Meet Stellar, the Cryptocurrency Poised to Be the Next Bitcoin and Ripple

Based on recent history, it's actually quite simple: Have a talented or prominent blockchain designer as the company's founder, and then sign up a couple of high-profile clients to use the blockchain. That's it. That seems to be pretty much all you need for the price of a currency behind a technology to …
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New Cryptocurrency Exchanges Proliferate in South Korea Despite Regulation (news.bitcoin.com)

New cryptocurrency exchanges are rushing to launch in South Korea despite regulatory uncertainty due to high demand and lucrative business models. Ten crypto platforms are expected to open for business in the first half of this year, including two run by Kosdaq-listed companies.
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Telegram Followers – The New Metric for Cryptocurrency Success (news.bitcoin.com)

Cryptocurrencies are gauged by the size of their market cap. It’s a crude reckoner, but it’s good enough for most purposes. But what about projects that have yet to issue their coins or host their token sale? Increasingly, investors are turning to one metric that’s hard to fake and indicative of widespread support – Telegram followers.
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South Korean Banks Reverse Decisions on Cryptocurrency Accounts (news.bitcoin.com)

South Korean banks have backtracked from their decisions to stop servicing cryptocurrency accounts as crypto investors protested and the government re-discussed its policy. The country’s 6 major banks have been told that they must follow through with the original plan and install the system that would end the anonymous trading of cryptocurrencies.
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Bitcoin Prices To Zoom Further? Only 20% Cryptocurrency Coins Left To Be Mined

When Satoshi Nakamoto created the first bitcoin in January 2009, there were nearly 21 million coins left to be mined. The scope to create these many coins played a pivotal role in sending the bitcoin prices soaring lately. As more coins were mined, the higher rose the bitcoin's price. Conversely, as fewer …
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Venezuela Urges 10 Other Countries to Adopt Its Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency (news.bitcoin.com)

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has called for 10 other countries to adopt his planned oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro. This move follows the country’s parliament declaring the issuance of this new currency illegal.
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Bank Indonesia: Do Not Sell, Buy, Trade Cryptocurrency (news.bitcoin.com)

Bank Indonesia, Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia’s central bank, has issued perhaps its bluntest statement yet on curbing the use of cryptocurrency, affirming a hardening stance on the popularity of what it refers to as “virtual currency” such as bitcoin.
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Canadian Entrepreneur Seeks to Recycle Heat Generated by Cryptocurrency Mining (news.bitcoin.com)

A Canadian entrepreneur has sought to recycle the heat generated through bitcoin mining by growing plants and fish suited to the temperatures produced by cryptocurrency mining rigs by utilizing an aquaponic system.
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Belfrics Granted ‘Sandbox License’ to Open Cryptocurrency Exchange in Bahrain (news.bitcoin.com)

The Central Bank of Bahrain has awarded bitcoin technology provider, Belfrics Global, a sandbox license to open and operate a cryptocurrency exchange in the Arabian Gulf nation. As such, Belfrics is reported to have become the first company to receive an official mandate to open a cryptocurrency exchange in the Middle Eastern/North African region.
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