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What is cryptocurrency?

What is cryptocurrency?   Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency  Cryptocurrency is a form of digital money that is designed to be secure and, in many cases, anonymous. It is a currency associated with the internet that uses cryptography, the process of converting legible information into an almost uncrackable code, to track purchases and transfers. Cryptography was born out of the need for secure communication in the Second World War. It has evolved in the digital era […]

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Why the feds took down one of Bitcoin’s largest exchanges

Why the feds took down one of Bitcoin’s largest exchanges Tracing Mt. Gox’s stolen coins led feds to Alexander Vinnik   This week, one of Bitcoin’s largest and most notorious coin exchanges was brought down by law enforcement — and police and prosecutors are now beginning to explain why. On Thursday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Alexander Vinnik — thought to be the operator, or one of the operators of Bitcoin exchange BTC-e — […]

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Bitcoin Cash: Why It’s Forking the Blockchain And What That Means

Bitcoin Cash: Why It's Forking the Blockchain And What That Means   Bitcoin's scaling debate finally seems to be shaking out, but some users aren't happy with the results. After a few years of debate, it was perhaps to be expected that at least some were going to come away empty-handed. Controversial scaling proposal Segwit2x tried to remedy this by joining two code change ideas – the code optimization Segregated Witness (SegWit) and a block size increase. Today, […]

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Wall Street stunned over AMD’s blowout results due to cryptocurrency mining demand

Wall Street stunned over AMD’s blowout results due to cryptocurrency mining demand Wall Street is surprised over AMD's strong earnings and guidance due to digital currency mining demand for its graphics cards. AMD shares have rallied 102 percent through Tuesday in the previous 12 months compared with the S&P 500's 14 percent return. That performance ranks No. 4 in the entire S&P 500, according to FactSet. Investors are mesmerized with AMD's impressive second quarter as cryptocurrency mining […]

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Bitcoin Virus ‘Has Infected 30% Of Russian Devices’: Putin Advisor

Bitcoin Virus ‘Has Infected 30% Of Russian Devices’: Putin Advisor   Russia’s chief presidential advisor on the Internet has stated a Bitcoin mining virus has infected up to 30 percent of Russian computers. Speaking in interviews with RNS and RBC, Herman Klimenko said that although infection rates varied by region and device, it involved at least 20 percent of machines. “In regions with lower bandwidth instances are reduced, but we’re looking at 20 to 30 percent of […]

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Delaware Governor Signs Blockchain Legislation Into Law

Delaware Governor Signs Blockchain Legislation Into Law   The governor of the US state best known as the home to a majority of the country's incorporated businesses has officially signed a bill making it explicitly legal for those entities to use blockchain for stock trading and record-keeping. After weeks of anticipation, Delaware governor John C. Carney Jr. signed the bill on Friday, effectively bringing closure to an effort that began in May 2016 when his predecessor, Jack Markell, […]

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Bitcoin is booming because a split in the cryptocurrency has been narrowly averted

Bitcoin is booming because a split in the cryptocurrency has been narrowly averted   Bitcoin has risen as much as 28% over the past 24 hours, driven by news that an imminent split in the cryptocurrency has been narrowly averted. The price of bitcoin nearly hit $3,000 late on July 20, within spitting distance of its all-time high, set last month. The remarkable rally took place as bitcoin’s miners coalesced around one of several competing proposals that […]

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Thousands of Japanese Retailers, Restaurants May Halt Accepting Bitcoin

Thousands of Japanese Retailers, Restaurants May Halt Accepting Bitcoin   More than 5,000 retail stores and restaurants in Japan may stop accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment starting Aug. 1, 2017. This possibility could push through if Bitcoin payment processors will halt their services. Bitcoin payment processors plans The retailers and restaurants accept Bitcoin through payment processors bitFlyer and Coincheck. The latter is also partnering with Recruit Lifestyle in order to expand its operation and accept […]

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Utility Settlement Coin Creator to Open-Source Modular Blockchain Software

Utility Settlement Coin Creator to Open-Source Modular Blockchain Software   The company behind the Utility Settlement Coin project, one of the first designed to enable central banks to utilize distributed ledger tech, is preparing a coming-out party of sorts. After working in almost complete secret on what founder and CEO Robert Sams calls "foundational technology," venture-backed blockchain startup Clearmatics will soon begin a rather unusual roll-out of new offerings for the open-source community. In a new exclusive interview, […]

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There’s a new way for sophisticated investors to get in on the cryptocurrency craze

There's a new way for sophisticated investors to get in on the cryptocurrency craze Coinlist, founded by Protocol Labs and AngelList, is a new exchange that standardizes the initial coin offering process. Filecoin will be the first company to run its token sale through the Coinlist platform. Coinlist offers a more streamlined ICO process that could potentially attract more sophisticated investors to the digital currency world.      Despite their surging popularity, initial coin offerings for digital […]

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