Monthly Archives: January 2019

Good Ol’ FUD: The Brightest Media Burials of Bitcoin in 2018

For Bitcoin’s 10th anniversary, we remember the brightest FUD of 2018: from Tulip Mania to Dr. Doom calling Vitalik a “dictator for life.” Ten years ago, on Jan. 3, 2009, the Bitcoin (BTC) network was created. Since then, the asset’s price has famously been subject to volatility. That, along with the inceptive crypto’s focus on decentralization, have been disturbing mainstream media, which still fails to grasp and discuss the concept of Bitcoin without skepticism — hence the omnipresent headlines exclaiming its so-called death. Last year was no […]

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2018’s Top Cryptocurrencies Ranked by Github Activity

Over the past 12 months, digital asset values have dropped considerably, but behind the scenes cryptocurrency development has increased. Research from data collection websites that track the amount of Github activity taking place in cryptocurrency repositories shows blockchain development is continuing to grow. Also Read: The Cashaccount.info Platform Tethers Names to Bitcoin Cash Addresses Cryptocurrency Github Activity in 2018 Even though crypto markets saw prices slashed by more than two thirds last year, project development did not follow the same trend. Many projects that have lost more than […]

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Equity Fund CEO Recommends to Steer Clear of Crypto, Advises to Focus on ‘Basic Goods’

The CEO of investment firm Gateway Partners has said investors should avoid Bitcoin and concentrate on traditional investments. The CEO of investment house Gateway Partners, is shunning Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency in favor of more traditional investment strategies, Asia-focused business publication Nikkei Asian Review reported on Jan. 2. Gateway Partners is an advisory and private equity company managed by Viswanathan Shankar, the former director of Standard Chartered group. Over the course of 2019, the company is reportedly planning to invest its first $757 million fund, and is […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 2

While markets are up at the beginning of the new year, some investors remain cautious, suggesting that crypto will not be a safe haven for investors. 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. The new year has started on a cautious note. Venture capital investor Fred Wilson expects […]

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South African Officials Create Regulatory Working Group Dedicated to Cryptocurrencies

The Minister of Finance of South Africa, Tito Mboweni, explained in a letter on Jan. 2 that the region’s government has created a regulatory working group dedicated to cryptocurrencies. According to Mboweni, the working group includes representatives from multiple South African agencies and aims to produce a comprehensive regulatory response to the growing digital asset economy. Also read: Australian Crypto Company Rapped for Paying Bounty Hunters for Glowing Reviews South African Regulatory Working Group Aims to Provide a Cohesive Regulatory Response to Cryptocurrencies South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito […]

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Why Ohio’s State Treasurer Backs Decision to Accept BTC For Tax Payments

As tax season is rapidly approaching, some states, like Ohio, have decided to set a new standard for the rest of the country to follow. Back in November, Ohio became the first state in the U.S. to announce that it would now be possible to pay taxes using bitcoin. While Ohio is first in actually implementing this for its business residents, it’s certainly not the first one to try. Other U.S. states, like Illinois, Arizona, and Georgia have previously attempted to pass legislation allowing state taxes to […]

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European Exchange to Offer Investing in Stocks With Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency holders who look for ways to diversify their portfolios into other markets are about to get a new option for doing so. A regulated European platform, DX Exchange, is set to offer investing in stocks using popular cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million Trade Tokenized Stocks With Crypto Estonia-based venue DX Exchange is set to launch trading on the tokenized stocks of some of the biggest public companies in the world, such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, on Jan. 7, […]

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Mike Novogratz Ups Stake in Galaxy Digital to Own Almost 80% of Shares

Ex-Goldman Sachs partner Mike Novogratz has increased his shares of Galaxy Digital, the crypto-focused merchant bank he founded. Ex-Goldman Sachs partner Mike Novogratz has increased his shares of Galaxy Digital, the crypto-focused merchant bank he founded, Bloomberg reports on Jan. 2. Novogratz, who also serves as chief executive officer of the bank, now reportedly owns 221.2 million ordinary shares — which represents about 79.3% of ordinary shares assuming their conversion. Previously, he reportedly “beneficially owned 213.7 million Class B limited partnership units, representing about 76.6% of ordinary […]

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Crypto Markets Are Mostly in Green, Ethereum Regains Top Altcoin Position

Major currencies remain in the green, Bitcoin is holding the $3,800 mark, and Ethereum overtook Ripple as top altcoin. Wednesday, Jan. 2 — The main cryptocurrencies have mostly been in the green for two days now, according to data from Coin360. Bitcoin (BTC) is still over $3,800 mark, while Ethereum (ETH) has regained the top altcoin position. Market visualization from Coin360 Proof of Keys — a celebration when BTC holders temporarily withdraw their funds from all exchanges and mediators  — is coming in just a few hours, […]

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Over 900 Retailers Worldwide Now Accept Bitcoin Cash

The number of online retailers accepting bitcoin cash (BCH) has swelled to more than 945 stores in the last few months. According to Marco Coino, which provides a directory of merchants that accept payments in BCH, more than 670 bricks and mortar retailers also now handle transactions in the cryptocurrency. In October, that figure stood at just over 500. Also read: Australian Crypto Company Rapped for Paying Bounty Hunters for Glowing Reviews Low Fees and Faster Settlements Draw Merchants to BCH Europe is home to the greatest concentration […]

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