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  • How a Peter Thiel crypto startup is set to deliver a more than 6,500% return
    MarketWatch8 hours ago

    How a Peter Thiel crypto startup is set to deliver a more than 6,500% return

    If the reports are anywhere near accurate, Peter Thiel may soon enjoy one of the financial world’s all-time richest returns.

  • Why Schnorr Signatures are important for privacy
    Coin Rivet8 hours ago

    Why Schnorr Signatures are important for privacy

    Whilst much of Bitcoin’s development has recently been focused on the Lightning Network, there is another development that has been gaining interest. Schnorr Signatures will help to increase privacy on the Bitcoin network whilst also helping with issues of scalability. What are Schnorr Signatures? Schnorr Signatures are not a new invention. They were first created by German professor and cryptographer Claus-Peter Schnorr in the 1980s. The work built upon other famous cryptographers at the time including David Chaum. Interestingly though, Schnorr chose to patent his new invention, much to the chagrin of other cryptographers. This patent expired in 2008, just as the Bitcoin network was about to go live. Blockstream co-founder and Bitcoin developer Pieter Wuille submitted the Bitcoin improvement The post Why Schnorr Signatures are important for privacy appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin coils up ahead of potential price hike to five digits
    Coin Rivet10 hours ago

    Bitcoin coils up ahead of potential price hike to five digits

    Bitcoin is once more creeping up to challenge the $8,400 level of resistance before a potential bull market continuation towards a five-figure price tag. The digital asset is currently coiling up in a snake-like formation, with price following a consistent ascending channel before the parabolic breakout above $6,000. Over the past two weeks, Bitcoin has seen a sequence of five higher lows and two very distinct lower highs as price looks poised to spring out of its current wedge with an explosive move either up or down. Bitcoin has a rich history of trading in the $6,000-$8,000 range after spending many months of the 2018 bear market inside this zone. Given that sentiment seems to be turning optimistic as a The post Bitcoin coils up ahead of potential price hike to five digits appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin vs Ethereum vs Litecoin
    Coin Rivet11 hours ago

    Bitcoin vs Ethereum vs Litecoin

    Three of the most famous cryptocurrencies that most people have heard of are Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Not only have they survived longer than many others, but they have all maintained their strong positions in the rankings of most valuable cryptocurrencies. Each one has its own unique attributes that they hope will help them compete in an extremely volatile market. Bitcoin Bitcoin is the most famous cryptocurrency out there and also the original. Created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, Bitcoin is an uncensorable form of money that can be sent peer to peer anywhere in the world, without the need for a third party. These unique attributes have garnered interest from libertarians, crypto-anarchists, and people unsatisfied with the current status The post Bitcoin vs Ethereum vs Litecoin appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Europol takes down Bitcoin transaction mixing service
    Coin Rivet17 hours ago

    Europol takes down Bitcoin transaction mixing service

    Europol and the Dutch Financial Criminal Investigative Service have seized the domain of a Bitcoin transaction mixing service. Calling it the “first law enforcement action of its kind against such a cryptocurrency mixer service,” Europol said in a statement on Wednesday that the seizure of Bestmixer.io was the culmination of a year-long investigation that began last summer. As part of the move, police seized six servers based in Luxembourg and the Netherlands. #bestmixer.io down. The yellow smallprint matters 😉 pic.twitter.com/FwuDC6J2ts — Jarek Jakubcek (@jakubcek) May 22, 2019 Europol has alleged that much of the money that passed through Bestmixer.io “had a criminal origin or destination” and that “the mixer was probably used to conceal and launder criminal flows of money”. 27,000 BTC The post Europol takes down Bitcoin transaction mixing service appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Soft Fork: The Apache Tribe and Bitcoin
    The Blockyesterday

    Soft Fork: The Apache Tribe and Bitcoin

    In 1519, famed Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés had his eyes set on the Aztec capital, which was located in what we now know as Mexico City.The post Soft Fork: The Apache Tribe and Bitcoin appeared first on The Block.

  • Benzingayesterday

    ETH/USD Gives In To Bitcoin's Plunge

    NEO bullish momentum is brewing in the short term as the gap between moving averages is reduced. Traders can expect NEO to test $12.00 in the coming sessions on Wednesday. NEO is among the worst hit cryptocurrencies ...

