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11.04.2019
18:56 Yahoo.com BusinessHarvard Bought Cryptocurrency – That’s a Ridiculously Big Deal

According to Morgan Creek Digital’s Anthony Pompliano and the token sale filing submitted by Blockstack to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Harvard University’s endowment invested in Blockstack’s crypto token sale. Harvard Piles Directly into Crypto Token Sale The filing noted that designees of affiliates of the Harvard Management Company including Charlie Saravia, Zavain Dar, and Rodolfo Gonzalez participated in the purchase of 95,833,333 Stacks Tokens.

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18:28 Yahoo.com BusinessCheck out the top five altcoins with negative correlation to Bitcoin

It’s generally agreed there’s a weak-to-negative correlation between Bitcoin and the stock market. And that’s a good thing. Savvy investors who want to diversify their portfolio understand that when one asset falls, another tends to rise. This helps them diversify risk. So, what about investors who want to diversify their cryptocurrency portfolio with altcoins with negative correlation to Bitcoin to hedge their bets against its swings? Why negative correlation to Bitcoin is important A cursory glance at the markets often leads people to believe that Bitcoin and altcoins are heavily correlated. In most cases, that’s often right. If Bitcoin’s in the green, more often than not Ethereum, Litecoin, Cardano, and EOS are on the up as well. There are always The post Check out the top five altcoins with negative correlation

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18:15 Yahoo.com BusinessThis Crypto Surged 37% on Thursday, Nudged Korean Traders to Dump Bitcoin

Price of Crypto.com Chain (CRO) on Thursday surged up to 37.33% ahead of the European market open. The CRO-to-dollar exchange rate established an intraday high towards $0.085, bringing its total jump since April 2 close to 100-percent. The CRO’s market capitalization surged from $197.54 million to as high as $401.46 million within the same time, accompanied by an overall bullish sentiment across the cryptocurrency index.

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17:59 CryptoCoinsNews.comThis Crypto Surged 37% on Thursday, Nudged Korean Traders to Dump Bitcoin

Price of Crypto.com Chain (CRO) on Thursday surged up to 37.33% ahead of the European market open. The CRO-to-dollar exchange rate established an intraday high towards $0.085, bringing its total jump since April 2 close to 100-percent. The CRO’s market capitalization surged from $197.54 million to as high as $401.46 million within the same time, accompanied by an overall bullish sentiment across the cryptocurrency index. As of 1105 UTC, the CRO price was trading at 0.074, down 17.56-percent from its intraday high. The coin was still trending 16.66-percent higher than its rate 24 hours back. The same period saw CRO
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17:11 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Beats the Dow, Outperforming Every Single Stock, in 2019

Traders and analysts are screaming about the stock market’s “historic” first quarter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) – which tracks 30 of the largest American companies – has staged an epic rally since the start of the year, chalking up 12 percent. But forget stocks. Bitcoin is outperforming the broader stock market by a huge margin. In fact, bitcoin is outperforming every stock on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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16:54 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin clings on to its key psychological $5,000 support

Since Bitcoin broke out from the $4,200 range in early April, we have started to see some significant buy support to protect the decentralised asset class from falling below the key psychological level of $5,000. After the historic figure was first reached in early September 2017 – on the wave of JP Morgan CEO Jaime Dimon labelling BTC a scam and claims about China potentially looking to “ban Bitcoin” – the market bounced off $5,000 to trade all the way back down to $3,000 in a matter of only two weeks. However, after Bitcoin looked to have found a new tranche of people “buying the dip” at $3,000, price again took off to reach and rally past the same $5,000 The post Bitcoin clings on to its key psychological $5,000 support appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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16:53 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Beats the Dow, Outperforming Every Single Stock, in 2019

Traders and analysts are screaming about the stock market’s “historic” first quarter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) – which tracks 30 of the largest American companies – has staged an epic rally since the start of the year, chalking up 12 percent. But forget stocks. Bitcoin is outperforming the broader stock market by a huge margin. In fact, bitcoin is outperforming every stock on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Bitcoin Gains Leave Dow in the Dust As you can see in the chart above, bitcoin has gained 44 percent since the start of the year. In contrast, the Dow
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16:36 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Futures Exchange Bakkt Hires PayPal, Google Vet as Product Chief

Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt has brought Google Wallet and PayPal vet Mike Blandina as its chief product officer.

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16:20 TheNextWeb.comOnly 2% of companies accept Bitcoin payments, Stack Overflow finds

The vast majority of organizations across the globe are not using blockchain technology, according to Stack Overflow’s annual developer survey. Some 48,175 developers responded to questions about blockchain’s adoption within organizations. According to the findings, 80 percent of respondents said their organization was not using decentralized ledger technology, while 12.7 percent noted their company was leveraging non-currency applications of blockchain. Additionally, 4 percent said they were implementing cryptocurrency-based products, while 2.1 percent noted they accepted Bitcoin or other coins, and tokens as payment methods. Only 1.3 percent of respondents said they were implementing their own cryptocurrency. Developers in India were most… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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16:19 Yahoo.com BusinessTo the Moon! Crypto Evangelist Brian Kelly’s Jaw-Dropping Bitcoin Price Prediction

Pay no attention to today’s pullback in the crypto markets. With the bitcoin price expanding as much as 30% in April so far to hover above the $5,000 level, it’s brought out the perma-bulls. Crypto fund manager Brian Kelly is among them. Now that bitcoin is seemingly back from the abyss, he is no worse for the wear from the crypto winter. In fact, he’s returned with his boldest prediction yet — the bitcoin price will surpass its previous high of nearly $20,000. But you’re going to have to wait for it. Kelly on CNBC suggests a new peak for

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16:19 Yahoo.com BusinessUnibright.io CTO Stefan Schmidt on the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain

This week I had the absolute pleasure of speaking to Unibright CTO Stefan Schmidt about the future of cryptocurrencies, the impact smart contracts will have in the near future, and the role Unibright plays in the crypto ecosystem. You can watch the full interview below. From the past into the future Stefan is a really relaxed guy. He agreed to do the interview on the request of some Unibright community members, such as @sjaaaakster, and was kind enough to give me a hand with some tips and mental exercises on how I could best develop a project I’m working on with the University of Huddersfield. One of the key topics I wanted to discuss was how the crypto space has The post Unibright.io CTO Stefan Schmidt on the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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16:01 CryptoCoinsNews.comTo the Moon! Crypto Evangelist Brian Kelly’s Jaw-Dropping Bitcoin Price Prediction

