Bitcoin Price Analysis: Weak Rally Gives Bitcoin Second Chance at Support Test

Within minutes of rumors spreading regarding the SEC’s classification of both bitcoin and ether, the entire crypto market breathed a sigh of relief as everyone enjoyed a nice bounce. Prior to the news, bitcoin saw several days when buyers began to disappear from the market. After bottoming in the low $6,100s, the SEC news spread and a modest rally on ...

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Jeff Garzik on His Newest Venture and Keeping Time With an Evolving Space

Jeff Garzik first tuned the world into his latest venture in the fall of 2017. The Bloq co-founder unveiled Metronome (MET), a cryptocurrency he founded alongside Matthew Roszak, at the Las Vegas Money 20/20 conference in late October, and the project caught the attention of Bloomberg and Fortune at the time. What makes Metronome interesting is that it promises its ...

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Till Death Do Us Fork: Planning for Cryptoasset Inheritance

For many, the experience of adding crypto coins to their financial portfolios has proven to be the thrill of a lifetime. As a new type of holding with a unique set of tools and rules, cryptocurrency is wealth with its own wow factor. But at some point, the giddiness of fiscal discovery should be followed by a sobering reality: life ...

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Op Ed: From East to West: The Fiat Pairing Trend Grows in the United States

The recent announcement that Bittrex will allow investors to buy digital coins with the U.S. dollar is the latest in a string of crypto trading trends to move West from Asia. With Japan and Korea among the first to facilitate an open and active trading ecosystem with fiat pairing, it’s clear that the Asian region is a nexus for global ...

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Vote Threshold Is Met: EOS Can Finally Launch Its Platform

According to data from EOS Authority, EOS has finally acquired the minimum votes required for its network to go live. After EOS failed to launch its platform on its projected launch date of June 2, a live-stream vote was called, where users voted “Go” to launch the blockchain network. But while the network got the green light, it couldn’t go ...

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The Genesis Files: If Bitcoin Had a First Draft, Wei Dai’s B-Money Was It

All Cypherpunks value privacy; it’s basically the founding principle of the collective of cryptographers, academics, developers and activists grouped around the 1990s mailing list by the same name. But few put it in practice like Wei Dai does. Once described as an “intensely private computer engineer” by the New York Times, not many personal details are known about the man ...

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Clearing Up Misconceptions: This Is How Tether Should (and Does) Work

There is substantial controversy surrounding Tether, a cryptocurrency that claims to be pegged to the U.S. dollar. According to Tether, each Tether token is backed by one U.S. dollar, held in the full reserve of Tether. But the existence of the U.S. dollars pegging Tether has been called into question. Moreover, worries exist that Bitfinex has been using Tether to ...

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SEC Director of Corporate Finance: Ether Is Not a Security

In an informal statement made at Yahoo Finance’s All Market Summit: Crypto, William Hinman, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s director of corporate finance, indicated that the regulatory agency has no plans to deem ether a security. “… based on my understanding of the present state of Ether, the Ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and ...

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Op Ed: I Think, Therefore I Bitcoin: The Case for Bitcoin

A key aspect of modern society is its trust in reliable government and monetary systems. Government and central banks have been the guardians of the financial system. Ever since humans evolved from nomads, government and financial institutions have sought restrictions — to varying degrees — on choices available to individuals with their assets and currency. But what if government and ...

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