When we talk about worldwide crypto adoption, one of the most untapped places in the world is Africa. Nigerian blockchain experts have called for greater regulation of cryptocurrency on the African continent to strengthen the sector in the region and to help boost the economy. Although most crypto-fanatics will pour scorn on any talk ofCCN
12/25/2018 / 15:00:36
Luno is on a mission to make buying and selling crypto from your mobile easy and in doing so, “upgrading the world to a better financial system.” While pretty much everyone agrees that 2018’s been one long stint in bear country, this blockchain firm has taken the time to analyze the highs and (mostly) lows […]NullTX.
12/20/2018 / 20:06:17
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Mark Lundeberg has revealed his new project, a fork of the Electron Cash wallet that performs trustless atomic swaps between BCH and BTC. On Dec. 18, Lundeberg officially launched the first iteration of his Openswap platform with a video tutorial on how to trade between two different cryptocurrencies. Also read: Only Sharks […]Bitcoin News.
12/19/2018 / 22:00:20
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On Friday, Dec. 14, Bitcoin Cash developer Mark Lundeberg announced his new project Openswap, a fork of the Electron Cash client that features atomic swap functionality. Lundeberg’s been working on the Openswap software for months and the tool can perform swaps between bitcoin cash (BCH) and BTC in a trustless fashion. Also read: Markets Update: Bears […]Bitcoin News.
12/16/2018 / 03:35:59
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This story about a rejected government offer was written by Tomas Forgac, friend of Bitcoin.com, early Bitcoin investor and entrepreneur, now focusing on Bitcoin Cash adoption and growth. *** An unnamed pro-crypto government recently gave Bitcoin.com an unsolicited offer to finance the expansion of operations. While we are grateful for the trust given to us and […]Bitcoin News.
11/27/2018 / 14:00:46
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There has been no letup in the pain that crypto markets are currently in. Since they started to head south last Wednesday a whopping $70 billion has been dumped resulting in a 33% slump in total market capitalization. Crypto Capitulation as Currencies Crash This time last week cryptocurrency market capitalization was around $212 billion, a...The post Bloodbath Continues as Crypto Markets Collapse 33% in a Week Losing $70 Billion appeared first on NewsBTC.
11/20/2018 / 09:00:21
The blockchain space appeals to freethinkers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Many of these iconoclasts practice voluntaryism, although a philosophy which new entrants may have not heard about. This is because they entered into the ecosystem from the financial realm, and their sole focus has been on accumulating more wealth. This is a shame. The impetus for cypherpunks […]Bitcoin News.
11/17/2018 / 04:30:19
Two mining companies with operations in Sweden have reportedly abandoned their facilities in the country’s northernmost county of Norrbotten. One of the companies, U.S. miner NGDC, appears to have suddenly fled from the area, leaving $1.55 million in unpaid electricity bills in its wake. Also Read: Seba Crypto Eyes Swiss Bank License, Independent Reserve Integrates Tax […]The post Miner Abandons Swedish County, Leaves $1.5M in Unpaid Electricity Bills appeared first on Bitcoin News.
11/15/2018 / 21:35:26
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As the Bitcoin Cash fork draws near, a lot has been announced over the last few days concerning the consensus changes scheduled for Nov. 15. Earlier this week, the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) development team released a new client version that includes the ability to configure the Bitcoin SV hard fork ruleset. In addition to the […]Bitcoin News.
11/07/2018 / 14:55:58
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A survey by Luno, a London-based cryptocurrency platform, has revealed that a growing number of people in South Africa prefer holding cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and bitcoin cash rather than the local fiat unit, the rand. About 70 percent of South Africans have heard about virtual currencies, and most people have been using them as […]Bitcoin News.
11/07/2018 / 10:00:22
In this edition of Exchanges Roundup, we look at a Luno executive’s belief that the South African government will introduce ''open” crypto regulations. We also focus on Bitstamp, which expects a 1250x increase in matching speed after it integrates a customized version of Cinnober’s trading engine software into its platform, as well as the motivation behind a […]Bitcoin News.
11/06/2018 / 20:00:39
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Pre-orders of purchased HTC Exodus phones are set to ship in December. HTC is hyping the technology as a viable tool for the blockchain and cryptocurrency community, but many are still skeptical. Taiwanese firm HTC Corporation made headlines back in May after announcing plans for the first native blockchain smartphone, dubbed the HTC Exodus. In October, HTC made the phone available for pre-order with the expectation the first units would ship in December. Payment wasRead MoreThe post HTC Exodus Phones Preparing to Ship in December (With More Questions Than Answers) appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.
11/03/2018 / 13:00:16
Facebook’s Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy, and Oscar Rodriguez, Product Manager, announced that “Today, we’re removing 559 pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” It is another decision to purge the world’s largest social media site of political speech, and it just might be a final […]Bitcoin News.
10/12/2018 / 03:05:49
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European banks have allegedly been complicit as corrupt African leaders pilfer the wealth of their economies in the billions of dollars. The Angolan government on Monday arrested the son of ex-president Jose dos Santos for stealing $500 million from the country’s sovereign wealth fund, with the help of a British bank. It is only a […]Bitcoin News.
09/26/2018 / 00:15:03
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This weekend the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) developers have announced another new feature to the Bitcoin Cash network called the Bitcoin Files Protocol (BFP). The first implementation of the file storage system has been added to the SLP version of the Electron Cash light client. Also read: Simple Ledger Token Creation Platform Launches on the BCH […]Bitcoin News.
