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Ross Ulbricht Clemency Petition Gathers 250,000 Signatures

On Friday, the Clemency for Ross Ulbricht petition hosted on Change.org surpassed 250,000 signatures. The solicitation for signatures started in July 2018 and gathered roughly 6,200 signatures during the first three days. Now with a quarter of a million signatures asking U.S. President Donald Trump to commute Ulbricht’s sentence, the message clearly shows how people […]

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Ripple Seeks the Full Dismissal of the Ongoing XRP Lawsuit

TheMerkle Tezos ICO Secnd LawsuitThe ongoing lawsuit against Ripple are not over just yet. If it is left up to the company, however, it will be dismissed rather shortly.  Several people still argue how XRP is a security and should be traded as such. Ripple Wants to end the Lawsuit If that were to be the case, the consequences for Ripple will be quite severe, in many different regards. While these lawsuits are still pending, it seems Ripple grows tired of these events. A new filing disclosed this week indicates what Ripple aims to prove. According to the company, the main lawsuit was brought

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Chicago Company Mines at Oil Wells, Educates Producers About Bitcoin

Utilizing stranded gas to power bitcoin mining rigs at oil and gas wells is a promising business opportunity. It is profitable for all participating parties and beneficial for the environment. Not without challenges, this young industry is growing in energy-rich North America. Several companies are working to expand the niche and U.S.-based EZ Blockchain shared […]

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Bitcoin Cash 2019: Year in Review

2019 is coming to an end and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem has matured a great deal. BCH has successfully upgraded twice this year, adding Schnorr signatures capabilities and most transactions on the BCH network are now non-malleable. Moreover, BCH has seen increased adoption this year, an SLP token explosion, a slew of helpful third-party […]

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DAI is now a Supported Asset on the Coinbase Card

TheMerkle_CoinbaseCoinbase continues to explore its options in the cryptocurrency space. That also includes adding support for digital assets in any way possible. As far as the Coinbase Card is concerned, it has now received DAI stablecoin functionality. A Different Asset for the Coinbase Card It is the first time any stablecoin is supported on this payment card issued by the popular company. One could argue there are far more popular coins on the market, such as Tether’s USDT. However, that currency is not suited for the Coinbase card for a variety of reasons. The main reason being how it is

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Paul Krugman: “I Don’t Have a Blockchain Wallet”

Paul Krugman, an economist and columnist for The New York Times, has publicly expressed confusion at receiving an email that said a payment had been made to his “blockchain wallet.”…
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Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund Locks Over 85% of LFE Cash Tokens

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund (a professional Cayman Islands investment fund) has secured 3,547,437,988 LFE Cash tokens for […]

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How to Plan for the Life You Want

Making enough money to care for you and the ones you love is tricky business, yet nearly everyone is at least trying for this near impossible goal. But as many as 2 out of every 3 Americans aren’t confident about their finances. 36% feel that their relationship with money is positive, 33% feel worried, and 45% feel stressed about it. But it can be relatively easy to make your relationship with money easier and better.   Good money management can let you achieve your goals faster and with less effort. Money management, like nearly everything can be done simply, but can

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EU Finance Ministers Place Defacto Ban on Libra

Libra’s ongoing organizational snags and run-ins with regulators continue into December, as EU finance ministers agreed Thursday that Libra cannot be launched in the EU until concerns are adequately addressed. The finance ministers issued a joint statement citing regulatory “challenges and risks.” Also Read: Libra Testnet Fails to Impress as New Legislation Looms Lawmakers Still […]

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Challenges for Odyssey Hackathon 2020 announced!

