The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported strong financial results in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to demand from cryptocurrency mining. In a Jan. 18 statement, the world’s largest independent semiconductor foundry said that it generated NT$277.57 billion (roughly $9.2 billion) in revenue during the fourth quarter, representing a year-over-year increase of 5.9%. On […]

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Following recent reports that Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba launched its own cryptocurrency mining platform, the company has issued an official statement Tuesday, Jan. 16, denying that its platform is related to either virtual currencies or their mining. According to the official statement, published on the microblogging platform Weibo, Alibaba’s recently launched platform ‘P2P Nodes’ has […]

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Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has partnered with Blockchain tech company Blockstream to bring “disciplined” Bitcoin price information to major Wall Street investors, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. ICE, the parent firm of the The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), says it plans to pull data from 15 major exchanges and deliver it to big financial […]

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We often get asked by the #AltCoinArmy which exchanges we like to use. This is not a full list, but more like a short list for those to be signed up on. Note that from time to time these exchanges have been known to stop accepting new customers, so you may have to show patience […]

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The common question you hear from any doubter of digital currencies and their future in our world is “what is the use case?” Often, people look at Bitcoin and see its shortcomings as a medium of transfer, and use that as their justification for being short digital currencies. Spending Bitcoin or any other digital currency […]

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The gaming industry is experiencing a significant boom as emerging innovations are causing people to spend more time on gaming platforms especially with multiple gamers systems. These developments and attractions are playing important roles in placing the gaming industry as one of the most advanced markets, with revenue exceeding $116 bln in 2017. The bigger […]

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Cryptocurrencies have witnessed a “V” shaped recovery in the last 24 hours, with Ripple (XRP) and Stellar (XLM) leading the way among top 10 currencies. As of writing, XRP is trading at $1.57. The world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has appreciated by 56 percent in the last 24 hours, according to data from CoinMarketCap. […]

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