After close to a year of debates within its community, Sia has finally gone ahead with a hard fork to brick out Bitmain and Innosilicoin ASICs. Following the hard fork, only miners using Obelisk hardware will be able to mine on the blockchain. Pushing Back on Bitmain and Innosilicon ASICs Sia cofounder, David Vorick announced the news in a blog post on October 1st via the project’s Medium Account. According to Vorick: Sia is forking today
The bullish trend isn’t going to be for at least a few more months, according to a technical expert from Fundstrat Global Advisors. He holds that time is needed for the market to recover the technical damage developed through the year. Bulls Will Have to Wait At the time of writing this, Bitcoin (BTC) marks a slight decrease of less than one percent for the last 24 hours. The market’s leader also managed to stand
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Stellar (XLM) remains one of the best performers during the last 7 days. Stellar has seen an increase upwards of 20 percent for the day, and more than 50 percent for the week, now standing as the sixth largest cryptocurrency. Today Was a Good Day… Again The last few days have seen serious price action, with the overwhelming majority of cryptocurrencies marking notable increases. The serious uptick was marked by Ripple’s (XRP) rally on Friday
Paragon, the outfit which raised over $70 million in an ICO to build a “social network of cannabis startups,” has lost 96 percent of its market cap. Doing Nothing With Blockchain Perhaps the latest example of the “irrational exuberance” of the 2017 ICO rush, Paragon (PRG) , which had the backing of US rapper The Game and an infamous video to match, currently has a token market cap of just $2.7 million. The project was
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Controversial cryptocurrency payment provider BitPay appeared to back Bitcoin over altcoins this week as its CCO told mainstream media the ICO token market was “in a lot of trouble.” Singh: Market Bottom ‘Hard’ To Call Speaking to Bloomberg in an interview that also featured regular commentator Joe Weisenthal, Sonny Singh focused heavily on Bitcoin as the cryptoasset, which had a chance of upside while remaining silent on major altcoins such as Ether (ETH) . “It’s hard
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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin hit back at reports he said claimed he was a “pessimist” September 11, accusing media outlets of misrepresenting his views on cryptocurrency’s future. Bloomberg Interview Raises Eyebrows In a series of tweets, Buterin said coverage of his interview with Bloomberg September 8 had been “spun” to paint an overly negative view. Commentators had reacted to one response Buterin had given in particular, in which he said the Blockchain industry was about
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Shortly after New York regulators gave the green light to Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ stable coin, Charlie Shrem shares his two cents on the matter. He thinks the cryptocurrency represents the “Golden Gate Bridge” in the field. A ‘Solid Stable Coin’ As Bitcoinist reported September 10, the investment bank State Street will back the Gemini Dollar – a token pegged to the US dollar 1:1. It’s the first cryptocurrency from early Bitcoin investors, Cameron and Tyler
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Altcoin markets are witnessing upheaval September 11 as Ethereum (ETH) sees major sell-offs from ICOs and Dogecoin generates altcoins’ second-biggest transaction volumes. Dogecoin ‘Envy Of The Crypto World’ Data uploaded to Twitter by cryptocurrency researcher Kevin Rooke shows the abrupt rise of DOGE after developers released the coin’s long-awaited Ethereum bridge beta September 5. By adjusted 24-hour transaction volume, the whimsical asset beat every other except Bitcoin and Ethereum. Compared to other major altcoins, volume
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Bitcoin now has over 40 hard forks resulting in spin-off tokens, new research reveals, while sentiment suggests most will suffer the fate of most historical altcoins. Bitcoin’s ‘Moved On’ From Hard Forks Being a ‘Bitcoin maximalist’ may not be as crazy as you think. In the latest installment of its market research, Hong Kong based trading platform BitMEX identified 42 struggling tokens, which “seem to have forked away from Bitcoin.” All coming after the network’s first
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Parity, the wallet and blockchain provider, is shutting down its PICOPS platform effective May 24, 2018, due to complications stemming from the new EU GDPR guidelines. The company announced the decision in a blog post on its website on May 18. PICOPS: The Latest Casualty of the New EU GDPR The General Data Protection Law (GDPR) of the EU is causing problems for blockchain and cryptocurrency. Part of the fundamental principle of the blockchain is
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