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Lightning Is Made at the #LightningHackday Series in Berlin

As the birthplace of the Chaos Computer Club, the hometown of the mother of all hackerspaces, and what many of the world’s leading privacy activists consider to be a bit of a safe haven, Berlin may be the the strongest center in the world for hacker culture. Maybe that’s what makes the German capital a […]

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Block School: A Brief Pre-Bitcoin History

Here at NewsBTC we believe that education and knowledge is fundamental to the wider adoption of cryptocurrencies and growth of the blockchain industry. We will be expanding our education section by delving deeper into some of the machinations and technology behind the blocks. Our weekly articles aim to provide a greater understanding of how things […]

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Emerging Markets Create Illusion of Bitcoin as a Global Currency

Many investors hoped Bitcoin’s price would rally as pressure increases on emerging market currencies like the Turkish Lira. Instead, Bitcoin is following the downward trend of these currencies. Economist Panos Mourdoukoutas, writing for Forbes, describes the prospect of Bitcoin replacing national currencies as a myth. Bitcoin Following Trend Set by Turkey and Argentina Mourdoukoutas believes that […]

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Intercontinental Exchange May Be a Blessing and a Curse

There are few traders who aren’t aware that the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) joined the cryptocurrency party several weeks ago. It turned into some of the biggest news of the year so far. What exactly does this mean for the crypto and global markets? Don’t Trust Everyone With Your Money — Ask a Top World University. Few […]

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Why Bitcoin Isn’t the ‘Swindle of the Century’

On Wednesday, Bitcoin experienced another sudden price drop. As usual, it was the cue for  “nocoiners” to parrot their tired rhetoric. Bitcoin Isn’t BS Writing for the Entrepreneur, Richard Van Staten, the CEO of a company called “Quantum Solutions,” referred to Bitcoin 00 as the “swindle of the century,” and said the cryptocurrency was “BS.” […]

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The Google Pay for Bitcoin Wallets: Payment Codes and PayNym Bots

An emblematic, and probably the most controversial feature, cryptocurrencies brought to the world economy is absolute privacy. Lately, however, it seemed that this property was lost as financial institutions started to get the hang of the way they work. PayNym claims to be able to bring it back. “When you walk the streets, it’s good […]

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Ethereum Creator Believes Days of 1000x Crypto Growth is Gone

According to Vitalik Buterin, the co-creator of Ethereum, the days of 1000x growth as seen in 2017 in the cryptocurrency sector is gone. Speaking to Bloomberg, Buterin emphasized that the awareness of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has already achieved its high point in Dec. 2017, when the price of major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, […]

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Ethereum Falls to $185: What’s Causing ETH to Drop Harder Than Other Cryptos?

Earlier today, on September 9, the price of ETH, the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum, fell to its yearly low at $185. While ETH has rebounded above the $200 mark after an unforeseen recovery of Bitcoin from $6,190 to $6,450, since July, ETH has seen a steeper decline in value than other major cryptocurrencies. How Much […]

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OKEx Launched Partner Exchange Program to Nurture a New Generation of Digital Asset Exchanges

This is a submitted sponsored story. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentioned in the content below. The world-leading digital asset exchange OKEx has recently launched its Partner Exchange Program, which not only offers an opportunity for the far-sighted teams to own a world’s leading […]

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You Can Now Pay With Bitcoin Via Lightning at CoinGate’s 4,000 Merchants

CoinGate, a bitcoin payment processor, has launched bitcoin Lightning Network payments on its platform, bringing the option to accept Lightning payments to its 4,000 clients. The Lithuanian company enables merchants to accept bitcoin payments for their products or services. Merchants can keep the funds in bitcoin or CoinGate will convert those funds to Euros or […]

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Bitcoin Price Will Bounce Back Despite Recent Slump, Trader Says

Bitcoin has declined over 15 percent in the last two days. Nevertheless, cryptocurrency trader Brian Stutland of CME holds that it’s going to surge back up to $7,250 in the short-term. “We Don’t Need Them” Speaking to CNBC’s Futures Now, Brian Stutland shared his position on the current state of Bitcoin (BTC) 00. According to the crypto […]

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Report: Australian’s Cryptocurrency Holdings Triple in 2018 Despite Bear Market

