Tag: blockchain technology

Is This The Real Reason Bitcoin Suddenly Collapsed?

Is This The Real Reason Bitcoin Suddenly Collapsed?

Bitcoin crashed this week, collapsing by almost 15% over the last seven-days and dragging down the wider cryptocurrency market. The bitcoin price, which has had an incredible start to the year, had been hovering around $10,000 per bitcoin before moving sharply lower—diving just as global markets went into free fall due to the spreading coronavirus.…
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Cryptocurrencies prepare next move after torrid weekend

Cryptocurrencies prepare next move after torrid weekend

Cryptocurrencies across the board were still licking their wounds this evening after a brutal weekend that battered any clear signs of a storming bull market into submission. Bitcoin – despite soaring on Friday – dramatically tumbled by $500 after the hard work of a steady build-up across the psychological $10,000 line was undone in a…
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The Five Ingredients Of Blockchain Interoperability

The Five Ingredients Of Blockchain Interoperability

2020 is the year that enterprise blockchain moves from the “Trenches of Deployment” and into the mainstream. Which means that, finally, it’s time to talk about interoperability… If you’re not fighting in the trenches of deployment yourself, your eyes have probably already glazed over. And, until this year, you’d probably have been right to ignore…
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Binance CEO Makes ‘Modest’ $2 Trillion Bitcoin Forecast

There’s Something Very Strange Going On With Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins

Bitcoin exchange LocalBitcoins, often used as a gauge of bitcoin interest and prices around the world, has suddenly begun suspending long-time users’ accounts without warning. Reports began coming in this week that LocalBitcoins users across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia have had their accounts “deactivated.” Messages seen by this reporter were sent to account…
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Blockchain: How To Conduct Your Due Diligence And Evaluate Business Models

Blockchain: How To Conduct Your Due Diligence And Evaluate Business Models

Over the last few years, I have evaluated many blockchain technologies from an M&A and valuation standpoint. I’ve also been in the blockchain and crypto ecosystem for many years, have acquired a few credentials in this space, and have developed my own framework on how to evaluate some of the intrinsic value within blockchain technologies.…
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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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Using Blockchain To Eliminate Social Media Challenges

Using Blockchain To Eliminate Social Media Challenges

Blockchain – Social media platforms have simplified ways to interact beyond geographical boundaries and created new modes of communication and business. There are a lot of privileges we are enjoying with the advent of social media. But along with the amazing convenience offered by social media, there is also an associated risk to the privacy…
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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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Who's Using the Blockchain Now?

Who’s Using the Blockchain Now?

The blockchain is the technology that powers cryptocurrencies. You can think of it as a kind of digital ledger. Copies are spread across thousands of different computers and every time a new entry is added to one ledger, every copy of the ledger is updated. By creating smart contracts that are triggered by ledger entries,…
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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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