Bitcoin 

‘Extremely Dangerous’ — Bobby Lee Regrets Backing Bitcoin SegWit2x

Bitcoin’s (BTC) failed hard fork attempt from 2017, SegWit2x, was “extremely dangerous and irresponsible,” says a CEO who was formerly one of its biggest supporters. In a series of tweets on Nov. 16, Bobby Lee admitted he was wrong to tout the long-dead Bitcoin scaling solution. Lee: “Bitcoin is the real Bitcoin”  Co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange BTCC and CEO of wallet manufacturer Ballet, Lee was one of the original signatories of SegWit2x, which aimed to increase Bitcoin’s network capacity by doubling its block size to 2 megabytes. “2 years ago,…

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Bitcoin ATMs Worldwide Hit New Milestone, Surpassing 6,000

The number of Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs installed worldwide has now surpassed a new milestone surpassing 6,000. Online resource CoinATMRadar shows that there are currently 6,004 machines installed worldwide, over 65% of which are in the United States.  The United States dwarfs other countries in Bitcoin ATMs Furthermore, 108 machines have been deployed this month and data also shows that the average daily number of Bitcoin ATMs installed is 11 — the fastest pace this year. Over three-quarters of the machines installed worldwide are in North America, nearly 20% in Europe…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bitcoin Revolution Meets Protestant Reformation, Crypto Drives Change?

A bit of historical research was making the rounds on social media recently, a monograph that compares the 21st century emergence of Bitcoin, encryption, the internet and millennials with the Protestant Reformation that shook Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.  The two events have similar dynamics, argues Tuur Demeester, whose white paper, “The Bitcoin Reformation,” is packed with bold predictions about the crypto and blockchain future, such as, “Bitcoin savers could accelerate a revolution in the history of thought.” The report had 7,000 visits and was downloaded 2,800 times…

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Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Nov. 10–16 in Review

In this week’s news from the Spanish-speaking world, a Venezuelan official claims that all currencies will be replaced by cryptocurrencies, the Argentinian chief of the Banking Association criticizes fintech and crypto, and Spain offers prepaid visa card to teenagers that they can reload with crypto. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph en Español. “Currencies will be replaced by crypto,” says Venezuelan official The Deputy of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, Francisco Torrealba, said in an interview on national…

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Testosterone is among the hormones amongst band of hormones known as androgens

Testosterone is among the hormones amongst band of hormones known as androgens Testosterone use and production What sort of physical human body produces, distributes and utilises testosterone differs between gents and ladies. Guys In males, testosterone manufacturing commences at puberty, as soon as the gland that is pituitary mental performance starts creating hormones called follicle stimulating hormones (which mainly stimulates sperm manufacturing) and luteinising hormone (LH). LH may be the hormones which stimulates a man’s testes to create testosterone. Cells when you look at the testes called interstitial or Leydig…

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Bitcoin 

IRS Criminal Investigators Looking Into Bitcoin ATMs and Kiosks

United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Chief John Fort said that the regulator is looking into potential tax issues caused by Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs and kiosks. According to Bloomberg Law on Nov. 15, Fort said that the IRS is collaborating with law enforcement to investigate illicit uses of new technologies like cryptocurrencies, stating: “We’re looking at those, and the ones that may or may not be connected to bank accounts […] In other words, if you can walk in, put cash in and get bitcoin out, obviously we’re…

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ConsenSys CSO Seeks to Raise $50M for New Blockchain Investment Fund

An executive at the Ethereum blockchain firm ConsenSys is launching a new blockchain-oriented investment firm, Aligned Capital. Sam Cassatt, the chief strategy officer (CSO) at ConsenSys, announced that the firm will be seeking to raise $50 million for its first fund in an announcement on Nov. 15. Cassatt, who has been at the firm for five years, will continue to serve as an advisor to ConsenSys while working full-time as a founding managing partner at Aligned Capital. Apart from blockchain, Aligned Capital will invest in safe AI and innovative healthcare…

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Cryptocurrency 

Proof-of-Authority Algorithm Use Cases Grow: From Pharma to Games

While the proof-of-authority consensus algorithm is turning into perhaps one of the most mature versions of blockchain technology. It is faster than other algorithms, more scalable, and does not depend on mining. Market leaders Walmart and GE Aviation are using PoA to track supply chains, and Microsoft has created a whole line of PoA-based enterprise products. Nevertheless, there is something in this innovative mechanism that contradicts the basic principles of cryptocurrencies — decentralization and anonymity. Cointelegraph talked to technology companies to find out how PoA products work, and what benefits…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Price Risks Falling Under $8.4K If the Bulls Don’t Step Up Now

Bitcoin (BTC) price is still retracing from the massive rally two weeks ago, which leads the sentiment to turn bearish. Several signs indicate that the price needs to reverse quite soon, or the whole upwards move is deleted from the charts. Crypto market data. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin loses 200-Day MA and EMA for the second time in 2019 The daily chart shows that the price of Bitcoin once again can’t hold support on the 200-Day Moving Average (MA) and Exponential Moving Average (EMA). Such a move often leads to a…

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Cryptocurrency Regulation: An Indian Perspective

Cryptocurrencies, with a market capitalization of over $200 billion, can no longer be dismissed as just a fad. While still making up only a tiny fraction of overall global financial markets, they have matured from the ranks of fledgling startups to being leveraged by large enterprises for use cases ranging from global payments, asset-backed tokens for metals and commodities, fiat currency-equivalent digital coins, the Internet of Things, decentralized cloud storage and more.  Earlier this year, JPMorgan Chase announced its United States dollar-equivalent JPM Coin for business-to-business payments; a consortium of…

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