Coinbase to Pursue Decentralized Form of Identification Following Acquisition

Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has acquired San Francisco-based startup Distributed Systems Inc., which works on decentralized identity solutions, according to an August 15 announcement. In the blog post, B Byrne, project manager for Identity at Coinbase, said Distributed Systems will help the exchange work on new ways to validate and verify identity within its […]

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Is Bitcoin A “Cult”? A Former Paypal CEO Seems To Think So

From the belief that Satoshi is Craig Wright, to some considering that Bitcoin is going zero, this nascent industry has had its fair share of unpopular and contrasting opinions. A former Paypal CEO’s appearance on CNBC has only cemented this theme, with this legacy market proponent likening crypto to a cult. Bitcoin Is A Cult? I […]

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High Times Will Not Accept Bitcoin in Its Initial Public Offering

Marijuana culture media group High Times Holding Corp. has decided not to accept Bitcoin (BTC) in its initial public offering (IPO), according to an August 13 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The decision runs counter to the company’s Aug. 3 announcement, where it stated it will accept cryptocurrencies in order to […]

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Crypto Startup Taps Larry King in Shared Effort to Combat Climate Change

In a message on GEAR Token’s website, iconic political talk show host Larry King says that global climate change is threatening humanity’s existence and is “a potentially catastrophic issue from the combustion of fossil fuels … putting immense pressure on the environment and on our health.” King says that “this is simply not sustainable” and […]

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Turkish Lira’s Collapse Sees Media Highlight Bitcoin’s Relative Stability

Mainstream media seized on the unravelling currency crisis in Turkey Monday, August 13, with Bloomberg publicizing a demonstration of Bitcoin’s (BTC) comparatively low volatility. Leading with the headline “Turkey Meltdown Propels Lira Volatility Above Bitcoin,” Bloomberg became the latest publication to reveal the full extent of the Turkish national currency’s devaluation this year. “The 10-day […]

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Getting Creative With Blockchain …

This week’s top stories include two feature interview: one with Kavita Gupta, founding managing partner at ConsenSys Ventures; and another with electronic dance music DJ Justin Blau (aka DJ 3BLAU) who is launching a decentralized music festival. Bitcoiners have begun moving from Twitter to a new “instance” on Mastodon, the SEC has delayed yet another […]

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Crypto Week In Review: SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF, Goldman Sachs Enters Market

Although the past week was rather quiet for the cryptocurrency industry, the price action seen throughout the past few days seems to tell a different story, with Bitcoin trading within a hefty $1,400 range. SEC Shoots Down VanEck ETF Proposal, Issues 45 Day Delay On Tuesday afternoon, the SEC released a document revealing that it […]

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Crypto Markets Slump Again, With Bitcoin Holding Gains

Saturday, Aug. 11: after short-lived recovery attempt yesterday, cryptocurrencies have suffered another slump today. Almost all cryptocurrencies are down by significant percentages, with Bitcoin (BTC) being a notable exception among the top 20 market cap, up under one percent on the day. Crypto market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin is trading sideways, up by about 0.1 […]

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