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Viva La Crypto • November 20-21, 2018

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Stop Using “Transactions Per Second:” Bitcoin’s More Than That

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News, Platform, Tech

Stop Using “Transactions Per Second:” Bitcoin’s More Than That

While bitcoin serves many functions, one its most substantial uses is as a payment system. Typically the metric that has been used to compare Bitcoin to companies like VISA, Paypal, or even newer blockchains that tout higher transaction capacity, is through how many transactions the system can handle, usually seen as transaction per second (tps). An article published on November…

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Initial Coin Offering Case Ends In Guilty Plea As Man Admits to Lying

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

Initial Coin Offering Case Ends In Guilty Plea As Man Admits to Lying

A fraud prosecution case in the United States (U.S.), involving initial coin offerings (ICO) recently ended in a guilty plea. According to a Bloomberg article published on November 15, 2018, the guilty man, Maksin Zaslavskiy, admitted to the U.S. judge that he had raised millions in investment and lied to approximately 1,000 investors. Guilty Man Raises ICO In Real Estate and Diamonds…

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Switzerland OKs HODL: World’s First Cryptocurrency ETF to Launch Next Week

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation

Switzerland OKs HODL: World’s First Cryptocurrency ETF to Launch Next Week

In a historic decision amidst the crypto bloodbath, Swiss cryptocurrency startup Amun AG has been given the go-ahead to list a crypto index fund on Europe’s fourth-largest stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange. With a market cap of $1.6 trillion, the exchange will facilitate the world’s first crypto Exchange Traded Product (ETP), reports Trustnodes, November 17, 2018. Access to Institutional and Retail…

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New Brave SpeedReader Improves on Existing Reader Mode Technology

Category: Altcoins, Business, Development, News

New Brave SpeedReader Improves on Existing Reader Mode Technology

Brave Technologies, the company behind the tokenized, privacy-focused Brave browser has announced the launch of SpeedReader, a new browser tool intended to make web pages easier to read by removing all non-essential scripts and content from pages before they load. In a post on its official website on November 15, the company revealed that SpeedReader, which is an upgrade on…

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European Central Bank Executive Dubs Crypto “Evil Spawn” of Financial Crisis

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European Central Bank Executive Dubs Crypto “Evil Spawn” of Financial Crisis

An executive board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), Benoit Coeure, dealt a verbal blow to bitcoin and the infant cryptocurrency industry when he termed the digital currency “a combination of a bubble, a Ponzi scheme, and an environmental disaster,” per a report by Bloomberg, published November 15, 2018. Bitcoin “Evil Spawn” of Financial Crisis Speaking at the Bank…

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Payments Platform Kin Announces Token Migration from Ethereum to Custom Stellar Fork

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Payments Platform Kin Announces Token Migration from Ethereum to Custom Stellar Fork

The Kin project, launched by the developers of cross platform messaging app Kik, has announced that it will be completely moving away from the Ethereum blockchain in favor of Stellar. In a blog post released November 14, 2018, the project’s Blockchain Team Lead Gadi Srebnik wrote, “Apps are coming online with thousands of consumers earning and spending Kin every day….

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U.S. SEC Opens Investigation into Salt Lending and Former Director Eric Voorhees

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U.S. SEC Opens Investigation into Salt Lending and Former Director Eric Voorhees

Shapeshift CEO Eric Voorhees and cryptocurrency loans startup Salt Lending Ltd. is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concerning its $50 million ICO in 2017, per a Wall Street Journal article, published November 15, 2018. SEC Seeks Clarity Regarding 2017 ICO Salt was founded in 2016 and is one of the first crypto to fiat loan…

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Islamic Financial Expert Affirms That Cryptocurrency Is “Halal”

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Islamic Financial Expert Affirms That Cryptocurrency Is “Halal”

The Chairman of the International Business Forum (IBF) Erol Yarar has urged Islamic countries to embrace a common type of cryptocurrency system. The call was made due to the growing concerns among Muslim states on the overwhelming nature of the U.S. dollar and its grip on the world financial markets, reported Anadolu Agency on November 5, 2018. U.S. Dollar Is…

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Cryptocurrency Miners May Have to Pay More for Electricity in Chelan County

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Mining, News, Regulation

Cryptocurrency Miners May Have to Pay More for Electricity in Chelan County

There is little doubt that cryptocurrency mining is extremely power intensive, with particular emphasis on coins that still rely on the Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism. Recognizing this, Washington State’s Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) has proposed a rate hike for mining enterprises within the region. The county is currently awaiting comments to be submitted, before enacting the hike. Chelan…

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NVIDIA Q3 2018 Earnings Report Solidifies Drying Crypto Mining Business

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NVIDIA Q3 2018 Earnings Report Solidifies Drying Crypto Mining Business

American technology company NVIDIA released its Q3 2018 earnings report on November 15, 2018, which states that the company’s graphics processing units (GPU) sales among cryptocurrency miners has plummeted a great deal since Q4 2017 cryptocurrency boom. Demand for Crypto Mining GPU Withers According to the report, NVIDIA earned $3.18 billion in revenue for Q3 ended October 28, 2018. This…

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