Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Next Bitcoin Halving: To Halve and to Hold?

The upcoming Bitcoin halving may result in greater demand and higher prices, but what are the challenges for the 2020 halving? Sometimes less is more. That’s a tenet of modern design, but it’s also a central belief of many in the decentralized cryptocurrency community. Throughout the Bitcoin (BTC) world — in Twitter threads, on crypto news websites and in private Telegram and Discord channels — conversation almost invariably turns to one topic: the May halving that will reduce the amount of newly minted Bitcoin by 50%. Less […]

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Bitcoin Price Surges 10% to $7.7K as Bulls Smash Key Resistance Level

A sudden flashpoint ignites for Bitcoin markets, propelling the cryptocurrency beyond $7,200 to top out closer to $7,800. Bitcoin (BTC) surged above key resistance levels on April 23 as bulls gained control and propelled markets 10% higher. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 BTC price jumps $700 in hours Data from Coin360 and Cointelegraph Markets showed BTC/USD gaining $700 during Thursday trading, topping out at $7,760 before reversing lower. Volatility was high at press time in light of the swift advance, Bitcoin circling $7,520. Bitcoin 1-day price […]

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General Bytes ATM Developers Add Two-Way Support for Bitcoin Cash-Based SLP Tokens

The Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) has been extremely popular among Bitcoin Cash (BCH) advocates and the SLP token universe has grown quite large. SLP tokens have seen a myriad of applications built around them and a slew of unique tokens have gained real-world value after being listed on exchanges. Now the cryptocurrency automatic teller machine (ATM) manufacturer, General Bytes, announced the team has recently implemented two-way support for the SLP token standard on the Bitcoin Cash chain. General Bytes Crypto ATMs Now Support SLP Token Functionality Just […]

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Cuba’s First P2P Bitcoin Exchange Launches Amid Regulatory Uncertainty

Italian-Cuban entrepreneur launches Cuba’s first decentralized Bitcoin exchange, but global regulations and slow internet connections could confuse the issue. While most crypto businesses keep out of Cuba due to regulatory uncertainties and hefty American sanctions, Italian-Cuban entrepreneur Mario Mazzola developed and deployed Cuba’s first peer-to-peer Bitcoin (BTC) exchange. Blockchain and cryptocurrency news outlet Decrypt reported on April 23 that Mazzola launched the “ultra-lightweight” Bitcoin exchange earlier this month. Taking the lead A Reuters report published in September 2019 quoted a 35-year-old Cuban mobile shop owner, Jason Sanchez, […]

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Survey Shows Growing Interest Among Americans in Blockchain and Cryptos

A Paxful survey shows that a growing percentage of Americans are considering cryptocurrencies as an alternative to the current financial system. Americans with a working knowledge of cryptocurrencies have been showing a rising interest in blockchain technology and cryptos. According to a survey conducted by the global peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace Paxful, this demographic increasingly views digital assets as an alternative to the “defective” and traditional financial system. Released on April 23, the study states that cryptocurrencies as an asset are maturing, and close to 50% of respondents […]

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GoDaddy Email Confirmed: New Details on KuCoin’s Legal Troubles in Singapore

Cointelegraph confirms new details in KuCoin’s domain lock and legal troubles in Singapore. Last week, Cointelegraph reported that KuCoin’s primary web domain, Kucoin.com, had been locked by a Singaporean court. In a statement posted on its website and in its public Telegram channel throughout the past week, KuCoin alleged that our reporting was “unverified” and “untrue.” In response, Cointelegraph is now publishing further evidence of its original reporting. Authenticity of the email: Confirmed In the original article, Cointelegraph contributor Andrew Capon published a screenshot of a GoDaddy […]

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MyEtherWallet to Offer ‘.Crypto’ Blockchain Domains to 1 Million Users

Unstoppable Domains and MyEtherWallet are partnering to let the wallet’s users buy .crypto domains, exposing uncensorable domains to a wider audience. Users of MyEtherWallet, an Ethereum wallet app, will soon be able to buy a .crypto domain from the wallet’s interface. Unstoppable Domains, a company that is hoping to spread awareness of the decentralized domain type, entered a partnership with the wallet provider. Announced on April 23, the integration with MyEtherWallet would allow the domain provider access the wallet’s 1 million monthly active users. Unstoppable Domains refers […]

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Cryptocurrency Data Firm Nomics Launches AI-Driven 7-Day Price Predictions

Cryptocurrency data firm Nomics announced an artificial intelligence system that makes seven-day cryptocurrency price predictions. Cryptocurrency data firm Nomics is applying artificial intelligence to the often chaotic world of cryptocurrency trading.  In an announcement on April 23, Nomics introduced an AI system that makes seven-day cryptocurrency price predictions. The firm claims this makes it the first to share crypto asset price predictions generated by a machine learning (ML)-based AI system. Clay Collins, the firm’s CEO, told Cointelegraph that the predictions are meant for retail investors looking for […]

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How to Update the Firmware on Problematic Bitmain Antminer E3 Miners

Last month Bitmain has released an updated firmware for their Antminer E3 miners to extend their life for mining Ethereum Classic (ETC) and Ethereum (ETH) with the approach of 4GB DAG sizes, however a lot of users had issues updating all devices successfully. Errors preventing the proper update to the fixed firmware such as: 413 – Request Entity Too Large or mount: mounting ubi1:rootfs on /mnt/config failed: Invalid argument mkdir: can’t create directory ‘/mnt/config/home/usr_config’: No such file or directory cp: can’t create ‘/mnt/config/home/usr_config/’: No such file or […]

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Bittrex Global Extends Visa Credit, Debit Onramps to Another 125 Countries

Liechtenstein-based international crypto exchange Bittrex Global has rolled out credit and debit card support for 125 more countries. Liechtenstein-based international cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex Global has rolled out credit and debit card support for 125 more countries. Following an earlier introduction of the service for residents in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the Netherlands, the exchange announced its significant global extension of Visa support on April 20.  In addition to making fiat deposits and trading directly using their Visa cards, users can now access further features such […]

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