Blockchain 

Cointelegraph Launches Korean HQ in Seoul, Expanding Presence in Asia

Cointelegraph is pleased to announce that we are continuing to increase our presence in Asia with the launch of Cointelegraph Korea. Today, Aug. 23, we celebrated the launch of a Korean-language version of Cointelegraph and the opening of our Korean headquarters in Seoul. To commemorate the move, Cointelegraph hosted an event in the city’s financial district, attended by over 150 guests from the finance and blockchain industries. Guests included representatives from banking giants Woori Financial Group and Shinhan Financial Group, as well as Busan-based securities operator Korea Exchange. The city…

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Bitcoin 

Sex & Crypto: Cointelegraph Documentary

Because of its pseudo-anonymous, censorship-resistant nature, cryptocurrency has become a popular payment method in the adult entertainment industry. Pornsites, webcam sites and online sex shops have been using crypto to reduce their dependence on traditional payment services, which often impose restrictions and high transaction fees on these kinds of businesses — which are considered to be high risk.  Sex performers, who often struggle to set up regular bank accounts, can receive crypto payments directly from their clients, counting on the immutability and censorship resistance of blockchain technology.  Also, from the…

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Blockchain 

‘Bitcoin’ Interviewed by Cointelegraph Head of News Molly Zuckerman

In the most recent of a series of interviews, Cointelegraph head of news Molly Jane Zuckerman interviewed Bitcoin (BTC) himself, with the help of the animators behind the “Bitcoin and Friends” series, in a video published on YouTube on July 24. Should Nakamoto’s identity be revealed During the interview, Bitcoin said that he hopes the real identity of his creator — Satoshi Nakamoto — will never be revealed. He declared: “I hope that the true identity of my dad is actually never revealed. I think considering the nature of cryptocurrencies,…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Block Size, Explained | Cointelegraph

3. Over the years, Bitcoin has seen numerous proposals advocating that an increase is needed in order to reduce fees, process more transactions per second and allow Bitcoin to scale to compete with mainstream payments technologies.   On May 4, 2015, Gavin Andresen published an article titled “Why increasing the max block size is urgent,” further escalating the perceived gravity of the block size debate, despite the average BTC block then being only 30-40% full. Andresen warned: “If the number of transactions waiting gets large enough, the end result will be…

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Blockchain 

Noncustodial Crypto Exchanges, Explained | Cointelegraph

3. There are a number of advantages that make NCEs an appealing alternative to both centralized and decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges. User control: Firstly, users maintain control of their own crypto wallets, private keys and holdings. Some platforms allow users to remain anonymous by not requiring any documentation for account creation, others require customers to complete Know Your Customer (KYC) verification. Variety of crypto trading pairs: NCEs essentially act as aggregators of cryptocurrency trading pairs. They do not require users to deposit funds or crypto holdings and provide a wide range…

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Blockchain 

Cointelegraph to Moderate Special Event for Fintech Journalists

Cointelegraph is going to moderate an international media event at the BlockShow Asia 2019 conference in Singapore. The closed session for fintech journalists will take place at Marina Bay Sands on Nov. 13 — a day before the so-dubbed “Festival of Decentralized Technology” begins. Organizers say the event, known as BlockShow Medialogue, will bring top media outlets and PR agencies under the same roof, enabling them to network and discuss new trends. Addy Crezee, CEO of BlockShow, said:  “Events are important and Medialogue is a great step for all journalists…

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Bitcoin 

Derivatives in Crypto, Explained | Cointelegraph

4. Cryptocurrencies are increasingly gaining popularity, and there are more traders who want to benefit from price fluctuations.  Bitcoin’s rate has had a wild ride over the past two years — surging to its all-time high around $19,800 and then losing one-third of its value in just a few days, continuing to drop throughout 2018 to as low as $3,200. However, in April 2019, things started to change again, and the current price of Bitcoin — over $12,171, as of press time — is far from pessimistic.  Bitcoin futures trading…

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Ethereum 

IOTA: Weekly Price Analysis | Cointelegraph

Weekly Price Analysis is a column where our readers decide which coin will be analyzed. Make sure to follow our social media not to miss the next questionnaire. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. IOTA is the tenth largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization. While a few coins…

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Bitcoin 

CoinMarketCap Makes First-Ever Acquisition | Cointelegraph

CoinMarketCap, a major source of prices and volumetric data on crypto markets, has revealed plans for its first-ever acquisition in a press release shared with Cointelegaph on June 26 The United States-based company is acquiring electronic crypto trading fund Hashtag Capital in order to expand its efforts within its Data Accountability & Transparency Alliance (DATA), an initiative launched in May 2019 to provide greater transparency in crypto space. Following the acquisition, the Hashtag Capital team will be joining CoinMarketCap to work on pricing algorithms for over 2,000 digital coins listed…

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Blockchain 

Crypto in the USA | Cointelegraph Documentary

The Cointelegraph team traveled across the United States to get a sense of what the general sentiment about crypto is there and where the industry is heading. We talked to a number of interesting people we met during our journey, including the owner of a night club, a venture capitalist, a former adult film star, a lawyer and a crypto millionaire. In June 2019, Cointelegraph is going to release two more videos: Blockchain Island Part II as well as Sex and Crypto. To watch more Cointelegraph videos, follow us on…

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