Pay no attention to today’s pullback in the crypto markets. With the bitcoin price expanding as much as 30% in April so far to hover above the $5,000 level, it’s brought out the perma-bulls. Crypto fund manager Brian Kelly is among them. Now that bitcoin is seemingly back from the abyss, he is no worse for the wear from the crypto winter. In fact, he’s returned with his boldest prediction yet — the bitcoin price will surpass its previous high of nearly $20,000. But you’re going to have to wait for it. Kelly on CNBC suggests a new peak for
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15:46 TheNextWeb.comWikileaks’ Bitcoin donations spike following Julian Assange’s arrest

Wikileaks has received a boost in donations on its official Bitcoin address shortly after Ecuador withdrew the asylum of its leader Julian Assange, resulting in his immediate arrest. Wikileaks tweeted a link to its donation page moments after news of Assange‘s arrest broke. This is likely what caused the sudden spike in transaction volume on its Bitcoin address. URGENT: Julian Assange has been arrested by UK police. DONATE:https://t.co/vvbZBOgCwL — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 11, 2019 It’s worth noting that despite the uptick in donations, the total amount donated to its current address remains relatively small – only $15,000 worth of BTC,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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15:27 Yahoo.com BusinessChinese Bitcoin Miners Lose Again after Flocking to Iran for Cheap Electricity

Many Chinese bitcoin miners migrated to Iran in 2018 for its cheap electricity amid China’s crackdown on crypto mining. However, they’re finding the harsh environment in the authoritarian regime unwelcoming. Feng Liu operates a bitcoin mine holding over 20,000 units of Antminer T9. He told Chinese crypto website 8BTC News that many Chinese crypto miners flocked to Iran last year because electricity is cheap (as low as $0.006 per kilowatt-hour) in the oil-rich nation.

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15:27 Yahoo.com BusinessHow Bitpay makes it easy to spend, accept, and store Bitcoin

Bitpay is a Bitcoin payment service provider based in Atlanta, United States. It was created and launched in 2011 when Bitcoin was still young. However, Bitpay saw the potential it had. The goal of Bitpay is to revolutionise the financial industry along with Bitcoin to create a faster, more secure, and less expensive payment system on a global scale. It is currently the largest Bitcoin payment processor in the world, working to help businesses across six different continents. Bitpay has created a seamless and secure Bitcoin payment service that thousands of Bitcoin users and businesses experience and use every day. Even though payment processing was its first mission, since the launch in 2011, the company has also created other services. The post How Bitpay makes it easy to spend, accept, and store Bitcoin appeared

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15:09 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Exchange Bithumb’s Problems Pile Up with $180 Million Loss in 2018

Bithumb, which was hacked last month and later asked users to be careful about deposits, has reported a $180 million (205 billion Korean won) loss. The exchange suffers from reduced actual volume and a bear market in cryptocurrencies, according to the Korea Times. Add It To The List of Bithumb Problems Bithumb has had a rough year. Just nine months before last month’s hack, about twice as much went missing. A report came out later in the year which found the company probably reports fake volume metrics. At this point, longtime users may be considering other exchanges with a stronger

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15:08 CryptoCoinsNews.comChinese Bitcoin Miners Lose Again after Flocking to Iran for Cheap Electricity

Many Chinese bitcoin miners migrated to Iran in 2018 for its cheap electricity amid China’s crackdown on crypto mining. However, they’re finding the harsh environment in the authoritarian regime unwelcoming. Feng Liu operates a bitcoin mine holding over 20,000 units of Antminer T9. He told Chinese crypto website 8BTC News that many Chinese crypto miners flocked to Iran last year because electricity is cheap (as low as $0.006 per kilowatt-hour) in the oil-rich nation. “If you want to invest in power plants in Iran, the government there will supply free natural gas for the first five years, which further lowers
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14:52 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Drops Back to $5K Price Support After Failed Breakout

Bitcoin has fallen back close to psychological support at $5,000 after a failed breakout Wednesday.

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14:34 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Exchange Bithumb’s Problems Pile Up with $180 Million Loss in 2018

Bithumb, which was hacked last month and later asked users to be careful about deposits, has reported a $180 million (205 billion Korean won) loss. The exchange suffers from reduced actual volume and a bear market in cryptocurrencies, according to the Korea Times. Add It To The List of Bithumb Problems Bithumb has had a rough year. Just nine months before last month’s hack, about twice as much went missing. A report came out later in the year which found the company probably reports fake volume metrics. At this point, longtime users may be considering other exchanges with a stronger
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14:17 Yahoo.com BusinessBrian Kelly still certain we’ll see new all-time highs for Bitcoin soon

CNBC analyst Brian Kelly has again reaffirmed his view that Bitcoin is heading for new all-time highs. Talking on CNBC’s Fast Money, the founder and CEO of crypto investment firm BKCM thinks a price breakout above the 2017 highs of $20,000 will happen over the next couple of years. Bitcoin is up more than 30% this month and @BKBrianKelly says it could hit new highs by this date… pic.twitter.com/afC58AqIGW — CNBC's Fast Money (@CNBCFastMoney) April 10, 2019 He said: “This next cycle, you’re talking probably a two-year cycle. In 2020, the supply of Bitcoin is going to get cut in half. The cycle for Bitcoin is usually about a year before to a year after. So over this two-year period, The post Brian Kelly still certain we’ll see new all-time highs for Bitcoin soon appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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13:59 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Drops Back to $5K Support After Failed Breakout

Bitcoin has fallen back close to psychological support at $5,000 after a failed breakout Wednesday.

