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Censorship-Resistance Is Likely Bitcoin’s Greatest Use Case Amidst Global Sanctions

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

Censorship-Resistance Is Likely Bitcoin’s Greatest Use Case Amidst Global Sanctions

The inability to quickly process Bitcoin payments finally showed its face in 2017 when prices were high. Not only that, but transaction costs for trading in the pioneer cryptocurrency were far from competitive. And yet, cryptocurrencies have still managed to capture the minds of many world leaders. The reason? In a world as financially-intertwined as ours, the ability to evade…

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SolarisBank Partners with Boerse Stuttgart, will Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange in 2019

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SolarisBank Partners with Boerse Stuttgart, will Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange in 2019

Boerse Stuttgart, Germany’s second largest stock exchange, has reportedly partnered with fintech startup SolarisBank to develop a cryptocurrency exchange. In a press release issued December 12, 2018, SolarisBank said that the cryptocurrency trading platform is scheduled to release sometime in the first half of 2019. While the platform will initially only support ‘established’ cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the…

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Brotopia: Gender Bias Is Blockchain’s Favorite Meme, but is the Wrong Metric

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Brotopia: Gender Bias Is Blockchain’s Favorite Meme, but is the Wrong Metric

On December 11, 2018, LongHash reported details on the lopsided gender stats in the blockchain space. The analysis iterates one of the most common injustices in the space, but what’s more important is the fact that these figures haven’t changed much since initial reports on the same subject. Hashing out Gender Data In tracking the 100 blockchain startups with impending…

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Analysis: Cryptocurrency Point of Sales (PoS) Platforms Could Fuel Global Crypto Adoption

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

Analysis: Cryptocurrency Point of Sales (PoS) Platforms Could Fuel Global Crypto Adoption

While the cryptocurrency markets bull run of 2017 succeeded in bringing digital assets global consciousness, the rollercoaster ride did very little to increase meaningful adoption, as most holders bought bitcoin and other cryptoassets for only speculative purposes and not for payments. However, with the bears fully in charge and volatility drastically reduced, cryptoassets are slowly but steadily beginning to function…

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Proof of Keys Celebration Encourages Individuals to Take Control of Their Digital Assets

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Exchange, Finance, News

Proof of Keys Celebration Encourages Individuals to Take Control of Their Digital Assets

The Proof Of Keys Celebration hosted on January 3 is encouraging members from the Bitcoin community to demand and take possession of their bitcoins currently held by trusted third parties. According to the Proof of Keys video uploaded on December 9, 2018, Trace Mayer, the host of the Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast, is keen to make the Proof Of Keys an…

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Blockchain PR Firm Wachsmann Terminates 16 Employees as Crypto Market Plunges

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Blockchain PR Firm Wachsmann Terminates 16 Employees as Crypto Market Plunges

According to an article by PR Week, published on December 10, 2018, blockchain public relations and events company Wachsman has laid off 16 employees due to the current crypto market turbulence. 16 Employees Axed by Wachsmann Founded in 2015, Wachsman provides strategy, events, PR, and corporate development services to companies in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The company’s clientele consists…

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Stablecoins Experience a Major Increase in On-Chain Transactions Despite Bear Market

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Stablecoins Experience a Major Increase in On-Chain Transactions Despite Bear Market

Stablecoins have experienced a meteoric rise in popularity during the second half of 2018, with currencies such as TrueUSD, USDC, Paxos, and GUSD experiencing a 1032 percent increase in on-chain transactions took place in November vs. September 2018, Diar reported on December 10, 2018. Fiat-Backed Stablecoins Start Gaining On-Chain Traction It seems that stablecoins are on their way to become…

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Hackers Unfazed by Crypto Price Crash as they Double Down on Wallet Attacks

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Hackers Unfazed by Crypto Price Crash as they Double Down on Wallet Attacks

According to a report by ZDNet, published on December 10, 2018, cybercriminals have doubled-down on their efforts to hack into internet-exposed Ethereum wallets and mining equipment. Publicly Exposed Ports Risk Holders Wallets Per the report, cybercriminals are actively scanning for crypto equipment with port 8545 exposed online. Notably, port 8545 is the standard port for the majority of the Ethereum…

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Cyberpunk is Now, but Japan is Only ‘Kind of’ Crypto

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Cyberpunk is Now, but Japan is Only ‘Kind of’ Crypto

Japan dominates the crypto headlines week in and week out. It has played the host country for a number of the industry’s largest hacks but also boasts massive retail uptake. In a recent article on the world of cryptocurrencies, The Wall Street Journal even felt obliged to travel to the Asian country to get the authentic scoop on the subject….

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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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