Cashshuffle Developer Says Privacy Project Nears Completion

One of the Cashshuffle development team contributors, Josh Ellithorpe, revealed on Jan. 14 that the BCH-focused privacy shuffling protocol is near completion. The developers are planning to run a security audit on the code and have launched a fundraiser on the Bitbacker.io platform to help secure funding for the audit. Also read: Crypto Luminary Impersonation Scammers […]
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Cashshuffle Developer Says Privacy Project Nears Completion

Canadian Electoral Agency Clarifies Cryptocurrency Donations for Political Use

Canada’s electoral body has started consultations on how political parties should handle cryptocurrency donations ahead of general elections slated for October. Political parties have requested guidance from Elections Canada (EC) on accepting contributions and conducting other transactions in bitcoin. EC has now released a draft note that broadly takes the position that cryptocurrency donations are […]
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Canadian Electoral Agency Clarifies Cryptocurrency Donations for Political Use

Latin American P2P Bitcoin Markets Defy Global Trend to Set New Records

The Latin American peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency markets have a seen a significant spike heading into 2019, with the Colombian, Peruvian, and Venezuelan Localbitcoins markets posting record volume when measuring in both fiat and BTC. The Argentinian, Dominican, and Mexican markets also posted record volume for P2P trade in recent weeks. Also Read: 9 Cryptocurrency Firms Sue Washington […]
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Latin American P2P Bitcoin Markets Defy Global Trend to Set New Records

Tron Can’t Handle Bittorrent’s Transaction Volume, Former Exec Claims

Simon Morris, who was Bittorrent’s chief strategy officer until July 2018, has expressed his doubts about the capability of the Tron blockchain to process the vast number of transactions that the popular file-sharing platform will demand. Morris believes there’s more marketing than technology behind the launch of the new crypto token. Also read: Iran Labels […]
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Tron Can’t Handle Bittorrent’s Transaction Volume, Former Exec Claims

Pavel Durov Closes UK-Based Company Telegram Messenger LLP

Russian-born entrepreneur Pavel Durov is liquidating Telegram Messenger LLP, the Britain-based company behind the popular messaging service Telegram. The same entity is registered as the messenger’s operator in the Russian Federation, where Telegram is currently banned. Also read: 5 Crypto Exchanges Have Been Licensed in Gibraltar Since Regulation Application for Voluntary Strike Off Filed in […]
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Pavel Durov Closes UK-Based Company Telegram Messenger LLP

The Struggles and Successes of Introducing Crypto to the Unbanked: A Social Experiment in Colombia

How cryptocurrency can help the unbanked has been a hot topic over the past 12 months. It is a laudable goal, but one that it is by no means easy to accomplish. One tech enthusiast and stablecoin startup employee, Steven Gilbert, experienced the struggles – and successes – of attempting to do so when he […]
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The Struggles and Successes of Introducing Crypto to the Unbanked: A Social Experiment in Colombia

Jason Cox Extends Open Invitation for Assistance With Development and Review of Bitcoin Cash Code

BCH developer conversations have been taking place ahead of the upcoming May 2019 upgrade. In their latest video meeting, devs agreed that they need to know how much BCH is locked up in p2sh segwit addresses. It was also agreed that Andrea Suisani will take charge of the byte transaction size limit and Mark Lundeberg will review […]
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Jason Cox Extends Open Invitation for Assistance With Development and Review of Bitcoin Cash Code

Coinbase Suspends Ethereum Classic Following 51 Percent Attack

Coinbase has ceased interactions with the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain after the exchange detected a 51 percent attack on the network. Following the discovery of a “deep chain reorganization” of the ETC blockchain, Coinbase suspended Ethereum Classic withdrawals and deposits. Also Read: Major Mining Pools Have a ‘High Die-Off Rate’ Study Reveals Coinbase Stops Interacting With […]
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Coinbase Suspends Ethereum Classic Following 51 Percent Attack

Street Artist Hides $1,000 in BTC Inside a Mural Depicting Paris Protests

Over the last eight weeks, the world has watched the yellow vest protests in France as the grassroots political movement has fought for economic justice. On Sunday, the well known street artist Pascal Boyart (Pboy) revealed a mural that contains a solvable puzzle with 0.28 BTC inside. The artist explained that the puzzle cannot be […]
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Street Artist Hides $1,000 in BTC Inside a Mural Depicting Paris Protests

Markets Update: Crypto Analysts Remain Uncertain After 2019’s First Week of Trading

Since our last markets update, cryptocurrency markets consolidated within a tight range and have been less volatile over the last few days. The market capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency economy has gained about $5.7 billion and a few of the top coins have seen some price jumps this week. Also Read: Embracing Utility in 2019: […]
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Markets Update: Crypto Analysts Remain Uncertain After 2019’s First Week of Trading

Wendy McElroy: Interview with Jeffrey Tucker on All Things Crypto, Part One

Interview with Jeffrey Tucker on All Things Crypto, Part One Conducted by Wendy McElroy The multi-faceted Jeffrey Tucker is an American writer who focuses on market freedom, anarcho-capitalism, and cryptotech. He is the author of eight books on economics, politics and culture, a much-sought after conference speaker, and an Internet entrepreneur. Jeffrey is editorial director […]
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Wendy McElroy: Interview with Jeffrey Tucker on All Things Crypto, Part One

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

The Daily: New York Establishes Crypto Task Force, Novogratz Buys More of Galaxy Digital

In Thursday’s edition of The Daily, we cover a new task force established by the state of New York to explore the cryptocurrency market and its regulation, a move by Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz to buy more of the business, and an interesting way to mark the anniversary of Bitcoin’s genesis block. Also Read: Bakkt […]
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The Daily: New York Establishes Crypto Task Force, Novogratz Buys More of Galaxy Digital

The Daily: Wallet Brings Bitcoin to Facebook, Fortnite Store Accepts Crypto

In this edition of The Daily, crypto wallet Lite.im, which is integrated with popular messengers, has added support for BTC. Also, the online store selling Fortnite merchandise now accepts monero and esports company Unikrn has launched a crypto betting platform using technology from Bittrex.   Also read: Best Selling Authors Introduce Bitcoin to Followers Crypto […]
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The Daily: Wallet Brings Bitcoin to Facebook, Fortnite Store Accepts Crypto

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 Daily: Arguing Over Augur, Regulated Stablecoins Attract Flak

Welcome to the final installment of The Daily for 2018. It seems fitting that the year’s ultimate edition should focus on one of 2018’s overarching themes within the cryptoconomy – stablecoins. We’ve also got space to squeeze in a critique of Augur’s crowdsourced prediction market and to consider yet another bitcoin-based Patreon alternative. Also read: 1 […]
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The Daily: Arguing Over Augur, Regulated Stablecoins Attract Flak

Russian Bitcoin Mining Granny Is Bullish on the Industry’s Future

A residential block of red bricks stretches unambitiously under the freezing sky of Irkutsk, in the Russian province of Siberia. Inside, a series of small bitcoin mining machines are running on cheap electricity, as grandmother Valeriya’s family of domestic miners, a bullish bunch, stack up a potential fortune for the future. Also read: Skeptical Payoneer CEO […]
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Russian Bitcoin Mining Granny Is Bullish on the Industry’s Future

German Startup Devises Eco-Friendly Energy-Efficient Miners

Azultec is a company that has been researching current mining solutions as part of its project to create an efficient alternative with high computing power and low energy consumption. Its Cube devices are silent mining rigs that can be installed in living rooms. The miners can also use renewable energy and are designed to reuse […]
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German Startup Devises Eco-Friendly Energy-Efficient Miners