Bitcoin and Doomsday Preppers — Would Crypto Have Any Survival Value If SHTF?

Bitcoin and Doomsday Preppers — Would Crypto Have Any Survival Value If SHTF?As so-called “doomsday prepping” grows in popularity thanks to news of coronavirus lockdown in Chinese cities, red flag gun laws and rampant Fed stimulus in the U.S., preparedness enthusiasts are asking about the viability of bitcoin in a SHTF situation. From cautious, light investor, to vehement denigrator of the “NSA-created surveillance money,” there is no […]

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New Report Finds North Korean Mining of XMR Increased Tenfold in 2019, Online Activity 300%

New Report Finds North Korean Mining of XMR Increased Tenfold in 2019, Online Activity 300%A report published by cybersecurity organization Insikt Group claims internet use in North Korea has grown significantly in the past three years. The group cites a “300% increase in the volume of activity to and from North Korean networks since 2017,” and part of this activity involves monero (XMR) mining. Insikt observes a tenfold increase […]

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How to Red Flag Scams: Bitcoin Doubler Club, Cryptomia247, Mining Cheap, Orelex, and Wintrust

How to Red Flag Scams: Bitcoin Doubler Club, Cryptomia247, Mining Cheap, Orelex, and WintrustLast week’s news.Bitcoin.com post warning about common bitcoin scams like “The Bitcoin Code” elicited a plethora of comments and suggestions from readers, asking about and reporting other platforms and services claiming to provide bitcoin investment opportunities. This article examines some of these, and most importantly seeks to provide readers with basic tips for recognizing the […]

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How Often Are Top Privacy Coins and Mixers Actually Used? – A Look at XMR, DASH, and ZEC

How Often Are Top Privacy Coins and Mixers Actually Used? - A Look at XMR and Popular ProtocolsAs Bitcoin and crypto help everyday individuals to regain control over their money, and make trusting third parties unnecessary, it’s not surprising that privacy advocates have flocked to the space. While bitcoin’s ledger is openly viewable, privacy coins and privacy enhancing protocols are popular ways for value holders to ensure their sensitive financial info stays […]

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Facebook, China Light Flame Under Fed: Governor Cites Stablecoins Influencing Digital Dollar Research

Facebook, China Light Flame Under Fed: Governor Cites Stablecoins Influencing Digital Dollar ResearchAt the recent Symposium for Future Payments held in Stanford, California on February 5, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard stressed the importance of remaining “on the frontier of research and policy development regarding CBDC.” The position seems a contrast to the narrative in 2018 when Brainard maintained “there is no compelling demonstrated need for a […]

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Overwriting Satoshi: Kraken Exec Says Bitcoin Wasn’t Built for Payments, Isn’t Peer-to-Peer

Overwriting Satoshi - Kraken Exec Says Bitcoin Wasn't Built for Payments, Isn't Peer-to-PeerAs Director of Business Development for popular crypto exchange Kraken, when Dan Held speaks, people listen. As such, his recent 46-tweet diatribe on why the “payments narrative” for bitcoin is flawed grabbed the attention of many, tickling the ears of hardcore Lighting Network fans and bitcoin core maximalists alike. His argument is prima facie absurd, […]

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Croatian Post’s Crypto Exchange 2 Months in: More Local Users, BTC, ETH, and XRP Favored by Customers

Croatian Post's Crypto Exchange 2 Months in: More Local Users, BTC, ETH, and XRP Favored by CustomersIn December news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Croatian Post’s launch of their own crypto exchange service. After a pilot run in the tourist friendly city of Zadar, the program was expanded to 55 post office branches nationwide starting December 11. Now almost two months in, Croatian Post has provided an update to news.Bitcoin.com on the progress […]

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The Controversial S2F Model Predicts Bitcoin Price Will Reach 100,000 USD Within 2 Years

Current Exchange Rate Follows S2F Model – Predicts Bitcoin Price Will Reach 100,000 USD Within 2 YearsThe current price of BTC is roughly in line with the popular stock-to-flow (S2F) system for technical analysis, and if the trend continues some speculate the price of the asset could reach $100,000 within the next two years. Though the S2F tool is still a controversial metric, and various groups have hampered the asset’s capacity […]

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Line’s Digital Currency Link to Be Available in Japan as Early as April 2020

Line's Digital Currency Link to Be Available in Japan as Early as April 2020Launched in October 2018, Asian messaging giant Line’s Bitbox crypto exchange has made its link (LN) digital asset available to users worldwide, with the exception of notable locations like Japan and the U.S. Last Thursday the group announced it was preparing to launch the coin in the Japanese market, compliant with the Japan Virtual Currency […]

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