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Upcoming Bitcoin Halving Event Could Drive BTC Price Even Higher, Analyst Explains

Vijay Boyapati, a widely-followed Bitcoin (BTC) analyst, recently published a detailed Twitter thread regarding the potential impact of bitcoin’s block reward halving event – which is now less than a year away.

Dr. Pieter Wuille: Current Bitcoin Protocol Is ‘Not Quantum Secure’

William Casarin, a Haskell and Rush computer programmer, has suggested not using taproot (or at least carefully considering the implications), a recently published Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) that aims to enhance the leading cryptocurrency’s privacy and overall network efficiency.

Buying Bitcoin At All-Time High Was Better Than Keeping Money In Argentinian Bank, Trader Reveals

A new analysis suggests that if resident of Argentina had purchased Bitcoin (BTC) at the “highest point of the ‘biggest bubble in history’” (in 2017), they would have have still “been better off” than leaving their funds in an Argentinian bank.

EOS Updates Have ‘Nearly Tripled Sustained Throughput on Testnets’: Dan Larimer

Daniel Larimer, the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at, has revealed that “recent updates” to the EOS network code have “nearly tripled sustained throughput on large testnets.”

Crypto Twitter Reacts to Buffett’s Recent Criticism of Bitcoin

Warren Edward Buffett, an American business tycoon and one of the most successful investors in modern history – with a net worth of approximately $90 billion, has argued that Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is a “gambling device.” However, prominent members of the Crypto Twitter community had their own interesting arguments about Bitcoin.    

Bancor Is ‘Transforming’ How ‘Digital Items’ Are Tokenized, ‘Collateral Is Key’

Bancor, a Zug, Switzerland-based company focused on developing a protocol for “the creation of smart tokens” which can be traded on a “decentralized exchange service,” has launched a platform that allows for “built-in convertibility” of cryptocurrencies “directly through” smart contracts issued on the network.  

Ethereum’s Recent Decline in Hashrate ‘Not Surprising’: Cyber Threat Expert Explains

Anthony Sassano, a “cyber threat detection expert” and active contributor to the Ethereum project, observed recently that the ETH price “double bottomed” at around $80 on December 15th 2018.  

Major Cryptos Could Be Worth ‘Close to Zero’ if Quantum Resistant Features Don’t Work Properly: Analyst

Twitter user Noclone3, who has “a passion for quantum physics, cryptocurrencies, and programming,” recently argued that the world’s largest cryptocurrency platforms may not be adequately prepared for a time when quantum computers become powerful enough to pose a legitimate threat to the binary blockchains of today.  

Are Crypto Investors ‘Indifferent’ or ‘Insensitive’ Towards Hacks of Exchanges?

Dovey Wan, a prominent crypto investor and analyst, has argued that “the fact … a top exchange was hacked [recently] did not affect the crypto market” could mean that the evolving digital asset ecosystem is now “more robust” than it was during the “Mt. Gox age.”    

Chris Burniske: ‘Spouting Ideologies’ Will ‘Turn Away’ Many Potential Mainstream Crypto Users

Chris Burniske, partner at Placeholder, a “thesis-driven” venture capital firm focused on investing in “decentralized information networks”, has argued that the crypto industry is “not seeing mainstream user traction, but it is seeing mainstream developer.” 

TRON Network’s TronBet App Records $41 Million Weekly Betting Volume

TronBet, a decentralized crypto betting platform built and deployed on the Tron’s (TRX) blockchain network, has recently experienced over $40 million in total volume in the past week. This, according to Twitter user vance (@iam_vance), who pointed out via the microblogging platform that the “top user” on TronBet had “wagered $98 million” and “the top 20 users” had reportedly “wagered $455 million” during the last seven days. 

Coinbase Reportedly Freezes Crypto Entrepeneur’s Funds Over Regular Bitcoin Purchase

Alistair Milne, a prominent cryptocurrency investor and the chief information officer at the Altana Digital Currency Fund, recently revealed that US-based crypto exchange Coinbase had “frozen [his] transfer [of funds] for 72 hours.” Milne, an entrepreneur currently focused on Bitcoin-related startups, pointed out that he has a “fully verified Coinbase account since 2013.” 

Anthony Pompliano: Cryptocurrencies are ‘Being Built for Machines’

Anthony Pompliano, the co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Assets, a leading crypto investment and advisory firm, recently argued via Twitter that cryptocurrencies are not meant, or not designed, for humans. Pompliano, a former US Army sergeant, told his followers on Twitter that “it is hard for humans to understand cryptoassets because these assets are not for us. They are being built for the machines.” 

EOS’ 4 Terabyte ‘Blockchain Bloat’: Analysts Claim EOS Has Critical Design Flaws

EOS Weekly, a “Crypto Twitter” account supporting the ongoing development of EOS, published a video earlier this week in which it expressed concerns regarding the relatively large size of data stored on the EOS blockchain. In response to various criticisms of the design of the EOS network, Tim Sweeney, the founder of the main company behind Fortnite, remarked (via Twitter): “What’s wrong with 4 terabytes (TB) for a global transaction ledger? That fits on a $200 hard drive.”

Bitcoin Usage is ‘Really High At the Moment’, eToro’s Senior Analyst Reveals

Mati Greenspan, the senior market analyst at eToro, a leading social trading platform, has revealed that Google searches for bitcoin (BTC) have increased due to the current rally which appears to have run out of steam. 

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