Doing What You Want With Your Money Is a Fundamental Right

Since the birth of Bitcoin, crusaders fighting for the separation of money and state discovered a new payment tool that bypasses the nation state’s control over the monetary system. For over ten years now, lots of people have been using digital currencies to hide from prying eyes of governments in order to free themselves from a system that contributes to insanity. Also read: How to Create Non-Fungible Assets and Collectible Tokens With Bitcoin Cash The Separation of Church and State Has Proved Humans Can Remove the Monetary System From State…

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Bitmain to Increase Hashrate By 50% With 600,000 New Mining Chips

Showing renewed optimism, Bitmain is increasing its investments in the crypto mining industry. Now, Bitmain is reportedly buying 600,000 new crypto mining chips. As a result of this new investment, the company expects to make over $1 billion in profits. Bitmain to Increase its Capacity By 50% Hash rate The battle to produce fast cryptocurrency mining gear is heating up. In this context, Chinese Bitcoin mining giant, Bitmain Technologies Ltd, is placing orders for new mining machines with high hash rate capacity. In this connection, and according to a Chinese…

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bullish Divergence Forms At $10K, is $11K Next?

Bitcoin breaks 5-day long up-trend, dropping back to key support levels at $9,800. Since then bullish divergence appears to have formed on lower time-frames and could spur a reversal in the coming days. Bitcoin 1-Hour Analysis On the 1 hour chart for the XBT/USD pair, we can see the ascending wedge that formed throughout the middle of August. This wedge was broken two days ago on the 21st of August and has since dropped to key support at $9,800, as mentioned in my previous analysis on Bitcoin.  Since re-testing key…

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Cryptocurrency Domains Have Become Hot Property

Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology have become mainstream terms and are now featured in most dictionaries. Crypto-related terms have a lot of value when they are tethered to a web domain, and these days digital currency domains are prime real estate, with some selling for up to seven figures. Also read: How to Create Non-Fungible Assets and Collectible Tokens With Bitcoin Cash Crypto Domains Are Being Snatched Up, Squatted and Sold for Profit Cryptocurrencies have been around for 10 years now and the entire ecosystem is worth more than $250…

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US Government Vague On Bitcoin Role In Fentanyl Drug ‘Epidemic’

The US government has singled out cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin as a funding mechanism for the ongoing trend for smuggling the drug fentanyl. FinCEN Advisory Mentions Cryptocurrencies In an advisory issued on August 21, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) highlighted the use of “convertible virtual currency” (“CVC”) in facilitating the black market. According to the organization, the US is “in the midst of an unparalleled epidemic of addiction and death” from fentanyl, an opioid used in pain prevention and anaesthesia.  Specifically, it claims, payments occur using Bitcoin 00, Bitcoin Cash…

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The Push to Kill Cash – Australia’s Proposed Ban Shows It’s Not Conspiracy Theory

The supposed coordination of governments and tech companies to create a one-world, cashless society is often viewed as little more than fodder for silly Youtube conspiracy videos. After all, cash is still king in daily life, even in extremely high-tech, innovative societies like Japan. Upon closer examination, though, current realities like Australia’s proposed cash transaction ban for 2020, the continuing removal of higher denomination bills from several world economies, and the creation of centralized, state cryptocurrencies by governments worldwide cannot be ignored. These trends signal a global push to kill…

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BitPay Under Fire For Rejecting $100K Bitcoin Amazon Rainforest Donation

A blocked Bitcoin donation to help the fight against the Amazon Rainforest fires has become the latest publicity headache for BitPay. BitPay Fails To Resolve BTC Freeze According to a social media exchange on August 23, the embattled cryptocurrency payment processor is facing fresh criticism after it failed to allow a $100,000 Bitcoin 00 donation to go through. The payment came from a donor to the Amazon Watch charity, which uses BitPay to accept cryptocurrency payments.  BitPay reportedly rejected the payment because Amazon Watch’s maximum permitted amount was lower than…

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Bitcoin Panic Unwarranted But Ethereum Still ‘Ugly’ Below $200

The week has ended with reclamation of five figure prices by bitcoin. Some of the altcoins have been marginally dragged up with it, but many including Ethereum are still looking extremely weak. Bitcoin Back Over $10k The past five instances bitcoin has dropped into four figures have been brief encounters. There is clearly a mass of buyers waiting in the upper $9,000 price zone to keep the digital asset from falling further. Yesterday, analysts were leaning towards a bearish stance predicting further declines, even into the $8k region. The lowest…

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EOS is De Facto Centralized, Says Wikipedia Co-founder

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger does not want to develop his decentralized applications atop EOS blockchain. The veteran technologist, who chose EOS to run his decentralized content distribution platform Everipedia, threatened to fire the blockchain project. He criticized EOS for becoming a de facto centralized ledger controlled entirely by the Chinese entities. Stating that Everipedia couldn’t function atop a heavily centralized blockchain, Sanger said the dapp would eventually quit EOS. Excerpts: We cannot continue to build dapps on EOS if the network is de facto centralized in the hands of the…

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The New Bitcoin Banks Are Here

A new age of banking is imminent. Legacy models will be forced to follow suit or become obsolete in the eyes of value holders worldwide, as new bitcoin and crypto services take over, seeking to implement blockchain systems with an eye on convenience and financial inclusion. Announcements of stablecoins and exchange services from giants Binance, Coinbase, and others, signal the age of the ‘Bitcoin Bank’ is just beginning. Whether this shift brings about the immense positive change it promises, or simply becomes a new centrally regulated banking system with competing…

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