Blockchain and AR a Winning Solution at Elev8CON’s Startup Showcase

Recap Eight companies gathered on stage at Elev8CON in Las Vegas on Dec. 10 to demonstrate how they are applying blockchain technology to solve real-world problems and improve financial industries. The startup showcase session featured Gridfinity, a cloud-based mining company; Appliqate, a blockch..

Bitcoin Mining Experiences Worst Year in Half a Decade

Bitcoin miners held a stunning competition in 2019, lifting both the hashrate and difficulty to all-time highs. But it turns out for significant stretches, mining pools absorbed serious losses. Bitcoin Miners Undeterred by Falling Prices Most of the big miners this year produced coins at a loss due..

Chinese Bitcoin Miners Control Two-Thirds of Global Hashrate

Chinese Bitcoin miners have extended their share of the global hash rate. Currently, they control two-thirds of Bitcoin’s processing power, Reuters reported yesterday, citing a research by CoinShares. Chinese Share of Bitcoin Hashrate Highest Since At Least 2017 Currently, Chinese miners control 66..

How Bitcoin’s $2.2 Trillion Transaction Value Speaks Volumes

There is a wealth of data and differentiating metrics that can offer real insight in bitcoin and its potential. Bitcoin Transaction Values Unraveled A recent article by director of research at Fidelity Digital Assets, Ria Bhutoria, has delved deeper into transaction value on the bitcoin network. T..

Reuters: Dutch Bank ING Working on Digital Asset Custody Technology

News Amsterdam-based bank ING is reportedly developing cryptocurrency custody technology, Reuters reported on Dec. 12. The digital assets custody service being developed by ING is purportedly part of one of the bank’s several blockchain-related initiatives and is still at an early stage of develop..

Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches Latin American Fiat Gateway

News Binance, the leading global cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume and users, today announced the launch of its fiat gateway for Latin America. The announcement was made during laBitConf, a major crypto event for Latin America held in Montevideo, Uruguay. The new platform, named Latamex, w..

Bitmain Begins Expansion into South America

Bitmain is looking to establish a significant presence as it partners with two Bitcoin mining consulting firms. Meanwhile, co-founder Jihan Wu continues to consolidate his hold on the company amid an ongoing power struggle. Bitmain Partners with Bitcoin Mining Consultants in South America In a pres..

Cryptocurrency Exchange BitMEX Enables Native SegWit Support

News Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX added support for native segregated witness (SegWit) addresses for Bitcoin (BTC) withdrawals, which lets users pay lower transaction fees. According to an announcement on Dec. 12, BitMEX now allows its users to withdraw Bitcoin to Bech32 addresses, the one that ..

Bitcoin Price Breaks Vital Support, ‘Time to Pray’ Says Tone Vays

According to a recent statement by veteran trader Tone Vays, Bitcoin price is breaking one of its major supports, indicating that bad things are coming. Bitcoin price failed to impress in the second half of 2019, despite hopes that a late Q4 rally akin to 2017 might kick off. The summer, fall, and ..

Cryptopia Liquidation: Refund Deadline ‘Not Practicable’ as Users Wait

News Liquidators of hacked New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia have recovered almost $11 million in the past six months, but say the process remains difficult. In its second report into its operations at Cryptopia, Grant Thornton confirmed that receipts from May to November totaled aroun..

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