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10 reasons why 2019 is the year of the cryptocurrency 51% attack

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Bitcoin Transferred More Than $3.2 Trillion in Value Last Year

Bitcoin’s (BTC) layer 1 transaction volume in 2018 was $3.2 trillion. Furthermore, over $2.2 trillionof Bitcoin was traded throughout last year – almost four times more than the amount traded in 2017, despite the falling prices.  $3.2 Trillion Transferred Despite Lower Price Twitter account Satoshi Capital Research (@chartingbitcoin) has shared some statistics of Bitcoin’s performance …

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A Coinbase Exec Is Predicting Bitcoin Will Turn A Big Corner This Year

Bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency industry have struggled over the last year as sky-high expectations for the sector after 2017’s massive bull run have either stalled or been delayed. The bitcoin price has meanwhile stagnated after a bitcoin cash civil war-inspired sell-off resulted in many cryptocurrency holders opting to recoup …

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Major Crypto Personalities Weigh In, On Their Predictions For Bitcoin (BTC) For The Year, 2019 – BlockPublisher

The crypto market has been under quite a strain these days and the new year can bring the change that is much needed for the cryptos to surge back. The crypto market has seen the worst of bear markets lately and has not been able to resurface back and in …

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Is a Year of Recovery Ahead for Bitcoin?

Bitcoin, the largest digital currency by market capitalization, is in dire need of a lengthy recovery after shedding 80% of its value last year. However, it remains to be seen if the crypto and other digital currencies can muster substantial recoveries in 2019. Until the cryptocurrency that was once the …

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ShapeShift forced to ‘help’ police with 60 cryptocurrency inquiries last year

Prominent cryptocurrency exchange service ShapeShift has disclosed the number of times it been forced to give up information about its users to international authorities. In a blog post, ShapeShift revealed it has “assisted” law enforcement agencies with 60 different inquires last year, 30 percent of which came from the United …

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Bitcoin’s Year of Accumulation | Hacked: Hacking Finance

While the bounce on Monday gave some hope to crypto bulls that last week’s plunge was just a correction in an ongoing broader counter-trend move, so far, we haven’t seen meaningful follow-through. That means that the bearish short- and long-term trends are still dominant in the segment and sellers are …

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One Year Later, What’s Holding Back SegWit Adoption on Bitcoin?

It’s been over a year since the scaling upgrade known as segregated witness, or SegWit, was activated on the bitcoin network. Even so, only an estimated 36 percent of all bitcoin transactions are actually using it. Why the minimal adoption rate? It’s largely because, like any backward-compatible upgrade (otherwise called a soft fork), …

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Most Americans unaware their $1.7 billion in bitcoin losses last year are likely tax-deductible

After last year’s cryptocurrency market meltdown, Americans who sold their holdings realized approximately $1.7 billion in losses on their investments in bitcoin, according to Credit Karma research. “As for those who haven’t sold yet, their unrealized losses total an approximate $5.7 billion,” the research found. However, only around half (53%) …

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