Bitcoin Mining is a Family Business for This Father and Son

In Raleigh, North Carolina, a father-and-son team are bucking the trend of industrial bitcoin mining. Bitcoin mining is a highly energy intensive process in which competing parties race to add the next block or batch of transactions to the blockchain. The reward for doing so is 12.5 BTC –...
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Augur’s Troubled Token Launch Highlights ‘Appcoin’ Pitfalls

The crypto markets didn’t responded well to the launch of Augur’s digital asset. The ethereum-based prediction market came out of the gates strong last week, with its reputation (REP) tokens quickly getting listed on markets like Poloniex, Bittrex and Kraken. However, the market value of those tokens fell sharply...
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Credit Unions Turn to Blockchain Amid Increasing Competition

A less-discussed type of financial entity, the credit union service organization (CUSO), has emerged as an unlikely – but significant – player in the industry’s CU Ledger blockchain initiative. In fact, to say that the involvement of CUSOs in broader credit union collaborations on blockchain has been...
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How Bots Are Fueling High-Speed Bitcoin Trading

Investors have benefited from algorithmic (‘algo’) trading programs under many different circumstances, but these ‘trading bots’ can prove particularly valuable to those interested in cryptocurrencies. Bot trading has reduced user error, enabled more rapid processing of information and given traders more time and flexibility. However,...
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