  • Austrian economics and Bitcoin
    Coin Rivetyesterday

    Austrian economics and Bitcoin

    The story of the Austrian School of economics begins in the 15th century, when the followers of St Thomas Aquinas, who was writing and teaching at the University of Salamanca in Spain, sought to explain the full range of human actions and social organisation. Over the course of several generations, they discovered and explained the laws of supply and demand, the cause of inflation, the operation of foreign exchange rates, and the subjective nature of economic value. Austrian supporters were advocates of property rights and the freedom to contract and trade. They celebrated the contribution of business to society while doggedly opposing taxes, price controls, and regulations that inhibited enterprise. Austrian economics school of thought The Austrian School uses the The post Austrian economics and Bitcoin appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Dutch Authorities seize crypto-mixing service Bestmixer.io
    The Block2 days ago

    Dutch Authorities seize crypto-mixing service Bestmixer.io

    The Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service in cooperation with Europol and Luxembourg authorities have seized and closed down Bestmixer.io, a large cryptocurrency mixing service.The post Dutch Authorities seize crypto-mixing service Bestmixer.io appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin batching remains consistent even as transaction fees rise
    The Block2 days ago

    Bitcoin batching remains consistent even as transaction fees rise

    Bitcoin’s system enables users to send multiple payments in a single transaction by leveraging the `sendmany` remote procedure call. This feature calls on the Bitcoin Core software to create and broadcast a single transaction that sends outputs to multiple addresses.The post Bitcoin batching remains consistent even as transaction fees rise appeared first on The Block.

  • How can cryptocurrency improve cross-border payments?
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    How can cryptocurrency improve cross-border payments?

    Bitcoin can be viewed as an uncensorable form of money that can be sent by anyone to anywhere in the world. It can be sent much cheaper and more quickly than traditional methods, thereby improving cross-border payments and bypassing third parties. Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency capable of this feat either. The current predicament In an increasingly globally-connected world, sending money from one person to another, from one bank to another, and from one country to another has proved difficult. Large fees can be applied and the process can take days to clear. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, the movement of money can be contentious. Anti-money laundering laws are in place so that criminals are not able The post How can cryptocurrency improve cross-border payments? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Benzinga2 days ago

    NEO/USD Recovery Stalls Short Of $12.75; Key Support Holds Ground

    Traders can expect NEO to test $12.00 in the coming sessions on Wednesday. NEO is among the worst hit cryptocurrencies on the market by the bear pressure that is still sweeping across the crypto universe. The gap between the moving averages is, however, reducing to show that a bullish momentum is brewing in the short-term.

  • Benzinga2 days ago

    Bitcoin's Strong Extensions Warn The Bear May Try To Come Back

    In our last update, we stated that Bitcoin was providing us the minimum price patterns to suggest that a bull market was under way. If you are familiar with Elliott Wave, you know that an impulsive move signalling the beginning of a bull market comes in the form of five waves. For a bullish structure to be reliable, we now need to see a wave 4 corrective pullback that holds over support at $5330 and then rally over $10K.

  • The economy of cryptocurrency networks
    Coin Rivet2 days ago

    The economy of cryptocurrency networks

    There’s been much talk around cryptocurrency networks recently, especially with the expected launch of traditional media platform cryptocurrencies such as the Telegram Coin, JPM Coin, or the potential Facecoin (or Facebook Coin, if you want to take the fun out of it). There is, of course, another side to the coin. With the launch of more and more cryptocurrencies, how can users value each token? Should we use traditional financial metrics, such as the ones we use to evaluate stocks, based on cash flows, revenues, or equity? Or should the analytics models be based on different attributes, such as the value of the network, utility metrics, and transaction speed? Let’s begin our analysis by looking into how the current internet The post The economy of cryptocurrency networks appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Start-up crypto wallet ‘Button’ clocks up 100,000 users
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    Start-up crypto wallet ‘Button’ clocks up 100,000 users

    Button Wallet, which launched at the end of 2018, has announced that it has already surpassed 100,000 users. The Moscow and Los Angeles-based start-up has seen a rapid rise in popularity in just a few months, underlining the growth in messenger apps. Button, which has also now added fiat capability to its app, comes pre-installed on Telegram, allowing users fast access to trade standard currency and an array of cryptocurrencies. Users can trade BTC, BCH, ETH, ETC, LTC, Waves, Dai, and ERC-20 tokens within the app without incurring external fees. Its rise is also reflective of a growing desire for wallets that do not store any user information, passwords, or QR codes. Confusing processes Alex Safonov, Button’s CEO, said Telegram The post Start-up crypto wallet ‘Button’ clocks up 100,000 users appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • How to buy Bitcoin in Canada
    Coin Rivet3 days ago

    How to buy Bitcoin in Canada

    Canada has a fairly high adoption and awareness rate for cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin. It also has an active crypto community and authorities who support the development of blockchain technology. So if you want to know how to buy Bitcoin in Canada, there are plenty of options – from top-rated cryptocurrency exchanges to Bitcoin ATMs. Around 85% of Canadians are aware of Bitcoin, and more than half of the population owns digital currencies. In addition to these eye-opening statistics, the Canadian government is open to cryptocurrency exchanges and blockchain-based start-ups. Canada has pretty clear laws and regulations for cryptocurrency owners and traders. Not only does the government make it easy for citizens to report earnings and pay taxes, but it also The post How to buy Bitcoin in Canada appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Market Exclusive3 days ago

    Cryptocurrency News Roundup May 21

    Craig Wright Files For Bitcoin Patent Purported Bitcoin creator Dr. Craig Wright has been granted U.S. copyright registrations for the original Bitcoin white paper. The registrations recognize Wright as the author of both the white paper and the code under the famous pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Wright is on the Bitcoin SV side of the debate, […]The post Cryptocurrency News Roundup May 21 appeared first on Market Exclusive.

