Chatter Report: Voorhees Questions ‘Smart Money’, Sechet Explains ‘Miners Don’t Vote’ Declaration
Dec14

Chatter Report: Voorhees Questions ‘Smart Money’, Sechet Explains ‘Miners Don’t Vote’ Declaration

In today’s Chatter Report, Erik Voorhees criticizes cryptocurrency-focused venture capital firms for reneging on their signed term sheet deals. Also, Steve Patterson calls out Amaury Sechet over Chris Pacia’s comment that miners don’t vote. Lastly, imaginary_username contemplates on the different roles of miners and users in Bitcoin.  Also read: BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche...

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Japan’s Monex Group Launching Crypto Exchange in the US
Dec14

Japan’s Monex Group Launching Crypto Exchange in the US

Monex Group, a major Japanese financial services company and the parent company of cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, has unveiled its plan to launch a crypto exchange in the U.S. next quarter. The company has also shared its expansion plans for Coincheck in Japan. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations U.S. Expansion Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Monex Group (8698.T)...

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Tipping App Gitcash Returns With Plans to ‘Make It Rain’ BCH on Github
Dec14

Tipping App Gitcash Returns With Plans to ‘Make It Rain’ BCH on Github

The Gitcash project has re-launched this week after taking a brief hiatus following the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. After returning, the Github tipping application has released a new splitting application for pre-fork bitcoin cash and this past ‘Tipping Tuesday’ the Gitcash crew “made it rain” BCH on unsuspecting Github projects. Also Read: Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License...

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French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners
Dec14

French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners

Two French legislators have made a number of proposals aimed at turning France into a leading force in the development of the industry built around cryptocurrencies. One of the ideas is to allow crypto mining companies to take advantage of preferential electricity prices. Also read: Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment ‘France Must Have Its Own Mining Farms’ As part of a parliamentary mission to...

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Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License
Dec14

Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License

On Thursday, Dec. 13, digital payments platform Revolut announced that the company has been approved for a banking license in Europe by the region’s central bank. According to Revolut, the license will help it provide better access to digital currencies and also offer traditional banking services. Also read: Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions of 2018 — ‘What Is Bitcoin?’ License Approved by the...

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Benchmark University Study Shines a Spotlight on Crypto Assets
Dec13

Benchmark University Study Shines a Spotlight on Crypto Assets

Judge Business School, a subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, has published its second annual report into the cryptoconomy. Its inaugural report surfaced in April 2017, just as crypto mania was exploding. A lot has happened in the ecosystem since then, and the school’s new 96-page report covers a good portion of it, with a particular focus on cryptocurrency mining, exchanges, storage, and payments. Also read: BTC Gets a...

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