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Iran Declares Telegram Crypto Aspirations an Act Against National Security

[ad_1] The Iranian government has taken further steps against Telegram’s cryptocurrency development, the Tehran Times reports Dec. 31.Secretary of the Criminal Content Definition Task Force Javad Javidnia has declared that any cooperation with the encrypted messaging app to launch its Gram token will be considered an act against national security and a disruption to the national economy. Javidnia stated:“One of the most important factors in banning Telegram was a sense
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Embracing Utility in 2019: Unreliable Crypto Networks Will Lose to Hyperbitcoinization

[ad_1] Cryptocurrencies started gaining significant mainstream attention in 2017 and speculation brought coin values to unseen levels, before quickly deflating. Now, after a decade, it seems this technology is entering a new era that can actually move past speculation to embrace real-world utility. The only way this feat will be accomplished, however, is by offering a complete mixture of accessibility, sensible transaction fees, and censorship resistance, as promised by proponents
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Year in review, year in preview

[ad_1] 2018 kicked off in the midst of a crypto craze reminiscent of the dotCom one almost 2 decades ago; the grand promise and vast potential of distributed ledger technology had finally started to reach the mainstream and everyone wanted in. During such bull-fear-of-missing-out periods, focus gets blurred and details get lost on many. At the IOTA Foundation, we decided to keep on track and focus our resources on growing
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Tony Robbins Explains How Bitcoin Works to His 3 Million Followers

[ad_1] If you’ve recently wondered, “What the heck is bitcoin, and how does it work?” then you’re probably new around here. Life coach, Tony Robbins, just explained all to his 3+ million Twitter followers, and just in time for New Year. Tony’s Theme Tony’s Tweet links to a blog post on his website credited to ‘Team Tony’, which they must have written at the start of the year, based on
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Seven New Year’s Resolutions for Bitcoiners

[ad_1] In the time-honored tradition of goal setting for the new year, Bitcoin Magazine has compiled a short list of seven possible New Year’s Resolutions for Bitcoiners as we head into 2019. Building a strong Bitcoin community begins with individual efforts, some small, others more ambitious and labor intensive. What might you do to contribute to the Bitcoin ecosystem this year? Teach five people about bitcoin and help them set
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Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack

[ad_1] Hacks and heists have been a threat for as long as bitcoin has been worth stealing. By 2011, as Bitcoin was easing into its second year of life and its first bubble, early cryptocurrency exchanges were bringing liquidity and price discovery to the nascent ecosystem. At the same time, they were providing an outlet for thieves to offload stolen coins, which they proceeded to do by the thousands. Also
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Bitcoin’s Institutionalization: Dates to Watch in 2019

[ad_1] It’s been over a year since the Cboe and CME listed the world’s first bitcoin futures contracts, the first ever bitcoin investment product to hit the legacy market. Both futures went live just before bitcoin peaked at its $20,000 all-time high. Out-the-gate trading for the derivatives reflected 2017’s market mania, and Cboe’s futures alone traded over 800 contracts (roughly $12,000,000 at the time) within the first two hours of
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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Dec. 31

[ad_1] The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange.It is the last day of a very tough year for crypto traders. While 2018 started on an upbeat note, it is ending with uncertainty.
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What is Red Pulse (PHX)? | A Beginners Guide

[ad_1] Red Pulse is a blockchain-based intelligence platform covering China’s economy and capital markets. It aims to simplify and streamline the vast amount of news and information that circulates around the Chinese markets. Following a token swap in 2018, the native token of the system is now PHX. In this guide, we will cover: What is Red Pulse? How Does Red Pulse Work? Coin Supply and Staking Mechanism History and
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Cryptocurrency Exchange Altcoin Delisting Ramps Up and Wraps Up 2018

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency investors aren’t the only ones dumping altcoins in 2018. Cryptocurrency exchanges, notably Kucoin (world’s ~54th largest) and Houbi (world’s 4th largest), have been delisting tokens and putting several tokens on notice for being at-risk for removal. The cause of these delistings and warnings is poor liquidity and low trading volumes. If the project itself is at risk of bankruptcy, liquidation, or security breaches, it could also face delisting