a blockchain-themed tournament based on well-known organized crime families from the 1920s. Also read: Intel Awarded a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process The Five Families of New […]

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Why Use Blockchain Technology? – Bitcoinist.com

Why use blockchain technology? While there are certainly a lot of advantages to a distributed ledger, it may not be applicable to all companies or individuals–not yet, at least. The second question people usually ask when they hear about blockchain is–why use blockchain? Why use a distributed ledger? Why not use a regular database or […]

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Major Venezuelan Department Store Chain Accepts Cryptocurrency

Economics The people of Venezuela have been forced to cope with an increasingly difficult economic situation in recent years. This has led to a loss of trust in government-issued fiat by the population in a way that many believe exemplifies the need for cryptocurrency. This may account for why a major Venezuelan department store chain […]

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Young Man Waterboarded and Waxed by ‘Friends’ Who Wanted His Crypto-Wallet Password

A main rule of crypto ought to be ‘don’t tell your friends you have crypto.’ One man violated this unspoken rule and paid a rather gruesome price. The Kid Is an Easy Mark… After a boozy night out on the town, a group of well-heeled young whippersnappers decided to honor to the fraternal code of friendship […]

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Turkish Police Detain 11 Suspects in Bitcoin Theft Case

News The cybercrime unit of the Turkish police has detained 11 people suspected of hacking into emails, user accounts and cryptocurrency wallets. The operation was launched after law enforcement received a number of complaints from victims who lost digital cash.   Also read: Church Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay Higher Electricity Rates               Hackers Steal $80,000 Worth […]

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Upcoming ‘Story of Blockchain’ Film Continues Crypto Meets Hollywood Trend

Alex Winter’s new film, “Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain,” is set for release in late October. The technology documentary is yet another movie chronicling the rise and influence of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Alex Winter became well-known in the world of film after starring in two of the cult-classic “Bill & Ted” movies. In recent […]

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