Monthly Archives: September 2018

Energy Firm ENGIE Partners With Consulting Firm to Create Blockchain Software Offering

French energy group ENGIE has teamed up with consulting firm Maltem to establish a blockchain software offering geared toward commercial clients. French electric utility company ENGIE and consulting firm Maltem Consulting Group have jointly established a blockchain development firm designed for commercial customers, according to a press release published September 7. The new project called Blockchain Studio received seed funding totalling €1.9 million (around $2.1 million). Blockchain Studio has created a software suite for commercial enterprises comprised of two fundamental tools. One tool is focused on the […]

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Bittrex to Launch Caribbean and Latin American Crypto Exchange

The US-based exchange Bittrex has announced a partnership with Cryptofacil, a new cryptocurrency trading platform designed to accommodate citizens in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company explains the new exchange will be powered by Bittrex and offer customers in those regions accessibility to over 200 digital assets. Also read: Proof-of-Stake is a Rebranded Version of the Old Financial System US Exchange Bittrex Is Launching a New Exchange That Tends to Latin American and Caribbean Citizens The North American cryptocurrency trading platform Bittrex is expanding its operations by […]

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Crypto, Blockchain Companies Shine in LinkedIn’s Top 50 U.S. Startups

LinkedIn has been keeping its finger on the pulse of the United States’ most thriving startups, and crypto organizations are showing tremendous signs of life — and growth. The business and employment social media site released its LinkedIn Top Startups list this Thursday, September 6, 2018. Split into two articles, the list details the U.S.’s most dominant startups, weighing each company’s worth with in-house data that looks at “employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement with the company and its employees; and how well these startups pulled talent […]

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Major Mining Pool F2Pool Publishes List of Minimum Prices for Profitable Crypto Mining

Co-founder of the world’s sixth largest crypto mining pool has published a list of break-even price points for various crypto miner models. The CEO of China-based crypto mining pool F2Pool posted a company-branded infographic September 6 that indicates at what minimum price points the mining of various cryptocurrencies becomes unprofitable. Shixing Mao, co-founder and CEO and of the world’s sixth largest mining pool F2Pool, published a list of price levels for major cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Zcash (ZEC) below which mining […]

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Bitcoin’s Hopeful Numbers: 70% Familiar in the United States

This week Yougov Omnibus released a host of encouraging new survey data, new numbers, and among their findings “48% of millennials would be interested in using cryptocurrency primarily…A vast majority (79%) of Americans are familiar with at least one kind of cryptocurrency.” Also read: Square’s Big Week: Crypto Patent, Shares Leap, and Lightning Plug Some Encouraging Bitcoin & Crypto Numbers Amid sagging crypto market prices, it’s heartening for enthusiasts to receive survey data like that recently released by Yougov Omnibus. Their findings concluded, “By far, the most […]

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WildRig Multi 0.10.7 Beta, a New Multi-algorithm Miner

WildRig multi is the successor of the WildRig miner that originally supported only the Wild Keccak algorithm on both AMD and Nvidia GPUs. The new WildRig Multi miner currently supports the relatively new Renesis algorithm as well as the hmq1725 algorithm only and apparently the sonoa algorithm is planned for an upcoming update. Do note that the WildRig Multi currently supports only newer AMD RX and Vega GPUs (the miner comes with pre-compiled binary kernels for Baffin, Ellesmere and gfx900 only) and will not work on older […]

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Scattered Gains Bring Respite after Midweek Crash, But Many Alts Continue to See Losses

Crypto markets have slightly stabilized today, although many major coins continue to shed value. Friday, September 7: after the midweek bloodbath, crypto markets have slightly stabilized today, although many coins continue to shed value, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at around $6,430 at press time, down just under one percent on the day, according to Cointelegraph’s Bitcoin Price Index. Despite a bullish start to September, Bitcoin’s price decline set in this Wednesday, September 5. Since then, the leading cryptocurrency has […]

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The Altcoin Correction Index Gives an Alternative View of Crypto Assets

Analysts are always seeking new ways to assess cryptocurrencies. Different metrics provide insights that can be used to gauge various trends, such as estimating when a particular asset has bottomed out and is due to rise. The Altcoin Correction Index provides an unvarnished snapshot of this year’s worst performing cryptos. Also read: Blockchain, Reloaded: How the New “Matrix” Appeared Altcoins Haven’t Performed This Badly Since 2014 Whatever metric you choose to apply, altcoins aren’t looking so pretty this year. Just one crypto asset in the top 100 is […]

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Distributed Dialogues: Governance and Decentralized Platforms

On the latest episode of Distributed Dialogues, Dave and Rick from the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network host interviews on the risks and rewards of government interference in the cryptocurrency space. The first guest, John Collins, got his start in government on the Senate Committee of Homeland Security, and quickly moved to working with Coinbase after he first heard about Bitcoin in 2013. Since then, he’s tried to bridge the worlds of policy and cryptocurrency. Collins discusses the ways in which he has worked to make the government […]

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USD Is the Most Actively Traded Fiat Against Cryptocurrencies, Study Says

Recent research shows 2018 was a success for the crypto industry, with the market growing worldwide along with viral interest. Management and technology consulting firm GreySpark has found that U.S. dollars are the most actively traded fiat currency against cryptocurrencies in a new study published September 4. The study focuses on the recent popularity of cryptocurrencies that went viral in late 2017, when Bitcoin’s (BTC) price peaked at $20,000. GreySpark experts found that crypto prices correlated with Google search interest. For instance, the fluctuation in the price […]

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