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EGifter Will Be Among First BitPay Merchant To Accept XRP Cryptocurrency

[ad_1] BitPay, a leading provider of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment services, announced on Jan. 21 the launch of XRP payments and cross-border transfers. BitPay has also added support for XRP — the cryptocurrency used by Ripple’s payment network — to the BitPay Wallet app. Although rumors were circulating on Jan. 20 across Twitter and Reddit that BitPay had added support for XRP, the company officially confirmed its work with Ripple’s developer
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Wildcards Purports to Save Endangered Species With Technical First For Ethereum

[ad_1] It’s the first successful live deployment on the Ethereum mainnet of something called a “scalable Harberger tax contract,” and it might just help save at-risk animals.Cointelegraph attended the CV Labs pitch session in Davos, Switzerland today, an event running alongside the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum. In the basement of the Pöstli Club, crypto entrepreneurs took to the stage to give brief presentations on their current projects.
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EIDOS Transaction Volumes Skew 2019 DApp Market Report

[ad_1] The transaction volume going through the EIDOS decentralized application (dApp) has massively skewed the results of the 2019 dApp Market Report, published Jan. 20. The token airdrop dApp on the EOS blockchain, saw almost three times as many transactions in 2019 as all of the other dApps on nine leading platforms combined.Perhaps the most notable aspect about this statistic is that EIDOS did not launch until 1st November 2019.In
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We Anticipate a Hard Fork in Mid-February

[ad_1] Charles Hoskinson, co-founder and CEO of IOHK, the blockchain firm behind Cardano (ADA), said that he expects the coin to see a hard fork in mid-February.During a livestream on Jan. 17, Hoskinson noted that he expects Cardano’s consensus algorithm to be upgraded with a hard fork next month. He said that he has “pretty high certainty” that the Ouroboros Bizantine Fault-Tolerant Consensus Protocol (OBFT) will be implemented in mid-February:“Looks
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South Korea Considers Imposing a 20% Income Tax on Cryptocurrencies

[ad_1] South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance is considering imposing a 20% tax on income from cryptocurrency transactions.According to a report published by local English-language news outlet The Korea Times on Jan. 20, the ministry had reportedly ordered its income office to review cryptocurrency taxation. The Korea Times cited an anonymous official who reportedly said that the ministry has not finalized its plan, but noted that the government may
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Bitcoin Price Drops Over $500 in 5 Minutes, Top Altcoins Also See Red

[ad_1] Sunday, Jan. 19 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting severe losses on the day by press time as well as Bitcoin (BTC) which now hovers just under the $8,600 mark falling from today’s high of nearly $9,200, making it a 7.32% loss.Market visualization courtesy of Coin360Bitcoin price is currently down by 3.08% on the day, trading at around $8,636 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking
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WisdomTree Grows a Stablecoin Today to Nurture a Crypto ETF Tomorrow

[ad_1] The news that WisdomTree, a major asset manager with $63.8 billion in assets under its belt, plans to launch a regulated stablecoin — pending approval from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission — could be a significant development.It would bring a unique combination of being an enterprise level and having financial regulatory experience to the stablecoin arena — and if talks with the SEC go well, perhaps even
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Crypto News From Japan: Jan. 13-17 in Review

[ad_1] This week’s news from Japan included additional comments against crypto trading from China, Binance’s potential involvement in Japan, positivity from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), more crypto exits from European Union (EU) regions, and stablecoin positivity from France.Check out some of this week’s crypto and blockchain headlines, originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan.China reaffirms its stance against crypto tradingCrypto-hostile China has once again confirmed its ban on crypto asset trading,
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Is Central Asia the New Safe Haven for Crypto Mining Amid Iran-US Crisis?

[ad_1] Recently, the cryptocurrency mining community has been shaken with rumors of Chinese miners leaving Iran — where crypto mining is authorized as an industrial activity — for Central Asia. The move has ostensibly been taken in an attempt to find a new safe haven amid the tensions between the United States and Iran, as well as rising oil and energy prices.Iran’s attraction for crypto mining operations lies in subsidized