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CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades

CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades

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Please share if you find this article interesting. CoinMarketCap Crypto Assets Now Feature Flipside Letter Grades Blockchain analytics startup Flipside Crypto is bringing crypto asset letter grades to a slew of online publishers. The Fundamental Crypto Asset Score (FCAS) metric – which evaluates factors such as developer activity and a broad set of transaction data – was recently added to CoinMarketCap, along with publishers such as MarketWatch, TheStreet and Stocktwits. The move comes ahead of the launch of CoinMarketCap’s first Android app, scheduled for April. Carylyne Chan, head of global marketing at CoinMarketCap, told CoinDesk these easy-to-use metrics will give users a more transparent view of how these assets are evolving. According to Chan, the site attracted 125 millio
5 Popular Crypto ATMs That You Can Purchase Today – Bitcoin News

5 Popular Crypto ATMs That You Can Purchase Today – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. 5 Popular Crypto ATMs That You Can Purchase Today - Bitcoin News Over the last few years, cryptocurrency automated teller machines (ATMs) have proliferated. According to statistics, there are now over 4,400 digital currency dispensing machines worldwide with new models under development. The following ATMs can be purchased today, allowing anyone to deploy a crypto-dispensing kiosk at their local convenience store or tavern. Also read: Why Colombia Has Become a Hotspot for Bitcoin ATMs A Few Things to Consider Before Looking at 2019’s Crypto ATM Providers Crypto ATMs are growing in popularity as numerous manufacturers have helped make these machines more accessible. There are now more than 4,400 cryptocurrency dispensing ATMs wo
Governments Exploit Christchurch Tragedy to Enforce Censorship and Thought Policing – Bitcoin News

Governments Exploit Christchurch Tragedy to Enforce Censorship and Thought Policing – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Governments Exploit Christchurch Tragedy to Enforce Censorship and Thought Policing - Bitcoin News No sooner had the victims of the Christchurch attack fallen than governments were clamoring to mine the tragedy for political capital. Despite the shooting having been live streamed on Facebook, antipodean officials have directed their ire against fringe websites in a desperate bid to control the narrative and criminalize curious civilians. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Privacy-Preserving Light Client Neutrino Politicians Can’t Let a Crisis go to Waste In the wake of the mass shooting that left 50 people dead in Christchurch, New Zealand, the usual activists have emerged to condemn their particular bête noire. Some wan
Overstock Delays E-Commerce Business Sale, Deferring Cash for Crypto Ventures

Overstock Delays E-Commerce Business Sale, Deferring Cash for Crypto Ventures

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Overstock Delays E-Commerce Business Sale, Deferring Cash for Crypto Ventures Overstock has put off plans to sell its flagship retail business, delaying a large cash infusion that it was hoping to get for its portfolio of blockchain ventures. The company had originally aimed to sell the e-commerce business by the end of February, but on a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter results Monday, CEO Patrick Byrne indicated it no longer had a firm timeline, telling shareholders: “It’s like preparing a souffle, and a souffle is ready when it’s ready.” Indeed, Byrne talked as if Overstock was expecting to hold on to its original business for a while, saying he expected “a year of explosive growth” for the retail unit, which will “
XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims – Bitcoin News

XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims - Bitcoin News In January, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the so-called ‘XRP army’ harassing Ryan Selkis, the cofounder of cryptocurrency data startup Messari. A recent data analysis has now alleged that the XRP army of shills is compromised of thousands of bots trying to sway market sentiment across social media channels like Twitter. Also read: Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in Kleiman Bitcoin Lawsuit Against Craig Wright Thousands of XRP Bots and Fake Ripple Shills Have Infested Twitter, Researcher Claims When people discuss Ripple Labs and the XRP digital currency, the conversation can sometimes turn ugly and controversial. Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have noticed on platf
Tether Withdraws Claim of USD-Backing While Rival Stablecoins Provide Monthly Attestations

Tether Withdraws Claim of USD-Backing While Rival Stablecoins Provide Monthly Attestations

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Tether Withdraws Claim of USD-Backing While Rival Stablecoins Provide Monthly Attestations The controversy surrounding the backing of Tether’s USDT tokens has resurfaced following a recent alteration to the company’s terms of service that now state the reserves backing USDT comprise “traditional currency and cash equivalents and … other assets and receivables from loans made by Tether to third parties.” Despite tether’s dominance among stablecoins by market share and capitalization, Tether is facing increasing competition from newer stablecoin projects that have been able to provide regular attestations evidencing U.S. dollar backing since launch. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Privacy-Preserving Light Client Neutrin
Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos

Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Banking Startup Launching Visa Card That Lets You Spend 7 Cryptos Banking startup 2gether is launching a prepaid Visa debit card that allows users to spend cryptocurrencies. In an announcement, 2gether said customers will be able to use the card to pay with either euros or any of the following seven cryptocurrencies: bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), XRP, bitcoin cash (BCH), EOS, Stellar (XLM) and litecoin (LTC). The card “instantly” converts the cryptos to fiat currency and, it said, and can be used fee-free by customers in any of the 19 eurozone nations. The company said the card would address the hurdles that come with making payments directly with cryptocurrencies. “Currently, spending crypto is a long and difficult process involvi
In the Daily: UAE Needs to Keep up With Crypto, Australia to Support Local Blockchain Industry – Bitcoin News

In the Daily: UAE Needs to Keep up With Crypto, Australia to Support Local Blockchain Industry – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. In the Daily: UAE Needs to Keep up With Crypto, Australia to Support Local Blockchain Industry - Bitcoin News In this edition of The Daily we feature two countries that want to promote their positions in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. In the UAE a top banker has stated that keeping up with crypto is crucial to become an international financial hub and in Australia the government is investing in the local industry. Additionally, Coinbase Pro is set to implement changes to trading and fees. Also Read: Tel Aviv Court Rules Bank Can’t Close Crypto Miner’s Account Keeping up With Crypto Is Crucial for UAE The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Banks Federation has hosted a forum on fintech and crypto assets with the Abu Dhabi Glob
Why Crypto Asset Enjin Coin Rose 25% in a Surprising Rally

Why Crypto Asset Enjin Coin Rose 25% in a Surprising Rally

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Why Crypto Asset Enjin Coin Rose 25% in a Surprising Rally As the top crypto assets hint to go down, one cryptocurrency is beginning the week with a bang.ENJ Price Rally | Source: CMCBased on 24-hour live data, investors changed hands from/to Enjin Coin to the extent of $102.34 million, with 767,007,985 ENJ in circulation. Data on South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges Upbit and Bithumb showed South Korean Won as a maximally quoted asset against ENJ, amounting to almost half the total trading volume. Upbit also contributed 19.16 percent of bitcoin-enabled ENJ trades, revealing that many investors were shorting the ‘king cryptocurrency’ to speculate on ENJ.Samsung EffectThe ongoing ENJ rally is reminiscent of a similar upside movem
Coinbase Pro Has Good and Bad News Regarding Fees for Traders

Coinbase Pro Has Good and Bad News Regarding Fees for Traders

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Coinbase Pro Has Good and Bad News Regarding Fees for Traders Coinbase Pro is changing its fee structure later this week, with bottom tier traders seeing a hike and higher value clients paying less. The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange announced the news in a blog post on Friday, saying that, starting March 22, market makers and takers who fall under the pricing tier of up to $100,000 will be subject to total fees of 0.40 percent, as compared to up to 0.30 percent (taker only) currently. The $100,000 to $1 million tier will stay with the current total fee of 0.30 percent, but that will be shared between makers and takers, while currently takers pay the full fee. The $10 million to $50 million bracket also sees the 0.20