Monthly Archives: October 2018

Major Indian Exchange Unocoin Launching Crypto ATMs

A major cryptocurrency exchange in India, Unocoin, has confirmed that it is launching crypto ATMs. While a formal announcement has not been made, an image of one of the exchange’s ATMs spreading on social media suggests that the machines support at least five cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Unocoin’s Crypto ATMs Unocoin, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in India with over 1.2 million customers, is preparing to launch its own line of crypto automated teller machines (ATMs). An image of one […]

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Blockstream’s Liquid Sidechain for the Bitcoin Network Goes Live

More than a year after its conceptual introduction at the Blockchain Association of Canada’s Government Forum in Ottawa, Blockstream’s bitcoin scaling solution made its public debut on October 10, 2018, after going live among its partners on September 27. Described as “an inter-exchange settlement network,” Liquid is Blockstream’s complement to Lightning Network, Bitcoin Magazine reports. […] Powered by WPeMatico

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Report Links 74% of Bitcoin Mining to China, Sees Threat to Network

Bitcoin, the world’s most sought-after cryptocurrency, could be at the wish and whim of Asia’s economic giant. A recent study titled “The Looming Threat of China: An Analysis of Chinese Influence on Bitcoin,” jointly researched by Princeton University and Florida International University researchers, suggests China’s mining scene has an overwhelming influence over Bitcoin, something that could invite network manipulation. China, which the researchers refer to as the “most powerful adversary to Bitcoin,” has long been known as the country with the largest numbers of miners in the […]

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Blockchain Business in Crypto Valley Has Doubled Since Last Year: Report

The number of blockchain-related companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein has doubled in the last year, according to a new study published by CV VC. The Zug-based firm, in partnership with Strategy& (PwC’s global consulting arm) and inacta, compiled information about the top 50 blockchain and digital asset companies between the two countries. The report also highlights blockchain activity in Zug, Switzerland’s Crypto Valley — a moniker it’s earned for its resemblance to the United States’ own Silicon Valley. While Crypto Valley originated in Zug, it has since […]

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2017 to Today: Ethereum Predictions Are Aging (But Not Well)

Alex Sunnarborg is a founding member of Tetras Capital Partners, LLC, an investment manager focused on investing in crypto assets. Eighteen months ago, CoinDesk sent a survey to its readers asking for their opinions on the current state of the crypto ecosystem. The results were analyzed and published in the State of Blockchain Q1 2017. In this piece, the original author reflects on some of the core findings. The most striking survey response was also the most straightforward to understand: sentiment around the ‘overall state’ of bitcoin and […]

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Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’

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 valuation of more than $1 billion, according to a new report by Zug-based investors CV Venture Capital. Also read: ‘Crypto Fund- Approved to Manage Cryptocurrency Investments in Switzerland Top 50 Swiss Crypto Firms Now Worth $44B […]

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Europe, Japan and the ‘Drug’ of Quantitative Easing

Last month, news.Bitcoin.com examined the problem of quantitative easing (QE) and its impact on the U.S., and how such policies have spread to the rest of the world. This month, we continue to drill down on the phenomenon of governments printing trillions of dollars worth of fiat currency simply by pressing buttons on their computers. Value has been stolen from average people, flowing upward to the extremely rich. Now two of the world’s most important economies, Europe and Japan, appear to be considering a break from a policy […]

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Will Satoshi Nakamoto Tweet Today,? Some Believe a Prediction From 1988 Says So

Forget Nostradamus, forget Tarot, forget astrology. There is an article from “The Economist” which might predict that Satoshi Nakamoto (the real one) is going to resurface with a tweet today, October 10, 2018. This curiosity may be the favorite conversational topic for those crypto enthusiasts and fans of conspiracy theories. Satoshi Nakamoto, the character who has managed to revolutionize the world of finance, not only remained under the anonymity but disappeared from the radar as he/she decided to “move onto other things.” According to people interested in […]

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New Venture Capital Fund Secures $100M to Invest in Crypto Startups

Dragonfly Capital Partners, a new crypto-focused venture capital firm, has announced the launch of its first $100 million fund dedicated to investments in crypto assets. Its investors include Okex, Bitmain and other well-known names in the industry. Also Read: Exchanges Roundup: Coinbase Volumes Hit 1-Year Low, UK Exchange to Fire Most Staff Meet Dragonfly Capital Partners Dragonfly promises to invest in three types of assets: crypto-native funds, “pick-and-shovel” tech startups and decentralized protocols and applications. It launches with a portfolio of more than 20 investments, including cryptofunds […]

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