Monthly Archives: November 2018

French Lawmakers to Lower Cryptocurrency Tax by 6 Percent

French lawmakers have adopted an amendment to the 2019 budget bill that will cut capital gains tax on bitcoin sales to 30 percent from 36.2 percent. This will bring cryptocurrency transactions in line with other non-real estate assets, which are taxed at a flat rate of 30 percent. Also Read: Survey: South Africans Turn to Crypto as Hedge Against Volatility of the Rand Amendment Awaits Approval by Parliament The budget amendment was adopted by a finance commission in France’s lower house of parliament, a Reuters report said. But it must […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis Nov.8: First Signs of Bullishness

On our previous BTC price analysis, we’ve mentioned the significant bullish signal which is the RSI breakout on the daily chart. It hasn’t been long till Bitcoin passed $6500, for the first time since October 11. What might also contribute to the bullish environment is the increasing trading volume coming from South Korea. South Korean exchanges had a major role in the latest bull-run at the end of 2017. The 4-Hours chart: Bitcoin looks positive: Rising trading volume, and the breakout of the populated-zone of resistance (including […]

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Why the Energy Sector Meets the Conditions for Decentralization

The following piece on decentralizing the energy sector was written by Richard Lohwasser, who holds a PhD in energy economics and is the CEO of Lition. He was previously a strategy consultant for McKinsey and director of Vattenfall. Lohwasser was also Managing Director of German Operations at ExtraEnergie. Decentralization. Digital autonomy. Circumventing corporate strangleholds on information. A new, democratized internet. The blockchain revolution has inspired a wave of ideological fervor around technological advancement that is unprecedented in the mild-mannered, minimalist world of the Silicon Valley tech giants. Crypto […]

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Bitcoin Cash Community Introduced to New BCH Library Written in Rust

On Nov. 5, the software developer Brenton Gunning announced to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community that he’d developed a BCH library written in the programming language Rust. The new library allows developers the ability to work on BCH applications and platforms written in the Rust coding environment. Also read: Discussions Intensify as BCH Fork Approaches Rust-BCH 0.1.0: A Bitcoin Cash Library Written in the Rust Programming Environment Rust is a popular programming language designed in 2006 by Mozilla employee Graydon Hoare. The Bitcoin Cash community has been introduced […]

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ETH Zero-Proof Prototype Models: Has Ernst & Young Done What Ethereum Could Not?

Did E&Y beat Ethereum to the post with their zero-knowledge proof prototype for private transactions on public blockchains? Multinational auditing and consulting firm, Ernst & Young (EY), announced on October 30 the launch of their EY Ops Chain Public Edition (PE) prototype, the world’s first implementation of zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology on the public Ethereum blockchain. This system aims to overcome three main barriers of current transactions and asset transfers on a public blockchain: The ability for companies to conduct secure transactions on a public network; Lower […]

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What is Bitcoin backed ERC20 (WBTC)? How could it change the Bitcoin – Ethereum interaction?

TL;DR WBTC is a Bitcoin backed ERC20 token that combines the liquidity and public awareness of bitcoin with the developer ecosystem of Ethereum. WBTC could help boost the utility of Bitcoin by allowing it the be used in Dapps and decentralized exchanges The Ethereum network could benefit from now having a ‘2 token system’ where WBTC serves as the current token, and ETH serves as the network token The hype around innovations in the crypto space seems to come in waves. In 2017, we saw the rise […]

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The 1 Bitcoin Show- Simon Dixon!

Santiago, Chile- A year ago Simon Dixon appeared on this very channel and we discussed the Bcash surge that followed the death of 2X. A month later Bitcoin was going to the moon in terms of fiat and now a year later Bcash is splitting. Crypto is clearly a realm where wild and unpredictable events happen. Today we will talk about the roller coaster ride that so many of us can’t get enough of! Tune in today at 6PM London time and 1PM in New York for […]

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Israeli Central Bank to Hold off on Issuing Digital ‘E-Shekel’ Coin

A group under the Bank of Israel has published a report on a proposal to issue a national digital currency. The team, which was set up last November, has identified several potential advantages to the technology, but has advised the central bank not to act until other institutions throughout the world have done so first. Also Read: Marshall Islands President Attacked Over National Crypto Plan Pros and Cons of a National Cryptocurrency The 40-page document mainly presents the advantages of issuing an “e-shekel” from the standpoint of the […]

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Colorado and California Just Elected Pro-Bitcoin Governors

Jared Polis (D-CO) and Gavin Newsom (D-CA) both won out against their respective Republican contenders last night, November 6, 2018. While their campaign points and platforms were capitalized by a progressive agenda, their favorable attitudes toward cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have caught the crypto community’s attention. Congratulations to early Bitcoin advocate @jaredpolis on being elected Governor of Colorado! “Polis said that he will use his powers in Congress to fight against any attempts by the government to enact policies that restrict the growth of bitcoin” – 2014 […]

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Revolutions and Counter Revolutions: Andreas Antonopoulos Reflects on 10 Years of Bitcoin

As Bitcoin approaches its 10th anniversary, its community, old and new, has begun taking stock of how a decade has come to alter or define the cryptocurrency — and what Bitcoin has done to alter or define the decade. Ten years has invited room for undeniable change. Bitcoin has seen roughly half a dozen market cycles, spawned a secondary market of more than 2,000 altcoins and laid the foundations for a surging blockchain industry. It has evolved from the obscure interest of cypherpunks and crypto anarchists to […]

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