Cardano Continues to Surge After 1.5 Mainnet Release, Up 15% Over 7 Days

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After the successful release of its 1.5 mainnet, Cardano (ADA) has broken out from its normal trading range, reaching 2019 highs. It appears that after consistently meeting development and restructuring the Cardano Foundation that cryptocurrency enthusiasts are beginning to take notice. Recent Trading Activity Previously, Cardano was trading between $0.0363 and $0.0534 over the last…

Stellar Lumens Jumps 7.3% Following IBM World Wire Announcement

Stellar Lumens Jumps 7.3% Following IBM World Wire Announcement

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Stellar Lumens was recently leveraged in IBM’s blockchain solution, World Wire, which uses the technology to help eliminate intermediaries involved in cross-border money transfers. Following the announcement, the price per lumen rose 7.3 percent. Stellar Lumens (XLM) is an open-source cryptocurrency, similar to XRP, that aims to facilitate remittances by creating a platform that connects…

Brave Ads Rewards Now Live, Users Can Earn 70 Percent of Revenues in Basic Attention Token

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Brave Browser’s ads rewards program is now live, allowing users to voluntarily view ads and earn 70 percent of revenues generated in the form of Basic Attention Token (BAT). On Mar. 8th, Brave announced that its private advertising platform advanced from phase one to phase two, making the Brave Ads feature available to general users.…

TomoChain Founder Long Vuong Describes His Blockchain’s Advantages over Ethereum, EOS, and TRON

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TomoChain founder and CEO Long Vuong joined CryptoSlate for an interview to discuss how he is building a smart contract platform with high transaction throughput, low latency, and “near-zero” fees. He also elaborates on the differences between his blockchain and Ethereum, EOS, and TRON. Primer on TomoChain TomoChain (TOMO) is a blockchain protocol based out of Singapore that…

CEO of Dash: Cryptocurrency More Than a Bolivar Hedge, It’s a Way to Survive in Venezuela [Interview]

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Dash CEO, Ryan Taylor, says a few factors saw them enter the Venezuelan market three years ago, but the political situation has made their cryptocurrency a critical survival tool for many in the beleaguered country. Dash, a portmanteau of Digital Cash, has in many instances for the public in Venezuela become a way in which…

Verge Founder Justin Sunerok Talks About the Future and Potential of XVG [Interview]

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Justin Sunerok, the founder and lead developer for Verge Currency, joined CryptoSlate for an interview yesterday. He answers questions about his motives, the project’s progress, and talks about the facts surrounding the coin’s earlier 51 percent attacks. Verge was created in mid-2014 by Justin (Vendetta) “Sunerok” Valo under the name DogeCoinDark. The coin was later…

Interconnecting Blockchain Project ICON Makes a Push Towards Decentralizing Its Nodes

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ICON recently announced its major decentralization initiative. The plan will elect twenty-two node operators that will produce blocks, verify transactions, and participate in consensus. History of ICON ICON aims to design an “interconnecting blockchain network.” ICON (ICX) is engineering a solution to connect independent blockchains without the use of third-party intermediaries. This is done by…

Bitcoin’s Latest Buying Streak Could Mean a Rise in Prices

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The latest data shows that Bitcoin is in its longest buying streak in six months. Experts say that the coin could continue to see rising prices following last year’s brutal 74 percent decline. New Year and Renewed Optimism Despite many predicting the demise of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin has continued growing. Jameson Lopp, the…

BlockTower Capital to Lose $1 Million After Betting Bitcoin Would Hit $50,000

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BlockTower Capital, a hedge fund which manages more than $130 million in client assets, made a $1 million bet last year that Bitcoin’s price would go above $50,000 by the end of 2018. The Hedge Fund is expected to lose over $1 million in options by the end of the week. A Bitcoin Bet Gone…

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Pull Back While Dow Experiences Record-Breaking Rally

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Pull Back While Dow Experiences Record-Breaking Rally

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Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency markets are experiencing moderate pull-back while the Nasdaq, S&P 500, and the Dow erase their Christmas losses. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies experienced a strong rally leading up to Christmas, with total market capitalization surging from $122 on Wednesday, Dec. 19th to $146 billion on Christmas day, Dec. 25th; an increase of…