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Community Reacts to Vitalik’s April Fools Prank: Fixed Supply EIP (EIP 960) Rejected

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Community Reacts to Vitalik’s April Fools Prank: Fixed Supply EIP (EIP 960) Rejected

Vitalik Buterin has sent out an April fools prank this year that left the community with some concerns. While his prank consisted of a new fixed supply proposal for Ethereum, called Fixed Supply EIP 960, he later tweeted that whether it was a joke or not, he argued if the community wanted to adopt a new fixed supply implementation then…

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Imperial College Economists Develop New Bitcoin Pricing Model

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, Mining, News, Tech

Imperial College Economists Develop New Bitcoin Pricing Model

As the world asks how cryptocurrency can be classified and valued, two economists from Imperial College have released a paper centering on two crucial questions: What type of asset is bitcoin, and what is its fundamental value? Emiliano Pagnotta and Andrea Buraschi, two professors of finance at Imperial College Business School in London, explore the general equilibrium of a decentralized…

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More Trouble For “Petro” As President Trump Bans The Venezuelan Cryptocurrency

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More Trouble For “Petro” As President Trump Bans The Venezuelan Cryptocurrency

Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency petro has been mired in controversy right from the beginning. Not only did the US Senate took strong objection to it when petro went for a pre-sale, but a section of Venezuela’s own lawmakers have been publicly denouncing it as “illegal.” Executive Order Bars the ‘Petro’ Adding more to the ongoing controversies, the US government has signed…

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Punishing Cryptocurrency Scams and Pump and Dump Groups: A Game Theoretical Analysis

Category: Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

Punishing Cryptocurrency Scams and Pump and Dump Groups: A Game Theoretical Analysis

Recently, the CFTC has put out a document regarding pump and dump groups, stating that any whistleblowers that come forward and their testimony leads to monetary sanctions of $1 million or more will receive a reward of ten to 30 percent. In this article, we examine the rationale behind the policy and why it could lead to more harm than…

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Applying Game Theory to Bitcoin: Feather Forking and Censorship

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Applying Game Theory to Bitcoin: Feather Forking and Censorship

By extracting only the relevant portions, the author will investigate how game theory is often unnoticed in the realm of network attacks. A principal derivation of this study, specifically for Bitcoin, is Feather Forking or Block Discouraging. For the sake of argument, the former will represent the negative and the latter, the positive censorship capacities of mining centralization. Of greatest…

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The Blocked Chain: To Make It Work, Just Add Fungibility

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

The Blocked Chain: To Make It Work, Just Add Fungibility

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have excited the investing world since their advent for many reasons. They promised a sleek new way for those who needed to send funds around the globe without onerous bank charges. They also seemed to iron out issues around fiat currencies and currency exchange transactions, not to mention the appeal of currency, by the people, and…

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Bitcoin Miners Have Already Mined 80 Percent of the Total Supply Cap

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Bitcoin Miners Have Already Mined 80 Percent of the Total Supply Cap

Barely a couple of weeks after bitcoin entered the ninth year of its existence, it passed yet another significant milestone on January 13, 2018, when the number of all coins mined reached 16.8 million. Of the total 21 million bitcoins expected to be extracted in total, 80 percent have thus far been mined. The remaining 4.2 million bitcoin will continue…

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Bitcoin Price Driver: Ownership becomes a Matter of Social Status

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Bitcoin Price Driver: Ownership becomes a Matter of Social Status

The most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin also referred as digital gold, has had an exciting and sumptuous year. Bitcoin’s price grew over 1500 percent in past 12 months, making it one of the best investment options. The digital asset is now used as a social status boosting element due to its escalating price. Bernstein Research has compared China’s status boosting alcoholic…

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“HODL!” Says Foundation for Economic Education Director

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“HODL!” Says Foundation for Economic Education Director

Can you buy a cup of coffee with Bitcoin? If you can, should you? If you own Bitcoin and choose to sit on it and not spend it, are you hurting the economy at large? Are you hurting or slowing Bitcoin’s growth? According to the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Director and author of thousands of scholarly articles, no, you…

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Finnish Economists Say Bitcoin Cannot Be Regulated

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Finnish Economists Say Bitcoin Cannot Be Regulated

The Bank of Finland published a report on September 5 that heaped praise on the complex infrastructure behind Bitcoin that prevents manipulation from unethical agents. Economic Innovation Economists working for The Bank of Finland, Gur Huberman, Jacob Leshno, and Ciamac Moallemi, affirmed that Bitcoin is truly a revolutionary system of currency. The three also point out the great power behind…

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