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Daily Crypto Roundup 11/13/2018

cryptoinsider | 11-13-2018

Bitcoin shows strength relative to the 2013 bear market, as IBM works with Stellar, Amazon gains two patents, XRP continues its security classification battle, and traders bet on the future of Bitcoin Cash.The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/13/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|XRP|Market|Trading
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Bitcoin shows large growth in many areas from previous bear market

cryptoinsider | 11-13-2018

Bitcoin is not on the minds of nearly as many people as it was during the holidays last year due to the popping of the bubble that initially brought the price up to $20,000 on some exchanges, but that does not mean everyone has left the party. When comparing the current bear market to the […]The post Bitcoin shows large growth in many areas from previous bear market appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|Trading|Market
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IBM and Stellar challenging Ripple with global payments system

cryptoinsider | 11-13-2018

Unlike many industries which are still trying to figure out how to use cryptocurrency to enhance their services and progress their technology, global banking seems ripe for the picking since it’s a natural fit for blockchain. Bitcoin would seem like a contender, but with concentrated mining operations centered in Asia, and doggedly slow transaction speeds, […]The post IBM and Stellar challenging Ripple with global payments system appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: XRP|Blockchain|BTC|Mining|Asia
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OneGramCoin (OGC) set to go live on Trade Satoshi!

cryptoinsider | 11-13-2018

OneGramCoin (OGC), the first Sharia finance law compliant cryptocurrency backed by at least one gram of gold is set to begin trading on Trade Satoshi. This third party exchange has a 24-hour trading volume whose equivalent in fiat sums up to almost half a million dollars. Trade Satoshi was established in 2015 and will be […]The post OneGramCoin (OGC) set to go live on Trade Satoshi! appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|Trading|Fiat|Exchange|Regulation
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Daily Crypto Roundup 11/12/2018

cryptoinsider | 11-13-2018

Crypto predictions from January, crypto VR application, more crypto fraud, discussion on China's relationship with crypto, and Bitfinex raising withdrawal fees. Catch up on today's news! The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/12/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: Exchange|BTC|ETH|Asia
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Government Regulation and the Future of Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies

cryptoinsider | 11-12-2018

In recent times, governments around the world have charted a new course for cryptocurrency regulation, and it’s one that seeks to exclude privacy-focused cryptocurrency. Moving away from the complete banning of digital currencies, these governments are tackling two core issues: protecting investors and traders, and making sure that cryptocurrencies avoid becoming breeding grounds for criminals. […]The post Government Regulation and the Future of Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrencies appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: Regulation|BTC|Blockchain|Altcoin|Business
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Eerily accurate crypto predictions from January 2018

cryptoinsider | 11-12-2018

Ryan Selkis, Aka TwoBitIdiot on Twitter and Medium, published his "95 Crypto Theses for 2018" on January second of this year - and it includes some interesting accuracy. Here's a few interesting points.The post Eerily accurate crypto predictions from January 2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: USDT|BTC|Altcoin
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Decentralizing a billion-dollar virtual industry

cryptoinsider | 11-12-2018

In-game virtual transactions were one of Satoshi Nakamoto’s original visions when creating Bitcoin, but it is the Ethereum blockchain that is really taking that idea to the next level with Decentraland, an open-world VR platform that will allow users to create their own reality. Though Decentraland has still not officially launched, crypto-enthusiasts and real estate […]The post Decentralizing a billion-dollar virtual industry appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|ETH|Blockchain|Altcoin|Business
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Daily Crypto Roundup 11/9/2018

cryptoinsider | 11-09-2018

An interview with ETC’s Donald McIntyre, Bitfinex struggles, AT&T and T-Mobile lawsuits, and Bitcoin comments and predictions filled crypto headlines today. Take a minute to brush up on the news. Interview: Donald McIntyre (ETC Dev Team) On The Advantages Of Ethereum Classic Crypto Insider recently got the chance to interview Donald McIntyre of the ETC […]The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/9/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|ETC|Exchange|ETH
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Interview: Donald McIntyre (ETC Dev Team) on the advantages of Ethereum Classic

cryptoinsider | 11-09-2018

On November 5th 2018, Ethereum Classic Dev Team member Donald McIntyre spoke with Crypto Insider’s Vlad Costea in order to address the status-quo and future of ETC. A long-time member of the Ethereum community himself, Mr. McIntyre is a strong believer in the principles of immutability and censorship resistance, but simultaneously appreciates the Turing-completeness of […]The post Interview: Donald McIntyre (ETC Dev Team) on the advantages of Ethereum Classic appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: ETH|ETC|Altcoin
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A comparison of Ethereum and Tezos debuts

