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October 16th, 2017 started off like any other Monday. I awoke at 6 a.m. and drove to the YMCA to play racquetball, ready to start the week with a win. When I finished playing, I tweeted out a cute quip: I then hit the steam room and the shower to relax and freshen up. Upon …

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The Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange tweeted Monday, Feb. 5, that they will soon implement the Segregated Witness (SegWit) scalability upgrade for Bitcoin addresses, which will help reduce transaction times and fees for sending and receiving Bitcoin (BTC). Although they are in the final stages of testing for their SegWit implementation, Coinbase reminded customers that they prioritize …

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GDAX has started trading Bitcoin Cash (BCH) this morning as of 9 AM PST, with little fanfare. The status update page for GDAX indicated that all initial testing had concluded as of 11:25 AM, with full functionality being restored. The addition of BCH on GDAX follows the addition of the hard fork coin on the …

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A man who knows a few things about the power of social and individuals, Mark Zuckerberg, has stated that he will be studying cryptocurrencies further in order to explore their potential for empowering individuals. The co-founder of Facebook, in what he has called one of his personal challenges for the new year, has stated that …

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Dogecoin, which started as a parody cryptocurrency, has now broken the $1 bln market cap showing how far virtual currencies have come since Bitcoin’s inception in 2009. Four years after the Bitcoin genesis block was mined, programmer Billy Markus coded his very own cryptocurrency in 2013. With the help of Jackson Palmer, a product manager and data …

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Cybersecurity Expert John McAfee has warned of advances in hacking methods after his personal Twitter account was hijacked to promote a number of alternate cryptocurrencies last week. The founder of computer security company McAfee had regularly been posting a ‘Coin Of The Day’ review on his Twitter page. The hackers gained access to his account …

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It has been another whirlwind week in the world of cryptocurrencies. Anticipation was in the air as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange became the second mainstream financial institutions to launch trading of Bitcoin Futures contracts on their exchange. Following in the footsteps of CBOE a week before, the Bitcoin market braced for the launch. The market did …

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Well-known Software Engineer Jameson Lopp believes that cryptocurrencies are placing power back in the hands of people – who have trusted banks and financial institutions to be responsible with their money, investments and transactions for far too long. One only needs to look at mainstream media headlines as Bitcoin price continues to soar after a …

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Bitcoin price continues to delight investors Monday as the most popular virtual currency breaks and stays above $8,000. The latest milestone for Bitcoin, which came following news the first Bitcoin-to-Litecoin Lightning Network ‘atomic swap’ successfully debuted, caps its comeback after Bitcoin Cash volatility. BTC currently has a market cap of almost $134 bln against a …

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Jameson Lopp, the lead developer at BitGo, a Blockchain security company, has calculated that Bitcoin would rank 32nd globally for its value in circulation. He created a clone money supply aggregator M1 Index, similar to This puts it ahead of Singapore and South Africa, and just behind Finland and the UAE. By creating a clone …

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