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What is Cryptocurrency!

By definition, “A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, control the creation of additional units, and verify the transfer of assets. Cryptocurrency is a kind of digital currency, virtual currency or alternative currency.”  Cryptocurrency and digital assets were created/birthed with the intention of being decentralized, however there are many cryptocurrencies that are not. The control of each cryptocurrency works through distributed ledger technology, via the blockchain, which serves as a public financial transaction database. The first ever released was Bitcoin, first released as open-source software in 2009. Since then, over 4,000 altcoin (alternative coin) variants of bitcoin have been created.

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Walmart Seemingly Enters the Cryptocurrency/Digital Identity Platform + Stablecoin Realm

Walmart is the latest to join the new growing trend of the the establishment and use of digital identities, via attestations and already established consumer databases. Companies such as Mastercard, Bank of America, Facebook/”Libra”, Ontology, EOS, Cardano, Piiggy Bank, Coinbase, and more, all have functional products digital identity projects, or products that will be released soon.

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Top FALSE Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency Statements

As with any new area of investment, cryptocurrencies have prompted potential investors and analysts to ask many questions. In the past couple of years, digital currencies have experienced significant boosts in popularity, and there are persistent untruths, myths, and rumors about the space in general and about certain coins and tokens in particular. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the most common myths about digital currencies, and we’ll explore whether or not each contains some truth.

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TD Ameritrade’s ErisX is Approved for Physically Settled Bitcoin (BTC) Futures

CFTC granted TD Ameritrade-backed ErisX a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) license, under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). This approval allows the Eris Exchange to offer physically settled digital asset futures contracts. What exactly is so special about physically settling Bitcoin? They require the actual/physical use of Bitcoin, thus increasing its usage, and theoretically its price and scarcity.

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Trademark filed by NIKE for “CRYPTOKICKS” Cryptocurrency Services, App, Coin, Products, and More

Footwear and sports apparel giant Nike secured a trademark for “CRYPTOKICKS” and alluded to its intent to pursue a wide array of blockchain-related services.On Apr. 19th Nike filed a trademark for the word mark “CRYPTOKICKS” with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for use in a wide array of cryptocurrency-related goods and services. The registration is currently live.

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Universities Continue Offering Blockchain Courses in 2019

Blockchain is a disruptive technology that’s poised to change the world and have a major impact on a number of industries in the coming years. Given the interest from potential employers and students alike, some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world are indeed offering blockchain/cryptocurrency courses and, in some cases, even degrees.

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Overstock.com CEO to Sell Retail Portion to Pursue Blockchain Tech

According to the Wall Street Journal, Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne could complete the sale as early as February 2019. This news comes several months after it was reported that Byrne issued a letter to shareholders explaining that he sold 10% of his stock holdings, roughly equalling $20 million, in an apparent effort to reinvest in blockchain projects. Byrne revealed that…

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R3: What is it?

R3 is an enterprise software firm which focuses on distributed database technology. It leads a consortium of over 200 members, such as financial institutions, banks, trade associations and fintech companies.

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Coinbase Now Supports Ethereum Classic (ETC)

Coinbase has added a new buying option for its customers after the crypto exchange introduced Ethereum Classic to its collection. Previously, Coinbase has only listed Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash. Ethereum Classic is trading at $13.72 at the time or writing this.     The addition was first announced in July but Coinbase took its…

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Winklevoss ETF Application Rejected by Regulators

Bitcoin is currently trading at $8,202 Bitcoin fell after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rejected a request to list an exchange-traded fund run by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, showing the regulator remains skeptical that the market for the cryptocurrency is sufficiently free of abuse to bring trading to the masses. The SEC said Thursday it isn’t…

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IBM Backs New US Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin That Runs on Stellar Network

A new project for a U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin that runs on the Stellar blockchain network has received backing from IBM, Reuters reports July 17. The new asset is dubbed ‘Stronghold USD’ after its creator, fintech startup Stronghold. The token launched today, and is reportedly issued using a 1:1 price ratio with the U.S. dollar. It is the first ever stable-value crypto project to use…

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Bytecoin Team (BCN) Releases Updated Development Roadmap.

The Bytecoin team has released an updated version of their roadmap and it looks promising for interested enthusiast.     In their own words:   Dear Bytecoineers, The Bytecoin team is happy to present you an updated version of our development roadmap. This roadmap version displays the major checkpoints which Bytecoin is going to pass…

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EOS Block Producers on AWS, Google Cloud and Alibaba?

