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The Holy Grail for DApps Moving Beyond Buzzword Status

[ad_1] Decentralized apps (DApp) continue to be a major focus point for developers in the crypto space. However, 2019 ended with DApps still far off from reaching their much-touted potential of being the “future of the internet.”DApp projects in 2019 continued to suffer from their usual issues like poor user retention and the difficulties of navigating user interfaces (UI), among others. While some projects boast market capitalizations north of $100
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Data Shows $25 Billion Worth of Bitcoin and Ether Held by Seven Crypto Exchanges

[ad_1] On January 3, 2020, a small group of crypto enthusiasts celebrated the second annual Proof-of-Keys day with hopes to get people to withdraw funds from centralized digital currency exchanges. However, exchanges holding massive amounts of BTC only saw their reserves grow larger and data shows that Coinbase now holds 1 million BTC ($8.4 billion). Crypto users are still keeping large sums of digital asset holdings on trading platforms despite
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A Stronger Foundation for Bitcoin ETF Applications

[ad_1] One of the recurring themes in the digital asset markets across 2018 and 2019 has been the failure of multiple Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications to gain the approval of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.Each new application was met with anticipation, only to be dismissed for the same reason: concern over how the ETF would derive its price, whether this price could be manipulated, and if
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Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1,000 Jobs Added in a Year

[ad_1] Crypto Valley, a fintech-friendly region centered on the canton of Zug, has been expanding to other parts of Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein. Despite all the challenges facing the blockchain industry, favorable regulations and improving access to banking and legal services are attracting more and more crypto companies. Their number has increased for a third consecutive year and many new jobs have been created. Also read: Leading Swiss Stock Exchange
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Tax Agencies Step Up Efforts to Hone in on Crypto Tax Evasion

[ad_1] The year 2019, for a short while, raised expectations that stablecoins would bring about mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. 2020, however, seems to be dousing those hopes with ever-tightening regulation that is putting pressure on investors and companies alike.The first complication came only 10 days into the year. In early January, the European Union’s landmark Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, or 5AMLD, was signed into law. The law is the latest
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Bitcoin is the Only Asset With “Sharpe Ratio” More Than 1: PlanB

[ad_1] Bitcoin Twitter commentator PlanB has claimed that BTC is the only asset that has a Sharpe ratio of greater than 1. The Sharpe ratio describes the increased rate of return received for the extra volatility sustained when holding a riskier type of asset. Risk vs. Reward To understand the Sharpe ratio, one must take into consideration the returns of holding a risk-free asset, compared to holding a riskier asset
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The Fallout From Onecoin’s Ponzi Scheme Continues to Impact Investors

[ad_1] In late 2019, the remnants of multi-level Ponzi scheme Onecoin crumbled. However, Onecoin’s founder, dubbed the ‘crypto queen,’ Ruja Ignatova, remains on the run and law enforcement haven’t caught up with her yet. Moreover, police are investigating two churches in New Zealand that allegedly have links to the Onecoin operation and founders. Also read: Onecoin Websites Suspended as the $4 Billion Ponzi Crumbles After Onecoin Operations Implode in Cairns,
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Greatest Promise Is to Transform the Developing World

[ad_1] The biggest topic in the mobile industry over the last few years has been 5G. In an industry that has been starved for innovation in this interregnum between the launch of the iPhone and the full-scale integration of next-generation technologies like augmented reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain, the introduction of the 5G network has become a sort of catch-all for carriers and handset manufacturers to lean on as the
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Litecoin’s Charlie Lee Proposes Miner Donations

[ad_1] A 1% donation of the block reward to fund Litecoin (LTC) development – this is what Charlie Lee, the coin’s founder, proposes as a solution to underfunded initiatives. Litecoin Miners May Afford to Support Development with 1% Fee Litecoin miners, which also take rewards for Dogecoin and other Scrypt-based algorithms, can afford to share some of their block rewards, commented Lee. 1/ I think a better way to fund
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Litecoin Creator Proposes Miners Voluntarily Donate 1% for Development

[ad_1] Litecoin (LTC) founder Charlie Lee proposed mining pool donations as a new funding method for cryptocurrency development.  “I think a better way to fund development is mining pools voluntarily donate a portion of the block reward,” Lee said in a tweet on Jan. 24, adding:“How about Litecoin pools donate 1% (0.125 LTC) of block rewards to the @LTCFoundation? If every miner/pool does this, it amounts to about $1.5MM donation per