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‘There’s Bitcoin, There’s Shitcoin (Libra)’. The US Congress Finally Gets It

Congress savaged Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra during a two-day Congressional hearing this week. But Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) saved the...
Only 4 Percent Of 'Top' Altcoins Did Well Vs Bitcoin Last Year

Only 4 Percent Of ‘Top’ Altcoins Did Well Vs Bitcoin Last Year

In a sample of over 150 top altcoins, only 4% had a positive BTC return over the past year....
Tether USDT is Launching on a ‘Pure PoS’ Blockchain, Algorand

Tether USDT is Launching on a ‘Pure PoS’ Blockchain, Algorand

The Tether (USDT) stablecoin is about to be released on its fifth blockchain, Algorand, the company announced in a tweet published on July 17.Tether...
Libra Vs. US Congress: All There Is to Know Ahead of Hearings

All There Is to Know Ahead of Hearings

This week is crucial for the future of Libra: Facebook's cryptocurrency project will be subject to two back-to-back hearings in the United States Congress....
Facebook's Marcus Says He'd Accept 100% of His Pay in Libra

Facebook’s Marcus Says He’d Accept 100% of His Pay in Libra

Facebook’s blockchain lead David Marcus told lawmakers he would be willing to accept 100 percent of his salary in...
0x DEX Protocol Suspended Because of Vulnerability, Funds Safe

0x DEX Protocol Suspended Because of Vulnerability, Funds Safe

The Ethereum (ETH) smart contract of 0x (ZRX) decentralized exchange (DEX) protocol has been suspended after a vulnerability has been uncovered in its code,...
Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up

Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up

This week, the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance, launched margin trading. In doing so, it made the elite group of exchanges that...
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Ethereum Clears $300 On Futures Rumors And Block Reward Reduction

Ethereum is reclaiming lost ground as investors turn bullish over the prospect of derivatives hitting the market and major...
Why Bitcoin Maximalists Ignore the Value Proposition of BCH

Why Bitcoin Maximalists Ignore the Value Proposition of BCH

Some crypto companies keep wilfully ignoring BCH. Let’s compare the coins and see if BCH haters rail against Bitcoin Cash on purpose or simply...
Golem Execs Depart to Pursue 'Riskier' Research With New Non-Profit

Golem Execs Depart to Pursue ‘Riskier’ Research With New Non-Profit

Executives from multi-million dollar startup Golem Factory are launching a new non-profit initiative called the Golem Foundation to pursue...
Regtech Startup Coinfirm to Investigate XRP's Compliance With AML Provisions

Regtech Startup Coinfirm to Investigate XRP’s Compliance With AML Provisions

Regulation technology startup Coinfirm will investigate how cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP) is being used, Forbes reported on June 26. San Francisco-based tech startup Ripple, which is...
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Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Stabilizes After 60% Spike

Ethereum has seen a brief correction towards the current uptrend parabola. Analysis suggests this trend has not broken yet,...
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Binance Claims its First Margin Trading Victim

Leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has executed its first liquidation today as the platform continues to test its new margin...
Staking Isn't Just a Way to Earn Crypto Money – And It Shouldn't Be

Staking Isn’t Just a Way to Earn Crypto Money – And It Shouldn’t Be

Staking is money you don’t want to miss out on — simple as that, right?While most cryptos today are...
Ethereum Devs Approve First 2 Code Changes for 'Istanbul' Hard Fork

Ethereum Devs Approve First 2 Code Changes for ‘Istanbul’ Hard Fork

Two Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) have been approved for inclusion in ethereum’s next major upgrade, Istanbul.These are the first...
Russia Will Not Legalize Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Official Says

Russia Will Not Legalize Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Official Says

Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on Financial Market Anatoly Aksakov has said that Facebook’s forthcoming cryptocurrency Libra will not be legalized in...
China's Biggest Payment Firms Have No Plans to Follow Facebook into Crypto

China’s Biggest Payment Firms Have No Plans to Follow Facebook into Crypto

China’s internet giants appear unlikely to follow Facebook into the cryptocurrency space anytime soon – though you can be...
Maxine Waters Looks to Stall Facebook on Libra, Zuck Wins Regardless

Maxine Waters Looks to Stall Facebook on Libra, Zuck Wins Regardless

House Financial Services Committee Chairperson Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) requested that Facebook hold off on developing its crypto, which is...
Analyst Says Facebook’s Crypto Can See Bigger Adoption Than Bitcoin

Analyst Says Facebook’s Crypto Can See Bigger Adoption Than Bitcoin

On June 18, Facebook and the Libra Association formally announced their plans to release Libra, a crypto asset backed...
Nouriel Roubini Says Facebook's GlobalCoin Has 'Nothing to Do With Crypto'

Nouriel Roubini Says Facebook’s GlobalCoin Has ‘Nothing to Do With Crypto’

Noted economist and cryptocurrency skeptic Nouriel Roubini has said Facebook’s soon-to-be unveiled cryptocurrency, reportedly called GlobalCoin, is not really...

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Facebook Hires Former Aide to US Sen. Mike Crapo to Lobby for Libra

Facebook Hires Former Aide to US Sen. Mike Crapo to Lobby for Libra

Facebook hired former assistant of United States Republican senator Mike Crapo, Susan Stoner Zook, to join the lobbying team for its Libra stablecoin.Facebook doubles...
British Tax Authority Seeks Data from Crypto Exchanges in Search of Tax Evaders

British Tax Authority Seeks Data from Crypto Exchanges in Search of Tax Evaders

HM Revenue & Customs, the British tax authority, is pressuring cryptocurrency exchanges to reveal customers’ names and transaction histories,...
Bitcoin Whale Bets Binance CEO 10 BTC That Price Will Drop Below $8K

Bitcoin Whale Bets Binance CEO 10 BTC That Price Will Drop Below $8K

Yesterday, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) warned that shorting Bitcoin right now wasn’t a good idea. However, a crypto...
More Cities and Regions Accepting Coins for Taxes, Services

More Cities and Regions Accepting Coins for Taxes, Services

Cryptocurrency payments, as convenient as they can be, are still something most governments are trying to wrap their heads around and regulate. Local authorities,...
Overstock's tZERO Patents Tech for Recording Trades on Public Blockchains

Overstock’s tZERO Patents Tech for Recording Trades on Public Blockchains

Security token trading platform tZERO has been awarded a patent for a way of recording trading data on public...