The Halvening

An entity by the alias “Satoshi Nakamoto” wrote the blueprint to one of the most significant phenomena of the 4th industrial revolution; the first-ever cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Unlike most traditional currencies, such as dollars or euros, bitcoin’s code has a finite supply and a predictable schedule. As part of the bitcoin design, there will only ever be 21 million coins. This predetermined number was put in place to keep the supply scarce, so alongside its utility, it would largely influence their market value. (Here is to the 100+ million of us…

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New Developments in the Crypto Regulatory Space

There are always changes occurring within the cryptocurrency industry. Generally, we hear about the technological developments that help to innovate and push the market forward in adoption and value. However, there has been significant attention paid lately towards the developments in the regulatory space as well, notably in terms of where cryptocurrency companies are offering their services and how customers are being identified through KYC (Know-Your-Customer) policies when they use them. Both are important considerations to explore and understand as the industry matures and such practices become more commonplace. Sanctioned…

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A Guide to Dogecoin

After nearly two years of crypto winter, there has been plenty of negativity and gloomy outlooks as to the future of cryptocurrency. However, it doesn’t all have to be sad and serious – some cryptocurrencies still retain an upbeat and positive community vibe and have throughout the ups and downs of the cryptocurrency industry. Dogecoin is the most notable, having been built on the premise that a fun and unserious project can gain as much attention and support as its counterparts. Its creation was built on the premise of engaging…

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The CoinPayments Team Continues to Grow

A global vision such as CoinPayments’ must be matched by an ambitious development team, which is fortunately what we have. Expanding the tech team at this point is logical as it will help us continue to deliver secure and stable payment solutions with more efficiency and reliability than ever. Our team works hard to create a user-friendly process and is constantly brainstorming new ways to make it easier for vendors to accept cryptocurrency payments. Right now, we are supporting over 1,300 cryptocurrencies with over 2.5 million wallet users and vendors…

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Popular Cryptocurrencies in 4 Words or Less

With so many cryptocurrencies around these days, it’s hard to know what each are trying to achieve. Are they trying to be a currency in the payments space? Are they building a platform with a native token? Does the cryptocurrency have any unique features? All valid questions and finding the answers can take quite a bit of time scouring the internet for specific details. So, as a helpful alternative, please enjoy the infographic below which describes 33 of the top cryptocurrencies in 4 words or less. SOURCE: MrBTC.org

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CoinPayments iOS App has Arrived!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of our much-anticipated CoinPayments iOS App! Available for download now in Apple iTunes, this new arrival is a testament to the CoinPayments initiative of building the most advanced mobile experience for retailers and consumers. Our mobile wallet serves as the catalyst for our entirely new focus — transforming how consumers buy products in-store and online, with cryptocurrency. Since the release of the Google Play Store CoinPayments App in 2016, the number of app users have grown an average of 300%…

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Top 8 Women In Cryptocurrency

The world of cryptocurrency is moving into a bright spot as the excitement around bitcoin and some other cryptocurrencies have generated significant interest among new users. People who had the no idea about it sometime ago are now educating themselves with all the relevant information before participating in this new economy. The most important trend the users will notice in the sphere of cryptocurrency is the shift of focus from centralization to decentralization. With the users becoming increasingly aware of the importance of securing their personal data and assets in…

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Your Go-To Guide to Bitcoin, Altcoin, and the Blockchain

Whether you are knowledgeable in the field of cryptocurrencies or not, odds are you’ve already heard of Bitcoin, maybe even about blockchain technology and altcoins, too. There has been so much talk about the three that staying oblivious to them is a true feat. However, many of those who are aware of Bitcoin, altcoins, and the blockchain don’t quite understand what they are or how they work. In case you want to accept cryptocurrency payments, but lack the knowledge needed to start, or you just need a refresher to get…

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Should My Business Accept Crypto Payments?

Over the last few years, the crypto industry has been gaining traction. What started off as an obscure concept a decade ago with Bitcoin, has become a multi-billion-dollar industry that has started to gain mainstream acceptance. And, while the term “Bitcoin millionaire” has been getting a lot of attention, there are many other cryptocurrencies that have also made their developers millions. Vitalik Buterin, the developer of Ethereum has amassed a fortune of over $400 million. Bitcoin itself was started as an experiment in creating a decentralized, secure system for online…

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