West African Nations Unveil a New Single Currency Without Blockchain

In a potentially risky move, the 15 member nations of ECOWAS – Economic Community of West African States –  have agreed to launch Eco, a “common currency” similar to the method the EU uses. Eco is expected to make its debut in January 2020. In an attempt to create more frictionless trade, West African leaders […]

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Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin falls by $1,400 after crash of major crypto […]

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With Altcoins on the Rise, do Analysts Expect For Bitcoin (BTC) to Outperform?

Ever since Bitcoin (BTC) began to rally in April, altcoins fell out of favor with most in the crypto community. No longer were people looking for the next winner, they were instead trying to determine where the leading crypto asset would top out. And top Bitcoin did earlier this week. After rallying by 20% in […]

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Bitcoin Has Been on Fire but Altcoins Haven’t Joined the Party

Bitcoin is on fire this year but you can’t quite call it a “crypto comeback”… just yet, as The Wall Street Journal points out. Investors are starting to doubt a corresponding return in alternative cryptocurrencies, and for good reason. Altcoins are still well off their 2017 highs. Many alts have, in fact, gone to zero […]

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Cryptocurrency Mobile App Downloads Stall Amid Price Surge: Report

Despite bitcoin’s (BTC) recent price surge, the download count of cryptocurrency-related mobile applications is not increasing, Bloomberg reports on June 28 Data form mobile app analytics firm App Annie shows that, while in the first half of 2018 there were 65.8 million cryptocurrency-related app downloads, in the first six months of this year there were […]

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Ethereum Transactions Surge as Analysts Predict an Imminent “52-Day Bull Run”

Ethereum and the aggregated crypto markets surged yesterday just prior to Bitcoin incurring a sudden influx of selling pressure that sent the markets reeling down. Despite this, ETH is still in a clear uptrend, and improving fundamental conditions could help it surge higher. Additionally, Ethereum’s transaction volume is surging as of late, which may be […]

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Top 5 Crypto Performers: LINK, BTC, NEO, LEO, ETH

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. From being outright dismissive of cryptocurrencies to adopting […]

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Quantum Computing Vs. Blockchain: Impact on Cryptography

The major selling point of blockchain and its applications is that cryptographically secured distributed ledgers are virtually “unbreakable” under normal circumstances, given the current state of computational technology. Its validity, however, is heavily dependent on the “state of technology” assumption. Should a paradigmatic shift in computing occur, contemporary blockchain-based systems may become vulnerable to threats […]

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