Debunking the false narrative that cryptocurrencies are mainly used for illicit activity



On January 19, Treasure Secretary Nominee, Janet Yellen, responding to a question during her Senate confirmation hearing stated that cryptocurrencies are “a particular concern.” According to Yellen who has now backtracked on her earlier statement, digital assets are primarily used for illicit financing. Her comments about cryptocurrencies do not come as a surprise. Yellen is not the first person to voice out her misconception about Bitcoin and digital assets. The CEO of Black

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Behind the Bitcoin whitepaper saga: All you need to know



There has been a lot of buzz about Bitcoin’s whitepaper in the last 24 hours with self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, threatening to sue sites that fail to take down his whitepaper. In his recent spree of legal actions, Wright, an Australian computer scientist threatened the owners of Bitcoin.org and Bitcoincore.org. According to him, they stole his whitepaper and other intellectual property, and he wants them to remove the whitepaper from their sites. But while t

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Investing comes out with an analysis on top crypto wallet service providers



The increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies has led to an increase in the number of crypto service providers in the market. There's no doubt that the increasing number of crypto service providers have spoilt the crypto users for good. But, at the same time, almost every crypto user is confused when it comes to choosing a crypto wallet. It was bound to happen as one has to wade through a long list of crypto wallet service providers to select the one that's perfect for them.

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Analysis: Is Bitcoin really decentralized?



One of the major highlights and selling points of Bitcoin is decentralization. Satoshi Nakamoto in his original Bitcoin whitepaper wrote: A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.In simpler terms, Bitcoin is supposed to allow anyone to send money from any part of the world without using a bank or third-party processor. The network is not owned or man

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Should you worry about proposed FinCEN regulations on crypto wallets?



FinCEN is crafting legislation that will require banks to keep records on many crypto wallet holders but should you care? For hardcore Bitcoiners, increased adoption has been a double-edged sword. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has skyrocketed with individual investors trading in disparate ways as well as increased institutional investment. And BTC use-cases are increasing. But this has bought increased scrutiny. Governments have accepted they can’t kill crypto, so they are now s

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What Are The Problems DeFi Is Solving Today?



DeFi is currently the hottest trend within the cryptocurrency space, and for a reason. The sector aims to decentralize every aspect of the traditional financial industry, making services like credit, insurance, and others available to all. Services that haven't been easily accessible to all society members, especially those at the lower end and based in less developed nations. With over 1.7 billion adults unbanked worldwide, access to essential financial services that can emp

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Is Bitcoin overbought? Here’s what analysts are saying



It is a gravitational law that whatever goes up must come down. And since we are still on earth, many crypto pundits have called for a Bitcoin correction. Unless the digital asset has finally gone to the “moon,” the warnings of several industry analysts and observers may come to pass anytime soon. Considering Bitcoin’s past, the digital asset is no stranger to massive market corrections. These usually happen after a notable Bull Run. Surprisingly, Bitcoin is defying all to co

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Analysis: Top crypto trends and predictions for 2021



2020 ended on a very good note for cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin. The digital asset which began the year with a price of around $7,000 closed at almost $30,000 – an increase of more than 400%. But with a new year upon us, one may wonder if the market can still maintain its momentum. In this article, I’ll discuss some of the trends that may likely space the crypto space in 2021. Institutional inflowsIt is common knowledge that Bitcoin’s recent Bull Run can be attribut

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Analysis: On the flip side of Bitcoin’s institutional support



2020 was undoubtedly a phenomenal year for digital assets. With Bitcoin at the forefront, cryptocurrencies witnessed an influx of institutional investors who gobbled every available bitcoin sell order. The rising demand for Bitcoin from institutional investors led to positive price actions in the last quarter of 2020. From MicroStrategy to PayPal, Square, MassMutual, SkyBridge, and Grayscale, it appears Bitcoin is finally going mainstream. With the year almost ending, bitcoin

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Report: Analysing 100 best cryptocurrency news sites



I have compiled the top 100 English language news platforms and compared them across 12 metrics. The data was collected in November-December 2020. The report and spreadsheet will help editors, journalists and media platform owners better understand their environment. It can aid marketeers, PR specialists and SEO specialists to quickly assess the real quality of sites. Investors can use it to understand whose news they can trust the most. Crypto project owners can use it as

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What India's anti-crypto push tells us about the future globally?



Cryptocurrencies have been moving forward as never before. Institutional investors are moving into the market to join the individuals who now commonly trade on mobile devices. In this regard, India is proving itself to be a nation of paradoxes. It has one of the most dynamic cryptocurrency industries in the world, but the Indian government is fighting to ban Bitcoin. The Modi government’s attitude towards Bitcoin is important as the struggles in India are reflected elsewhere,

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Analyzing crypto loan services by the highest LTV ratio



It is no more news that crypto lending and borrowing platforms are increasingly replacing traditional credit systems. Much of this change is attributed to the flexible, cheap, and high yielding nature of crypto-powered lending and borrowing programs. These factors, coupled with the possibility of collateralizing cryptocurrency to raise fiat or stablecoins, make crypto-backed loans the obvious choice for the growing community of digital asset holders. Unsurprisingly, the explo

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What is Chainlink?