EOS  is currently trading at $8.31 USD.     We stumbled across this post on Reddit regarding EOS Block Producers and an alleged lack of transparency.   The poster stated:  “ Hi, was an EOS supporter until the mods started to censor my post about the fishy things going on between ECAF, Block producers (See: “What…

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[FAQ] Ontology (ONT) Mainnet Launch and Token Swap

Ontology has released a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page with details on the migration of ONT tokens from the NEO blockchain to Ontology’s MainNet. There will be two methods ONT token holders can utilize to map and migrate to MainNet: an exchange-based swap, or a manual swap. For the exchange-based approach, ONT token holders will simply be…

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Holding EOS For Too Long Could Be Very Damaging

It is common practice to hold coin and/or tokens for years before selling them, given they are assets that have a history to appreciate in value over time. While this may look like a good idea in an ever evolving cryptocurrency industry, it could be fatal to hold your EOS tokens for too long.   …

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Kevin L. Walker Founds ‘Piiggy Bank Blockchain Labs’ for a Series of Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Projects

The blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention and is said to be the “new internet.” Bitcoin and blockchain technology is the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym,  Satoshi Nakamoto, and since it’s inception it has evolved into a great asset. Kevin L. Walker aims to make a mark in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space

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EOS Airdrops: How To Claim Your Free Tokens

EOS is a blockchain platform where developers can run decentralized applications to serve several purposes just like Ethereum. It’s not just a cryptocurrency. Analysts have rated the EOS platform above the Ethereum based on the fact that programmers have to learn a new language, Solidity if they have to code smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.…

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Facebook Enters the Blockchain Space and Creates ‘Blockchain Team’

On Tuesday, Facebook’s Messenger lead, David Marcus, announced the launch of a small team “to explore how to best leverage Blockchain across Facebook, starting from scratch.” It’s worth noting that Marcus joined Coinbase’s board of directors in December 2017. Source Obviously, there is very little to go on so far. However, according to recode, Facebook’s blockchain team “will be small at launch,…

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Tron will Airdrop 30M TRX to Select ETH Holders

TRON will airdrop 30M TRX to the Ethereum community as a show of our gratitude towards Ethereum for their support during TRON’s ERC20 phase, in addition to preparing for the Super Representative Elections after mainnet launch. TRON will airdrop 30M TRX (equivalent to approx. USD$1.7M) to active user with a balance of over 1 ETH…

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Tron Test Net Launched But no Movement or Coin Burn

Hello TRON (TRX), it’s a bad morning! TRX is sliding pretty fast as its price drops double digits hours after successful testnet launch. One thing is indisputable here: The TRON Foundation and the TRX team have delivered yet another milestone as they inch ever closer to their mainnet. It is one step that should help…

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Korean Regulators Seek to Probe Cryptocurrency Exchanges Bank AML Measures

Two South Korea financial regulators are reportedly launching a probe into domestic banks over their implementation of anti-money laundering procedures for cryptocurrency exchanges. According to a report from Yonhap, the Financial Intelligence Unit and Financial Services Commission (FSC) will launch the inspection starting next month at banks offering corporate accounts to cryptocurrency exchanges. The investigation, according to…

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Praetorian Group Files to Be First ICO To Sell Registered Security Tokens In the United States

The Praetorian Group, referred to as a “Cryptocurrency Real Estate Investment Vehicle,” (CREIV) has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 6 to register their $75 mln Initial Coin Offering (ICO) as a security offering. If the SEC accepts their registration, the Praeotorian Group will hold the first ever SEC-registered ICO. The filing states that while there will…

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Guide to Using the NEO Neon Wallet

If you are not new to the cryptosphere, I’m sure you know about NEO cryptocurrency. NEO is one of the top performing cryptocurrencies of 2017. Just to put things into perspective, consider this fact: NEO was priced at $0.15 per unit at the start of 2017. It reached an all-time high price of $79 in December 2017 and is now sitting…

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Porsche and XAIN are Testing IoT AI Blockchain Technology

According to a press release the company issued last week, the applications tested include locking and unlocking the vehicle via an app, temporary access authorizations, and encrypted data logging. Porsche hopes these applications can be developed further, to improve autonomous driving functions, for example. Porsche Porsche’s blockchain technology, which runs on the Ethereum blockchain, makes…

