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Bitcoin’s hashrate has fallen to its lowest levels since early November as mining operations in China start unplugging. Bitcoin’s network hashrate, a measure of its computational horsepower, has slumped 46% since its peak level in mid-May. According to Bitinfocharts, Bitcoin hashrate is currently 91.2 EH/s (quintillion hashes per second), close to half of its 171.4
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IOHK CEO and Ethereum co-founder, Charles Hoskinson, has argued that Bitcoin sits at a significant competitive disadvantage due to its slow speeds and will be usurped by proof-of-stake networks.  In a five-hour Podcast with computer scientist and AI researcher, Lex Fridman, the Cardano founder argued that proof-of-stake networks offering superior speed and functionality over the
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Hedge fund manager Michael Burry, famed for forecasting the 2008 financial crisis, has warned of “the mother of all crashes.” He further explained that the problem with cryptocurrency is the leverage. Michael Burry Warns of Mother of All Crashes Famous investor and founder of private investment firm Scion Asset Management, Michael Burry, shared his view
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A pro-bitcoin congressman in Paraguay says he will present bitcoin legislation in congress next month with the aim to make Paraguay a hub for cryptocurrency investors worldwide. His efforts follow El Salvador passing a bill making bitcoin legal tender. Paraguay Wants to Be Global Hub for Crypto Investors Following El Salvador passing a bill making
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El Salvador’s bold and groundbreaking move to declare bitcoin legal tender on June 8, 2021 has caught the attention of the world and the imagination of their Latin American neighbors. As the 14th most populated country in Latin America and with a past filled with decades of corrupt leadership and violence, it is unlikely that
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The hashrate of the Bitcoin network has been steadily falling since June 14 and after Sichuan miners were told to prepare operation shutdowns. Sichuan is the second-densest province in China where most miners are located, according to data stemming from the University of Cambridge. Bitcoin’s hashrate is now hovering just above 100 exahash per second
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The professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, Steve Hanke, has recently been criticizing bitcoin adoption taking place in El Salvador. Hanke doesn’t think it’s a good idea for the Latin American country to use bitcoin as legal tender and says it could “completely collapse the economy.” Steve Hanke Wants Countries to Adopt Currency
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The Ukrainian parliament has released an updated version of the draft law “On Virtual Assets.” The revised bill requires exchanges to obtain government authorization, disclose their ownership and implement mandatory KYC procedures. The document has been criticized by regulators in Kyiv but the government wants the legislation passed before the parliament’s summer break. Draft Law
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The global nonprofit Operation Smile has announced the organization is now accepting crypto assets like bitcoin and dogecoin. The nonprofit is a surgical volunteer-based outfit that helps people with cleft conditions improve their lifestyles. Surgical Volunteer-Based Nonprofit Operation Smile Accepts Crypto Donations On July 18, one of the largest surgical volunteer-based nonprofit in the world,
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Regional reports from an exposition in Chengdu indicate Bitmain has unveiled a new scrypt ASIC rig for dogecoin, litecoin, digibyte, and verge mining. The Chinese reporter who disclosed the information says the new Bitmain model has a hashrate of around 9,500 megahash per second (MH/s) and overseas prices are reduced by 13%. Bitmain Unveils New
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Cornell University professor of economics and former head of the IMF’s China division, Eswar Prasad, sees three major flaws in bitcoin. Because of these flaws, the professor says that “bitcoin really has set off something of a search for a better alternative.” Cornell University’s Professor of Economics Outlines Bitcoin’s Flaws Cornell economics professor Eswar Prasad
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Robert Kiyosaki, the best-selling author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” has predicted the “biggest crash” in world history. He also expects the price of bitcoin to fall to the $24K level. Robert Kiyosaki Foresees Biggest Crash in History Coming Famous author and investor Robert Kiyosaki has predicted that the biggest crash in the history of
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The below is an excerpt from a recent edition of the Deep Dive, Bitcoin Magazine‘s premium markets newsletter. To be among the first to receive these insights and other on-chain bitcoin market analysis straight to your inbox, subscribe now. The Grayscale story is very well known at this point. It’s an open-ended trust that found
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