Monthly Archives: September 2018

Almost All Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Solidly in Green, Dogecoin Skyrockets Over 40%

Crypto markets are multiplying recent gains, with 97 out of the top 100 coins by market cap in the green, Dogecoin up more than 40 percent on the day. Saturday, September 1: crypto markets are multiplying recent gains today, with 97 out of the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap solidly in the green, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) continues to climb steadily over the $7,000 mark, seeing 2.52 percent gains over the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap. Bitcoin is […]

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As Zimbabweans Struggle For Cash, Even The Country’s Only Bitcoin ATM Has Run Dry

The Golix bitcoin ATM took on obvious importance when it was first introduced in the Zimbabwean capital Harare, early April. In a country without a currency of its own, where conventional automated teller machines (ATMs) have become useless due to a severe cash crisis, the bitcoin machine was seen as the new gateway to faster cash transfers and cash availability. Now, it is a ‘white elephant’ – unused and redundant. But Golix trudges on. Also read: South African Tax Authority Going After Crypto Traders A Digital Cash […]

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August Markets Report: Heavy Selling Across Leading Crypto Markets

Looking at the monthly charts, the leading cryptocurrency markets experienced heavy selling during August – with the top five crypto markets falling by between 10% and 35% from the start of the month when measuring against USD. Also Read: August 2018 Volume Rankings Report: ETC and Dash Top Ten BTC Produced Tightest Monthly Candle of 2018 August produced the tightest price range of any month during 2018 for the BTC markets, trading within an approximate range of 25% from the month’s opening price of approximately $7,750. After falling […]

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New Information Heightens Satoshi Nakamoto Mystery

For close to ten years many people have been on the hunt for the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of the decentralized technology called Bitcoin. This year the race to find the anonymous character, or group of individuals, who designed the peer-to-peer electronic cash system has been hotter than ever with more clues left behind — Here’s what we know so far.  **This is part one of a two-part story. Part two features a full-length interview with a man who claims to be a member of the Satoshi […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Price Spread and Institutions, Brazil Surveys Exchanges

In recent news pertaining to exchanges, Sfox has attributed a reducing spread in the price of BTC across exchanges to the increased presence of institutional investors in the cryptocurrency markets, Brazil’s government has issued a questionnaire to three local crypto exchanges seeking to obtain data pertaining to their operations, and data from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has revealed a steady decline in bearish pressure on the BTC futures markets in recent months. Also Read: Transaction Fee Mining Exchanges: Highly Popular, Highly Controversial  SFOX Finds […]

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Walmart’s Latest Blockchain Patent Lets Robots Conduct Deliveries Across Supply Chain

Walmart’s latest blockchain-related patent describes a system where autonomous robots handle package delivery. U.S. retail giant Walmart has applied to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) to patent a blockchain system for deliveries, according to an official patent document released August 30. The new patent aims to provide a technology for running “in-field authenticating of autonomous electronic devices” to enable secure deliveries. The patent specifies that “[i]n exemplary embodiments, two autonomous electronic devices, such as delivery drones or household autonomous robots, can authenticate each other using […]

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Wendy McElroy: The Crypto Revolution Will Not Be Centralized

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 10, Part 2 The Crypto Revolution Will Not Be Centralized You say you want a revolution. Well, you know, We all want to change the world. You tell me that it’s evolution. Well, you know, We all want to change the world… But when you talk about destruction Don’t you know that you can count me out… You say you got a real solution. Well, you know, We’d all love to see the […]

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: More Than an Academic View of Progress

This past week has seen progress in two aspects of Bitcoin: privacy and payments. Attitudes toward blockchain technology are also showing progress as two surveys reveal. And yet, regulation does not necessarily seem to be keeping pace. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been following at Bitcoin Magazine. Stay on top of the best stories in the bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Advances in Bitcoin Technology The Anatomy of Anonymity: How Dandelion Could Make Bitcoin More Private Pay From Bitcoin […]

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Transaction Fee Mining Exchanges: Highly Popular, Highly Controversial

You might not have traded on Fcoin or Bitforex, but you’ve probably heard their names mentioned in crypto trading circles. These exchanges are at the forefront of a relatively new business model known as transaction fee – or trans-fee – mining. While innovative, the token model deployed by these platforms is not without its controversies. Also read: How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake Volume What Exactly Is Transaction Fee Mining? With a conventional cryptocurrency exchange, a maker and taker fee is levied on each side of the […]

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Bitcoin vs. Altcoins: Which is the Most Usable for Merchants?

Bitcoin may be the most popular crypto for purchases, but Bitcoin Cash and Dash offer merchants efficiency. Volatile or not, there’s growing public demand for retailers and businesses to accept payment in cryptocurrency. According to a survey published in June by the United Kingdom-based crypto-exchange CreditCoin, 75 percent of American consumers want the option to use cryptocurrencies to pay for items they purchase in stores. Sadly, the proportion of stores providing this option doesn’t seem to have reached three-quarters yet. However, the number of merchants accepting Bitcoin (BTC) […]

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