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Alex is a former bond trader who now runs the personal finance blog SmartMoneySmartLiving.com with the aim to empower millennials to take control of their financial future and support them along their journey towards financial freedom. Away from personal finance, his interests lie in entrepreneurship, cryptocurrencies and engaging in humanitarian work.

Cryptoasset Market Corrects as Upbit Investigation and Mt. Gox Trustee Spook Investors: Week in Review May 15

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Cryptoasset Market Corrects as Upbit Investigation and Mt. Gox Trustee Spook Investors: Week in Review May 15

The price of bitcoin corrected by 12 percent in the past week to close at $8,500 as investors were concerned about what the raid of South Korean bitcoin exchange Upbit meant for future bitcoin regulations in the leading bitcoin economy. On May 10, 2018, South Korean law enforcement agents and financial regulatory officials confiscated paper and digital records and are…

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Texas Securities Board Cracks Down on Two Alleged Crypto Scams

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Texas Securities Board Cracks Down on Two Alleged Crypto Scams

Another day, another scam. That is, unfortunately, the reality of the current state of the cryptocurrency industry where the pseudonymity of bitcoin and most other digital currencies provides an alluring feature for scammers to operate. Authorities around the world, however, have started to crack down on cryptocurrency scams to put a dent into this unfortunate trend. One regulatory authority that…

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PIVX Launches World’s First Private Staking System zPOS

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

PIVX Launches World’s First Private Staking System zPOS

On May 8, 2018, the popular privacy-centric cryptocurrency project PIVX launched zPIV staking, the world’s first anonymous proof-of-stake consensus system. Anonymous Payment Project PIVX, which stands for Private Instant Verified Transaction, is one of the most promising anonymous cryptocurrencies in the market thanks to its active community and continuous network improvements. BTCManager first reported on PIVX in March 2017 when…

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History of Bitcoin Part 5: Hollywood Stock Exchange

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

History of Bitcoin Part 5: Hollywood Stock Exchange

To read the previous installment of BTCManager’s History of Bitcoin series, which focuses on BitTorrent, click here. While bitcoin is the world’s first decentralized digital currency and opened up the doors for a wave of digital assets, the concept of virtual currency and digital assets dates back much further than 2008. In this part of the ‘History of Bitcoin’ article…

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Cryptoassets Take a Breather After Impressive April Rally: Week in Review May 7

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Cryptoassets Take a Breather After Impressive April Rally: Week in Review May 7

The price of bitcoin traded in the $9,000 to near $10,000 range throughout the past week, closing the week only slightly in the green as the market digests the strong April price rally. Regulation chatter has died down, and investors’ focus is back on how far the price of bitcoin will go in 2018. Even Goldman Sachs is now jumping…

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Bitcoin Continues Rally for Third Week in a Row, Eyeing the $10,000 Mark: Week in Review May 1

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Bitcoin Continues Rally for Third Week in a Row, Eyeing the $10,000 Mark: Week in Review May 1

The crypto asset market rallied for a third straight week with the price of bitcoin gaining another six percent week-on-week to close at $9,400 on Sunday, April 29. The bulls are definitely back, and this is not only reflected in the 30 percent rally in bitcoin since the start of the month but also in the increasing bitcoin futures trading…

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Litecoin Update: WikiLeaks, Lee Joins DMG Blockchain and Collaboration With TokenPay

Category: Altcoins, Business, News

Litecoin Update: WikiLeaks, Lee Joins DMG Blockchain and Collaboration With TokenPay

Since its creation in 2011, Litecoin has consistently been among the top cryptocurrencies regarding market capitalization as well as user adoption. In recent months, the Litecoin foundation, headed by its outspoken Litecoin creator Charlie Lee, has been working to boost merchant adoption of the popular digital currency. WikiLeaks and Wirex Adoption Independent media company WikiLeaks announced it would start accepting…

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Crypto Markets Continue to Rally Suggesting Bitcoin’s Bear Market is Behind Us: Week in Review Apr. 23

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Crypto Markets Continue to Rally Suggesting Bitcoin’s Bear Market is Behind Us: Week in Review Apr. 23

After a three-month bear market, it looks like the tide is finally turning for cryptoassets. The price of bitcoin has rallied for a second week in a row, by almost 10 percent week-on-week pushing towards the $9,000 mark. The prediction that cryptocurrencies would rally again after U.S. tax day is becoming true. Positive statements regarding an “even-handed approach” for global…

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What Is a Hard Fork in the Crypto Economy?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Cryptocyclopedia, Ethereum, News, Tech

What Is a Hard Fork in the Crypto Economy?

Hard forks have become a major topic in the cryptocurrency space in the past six to twelve months. After Bitcoin Cash (BCH) forked from the Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017, a wave of bitcoin forks hit the community and with it came substantial controversy surrounding the legitimacy of these forks. The Types of Forks In simple terms, a hard fork…

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Bitcoin Rallies Above $8,000, Takes Altcoin Market With It: Week in Review Apr. 16

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Bitcoin Rallies Above $8,000, Takes Altcoin Market With It: Week in Review Apr. 16

In the past week, bitcoin investors finally experienced much-needed relief. The price of bitcoin rallied by over 15 percent to close the week above the $8,000 mark for the first time since March 28. Despite Barclays Bank thinking that bitcoin has already reached its peak and Bank of America stating that the supposed bitcoin bubble is bursting, it seems that…

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