Bitcoin Trades Flat, Finds Stability Above $6,200 Support Level as it Celebrates 10th Birthday

Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, has had a tough year, and is presently resting on its $6,200 support level as it celebrates its 10th birthday. Despite having a fundamentally successful year filled with countless examples of increasing adoption, the markets are still weak, and have been unable to break through their September highs. At the time […]

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Why Did Bitmain’s Antpool ‘Stop Mining’ SegWit Blocks?

Antpool, the Bitcoin mining pool owned by hardware manufacturer Bitmain, has stopped mining Segregated Witness (‘SegWit’) blocks. A Question Of ‘Charity’? In a move which has sparked suspicion among cryptocurrency figures, data from the past seven days of block mining shows Bitmain mining blocks of under 1 megabyte – smaller than SegWit blocks mined by […]

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New Zealand Gov’t-Backed Institute Issues Grant to Crypto Wallet and Trading Service

  New Zealand’s state-backed innovation institute Callaghan Innovation awarded a $330,000 grant to a local crypto wallet and trading service, according to a press release published Tuesday, Oct. 30. Callaghan Innovation issued an “R&D Project Grant” to local crypto wallet and trading platform Vimba, a rebranded version of former MyCryptoSaver. Following the grant, the crypto […]

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Invests $600 Million in Two FinTech Firms

Despite Buffett’s blatant disdain for cryptocurrency and fintech, two $300 million dollar investments into two fintech payment firms suggest that Berkshire Hathaway may be ready to join the crypto party. A Change of Heart? On Tuesday the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Warren Buffett’s multinational investment conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, is reported to have invested […]

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Standardized Specifications for Enterprise Version of Ethereum Announced

On October 29, 2018, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced in Prague at DevCon 4 two new software specifications that will help businesses standardize future code developments on an enterprise version of the Ethereum blockchain. The first specification, Client Specification V2, defines the implementation requirements for Enterprise Ethereum clients, including interfaces to the external-facing components […]

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Japan’s Financial Regulator Says Stablecoins Are Not Cryptocurrencies

The lack of uniformity in stablecoins has led Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) to conclude that stablecoins are not cryptocurrency. Not All Digital Assets Are Created Equal Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) recently announced that it does not believe stablecoins should be classified in the same category as cryptocurrencies. According to Japan’s Payment Services Act […]

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