Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Cobo Vault Hardware Wallet Will Outlive You

The arms race between hardware wallet manufacturers is showing no signs of abating. Every new device must be more secure, robust and impregnable than its predecessor to claim the bragging rights and earn the shekels of the crypto rich, to whom nothing but the best will do. The Cobo Vault is the latest hardware wallet clamoring to be the best device of its kind. Also read: Which Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet is Best for You? In a Post-Apocalyptic Society, Many Years From Now… The year is 2140 and the […]

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Data Research Firm: 96 Percent of Companies That Exist Today Will Fail in 10 Years

sponsored Inability to extract intelligence from the data will harm competitiveness, the company says. Anyone involved in marketing knows the adage as old as advertising itself: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” The reality may be worse though – not just a half, but an absolute majority of marketing budgets is wasted on customers that don’t generate enough profitability, says Peter Fader of the Wharton school of economics at the University of Pennsylvania. The rise of […]

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‘Bitcoin’s No Longer Boring,’ Price Heading Towards $1.5K, Say Bloomberg Analysts

Bloomberg Intelligence analysts predict that Bitcoin “has further to fall,” predicting a fall to as low as $1,500 per coin. Analysts at Bloomberg Intelligence predict that Bitcoin (BTC) “has further to fall,” Bloomberg reported Nov. 16. “Bitcoin’s no longer boring” declares Bloomberg, before stating that analysts predict the price could fall as low as the $1,500 point, a further 70 percent drop in the coin’s price. Bloomberg cites hedge fund founder Travis Kling saying that he “didn’t sleep well” because of the potential turmoil in wider crypto […]

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Crypto Experts From Sanctioned Countries to Receive Training in Crimea

The leading crypto industry association in Crimea has proposed establishing an international training center to prepare experts from countries that have been placed under western sanctions. The idea is to use advanced technologies associated with cryptocurrencies to attract foreign investors to these jurisdictions. Also read: Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses Plan for Crypto Course Put Forward in Crimea As part of the initiative, the Crimean Republican Association of Blockchain Investment Technologies (Krabit) intends to launch an educational course that could become part of a […]

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Fundstrat’s Tom Lee Predicts Bitcoin Recovery, But Lowers End-Year Target to $15K

Tom Lee has lowered his expectations for Bitcoin’s price at the end of the year to $15,000 from the previous $25,000. Wall Street analyst and cryptocurrency bull Tom Lee has nearly cut his end-year Bitcoin (BTC) price target in half from $25,000 to $15,000, CNBC reported Nov. 16. According to Lee – the co-founder of market advisory firm Fundstrat Global Advisors – the key factor behind his new target is Bitcoin’s “break-even point,” or the level at which the cost to mine Bitcoin matches its trading price, […]

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Another ‘Satoshi Message’ Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails

It’s been a crazy week in cryptocurrency land as a large portion of the community watched the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network split into two chains on Nov. 15. Following the 24 hours of the BCH hash war, an interesting message was found stemming from block height 9 that claims there is an “issue with Segwit.” Of course, a few cryptocurrency developers have once again deemed the latest Satoshi signature as “fake” and have explained that the new message was likely another fluke attempt by Craig Wright. Also […]

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CryptoRuble: How Stable Could Russian National Stablecoin Be?

Details of Russia’s national stablecoin have surfaced. On November 7, the chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee on Financial Markets announced details of the “CryptoRuble,” a long-discussed government cryptocurrency project.   Specifically, the official said that a state-backed stablecoin would be a complete equivalent to the Russian fiat ruble, but in a digital space. Russian authorities have now ended up with this concept after years of contradicting statements, and still, a ruble-pegged stablecoin might not turn out stable in the end. Long and complex history of national […]

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ICO Performance in Q3 2018 Saw ‘Overall Disappointment,’ Study Shows

Recently released crypto market research characterizes ICO performance in Q3 2018 with “overall disappointment,” citing increased regulatory scrutiny. Initial Coin Offering (ICO) performance was in part characterized by “overall disappointment” in the third quarter of 2018, according to a study from ICO analysis firm ICORating published Nov. 15. As the report states, Q3 2018 saw 597 ICOs raise over $1.8 billion, a notably lower value than the over $8.3 billion reportedly raised in the previous quarter. A similar decline in investment has been reported in traditional Venture […]

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Hash Wars: BCH Proponents Confident a Resolution Is in Sight

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community entered the third day of its hash war, with many supporters growing confident that a resolution may be in sight. Close to 300 blocks have been mined on the Bitcoin ABC side of the chain using the new consensus ruleset, which has also given the network the most accumulated proof of work. In addition to the hash battles of the last few days, the first major cryptocurrency exchange, Bittrex, has re-opened bitcoin cash deposits and given the ABC […]

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The Daily: New Woe for ICOs, Bitcoin Cash Trading Resumes

In Saturday’s edition of The Daily, we examine Q3’s figures for initial coin offerings, and ponder where they go from here in the wake of fresh SEC scrutiny. We also take a look at how exchanges are reacting to the Bitcoin Cash fork. Some platforms have already enabled deposits and withdrawals, while others are waiting till the dust has settled. Also read: SEC Settles Charges With Two ICO Issuers Exchanges Respond to the Bitcoin Cash Fork In the build-up to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork on […]

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