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Bitcoin


Early Execs Leave Block.one, the Peter Thiel-Backed Crypto Startup Behind EOS - CoinDesk

As Block.one was raising $4 billion from Silicon Valley and Wall Street, a group of executives decided to quit and build a bigger, better blockchain.

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1% of wallets hold 55% of the world’s Bitcoin

More than half of the Bitcoin circulating supply is controlled by cryptocurrency whales, and 42 percent of them didn't sell during peak crypto-mania.

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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis: BTCUSD in Slow and Stable Upside

Bitcoin today underwent a slow and stable upside correction, rising as much as 4.5 percent from the previous day bottom at $6,317.

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SEC rejects nine proposals for bitcoin ETFs

Aug 22- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday rejected applications for nine bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds from three separate companies. ETF provider Direxion proposed to list and trade five bitcoin ETFs, while GraniteShares and ProShare presented two each, all of which wer...

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Meet the millionaire who lives in tree house…and says Bitcoin is the future

Crypto Kid is sitting on a massive fortune, built on bitcoin. In CNBC’s new original documentary, "Bitcoin: Boom or Bust," Crypto Kid takes anchor Melissa Lee inside his whimsical world as he takes on crypto critics, preaches the blockchain gospel and explains why he thinks the Bitcoin gold rush is ...

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Blockchain


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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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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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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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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Ethereum


Ethereum technology could slice bitcoin’s market cap in half, says tech analyst

The cryptocurrency that supports the Ethereum network, the world’s most popular blockchain for new crypto ventures, could scoop up to half of bitcoin’s market share within five years, according to one analyst.

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Is ethereum a security? The answer could upend the crypto world

Securities issues must follow strict requirements on registration, disclosure, and accreditation of investors. Most coin offerings don't satisfy these rules.

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A Phone Call Could Change Ethereum's Future – And It's Happening Today - CoinDesk

Tension is building ahead of an ethereum developer meeting, where a diverse set of stakeholders will be weighing in on contentious changes.

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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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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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Cryptocurrency


Juventus Soccer Club Is Launching a Crypto Token to Give Fans a 'Voice' - CoinDesk

One of the most popular soccer clubs in the world is launching a crypto token that it says will boost fan numbers by allowing them to "be heard."

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Circle wants more women to invest in cryptocurrency

The earliest adopters of Bitcoin — the libertarian anarchist “cypherpunk” crowd — were mostly men. Today, roughly a decade after Satoshi Nakamoto’s famed white paper was released, the majority of cryptocurrency holders are still men. This poses a problem for the compan…

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An Ethereum ICO Investor is Moving Millions in ETH to Bitfinex

One of the first “ethereum whales” appears to be having second thoughts about the second-largest cryptocurrency’s prospects.

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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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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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Litecoin


Bitcoin's successors: from Litecoin to Freicoin and onwards

Cryptocurrencies are attracting growing attention – but how do they work, and how can you choose which to use? By Danny Bradbury

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Revolut Launches Debit Card With Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin Cashback

Fintech startup Revolut has launched a crypto debit card. The card is only available to premium customers at the moment. The card sports a cool, brushed meta

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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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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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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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Bitcoin Cash


Largest Bitcoin Mining Company Bitmain’s AntPool Partners with Houston Rockets NBA Team

AntPool Announces Partnership with Houston Rockets for the 2018-2019 Season In a post on Facebook, AntPool announced a new collaboration, which is with the Houston Rockets. According to the post, t…

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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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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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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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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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