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Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in Stablecoins

Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in StablecoinsDoes the world need more stablecoins? Yes according to VCs, who have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at projects developing stable or low volatility digital assets. The $45 million committed in 2019 takes the past two years of VC investment to over $200M. Also read: RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency […]

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The Many Facts Pointing to Shinichi Being Satoshi

The Many Facts Pointing to Shinichi Being SatoshiA lesser known, yet uniquely compelling candidate for the real Satoshi Nakamoto is Japanese mathematician and number theorist Shinichi Mochizuki. With a long history of mathematical innovation, and purportedly proving conjectures thought to be near impossible to verify, he seems to almost come from an alien world. Mochizuki further painstakingly avoids the spotlight. Some, like […]

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The Darknet Just Had One of Its Wildest Months Yet

The Darknet Just Had One of Its Wildest Months YetDarknet marketplaces exist on a constant knife edge, never more than an exit scam, LE bust, or DDoS away from going down. Even by their usual frenetic standards, though, November was quite a month for DNMs, with high drama and intrigue aplenty. Despite a number of marketplaces disappearing off the map, a new study shows […]

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“I Designed Bitcoi… Gold” – The Many Facts Pointing to Nick Being Satoshi

“I Designed Bitcoi... Gold” – The Many Facts Pointing to Nick Being SatoshiNick Szabo is something of a legend in the crypto space, and for a good many reasons. Not least of which are his contributions to the development of Bitcoin, his early communications as a cypherpunk, and his continued influential input in economic, philosophical, political and crypto circles since. Perhaps most fascinating, however, are compelling facts […]

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A Few Benefits for Bitcoin Beginners to Appreciate

A Few Things to Appreciate in Bitcoin If You Are New to CryptoIf you are considering entering the crypto universe or if you’ve only recently made your first investment, you might still be exploring the benefits of bitcoin as opposed to your credit card, online bank account or digital wallet you are used to. In an abstract sense, cryptocurrencies represent financial evolution which manifests itself in unique […]

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How to Navigate the Minefield of Cryptocurrency Taxation

How to Navigate the Minefield of Cryptocurrency TaxationNational tax agencies have recently made it clear that the long arms of the law will be wielded to ensure bitcoiners pay the appropriate tax on their earnings. Motivated by surging interest in crypto, authorities are cracking the whip and instilling fear in those who have, until now, dismissed the notion that they might be […]

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Tackling 7 Myths About Bitcoin for Beginners

Tackling 7 Myths About Bitcoin for BeginnersFor those long involved in the crypto space, it’s easy to forget just how overwhelming and mystifying the world of bitcoin was when first encountered as a fresh-faced neophyte, unable to tell the difference between a bitcoin and a blockchain, or even what a private key was. In that interest, it stands to examine 7 […]

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New Cypherpunk Podcast Debuts Discussing Cryptoanarchy

New Cypherpunk Podcast Debuts Discussing CryptoanarchyThe Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast hosted by cryptoanarchists @thefrankbraun and @TheRealSmuggler has just released its second episode. The show compassionately reaches out to those listeners tired of the coercive “statist-quo” and explores how anyone can use cryptographic technology and philosophy to reclaim the vital and precious privacy hijacked by an ever-expanding surveillance state. Also Read: The […]

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Here Are Some Fun Things to Do With Bitcoin Cash

Here Are Some Fun Things to Do With Bitcoin CashThe best use for any currency would be to spend it on things you need or even better, enjoy. And spending has to be easy and inexpensive too. Bitcoin cash has these characteristics and brings them to the digital money world. They have been acknowledged by crypto users who appreciate fast and low cost transactions. […]

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Paypal CEO Admits He Owns Bitcoin

Paypal CEO Admits He Owns BitcoinThe CEO of Paypal, Daniel Schulman, has revealed in an interview that he personally owns bitcoin. He also talked about Paypal’s plans regarding cryptocurrency, how to achieve mass adoption, and why Paypal decided to leave Facebook’s Libra project. Also read: US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines Schulman Owns Bitcoin Daniel Schulman, […]

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The Many Facts Pointing to Hal Being Satoshi

The Many Facts Pointing to Hal Being SatoshiThe identity of Bitcoin’s pseudonymous founder is the subject of endless and dedicated speculation among the hardcore crypto crowd, and for good reason: the mystery truly is enticing. While the oft-cited candidates are many, there’s something special about avid runner, cypherpunk and early Bitcoin contributor Harold Thomas Finney II, better known simply as Hal, that […]

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‘Lost Coins’ Study Estimates BTC’s True Supply

'Lost Coins' Study Attempts to Estimate the True Number of BTC's SupplyMany people like the fact that Satoshi Nakamoto introduced a capped supply of 21 million coins when he created the Bitcoin protocol. However, there’s been a lot of speculation aimed at guessing the number of ‘lost coins’ that will never be spent. On November 19, the digital currency data and research site Coin Metrics published […]