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13:41 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Abruptly Drops 4%, 12 Hours after Fresh 2019 High at $5,450 – Here’s Why

On April 10, the bitcoin price achieved a new 2019 high at $5,450 in major markets including the U.S., accompanied by an increase in demand for bitcoin from accredited investors. Consequently, the premium of the Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC), a regulated bitcoin investment vehicle overseen by Grayscale, a cryptocurrency investment company with $1.2 billion under management, surged to 10 percent. However, within minutes, the bitcoin price slipped from over $5,400 to $5,200 and in less than 12 hours, the asset fell by nearly 4 percent to $5,170. Bitcoin Fall Was Mostly Technical On a daily basis, bitcoin is only down
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13:24 Yahoo.com BusinessLatest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD)

Litecoin (LTC) is currently trading at around $86 following a 4% drop in the last 24 hours. As mentioned earlier in the week, LTC has seen exponential growth since the beginning of March, leading the current mini bull run with a massive 40% increase in price. However, it seems LTC has now started to consolidate. Looking at the chart above, the 200-day EMA has already crossed both the 50 and 20-day EMAs, and LTC is trading quite far above that support level, which sits around $64. The 50-day EMA, which sits around $55, is also showing strong support for consolidation way above the 200-day EMA. Volume, on the other hand, has decreased substantially. At the time of writing, LTC volume The post Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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12:15 Yahoo ScienceBain Capital Ventures, Ripple Xpring invest $1m in ‘untraditional’ fund offering early-stage funding

Bain Capital Ventures and Ripple Xpring have invested a combined one million dollars in Robot Ventures, according to CoinDesk.  Robot will provide young crypto entrepreneurs with pre-seed capital, whiteboarding and product strategies, according to a blog post by Robot Venture's founder, Robert Leshner (who is also CEO of open-source DeFi protocol Compound Finance and has an […]The post Bain Capital Ventures, Ripple Xpring invest $1m in 'untraditional' fund offering early-stage funding appeared first on The Block.

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12:15 Yahoo.com BusinessBain Capital Ventures, Ripple Xpring invest $1m in ‘untraditional’ fund offering early-stage funding

Bain Capital Ventures and Ripple Xpring have invested a combined one million dollars in Robot Ventures, according to CoinDesk.  Robot will provide young crypto entrepreneurs with pre-seed capital, whiteboarding and product strategies, according to a blog post by Robot Venture's founder, Robert Leshner (who is also CEO of open-source DeFi protocol Compound Finance and has an […]The post Bain Capital Ventures, Ripple Xpring invest $1m in 'untraditional' fund offering early-stage funding appeared first on The Block.

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05:20 CoinDesk.comChina’s New Policy Isn’t An Automatic Bitcoin Mining Ban – Here’s Why

Despite breathless headlines, a recent proposal by China’s economic planners would not automatically ban bitcoin mining.

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04:33 CNBC technologyCryptocurrencies are 'clearly shaking the system,' IMF's Lagarde says

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Wednesday that new technologies like digital assets and cryptocurrencies are having a clear impact on the banking sector.

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02:51 CNBC technologyCoinbase launches a debit card in the UK to make it easier to pay with cryptocurrencies

Digital currency exchange Coinbase launched a debit card in the U.K. to make it easier for customers to pay using cryptocurrencies.

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02:32 TheNextWeb.comCoinbase launches cryptocurrency debit card in the UK

Long-serving exchange Coinbase has announced the launch of a cryptocurrency debit card for its UK customers. The company says it’s also looking to launch its debit card in other markets over the coming months, but did not to provide a specific timeline. “The UK is a great first market for the Coinbase card with its thriving fintech ecosystem and consumer willingness to try new ideas. The Coinbase Card will initially be available in the UK with a view to going live, in the coming months, across all European markets in which Coinbase operates,” Zeeshan Feroz, Coinbase UK CEO, told Hard Fork. Unlike other existing cards,… This story continues at The Next Web

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02:17 FT.com TechnologyCoinbase launches cryptocurrency Visa debit card in UK

US company partners with Apto Payments to allow customers to make purchases directly from accounts

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01:45 Yahoo.com BusinessBermuda Ministry of Finance Approves Velocity Ledger ICO

The Bermuda Ministry of Finance has approved the initial coin offering (ICO) of trading company Velocity Ledger Holdings Limited (VLHL), according to a press release published on April 10. VLHL’s subsidiary VL Financial is now in the application process with the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) to obtain the relevant licenses to operate. If approved by the BMA, the company will operate a digital asset exchange in Bermuda.

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00:05 BitcoinMagazine.comUnderstanding Bitcoin, the Demos: How to Become a Bitcoin Power User

The Understanding Bitcoin conference held in Malta from April 5 to April 7, 2019, was all about turning regular Bitcoin users into power users.
Bitcoin hardware and software is often more configurable than people realize (or they realize this but are unable to take advantage of it). Spread throughout the conference were 18 demos by leading Bitcoin developers and experts illustrating how to make the most out of available Bitcoin tools.
For your convenience, here is an overview of all of the demos:
Blockstream Green’s Hardware Wallet Blockstream Green (formerly known as Green Address and Green Bits) is the mobile and desktop wallet from blockchain development company Blockstream. To secure your coins, the wallet offers multisig security, which means that any transaction from the wallet must be signed off on through several

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00:05 BitcoinMagazine.comChinese Bitcoin Miners Suffer in Iran Despite Cheap Power

Many Chinese cryptominers have migrated to places with cheap electricity and favorable policies as a result of the escalated government crackdown on cryptocurrency and its production process.
With the rapid downfall of bitcoin prices in late 2018 and increasing electricity bills, Chinese mining investors are looking for alternative places to sustain their businesses. The tightened regulations on cryptomining in the country, for the risk of crypto speculation and concerns about energy usage, urge them to speed up their relocation.
In such a context, these unwanted Chinese miners are crossing the border to keep their businesses operating, but they have to tackle various barriers. Large miners move their operations overseas, with Canada, the U.S. and Iceland among their top destinations, while most small- and medium-sized ones turn

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10.04.2019
23:08 Yahoo.com BusinessNewsflash: Bitcoin Price Spikes Within Inches of $5,500 Despite China FUD

The bitcoin price bounded to a new 2019 high on Wednesday, sneaking within inches of the $5,500 mark midway through the afternoon US trading session. Bitcoin Price Flirts with $5,500 The flagship cryptocurrency held above $5,200 throughout the morning, but it began to climb heading into the afternoon. At 18:30 UTC, a surge in buy orders propelled the bitcoin price as high as $5,462 on Bitstamp. At last check, it traded at $5,408 for a 24-hour gain of 3.37 percent. The upside push came despite another round of FUD from China. This time, reports indicated that Beijing could move to

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22:48 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis April 10

Facebook is seeking up to $1 billion in venture capital to develop its digital currency — rumored to be a stablecoin that will be pegged to a basket of fiat currencies — according to the New York Times. Both the moving averages are sloping up and the RSI is in the overbought zone.

