Markets Update: Crypto-Capitulation Causes Uncertainty Toward Year End Prices

All eyes have been glued to cryptocurrency markets over the last week as a great majority of digital asset values plummeted to their lowest prices since last year. There’s been a slight price recovery and some consolidated sideways action taking place as some market observers have noted an attempt to …

Miner Goes Bankrupt, Manufacturers Stuck With Inventory, Rigs ‘Sold By Kilo’ as Scrap

In our latest roundup of mining-related news, we look at a few examples of the knock-on effect that the current cryptocurrency bear market is having on the global mining industry and its main hardware suppliers. Also Read: US Bank That Serves 483 Cryptocurrency Companies Is Seeking an IPO American Mining Operation …

Zero-Confirmation Forfeits: Adding Security to Unconfirmed BCH Transactions

On Nov. 20, the Bitcoin Cash developer Awemany announced the first code proposal for a concept called Zero-Confirmation Forfeits (ZCF), a protocol that adds a layer of security to zero-confirmation transactions. The ZCF mechanism allows faster payments and is designed to reduce the risks involved with double-spend attacks. Also read: Markets …

Zimbabweans Use BTC to Pay for Food Hampers Amid Foreign Currency Crisis

Study263, a Zimbabwean-owned fintech startup operating from South Africa, has opened an online store allowing Zimbabweans to buy food hampers that are delivered directly to their homes. Shoppers have the option to pay for items like cooking oil and baked beans in BTC, Paypal or Ecocash, a local mobile money …

Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Beta Bchd Client Written in Golang

On Nov. 18, a few days after the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork, Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia announced the launch of Bchd, a full node implementation of the BCH chain written in Golang. Pacia and contributors have detailed that it’s been over two months since the Bchd client was forked from …

Cryptocurrency Markets Consolidate Near 2018 Low

The drama surrounding the recent Bitcoin Cash fork has comprised the catalyst for significant action across the cryptocurrency market, with both BCH and BTC posting new lows for 2018 on Nov. 15. Meanwhile, XRP has again overtaken ETH to rank as the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Also Read: Crypto …

Crypto Experts From Sanctioned Countries to Receive Training in Crimea

The leading crypto industry association in Crimea has proposed establishing an international training center to prepare experts from countries that have been placed under western sanctions. The idea is to use advanced technologies associated with cryptocurrencies to attract foreign investors to these jurisdictions. Also read: Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses …

Coinbase Ventures Backs Home Crypto Mining Startup Coinmine

Coinmine is a new startup that aims to make in-home mining accessible for non-technical users, based in Los Angeles and founded by Farb Nivi and Justin Lambert. The company has reportedly raised about $2 million from VC funds and angel investors such as Coinbase Ventures and Tinder Chief Product Officer …

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