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Monero Closes In on All-time High at $159.90

Category: Altcoins, News, Price Analysis

Monero Closes In on All-time High at $159.90

The price of monero has shot above $150 for the week beginning November 20 and is closing in on the all-time high at $159.90. Against the dollar, the altcoin is looking strong, however, against bitcoin, the value is still far off from the record high above 0.0300. Monero (XMR) has been on an upward surge since early November, as displayed…

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Good News for Privacy on Bitcoin and Ethereum

Category: Bitcoin, Ethereum, News

Good News for Privacy on Bitcoin and Ethereum

The past few months saw the development of some new, exciting privacy technologies for both Bitcoin and Ethereum; Confidential Transactions, Reusable Payment Codes, zk-SNARKs and Ring Signatures. This revives the hope that cryptocurrency will give humanity financial privacy. In case you didn’t know, privacy and cryptocurrencies are in most cases a tragedy. If you look at Bitcoin and Ethereum, nothing…

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Monero’s Hardware Wallet Project is Progressing

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Monero’s Hardware Wallet Project is Progressing

The Monero hardware wallet project, entirely funded by the community, is taking significant strides. On November 12, the team delivered an update, showing the progress taking place. BTCManager first reported on the community venture during September 2017, when it was successfully funded with just under 1,000 XMR, and conducted an interview with Schloh, the founder of the project, and Kovri…

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You Can Now Mine Monero to Bail People Out of Jail

Category: Altcoins, News

You Can Now Mine Monero to Bail People Out of Jail

Bail Bloc is a non-profit that has chosen a different approach to utilize funds obtained from cryptocurrency mining. The organization aims to use the proceeds of mining monero (XMR) to post bail for those who cannot afford to do so. The Bail Bloc movement is pioneered by The New Inquiry, an online publication, and the Bronx Freedom Fund. Both organizations…

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The Law is Catching Up with Bitcoin’s Criminal Associations

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

The Law is Catching Up with Bitcoin’s Criminal Associations

Bitcoin’s high praise since 2009 has been popularly met with stiff resistance on the other side of the fence. Several investors, famously including Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, have dismissed the cryptocurrency as worthless for everything apart from criminal activity. While bitcoin does have legitimate uses and has proven so in the many years of its existence, it definitely…

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UFC in Hot Water as Monero Miner found on Official Website

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

UFC in Hot Water as Monero Miner found on Official Website

A cryptocurrency miner was discovered running on the ufc.tv website, UFC’s official pay-per-view service, which affected both paying and non-paying customers of the website. Visitors to the site would be victim to malicious code that would secretly use up all of their processor resources in the background. It later turned out that this code mined Monero, the privacy-focused cryptocurrency, for…

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Purism’s Librem 5 will come with Mobile Payments Powered by Monero

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Purism’s Librem 5 will come with Mobile Payments Powered by Monero

Purism, a manufacturer of privacy-focused hardware and software, have furthered their relationship with Monero with an announcement made October 13. After the company began accepting the anonymous cryptocurrency, Purism now plans to incorporate Monero into their Librem 5 phones, which will become available in January 2019. A cash-like, digital platforms for smartphones uses will be based on Monero (XMR), as…

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Hacker’s Congress at Paralelní Polis: Highlights from the Three-day Event

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News, Tech

Hacker’s Congress at Paralelní Polis: Highlights from the Three-day Event

The Hacker’s Congress took place over October 6-8 at Prague’s Paralelní Polis, a hub for Cryptocurrency, Technology and Cryptoanarchy. Here we provide some of the highlights from the three-day event, reviewing three talks from each day as well as links to videos. Day 1 Foundations of Internet Money One of the first talks was Zcash’s Paige Peterson who explained the…

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Bitcoin Price Rises as Catalonia Asserts Independence

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Bitcoin Price Rises as Catalonia Asserts Independence

After the clash between Spanish officials and Catalan over the weekend, the resultant rise in the price of bitcoin has left many debating whether the cryptocurrency could be used as a tool for financial liberation. The cryptocurrency gained in light of the events in Spain, serving as a safe haven for investors exposed to euro-denominated instruments and the European stock…

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Bitcoin Rallies Past $4,250 Mark, ICO Market Slows Down: BTCManager’s Week in Review October 2

Category: News Digest

Bitcoin Rallies Past $4,250 Mark, ICO Market Slows Down: BTCManager’s Week in Review October 2

After a turbulent three weeks, the price of bitcoin has rallied again to surpass the $4,250 mark on Thursday to peak at a seven-day high of $4,360 on Sunday, October 1. This rally is a testament to the resilience and maturity of bitcoin as an asset class. It is important to highlight that bitcoin is rallying while a slowdown can…

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