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Cardano Completes Hard Fork Paving The Way For Shelley Launch

Crypto platform Cardano has successfully completed a mainnet hard fork which brings the system closer to the long awaited Shelley release. The upgrade also resulted in a minor price boost for ADA. Cardano Forked to OBFT IOHK has completed an important update which is part of the journey to launching Shelley era functionality on the Read more…

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How This Solution Could Unlock Massive Adoption For Ethereum

Ethereum has had a couple of miserable years in terms of price but development on the world’s largest smart contract and dApp platform has continued. Speed and scalability are the keys for mass adoption and a solution is already being developed. Ethereum Evolution Ethereum’s infighting in 2016 and 2017 has been replaced by co-operation and Read more…

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BigTech Companies See Bitcoin Technology as Empowering

Social media giants are no longer opposing the power of decentralization and bitcoin technology. Instead, they are embracing it to solve the problems of a centralized Internet and put the power back in people’s hands. Bitcoin Decentralization ‘could unload some of their burdens.’ Since Bitcoin’s inception, many in the financial and technology sectors saw Bitcoin Read more…

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Bitcoin Mining in North America: A New Gold Rush in the New World

The phones are ringing off the hooks at the New York offices of BitOoda, a financial services and brokerage firm that advises bitcoin mining companies and investors in the bitcoin space on investment strategies and risk management. Ryan Porter, head of business development at BitOoda, told Bitcoin Magazine that there’s lots of interest, including from Read more…

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Bitcoin Price Forces Small Miners Out, Untagged Wallets Dump $20M

Miners made the biggest withdrawal of funds in 2019, just as Bitcoin price was fighting its last to keep above $8,000. The accelerated selling of rewards may look like an episode of miners capitulating. Bitcoin Price Forces Miners to Sell The sum of $20 million looks small in comparison to the entire BTC activity, which Read more…

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Op Ed: In the Battle Between Libra and a Digital Dollar, Bitcoin Will Win

As Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Congress today, October 23, 2019, about Libra, the prevailing question is no longer if digital assets will go mainstream, but how they will do so and who will control them when they do.  In one corner is the U.S. government. Inspired by and fearing China’s progress in launching a digital Read more…

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Bitcoin Network Experiences Slowest Block in 5 Years

The Bitcoin (BTC) network produced an unusually slow block, taking 119 minutes to discover the block number. The anomaly is happening despite the record activity of miners. Slow Block May Be a Statistical Anomaly The Bitcoin network has a 10-minute block schedule, and so far keeps within the predetermined time, with only small fluctuations. But Read more…

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Ethereum tokens locked up in DeFi apps reach a yearly-high of 2.773 million ETH

In the cryptocurrency space, major assets like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash are generally focused on transactions or payments. However, Ethereum, the 2nd largest virtual asset in the market, also has its own platform where users are able to create their own decentralization applications [dApps]. One category of dApps that have been gaining mass traction […]

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Top 5 Smart Contract Platforms To Watch in 2020

The number of blockchain-based smart contract development platforms available to crypto developers is now greater than ever. Over the last 18 months, a Cambrian explosion in smart contract platforms has resulted in an embarrassment of riches and a plethora of options. No longer are crypto projects forced to choose between network effects (Ethereum) and scalability Read more…