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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Surge After Last Week’s Pullback

Digital currency markets have regained some of the losses they endured last week, with the entire cryptoconomy now valued at $275 billion this Saturday. Most cryptocurrencies are up in value between 2-8% today but global trade volumes have tapered off with only $63 billion swapped in the last 24 hours. Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin […]

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Top 4 Privacy Altcoins you Might not Know About

TheMerkle_FCC User PrivacyA lot of cryptocurrency users are always looking for more privacy or even anonymity when transacting online. The top cryptocurrencies do not provide this functionality, which is why privacy-oriented altcoins tend to do quite well. Below are a few interesting privacy altcoins which not even might be familiar with at this time. There is a lot more competition going on that one might think at first. PirateChain (ARRR) Albeit a lot of users initially assumed PirateChain would be another joke coin, the reality is seemingly very different. The project aims to position itself as a private and decentralized blockchain secured

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Meet the Developer Who Added Schnorr Signatures to Bcash

Meet the Developer Who Added Schnorr Signatures to BcashThis week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Jonathan Gonzalez, the blockchain developer who is currently maintaining the Bcash project, a Bitcoin Cash full node written in node.js. Gonzalez explained how he got into Bitcoin Cash development and how he managed to get the Bcash node fully compatible with last May’s fork, which introduced Schnorr signatures to the […]

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An In-Depth Look at Iris, a New Decentralized Social Network

An In-Depth Look at Iris a New Decentralized Social Networking PlatformCryptocurrency advocates have been discussing a new social media platform designed by one of Bitcoin’s earliest developers Martti Malmi, otherwise known as Sirius. The project he designed, called Iris, is a social networking application that stores and indexes everything on the user’s devices and connects directly with peers rather than using centralized and privacy-invasive algorithms. […]

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Indian Government-Backed Program Offers Crypto and Blockchain Course

Indian Government-Backed Program Offers Crypto and Blockchain CourseAn Indian government-initiated program is offering a course for undergraduates to learn about cryptocurrency, blockchains, and their use cases. This 12-week interactive course is free to enroll and learn from. Among the topics covered are Bitcoin basics and consensus. Meanwhile, India’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrency is reportedly ready. Also read: Indian Cryptocurrency Regulation Is Ready, […]

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Few Women Are Contributing Code to Major Crypto Projects, Report Finds

Study finds that female coders participated in only 5% of the top 100 blockchain projects.

4 Potential Outcomes of the new FATF Rules for Cryptocurrency Service Providers

TheMerkle Bitcoin CheckLockTimeVerifyThese are very interesting times for the cryptocurrency industry as a whole. Some big changes loom ahead which need to be overcome in quick succession. The first change will require virtually all cryptocurrency exchanges to verify all users’ identities if they are sending or receiving over $1,000 in assets. Ending Anonymous Transactions Anyone who has used a cryptocurrency exchange in this day and age will be familiar with user identity verification procedures. Known as KYC, it is a very common method already employed by nearly all self-respecting cryptocurrency trading platforms around the world. Those who do not utilize this method

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After Fleeing From the US Government John McAfee Warns His Enemies

After Fleeing From the US Government John McAfee Warns His EnemiesFor a few weeks now, the former antivirus software tycoon John McAfee has said he is fleeing from the U.S. government for not paying his taxes. More recently McAfee’s been on a tweet tirade, speaking directly to his “pursuers” and telling them to leave him alone. Also Read: CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit New Records McAfee: […]

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Top 4 Reasons why Crypto Scams Remain Successful in 2019

TheMerkle Prodeum ICO ScamOver the past few years, a fair few things have changed in the cryptocurrency industry. Currencies have come and gone, as have projects, blockchains, and noteworthy figures. One trend which will always remain is the cryptocurrency scam, in many different shapes and forms. One might start to wonder why such ventures remain so successful even in 2019, albeit a viable explanation is not hard to find. The Clever Impersonation Scheme While no one in this world should effectively be “influenced” by anyone when it comes to various cryptocurrencies, it seems these individuals tend to captivate a large audience. That doesn’t

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4 Crucial Developments Affecting Bitcoin’s Growth in Iran

iran bitcoinA lot of things are changing in the world of cryptocurrency. As this industry gains more widespread adoption, it is only normal the ecosystem receives some improvements along the way. In Iran, however, there are a fair few developments which may or may not paint a bright future for Bitcoin and altcoins. That in itself shows the coming years will be crucial for all cryptocurrencies. The Growth in Popularity Unlike what most people might assume, there is a lot of genuine interest in Bitcoin coming out of Iran. The local cryptocurrency community has grown by leaps and bounds in recent

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