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2018 Sees 550% Uptick in Exempt ICO Securities Offerings Filed With the US SEC: Report

[ad_1] 2018 witnessed a significant uptick in the number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) authorized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sell securities to large-scale investors, according to financial news channel MarketWatch, Jan. 11.MarketWatch reportedly compiled its data for 2018 by searching the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system for keywords such as “coin,” “ICO,” “token,” “initial coin offering” and “saft.”Their research reportedly
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Quantum Threat

[ad_1] IBM has just come out with the world’s very first commercially available quantum computer known as the Q System One.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, quantum computers think a bit differently than the PCs and smartphones we have now and are much better at solving complex mathematical problems. The release of this new computer instantly piqued the interest of some members in crypto who asked: “does this new
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Long-Dormant Bitcoin Whales Resuming Activity Could Rock Price Action, Analysts Say

[ad_1] The number of active Bitcoin (BTC) wallets, many of which have long been dormant, has seen an uptick that could herald some major market movements, Bloomberg reports Jan. 11.Bloomberg bases its report on data and analysis from crypto analytics startup Flipside Crypto, which sealed the backing of major crypto exchange Coinbase and veteran crypto venture capital firm Digital Currency Group (DCG) back in November.According to Flipside, as of Oct.
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Japan Approves 17th Cryptocurrency Exchange – Its First in Over a Year

[ad_1] It has been over a year since Japan’s Financial Services Agency last approved a cryptocurrency exchange to legally operate in the country. Coincheck, which was hacked early last year, has become the 17th fully-registered crypto exchange in the country. The exchange has made numerous improvements after it was acquired by Monex Group. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations FSA Finally Approves Coincheck Japan’s
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Mongolia Will See At Least 1000 New Bitcoin Miners In 2019

[ad_1] Participants in Mongolia’s Bitcoin mining industry plan to significantly expand the scope of their operations, local media report January 11. Japan’s Ginco Doubles Down On Mongolia The East Asian country, known for its cheap electricity and being home to the world’s northernmost desert, will see one of its miners almost treble in size this year alone, despite the ongoing Bitcoin bear market. “The business environment is increasingly harsh, but
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What We Know About Yellow Vests’ Bank Run and How Crypto Could Help It

[ad_1] On Jan. 7, activists of the French grassroots political movement the Gilets Jaunes — Yellow Vests — announced a bank run via social media, essentially hoping to meet their goals by destabilizing the local financial system.Dubbed the “Collectors’ Referendum,” the movement’s latest demonstration calls on supporters to withdraw their savings from financial institutions on Saturday, Jan. 12. While the political action does not mention cryptocurrencies, it seems that such
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US State of Wyoming Passes Two New Blockchain, Crypto-Related Bills

[ad_1] The state legislature of the American state of Wyoming has reportedly passed two new house bills that aim to foster a regulatory environment conducive to cryptocurrency and blockchain innovation. The developments were reported by the president of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, Caitlin Long, in two tweets posted Jan. 10 and Jan. 11.To press time, only the status of one of the bills — House Bill 62 — has been
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A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Mining Rigs Available Today

[ad_1] Over the last year, cryptocurrencies have lost a lot of value yet bitcoin miners continue to process transactions and earn block rewards. A bunch of new mining rigs were announced in 2018 that packed some serious hashrate. As the new year begins, some of the top devices that process between 28-76 trillion hashes per second (TH/s) can be now be purchased from ASIC manufacturers and third party vendors. Also
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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Strong Impulse Tests Macro Support Levels

[ad_1] Finally, after about a week or so of a tight, range-bound market, bitcoin poked right through support. This swift move dropped the price nearly 10% in the span of just a few short hours: Figure 1: BTC-USD, Hourly Candles, 11% Drop Not only did this move occur on high spread, it occured on high volume. This level of supply and overall lack of demand is nothing something you would
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Crypto Conference Industry Remains in Bull Market, New Data Shows

[ad_1] More often than not, the first thing to be cut out of the budget is marketing. When the going gets tough and the coffers start emptying, the first head on the chopping block is usually the marketing intern. Followed by PR and event organization. But while the industry’s certainly seen a few layoffs in 2018, crypto conferences are still going strong. Crypto Conferences Bucking a Trend According to cryptocurrency