cryptoinsider | 11-09-2018

When Ethereum went live with the experimental “Frontier” release on July 30, 2015, it was met with fanfare touting the many advancements this second-generation blockchain would have over Bitcoin. If you stroll back just over three years ago, the blockchain universe was much smaller, and fewer users appreciated smart contracts, let alone recognized the potential […]The post A comparison of Ethereum and Tezos debuts appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: ETH|Blockchain|BTC|XTZ|Mining
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Daily Crypto Roundup 11/8/2018

cryptoinsider | 11-08-2018

Bitcoin shows some of its impact ten years later, Ethereum Tech-Oasis Nevada updates, Etherdelta founder penalized, Ethereum potentially exposing user data, and alleged South Korean Hackers caught.The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/8/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: ETH|BTC
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Jameson Lopp on Ethereum, Ethereum Killers, and ETC (Crypto Insider Interview with Vlad Costea)

cryptoinsider | 11-08-2018

On October 16th 2018, Jameson Lopp has agreed to do an exclusive interview with Crypto Insider’s Vlad Costea. The hour-long discussion, which has been published and transcribed in its entirety, contains plenty of brilliant moments where the cypherpunk approaches intricate topics and provides his knowledgeable expertise. Given the value of these explanations, we have decided […]The post Jameson Lopp on Ethereum, Ethereum Killers, and ETC (Crypto Insider Interview with Vlad Costea) appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: ETH|ETC|Altcoin
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Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase and Pantera Capital in Satoshi’s Debt

cryptoinsider | 11-08-2018

I have been celebrating the birth of Bitcoin by going through Satoshi’s writings. Halloween Jest As we all know, the Bitcoin whitepaper was published on October 31, 2008 – the Halloween… Although we do not know whether this was intentional, we do know that Halloween is the time for trickery, but it is also associated […]The post Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase and Pantera Capital in Satoshi’s Debt appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|Altcoin
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Daily Crypto Roundup 11/7/2018

cryptoinsider | 11-07-2018

Details of Blockstream support for Liquid network, crypto trading difficulties, unique Coinbase employee benefits, Bitcoin Cash hard fork exchange support, and more regulatory talks.The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/7/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|Exchange|Trading
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Ethereum-run tech-oasis to rise in the Nevada Desert

cryptoinsider | 11-07-2018

Earlier this year, news was released that Blockchains LLC purchased 67,000 acres of land in Nevada, USA. The precise plans remained a mystery until now. Jeffrey Berns, the CEO of Blockchains LLC, paid $170 million for this vast space making up part of the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center. Coming out of their “stealth mode”, the company announced […]The post Ethereum-run tech-oasis to rise in the Nevada Desert appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: ETH|Blockchain|Business
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Giacomo Zucco Exclusive Interview (Complete and Uncut)

cryptoinsider | 11-07-2018

In his exclusive interview with Crypto Insider’s Vlad Costea, Italian Bitcoin maximalist Giacomo Zucco has been very talkative and open about his beliefs. He took his time to explain his vision for The B Foundation, he provided precious details about his personal definition of Bitcoin maximalism, and was even kind enough to rank the top […]The post Giacomo Zucco Exclusive Interview (Complete and Uncut) appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|ETH
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Crypto trading: Notes from the trenches of 2018

cryptoinsider | 11-07-2018

It's a frustrating game seeing so much profit potential, bogged down by so many roadblocks. Here are some notes from the crypto trading trenches of 2018 (and partly 2017).The post Crypto trading: Notes from the trenches of 2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: Trading|Exchange|Regulation|BTC|Altcoin
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Blockstream.info is the new star of BTC block explorers

cryptoinsider | 11-07-2018

Blockstream reiterates its active commitment towards developing useful tools for Bitcoin with the launch of a slick and modern BTC block explorer. The event follows an announcement from August 2018 which promised to offer a reliable service which includes full Liquid Network compatibility and dedicated features. Therefore, the company provides a transparent and trusty way […]The post Blockstream.info is the new star of BTC block explorers appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Daily Crypto Roundup 11/6/2018

