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Cryptocurrency Is Strengthened By Space Exploration

Cryptocurrency Is Strengthened By Space Exploration

One of the most curious things about the emergence of cryptocurrencies has been its tie to a nascent movement in commercial space exploration and commercial space launches. At first, it seems like an odd fit — until one begins to understand that private modules and satellite communications as well as further space exploration dovetails with…
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Open Source Bitcoin Project BTCPay Server Receives $150k Grant From Kraken

Open Source Bitcoin Project BTCPay Server Receives $150k Grant From Kraken

One of the Bitcoin ecosystem’s most highly-regarded open source projects just bagged another substantial grant to build out its technology stack. BTCPay Server, a self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor and technology solution, is the recipient of a $150,000 grant (paid in bitcoin, of course) from the Kraken exchange. The payment, made in Bitcoin, also coincides with…
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Trump’s Newly Planned Mammoth $1T Stimulus May Trigger Record Bitcoin Bull Market

Trump’s Newly Planned Mammoth $1T Stimulus May Trigger Record Bitcoin Bull Market

Bitcoin – The U.S. stock market surged by 3% in a single session on June 5 off of the new jobs report and speculation on a newly-planned $1 trillion stimulus package. Hopes for an aggressive V-shape recovery may boost the prospect of a new Bitcoin bull market in the coming weeks. According to Bloomberg, the…
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New York Man Charged In $100 Million Bitcoin Case

New York Man Charged In $100 Million Bitcoin Case

A New York City man has been charged with hacking, trafficking in stolen credit card data, and laundering money with bitcoin, highlighting the cryptocurrency’s enduring appeal to cyber criminals. Vitalii Antonenko, 28, was arrested and detained on money laundering charges on arrival at New York’s JFK airport from Ukraine in March last year after undercover agents…
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Cryptocurrency in Focus: Bullish Bitcoin Watchers Drool Over the Great 'Halving'

Cryptocurrency in Focus: Bullish Bitcoin Watchers Drool Over the Great ‘Halving’

The event that happens every four years is meant to prevent inflation, but attracts speculation. Like the leap year that comes every four years, it’s that time again for Bitcoin ( (BTC) ). We’re talking about “halving” — which often causes a speculative rise in the value of the cryptocurrency. For those not familiar, Bitcoin…
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Bitcoin Options Trading Hits One-Month High as Price Turns Bullish

Bitcoin Options Trading Hits One-Month High as Price Turns Bullish

Activity in the bitcoin options market picked up pace on Thursday, as bitcoin’s price jumped above $7,000 and opened the doors for stronger gains ahead of the next month’s reward halving. Daily trading volume in bitcoin options listed on major exchanges – Deribit, LedgerX, Bakkt, OKEx, and CME – rose to $86.4 million on Thursday,…
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Binance CEO Makes ‘Modest’ $2 Trillion Bitcoin Forecast

Binance CEO Makes ‘Modest’ $2 Trillion Bitcoin Forecast

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have faltered in the face of coronavirus-induced economic turmoil. Bitcoin has failed to act as a so-called safe-haven asset, falling in line with the broader market, with the bitcoin price down some 30% over the last month despite recent rallies. Now, amid plans for the U.S. Federal Reserve and central banks…
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Why Blockchain-Enabled Digital Ecosystems Are Vital To Your Digital Transformation

Why Blockchain-Enabled Digital Ecosystems Are Vital To Your Digital Transformation

Blockchain is being used by leading organizations to aid in the adoption of digital ecosystems. While ecosystems have been in existence in some form or another for quite some time, digital changes all that. Digital ecosystems exceed the sum of their connections; they are complex, adaptive, learning and self-organizing. Examples such as Uber or Airbnb…
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New Bank Of England Governor Sent Bitcoin Buyers A Stark Warning

New Bank Of England Governor Sent Bitcoin Buyers A Stark Warning

Bitcoin crashed this week, losing almost 50% of its value in a little over a week—with some thinking it could fall even further before finding a firm floor. The bitcoin price, well known to be highly volatile, had climbed over $10,000 last month before crashing back in the face of broader market turmoil caused by…
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The growing list of applications and use cases of blockchain technology in business and life

The growing list of applications and use cases of blockchain technology in business and life

As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been picking up steam, focus has turned to blockchain – the underlying distributed ledger technology (DLT) that powers these digital currencies. Blockchain technology is simple to understand at its roots. Basically, the tech exists as a shared database filled with entries that must be confirmed by peer-to-peer networks and…
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