Bitmain Launches Low-Cost Special Edition Antminer S9

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On Monday, June 17, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies announced the launch of a low-cost miner called the Antminer S9 version SE. The new 16 terahash per second (16TH/s) S9 SE is $350 per unit and the launch celebrates the company’s most popular product, the original S9. Also read: Report Insists ‘Bitcoin Was…

Bitcoin Cash Development Fund Receives Massive Support

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The Bitcoin Cash community has greatly advanced its efforts to support the sustainability of the cryptocurrency with a fundraiser whose contributions are donated to developers. The campaign has already reached the 95% milestone out of an initial goal of raising 800 BCH for the development fund by Aug. 1, 2019. Also Read: Crypto Cards in…

Crypto Cards Expand and a Futuristic Promotion in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.com

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Crypto debit cards supporting bitcoin cash expand their international reach and a platform offers shopping at Walmart using BCH. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel, and get a chance to take part in a futuristic promotion. Also Read: What Makes Slovenia a Cryptocurrency Adoption Leader –…

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Surge After Last Week’s Pullback

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Digital currency markets have regained some of the losses they endured last week, with the entire cryptoconomy now valued at $275 billion this Saturday. Most cryptocurrencies are up in value between 2-8% today but global trade volumes have tapered off with only $63 billion swapped in the last 24 hours. Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin…

New SLP Token Allows You to Transact in BTC But With BCH Fees

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There’s a new Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) based token called BTC2 that’s backed 1:1 with BTC. People can obtain the BTC2 token using cryptocurrency swapping application Sideshift.ai. With BTC2, you can essentially transact with BTC, but utilize the same network fee (less than a penny) as bitcoin cash transactions. Also read: Meet the Developer Who…

An In-Depth Look at Iris, a New Decentralized Social Network

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Cryptocurrency advocates have been discussing a new social media platform designed by one of Bitcoin’s earliest developers Martti Malmi, otherwise known as Sirius. The project he designed, called Iris, is a social networking application that stores and indexes everything on the user’s devices and connects directly with peers rather than using centralized and privacy-invasive algorithms.…

Initial Exchange Offerings Are Showing No Sign of Slowing Down

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Six months in and initial exchange offerings (IEOs) are refusing to die. Following a year of ICO stagnation in 2018, it appeared that the crypto crowdfunding bubble had popped, sending tokenized projects back to the drawing board. Instead, the medium has been reborn under a different banner. In 2019, IEO token issuance is all the…

CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit New Records

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Ever since the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) announced it was ending its bitcoin futures products back in March, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a huge influx of bitcoin derivatives volumes. During the second week of May, CME’s bitcoin futures touched a milestone when it surpassed 33,000 contracts ($1.3 billion notional value)…

Yahoo Japan-Backed Exchange Launches Crypto-Yen Markets and Margin Trading

Yahoo Japan-Backed Exchange Launches Crypto-Yen Markets and Margin Trading

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Back in April 2018, it was revealed that Yahoo Japan was planning to launch a cryptocurrency exchange licensed by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA). Now, a year later, Yahoo Japan’s trading platform Taotao is open offering BTC and ETH trading while also providing users with margin trading available in litecoin (LTC), ripple (XRP) and bitcoin…

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Sink Lower Finding New Support Levels

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On June 9, digital currency markets have been meandering along in a consolidated manner after the slight downturn this afternoon. At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency market is around $243 billion, but global trade volume has dropped from $80 billion on June 5 to $56 billion this weekend. Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace…