Monthly Archives: January 2020

Binance Debuts Euro Pairs as CZ Says 180 Fiat Currencies Set for 2020

Trading against four cryptocurrencies and two stablecoins to begin a day after Binance’s CEO promised to “bring crypto to the masses.” Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has confirmed it will offer euro (EUR) trading against six cryptocurrencies in the platform’s latest fiat expansion. In a blog post on Jan. 3, Binance confirmed trading for EUR pairs would begin at 8am the same day. Users will be able to trade EUR against Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP and Binance Coin (BNB). Binance will also support trading against two stablecoins: Tether […]

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Bitcoin and Oil Rally as US Kills Iran’s Top General in Air Strike

Bitcoin price abruptly rallied 6.5%, reclaiming yesterday’s losses and attempting to set a daily higher high above $7,300 but will more buyers now step in? In a stunning turn of events, Bitcoin (BTC) price swiftly reversed course and rallied 6.4%, reclaiming ground lost over the last 24-hours and briefly topping $7,288 before pulling back to $7,200. Global oil prices have also rallied by nearly 3% in the wake of an airstrike at Baghdad’s airport ordered by United States President Donald Trump that has reportedly killed the head […]

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Why Double Spends on BCH Are Not the Same as Replace-By-Fee Fraud

When it comes to creating a peer-to-peer electronic cash system, accepting zero confirmation transactions becomes critically important. When a model’s main aim is to “just hodl” or push an isolated store of value narrative, important concerns like double spending can take a back seat, potentially opening a network to serious attack. A recent video demonstrating this risk saw some claiming such weaknesses are equally exploitable on the BCH chain. However, as the Replace-By-Fee (RBF) protocol isn’t part of the BCH codebase, the claims can be easily refuted […]

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BTC’s Hashrate Touches 120 Exahash, But the Price Has Not Followed

On January 1, the BTC network hashrate touched an all-time high at close to 120 exahash per second (EH/s). Despite the crypto market lull and lower BTC prices, the 2020 milestone happened just before the blockchain’s 11th anniversary. BTC’s curious jump in hashrate has the cryptosphere wondering whether or not the price truly follows hashpower. Also Read: Market Update: Crypto Traders Search for Bullish and Bearish Trends BTC Hashrate Reaches Close to 120 Exahash per Second One of the crypto community’s favorite topics is hash power, which […]

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Electra Pilots Blockchain-Based Financial Management System – Can It Compete?

Electra project to beta-test ElectraPay, a cryptocurrency system for merchants that purports to be free of service providers, banks or credit card companies. Electra (ECA), the open-source Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain project focused on digital payments, will begin beta testing its flagship product this month.  Known as “ElectraPay,” the product functions as a financial management system that will let merchants adopt a cryptocurrency payment method that doesn’t require third-party service providers, banks, or credit card companies to complete transactions.  Electra board member and coordinator Robert Bakker told Cointelegraph […]

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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Rounds Up the Decade in Crypto

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sums up the crypto industry over the last ten years, describing how we got from there to here. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong published a Medium post on Jan. 2 sharing his thoughts on how the crypto space has progressed over the last ten years.  Armstrong’s post, inspired by Fred Wilson’s article on technology over the past decade, begins with Bitcoin. Armstrong noted that the leading cryptocurrency hasn’t failed once in its birth ten-year history. Despite any doubt about Bitcoin’s survival, Armstrong pointed out that […]

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Early Cypherpunk Emails Reveal a Blueprint for Bitcoin

The cypherpunks, a ragtag group of tech tinkerers, cryptographers, and privacy advocates, were obscure in their 1990s heyday. And it would have remained that way in perpetuity were it not for a certain Satoshi Nakamoto launching a digital currency in 2009 encapsulating their core beliefs. We don’t know if Satoshi was a cypherpunk. But what we do know from rediscovered mailing list conversations is that many of the cypherpunks’ early ideas were to be enshrined in Bitcoin more than a decade later. Also read: Why Nick Szabo […]

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Crypto Investing #184 – Why Are Investors Afraid To Buy During A Bear Market? – By Tai Zen

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