The upcoming Odyssey Hackathon 2020 will be held on 3–5 April in Groningen, Netherlands. As an ecosystem member, Waves hopes to offer the right building blocks to help participants solve as much of the challenges as possible. Discover all the challenge…

Brazil IRS Creates Penalty Code For Dishonest Crypto Taxpayers

The IRS in Brazil has turned the spotlight on crypto deals and transfers, creating a special penalty code to fine for misreporting. Brazil Requires Monthly Filings for Crypto Activity Failing to file a monthly report of crypto asset movements triggers “Revenue code 5720 – Default for Default / Incorrect / Delay in Reporting on Transactions […]

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BIS Fears Central Banks May Lose Relevance to Private Cryptos

For Agustin Carstens, head of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), central banks cannot concede their roles as gatekeepers of the global financial system to private cryptos. Meanwhile, authorities in the U.S. say no plans exist to create a digital U.S. dollar (USD) despite reports of some major nations looking to float their own sovereign […]

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Alpha Mining Project Set To Become Largest Crypto Mine In North America

The merkle Alpha MiningChina accounts for over 60% of global Bitcoin mining, but a new project is about to change that. The Alpha Project by BitPlus is a 50 million dollar project aiming to create the biggest crypto mining operation in North America. BitPlus is an American-based blockchain infrastructure and financial technology firm that specializes in the enhancement of systems through blockchain technology.  The largest expense associated with cryptocurrency mining operations is the cost of electricity. This is where BitPlus shines, by efficiently producing their own electricity at very competitive costs per KWH. The company utilizes energy sources from surplus grid capacity and

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SpaceChain Sends Blockchain to Int’l Space Station

SpaceChain announced Thursday that its blockchain-based hardware wallet tech is about to reach the International Space Station (ISS). The technology is on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which took off yesterday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Blockchain Goes to the ISS This is the first blockchain demonstration on the ISS. The hardware wallet will be integrated […]

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Millennials Trust Bitcoin-Based Equities Over Microsoft, Disney Stock

Bitcoin-based investment has made its way into the portfolios of the youngest investors, as millennials allocate a part of their retirement to Bitcoin-based stock. Millennials Allocate Funds to Different Asset Mix Analysis of self-directed brokerage accounts show a generational divide in selecting assets. Older GenX investors have no exposure to Bitcoin (BTC) through financial instruments, […]

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Learn How to Avoid Paying High Fees on Crypto Exchanges

Exchanges take a cut of your crypto funds for their services, and while you cannot wholly evade fees, you can avoid paying high fees by using some tricks. The first thing that you need to be aware of is the different fee structures employed by exchanges and how you can manipulate them to your advantage. […]

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RSK Unveils $200,000 Dapp Developer Program

RSK, the Bitcoin smart contracting platform powered by IOV Labs, has unveiled a $200,000 fund to spearhead application development. The grant program will be made available to dApp developers interested in building upon the smart contract network, whose security is anchored to the Bitcoin blockchain. The funds earmarked for enterprising projects will stimulate third party development work as RSK looks to position itself as a leading launchpad for decentralized finance applications. Operating as a Bitcoin sidechain, RSK provisions an array of tools including data storage and name service, as well as libraries which developers can build upon. The RSK ecosystem

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The Best Way of Mining Bitcoin: Ultra Mining

The Merkle Ultra MiningThe rise in price and interest for Bitcoin have generated a surge in mining facilities. But these facts have also made it hard for the average individual to make a profit from mining Bitcoin on his own. Ultra Mining wants to make Bitcoin mining accessible to everyone and help to contribute towards the decentralization of crypto mining. The Ultra Mining Bitcoin Service Nowadays, to mine Bitcoin on your own you need an expensive and powerful ASIC hardware, not to mention maintenance and technical configurations required to keep the mining in optimal parameters. Ultra Mining created its Bitcoin cloud mining to

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Attempt to Create an Autonomous Internet: Overview of ThreeFold Foundation

The merkle Threefold TokenThreeFold is a project working on building a distributed, neutral and sustainable internet infrastructure. The current worldwide web has become clustered around data centres, is inefficient and vulnerable to user privacy issues. Right now, technology infrastructure is provided by a few big corporations like Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Cloud or Digital Ocean among others. Tackling the issues of centralized data centres powering the entire internet, the paradigm is shifting towards a decentralized, autonomous web. The ThreeFold team has developed a three-layered technology stack that will meet the demand for decentralized computing and storage capacity. The new demand will arise as

