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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

Relax, There is Not Enough Data to Predict the Impact of Bitcoin Halving

There isn’t enough data for us to know for sure or predict with any certainty how Bitcoin (BTC) will behave before or after the mining reward halving, so there’s no room for stress, panic or wild predictions. The next BTC halving is the talk of the town, and it is safe to expect that it’ll continue to be (increasingly) so until the actual event in May 2020. But the new report by crypto market analysis firm Coin Metrics says that we simply do not have enough information to know how the world’s mo...
Relax, There is Not Enough Data to Predict the Impact of Bitcoin Halving

Crypto YouTubers Return from Self-Exile as YouTube Admits Mistake

After YouTube's attack on crypto-related videos that lasted for several days, forcing quite a few creators into hiding for self-preservation, now the Google-owned giant says it wasn't intentional, followed by the YouTubers' return from exile. YouTube has finally provided a response to the situation and to individual channels, following days of silence and speculations about the reason behind platform's striking the videos as harmful and dangerous. Hey there, this was an error on ...
Crypto YouTubers Return from Self-Exile as YouTube Admits Mistake

China: Private, State-run Firms Debut Blockchain Platforms + 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. Blockchain news Alibaba subsidiary and AliPay operator Ant Financial has announced that its enterprise blockchain platform will move out of beta testing and go live in February. Per a report published by Bihal23, Guofei Jiang, Ant Financial’s vice president, has stated that the new platform will allow small firms and micro-enterpr...
China: Private, State-run Firms Debut Blockchain Platforms + More News

Lines Form Outside Petro-accepting Stores in Venezuela + 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 Long lines are reportedly forming at Venezuelan stores that accept Petro (PTR) pay, reports Venezuelan media outlet Panorama. The news outlet published photographs of what it says are customers queuing up to spend their state-issued, oil-backed tokens at some of what Caracas claims are the 4,300+ stores nationwide th...
Lines Form Outside Petro-accepting Stores in Venezuela + More News

2020 Look Ahead: Think Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

George McDonaugh is the CEO and Co-Founder of KR1 plc, the London listed cryptocurrency and blockchain investment company. Facebook’s Libra, Twitter, Digital Fiat, and China Let’s look at some macro trends circling the esoteric inner core of this ongoing technological revolution. First up there’s Facebook’s Libra, which currently is a swirling mass of confusion. It’s clearly become a major part of the world’s biggest social media giant’s roadmap and they’re throwing a lot of resources at it. Fo...
2020 Look Ahead: Think Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Cryptonews Rewind 2019: Q2 - The Big Rally, Libra & Regulatory Awakening

Here is what happened in the Cryptoworld in the second quarter of this year: Total crypto market capitalization in Q2 April The quarter started with Bitcoin price suddenly jumping by 16% in an hour, reaching USD 4,882 per coin, the level last seen in November 2018, then it went above USD 5,000. This all prompted numerous crypto forecasts to start pouring in. Singapore-headquartered blockchain company Pundi X blamed the bear market and long certification process for missing their expansion targe...
Cryptonews Rewind 2019: Q2 - The Big Rally, Libra & Regulatory Awakening

Ousted Bitmain CEO Makes Legal Move to Dethrone Jihan Wu

In December, Micree Zhan Ketuan, the ousted co-founder of the world's largest producer of Bitcoin mining equipment, Bitmain, reportedly asked a Cayman Islands court to reverse a shareholder decision that cost him voting control of the crypto-miner. Shareholders voted then to convert Bitmain’s Class B shares to one vote per share, versus 10 votes previously — effectively slashing Zhan’s influence, Bloomberg reported, citing documents presented to the court. Zhan wrote in a letter published N...
Ousted Bitmain CEO Makes Legal Move to Dethrone Jihan Wu

Bitcoin as Safe Haven Narrative is Tested Again After U.S. Strike in Iran

The popular oft-debated narrative of Bitcoin (BTC) as a safe haven is being tested yet again, following the U.S. strike in Iran. (Updated at 17:00 UTC: updates in bold). Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed in an air strike on their convoy in Baghdad airport by the U.S. airstrike late on Thursday, reports Reuters. Veteran war-zone correspondent and political analyst Elijah J. Magnier posted a Twitter t...
Bitcoin as Safe Haven Narrative is Tested Again After U.S. Strike in Iran

This Crypto Question Stumped TV Quiz Show Contestants + 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 Contestants taking part in the Argentinian edition of TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? were quizzed on their knowledge of cryptocurrencies. Per Criptotendencia, two contestants were asked to state which of the following four was not a cryptocurrency: Petro (PTR), Bitcoin (BTC), Vencum or Ethererum (ETH). T...
This Crypto Question Stumped TV Quiz Show Contestants + More News

Central Bank Digital Currencies: 4 Questions and Answers

Tobias Adrian is the Financial Counsellor and Director of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Monetary and Capital Markets Department. Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli is a Deputy Division Chief in the same Department. _ Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) is a complex and multidisciplinary topic requiring active analysis and debate. It raises questions related to monetary policy, central banking operations, and payment systems—as well as financial stability and legal foundations and regulati...
Central Bank Digital Currencies: 4 Questions and Answers

