Why the BCash Proxy War Could Be Very Bullish for Bitcoin Price

Despite Bitcoin Cash ABC looking like it will win the BCash civil war with notable support from  John McAfee and Bitstamp, the ugliness of the sideshow could actually have a bullish impact on Bitcoin (BTC) price.  Pledge of Allegiance Yesterday, John McAfee came across as if he had just binge-watched several ‘Game of Thrones’ box-sets as he pledged his allegiance to Jihan Wu and Roger Ver’s vision for Bitcoin Cash (BCash). His Tweet proclaimed, “I will not let my ego destroy me by making me think I could challenge the…

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Web Giants Censor Bitchute and Bloom

Another week, another slew of projects banned by major web platforms. Paypal has ejected Bitchute, a Youtube competitor that champions free speech, while Facebook has banned ad campaigns by Bloom that promoted a rival service. The deplatforming of these projects has reinforced the case for censorship-resistant platforms. Also read: Miner Abandons Swedish County, Leaves $1.5M in Unpaid Electricity Bills Paypal Bans Another Company Because It Can It doesn’t take much to merit a perma-ban from one of the internet’s residing oligarchs these days. A few weeks ago, deplatforming, we were assured,…

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Ripple Price Analysis: Will XRP Eventually Usurp Bitcoin’s Throne?

Yesterday XRP overtook Ethereum and claimed the #2 spot on CoinMarketCap. Is Bitcoin next? Market Overview It’s too early to determine whether the market has ‘recovered’ from yesterday’s unannounced slaughter. Despite this, analysts and savvy traders will be looking to see if any altcoins set a precedent by dislodging from the downturn caused by BCH and BTC. Perhaps as the BCH-ABC/BCH-SV civil hash war wraps up we’ll see a new leader emerge from the chaos? While XRP did take a knock during yesterday’s pullback, it wasn’t as extreme as BTC…

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Hash Wars: ABC Chain Leaps More Than 50 Blocks Ahead

All eyes were on the Bitcoin Cash network today as the blockchain split into two after the last common block was found on the chain at height 556766. So far both chains have been chugging along, but at the time of writing, the ABC side is well over 50 blocks ahead of the SV chain. Also read: Hash Wars: The Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork Has Begun A Historic Day for Bitcoin Cash Over the last 12 hours, cryptocurrency enthusiasts from all around the world watched the highly anticipated Bitcoin Cash (BCH)…

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Stablecoins Demand More Trust than Fiat Currency

This article about the problem with stablecoins was written by Kevin Murcko, the CEO at cryptocurrency exchange, CoinMetro, and forex broker, FXPIG. Stablecoins — digital coins which peg their value rigidly to the dollar, the euro, or a collage of national currencies — are all the rage right now. Tether, in particular, is on everyone’s lips. In fact, it’s one of the most heavily traded cryptos in the market right now. Also read: Stablecoins Fetch a Premium as BTC Hits Year Low The appeal of Tether and other stablecoins is somewhat…

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Coinbase-Backed Startup Releases Home Cryptocurrency Miner

A startup backed by Coinbase and Arrington Ventures has launched a cryptocurrency miner for domestic use. The new device, however, won’t be powerful enough to mine Bitcoin (BTC). Mass-Market Appeal Coinmine — a startup ran by computer scientist Farb Nivi and industrial designer Justin Lambert — has taken the challenge to bring cryptocurrency mining to the masses. They’re set to release a new mining device called Coinmine One, which is supposedly easy to use and shouldn’t use up more electricity than a vacuum cleaner. As they prepare it for the market,…

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Japanese Regulator Unveils Plan to Regulate Cryptocurrency Wallet Services

Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency, has unveiled a plan to regulate cryptocurrency wallet services. The regulator has put forward a number of regulatory measures as well as proposing how to implement them. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space The Plan The Financial Services Agency (FSA) held its ninth cryptocurrency study group meeting on Monday. According to the agency’s published meeting materials, one of the main topics on the agenda was a plan to regulate crypto wallet services and their providers. Currently, Japan’s fund settlement…

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The Only Regulated Bitcoin Exchange in Germany Will Become A Bank in 2019

The operator of Germany’s only regulated cryptocurrency exchange has confirmed it will de facto become a bank after securing a 100 percent takeover of Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank. Bitcoin.de Buys Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank Bitcoin Group SE, which operates Bitcoin.de, will be able to offer a raft of services connected with cryptocurrency thanks to a banking license once the deal goes through. Frankfurt-based Tremmel has operated as a minor financial institution since the early 1980s, with previous owner Rainer Bergmann staying on to contribute to future growth and oversee the creation of a “deposit…

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French Financial Markets Regulator Estimates ICOs Have Raised $21.9B Globally Since 2014

France’s financial markets regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), has published a report examining trends relating to initial coin offerings. The AMF describes ICOs as a “marginal” method of financing, estimating that the global ICO industry has raised €19.4 billion ($21.9 billion) since 2014. Also Read: Russian Developers to Help Iran Build Its Crypto-Economy Significant Centralization of Capital The AMF report notes an “acceleration” in ICOs over the last two years. It estimates that €5.6 billion ($6.3 million) was raised via ICOs in 2017, equating to 1.6 percent of global equity financing for…

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Bitcoin Miner ‘Canaan Creative’ IPO Will Not Happen in 2018

Bitcoin mining equipment maker, Canaan Creative, on Thursday (November 15, 2018) allowed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) filing to elapse. Reports suggest that the company will shelve its IPO plans at least for the remainder of the year. Canaan Allows $400 Million IPO Application to Lapse According to Reuters, Canaan Creative allowed its $400 million IPO listing to expire. This expiration comes six months after the company submitted its filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). Inside sources revealed that regulators from the HKEX had multiple issues with the…

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