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22:47 CryptoCoinsNews.comNewsflash: Bitcoin Price Spikes Within Inches of $5,500 Despite China FUD

The bitcoin price bounded to a new 2019 high on Wednesday, sneaking within inches of the $5,500 mark midway through the afternoon US trading session. Bitcoin Price Flirts with $5,500 The flagship cryptocurrency held above $5,200 throughout the morning, but it began to climb heading into the afternoon. At 18:30 UTC, a surge in buy orders propelled the bitcoin price as high as $5,462 on Bitstamp. At last check, it traded at $5,408 for a 24-hour gain of 3.37 percent. The upside push came despite another round of FUD from China. This time, reports indicated that Beijing could move to
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22:46 TechInvestorNews.comWill Technical Factors Push Bitcoin To $50,000 In The Coming Years? (Charles Bovaird, Contributor/Forbes.com Market News)

Charles Bovaird, Contributor / Forbes.com Market NewsWill Technical Factors Push Bitcoin To $50,000 In The Coming Years? - Trader Peter Brandt has predicted that bitcoin will surge in the coming years, hitting $50,000. Will his forecast materialize?Trader Peter Brandt has predicted that bitcoin will surge in the coming years, hitting $50,000. Will his forecast materialize? ...

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22:29 ValueWalk.comChina Says No To Bitcoin Mining Operations Shocking Crypto World

China has recently announced that it plans to outlaw the mining of cryptocurrencies in its country. This announcement comes via a draft that was recently released on Monday disclosing the nation’s position on the cryptocurrency sector. This Bitcoin mining operations […]
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21:50 ValueWalk.comCan Cryptocurrencies And Blockchain Empower Venezuela?

Cryptocurrencies found itself the most compelling use over the last year in trouble-laden Venezuela. As hyperinflation and the struggling Bolivar left its population starving, Venezuelans saw cryptocurrencies as a gleaming opportunity to bypass the heavy economic censorship faced. Restricted from […]
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20:53 Yahoo.com BusinessBeware: Bitcoin Might Blindly Chase the Dow into the Next Financial Crisis

Be careful what you wish for. The crypto community continues to beg big investors to get on board with bitcoin, but there could be some unintended – and alarming – side effects. Most notably, bitcoin could be destined to hitch its wagon to the fate of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. While cryptocurrencies should be a respite from the stock market, their mettle has yet to be tested in the flames of an economic downturn. Plus, as widely cited economist Alex Kruger points out, crypto has thus far only been a retail phenomenon. Once the institutional doors swing open to

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20:52 CryptoCoinsNews.comBeware: Bitcoin Might Blindly Chase the Dow into the Next Financial Crisis

Be careful what you wish for. The crypto community continues to beg big investors to get on board with bitcoin, but there could be some unintended – and alarming – side effects. Most notably, bitcoin could be destined to hitch its wagon to the fate of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. While cryptocurrencies should be a respite from the stock market, their mettle has yet to be tested in the flames of an economic downturn. Plus, as widely cited economist Alex Kruger points out, crypto has thus far only been a retail phenomenon. Once the institutional doors swing open to
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20:15 Yahoo.com BusinessCrypto Coin Sales Stage Revival After Bursting of ICO Bubble

While Initial Coin Offerings have been pretty much declared dead, startups are now raising money through a similar method dubbed Initial Exchange Offerings. Instead of marketing coins directly to investors, companies are relying on crypto exchanges to serve as underwriters, review the projects and offer tokens to vetted customers. Betting that the vetted IEOs reduce the chances of getting scammed, retail investors have been pouring in after many got burned in the ICO frenzy that saw many tokens lose more than 90 percent of their value.

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19:38 TheNextWeb.comCryptocurrency market report confirms gamblers drive blockchain adoption

In the first quarter of this year alone, at least 504 new decentralized apps (dapps) have been listed, and more than half of them are running on Ethereum. Dapp explorer Dapp.com has issued its latest market report. It aims to present comprehensive data and insight into Ethereum, EOS, STEEM, and TRON, as it says they’ve have managed to attract the most active users in the market. “It shows that Ethereum is still the [number one] choice for developers to build their dapp on,” reads the report. “[…] The Ethereum-based games have already created a stable community with a group of loyal… This story continues at The Next Web

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19:37 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Approaches $5,300 as US Stocks See Growth

Wednesday, April 10 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to moderate gains on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) approaches the $5,300 mark. Bitcoin’s price is up just over one percent on the day, trading at around $5,272 by press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is about 4% higher than $5,038, the price at which Bitcoin started the week.

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19:00 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin’s Meteoric Rise Exposes Bitter Irony of Russia’s Crypto Skepticism

For anyone thinking of promoting bitcoin as an investment, Russia might not be the ideal place to set up shop. According to the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), around 65% of Russians consider bitcoin to be a “disadvantageous investment.” The Bitter Irony of Russia’s Anti-Crypto Attitude While this could be attributed to bitcoin’s volatility, the finding is full of irony. To illustrate, a Russian who locked their savings in bitcoin in 2014 after the European Union and the U.S. imposed sanctions on Russia following the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine is better off compared to another who put his

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18:59 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin’s Meteoric Rise Exposes Bitter Irony of Russia’s Crypto Skepticism

For anyone thinking of promoting bitcoin as an investment, Russia might not be the ideal place to set up shop. According to the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), around 65% of Russians consider bitcoin to be a “disadvantageous investment.” The Bitter Irony of Russia’s Anti-Crypto Attitude While this could be attributed to bitcoin’s volatility, the finding is full of irony. To illustrate, a Russian who locked their savings in bitcoin in 2014 after the European Union and the U.S. imposed sanctions on Russia following the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine is better off compared to another who put his
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18:22 CoinDesk.comBain Capital and Ripple’s Xpring Invest in DeFi Founder’s ‘Scout Fund’

With a million dollars from Bain Capital and Ripple's VC arm, Robert Leshner's Robot Ventures is making small bets on early-stage crypto entrepreneurs.

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18:05 Yahoo.com Business‘Emotional’ Bitcoin Bulls are ‘Grasping At Straws’, Claims Bloomberg Analyst

A recent article in Bloomberg paints a less optimistic future of the crypto markets than you might typically find this week. Vildana Hajric reports that the GTI Global Strength Indicator of the Bloomberg Crypto Index, which tracks significant cryptos, has the same trends which led to its previous peak in January 2018. The index (and the price of major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum) dropped over 65% after that. Analyst Calls Bullsh** on April Fool’s Day Run According to analyst Mike McGlone, the current “bull” trend is suspicious at its very best. He says that exchange volumes and transactions aren’t

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18:05 Yahoo.com BusinessEthereum-based dapps dominate the market, note more inactive dapps than other blockchains

Although Ethereum-based decentralised applications (dapps) still dominate the dapp market, they do not rank highest in terms of user activeness, according to the first quarter of 2019 dapp market report prepared by dapp.com.The post Ethereum-based dapps dominate the market, note more inactive dapps than other blockchains appeared first on The Block.