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Cardano (ADA): How to Buy and Sell the Cryptocurrency

Cardano is home to the ADA cryptocurrency, which can be used to send and receive digital funds. This digital cash represents the future of money, making possible fast, direct transfers that are guaranteed to be secure through the use of cryptography. Cardano is more than just a cryptocurrency, however, it is a technological platform that will be…

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Anonymous Person Buys $400 Million in Bitcoin

An anonymous cryptocurrency enthusiast capitalized on this week’s dramatic bitcoin price plunge by scooping up  ​​​​$400 million worth of bitcoin.   Cryptocurrencies have had a tumultuous start to 2018. At the start of the new year, many digital currencies were riding a wave of price growth, and the market capitalization of the industry grew to the point…

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Korean Exchange Bithumb Re-Opens Registration to New Users

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is now accepting new investor registrations following integration of new regulator-mandated “know-your-customer” (KYC) procedures. In an announcement on its homepage, Bithumb said that, starting from Feb.9, investors on the platform will be able to confirm their real identity through accounts at Nonghyup Bank. The firm further detailed that KYC integration with Shinhan…

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Cryptocurrency ‘Unlikely To Disappear’, Says Internal: J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan has called cryptocurrencies the “innovative maelstrom” around Blockchain and said they are “unlikely to disappear” in what appears to be an internal report from the company, published Feb. 8, 2018. In an extract from what is allegedly the banking giant’s executive summary on cryptocurrency, the company appears bullish on crypto’s future. “Cryptocurrencies are the face of the…

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Instagram marketing company ‘Social Media Sphere’ Accepts Cryptocurrency and Pays Referrers

  The successful internet Instagram marketing company, Social Media Sphere, which is based out of Los Angeles, has just launched it’s referral rewards program.   The program offers Instagram users the ability to earn a nice residual income, while simultaneously marketing their own Instagram profiles. The rewards program offers referrers a 50% residual reward on any…

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Update on South Korea and Cryptocurrency

Many South Koreans seem to be obsessed with cryptocurrencies. The country’s lawmakers? Not so much. From the prime minister down, officials have warned that the speculative mania surrounding Bitcoin and its peers is dangerous. Demand for the virtual currency was so extreme at one point in January that it lifted prices in Korea 50 percent higher than those…

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Litecoin & LitePay Launch Information and Acceptance

Litecoin news: When does LitePay launch? Where will LitePay be accepted? LITECOIN is poised to launch its exclusive transaction processor – LitePay – next week to consumers. But when does it launch and where will you be able to use the payment processor? LitePay is the payment processor of Litecoin where retailers can accept Litecoin…

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New York Lawmakers Approve Power Allocation for Bitcoin Mining

Cloud mining service Coinmint has won approval to take over an abandoned smelter for Bitcoin mining operations on Tuesday, Jan. 30. As local news broadcaster WWNYTV reports Thursday along with local government documentation, lawmakers in upstate New York voted in favor of awarding subsidiary North Country Data Center (NCDC) 15 megawatts of low-cost power. This is subject to agreement of…

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Canada Regulators Approve the Country’s First Blockchain ETF

The Ontario Securities Commission has approved Canada’s first blockchain exchange-traded fund (ETF), which is set to launch on the Toronto Stock Exchange next week. Harvest Portfolios, an independent Canadian investment management company, filed the preliminary paperwork for its Blockchain Technologies ETF (ticker: HBLK) in January, seeking to provide Canadian investors with the opportunity to buy…

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FedEx Flies Ahead with Blockchain Logistics Plans

Shipping giant FedEx has begun efforts to integrate blockchain into its daily operations by joining the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) Freightwaves, a cargo shipping news organization, first reported the news this week, noting at the time that FedEx is developing a set of industry standards for blockchain use as part of the BiTA. The company,…

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Facebook Bans All Bitcoin & ICO Ads stirring Rumors of another Cryptocurrency coming to Facebook

Facebook’s ban on cryptocurrency adverts has added fuel to rumurs that the social network may take a foray into the world of digital coins.  Facebook said its new policy, which prohibits adverts that relate to cryptocurrencies or initial coin offerings (ICOs) from the 2bn-user social network, is because they are “frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices”. On the surface it appears…

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Square Allows More Cash App Users to Buy BItcoin

Digital payments company Square is rolling out the ability to buy and sell bitcoin to more users of its popular Cash App. The company announced today that, following news last year that it was testing the feature with a limited number of users, the option is being expanded further. That said, users in the U.S.…

