‘Facebook Coin’ Will Be More Like Bitcoin Than Starbucks Rewards, Says Analyst

Speculations about the purpose of Facebook’s planned digital coin are getting wilder. Ignoring key features like independence and decentralization, one analyst predicts that ‘Facebook Coin’ would look more like Bitcoin or Ethereum than your Starbucks reward points. Facebook Coin Might Encourage Viewing Ads With growing interest, many are trying to envision Facebook’s planned ‘FaceCoin.’ Lacking […]

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Singapore Students Receive ‘Tamper-Free’ Digital Certificates On Blockchain

Students at the high-school level and above in Singapore will from this year receive digital certificates upon graduation. The initiative uses blockchain technology to enable an “easy and reliable way” to prove qualifications through tamper-free certification. Authenticating An Education The concept is simple enough. Graduating students receive digital certificates via email, each of which has […]

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From Bitcoin Price ‘Lil Pump’ to Bitfinex Tethers: Last Week’s Top Stories

This Sunday will see over 40,000 people attempt to run a 26.2 mile course through the streets of London. It will also see Bitcoinist pack a marathon week of news into the much more easily attempted list of past week’s top bitcoin stories.  Bitcoin Price Pulled In Opposing Directions The past 7 days saw a price […]

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Augur Prediction Market Platform May Have Design Flaws

An analysis of irregularities discovered in the Augur decentralized prediction market platform has identified a number of design flaws. Namely, it identified a potential attack vector based on discrepancies between a market’s expiry date and its outcome date. How A Prediction Market Works A prediction market would seem an ideal use-case for blockchain, harnessing the […]

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Ethereum ‘Will Be Better’ If Price Goes Up, Concedes Vitalik Buterin

ETH price indeed matters for the development of the Ethereum, says Vitalik Buterin, who also notes that if the price is zero, then the network cannot be secure.  Ethereum Price Matters Says Vitalik Buterin Speaking to a full house at the Columbia Journalism School on Wednesday, March 20th, Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, stated that the […]

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Ethereum Price Analysis: Is it ‘Break’ Time?

It’s been a fairly uneventful weekend for Ethereum (ETH). Bitcoin’s inability to break above $4,000 appears to place a damper of momentum within the wider market. A break seems imminent — but in which direction?  One-Hour Chart Ethereum is steadily consolidating into a tighter range, notching lower highs and seemingly on the verge of dropping […]

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US Regulators Should Give Bitcoin Some Breathing Space

The voices of a growing number of influential politicians and innovators are more loudly proclaiming the importance of preserving the United States’ supposed lead in the cryptocurrency industry.  ‘The US Cannot Afford to Lose Its Place as the Front-Runner in Crypto’ The importance of maintaining world technological supremacy is gaining momentum. In the United States, […]

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Report Suggests Ethereum May Outperform Bitcoin In Next Bull Market

A new report from research firm Delphi Digital takes an in-depth look at Ethereum. One observation is the ether coin’s potential to outperform Bitcoin if the next bull run happens soon.  Better Beta This is based on ether’s higher volatility compared to Bitcoin and the tendency for all cryptocurrencies to move in unison. The beta […]

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