‘Ruff’ Month? Dogecoin’s Price Slid 36 Percent in October

Market data shows that the meme-themed dogecoin was the worst-performing coin out of the world’s largest 25 cryptocurrencies by capitalization for the month of October. The cryptocurrency – derided as a joke by some, beloved by others – first hit the market in 2014 and has since been through a series of boom-and-bust cycles ever since […]

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Tether’s Price Has Stabilized, But the Stablecoin’s Supply Is Still Shrinking

In what’s become a rarity over the past month, the price of the tether (USDT) stablecoin temporarily regained parity with the U.S. dollar Wednesday. The token traded in the $1.00-$1.01 range for the better part of an hour, according to CoinMarketCap. At the time of writing, it is trading around $0.987. The exchange rate has […]

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This Meme Marketplace Uses Dummy Tokens to Draw Users in a Bear Market

Memes are a pretty important part of the crypto ecosystem – how else would crypto visionaries display their wit and sometimes passive aggressivity? It’s no wonder then that District0x’s Meme Factory is seeing quite the buzz. Not only did District0x raise $9 million in an initial coin offering last year, backed by Boost VC and CoinFund, […]

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Early Execs Leave Block.one, The Peter Thiel-Backed Crypto Startup Behind EOS

Four early employees and two contractors have resigned from the Hong Kong cryptocurrency company Block.one to start up StrongBlock, a new blockchain project that is currently under wraps. David Moss, Thomas Cox, Brian Abramson and Corey J. Lederer were the second, third, fourth and fifth employees to be hired by the corporate parent that created […]

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When Blockchains Go Down: Why Crypto Outages Are on the Rise

Berniesanders (not to be confused with former presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders) is an institution on blockchain-based blogging platform Steemit. Steemit allows content creators to earn crypto – at least, crypto that’s native to the Steem blockchain, of which there are three – for popular posts. While recent successes include waffle recipes, romantic […]

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Up 13%: XRP Jumps By Double Digits for Second Time This Week

XRP’s price is boasting double-digit percentage growth today for the second time this week as the broader market picks up the bid. At press time, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is trading across exchanges at an average price of $0.37 – a six-week high and 13.60 percent gain from today’s opening price of […]

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Crypto Bulls Fighting Back? Market Sees Green After Sell-Off

The cryptocurrency market is flashing green Wednesday following a major downturn, with the total capitalization rising more than $11 billion on a 24-hour basis. The signs of a turnaround emerge in the wake of a rough patch for the market, during which it hit its lowest point for 2018, as CoinDesk previously reported. At press time, […]

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Below $300: Ether Price Hits New Low for 2018

Ether, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, fell to its lowest price of 2018 on Monday. At 16:50 UTC during Monday’s trading session, the cryptocurrency fell below $300 dollars for the first time since November 12, 2017, according to CoinDesk’s Ethereum Price Index (EPI).  ETH was last seen trading at an average price of […]

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At Bitcoin Cash Birthday Bash, Crypto Embraces the Strange

Amid a floorshow of acrobats, cross-dressers and samurai dwarves, gambling pioneer turned cryptocurrency advocate Calvin Ayre boomed, “This is a great moment in the history of money.” It might sound a bit nonsensical, but it was far from fiction at a bitcoin cash birthday party in London last week, where a circus-meets-gypsy-themed party gathered the cryptocurrency’s local […]

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