Uber IPO: Cryptocurrency Will Be a ‘Huge Beneficiary’

Uber Technologies Inc. expects a valuation of about USD 100 billion when listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Large IPOs such as Uber’s and others could bring spectacular benefits to the crypto industry. At the same time, business solutions allowing Uber users to pay with Bitcoin are now moving to center stage. Uber IPO: […]

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IMF: ‘Financial Inclusion’ Will Boost Global Economy (As Long as It’s Not Bitcoin)

The International Monetary Fund warns that global growth is slowing to its lowest rate since the financial crisis. But while it urges financial inclusion, don’t expect the IMF to embrace Bitcoin anytime soon. Lowest Economic Growth Since Financial Crisis After performing a downward revision, to the lowest since the financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund […]

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Bitcoin Miner Says Solar Energy Cuts Mining Costs By 75%

Market conditions and electricity costs have substantially lowered cryptocurrency mining profitability. As a result, big and small-scale cryptocurrency miners are forced to turn to renewable energy to reduce operational mining costs.  Future of Crypto Mining Lies in Solar Energy Cryptocurrency miners have been trying to lower their costs since the advent of Bitcoin (BTC). Now, […]

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US Regulators Should Give Bitcoin Some Breathing Space

The voices of a growing number of influential politicians and innovators are more loudly proclaiming the importance of preserving the United States’ supposed lead in the cryptocurrency industry.  ‘The US Cannot Afford to Lose Its Place as the Front-Runner in Crypto’ The importance of maintaining world technological supremacy is gaining momentum. In the United States, […]

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No, Facebook’s ‘FaceCoin’ Will Be Nothing Like Bitcoin (Or Even a Cryptocurrency)

Facebook, Telegram, and Signal are reportedly planning to mint their own digital coins for their platform. But their centralized nature means that they won’t be censorship-resistant, decentralized and secure by design, unlike Bitcoin.  Nice Try Facebook But FaceCoin Won’t Be a Cryptocurrency Social media giants are now jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon with plans to introduce […]

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Visa, Mastercard Plan To Increase Transaction Fees; Cryptocurrencies Don’t

Visa and Mastercard are planning to increase transaction fees for US merchants who accept card payments, Reuters reports. The hikes, which come into effect in April 2019, are likely to further damage already the fragile relationship between payment providers and merchants. Fees-Us Christ According to sources, the increases will firstly affect interchange fees, which merchants pay their banks when accepting a […]

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Indiana, New Hampshire May Be Next to Accept Cryptocurrencies for Taxes

A house bill for amending the currently existing taxation Code of Indiana has been filed January 24 seeking acceptance of cryptocurrencies for paying taxes. Another bill requiring the state treasurer of New Hampshire to develop an implementation plan for accepting cryptocurrencies for tax payments has also been filed.  Pay Taxes With Cryptocurrencies in Indiana House […]

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Davos: IMF’s Lagarde Says Fintech Will Shake The System

International Monetary Fund Head, Christine Lagarde, told the World Economic Forum in Davos, “fintech is going to shake the system.” She also urged against relying on central banks in the next financial crisis, at the CNBC-hosted panel. Central Banks Have Very Limited Ammunition Her comments followed UBS CEO, Sergio Ermotti, saying that he hoped “we […]

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‘Ethereum 2.0’ PoS Blockchain Aims to Cut Energy Use by 99%

Ethereum not only hopes to maintain its position as one of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies but also to achieve supremacy by becoming more energy efficient. Ethereum leadership plans to accomplish this objective by minimizing blockchain energy consumption by 99 percent. ‘Ethereum 2.0’ PoS Blockchain Being Built From Scratch Vitalik Buterin, inventor and co-founder of Ethereum, […]

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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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