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Crypto Markets Decline Stopped by SEC Decision That Decentralized Cryptocurrencies Are Not Securities: Week in Review Jun. 18

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, Ethereum, Finance, News, News Digest, Regulation, Tech

Crypto Markets Decline Stopped by SEC Decision That Decentralized Cryptocurrencies Are Not Securities: Week in Review Jun. 18

It has been a sobering week for crypto investors as the price of bitcoin continued last week’s decline to drop another ten percent versus last week’s close after a new study suggested that Tether (USDT) trading manipulated the bitcoin rally of late-2017. Fortunately, for bitcoin and – especially ether – holders, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) director William…

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OpenNode Brings Lightning Network to Everyday Bitcoin Transactions

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News, Tech

OpenNode Brings Lightning Network to Everyday Bitcoin Transactions

The only thing missing in the digital currency space was a payment processor that was powered by the acclaimed Lightning Network. To this effect, the introduction of OpenNode satisfies that need and being the first of it’s kind, and it indeed looks like a promising innovation. OpenNode’s Features A platform suitable for businesses of all sizes, the tools and features…

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RSK Bitcoin-Based Smart Contract Platform Now Secured by 1 in 10 Miners

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

RSK Bitcoin-Based Smart Contract Platform Now Secured by 1 in 10 Miners

RSK Labs cofounder Gabriel Kurman announced that one of ten miners now secured a smart contract solution built by the company on the Bitcoin blockchain. RSK, formerly known as Rootstock, will bring smart contracts, a key feature of the ethereum blockchain, to the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. The news came at Consensus 2018, the fourth annual blockchain…

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The Death of Altcoins? Lightning Network Growing Rapidly, Nodes Now Exceed Those of Bitcoin Cash

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

The Death of Altcoins? Lightning Network Growing Rapidly, Nodes Now Exceed Those of Bitcoin Cash

Although still fresh off developers’ drawing boards, the Lightning Network is experiencing rapid adoption and already runs more active nodes than bitcoin cash. The most recent statistics point to Lightning’s marginal lead over BCH. A network to network comparison of active nodes shows bitcoin cash (ABC) with 1,287 nodes compared to the Lightning Network’s 1,362 active nodes. Viewed against the…

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