• Report: 43% of investors interested in bitcoin are women
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    Report: 43% of investors interested in bitcoin are women

    The popular conception is that the cryptocurrency industry is overwhelmingly male. Grayscale Investments thinks the answer is simple lack of information.

  • When Might Bitcoin Be Ready To Resume Its Bull Trend?
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    When Might Bitcoin Be Ready To Resume Its Bull Trend?

    Bitcoin (BTC/USD) topped out at $13,868.44 in June of this year, thereby completing a 343.2% advance off the December 2018 corrective low of $3,128.89. That low ended a 1-year 84.3% decline off the bull market bubble top of around $19,892, reached in December 2017.

  • Square Crypto offers grant to pseudonymous Bitcoin developer
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    Square Crypto offers grant to pseudonymous Bitcoin developer

    Square Crypto, payments company Square’s crypto initiative, has announced that it is giving a grant to a part-time Lightning Network developer who goes by the name “ZmnSCPxj” in order to support his work.The post Square Crypto offers grant to pseudonymous Bitcoin developer appeared first on The Block.

  • World Bank can but won’t use bitcoin to send aid to Venezuelans, according to Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein
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    World Bank can but won’t use bitcoin to send aid to Venezuelans, according to Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein

    The Open Money Initiative, a Human Rights Foundation-sponsored field research project focusing on Venezuela, has found an opportunity for international organizations like the World Bank to use bitcoin to provide aid to Venezuelan citizens in need.The post World Bank can but won't use bitcoin to send aid to Venezuelans, according to Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein appeared first on The Block.

  • Twitter is funding five developers to build decentralized standards for social media
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    Twitter is funding five developers to build decentralized standards for social media

    Twitter is funding a developer team, dubbed Blue Sky, to establish a decentralized standard for social media, said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on the social media platform he helms. The post Twitter is funding five developers to build decentralized standards for social media appeared first on The Block.

  • Does the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto really matter?
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    Does the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto really matter?

    One of the most debated topics in the cryptocurrency space is the identity of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto. While some names often reappear as potential owners of the Satoshi Nakamoto identity, the wider community has still not been able to agree on a definitive answer over a decade after Bitcoin's creation. My goal today is to discuss weather or not knowing the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto really matters at this point, and why I personally believe having an anonymous founder might have benefited Bitcoin. Essentially, there are two main reasons why I believe this: Privacy protects individuals from outside threats and enables digital immunity (good and bad) It's harder to coerce the most trusted source if said source is unknown,The post Does the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto really matter? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD)
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    Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD)

    Litecoin (LTC) is currently trading at around $44 after a 4% drop in price since last week. However, despite the overall downtrend, LTC has remained stable over the last 24 hours. Litecoin experienced exponential growth earlier this year. Prior to mid-June, the altcoin was the best performing digital asset of 2019, growing more than 170% in fewer than 90 days and peaking at around $145. A serious summer downtrend then saw LTC tumble to around $49 before a market-wide pump last month following Chinese President Xi Jinping's bullish comments on blockchain. However, at the time of writing, LTC seems to be in bad shape after a massive drop down to $44 from $60 last month. Will the altcoin recover andThe post Latest Litecoin price and analysis (LTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin is creating a better future for human rights defenders, says Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein
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    Bitcoin is creating a better future for human rights defenders, says Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein

    In a recent episode of The Scoop, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, Alex Gladstein, discussed the ongoing protests in Hong Kong and how bitcoin could potentially transform the urban protesting environment.The post Bitcoin is creating a better future for human rights defenders, says Human Rights Foundation CSO Alex Gladstein appeared first on The Block.

  • BitPay now lets merchants accept three stablecoins, including Gemini dollar
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    BitPay now lets merchants accept three stablecoins, including Gemini dollar

    Blockchain payments processor BitPay has added support for three stablecoins - Circle’s USD coin (USDC), the Gemini dollar (GUSD) and Paxos Standard token (PAX).The post BitPay now lets merchants accept three stablecoins, including Gemini dollar  appeared first on The Block.

