Category: Digital Assets

Meet Mistcoin – The First Mineable SLP Token Implementation Launched on Bitcoin Cash

Meet Mistcoin - The First Mineable SLP Token Implementation Launched on Bitcoin CashBitcoin Cash proponents have been introduced to a new project built using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) framework called mistcoin (MIST). The new token is essentially the first mineable implementation of colored coins on Bitcoin Cash. Mist allows participants to mine the SLP tokens “using proof-of-work to help decentralize allocation of newly minted tokens.” It […]

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Bitcoin Mining Heats Up: High Difficulty Adjustment, Pool Consolidation, Less Concentration in China

Bitcoin Mining Heats Up: High Difficulty Adjustment, Pool Consolidation, Less Concentration in ChinaIt’s been approximately 37 days since the notorious Bitcoin reward halving that took place on Monday, May 11, 2020. On June 16, the Bitcoin network saw a large upwards difficulty adjustment making it much harder to mine bitcoins and slowing down the issuance rate because block generation has slowed down. Furthermore, a recent research report […]

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China’s Government Fuels Stablecoin Economy: Hong Kong Protesters, Singapore and Mainland Residents Flee Capital Controls

China's Government Fuels Stablecoin Economy: Hong Kong Protesters, Singapore and Mainland Residents Flee Capital ControlsA recent study published by Amun researcher, Eliézer Ndinga, shows that USD-pegged stablecoins are being leveraged in Hong Kong as “vehicles for capital control flight.” The report shows how individuals from mainland China, Singapore, and Hong Kong are moving their capital out of control by using these dollar-pegged blockchain tokens. Last week on June 9, […]

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Despite Russia’s Confusing Crypto Laws, P2P Bitcoin Trade Volumes Soar

Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading data shows digital assets like bitcoin are growing extremely popular in Russia, despite the State Duma’s opinions and regulations aimed at crypto assets. On Monday, the Russian government published a draft version of litigation mandates called “On Digital Financial Assets,” and lawmakers are looking for public opinion. Despite the strict proposal drafted […]

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US Turmoil and Negative Interest Rates – Billionaire Michael Novogratz Says ‘Watch Gold and Bitcoin’

US Turmoil and Negative Interest Rates - Billionaire Michael Novogratz Says 'Watch Gold and Bitcoin'For the first time since October 2019, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell admitted to leveraging quantitative easing (QE) tactics. Powell explained on Friday, the central bank is now comfortable with leveraging QE on a regular basis. Furthermore, the Fed is planning on utilizing negative interest rates in the near future, according to a number of […]

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Bitpay Has ‘No Current Plans’ to Support Liquid or the Lightning Network

Bitpay Has 'No Current Plans' to Support Liquid or the Lightning NetworkAccording to Bitpay’s Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Zielke, onchain bitcoin payments still rule the roost as far as payments are concerned. Zielke detailed that at least in the near future, Bitpay won’t be supporting the Lightning Network or Blockstream’s Liquid project. Liquid or the Lightning Network Not on the Roadmap The top cryptocurrency payment processor […]

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Cryptocurrencies Spread 4X Faster in Undeveloped Countries: Blockchain Analysis Report

Cryptocurrency Network Effect Grows 4X Faster in Undeveloped Countries: Blockchain Analysis ReportDuring the month of April, the blockchain project Onfo initiated an experiment to see how fast crypto assets can gain popularity in four different countries. The team’s findings discovered that cryptocurrencies spread four times faster in developing nations as opposed to developed countries. Crypto Asset Network Effect Grows Stronger in Undeveloped Countries Last month, the […]

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Iranian President Calls for Launching a Cryptocurrency Mining Strategy

Iranian President Calls for Launching a Cryptocurrency Mining StrategyIranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for a mining strategy throughout the oil-rich nation. The latest statements from the Iranian President follows Iran’s moves to restrict specific crypto trading platforms over “currency smuggling” mandates. On May 20, 2020, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told the press that the country needs to spur a cryptocurrency mining strategy, […]

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Generations of Debt: US Taxpayers Held Liable for Federal Reserve’s $6.9 Trillion Balance

The central banking system in the U.S. and the country’s megabanks have manipulated the economy for quite some time and these days, the coronavirus has been a great excuse to create trillions for stimulus. A recent report from the analysts at Wall Street on Parade indicates that American citizens could be responsible for 98% of […]

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Exposure to -1x the Daily Performance: Bitcoin.com Exchange Adds Inverse Token BTCSHORT

Exposure to -1x the Daily Performance: Bitcoin.com Exchange Adds Inverse Token BTCSHORTDuring the last few months, Bitcoin.com’s cryptocurrency exchange has added a number of new coins and features. Today, Bitcoin.com Exchange has added an Ethereum-based inverse token called “BTCSHORT,” a token that gives users exposure to the inverse or -1x the daily performance of Bitcoin on any given day. Bitcoin.com Exchanges Adds Amun’s BTCSHORT Inverse Token […]

