Will China Adopt Blockchain for its Social Credit System?

They said blockchain would bring freedom by challenging world governments and greedy financial institutions. But what if blockchain is the ideal tool to enable totalitarianism? What if China Moves its Social Credit System to Blockchain? A few weeks ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping surprised the world by calling blockchain an important breakthrough, and announcing extra […]

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America should Lead the Blockchain Space

The CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) Chairman, Heath Tarbert, wishes that the US would take a more active role in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space, although he recognizes that the industry lacks clarity. The CFTC’s Heath Tarbert attended a conference this Tuesday, sharing his views on the state of the crypto/blockchain industry in the United States. According […]

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China’s Blockchain, Tech Stocks Surge on Xi’s Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pro-blockchain comments were credited as the main reason behind the crypto market rally that has defied all expectations since last Friday. However, Xi’s remarks also benefited local tech firms. Shenzhen Tech Index Up to Highest Level in 8 Months On Monday, most of the tech companies traded in China, especially those […]

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Ripple Effect From Bitcoin ‘Xi Pump’ Is Strong In China

It seems that the words ‘blockchain’ and ‘breakthrough’ were scarcely out of China’s President Xi’s mouth (albeit in the equivalent Chinese language form) before bitcoin price started to pump. Well 12 hours later, Primitive founding partner, Dovey Wan, noted some additional ripple effects caused by Xi’s comments. Bitcoin, Not Blockchain The fact that Xi’s proclamation […]

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Watching Network Activity Can Help Predict Bitcoin Price

Determining Bitcoin’s value and its trend is not an easy task. However, some experts and crypto traders believe that by analyzing BTC’s network activity, they can establish the cryptocurrency’s value. Travis Kling: “Network value should be a function of network activity.” Stock analyst and traders have at their disposal various indicators originated from financial statements, […]

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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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