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Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency, Libra, which will facilitate purchases or to send money to people with nearly zero fees. You’ll pseudonymously buy or cash out at your Libra online or at local exchange points like grocery stores, and spend it using interoperable third-party wallet apps or Facebook’s own Calibra wallet. This will be built into WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook’s own app. Facebook has released its own white paper explaining Libra and its testnet for working out the kinks of its blockchain...

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Have you got a hold on all the crypto jargon? How about ‘hodl’ or spreading ‘FUD’?The crypto space, like any industry has its own jargon so we thought we would find a guide to get you all over the acronyms and talking the talk. Below our friends at MintDice have created a deep dive into the main crypto terminology. Enjoy! FUD:  This is an acronym that stands for ‘Fear, uncertainty, and doubt.’ Many people in...

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Since Bitcoin made waves in 2017 for hitting its peak price of $20,000, the cryptocurrency ecosystem has seen a significant boost in new entrants and investments. Interest in Bitcoin has dwindled since the beginning of 2018, with a 75% decrease in Bitcoin searches overall. Attention has been shifting to newer altcoins and blockchain projects which are emerging daily. Also, many of these digital assets have lower prices and low market capitalization, whilst still potentially being profitable for investment. Before becoming an...

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This International Women’s Day we’re celebrating women’s accomplishments in all industries, and of course, ones that are venturing the tech and blockchain world. Over the year we have interviewed a number of amazing women who are in the tech space, and wanted to share some of their stories again as inspiration. Happy International Women’s Day! A balanced world is a better world. #BalanceforBetter   Jonha Richman, marketing and communications experience working with global innovative companies, helping...

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The big question is, do cryptocurrencies have the potential to disrupt current currencies and banking systems? Many think Bitcoin is a speculative investment (one with potentially very high returns), however others do really believe cryptocurrencies represents a viable alternative to national fiat currencies. Do cryptocurrencies threaten national currencies?  Cryptocurrencies are built on a decentralized technology called blockchain. The blockchain is a permanent secure ledger of records, transactions, and other data. In the traditional use case, the...

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Utilization of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the banking sector is not an entirely new concept. Banks around the globe have either reacted positively or negatively to crypto implementation. Blockchain technology has, however, evolved from being ignored and seen in a bad light, to providing innovative solutions in the banking industry. On realizing its potential, banks are finding ways to create applications that make transactions cheaper, faster and less complicated. Falcon’s Move Just recently, Falcon, a...

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We love seeing the increasing adoption of digital currencies and blockchain into every day life. Whilst main stream usage might take a while, some industries, countries and companies are being innovative and taking the first steps to use the new technology. A Brazilian supermarket chain called Oásis Supermercados has started accepting cryptocurrency payments. It will allow shoppers to pay in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin according to one of the managers named Douglas Andrade. The supermarket is...

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Despite aggressive predictions by financial pundits on the expected turnaround of digital coins, the cryptocurrency market hit a major road bump last month when its market capitalization fell by $42 billion. For the first time since inception, this drop landed the already crippling digital market capitalization below the $200 billion mark. At the beginning of the year, the total value of the crypto market stood at $835 billion. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently...

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As we approach the end of 2018, we thought we would bring to you some insights into this year’s Q3 cryptocurrency markets. Dr. Prash, CEO at Caleb and Brown commented on Cryptocurrency Market Insights Q3 2018 produced by CoinJar. Read on to find out Dr. Prash’s insights. The last quarter proved wild for short-term speculative investors with BTC at $8,356 on June 30 rising to $11,709 on July 25th and tumbling to $9,284 by September 30th....

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We’re always searching the net and chatting to the movers and shakers to find you the latest news. Following are some of our picks from the feeds to keep you fully in the loop. You never have to go far for CryptoTechNews. Enjoy! 1. Microsoft Knocks out IBM for Enterprise Blockchain Crown: Report What to know why? Read more 2. Bitcoin, Ethereum and Altcoins Trend Overwhelmingly Negative Read more 3. Country Insights Deeper dive into Peru, UK, Spain...