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This is How "Bitcoin Only" Narrative Might Help Altcoins in 2020

A "healthier distribution" of the market is upon us, as a result of an eventual decline in Bitcoin (BTC) dominance and an altcoin bull run, estimated token data and rating agency TokenInsight. The agency published their 2019 cryptocurrency annual report, writing that the 2020 crypto market as a whole will see a stronger move, and this will be combined with a number of halvings events, “solidifying the market foundation for a bull market.” Specifically, Bitcoin’s upcoming mining reward halving in...
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Bitcoin Predicted to Continue Higher After Breaching USD 10k

After bitcoin (BTC) forcefully broke through the USD 10,000 mark on Sunday, followed by a flash-crash down to USD 9,700 on Monday morning, analysts now predict that even larger gains may lie ahead for the number one digital asset. While the short-lived sell-off seen in the early hours of trading on Monday may have scared off some short-term speculators, the consensus in the community appears to be that this is normal profit-taking, potentially combined with a so-called “gap fill” on the CME futu...
Bitcoin Predicted to Continue Higher After Breaching USD 10k

RSK Opens Bridge Between Bitcoin and Ethereum + More News

Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Adoption news Bitcoin sidechain RSK said it has launched a two-way bridge between Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains. Developers on either platform can send their tokens to the other ecosystem, leveraging the benefits of faster throughput, lower transaction fees, or variations in consensus mechanisms, as they wish, according to RSK....
RSK Opens Bridge Between Bitcoin and Ethereum + More News

Mixed Sentiment as Analysts Look For Crypto Market Direction

Bull market, bear market, or maybe altseason? Opinions are divided among crypto industry insiders on where exactly we are in the cycle, with some seeing a surge in prices ahead, and others remaining skeptical on whether the current rally is sustainable. The sense of confusion and mixed market sentiment also echoed by crypto trading venue SFOX, whose research team noted that “the SFOX Multi-Factor Market Index remains at neutral” in their latest crypto market report: “Based on our calculations an...
Mixed Sentiment as Analysts Look For Crypto Market Direction

Handshake Introduces a New Way to Send Your Crypto

Namebase and its blockchain Handshake have officially gone live, allowing their users to send funds to a simple name, instead of a complicated address. Handshake is a decentralized, permissionless naming protocol compatible with DNS (Domain Name System, a hierarchical and decentralized naming system), created by Namebase, an exchange, cloud wallet, and registrar for Handshake names and native coin HNS. The startup claims that a total of USD 10.2 million has been raised, with Handshake investors...
Handshake Introduces a New Way to Send Your Crypto

MyCointainer – The Ultimate Staking and Masternode Platform

Disclaimer: The text below is a sponsored article that was not written by Cryptonews.com journalists. For many people Bitcoin is the synonym of cryptocurrency and the forefront of decentralization regarding blockchain technology. To certain degree it’s true, as the original crypto asset still owns most of the total market capitalization in the industry. Due to high price of BTC it earning bitcoin is a challenge for those that don’t have access to powerful mining rigs – as it’s the only serious...
MyCointainer – The Ultimate Staking and Masternode Platform

Zcash Rallies as Changes to Mining Rewards Are Voted In

One of the best-known privacy coins, Zcash (ZEC), has jumped on the news that its community has said 'yes' to changes to Zcash mining rewards, meant to support the coin's development. ZEC has gone up 12% in the past day, 30% in a week, and a whopping 132% in a month, landing on USD 66 (at 10:21 UTC). The 25th coin by market capitalization of USD 578 million started rallying already at the beginning of January, dropping somewhat several times on its appreciating path, but then making ...
Zcash Rallies as Changes to Mining Rewards Are Voted In

Mexican Firm ups Crypto Bid for Presidential Plane + More News

Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Adoption news Isatech, the tech firm and crypto exchange operator bidding to by the for-sale Mexican presidential plane, appears to have raised its offer to the Mexican government. The company, which made a multi-million dollar offer in its own cryptocurrency, has promised to provide the government with blockchain technology softw...
Mexican Firm ups Crypto Bid for Presidential Plane + More News

Bitcoin Cash Dev Tax Still Might Go Live Despite Roger Ver Revokes Support

Bitcoin.com, an operator of a Bitcoin Cash (BCH) mining pool, said it will not support the so-called “dev tax” and will be working on another plan. However, some developers warn that the “dev tax” might still be implemented. “The dev tax is wounded, but not dead,” developer Peter Rizun, who is against the proposal, told Bloomberg. He pointed out that many key miners support the proposal, and could still implement it on May 15. Meanwhile, Bitcoin.com, led by Roger Ver, stressed that “this is a ...
Bitcoin Cash Dev Tax Still Might Go Live Despite Roger Ver Revokes Support

Competing Bitcoin Cash Mining Pool Averted 'For the Time Being'

A pool of anonymous Bitcoin Cash (BCH) miners decided not to start the competing pool “for the time being” and will continue to support the BCH pools after supporters of the controversial proposal clarified their ideas. The group believes that Bitcoin.com, an operator of a BCH mining pool, will convince other signatories to “severely amend” the proposal. "We would also like to thank the community to be able to have such a civilized discussion over this issue," the European and North American m...
Competing Bitcoin Cash Mining Pool Averted 'For the Time Being'

Iran Issues Over 1,000 Licences for Crypto Mining + More News

Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Mining news The Iranian Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has issued more than 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining units so far. Financial Tribune cites an official with Iran’s ICT Guild Organization, Amir Hossein Saiedi, saying that studies show that the crypto mining industry has the potential to add USD 8.5 billion ...
Iran Issues Over 1,000 Licences for Crypto Mining + More News

Bitcoin Needs New Blood. Will it Come?

