RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

On Feb. 14, the cryptocurrency infrastructure organization led by RSK Labs announced the one-year anniversary of the RSK network and highlighted several notable achievements. Over the last 12 months, the project’s merge mining has managed to gather 45 percent of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network hashrate, making the RSK smart contract system more secure than […]
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RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Over the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion of SHA-256 hashrate have been recently setting up shop in Sichuan. During the wet season […]
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Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Gain Billions in Less Than an Hour

Cryptocurrency prices have spiked significantly in value during afternoon trading sessions on Feb. 8. The entire market cap of the top digital assets recorded today has added over $15 billion in fiat value in just one hour. Also Read: Public Transportation Across Argentina Can Now Be Paid With BTC Cryptocurrency Markets Gain Billions in One Hour […]
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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Gain Billions in Less Than an Hour

Markets Update: TRX and NEM Post Significant Losses While Most Cryptos Consolidate

The cryptocurrency meta-trend has seen most leading markets continue to grind sideways at key support zones, though there has been a slight bounce in the last few hours. Among the weakest performing major markets in recent days are tron (TRX), which has broken a critical ascending trendline following the bittorrent token (BTT) airdrop, and nem […]
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Markets Update: TRX and NEM Post Significant Losses While Most Cryptos Consolidate

Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers

On Jan. 17, financial services company Coinme announced that people visiting select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and Washington can now purchase bitcoin core (BTC) through Coinstar kiosks. Coinstar devices are fully automated self-service coin-counting machines and now thousands located in the U.S. market could be equipped to handle cryptocurrency transactions. Also Read: Markets […]
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Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers

Trezor and Gray Release Corazon Series ‘Luxury’ Hardware Wallets

On Jan. 16, hardware wallet manufacturer Satoshilabs, the creator of the Trezor line of cryptocurrency devices, announced its latest partnership with the mechanical artistry and design company Gray. The luxury designer is well known for its mobile collections like Zyra and Alter Ego and the two companies have now released a “luxury” aerospace-grade titanium hardware […]
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Trezor and Gray Release Corazon Series ‘Luxury’ Hardware Wallets

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

December Volume Report: Top Markets See Strongest Trade of H2 2018

The five most traded cryptocurrency markets saw an increase in volume during December, when compared with the previous month. Despite the spike in trading activity posted by the dominant markets, many crypto assets ranked below the top five saw a decline in month-over-month volume. Also Read: Report: Indian Government Updates Progress on Crypto Regulation USDT and […]
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December Volume Report: Top Markets See Strongest Trade of H2 2018

The 2018 Bitcoin Mining Ecosystem Saw Record Hashrates and New Devices

2018 was a crazy year in regard to the price of cryptocurrencies losing more than 80 percent of their values since they touched all-time highs. Interestingly enough, even though the prices of major digital assets plummeted, the hashrate for SHA-256 coins skyrocketed during the months of August through October. Although the hashrate has declined significantly […]
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The 2018 Bitcoin Mining Ecosystem Saw Record Hashrates and New Devices

Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License

On Thursday, Dec. 13, digital payments platform Revolut announced that the company has been approved for a banking license in Europe by the region’s central bank. According to Revolut, the license will help it provide better access to digital currencies and also offer traditional banking services. Also read: Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions […]
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Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License

Salt to Offer Crypto-Backed Loans in 7 Global Markets, 15 More US States

Salt, a cryptocurrency-backed loan service, has announced plans to launch operations in seven new jurisdictions throughout the world, while offering its services in 15 more U.S. states. It will also include litecoin (LTC) among its offerings, while providing more competitive interest rates and removing loan caps. Also read: Bitcoin Price: Wall Street Optimistic, Enthusiasts Pessimistic […]
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Salt to Offer Crypto-Backed Loans in 7 Global Markets, 15 More US States

Squire Mining Discloses Next-Generation ASIC Chips Will Be Made by Samsung

This week the firm Squire Mining, a company that plans to offer next-generation 10nm ASIC chips, has revealed it is working with Samsung Electronics as its foundry partner. With help from Samsung’s foundry, Squire, and a company called Gaonchips, plan to complete its ASIC chip FPGA prototype by September 30, 2018. Also read: Ebang Announces 44 […]
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Squire Mining Discloses Next-Generation ASIC Chips Will Be Made by Samsung

Markets Update: ETH Hits 14-Month Low Amid Heavy Altcoin Losses

Many altcoins have posted significant losses in recent days, with ETH currently testing price levels not seen in over 12 months after losing 40% in roughly one week. The declining value of altcoins has also driven BTC to continue to establish new highs for market dominance during 2018. Also Read: Chinese Report Finds 9 in 10 […]
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Markets Update: ETH Hits 14-Month Low Amid Heavy Altcoin Losses