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How The Ethereum, EOS, And Polkadot Communities Got Divided Into Two: CeFi Vs. DeFi

How The Ethereum, EOS, And Polkadot Communities Got Divided Into Two: CeFi Vs. DeFi Crypto

There are two halves of the financial system from a crypto enthusiast’s perspective — traditional finance and cryptocurrency finance. But the crypto space now has two subspaces — centralized finance (CeFi) and decentralized finance (DeFi). Here’s how the divide happened.

Blockchain Solutions For The She-Cession

Blockchain Solutions For The She-Cession

Recent statistics show that the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have affected women at a much higher rate than men – both financially and professionally.  This is deemed a she-cession by reports that have been following recessions since 1949.

Has Bitcoin Finally Met Its Match?

Has Bitcoin Finally Met Its Match?

Bitcoin has reigned as the undisputed king of cryptocurrencies since it was created a little over ten years ago.

Bitcoin Prices Climb To Their Highest In More Than A Year

Bitcoin Prices Climb To Their Highest In More Than A Year

Bitcoin prices rallied this morning, surpassing $12,000 and attaining their loftiest value since late last Summer. The cryptocurrency reached $12,198.17 around 10 a.m. EDT, after spending the last few weeks fluctuating primarily between $11,000 and $12,000, CoinDesk figures show. While bitcoin managed to rise above $12,000 today, we need more data before concluding that the digital currency…
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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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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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11 Members Of Congress Urge Treasury Secretary Mnuchin To Use Blockchain For COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

11 Members Of Congress Urge Treasury Secretary Mnuchin To Use Blockchain For COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

On Tuesday, a letter from eleven Members of Congress to the Secretary of the Treasury was made public that urged Secretary Mnuchin to consider the use of blockchain technology to help in providing COVID-19 stimulus checks to Americans. With the high-profile nature of suggesting the U.S. Treasury could deliver money owed to the public with…
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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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Add Crypto And Blockchain To Zoom? Vonage Founder Jeff Pulver On The Next Evolution In Communication

Add Crypto And Blockchain To Zoom? Vonage Founder Jeff Pulver On The Next Evolution In Communication

Blockchain – Internet pioneer Jeff Pulver is working on the decentralized blockchain-based cryptographically-secured communications platform of the future. It’s called Debrief, and the goal is middleware that any communications app — Zoom, Houseparty, Facebook Messenger — could potentially use. That’s kind of a big deal, because he led early development of voice over IP (which…
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Now Some Good Coronavirus News: 33% Of Cryptocurrency Scammer Revenue ‘Wiped Out’ By COVID-19

Now Some Good Coronavirus News: 33% Of Cryptocurrency Scammer Revenue ‘Wiped Out’ By COVID-19

Cryptocurrency – From lower fumes to more time spent with family, there are some glimmers of light in the darkness of the COVID-19 era. And, despite the rise of coronavirus-themed scams, cybercriminals hoping to make bundles of cryptocurrency during global lockdowns are earning less than ever, according to a report released Friday. The report, shown…
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