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This Is How Bitcoin Exchanges Will Be Affected By The DDOS Attacks

The threat of DDoS attacks is a big worry for cryptocurrency exchanges, especially for Bitcoin, who has seen its price continue to soar, recently hitting a new high of $12,000. More and more people are trying to get their hands on this lucrative cryptocurrency whilst the price is so good, which has put an awful lot of strain on both the exchanges and the servers. They are doing everything they can to meet the growing needs of all of their customers, as well as doing their best to keep the hackers out of the exchanges, whose aim is to cripple...

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Why hedge funds may not be the best vehicle for crypto investments

Sponsored by With the rising popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, it is probably only a matter of time before hedge funds begin investing in digital currency, perhaps through exchange-traded funds ETFs. But this may not be the wisest way to try and cash in on the crypto goldrush. A study recently published by Coindesk suggests that the expenses that hedge funds entail will not be in your favour when it comes to investing in cryptocurrency. Coindesk worked out the costs and how much an investor would lose on a $100,000 hedge fund investment which included a 2%...

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Blockchain is the New Democracy

The democratic ideal of rule by the people is coming full circle. The direct democracy of 5th century BC Athens--the world's first--was an anomaly that nonetheless had a seminal effect on geopolitical development, despite its short lifespan of about a hundred years. Many have cooked up napkin constitutions for proposed blockchain-based governance systems. Abortive attempts can be found detailed on blogs and news sites. The possibility of software-driven self-enforcing governance shared within large interest groups is tantalizing but no one so far has been able to claim an ascendant meme in blockchain governance to the extent Bitcoin has with assets....

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Who's winning the Bitcoin War: McDonald's v Burger King?

Bitcoin has enjoyed a spectacular surge in both popularity and value over the last year, and it seems now to be getting a foothold in the world of fast food. In February, a Burger King restaurant in the city centre of Arnhem decided to start accepting Bitcoin, and not only that, give customers a free Whopper when paying for their meals with the popular cryptocurrency. The move by Burger King was part of a project in Arnhem, called the Arnhem Bitcoinstad (which translates in English as Arnhem Bitcoincity), focused on expanding the use and acceptance by merchants in the town....

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5 coins that have the potential to surpass Bitcoin by 2019

In what was probably the most exciting value-surge in living memory, Sunday's rise in Bitcoin prices saw the cryptocurrency peak at an all-time high of over $11,800. Just four years earlier, Bitcoin was worth $12 and frequently dismissed as another internet fad. But Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have become impossible to ignore, and financial experts are claiming that, due to blockchain technology, these virtual coins are already safer than some foreign fiat currencies. The mania surrounding virtual currency shows no sign of abating, but Bitcoin is no longer the only horse in the cryptocurrency raise. Here are five Bitcoin rivals...

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