Author: Kai Sedgwick

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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

Brewdog Brand Welcomes Bitcoin Cash

Brewdog Brand Welcomes Bitcoin CashOne of Britain’s best known breweries is welcoming Bitcoin Cashers to its new bar. Scottish firm Brewdog, which boasts of making “beer for punks”, will be giving away £3,000 (US $4,000) at the opening of its Canary Wharf bar on October 19. The bar will be accepting BCH (and BTC) as payment, funded with the […]

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October 6, 2018 0

54% of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Have Security Holes

Traders hope and expect the exchange they’re trading on takes security seriously. But while all crypto platforms pay lip service to good cybersecurity practices, many fail at even the most basic measures such as enforcing strong passwords. New research has found 54% of all cryptocurrency exchanges have poor security in at least one area, leaving […]

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October 2, 2018 0

Bad Cryptocurrency Projects Have Squandered Millions of Dollars

Bad Cryptocurrency Projects Have Squandered Millions of DollarsCryptocurrency scams take many forms. But one thing they all share is the goal of enriching their founders at the expense of investors. If a crypto project is “investing” a large portion of its capital into lavish parties, PR stunts and marketing, there’s a strong chance that it’s a scam. Also read: Debit Card Issuer Bitnovo […]

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September 28, 2018 0

Coinbase Opens Its Doors to an Array of Altcoins

Coinbase Opens Its Doors to an Avalanche of AltcoinsCoinbase, a traditionally timid exchange when it comes to listing cryptocurrencies, has dramatically changed its stance. The California-headquartered firm has now opened its doors to applications from altcoins. Assets deemed suitably robust and eligible for its listing criteria are likely to feature on Coinbase in the near future. Also read: Coinbase Custody is Eyeing Some Odd […]

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September 26, 2018 0