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Bitcoin [BTC] block halving is 66% complete; next block halving in 495 days

Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency in the world, seems to be stuck in the $3,600 range for a very long time after a sudden drop and rise within a week. The Lightning Network, on the other hand, has reached a total capacity of 575 BTC i.e., ~$2 million, indicating that …

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What Are Bitcoin Futures? Complete Beginner’s Guide

As speculation of regulatory guidelines and institutional investment in cryptocurrencies continues to unfold, keeping up with all of the developments can be challenging. However, Bitcoin futures have been available since the end of 2017, and they are increasingly available on regulated exchanges. They also may potentially impact regulatory decisions on …

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Bitcoin’s Difficulty Target and Adjustment: Complete Beginner’s Guide

Considering the extended bear market throughout 2018 and the financial stress it has placed on miners in Bitcoin, it is pertinent to look at Bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment and how it plays a vital role in the economics of the legacy cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s difficulty adjustment is one of its most essential …

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‘Bitcoin will die as a complete load of nonsense’ says Ardo Hansson

The Estonian governor Ardo Hansson, who is a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank and therefor participates in formulating monetary policy for the euro area, said at a conference in Latvia, that cryptocurrencies will probably die as a complete load of nonsense. According to the American …

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BBVA, Porsche Complete $170M Blockchain Loan

Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email One of the largest banks in Spain, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has completed a $170 million (€150 million) loan with Porsche Holding using blockchain technology, according to a report. Although the bank has completed blockchain loans before, it’s never done it with …

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What is Bitcoin Hivemind? Complete Beginner’s Guide

Bitcoin Hivemind — originally Truthcoin —  is an open-source, P2P Oracle protocol and conditional prediction market (PM) proposed by Paul Sztorc (Truthcoin) and designed as a Bitcoin sidechain. Hivemind specifically focuses on governance by addressing problems with multi-factor decision making through a conditional PM. The protocol targets a primary use …

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26 French Companies, Five Banks Complete Blockchain-Based KYC Trial Based on R3’s Corda

26 French companies and five major banks have completed a Know Your Customer (KYC) test based on blockchain, according to a press release by the entrant firm RCI Bank and Services released Dec. 3. RCI Bank and Services, a French automotive financing and insurance firm unveiled details of a customer …

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BNP, EY Complete Blockchain Trial for Internal Treasury Operations

BNP Paribas and “Big Four” accounting firm EY have completed a trial aimed to investigate if private blockchain technology could improve the bank’s global internal treasury operations. The blockchain system was put through internal testing by BNP’s ALM Treasury department earlier this summer. According to a statement, the “successful” trial proved …

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