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Category: Altcoins

Venezuela in Crisis: Bitcoin Remains a Haven

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

Venezuela in Crisis: Bitcoin Remains a Haven

The inflation rate of the Venezuelan bolivar has increased to triple digits, leading to a financial turmoil which Venezuelans have struggled to cope with over the past two years. As a result, families and households have turned toward bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency, to mitigate the financial damage inflicted by the plummeting value of the Venezuelan bolivar. In January 2017,...

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New Zealand Slow to Adopt Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

New Zealand Slow to Adopt Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin reached a new all-time high in June when it inched close to the $3,000 mark after an impressive six-month rally that saw the cryptocurrency triple in value. Unsurprisingly, bitcoin has been all over the media in the past few months as global adoption and the demand is increasing. However, adoption rates are faster in some countries, such as Japan,...

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Cryptocurrency: A Cross-Border Money Transfer Solution?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Cryptocurrency: A Cross-Border Money Transfer Solution?

Making international remittances fair and simple was among the first use cases invented for Bitcoin. Even though the initial concept of low fees and high-speed transactions is now threatened by the increased load on the network and complete absence of any consensus regarding the scalability issue, bitcoin remains a preferable solution for those willing to send money abroad without any...

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How to Safely Trade Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Finance, News

How to Safely Trade Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency has gone a long way from a geek thing to the protagonist of headlines in mainstream media, which took it less than ten years to accomplish. Blockchain technology that underlies cryptocurrencies has gone even farther and now finds use cases far beyond financial transactions. This all has drawn much attention to cryptocurrency trading. The recent bitcoin price rally was...

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Litecoin: Supplanting Bitcoin as the Cypherpunk Cryptocurrency?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Price Analysis

Litecoin: Supplanting Bitcoin as the Cypherpunk Cryptocurrency?

June 2017 may be remembered as the month that the true ‘flippening’ occurred, from bitcoin to litecoin, precipitated by a Prague-based group promoting and educating the public on crypto-anarchist philosophy. The stakes are high for bitcoin, with a face-off between Bitmain, threatening a User-Activated Hard Fork, and those seeking to eliminate miner influence over SegWit adoption, the User-Activated Soft Fork...

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ZCash, Ether, and Monero Miners Can Now Use Nvidia Pascal GPUs

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, Mining, News

ZCash, Ether, and Monero Miners Can Now Use Nvidia Pascal GPUs

The impressive rally in digital currencies in the past three months has given the cryptocurrency mining industry a boost. Demand for mining equipment is higher than ever as individuals and companies are looking to profit from the increased value of many cryptocurrencies through mining. As BTCManager reported on June 9, the shares of the semiconductor firm Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)...

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The Cannabis Industry, the Blockchain, and Dennis Rodman Gives PotCoin a New High

Category: Altcoins, Business, News

The Cannabis Industry, the Blockchain, and Dennis Rodman Gives PotCoin a New High

Cannabis has been legalized in numerous states across the United States. However, the cannabis industry is still plagued with limited access to banking services as traditional banks want to avoid dealing with businesses that engage in business activities that are still largely illegal under federal law. That is where cryptocurrencies could offer a solution. Due to the loosening of anti-cannabis...

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Bancor Criticized for Untested Code After $150 Million ICO

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News

Bancor Criticized for Untested Code After $150 Million ICO

The Bancor Network, a blockchain project endorsed by prominent billionaire investor Tim Draper, recently raised $150 million in an initial coin offering (ICO). However, the development team behind Bancor was criticized for the abrupt extension of investment period and its untested code. On June 12, Bancor extended the investment timeframe of its ICO by three hours due to supposed attacks...

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Wow! Swiss’ Crypto-Valley Bears the World’s first Crypto Fund

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Wow! Swiss’ Crypto-Valley Bears the World’s first Crypto Fund

The company Crypto Fund AG, located in the Crypto-Valley in Zug, Switzerland, wants to release a Crypto-Fund which invests in bitcoin, ether, and other cryptocurrencies. The world’s first regulated crypto fund aims to get a volume of 100 million Swiss Francs - and will make a Swiss Bank store the private keys for cryptocurrencies in their own safe. Finally. You...

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Constructing a Real-Estate Backed Cryptocurrency: Brick by Brick

Category: Altcoins, Interviews, News

Constructing a Real-Estate Backed Cryptocurrency: Brick by Brick

On June 6, BrickCoin, touted as the world’s first blockchain financial platform backed entirely by the stability of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), unveiled its vision for a “real estate-backed” global digital currency. BrickCoin seeks to usher in a new normal for consumer saving and financial stability that protects an individual's’ true wealth from the inflationary impact of fiat currencies....

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