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Bulgaria Betting on Bitcoin, Holds Over 200,000 BTC in Reserve
Home Bulgaria Betting on Bitcoin, Holds Over 200,000 BTC in Reserve Bulgaria has been patiently stockpiling large amounts of Bitcoin. The country allegedly has over 200,000 BTC. Bulgaria is betting big on Bitcoin (BTC). The country is allegedly sitting on a vast amount of BTC wealth which it is holding in reserves. The country acquired the BTC during operation PRATKA when it seized the cryptocurrency from criminal enterprises in Macedonia, Greece, Romania, and Serbia. Currently, Bulgaria's gold reserves are estimated to be worth around $2.5B. By comparison, Britain holds around $12.8B in gold. However, if BTC were to spike to $100,000 in the long-term, Bulgaria's BTC stash would balloon past Britain's entire gold reserves and be worth around $20B. By current estimates, Bulgaria is likely the second largest owner of BTC in the world.

Bitcoin Hits All-Time High in Argentinian Pesos
Home Bitcoin Hits All-Time High in Argentinian Pesos Bitcoin's bullish momentum is picking up the most steam in Argentina, where it is being sold at a shockingly high premium. The leading cryptocurrency has just hit a new all-time-high due to low liquidity and inflation of the Argentinian peso. Whenever Bitcoin moves upward, there is bound to be price discrepancies between countries. This is especially true when a country's native currency is experiencing high amounts of inflation forcing its citizens to flock to alternatives. That's exactly what's been happening in Argentina where Bitcoin (BTC) just hit its all-time-high in Argentinian pesos (ARS).

Bitcoin Transaction Volume Nearing All-Time High, Fees Plummeting
The state of the Bitcoin network is strong. Not only is transaction volume nearing its all-time high, but fees have dropped off substantially. It seems like SegWit and batching are paying off.  Bitcoin's confirmed transactions per day are approaching their all-time high. With over 400,000 transactions a day through much of December, we are now approaching those same levels going into May.  However, fees have been dropping. They are currently at around $1 per transaction.  Transactions / day approaching ATH (~400,000 per day ). Last time we had this, fees were 500-700 sat / byte. Today, fees are 15-30 sat/byte.#Segwit worked. Batching worked. Lightning worked.#Bitcoin scaled. Have a nice day! ?#BitcoinIsScaling #LightningNetwork

Millennials Most Likely to Invest to Cryptocurrencies, Most Worried of a Stock Market Crash
Home » Millennials Most Likely to Invest to Cryptocurrencies, Most Worried of a Stock Market Crash According to a new study of 1,000 Americans, Millennials are more worried than older Americans of a stock market crash. Older Americans ranked politics, terrorism, and developments overseas as more worrisome than the stock market. The condition of the stock market is on the mind of Millennials more than any other group, according to a new poll conducted in the U.S. Aside from the political situation, Millennials see a collapsing stock market as the greatest threat to the current U.S. economy. The discrepancy is likely due to the fact that Millenials fear that an economic recession would ruin their already-precarious job prospects. Older Americans, on the other hand, do not place as much emphasis on a stock market collapse due to having more discretionary savings to invest in the case of a market decline. Millennials, as a group overall, are far more sensitive about market volatility and more cautious as a result.

China Motions to Ban Cryptocurrency Mining, affecting all proof-of-work cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Seeking Public Opinion
Home » China Motions to Ban Cryptocurrency Mining, Seeking Public Opinion China has included cryptocurrency mining on its list of industries that it wishes to restrict or eliminate. The list was composed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and cites these problem industries for not complying with the laws and regulations of the state, for being unsafe, or wasting national resources. This move is likely due in reaction to the boom and subsequent bust that the cryptocurrency market went through between 2017 and 2018. During this time a handful of cryptocurrency mining companies like Bitmain and Canaan raised massive funds to manufacture mining equipment and mine cryptocurrencies, but are now in shambles.

Japanese company 'Hoya Corporation' suffers massive cyber attack, over 100 computers hijacked for cryptomining
Home » Japan's Hoya Corporation Suffers Cyber Attack, Computers Used for Cryptocurrency Mining Hoya Corporation, the leading manufacturer of optical products in Japan, has just reported that it suffered a serious cyber attack in late February. During the attack, factory lines were shut down for three days as hackers tried to established unauthorized cryptocurrency mining. Over 100 computers were infected with a virus which stole user IDs and passwords within the Hoya Corporation. Although the company's personal data was breached, the attack was a precursor to setting up an unauthorized cryptocurrency mining operation on the corporate systems.

