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The Darknet’s Largest Marketplace Is Closing – But a Replacement Is on Its Way

[ad_1] After more than five years of business, Dream is preparing to close its doors. The darknet marketplace (DNM) will shut up shop within a month, before relaunching under a new name and onion domain. The move has caused jitters within the darknet community, with buyers seeking reassurances that the site hasn’t been compromised by law enforcement. Also read: 6 Popular Darknet Marketplaces That Accept Cryptocurrency Dream Moves House to
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The Implications of Fusing 5G and Blockchain

[ad_1] Analysts have been anticipating the implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) for several years. However, there have been two main impediments to its success: capacity and security.But now, the introduction of a new technology could change that. This year, major carriers like AT&T and Verizon will be introducing 5G, the latest generation of cellular mobile communications. The 5G platform brings a high data rate, reduced latency, energy savings,
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Supercharge Your BCH Workflow With Bitcoin.com’s SLP and Badger SDKs

[ad_1] Last summer, Bitcoin.com launched a developer suite so Bitcoin Cash (BCH) programmers could have access to a slew of resources, tools, and software development kits (SDK). At the time, the web portal contained three key tools for blockchain programmers: the Bitbox SDK, REST, and the GUI platform. Now, Developer.Bitcoin.com hosts two more SDKs so developers can build applications with Badger Wallet and the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP). Also read:
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The SEC Postpones its Decision on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF

[ad_1] A recent report has revealed that the U.S top financial watchdog, the SEC has pushed forward its decision as regards approving or disapproving a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposed by San Francisco-based crypto startup, Bitwise. SEC Postpone Judgement on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF A previous report revealed that Bitwise Asset Management along with NYSE Arca, an Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-owned firm filed for the registration of a Bitcoin ETF early this
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Japan’s Largest Railway Company Considers New Crypto Payment System for Transport Cards

[ad_1] Kazuhiro Tokita, representative director, board member and president at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange DeCurret, unveiled a new cryptocurrency payment system during a business presentation in Tokyo on March 27. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the presentation the same day.The new system would enable the SUICA payment card issued by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Japan’s biggest railway company, to be topped-up with cryptocurrency. Still, the report points out that
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Tezos, Cardano, EOS, Binance Coin, Neo

[ad_1] The crypto community will have to wait till the second half of May to know the fate of the Bitcoin ETF applications by VanEck and Bitwise, as the US SEC has again delayed its decision. Very few people expect the Bitcoin ETF to see the light of the day in 2019. Hence, even if it is not approved, the impact on crypto prices is likely to be limited. However,
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PwC is Top Recruiter for Blockchain-Related Jobs on Indeed, Big 4 Auditing Firms Follow

[ad_1] Big four auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the top recruiter for blockchain-related jobs on recruitment platform Indeed, search results showed at press time on March 30.At press time, PwC is responsible for 40 blockchain-related job offers on the platform. Other big four auditing firms are apparently recruiting professionals in this niche on the platform: more precisely, Ernst & Young posted 17 such announcements, while Deloitte posted 10.This leaves Klynveld
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Manufacturing Giants Bitmain and Canaan Announce Second-Generation Miners

[ad_1] On March 29, the two largest mining rig manufacturers, Canaan Creative and Bitmain Technologies, announced the sale of their next generation devices that process the SHA-256 algorithm. Both firms are gearing up to sell the new products this spring as a slew of mining operations have been prepping up new facilities in order to take advantage of the wet season in China. Also read: Mempool ‘Spam’ and Rising Fees:
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Bitcoin Stays Near $4,100 as Top Cryptos See Mixed Movements

[ad_1] Saturday, March 30 — the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) stays near $4,100.Market visualization courtesy of Coin360Bitcoin has seen nearly no price movement on the day, trading at around $4,095 after having reported a mid-day high of $4,275, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is nearly one and three quarters of a percent
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Algeria Embroiled in Political and Economic Unrest – Time to Lift Bitcoin Ban?

[ad_1] Algeria, one of North Africa’s largest producers of oil and gas, is currently going through serious political and economic turmoil.  Amid the current unrest, it’s perhaps high-time for the country to reconsider its position on Bitcoin as it has proven itself as a viable alternative during times of upheaval.  Algeria: Arab Spring 2.0? Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is going through major political and economic turmoil.