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New Study Finds Less Than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions To Exchanges Are Illicit

A new report that analyzes illicit transactions conducted on the blockchain has determined that less than 1% of all Bitcoin transactions are criminal in origin. Elliptic, a UK based cybersecurity firm specialized in creating tools to identify criminality associated with blockchain related transactions, has released a report analyzing the global Bitcoin market with a focus on money laundering. The results somewhat surprisingly find that the much-hyped criminal elements involved in Bitcoin appear disproportionately small, amounting

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CLOUT Just Launched On Coinbene, Singapore’s Leading Cryptocurrency Exchange

When a company conducts an initial coin offering (ICO), traders and investors pick up the tokens that are issued as part of the offering based on expectations that, at a certain point in the future, the tokens will be traded for a price that’s higher than the price at which they picked up their holdings. The reasons a token might increase in price after it has been issued vary dramatically and are rooted in, among

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‘Unfairly Cheap’ Lightning Network Mainnet Hits 40 Nodes, 60 Channels

The Lightning Network now has over 40 nodes and 60 channels running as the long-awaited technology continues to take new strides. A $9500 Lightning Network Data reported on Reddit Thursday shows the propagation of Lightning nodes, which are just beginning to take foot after the so-called ‘layer two’ technology debuted on the Bitcoin mainnet. “I only paid a 0.0003515 BTC (~$4) fee to open the channel! I can’t seem to find those $100+ fees I’ve been

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The Benefits Of Investing In The MoonLite ICO

As we’ve started seeing in recent years, blockchain technology genuinely has the potential to change the way we live, and hundreds of startups are spring from almost every corner with the promise of disrupting just about every industry. The success of bitcoin so far in making us how to rethink how we use money offers hope that, if the idea sounds good and it’s well implemented,  it’ll eventually become a success. Based on this fact,

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First Bitcoin Futures Expired and Settled

Crypto markets have been in free fall for most of the week as a result of panic selling on the back of news of further crackdowns in Asia. There could be a number of other catalysts for the declines, including the expiration of the first Bitcoin futures contracts. Launched last month amid some technical problems, the first CBOE Bitcoin XBT contracts have just expired with a settlement price of $10,900, according to reports determined by

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Trace Mayer: Bitcoin May Hit ‘Significantly Overvalued’ $115k in 2018

Bitcoin Knowledge host and notorious advocate Trace Meyer has suggested Bitcoin could hit $115,000 in 2018 after its correction ends. Wall Street Money Mountain ‘Lining Up’ The latest in a cluster of buoyant forecasts for the Bitcoin price to surface in recent weeks, Meyer tipped fellow analyst Tone Vays for suggestions on what to expect over the next eleven-and-a-half months. $115,000, despite being a theoretical possibility based on previous behavioral cycles, would be “very overvalued,”

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5 Reasons Why January’s Price Slump is Nothing to Worry About

With more people entering the crypto markets than ever before, the seeds of fear, uncertainty, and doubt has a greater impact on price volatility. Newbie traders jumping in and out on the whims of social media hype, and then panic selling, causes what happened over the past couple of days. However, looking at historical crypto charts, this January dip is nothing new. There are a number of reasons why the markets crash in January, and

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Alibaba Opens up to Crypto

Despite yesterday’s market slide, crypto mania is still alive and kicking. More and more companies are investing in their own blockchain solutions and cryptocurrencies. The latest to enter into the world of digital assets is Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. According to reports, the online shopping behemoth is launching its own crypto mining platform called P2P Nodes. This comes in the same month that China has vowed to crackdown on crypto mining, peer-to-peer trading, and local

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US Treasury Warns Investors: Venezuela’s Petro Could Violate Sanctions

The US Treasury Department has cautioned investors that Venezuela’s Petro could be in violation of Washington-imposed financial sanctions. In December last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro announced that his government would be creating a digital currency, the Petro. In a country that is rapidly spiraling into a financial abyss, Maduro sees the state-controlled cryptocurrency as a sanction workaround and subsequently, a way to improve the country’s deep economic problems. During his annual message on the

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You Can Earn Twice as Much from Video Content: NVB Announces Start of ICO

After successfully completing the token presale, Native Video Box (NVB) is now moving to the main stage of the ICO.  NVB is a platform that automatically selects and places the relevant video content from its own database of licensed clips. The widget proposed by the service is seamlessly embedded in the website and perceived by the user to be native content. The creators of the service are convinced that the technologies and instruments on offer

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Sweden Set To Become First Economy To Introduce Own Cryptocurrency

Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, is looking at launching a national cryptocurrency called the e-Krona in as few as two years. Sweden’s position as potentially the world’s first cashless society has lead to a research note, written by HSBC economist James Pomeroy, entitled “Sweden’s big year: Can the economy overcome some challenges?” to identify the country as looking for international cooperation in developing an officially-sanctioned cryptocurrency. The note reads: The so-called e-Krona will have to

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Bitcoinus – the Pioneer of Online Crypto Processing

The explosive growth of cryptocurrencies and blockchain based solutions fueled a switch of future online payments from traditional banking to crypto. The global online retail market will reach 3 trillion dollars in the end of 2018. With such potential of the industry new players started to emerge offering completely different ways to get paid for e-commerce businesses. Why Is Crypto so Much Better? The retail world is experiencing growth such as has never been seen

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