  • On-chain activity: Bitcoin’s Fee Ratio Multiple drops as price rises
    The Block3 days ago

    On-chain activity: Bitcoin’s Fee Ratio Multiple drops as price rises

    What is the Fee Ratio Multiple?The Fee Ratio Multiple (FRM) was created by The Block’s analyst, Matteo Leibowitz, as a way to measure the security of a Proof-of-Work chain.The post On-chain activity: Bitcoin's Fee Ratio Multiple drops as price rises appeared first on The Block.

  • The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price

    Today the price of Bitcoin is US$7494.11; Ethereum is US$252.26; Ripple is US$0.397098; Bitcoin Cash is  US$410.02 and EOS is US$6.26. These are the Top 5 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. About the Top 5 cryptocurrencies The top 5 cryptocurrencies are the biggest and most significant cryptocurrencies and constitute the top half of The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Bitcoin In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are. The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying The post The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin bull Thomas Lee confirms crypto winter is over
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    Bitcoin bull Thomas Lee confirms crypto winter is over

    Fundstrat’s head of research Thomas Lee has taken to Twitter to outline the 14 reasons why he believes the bear market in crypto is over. As entry number 14 on the list, Lee retweeted bullish stats posted by BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes and claimed: “Confirmed – Crypto winter over.” The regular Bitcoin analyst said that high liquidity exchanges like BitMEX “have insights into the positioning and behavior of crypto investors” and that the firm’s “large trading share + popularity with leveraged traders” means that the CEO may not be lying when he says that “the bull market is real”. Exchanges have insights into the positioning and behavior of crypto investors, and @BitMEXdotcom large trading share + popularity with leveraged traders The post Bitcoin bull Thomas Lee confirms crypto winter is over appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • How to buy Bitcoin in Brazil
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    How to buy Bitcoin in Brazil

    If you want to buy Bitcoin in Brazil, there’s a wide range of options available. Both local and international exchanges enable Brazilian users to buy Bitcoin. The five largest Brazilian crypto exchanges have a daily transaction volume of over R$8.3 million (almost US$2.2 million). More and more Brazilians are turning to Bitcoin. Last month, the most powerful economy in Latin America registered a record Bitcoin trading volume of 100,000 BTC in 24 hours. Here’s how you can buy Bitcoin in Brazil as a possible way to protect your savings. Where to buy Bitcoin in Brazil Local exchanges If you’re familiar with the local language, you can try to use some local cryptocurrency exchanges to buy Bitcoin in Brazil. Some of The post How to buy Bitcoin in Brazil appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • You can now send crypto directly over WhatsApp using Lite.Im
    Coin Rivet4 days ago

    You can now send crypto directly over WhatsApp using Lite.Im

    A new WhatsApp bot developed by Zulu Republic called Lite.Im allows users of the popular messaging platform to send and receive both Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC) transactions directly over the Facebook-owned messaging service. After adding the bot, users simply have to follow the on-screen instructions to send crypto to other users. Zulu is also promoting the tool through a referral program where users can earn crypto for getting their friends to use Lite.Im. we are happy to announce that from today you can send and receive #bitcoin & #litecoin on #WhatsApp via @liteim_official ! try it yourself here: https://t.co/JaldSafGBK @FranklynCrypto @SatoshiLite @CharlieShrem @CCNMarkets @GLRalf — Zulu Republic (@ztxrepublic) May 19, 2019 The Zulu team also mentioned that the bot The post You can now send crypto directly over WhatsApp using Lite.Im appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • 'You don't necessarily need the bitcoin ETF anymore' says CoinList cofounder
    Yahoo Finance4 days ago

    'You don't necessarily need the bitcoin ETF anymore' says CoinList cofounder

    The SEC on Monday delayed its ruling on a proposed bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund) from the investment firm VanEck.

  • Mad Crypto: A post-Blockchain Week explainer about bitcoin’s price
    The Block4 days ago

    Mad Crypto: A post-Blockchain Week explainer about bitcoin’s price

    This post first appeared in Frank Chaparro’s weekly column “Mad Crypto,” which is sent to Genesis members’ inbox every Monday morning. The post Mad Crypto: A post-Blockchain Week explainer about bitcoin's price appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin rally ‘carries some echoes of the spike higher in late 2017,’ warns JPMorgan
    MarketWatch4 days ago

    Bitcoin rally ‘carries some echoes of the spike higher in late 2017,’ warns JPMorgan

    Bitcoin’s rise from the ashes over the past two months is showing similarities to the boom of late 2017, according to analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.