3 Cryptocurrencies Decoupling From Bitcoin into 2019 (PAL, TRX, WAVES)

2018 was underwhelming compared to 2017. The bear market went into full swing and most cryptocurrencies lost over eighty percent. Bitcoin has begun decoupling from many cryptocurrencies including those having some of the biggest developments of 2018. WAVES, TRX, and PAL are three cryptocurrencies that have persevered through the bear market. These three projects exceeded […]

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‘Unusually Large Miner Selling’ May Have Crashed BTC Price, Not Fundamentals

BTC price crash may have been sparked by an ‘unusual’ uptick in miners selling to finance the BCH hash war, according to BitMEX Research. Meanwhile, other metrics reveal that the recent price decline is disproportional with BTC market fundamentals.  BTC Price Crash and Bitcoin Cash Hash War Bitcoin 00 has lost around 45 percent of […]

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Six EU Nations Sign Agreement to Regulate Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

The Government of Malta this week announced the signing of a joint declaration of cooperation on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT). They joined a group of six other Southern European countries; France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Cyprus. Transformative Technology The countries released a joint-statement noting a shared view that the digital sphere is an ideal […]

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Bitcoin Mining: Everything You Need to Know

Bitcoin mining is a term that everyone in the cryptocurrency and even many outsiders are familiar with. This is a process performed by high-powered computers (also known as nodes), which solve complicated computational math problems. While distinct, there are certain similarities between bitcoin mining and actual mining for precious metals such as gold, for example. […]

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Wyoming Passes Blockchain Bank Bill Despite Industry Opposition

Despite serious opposition from the banking industry, the state of Wyoming has passed a blockchain bank bill almost unanimously. The move further cements the state’s welcoming approach to blockchain integration. 13-1 Majority to Pass the Bill The state of Wyoming has a reputation for being welcoming towards blockchain technology. This reputation was strengthened by a legislative […]

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Shell & BP Are Now Selling Crude Oil on the Blockchain

Shell and BP are now using a blockchain-based trading platform for crude oil, which they hope will solve trade and settlement inefficiencies. Shell & BP Hope Blockchain Will Solve Inefficiencies Vakt is first to market of several pilot schemes which have been in development, which Bitcoinist reported on back in January 2018. It comes courtesy of […]

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‘Buyers Will be Able to Verify the Origin of Gold’ -Innnovaminex CEO [Interview)

Bitcoinist spoke with Fernando García Sanz, CEO of InnovaMinex on their new platform that is applying blockchain technology in the physical mining of gold.  Blockchain technology is the technology of the future, which allows us to expand the boundaries of business in its usual sense. It can be used in various fields, including the mining industry. […]

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Cryptocurrency Winter Special: Two to HODL and One to FODL

This week provides another opportunity for a cryptocurrency HODL vs. FODL analysis. With Black Friday having just passed this is the perfect opportunity to do some shopping. Cryptocurrency Winter is Here BTC 00 having fallen more than 30% in the prior week has brought many cryptocurrencies lower with it. However, with a lower BTC comes […]

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Japan’s Biggest Bank Will Use Ripple for Cross-Border Payments to Brazil

Japan’s biggest bank MUFG and Brazil’s Banco Bradesco are to collaborate on a new cross-border payment service based on Ripple technology. Memorandum of Understanding The two banks signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), agreeing to co-develop the system. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is Japan’s largest banking group and recently announced it would launch its own […]

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After Midterm Elections, ‘Experts’ Vehemently Oppose Blockchain Voting

After this week’s highly-fraught midterm elections, some commentators believe that blockchain is more useless than ever for voting. After Tuesday’s crucial midterm elections, commentators — many of them academics and researchers — reinforced the importance of traditional voting methods, offering a strong critique blockchain. Midterm Voices   NBC’s Jasmin Boyce reported on a number of voices that […]

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