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Circle’s ‘Buy The Market’ Brings Crypto to Low-end Retail Investors

by Priyeshu Garg at Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Tech

Following the success of a $110 million funding round led by Bitmain in May 2018, Circle Internet Financial is positioning itself to tap into a large market of low and mid-level investors who want a smooth, low-risk entry point into cryptocurrency investment. On May 22, 2018, the Goldman Sachs-backed Fintech and cryptocurrency trading company announced the launch of a new…

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Small Lenders Reap Big from Wall Street’s Decision to Shun Cryptocurrencies

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Small Lenders Reap Big from Wall Street’s Decision to Shun Cryptocurrencies

A considerable number of small banks are riding the cryptocurrency wave and getting more business from the industry. Specifically, business comes from trading exchanges that need to support fiat deposits and withdrawals for customers. New Opportunities Previously, the bank Silvergate focused on serving local businesses within San Diego, California. However, the bank attributed the growth that saw the value of…

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Major Natural Gas Company in the Czech Republic Adopts Bitcoin Payments

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Major Natural Gas Company in the Czech Republic Adopts Bitcoin Payments

The Czech Republic’s largest natural gas company Prazska Plynarenska announced that it would soon begin accepting payments in bitcoin. Clients will have the choice to pay their monthly dues in cryptocurrency as well as fiat currency. From local media reports, it seems as if the company is attempting to modernize its infrastructure to better align with the present. The company…

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Interview with Thaer Khawaja, Lead Developer of the Masari Project

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Interview with Thaer Khawaja, Lead Developer of the Masari Project

In this exclusive interview, BTCManager speaks to Thaer Khawaja, a Canadian software developer who has been quietly working on a code fork of Monero, known as Masari. The cryptocurrency first emerged into the limelight when the project submitted a pull request to the Monero main branch for a difficulty adjustment algorithm that would have helped Monero’s recent fork to have…

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Research States Cryptocurrency Prices Driven Solely by Investor Sentiment

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Research States Cryptocurrency Prices Driven Solely by Investor Sentiment

Everyone who knows anything about cryptocurrencies knows one thing for sure; its value is highly volatile. This infamous reason is one of the biggest qualms toward why masses are hesitant of investing. Mood Swings Lead to Value Swings What many try to understand but fail is the reason behind the massive volatility. However, studies conducted at Warwick Business School (WBS)…

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SatoshiPay Partners with The Register Enabling the Purchase of Books with Stellar Lumens

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SatoshiPay Partners with The Register Enabling the Purchase of Books with Stellar Lumens

As lucrative as the cryptocurrency trading market may seem, the actual driver of a cryptocurrency-powered world lies in complete digital adoption, and several outlets to spend/redeem a user’s digital assets. In this regard, several firms are ramping up their acceptance of cryptocurrencies, with the latest being one of the U.K.’s top-websites. Your Lumens Can Take You Around The U.K. U.K.-based…

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“Worse Than Ransomware”: How Illegal Crypto Miners Made Over $100 Million

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, Mining, News, Tech

“Worse Than Ransomware”: How Illegal Crypto Miners Made Over $100 Million

Driven by a sustained rise in adoption and stability of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, monero, and ethereum, criminal gangs, and hackers around the world are increasingly flocking to illegal cryptocurrency mining as their new growth market. The trend was revealed by Helge Husemann, Malwarebytes EMEA Product Manager while speaking at the ITWeb Security Summit 2018 on May 22, 2018. Helge Husemann….

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Japan’s Tech Giant Set to Launch the First Bitcoin Miner with 7nm Chip

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Japan’s Tech Giant Set to Launch the First Bitcoin Miner with 7nm Chip

GMO Internet Group plans to launch GMO miner B2 on June 6, 2018, which will be followed by an information session in Tokyo, Japan. During the launch, details on the GMO miner B2’s performance and the price will become available to potential buyers. Once launched, the GMO miner B2 will become the first bitcoin mining machine in the world to…

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South African Kidnappers demand Ransom in Bitcoin for Abducted Teen

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South African Kidnappers demand Ransom in Bitcoin for Abducted Teen

A South African gang who recently abducted a teenage boy, have on Sunday, May 20, 2018, demanded ransom in the form of bitcoin of approximately $120,000. According to Reuters, Katlego Marite 13, on Sunday afternoon, while playing with his friends in Frangipani Street, Tasbetpark Extension 3, Witbank, was suddenly dragged into a car. As reported by The Guardian, witnesses stated…

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No Free Lunch: IBM Promises to Employ 1,800 French Blockchain Technology Experts

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No Free Lunch: IBM Promises to Employ 1,800 French Blockchain Technology Experts

IBM CEO Virginia Rometty was one of the dignitaries present at the “Tech for Good” conference organized by French President Emmanuel Macron on May 23, 2018. And she has pledged to hire 1,800 French nationals as part of the tech giant’s contribution to Macron’s project which seeks to make France a hotbed for artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. IBM-Macron Alliance…

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MIT Researchers Demo a Smart Contract-powered Lightning Network for Bitcoin

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MIT Researchers Demo a Smart Contract-powered Lightning Network for Bitcoin

The Digital Currency Initiative (DCI), a cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused research community at MIT, are demonstrating an experimental use case in the backdrop of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network that would amalgamate smart contracts with the Bitcoin network to scale further. The Lightning Network is an open protocol layer that is built on the bitcoin blockchain network, enabling faster and cheaper transactions. The…

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