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Crypto Market Round-Up: Another Bitcoin Break Near $4000 or Are The Bulls Rushing the Gate? Bitcoin is over $3900 globally, though many exchanges still have it trading closer to $3850. Ethereum's broken beyond $140, might take $150 before the day is through. Bitcoin Cash is right behind it. It's green everywhere you look. Even Bitcoin SV is on the rebound, resting at $68 after $155 million in trades.

Blockstream Publishes Schnorr-Based Test Code for Bitcoin Blockchain Upgrade The Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme MuSig, a test code for a potential upgrade to the Bitcoin blockchain, has been released by blockchain tech firm Blockstream, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18.

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, TRON, Stellar, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV: Price Analysis, February 18 While markets are currently staging a recovery attempt, some analysts feel negative sentiment will drive prices lower still.

Privacy Crypto Beam Gets Funding from 'Japanese LinkedIn' Recruit Privacy-oriented cryptocurrency startup Beam has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from "Japan's equivalent to LinkedIn" Recruit Co., Ltd. Recruit announced the news Monday, stating that the investment is through its $25 million-sized RSP Blockchain Tech Fund, which was set up last November.

Survey: 'Blockchain' Was Most Overrated Buzzword of 2018 A survey has determined that advertisers believe the word "blockchain" to have been the most overrated of 2018. This is hardly a surprise as many companies from fields completely unrelated to cryptocurrency claimed to use or test blockchain technology last year with little to show for it.

Bitmain Unveils Its Latest Energy-Efficient Mining Chip for Bitcoin Like the BM1391 chip that came before it, the BM1397 will be powered by the advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology called the 7nm FinFET process, integrating more than a billion transistors and "optimized for maximum efficiency." A statement from Bitmain on its blog reads:.

IOTA Foundation and Nova to Support Startups Utilising DLT IOTA Foundation, the developer of distributed ledger technology, announced this Monday that it has partnered with Liverpool-based tech cofoundery Nova, to support startups utilising DLT.

Bitcoin's Bullishness at an Extreme: A Look at the BTC Recent Price Action Given Bitcoin's recent positive price action, it seems fitting that we take a look at where it stands at currently and where its potential trajectory points us toward. Most in the crypto community have observed the sharp increase in Bitcoin's price action over the last 24 hours and, in particular, over the last week:.

Germany Explores Blockchain Strategy as Bitcoin Wars Heat Up Germany is exploring how to deploy blockchain technology as the global bitcoin wars heat up across Europe, Asia, and the US.

Op Ed: Why It's Unsafe to Store Private Crypto Keys in the Cloud You always pay attention when you read an article. And you were half-expecting me to prove a point. I'm almost certain that some people will actually need to reread both paragraphs to spot the difference. Adrian now goes on to store his unencrypted private keys to his personal iCloud account.

Blockstream Releases Test Code for Proposed Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr Schnorr signatures, a code change likely to be one of the biggest coming upgrades to bitcoin, have now gone from a theoretical idea to real code courtesy of technology startup Blockstream.

Everything You Should Know About Bitcoin Address Formats A wallet address, comprising a string of 26-35 alphanumeric characters, is all it takes to send and receive bitcoin. Any bitcoin address can be used to transfer cryptocurrency to any other address on the network, provided the sender's wallet software supports that address type.

New App Lets Users Tip On Twitter With Bitcoin Twitter users can now send small bitcoin transactions as a tip if they like a tweet, according to reports. A new app called Tippin has been released as a Chrome extension, and is currently available to the browser's users.

Paxful Invests in African Education, Plans to Build 100 Schools with Bitcoin Paxful, one of the leading peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplaces, plans huge investments in Africa, targeting to improve the education sector. Currently, the exchange has already constructed two schools and is already on its third in Rwanda, which is funded by Bitcoin.

Crypto Adoption: Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Coming to Post Offices in Liechtenstein A post office in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, is now offering cryptocurrency exchange services for its customers. The first phase of the rollout, launched on February 15, allows people to buy Bitcoin at one Liechtenstein Post location. Phase two will involve more locations and four more leading cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin 's Golden Cross Theory: The bottom for Bitcoin is closer than expected Bitcoin had suffered a massive attack from the bears in 2018 and at the start of 2019. The prices seem to be stuck in a loop, bouncing between resistance points, tracing a sideways movement. The price hasn't seen any huge movements ever since it fell down from the $6,000 range, and it is undergoing small movements which are negligible.

Bullish Sentiment for Bitcoin As Long Bets Near 11-Month Highs Bullish bets on bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by value, reached 11-month highs on Monday, according to the data from the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.

Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 29% More Efficiency 18, mining rig manufacturing giant Bitmain Technologies announced its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip for mining SHA-256 cryptocurrencies like BTC and BCH. According to Bitmain, the mining chip, called the BM1397, is more efficient when mining proof of work coins and the new chips will be installed in the latest Antminer series of devices.

Bitcoin Aside, After ICO's Are STO's The Everyman's IPO? It would be foolish to say that token sales are dead, as the year-end results from 2018 and a relatively decent showing at the start of 2019 demonstrate. Even so, it is hard to deny that the once shining beacon of blockchain is decidedly unsustainable over the long term.

Earnings Report Hints 'Amazon of Japan' May Enable Bitcoin and Crypto Payments Japan's e-commerce giant Rakuten is set to release an updated mobile app that may enable cryptocurrency payments. The company, touted as the "Amazon of Japan", will release the app on March 18.

Returning Investors Could Push Bitcoin Past $4,000 Vít Jedlička: President at The Free Republic of Liberland. Roy Liu: Head Of Business Development at TRON Foundation. Svetlin Nakov: Blockchain engineer, professional experience Building Decentralized Apps. KOHEI KURIHARA, President of Tokyo Chapter - Government Blockchain Association, Founder and CMO - Collabogate.

You Can Now Send Bitcoin Tips Over Lightning on Twitter When "liking" your favorite tweet isn't enough, you can now send small bitcoin transactions. Announced Saturday, the beta app Tippin has released a new Chrome Extension available to Google browser users.

Few Markets Retain Top Market Cap Ranking After Bull Cycle Many cryptocurrencies rose and fell during the 2017 bull market and subsequent year of bearish retracement. While the top four crypto assets by market cap have remained the same over the last two years, more than half of the leading markets as of Feb.

Bitcoin Price Tops $3,800, Ethereum and XRP Surge As Cambridge Associates Advises Institutional Investors to Buy Crypto Institutional consultancy firm Cambridge Associates says it's time for institutional investors to buy cryptocurrency. Cambridge, a consultant for pensions and endowments, says the fundamentals are strong. It recommends investors take "a considerable amount of time learning about the space" before jumping in, reports Bloomberg.

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