Month: February 2020

Last December Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger said that 2019 was a year of “careful, prosaic BUIDLING.” Now, in an interview with CoinDesk’s Michael Casey at Davos, Behlendorf said he believes a lot of what the blockchain ecosystem was building is getting closer to becoming a net positive in the world. Citing
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Retired UFC fighter Ben Askren, who is known for supporting several cryptocurrencies in the last few years, recently stated that he thinks XRP is a scam. UFC fighter bashes XRP, calls it a ‘scam’ XRP, currently the third-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, has seen its fair share of accusations over the years.
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XRP price growth remains lackluster as February begins, despite blockchain payment network Ripple releasing 500 million tokens from its escrow. Data from the XRP blockchain noted by monitoring resource Whale Alert on Feb. 1 confirmed a single transaction of 500,000,000 tokens worth $119.5 million left Ripple’s escrow the same day. XRP “rewards” bagholders with 26%
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This reporter attended his first bitcoin meetup in sunny Scotland on Thursday. It took place in the Bayes Centre – Edinburgh University’s snazzy artificial intelligence and data science hub. It also happens to be the spot where IOHK, the creators of the Cardano cryptocurrency, helped establish a Blockchain Technology Laboratory.  The topic of the meetup,
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Recent data from crypto data site Coin Metrics shows USDT tokens change locations every eight days on average.  “The trailing 12 month velocity of @Tether_to on Omni, Ethereum and Tron has rapidly and consistently increased since September and currently sits at ATHs, where on average each $USDT turns over 46 times per year,” Coin Metrics posted on
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Richard Rosenblum is co-founder and co-head of trading at crypto liquidity provider GSR. The opinions below are the author’s and do not reflect the position of CoinDesk. Like futures, the launch of bitcoin options on major exchanges has been met with anticipation. Hopeful observers believe the CME’s and Bakkt’s entry into the burgeoning options market
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