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Exponential Bitcoin Growth: Bitstamp is Adding 100,000 Per Day

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Exponential Bitcoin Growth: Bitstamp is Adding 100,000 Per Day

Nejc Kodrič‏, the founder and CEO of leading cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp, has revealed that the exchange has been opening 100,000 new accounts on a daily basis. Bitstamp’s Rapid User Base Growth Earlier this week, a Bitstamp user submitted a complaint on social media in regards to the inefficient verification process of the exchange. Other major trading platforms such as Coinbase,…

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Critics Condemn Bitcoin’s Electricity Consumption, But it’s a Nonissue

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Mining, Regulation, Tech

Critics Condemn Bitcoin’s Electricity Consumption, But it’s a Nonissue

Bitcoin’s electricity consumption has become the target of criticism recently, and some reports by the mainstream media have claimed that the cryptocurrency may contribute to climate change in the long-term because of its excessive use of energy. Years of Attacks Since its launch in 2009, various critics and the members of popular media have attempted to condemn bitcoin to deliberately…

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Will the Launch of Bitcoin Futures Lead to a Price Surge or a Major Correction?

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Will the Launch of Bitcoin Futures Lead to a Price Surge or a Major Correction?

Greg Dwyer, the head of business development at leading cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX, said in an interview that bitcoin futures could drive the price of the cryptocurrency to $50,000 in the mid-term. Ahead of the CBOE’s launch on December 10, the price of bitcoin has fluctuated considerably, between $15,300 and $13,000, resting near the open at $14,478 for December 10 at…

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Overstock CEO: Not About How High Bitcoin Can Surge But How Low Fiat Can Plunge

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Overstock CEO: Not About How High Bitcoin Can Surge But How Low Fiat Can Plunge

Patrick Byrne, the CEO of leading electronics retailer Overstock, noted in an interview with Fox Business that the market currently is fixated on the price trend of bitcoin. But, the global finance industry should be more concerned with how low the global fiat currency system can plummet. “The real question is not how high can bitcoin go. The real question…

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Study Reveals at Least $26.4 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Lost Forever

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Study Reveals at Least $26.4 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Lost Forever

According to research conducted by cryptocurrency-focused digital forensics company Chainalysis, at least 2.78 million bitcoins are forever lost on the Bitcoin blockchain network. This number could even be as high as 3.79 million bitcoins. Calculating Non-Circulating Coins At today’s market price, 2.78 million bitcoins are equivalent to roughly $26.4 billion, given that the price of bitcoin has increased nearly 37…

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Major Ethereum Scaling Solution Casper to Enter Testnet Soon

Category: Commentary, Ethereum, News, Tech

Major Ethereum Scaling Solution Casper to Enter Testnet Soon

Lane Rettig, an Ethereum researcher, and founder at CryptoNYC, New York’s first blockchain-focused coworking space and app studio, has revealed that the Casper FFG testnet will launch soon, and moves closer to being implemented onto the Ethereum blockchain network. Scaling the Ethereum Network Casper FFG is a solution introduced and developed by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin; it utilizes a hybrid…

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Chinese Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Exchanges are Prospering Overseas

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Chinese Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Exchanges are Prospering Overseas

Leonhard Weese, the founder of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, revealed in a November 29 Forbes article that OKCoin, Huobi, and BTCC, which were once the three largest cryptocurrency exchanges in China, are prospering in overseas markets such as Hong Kong. In September, the Chinese central bank People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and local financial authorities cracked down on…

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Bitcoin Demonstrates Extreme Volatility After Achieving New All-Time Highs

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Bitcoin Demonstrates Extreme Volatility After Achieving New All-Time Highs

The price of bitcoin has demonstrated extreme volatility over the past few days, after achieving new all-time highs for three consecutive days. Since reaching $11,441, BTC-USD stabilized in the $9,500 region, after dipping below $9,000 and dropping to $8,801. Market Highly Optimistic Since October, the official announcement of CME Group, the largest options exchange in the world, to integrate bitcoin…

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Despite Controversy, Bitfinex Refers to Bitcoin Cash as BCash

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Despite Controversy, Bitfinex Refers to Bitcoin Cash as BCash

Bitfinex, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange with a $2.8 billion daily trading volume, has referred to Bitcoin Cash as BCash in a controversial letter to one of its clients, despite the community’s insistence on referring to the cryptocurrency as Bitcoin Cash. Distinguishing Terminologies Bitmain founder Jihan Wu, early-stage bitcoin investor Roger, along with many others in the Bitcoin Cash community…

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Japan’s BitFlyer, World’s Fourth Largest Bitcoin Exchange, Launches in US

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Japan’s BitFlyer, World’s Fourth Largest Bitcoin Exchange, Launches in US

BitFlyer, a leading Japanese cryptocurrency exchange and fourth largest bitcoin trading platform, has officially launched in the US with approval from regional regulators. Since 2016, bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges in the US have been required to comply with both federal and regional regulations. In the US cryptocurrency exchange market, trading platforms have to be in compliance with regulations and also…

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