3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Has Surged $700 This Week

Bitcoin has bounced back above the $10,000 level, gaining over $700 since Sunday. Here are three of the main drivers for why the dominant cryptocurrency is rallying right now. Binance & Bitfinex Announce Bitcoin Derivatives While Bitcoin started as a decentralized digital currency meant for peer-to-peer transactions, crypto exchanges reshaped the coin’s flow by handling […]

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Top 5 Smart Contract Platforms To Watch in 2020

The number of blockchain-based smart contract development platforms available to crypto developers is now greater than ever. Over the last 18 months, a Cambrian explosion in smart contract platforms has resulted in an embarrassment of riches and a plethora of options. No longer are crypto projects forced to choose between network effects (Ethereum) and scalability […]

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CoinPayments CEO Alex Alexandrov Talks About His Blockchain and AI Project

Few technologies garner as much attention and enthusiasm as blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI). Both technologies are featured prominently in Deloitte’s 2019’s Tech Trends Report, and they are drawing significant investments at the enterprise level.  For instance, PwC’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey found that 84% of executive-level survey respondents indicated that their companies are […]

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Ethereum is a Technological Dead End, Says Samson Mow

Controversial bitcoin maximalist Samson Mow described Ethereum as “a technological dead-end” after the digital ledger project ran out of capacity.  Ethereum Struggles With Congestion Again The network utilization of Ether, Ethereum’s native asset, soared above 90 percent, according to data provided by Etherscan.io. The surge, according to Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, could prompt transactions costs […]

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Blockchain.com Faces Pressure To Offer 31M Bitcoin Wallet Users SegWit

Bitcoin and altcoin wallet provider Blockchain.com is facing fresh pressure for forcibly making its users pay higher transaction fees. Reddit Mod Decries 31 Million New Legacy Bitcoin Wallets Blockchain, formerly known as Blockchain.info, is one of a number of Bitcoin wallets which does not support Segregated Witness (SegWit) technology. SegWit allows for faster and cheaper […]

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World Bank Raises Additional AUD $50M Via Blockchain Bond

Blockchain proves once again that it is a must-have technology for financial institutions at all levels. Last week, the World Bank raised an additional AUD 50 million ($33.8 million) through its blockchain-based Kangaroo bond, called bond-i. Bond-i Sale Co-Managed by CBA, RBC, and TD The bond tap, i.e. the reopening of the bond initially issued […]

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Why Blockchain Technology is Important for Data Privacy

Centralized companies leaking data has become somewhat commonplace in recent years, and that is only slated to only get worse. With more and more of our lives online, we need systems in place to protect our digital information. Using blockchain technology, our data could be much, much safer. Data Leaks Centralized companies leak information more […]

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Financial Law Firm Creates Unified Bitcoin And Crypto Crime Database

A new database called the Blockchain Litigation Database is making easier for law firms to provide legal services to crypto-sector clients concerned about compliance issues with the SEC and CFTC. Financial Regulators Crack the Whip In July Jamal El-Hindi, the acting director of the United States Financial Crime Enforcement Network, filed a $110 million civil […]

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US Couldn’t Ban Bitcoin –

Yesterday saw yet another U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing on regulatory frameworks for digital currencies and blockchain. Libra got another bashing, and Chairman, Mike Crapo, surmised the U.S. “couldn’t succeed” in banning Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies even if it wanted to. Good Start For Bitcoin, Bad For Facebook Crapo introduced the hearing on a positive note for […]

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