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Can Ripple Effectively Rival Bitcoin and Ethereum in Terms of Success?

Can Ripple Effectively Rival Bitcoin and Ethereum in Terms of Success?

Their XRP business model is entwined with the success of the company. One cannot succeed without the other, that much is evident. There is still a lot of confusion regarding Ripple and their XRP token. Unlike cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, Ripple is not targeting the same market. More specifically, the company wants to […]

Bitcoin Cash Wins Mining Power as Price Falls Back Below $600

Bitcoin Cash Wins Mining Power as Price Falls Back Below $600

Bitcoin may be winning the battle for investment dollars, but when it comes to attracting mining power, competition is heating up. After the bitcoin cash blockchain experienced a major adjustment this weekend, the less than one-month-old cryptocurrency has seen a dramatic reduction in mining difficulty, and perhaps more crucially, an increase in its profitability for those providing computing power […]

Bitcoin Price Jumped From $3,000 to $4,000 in Just 60 Days: Reasons & Trends

Bitcoin Price Jumped From $3,000 to $4,000 in Just 60 Days: Reasons & Trends

Since 2012, Bitcoin price has demonstrated an exponential increase in value amidst a rapid rise in global adoption, growing demand from institutional investors, and significant maturation of international markets. A well-performing asset A well-known cryptocurrency researcher known as “Jack Sparrow” recently released his findings on how long it took Bitcoin to reach certain price benchmarks. […]

Monero Price Hits Record High Near $100 on New Exchange Listing

Monero Price Hits Record High Near $100 on New Exchange Listing

The price of monero, the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency created in 2014, shot up by over 80 percent this morning, shattering its previous record by around $35. According to data from CoinMarketCap, the cryptocurrency has been largely trading in the $40–$55 range since May, yet at 07:00 UTC today, a spike in trading volume saw the price suddenly spike to an all-time […]

10 Reasons Why Central Banks Will Miss the Cryptocurrency Renaissance

10 Reasons Why Central Banks Will Miss the Cryptocurrency Renaissance

Eugéne Etsebeth is an ex-central banker who was employed as a technologist at the South African Reserve Bank from 2013 to 2017. During his time at the reserve bank, he notably chaired the virtual currency and distributed ledger working group. In this opinion piece, Etsebeth outlines why he believes central banks won’t be able to adapt to […]

Making Sense of Cryptoeconomics

Making Sense of Cryptoeconomics

Josh Stark (@0xstark) is a member of Ledger Labs and Blockgeeks Lab, a blockchain co-creation company in Toronto, Canada. In this CoinDesk opinion piece, Stark argues that the term “cryptoeconomics” is widely misunderstood, despite being a crucial concept needed to understand and analyze the blockchain industry. A few months ago Parker Thompson, a well known Silicon Valley VC, tweeted that […]

Bitcoin Prices Retreat Toward $4,100 While Bitcoin Cash Soars

Bitcoin Prices Retreat Toward $4,100 While Bitcoin Cash Soars

Following a week of thrilling price gains and two all-times highs – $4,483 on August 15, and $4,520 on August 17 – bitcoin prices have now slumped back toward $4,000. Opening the session at $4,159, price across global exchanges peaked early at $4,406 and have since steadily dropped and at press time had recovered sightly to $4,112. The low for the session […]