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Bitcoin Still King: Trading Dominance on Binance Remains Above 40%

Crypto exchange giant, Binance, recently published its monthly review which highlights that trading dominance for bitcoin has held above 40% for five consecutive months on the platform. Bitcoin Trading Dominance High According to Binance Research, bitcoin trading dominance represents the respective volume contribution from bitcoin trading, with it as a base currency, relative to the […]

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Monero Price Analysis for December, 6th – XMR Became Less Volatile

moneroBy Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboForex After visible fluctuations in the middle of this week, Monero exchange rate reached stability by Friday close to 54.13 USD. From the technical point of view, on H4 Monero is moving inside the descending channel, thus continuing the formation of descending tendency. At the same time, one should note that after the price updated its lows and there was a convergence on MACD, the instrument resumed growing to break the resistance line. If the price breaks 57.65, it may continue moving towards the upside projected channel and reach 75.50. If the instrument tests

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Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in Stablecoins

Does the world need more stablecoins? Yes according to VCs, who have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at projects developing stable or low volatility digital assets. The $45 million committed in 2019 takes the past two years of VC investment to over $200M. Also read: RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency […]

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You Can Now Send Ethereum Anonymously For Under $1

The EY Blockchain team published the open-source code for its latest addition to the Nightfall project, which brings the potential for batching anonymous transactions on the Ethereum (ETH) network. Ethereum Transaction Batching Brings Gas Cost Down The Nightfall project brings usage of ZK-Snarks, the Ethereum-compatible technology for transaction veiling. Additionally, the team has worked on […]

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DXM Partners With Ledger to Launch Institutional Custody Solution

DXM, the cryptocurrency branch of the Korean market operator Dunamu, will offer custodial services in partnership with the French hardware firm, Ledger. Upbit Safe Service to Use Ledger Vault Security Technology Ledger, the producer of some of the most popular hardware wallets of the Nano series, will offer custody with institutional-grade quality, reported the News […]

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Crypto Users Beware: Your Smart TV Might Rob You

Oregon FBI recently issued a cybersecurity warning to Smart TV owners stating that hackers can remotely turn on built-in microphones and cameras to spy on them. Could your crypto be at risk?  About 10 days ago, on November 26, 2019, Oregon FBI released another warning regarding modern technology and its vulnerability to hacking attacks. This […]

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The North American Bitcoin Conference Returns

Pioneering crypto conference announces high-power, enterprise-savvy lineup. On January 16 and 17, 2020, the global Bitcoin and blockchain community will meet in Miami for the seventh year running to create the future of the industry. The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) has hosted 20,000 attendees since 2013 and the ongoing show of support and community […]

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Basic Attention Token (BAT) Price Prediction and Analysis in December 2019

By looking into historical prices, market sentiment, and project status, we tried to formulate a BAT price prediction for December 2019. Basic Attention Token Overview The Basic Attention Token is the native crypto of the Brave Browser ecosystem, which was launched in 2017 by Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript and Firefox, as well as Mozilla […]

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Bitcoin Price Will Top $13,000 in Early 2020, Analyst Confirms

Crypto analyst, Philip Swift, predicts that the upcoming halving next year will catalyse a change in market sentiment and propel Bitcoin price back to five figures. Bull Market Imminent At the moment bitcoin price is still consolidating in the mid-$7,000 range. It has been pretty flat for the past week or so with a short […]

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German Firm Raises €1.4 Million in First Blockchain IPO

A fundraising platform from Berlin, Neufund, just completed the first blockchain-based IPO for a company called Greyp, raising €1.4 million. The world’s first blockchain-based Initial Public Offering (IPO) was recently closed in Berlin, Germany. The IPO was held by a fundraising platform, Neufund, for an e-mobility startup called, Greyp. The offering attracted around 1017 investors, […]

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CruxPay by CoinSwitch is Making Crypto Transactions Easier Than Ever Before

Developed by CoinSwitch – a major cryptocurrency exchange platform, CRUXPay is one of the popular decentralized systems that is mainly used for Blockchain naming and easier transaction functions. Creating your account with CRUXPay and getting started with the system is a simple process. All you got to do is create a CRUX ID and get […]