09/24/2018 / 01:25:45
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In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency mining, Bitfury has announced a “suite” of products powered by the company’s new mining chip, a botnet that hunts and destroys XMR mining malware has been discovered by security researchers, and Soluna has announced that it will commence the construction of its Moroccan wind farm in January. Also Read: Weiss […]Bitcoin News.
09/20/2018 / 19:25:00
Zimbabwean cryptocurrency exchange, Golix, is now active in seven countries across Africa, but it may be sometime before everyone buys into the project. Volume is still very low amid what looks like close competition between old and new exchanges fighting for a small, elite, but steadily growing market. A lack of market markers – those wealthy […]Bitcoin News.
09/18/2018 / 19:25:27
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Africa has steadily accelerated the switch to modern technologies. But can a continent facing a crisis with antiquated banking technologies, low rate of financial inclusion, poor confidence in the banking system, and high remittance costs become the new battleground for blockchain or cryptocurrency-centred settlements? Also read: Square’s Big Week: Crypto Patent, Shares Leap, and Lightning […]The post Africa and its Antiquated Banking: Cryptocurrencies The Solution? appeared first on Bitcoin News.
09/05/2018 / 02:55:03
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As Bitcoin mining becomes more popular, the electrical cost for running the operation is causing a series of problems for local communities and environmental groups. Soluna, a computing company that uses renewable energy to power its systems, wants to offset the carbon footprint of mining Bitcoin by building a wind-powered blockchain computing infrastructure in theCCN
09/03/2018 / 12:20:27
An early-stage Singaporean VC firm is set to launch a $10 million investment fund designated for blockchain technology startups and cryptocurrencies. Continuing the Trend Back in March 2018, LiveBitcoinNews reported that fintech companies consider the venture capital in Singapore to be sufficient. According to a report from Singapore Business Review, the government provides appealing incentives...The post Major Singaporean VC Firm to Launch $10 Million Cryptocurrency Investment Fund appeared first on Live Bitcoin News.
08/11/2018 / 14:00:21
Singaporean venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures is launching what it bills as Southeast Asia’s ‘first dedicated VC cryptocurrency fund’ with $10 million in investment capital. Dubbed LuneX Ventures, the fund will see a ‘laser-like focus’ on the cryptocurrency and blockchain space by investing in early-stage startups including cryptocurrency exchanges, the VC firm said onThe post Singapore VC Firm Launches Dedicated $10 Million Cryptocurrency Fund appeared first on CCN
08/10/2018 / 09:39:03
On August 1, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch released a new paper in the Science Translational Medicine journal, detailing their successful attempt at transplanting lab-grown artificial lungs into living pigs. Bioengineered Organs Could Save 20 Individuals a Day According to the Unified Network for Organ Sharding, more than 20 individuals die on […]
08/07/2018 / 19:00:31
As Bitcoin mining becomes more expensive and is criticized as being detrimental to the environment, several initiatives are being put forward to reverse this situation. The latest move comes from Brookstone Partners, which involves building a 900-megawatt wind farm in Morocco dedicated to mining Bitcoin. Bitcoin Mining To Minimize Carbon Footprint Critics have always argued that Bitcoin mining is a threat to the environment. They point out that cryptocurrency mining consumes huge amounts of electricity,Read MoreBitcoinist.com.
07/28/2018 / 05:00:42
A remote location in Morocco has become a strategic spot to build a 900-megawatt wind farm as bitcoin miners look for cheap electricity in order to set up their computing centers. The spot south of Marrakesh is likely to turn into a cryptocurrency mining hub as the ecosystem favors renewable energy rather than utility grids...The post Can a Wind Farm Help Morocco Become the Next Bitcoin Mining Paradise? appeared first on NewsBTC.
07/27/2018 / 23:30:29
The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 5 Crypto: Other Than The Black Market, A Last Stand For Economic Freedom? Money…is the economic area most encrusted and entangled with centuries of government meddling. Many people, many economists, usually devoted to the free market stop short at […]Bitcoin News.
07/21/2018 / 15:00:51
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The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 4 Does Your Money Serve the State or You? The State, in short, subjects people, whereas Society associates them voluntarily. – Felix Morley Two simple litmus tests determine whether money serves the state (organized force) or whether it serves […]The post Wendy McElroy: Does Your Money Serve the State or You? appeared first on Bitcoin News.
07/14/2018 / 15:00:10
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The popularity of cryptocurrency is not just restricted to Europe, Asia, and North America. South Africa, the continent’s second-largest economy, continues to experience a cryptocurrency boom despite the price downturns experienced in the market so far in 2018. Booming Cryptocurrency Exchange Market The South African economy has struggled for the most of 2018. The rand (the country’s) fiat currency hit a six-month low in June, amid massive selloffs in the emerging markets. As a result,Read MoreBitcoinist.com.
07/08/2018 / 00:00:52
With a new focus on security tokens and financial regulation, Blockchain entrepreneurs and enthusiasts are introduced to the World Blockchain Forum in New York. Early bird ticket release ends May 7th.Continuing a remarkable year delivering record-breaking events in Miami and Dubai, the Keynote team have set their sights on the Big Apple to host the first WBF: Security Tokens & ICOs. Shifting from the previous theme ‘ICOs and Investments’, this World Blockchain Forum will introduce New York to fintech industry leaders, inspiring speakers, experts and innovators from around the globe, opening up dialogue that explores security tokens in blockchain. Bitcoin News.
04/26/2018 / 17:30:21
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