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Satoshi Freeathlon Raises Awareness Through Sport

Triathlons are some of the most physically-demanding and spectacular athletic trials. Most of the time, this arduous display of strength and endurance has participants push their limits by swimming, cycling and running for 30 miles or more. But when spending bitcoin and promoting the principles of “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto” (including human rights, freedom of information, free speech, privacy and transaction freedom) are the fundamental goals, any sporting event becomes a lot more interesting.  Between August 24 and August 28, 2019, seven athletes from three different nations will take on a…

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Top-Rated Crypto Exchanges Comprise 5% of Total Trading Volume: Report

Untrusted exchanges still command the lion’s share of global cryptocurrency trading volumes, a CryptoCompare report published on Aug. 21 reveals. As of July, D-E rated low-quality exchanges represented 64% of trading volume —  a staggering $316 billion — whereas top-rated AA platforms accounted for just 5% or $31 billion. A-rated exchanges nonetheless increasing share Lower quality crypto trading volume looms large over the sector: yet there is a silver lining. In July, volume from the highest-rated trading platforms (AA and A) increased by 29% and 10% respectively, while E-rated exchanges…

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Why Bitcoin Rules in the ‘Insane’ World of Negative Interest Rates

Central banks around the world are on a negative rate binge to further a compelling case for bitcoin.. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: In Denmark, some depositors are now paying the bank to look after their money. In Germany, the 30-year bond yield just went negative. A total $17 trillion of global bonds are now negative and it’s rising at a rate of a trillion a week. On the flip-side, Danish banks will pay you interest to take out a mortgage. Welcome to the bizarre new world of negative…

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Bitcoin Price ‘Will Never Hit $50K’ Gold Bug Peter Schiff Tells Tom Lee

Bitcoin (BTC)price  will never make it to $50,000, gold bug and crypto skeptic Peter Schiff has claimed in the latest attack on the largest cryptocurrency. ‘This is hysterical’ In a social media debate on Aug. 20, Schiff, who is well known for his distaste for Bitcoin, said that gold would definitely reach $5,000 in the future.  Schiff was debating with Joe Kernen, the CNBC host who recently interviewed Bitcoin proponent and regular Schiff troll, Anthony Pompliano. “Prior the 2008 financial crisis, when I was still invited on CNBC, Joe was…

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This Oddball Pattern Suggests the Stock Market Is Headed Higher

An interesting stock market pattern suggests the market will be moving higher, but it doesn’t tell the entire story. | Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew By CCN Markets: The S&P 500 is showing an intriguing pattern of behavior. May 30 was the ninth consecutive day that the stock market index closed above the 200-day moving average but below the 50- day moving average. This one is both a) utter fucking nonsense and b) incredible. If $SPX closes today between 2800 and 2945, it will be the 9th straight day of closing ABOVE…

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Blockchain.com to Integrate Polkadot Tokens Into Its Wallet

Luxembourg-based crypto data supplier and crypto wallet Blockchain.com has partnered with blockchain interoperability protocol Polkadot. Driving decentralization  On Aug. 20, Blockchain.com announced it will integrate its Blockchain Wallet with the Polkadot Network in order to drive the adoption and decentralization of Polkadot tokens (DOTs). Once the integration is complete, users of Blockchain.com will be able to store, send and receive DOTs, as well as to vote on proposed amendments to the network protocol and council members. The new partnership aims to promote the idea of decentralization. Peter Smith, co-founder and…

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