Jack Dorsey’s Block To Democratize Bitcoin Mining With Open Source Mining System

Block, formerly known as Square, is working on an open-source bitcoin mining system, according to CEO Jack Dorsey. He referenced a more detailed thread on the project’s objectives by the company’s general manager for hardware, Thomas Templeton. We’re officially building an open bitcoin mining system ✨ https://t.co/PaNc7gXS48 — jack⚡️ (@jack) January 13, 2022 Block Is Working On Bitcoin Mining Thomas Templeton, Block’s general manager for hardware, set out the company’s next moves in a series of tweets. “From buying, to set up, to maintenance, to mining,” Templeton said, the goal…

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Analysts expect turbulent Bitcoin price until $46,500 flips to support

Market volatility reared its ugly head once again for crypto traders on Jan. 13 as the excitement of Bitcoin (BTC) hitting its highest level in a week was quickly thwarted by a correction that thrust the cryptocurrency back into the mid-$45,000 range.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after reaching an intraday high of $44,500, bears took control of the Bitcoin market and hammered the price to a low of $42,315 while the wider global financial markets also experienced a noticeable sell-off. BTC/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView Here…

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Iota selected for Phase 2A of EU blockchain initiative

On Thursday, the Iota Foundation, which oversees developments in the namesake Internet-of-Things transactions blockchain (IOTA), announced that it had been selected as one of five contractors by the European Commission to develop blockchain and distributed ledger technology in the region. According to the announcement, phase 2A aims to advance European Blockchain Services Infrastructure, or EBSI, in five areas: It will investigate the feasibility of sharding as to exponentially scale the Iota network on EBSI. Develop an approval weight consensus mechanism that will be highly flexible and allow both permissionless and…

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TokenBot helps crypto traders build social communities and monetize market knowledge

There are many advantages to automating one’s trading tactics instead of pointing and clicking with a mouse. For starters, bots can execute trading decisions free of emotion, are lighting fast, and have far fewer margins of error. According to CNBC estimates, crypto trading bots account for 70% to 80% of the overall trading volume. TokenBot is an automated copy-trading platform designed for social trading groups and communities within messaging apps such as Discord, Telegram, and Slack. Once added to a social media group, TokenBot monitors the admin’s account on an…

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Ethereum options data shows pro traders expect strong resistance at $3,600

Ether (ETH) price has bounced 13% from its Jan. 9 low at $2,950, but it seems premature to call the move a cycle bottom. Instead, the larger bearish movement has prevailed and although it looks primarily correlated to Bitcoin (BTC) price, regulatory concerns and a tighter United States Federal Reserve policy have also been blamed for the movement. BTC and Ether have been under pressure since regulators focused their attention on stablecoins. On Nov. 1, the U.S. Treasury Department urged Congress to ensure that stablecoin issuers are regulated similarly to…

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Aside from Shark Tank, Mark Cuban says 80% of his new investments are in crypto

Comedian and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart said Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire Mark Cuban broke down the intricacies of the crypto space in practical terms. Speaking to Stewart on a Thursday podcast, Cuban said he didn’t focus on the price speculation around cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Dogecoin (DOGE), comparing it to “gamesmanship” akin to that of stocks. The Dallas Mavericks owner explained some of the basics of the space to Stewart, calling it “decentralized and trustless,” with token holders having a “typically equal vote” to determine the…

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Here’s what you need to know about CZ’s $96B net worth, Jan. 6-13

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, also known as “CZ,” is now the world’s 11th richest person, according to Bloomberg. The crypto entrepreneur has amassed a $96 billion fortune on the back of his booming exchange business and the rapidly appreciating value of Binance Coin (BNB). CZ’s wealth offers a startling reminder of just how lucrative crypto has become for early adopters. It’s also a sign of things to come as digital assets become more mainstream over the next decade. (If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ll also be counted…

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Industry players respond to Vitalik Buterin’s thoughts on cross-chain ecosystems

Last week, Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum (ETH)’s co-founder, voiced his disapproval regarding the emergence of cross-chain bridges, citing security vulnerabilities due to their interdependency. In the days that followed, however, developers working on cross-chain technologies largely dismissed his skepticism. In a statement to Cointelegraph, Kadan Stadelmann, chief technology officer of atomic swap blockchain Komodo, responded to Vitalik’s critique: “What we ultimately need is true decentralization. For example, instead of relying on one or two trusted bridges that have a single point of failure, it would be better to work towards a…

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Small cap altcoins flash bullish signals even as Bitcoin revisits $42.5K

The cryptocurrency market faced another day of erratic price movements on Jan. 13 after Bitcoin (BTC) bulls were soundly rejected in their bid to push the price above $44,000. This led to an abrupt sell-off that has thrust the price back into the high $42,000 range.  Despite the mid-day struggle faced by Bitcoin and many of the other large market-cap cryptocurrencies, several small-cap altcoins managed to eke out notable gains. Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView…

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Gemini acquires BITRIA to push crypto into the wealth management industry

Crypto exchange Gemini announced Thursday that it had agreed to purchase Bitria, a San Fransisco-based start-up that provides traditional portfolio management tools for use in crypto investments. The goal of Bitria is to provide a platform for traditional asset managers and financial advisors to use in helping their clients invest in cryptocurrencies.  Gemini said that it seeks to integrate Bitria’s Separately Managed Accounts and its Digital Turnkey Asset Management platform into its own exchange capabilities. The integration is intended to give advisors access to more than 70 different cryptocurrencies through Gemini’s…

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