Ross Ulbricht Clemency Petition Gathers 250,000 Signatures

On Friday, the Clemency for Ross Ulbricht petition hosted on Change.org surpassed 250,000 signatures. The solicitation for signatures started in July 2018 and gathered roughly 6,200 signatures during the first three days. Now with a quarter of a million signatures asking U.S. President Donald Trump to commute Ulbricht’s sentence, the message clearly shows how people have continued to fight for his freedom and hope one day Ross will be a free man. Also read: Film Reveals Never-Before-Seen Information About the Silk Road Case A Petition for Ross Ulbricht’s Clemency Ross…

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Chicago Company Mines at Oil Wells, Educates Producers About Bitcoin

Utilizing stranded gas to power bitcoin mining rigs at oil and gas wells is a promising business opportunity. It is profitable for all participating parties and beneficial for the environment. Not without challenges, this young industry is growing in energy-rich North America. Several companies are working to expand the niche and U.S.-based EZ Blockchain shared details about their progress. Also read: Canadian Company Commissions 3 Bitcoin Mining Units to Restart Oil Well When Markets Are Far Oil production has certain byproducts, one of which is natural gas. When drilling sites…

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Bitcoin Cash 2019: Year in Review

2019 is coming to an end and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem has matured a great deal. BCH has successfully upgraded twice this year, adding Schnorr signatures capabilities and most transactions on the BCH network are now non-malleable. Moreover, BCH has seen increased adoption this year, an SLP token explosion, a slew of helpful third-party applications, and has become a privacy contender with Cashshuffle and Cashfusion on the way. Also read: Onecoin Websites Suspended as the $4 Billion Ponzi Crumbles This Year’s Bitcoin Cash Growth As the new year approaches,…

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For “My Cause My Cleats” Design, Russell Okung Sports BTCPay Server

Russell Okung is no bitcoin tenderfoot. The Los Angeles Chargers left tackle hosted his own Bitcoin event in September 2019 after he made a public splash onto the scene with his “Pay me in Bitcoin” tweet during the off-season. Now, for his December 8, 2019, matchup against the Jaguars, bitcoin will be with him every step of the way — literally. The two-time Pro Bowler and bitcoin hodler recently tweeted a cleat design that reps the open-source BTCPay Server, a decentralized payment portal that was built as an alternative to…

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Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund Locks Over 85% of LFE Cash Tokens

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund (a professional Cayman Islands investment fund) has secured 3,547,437,988 LFE Cash tokens for its flagship digital asset fund that has been launched this week. The deal itself was completed by its parent group Fortune Star Investments Ltd way back at the LFE ITO closing. FSI have provided much…

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Surprise! Millennials Embrace Bitcoin While Boomers, Gen-Xers Hold Traditional Wealth

Charles Schwab has released its Q3 investment indicator report, a quarterly report that breaks down investment allocation across the firm’s brokerage accounts. It corroborates what most of us have known for a while now: Millennials are more attuned to the value of bitcoin than their Gen-X and Boomer counterparts. According to the report, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) was the fifth most popular equity across Millennial accounts managed by the brokerage firm, representing 1.84 percent of all assets held under management for the age group. Millennials represent 12.9 percent of…

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EU Finance Ministers Place Defacto Ban on Libra

Libra’s ongoing organizational snags and run-ins with regulators continue into December, as EU finance ministers agreed Thursday that Libra cannot be launched in the EU until concerns are adequately addressed. The finance ministers issued a joint statement citing regulatory “challenges and risks.” Also Read: Libra Testnet Fails to Impress as New Legislation Looms Lawmakers Still Reluctant Just last month news.Bitcoin.com reported on the “Managed Stablecoins are Securities Act of 2019,” proposed legislation in the U.S. which seeks to regulate libra as a security, going against Libra representatives’ stated vision for…

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Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in Stablecoins

Does the world need more stablecoins? Yes according to VCs, who have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at projects developing stable or low volatility digital assets. The $45 million committed in 2019 takes the past two years of VC investment to over $200M. Also read: RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency A Stable Full of Stablecoins Stablecoin projects need venture capital firms, just as VCs need crypto projects that have a high chance of gaining mass adoption – and stablecoins seem a safer bet than altcoins.…

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Steps to Mass Adoption: Crypto PoS Terminals by 2020

Most big businesses that are outside of the Cryptocurrency and the Finance industry are skeptical about digital assets like Ethereum and Bitcoin. The main reason for this is the lack of merchant or mass adoption and the lack of mass produced Cryptocurrency PoS terminals. Merchants are currently having some issues that prevent the retail sector to adopt Cryptocurrencies, but things will change in the future, as more and more Cryptocurrency PoS machines enter and are adopted by the market. What are the problems that merchants face with mass adoption? The…

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Mining Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPO

Ebang, the ASIC chip and mining rig manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China is allegedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. following Canaan’s recent Nasdaq listing and Bitmain’s secret IPO filing. The world’s third-largest bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer plans to follow Canaan’s footsteps with an attempt to be listed on the American stock exchange Nasdaq. Also read: Mining Giant Bitmain Confidentially Files for U.S.-Based IPO Ebang Plans to File an IPO in the U.S. Bitcoin mining has become an increasingly competitive industry and now three of the…

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