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Bitcoin History Part 20: BTC Reaches $1

Bitcoin History Part 20: BTC Reaches $1It was a milestone that Bitcoin loyalists had long anticipated. Nevertheless, a toast was in order the day BTC reached parity with the US dollar. February 9, 2011 was the historic date, and over on the Bitcointalk forum, talk inevitably turned to what this meant for the nascent cryptocurrency. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 19: […]

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Jailed Deepdotweb Admin Denies Earning $15M From Darknet Links

Jailed Deepdotweb Admin Denies Earning $15M From Darknet LinksIn an interview from prison, one of Deepdotweb’s operators has disputed the $15 million allegedly made from “illegal” referral links, claiming “There was no such amount.” Currently on remand in France, Israeli citizen Tal Prihar stands accused of directing visitors towards darknet markets (DNMs) in his role as Deepdotweb administrator. The popular site published articles […]

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Crypto Jobs on the Rise, Thousands Listed

Crypto Jobs on the Rise, Thousands ListedThe number of job vacancies in the crypto industry is growing but fewer people are searching for them, according to a major U.S. job listing website. Thousands of jobs relating to Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology are currently available as new employers seek to enter the space and existing players expand operations. Also read: China […]

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Becoming Nakamoto: How Satoshi Created His Alter-Ego

Becoming Nakamoto: How Satoshi Created His Alter-EgoCaptain America began life as Steve Rogers. Tony Stark only created Iron Man after being kidnapped. Bruce Wayne spent seven years in ninja training before eventually returning to Gotham as Batman. We don’t know Satoshi Nakamoto’s birth name, but we do know something about the steps he took to create Bitcoin and indelibly forge his […]

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Congressional Hopeful Agatha Bacelar Talks Silk Road on the Bitcoin.com Podcast 

Congressional Hopeful Agatha Bacelar Talks Silk Road on the Bitcoin.com Podcast “It’s clear that the political establishment wants to hold back a future where economic freedom is afforded to all.” This excerpt from Congressional hopeful Agatha Bacelar’s campaign donation page echoes what many within the cryptosphere have been saying ever since Satoshi Nakamoto dropped the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008 – and what many libertarians have been […]

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Bitcoin History Part 19: Wikileaks and the Hornet’s Nest

Bitcoin History Part 19: WikiLeaks and the Hornet’s Nest“WikiLeaks has kicked the hornet’s nest, and the swarm is headed towards us.” With those 13 words, Satoshi Nakamoto stepped into oblivion, leaving a blizzard of unanswered questions that would enshroud his disappearance. That ominous message was to prove his penultimate forum post, dispatched a day before his final entry. What happened to put Wikileaks […]

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China Now Censors Anti-Blockchain Sentiment, Educates Public on Bitcoin

China Now Censors Anti-Blockchain Sentiment, Educates Public on BitcoinOfficially Bullish on blockchain technology, China is now reportedly censoring anti-blockchain sentiment. Meanwhile, a popular Chinese app with over 100 million active users has recommended a course on bitcoin, blockchain, and smart contracts. The app is designed to teach “Xi Jinping Thought.” Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain Anti-Blockchain […]

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Critics Savage Research Paper Alleging Lone Whale Caused Bitcoin’s 2017 Rally

Critics Savage Research Paper Alleging Lone Whale Caused Bitcoin’s 2017 RallyCrypto commenters have torn into a new research paper alleging a single whale caused bitcoin’s 2017 price rally. The paper, reported prominently in Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, has been criticized for failing to understand that mass inflows of tether (USDT) to the cryptoconomy are not indicative of a single source accounting for all […]

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Maker’s Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai Announcement

Maker's Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai AnnouncementAccording to the CEO of the Maker Foundation, Rune Christensen, Multi-Collateral Dai (MCD) will launch on November 18. On October 28, Maker’s stability fee was reduced by a ‘whale’ with roughly 94% of the voting power. Also Read: French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin Resource Guide for Educators Maker’s Multi-Collateral Dai Will Launch November 18 […]

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How Bitcoin’s Peer-to-Peer Cash System Was Revealed 11 Years Ago

Satoshi Nakamoto's Powerful Bitcoin White Paper Turns 11On October 31, 2008, on the eve of Halloween, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper. Since then the revolutionary design of the network has changed the lives of many and has transformed how we look at money today. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain The 11th Anniversary of the […]

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Satoshi’s Final Messages Leave Tantalizing Clues to His Disappearance

Satoshi’s Final Messages Leave Tantalizing Clues to His DisappearanceAs Jameson Lopp once quipped, the smartest thing Satoshi did after creating Bitcoin was to disappear. The question isn’t ‘why did Satoshi disappear?’ but rather ‘why then?’ Was Satoshi’s departure in early 2011 scheduled long in advance, or did unforeseen events compel Nakamoto to pack his bags and flee the community he had founded, never […]

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