Month: February 2019

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Report on Bitmain Q3 2018 Losses Highlights Struggling Mining Industry

According to a recent analysis by Coindesk, Bitmain posted a $500 million loss in Q3 2018. Their conclusion was the result of insights they attained via an update to Bitmain’s IPO prospectus filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). Bitmain is the largest cryptocurrency mining firm, offering ASIC and GPU mining hardware and operating…
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Venezuela Presents Unique Bitcoin Case Study as LocalBitcoins Volume Reaches All-Time High

Venezuela has been undergoing massive hyperinflation under the Socialist regime of President Maduro, and economic conditions have reached destitute levels. Venezuela’s annualized inflation year-over-year from December 2017 to December 2018 was 1.7 million percent, rendering the native Bolivar currency effectively worthless. The endemic hyperinflation has caused millions of Venezuelans to flee the country amid restrictive…
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How MakerDAO is Redefining Secured Loans

MakerDAO is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) on the Ethereum blockchain that functions as a loan issuance platform via its stablecoin Dai. The platform is governed by a community of participants holding the MKR token and participate in decision-making that guides the platform’s parameters. Maker has been making waves over the last several months due…
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