TL;DR: Chainlink positions itself as a reliable tamper-proof solution to power smart contracts on any current or future blockchain ecosystem. At its core, Chainlink allows for developers to connect their smart contract to data sources and APIs. This will make smart contracts more versatile, as they can now access eternal information, something that was impossible otherwise. IntroductionDespite the name “smart contracts”, a contract written and executed on the blockchain is no

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How to make a mobile Bitcoin App



Bitcoin has revolutionized the internet world. Users can use virtual money to buy very real things. Several years ago, it seemed like something fantastic, but today it has become a reality. But the question arises, how to operate with money that you cannot touch? The answer is simple enough with Bitcoin wallets. Let's dive into the world of Bitcoin and learn the must-have features of this kind of app and proper tech stack for various platforms. What is Bitcoin and How Bitcoin

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Why Digital Assets And Blockchain Technology Can Be The Best Investments You Could Make In 2020



The global economic model is undergoing an enormous transformation, thanks to the internet and innovations like blockchain. The transformation is generating new and impressive opportunities for businesses and investors. But terms like "digital assets" are still new to many investors. A lack of understanding can hold investors from taking advantage of the opportunities available to them in this digital transformation of the world's economy. Digital assets are a new asset class

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How To Start Your Career As A Software Developer In A Blockchain Startup



Blockchain started with Bitcoin in 2009, and now it has grown a body of its own. It has many more applications than just cryptocurrencies, and it is transforming almost every industry. That’s why many Blockchain startups have been founded since then, and they are looking to snatch the best Blockchain talent. These are some things you can do to start your career as a software developer in a Blockchain startup. Get The TrainingBlockchain is a relatively new technology, and beca

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5 Situations Where You Should Buy Life Insurance



Getting life insurance doesn't seem like an important thing to most people, but it can be of crucial importance for their family in case something bad happens to them. Nobody likes to think about it, but we all come with an expiration date, and when we die, we should ensure that those who are depending on us are protected. Making such preparations will allow your loved ones to replace your lost income and pay various expenses. Now, you might think that this is something that

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Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges Regulated?



Cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly popular around the world. As more and more people put their trust in DeFi systems and currencies, the pressure to regulate this new form of finance increases. But is the exchange of crypto regulated? And if so, then how? Let’s shed some light on regulation in the crypto universe. Cryptocurrency RegulationAre cryptocurrency exchanges regulated? The answer is ‘yes’ and ‘no’... depending on where in the world the exchanges are based. W

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Blockchain Security And The Successful Interoperability of Systems



The blockchain is also known as a tech ledger on which the Bitcoin network runs smoothly, in other words, experts consider it to be a shared, decentralized and unrestricted ledger. The most basic level description is that blockchain is just an uncomplicated chain of blocks where the digital information is the block and the public database is called the chain. It also grants more refined clarity and traceability for numerous business processes. How Secure is a Blockchain?This

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Coronavirus Exposes The Flaw With Sharing Economy Platforms And How Decentralization Can Fix The Sector



A few months ago, things were going great within the sharing economy sector. Uber and fellow ride-sharing competitors were dominating the ground transportation while Airbnb was outperforming even the world's biggest hotel brands when it came to the number of rooms rented and even consumer spending. There were new startups that were using digital matching services to facilitate everything from food delivery, package delivery, to even toilet rentals. The industry was booming w

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Ethereum Price Rallies, Jumps Up by $20 in Less Than an Hour



Ethereum price recently saw a nearly 8% surge, which allowed it to grow by $20. The coin broke a major resistance, although it was stopped by another one. For now, the price only saw minor rejection, and it remains to be seen whether it will advance or go back. A new bullish wave seems to have hit the crypto market, causing many digital currencies to rally strongly over the past 24 hours. Ethereum (ETH) is one of the best-performing coins among the top 10 largest cryptocurren

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Are DeFi Tokens Worth Buying?



The decentralized financed (DeFi) has been growing at a rapid pace this year. Things have gotten to the point that the DeFi space is the fastest-growing segment of the cryptospace at the moment. Critics have hit back with slow progress on the implementation of ETH 2.0. Many say that the DeFi space is just another bubble waiting to burst. It has led many people to ask the question: "Are DeFi tokens worth buying?” There are so many projects that are flooding the DeFi space. It

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The Pros and Cons of Blockchain Technology



The pros and cons of blockchain technology have been the cause of many discussions. Ten years ago, legacy systems ruled. Then from nowhere, a little-known programmer introduced a new technology system. Satoshi Nakamoto completely redefined how computing works. Centralized technologies before now ruled.  The current battle between distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) and legacy systems has led many to consider the pros and cons of blockchain technology implementation. A si

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BUYTEX Project Overview



BUYTEX is one of the newest yet most significant entrants of the cryptocurrency market in 2020. It is a new age cryptocurrency exchange that also offers trading platform services for crypto traders across the globe. Using BUYTEX, users get to store and exchange cryptos as well as fiat money. With innovation at its core, this company enables its users to pull off high profitable trades by offering them advanced charting tools. Keep in mind the the exchange is yong and there ar

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