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Blockchain is currently one of the biggest buzzwords in fintech. There are numerous financial institutions, small start-ups, and big brands investing in the blockchain revolution. Despite this, there are still questions over whether there really is a blockchain revolution taking place at all. Depending on your viewpoint, the answer will definitely vary. The use of blockchain through the Bitcoin network One of the main uses of blockchain technology is to underpin the Bitcoin network. Through a blockchain, you are able to send Bitcoin anywhere to anyone, with no third party able to stop you. This is the key benefit of using blockchain technology in Bitcoin – it is permissionless. However, this also comes with drawbacks. The Bitcoin blockchain is quite slow The post Is there really a blockchain revolution? appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Andreas Antonopoulos hopes that we may soon see the “independence day of crypto”, calling for the many crypto tribes and open blockchain advocates to come together and unite in the event of any upcoming societal backlash against governments and banks. His remarks were taken from a Q&A delivered at the recent ETHDenver conference about the scalability of electoral politics and the asymmetric power of cryptography. At the start of the Q&A, Antonopoulos was posed a question regarding what he thought about the current turmoil in electoral politics across Western nations. He started out by stating that in the current institutions of democracy, he sees a lot of “classical liberal perspective” with an “essence of Greek democracy” and finally some “renaissance and enlightenment ideals”. However, he commented that countries of The post Andreas Antonopoulos: ‘I want to see the independence day of crypto’ appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is on the verge of falling below 50 percent for the first time in over 7 months.
Bitcoin is showing signs of buyer exhaustion and could see a minor pullback unless resistance at $4,000 is scaled soon.
Major crypto coins range bound as bulls failed to establish stable rally following a bullish breakout once again.
Nobody really needs to be told that the general sentiment surrounding the cryptocurrency market right now is very much of the bullish persuasion. Bearing in mind that most coins are still down by between 80-99% since their all-time highs, we’re now starting to enter a new season as prices begin to slowly pump upwards. There’s ample historical evidence to suggest that Bitcoin and its merry gang of altcoins have made it through the worst of the year-long bear market, and that everything from here on out should be considered an accumulation period. That’s really good news if you ask me! Bitcoin Bitcoin’s market capitalisation found support near $71 billion on Sunday, supported by an upsurge in trade volumes that was The post Cryptocurrency market update: Bitcoin and altcoins pumping appeared first on Coin Rivet.
The company behind the Trezor hardware wallet, Satoshi Labs, has said it will soon be releasing an official Monero (XMR) client for its flagship Model T device. Pavol Rusnak, CTO of Satoshi Labs, said that his friend and ‘ethical hacker’ Dusan Klinec was making great progress sending a new pull request to the Monero GUI in testing, as the security-focused firm’s addition of XMR onto its hardware wallet platform moves closer. Our friend @ph4r05 making great progress! He sent a pull request to @Monero GUI and hopefully we can all use @Trezor Model T with the official client soon! #HappyDance https://t.co/nvdOLYOhv7 — Pavol Rusnak⚡stick (@pavolrusnak) March 17, 2019 Why Monero? Monero is a privacy coin, meaning that it is anonymous and untraceable by design. After The post Monero is coming to the Trezor hardware wallet appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Today the price of Bitcoin is US$4,022.15; Ripple is US$0.315673; Ethereum is US$139.10; EOS is US$3.75; Litecoin is US$60.03. These are the Top 5 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. About the Top 5 cryptocurrencies The top 5 cryptocurrencies are the biggest and most significant cryptocurrencies and constitute the top half of The Top 10 Cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation. Bitcoin In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are. The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying on trust”. On The post The Top 5 cryptocurrencies latest price appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Bitcoin's four-week price rally now faces a former support-turned-resistance level that repeatedly capped gains in 2018.
US-based crypto exchange Coinbase is “implementing a set of changes to further optimise the market health of our platform,” it announced in a Medium post. The aim is to increase liquidity, enable better price discovery for trades, and to make price movements smoother, with changes including a new fee structure, turning off stop market order and adding market order protection points. XLM Earlier this week, we reported that Stellar Lumens (XLM) had officially been listed on Coinbase Pro. XLM, which is the seventh-largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap, will not yet be available on the Coinbase retail platforms including Coinbase.com and the mobile apps. Stellar was launched in 2014 by Ripple Co-Founder Jed McCaleb, with all XLM tokens being premined. The post Coinbase Pro increases fees in market structure update appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Active addresses on bitcoin's blockchain have increased 20 percent in recent weeks. So, why is the BTC price trading sideways?
