Confusion and Euphoria As Bitcoin Cash Surges Past $30 Billion

“BITCOIN CASH IS BITCOIN NOW.” Issued by Li Ang, head of China-based bitcoin mining outfit Canoe Pool, the proclamation may not be distinguishable from typical...

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“BITCOIN CASH IS BITCOIN NOW.” Issued by Li Ang, head of China-based bitcoin mining outfit Canoe Pool, the proclamation may not be distinguishable from typical cryptocurrency banter. However, the difference this time around is the context. No idle statement, Ang’s comment comes amid what can only be characterized as one of the biggest migrations of...
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CoinDesk’s Top 10 Token Traders and Analysts of 2017

After the 1929 stock market crash, new regulations brought infrastructure that helped form the insular culture of Wall Street’s traders and analysts. The creation of...

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After the 1929 stock market crash, new regulations brought infrastructure that helped form the insular culture of Wall Street’s traders and analysts. The creation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ultimately meant that only a small percentage of people would qualify as accredited investors. Success within money’s inner circle bred a culture of trade...
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Crypto Hedge Fund Costs? Invest $100k and Here’s How Much You’d Pay

Nobody works for free – least of all hedge fund managers. So, despite their investments in bitcoin, ether and other emerging digital assets, there are...

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Nobody works for free – least of all hedge fund managers. So, despite their investments in bitcoin, ether and other emerging digital assets, there are certainly no major leaps in how cryptocurrency hedge funds appear to be calculating their costs. All crypto hedge fund managers get paid in the fees they charge to investors –...
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OmiseGo’s ICO Token Is Tops in Market Cap, But Heavy On the Charts

Despite a mostly positive news flow, the outlook for the ICO token with the largest market capitalization is decidedly mixed. The OmiseGo-US dollar (OMG/USD) exchange...

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Despite a mostly positive news flow, the outlook for the ICO token with the largest market capitalization is decidedly mixed. The OmiseGo-US dollar (OMG/USD) exchange rate has witnessed wild swings this month as China’s ICO crackdown and subsequent exchange ban rocked the cryptocurrency markets. OMG, however, was particularly affected by both moves, owing to its...
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$4,000: Bitcoin’s Price Shrugs Off China Exchange News

Bitcoin’s price has bounced back above $4,000 following market losses linked to the recent regulatory crackdown in China. After China’s early September ban on initial...

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Bitcoin’s price has bounced back above $4,000 following market losses linked to the recent regulatory crackdown in China. After China’s early September ban on initial coin offerings (ICOS), news on September 15 that bitcoin exchanges were shutting down following directives from government officials sparked a market drop that sent prices reeling to a low of $2,981....
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Market Turmoil Pushes Cryptocurrency Market Cap Below $100 Billion

Via CoinMarketCap The total value of all cryptocurrencies below $100 billion this morning amid new developments out of China. That figure dropped to as low...

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Via CoinMarketCap The total value of all cryptocurrencies below $100 billion this morning amid new developments out of China. That figure dropped to as low as $98.95 billion, down from $179 billion just two weeks ago – a fall of 47.7 percent, according to CoinMarketCap data. That loss has been driven by broad declines across...
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Better, Faster zk-SNARKs: Zcash Developers Release New Privacy Tech

Researchers working on the zcash protocol announced today they’ve invented a new way to speed up the anonymous cryptocurrency. Today, zcash, the seventeenth-largest cryptocurrency by...

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Researchers working on the zcash protocol announced today they’ve invented a new way to speed up the anonymous cryptocurrency. Today, zcash, the seventeenth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, uses the bleeding-edge cryptographic technique zk-SNARKs to hide balances and user addresses, but the technique comes with a drawback that’s hard to ignore: anonymous transactions are sluggish. While...
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Broken Hash Crash? IOTA’s Price Keeps Dropping on Tech Critique

The IOTA-U.S. dollar exchange rate (IOT/USD) has plummeted in the last 24 hours following revelations from Boston University and MIT researchers that cryptographic vulnerabilities had...

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The IOTA-U.S. dollar exchange rate (IOT/USD) has plummeted in the last 24 hours following revelations from Boston University and MIT researchers that cryptographic vulnerabilities had led to a patch in the widely touted cryptocurrency’s code. Heralded for its corporate partnerships and unique technology that enables fee-free micropayments, the project had long attracted grumblings from developers...
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Litecoin Retreats From All-Time Highs, But Is $100 in Reach?

The litecoin price [LTC to US dollar exchange rate] surged to an all-time high of over $90 on September 1, taking its year-to-date gains above 2,000...

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The litecoin price [LTC to US dollar exchange rate] surged to an all-time high of over $90 on September 1, taking its year-to-date gains above 2,000 percent. But while the cryptocurrency was riding high on technological advances, China’s abrupt ICO ban delivered a blow to momentum. Ethereum, bitcoin, bitcoin cash and so on tanked, and litecoin...
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Blockstack Today: 5 Apps Already Being Built on the Decentralized Web

Blockchain architecture startup Blockstack has a vision for a truly free and open internet. It’s a vision built on the idea that users shouldn’t get...

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Blockchain architecture startup Blockstack has a vision for a truly free and open internet. It’s a vision built on the idea that users shouldn’t get locked into a particular application, but instead be able to choose from a myriad of applications without sacrificing control. Co-founder Muneeb Ali recently discussed how major internet players wield too...
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