New Year Special

Top 10 Books Recommended by Crypto Thought Leaders

At the end of 2019, Cointelegraph collected an interesting and sometimes unexpected selection of books from people without whom the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain would be completely different. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Changpeng Zhao, John McAfee, Grigory Klumov and the Cointelegraph team shared the most interesting books that they read in 2019. These recommendations …

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Five of the Most Expensive NFTs Sold in 2019

The nonfungible token market is one of the most exciting spaces in crypto right now. Significant investments are being made on nonfungible tokens as people diversify their decentralized portfolios in the hope that this promising market continues to grow. As we begin 2020, let’s take a look at five of the most expensive NFTs sold …

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Prepare for Liftoff — South Korea’s Crypto Regulation Ignites in 2019

South Korea remains the third-largest crypto exchange market by volume, just behind the United States and Japan. Despite that, throughout the past three years, the government of South Korea has opted against fully regulating the local crypto market. In the second half of 2019, the government of South Korea started to work on several bills …

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Biggest Crypto Price Movements of 2019

The start of 2020 is a great time to look at the path travelled by cryptocurrencies up and down the price charts and analyze how these coins have been performing throughout the previous year. The prices of most cryptocurrencies changed tremendously throughout 2019, as the year started off slow but then saw most cryptocurrencies jump …

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Privacy Coins in 2019: True Financial Freedom or a Criminal’s Delight?

The right to privacy is a fundamental prerequisite for peace of mind and security. The idea that only criminals have something to hide is strange. Contrarily, privacy is sought by almost everyone. Yet, it still gets stigmatized as suspicious — reserved solely for criminals or deviants.  Similarly sharing this unjust scrutiny are cryptocurrencies, which are …

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Key Players in Crypto and Blockchain Share Their New Year’s Wish for 2020

The digital currency space has seen rapid growth and expansion in 2019, with heightened interest from governments and global corporations. Cryptos recovered from the 2018 bear market, when with Bitcoin (BTC) crashed to as low as $3,800, leaving numerous experts to paint a gloomy picture of a longstanding bear market and call the downturn in …

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Worst Bitcoin Price Prediction of 2019

To prophesize is a natural human tendency. Humanity applauds those who make the right prediction and also love to hate on people when they miss the mark, especially by ridiculously large amounts. For many years, the crypto industry has been prone to high fluctuations and volatility. Nobody can actually predict what will unfold in the …

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Bitcoin 2020 — Blockchain’s New Year Resolutions

Most of us believe in the “New Year — New Me” rhetoric: I’m going to lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthy, stop being lazy, spend more time with family and whatnot. Yet, losing weight usually only turns into losing motivation instead. But then, it doesn’t really make sense to laugh at our absurdities, as we …

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Amid Rising Adoption, Funding for Blockchain Startups Dries Up

Blockchain has become a buzzword in the startup ecosystem and multinationals alike. Numerous benefits provided by the technology has incentivized businesses and governments to adopt, explore or invest in it.  However, a surprising turn of events took place in 2019 when it comes to the amount invested into blockchain technology and companies behind them. After …

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Did 2019 Deliver on All That Was Promised for the Crypto Industry?

Disappointment isn’t always a bad thing. It can be a spur, motivating one to work harder to meet expectations and goals. It is in this spirit that Cointelegraph informally surveyed members of the crypto community about this past year’s unfulfilled industry promises. Here are some of 2019’s biggest disappointments: Adoption missing? Where are the giant …

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