SWIFT India Partners With Fintech Firm for Blockchain Pilot

SWIFT India has partnered with fintech firm MonetaGo to pilot a distributed ledger (DLT) network designed to improve the efficiency and security of financial products, according to a press release published Nov. 20. SWIFT India is a joint venture established by SWIFT SCRL (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) and a number of major Indian […]

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Op Ed: It’s Time to Reject Mediocrity, #ExitFiat and Embrace Bitcoin

When the towers in New York fell, I became obsessed with economics. I wanted to follow the money to understand what happened on that dreadful day. During that time of inquiry, I found myself very interested in Austrian economic theory. Soon enough, I realized that the reserve banking system was systemically corrupt. How can you […]

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Bloodbath Continues as Crypto Markets Collapse 30% in a Week

There has been no letup in the pain that crypto markets are currently in. Since they started to head south last Wednesday a whopping $70 billion has been dumped resulting in a 33% slump in total market capitalization. Crypto Capitulation as Currencies Crash This time last week cryptocurrency market capitalization was around $212 billion, a […]

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After Yesterday’s Signs of Recovery, Crypto Markets See Drastic Losses

Monday, Nov. 19: after showing some signs of recovery yesterday, Nov. 18, cryptocurrency markets experience another dramatic fall. Bitcoin (BTC) dipped below the $5,000 mark, with some of the top 20 coins falling by as much as 20 percent at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 After a modest attempt to clamber […]

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RSK Merges With New RIF OS, Opens Potential for Increased Interoperability

Bitcoin-built smart contract platform RSK (a.k.a. Rootstock) is merging with an offshoot established by its founders. The partnership will allow it to spread its roots to Ethereum — and beyond. The company has been acquired by RIF Labs, a development lab that was established by a handful of RSK’s own founders, including CEO Diego Gutierrez-Zaldivar […]

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In 2017 Bitcoin Went From $5.5k to $19k in 33 Days, Not Impossible in 2019

Mainstream media, renowned economists and other crypto critics have killed Bitcoin more than 300 times since its launch. But the digital currency always come back from the dead. Every bitcoin crash from the past has witnessed a surge in crypto-doomsday theories. As a relatively new market, BTC charts do not behave like any conventional asset […]

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One Day After the Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork: Takeaways and Latest Developments

Bitcoin Cash, the “big block” project that forked away from the Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017, “hard forked” (split) into two different coins: “Bitcoin Cash ABC” (BCH ABC) and “Bitcoin Cash SV” (BCH SV). At the time of writing, the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain has more accumulated proof of work, and its native currency, BCH […]

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Crimea to Set Up Blockchain University to Help Countries Evade U.S. Sanctions

Crimea, a disputed territory between Ukraine and Russia, is heading towards the creation of an international center for blockchain technology. Authorities in the Crimean Peninsula regard blockchain technology as a solution for states under international sanctions. Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation in 2014 following a coup d’etat in Ukraine. The majority of international […]

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TRON Launches Accelerator Program for DApp Developers

Decentralized Internet project TRON (TRX) is launching a $1 million accelerator program to support developers building DApps and products on the TRON protocol, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 16. The initiative aims to facilitate consumer adoption of blockchain technology through TRON’s ecosystem following the recent acquisition of peer-to-peer file sharing service […]

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