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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, Nov. 26

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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The digital currencies were relatively stable from early September of mid-November, after which the decline started. Since then, incessant selling dragged the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies from above $210 billion on Nov. 14, to just below $116 billion on Nov. 25, a fall of close to 45 percent. After such a waterfall decline, […]

Monero Fees Fall to Almost Zero After ‘Bulletproofs’ Upgrade

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Transaction fees on monero, the 10th largest cryptocurrency network, have fallen sharply after last Thursday’s system-wide software update. The reduction comes in the wake of the platform’s activation of a highly-anticipated new form of cryptography named “bulletproofs,” a new technology that seeks to make the monero network’s privacy features more scalable by restructuring how its confidential transactions are verified. According to data published by BitInfoCharts, average monero fees fell from about $0.54 cents on Thursday to roughly $0.021 cents as of Saturday – a 96 percent drop. Such a dramatic shift was previously predicted by monero developers speaking to CoinDesk. “I think you can safely […]

Fortnite Merch Store Now Accepts Monero (XMR): Crypto Adoption

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Fortnite Accepts Monero (XMR) For Merch On New Year’s Day, rumors began to circulate around crypto’s segment of the internet that Fortnite, the world-renowned “Battle Royale” video game, had begun to accept Monero (XMR) for branded merchandise. Eventually, after this hearsay festered, South African national Riccardo Spagni, a leading crypto community member, confirmed that Monero was accepted on Fortnite’s merch outlet. Referencing the video game, he quipped on Twitter that “now you can purchase that sweet Durrr Burger onesie without your friends, family, or coworkers judging you,” evidently touching on XMR’s privacy features. Too cool: the Fortnite merch store (https://t.co/KNL4IFCFHk) […]

How much electricity is consumed by Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Monero? | Great Wall of Numbers

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I recently created a thread that on Twitter regarding the lower-bound estimates for how much electricity the Bitcoin blockchain consumed using publicly available numbers. The first part of this post is a slightly modified version of that thread. The second part of this post, below part 1, includes additional information on Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Monero using the same type of methodology. The original nested thread started by explaining why a proof-of-work (PoW) maximalist view tries to have it both ways. You cannot simultaneously say that Bitcoin is – as measured by hashrate – the “most secure public chain” […]

South Korea Pushes Monero and Ripple Price Up While Other Cryptocurrencies Fall

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Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The Monero and Ripple price has surged over the past 24 hours, while other cryptocurrencies including bitcoin and Ethereum fell by around 5 percent. Extreme Premiums Investors in the South Korean cryptocurrency market are driving the price of Ripple and Monero up, given that nearly every cryptocurrency in the local market are being traded with high premiums. Ripple and Monero are two of the few cryptocurrencies that are heavily concentrated in the South Korean market in terms of daily trading volume. Bithumb alone, the second largest global […]

Fortnite Store Accepts Crypto – But Only Monero

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Fortnite fans can now buy merchandise for the blockbuster online video game using the cryptocurrency Monero (XMR). Bitcoin payments are not yet accepted, reportedly due to privacy concerns. While Fortnite did not make an official announcement, fans shared the news on Reddit on January 1, where it received a very positive reception. Monero enthusiasts said the move signals that crypto adoption is expanding, since Fortnite is the most popular video game in the world, with more than 200 million registered users. Fortnite V-Bucks and Crypto Top Teen Wish Lists Indeed, Fortnite is so popular that American teens polled in 2018 said they preferred […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, September 14

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The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by theHitBTCexchange. Mike Novogratz, founder and CEO of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital Capital Management, called a bottom in cryptocurrencies on September 13, while conversely the Chief Commercial Officer of BitPay, Sonny Singh believes that Bitcoin will resurge in 2019 but that altcoins “will never come back.” He said the next trigger that can carry Bitcoin higher is […]

The Monero Malware Response

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Monero developers announced the creation of a working group aimed at combating hidden mining and malware – Malware Response Workgroup. As part of the initiative, a website has been launched to inform users about how they can clean their devices from hidden miners and ransomware, and protect their computers from getting infected by such programs. … This content was originally published here.

Europol Warns Zcash, Monero and Ether Playing Growing Role in Cybercrime

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European Union law enforcement agency Europol has for the first time released a cybercrime report examining the growing role of zcash, monero and ether on the darknet. In the 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), Europol states that, although bitcoin is still the preferred currency in cybercrime, the landscape is beginning to evolve, with “monero, ethereum and zcash … gaining popularity within the digital underground.” The research document analyzes the differing desirability of these cryptocurrencies for cybercriminals, and concludes that monero is increasingly popular due to the “additional security and privacy features it offers.” “Transactions cannot be attributed to any […]

Christmas Miracle is Needed for Monero Mustangs

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Please Sponsor a Monero Mustang Today. Citizens Against Equine Slaughter has partnered with many good organizations and sanctuaries for wild and domestic horses. Monero Mustangs is a 501c3 in New Mexico with mustangs that were removed from the Carson National Forest by US Forestry Service. Monero Mustang needs your help to get through the winter with the 36 horses they currently have. When the Forestry Service started a gather of the horses in the Carson National Forest our sister organization Wild Horse Observers Association was able to step in and stop the helicopters and bring a halt to the gather, […]