According to a recently conducted survey, the number of Australians who own cryptocurrency has nearly tripled in 2018 alone, signaling that the current bear market is not an accurate signal of interest in cryptocurrency, which is growing at rapid rates. The new report comes on the heels of Bitcoin plunging nearly $1,000 to its current price […]

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Bitcoin is Dragging Other Cryptocurrencies Down as Correlation Between Them Increases

The increasingly high positive correlation between Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is bringing their prices down, now that the tide has turned against Bitcoin since the spectacular rally towards the $20,000 area in mid-December 2017. With a market capitalization of $111 billion, the BTC continues to recoup the cryptocurrency market dominance it once had. Correlation Between […]

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EOS, Cardano, Stellar Lumens, Tron, IOTA Price Analysis: Price not a Worry, Australians Are Buying In

A single day of BTC dip was enough to wreck havoc in altcoins valuations. It’s because of that, that most coins under review as EOS, Cardano, Stellar Lumens, Tron and IOTA will end up bearish and likely resume a trip to new 2018 lows throughout this month. The only stand out in this red is […]

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Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: CASA Litecoin Lightning Nodes Could Increase LTC Demand

Development wise, prospects of lightning Network and Casa should boost prices. This comes at a time when Litecoin has been agitating for mass adoption by forming strategic partnerships with payment providers, news of a one-in-all solution that simplify LN node set up and channel transactions further reflect the divergence between fundamentals and price technicals. Regardless, […]

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Abra Supports SEPA Bank Transfers, Enabling Crypto Purchases With Fiat

Abra, the all-in-one digital wallet and cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its support for Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA) bank accounts. European users can now enable direct wire transfers from European banks to purchase any of Abra’s 28 available cryptocurrencies. Founded in 2014, Abra is working toward providing users with maximum privacy and control. The application […]

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MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers to Host Crypto Giveaway in Late September

Fans who visit the Dodgers vs. Padres baseball game in September will have the opportunity to download a digital bobblehead to their Ethereum wallet. In a recent blog post, the Los Angeles Dodgers said they are hosting what is purported to be “the first Crypto giveaway in sports.” The opportunity will take place on September […]

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Atlanta Will Hold Blockchain Week Event

A new blockchain event is coming to Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reported on the upcoming “Atlanta Blockchain Week” event. The event begins on September 29th and concludes on October 7th — just over a full week. The Atlanta Blockchain Week Website says: The Atlanta Blockchain Week is a collective week of events with the collaboration of blockchain […]

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Cryptocurrency Market Update: Dogecoin Continues to Defy The Drop

FOMO Moments Markets are still very depressed; Dash and Dogecoin defying the drop. There has been no recovery from this week’s big crypto selloff and markets are still down. Very little movement has occurred over the past couple days which leaves markets at just over $200 billion, very close to their yearly lows. Bitcoin found […]

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Terrorists Turn Away From Crypto, Criminal Money Argument No Longer Relevant

Foreign terrorist groups such as Isis and al-Qaeda have failed at repeatedly trying to raise money to fund their criminal operations using crypto, according to a testimony made today at a House Financial Services Committee hearing. Crypto Is Terrible For Terrorists, Cold Hard Cash is King While speaking in front of Congress today at a […]

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Fundstrat Tech Guru: Bitcoin Bulls Lose Upper Hand After Very Damaging Drop

According to a notable technical analyst, the recent Bitcoin price drop significantly deteriorated the case for a pending market reversal, signaling that bulls must do a significantly greater amount of work in order to reverse the persisting bear market. Rob Sluymer of Fundstrat Global Advisors first claimed that Bitcoin bulls must defend $6,800 and $6,600 […]

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Ethereum Down to $200 As Investor Confidence Crisis Looms

The Ethereum bearish market hasn’t come to an end yet. The month of September has been particularly hard on the cryptocurrency as it quickly lost the $300 handle earlier this month, and is already threatening to consistently dive below the $200 area. Mike McGlone, a commodity strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, said Ether may fall further […]

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Winklevoss Brothers Win Patent for Crypto Key Storage System

Winklevoss Brothers Win Patent for Crypto Key Storage System Crypto exchange Gemini founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have won a patent for a cold storage method involving air-gapped computers, geographically remote vaults, plastic cards and, possibly, papyrus. Filed under the brothers’ firm Winklevoss IP, LLC, the document – published Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office –… […]

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