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Ethereum ‘Almost Full’ Says Vitalik Buterin As Bitcoin Dev Slates Supporters

Ethereum naysayers were out in force as the week began after co-founder Vitalik Buterin warned that the network’s blockchain was “almost full.” Buterin: ETH ‘Already Expensive’ In an interview with Canadian mainstream news outlet The Star, Buterin, discussed the future of Ethereum, along with the problems cryptocurrency faces on the path to broader adoption. Using Read more…

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Blockchain CEOs Fed Up With South Korean Regulation Approach: Report

South Korean Blockchain projects are ditching the domestic market due to regulatory headaches, mainstream media report. South Korean Blockchain Projects Look Abroad Referencing a range of industry experts on August 18, local news outlet Business Korea noted the increasing tendency for Blockchain projects born in South Korea to seek out easier funding overseas. Major international Read more…

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Indian Firms Big on Blockchain But Gov’t Still Myopic on Crypto

It appears that the Indian government is mirroring China’s movements with regards to blockchain and cryptocurrency. A huge project by Indian mobile network operator, Reliance Jio, plans to roll out the country’s largest blockchain platform, yet lawmakers remain myopic about cryptocurrency. World’s Biggest Blockchain Platform In a series of announcement at the Reliance annual general Read more…

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Bitcoin Market Dominance Is Actually Over 75%: Ex Google Exec

Bitcoin in fact accounts for a much larger proportion of the overall cryptocurrency market, a former Google and Facebook executive has claimed. Bitcoin Market Dominance Has Long Been over 60% Presenting new figures on social media August 6, Avichal Garg, who now runs cryptocurrency asset management firm Electric Capital, said standard methods for measuring Bitcoin’s Read more…

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How China And The Fed Are Boosting Bitcoin And Sinking Trump

US president Donald Trump thinks he’s being smart but it could be that China ends up denting his re-election prospects and boosting bitcoin. The US Federal Reserve not playing ball doesn’t help either – and the more he pushes the harder he makes it for Jay Powell to maintain his institutions independent standing – or Read more…

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Key Takeaways from U.S. Senate’s Latest Crypto Inquisition

Earlier today, the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a full committee hearing entitled “Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain” to discuss the viability of existing policies and regulations governing the U.S. crypto industry. Crypto industry executives including Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire were present at the hearing to Read more…

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Singapore Could Embrace Bitcoin First, Pompliano Tells CNBC

Singapore could be the first country in the world to embrace Bitcoin, one of cryptocurrency’s best-known commentators has told mainstream media.  Singapore Saying ‘Bring It On!’ Speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box segment July 30, Anthony Pompliano, co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital, said Singapore’s proactive stance on regulation could leave the rest of the world racing Read more…

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Austria’s Official Passport Maker Launches a Crypto Hardware Wallet

YOUNIQX Identity AG, a subsidiary of Austria’s official passport manufacturer announced on Monday that it has launched a crypto hardware wallet solution known as the Chainlock Card. The company cites research into exchange fraud or hot wallet vulnerabilities as one of the key reasons for developing the product. YOUNIQX claims it has developed a “forgery-proof” Read more…

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Verizon Hiring Blockchain Experts for Distributed Network Project

U.S. telecom giant Verizon appears ready to join the blockchain space as its website currently lists 35 vacancies requiring ‘blockchain technology knowledge’. Verizon Joins the Fray A recent LinkedIn post for blockchain-engineers indicates that telecom giant, Verizon, could be in the process of building a blockchain-based product focused on privacy, payments, and security. According to Read more…