cryptoinsider | 11-06-2018

Today in the crypto space - Tezos baking could speak opportunity, Augur impacted by U.S. elections, PwC looking to bring clarity to stablecoins, possible Apple podcast censorship, and another Novogratz prediction. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/6/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC
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Tech giants launch blockchain identification pilot

cryptoinsider | 11-06-2018

Accounting giant Deloitte and Chicago-based identity management firm Attest have announced their cooperation in a plan to offer blockchain identification  for government clients, according to a press release. Attest already has two digital identification services on the market, its basic wallet and enterprise level wallet. The tools allow consumers to protect and securely share personal […]The post Tech giants launch blockchain identification pilot appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology|Business|Market
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On Tezos baking and why crypto staking will become big business in 2019

cryptoinsider | 11-06-2018

Tezos is a Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain where, unlike the case of Proof of Work-reliant Bitcoin, transactions are validated on the network by a process humorously known as “baking.” Typically, for a blockchain which relies on a PoS algorithm, the process of block validation is called “staking”. However, Tezos is a project which originated […]The post On Tezos baking and why crypto staking will become big business in 2019 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: Blockchain|Business|BTC|XTZ|Altcoin
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Daily Crypto Roundup 11/5/2018

cryptoinsider | 11-05-2018

Crypto tax stress, regulatory talks, Tether validity news, and a new BitMEX tool website for fork information, all while the crypto markets look somewhat greener as a whole. Check out today's action. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/5/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: USDT|Regulation|BTC|Market
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Venezuela’s “el Petro” stumbles at the starting line…again

cryptoinsider | 11-05-2018

Venezuela’s controversial state-sponsored cryptocurrency, the ‘Petro,’ is back…kind of. And it’s already starting to feel like a case of déjà vu. What happened with “El Petro”?  Originally “launched” in early February, Venezuela’s state-sponsored cryptocurrency has been a point of controversy since its inception. In its initial state, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro announced that the oil-pegged-coin […]The post Venezuela’s “el Petro” stumbles at the starting line…again appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: Regulation|Altcoin
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Abusive crypto taxation in California reminds us why privacy matters

cryptoinsider | 11-05-2018

On November 3rd 2018, bitcoinist and crypto influencer Whale Panda took to Twitter to share an interesting Reddit post which tells a compelling story about how crypto assets are taxed. In a nutshell, it’s about a young person who bought cryptocurrencies on Coinbase in early 2017, has watched his portfolio grow exponentially in value, hasn’t […]The post Abusive crypto taxation in California reminds us why privacy matters appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|Regulation
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Hong Kong FinTech Week: An Interview With Ken LO

cryptoinsider | 11-03-2018

Hong Kong’s Fintech Week 2018 was the world’s first cross-border fintech event held in Hong Kong and Schengen, China which attracted more than 8,000 attendees from 50 countries and many of the world’s leading startups, investors, regulators, and academics. In an interview with Crypto Insider, Ken Lo, CEO of Branding China Group encouraged to welcome […]The post Hong Kong FinTech Week: An Interview With Ken LO appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: Asia|Business|Blockchain
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Giacomo Zucco on The B Foundation

cryptoinsider | 11-03-2018

Italian Bitcoin maximalist Giacomo Zucco is on of the masterminds behind one of the most important projects in cryptocurrency: The B Foundation. Launched in September 2018 during the Baltic Honey Badger Conference from Riga, the initiative seeks to raise funds in order to educate and support the next generation of developers. Unlike the defunct Bitcoin […]The post Giacomo Zucco on The B Foundation appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|ETH|ICO
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Daily Crypto Roundup 11/2/2018

cryptoinsider | 11-02-2018

Today's headlines were filled with more on the Tether solvency front, Jamie Dimon on Bitcoin, TRON talk, regulatory talk, and allegations against Rapper T.I.The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/2/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: USDT|BTC
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How TRON is bringing blockchain to the masses

cryptoinsider | 11-02-2018

When Justin Sun originally envisioned the TRON platform and Tronix, the cryptocurrency it would host, he saw it as a way to revolutionize content sharing by decentralizing the monetary model and putting power in the hands of creators. With the explosion of the internet creating unlimited forms of digital entertainment, there are still a small […]The post How TRON is bringing blockchain to the masses appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: TRX|Blockchain|Altcoin
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Banks and Firms Warm Up to BTC, Jamie Dimon Stuck In The Past

