Bitcoin

Early Cypherpunk Emails Reveal a Blueprint for Bitcoin

The cypherpunks, a ragtag group of tech tinkerers, cryptographers, and privacy advocates, were obscure in their 1990s heyday. And it would have remained that way in perpetuity were it not for a certain Satoshi Nakamoto launching a digital currency in 2009 encapsulating their core beliefs. We don’t know if Satoshi was a cypherpunk. But what...
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Bitcoin’s ‘privacy is going to be a big fight,’ says Riccardo Spagni

Bitcoin’s all-time high rally drew a lot of attention from the likes of mainstream media, governments, corporates, and even wall street. The cryptocurrency is slowly becoming the most discussed topic in the fin-tech space; in turn, addressing questions regarding its adoption. During the 32nd episode of Magical Crypto Friends, Riccardo Spagni, Charlie Lee, WhalePanda, and...
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Read.cash Platform Rewards Content Creators With Bitcoin Cash Incentives

Since the platform’s launch, the Bitcoin Cash-centric blogging site read.cash has gathered a lot of traction. The website’s user base publishes interesting content and new material on a daily basis with the most popular authors gathering tips in bitcoin cash for their work. Also Read: These Are the Bitcoin Stories You Loved in 2019 Read.cash...
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Bitcoin, Ethereum registered highest transfer count, avg transfer value in 2019: CoinMetrics

The last few months of 2019 were dominated by bearish sentiments as a host of major crypto-assets dropped below their year-to-date lows. However, it will be uncalled for if 2019 is labeled a poor year for the cryptocurrency market. An influx of institutional investors and significantly improving adoption within the industry have highlighted an improvement....
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Bitcoin Price Flash Crashes to $6,900 as Non-Correlation Tests Hodlers’ Patience

Bitcoin slipped back below $7,000 on Thursday amid thinner than usual trading volumes. | Image: shutterstock.com Bitcoin price tumbles 4% to $6,900 on Thursday, the lowest since mid-December. Bitcoin is slowly bleeding while traditional assets like stocks and commodities continue to rise. Bitcoin trade volumes plummet at the start of 2020 as market participants remain...
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Mike Mayo Believes This Year Is The Golden Decade For Banks

Mike Mayo the analyst for Wells Fargo declared during the CNBC news segment given on December 30th “this is the golden decade of banks and technology.” Mayo explained that the systems of the banking sector were never integrated despite the 90’s unseen bank consolidation. He then continued explaining that in the “aughts” decade, the 2000s,...
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Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies are here to stay: TrustWallet’s Radchenko

A recently published post on the TrustWallet blog outlined founder Viktor Radchenko’s predictions for Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the space as a whole for the year 2020. In the article, Radchenko asserted that DeFi has great potential and could become the next ‘killer app’ for the space. “We just need to get the user design correct,”...
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Ethereum miners’ earnings 4x BTC miners’ via fees in 2019

The Bitcoin ledger is completing a decade on the 3rd and while it is only 2 days into 2020, the ledger is already setting new records. Bitcoin’s hashrate breached its previous high and was recorded to be 119 million TH/s, according to the data monitoring site, Blockchain. Bitcoin’s hashrate has been spiking over the past...
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Bears In Control As Cryptocurrency Market Turns Lower

The broader cryptocurrency market came under pressure on the second trading day of 2020, as Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies slipped into negative territory for the month. The first cryptocurrency fell back towards $7,050 after being rejected from its 200-period moving average on the four-hour time frame. BTC/USD shorts on the Bitfinex trading exchange were...
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‘Relatively Quiet’ Bitcoin Year Still Sees $673 Billion in Transactions Completed

Despite the price of Bitcoin increasing more than 100 percent over the course of 2019, the year didn’t see quite the same fireworks as the previous two. Even without the heady highs of 2017 or the crushing lows of 2018, the network still processed transactions worth an impressive $673 billion.Although not a record yearly transaction...
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Was Youtube’s Christmas Crypto Purge Illegal?

This article considers the legal implications of Youtube’s notorious purge of crypto channels on Christmas Eve. What legal context induces Youtube and other social media giants to operate as they do? The article does not explore whether it is morally proper to terminate a contract without cause or explanation and to threaten people’s livelihoods; it...
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Bitcoin’s log-log chart analysis suggests strong support at $6400

Despite 2019 being left behind, many analysts are still going forward with their Bitcoin speculations. Over the last few months, Bitcoin‘s valuation has undergone several bouts of price volatility and after holding onto a consolidation period between $6800 and $7400, analysts are trying to speculate whether another major dump or significant hike would surface next....
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What happened in crypto over the last decade

It was December of 2010 when I first read the Bitcoin whitepaper, while at home visiting my parents for the holidays. As we wrap up the decade, here are my quick thoughts on how things have progressed. Note: this post is inspired by Fred Wilson’s post for tech more broadly. Tomorrow I’ll post a follow...
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Bitcoin’s 2nd Proof-of-Keys event: All eyes on exchanges’ readiness

Not your keys, not your coins Let the meaning sink in… It’s the most popular adage in the crypto-community. This mantra is echoed time and again or each time an exchange gets compromised! Just like Satoshi Nakamoto, Trace Mayer ignited the Proof-of-Keys [PoK] revolution on January 03, 2018. To the people outside looking in, the...
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Bitcoin records 11,000 active addresses with balance of at least $1 million

The most important aspect of any cryptocurrency is adoption. Many cryptocurrencies in the space have been trying hard to develop use cases around their native cryptos in order to push the adoption of the coin. Active addresses have played an active role in understanding the maximum number of potential blockchain users and according to a...
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The “Dickening” of John McAfee is Less Than 1 year Away

