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A Failed Idea – The CEO of India’s Biggest Startup Incubator Gets Facts Wrong As He Tears Into Bitcoin

Bitcoin has succeeded as an asset but has failed terribly as a currency. It has only gained traction within a very small niche following, lacking any use in real-world transactions. It only handles a very small number of transactions compared to its competitors like Visa, all while consuming large amounts of energy which further makes it unsuitable for mainstream use. ...

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India’s Biggest Startup Incubator CEO Falsely Says Bitcoin Failed

According to Jay Krishnan, the CEO of T-Hub, India’s largest startup incubator & venture advisor to SRI Capital, Bitcoin has failed due to $20 transaction fees. Except that since December, for over nine months, the median transaction fee of Bitcoin has remained below $0.2. In December 2017, the demand for Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple, and Bitcoin ...

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Why Japan’s Biggest Messaging App Line Decided to Create Its Own Crypto

On Aug. 31, Line, Japan’s most widely utilized messaging app with more than 200 million active users, revealed the launch of its own cryptocurrency called LINK. Upon its announcement, Line immediately listed LINK on its digital asset exchange BitBox, which it launched back in July of this year. Uniquely, as Cointelegraph reported, Line has decided not to conduct an Initial ...

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Australia’s Biggest Stock Exchange Delays Blockchain Integration to 2021

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has postponed the integration of its blockchain post-trade settlements system from late 2020 to Q1 2021 in response to concerns from stakeholders. In a report [PDF] published on Tuesday, the ASX said it had received feedback from the industry in response to its initially-proposed timeline targeting a complete revamp of its settlements system by integrating ...

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How Venezuela Came to Be One of the Biggest Markets for Crypto in the World

Venezuela has been living with hyperinflation since at least 2014. Its national currency — the Venezuelan bolívar — hit an official inflation rate of 57.3 percent in February 2014, while independent currency analysts were reporting that, by that September, the real inflation rate had already topped 100 percent. In other words, the bolívar (VEF) was depreciating rapidly in value, and ...

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Bitcoin Cash Price: Biggest Gains of all top Cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrency markets find themselves in a rather interesting position as of right now. Bitcoin is close to$7,200 and Ethereum is bound to surpass $300 sooner or later. Even so, it is the Bitcoin Cash price which has more people excited, primarily thanks to its strong 24-hour gains. Bitcoin Cash Price Increases Rapidly It is not uncommon for Bitcoin Cash ...

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Negligence of Major Phone Companies Is Crypto’s Biggest Threat

This interview has been edited and condensed. Michael Terpin is an American blockchain and crypto investor who has worked with over 100 projects running Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) since entering the blockchain space in early 2013. Terpin co-founded  BitAngels in 2013 and, more recently, founded blockchain PR firm Transform Group. The investor and entrepreneur recently hit mainstream and crypto media ...

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Why Andreessen Horowitz Made its Biggest Investment in Crypto to Date

Created by Google, Microsoft, and Intel engineers, Dfinity Foundation is set to be the crypto sector’s biggest private token sale of 2018 valued at $2 billion. Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) made its largest investment in the crypto sector to date through its two-month old cryptocurrency fund. A16Z was amongst five investment firms including the $1 billion crypto fund Polychain Capital to ...

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Emerging Markets Are the Biggest Determinant of Bitcoin’s Price Movement: Fundstrat’s Tom Lee

Mining and network effects affect the price of Bitcoin, but according to Tom Lee, the biggest determinant of Bitcoin’s price movement is the emerging markets. In a recent interview, the Bitcoin researcher from Fundstrat Global Advisors stated that the economic factors at play in emerging markets have had the biggest effect on the price of Bitcoin, with the two markets ...

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