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Retail Investors Branch to Altcoins: ‘60% of Coinbase Customers Start With Bitcoin, Only 24% Stick Exclusively’

Retail Investors Branch to Altcoins: ‘60% of Coinbase Customers Start With Bitcoin, Only 24% Stick Exclusively’On May 13, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase published a report that shows digital currency investors are investing in alternative cryptocurrencies despite bitcoin’s 67% market dominance. Data from Coinbase shows that customers with at least five crypto purchases, roughly 60% of them buy bitcoin first but only 24% remain exclusively loyal to the digital […]

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Covid-19 Economy Fuels Faith in Crypto: Trust In Bitcoin Over Banks Increased 3X Since 2017

Covid-19 Economy Fuels Faith in Crypto: Trust In Bitcoin Over Banks Increased 3X Since 2017The market research organization, The Tokenist, recently published a report called “Comparing Public Bitcoin Adoption Rates in 2020 vs 2017.” The study’s findings give a comprehensive look at the cryptocurrency ecosystem between 2017 and now. The researchers’ survey shows that since the post-Covid-19 economy is setting in, trust in bitcoin has grown 29% in the […]

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Cointext CTO Reveals a New Protocol That Aims to Bolster a Censorship-Resistant Economy for Bitcoin Cash

On May 7, the Cointext CTO and cofounder of Countermarkets, Vin Armani revealed a new project he’s been working on called “Signal, Watch, and Pay Protocol” (SWaP). Armani’s published specification and reference code of SWaP indicates that the platform allows “onchain, peer-to-peer negotiation and execution of ‘collaborative transactions.’” SWaP: Onchain, Trustless, and Collaborative Transactions Vin […]

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Coinshares Acquires Gabi Trading: New Unit Traded $3 Billion Worth of Crypto in 2019

Coinshares Acquires Gabi Trading: New Unit Traded $3 Billion Worth of Crypto in 2019Coinshares on Thursday launched its trading business, Coinshares Capital Markets (CSCM), reporting that the unit traded over $3 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2019 and $1.5 billion during the first quarter of 2020. The UK digital asset manager is basically rebranding Gabi Trading, a business that it is in the final stages of acquiring, according […]

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Looming US Real Estate Crisis – Freddie Mac Warns of Housing Market Uncertainty, Homebuilder sentiment Drops 58%

Looming US Real Estate Crisis - Freddie Mac Warns of Housing Market Uncertainty, Homebuilder sentiment Drops 58%U.S. real estate agents and lenders are bracing for the biggest housing crash in over a decade. Since the coronavirus spread and the American government shut down the nation’s economy, Freddie Mac’s quarterly real estate report is grim and says the U.S. housing market faces considerable challenges “amid economic uncertainty.” Further, the NHB Wells Fargo […]

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Bitcoin.com Exchange Now Supports Reserve’s Stablecoin RSV and the Utility Token RSR

Bitcoin.com Exchange Now Supports Reserve Stablecoin RSV and the Utility Token RSRBitcoin.com’s Exchange continues to grow and during the last few months, the platform has added support for a number of well known tokens. This week, the trading platform has added support for the Reserve stablecoin (RSV) and the project’s utility token (RSR). Bitcoin.com Exchange users will be able to trade RSV and RSR with trading […]

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Ross Ulbricht’s 9th Price Analysis Predicts Bitcoin Prices Below $3,000

The founder of the Silk Road marketplace, Ross Ulbricht, has published another analysis that attempts to predict the price of bitcoin. Ulbricht started sharing his price examinations last December and he leveraged the patterns of Elliott Wave theory to bolster his forecast. Also read: Bitcoin Revolution: Wanna Earn $1,000 a Day? Government Warns About This […]

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Crypto Exchanges See Bitcoin Reserves Drop by 70% Since Black Thursday’s Market Rout

Crypto Exchanges See Bitcoin Reserves Drop by 70% Since Black Thursday's Market RoutSince the market carnage on March 12 otherwise known as Black Thursday, the exchange Bitmex has seen 36% of the trading platform’s bitcoin reserves withdrawn. A few other well-known crypto exchanges have seen cold wallets drained, while other trading platforms have witnessed reserve increases. Also read: Spain’s Lawmakers Plan to Provide Basic Income to Low-Income […]

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Spain’s Lawmakers Plan to Provide Basic Income to Low-Income Residents

Spain's Lawmakers Plan to Provide Basic Income to Low-Income ResidentsSpain is preparing to provide universal basic income (UBI) to low-income individuals due to the wrath of the coronavirus, the country’s minister for economic affairs Nadia Calviño recently explained. There’s no set date yet for the UBI program, but Spain’s officials said they plan to “do it as soon as possible, so it can be […]

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