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Bitcoin


Bitcoin price jumps 21 percent over 4 days, reaching a 21-month high

Bitcoin is back! Or at least, there are positive signs indicating that bitcoin might not be as dead as everybody thought. Bitcoins are now trading at $547.40 on Bitfinex (the largest USD/bitcoin exchange according to Bitcoinity). And it represents a big 21.4 percent price jump over just four days.

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Cryptos Higher; Bank of America Applies for Blockchain Patent

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were higher on Monday as news that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will review the applications of Bitcoin exchange traded funds continued to bolster digital coins. Bitcoin rose 0.20% to $6,725.10 on the Bitfinex exchange, as of 8:17 AM ET (12:17

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Blockchain open sources Thunder network, paving the way for instant bitcoin transactions

Blockchain, the company behind the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet, has been quietly working on an interesting project called Thunder. The Thunder network is an alternative network of nodes that lets you make off-chain bitcoin payments in seconds and settle back to the bitcoin blockchain every …

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Hydroelectric Dam in New York Repurposed as Crypto Mining Farm - Bitcoin News

A hydroelectric dam in eastern New York State is being converted into a dedicated crypto mining farm, taking advantage of low-cost, renewable energy, according to Dpw Holdings whose subsidiary is building the mining farm. Anteater miners, equipped with ASIC bitcoin mining chips developed by Samsung ...

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Blockchain


Blockchain’s Popularity Among Large Enterprises Soared 11% This Year, Survey Finds

New research from fintech analysts Juniper House has found that blockchain’s traction with large enterprises has risen by 11 percent this year.

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Galaxy Capital Leads $16 Million Funding for Crypto Project Caspian - CoinDesk

Caspian, a project aimed at giving crypto traders better tools, has attracted $16 million in funding from top industry investors.

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What’s needed to unlock the real power of blockchain and distributed apps

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing about the future of blockchain lately. With cryptocurrency prices reaching all-time highs and total market capitalization topping $800 billion recently, everyone wants to know if we’re witnessing the second coming of the internet or the craziest bubble of all tim…

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WeWork For Weed: The Beauty Queen Of Cannabis Blockchain Tackles Co-Working

Jessica VerSteeg on how she went from lingerie model to the CEO of a blockchain company poised to disrupt the cannabis industry, all before age 30.

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Ethereum


Ether Records Highest Daily Trading Volume in 12 Months - CoinDesk

Ether's recovery from 13-month lows is being backed by daily trading volume not seen for a year.

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Now India is more interested in ethereum than bitcoin

Ethereum is the most-searched cryptocurrency, pulling ahead this year.

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$280M Worth of Ethereum Is Trapped Thanks to a Dumb Bug

Ethereum, Wikileaks, a years-old hack of the Trump business empire, and more of the week's top security news.

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ICO startups band together to create $100M+ grant fund for Ethereum projects

In a first of its kind, half a dozen ICO companies have come together to collaborate on a new fund that plans to pay out more than $100 million to promising projects in the Ethereum crypto space. The vehicle — called the Ethereum Community Fund — will be supported by crypto projects Omi…

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World Bank to Settle $73 Million Blockchain Bond on Ethereum Next Week

The World Bank has priced what it deems the ‘world’s first public blockchain bond’ at AUD$100 million ($73 million) in a settlement to occur next week.

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Cryptocurrency


How Cryptocurrencies Can Influence the Future of Freedom

The fact that it’s owner-less and decentralized gives Bitcoin some uniquely resilient properties. It can’t be changed, stopped, or interrupted.

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America’s Oldest Central Bank, Bitcoin Startup Partner to Explore Digital Currency

The Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) has announced a partnership with blockchain technology firm Bitt aimed at exploring the issuance of a digital currency for Curacao and Sint Maarten island nations. Per the chief executive of Bitt, Rawdon Adams, a digital currency will be especially

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How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities

Blockchain shows the potential to disrupt a number of industries -- and to create new opportunities. Authors Don and Alex Tapscott explain how.

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To ban or not to ban: India’s controversial approach to crypto

Has it just come up with a promising use case for cryptocurrency, or made another step to bury it? It’s getting really hard to understand…

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Importance of KYC In Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Know Your Customer is an essential to cryptocurrency exchanges just like banking sector be it to avoid forging or make sure your money is not used for terrorism. So, let's check out the importance of KYC in cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Litecoin


Radeon GPUs in Demand as Litecoin Mining Difficulty Increases

ASICs are a no-brainer when it comes to bitcoin, however litecoin is a different story.

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Litecoin Mining: Could It Take Over Bitcoin Mining?

The process of 'minting' virtual coins has become a huge investment proposition worldwide. We saw it with Bitcoin, but now Litecoin seems to be the focus of a lot of miners. As the Litecoin value incr...

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Crypto News Flash: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Stellar (XLM), Monero (XMR), NEO, PIVX

From a huge payout on the Ethereum network to a friendly battle between two privacy coins, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto. Bitcoin (BTC) A visual demonstration showcasing the speed of the Bitcoin lightning network is up and running. Satoshi’s Place is a collabor...

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Litecoin Price Analysis: LTC/USD Could Climb Above $60 - Ethereum World News

Litecoin price is forming a solid support above $54.00 against the US Dollar. LTC/USD is likely to extend gains above $60.00 in the near term.

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FCA grants its third e-money licence to crypto company

London-based Crypto payment card provider Wirex eyes further expansion overseas

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Bitcoin Cash


Japan's Internet Giant GMO Abandons Bitcoin Cash Mining - Bitcoinist.com

Japanese internet giant GMO has switched its entire mining capacity from Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to Bitcoin (BTC) as of July 2018. GMO Mines 568 Bitcoin Blocks Japanese internet giant GMO has switched its entire mining capacity from Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to Bitcoin (BTC) as of July 2018.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, August 22

Bitcoin left behind major altcoins to see a brief uptick Wednesday after scheduled maintenance at BitMEX caused a short squeeze.

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B21 creates app to educate people about cryptocurrencies

B21 has launched its free B21Life mobile app for Android and iOS to educate mainstream people about cryptocurrencies. The company’s first app will educate newcomers about cryptocurrencies, the technology behind them, and the investment process. The app provides training courses, simple explanations ...

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‘Sovereign’ cryptocurrencies serve governments, not people

Guest Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies promise to enable economic, political and social freedom, if implemented properly. But the emergence of “sovereign” cryptocurrencies — backed by governments — contradicts everything that blockchain stands for and hoped to fix. Iran has now decided to develop i...

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