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17:46 CryptoCoinsNews.com‘Emotional’ Bitcoin Bulls are ‘Grasping At Straws’, Claims Bloomberg Analyst

A recent article in Bloomberg paints a less optimistic future of the crypto markets than you might typically find this week. Vildana Hajric reports that the GTI Global Strength Indicator of the Bloomberg Crypto Index, which tracks significant cryptos, has the same trends which led to its previous peak in January 2018. The index (and the price of major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum) dropped over 65% after that. Analyst Calls Bullsh** on April Fool’s Day Run According to analyst Mike McGlone, the current “bull” trend is suspicious at its very best. He says that exchange volumes and transactions aren’t
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17:29 Yahoo.com BusinessJapanese Regulator FSA Hears Arguments for not Calling Bitcoin a Virtual Currency

Japanese finance regulator the Financial Services Agency (FSA) no longer wishes to describe Bitcoin (BTC) as a virtual currency, Cointelegraph Japan reported on April 8, quoting minutes of a meeting originally held on March 4. During a plenary session at the 41st General Assembly of the Financial Council and the 29th Financial Division Meeting, Professor Iwashita Goto of the Public Policy Graduate School of Kyoto University, petitioned members to adapt their view of Bitcoin.

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16:31 Yahoo.com BusinessThree Bitcoin converters you could use

A Bitcoin converter helps users to convert the real-time or historical price of Bitcoin into a multitude of fiat currencies. Why use a Bitcoin converter? Bitcoin converters are a helpful tool for people wanting to find the price of Bitcoin against fiat currencies such as USD, EUR, and many more. They allow people to type in an amount of either Bitcoin or fiat to see what it equates to. For example, a user can type in 1 Bitcoin and it will calculate the current price in fiat. Or vice versa, a user can type in 5 dollars and it will show the equivalent in Bitcoin. People tend to use the tool as a quick and easy way to see how The post Three Bitcoin converters you could use appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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15:32 Yahoo.com BusinessThe Philippines’ Central Bank Has Already Legalized 10 Bitcoin Exchanges

According to local reports, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved three crypto exchanges, bringing the total number of approved crypto exchanges to 10. The Manila Times reported: “Melchor Plabasan, officer-in-charge at the Technology Risk and Innovation Supervision Department of the central bank, said newly approved were Bexpress Inc., Coinville Phils. Inc., and ABA Global Phils. Inc.” As CCN reported in July 2018, the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), a government-operated economic zone in the northern tip of the Philippines, issued 24 licenses of its own to crypto exchanges, raising the count of licensed exchanges in the Philippines to

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15:15 TheNextWeb.comOnly 9% of Russians actually know anything about Bitcoin

A recent survey conducted by the state-owned Russian public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) has found the country is well acquainted with the term Bitcoin, but lacks a detailed knowledge of cryptocurrency. According to the results, 56 percent of Russians know about Bitcoin and 18 percent have heard of the term. But only nine percent said they have a detailed knowledge of the cryptocurrency. The survey interviewed 1,600 Russians aged 18 and over, via telephone on April 4, 2019. As you might expect, the level of Bitcoin awareness is greatest among younger generations; 67 percent of 18-24 year olds said they… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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15:13 CryptoCoinsNews.comThe Philippines’ Central Bank Has Already Legalized 10 Bitcoin Exchanges

According to local reports, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved three crypto exchanges, bringing the total number of approved crypto exchanges to 10. The Manila Times reported: “Melchor Plabasan, officer-in-charge at the Technology Risk and Innovation Supervision Department of the central bank, said newly approved were Bexpress Inc., Coinville Phils. Inc., and ABA Global Phils. Inc.” As CCN reported in July 2018, the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), a government-operated economic zone in the northern tip of the Philippines, issued 24 licenses of its own to crypto exchanges, raising the count of licensed exchanges in the Philippines to
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14:21 Yahoo.com BusinessThis Bitcoin Price Pattern Suggests $5,800 Potential Ahead

Bitcoin is trending inside an ascending triangle pattern on the hourly chart that brings potential for a move to over $5,880, analysis suggests.

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13:57 FinancialExpress.comChina’s Bitcoin ban: Why electricity wastage is pushing world’s biggest crypto mining center to eliminate it

After remaining the epicentre of global bitcoin mining, China has finally proposed to ban cryptocurrency mining.

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13:34 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Blazes Bullish in Long-Term Indicator – For the First Time Since 2015

The crypto market has begun to demonstrate signs of new momentum as bitcoin slightly recovered to over $5,200 and other major crypto assets like Ethereum and EOS recorded large gains on the day. According to trader Jonny Moe, bitcoin is close to breaking the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) cross for the first time since October 2015.

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13:34 Yahoo.com BusinessLatest Ethereum price and analysis (ETH to USD)

Ethereum is making waves in the market as its price has just crossed and remained above the 200-day EMA. This is quite an accomplishment after being in a constant bear phase for quite some time. During the early days of April, Ethereum’s price went through the roof before a swift correction. Since then, ETH has been growing stronger every day alongside Bitcoin, and is now sitting above $180. If the 20-day EMA crosses the 50-day EMA, that could also mean Ethereum is really on a positive trend and investors should look into consolidating positions. The next resistance price for ETH should be around $200. Ethereum has continued to look strong overnight, breaking the $180 price level this morning. Daily trade The post Latest Ethereum price and analysis (ETH to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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13:34 CoinDesk.comThis Bitcoin Price Pattern Suggests $5,800 Potential Ahead

Bitcoin is trending inside an ascending triangle pattern on the hourly chart that brings potential for a move to over $5,880, analysis suggests.