  • Bitcoin Cash – ABC, Chainlink and Ripple Daily Analysis – 11/12/19
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    Bitcoin Cash – ABC, Chainlink and Ripple Daily Analysis – 11/12/19

    It’s a bearish start to the day for the trio, with Chainlink joining the pack in the red early on. Heavier losses could be on the cards.

  • EOS, Ethereum and MATIC Daily Tech Analysis – 11/12/19
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    EOS, Ethereum and MATIC Daily Tech Analysis – 11/12/19

    MATIC finds early support as the rest of the pack struggles in the early hours. A move through to key levels is needed to avoid more losses…

  • The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers -11/12/19
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    The Crypto Daily – Movers and Shakers -11/12/19

    It’s another bearish start for the majors. A Bitcoin move back through to $7,300 would signal a move…

  • Cryptocurrency rocked by massive Bitcoin fraud
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    Cryptocurrency rocked by massive Bitcoin fraud

    US prosecutors have arrested three men while investigating an alleged $722 million Bitcoin scam. The Justice Department has branded the activities of the ‘BitClub Network’ as a “high-tech Ponzi scheme” that lured victims with fake Bitcoin mining profits while taking money from investors who were rewarded for recruiting new members. Apparently preying on people across the globe, the scheme is understood to have operated from April 2014 until recent days from offices in New Jersey, according to an indictment signed by US Attorney Craig Carpenito. The arrested men are 37-year-old Matthew Brent Goettsche of Lafayette, Colorado, Jobadiah Sinclair Weeks, 38, of Arvada, Colorado, and 49-year-old Joseph Frank Abel, of Camarillo, California. Goettsche and Weeks were charged with conspiracy to commitThe post Cryptocurrency rocked by massive Bitcoin fraud appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Canaan’s IPO is “more symbolic” than substantial to the crypto industry, says expert
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    Canaan’s IPO is “more symbolic” than substantial to the crypto industry, says expert

    Cryptocurrency mining machine manufacturer Canaan made the headline last month by being one of the first cryptocurrency companies to tap into the public markets, but an expert said its initial public offering (IPO) may be "more symbolic" than substantial. The post Canaan’s IPO is “more symbolic” than substantial to the crypto industry, says expert appeared first on The Block.

  • Nike receives patent to tokenize shoes on Ethereum
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    Nike receives patent to tokenize shoes on Ethereum

    Shoe manufacturer Nike just received a patent to tokenize shoes on the Ethereum blockchain.  In a document posted on the U.S.The post Nike receives patent to tokenize shoes on Ethereum appeared first on The Block.

  • Two new Bitcoin trusts revealed for Asian markets
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    Two new Bitcoin trusts revealed for Asian markets

    Asset management group IDEG Investments has launched Asia’s first-ever Bitcoin trust for professional investors. In a press release published on Sunday, IDEG states that the funds are designed as an easy way for Asian "old money" to invest in the digital asset markets. The IDEG Investments group has launched two funds - the Asia Bitcoin Trust I and the Atlas Mining Trust I - which are both managed in different ways. Unlike Grayscale, which is a passively managed fund, the Asia Bitcoin Trust I is actively managed by a professional investment team, whereas the Asia Mining Trust I offers investors the opportunity to share profits from Bitcoin mining operators. Kevin Yang, CEO of IDEG, said: "As the investment manager ofThe post Two new Bitcoin trusts revealed for Asian markets appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Is Bitcoin Getting Ready For Take-Off?
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    Is Bitcoin Getting Ready For Take-Off?

    The current sideways price trend of Bitcoin makes us remember the events of December 2018, when Bitcoin collapsed to the minimum of crypto winter.

