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Millennials Trust Bitcoin-Based Equities Over Microsoft, Disney Stock

Bitcoin-based investment has made its way into the portfolios of the youngest investors, as millennials allocate a part of their retirement to Bitcoin-based stock. Millennials Allocate Funds to Different Asset Mix Analysis of self-directed brokerage accounts show a generational divide in selecting assets. Older GenX investors have no exposure to Bitcoin (BTC) through financial instruments, Read more…

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Why Tether Will Continue to be a Hit Amongst Crypto Traders?

Tether (USDT) is still the stablecoin of choice for most crypto traders. Despite criticism about Tether, Inc. not having complete fiat backing, as well as the banking troubles of iFinex, the coin is still widely used. USDT Keeps Market Share Despite Alternative Stablecoins The market share of USDT remains above 97%, even as more stablecoins Read more…

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Bitcoin Protocol Receives Upgrade, Pronounced ‘Nuclear War Proof’

Bitcoin Core released the newest version of the protocol, 0.19.0.1. The move was seen as a strong sign BTC kept evolving, despite the recent rapid price crashes. New Version Introduces Default SegWit Addresses The biggest change in the new version for regular users is that the wallets using it will provide Bech32 addresses by default. Read more…

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Approaching 2020: Why The World Needs Bitcoin More Than Ever (Op-Ed)

We live in a paradoxical world in that it is both expanding and shrinking at the same time. The rise of high-speed internet allows us to instantly communicate across the globe, stream movies and TV shows, shop from the comfort of our couch, dig through the archives of famous museums and libraries, and watch events Read more…

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What is Ethereum, and how does it work?

Ethereum is second to Bitcoin on the cryptocurrency market rankings. But what is it? What powers the second most valuable blockchain? How does it function?  In this digital age, we are dependant on the internet for almost all aspects of our personal and professional lives. But is the internet functioning today in-line with the ideals Read more…

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Bitcoin Could Be Stopped By Governments ‘Pretty Simply’

Bitcoin (BTC) so far has built the reputation of “the honey badger of money”, rising even in unfavorable conditions. The network itself has resisted the censorship of multiple regimes, but could world governments ever bring down Bitcoin if they wanted to?  Governments Powerful Enough to Sway Markets Bitcoin could be brought down even without touching Read more…

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On Lightning, Messaging Apps Emerge as Growing Use Case

“Does instant messaging over Lightning have killer application potential?” Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager asked his Twitter followers this rhetorical when he debuted a demo for his Lightning Network messaging application, Whatsat. Your average Bitcoiner probably wouldn’t think of messaging as one of Lightning’s killer use cases, at least not before micropayments, streaming payments and Read more…

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Ripple Vs. PayPal Supporters Spark Debate on Twitter

Twitter community members are arguing about which international payment system is better – Ripple or PayPal. Is Ripple Slower than PayPal? The argument started with a tweet from Tony Vays, a derivatives traders and host of a crypto-related podcast and dedicated events. He indirectly criticized Ripple for being too slow by comparing it to PayPal, Read more…

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China Digital Currency Will Replace SWIFT: Huang Qifan

China’s plans to create a sovereign digital currency might be aimed towards eradicating the need for U.S.-controlled payment systems like the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT). SWIFT and CHIPS Systems Have No Future Speaking at the Bund Financial Summit in Shanghai, Huang Qifan the vice chairman of the China Center for International Economic Read more…