Monthly Archives: May 2020

Bitcoin Hashrate Bounces Back- 2x the Mining Pools, Farm Diversification, 100 Exahash

Around 18 days ago, the Bitcoin protocol experienced it’s third block reward halving and the network saw a 33% hashrate loss. Since then, however, bitcoin miners have increased in both number and hashpower, as the network has seen a 15-20 exahash per second (EH/s) increase. Moreover, on May 22, there were 17 mining pools hashing away at the Bitcoin network and now there are 32 pools. Bitcoin Hashrate Rebounds Mining bitcoin is a competitive industry. The mining competition grows stronger each and every year. After the Bitcoin […]

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Congress Fears US Is Losing Battle to Malware and Darkweb Cyberweapons

As COVID-19 has the financial system more internet-dependent than ever, Congress is worried that the United States’ cyber defenses are not up to the current challenge. In a May 28 virtual roundtable before the congressional Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, witnesses and congresspeople alike feared that they are not keeping up with criminals hacking the financial system. Criminals have better resumes than government agents One witness, Guillermo Christensen, a partner at law firm Ice Miller, admired the cyber talent operating illegally:  “We are […]

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JPMorgan Chase Settles Crypto Credit Card Lawsuit for $2.5M

JPMorgan Chase recently came to terms on a lawsuit from 2018 involving added fees for crypto purchases using credit cards. Banking giant JPMorgan Chase settled a 2018 lawsuit recently, with a $2.5 total payout — the result of unclear fees charged when using credit cards for crypto purchases.  A May 26 court document detailed: “The Court notes that Defendant JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., f/k/a Chase Bank USA, N.A. (“Chase” or “Defendant”) has agreed to provide a Cash Settlement Amount of an aggregate of $2,500,000 in cash.” The […]

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Emin Gün Sirer’s AVA Labs to Distribute 2M Tokens Ahead of Full Launch

A new DeFi and enterprise blockchain app protocol, AVA Labs, will distribute 2 million tokens in a final testnet before mainnet launch in summer. AVA Labs, a blockchain protocol founded by Cornell’s Emin Gün Sirer, is planning to distribute 2 million tokens in its final testnet before the project’s full launch in summer. The so-called “Denali Testnet” will serve as the final stage of the AVA network testing before AVA’s mainnet launch. The new testnet will allow each validator to earn up to 2,000 AVA network’s native […]

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Not Your Tulip Trust? Message Calling Craig Wright ‘Fraud’ May Unlock the Case

Legal experts say a message in Bitcoin addresses linked to the Tulip Trust could be used against Craig Wright in his case with Kleiman estate. Infamous cryptocurrency figure Craig Wright faces newfound legal challenges over more than 1 million Bitcoin (BTC) after addresses listed in the Tulip Trust were used to sign a message labeling him a fraud. Wright has long been a divisive figure within the cryptocurrency community, having made unverified claims of being Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin. These claims have been met with […]

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Price Analysis 5/29: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, BNB, EOS, XTZ, ADA

Many altcoins are showing significant strength as they approach their 200-day moving averages, this suggests that the sentiment in the sector remains bullish. Institutional demand for Bitcoin remains high, even as the price turned down after the block reward halving. Some in the space believe that if institutional and retail demand picks up, there will be a severe shortage of (BTC), which can quickly push its price higher. A small example can be seen in the way crypto fund manager Grayscale Investments has been lapping up Bitcoin, […]

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Hyperbitcoinization Comes into Focus During the Bitcoin Halving

Though the applications and adoption rate have a long way to go if Bitcoin is going to achieve its maximum potential, the third-ever subsidy Halving was an opportunity for Bitcoiners to celebrate its more than 11 years of life. In addition to hosting technical demonstrations, discussions with leaders of Bitcoin’s premier Layer 2 protocol and high-level presentations, Bitcoin Magazine’s BitcoinHalving.com live stream was a chance to focus on one of the community’s favorite topics: hyperbitcoinization. Further Reading: What Is The Bitcoin Halving? Fundamental Bullishness and the Bitcoin […]

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Blockchain Battery Grids Are Powering Up at Lightning Speed

Equigy, a blockchain platform for managing batteries connected to the electric grid, is expanding its operations in the European Union. Equigy, a blockchain platform for managing batteries connected to the electric grid, is expanding its operations in the European Union. Ecologic technology news outlet, Green Tech Media, reported on May 29 that three major European Union’s electricity transmission system operators, or TSOs, joined Equigy’s platform. More precisely, TSO with operations in Germany and the Netherlands TenneT, Swiss TSO Swissgrid and Italian TSO Terna all joined the network. […]

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Coinbase Investor and Fundstrat Analyst Explain Why Goldman Sachs Is Incorrectly Assessing Bitcoin

Here’s why Goldman’s approach to Bitcoin is ‘stale’ and ‘hasn’t evolved much.’ A leaked slide from a client meeting shows Goldman Sachs does not believe Bitcoin is an asset class. Coinbase angel investor Seth Ginns and Fundstrat analyst David Grider explain why Goldman continues to hold this antiquated position. Ginns and Grider joined Cointelegraph’s weekly Crypto Live Show to bring an investor’s perspective to the usual trader-heavy lineup. They also dive deeply into a broad range of topics including how they began investing in crypto, why they’ve […]

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Bitpay Has ‘No Current Plans’ to Support Liquid or the Lightning Network

According to Bitpay’s Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Zielke, onchain bitcoin payments still rule the roost as far as payments are concerned. Zielke detailed that at least in the near future, Bitpay won’t be supporting the Lightning Network or Blockstream’s Liquid project. Liquid or the Lightning Network Not on the Roadmap The top cryptocurrency payment processor Bitpay says the company won’t be leveraging the Liquid project or the Lightning Network any time soon. Both projects are offchain solutions that have been touted as the answer to BTC’s scaling […]

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