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A Short History of the World’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Pools

Mining pools grow and shrink, and rise and fall altogether. Today there are more extinct mining pools than there are active ones. The hashpower of the survivors secures hundreds of PoW crypto networks, from major coins such as BTC and BCH to obscure altcoins such as monero classic and “zelcash.”

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DOJ Brings Extortion Charges Against Early Advisor to Ethereum, tZero

U.S. law enforcement has charged Steven Nerayoff, an early supporter of the ethereum project and a former paid advisor to Overstock’s tZero, with extortion.

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Ether, XRP Rise to 1-Month Highs While Bitcoin Falls

Demand for alternative cryptocurrencies has seen their performance rise over the last 24 hours despite bitcoin’s (BTC) failure to take another leg up.

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Cryptocurrency Dash to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced its listing of cryptocurrency dash following an exploration period with the exchange that ended last week. Deposits will be accepted today followed by trades opening Tuesday at 16:00 UTC.

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Bitcoin Mining Power Hits New High as Half a Million New ASICs Go O…

The computing power dedicated to mining bitcoin has hit yet another new high, suggesting that more than 600,000 powerful new machines may have come online in the last three months.

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Largest Bitcoin ATM Network Coinme Raises New Funding from Ripple’s…

Coinme, which provides kiosks and ATMs for digital currencies, raised $1.5 million in a Series A-1 financing round that included Ripple’s subsidiary Xpring and Blockchain Finance Fund, the company said.

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The Hype Has Faded But Demand Remains for Enterprise Blockchains

The days when blockchain was portrayed as a cure-all for businesses of all kinds have gone. Now that the hype has faded, enterprise blockchain projects have quietly begun to ship. While some of these initiatives have faded into obscurity, others have prospered, suggesting that there’s life in enterprise blockchain yet.

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India's Popular 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' Show Gives Crypto a…

One of the most popular reality TV shows in India called Kaun Banega Crorepati, based on the show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,’ has just given crypto a boost. A contestant on the show was asked a question about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, and the show’s host, Amitabh Bachchan, proceeded to explain what cryptocurrencies are to millions of viewers.

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Bitmain Launches Next Gen Miner as Bitcoin Hashrate Touches 100 Exa…

Last Thursday the China-based mining rig manufacturer Bitmain announced the launch of two new Antminers that offer hashrates between 53 to 64 terahash per second (TH/s). When the Antminer sale started on Monday, first batch devices sold extremely fast and Bitmain expects to deliver units by mid-November.

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David Chaum’s Elixxir Invites Smartphone Users to Test Private Mess…

In an age where Google, Facebook and the NSA are known to be harvesting as much as our communications as they can, many people are concerned that online privacy now only exists in the history books.

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The 3 Top Drivers of Crypto Adoption - BCH City Wrap-Up

With Townsville, Australia’s Bitcoin Cash City conference and related post-conference events now all wrapped up, participants are heading home to get back to the grind. As such, it stands to take a look at the conference as a whole and BCH adoption in and beyond the land of Oz, which is fueled by three critical factors.

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Top Spanish Soccer Club Will Offer Crypto Fan Tokens

Atlético de Madrid, a Spanish football (soccer) team, has partnered with Chiliz, a sports blockchain, to create Fan Tokens, a platform that will give fans special access to team merchandise, information, and experiences.

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New Head of China’s Digital Currency Says It Beats Facebook Libra o…

The Chinese central bank has a new digital currency chief who says its upcoming digital yuan has features not offered by Facebook Libra.

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Telegram Finally Releases Code for Its $1.7 Billion TON Blockchain

Telegram’s blockchain project, TON, has entered the last preparation stage before going live.

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Massive $1 Billion Bitcoin Whale Transaction Makes Waves

A massive 94,505 bitcoin transaction made crypto headlines as investors and investigators speculated from whence the BTC came.

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