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13:10 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Blazes Bullish in Long-Term Indicator – For the First Time Since 2015

The crypto market has begun to demonstrate signs of new momentum as bitcoin slightly recovered to over $5,200 and other major crypto assets like Ethereum and EOS recorded large gains on the day. According to trader Jonny Moe, bitcoin is close to breaking the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) cross for the first time since October 2015. SMA is considered as a key technical indicator to determine the long-term trend of an asset or a market. Are Bitcoin and Crypto Looking Toward Accumulation Phase? After bitcoin broke out of the 200-day SMA cross in 2015, it went on to experience
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12:37 TheNextWeb.comBitcoin phisher steals $365,000 and 10,000 passwords from dark web users

A 37 year-old man in the US has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for fraud in connection with a Bitcoin phishing scheme designed to rob victims of their cryptocurrency. Michael Richo, of New Haven, was also ordered to forfeit $352,000 in cash, various computers and electronic devices, and an assortment of precious coins and metals that he purchased with the proceeds of his offense. Following his release, Richo will be subject to three years of supervised release. Court documents and statements made in court specify that Richo targeted individuals on the dark web with the phishing scheme. He did so… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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12:02 TheNextWeb.comPolice bust 2 goons linked to $3B OneCoin cryptocurrency pyramid scheme

Two men were charged in Singapore today for promoting a cryptocurrency-based multi-level marketing scheme. Local police believe this is the first case of its kind in the country. The perpetrators in question had been promoting the notorious multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme OneCoin, Channel News Asia reports. One of the men was also charged with running a company called One Concept Pte Ltd set up to promote the scheme. Singapore residents that took part in the scheme were sold educational courses and promotional tokens. The scammers claimed the tokens could then be redeemed to “mine” OneCoin. In reality, the tokens couldn’t… This story continues at The Next Web

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11:37 CryptoCoinsNews.com‘Bitcoin Guru’ Antonopoulos Claims Fungibility Issues Threaten Bicoin’s Domination

The author of ”Mastering Bitcoin” and notable educator Andreas Antonopoulos has claimed bitcoin’s domination is under threat over the next few years due to privacy concerns. Design and Fungibility: important things for longtime success At the Deconomy Conference in South Korea, the crypto guru shared his opinion regarding Bitcoin’s future in light of the unaddressed privacy issues. According to Andreas, Bitcoin has two significant problems. The first one is user experience, which is too tricky and controversial for the user who is comfortable with traditional banking. Andreas stated: ”The ease of use has not reached parity with other financial services,
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04:25 Zdnet.comChina could soon ban cryptocurrency mining: Report

The South China Morning Post has reported the country's economic planning body moving to ban cryptocurrency mining facilities.

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00:53 BitcoinMagazine.comBitcoin Price Analysis: Upward Consolidation Hints Toward Diminishing Market Supply

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The bitcoin market has seen sustained buying pressure as the daily candles have continuously closed new highs following the impulsive move that brought us to the $5,000 levels.From an intraday perspective, we have established new support on three separate levels that were previously resistance as the market progresses along its supply and demand channel.Macro-wise, we are still sitting in a no man’s land between macro support and macro resistance. The low timeframe has the market consolidating upward with higher lows and higher highs in conjunction with decreasing volume. The next macro resistance level lies at $5,600.If the market fails to rally, we can expect a retest of the established support at $4,700.
This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.

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00:32 Yahoo.com BusinessMichigan House of Representatives Votes to Include Cryptocurrencies in Criminal Laws

The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a bill, HB 4102, on April 9 that would include cryptocurrencies in criminal codes regarding illegal actions for financial gain. Michigan lawmakers have voted to introduce amendments to various sections of the Michigan Penal Code, specifying that cryptocurrency would be included in provisions relating to money laundering, embezzlement, credit card fraud and financial transactions involving the proceeds of a criminal offense. The legislation also prohibits the collection of cryptocurrency — or any currency — for the fighting, baiting or shooting of an animal.

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00:32 Yahoo.com BusinessMt. Gox: Legal Advocate Quits, Takes Massive Loss on Bitcoin Claim

Andy Pag, who founded Mt. Gox Legal, has resigned his position as leader of the group, which represents the majority of the now-defunct Bitcoin exchange’s creditors (users who still had funds on the platform at the time of its implosion.) While some reports have said that users could get paid as early as this year, Pag believes that the over-sized claim of startup incubator and one-time Mt. Gox partner CoinLab will slow the process to a crawl. CoinLab’s $16 Billion Claim Slows Civil Rehabilitation Process It could be years before creditors ever see any money. The cryptocurrency available to disperse

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00:20 CryptoCoinsNews.comMt. Gox: Legal Advocate Quits, Takes Massive Loss on Bitcoin Claim

Andy Pag, who founded Mt. Gox Legal, has resigned his position as leader of the group, which represents the majority of the now-defunct Bitcoin exchange’s creditors (users who still had funds on the platform at the time of its implosion.) While some reports have said that users could get paid as early as this year, Pag believes that the over-sized claim of startup incubator and one-time Mt. Gox partner CoinLab will slow the process to a crawl. CoinLab’s $16 Billion Claim Slows Civil Rehabilitation Process It could be years before creditors ever see any money. The cryptocurrency available to disperse
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09.04.2019
22:50 Yahoo.com BusinessEthereum Price Stalls as DApp Users Flirt with Other Crypto Platforms

The ethereum price has ballooned by nearly one-third so far in April, but without bitcoin’s bullish tailwind, ETH might be stuck in a rut. According to Dapp.com, the second-largest cryptocurrency’s network suffered defections in Q1 2019 as users fled the network for rival platforms. If users would only stay loyal to decentralized apps (dApps) on the Ethereum blockchain, the ETH price might finally recapture its former glory.

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22:38 Yahoo.com BusinessBank Frick Launches BTC-ETH Tracker Along With Partner Bitcoin Suisse

Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick has issued an active Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH)-based tracker along with digital finance firm Bitcoin Suisse, the firm announced on April 9. Starting today, Bank Frick will offer institutional and qualified investors access to its BTC-ETH tracker, the certificates of which will take the form of both a classic security and a token, according to Bank Frick’s press release. Within the new initiative, Bank Frick acts as issuer and will be responsible for issuing crypto certificates, which target qualified investors exclusively.

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22:26 CryptoCoinsNews.comEthereum Price Stalls as DApp Users Flirt with Other Crypto Platforms

The ethereum price has ballooned by nearly one-third so far in April, but without bitcoin’s bullish tailwind, ETH might be stuck in a rut. According to Dapp.com, the second-largest cryptocurrency’s network suffered defections in Q1 2019 as users fled the network for rival platforms. If users would only stay loyal to decentralized apps (dApps) on the Ethereum blockchain, the ETH price might finally recapture its former glory. Crypto Gamers and the Ethereum Price As one of the largest and most high-profile blockchains, Ethereum has every reason to be leading the dApp race against rival platforms such as Tron, EOS, and
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22:04 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Earns BitLicense After Ridiculous 3-Year Wait

More than three years ago, this reporter brought the news that Bitstamp had applied for a BitLicense. Bistamp CEO Nejc Kodrič believed early on that gaining the license would be important for the Bitcoin exchange. Other crypto firms like Bitfinex, Kraken, and ShapeShift, decided to stop doing business in New York instead. Things Going Swimmingly After Acquisition About this time last year, reports of an impending acquisition by a South Korean gaming outfit circulated. Nexon later denied the reports. In October of last year, an acquisition was confirmed – however, it was by a Belgium-based investment firm. Nejc Kodrič has

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21:51 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Earns BitLicense After Ridiculous 3-Year Wait

More than three years ago, this reporter brought the news that Bitstamp had applied for a BitLicense. Bistamp CEO Nejc Kodrič believed early on that gaining the license would be important for the Bitcoin exchange. Other crypto firms like Bitfinex, Kraken, and ShapeShift, decided to stop doing business in New York instead. Things Going Swimmingly After Acquisition About this time last year, reports of an impending acquisition by a South Korean gaming outfit circulated. Nexon later denied the reports. In October of last year, an acquisition was confirmed – however, it was by a Belgium-based investment firm. Nejc Kodrič has
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20:42 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin and Ethereum Show New Momentum After 20% Gain, Is a New Rally in the Works?

Year-to-date, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) is up 40% against the United States dollar, and other major cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Litecoin have also demonstrated strong gains in the past four months. Litecoin, for instance, recorded a staggering 208% increase in value since January — outperforming most crypto assets apart from a handful, including Binance Coin and Enjin Coin. From April 1 to April 3, based on CoinMarketCap data, the price of Bitcoin surged from $4,100 to $5,041, by around 22% against the U.S. dollar.

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20:42 InvestorPlace.comWhy Bitcoin Bullishness Is Bearish for the Stock Market

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20:40 TechInvestorNews.comFirefox will block sneaky cryptocurrency and tracking software - CNET (Stephen Shankland/CNET - Business Tech)

Stephen Shankland / CNET - Business TechFirefox will block sneaky cryptocurrency and tracking software - CNET - Its only in testing for now, but Mozilla plans to cut off cryptocurrency mining and fingerprinting by default in the future. ...

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20:30 Yahoo.com BusinessChina’s plan to ban Bitcoin mining might actually be good news for the crypto market

Bitcoin and the entire crypto market received what can easily be perceived as bad news initially, as China is looking to make another significant play soon: Banning Bitcoin mining in the country. However, there's also a silver lining in China's renewed effort to regulate cryptocurrencies.If there's one thing that China, or any other country, can't really do about Bitcoin and other digital currencies, it's regulate them. But China can ban crypto businesses that don't play by its own rules, including farms that mine Bitcoin.The way you mine Bitcoin is by operating regular or specialized computers that can solve complex crypto puzzles that verify transactions on the blockchain. The reward is provided in Bitcoin. Therefore, the more processing power you have at your disposal, the higher the reward, but, also, the higher

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20:28 TechnologyReview.comChina wants to kill its world-dominant cryptocurrency mining industry

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20:06 CryptoCoinsNews.comCalifornia Slaps ‘Unlicensed’ Bitcoin Trader with 2-Yr Jail Term, Demands $823K in Forfeiture

The end of the road has finally come for the Rosarito, Mexico-based bitcoin dealer Jacob Burrell Campos, a US citizen who will forfeit more than $800k in ‘ill-gotten gains, according to the government. The 22-year-old admitted to running an illegal, unlicensed Bitcoin exchange that preyed on unsuspecting U.S. Bitcoin buyers and traders. More than 1,000 customers did business with Burrell Campos. For his crimes, he will also serve two years in prison. Burrell Campos isn’t some infamous, major criminal mastermind. He simply facilitated bitcoin trading without having a license or the exchange he set up to operate. However, his sentencing
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19:55 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Price Could ‘Absolutely’ Crash Below $3,000: Crypto Pioneer

Bitcoin’s April rally has captured the attention of observers both inside and outside crypto–land, with the price perched above $5,200 once again. Blockchain pioneers are confronting the pop, even if they have different views on what it means. Vinny Lingham, who is at the helm of blockchain identity platform Civic, isn’t convinced that crypto winter is over and wouldn’t be surprised to watch the price retrace its former lows. Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, meanwhile, is an unapologetic bitcoin bull who sees all of the signs that it’s onward and upward from here. The blockchain leaders are on opposite sides

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19:43 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Price Could ‘Absolutely’ Crash Below $3,000: Crypto Pioneer

Bitcoin’s April rally has captured the attention of observers both inside and outside crypto–land, with the price perched above $5,200 once again. Blockchain pioneers are confronting the pop, even if they have different views on what it means. Vinny Lingham, who is at the helm of blockchain identity platform Civic, isn’t convinced that crypto winter is over and wouldn’t be surprised to watch the price retrace its former lows. Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, meanwhile, is an unapologetic bitcoin bull who sees all of the signs that it’s onward and upward from here. The blockchain leaders are on opposite sides
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19:37 Techcrunch.ComDaily Crunch: China considers Bitcoin mining ban

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Regulators in China are weighing a ban on Bitcoin mining Cryptocurrency mining has become the latest target for the Chinese government […]

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19:33 TheVerge.comBitcoin dealer gets two-year prison sentence for unlicensed cryptocurrency exchange

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison for selling unlicensed bitcoins. His crime was operating a bitcoin exchange without registering with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the US Department of Treasury.

Jacob Burrell Campos, a US citizen and Mexico resident, has been held in custody without bail since August 2018. He pleaded guilty in October 2018, admitting that he employed no anti-money laundering measures and didn’t check up on details about his customers and where their money came from.

Burrell wasn’t accused of explicitly committing criminal activities such as stealing or scamming clients, but simply having an unlicensed exchange was enough to earn him two years in prison. Burrell advertised his...
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19:09 Yahoo.com Business5 Reasons Why China’s Proposed Ban on Bitcoin Mining Could Kill Bitmain

China’s plans to ban bitcoin mining could not have come at a worse time for Bitmain. Once seemingly indomitable, Bitmain is now in a precarious phase. In the past couple of months, the bitcoin mining hardware giant has not only reported a $500 million loss after a couple of years of consistently making profits but also failed in a bid to get publically listed. Though recent leadership changes have given rise to hopes that the Bitmain ship could be steered back into the right track, reports that China is planning to ban cryptocurrency mining comes as a big blow. Here

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18:49 TomsHardware.com China Attempts to Eliminate Cryptocurrency Mining

Chinese regulars issued a revised list of industries and activities that should be phased out or eliminated, among which also included cryptocurrency mining.