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O3 iOS wallet for NEO is now available on the App Store

After recently completing an open beta testing phase, O3 (pronounced ‘Ozone’), the first iOS wallet for NEO is now available on the App Store. You can find it on App Store here – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1292233893 O3 embraces a hot and cold wallet design philosophy, allowing the user to store the hot wallet private key on the device…

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Cryptocurrency ICO Prodeum Exit Scams Investors

  In addition to its website, Prodeum has since also purged its Twitter account. Similarly, TokenDesk – a website that promotes various initial coin offerings – has also removed Prodeum’s page from its platform. Instead, it now reads “404 Page Not Found.” According to its white paper [PDF], Prodeum was founded by four individuals going by the names of Petar Jandric,…

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YouTube serving ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency miners

YouTube was recently caught displaying ads that covertly leach off visitors’ CPUs and electricity to generate digital currency on behalf of anonymous attackers, it was widely reported.   Word of the abusive ads started no later than Tuesday, as people took to social media sites to complain their antivirus programs were detecting cryptocurrency mining code when they…

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Bitconnect Slammed with a Class Action Lawsuit

Former BitConnect investors have filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 24, seeking compensation from the company that was found out to be a Ponzi scheme and has shut down on Jan. 17. The class action complaint states that BitConnect issued cryptocurrency tokens that were actually unregistered securities and collected additional funds via a “wide-ranging Ponzi scheme.” The complaint has been filed by six…

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Top 7 Profitable Proof of Staking Cryptocurrencies

Let’s talk about popular proof of stake cryptocurrencies today And I know one more important question that might cross your mind would be:-Why proof of stake cryptocurrencies? Why should one know them? What’s so special about them?   So to answer such questions let’s get started…   Proof of stake (aka POS) cryptos has many technical benefits but…

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Bank of America, Citi, others consider blocking bitcoin purchases with their credit cards

Bank of America and other major consumer-facing lenders are assessing the use of credit cards to purchase bitcoin and other virtual currencies, which could result in restrictions or limits. A Bank of America BAC, +0.00% spokeswoman in San Francisco told MarketWatch that the bank was “reviewing its policies” related to the purchase of such crypto assets as bitcoin BTCUSD, +1.83% but…

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Robinhood App Gives Out FREE Stocks and Adds $0 fee Cryptocurrency Trading and Tracking

No-commission stock trading app Robinhood will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction fees starting in February, compared to Coinbase’s 1.5 to 4 percent fees in the US. And as of today Robinhood will let all users track the price, news, and set up alerts on those and 14 other top crypto coins, including NEO, Cardano, Litecoin and Ripple.

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Celebrities that Love Cryptocurrency

Here are 11 Celebrities who have expressed interest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies over the years.   Kevin L. Walker The Vigilante Diaries action star has always been known as one of his generations most influential entrepreneurs. He has actively mentioned cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Ripple, Tron, and Cardamon on twitter, and accepts cryptocurrency as…

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Get Free Bitcoin when you Use THIS Coinbase Link!

    Coinbase is one of the most prominent Bitcoin wallet website used on the market. Coinbase provides the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrency. Get $10 of FREE Bitcoins (after spending $100) when you sign-up to Coinbase with this Create Coinbase Account Link. Coinbase is the easiest way to buy and sell digital currency…

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Why Stellar Lumens could be the next big ICO platform

Why Stellar could be the next big ICO platform How blockchains organizations are finding a business model with Initial Coin Offerings Stellar co-founder is genius Jed McCaleb, one of Stellar’s co-founders, is most likely the only person who has built two crypto-currency companies at scale. Jed Co-founded eDonkey2000 in 2001, a p2p file sharing company. In 2010…

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Porsche Looks into Blockchain and Launches Contest

Porsche: Driving Change Last week, Porsche announced a contest calling for blockchain solutions from the start-up community. Prizes include the chance to work with the luxury car manufacturer, EUR 25,000 in prize money, three-month participation at the “SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator” program, and media attention. According to the release, “Porsche aims to obtain external input on the disruptive potential of…

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What are State Channels? – Explained

A State Channel is in essence a two-way discussion channel between users, or between a user and a service (a machine). Messages take the form of transactions, such as “I want to buy a beer for 3$” or “I want to rent this TV channel for one hour for 5$”. Participants sign each message of…

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