cryptoinsider | 11-02-2018

The internet still rings with the sound of Jamie Dimon's comment that he doesn't care about Bitcoin. However, Morgan Stanley has warmed up to the idea, as crypto investment firms like Grayscale raised millions.The post Banks and Firms Warm Up to BTC, Jamie Dimon Stuck In The Past appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|ICO
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Daily Crypto Roundup 11/1/2018

cryptoinsider | 11-01-2018

North Korea sees crypto hacking funds, Hong Kong regulation talk, more comments from Jamie Dimon, a Bitlicense for a Bitcoin ATM service, and Tether solvency evidence.The post Daily Crypto Roundup 11/1/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|Asia|USDT|Regulation
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Why the decline of Facebook and rise of privacy apps is bullish for bitcoin

cryptoinsider | 11-01-2018

Facebook, Google, and other major hubs of personal data have come under increased scrutiny over the past year due to high-profile data breaches, lack of privacy, and revelations around the ways in which Internet companies handle user data. Although it often seems as if no one cared about the security of their personal data in […]The post Why the decline of Facebook and rise of privacy apps is bullish for bitcoin appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|Trading
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North Korea’s $571 million crypto hacks are just the tip of the iceberg

cryptoinsider | 11-01-2018

In a new report released by Group-iB, a cybersecurity intelligence agency, it has been revealed that 65 percent of the $882 million in cryptocurrency stolen from exchanges ends up in North Korea. With sanctions from the United States and Europe continuing to weigh on Pyongyang, North Korea has reportedly turned to cryptocurrencies to generate additional […]The post North Korea’s $571 million crypto hacks are just the tip of the iceberg appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Daily Crypto Roundup 10/31/2018

cryptoinsider | 11-01-2018

Today saw an interview with the mother of Ross Ulbricht, Coinbase head trader resignation, Janet Yellen receiving Bitcoin, and Coinbase saying no to an IPO for now.The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/31/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC
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Interview: Lyn Ulbricht (Ross’ mother) on Bitcoin and criminal justice

cryptoinsider | 10-31-2018

In its early days, Bitcoin was an interesting invention and people were trying to convene to find its usefulness in trading pictures or buying pizza. However, it wasn’t until Ross Ulbricht created Silk Road that people actually saw the true value of Satoshi Nakamoto’s invention: a decentralized, trustless and uncensorable currency is the perfect fit […]The post Interview: Lyn Ulbricht (Ross’ mother) on Bitcoin and criminal justice appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|Trading
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None of us would be here without Satoshi Nakamoto’s “Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System”

cryptoinsider | 10-31-2018

Exactly ten years ago and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, an obscure individual from the cypherpunk e-mail list introduced to the world an unusual digital money proposal which he titled “Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System” (better known today as “The Bitcoin Whitepaper“). By combining David Chaum’s ideal of an anonymous payment […]The post None of us would be here without Satoshi Nakamoto’s “Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System” appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|Blockchain
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Daily Crypto Roundup 10/30/2018

cryptoinsider | 10-30-2018

News of Coinbase raising even more funds, an interview with Blockstream's Allen Piscitello, more Roger Ver drama, Bittrex news, and regulatory insights. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/30/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC
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More Drama With Roger Ver/Jimmy Song $1 Million Bet

cryptoinsider | 10-30-2018

Notable Bitcoin maximalist Jimmy Song went live with Tone Vays on Youtube today discussing further drama about a bet made last month.The post More Drama With Roger Ver/Jimmy Song $1 Million Bet appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Interview: Blockstream’s Allen Piscitello on Liquid, the Lightning Network, and Bitcoin Core

cryptoinsider | 10-30-2018

Allen Piscitello, Blockstream’s Director of Product Management whose main professional focus has been on the Liquid Network, has agreed to answer to a few of Vlad Costea’s questions. This interview is part of Crypto Insider’s celebration of Bitcoin’s tenth anniversary, as Satoshi Nakamoto has famously published the Bitcoin Whitepaper on October 31st 2008. Conceptually, it’s […]The post Interview: Blockstream’s Allen Piscitello on Liquid, the Lightning Network, and Bitcoin Core appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|Blockchain
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Coinbase raises $300 million following IPO rumors

cryptoinsider | 10-30-2018

In a blog post released this morning, Coinbase has announced that it has raised $300 million in its latest funding round at a valuation of $8 billion. The equity raise, led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Y Combinator Continuity, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain and others, is its first since 2017. The announcement […]The post Coinbase raises $300 million following IPO rumors appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Can we stop cryptocurrency hacks?

