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Streaming Wars: Does Apple Need to Dethrone Netflix to Succeed at Much-Hyped Video Service?

Rumors that an Apple streaming service was in the works have been running rampant for months. While Apple has not confirmed anything, several news outlets reported Wednesday that “sources familiar with the matter” told them about Apple’s efforts being close to coming to fruition. The exact date varies, but it appears the rollout wil happen  […]

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Trade Wars, Brexit & a Weak 2019 Forecast: What’s Prompting Asian and European Markets to Decline?

Image: Shutterstock By CCN.com: Asian and European markets opened Tuesday on a weaker note as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned about sluggish global growth in 2019. Weak Chinese Market Forecasts The Asian session primarily saw a slowdown in the Chinese economy. At 0625 UTC, the Shanghai Composite index was trading at 2579.669 points, down […]

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Stablecoin Wars: Bitfinex Adopts ‘Neutral’ Stance & Lists Major Tether Compeitors

Advertisement Users of crypto exchange Bitfinex and its associated token-trading platform Ethfinex now have a total of six stablecoin options for trading on either platform. Bitfinex Opens Platform to Tether Competitors As Bitfinex writes, for years the only major option in stablecoins was Tether (USDT), and for quite a while Bitfinex was the only way […]

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Stablecoin Wars: Crypto Merchant Service BitPay Lists Paxos Standard

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn BitPay today expanded its stable of stablecoin offerings for merchant settlement to include the new Paxos Standard, the most heavily traded of the recently-launched group of “regulated stablecoins.” As CCN reported in October, BitPay has already added support for Circle’s USD Coin and Gemini’s GUSD. It has apparently decided not to […]

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Hash Wars: Calvin Ayre & CoinGeek Refuse to Concede Defeat in Bitcoin Cash Fork Fight

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Shots were fired Thursday afternoon, as CCN received a press release from Calvin Ayre’s CoinGeek which contained some interesting words that are sure to heat up the discussion around the chainsplit and intentional hard fork in Bitcoin Cash. One of the quotes from Calvin Ayre elucidates his feeling that all is […]

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Fork Wars: Bitcoin Cash Dev. Warns that CoinGeek Will Attack ABC

Advertisement Twitter Facebook LinkedIn During a largely celebratory live stream regarding the ability of Bitcoin ABC’s upgraded version of Bitcoin Cash to survive and thrive in a post-fork universe, Bitcoin ABC’s self-proclaimed “benevolent dictator,” Amaury Séchet, said that he believes, due to metrics that are publicly available, that BCH mining pool CoinGeek is presently preparing an […]

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Stablecoin Wars: Coinbase Token Attracts Capital But PAX Dominates Trading

Advertisement Twitter Facebook It’s now been nearly two months since Winklevoss-led cryptocurrency exchange Gemini fired the first shot in the stablecoin wars through the launch of its USD-pegged crypto token, the eponymous Gemini Dollar. That same day, Paxos — like Gemini an NYDFS-regulated firm — made a similar announcement, and before long, crypto unicorns Circle […]