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China Saw $11.4 Billion in Crypto-Based Capital Flight Last Year

China Saw $11.4 Billion in Crypto-Based 'Capital Flight' Transactions Last YearOn January 8, China-based blockchain security firm Peckshield published its “2019 Global Digital Asset AML Research Report” noting a variety of crypto trends throughout the year. According to the study, cryptocurrency-based capital flight stemming from China was around $11.4 billion in 2019. Peckshield’s research recorded a number of illegal or otherwise unregulated transactions over the […]

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White House Market Wants to Become the Darknet’s Toughest DNM

White House Market Wants to Become the Darknet’s Toughest DNMWhite House Market (WHM) is an ultra-secure darknet market (DNM). It disallows Javascript, enforces PGP throughout, admins key sign every 72 hours, and only accepts monero (XMR). It might be the darknet’s most private market. But do its vendors deliver? News.Bitcoin.com dusted down some XMR and decided to find out. Also read: How to Encrypt […]

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Cointext CTO Vin Armani Talks Content, Reveals the ‘Real’ Bitcoin in New Video

Cointext CTO Vin Armani Talks Content, Reveals the 'Real' Bitcoin in New VideoCointext CTO Vin Armani has a lot to say. The multi-faceted content creator, voluntaryist philosopher, and developer in the Bitcoin Cash community crafts thought-provoking crypto content. Whether dissecting the ‘gym friend’ meme in the context of grounded masculinity, or addressing the roots of tribalism and which chain is the true Bitcoin, Armani’s collaboration with video […]

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Independent Report Declares News.Bitcoin.com the Top Crypto News Site

Independent Report Ranks News.Bitcoin.com the Top Crypto News SiteA new research report from BTC Peers has ranked 145 crypto news websites for quality. It analyzes scores of benchmarks including average visit duration, bounce rate, and number of backlinks. The report features the usual suspects in its top 10, including Coindesk at number three and Cointelegraph at two. Top of the list, however, is […]

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6 High Interest-Paying Options for Crypto Lenders

6 High Interest-Paying Options for Crypto LendersAs anyone who has ever sought to lend crypto will attest, significant variance exists in the APR offered to lenders. Indeed, the spectrum can swing from 1% to 8% – even when it’s the same asset being loaned across platforms such as Coinbase, Poloniex, Compound and Dharma. As a consequence, would-be lenders seeking passive income […]

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How Dropgangs and Dead Drops Are Transforming Darknet Practices

Since the creation of the Silk Road, authorities have waged a war against the online drug trade with a wave of surveillance and enforcement. However, crypto-anarchists are developing new ways to evade the state’s tentacles as the next technological phase started to emerge in late 2017. On Monday, the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast discussed the evolution […]

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Ethereum, Tron and EOS Control 98% of All Dapp Volume

Ethereum, Tron and EOS Dominate Dapps With 98% of All Volume2019 was a good year for dapps and a particularly good one for Tron and Ethereum. That’s the upshot of Dapp Review’s new report into crypto-powered decentralized applications. The sprawling research document inspects the major dapp networks in forensic detail and provides key takeaways. The headline-grabber is the revelation that Tron, EOS, and Ethereum accrued […]

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How to Sell Anything for Bitcoin on Your Website

How to Set up a Website to Sell Stuff for BitcoinSelling things for bitcoin online doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it shouldn’t be, given the decentralized nature and low fees of peer-to-peer electronic cash. For beginners and DIYers new to the world of creating an online bitcoin or crypto marketplace, this article seeks to provide some basic pointers and new resources to get […]

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The Top 50 Crypto Memes of All Time

The 50 Best Crypto Memes of All TimeMemes are the fuel that powers the cryptoconomy. Exploitable image macros, shareable acronyms, and obscure in-jokes are the stuff that crypto is made of. To mark the dawn of a new decade, news.Bitcoin.com has endeavored to catalog the crypto memes that came to define the last one. These are the 50 greatest cryptocurrency memes of […]

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Meet the Multi-Cryptocurrency PoS Device Eletropay

Meet the Multi-Cryptocurrency PoS Device EletropayOn January 5, Bitcoin.com’s Executive Chairman Roger Ver introduced a bitcoin cash (BCH) point-of-sale (PoS) merchant solution created by the startup Eletropay. The crypto PoS device manufacturer aims to make cryptocurrency payments simple and secure “without the need to use mobile phones or computers.” Also Read: BTC’s Hashrate Touches 120 Exahash, But the Price Has […]

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McAfee Catches Heat After Welshing On Famous Bitcoin Bet

McAfee Catches Heat After Welshing On Famous Bitcoin BetMany bold predictions about bitcoin’s price have been made over the years, but tech entrepreneur John McAfee’s 2017 claim that BTC would reach $1 million before the end of 2020 garnered more column inches than any other. This is because he promised to, ahem, consume his own manhood – on television no less – if […]

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Proof of Keys Day Returns on Bitcoin’s 11th Birthday

Proof of Keys Day Returns on Bitcoin’s 11th BirthdayLast year’s inaugural Proof of Keys day didn’t see massive amounts of bitcoin withdrawn judging by onchain data – but it did serve to educate a community. Trace Mayer’s call to arms also put exchanges on notice, with some disabling withdrawals, citing unscheduled maintenance. Here’s what the crypto community has to say about today’s event, […]

