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01-19-2018: KuCoin Integrates 6 Pairs for Bitcoin Cash

1/19/2018
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Blockchain security company Ledger announced yesterday that it has secured $75 million in investments to facilitate upscaling its operations to cope with higher demand. In a press release, the company stated that investments were led by London-based capital markets company Draper Esprit. Ledger supplies the world’s most popular hardware wallet …

Duration: 00:04:03


01-18-2018: South Korean Government Officials Insider Trading

1/18/2018
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Alibaba is not providing mining platforms or creating their own cryptocurrency. The company issued a statement on Weibo (Chinese Twitter) stating that the P2P nodes are the company’s content distribution network (CDN) business, not that of crypto mining or of virtual currency. In a CNBC interview Alibaba chief Jack Ma …

Duration: 00:03:42


01-14-2018: 80% of Bitcoins Have Been Mined

1/15/2018
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16.8 million bitcoins (BTC), or 80 percent of the entire Bitcoin supply have now been mined. Only 4.2 million bitcoins, or 20 percent, are left to mine until Bitcoin’s 21 million supply cap is reached. The 21 mln bitcoin cap was built into its protocol by Satoshi Nakamoto, first mentioned …

Duration: 00:03:50


01-13-2018: Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp Halted all Cryptocurrency Wire Transfers

1/14/2018
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Over the past 24 hours, the Ethereum blockchain helped transfer just over $23bn. This is almost as much as Bitcoin, BitcoinCash, Litecoin, Dash, BTG, and ETC combined. Ethereum’s value transfer doesn’t pertain just to ETH transactions, it also includes all of the ERC20 tokens issued on the blockchain (newsbtc). Kraken, …

Duration: 00:03:31


01-12-2018: Kraken Exchange Down 48+ Hours, Possibly Hacked

1/13/2018
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Kraken, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges has been down for over 48 hours and customers are beginning to panic. Kraken went offline at 9 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday for maintenance that was initially scheduled to last two hours, plus an additional two to three hours for withdrawals, according …

Duration: 00:03:34


01-11-2018: South Korea Crackdown on Crypto Exchanges

1/12/2018
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A South Korean minister announced plans of a bill intended to ban cryptocurrency trading in the country. According to Reuters, South Korean officials are working on documentation that will make it illegal to trade virtual currencies on local exchanges. The country’s Justice Minister Park Sang-ki said the decision comes in …

Duration: 00:04:14


01-10-2018: Warren Buffett Says Bitcoin Will Have A “Bad Ending”

1/10/2018
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Microsoft has resumed accepting Bitcoin as payment for media on their Windows and Xbox stores. Microsoft will allow consumers to redeem Bitcoin to deposit funds in exchange for content. The restoration comes shortly after the company discreetly suspended the form of payment amid rising transaction fees and concerns over the …

Duration: 00:04:23


01-09-2018: Jamie Dimon Reportedly Regrets Calling Bitcoin “Fraud”

1/9/2018
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Ethereum is back to being the 2nd largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization as the price of Ripple has fallen. Ethereum has been making solid gains for the past week rising from $870 to a high of $1,260 over the past seven days. According to reports a fall in Bitcoin prices …

Duration: 00:03:39


01-08-2018: CoinMarketCap Excludes South Korean Exchanges

1/8/2018
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CoinMarketCap, the cryptocurrency market data site, has sparked an uproar after it moved to exclude South Korean exchanges from its price average calculations. The unannounced move to remove data from Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit from its average calculations sparked confusion given that its front-page suggests a broad decline in the …

Duration: 00:03:22


01-07-2018: TSSB Ordered BitConnect to Cancel Token Sale

1/7/2018
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Some of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase (GDAX), Binance, Bittrex, Bitstamp and Kraken are struggling to keep up with demand as they are adding hundreds of thousands of news users every month. The binance exchange is processing $9.5 bln in daily trading volume and it has even added …