New investors are the lifeblood of bitcoin (BTC). New investors rushed to buy BTC in December 2017, and it's new investors that are needed if the most popular cryptocurrency is to enjoy significant gains in 2020 and beyond. Research firm TokenInsight made this point in its annual mining industry report, writing that in "the long run, the main factor supporting the bitcoin price is the inflow of new investors." Also, Su Zhu, CEO of Singaporean hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, recently speakin...
Bitcoin Needs New Blood. Will it Come?

Best Cryptocurrencies to Buy Things With

Disclaimer: The text below is a sponsored article that was not written by Cryptonews.com journalists. Cryptocurrencies have been all over the news lately. This is largely due to their wild price fluctuations. However, what seems to be forgotten amongst all the talk of all-time highs and 60% corrections is that you can actually use them to buy things with. You know, like a currency? Every year the list of retailers prepared to accept payment in some form of cryptocurrency is expanding too. Today...
Best Cryptocurrencies to Buy Things With

How Much of a Risk Is Investing in Bitcoin?

Disclaimer: The text below is a sponsored article that was not written by Cryptonews.com journalists. Bitcoin continues to make its early adopters rich but how much of a risk is making an investment today? There are all kinds of factors to consider. Will governments try to ban it? Can governments successfully ban it? Will quantum computing or another cryptocurrency render the Bitcoin technology obsolete? Of course, then there’s risks inherent with any investment. Do you look after it yourself, ...
How Much of a Risk Is Investing in Bitcoin?

Cryptoverse Stunned as Jihan Wu, Roger Ver Sign a Threat to Bitcoin Cash Miners

As a group of mining pools announced their infrastructure funding plan for Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the crypto industry players are discussing if this is a dictatorial move, if it's a soft work, and to how many more forks it may lead. Jiang Zhuoer, CEO of one of the largest mining pools on Bitcoin Cash (BCH), BTC.TOP, published an intention to direct 12.5% of BCH coinbase rewards to a fund that will support Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. This is a "6-month short-term donation plan," (May 15-Novemb...
Cryptoverse Stunned as Jihan Wu, Roger Ver Sign a Threat to Bitcoin Cash Miners

Uzbekistan to Throw its Doors Open to Tax-free Cryptocurrency Trading

Uzbekistan’s president has produced a draft decree that will see tax authorities in the country waive taxes on cryptocurrency trading and transactions – for both Uzbeks and non-nationals living in the country. As previously reported, the government has been keen to implement the new measures – as well as new mining regulations – since the turn of the year. However, according to a document posted on the government’s official website, the draft decree could be implemented as early as February, wit...
Uzbekistan to Throw its Doors Open to Tax-free Cryptocurrency Trading

Six Central Banks to Assess Potential Cases For Digital Fiat + More News

Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Adoption news A central bank group will assess potential cases for central bank digital currencies (CBDC). The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank, the Swiss National Bank, and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have created a group to share experiences...
Six Central Banks to Assess Potential Cases For Digital Fiat + More News

Venezuela to Launch a ‘Crypto Casino’ in Caracas + More News

Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Adoption news The Venezuelan government will create a “crypto casino” in the Hotel Humbolt de Caracas in the country’s capital. Media outlet Criptonoticias reports that the only cryptocurrency likely to be accepted in the casino is the state-issued, oil-backed petro token – although gamblers will be able to buy petro using other c...
Venezuela to Launch a ‘Crypto Casino’ in Caracas + More News

South Korea Mulls 20% Crypto Tax Plan, Russia Also Wants to Tax Tokens

The South Korean government is reviewing a proposal that could see it introduce a tax on cryptocurrencies. Meanwhile, new Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin appears keen to see the government adopt a crypto tax law by spring 2020. Per news agency Yonhap, the Korean finance ministry is currently mulling a plan that would see crypto taxed in income tax declarations. Earnings would be taxed at what would come out to a rate of around 20%, with coins to be classified as “other or miscellaneous ...
South Korea Mulls 20% Crypto Tax Plan, Russia Also Wants to Tax Tokens

Ethereum 2.0: The Original Ethereum Will be Gradually Phased Out

Juan Villaverde is an econometrician and mathematician devoted to the analysis of cryptocurrencies since 2012. He leads the Weiss Ratings team of analysts and computer programmers who created Weiss cryptocurrency ratings. __ We rarely make a big deal about crypto tech upgrades. We dissect them. We run them through our technology model. And we give you our objective analysis. Period. But this is an exception. Ethereum 2.0 is now finally moving forward in a substantive way, and it’s slated to have...
Ethereum 2.0: The Original Ethereum Will be Gradually Phased Out

