Bitcoin 

40% of Millennials Look to Crypto in the Event of Recession

40% of millennials would prefer to invest in crypto assets in the event of a recession, according to data from eToro, a multi-asset investment platform and social network. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 10, eToro cited a survey on generational investment conducted from July 18 to July 31 of this year among 1,000 United States online investors. Respondents aged between 20 and 65 years represented Gen Z, millennials, and Gen X. The survey found that more than two-thirds of U.S.-based investors are afraid of a recession…

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Blockchain 

Blockchain Delegates to Trump’s ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Event Sue Each Other

The founders of Orbs — the blockchain startup President Trump invited to his Middle East Peace Plan conference — have become mired in their own fraternal strife. As Israeli news site Globes reported on August 4, Orbs’ Elad Arad is suing his co-founders Uriel and Daniel Peled for having dispossessed him of his share in the firm, among other charges. Peaceful glimmers Orbs is an Israeli blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service firm that raised over $133 million in an initial coin offering last year and thus ranked among the top ten ICO projects…

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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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Blockchain 

HitBTC Dismisses Allegations It Froze Accounts in Response to Proof of Keys Event

Cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC has rejected allegations by some of the industry’s best-known figures that it was deliberately freezing user accounts, the company told Cointelegraph in an email Jan. 3. Responding to a request for comment, Peter Swen, a representative from the exchange’s marketing team, denied any link between account freezes and Thursday’s ongoing Proof of Keys event. After user complaints on social media, Proof of Keys’ organizer Trace Mayer had publicly suggested that HitBTC may be deliberately disabling withdrawals in response to the event. He was subsequently joined by others…

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Blockchain 

EBay Denies Rumors It Will Start Accepting Crypto, Despite Advertising at Crypto Event

EBay has denied rumors that it is going to start accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method, according to a Bloomberg report on May 14. Speculation has been mounting since the e-commerce giant took out ads at the Consensus conference in New York City. One of the billboards said: “Virtual Currency. It’s happening on eBay.” It has been suggested that this week’s surge in crypto prices, which has happened without explanation, was linked to hopes that eBay was preparing to embrace crypto. Given how the online auction site bills itself as “the world’s largest marketplace,” such…

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Blockchain 

‘Biggest Names in the Collectibles Space’ to Attend NYC Event on Non-Fungible Tokens

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been generating a buzz in the crypto world for some time — and now, a conference is being established where enthusiasts and entrepreneurs can delve deeper into these digital assets, exploring the latest trends and uncovering new opportunities in the market. NFT NYC is taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the PlayStation Theater in New York City’s Times Square, and organizers say more than 50 speakers have accepted invitations to share their insights. In describing what the event sets out to achieve, the objective is…

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Blockchain 

Nearly 80 Percent of Crypto Event Attendees Are Male

79 percent of attendees at crypto events are male, according to a report by events-oriented software firm Bizzabo on Jan. 28. After analyzing the registration information of 100 different cryptocurrency-related events in 15 countries, Bizzabo found that the overwhelming majority of attendees were male. In the course of the survey, Bizzabo took data from the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Hong Kong, China and Australia, with the U.S. leading other countries in the number of registrants and attendees at crypto events. 57 percent of attendees were employed…

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Bitcoin 

Proof of Keys Event May Highlight Centralization of Crypto, but Some of Its Claims Are Unfounded

Bitcoin celebrated its 10th birthday on Jan. 3, and in commemoration of this milestone, the very first Proof of Keys event was held. Organized by crypto investor and podcast host Trace Mayer, it urged cryptocurrency traders to withdraw their holdings from crypto exchanges, in order to promote the decentralization and monetary independence on which Satoshi Nakamoto‘s vision for Bitcoin was founded. However, as ostensibly positive as its message was, it was claimed on social media in the days leading up to the event that several exchanges — most notably HitBTC —…

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Bitcoin 

Proof of Keys Event Aims to Challenge Perceived Centralization of Cryptocurrencies

The “Proof of Keys” event aimed against centralized exchanges is happening today, Jan. 3, spearheaded by Bitcoin (BTC) investor Trace Mayer. The Proof of Keys event is essentially a bank run on centralized exchanges, wherein activists are called to withdraw all their cryptocurrency funds from centralized trading platforms and store them in their own wallets. The idea behind this is to reassert holder control over their crypto assets and to make sure that exchanges are actually in possession of as much funds as they claim. In a YouTube video giving…

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