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18:47 TheNextWeb.comAdult site CamSoda will now let you pay for porn with Bitcoin

Adult entertainment company CamSoda has integrated cryptocurrency payments, enabling users to purchase tokens on the platform using seven different coins, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. In addition to BTC and ETH, CamSoda users can also spend their Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Tron alongside privacy-oriented coins Monero and Zcash. “Now that we are seeing more adoption of the technology, we decided to give our users what they’ve been asking us for some time,” Daryn Parker, vice president of CamSoda told Hard Fork. Cryptocurrencies will be accepted for several of the platform’s functionalities, including tips, live shows, and private chats. This, however, is not the first time that CamSoda… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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18:45 CryptoCoinsNews.com5 Reasons Why China’s Proposed Ban on Bitcoin Mining Could Kill Bitmain

China’s plans to ban bitcoin mining could not have come at a worse time for Bitmain. Once seemingly indomitable, Bitmain is now in a precarious phase. In the past couple of months, the bitcoin mining hardware giant has not only reported a $500 million loss after a couple of years of consistently making profits but also failed in a bid to get publically listed. Though recent leadership changes have given rise to hopes that the Bitmain ship could be steered back into the right track, reports that China is planning to ban cryptocurrency mining comes as a big blow. Here
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17:24 Yahoo.com BusinessBitcoin Crash Coming? Overbought Levels Near 2017 $20,000 Peak

The latest bitcoin price rally has pushed the asset into an extremely overbought region which could likely result in an interim crash. The Relative Strength Indicator (RSI), an oscillator which studies the speed and change of price movements, measures a market’s sentiment on a scale of 0 to 100. When RSI is above 70, it defines the market as overbought. And when it is below 30, the same indicator defines the market as oversold. The current bitcoin price action shows that the daily RSI has established 2019’s top towards 87, which means bitcoin is extremely overbought. The last time bitcoin’s

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17:13 CoinDesk.comBitcoin Trader Ordered to Forfeit $800K Gained via Unlicensed Exchange

A 22-year-old bitcoin dealer from the U.S. has been ordered to hand over $823,357 gained illegally via an unlicensed money transmission business.

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17:02 Yahoo.com BusinessCryptocurrency Lending Firm Dharma Launches Its Service to the Public

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency lending firm Dharma Labs announced that it has launched its service to the public in a Medium post published on April 8. As Cointelegraph reported in February, Dharma Labs has previously raised $7 million from big name investors, including Coinbase Ventures. Per the launch announcement, users can interact with the service with any wallet, and only Ethereum (ETH) and the decentralized stablecoin (DAI) are supported for the time being.

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17:01 CryptoCoinsNews.comBitcoin Crash Coming? Overbought Levels Near 2017 $20,000 Peak

The latest bitcoin price rally has pushed the asset into an extremely overbought region which could likely result in an interim crash. The Relative Strength Indicator (RSI), an oscillator which studies the speed and change of price movements, measures a market’s sentiment on a scale of 0 to 100. When RSI is above 70, it defines the market as overbought. And when it is below 30, the same indicator defines the market as oversold. The current bitcoin price action shows that the daily RSI has established 2019’s top towards 87, which means bitcoin is extremely overbought. The last time bitcoin’s
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16:38 FinExtra.comBitcoin Cyrptocurrency Skyrocketing Like Never Before

In recent days Bitcoin has skyrocketed like never before; something people haven’t seen in several ....

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16:31 Techcrunch.ComMozilla adds fingerprinting and cryptocurrency mining protection to Firefox

Mozilla is adding a new feature to protect you against web annoyances in future releases of Firefox. The new feature is currently available in the beta version of Firefox 67, and the nightly version of Firefox 68. They will be available in the stable release of Firefox in a few weeks. The cryptomining and fingerprinting […]

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16:04 SputnikNews.comChina Mulls Crackdown on Cryptocurrency Mining

The government in Beijing says it could ban cryptocurrency mining in the country, as the industry could pose the risks of air pollution, excessive electricity consumption, as well as possible encouraging white-collar crime and other risky activities.

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16:02 CryptoCoinsNews.comA Crypto Blessing: China’s Plan to Ban Bitcoin Mining Will Work Wonders

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) revealed its intent to eliminate the bitcoin and crypto mining sector immediately in its guidance for adjustments to industrial structure published on April 1. The list of sectors that will be encouraged, restricted and eliminated will undergo a public consultation period until May 7 according to the report of SCMP, and as such, mining facilities in China are likely to be able to operate throughout the next month or two. If after the public consultation phase the NDRC and the government of China move forward with the current plans to shut down the
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15:35 NYT TechnologyChina, a Major Bitcoin Source, Considers Moving Against It

China, whose initial enthusiasm about cryptocurrencies has waned, may order its local governments not to support the industry.

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15:15 Yahoo.com BusinessHong Kong Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Removes $10k Minimum Equity Requirement

Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange based out of Hong Kong, announced that it had removed the minimum equity for its users in a Medium post published on April 9. “We simply could not ignore the increasing level of requests for access to trade on Bitfinex from a wider cohort than our traditional customer base. The announcement further explains that Bitfinex has upgraded its infrastructure in order to be able to grant access to a broader user base.

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15:14 KoreaTimes.co.krChina wants to ban cryptocurrency mining farms 'completely'

China's top economic planning body has proposed new rules that would see the closure of all local cryptocurrency mining facilities if enacted ― a move that would potentially end the country's dominance in the energy-hungry, yet lucrative industry.

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14:51 Yahoo.com BusinessChina wants to ban Bitcoin mining, report claims

China plans to put an end to cryptocurrency mining in the country, Reuters reported Tuesday citing a "draft list of industrial activities" China's state planning agency looks to put a stop on. The decision doesn't appear to be final -- the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is seeking public opinions on a revised list of industries that will either be encouraged, restricted or eliminated. Bitcoin now falls in that last category. SEE ALSO: Bitcoin surges, hitting $5,000 for the first time this yearAccording to Reuters, the NDRC didn't give a date or any details on how, exactly, Bitcoin mining should be eliminated -- but that would mean that Bitcoin mining is to cease immediately.  Read more...More about Bitcoin, Tech, and Discrimination

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