Bittrex’ Delisting Policy Leaves Cryptocurrencies Out in the Cold

Bittrex’ Delisting Policy Leaves Major Cryptocurrencies out in the ColdBittrex’ coin listing and delisting policy has long been a mystery to outsiders, who have struggled to make sense of it. That mystery deepened this week after the exchange announced that it was removing Mysterium, a coin it only added last year and which still had respectable trade volume. Upon news of the delisting, Mysterium […]

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Telegram Followers – The New Metric for Cryptocurrency Success

Telegram Followers - The New Metric for Cryptocurrency SuccessCryptocurrencies are gauged by the size of their market cap. It’s a crude reckoner, but it’s good enough for most purposes. But what about projects that have yet to issue their coins or host their token sale? Increasingly, investors are turning to one metric that’s hard to fake and indicative of widespread support – Telegram […]

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If Your Crypto Doesn’t Have a Mobile Wallet It’s Not Really a Currency

If Your Crypto Doesn’t Have a Mobile Wallet It’s Not Really a CurrencyAnyone can create a cryptocurrency. It’s a surprisingly simple process, especially if you copy the codebase of an existing coin and give it a new name. That’s how many of the most popular cryptocurrencies such as litecoin were born. But creating a cryptocurrency and mining the genesis block isn’t enough: until that coin has its […]

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This Week in Bitcoin: Kraken, Korea and a Whole Lotta Crazy

This Week in Bitcoin: Kraken, Korea and a Whole Lotta CrazyThis week in bitcoin was all about Korea, although every week in bitcoin is all about Korea. Markets dropping? Blame Korea. Markets soaring? Credit Korea. Zero fee trading sends a pointless altcoin pumping? You bet it comes from Korea. While real news, fake news, and news whose legitimacy is a matter of dispute emanated from […]

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Kucoin Issues a Warning After Bitcoin Diamond Soars 40x and Then Crashes

Kucoin Issues a Warning After Bitcoin Diamond Soars 40x and Then CrashesEver since the arrival of bitcoin cash, forked coins have been en vogue. While BCH has succeeded in gaining traction, not only on exchanges, but also in the real world, the stragglers have struggled. There is little evidence that the likes of bitcoin gold and bitcoin diamond are used for anything other than speculation. That […]

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Bitcoin Enthusiast Finds Undiscovered Cave and Names It Satoshi

Italian Explorer Finds Undiscovered Cave and Names It SatoshiFew people will ever encounter an undiscovered natural wonder, and then have the pleasure of naming it. That’s what happened to Guido Turricchia and his intrepid band of explorers deep within the Papua New Guinean jungle and deep beneath the earth. The speleologist found a new cave and had the honor of christening it. The […]

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Exchange Problems Mount at Kraken and Coinbase but Bitfinex Reopens Registrations

Exchange Problems Mount at Kraken and Coinbase but Bitfinex Reopens Registrations for 10k+ DepositsExchanges are regarded by many in the cryptocurrency world as a necessary evil. They provide liquidity and an on-ramp from fiat currency, but many other aspects of their service leaves a lot to desired. From onerous KYC requests to sudden withdrawal of service, nary a week goes by without major exchanges leaving customers seething. This […]

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Notorious Domain XBT.com Goes up for Sale at 200 BTC

Notorious Domain XBT.com Goes up for Sale at 200 BTCXBT.com, one of the web’s most desirable domain names, is up for sale. Its current owners, XBT Holding SA, are seeking 200 BTC – or about $2.9 million – for the site. The domain is coveted partially because XBT is the abbreviation that many institutional trading platforms use for bitcoin, and also on account of […]

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Bitstamp Is Asking Users Who Want to Withdraw a Lot of Questions

Bitstamp Is Asking Users Who Want to Withdraw a Lot of QuestionsCustomers of Slovenia’s Bitstamp exchange are being forced to jump through hoops to meet an unprecedented level of compliance. A widely circulated image, purporting to reveal Bitstamp’s enhanced KYC procedure, has been attracting a lot of attention. The document requests screenshots of other cryptocurrency exchange profiles, bank account statements showing fiat deposits to third party […]

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Crypto Companies Cashing in on the Name of Bitcoin’s Founding Fathers

The Crypto Companies Cashing in on the Name Of Bitcoin’s Founding FathersBitcoin is a powerful brand. Even uttering its name – or that of its underlying technology, blockchain – can be enough to revive tired companies and send stock prices soaring. But Bitcoin isn’t the only name strategically deployed for marketing purposes: companies are also shamelessly cashing in on the name of the cryptocurrency’s founding fathers. […]

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