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Crypto Pundits Skeptical Of “Better Bitcoin” Plan From MIT, Stanford

Since Bitcoin began to pick up steam in 2016, the network, coupled with its core developers, has been criticized by cynics en-masse for its inability to scale. And while evident strides are being...

Only 16% of Ethereum Nodes Upgraded Before Hard Fork, it’s a Nonissue

Ethereum will migrate it’s blockchain from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake in a hard forking event dubbed as Constantinople by January 16. But only 16% of its nodes are ready for the upgrade so far.The...

Bitmain’s Struggle is Real But Analyst Says Crypto Miners are Fine

Just in the past two months, Bitmain has fired more than half of its staff, has closed an entire office in Tel Aviv, has shuffled top management, and removed two of its chief...

How a Shrinking Bitmain Could Destabilize Crypto Market Further

Bitmain Technology, the world’s largest crypto mining equipment manufacturing firm, is going to replace its chief operating officers Jihan Wu and Ketuan Zhan with a new appointee, reported the South China Morning Post.The...

After Crypto Giants Bitmain & ShapeShift Cut Staff, So Does Blockfolio

Although 2019 has dawned, the crypto “nuclear winter” of yesteryear has yet to entirely abate. Just weeks after Bitmain, ConsenSys, ShapeShift, Huobi, among other Bitcoin-related startups, cut a number of their staff, Blockfolio,...

Crypto Fund: “Antifragile” Bitcoin Profits From Chaos

It’s no secret that Bitcoin (BTC) is susceptible to ad hominem attacks from those who want to see it fail. Case in point, over the asset’s history — relatively minuscule in the grand...

XRP Flash Crash, Flips Ethereum–Again

Ripple price is down 5.7 percent but flips ETH from secondSantander’s use of xCurrent has been beneficial Bear trading volumes spikeTechnically, XRP is bullish, but for buy trend continuation, prices must surge above...

Crypto Mining Giant Bitmain to Appoint New CEO

The bear market of 2018 has hit crypto mining companies particularly hard as mining on certain types of hardware is no longer profitable. Falling prices and hashrates have dropped difficulty somewhat but not...

Are VeriBlock Transactions on the Bitcoin Network Helping or Harming BTC?

According to reports from Bitcoin (BTC) developers, a startling amount of block space is being wasted on the Bitcoin network to secure the blockchains of other cryptos. A company called VeriBlock has been “borrowing”...

Monero and Privacy Coins Are Creating More Efficient Criminals

As if the cryptocurrency space wasn’t controversial enough, the emergence of privacy-focused coins such as Monero allow an end user to cloak their identity, making the currency an ideal choice for cyber criminals.In...