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Zooko from ZCash Urges Community to Donate to AirDropVenezuela

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Zooko from ZCash Urges Community to Donate to AirDropVenezuela

On December 10, 2018, the co-founder of privacy-oriented cryptocurrency ZCash asked community members to participate in AirdropVenezuela. The charitable venue promises to raise $1,000,000 to support 100,000 Venezuelan citizens as well as promote adoption of the cryptocurrency wallet Airtm. Cryptocurrencies Greatest Use Case Following the mass of reports regarding hyperinflation and the mismanagement of a resource-rich country, Venezuela has been…

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Bitcoin Price Slump Forces Bitmain to Shut Down Israeli Center

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Bitcoin Price Slump Forces Bitmain to Shut Down Israeli Center

Bitmain, the world’s leading bitcoin ASIC miner maker, is set to close its developmental center located in Ra’anana, Israel and lay off 23 employees, following the recent crash in the price of bitcoin and other cryptoassets, reported local news source, Globes on December 10, 2018.   End of the Road? The latest development is coming on the backdrop of the…

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Bitcoin Drops Further as Much-Awaited Bitcoin ETF Is Pushed Down the Road: BTCManager’s Week in Review Dec 10

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Bitcoin Drops Further as Much-Awaited Bitcoin ETF Is Pushed Down the Road: BTCManager’s Week in Review Dec 10

The price of bitcoin dropped by over 15 percent versus last week’s close after it became clear that the crypto markets will have to wait longer for a potential Bitcoin ETF to be approved in the U.S. “Crypto Mom” Provides Insights Hester Peirce, a commissioner of the SEC often referred to as “crypto mom” for her positive stance towards cryptocurrencies,…

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Former Congressman Ron Paul Accuses U.S. Fed of Manipulation; Urges Cryptocurrency Detaxation

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Former Congressman Ron Paul Accuses U.S. Fed of Manipulation; Urges Cryptocurrency Detaxation

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul published an article titled “Trump Is Right, the Fed Is Crazy” in November 2018, pointing out for the immediate detaxation of cryptocurrencies and precious metals in the United States. Abusing Power to Manipulate Finance According to Paul, the U.S. Federal Reserve is abusing its position to manipulate interest rates and the stability of the dollar….

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Bitcoin Options Purchased For $1 Million Will Soon Become Obsolete

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Bitcoin Options Purchased For $1 Million Will Soon Become Obsolete

Last year in December 2017, just a few days after Bitcoin hit its peak, Ari Paul, a cryptocurrency fund manager at BlockTower Capital purchased Bitcoin Options with a strike price of $50,000 for almost $1 million on the Ledger X’s Trading platform. According to Crain’s Chicago Business’ article published on December 6, 2018, Bitcoin needs to increase its value by…

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Congress Members Introduce Bills to Prevent Virtual Currency Price Manipulation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Congress Members Introduce Bills to Prevent Virtual Currency Price Manipulation

On December 6, 2018, Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) and Ted Budd (R-NC-13), presented legislation fillings designed to avoid the price manipulation of virtual currency and to keep the U.S. leading the cryptocurrency industry.   Safeguarding Consumers and Stimulating Innovation The pair of Congressmen presented two new pieces of legislation which propose a set of measures to prevent the price of virtual currencies…

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Neufund Partners with Ledger to Launch Blockchain-Based Platform for Managing Security Tokens

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Neufund Partners with Ledger to Launch Blockchain-Based Platform for Managing Security Tokens

Neufund, a platform that claims to enhance real-world assets with legally enforceable security tokens, has joined forces with Ledger, a France-based global manufacturer of hardware cryptocurrency wallets, to launch a highly secure blockchain platform to enable users to manage their real-world security tokens, according to a press release on December 6, 2018. A Robust Framework for Security Tokens As stated…

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SEC Slaps $50,000 Fine on Delaware-Based Crypto Investment Fund

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SEC Slaps $50,000 Fine on Delaware-Based Crypto Investment Fund

On December 7, 2018, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a cease and desist order and a penalty of $50,000 against Delaware-based crypto assets fund firm CoinAlpha Advisors LLC. SEC Hits Crypto Fund for Violating Securities Law   According to the filing published on the commission’s website, the SEC charged CoinAlpha Advisors LLC for acting as an…

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Ascertaining Identity in the Digital World Using Schnorr Signatures

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocyclopedia, Tech

Ascertaining Identity in the Digital World Using Schnorr Signatures

Since humans were able to put his words into a written form, cultures have needed a way to ascertain the origin of documents. Once it became possible to communicate on paper, without the need to physically be in the same location, the necessity arose to verify that the words inscribed on the paper came from the rightful originator. This article…

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What Bear Market? 29 Percent of Freelancers Would Like to be Paid in Crypto

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What Bear Market? 29 Percent of Freelancers Would Like to be Paid in Crypto

According to a new study published by Humans.Net on December 7, 2018, almost one-third of freelancers would like to receive payments in cryptocurrency despite the current bear market, which has seen bitcoin drop to a new one-year low. Humans.Net Poll Online jobs platform Humans.Net has surveyed 1,110 of its users, most of which are freelancers based in the U.S. The…

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