Monthly Archives: March 2020

A Treatise on Bitcoin and Privacy Part 1: A Match Made in the Whitepaper

Introduction How one’s focus can shift in just two weeks! While today everybody in the Bitcoin space seems more concerned with price fluctuations in response to the global financial panic (understandably so), it’s important to remember perennial issues that never go away, like the importance of maintaining your privacy when you transact in bitcoin. Throughout this month especially, we’ve been hearing reports of KYC/AML-compliant exchanges freezing user accounts due to suspected use of CoinJoin software (more on that later), followed by yet another case of a famous […]

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Exclusive Interview With Akon on His African Crypto Revolution

Rapper and entrepreneur Akon discusses his new cryptocurrency with Cointelegraph. Rapper and entrepreneur, Akon, shares his vision for his forthcoming Akoin cryptocurrency in this exclusive video interview with Cointelegraph. The crypto platform will enable the tokenized trading of mobile phone credits, a popular alternative to many volatile fiat currencies on the continent of Africa. In this interview preview, Akon discusses how the widespread use of mobile phone credits as a means of trade across Africa inspired the Akoin crypto network. To find out about Akon’s plan to […]

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Atari Is Not Releasing an ICO Token… It’s Releasing 2 Tokens and a Crypto Casino

The Atari Group will conduct a token sale in March and launch a cryptocurrency casino. Legendary video game company the Atari Group will conduct an initial coin offering aimed at launching a cryptocurrency casino. Atari was founded in 1972 in Sunnyvale, California, though ownership has changed hands several times since then. The company currently belongs to Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher, Atari, SA. Its stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris with a current market cap of just under $50 million. And now the […]

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How EOS and ETH DeFi Made It Through Market Turmoil

Unconventional analysis of two major decentralized finance projects, based on Ethereum and EOS, which recently went through the same storm. On March 11 at 4:56 p.m. UTC, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director of the World Health Organization, stated that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic. Industry experts consider the global uncertainty around this respiratory disease — from travel bans imposed by governments across the globe to the continuing global market turmoil — to be a trigger of the cryptocurrency market’s painful crash. Most cryptocurrencies saw their […]

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BitMEX Report: Issuance of CBDCs May Lead to Inflation

BitMEX Research suggests that the issuance of the CBDC will lead to inflation as cash will be banned. A March 18th post by BitMEX Research discusses the two approaches governments can take with regards to the issuance of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and the ramifications for the economy. Money supply In the modern economy, the money supply is largely determined by the banks’ ability and/or willingness to make loans. “From a liquidity perspective, the largest deposit-taking institutions in an economy have an almost unconstrained capability […]

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The MakerDAO Auction Is Happening, Here’s What to Expect

The upcoming MakerDAO auction is set to cover the protocol’s losses during the March 12 Ethereum price crash, with its success being critical for the stability of DeFi. The MakerDAO (MKR) community has locked in an auction to cover a multi-million dollar hole in DAI collateral after the sudden Ethereum (ETH) price crash on March 12. Scheduled for 10:28 AM EST on March 19, the system will auction newly minted MKR in exchange for DAI. The proceeds from the sale will be used to recapitalize the system […]

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Coronavirus Financial Crash Is Bitcoin’s Biggest Test, BitMEX Says

The recent market crash could be Bitcoin’s biggest opportunity since its creation in 2009, BitMEX says. BitMEX, the world’s second largest crypto exchange by daily trading volume as of press time, believes that amid the ongoing global coronavirus crash, Bitcoin faces its biggest challenge and the opportunity to prove its potential during the global financial crisis. The 2020 coronavirus financial crash could be the biggest opportunity Bitcoin has ever seen On March 17, BitMEX’s research arm, BitMEX Research, published an analysis of the ongoing impact of COVID-19 […]

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Billion-Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit Continues – Craig Wright Ordered to Pay $165K in Legal Fees

While the cryptocurrency community deals with floundering market prices, the billion-dollar Kleiman v. Wright Lawsuit continues in Florida. On March 17, a court filing shows that the self-professed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright has been ordered by the judge to pay $165,500 in attorney fees. U.S. magistrate Bruce Reinhart granted in part some of the legal fees the plaintiffs were asking for but denied the plaintiffs’ motion for the sum of $658,000. Also Read: Attorney Fees Stack up as Craig Wright Fights Court Order Judge Orders Craig Wright […]

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Crypto Synthetic Assets, Explained

Cryptocurrency-collateralized synthetic currency models can have enormous implications in the traditional finance industry. Why are crypto synthetic assets a big deal? Cryptocurrency-collateralized synthetic currency models powered by smart contracts can have enormous implications in the traditional finance industry. In their essence, these models offer cryptocurrency holders the leverage to trade traditional assets as well as their derivatives while remaining in the digital ecosystem. Decentralization grants open-access to a global community of investors. Before products such as Abra, Synthetix and UMA became available, only a select few institutional […]

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Price Analysis Mar 18: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LEO

As equities markets continue to fall, major cryptocurrencies are likely to remain range-bound for the next few days. The unprecedented volatility in the equity markets continues as the traders are trying to assess the economic damage and the remedial measures that have been taken to support the economy. A growing number of developed nations have announced huge stimulus packages to soften the impact of the pandemic. However, billionaire investor Tim Draper believes that Bitcoin (BTC) will lead the recovery from the ongoing financial crisis by transforming the […]

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