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Bitmain’s Latest Zcash Miner Claimed to Have Tripled Hashing Power


Cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain has launched a new miner for the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency zcash, which it claims, has three times more hashing power than its predecessor. Announcing the news on Tuesday,...
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Road to Consensus with Amber Baldet: Crypto, Privacy and Profit

We're talking to experts in the crypto and blockchain space about the future of the industry. You'll hear from economists, entrepreneurs, developers, and other speakers from Consensus events. Clovyr co-founder Amber...
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Bloq CEO Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed Over Craig Wright’s Satoshi Claim

Jeff Garzik, an early bitcoin developer and the CEO of blockchain startup Bloq, has been served a subpoena by a court in the U.S. ordering him to provide information relating to...
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CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades


Blockchain analytics startup Flipside Crypto is bringing crypto asset letter grades to a slew of online publishers. The Fundamental Crypto Asset Score (FCAS) metric – which evaluates factors such as developer...
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Crypto Exchange Bithumb to Reduce Staff By Up to 50%

Bithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea, plans to cut its staffing levels by up to 50 percent, according to a CoinDesk Korea report  issued Monday, a move that would reduce its...
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Overstock Delays E-Commerce Business Sale, Deferring Cash for Crypto Ventures



Overstock has put off plans to sell its flagship retail business, delaying a large cash infusion that it was hoping to get for its portfolio of blockchain ventures. The company had originally...
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IBM Signs 6 Banks to Issue Stablecoins and Use Stellar’s XLM Cryptocurrency

IBM is taking its banking clients a step closer to cryptocurrency. Announced Monday, six international banks have signed letters of intent to issue stablecoins, or tokens backed by fiat currency, on...
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A Lightning API for Bitcoin Futures Data Has Launched

An experimental service that allows users to pay for futures data from exchanges Kraken and BitMEX with bitcoin’s in-development lightning network is now live. Launched by Suredbits Monday, the application programming...
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Colorado Lawmakers Seek Exploration of Blockchain Use in Agriculture

Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Colorado are eyeing a role for blockchain technology in the agricultural industry. Four representatives and senators from the state jointly filed the bipartisan house bill...
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Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos


Banking startup 2gether is launching a prepaid Visa debit card that allows users to spend cryptocurrencies. In an announcement, 2gether said  customers will be able to use the card to pay...
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Citi Scraps Its Plan for a JPM Coin-Like Bank-Backed Cryptocurrency

In light of the splash JPMorgan made recently with its plan for a bank-backed cryptocurrency, it’s worth remembering another big institution first tested a token to connect global payments – back...
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Bitcoin’s Price and Network Activity: One is Outpacing the Other




Bitcoin’s user growth, as represented by active addresses, has spiked in the last eight weeks leaving the price far behind, a move that contradicts the popular belief the two tend to...
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When Bakkt? Bitcoin Futures Market’s Approval Appears Stuck in Limbo

Bakkt was first announced in early August as a bitcoin trading and custody platform, but its launch has been repeatedly delayedIt has submitted a proposal to the CFTC, asking for an...
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Crypto Investment App Donut Raises $1.8 Million in Seed Funding

Cryptocurrency investment app provider Donut has raised $1.8 million in a seed funding round. The Germany-based startup told CoinDesk on Thursday that the round was led by early-stage venture capital firm...
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How Ethereum Applications Earn A+ Security Ratings

More than 1.2 million ethereum applications have used a little-known security tool to help them avoid the costly errors arising from self-executing lines of code known as smart contracts. Launched by...
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WATCH: I’m Turning My Hand Into a Bitcoin Wallet

I'm Turning My Hand Into a Bitcoin Wallet | CoinDesk - YouTube Watch Queue Queue __count__/__total__ Loading... Transcript The interactive transcript could not be loaded. Loading... Rating is available when the...
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Riot Blockchain to Launch Regulated Crypto Exchange in the US

Riot Blockchain is planning to launch a regulated crypto exchange in the U.S. The publicly traded U.S. company that has faced regulatory issues for a sudden pivot to blockchain, revealed in...
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Caution and Crypto Custody: Convenient Companions


Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and member of CoinDesk’s product team. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a newsletter for the institutional market, with news...
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SEC’s Valerie Szczepanik at SXSW: Crypto ‘Spring’ Is Going to Come

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Valerie Szczepanik is optimistic that regulation will ultimately boost the cryptocurrency market. “I do think if we hope to smell the crypto spring in the...
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Paradigm Leads $9 Million Round for Cosmos Creator Tendermint

Blockchain interoperability project Tendermint has raised $9 million in a Series A funding round led by technology-focused venture capital firm Paradigm. Announcing the news on Thursday, Tendermint said  that other participants...
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