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Top 6 Cryptocurrencies With the Highest Transaction Volume – 2018 Week 40 Edition
Determining the popularity of a specific currency can be done in many different ways. Just because a network generates a lot of transactions does not mean value is being transferred across the blockchain. The following six currencies transaction the highest amount of value in a 24-hour period as of right now. It will be interesting to see if these statistics [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-09-22By JP Buntinx
4 hours ago

Top 4 Cryptocurrencies Ready to Beat BTC in Q4 2018: INS, XRP, ANON, ILK
As the market sentiment is clearly turning bullish it is very important to begin targeting promising cryptocurrencies before their initial pump in value. 4 Cryptocurrencies to Watch in Q4 The prior two weeks VIBE and TRIG were highlighted for their upcoming news and undervalued nature. These 2 coins provided returns in excess of 100% and 250% respectively in the following [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-22By JakeTheCryptoKing
6 hours ago

Houston Rockets Inks Sponsorship Deal with Bitcoin Mining Pool ‘AntPool’
Popular National Basketball Association (NBA) team, Houston Rockets, recently entered into a sponsorship agreement with AntPool, one of the largest Bitcoin mining pools. The deal sees the Bitmain-owned AntPool sponsoring the Rockets for the upcoming 2018/2019 NBA season. Houston Rockets…to the Moon? According to SportsPro Media, the deal followed AntPool’s announcement of its newly built Texas-based U.S. office. Commenting on [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-22By Osato Avan-Nomayo
9 hours ago

PR: Crypto Exchange Bleutrade Confirms Its Presence In Malta
This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. does not endorse nor support this product/service. is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. The company, founded in Brazil, emerged in 2014 in the digital currency market as an [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-22By PR
13 hours ago

Understanding Ethereum’s Uncles
This article will provide insight and information helping you understand Ethereum’s uncles, why they exist, and how their existence benefits the safety of the network. It contains some crypto-heavy language, but I’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, clearly defining new words as we go along. Everything is perceived from the perspective of the current block being mined [ ... ] read more
Found on: CryptoNewsPublished on: 2018-09-22By Zoran Spirkovski
14 hours ago

Bitmain Fights Rumors by Launching New ASIC Chip
As Bitmain’s IPO date approaches, negative news involving the company could add up. The CEO of Bitmain, Jihan Wu, countered the pessimism by launching a brand new “algorithm acceleration chip.” Bitmain’s Anonymous Detractors After the news that Bitmain’s earnings over the course of Q2 didn’t turn out according to plan, someone who claims to be an insider and leaks collector created an [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-22By Paula Baciu
24 hours ago

Crypto-Community Debates Bitcoin Core Bug and a ‘Forced Upgrade’
This week the cryptocurrency community has been discussing and dealing with the critical vulnerability that was found in the Bitcoin Core (BTC) reference client. Many observers are calling the bug one of the worst issues BTC has had in years, comparing the exploit to the March 2013 mandatory hard fork. In fact, in the eyes of many, the network is [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-22By Jamie Redman
1 day ago

Bitmain Unveils Next-Generation ASIC Chip to Be Integrated into New Antminer Machines
Bitcoin mining hardware giant Bitmain has unveiled its next-generation ASIC chip soon to be used in the firm’s new ‘Antminer’ crypto mining machines [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-09-21By Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet
1 day ago

Top 6 Cryptocurrencies With the Highest Payment Transaction Volume – 2018 Week 40 Edition
Determining the value of a particular cryptocurrency can be done in many different ways. Looking at the overall transaction count is one option, although not all transfers pertain to payments. New data by CoinMetrics and OnChainFX shows the following currencies generate the most payments per 24 hours as of right now. The currencies are ranked by their past 24-hour volume [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-09-21By JP Buntinx
1 day ago

Bitmain Announces Next-Generation Antminer Equipped With 7nm Chip
At the World Digital Mining Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia the blockchain firm and mining manufacturer, Bitmain Technologies, announced a new Antminer will be launched soon equipped with 7nm semiconductor technology. The firm’s CEO Jihan Wu reported that Bitmain’s next-generation ASIC BM1391 Finfet chip integrates more than a billion transistors for optimal SHA256 mining performance. Also Read: Japanese Regulators Urgently Respond to Zaif’s [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-21By Jamie Redman
1 day ago

Bitmain CEO Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip
Bitman has launched a new 7nm ASIC processor that it says will soon be powering a new range of its Antminer mining machines. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CoindeskPublished on: 2018-09-21By Daniel Palmer
1 day ago

The Daily: Poloniex Drops 8 Coins, New Exchange Licensed in Estonia
Cryptocurrency trading platform Poloniex has delisted eight coins with low liquidity, while another US-based exchange, Gemini, is adding litecoin to its offerings. Also in The Daily, Ironx has been licensed to offer exchange services from Estonia, and Bitmain’s Antpool will sponsor NBA team Houston Rockets with bitcoin cash. Also read: Coinbase Denies Self-Trading, Kraken Gets Feisty Poloniex Delists 8 [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-21By Lubomir Tassev
1 day ago

