Monthly Archives: November 2018

Catalan Government Considers Blockchain for Public E-Voting System

The director of Citizen Participation of the Catalan government claimed that the authority is considering the use of blockchain in its e-voting system. The head of the Catalan government‘s citizen participation council states that the authority is considering blockchain for the community’s voting system, Spanish daily newspaper La Vanguardia reports Monday, Nov. 19. Earlier in October, the Generalitat of Catalonia approved a preliminary bill to establish an e-voting system for residents abroad in major elections and other voting processes in the autonomous community. Recently, Ismael Peña-López, director […]

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Federal Election Commission Gives Green Light for Political Mining Pool Donations

The U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) has given tacit permission for mining pools to donate to political campaigns. The FEC released a memo on their website on November 13, 2018, to provide background information to a formal meeting that would take place on November 15. In it, they addressed a recent request filed by OsiaNetwork LLC for the FEC’s advisory opinion. OsiaNetwork filed this request on September 10, 2018, asking for confirmation on the “permissibility of OsiaNetwork’s business plan.” With little other information publicly available about this […]

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Huobi Group Sets Up Communist Party Committee in Beijing

As part of its desire to forge deeper ties with the Chinese government, Huobi Group, the parent company of digital asset platform Huobi, has formed a Communist Party committee in China, according to an announcement by the company. The new branch was established by a Huobi subsidiary, Beijing Lianhuo Information Service, and will reside in the Haidian District of the municipality of Beijing. Per reports on the South China Morning Post, the Beijing Lianhuo was established earlier this year, wholly owned by Huobi founder and chief executive […]

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After Yesterday’s Signs of Recovery, Crypto Markets See Drastic Losses

Following slight signals of recovery yesterday, crypto markets experience another dramatic fall, dragging Bitcoin below $5,000. Monday, Nov. 19: after showing some signs of recovery yesterday, Nov. 18, cryptocurrency markets experience another dramatic fall. Bitcoin (BTC) dipped below the $5,000 mark, with some of the top 20 coins falling by as much as 20 percent at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 After a modest attempt to clamber into the green zone on Nov. 18, BTC today has slumped by over 10 percent on […]

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How Crypto Market Fall Influences Mining Hardware Sales and Producers’ Revenues

Mining hardware manufacturers invent new ways to increase their competitiveness and tackle miners’ interest decline as September was the first month when private miners’ profits went into the negative. A year long bear crypto market appears to have had a negative impact on the profitability of cryptocurrency mining. In spite of this, Bitcoin miners still managed to generate $4.7 billion in profit in the first six months of 2018. Constantly growing competition between big mining pools and the increasing difficulty of Bitcoin’s algorithm make getting the first […]

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Hash Wars: A Successful BCH Upgrade and a ‘High Risk’ Exchange Listing

It’s been close to four days since the Bitcoin Cash upgrade and the blockchain split that occurred on Nov. 15. Since the acrimonious fork, a lot has happened within the BCH ecosystem including a few exchanges listing both chains as separate coins. Also Read: Another ‘Satoshi Message’ Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails Bitcoincash.org States Upgrade Was a Success The Nov. 15 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hash war has been quite the spectacle for many cryptocurrency observers to say the least. Almost four days have passed since the […]

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Hoskinson: Satoshi Did “An Amazing Thing”…But There Are Lessons to Learn

Charles Hoskinson is best known today as a co-founder of both Ethereum and IOHK, where he leads the research, design and development of Cardano. But before these projects, there was Bitcoin. Back in 2013, he was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group. In an interview with Bitcoin Magazine during the recent StartEngine Summit, Hoskinson began by saying that he views Bitcoin as a series of experiments to try and realize two key concepts: “Can we achieve a decentralized […]

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Just the Facts: An Unembellished Examination of Ross Ulbricht’s Arrest

The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network hosts several podcasts for regular discussion topics in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency, including the popular weekly show What Bitcoin Did. As a special event, however, What Bitcoin Did has partnered with the campaign to free Ross Ulbricht to host a detailed analysis of Ulbricht’s arrest and imprisonment, Railroaded, on the LTB Network. Peter McCormack, the host of What Bitcoin Did, has worked closely with the #FreeRoss campaign in the past, having interviewed Lyn Ulbricht multiple times. For this series, however, […]

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Fast and Furious: Mining Pool Offers ‘One of the Fastest Engines’ for 3.5 Million Miners

sponsored The new engine provides the industry-best hash rate for Monero, states the company. On Nov. 14, MinerGate, a top-tier mining pool platform with 3.5 million users worldwide, has released the final version of their xFast Miner engine. As Claude Lecomte, the CEO and Founder of MinerGate reported to Cointelegraph, the brand new version of the engine has significantly increased the level of performance and functionality of the platform. According to the company’s website, MinerGate provides miners with a high-quality merged-mining service, with 99.97 percent uptime, withdrawal […]

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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON, IOTA: Price Analysis, Nov. 19

Following the increase in volatility and a renewed downtrend in markets, some analysts have projected abysmally low prices for Bitcoin. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. After a period of three days, the crypto markets have resumed their downtrend. Total market capitalization of the crypto universe has […]

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