Monthly Archives: January 2019

8 Food Delivery Sites That Accept Cryptocurrency

Purchasing goods and services online with cryptocurrency is becoming increasingly popular. A growing number of takeaway platforms around the world are ready to accept your digital cash in exchange for a tasty meal, be it a pizza, burger or vegan dish. Also read: 8 Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Around the World Right Now Get Pizza for Bitcoin With pizza being among the first items purchased with bitcoin, it only seems fitting that we should start with a pizza delivery portal that accepts cryptocurrency. Pizzaforcoins is […]

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Van Eck Associates CEO: Bitcoin Investors Are Moving to Gold

Jan Van Eck, CEO of Van Eck Associates, suggested that Bitcoin investors moved to gold during an interview. Jan Van Eck, CEO of Van Eck Associates, suggested that Bitcoin (BTC) investors have moved to gold during an interview with CNBC published on Jan. 26. Van Eck declared that he thinks “that Bitcoin pulled a bit of demand away from gold last year, in 2017.” Afterward, he concluded: “Interestingly, we just polled 4,000 Bitcoin investors and their number one investment for 2019 is actually gold. So gold lost […]

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Bloq Labs Reveals Software Suite That Aims to Increase Hash Power by Double Digits

The blockchain organization Bloq Labs has introduced a beta version of a new software suite for cryptocurrency miners called Titan. Bloq co-founder Jeff Garzik announced the project at the recent Binance conference in Singapore and claims the protocol can maximize a mining machine’s hashrate by double digits with thoughtful configuration and dynamic adjustment. Also read: An In-Depth Look at the Trezor Model T Hardware Wallet Titan’s Mining Management Software Suite Claims to Increase Hash Power by Double Digits Back in the spring of 2017, the company Bloq introduced […]

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Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Tron, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Dash, Monero

As a few of the top cryptos show signs of bottoming out, JPMorgan Chase analysts have predicted low BTC price points. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Jeff Schumacher, founder of BCG Digital Ventures, told CNBC during a panel discussion in Davos, Switzerland that Bitcoin will […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 21–27: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

The CBOE has withdrawn their BTC ETF rule change application, while Wyoming introduces crypto-friendly legislation. Top Stories This Week CBOE Withdraws BTC ETF Rule Exchange Request From SEC Amid Gov’t Shutdown The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Equity Exchange has withdrawn its request for a rule change from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to list its Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). A CBOE spokesperson told Cointelegraph that U.S. government shutdown was the reason for the withdrawal, as the end of the […]

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Report: Two R3 Executives Are Leaving Their Positions Amid Broad Company Reorganization

Two executives at blockchain startup R3 are reportedly departing from the company, according to sources familiar with the situation. Two executives at blockchain consortium R3 are reportedly planning to depart from the company amid a larger internal reorganization, sources familiar with the situation reported on Jan. 26. R3 is an enterprise software firm that focuses on distributed database technology. It leads a consortium of over 200 members, such as financial institutions, banks, trade associations and fintech companies. Sources say that R3 told its employees at town hall […]

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BIS Report Questions Longevity, Efficacy of Proof-of-Work Based Cryptocurrencies

The Bank of International Settlements has released a contentious report on the future of Bitcoin’s use of the proof-of-work consensus. A recent report from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has cast a spotlight on the efficacy and longevity of the proof-of-work (PoW) consensus and the future of Bitcoin. The paper takes an in-depth look at how the Bitcoin protocol verifies payments using blockchain technology and various consensus algorithms. PoW algorithms are a major point of discussion, with the author suggesting two major drawbacks. Firstly, the high […]

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Bitcoin Falls Under $3,600 Again as Most Top Cryptos See Mild Losses

The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting discrete losses, with Bitcoin falling under $3,600 again. Sunday, Jan. 27 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight losses on the day at press time. Bitcoin (BTC) is trading under $3,600 again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is down nearly 2 percent on the day, trading at around $3,562, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is about $100 lower than $3,655, the price at which Bitcoin started […]

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Fifteen Alleged Operators of $8 Million Crypto Scam Arrested in Taiwan

Police in New Taipei, Taiwan, arrested fifteen suspects for allegedly running a cryptocurrency scam that raked in millions of dollars. Police in New Taipei, Taiwan, have arrested fifteen suspects for allegedly running a cryptocurrency scam that earned them millions of dollars, English-language local media Focus Taiwan reports on Jan. 26. According to the article, the chief of the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) Li Chi-hsun said at a press conference that the fifteen suspects — including the alleged leader surnamed Lin — have been arrested in two separate […]

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$15.4 Billion of New Cryptocurrency Value Was Created During 2018

A report recently published by Diar has estimated that nearly $15.42 billion of value was added to the market capitalization of the combined cryptocurrency markets in the form of newly created tokens and crypto asset inflation during 2018. Also Read: Bitcoin Climbs up China’s First Crypto Ranking of 2019 12 Percent of Current Crypto Market Cap Was Created During 2018 According to Diar’s report, new crypto asset value created during 2018 is estimated to comprise more than 12 percent of the current combined cryptocurrency market cap. The largest contribution […]

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