Category: Altcoins

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Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying Coins

Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying CoinsYou can tell an altcoin is close to death when its price soars. That may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that’s what can happen to crypto assets when they’re in the throes of death. With low liquidity and thin volume, exchange-listed altcoins are prey to manipulators who will send them skyward one final […]

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January 2, 2019 0

Bitcoin ATMs Double in Number This Year

Bitcoin ATMs Double in Number This YearFor a markedly bearish year, 2018 turns out to have been pretty good for the spread of cryptocurrency teller machines. The number of bitcoin ATMs around the world has approximately doubled in the past 12 months. More than 4,000 devices in almost 80 countries are now exchanging fiat money for digital coins.    Also read: […]

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December 22, 2018 0

Venezuelans Remain Skeptical After President Maduro Raises Petro’s Value

Venezuela Orders Government Services to Accept Any CryptocurrencyVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s move to increase the price of the petro, the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, has sparked intense debate. Experts and tech-savvy Venezuelans alike are less than enthusiastic about the decision. Also read: Maduro Orders Price of Venezuela’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ to More Than Double Venezuelans Unimpressed by Proclamation Venezuelans blasted Maduro and his new cryptocurrency after […]

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December 6, 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

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

Venezuela Loves Dash: Altcoin Surges 30% on Adoption Push

Venezuela Loves Dash: Altcoin Surges 30% on Adoption PushNews dominating the current cycle is all about bitcoin core (BTC) skipping above the psychological $7,000 price point. However, quietly, determinedly, the altcoin Dash has been besting all comers. It is up double digits in recent days, thanks in part to its proponents’ dogged hustle and commitment to emerging economies such as Venezuela. Also read: […]

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August 29, 2018 0

Dash Is in Trouble

Dash is in Trouble2018 hasn’t been kind to cryptocurrencies, with every major asset except for BNB recording a loss for the year to date. Dash has been particularly hard hit, slipping from 7th to 14th by market cap, and down 92% from its all-time high. A growing schism, culminating in a motion to replace Dash CEO Ryan Taylor, […]

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August 24, 2018 0

Ripple Believes Its Cryptocurrency is More Decentralized Than Bitcoin

Ripple Believes its Cryptocurrency is More Decentralized Than BitcoinRipple Labs, Inc is big on decentralization right now. Stung by criticism that XRP is a centralized currency, and the very real risk that an ongoing lawsuit could see it ruled a security, Ripple has been on the offensive. Its latest effort to disambiguate Ripple the company and ripple the coin has seen Chief Technology […]

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August 23, 2018 0

A Look at Venezuela’s Other Cryptocurrencies, While the Petro Takes Center Stage

A Look at Venezuela’s Other Coins, While Petro Takes the Center StageFinancially troubled Venezuela, which is introducing the new, denominated, crypto-anchored “sovereign bolivar” this week, is also the birthplace of a number of alternative coins beside the state-issued, oil-backed national cryptocurrency, El Petro. Crisis-hit Venezuelans are actually using some of them in real life, according to the local crypto community.      Also read: Coinhive Mints Quarter […]

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August 21, 2018 0

The Best Bitcoin Alternatives – 4 Altcoins on the Rise

A lot has changed in the cryptomarket since Satoshi Nakamoto first released his revolutionary Bitcoin white paper nine years ago. Today, Bitcoin is not alone in the crypto space. There…

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August 7, 2018 0