Proof of Trust, BTCX Consider IPOs, KyberSwap Leaves Malta + More News

Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. IPO news Proof of Trust Ltd said Friday it is planning to float its shares on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in an unspecified future, reported Alliance News. The firm uses smart contracts to manage arbitration or dispute resolution that may arise from any transactions using blockchain. The Swedish crypto exchange BT...
Proof of Trust, BTCX Consider IPOs, KyberSwap Leaves Malta + More News

Bitcoin SV Rally Cools Off as Craig Wright Opens 'Pandora's Box'

While Craig Wright news prompted bitcoin SV (BSV) rally is still based on speculations, rather than clear answers, the price of now the 4th largest coin has already dropped from its heights reached earlier today. At pixel time (11:15 UTC), BSV trades at c. USD 362 and is down 17% from its peak of USD 436. The price even touched USD 327 earlier today. So far, this is the biggest correction during the recent rally. In either case, it's still up 77% in a day, increasing its weekly gains to 212...
Bitcoin SV Rally Cools Off as Craig Wright Opens 'Pandora's Box'

How to create account and earn on CCBOX.IO

CCBOX.IO is a payment tool that bundles faucets into one node. Here you can accumulate and withdraw cryptocurrency. CCBOX has an API for instant transactions without fees.
How to create account and earn on CCBOX.IO

Crypto 2020: Staking Market Growth and Dangers

Proof of Stake has become fashionable. Towards the tail end of 2019, a growing number of crypto-exchanges and platforms added support for proof-of-stake (PoS) tokens, as well as for staking services that invest PoS crypto on the behalf of users. At the same time, the number of proof-of-stake digital assets grew, as did the amount of value staked in them. Such growth is set to continue in 2020, with analysts expecting more PoS projects to come online in the new year. Not only that, but they expe...
Crypto 2020: Staking Market Growth and Dangers

More Altcoin Mining to be Integrated by Mining Pools in 2020 - Report

2020 will see the mining pools start to integrate more altcoin mining with huge market potential and risks, says token data and rating agency TokenInsight. The agency's 2019 mining industry report claims that there are only 64 mineable coins including Bitcoin (BTC) with more than USD 100,000 trading volume in 24 hours, and these (with BTC) account for 82% of total crypto market capitalization. What we're seeing now is altcoin mining and staking entering the “main” stage, says the report....
More Altcoin Mining to be Integrated by Mining Pools in 2020 - Report

Ethereum Classic Rallies Ahead of Agharta More Than Before Atlantis

As the 20th coin by total market capitalization, Ethereum Classic (ETC), is set to go through another upgrade, Agharta, in three days, its price is up by more than 30% in the past month, which is 4 times more than in a month leading to its previous upgrade, Atlantis, on September 12, 2019. In comparison, bitcoin (BTC) went up c. 7% in the past month, while in September (the same period when ETC neared Atlantis) it fell 11%. In the first month after the Atlantis upgrade, ETC was moving similarly ...
Ethereum Classic Rallies Ahead of Agharta More Than Before Atlantis

This Digital Asset Manager Has a Framework for Crypto Investing in 2020

2020 could be “one of the brightest years” that the digital asset industry has seen so far, finds Vision Hill,a New York-based full service digital asset management firm. They also provided a framework for how investors can think about approaching the digital asset market next year. Their report explains that this opinion is not price-related, but that we’ll see the industry maturating faster. The company expects the public digital asset market to continue recovering next year, showing that ther...
This Digital Asset Manager Has a Framework for Crypto Investing in 2020

YouTubers Going into Hiding Mode as Attack on Crypto Continues

YouTube has continued the attack against crypto-related videos, and the events in the past two days have made some content creators hide their videos, or just abandoned crypto content altogether. Others are calling for a YouTube boycott. As previously reported, the Google-owned American video-sharing giant has been restricting some crypto-related videos. Many more people based in different countries are alleging that one or more of their videos have been removed and that they've received st...
YouTubers Going into Hiding Mode as Attack on Crypto Continues

These Companies Hope to Shine at Blockchain-focused CES

The Customer Electronics Show (CES 2020) is already in full swing. And this year’s event, now being held in Las Vegas and winding up on January 10, will have a special significance for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry – following on from themes first explored at CES 2019. But for many, this will be the year when innovators and industrialists must stop talking about blockchain, and actually start making money from it. Nowhere is that truer than South Korea – where many of the country’s ...
These Companies Hope to Shine at Blockchain-focused CES

Russia’s Central Bank Ready to Test Stablecoins + More News

Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Regulations news Russia’s Central Bank has said it is ready to test stablecoins in regulatory sandbox conditions. The bank’s governor, Elvira Nabiullina, is known as one of Russia’s greatest arch-skeptics. But per Interfax, Nabiullina now says she wants companies who “want to issue tokens secured by assets” to test their coins in ...
Russia’s Central Bank Ready to Test Stablecoins + More News
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