Duration: 00:03:24


01-06-2018: Venezuelan Petro Cryptocurrency Worth $5.9B

1/6/2018
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced 100 million units of its Petro cryptocurrency would enter the market. Maduro stated that every petro will be equal in value to Venezuela’s oil barrel which is currently at around $59. Bitcoin has made significant inroads in an unofficial capacity as desperate Venezuelans look for …

Duration: 00:03:08


01-04-2018: Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg Looking to Integrate Cryptocurrencies

1/4/2018
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Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, released a post on Facebook this morning saying that he will look into integrating cryptocurrencies and decentralization into Facebook services. In the post he stated “There are important counter-trends to this –like encryption and cryptocurrency — that take power from centralized systems and put it back …

Duration: 00:03:32


01-03-2017: Vitalik Buterin Spurs Scalability Development

1/3/2018
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The overall market capitalization for cryptocurrencies has now hit a new all time high of over 730 billion dollars. Today marks nine years since the Genesis block, the first block ever mined, was created. The first block, created by Bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto, was mined on January 3rd, 2009 amid …

Duration: 00:02:47


GUEST: Pascal Thellmann, Co-Founder of Bounty0x

12/31/2017
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On this episode we have guest Pascal Thellman, the cofounder of Bounty0x. Pascal is also a contributor at CoinTelegraph and previously co-founded a successful​​ German​​ e-commerce​​ site. At Bounty0x they use a token burn model, where tokens get burned to incentivise accurate bounty hunting. NOTE: This is an emergent and …

Duration: 00:12:24


12-31-2017: A Revolutionary Year For Cryptocurrencies

12/31/2017
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U.S.-based exchange service Poloniex announced on December 27th that it will soon disable all legacy accounts unless users complete the same verification process as its newer account users who must complete know-your-customer (KYC) due diligence. The exchange said a deadline for identification verification will be released within the first quarter …

Duration: 00:03:19


12-30-2017: CoinHive Monero Mining Malware Affecting Thousands

12/30/2017
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The Poland central bank has appeared to sponsor a national campaign discouraging citizens from using cryptocurrencies, telling them they are “not money.” A dedicated website, which translates as ‘beware of cryptocurrencies,’ features multiple sections warning users about perceived dangers of non-fiat-based financial instruments. The contact details of the site’s publishers …

Duration: 00:03:25


12-29-2017: Ripple Breaks $2 Mark & Surpasses Ethereum Market Cap

12/29/2017
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Ripple (XRP) shot up by almost 35 percent over the past 24 hours, trading at an average of $2.20 and occupying second place by market capitalization in the overall crypto market. Ripple first reached the $1 mark last Thursday. South Korean exchanges, Bithumb, Coinone and Korbit account for approximately 40 …

Duration: 00:02:48


12-28-2017: Goldman Sachs Planning to Offer Digital Asset Trading

12/28/2017
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Goldman Sachs is planning on offering digital asset trading beginning in the summer of 2018. Goldman Sachs is becoming one of the first large banks in the US to embrace Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as the bank is currently building a team to tackle many of the issues that will …

Duration: 00:02:57


12-27-2017: Crypto Jobs Are Booming!

12/27/2017
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Cryptocurrency jobs are booming as Bitcoin is becoming mainstream. Over the course of January through November of 2017, the number of job postings on LinkedIn with Bitcoin in the headline has boomed by 5,753% to a total of 4,917 listings. Overall, the number of jobs associated with Bitcoin and blockchain …

Duration: 00:04:02


12-26-2017: Segwit2x Hard Fork Expected December 28th

12/26/2017
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According to the Segwit2x project’s official website, the SegWit2x Bitcoin hard fork will launch on December 28th on block 501451. The project’s Founder and Lead Developer, Jaap Terlouw, stated on their site that the fork aims to address issues of “commission and transaction speed within the Bitcoin network,” adding that …

Duration: 00:03:00

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