Author: Kai Sedgwick

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Venezuelan Banks Start Using the Petro to Denominate Customer Balances

Venezuelan Banks Start Using the Petro to Denominate Customer BalancesVenezuela’s controversial national cryptocurrency, the petro, is slowly permeating the everyday lives of its citizens. The currency, each unit of which is supposedly backed by a barrel of oil, has begun appearing on screens when Venezuelan customers log in to their bank accounts. The move marks the latest attempt by President Nicolás Maduro’s government to […]

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November 6, 2018 0

Morgan Stanley Is Still Struggling to Understand Bitcoin

Like many late arrivals to cryptocurrency, Morgan Stanley doesn’t quite know what to make of bitcoin. The investment bank understands money, unless that money is peer-to-peer digital cash, in which case it struggles. Its latest report into the cryptocurrency ecosystem reveals its shifting stance on bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin.com Store Now Offers Hundreds of Top-Branded Gift […]

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November 1, 2018 0

Review: 7 of the Best Cryptocurrency Widgets for Webmasters

Review: 7 of the Best Cryptocurrency Widgets for WebmastersWhen you’re running your own website, widgets are the final piece of the puzzle, as these simple lines of HTML or Javascript code can be used to pull in custom content from third-party developers. Placed judiciously in sidebars, footers, and anywhere else there’s a space to be filled, widgets can make your homepage feel like […]

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October 29, 2018 0

Nexo Lending Platform Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Cryptocurrency loans service Nexo has confirmed it is adding support for bitcoin cash (BCH). The Switzerland-based lending platform offers crypto-fiat loans from upwards of $1,000, with no credit checks required as collateral. BCH holders will be able to stake their cryptocurrency as collateral and obtain instant funding in more than 40 fiat currencies. Also read: Japanese […]

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October 23, 2018 0

10 Days That Shook the World of Bitcoin

10 Days That Shocked the World of BitcoinWhen Bitcoin’s history is written, the following events will command a chapter apiece. Bitcoin is a creeping revolution that does not lend itself to listicles, and thus any such attempt is destined to fall short. What follows, therefore, is a potted history of a transformative technology whose greatest moments have yet to come. In chronological […]

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October 19, 2018 0

Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency ExchangesWhen you’re trading digital assets, speed matters — particularly so if you’re engaged in high-frequency trading, when every millisecond counts. Executing orders a fraction of a second ahead of the market can mean the difference between profit and loss. New data reveals which cryptocurrency exchanges are the fastest — and which are struggling to keep […]

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October 18, 2018 0

The Fall of Tether and What It Means for the Cryptocurrency Markets

The Fall of Tether and What It Means for the Cryptocurrency MarketsThe demise of Tether has been a car crash in slow motion. An unswervable event that has played out over the course of months, it has reached a crescendo in the past 24 hours, with tether slipping significantly from its dollar peg. It is possible, perhaps even probable, that it will regain parity with the […]

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October 15, 2018 0

Bitcoin Core Developer Advocates Credit Card Payments Over BTC

Bitcoin Core developer Jimmy Song has caused controversy by suggesting that bitcoin enthusiasts would be better off using credit cards as a means of payment. He described this strategy as being “more rational and convenient” than making multiple onchain transactions. His advice flies in the face of the rationale behind Bitcoin and has provoked a […]

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October 9, 2018 0

Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51% Altcoin Attack

Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51% Altcoin Attack“On Oct 13, 3:00 CDT I will be doing a 51% attack against the cryptocurrency Einsteinium,” began the call-to-arms. As promises go, this one was as bold as it was brazen. The anonymous attacker has promised to assume majority hashrate control of an altcoin to demonstrate how easy the process is. As proof, they’ve not […]

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October 9, 2018 0

Bitfinex Strongly Refutes Insolvency Claims

Bitfinex Strongly Refutes Insolvency ClaimsBitfinex has vigorously refuted claims that it and its Tether stablecoin are on the brink of insolvency. Rumors have surrounded the opaque exchange for over a year, but have intensified in the past month. “Bitfinex is not insolvent, and a constant stream of Medium articles claiming otherwise is not going to change this,” asserts a […]

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October 7, 2018 0