Monthly Archives: February 2020

Portfolios with Bitcoin Allocation Outperform Traditional Investments

New data shows diversification between Bitcoin and traditional assets provides better risk-adjusted performance for investors. Bitcoin (BTC) was the best performing asset of the decade according to a recent report by Cointelegraph and earlier this week Morgan Creek Capital CEO, Mark Yusko, said that every investment portfolio should have a minimum 1% Bitcoin allocation.  Yusko made the comments during an interview with Max Keiser on the Keiser Report, published on Jan. 30. Keiser also noted that portfolios with a 1% allocation to Bitcoin have also outperformed nearly […]

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Darknet Users Discuss the Connection Between DDoS Attacks and Exit Scams

During the last few weeks, a number of darknet markets (DNMs) like Dread and Empire have been attacked relentlessly with heavy DDoS attacks. Meanwhile, reports disclose that Apollon is allegedly pulling an exit scam in the same fashion as Nightmare Market did last year. Darknetstats.com details that Apollon remains online and is accepting bitcoin deposits while all vendors are locked out of the platform. Also read: The Darknet Just Had One of Its Wildest Months Yet Coincidental DDoS Attacks and a Possible Apollon Exit Scam According to […]

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Charles Hoskinson: Cardano Will Become “the Most Decentralized Cryptocurrency in the World�

Cointelegraph caught up with the Cardano co-founder to learn the latest. Cardano will become the most decentralized cryptocurrency in the world, 50 to 100 times more decentralized than Bitcoin once all its upgrades are implemented. At least that’s the word according to Cardano co-founder and CEO of IOHK Charles Hoskinson, who caught up with Cointelegraph at CV Summit, a day-long crypto event running alongside the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Speaking with Cointelegraph’s Kristina Cornèr, Hoskinson said he believes the hard fork, […]

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ETH Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin: “Bitcoin Cash Is Not Bitcoin�

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin recently said BTC and BCH are not the same, although previous tweets show he is not against BCH outright. In a recent tweet, Ethereum network co-founder Vitalik Buterin said Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) are not the same.  “Bitcoin Cash is not Bitcoin,” Buterin said in a Feb 1 tweet responding to Brad Mills’ accusation of Buterin as Bitcoin Cash promoter.  Several tweets exist that might suggest Buterin is not 100% against BCH, although he clearly made the distinction that BCH is […]

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Ripple’s Xpring Opens Developer Relations Forum

Ripple’s Xpring developer platform launches DevRel as an avenue for interaction with developers. Ripple’s Xpring will launch a community web page and forum referred to as “developer relations,” or DevRel, for its developer platform.  Most of Xpring’s employees work on the engineering and product side of the table, explained a Feb. 1 blog post on the Xpring website. “We think of DevRel as the ears and mouth of Xpring,” the post reads.  Xpring for devs Xpring originally functioned as Ripple’s investment branch. In October 2019, Ripple also […]

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Jiang Zhuoer Restructures Development Funding Proposal for Bitcoin Cash

On January 31, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer addressed the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community again after his initial proposal last Wednesday was met with mixed responses. Zhuoer changed a number of specifics within the proposed Infrastructure Funding Plan for Bitcoin Cash and hopes the community will agree with his opinions. Also read: Cashfusion Far More Practical Than Other Coinjoin Protocols, Says Data Analyst Btc.top Founder Jiang Zhuoer Discusses a New Bitcoin Cash Infrastructure Funding Plan Arrangement The CEO of the mining operation Btc.top decided to address BCH supporters […]

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Bitcoin Price Faces the Last Big Hurdle Before $10,000

Bitcoin price is in the midst of a trend reversal that could push BTC to the next key resistance at $9.5K and then over $10K. Bitcoin price (BTC) kicked off 2020 with an incredible 37% gain in the month of January. Aside from that, support was found at $8,200 earlier this week. This support test resulted in a continuation of the upward momentum, leading the price towards $9,500. Is the price of Bitcoin ready to face $10,000? Crypto market daily performance. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin shows strong monthly […]

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Top 10 Books Recommended by Crypto Thought Leaders

Cointelegraph asked crypto leaders about their favorite books and compiled the top 10 to read in 2020. At the end of 2019, Cointelegraph collected an interesting and sometimes unexpected selection of books from people without whom the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain would be completely different. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Changpeng Zhao, John McAfee, Grigory Klumov and the Cointelegraph team shared the most interesting books that they read in 2019. These recommendations are for those who want to immerse themselves in the crypto industry. They also aim […]

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US Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Says Regulations Cannot Impede Crypto, Affirms Priorities

Andrew Yang, who is running for U.S. president in the 2020 election, has explained what his priorities will be regarding cryptocurrency under his administration. He said that crypto investors are finding a way to make use of their investments and regulations cannot impede it. Yang advocates for a uniform, nationwide set of crypto regulations so the U.S. is not stuck with state-by-state policies. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital Currencies Yang’s Crypto Priorities Andrew Yang is an […]

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Ripple Unlocks Half Billion Tokens From Escrow as XRP Price Up 26% YTD

26% returns for XRP investors in January fall decidedly short compared to Bitcoin and altcoins such as Litecoin, as planned token release continues. XRP price growth remains lackluster as February begins, despite blockchain payment network Ripple releasing 500 million tokens from its escrow. Data from the XRP blockchain noted by monitoring resource Whale Alert on Feb. 1 confirmed a single transaction of 500,000,000 tokens worth $119.5 million left Ripple’s escrow the same day. XRP “rewards” bagholders with 26% returns The move is the latest in a series […]

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