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ASICs or GPUs A Dummy’s Guide to the Miner’s Million-Dollar Question
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ASICs or GPUs? A Dummy’s Guide to the Miner’s Million-Dollar Question
For crypto miners, the hardware is lifeblood. Whilst there are various types of hardware which you can use for mining an essential question these days is: ASICs or GPUs? The answer depends on how you look at the question, and what is important to you – so naturally draws strong opinions from many positions in the crypto-community. Here we take a look at both sides of the debate. What do…
Your Crypto Gains are Going to be Short-lived Unless you Do Your Bit
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Your Crypto Gains are Going to be Short-lived Unless you Do Your Bit
How will we know when bitcoin has ‘made it’? Crypto-influencer Jameson Lopp tweeted recently, ‘The real flippening is when mainstream consensus determines that it’s risky NOT to own any bitcoin.’ Let’s look at if, when and how this could happen. With so much talk about HODLing for lambos and moons, it’s sometimes easy to forget what this space is really about. Whilst many are invested in crypto with the hope…
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Dan Bilzerian States It Is ’Time to Get Back in Crypto’
Dan Bilzerian shares a tweet with his substantial Twitter following, claiming that it is ”time to get back into crypto”. This comes as many are starting to believe that the recent dip in cryptocurrency prices has bottomed out, and is now returning to growth. Dan Bilzerian has previous experience trading cryptocurrency and has divulged that he made significant gains during the increase in the price of Bitcoin during 2017. The…
Former JPMorgan Banker Bets on Cryptocurrency Revolution
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Former JPMorgan Banker Bets on Cryptocurrency Revolution
A financial revolution is underway, and it’s coming faster than you think thanks to cryptocurrencies. Even experts from JPMorgan who have a vast amount of experiences in the financial world agree that cryptocurrency will change the economic world altogether. One such expert who agrees with cryptocurrencies for the future is Daniel Masters, former leader of JPMorgan’s energy trading desk. He is now the chairman of digital investment bank Coinshares and…
Does the EU love or hate blockchain
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Does the EU Love or Hate Blockchain?
The European Union often seems to be a series of contradictions when it comes to blockchain and cryptocurrency. The introduction of GDPR laws and cryptocurrency exchange regulations may seem hostile to blockchain tech development, yet events like the European Commission’s Digital Day 2018, show that Europe is open to blockchain. How can we make sense of this? The explosion of cryptocurrency into the mainstream in the second half of 2017…
A $250,000 Prediction for Bitcoin by Draper
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A $250,000 Prediction for Bitcoin by Draper
Predictions about Bitcoin from Billionaires and Tech Gurus have been witnessed to be entirely accurate. Tech Billionaire, Tim Draper, has predicted an astounding figure of $250,000 Bitcoin price for 2022. This bold statement was at the 2018 Blockchain Party at the university founded by him, Draper University in California. Tim Draper is known primarily as a venture capital investor and is widely known for his purchase of 30,000 seized Bitcoins…
Swiss Researchers Expect Bitcoin Market Value to Drop Significantly in 2018
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Swiss Researchers Expect Bitcoin Market Value to Drop Significantly in 2018
 According to a recent research, conducted by Didier Sornette and Spencer Wheatley, professors of entrepreneurial risk at ETH Zurich, bitcoin’s (BTC) market value, which currently floats around $124b will be slashed by 37% to approximately $77b by the end of 2018. The research was based on Metcalfe’s law, which is a theory crafted by the Ethernet founder Bob Metcalfe in the 1980s. The law states that the value of a…
Cryptocurrencies Are to Be Avoided, Says Atlanta Federal Reserve President Bostic
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Cryptocurrencies Are to Be Avoided, Says Atlanta Federal Reserve President Bostic
 Turns out that Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, is not the biggest fan of cryptocurrencies. In the annual meeting of the Hope Global Forum, Mr. Bostic expressed his negative stance towards transactions and investments in digital currency and urged the US citizens to avoid them altogether. The Hope Global Forum is considered to be “the largest gathering of leaders in the world on…
McCaleb’s Expertise on the power of Blockchain
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McCaleb’s Expertise on the power of Blockchain
Jed McCaleb is a known American programmer who created peer-to-peer technologies such as eDonkey and Overnet. He even entered the blockchain system, with his creation of the once upon a time popular Mt. Gox which he eventually sold to Mark Karpelès. He had a Ripple ownership of $20 billion in January 2018 which made him the 40th richest man according to Forbes. According to Cointelegraph, McCaleb is the Chief Technical…
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What The Crypto Scene Needs Now Are Smiles And Helping Hands
As of now, there are pretty much two camps within the crypto community: first, we have the crypto geeks that have been building trading bots and making advanced technical analyses since 2012. They are the ones that remember the good ol’ times when you could mine bitcoin on your laptop. That group represents the knowledge of the community, the ones that understand crypto and blockchain as good as any human…