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Exploring the Impossibility of Full Decentralization

Exploring the Impossibility of Full Decentralization By Vlad Andrei This article first appeared on albaronventures.com In our quest to escape from existing corrupt centralized systems, we may believe that it’s possible to achieve complete decentralization. However, recent academic research shows that this is unfeasible — at least sustainably. For example, Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work (PoW) mechanism relies on many different […]

Sanctions-hit Iran becoming ‘heaven’ for bitcoin mining, says govt official

An increasing number of Iranians have started turning to cryptocurrencies, in particular bitcoin, with the devaluation of the national currency prompted by US economic sanctions. The crypto craze has raised concerns from authorities that the energy-hungry process of “mining” bitcoin is abusing Iran’s system of subsidized electricity. Currently at half-a-cent per kilowatt, the subsidized electricity […]

3 Bitcoin Fundamentals that Will Spark the Next BTC Rally

The Rundown Hash Rate High Bitcoin Halving Safe-Haven Asset Bitcoin has spent the past six weeks or so consolidating leading many analysts to believe the bottom is in. Fundamentals are strengthening, however, and these three could spark the next bull run for BTC. Bitcoin is currently up almost 2.5% on the day tapping weekly resistance […]

20 Bitcoin experts you should be following on Twitter

Social media is a great tool to learn more about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but you need to know where to look. No worries, we are here to help. Here is a list of 20 Bitcoin experts you should be following on Twitter. 1. Roger Ver Also known as “Bitcoin Jesus”, Roger Ver is a well-knwon […]

Twitter and Facebook Want to Shift Power to Users. Or Do They?

A decentralized internet was hailed as a way to dethrone Twitter and Facebook. But to the tech giants, the idea could unload some of their burdens. Not so long ago, the technology behind Bitcoin was seen in Silicon Valley as the best hope for challenging the enormous, centralized power of companies like Twitter and Facebook. […]

Minuscule Finnish Municipality to Test Own Currency

A tiny Finnish municipality of about 3,000 residents has plans to try its own independent currency over the course of one year in a bid to give local businesses a shot in the arm. The municipality of Sysmä in southern Finland plans to launch a currency of its own at the beginning of 2018 in a test project designed to test its viability. […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum Forecasts for 2020

Bitcoin trends. BTC will continue to dominate the crypto narrative. Other operators won’t like to hear this, but Selkis says that “almost no one outside of the industry cares about anything but Bitcoin.” Halving narratives may be little more than a “self-fulfilling prophecy” – although halving may well boost BTC’s cause by reminding the world […]

WHAT IS ERC20 AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT TOKENS?

If you are into ICOs and follow the latest trend regarding this popular way of crowdfunding, you have probably seen the term ERC20 many times. Usually, ICOs claim that their tokens are ERC20 compatible which somehow makes them more legit. So what does ERC20 mean? How does it affect new tokens? Ethereum as a Game-changer […]

Cryptocurrency in Arab World: Clock is Ticking, But Pace is Slow

One of focal points to understand the crypto scene in the region is that adoption is driven from the top While cryptocurrency mass adoption in the Middle East may still take a little more time to take place, there are several countries in the region are truly taking notice. From the UAE to Saudi Arabia, […]

Can Bitcoin and Blockchain Help Avoid a New Financial Crisis?

Could blockchain, bitcoin, and crypto wisdom help prevent the next financial crisis? Maybe, but only if it’s implemented. If you’ve been paying attention to any bitcoin news sources within the last 5 years or so, you’ll have undoubtedly heard about blockchain technology. More than just your average crypto buzzword, blockchain technologies may just hold the […]

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