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Mining Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPO

Ebang, the ASIC chip and mining rig manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China is allegedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. following Canaan’s recent Nasdaq listing and Bitmain’s secret IPO filing. The world’s third-largest bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer plans to follow Canaan’s footsteps with an attempt to be listed on the American […]

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Almost 70 Crypto Funds Close This Year, Twice as Many Launch

Dozens of crypto funds, almost 70, have closed this year, a mainstream media outlet reported. And while the startling number reveals the influx of institutional investors into the crypto space might not be happening at a fast pace, it’s also worth noting that crypto fund launches are projected to reach 140 by the end of […]

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IDEX Unveils a Demo Version of Optimistic Rollups

idex marketCryptocurrency trading platforms need to keep growing and evolving to remain competitive. The IDEX team has opened a public beta of its new platform, which introduces some big changes.  IDEX Is one of the most popular decentralized exchange platforms in the world today. Prominent Changes for IDEX Users Even so, there is no reason not to innovate further and bring pressure to potential competitors. For IDEX 2.0, there are some interesting features users can take advantage of. The optimistic rollups will introduce a massive increase in off-chain transactions. In fact, it theoretically becomes possible to achieve unlimited off-chain scaling without

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Twitter CEO Thinks Africa Is Bitcoin’s Next Frontier

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Square and Twitter, believes that Africa will “define” the future of cryptocurrencies after his visit to 3 African countries.  Dorsey has been on an African tour visiting Ghana, Nigeria, and Ethiopia this month. As part of his visits, Jack attended meetings with the bitcoin communities of these states.  Here are tweets recapping […]

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Tron and Poloniex Relationship Scrutinized After Digibyte Delisting

The crypto firm Circle recently revealed that it was spinning off the trading platform Poloniex and has since warned customers to withdraw assets or they may be sent to state governments. Following the announcement, the founder of the crypto network Digibyte (DGB), Jared Tate, explained he was extremely upset that his friend’s and family’s sensitive […]

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Crypto exchange ChangeNOW freezes 9 ETH deposit from Upbit hackers

ChangeNOW, an instant cryptocurrency exchange service, has announced that two days after the November 27th Upbit hack of 342,000 ETH, ChangeNOW received a 9 ETH deposit from one of the blacklisted addresses. The deposited funds were immediately frozen …

The Politics of Destruction

For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I […]

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ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial Illiteracy

European Central Bank (ECB) executive board nominee and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Isabel Schnabel, recently remarked at a European Parliament hearing that “This scapegoating [of the ECB] is extremely dangerous: it may damage the trust in the euro.” Schnabel was speaking out in defense of negative deposit rates being employed as […]

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Australian Police Seizes Over AU$1.5m in Cryptocurrencies From Drug-dealing Couple

TheMerkle NotPetya Distributor ArrestedCriminals continue to use cryptocurrencies to mask them activities. Despite the lack of privacy and anonymity, it seems unlikely that this trend will come to an end soon. In Australia, two culprits were apprehended this week for selling various types of drugs. Two More Criminals Use Bitcoin and get Caught The Perth couple is suspected of dealing in MDMA and ecstasy tablets hidden in toy painting kits. Australian Border Force officials discovered these strange packets several months ago.  These packages are shipped from the UK, indicating the couple was buying the drugs to resell them domestically.  Once police were alerted,

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Nearly 200 People Have Signed Petition to Free Virgil Griffith

A petition started by Joseph Delong, a Senior Software Engineer at ConsenSys, has attracted 194 signatures at the time of writing to #FreeVirgil. The petition asks FBI and a number…
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Is Bex500 an alternative to BitMEX?

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An all around review of Bex500 Bex500 is a young but rapid-growing exchange, less adversarial than BitMEX, but with higher leverage than Binance, Bex500 has enough strings to attract many crypto traders.  Those dissatisfied with the old exchange, may find Bex500 exchange with a stable system with no manipulation or “overload”, pleasant UX, user-friendly tool […]

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