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Africa’s Oldest And Most Popular Cryptocurrency Exchange Eyes 1 Billion Users

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News

Africa’s Oldest And Most Popular Cryptocurrency Exchange Eyes 1 Billion Users

After an unprecedented wild run through the second half of 2017, bitcoin has now found itself at the receiving end of a massive slowdown in the global cryptocurrency market. In fact, its overall performance so far in 2018 has been utterly disappointing. So, naturally one would expect cryptocurrency companies everywhere to tread cautiously to navigate the slowdown without taking any…

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Op-Ed: Why I Believe Bitcoin’s Price Plunge is a Good Thing

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Op-Ed: Why I Believe Bitcoin’s Price Plunge is a Good Thing

A common refrain when people hear that I first embraced bitcoin in 2012 is, “I bet you’ve done quite well.” The truth is, I haven’t. Honestly, I’ve never been much of an investor or saver. Instead, I prefer to live on the edge, in mystery and paradox. Therein lies my approach with bitcoin which I view as nothing more than…

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Cambodia: A Country Bursting with Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

Cambodia: A Country Bursting with Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts

In Mean, a Cambodian software developer who caught the bitcoin bug quite early mined “a lot of bitcoin” when the price of bitcoin was even lower than current trends. If only he had backed up his bitcoin, he wouldn’t have lost it all by now. KHCoin and a Growing Ecosystem Cambodian interest in cryptocurrencies has grown over time, and now,…

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Leading VC Firm Raises $1.5 Billion to Fund Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Startups

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Leading VC Firm Raises $1.5 Billion to Fund Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Startups

Prominent venture capital firm and growth stage investor Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) has revealed its new $1.5 billion fund that will focus on early-stage startups in the bitcoin and cryptocurrency sectors. Over the past two years, IVP has experienced significant success in funding bitcoin startups. In August 2017, IVP invested $100 million in Coinbase, the world’s largest bitcoin wallet platform…

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Metropolis: Byzantine, the First Part of Ethereum’s Planned Hard Fork, Activates October 17

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

Metropolis: Byzantine, the First Part of Ethereum’s Planned Hard Fork, Activates October 17

Recently the first part of the Metropolis hard fork launched on Ethereum’s Ropsten testnet. On October 17, the hard fork is scheduled to go live on main net. To stay part of the network, every user has to update their client. But what does Metropolis actually change? Is the hard fork a big hit – or does it disappoint against…

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LocalMonero: A Vital Fiat Gateway for XMR

Category: Altcoins, News

LocalMonero: A Vital Fiat Gateway for XMR

It has been around one week since the launch of LocalMonero.co and buyers and sellers of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency have already traded monero in many countries around the world. Launched by Monero enthusiasts out of Hong Kong, they based the peer-to-peer marketplace on the popular LocalBitcoins.com. Consequently, monero (XMR) is now easier to buy and sell, as the site allows…

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After Misleading Users, BitPay is Being ‘Forked’

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

After Misleading Users, BitPay is Being ‘Forked’

A backlash against BitPay for misleading users has resulted in their software being forked, meaning its code will be altered so that users have a Bitcoin Core based option for bitcore. On August 18, Bitcoin developer Nicolas Dourier begun to fork the code from BitPay’s bitcore so that merchants can get paid in bitcoin while avoiding upgrading to SegWit2x, which…

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Egypt’s First Exchange Bodes Well for Bitcoin Adoption

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Egypt’s First Exchange Bodes Well for Bitcoin Adoption

Egypt will see its first bitcoin exchange, Bitcoin Egypt, launch at the end of August. Citizens gain direct access to the cryptocurrency for the first time. International bitcoin exchanges have refused to deal with Egyptian Pound, acting as a barrier to adoption. Acquiring bitcoin can be done via LocalBitcoins or with money exchangers who work with other payment methods. Two…

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SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

On June 16, Jeff Garzik announced the Alpha release of SegWit2x. After all, miners who have signed the agreement started to signal for its activation, SegWit2x is nearly instantly backed by more than 75 percent of the hash rate. The activation of SegWit, it seems, is safe – while the hard fork, which is part of the packet, is not….

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Birth and Death of Altcoins: Scientists Discover Interesting Patterns in Crypto Markets

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News

Birth and Death of Altcoins: Scientists Discover Interesting Patterns in Crypto Markets

“Bitcoin is not alone.” A recently published paper analyzed the dynamics and pattern of the cryptocurrency markets. The scientists discovered several formulas to describe the market’s behavior – and explained it with a theory of evolution. Everybody who likes both cryptocurrencies and interdisciplinary science will have fun with the paper. It is perfect timing. While the altcoin markets reach new…

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