Nevada-based cryptocurrency mining firm Marathon Patent Group has announced the purchase of 10,000 Antminer S-19 Pro ASICs as part of its plan to become the largest mining firm in North America. The publicly traded firm…

The Ethereum blockchain network is on track to settle over $1 trillion worth of transactions in 2020. According to the data from Messari and CoinMetrics, the network settled $989 billion in value year-to-date. Julien Bouteloup,…

On this episode of The Van Wirdum Sjorsnado, Aaron and Sjors discuss “Assume UTXO,” a proposal and project by Chaincode Labs alumnus James O’Beirne. One of the biggest, if not the biggest, bottlenecks for scaling…

Are cryptocurrencies a new form of money and, if so, do they threaten state power? Our friend Nic Carter has recently commented on these questions in dialogue with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. We would like to…

The controversial Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 would have burnt 970,000 Ether (ETH) — with a total value of $360 million — in the last year, if it had been implemented. EIP-1559 seeks to reduce…

Nasdaq-listed Marathon Patent Group has agreed to a joint venture deal with U.S. independent power producer Beowulf Energy to deliver cheap electricity for its bitcoin mining operations in the country’s north. In a statement on…

Bitcoin Cash proponents have been recently discussing a new mining entity with a large amount of hashrate joined the network. The merge mining operation called HathorMM currently captures 33% of the Bitcoin Cash hashrate and…

Bitcoin (BTC) starts the week above $11,000 as fresh gains continue to hold — is $12,000 next or will bears gain control? Cointelegraph takes five factors that could help decide whether this week is bullish…

The latest data from Coingecko shows that the combined trading volumes of cryptocurrency exchanges went up by $155 billion between July and September, from $175.7 billion to $330.6 billion. The new total volume represents a…

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of New Zealand has requested that crypto companies in the country hand over their customers’ personal details, cryptocurrency asset values as well as the type of asset held. According to…

The cryptocurrency revolution steadily marches on. While it has yet to completely reshape the financial and other systems of everyday life, crypto acquisition and usage grow yearly. There is so much to love about cryptocurrency.…

Delhi police are reportedly investigating a cryptocurrency exchange and its executives allegedly duping Indian investors after receiving multiple complaints. The complainants further say the company has moved office overseas without returning their investments. Police Investigate…

Helium’s plan to create a decentralized wireless network may be about to gain altitude. The company, which aims to create a token-powered wireless network for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, announced Tuesday it’s no longer…

Currently, Bitcoin traders are overall net long. But talk of a second wave has memories of March’s flash crash fresh on the mind. Source: blockchainwhispers.com The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued…

The global cryptocurrency exchange service provider, CoinEx has announced the launch of OneSwap’s ONES token on its platform. The listing went live yesterday, followed by the official launch of ITO on CoinEx along with yield…

OneSwap is a groundbreaking new DeFi project offering a decentralized exchange protocol on a smart contract, with permission-free token listing and automated market making. It offers multiple advantages over other swaps including the ability to…

What Is DeFi?

DeFi is short for “decentralized finance,” an umbrella term for a variety of financial applications in cryptocurrency or blockchain geared toward disrupting financial intermediaries. DeFi draws inspiration from blockchain, the technology behind the digital currency…

Privacy advocates are growing leery of the Tor network these days, as recently published research has shown a great number of network’s exit relays are compromised. Furthermore, on September 15, the Hacker Factor Blog published…

Buyers have stepped back into the crypto market and are holding Bitcoin above $10K. Each time the cryptocurrency has dropped below this level, bargain hunters have leapt into action—aggressively buying and pushing Bitcoin back up.…

Bitcoin bull Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano may have just persuaded Jim Cramer, the outspoken host of CNBC’s Mad Money, to invest in crypto. In a Sept. 10 tweet, Pomp claimed to have converted the man who…

Bitcoin (BTC) dominance has always been one of the first pieces of information displayed on cryptocurrency ranking websites like Coin360 and CoinMarketCap. Although it seems a consolidated and straightforward metric, there's an argument that the…

Bitcoin (BTC) continues to test $10,000 support after a weekend in which it consolidated after a major drop — what next? Cointelegraph takes a look at the major factors set to influence BTC price action…

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to sub-$10,000 across major exchanges again on Sep. 5, marking two consecutive days of testing the crucial level. Other major cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum’s Ether (ETH), fell by nearly 10%.…

Responding to numerous 51% attacks on the Ethereum Classic blockchain, ETC Labs said that it's time to bring regulation to hashpower rental marketplaces, citing the fact that at least two of the attacks were perpetrated…

Bitcoin (BTC) is heading for a bullish start to another week’s trading after shrugging off lower levels to hit $11,700. Cointelegraph takes a look at five things that could shape price performance in the coming…

Mathew D’Souza, the founder and CEO of Blockware Solutions and Blockware Mining and the manager of the Blockchain Opportunity Fund, died on August 21, 2020 after a seven-year battle with leukemia. He was 29 years…