Making the Tech an Aesthetic, the Bitcoin Art Scene Is Blossoming

When cryptograffiti quit his day job and dove into creating Bitcoin art full time, the concept of thriving as a Bitcoin professional — let alone one whose beat is visual art — would have been ludicrous to most.  In 2012, this included shredding credit cards for resin sculptures and dabbling in street art, all in […]

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US Govt Sees Libra as a Bigger Threat than Bitcoin: Messari CEO |

Facebook is on the wrong end of a political cycle which could weaken the standing of its cryptocurrency project Libra, believes Ryan Selkis of Messari. The CEO said Libra is a “bonafide threat” to the US dollar because Facebook wonders about structuring the greenback with a basket of international currencies. The move, to the US […]

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Drafted “Keep Big Tech out of Finance” Act Surfaces Days Before Libra Hearings

A drafted bill entitled “Keep Big Tech out of Finance” has surfaced online, allegedly deriving from within the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. The document’s metadata dates it July 12. The bill’s provenance is unconfirmed, but crypto news site The Block quotes an inside source as saying it is with the Financial […]

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We Used Lightning Payments for Private SMS Messaging: Here’s How It Worked

Remember the ubiquitous public pay phones? Not so long ago, you could find them at every street corner and they allowed anybody to either make inexpensive calls or receive important messages in desperate situations. They were private in the sense that they required no identification, they offered a neutral degree of safety by virtue of […]

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Bitcoin Price (BTC) Remains Vulnerable, Risk of More Losses

Bitcoin price tested the $11,000 support level and recently recovered higher against the US Dollar. The price recovered close to the $11,900, but upsides remain capped below $12,000. There is an ascending channel forming with support near $11,550 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price could start a […]

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Co-Founder of Now-Defunct BitFunder Gets 14 Months Imprisonment

The operator of now-defunct Bitcoin (BTC) exchange BitFunder, Jon Montroll, has received a 14 months prison sentence following federal charges of obstruction of justice and securities fraud, finance and trading industry news outlet FinanceFeeds reported on July 12. The proceedings against Montroll began last year. In July 2018, Montroll pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, […]

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Crypto Execs: Trump’s Bitcoin Quip is the “Biggest Bull Signal” for BTC Ever

Thursday was a crazy day for the Bitcoin (BTC) and crypto industry. Within that span of 24 hours, some of the world’s most powerful individuals commented on the cryptocurrency asset class, tipping their hand as to how governments may address this budding space. These individuals include Donald Trump, the incumbent United States president; Federal Reserve […]

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Digital Tech Is Driving Growth in Transportation Management Systems

A recent market report by Grand View Research suggests that blockchain is one of the digital technologies driving market growth in the global transportation management systems (TMS) sector, according to a press release on July 11. According to Grand View Research, a market research company based in San Francisco, the TMS market is expected to […]

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New Block Explorer Creates Sonorous, Galactic Experience of Bitcoin Blockchain

Charles Hoskinson’s new block explorer has made Bitcoin into a planet. Seriously. The latest project from Hoskinson’s engineering company, IOHK, dubbed Symphony 2.0, portrays Bitcoin’s mempool “as a gravitational swell,” with the entirety of the blockchain’s ledger wrapped around this core like the rings of Saturn. On these rings, blockgazers hover over a 3-D representation […]

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Crypto Markets Plummet Amidst BTC Instability, But the Worst Could be Over for Altcoins

After incurring some incredibly bullish buying pressure that sent Bitcoin running up to $13,000, the cryptocurrency was unable to maintain its strength and was sent reeling down to the lower-$12,000 region. BTC’s latest drop proved to be quite damaging for the crypto markets, as many altcoins are now trading down nearly 10%. Despite their recent […]

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