Monthly Archives: August 2021

Bitcoin Difficulty Increases 6% — It’s Still 48% Easier to Find BTC Blocks Than It Was 30 Days Ago

As expected, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty increased this week jumping 6.03% higher on July 31. The change marks the first increase out of five difficulty adjustment changes. This was after four downward difficulty drops made it 54% easier to mine bitcoin than it was prior to mid-May. Bitcoin’s Mining Difficulty Increases 6%, Difficulty Is Expected to Increase Again in 11 Days On July 31, at block height 693,504, the Bitcoin blockchain’s difficulty adjusts itself depending on how much hashpower is dedicated to the network. The more hashrate dedicated […]

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Bank of America outlines 4 potential benefits of El Salvador’s Bitcoin strategy

“More than 70% of the adult population of El Salvador does not have a bank account,” reads the latest Global Research report from Bank of America. “For that reason, democratizing access to electronic payments, through Bitcoin, has a progressive touch.” Bank of America, one of the nation’s largest financial institutions based on total assets, believes El Salvador could have a lot to gain with its latest foray into Bitcoin (BTC). In a report published last week, analysts at the bank said El Salvador’s decision to recognize BTC […]

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NFT Leaderboard Study Highlights the Crypto Industry’s Leading NFT Collectors

As the non-fungible token (NFT) space continues to grow, the blockchain analytics Nansen has published a leaderboards list of the top wallets (NFT collectors) that interact with NFTs on a regular basis. The analytics firm combed through 90 million ethereum wallets and found a number of big market players making moves in the NFT space. The NFT Ecosystem’s Most Prolific Market Collectors Non-fungible token (NFT) technology and the supporting ecosystem have grown quite mature in 2021 and it doesn’t seem like it’s slowing down anytime soon. There’s […]

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Analysts Discuss Bitcoin Over-the-Counter Desks Bubbling With BTC Demand

Digital currency markets have been gathering gains again moving past the lows seen a few weeks ago. This week crypto traders have been discussing over-the-counter (OTC) desks bubbling with demand for bitcoin as the co-founder of 21st Paradigm explained, “high net worth individuals [and] institutions want your bitcoin.” Analyst Says Big Market Players ‘Want Your Bitcoin’ Most traders either use decentralized exchange (dex) platforms or centralized exchange (cex) operations to acquire bitcoin (BTC) and a myriad of other digital currencies. However, high-net-worth individuals and institutions usually don’t […]

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PayPal reportedly assembling crypto team in Ireland as Bitcoin adoption grows

The new hires will help PayPal expand its crypto-focused business offering at a time of rapid adoption of Bitcoin and Ether. Global payments provider PayPal is in the process of recruiting for several cryptocurrency-related positions at its Ireland offices, further highlighting the company’s ambitions in the rapidly growing digital asset market.  The Dublin-based Irish Independent, one of the country’s most popular news outlets, reported Sunday that PayPal is looking to fill various crypto-focused roles in compliance, anti-money laundering and business development for its Dublin and Dundalk offices. […]

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Bitcoin Cash Shows Maturity in Its Fourth Anniversary

Born four years ago as a result of the disagreement between two groups over scaling issues, Bitcoin Cash has grown to be so much more. Offering a full suite of solutions for cryptocurrency users, having support from thousands of merchants at a worldwide level, and recently introducing Smartbch, a project that aims to tether smart contracts functions to the protocol, Bitcoin Cash is now more mature than ever. However, mishaps have also happened along the way. Welcome to the World, Shuya Yang! On August 1, 2017, in […]

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How Bitcoin Solves The Store Of Value Problem

The framework from which we evaluate the asset must take into account the problem that it solves. When a valuation of a company is made, it is done by modelling future cash flows and discounting them to the present-day value in a discounted cash flow model. Fundamentally, this relies on the estimates of future cash flows to accurately determine what the current valuation for a company should be. All sorts of assumptions need to be made to accurately determine this competition in the marketplace — future demand […]

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NFTs are a game changer for independent artists and musicians

The high value and unique rewards system that nonfungible tokens offer is a revolutionary and highly appealing opportunity for musicians. The revolution will not be televised — it will be minted. Earlier this year, we saw the meteoric rise (and fall) of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, in mainstream media and popular culture. We all heard about them, but was the hype real? Top businessmen and media moguls, such as Mark Cuban and Gary Vee, still strongly advocate NFT use and the role smart contracts will play in […]

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BlockFi faces regulatory heat, a sign of possible crypto lending regulations?

The crypto lending giant BlockFi is facing regulatory scrutiny from a handful of states in America ahead of a proposed public listing. BlockFi’s eventful 2021 has continued in the second half of the year as state regulators in the United States began to crack down on the company’s crypto interest-bearing accounts. The move likely marks another operational headache for the non-bank lender in a year of substantial fundraises and public listing plans interspaced by controversy and technical blunders. State regulators going after crypto interest-bearing accounts may also […]

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IT Specialist Caught Mining Cryptocurrency at Police Headquarters in Poland

Polish police have uncovered a secret crypto mining operation at their headquarters in Warsaw, local media reported. An IT specialist accused of minting digital coins on police computers has been dismissed and the case has been handed over to the Prosecutor’s Office. Polish Police Force Fires IT Specialist for Crypto Mining at Work Officers from the Polish National Police have found what local media described as a crypto mining farm at the Policja headquarters in Warsaw. The mining operation was allegedly organized by an IT technician, a […]

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