Bitcoin Losing Market Share… Among Criminals

Bitcoin Losing Market Share… Among Criminals

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Bitcoin has not had a great few weeks. Since approaching $20,000 on December 18th it has fallen back around $13,800 at time of writing. Investors currently prefer Ethereum, which reached a new high today, and Ripple, which has experienced extraordinary growth in the last month. But it’s ...
Bitcoin Wealth Boosting Japanese GDP

Bitcoin Wealth Boosting Japanese GDP

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According to analysts from investment bank Nomura, Bitcoin might be having a significant effect on the Japanese economy. Price rises in 2017 have led to increases in wealth, which in turn have resulted in increases in spending. In an email sent out to Nomura clients and translated by B ...
Indian Government Slams Virtual Currencies

Indian Government Slams Virtual Currencies

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The Indian Ministry of Finance has taken a cautionary position on cryptocurrencies, comparing the popular digital investments to fraudulent Ponzi Schemes in a press release issued Friday. The document also highlights the risks of investing in virtual currencies, particularly as it relate ...
Venezuelan Petro: An Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Expected to Launch in Days

Venezuelan Petro: An Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Expected to Launch in Days

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Venezuela's Petro, an oil-backed cryptocurrency, is expected to launch in days, according to the country’s information minister Jorge Rodriguez who spoke at a televised press conference this Thursday. The digital asset will be pegged to around 5.3 billion barrels of crude oil, worth arou ...
Ripple Making Waves: XRP Soars, Market Cap Bypasses Ethereum

Ripple Making Waves: XRP Soars, Market Cap Bypasses Ethereum

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It appears that the XRP virtual currency that fuels Ripple’s blockchain payments system has managed to squeeze in one more price surge before 2017 comes to a close. And why not? Such surges have been characteristic of this cryptocurrency, having enjoyed a historical year on the back of m ...
INS Ecosystem Closes $42 Million ICO

INS Ecosystem Closes $42 Million ICO

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INS Ecosystem, a Moscow-based platform aiming to enable direct delivery between grocery manufacturers and their consumers, announced the close of its $42 million ICO crowd sale on December 25, 2017. The sale reached its hard cap of 60,000 ETH, translating to roughly $42.5 million via the ...
Bitcoin Mining May Drive Scientific Innovation: BlockShow Asia, 2017

Bitcoin Mining May Drive Scientific Innovation: BlockShow Asia, 2017

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Yangdong Deng, the head of artificial intelligence at a blockchain startup called Matrix, believes combining artificial intelligence with the blockchain could enable researchers to drive scientific innovation through Bitcoin mining. Deng made these statements at BlockShow Asia 2017 - an ...

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