The founder of Ripple just made the largest cryptocurrency donation ever, totaling $25M, to support cryptocurrency research and development at SF State University
Home » Ripple Founder Donates $25M in Cryptocurrency to His Alma Mater Chris Larsen, a founder of famous fintech startup Ripple, is donating San Francisco State University 56,000,000 XRP to his alma mater in addition to about $3,000,000 in USD. The founder of Ripple just gave a donation to his alma mater which confused some of the top administrators at San Francisco State University. He decided to donate some 56,000,000 XRP coins and $3,000,000 in USD, totaling $25,000,000, to his former university. The school said this has been a learning process, since it never had to deal with cryptocurrency before.

Litecoin Most Trending Coin So Far This Year, Say Market Sentiment Analytics
Home » TRON and Litecoin are the Most Trending Coins So Far This Year, Say Market Sentiment Analytics We asked our friends at Predicoin to extract the cumulative data for the 2019 first quarter and pull out the strongest cryptocurrencies by the buzz score they received during this period. Let's face it, the cryptocurrency markets can be a bewildering place. With literally thousands of cryptocurrencies categorized into dozens of varieties vying for your attention, it can be challenging to identify which are worth your time and (potentially) your investment. Thankfully, several platforms have stepped up to the task, acting to simplify the process by using artificial intelligence to automatically track different cryptocurrencies while reducing the task of comparing investment options down to something as simple as comparing a few market indicators.

Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Riot Blockchain Reports $58 Million Loss in 2018
Home » Cryptocurrency Mining Firm Riot Blockchain Reports $58 Million Loss in 2018 American cryptocurrency mining company Riot Blockchain has published its latest financial report, revealing a $58 million loss in 2018. Given that the company has been housing the majority of its cryptocurrency miners in Oklahoma City, its fixed costs related to utilities, labor, and depreciation are likely higher than most other mining companies. Prior to its abrupt interest in the digital currency industry, Riot positioned itself as a biotechnology firm that developed medical diagnostic machinery. The company mined 1,081 bitcoins and 3,0213 litecoins last year, earning a total of $7.7 million.

"Bitcoin (core) is not meant to be used as a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency" - Samson Mow (Blockstream)
Home » Blockstream CSO Samson Mow Criticized for Comments on Bitcoin and Lightning Network Blockstream CSO Samson Mow is facing heavy criticism from the cryptocurrency community on social media over his comments on Bitcoin (BTC) and the Lightning Network. In an interview with Block TV, Mow criticized and mocked Satoshi Nakamoto by stating that no person in a stable mental state would build a payment system that takes ten minutes to confirm transactions. In the Fireside Chat segment of the show, he further said that the Lightning Network was still under development and described it as a work in progress.

Are Private Messaging dApps The Next Big Thing in Blockchain
Home » Are Private Messaging dApps The Next Big Thing in Blockchain The world's obsession with privacy and security issues is not limited solely to bank transactions and personal data. We live in a connected world where staying in touch has turned from a privilege to a basic necessity. Many companies around the globe use messaging services to arrange effective communication between employees and share information. However, messenger apps are notoriously vulnerable when it comes to privacy and security. Consider the fact that 1.5 billion users are accessing WhatsApp messenger monthly. The same is right about Facebook Messenger which is the most-used chat app service in the US, according to Statista. Meanwhile, the owner of both services (Facebook) was involved in one of the most clamorous data leaks scandals in 2018, where private messages from over 80,000 hacked accounts went up for sale.

TRX preparing hype campaign for St Valentines with celebrity endorsements
Home » Proof of Hype: Tron and BitTorrent Hosting Secret Valentine's Day Campaign with Major Celebrities On Feb 5, 2019, Justin Sun announced a secret Valentine's Day campaign for Tron (TRX) and BitTorrent (BTT). The event will supposedly include a number of unknown celebrities. None of these celebrities, however, are named and very few details are presented about who they might be. Attempts can be made to determine who the celebrities of the Valentine's Day Campaign are, but the information Sun presents is too limited to draw any substantial conclusions. For example, he states that a main character of Friends will be present but gives no other information about that person. There were six main characters on the show, all of whom are still alive. Anyone of these could be the individual whom Sun is alluding too.

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