Author: Iowa Blockchain

Weekly Roundup: December 14, 2018

Big partnerships. Bigger drops in crypto prices. Big opportunities to lead in tomorrow’s blockchain implementations. This week, we’re thankful for the stories. Bitcoin Cash continues its drop, along with virtually every other cryptocurrency https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-cash-tanks-13-percent-as-major-cryptocurrencies-all-fall-hard PayPal gets into blockchain internally https://www.ccn.com/paypal-gets-into-blockchain-but-only-internally-among-employees-for-now/ LinkedIn names blockchain developers as top emerging career choice https://www.computerworld.com/article/3327135/blockchain/linkedin-blockchain-developer-is-the-no-1-emerging-job.html Porsche secures 9-digit loan utilizing a blockchain https://www.ccn.com/porsche-arranges-170m-loan-using-bbvas-blockchain-platform/ Crypto users reach 35 million https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cryptocurrency/289400-number-of-crypto-users-grow-despite-bitcoin-crash.html Will Bitcoin ever recover? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-12-13/where-does-bitcoin-go-from-here Was Coinbase behind the massive Bitcoin transaction? https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/coinbase-might-be-behind-those-856000-btc-worth-transactions/ Iran’s low power prices are attracting Bitcoin miners https://www.coindesk.com/cheap-power-lures-crypto-miners-to-iran-but-its-not-as-easy-as-it-sounds Square overtakes Coinbase https://dailyhodl.com/2018/12/11/square-overtakes-coinbase-as-bitcoin-dominance-rises/      ...

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Weekly Roundup: December 7, 2018

How low can crypto go? We’ve given up on guessing, and we’re going to BUIDL™. UnitedCorp files suite against Bitmain, Roger Ver, Kraken, among others https://www.marketwatch.com/story/unitedcorp-files-suit-against-bitmain-roger-ver-kraken-and-others-over-alleged-manipulation-during-bitcoin-cash-hard-fork-2018-12-06 Bitcoin Cash value drops over 80% in 1 month https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-cash-drops-81-in-1-month-why-is-it-plunging-so-rapidly/ Nasdaq will launch Bitcoin futures in 2019 (confirmed) https://cointelegraph.com/news/confirmed-nasdaqs-bitcoin-futures-will-launch-in-first-half-of-2019 More than 1,500 restaurants in Denmark accept Bitcoin https://bitcoinist.com/hungry-dk-denmark-1500-restaurants-pay-bitcoin/ US Airforce promotes blockchain for supply chain management https://www.newsbtc.com/2018/12/06/u-s-air-force-promotes-learning-of-blockchain-for-supply-chain-management/ Bitcoin has been declared “dead” 328 times since its launch https://ethereumworldnews.com/bitcoin-btc-has-died-328-times-to-date-and-counting/ Mining rig prices continue to drop https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2018/12/04/bitcoin-mining-rigs-on-sale-at-steep-discounts-as-cryptocurrencies-crash/ Ripple and NEM launch EU blockchain association https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/12/04/ripple-cryptocurrency-blockchain-europe/    ...

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Weekly Roundup: November 30, 2018

We’re about to enter the final month of the year, so…who will start a new Twitter feud around blockchain? Which companies will deliver on their product release date by December 31? How many more SEC crackdowns will there be? And where o’ where will cryptocurrency values end up? Happy end-of-the-month! Intel successfully receives patent for Bitcoin mining https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/11/30/intel-cryptocurrency-mining-chip-patent/ Chief economist believes it’s time to “bury” Bitcoin https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/30/i-come-to-bury-bitcoin-not-to-praise-it-ubs.html The fourth industrial revolution, built on blockchain and advanced by AI https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrynpollock/2018/11/30/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-built-on-blockchain-and-advanced-with-ai/ Bitcoin is “here to stay,” according to NYSE boss https://www.forbes.com/sites/billybambrough/2018/11/29/bitcoin-is-here-to-stay-says-wall-street-boss-amid-crypto-rout/#24d71c214fbf Amazon launches new service for building blockchain https://www.coindesk.com/amazon-announces-blockchain-builder-service VC Fred...

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Weekly Roundup: November 23, 2018

Did you have any awkward conversations about cryptocurrency over Thanksgiving dinner? Our guess is that Thanksgiving 2017 was a whole other story. From good last turkey day, to bad this turkey day, we’re not sure how much worse the crypto markets can become, but here’s a recent article we published, which highlights some of our thoughts (best guesses). Either way, we’re grateful to have blockchain progress occur once again, and below are stories to prove it! Coinbase Ventures backs mining-made-easy startup https://news.bitcoin.com/coinbase-ventures-backs-home-crypto-mining-startup-coinmine/ Power Ledger will allow anyone to invest in renewables https://www.fastcompany.com/90261018/this-blockchain-based-platform-will-let-anyone-invest-in-renewables Banning cryptocurrencies in India https://qz.com/india/1451706/modis-india-will-struggle-to-ban-bitcoin-other-cryptocurrencies/ Bear markets...

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Crypto Markets: How Low Will They Go?

Will the bulls in the crypto markets ever run again? With bitcoin tempting $4,000 (at this writing), these have been dark days for those heavy in the crypto trade. Here is popular thought from industry insiders exploring the how, what, why, when and more about the recent slump in the crypto markets. How did this happen? “There’s a small chance that it’s difficult to estimate, that something really bad could happen related to Bitcoin Cash that could then impact the entire crypto market,” says Bloomberg’s Mike McGlone, citing Travis Kling in an article posted at express.co.uk. He added that...

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