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Top 5 Cryptos This Week (Jan 26): HEDG, DASH, BSV, ETC, XTZ

The next few days will decide whether cryptocurrencies will fall in tandem with equity and crude oil due to coronavirus or will they buck the trend. The coronavirus outbreak that started in China has gradually spread to a number of countries across the world. This is creating panic among investors as the death toll continues to rise. As a result, global equity markets and crude tumbled last week. Though cryptocurrencies also gave up some ground, they are currently attempting a relief rally and most major cryptocurrencies are trading in the…

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Can an Epic Super Bowl Commercial Solve Facebook’s Image Problem?

Nothing gets a company or product more exposure than a commercial during the Super Bowl. With the game often being dull and boring, it is not unusual for the commercials to be the best part of the broadcast. Since the best commercials will gain even more value when they go viral on social media, companies will often go to extreme lengths to make sure they produce something memorable. Super Bowl commercials are a pretty big deal in the advertising world. With easily 100 million people watching the game (and hopefully…

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One Wallet Owns 27% of Ether Behind MakerDAO’s Sai Stablecoin

Of all the Ether (ETH) locked in the collateralized debt positions (CDPs) of the old MakerDAO system, 27% belongs to a single Ethereum address. Financial technology data firm Digital Assets Data shared these findings with Cointelegraph on Jan. 26. Dai, which was created by MakerDAO, allows users to borrow or generate the stablecoin by staking their cryptocurrency holdings as collateral. Dai was not supported with bank accounts of reserve currencies but rather is generated by putting Ether into a CDP smart contract. In November 2019, the Dai stablecoin reached its…

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Cryptocurrency News From Japan: Jan. 20–24 in Review

This week’s headlines from Japan include several central banks collaborating on digital currency research, Binance removing the Japanese yen from its platform, Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party investigating digital assets, comments from Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister on digital currency research importance, and Coincheck paying out its first Lisk staking reward.  Check out some of this week’s crypto and blockchain headlines, originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. Japanese political party proposes digital currencies Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party aims to propose a national digital asset in spring of this year, according to some…

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President Trump Just Delivered A Death Blow to Amazon

President Trump just issued landmark anti-counterfeiting regulations. The new customs framework addresses the problem of counterfeit goods. It will put Amazon on the hook for policing counterfeit goods. The Trump administration’s move fundamentally threatens Amazon’s operating cost structure and its long-term growth strategy. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has an existential challenge ahead. The Trump administration unveiled new rules to combat counterfeit and pirated goods Friday. The new policies, which were published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will do what the courts have largely opted not to do: hold Amazon responsible…

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The Holy Grail for DApps Moving Beyond Buzzword Status

Decentralized apps (DApp) continue to be a major focus point for developers in the crypto space. However, 2019 ended with DApps still far off from reaching their much-touted potential of being the “future of the internet.” DApp projects in 2019 continued to suffer from their usual issues like poor user retention and the difficulties of navigating user interfaces (UI), among others. While some projects boast market capitalizations north of $100 million, they fail to attract more than a handful of daily users. In the early weeks of 2020, some analytics…

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PS5 and Xbox Series X Will Hit a Graphics Dead-End

The PS5 and Xbox Series X will be with us by the end of the year. While previous generations have meant an increase in graphical fidelity, gamers have been warned not to expect that this time. Graphics shouldn’t be as important as visual design and mechanical improvements. The PS5 and Xbox Series X are going to be with us soon. That means a whole new bunch of games and an increase in how good our games look. At least, that’s usually what it means. While we’re sure to get a…

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Tax Agencies Step Up Efforts to Hone in on Crypto Tax Evasion

The year 2019, for a short while, raised expectations that stablecoins would bring about mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. 2020, however, seems to be dousing those hopes with ever-tightening regulation that is putting pressure on investors and companies alike. The first complication came only 10 days into the year. In early January, the European Union’s landmark Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, or 5AMLD, was signed into law. The law is the latest evolution of the EU’s response to the Panama Papers scandal, in which a leak of over 11 million documents uncovered…

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