  • Ethereum’s Istanbul upgrade is now live
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    Ethereum’s Istanbul upgrade is now live

    The Ethereum Istanbul upgrade is now live. With the implementation of Istanbul, the Ethereum network is now a step closer to ETH 2.0, due sometime in 2020. Istanbul is the name given to Ethereum's latest network upgrade. Previous network upgrades include Constantinople, Spurious Dragon, and Byzantium - part of the Metropolis roadmap. Essentially, Istanbul brings a number of new features that will: Align the costs of opcodes with their computational costs and improve denial-of-service attack resilience Make layer-2 solutions based on SNARKs and STARKs more performant Enable Ethereum and Zcash to interoperate Allow contracts to introduce more creative functions What are EIPs and why do they matter? Changes that are implemented in Istanbul are defined using Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs).The post Ethereum's Istanbul upgrade is now live appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Crypto exchange Luno set to list XRP on its platform after receiving regulatory nod
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    Crypto exchange Luno set to list XRP on its platform after receiving regulatory nod

    Luno Malaysia, one of the only three regulated cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, is set to list XRP on its platform.The post Crypto exchange Luno set to list XRP on its platform after receiving regulatory nod appeared first on The Block.

  • Latest Ethereum price and analysis (ETH to USD)
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    Latest Ethereum price and analysis (ETH to USD)

    At the time of writing, Ethereum (ETH) is trading at around $147 following a 2% increase in price since last week. The world's second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap has been consolidating over the past few days, as most altcoins have been doing lately. As mentioned last week, Ethereum is on a clear consolidation path that started back in mid-November after the overall market dipped due to Bitcoin's huge move to the downside. And it seems the downtrend is still in play, at least until we see a clear sign of a reversal. Let's take a look at the chart for Ethereum, courtesy of TradingView. During the second half of the year, ETH has been attempting to consolidate and recover followingThe post Latest Ethereum price and analysis (ETH to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Bitcoin Cash – ABC, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 10/12/19
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    Bitcoin Cash – ABC, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 10/12/19

    It’s a mixed start to the day for the majors. Failure to move through morning highs by late morning will test the bulls…

  • EOS & Ethereum Daily Tech Analysis – 10/12/19
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    EOS & Ethereum Daily Tech Analysis – 10/12/19

    It’s a mixed start to the day as the majors struggle for direction following Monday’s sell-off. Key levels would need to be hit by late morning for support.

  • Jack Dorsey will face more pressure in 2020 to step down from Twitter or Square
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    Jack Dorsey will face more pressure in 2020 to step down from Twitter or Square

    Jack Dorsey's plan to live in Africa for 3-6 months in 2020, plus Twitter's stock performance, is prompting calls for him to step down as CEO.

  • What’s the outlook for Litecoin in 2020?
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    What’s the outlook for Litecoin in 2020?

    Originally created by former Google employee and later CTO of Coinbase Charlie Lee, Litecoin (LTC) was one of the first serious altcoin projects developed with an actual purpose. While Bitcoin was seen as “digital gold” and a potential long-term store of value, Litecoin was created to be “silver” and used for everyday purposes. In essence, Litecoin possesses many of Bitcoin’s features, but is “lighter” to carry and faster to transact. Lee believes the goal and mission of Litecoin is to be a live testnet for Bitcoin. LTC has had a turbulent time in 2019, but how will Litecoin fare in 2020? Will higher volumes and fresh cash spur a new bull run after the disappointment of the halving? Essentially, forThe post What's the outlook for Litecoin in 2020? appeared first on Coin Rivet.

  • Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD)
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    Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD)

    Bitcoin (BTC) is currently trading at around $7,500 following a minor 2% increase in price since last Friday. BTC broke most of its support levels during a huge sell-off in November as the coin looked to be free falling. However, the world's largest cryptocurrency found support near $6,700 last week and bounced back up to $7,800 before consolidating around $7,500. Will BTC recover soon? Let's take a look at Bitcoin's chart, courtesy of TradingView. At the time of writing, Bitcoin is still on a short-term bearish trend. Since price has been consolidating for the last few days, I now expect a significant price movement sometime within the next week. Since the massive bull market that took Bitcoin close to $14,000The post Latest Bitcoin price and analysis (BTC to USD) appeared first on Coin Rivet.