Monthly Archives: April 2020

Not April Fool’s — Trump Hints at $9 Oil After Accidental Bitcoin Plug

A press conference reveals Trump keenly anticipating an oil price from the 1950s as fiat currencies dependent on the market look set to suffer. After inadvertently advertising Bitcoin (BTC) last week, United States President Donald Trump has now hinted that he expects oil to crash to just $9. In a press conference on March 31, Trump reiterated what has become a penchant for lower oil prices.  Trump: $9 could “get you what you wanted” He was speaking amid talks with both Russia and Saudi Arabia, both of […]

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New Blockchain Project Lets Users Choose Their Renewable Energy Source

Australian blockchain firm Power Ledger and French green energy retailer ekWateur are offering 220,000 French households a blockchain tool to customize their energy mix. Australian blockchain firm Power Ledger and French green energy retailer ekWateur are betting that consumer choice can help spur the transition to sustainable energy usage. In an announcement on April 1, the two firms revealed that they will be offering almost a quarter of a million French residents the opportunity to customize their energy mix, using blockchain technology to securely certify its source. […]

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The Crypto-Games Team is Giving 0.5 BTC as Rewards to Folding@Home Users

There is one more incentive for anyone willing to switch their CPU/GPU mining hardware from crypto mining to helping the Folding@Home in their fight against COVID-19 coming from the Crypto-Games Team who are giving away 0.5 BTC to join their Folding@Home team. In order to be able to participate in this incentive you need to use the following team number in your Folding@Home client – 247983 in order for your stats to be tracked. Starting right now and until the end of April or until they run […]

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Indian State Ministry Discusses Cryptocurrency Plans With Founders of Crypto Bulls Roadshow

An Indian state official recently met with the founders of the “India Crypto Bulls” initiative and discussed cryptocurrency development, investment, and innovation in India. News.Bitcoin.com talked to Kumar Gaurav, one of the founders, to find out more about the meeting. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About It India Crypto Bulls Founders Meet Rajasthan Official Amin Pathan, chairman of the Dargah Committee in Ajmer, under the government of India’s Ministry of Minority Affairs, recently met with the founders of the […]

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Bitcoin and Visa Transactions Plunge But Pizza Deliveries Are Up

As the coronavirus wreaks havoc with the global economy, the number of transactions in crypto and fiat currency is falling to record lows. Online purchases using Bitcoin (BTC), Visa, and some retail apps are down for the first quarter of 2020, spanning cryptocurrency and fiat currency transactions. With many around the world self-quarantining or otherwise recommended to stay inside to prevent the spread of COVID-19, one might assume there would be an increase in online purchases and deliveries. Yet with unemployment on the rise and an uncertain […]

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How to Trade Bitcoin Using Leverage and Not Worry About Liquidation

Bitcoin trading is risky but investors looking to minimize their risk might consider the benefits provided by BTC options contracts. Institutional traders have long known the benefits of derivatives trading, including leverage and hedging. By trading options markets, one can predetermine maximum gains and losses, even with volatile assets like Bitcoin (BTC).  Despite being far more complex, such instruments allow traders to generate gains independent of what happens over the next weeks or even months, which is essential for traders’ peace of mind to achieve optimal performance. […]

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Australian Uni Partners With Ripple on Blockchain Law Courses

The Australian National University has partnered with Ripple to develop two Masters courses examining the impact of blockchain on legal disputes. The Australian National University (ANU)’s law school will roll out two new courses in its Masters program next year exploring the impact of blockchain on the legal field.  The courses are being developed with the assistance of Ripple’s Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) — a program that seeks to collaborate with universities to examine emerging trends and developments in distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrency and digital payments. ANU […]

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Strict Japanese Crypto Laws Discourage Foreign Exchanges … For Now

A new report has found strict cryptocurrency regulations in Japan are discouraging foreign players — but will help the industry in the long run. A new report has found strict regulations are discouraging overseas exchanges from opening in Japan, but would likely benefit new players in the long term. Double jump.tokyo, the game developer behind My Crypto Heroes, commissioned a research team at So & Sato Law Offices to carry out a comprehensive report on digital assets in Japan. Released on March 31, the report covers all […]

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Economist Jeffrey Tucker: ‘Can You Imagine BTC Price if it Had Scaled?’

Economist Jeffrey Tucker sparked a debate with prominent crypto leaders when he argued the BTC price is depressed because it hasn’t scaled. American Institute for Economic Research editorial director Jeffrey Tucker reignited the long-running Bitcoin scaling debate with a tweet earlier today. The economist — who has long been a proponent of Bitcoin (BTC) — suggested the current price is much lower than it otherwise would have been because the underlying technology has not been “properly scaled”. On March 31, Tucker tweeted: I’m not unimpressed by a […]

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Proof of Stake Vs. Proof of Work: Which One Is ‘Fairer’?

This is the first part of a deep dive into the years-long debate between proponents of Proof of Work and Proof of Stake. Which one is better and why? This is the first of two articles providing a deeper dive into the eternal debate between the Proof of Stake (PoS) and Proof of Work (PoW) consensus algorithms. This part will focus on the basics, while also discussing the issue of wealth concentration and inequality, which is often at the center of any community argument. Bitcoin (BTC) and […]

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