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The year 2019 was an excellent time for gold. It was one of the highest-performing investments, gaining an increase of over 18% in 12 months. The last quarter of the year saw a slow decrease in value, but that is not to say that gold is not a worthwhile investment in 2020. While many are
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Bitcoin, the virtual cryptocurrency that took the world by surprise, is making headlines again. Every four years or so, Bitcoin undergoes “halving”. Halving is an interesting occurrence because it ends up altering the value of Bitcoin. What exactly is halving and why does it happen? Halving in Cryptocurrency When Bitcoin is halved, this is directly
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Evan Rose is the founder of Genesis Coin, a bitcoin kiosk company, and Partner at Aquarius, a technology consulting firm. Find Evan on Twitter and LinkedIn. You live in Puerto Rico. What made you move? How is the business environment there? I had been living a pretty ordinary life in San Diego sharing a small house with a friend. Back
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Bitcoin Explained Simply put, Bitcoin is a form of electronic currency. It was created in 2009, and it is not tangible money. Instead, it is transferred between computers and exchanged online. Part of the benefit of using Bitcoin rather than money online is that there are lower transaction fees for purchases. Bitcoin is traded and
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A lawsuit claiming Ripple violated securities laws will be allowed to move forward – though with a caveat favorable to the San Francisco-based payments firm. In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton, of the Northern District of California, allowed a putative class-action lawsuit by retail XRP (XRP) buyers to proceed. Hamilton said the
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The people who run the Steem blockchain executed a reversible soft fork Sunday, stopping one of the largest piles of tokens from voting. The move comes days after Justin Sun’s Tron Foundation acquired Steemit, the blockchain’s most prominent app. The protective measure is a striking one in the cryptocurrency space and illustrates some of the
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Credits for LTB#428 – Decentralization Philosophy (Part 2) This episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! is sponsored by Brave.com and eToro.com. This episode featured Stephanie Murphy, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine for a hot minute. Today’s episode was produced by Adam B. Levine, edited by Jonas with music provided by Jared Rubens, From Ether Music and general fuzz. Would you like
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CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by Isaiah Jackson, author of “Bitcoin and Black America” and co-founder of KRBE Digital Assets Group, to talk about financial discrimination in the United States and the unique value bitcoin can offer minority communities. According to a survey of 5,126 Americans conducted by Coinbase and Qriously, “Twice as many
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The Australian entrepreneur who claims to be the inventor of bitcoin has suggested he might take legal action against the cryptocurrency’s developer team over claimed infringement of his intellectual property. In a blog post published last Thursday, Craig Wright said while forks of bitcoin would be allowed under the open-source MIT license under which bitcoin
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Viktor Bunin is a protocol specialist at Bison Trails, a company that offers one-click access to various blockchain nodes. While the number of Bison Trails users is, according to Bunin, headed “up and to the right,” he addressed concerns with Libra and the recent drop-out of major banking and business players. In short? He’s not
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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is suing an alleged Ponzi scammer on claims he and his company raised half a million dollars for cryptocurrency investments, which instead went to personal uses. According to a press release, Breonna Clark, otherwise known as Eliot Clark or Alexander Pak, and his firm Venture Capital Investments Ltd.
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Tensions with Iran may be behind U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s cryptocurrency compliance comments on Wednesday. The New York Times reported the Trump administration “has expressed growing concern” that this technology is being used to “evade American sanctions on countries like Iran.” Earlier this week, the Parliament of Iran Research Center published a report suggesting
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal for FY 2021, released Monday, seeks to expand the Treasury Department’s cryptocurrency oversight by returning the United States Secret Service, now a division of the Department of Homeland Security, to its jurisdiction.  The reshuffling would “create new efficiencies” in the Secret Service’s investigation of criminal acts involving
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Harvard researcher Mutale Nkonde examines technology through the lens of whether it improves people’s lives. She is an expert on how technological systems impact communities of color and she’s helped craft bills on deep fakes, biometric surveillance and algorithmic bias that have been introduced to Congress. As part of our ongoing Election 2020 series, we
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It was only December when the entire decentralized finance (DeFi) market was worth less than $700 million. Early this morning, it hit $1 billion, a figure that even the most fervent blockchain skeptics would have a tough time dismissing as meaningless. That figure is the measure of all the crypto held in projects that lend,
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The burgeoning autonomous community of Catalonia has been struggling for political freedom from Spain for years. Now, according to Jordi Puigneró, Minister of Digital Policies and Public Administration, the group is also angling for digital independence. “Just as the Internet brought us universal connectivity, blockchain will bring us new universal governance. It will affect the
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