Monthly Archives: January 2019

Bitcoin (BTC) Creator Satoshi Nakamoto More Powerful Than Facebook CEO, Bakkt CEO, Elizabeth Warren

Satoshi Nakamoto — The Bitcoin (BTC) Enigma  Ten years ago, sequestered away from the outside world, Satoshi Nakamoto, the individual or group responsible for Bitcoin, mined the first block ever on the nascent network. And while the network’s origins were nothing spectacular — as rumor has it that the creator processed blocks with a mere desktop, which probably ran loud and was poorly insulated — a revolutionary force was set in motion nonetheless. Bitcoin’s creator acknowledged the potential paradigm-shifting power of their innovation, transcoding a pertinent headline […]

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Crypto Giant Circle Traded $24B In Bitcoin (BTC), Altcoins OTC In 2018

Circle Has Traded Billions Worth Of Bitcoin (BTC) OTC Since Bitcoin (BTC) found its all-time high in late-December 2017, just one fateful year ago, the leading cryptocurrency has fallen by a staggering 81%, posting a performance that could only be described as dismal. Yet, dozens of reports indicate that institutional players have only advanced further into this nascent battlefield, infusing purported billions of dollars worth of free-flowing capital into Bitcoin and its crypto asset brethren. Although these reports have been deemed credible by a myriad of industry researchers/analysts, the market has […]

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Number of Chinese Crypto Lawsuits Doubles in 2018

According to China Judgements Online, a database of Chinese court documents, half of all lawsuits pertaining to cryptocurrencies were filed last year, highlighting an increase in fraudulent activity despite China’s regulatory crackdown. The database indicates that at least 202 cryptocurrency scams were promoted via more than 3,000 different platforms. Also Read: Indian Central Bank’s Report Shows Cryptocurrencies Are Not Currently a Threat Half of All Chinese Crypto Lawsuits Were Filed Last Year China Judgements Online, a website that publishes Chinese court documents, has estimated that 202 cryptocurrency scams […]

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Ethereum Developers Give ‘Tentative’ Greenlight to ASIC-Blocking Code

Members of ethereum’s open-source development community tentatively agreed Friday to implement a new algorithm that would block specialized mining hardware, or ASICs, pending further testing on the proposed code. If accepted by the network of users that run the ethereum software, the code change, dubbed “ProgPoW,” would block ASICs, such as those made by major mining firms like Bitmain. In its place, the new software would allow general purpose, or GPU hardware – which is typically phased out by ASICs – to compete for rewards on the […]

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Circle’s Cryptocurrency OTC Desk Swapped More Than $24 Billion in 2018

Finance company Circle claims its over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading desk swapped a notional volume of $24 billion last year. The Boston-based company’s Circle Trade desk reportedly executed more than 10,000 cryptocurrency settlements between 600 unique counterparties in 2018. Also Read: New Full Node Client ‘Bitcoin Verde’ Joins the BCH Ecosystem Despite the Crypto Bear Market in 2018, Circle Sees Significant Growth Last year the digital asset company Circle made a lot of moves behind the scenes within the cryptocurrency economy. In a blog post written on Jan. 3, […]

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New Full Node Client ‘Bitcoin Verde’ Joins the BCH Ecosystem

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters were greeted on Thursday by another new full node client, library and blockchain explorer for the BCH chain called Bitcoin Verde. The creator of Verde says it is a ground-up implementation of the BCH protocol and the project has a few different aspects than the wide variety of full node clients used today. Also read: 10 Years Ago Bitcoin’s Genesis Block Changed the Course of History The Full Node Project Bitcoin Verde When Satoshi first created the Bitcoin protocol 10 years ago, the program […]

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Ripple XRP Price Analysis Jan.4: Lose Momentum or Gain Power?

The market is currently in a short-term sideways phase until Bitcoin chart decides otherwise. We can notice that BTC is consolidating at the moment in what seems like a triangle formation that is about to break any time now and will depict the short-term market’s direction. XRP is trading at the same ranges as it did during our last analysis between the resistance level of $0.37-$0.395 and the support level of $0.324-$0.31. Looking at the 4 hours XRP chart As we expected in our last analysis, XRP […]

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OKEx To Support the Upcoming Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople Hard Fork

Prominent crypto exchange of OKEx has announced that it will be supporting the upcoming Ethereum (ETH) Constantinople Hard Fork that is scheduled to take place at the block height of 7,080,000. The exact date is not known but it is estimated that the event will occur between January 14th and 18th, 2018. OKEx’s announcement comes a day after Binance also stated that it will be supporting the Constantinople hard fork. OKEx has assured its clients that it will take care of all technical requirements during the event. […]

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This week in Bitcoin- 1-4-2019- 10 years of BTC! Venezuela? What will 2019 bring?

Tel Aviv, Israel- Last night I was at the biggest Bitcoin 10 year anniversary party on the planet and today I am wide awake to talk about it with a great international panel. Maximo is on the ground in Venezuela! Murad makes a grand return to the show with his usual deep BTC knowledge. I ran into Adam at the party last night and got him to agree to join us today- no doubt he will have a lot to say. Tune in at 1PM London time […]

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Markets Update: BCH and BTC Consolidate, ETH Regains Second Spot

BCH and BTC markets have begun the year with consolidation, with BCH bouncing between $150 and $175 and BTC trading within a $3,500 to $4,000 range on Bitstamp, and $3,700 to $4,300 on Bitfinex. In other market news, a bullish start to the year has seen ETH reclaim its position as the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap. Also Read: Report: 70 to 80 Percent of South Korean Miners Shut Down in 2018 BCH Markets Cool After Closing 2018 on Record Volume After producing the strongest week of […]

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