Craig Wright is as mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore, OK? In a series of tweets today, he once again claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto and said that he will be “taking action aggressively to remove any site that is in error or makes false claims (e.g. fraud etc). You wanted to know who made Bitcoin. You get to learn in a manner that is going to completely eradicate the scams in this industry and start holding people to account.” He added: “You do not have a right to lies under “free speech” nor harassment, nor libel and slander. If an error is reported in a malicious context concerning me, expect to be living in The post I will sue anyone who calls me a fraud, Craig Wright declares appeared first on Coin Rivet.
During the height of the crypto boom, everybody from Paris Hilton to the Venezuelan government seemed to be either setting up or promoting ICOs as token values skyrocketed. Even ICOs that were blatant jokes like the Useless Ethereum Token reportedly raised $200,000. Those days are over. The crypto winter has given the blockchain sector the opportunity to step back, take stock, and mature. In this market, only blockchain firms with a solid business case and sound tokenomics will attract investment. Here are five things you need to know to run a successful blockchain startup. 1. Think about whether you really need blockchain Or whether your project could be implemented more efficiently with a conventional database. The most important consideration here The post Five essential tips for blockchain startups appeared first on Coin Rivet.
“Finance is realistically the first blockchain application that will probably achieve wide scale adoption…With finance you’re competing with banks that take five days to do something interesting. With anything that’s not financial, chances are there is some internet thing that does what you want, that’s just centralised. So it’s a bit of a harder pitch.” Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin large banks being bad actors at times – and Wells Fargo is one of the worst actors of late – does not excuse the fraud and follies of actors in the cryptocurrencies markets. https://t.co/bTiRwUKlQf — pascalb©uvier ≠ (@pascalbouvier) March 10, 2019 #DeleteCalvinAyre — Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) March 14, 2019 this is the anti scaling trolls trying to censor an event that The post The blockchain/crypto week in quotes appeared first on Coin Rivet.
One of the criticisms levelled against Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is the complexity of the user experience. Whilst this isn’t an issue for many, those who are perhaps not as technologically minded can find this difficult. When speaking to my parents about Bitcoin, they have a sense of fear that they will never understand how to use it. For children nowadays, computers are second nature. The same can be said about the rise of home PCs in the 90s. When one was brought into my house (when I was only four years old), I was able to adapt and learn the secrets of Windows 95 rather quickly. For my parents, the learning curve was a lot steeper. They have become accustomed The post The children are the future of crypto appeared first on Coin Rivet.
The global economy will be 10 times larger within the next 20 years and blockchain will play a key role when it fully ramifies, according to Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin. Speaking this week at the SXSW conference, he said: “There aren’t a lot of ‘normal people’ using these systems right now. But then there weren’t a lot of ‘normal people’ firing around emails in 1983. As we and others build tokenization into our company, and we are experimenting with something called ‘mesh coin’ and offer tools to enable others, small startups or similarly minded entities, we think it’s going to catch on.” He added: “In Bitcoin and currently in Ethereum, you need to have specialised hardware, burn lots of electricity, waste lots The post Ethereum’s Joseph Lubin: Blockchain will catch on in major way appeared first on Coin Rivet.
The crypto space is bold, brash, innovative, unpredictable and a little bit crazy, with heroes and villains to spare. Perfect ingredients, you would think, for a rollicking movie or TV show. So why are we currently being served up a bunch of damp squibs? Earlier this year, Entourage star Kevin Connolly made an appearance at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami to drum up interest in Cryptos. The TV project, which is still in development, involves a group of discouraged young filmmakers living in Hollywood who discover a new way to finance their pictures through, yep, you guessed it, blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. To quote the synopsis: “They start a company called Dionysia and end up going to war within the The post Hey, Hollywood, leave those crypto kids alone appeared first on Coin Rivet.