As the new decade trucks along, plenty of crypto-related questions arise. It appears that a fair few people wonder if and when John McAfee will honor his initial promise. Most bitcoin enthusiasts will remember the wild price prediction John McAfee shared with the world. Will John McAfee be Correct?  More specifically, he claimed how bitcoin...
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Bitcoin’s Next Move Expected To Be Aggressive As Volatility Wanes

As Bitcoin’s downtrend begins to run out of steam and selling momentum, the first-ever crypto asset has been trading within an increasingly tightening trading range, between lows or $6,400 to highs of $7,600.But as volatility disappears from the cryptocurrency market, the next move, while not necessarily near, will be an extremely aggressive one according to...
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Litecoin’s Charlie Lee: Average person should own 10% of wealth in Bitcoin

Over the past decade, Bitcoin has achieved a lot many things, with the price of the cryptocurrency being the highlight of it all for people in the cryptocurrency space and outside. With the near-$20,000 bull run still fresh in the minds of several people, one of the questions that usually pops up time and again...
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Google Restores Metamask App After Community Uproar

Similar to how it’s restored some crypto Youtube channels after a lot of pushback from the crypto community, Google has now restored Metamask to the Play Store. Either the tech giant is sensitive to claims of hurting innovation and competition or it is simply not ready yet to enforce a ban on dapp browsers, as...
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Ethereum’s MVRV ends 2019 with 0.61; Bitcoin SV found more profitable

The year 2019 took most crypto-projects on a wild ride, one filled with a mix of volatility, adoption, thefts, and expansion to and recognition in the mainstream. However, while some coins were occupied by the rough waves of price volatility, others sailed through. According to recent research by CoinMetrics, 50% of the top 18 coins...
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Ethereum trumps Bitcoin in terms of fee to revenue percentage

Bitcoin witnessed a turbulent 2019 and in spite of high volatility in the market, the king coin registered an impressive growth north of 90 percent. In Coinmetrics’ recent State of the Network report, Bitcoin’s performance with regard to various factors and other assets was evaluated, including fundamental properties and other adoption parameters. A section covered...
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Four Months Out: What Do Analysts Think of the Bitcoin Halving Effect on Price?

With it now being January 2020 — happy new year, Blockonomi readers — Bitcoin’s “halving” or “halvening” is now four months out. For those that missed the memo, this cyclical event that takes place every four years is when the number of coins issued per block gets cut in half, equating to a  50% decrease...
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Economist Brands Bitcoin a “Scam” On Mainstream Media

While Bitcoin is now over 11 years old, the cryptocurrency is seemingly still subject to accusations by many mainstream economists and investors that it is a “scam.” This was proven recently when an economist bashed the leading digital asset on Yahoo Finance. If you’ve been following Bitcoin’s news cycle at all over the past few...
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Why Nick Szabo Probably Isn’t Satoshi

Search online for ‘possible creators of Bitcoin’ and Bit Gold creator Nick Szabo will always appear near the top of the list. His long history in the cypherpunk space, his writings on money, digital cash, and smart contracts, and some facts about his past have often been used to create a compelling picture that he...
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Analysis: The 2020 Bitcoin Halving Is Already Priced In

One of the most anticipated events in 2020 is coming close. Bitcoin’s halving, that will slash the reward miners get for adding new blocks to the network, is about 4 months away. Given that it would likely decrease the demand of freshly minted bitcoins to the market, a lot of people think it would have...
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Bitcoin, a Pyramid Scheme? Pick Up Those Blocks and I’ll Tell You

It’s only a day into 2020 and an economist has labelled bitcoin a ‘pyramid scheme’.| Source: Shutterstock.com Chief Economist for Lending Tree labels Bitcoin a ‘pyramid scheme’ – and he might just be right. Look closely at cryptocurrency and realize it probably isn’t the savior it’s been erroneously sold as. Cryptocurrency holders share much in...
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Bitcoin has no real utility in the world: Lending Tree’s Kapfidze

Despite Bitcoin’s inability over the last couple of months to cross the crucial $8000 mark, the coin was found to have recorded gains of over 85% since the start of 2019. However, not everyone seemed to be in agreement as Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist at Lending Tree, made waves in the crypto-community after he stated...
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Bitcoin Is A Pyramid Scheme According To A Popular Economist

Despite the extremely positive last decade, Bitcoin has also received a lot of criticism and negativity. Such is the case with an economist from Lending Tree, calling it a pyramid scheme that has no real utility in the world. At the same time, a Chief Market Strategist noted that he actually owns five cryptocurrencies, but...
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Tron-Based Tether Has Ballooned to Over 900 Million Tokens, Almost 22% of Total Supply

Since Tether’s (USDT) migration to other networks beside the BTC-based Omni protocol, significant shifts have taken place seeing the heavily-printed stablecoin rise to prominence also via Ethereum’s ERC20 standard and Tron’s TRC20 implementation. Ethereum-based USDT supply currently sits at over 2.2 billion tokens, while the Omni equivalent stands at around 1.5 billion. The Tron network...
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Government Confirms Crypto Profits Not Taxable in South Korea

South Korea has confirmed that income tax cannot be levied on individual investors’ profits from crypto transactions under the current tax law. The government, however, is reviewing international trends and the approaches of major countries to crypto taxation in an effort to amend the existing Korean tax law to include cryptocurrency. Also read: Regulatory Roundup...
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