Monthly Archives: September 2018

Op-ed: The Case for Adding CTOR to Bitcoin Cash in November

The following opinion piece on Canonical Transaction Ordering (CTOR) was written by Jonald Fyookball the lead developer of Electron Cash.  Canonical Transaction Ordering (“CTOR”) is one of the planned changes for the November 2018 Bitcoin Cash protocol upgrade. There has been quite a bit of discussion in the Bitcoin Cash community about this change. Also read: Philippines Okays PDAX Crypto Exchange I had previously published an article explaining in simple terms what the change is. Although that article satisfied some readers and convinced them that CTOR is not […]

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Irrational Exuberance Revisited: Is Crypto The New Dot-Com Bubble?

And should we even focus on ‘bubble or not’ that much? If you have ever encountered the word ‘cryptocurrency’ or ‘bitcoin,’ there is a solid chance that within the same paragraph or even sentence the word ‘bubble’ could also be found. Bubble has indeed become a shibboleth for crypto sceptics, especially after the market soared at the end of 2017, and the widening gap between valuation and intrinsic value of digital currencies and tokens became ostensible to many. Yet not all bubbles are created equal: some bubble-framed […]

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World Economic Forum Outlines Over 65 Blockchain Use Cases for Environmental Protection

The World Economic Forum has outlined more than 65 blockchain use cases for environmental protection in a recent report. The World Economic Forum (WEF) foundation has outlined more than 65 blockchain use cases for solving the “most pressing” environmental challenges, in a report published September 14. In the report, titled “Building Block(chain)s for a Better Planet,” the Switzerland-based WEF has highlighted a large number of blockchain applications that could be used to help solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. The proposed applications, according to the WEF, […]

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A Decade After Lehman Brothers Died: Mises, Satoshi, Bitcoin, and Wall Street Worship

September 15, 2018 brings the post-industrial financial world to a ten-year milestone. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was officially shuttered on this day in 2008, rocking the entire planet. The event occurred just 110 days before a revolution its collapse helped to spawn: Bitcoin. A little-known economic philosopher, Ludwig von Mises, tried to warn many years ahead about the perils of allowing politicians to issue and steer money. Also read: Overstock to Offer Bitcoin for Sale After Acquiring Bitsy.com Biometric Wallet Mises Warns Fifty Years Prior Investment banks successfully […]

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Crypto Markets Recover Slightly, Ethereum, Tezos See Largest Gains

After dropping below $6,500 yesterday, Bitcoin challenges the price point again. Saturday, September 15: crypto markets are undergoing a slight recovery after yesterday’s decline, with 17 of the 20 top cryptocurrencies by market cap in the green, according to CoinMarketCap data. Market visualization from Coin360 After dropping below the $6,500 price point yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) has challenged the mark again, going up by 1.6 percent over the past 24 hours, to trade at $6,533 at press time. Bitcoin price chart. Source: Cointelegraph Bitcoin Price Index Ethereum (ETH) […]

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Markets Update: Short Term Recovery – Is a Bullish Reversal in Sight?

Cryptocurrency prices are back on the mend after a great majority of digital assets plunged last week losing 10-20 percent or more in value. Since then, the digital currency economy has regained some strength bouncing back from a low of US$186 billion to $205 billion on Saturday, September 15. Also read: Test Driving the Money Button — Simple Enough for a 9-Year Old Crypto-Markets See Some Gains After Some Slashed Prices Last Week — But Is It Enough for a Recovery Rally? Last week, as BTC/USD and ETH/USD […]

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto and the New Cold War

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 10, Part 4 Crypto and the New Cold War History is written by the victors. -Winston Churchill Success is a great deodorant. -Elizabeth Taylor The winning side of a war writes the narrative; politicians, cultural leaders, educators, and the media create the “facts” that school-children know. The losing side can struggle for decades to crack open a window onto inconvenient truths and a more complete picture. “Unimportant” facts do not fare much better […]

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The Daily: Bitfinex Building Decentralized Exchange, Bitpanda Adds Zcash

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is working on a project to launch a decentralized trading platform and we’ve got all the details here. Also in The Daily, Bitpanda adds Zcash to its offerings, Bitvo launches technical analysis tools, and Monex makes executive changes at Coincheck. Also read: Dapp Revival, Remme Launch, 1 Million Cryptokitties Bitfinex Develops Decentralized Exchange Bitfinex, the sixth largest crypto exchange by daily trading volume, has announced it will launch a decentralized trading platform. According to a post on Twitter, the new exchange, called Eosfinex, “will […]

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From Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan: How Cryptocurrencies Are Regulated in Central Asia

The Uzbekistan’s pro-crypto laws, Kazakhstan’s blockchain plans and more. As been reported on September 2, the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, ordered the establishment of a state blockchain development fund called the “Digital Trust.” Earlier in September, a decree legalizing crypto trading — also making it tax-free — and mining in the country came into force, making Uzbekistan a crypto-friendly state. But how is the rest of the Central Asia region is holding up? The list below is based on thorough news research, but should in no […]

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The First Lyra2REv2 ASIC Miner is Available – DAYUN Zig Z1

We can’t confirm for sure yet, but we are seeing a lot of reports coming from Asia about what seems to be the first Lyra2REv2 ASIC miner called DAYUN Zig Z1 getting released. A 28nm-based ASIC miner that is capable of producing 6.8 GHS Lyra2REv2 hashrate with about 1200 Watts of power usage (176.5 W/GH efficiency) is apparently already available for sale with a price range of about $8000-9000 USD. This would mean that profitability for GPU mining coins like Monacoin (MONA), Vertcoin (VTC), Verge (XVG) and […]

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