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

Category: Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Platform, Regulation, wallet

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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While You’re Pouting about Crypto Prices, Whales Are Accumulating Billions

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

While You’re Pouting about Crypto Prices, Whales Are Accumulating Billions

Active trading whales have accumulated more in 2018 than any period in the Ethereum’s history despite the ongoing bear market, holding a fifth of Ethereum’s total circulating supply, Diar reported on December 3, 2018. Ethereum Whales Accumulate Billions The current bear market that has plagued the crypto industry since early November doesn’t seem to have affected Ethereum’s biggest whales. According…

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Japan’s Tainted Crypto-Exchange Coincheck Introduces Trading of XRP after Infamous Hack

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Exchange, Finance, News, Platform

Japan’s Tainted Crypto-Exchange Coincheck Introduces Trading of XRP after Infamous Hack

Coincheck digital assets exchange and trading venue have announced the resumption of deposits and trading of Ripple’s XRP and Factom (FCT) altcoins, following its January 2018 half a billion dollar heist, reported Finance Magnates on November 26, 2018. Coincheck Back Alive It appears the storm is over after all for Japan’s Coincheck cryptocurrency exchange, as the embattled trading venue is…

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Norway: Government Removes Electricity Subsidy for Bitcoin Mining Facilities

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Business, News

Norway: Government Removes Electricity Subsidy for Bitcoin Mining Facilities

According to a report published by Norway’s largest distributed newspaper Aftenposten, November 21, 2018, the Scandinavian country’s government has decided to do away with electricity subsidy provided to bitcoin mining entities. Bitcoin Mining Haven No More Subsidized electricity rates in the country made it an attractive destination for cryptocurrency miners the world over to set up their mining operations. This is evident from…

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Vulnerability on Ethereum Enables Malicious GAS Minting

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Finance, Investment, News, Platform, Tech

Vulnerability on Ethereum Enables Malicious GAS Minting

A newly discovered vulnerability on Ethereum allowing for malicious GasToken Minting was found. The development team already acknowledged the issue and informed most of the affected users on November 13, 2018, via private disclosure. The Attack Crypto exchanges usually allow the withdrawal of Ethereum to arbitrary addresses with no gas usage limit; since this executes a fall back function, attackers…

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Report: Cryptocurrency Related Lawsuits Skyrocketed in 2018; Up by 300 Percent

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Report: Cryptocurrency Related Lawsuits Skyrocketed in 2018; Up by 300 Percent

In contrast with the bear market we have watched throughout the year it seems that cryptocurrency-related lawsuits have skyrocketed as far up to 300 percent, reports Dior, November 19, 2018. Crypto Lawsuits Go North While bitcoin continues to go south, the business for digital currency focused lawyers looks to have a bright future ahead. Despite the gigantic market growth, 2018…

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Cornell Uni Professor: Digital Currencies Could Allow Central Banks to Stay in the Game

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, Interviews, News

Cornell Uni Professor: Digital Currencies Could Allow Central Banks to Stay in the Game

Cornell University professor Eswar Prasad is the latest prominent figure to come out in support of digital currencies, suggesting that central banks should issue their own currencies in order to remain in the money game, Bloomberg reported on November 19, 2018. Cryptocurrencies Could Allow Central Banks to Stay in Money Game While cryptocurrencies have long been marketed as an alternative…

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North Korea: Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Conference to Be Held in April 2019

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North Korea: Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Conference to Be Held in April 2019

North Korea is set to host an international blockchain and cryptocurrency conference in April 2019, reports Independent UK, November 20, 2018. The conference will also see its attendees revel a seven-day tour of the country.   Pyongyang to Host the Tech Conference Due to the difficult political climate in the country, North Korea has created a controversial image for itself in…

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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Launches Data Center in Washington Despite Crypto Crash

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Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Launches Data Center in Washington Despite Crypto Crash

World’s leading bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer, Bitmain has launched a new $20 million data center for cryptocurrency mining in the East Wenatchee area of Washington, United States, actively expanding its global digital assets mining operations despite the ongoing bitcoin price slump, reported  NW news network on November 18, 2018.   Bitmain Still Bullish Despite Crypto Bloodbath Bitmain Technologies Ltd.,  China-based…

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NYDIG Gets Crypto License from New York Regulators

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Exchange, Finance, News, Platform

NYDIG Gets Crypto License from New York Regulators

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued a new BitLicense to the New York Digital Investment Group (NYDIG), allowing it to offer crypto-related services in the state, according to an official DFS announcement published on November 14, 2018. Digital Investment Group Acquires New York BitLicense The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has granted…

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