cryptoinsider | 10-30-2018

Blockchain’s promise of transforming numerous industries is inevitable. It will enhance some and disrupt others. The technology, which is the backbone of most cryptocurrencies, is expected to disrupt the global financial system due to decentralization, the elimination of the middleman (banks), the cutting of fees taken by these middlemen, the borderless potential, and the ownership […]The post Can we stop cryptocurrency hacks? appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: Blockchain|Technology
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Daily Crypto Roundup 10/29/2018

cryptoinsider | 10-29-2018

Bitcoin finally shows some movement, at a current Blockmodo real-time price of about $6,270 (at the time of writing). Today also saw a talk of institutional crypto interest, stablecoin talk, and the sale of the Bitstamp exchange. Let's take a further look!The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/29/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|USDT|Exchange|Trading
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Charles Hoskinson on Tezos, Bitcoin sidechains, and smart contract platforms

cryptoinsider | 10-29-2018

Last week, we published the first part of our extensive interview with Charles Hoskinson, a co-Founder of Ethereum and Founder of the Cardano (ADA) project. The first two parts of our chat dealt with issues at the Cardano Foundation, a Swiss entity created to help steward Cardano’s development along with IOHK and Emurgo. During the […]The post Charles Hoskinson on Tezos, Bitcoin sidechains, and smart contract platforms appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: ADA|BTC|ETH|Altcoin
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Giacomo Zucco on Bitcoin maximalism

cryptoinsider | 10-28-2018

In November 2014, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has written an extensive and analytical article in order to popularize a new term: the Bitcoin dominance maximalism, or in short Bitcoin maximalism. The mastermind behind ETH has openly declared that the stance in regards to BTC’s absolute dominance isn’t just an isolated phenomenon, but an entire ideology […]The post Giacomo Zucco on Bitcoin maximalism appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Daily Crypto Roundup 10/26/2018

cryptoinsider | 10-26-2018

Mainstream credit company interest, a Bitcoin-backed Ethereum token, and IRS comments on crypto taxation, all while Bitcoin is still in a price range of around $6,400-$6,500 on Blockmodo real-time data. The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/26/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|ETH|ICO|Trading
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Giacomo Zucco rates the top 20 cryptocurrencies from CoinMarketCap

cryptoinsider | 10-26-2018

On October 23rd 2018, Bitcoin maximalist Giacomo Zucco was interviewed by Crypto Insider. During his dialogue with Vlad Costea, he agreed to play a little game in which he rated the top 20 cryptocurrencies on a scale from 1 to 10. The system is rather simple: a rating of 1 means that it’s an obvious […]The post Giacomo Zucco rates the top 20 cryptocurrencies from CoinMarketCap appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|XRP|LTC|XMR|ZEC
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Visa, Mastercard and the future of cryptocurrencies

cryptoinsider | 10-26-2018

Despite previously dismissing cryptocurrencies as a tool for fraud and criminal activity, Mastercard and Visa appear to be warming up to the idea. In a patent application – application 20180308092– filed Thursday, October 25th, it appears that Mastercard is looking to apply the principles of fractional reserve banking to crypto assets, or as the credit […]The post Visa, Mastercard and the future of cryptocurrencies appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: Blockchain|Fiat
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Daily Crypto Roundup 10/25/2018

cryptoinsider | 10-25-2018

Today reviewed Coinbase' asset custody, Bitmain confusion, gold-backed crypto failure, and even further mainstream interest. Let's catch up on today's action!The post Daily Crypto Roundup 10/25/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: BTC|ETH|Fiat
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NY gives Coinbase the green light to offer crypto custody services

cryptoinsider | 10-25-2018

Cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase has received an approval for custody services for several crypto assets, according to recent news.The post NY gives Coinbase the green light to offer crypto custody services appeared first on Crypto Insider.

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Interview: Charles Hoskinson discusses Cardano Foundation issues

cryptoinsider | 10-25-2018

Earlier this month, Crypto Insider reported on the split between IOHK and Emurgo from the Cardano Foundation. The three entities, up to this point, made up the triumvirate group which oversaw development of the Cardano blockchain project. Cardano creator, Charles Hoskinson, spoke with Crypto Insider by video and addressed his specific concerns with the Cardano […]The post Interview: Charles Hoskinson discusses Cardano Foundation issues appeared first on Crypto Insider.

Categories: ADA|ETH|Blockchain|Altcoin