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ICOs Raked in $13 Billion Despite 90% ETH Price Drop, New Research Finds

ICOs made almost $13 billion in profits from their token sales despite the 2018 cryptocurrency bear market, new research from BitMEX reveals. BitMEX: ICO Issuers ‘Gave Themselves $24 Billion’ Published January 16, the third instalment of the trading platform’s dedicated series on ICO statistics also suggests ICO teams “gave to themselves” tokens worth over $24 billion at the time of issuance. “Today this figure has fallen to around US$5 billion, with the difference primarily being

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Mongolia Will See At Least 1000 New Bitcoin Miners In 2019

Participants in Mongolia’s Bitcoin mining industry plan to significantly expand the scope of their operations, local media report January 11. Japan’s Ginco Doubles Down On Mongolia The East Asian country, known for its cheap electricity and being home to the world’s northernmost desert, will see one of its miners almost treble in size this year alone, despite the ongoing Bitcoin bear market. “The business environment is increasingly harsh, but we can still produce a profit,”

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Japan and Korea Officially Approve Their Biggest Crypto Exchanges

South Korea’s Internet & Security Agency (KISA) has granted an important certification to the country’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb. Meanwhile, in Japan, Coincheck, the country’s largest exchange, is now registered with the Financial Services Agency.  Bithumb Granted ISMS Certification Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has managed to obtain Information Security Management System certification from the country’s KISA. According to the official release, this is the highest certification system in the country. Cryptocurrency exchanges, which earn more than $8.99

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Bitcoin Price Drops Further As Circle CEO Says ‘Core’ Crypto Assets ‘Undervalued’

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire has said he believes “core” cryptocurrency assets are undervalued as the Bitcoin price tumbles closer to $3500. Allaire: ‘Markets Are Oversold’ In a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ session January 10, Allaire, whose company famously decoupled itself from Bitcoin in 2016, also forecast less correlated trading in altcoin markets. “My general perception is that the markets have been oversold and that some core assets have decoupled from their usage, which suggests they

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Atomic Swaps Are Coming to BTCPay This Year, Says Nicolas Dorier [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Nicolas Dorier, a developer of open-source and self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor alternative, BTCPay, who spoke about upcoming features such as atomic swaps, and making BitPay obsolete for businesses that don’t care about handling bitcoin.  ‘Nothing is Unsolvable in the Long Run’ Bitcoinist: In August 2017, you posted one of the most epic tweets aimed at BitPay calling out their lies and vowing to make the company obsolete. Can you reflect on

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Nick Szabo: Central Banks Might Switch From ‘Physically Vulnerable’ Gold to Bitcoin

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Central Banks might resort to cryptocurrency reserves as means of supplementing national gold reserves according to veteran cryptographer Nick Szabo. He also holds that the use of digital currencies will rise in countries with distraught economies.  Cryptocurrency Over Gold Speaking at the Israel Bitcoin Summit at Tel Aviv University on January 8th, legendary cryptographer, Nick Szabo, said that national central banks might resort to cryptocurrency reserves as means of supplementing existing national gold reserves. “Bitcoin

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Daily On-Chain Bitcoin Transactions Hit Yearly High

Despite the prolonged bear market of 2018, the year has seen a steady increase in the number of confirmed Bitcoin transactions. They are currently at their highest point since mid-January 2018.  Real Adoption Regardless of the sharp decline in Bitcoin price in 2018, the cryptocurrency has seen a steady increase in the number of transactions throughout the entire year. Data from Blockchain.com shows that the number of confirmed Bitcoin transactions is currently higher than that on January

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Bitmain Replaces CEO Jihan Wu After Bitcoin Cash Gamble Fails

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Inside sources say that Bitmain Technologies plans to name a replacement CEO to take over from co-founders Jihan Wu and Ketuan Zhan. New Bitmain CEO According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the Bitcoin mining behemoth is looking to name a new CEO to replace the company’s co-founders. Anonymous sources say, Haichao Wang, the current Engineering Director is the front-runner for the job. While there is no official word from Bitmain, these sources say the

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Bits of Gold CEO: B2B Demand Increased Despite Falling BTC Price [Interview]

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Bitcoinist caught up with Youval Rouach, co-founder and CEO of Bitcoin of Gold, an Israeli Bitcoin cryptocurrency trading platform. Rouach explains the regulatory situation in Israel for cryptocurrencies and his company’s plans moving forward.  Bitcoinist: When did Bits of Gold launch? Why did you decide to start this business? Youval Rouach: Bits of Gold was founded by my brother Jonathan (Co-Founder and CEO of QED-it) and I at 2013, and on January 13th we are celebrating

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France Starts Selling Bitcoin At 6 Tobacco Shops – 6,500 By Next Month

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An initiative to sell Bitcoin (BTC) in France’s 24,000 tobacco kiosks has tentatively launched despite votes of no confidence from the central bank and other sources. 6 Tobacconists Today, 6500 By February As Reuters reported January 8 quoting organizer Adil Zakhar, six ‘Tabac’ shops in Paris began offering prepaid Bitcoin cards this week, with plans to roll out the scheme in rapid fashion to over 6500 as soon as next month. “Some people find it

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