Monthly Archives: January 2019

Latin American P2P Bitcoin Markets Defy Global Trend to Set New Records

The Latin American peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency markets have a seen a significant spike heading into 2019, with the Colombian, Peruvian, and Venezuelan Localbitcoins markets posting record volume when measuring in both fiat and BTC. The Argentinian, Dominican, and Mexican markets also posted record volume for P2P trade in recent weeks. Also Read: 9 Cryptocurrency Firms Sue Washington State Utility Over 50 Percent Rate Hike Latin American P2P Markets Witness Record Trade Volume Despite a steady decline in global Localbitcoins volume during recent weeks when measuring in fiat currency, several […]

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Russia Not Ready for the Petro, Proposes Plan to Aid Venezuela Without It

Acknowledging Venezuela’s efforts to deal with inflation and sanctions by creating a state-issued cryptocurrency, Russian officials have nevertheless declined a proposal to use the oil-backed coin in bilateral trade. According to Russian media, Moscow has recently offered Caracas a set of measures aimed at mending the country’s economy but the petro is not among the recommendations.    Also read: Tron Can’t Handle Bittorrent’s Transaction Volume, Former Exec Claims Russia Recommends Traditional Economic Reforms The Russian Federation has taken steps to help its strategic South American ally to […]

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No, IBM’s Quantum Computer Won’t Break Bitcoin

IBM recently unveiled its Q System One at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, with the company describing the quantum computer as being developed for “commercial use.” Despite numerous media outlets again decrying the imminent death of Bitcoin, IBM’s quantum system is not the game-changer that many are heralding it to be. Also Read: Japanese Regulator Clarifies Stance on Bitcoin ETFs and Derivatives IBM Unveils Quantum Computing System IBM’s commercial launch of its new quantum computing system has fueled reports claiming that the technology may spell doom for […]

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Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Tron, Neo, Cardano, Binance Coin, Litecoin

The recent market sell off may indicate that the process of bottom formation will be volatile. After a strong start in 2019, the crypto markets have witnessed sharp selling that dragged the prices down by about 10 percent on Jan. 10. This indicates that the process of bottom formation will be volatile. The traders should aim to book quick profits and trail their stops higher to protect any potential profits. The important event that turned the tide in favor of the bears was the 51 percent attack […]

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Bitcoin Falls Under $3,600 as Top Cryptocurrencies Report Moderate Losses

All the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing slight to moderate losses, with Bitcoin falling under $3,600 again. Sunday, Jan. 13 — all the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing slight to moderate losses in the 24 hours to press time. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has fallen below $3,600 again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is down over 2 percent on the day, trading at around $3,568. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is lower than the intra-week high of $4,109 — […]

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University of Bahrain Will Issue Diplomas on the Blockchain Employing Blockcerts

The University of Bahrain will issue diplomas on the blockchain employing the Blockcerts open standard. The University of Bahrain will issue diplomas on the blockchain, English-language local media Trade Arabia reports on Jan. 13. According to the aforementioned article, the university employs the Blockcerts open standard in partnership with Learning Machine, a startup providing a system to issue verifiable official records using a blockchain-anchored format. As Cointelegraph reported in September last year, the government of Bahrain has stressed the importance of blockchain technology for the country’s economy while […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan.7–13: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

The network of altcoin Ethereum Classic undergoes a 51 percent attack, and Fortnite removes Monero from their merch store. Top Stories This Week Altcoin Ethereum Classic Reportedly Undergoes 51 Percent Attack Earlier this week, the Ethereum Classic (ETC) reportedly underwent a 51 percent attack. In the aftermath, crypto exchange Coinbase noted that upwards of $1.1 million in crypto was double spent during the time of the deep blockchain reorganization. Coinbase and several other cryptocurrency exchanges temporarily paused deposits and withdrawals of the altcoin to prevent loss of […]

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9 Cryptocurrency Firms Sue Washington State Utility Over 50 Percent Rate Hike

A major utility in the U.S. state of Washington, Grant County public utility district, and its commissioners are facing a lawsuit filed by nine cryptocurrency firms. The suit alleges that they “acted inappropriately in creating and approving a new rate that raises electricity costs” for cryptocurrency miners. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Lawsuit Filed Grant County public utility district (Grant PUD) in Washington state has revealed that nine cryptocurrency firms have filed a lawsuit against it and its commissioners relating […]

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Japan: Seven Cryptocurrency Exchanges Could Receive FSA-Issued Licenses in Two Months

Seven applications will be either approved or rejected within two months, according to data recently released by the agency. According to new insight into the Japanese financial agency’s review process of companies applying for a cryptocurrency exchange license, seven applications will be either approved or rejected within two months. Cointelegraph Japan reported on this development on Jan. 12. The new information in regard to the review process offered by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) revealed that it involves a lengthy procedure that takes almost six months from […]

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Mining Giant Bitmain Reportedly Suspends Mining Operations in Texas

China-based leading mining and ASIC hardware producer Bitmain has reportedly suspended its mining operations in Rockdale. China-based leading mining and mining ASIC hardware producer Bitmain has reportedly suspended its mining operations in Rockdale, public radio station Texas Public Radio reports on Jan. 10. Rockdale is located in Milam County, east of Austin, in the United States state of Texas. Steve Young, a Milam County Judge, issued a statement reporting that all Bitmain employees but two engineers and the director of human relations had been laid off, and […]

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