Brazil Investment CEO On Bitcoin Exchange Launch: ‘I’d Rather Crypto Didn’t Exist’
XP Group, owner of the largest investment firm in Brazil, XP Investimentos, confirmed it would launch a cryptocurrency exchange this week – despite its CEO saying he wished it “didn’t exist.” Benchimol: ‘We Felt Obligated’ As Bloomberg reports quoting Guilherme Benchimol at an event in Sao Paulo, XP will finally give in to investor demand and begin a Bitcoin and [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-21By Wilma Woo
1 day ago

Bitfury Launches New Generation of ASIC-Based Bitcoin Mining Hardware
Bitcoin mining software developer Bitfury has released its new ASIC-led Bitcoin mining hardware, and plans to integrate it into its other mining products [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-09-21By Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre
2 days ago

A Censorship-Free Version of Bitcointalk? Developer Launches
Over the past few years, there’s been a big problem with cryptocurrency related forums and censorship. This week an independent and uncensored version of Bitcointalk has launched called Also read: Critical Bug Found in Bitcoin Core Invokes the Multiple Client Argument Another Uncensored Forum for Bitcoin Proponents to Freely Discuss and Debate This Innovative Technology When it comes to [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-21By Jamie Redman
2 days ago

Blockchain Is Paving the Way Towards Reduced Carbon Emissions
Debate continues to rage about the best practices and strategies needed to collectively curb carbon emissions. Blockchain tech can help. As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity, so does the debate about their energy usage. Research has purported energy consumption habits by miners could be leading to carbon emission levels that could be interfering with national climate change mitigation obligations. Others figures [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-21By Kevin O’Brien
2 days ago

Europol: Terrorists Still Use Banks, Fail To Abuse Cryptocurrencies
A new assessment by Europol this week reveals a growing schism between the use of cryptocurrencies by terrorists and other criminals. No European Terrorist Attacks Leveraged Crypto Funds In its Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), the organization highlights that while the use of Bitcoin in particular by cybercriminals is growing, terrorists still prefer conventional money transfer methods — [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-21By Wilma Woo
2 days ago

Mining Round-Up: New Bitfury Chip, Anti-Cryptojacking Botnet Discovered
In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency mining, Bitfury has announced a “suite” of products powered by the company’s new mining chip, a botnet that hunts and destroys XMR mining malware has been discovered by security researchers, and Soluna has announced that it will commence the construction of its Moroccan wind farm in January. Also Read: Weiss Ratings Backtracks After Tipping Ethereum [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-20By Samuel Haig
2 days ago

Bitcoin Price Watch: Is $6,500 Imminent?
At press time, bitcoin is trading for just shy of $6,400. While it’s good news that the currency hasn’t dropped any further than it already has, it’s disappointing to see bitcoin stay where it’s been over the past few days and refuse to budge. Well, this may be about to change. Many analysts agree that $6,500 is bitcoin’s next big [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-09-20By Nick Marinoff
2 days ago

Just a Cycle? Big Bitcoin Miners Stay Positive in Face of Market Slump
Executives from several bitcoin mining firms have said at Consensus Singapore that they are not concerned by current low crypto prices. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CoindeskPublished on: 2018-09-20By Wolfie Zhao
2 days ago

The Future of Crypto Mining may Involve Electric Vehicles
One has to commend companies for trying to put a different spin on cryptocurrency mining. Although this industry remains very popular, the concept of mining cryptocurrencies has also gotten a very bad reputation lately. A new startup claims they will use electric vehicles to mine cryptocurrencies, even though it remains to be seen how that will play out exactly. [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-09-20By JP Buntinx
2 days ago

Could This Be the End for Bitmain?
It has not been a good year for cryptocurrency mining manufacturing giant Bitmain, as the company is suffering from inventory losses, a lack of new manufacturing and the dwindling crypto mining market, a Bloomberg report on 18 September 2018, revealed. Bitmain Forgot the Rule for Selling Shovels The world’s largest cryptocurrency mining rig maker is facing a tough year, as...The [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-09-20By Priyeshu Garg
2 days ago

Bitfury Reveals New Generation of Bitcoin ASIC Chips
Bitfury Group unveiled a new generation of bitcoin mining ASICs on Wednesday, boasting greater efficiencies than previous models. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CoindeskPublished on: 2018-09-20By Anna Baydakova
2 days ago

There’s a ‘Concerted Effort to Suppress Litecoin Price,’ Says Charlie Lee
Litecoin creator, Charlie Lee, took to Twitter, complaining about recent efforts to “suppress Litecoin price” with FUD spreading by those “shorting LTC and… that see Litecoin as a threat.” Big Up Da Litecoin Lee had a lot to say regarding accusations that Litecoin 00 had lost its edge in an increasingly oversaturated market. Illustrating the high level of security in [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-20By Emilio Janus
2 days ago

Illicit Crypto Mining Jumps 459% This Year, in Part Thanks to Leaked NSA Tool
Cyber Threat Alliance published a report that found that illicit cryptocurrency mining increased almost fivefold this year. [ ... ] read more
Found on: CryptovestPublished on: 2018-09-20By Anatol Antonovici
3 days ago