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Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Miners Begin Signaling Node Implementations
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Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Miners Begin Signaling Node Implementations

There’s 88 days left until the Bitcoin Cash upgrade scheduled for November 15, 2020, and the community has been watching miners closely. On August 18, the Bitcoin ABC team published a blog post that revealed a “feature freeze is now in place,” as it contains a new coinbase rule. Moreover, during the last few days, a few groups of bitcoin cash miners have been signaling “Powered by BCHN” in the block’s coinbase parameters.The controversy in Bitcoin Cash land continues, but now most of the conversation is turning to watching miners. On August 5, news.Bitcoin.com reported on how the BCH difficulty adjustment algorithm (DAA) debate started a lot of infighting within the BCH community. This week a number of Bitcoin Cash mining pools have started to signal node implementations.A number of miner...
Massive $2,000,000 Prize Pool in the Biggest Ever Promotion Launched on Bitcoin Games
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Massive $2,000,000 Prize Pool in the Biggest Ever Promotion Launched on Bitcoin Games

One lucky spin can propel your bet into a 5,000X multiplier, churning out huge amounts of money. Read on to find out how.Win Every DayBitcoin Games, our very own cryptocurrency gaming portal, has teamed up with the popular games provider Pragmatic Play to bring a $2 Million tournament promotion with daily and weekly prizes. Daily Drops and Wins, as the promotion is called, offers one of the largest prize pools in the world of online casinos and is said to have taken the gaming community by storm.The promotion also allows players to win more than just once every day from a daily and weekly prize pool of $60,000.The newly launched promotion offers players the opportunity to wager on the selected games from Pragmatic Play, and win a share of over $60,000 in prizes every week. Scoring the hig...
NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Was Paid $35k to Discuss Bitcoin
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NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Was Paid $35k to Discuss Bitcoin

The notorious NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, was paid to discuss bitcoin and other digital assets at virtual conferences, according to a new court filing called “Edward Snowden Speaking Engagements 2015-2020.” Snowden has always been a supporter of digital currencies and during the mid-March crypto market carnage, the infamous whistleblower said he “felt like buying bitcoin.”Edward Snowden has been in the news lately, as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke about the possibility of pardoning the NSA whistleblower. Of course, that never happened and instead, Trump pardoned suffragette Susan B. Anthony over a $100 fine she never paid.Additionally, newly filed court documents show that Edward Snowden was paid to discuss cryptocurrencies at two specific virtual conferences during the last fe...
South African Regulator Pressures Bitcoin Investment Company, Urges Clients to Request Refunds
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South African Regulator Pressures Bitcoin Investment Company, Urges Clients to Request Refunds

An embattled bitcoin investment company, Mirror Trading International (MTI)’s troubles took another twist August 18 after the South African regulator, Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) said that it is investigating the investment company.MTI’s latest conflict with the regulator follows the cease and desist order issued against it by the Texas States Securities Board (TSSB) in July.In a press statement, the FSCA says it is of the “view that the current MTI business model requires it to be in possession of a financial service provider license.” TSSB similarly accuses MTI of operating in Texas without the requisite approvals or licenses.The South African regulator explains that it had been informed by MTI that “they accept clients’ funds in the form of bitcoin. The funds are then poo...
Google Searches For Buy Crypto At Highest Point Since January 2018
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Google Searches For Buy Crypto At Highest Point Since January 2018

Google trends data reveals that the number of “buy crypto” searches has exploded worldwide in the past few weeks to a two-year high.Simultaneously, the “buy Bitcoin” searches, which jumped prior to the 2020 halving and decreased immediately after, have increased since late July.Buy Crypto Searches To A Two-Year HighAccording to Google trends, “buy crypto” searches reached an all-time high rather expectedly during the parabolic price increase of late 2017 and early 2018. As the market was exploding with double and even triple-digit price pumps daily, retail investors displayed a massive interest in the field.However, as all cryptocurrencies went into a year-long bear market where prices fell by 95% on some occasions, so did Google searches. They picked up during the mid-2019 bull run but dr...
Light.CX Platform Review: Short-Term Bitcoin Options Trading
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Light.CX Platform Review: Short-Term Bitcoin Options Trading

