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Bitcoin Climbs Back to its $6,500 “Stablecoin” Mark: BTCManager’s Week in Review

by Alexander Lielacher at Bitcoin, Business, Ethereum, News, Platform, Tech

The price of bitcoin managed to regain the $6,500 mark, which the community is jokingly referred to as its “stablecoin price” as it has spent the better of the last two months hovering around this price level. The price was pushed higher this week – by around three percent – thanks to crypto-positive news coming from Wallet Street. Fidelity, the…

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Ethereum Marketplace LocalEthereum now Enables External Wallets

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Ethereum Marketplace LocalEthereum now Enables External Wallets

LocalEthereum, one of the largest decentralized peer-to-peer Ethereum marketplaces, now enables users to connect external wallets to their account instead of using a username and password combination, the company announced in a press release on October 22, 2018. LocalEthereum Integrates with Popular Ethereum Wallets Cryptocurrency marketplace LocalEthereum has added support for users to sign in with external ethereum wallets, enabling…

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Privacy-Centric Digital Currency PIVX Partners with UFC Fighter Cris Cyborg to Push Crypto Awareness

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Privacy-Centric Digital Currency PIVX Partners with UFC Fighter Cris Cyborg to Push Crypto Awareness

On October 20, 2018, the privacy-focused cryptocurrency project PIVX announced on Twitter that is has entered into a partnership with UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and that it will join Team Cyborg ahead of her next title fight in December. PIVX’s Push for More Awareness PIVX emerged in early 2017 and quickly gained in popularity and value due to its…

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Ephrata Initiates Yearlong Ban On Cryptocurrency Operations

Category: Blockchain, Mining, News, Platform, Tech

Ephrata Initiates Yearlong Ban On Cryptocurrency Operations

Ephrata City joins other U.S. cities like Plattsburgh, Salamanca, and Grant County by banning cryptocurrency operations. According to The Spokesman Review’s article published on October 19, 2018, the Ephrata City Council voted on Wednesday to ban any cryptocurrency developments over the next 12 months because of its impact on residents. Ephrata Council Votes to Block Cryptocurrency Mining The Spokesman-Review noted…

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Bitcoin Core: Latest Update V 0.17.0 Introduced

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Bitcoin Core: Latest Update V 0.17.0 Introduced

When Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the first version of Bitcoin, i.e., the Bitcoin 0.1 on January 9, 2009, little did he know that his white paper on peer to peer electronic cash system would be standing on the cusp of changing the way world dealt with money. Bitcoin Core Background In the paper what Satoshi wrote, he introduced the world free…

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Mapping the Virtual Economy: Bitcoin and Gaming

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News, Platform, Tech

Mapping the Virtual Economy: Bitcoin and Gaming

Young people are placing a higher premium on leisure time, and a much lower one on buying status items. The low cost of digital media, as well as the high-quality content therein, also promotes non-work activities like playing video games or flying around the Internet. More importantly, and according to a few pundits from the crypto space, this is also…

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Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor Doubtful Over the Effectiveness of Cryptocurrencies

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Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor Doubtful Over the Effectiveness of Cryptocurrencies

In theory, a Central bank cryptocurrency could help enhance a nation’s monetary policy by allowing Central Banks to charge interest on deposits of households and firms, encouraging people to spend rather than hoard their money. According to a Reuters article published on October 20, 2018, the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) Deputy Governor expressed significant doubt over the Central Bank cryptocurrency…

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology Related Jobs Are on a Rise, Study Finds

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Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology Related Jobs Are on a Rise, Study Finds

Despite the prolonged bearish market and regulatory uncertainty surrounding Bitcoin – the demand for talent related to Bitcoin and the blockchain technology has seen a steep rise in the year 2018, according to a report published by Glassdoor on October 18, 2018. Blockchain Technology Emerges as a Popular Hot Skill The distributed ledger technology (DLT) has undoubtedly introduced a slew…

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$571 Million in Damages: North Korean Hacking Group Lazarus Behind High-Profile Cryptocurrency Hacks

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$571 Million in Damages: North Korean Hacking Group Lazarus Behind High-Profile Cryptocurrency Hacks

Although there have been over $882 million cryptocurrencies stolen from online exchanges since 2017, Lazarus, a North Korean, state-sponsored group is responsible for the majority of stolen tokens. According to an article published by The Next Web on October 19, 2018,  the Lazarus Group took over $571 million cryptocurrencies and will continue to do so in the future. Targeted Attacks…

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Hedge Fund Manager to Accept Bitcoin Payment for his $15.9 Million Mansion

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Hedge Fund Manager to Accept Bitcoin Payment for his $15.9 Million Mansion

A luxury mansion in Manhattan, New York, is currently for sale for about $16 million, with the owner of the house ready to sell it for bitcoin, Bloomberg reported on October 19, 2018. A Hedge Fund Manager Will Accept Bitcoin Roy Niederhoffer, the president of New York-based R.G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, Inc., is looking to sell his 40 Riverside Drive…

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