Cryptonews Rewind 2019: Q4 - China, War of Money, IPOs & Arrests

Here is what happened in the Cryptoworld in the last quarter of this year and this decade: Total crypto market capitalization in Q4 October We started this quarter with looking who is to blame for Bitcoin price crash. We were in for a surprise when a German bank stated that Bitcoin prices are in for a major boost next year and that current prices do not take into account the upcoming halving. Speaking of which, the discussions on the halving and what it might mean for the future of BTC miners h...
Cryptonews Rewind 2019: Q4 - China, War of Money, IPOs & Arrests

Japanese Education Chiefs Charged over Crypto Deal + 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. Legal news Osaka prosecutors have charged Meijo Gakuin Educational Corporation executives with embezzlement, claiming they over misappropriated local education authority funds. Per Nikkei, a former director allegedly used just short of USD 1 million of funds from a school property sale to buy cryptocurrencies in 2017. Police raide...
Japanese Education Chiefs Charged over Crypto Deal + More News

Unexpected Ethereum Muir Glacier Upgrade Finds 74% of Clients Ready

With less than two days left to the ninth Ethereum upgrade, Muir Glacier, majority of the node operators are ready for it. As previously reported, Ethereum is forced to have another hard fork less than a month after the Istanbul upgrade, due to a mistake, and in order to delay the feature known as the difficulty bomb which slows down blocks, aka Ice Age, for approximately 611 days. Nodes should’ve been upgraded by December 30 to account for the variable block times, given that even the exact tim...
Unexpected Ethereum Muir Glacier Upgrade Finds 74% of Clients Ready

Cryptonews Rewind 2019: Q3 - The Return of Bears and Growing Adoption

Here is what happened in the Cryptoworld in the third quarter of this year: Total crypto market capitalization in Q3 July July was a very busy month. Telegram's token Gram jumped 201% even before public sale, and DOGE skyrocketed after the announcement that it'll be listed on Binance. In other coin news, Tron (TRX) was hit with fake news; and Opera’s crypto wallet for Android started supporting Bitcoin (BTC) and TRX.Speaking of Tron, the anticipation and the guest list for the Sun-Buffe...
Cryptonews Rewind 2019: Q3 - The Return of Bears and Growing Adoption

Ethereum’s Muir Glacier Upgrade is Live; ETH Rises Almost 4% in a Week

Though only recently announced, Ethereum's (ETH) latest upgrade has been announced as a success, while the price of ETH is showing a rise in the last week. At the time of writing (11:15 UTC), ETH is trading at c. USD 130. It dropped 0.73% in the last 24 hours, but the price appreciated 3.6% in the week leading up to the Muir Glacier upgrade. In comparison, bitcoin (BTC) is down by almost 1% in a week, while majority of other coins among the top 10 advanced by 1%-12% in the past seven days. A...
Ethereum’s Muir Glacier Upgrade is Live; ETH Rises Almost 4% in a Week

Bitcoin Rally Has the Crypto Universe Asking 'What Happens Next?'

Bitcoin (BTC) has gone up over 4.6% in a day, and nearly double that in a week. Popular crypto analysts and traders are discussing this jump, but not many seem convinced that this particular rally will last, let alone lead to new all-time highs. (Updated at 16:58 UTC: updates in bold). The number one coin by market capitalization has made a sudden jump on January 6, nearing the USD 8,000 mark and at the time of writing (UTC 9:37), it is trading at USD 7,888 - a price it hasn't seen since Nov...
Bitcoin Rally Has the Crypto Universe Asking 'What Happens Next?'

Upbit to Resume Altcoin Deposits and Withdrawals + 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. Exchanges news South Korean market-leading exchange Upbit will resume deposits/withdrawals following what many have assumed was a security breach in November last year. Large amounts of altcoins were withdrawn anonymously from the exchange abruptly, in what some have alleged was an inside job. The exchange responded by suspending ...
Upbit to Resume Altcoin Deposits and Withdrawals + More News

Collaboration to Intensify in the Blockchain Industry - WEF

As the focus on blockchain shifted from hype to quality last year, in 2020, the technology is facing an opportunity to have an increased social impact, says Sheila Warren, the head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology at the World Economic Forum, the organizer of the Davos meeting. However, the business-driven projects that are likely to succeed this year will be the ones that demonstrate adequate governance and a collaborative approach, she added. Warren says that in 2019, the organi...
Collaboration to Intensify in the Blockchain Industry - WEF

Blackminer F1 - FPGA mining “with a human face”

A detailed description of the miner family BlackMiner-F1 Mini, which is affordable and easy to use. The information on its physical characteristics and types is provided.
Blackminer F1 - FPGA mining “with a human face”

How to get rid of the main problems of mining devices

The difficulties miners face while extracting cryptocurrency and the ways to solve these problems. Information on diving and mining and immersion cooling is given.
How to get rid of the main problems of mining devices

Bitmain announced the release of two novel S17 devices

New miners will be launched on September 9. It is announced that the novel models have improvements that will provide increased productivity, performance that is more constant and will prolong service life.
Bitmain announced the release of two novel S17 devices

Video card NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Assessment

Technical features of NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super, comparison with other video cards, advantages and disadvantages, cost and profitability.
Video card NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Assessment

New efficient miners linked to the Bitcoin network

Starting from mid-June, the complexity of mining digital currency and hash rate grew by 60%. Such dynamics can be related to the release of more efficient devices.
New efficient miners linked to the Bitcoin network
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