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A Deep Dive Into Satoshi’s 11-Year Old Bitcoin Genesis Block

A Deep Dive Into Satoshi's 11-Year Old Bitcoin Genesis Block11 years ago today, Satoshi Nakamoto launched the Bitcoin network at approximately 18:15:05 UTC and the world hasn’t been the same since. The Bitcoin blockchain came to life on January 3, 2009, and so far, more than 600,000 blocks have been mined into existence. Nakamoto’s genesis block is special and the hardcoded block has a […]

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Why Double Spends on BCH Are Not the Same as Replace-By-Fee Fraud

Why Double Spends on BCH Are Not the Same as Replace-By-Fee FraudWhen it comes to creating a peer-to-peer electronic cash system, accepting zero confirmation transactions becomes critically important. When a model’s main aim is to “just hodl” or push an isolated store of value narrative, important concerns like double spending can take a back seat, potentially opening a network to serious attack. A recent video demonstrating […]

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Early Cypherpunk Emails Reveal a Blueprint for Bitcoin

Early Cypherpunk Emails Reveal a Blueprint for BitcoinThe cypherpunks, a ragtag group of tech tinkerers, cryptographers, and privacy advocates, were obscure in their 1990s heyday. And it would have remained that way in perpetuity were it not for a certain Satoshi Nakamoto launching a digital currency in 2009 encapsulating their core beliefs. We don’t know if Satoshi was a cypherpunk. But what […]

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Read.cash Platform Rewards Content Creators With Bitcoin Cash Incentives

Read.cash Platform Rewards Content Creators With Bitcoin Cash IncentivesSince the platform’s launch, the Bitcoin Cash-centric blogging site read.cash has gathered a lot of traction. The website’s user base publishes interesting content and new material on a daily basis with the most popular authors gathering tips in bitcoin cash for their work. Also Read: These Are the Bitcoin Stories You Loved in 2019 Read.cash […]

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These Are the Bitcoin Stories You Loved in 2019

These Are the Bitcoin Stories You Loved in 20192019 was a crazy year for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and a number of interesting events happened throughout the last 12 months. It’s hard to keep track of the day-to-day activities taking place within the cryptosphere and there may be a few incidents some of our readers missed. At news.Bitcoin.com we took the opportunity to scan our […]

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Alleged $8B BTC Tulip Trust Expires With Tales of Bonded Couriers

Alleged Tulip Trust Worth $8B in BTC Expires With Tales of Bonded CouriersFive years ago, the crypto community became aware of an alleged contract called the Tulip Trust. The supposed contract emerged when a few tech-based news outlets published stories on two former business partners Craig Wright and David Kleiman. According to the Tulip Trust contract story, Wright and Kleiman were ostensibly part of the group that […]

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Cloud Token and the Rise of MLM Crypto Projects

Cloud Token and the Rise of MLM Crypto ProjectsChinese law enforcement recently busted 72 individuals connected to the Cloud Token (CTO) scam. The Ponzi was similar to the Plustoken fraud and CTO scammers made off with $500 million. According to regional press, the CTO scam artists are likely connected to the Plustoken swindlers. Moreover, after the Cloud Token arrests in China, police in […]

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Harsh Laws Make Bitcoin Holders Consider Renunciation or Dual Citizenship

Harsh Laws Make Bitcoin Holders Consider Renunciation or Dual CitizenshipAs digital currencies become a mainstay in society, a great number of governments have enforced strict tax guidelines, severe money transmission rules, and tough regulations. Because of a few nation-states’ harsh rules against cryptos, there are individuals who plan to renounce their citizenship in order to become stateless. Some people will also attempt to get […]

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Mainstream Media’s Hit Piece on Hitmen Fails Miserably

Mainstream Media's 'Click Here to Kill' Propaganda Fails MiserablyMainstream media is probably one of the worst mediums for factual information because it’s typically filled with ignorance and propaganda. When it comes to cryptocurrencies, darknet markets, and encryption, conventional news outlets publish hit pieces that are beyond absurd. On December 27, Harper’s Magazine published a feature report called “Click Here to Kill,” which described […]

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Bitcoin Gained 8.9 Million Percent Over the Last Decade

Bitcoin Gained 8.9 Million Percent Over the Last Decade2020 is fast approaching and the last decade will be behind us. Throughout the last ten years, the biggest unicorn firms were born like Uber and Airbnb. However, even though Bitcoin isn’t a company, the best investment of the decade belongs to the decentralized cryptocurrency Satoshi created. In fact, Bank of America’s recent securities report […]

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Close to 14,000 Google Scholar Articles Mentioned Bitcoin in 2019

Close to 14,000 Google Scholar Articles Mentioned Bitcoin in 2019On January 3, 2020, the Bitcoin network officially turns 11 and the technology has transformed the lives of many. Since blockchain’s inception, scholars and economists have rigorously studied and written thousands of academic papers covering the subject. In 2019, there were more than 13,700 academic papers and Google Scholar articles published that mention the Bitcoin […]

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Getting In and Out of the Cryptocurrency Economy Can Be Costly

Getting In and Out of the Cryptocurrency Economy Can be CostlySince bitcoin and digital currencies have become popular, fiat on and off-ramps have sprung up that allow investors to enter and exit the cryptoconomy. However, many of the entryways into cryptocurrency markets have a hefty fee between 1-4% of the overall purchase and in order to obtain fiat for crypto the fees are just as […]

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