[Featured content]Cryptocurrency derivatives are becoming more and more popular as the market continues to enjoy increased retail attention.Back in June, CryptoPotato reported that the monthly trading volume for cryptocurrency derivatives hit a new all-time high (ATH) with over $602 billion traded in a month. In the first quarter of 2020, Bitcoin-oriented products accounted for 78% of the entire derivatives market.One of the more exciting things to consider is the increasing interest in Bitcoin options trading. Some of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges support these contracts as well.With Light.CX, however, users can enjoy trading short-term Bitcoin options contracts and receive serious exposure to the asset’s price.What is Light.CX?Light.CX is a relatively new cryptocurrency derivative...
The Changing Face of Cryptocurrency Exchanges
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The Changing Face of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Cryptocurrency exchanges have long been known as one of the primary drivers of growth in the cryptocurrency industry, and are one of the first contact points for retail investors, enthusiasts, and traditional traders look to get involved in the industry.  Though cryptocurrency exchanges were once largely clunky, unintuitive, and difficult to get to grips with, modern exchanges are almost indistinguishable from their early counterparts and can be considered entire ecosystems unto themselves.  More Than Just Cryptocurrency Trading Recently, cryptocurrency exchanges have gone from being simple cryptocurrency speculation and trading platforms to complex ecosystems that provide cryptocurrency enthusiasts with access to a range of earning opportunities and incentives under a single platform. ...
CEO Of BTCS Explains How The Company Surpassed $1M In Crypto Assets
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CEO Of BTCS Explains How The Company Surpassed $1M In Crypto Assets

BTCS Inc. is a publicly-traded cryptocurrency and blockchain company that recently surpassed the $1 million milestone in crypto assets under management (AUM). The landmark achievement comes after crypto prices recovered from the mid-March slump (Black Thursday). Reports indicate that Bitcoin-focused crypto hedge funds are outperforming their more-traditional counterparts. BTCS plans to pursue a measured approach to diversifying its current cryptocurrency holdings. BTCS shares are up more than 215% year-to-date. In an in-depth interview with Charles Allen, CEO of BTCS, he shares his perspective on the crypto market and how BTCS is levering its position in the industry. In Mr. Allen’s words, BTCS Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) is one of the first U.S. publicly traded companies to focus on digital asse...
Timothy Sykes Reviewed – Can you profit from trading penny stocks?
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Timothy Sykes Reviewed – Can you profit from trading penny stocks?

Penny stocks are often being vilified on Wall Street and in many traditional financial media outlets. Movies such as The Wolf of Wall Street also reinforce the stereotype that penny stocks are bad, that you’ll lose all your money, and that you’ll only make an unscrupulous snake oils salesman rich.  Hence, the fact that most people who get involved with penny stocks get burned makes people skeptical about success stories such as that of Timothy Sykes. Sykes is a millionaire stock trader and entrepreneur who made his fortune by trading penny stocks. Timothy Sykes successfully turned is $12,415 Bar Mitzvah gift money into a portfolio worth about $1.65 million by trading penny stocks while still in college. Contents When there’s a strategy success is not a fluke The first time people read ...
Analyst: Chainlink Is Another Altcoin Bubble as Price Crashes 20% in 48 Hours
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Analyst: Chainlink Is Another Altcoin Bubble as Price Crashes 20% in 48 Hours

Chainlink is a bubble that is waiting to burst, and the token will eventually lose 99% of its value, according to crypto investor and analyst ‘Cryptowhale’. The warning comes as the price of Link tumbled 23% to $15.41 in 48 hours.Cryptowhale this week told his 28,000 Twitter followers that there are parallels with what is happening now to chainlink (LINK) and what happened with altcoins in 2017, the year of the historic cryptocurrency bull run.An altcoin is any other cryptocurrency, which is not bitcoin (BTC). With a market capitalization of $5.8 billion, chainlink is the world’s fifth largest digital asset, making it one of the prime examples in the altcoin market.“For months we’ve watched LINK grow exponentially. Its price has shot well beyond its intrinsic value through Defi hype, and ...