Cambridge Study: ID-Verified Crypto Users More Than Doubled in 2018

The University of Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance says the number of verified cryptocurrency users has increased in 2018 despite the year-long bear market that has seen prices tumble more than 80 percent. Retail Cryptocurrency Adoption is on the Rise According to a study by the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, the number of verified […]

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Coinbase Slammed For Venezuela ZCash Airdrop Being an ‘Advertising Strategy’

US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has received intense criticism for giving Venezuelan families a grand total of $1 per day – in altcoin ZCash, which it added to its books days previously. Scroogebase? In a blog post December 11, executives claimed that the initiative dubbed the “12 Days of Coinbase,” was meant to “empower those who […]

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‘Market Cap is a Lie’ – Bitcoin Buy Support Dwarfs Ethereum, Altcoins

Bitcoin buy support is a superior metric to coin market capitalization for measuring the future of Bitcoin and altcoins, according to a new monitoring resource. ‘Market Cap Is A Lie’ CoinMarketBook, deliberately named to shadow the current ‘go-to’ directory for cryptocurrency statistics Coinmarketcap, launched in October – but its mission is markedly different. “Market cap […]

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Binance to Launch Binancechain For ‘Millions of Coins,’ CEO Confirms

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by means of traded volumes will be launching its own public blockchain in “a couple of months or so,” according to its CEO, Changpeng Zhao.  ‘There Will be Millions of Coins and Thousands of Blockchains’ Speaking at the stage of Forbes Asia Forum: Decrypting Blockchain, the CEO of the Binance […]

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Vertcoin 51% Attack Could Have Caused $100K in Double Spending

Vertcoin has been experiencing ongoing 51% attacks, reportedly resulting in $100K of double spending on the network.  Rough Couple of Months for Vertcoin In a detailed blog post, Coinbase security engineer Mark Nesbitt revealed that Vertcoin’s network went through repeated 51% attacks, with the largest reorganization having a length of 310 blocks and a depth […]

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Venezuela Artificially Inflates Petro 150 Percent As Bitcoin Sets New Record

Venezuela saw yet another new record for Bitcoin use December 1 after another week of economic shake-ups made the cryptocurrency more appealing than ever. 1 Week, 1300 Bitcoins Data from Coin Dance confirms that in the seven days ending Saturday, Venezuelans transacted 1284 BTC ($5.1 million) via P2P trading platform Localbitcoins alone. In terms of […]

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Bitcoin Price Says Goodbye To $4K Again as $3K Support Could Be Next

The Bitcoin price fellow below $4000 again November 30 as upward momentum stalled, taking the largest cryptocurrency to local lows of $3920. $4.4K Spelled Rejection For Bitcoin As of press time Friday, BTC/USD 00 was circling $3950 after climbing as high as $4390 a day earlier. The turnaround continues the trend of volatility which began […]

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Ethereum Futures? Bakkt Hints It’s Open To Altcoins

Intercontinental Exchange’s delayed cryptocurrency “regulated ecosystem” Bakkt is already mulling the future addition of altcoins, the company hinted November 23. Bakkt: We’ll ‘Consider’ Non-Bitcoin Contracts In a tweet, executives said they would take into account “customer feedback” as a major motivating force when deciding which cryptocurrencies to support in addition to Bitcoin. Bakkt had eyed […]

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Bitcoin Fundamentals Haven’t Changed, Says Anthony Pompliano

Bitcoin isn’t dead, says Anthony Pompliano, despite the current massive cryptocurrency price plummet. The Morgan Creek Digital Partner believes emphasis should be on fundamentals (which haven’t changed), rather than price. Market Fundamentals Trump Price Action Speaking to CNN on Friday (November 23, 2018), Pompliano declared that Bitcoin’s current price 00 didn’t significantly alter the historical […]

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Sweden Braces For Migrant Caravan Of Norwegian Bitcoin Miners

Data center managers in Sweden are expecting a deluge of inquiries from cryptocurrency mining operations in Norway. The Norwegian authorities this week revoked energy tax subsidies for the sector, throwing the future of many companies into doubt. ‘The Dirtiest Form of Cryptographic Output’ Up until this week, mining firms in Norway qualified for the same […]

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