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Chainlink and Tezos Extend Higher as Bitcoin Price Approaches $10K

Lately, the best-performing assets have been Chainlink (LINK) and Tezos (XTZ), which is noteworthy considering this is lengthy bullish price action from large-cap cryptos other than Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH). Chainlink is up 165% since the start of this year, while Tezos made a 180% upwards move. These upward movements warrant an analysis of […]

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The Law Enforcement’s Guide to Policing Crypto Cybercrimes

2019 demonstrated that cyber-attacks are getting more numerous in the cryptocurrency industry, while hardware remains vulnerable and high-profile data leaks are becoming more common. Even worse, the trend is a continuing one. Way back in June 2018, Kaspersky Lab security experts reported an increase in the amount of malware targeting the cryptocurrency market. They noted […]

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Is Bloomberg Looking to Take Yang’s Spot as the Crypto-Friendly Candidate?

Former New York mayor and present-day Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg seems to be snuggling up to the crypto community. In a proposal for financial reform released Feb. 18, the Democratic candidate not only wrote about cryptocurrency as an asset class, but also offered a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency in the U.S. That framework remains vague, […]

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BTC Correction, Andrew Yang Out, William Shatner Attacks: Hodler’s Digest, Feb. 10-16

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin price drop nets Bitfinex “whale” $10 million in five […]

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DeFi Begins to Move From a Sub-niche Market to Mainstream Finance

In one year, the total value of Ether (ETH) locked in DeFi markets has increased from $317 million to over $1 billion. With the increasing level of activity in the market sector, the next logical progression appears to be focused on making DeFi solutions more mainstream. However, like other decentralized apps, DeFi protocols still have […]

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The Mind Behind the “World Computer”: Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology were meant to liberate the oppressed, bank the unbanked and democratize countries with opaque authoritarian governments. Whether or not the crypto sector has actually achieved these goals remains a topic of debate, but it is fair to say that a surprising number of crypto startups, initial coin offerings and blockchain companies […]

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Bitcoin Price Drop Nets Bitfinex ‘Whale’ $10 Million in 5 Minutes

Late Saturday night on Feb. 15, Bitcoin (BTC) price briefly reclaimed the $10K mark after a tumultuous day of trading that saw the price drop 5.35% to $9,853. The possibility of a downside break was enhanced by Bitcoin’s failure to hold above $10,330 and for the past 4 days $10,450 to $10,500 served as a […]

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Cryptocurrency News From Japan: Feb. 9 – Feb. 15 in Review

This past week in Japan, native exchange Bitpoint released data showing a massive deficit from 2019, Japan’s Financial Services Agency mentioned upcoming tightened regulations, Japanese and European central banks researched distributed ledger technology, Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party chairman expressed fears of Libra and the Chinese digital yuan, and the GMO Coin exchange hit 300,000 users. […]

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Google Partnership with Hedera Hashgraph Can Generate $1.9B by 2024

Independent research firm Fundstrat predicts that Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform, could generate $1.9 billion in value across its network by 2024. Fundstart’s predictions are highlighted in their latest report, which analyzes Hedera’s recent growth. The report shows that Hedera’s platform has handled over 36 million transactions since September 2019 when the […]

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Exclusive: Chinese Group Looking to Buy One of Latin America’s Largest Bitcoin Mines

Rocelo Lopes, CEO of Stratum, CoinPY, and one of the leading names in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency market in Latin America, is negotiating the sale of Brazilian-owned, Paraguay-registered mining farm CoinPY, once a leading crypto company in Latin America. According to exclusive information obtained by Cointelegraph, the negotiation is already advanced and the entire mining […]

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Wells Fargo Joins Elliptic’s Series B Investment Round

Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, the venture arm of the fourth-largest bank in the U.S., is contributing $5 million to Elliptic’s Series B funding round. According to a Feb. 13 press release, the investment will help the company build products for large financial institutions. The latest investment brings Elliptic’s Series B raise to more than $28 […]

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Botched Iowa Caucuses Won’t Cast Shadow Over Blockchain Voting

According to a report released on Feb. 5, a mobile software application that was devised to help calculate the total number of votes in the Iowa Democratic caucus reportedly malfunctioned, resulting in the Democratic Party having to delay its public reporting of last Monday’s results. It was also revealed that a coding issue with the […]

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Blockstack’s Proof of Transfer Would Have Miners Pay BTC to Mint Stacks

Blockstack unveiled a novel consensus mechanism for piggyback blockchains called Proof of Transfer (PoX) on Feb. 6. Instead of relying on its own proof of work, miners under PoX commit Bitcoin (BTC), which circulates in the ecosystem. The system will be used in Blockstack’s proposed Stacks 2.0 blockchain, which is set for release later in […]

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Australia’s Blockchain Roadmap Isn’t Music to Everyone’s Ears, Draws Criticism

So far, 2020 has been a year of cryptocurrency regulation: The European Union, the United Kingdom and Singapore have officially introduced their approaches to the burgeoning industry. Now, Australia has published its national roadmap, hoping to become a global blockchain leader. Last Friday, Australia’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources launched the national blockchain […]

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CME’s Chief Economist Echoes Pomp’s Views on BTC as Hedge

Mainstream financial entities are beginning to see Bitcoin (BTC) as a non-correlated asset, a concept Morgan Creek Digital Co-founder Anthony Pompliano has been promoting for over a year. “If Bitcoin is not likely to correlate to economic factors, or to traditional equities and fixed income securities, then Bitcoin could serve as a portfolio diversification tool,” […]