Education and blockchain – two worlds that seem as though they have nothing in common, are being brought together in the form of Waves School, built on the Waves blockchain. Waves School is tackling the high barriers of entry into higher education as well as into the crypto world, through the launch of their one of a kind training academy.
The Ethereum Merge is scheduled to go live in less than a day, which would move the network completely from a proof of work mechanism to a proof of stake mechanism. This essentially puts Ethereum miners out of business, meaning they have to find somewhere else to move their mining machines to. Like always, Ethereum Classic has been there to pick up the slack as miners move their equipment over to the forked network.
Ethereum Classic Mops It Up
Bakkt has been trumpeted as a future main driver of crypto institutional adoption and even the bull market. The bitcoin futures exchange boasts everything Wall Street firms are looking for – the promise of uncorrelated returns to the stock market plus the confidence of regulatory oversight. But in case you haven’t noticed, Bakkt hasn’t launched […]
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On March 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network is set to upgrade, with plans to add two specific elements to the chain: the Segwit recovery exception and enabling Schnorr signatures. With just six weeks left, programmers have been discussing the fork regularly during BCH developer meetings. Meanwhile, two BCH developers have announced their resignation from the Bitcoin Unlimited team.
The bitcoin cash price crashed below the $ 400 level on Thursday, less than two hours before the fourth-largest cryptocurrency’s network is expected to splinter into competing versions following a contentious hard fork. The crypto market had already been battered over the previous 48 hours, with every major cryptocurrency posting losses in excess of 10 percent
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The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) short interest on Bitfinex has surged more than 300% in November to an all-time high leading up to the November 15 hard fork. According to data from TradingView, the short contracts total 104,531 BCH, equalling $ 54,704,208 at current prices. This is a significant hike from the roughly 25,000 BCH sold short on […]
Over the past 48 hours, the volume of Bitcoin (BTC) has fell substantially from over $ 5 billion to $ 3.8 billion, and is quickly moving to its yearly low. On CoinCap.io, ShapeShift’s official cryptocurrency market data provider, the volume of Bitcoin remains at around $ 2.54 billion. If the volume of BTC drops by around 15 percent
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It is evident there is still a lot of positive momentum affecting all cryptocurrency market. While that momentum can very well evaporate at any given moment, it seems things continue to improve for some altcoins. The EOS price, for example, noted higher gains in the past day compared to the 48 hours prior. An interesting turn of events.
EOS Price Surge is Gaining Power
As long as the Bitcoin price remains in the green, there is still a lot of momentum altcoins can benefit from in the process. For the time being, Bitcoin notes the smaller gains in terms of percentages, but given its higher value, it still makes for an impressive price trend altogether. This momentum is currently spilling over to the altcoins, with the EOS price getting a healthy boost.
The Lightning Network active on the Bitcoin mainnet has passed 3000 nodes with capacity for almost 100 BTC in August.
Capacity Expands 85% In July
Data from monitoring resource 1ml.com confirms that network capacity increased 85 percent in the past thirty days, bringing mainnet Lightning’s total funds accommodation to 97 BTC ($ 628,000).
Lightning originally debuted around the start of 2018 in its mainnet form, with growth accelerating through Q2.
In May, Twitter commentator Kevin Rooke notes, capacity remained comparatively low at just 18 BTC before a dramatic increase began in July.
There are now more than 800 coins which are essentially dead. However, the market for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) continues to boom in 2018, raising almost $ 12 billion in the first two quarters alone.
Lots of Flaws
ICOs have surely become a hot topic in the last year and a half. This alternative fundraising method saw its massive upswing of interest in 2017 when it managed to reach upwards of $ 3.8 billion of capital raised. Yet, the first two quarters of 2018 have dwarfed that number, raising almost $ 12 billion, according to Coinschedule.
It is rather strange to see all cryptocurrency markets in the green as of right now. Given the negative market sentiment throughout the past few weeks, it has become evident there may not be any major gains on the horizon. Even so, all markets are recovering slowly. With the Bitcoin price heading to $ 7.500 again, things will undoubtedly get very interesting.
The Bitcoin Price is Gaining
Everyone should be aware of how the Bitcoin value determines all prices in the world of cryptocurrency. If the Bitcoin price drops, all altcoins will suffer. When the Bitcoin value goes up, altcoins will benefit as well, albeit usually in less spectacular fashion. As such, the market needs a healthy Bitcoin price increase before all of the cryptocurrencies can effectively see a proper bullish trend.
Monero is riding high this week as the hype surrounding the soon-to-be forked MoneroV swells – but will it last?
In only the span of only a week, Monero (XMR) has seen its price surge by more than 33%. This time last week, Monero was trading under $ 275 per token. Now, one token costs $ 366 and is nearly at its all-time high in terms of its Bitcoin comparative.
Driving the price of Monero towards the moon is the impending hard fork of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency. On March 14, Monero will welcome a new member to its step-family – MoneroV.