From their introduction, cryptocurrencies have been shrouded in controversy. Constantly linked with criminal activity and extreme volatility, they’ve often been written off as too unstable and problematic to be a useful investment option. Investors have naturally been attracted to this space thanks to the ability to generate better returns than other asset classes, but large financial institutions have been hesitant to get in on the act due to the lack of proper market infrastructure around Bitcoin and the like. However, with cryptocurrencies rapidly moving into the mainstream, financial institutions are acutely aware of the opportunities they could be missing out on. By facilitating investment into cryptocurrencies and building on- and off-ramps between fiat and cryptocurrencies, they could stand to make The post EXCLUSIVE COMMENT: Myths and realities – the truth around crypto appeared first on Coin Rivet.
11th March 2019 – eToroX, the digital asset subsidiary of global investment platform eToro, today announces that users of the eToro Wallet can now buy cryptoassets with fiat directly within the wallet app. All cryptoassets available in the eToro Wallet (currently Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and XRP) can now be purchased directly in the wallet app using a credit or debit card (Visa, including Visa Electron and Visa Plus, Mastercard, Maestro and Cirrus). At present purchases can be made in euros or pounds sterling. Doron Rosenblum, Managing Director of eToroX, says: “We are pleased to have provided our wallet users with a convenient way to buy crypto with fiat within our wallet app. A key barrier to the mainstream The post eToro Wallet now allows users to buy crypto with fiat in the app appeared first on Coin Rivet.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) said this week it doesn’t intend to list any additional Bitcoin futures contracts going forward. The news cheered up trader Mark Dow no end. Thanks for the memories! $XBT R.I.P. https://t.co/vdBeAKwU7D — Dow (@mark_dow) March 15, 2019 And he wasn’t done there. All joking aside, since I had to roll my #bitcoin exposure each month last year, I saw that the liquidity got worse every time. Hard to buy the story about broadening institutional adoption when you see this. $BTC $XBT https://t.co/3gXFjwl5qc — Dow (@mark_dow) March 14, 2019 The former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist made headlines when he shorted the Bitcoin price from its December 2017 peak of nearly $20,000 down to its trough The post Crypto short seller Mark Dow gloats over Cboe Bitcoin futures move appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Jeff Garzik, a software engineer often credited with helping in the creation of Bitcoin, has been subpoenaed by a US District Court in connection with a lawsuit against Craig White. "You got served" The #Bitcoin lawsuit drones on. In the interest of radical transparency, here's the subpoena that just arrived for me (sans page 1): https://t.co/jCSZjwxVcp — Jeff Garzik (@jgarzik) March 15, 2019 He is being asked to shed some light on claims that the late David Kleiman was Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin’s anonymous creator. This revolves around the family of Kleiman accusing Wright of stealing more than one million Bitcoins after the former died. Late last year, a dismissal request submitted by Wright was rejected in part by the court. Kleiman died on The post You’ve been served: Jeff Garzik tweets about Craig White, Bitcoin lawsuit appeared first on Coin Rivet.
The main suspect in the mosque shootings that killed 49 people in New Zealand claims to have dabbled in the world of cryptocurrency. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, produced a lengthy manifesto called ‘The Great Replacement’ that has been making the rounds online. In it, he says: “I worked for a short time before making some money investing in BitConnect, then used the money from the investment to travel.” It was during spells in Europe, Southeast Asia and Asia that he reportedly became radicalised. Bitconnect was a pyramid scheme which attempted to exploit the crypto boom of 2017. Back in December, one of its cheerleaders, Trevon James, was in the news when he predicted that Bitcoin’s value would eventually be zero, prompting outrage on Twitter. The post Christchurch shootings: Attack suspect Brenton Tarrant makes BitConnect claim appeared first on Coin Rivet.
The World Wide Web has changed the way we as people interact, work, and go about our daily lives on a monumental level. New business giants have arisen and the internet is now an integral part of life across the globe. With the World Wide Web turning 30 this week, there are lessons that can be learned from how it has evolved over time. Initially, the World Wide Web shared one important similarity with Bitcoin – that is, the decentralised nature that both ascertain to. The web was owned by no one. Indeed, Timothy Berners Lee ensured that he made no profit from his own creation. He saw it as too important for everyone. However, since then, the web has become The post Lessons from the World Wide Web appeared first on Coin Rivet.