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In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare Acquisition, Grayscale Investment Report

In this edition of The Daily we cover the beta launch of a new platform from Shapeshift, an acquisition by one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Canada – Coinsquare – and the latest Grayscale digital asset investment report. Also… Continue Reading →

Bitmain Has Announced New 7nm BM1397 ASIC chip for SHA256 Mining

Bitmain has just announced its next generation 7nm ASIC chip called BM1397 that is apparently capable of great performance and energy efficiency for mining cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), that use the SHA256 algorithm for their… Continue Reading →

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bullish Following Possible Higher Lows

The cryptocurrency markets have enjoyed a day of significant bullish action, with only four of the top 80 crypto assets by capitalization posting a 24-hour loss as of this writing. ETH was the strongest performing leading market, comprising the only… Continue Reading →

Argo Blockchain PLC Announces Business Refocus Amid Bear Market Conditions

Argo Blockchain plc,  a UK-based, global data centre management firm that allows people to mine a vast array of digital currencies via its platform, has announced plans to refocus its business strategy, citing “severe price pressure and volatility” of the… Continue Reading →

Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs

Commissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have come together to discuss their regulatory approaches to bitcoin futures contracts and bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The two regulators are also open to… Continue Reading →

Blockchain Might Not Be the Appropriate Answer to IIot Security

Blockchain has been pointed out as the technology capable of providing security to the Industrial IoT (IIoT), but contrary to this belief, IoT project owners, chipmakers and OEMs may be better suited with security solutions capable of addressing low-level, device… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Surges 13% Overnight;: Crypto Market Punching For a Strong Recovery?

In the past 24 hours, the Ethereum price has increased from $124 to $141 by 13 percent against the U.S. dollar. Analysts foresee a strong short-term recovery ahead as the crypto market shows momentum. The optimistic price movements of major… Continue Reading →

Binance Ceases Trade of Cryptocurrencies CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB, and WINGS

On February 15, 2019, Binance announced that it has decided to cease tradings and transactions with five tokens – CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB and WINGS. Reasons for the Delisting In their press release, Binance argues that according to their standards… Continue Reading →

NCB Catches One of Its Own for Stealing Frozen Bitcoins

The Indian equivalent of US DEA — Narcotics Control Bureau had a taste of an incident similar to the one faced by its US counterpart during the Silk Road investigation. Like Carl Force, the DEA agent who extorted Ross Ulbricht… Continue Reading →

Blockchain Technology Helps HSBC Save 25 Percent on Forex Trade Settlements

HSBC has reported a successful trial of their blockchain-based “FX Everywhere” platform which has saved 25 percent of costs associated with forex trade settlements, Reuters reported on February 14, 2019. Cost-Saving Measures Besides the use of blockchain in cryptocurrencies, it can also… Continue Reading →

Why This Andreas Antonopoulos Talk Should Go Down as 2019’s ‘State of the Crypto Industry’ Address

In this concise overview of the cryptocurrency industry’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, renowned crypto expert Andreas Antonopoulos explains what’s going on the world that makes Bitcoin such a relevant and powerful force. The State of the Crypto Industry in… Continue Reading →

Ripple Unveils XRP Ledger Version 1.2.0 with a Slew of New Features

Ripple has unveiled its latest XRP Ledger version 1.2.0 upgrade on February 13, 2019, while also urging users to upgrade before February 27, 2019. A New Version in Town Ripple has announced a new upgrade in the form of its… Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Why I Plan to Adopt Bitcoin Cash for Everyday Payments [and You Should Too]

The Bitcoin Cash price has had little negative volatility in recent times, just like Bitcoin itself and Ethereum. In times like these, the question arises: why don’t we just use Bitcoin Cash? Here are five reasons that I’m considering adopting… Continue Reading →

Liberals Love Immigration Unless Google or Amazon Wants to Move to Their Neighborhood

Why does the media keep reporting on Amazon, Google, and other tech giants building new offices and data centers as if their desire to expand is an affront to basic human decency? This article by Elizabeth Dwoskin at the Washington… Continue Reading →

Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but… Continue Reading →

5 Harsh Truths No Crypto Investor Wants to Hear – But Ignores at Their Peril!

There’s no shortage of optimism in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world – so much so that cold, harsh truth starts to become a rare commodity. With that in mind, let’s take a sobering look at five truths cryptocurrency investors don’t… Continue Reading →

NVIDIA’s Earnings Report For Q4 2019 Beats All Expectations

The largest graphics chip manufacturer in the world, NVIDIA, reported better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter of its 2019 fiscal year which led to its shares rising as much as 8 percent, the company announced in a press release on… Continue Reading →

Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Cryptocurrency ventures that don’t wish to convert their holdings to fiat can now pay for legal services with bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) with Atrium. The corporate law firm, which has helped over 300 startups raise more than… Continue Reading →

This Anti-Bitcoin Op-Ed Just Took the QuadrigaCX Dialogue to a New Low

Writing for Foreign Policy, David Gerard levies the following taunt: “Forget Bitcoin, try your mattress – cryptocurrency is about as safe as keeping your money in a sock under someone else’s bed.” David Gerard Lays into Bitcoin Yeah, tell that to… Continue Reading →

Elon Musk Confirms Exit From Openai Over Disagreements to Focus on Tesla, Spacex

Billionaire Elon Musk confirmed that he exited OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group, on “good terms” amid disagreements with team members over the project’s direction. Musk also cited a desire to focus on “solving a painfully large number of engineering and manufacturing… Continue Reading →

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