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Mining Report Highlights China’s ASIC Manufacturing Improvements and Dominance

During the first month of the new year, the research firm Tokeninsight published its “Mining Industry Annual Research Report,” which covers the competitive bitcoin mining sector. Tokeninsight’s study highlights the fact that BTC’s hashrate increased by 80% in 2019, even though BTC’s year-over-year average price dipped by 1.9%. Tokeninsight’s report also notes that more than …

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Bithumb Pledges $8M to South Korea’s ‘Regulation-Free’ Blockchain Zone

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has pledged to invest roughly $8 million into the Busan blockchain zone. The region was recently declared “regulation-free” by the national government and modeled after the Switzerland town of Zug. Bithumb’s subsidiary GCX Alliance will discuss the preliminary plans with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) this month. Also read: Mining …

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How Dropgangs and Dead Drops Are Transforming Darknet Practices

Since the creation of the Silk Road, authorities have waged a war against the online drug trade with a wave of surveillance and enforcement. However, crypto-anarchists are developing new ways to evade the state’s tentacles as the next technological phase started to emerge in late 2017. On Monday, the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast discussed the evolution …

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Turkey Prepares to Increase Oversight in the Crypto Space

Turkish authorities, alarmed by the spread of cryptocurrencies in the country, are reportedly ramping up efforts to introduce greater oversight into the sector. Local media revealed that regulators are under pressure to increase supervision in 2020 because of the growing popularity of decentralized crypto assets among Turks. Also read: Uzbekistan Bans Citizens From Buying Crypto, …

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Donald Trump’s Senior Economic Advisor Is Working on a Stablecoin

There’s at least one blockchain bull in Washington D.C.  Stephen Moore currently serves as Donald Trump’s senior economic adviser. Moore played an instrumental role in the writing and passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017) and briefly entertained a Trump nomination to serve as a governor of the Federal Reserve and help manage …

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SLP Devs Publish Code Bounties With $2,500+ in Crypto Rewards

While a number of software developers work on the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) framework, SLP devs are still looking for other contributors to help foster the protocol’s ecosystem. In order to help bolster SLP development, the simpleledger.cash website has published requests for bounties worth a couple of thousand dollars in spice token and the stablecoin …

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Telegram Rejects SEC Request to Hand Over Bank Records for TON

Telegram Group, the company behind the TON blockchain project, has reportedly refused to share information with the SEC showing how much it spent of the $1.7 billion raised from investors in the past couple of years and where. In a recent court filing, the securities regulator alleges that Telegram has declined to provide bank records …

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