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Late Confirmation
800k Bitcoin Miners Recently Shut Down
Episode #86 00:07:07 November 26, 2018, 9:30 PM

F2pool, believes that anywhere from 600k to 800k bitcoin miners have shut down since mid-November as the bitcoin network’s hashrate - and the cryptocurrency’s price - have declined. Ripple has released the latest version of its most popula[...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Giga Watt Declares Bankruptcy
Episode #85 00:06:59 November 21, 2018, 9:30 PM

The U.S-based crypto mining firm Giga Watt filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy this past Monday, but it still owes creditors some $7 million. Insurance coverage in the crypto space totals about $6 billion, a mere drop in the bucket for a market [...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Bakkt delays its launch until next year
Episode #84 00:06:55 November 20, 2018, 9:30 PM

The ICE’s bitcoin futures trading platform Bakkt is delaying its product launch. The U.K.’s FCA is considering a ban on some cryptocurrency-based derivatives, a senior executive has said. The Alabama Securities Commission is taking a h[...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Bitcoin drops below $5K
Episode #83 00:05:02.00 November 19, 2018, 9:35 PM

Bitcoin’s price fell below $5,000 for the first time since October 12, 2017, dropping more than $500 to hit $4,981 earlier today. Despite the falling crypto prices, developers and entrepreneurs are still moving into the crypto space. De[...] Read more

Late Confirmation
BItcoin, the Evil Spawn
Episode #82 00:05:10 November 16, 2018, 9:30 PM

A European Central Bank executive board member said this week that blockchain is promising – but that bitcoin is “the evil spawn of the financial crisis.” Two cryptocurrency startups have agreed to register their initial coin offering [...] Read more

Late Confirmation
Bitcoin Cash War Begins
Episode #81 7:01 November 15, 2018, 9:45 PM

Bitcoin cash's contentious hard fork happened today around 1 pm eastern time. Notable consumer bitcoin mining pioneer Baliji Srinivasan is backing a startup seeking to take another stab at popularizing in-home crypto mining. Police in Toky[...] Read more

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