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

Bitcoin Is The New Gold: Study

Bitcoin, similar to gold, is a good hedge against global uncertainties like trade wars. That’s according to a lengthy working paper out from the Department of Economics of the University of Pretoria, “Is Bitcoin the New Digital Gold? Evidence From Extreme Price Movements In Financial Markets.” The paper tests a popular claim in the media…
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China’s Planned Bitcoin-Killer Sparks Major Concerns

China’s Planned Bitcoin Killer Sparks Major Concerns

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have this year successfully provoked central bankers and governments to take digital currencies seriously—though many remain skeptical. The bitcoin price, which has failed to return to its all-time highs set in late 2017 despite a late December rally, was given a substantial boost in the first half of this year by social…
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Former Bitcoin Skeptic Sees The Price Hitting $100,000 By 2021 Before Soaring Even Higher—Here’s Why

Former Bitcoin Skeptic Sees The Price Hitting $100,000 By 2021 Before Soaring Even Higher—Here’s Why

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency has had a mixed year—fears over a regulatory crackdown have risen, though the bitcoin price has doubled over the last 12 months. The bitcoin price, which started the year at around $3,500 per bitcoin, soared to well over $10,000 this summer before crashing back to trade around $7,000 amid fears Facebook’s planned…
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3 Major Crypto Mining Challenges and How to Conquer Them

3 Major Crypto Mining Challenges and How to Conquer Them

Everything from high costs to security vulnerability can be mitigated. Crypto mining is the process of releasing cryptocurrencies into a network by completing a given set of mathematical computations. And just like any other mining industry — gold, data, etc.– it comes with a unique set of challenges. For the uninitiated, cryptocurrencies are underpinned by…
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This Cryptocurrency Could Be The Next Social Networking King

This Cryptocurrency Could Be The Next Social Networking King

Cash may be king, but digital money fans aim to overthrow it. Stablecoin, a type of cryptocurrency linked to real assets, is gaining powerful backers in technology and finance who hope to seize a crucial role in global trade and the economic world order. Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum and many other digital currencies, stablecoins have backing…
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MYSTERIOUS BITCOIN PLAYER MANIPULATED CRYPTOCURRENCY TO HISTORIC $326 BILLION MARKET VALUE, STUDY CLAIMS

MYSTERIOUS BITCOIN PLAYER MANIPULATED CRYPTOCURRENCY TO HISTORIC $326 BILLION MARKET VALUE, STUDY CLAIMS

A single mysterious player on the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex appears to have massively manipulated the price of Bitcoin in 2017, a new academic paper claims. The peer-reviewed study is an updated version of a 2018 paper investigating if a stablecoin called Tether influenced the values of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin during its unprecedented boom back in…
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Entrepreneurs And Investors, It's Not About Bitcoin: Build Or Invest In Blockchain Solutions

Blockchain – The recent rise and fall of Bitcoin (slight uptick recently), should give you pause for thought and help you understand where the real potential might be. While the future potential of secure digital payments through crypto currency remains to be seen, the focus should be on building blockchain based platforms and marketplaces. The…
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PayPal Skips Bitcoin While ‘Clearly Working on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency’

PAYPAL DOESN’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTO REVOLUTION According to John Rainey, PayPal’s chief financial officer, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology could be disruptive and the financial services firm doesn’t want to miss out: We have teams clearly working on blockchain and cryptocurrency as well, and we want to take part in that…
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