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Quarantined Gamers Are Straining Microsoft Azure-based Blockchain Platform

[ad_1] Microsoft has acknowledged that the quarantined gamers are putting a strain on its Azure cloud platform which is a backbone of the company’s Blockchain As a Service (BaaS) offering.In the SEC filing, Microsoft addresses the impact of “the global health pandemic” on its Azure cloud services. The company admits that in certain regions “deployments for some compute resource types (...) drop below our typical 99.99 percent success rates”. Furthermore,
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Top Monero Faucets – Earn Monero (XMR) For Free

[ad_1] Many people want to get their hands on Monero (XMR) for free. Monero faucets are a great place to start your journey of earning free XMR. In this article, we review the best monero faucets available in 2020, how to use them and how to select the right faucet. A monero faucet is a website or app that enables you to earn some Monero (XMR) for performing small tasks
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Cryptocurrency News From Japan: March 29

[ad_1] This week’s headlines from Japan included the country’s Financial Services Agency revealing feedback from the public on recent regulation, the Cabinet Office Ordinance announcing regulatory changes, Zaif exchange removing three crypto assets, BitBank’s COO predicting crypto exchange mergers, and Nomura Research Institute issuing Japan’s first blockchain-based bond. Check out some of this week’s crypto and blockchain headlines, originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan.Japanese FSA receives comments on new regulationsThe Japanese Financial
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Coronavirus and Bitcoin: Why COVID-19 is Bitcoin’s Biggest Test

[ad_1] Bitcoin and Coronavirus (COVID-19) is economic history in motion: Not only is Bitcoin facing its first genuinely unified and global external threat, but it’s also doing so to the background music if a potentially hyperinflating U.S. Dollar. Coronavirus and Bitcoin can help us correlate the relationship between the impact of external factors (public fear/panic and global pandemic) and borderless digital currency.  A bullish sentiment would focus on the possibility of
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Retail Bought $3.7K Bitcoin Price Dip on Record $76B Volume: Report

[ad_1] Although the Coronavirus pandemic has led many brick and mortar industries to close operations, cryptocurrency exchanges seem to have had their best month in a long time. According to an exchange report released by CryptoCompare, Bitcoin (BTC) trading volume saw record-breaking numbers throughout the month.Cryptocurrency market daily view. Source: Coin360The March 13 market crash that brought the Bitcoin price from $8,000 to a low of $3,800 in 24 hours registered
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Bitcoin’s Hedging Performance in the Wake of the Coronavirus Outbreak

[ad_1] The recent coronavirus outbreak has far-reaching consequences beyond the spread of the disease and efforts to quarantine it. Recently, we’ve experienced one of the most severe stock market crashes in modern times: On March 9, 2020, the Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded a drop of -7.8%, which happened to be its worst single-day loss ever. However, on Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Dow then recorded the fifth-largest drop in
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Freebitco.in Gaming Site Launches Covid-19 Relief Fund – Donating 20% House Edge to Healthcare Efforts

[ad_1] The owners of the website Freebitco.in have announced a coronavirus relief fund following the myriad of other crypto companies donating funds to help fight the covid-19 pandemic. Freebitco.in is an extremely popular gaming website that saw more than 40 million visitors last month in web traffic and the site ranks #2,379 globally according to Alexa ratings. The website is donating 20% of the house edge to an organization that
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Minority Communities Targeted By Crypto Bottled Water Scam

[ad_1] The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former pastor and his wife for stealing $500,000 through a trio of fraudulent businesses, including a cryptocurrency offering purportedly backed by a bottled water business.According to a complaint filed on April 2, the pair also sold fake shares in their struggling water business, Teshuater, in addition to conjuring up a non-existent Bitcoin (BTC) mining outfit to dupe investors in
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Staking, Consensus and the Pursuit of Decentralization

[ad_1] Oh, the wonders of decentralized consensus — that dream of permissionless blockchains to be censorship-resistant, trustless, collaborative and egalitarian for a potentially global community of users. While lofty in ideals, consensus is foundational for each crypto network, which must agree upon that most basic question of who decides what on the network.Decentralized consensus in the form of a proof-of-work mechanism was at the core of Satoshi Nakamoto’s innovation when
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YouTuber Gets Banned by Western Union for Life, Bitcoin Fixes This

[ad_1] A business owner has posted a YouTube video asserting that Western Union inexplicably banned him for life as a result of his dealings in central Africa. Bitcoin fixes this. Ban Comes Without Explanation In the video Ben Taylor, a.k.a. Pleasant Green, discusses the establishment of a photography business in Africa that included charity work. He asserts that for over three years he used Western Union to send money to