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Below $200 Billion: Crypto Market Sinks to New 2018 Low

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Falling prices have sent the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies back below $200 billion. Data from CoinMarketCap shows the total market cap slid to $189 billion on Tuesday, a move that follows successive days of market declines. The market cap first rose above $200 billion in November 2017, a development spurred at the time Read More

Crypto Unicorn Bitmain Weighs $18 Billion IPO, One of World’s Largest

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Bitmain Technologies, Ltd. is about to go public. According to documents obtained by CoinDesk, the cryptocurrency mining company is filing for an initial public offering (IPO) potentially as high as $18 billion this September at a market capitalization of $40 to $50 billion. It will be underwritten by China International Capital Corporation and listed on Read More

The SEC’s Hester Peirce Isn’t a Bitcoin Champion, Just a Regulatory Realist

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Regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission shouldn’t be acting as gatekeepers to new technologies like bitcoin, according to Commissioner Hester Peirce. Peirce’s remarks, made during an interview with CoinDesk, follow the agency’s decision to confirm the 2017 rejection of a bitcoin-tied exchange-traded fund backed by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, which reinforced the argument made Read More

75% of Millennials are More Likely to Date Someone Who is Into Bitcoin

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A recently conducted study has reportedly found that 75% of millennials would be more likely to date someone who possesses knowledge about cryptocurrencies. The survey comes amid apparently increasing fascination with millenials’ views regarding cryptocurrencies. Surveys Probe Millennials’ Views on Crypto An increasing number of companies have published surveys probing the views held by millennials Read More

Archaeologists Argue Micronesian Stone Money Comprises Bitcoin Predecessor

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Archaeologists are arguing that a pre-modern stone money used by Micronesian islanders resembles a precursor to bitcoin and distributed ledger technology. Archaeologists Highlight Similarities Between Micronesian Stone Money and Bitcoin Scott Fitzpatrick, an archaeologist at the University of Oregon in Eugene, has argued that a stone form of money used by inhabitants of the Micronesian Read More

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

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If any coin is going to fly under the radar, it makes sense for a privacy coin to do so. Spectre (not be confused with a separate project called SPECTRE), created two crypto tokens – the aptly named spectre token and the xspec token – in 2016, but hasn’t received much notice from the crypto community Read More

An $8 Million ICO Ran Out of Tokens. What’s Next Is Anyone’s Guess

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“Scarcity” may be a crypto buzzword, but “shortage” has hardly made the footnotes – until now. In early July, the developers behind U Network, a blockchain publishing protocol valued at around $8 million, abruptly announced that it had run out of its reserve of UUU crypto tokens, and that it planned to buy back some of Read More

China’s Crypto Millionaires Are Using Bitcoin to Buy Real Estate Abroad

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The chives growing in one crypto tycoon’s California mansion carry a hidden message. Guo Hongcai, a beef salesman turned early bitcoin adopter from China’s Shanxi province, is one of many freshly minted millionaires funneling parts of their wealth out of the country by purchasing real estate abroad. In April, Hongcai sold 500 bitcoin in the Read More

Who’s In Control of Tezos? That Answer Is About to Change

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“To me, it kind of feels similar to the beginning of ethereum.” Andrew Paulicek, founder of Happy Tezos, isn’t the only one excited about the upcoming milestone in the life of Tezos, a blockchain network that launched three weeks ago after a series of long, painful delays. Every three days or so – the exact Read More

Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer

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Featured Tether has announced the appointed of Leonardo Real, a former anti-money laundering (AML) quality control manager at Bank of Montreal, as the company’s new chief compliance officer (CSO). The announcement comes just one week after Phil Potter, one of Tether’s directors, announced that he will be leaving sister company, Bitfinex. Also Read: Japanese Police Seize Read More