Monthly Archives: November 2019

Veil to Fork and Change Their Mining Reward Distribution

The VEIL project, a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, has announced their plans for an upcoming fork to change the way PoW mining works in an upcoming fork. The project launched earlier this year has started with X16RT as a PoW algorithm for mining making 50% of the total block reward and the other 50% is for users staking coins in their wallet. The 50% reward for miners will continue, however it will be split in three different parts in the future with 3 different algorithms in play. Veil miners […]

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Fed Must Launch FedNow Ahead of Facebook’s Libra, Says Gov’t Official

A senior U.S. federal official argued that Facebook’s Libra highlights the need for the FED to urgently launch its own real-time payments system — FedNow. A senior United States federal official has argued that Facebook’s Libra highlights the need for the Federal Reserve (Fed) to act urgently and launch its own real-time payments system. In a letter addressed to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors on Nov. 7, Rohit Chopra —  a commissioner at the United States Federal Trade Commission — expressed his support of the central […]

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Bitcoin Falls Below $9,000 as Price Teases Trading Corridor Breakdown

After more than a week of ranging in a $500 zone, BTC/USD saw an attempt at a break, now falls below $9K. Bitcoin (BTC) price lost support at $9,000 on Nov. 8 after several days of downward action finally saw markets make a decisive move. Data from Coin360 showed BTC/USD breaking out of its narrow trading corridor between $9,000 and $9,500 on early Friday.  Bitcoin flickers bearish That corridor had broadly characterized the largest cryptocurrency since the end of October. A brief spurt beyond to $9,520 was […]

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Activist Larken Rose Weighs In on Bitcoin, Anarchy, and the Importance of Permissionless Cash

Though his latest project with partner and fellow activist Amanda Rose, Candles in the Dark, is a program helping people escape authoritarian programming through non-confrontational dialogue, there’s nothing meek and mild about Larken Rose’s stance when it comes to government. News.Bitcoin.com recently connected with the outspoken anarchist via Skype to talk about Bitcoin, the IRS, and the importance of permissionless money. Also Read: Bitcoin and Voluntaryism – Where Libertarian Philosophy Meets Crypto Bumping Into Crypto News.Bitcoin.com (BC): How did you get into the crypto space? Larken Rose […]

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Ethereum Istanbul Hard Fork Release Date Confirmed By Core Developer

Ethereum Foundation Developer Péter Szilágyi has confirmed Dec. 4 as the launch date for the network’s Istanbul hard fork. Team lead at the Ethereum (ETH) Foundation Péter Szilágyi has confirmed Dec. 4 as the expected date for the network’s forthcoming Istanbul hard fork. In two tweets posted on Nov. 7, Szilágyi indicated that Istanbul will commence at block 9069000. He provided Geth mainnet node operators with a link to a new maintenance release designed to begin the hard fork’s initialization.  Geth is the name given to one […]

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Bitcoin Rallies Hardest in November — So Why Are the Charts Bearish?

Bears are licking their chops as Bitcoin price tightens, setting lower highs below $9.3K so far in November, the biggest performing month for BTC historically. So far November has started off as a relatively uneventful month for Bitcoin’s (BTC) price action but all of this could change before the weekend is over. Let’s take a quick view of the charts to see what is in store.  Crypto market data weekly view. Source: Coin360 Outside of setting a weekly high at $9,616, the price continues to trade in […]

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Int’l Bank Regulator Is Studying Crypto Lending Capital Requirements

International banking regulator the Basel Committee is working to establish how much capital lenders should hold to cover the risks generated by crypto exposure. Global banking regulator the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is working to establish how much capital lenders should hold to cover the risks generated by dealing with cryptocurrencies. Business Reporter published the news on Nov. 7 that the Basel Committee — which includes banking regulators from the United States, Europe and Japan — agreed to publish a paper on the prudential treatment […]

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Crypto-Friendly Silvergate Bank IPO Debuts on NYSE

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared the IPO of pro-crypto Silvergate Bank effective. Its shares started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The crypto-friendly bank works with 756 customers in the crypto space, including Coinbase, Gemini, Circle, Bitstamp, Kraken, and Bittrex. The bank has attributed significant growth to its crypto business. Also read: 23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency Requirements Silvergate Bank’s IPO The U.S. SEC declared the initial public offering (IPO) of crypto-friendly Silvergate Bank effective on Wednesday. Its […]

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Gaming Rewards Firm Partners With Blockchain-Based Streaming Platform DLive

Blockchain-based rewards and marketing company Refereum partners with streaming platform DLive to reward gamers for creating and watching content. United States blockchain-based rewards and marketing company Refereum has announced its latest partnership with decentralized streaming platform DLive to reward gamers for creating and watching content. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 7, Refereum’s partnership with one of blockchain’s largest streaming platforms, DLive, will enable users to earn rewards for live-streaming games. DLive is reportedly the first blockchain-powered streaming service to join the Refereum […]

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Tether Refutes Paper Naming USDT Manipulation as Cause of 2017 BTC Bull Run

Tether fires back at forthcoming paper that alleges that a single whale using USDT was responsible for Bitcoin’s 2017 bull run. Tether has issued a response to a recently surfaced paper that alleges that a single whale manipulated the market to cause 2017’s bull run in Bitcoin (BTC) price. The response Tether, which is behind the dollar-backed stablecoin USDT, published the response on the company’s website on Nov. 7, an announcement that crypto exchange and sister company Bitfinex echoed on the same day. In no uncertain terms, […]

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