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Bitcoin a Safer Investment Than Stocks, Real Estate, Gold

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Bitcoin a Safer Investment Than Stocks, Real Estate, Gold
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 Published Few hours ago
Bitcoin a Safer Investment Than Stocks, Real Estate, Gold 
Nick Szabo, the father of smart contracts, shows that Bitcoin’s Risk-Adjusted Returns far outweigh other popular assets over more than four years. Szabo has tweeted a graph that shows Bitcoin towering over US Stocks, US Real Estate, Bonds, Gold, Oil in terms of risk-adjusted returns using the Sharpe Ratio. The Sharpe Ratio shows investors the return of an investment compared to its risk. Although Bitcoin is a volatile asset, and thus has a higher risk, its performance outweighs that risk more than traditionally safer assets such as Gold and Real Estate. Read Full on twitter

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ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants
Cointelegraph
 Published Few hours ago
ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants 
Covantis, a blockchain initiative backed by global agribusiness giants like Cargill, has selected ConsenSys as a technology partner. ConsenSys will build an Ethereum-based blockchain platform to digitize the post-trade finance industry and bring efficiencies and cost savings to the international agribusiness supply chain. Covantis’ founding members include Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company, Bunge and Louis Dreyfus Company. Initial focus will be on automating grain and oilseed post-trade execution processes. Read Full on Cointelegraph

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UK Cricket Club Will Issue This Season's Tickets Over a Blockchain
CoinDesk
 Published Today
UK Cricket Club Will Issue This Season's Tickets Over a Blockchain 
The blockchain-based ticketing system will be used for all Lancashire Cricket Club's domestic and international fixtures in 2020. Lancashire Cricket Club teamed with the blockchain ticketing provider TIXnGO. The club said the new blockchain tickets are traceable, unique to the purchaser and nearly impossible to counterfeit. The system also includes a new facility that simplifies the process of transferring or reselling tickets. Read Full on CoinDesk

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Elon Musk says Crypto is a 'replacement for cash'
Decrypt
 Published Today
Elon Musk says Crypto is a 'replacement for cash' 
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk elaborated his thought on Digital currency. Musk accepted that the Bitcoin whitepaper was "pretty clever." Yet, he told, cryptocurrency is being used as a go-between the legal and illegal worlds. He further clarified "It can’t be entirely dark because, otherwise, how do you buy normal stuff?" He acknowledged crypto as a viable legal payment option in specific circumstances and see as replacement to cash but he doesn't believe cryptocurrency will be the primary transactional unit in the future. Read Full on Decrypt

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Coinbase Is Set to Surpass 1 Million Bitcoin Held in Cold Storage
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 Published Today
Coinbase Is Set to Surpass 1 Million Bitcoin Held in Cold Storage 
United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase will soon hold a million Bitcoins (BTC) in its cold wallets in a controversial first for the industry. According to data released by Longhash, Coinbase’s cold wallets contained around 970,000 BTC ($8 billion) as of Jan. 1. If current growth continues, the company will reach the 1,000,000 BTC mark by February. With 30 million users registered since launch, Longhash notes that Coinbase is by far the exchange with the largest Bitcoin holdings. Read Full on longhash

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Travel Platform Travala Expands Payment Options With XEM
Cointelegraph
 Published Today
Travel Platform Travala Expands Payment Options With XEM 
Travala, that lets its users pay for hotel stays with digital currency, has expanded its crypto payment options by adding support of NEM (XEM) tokens. XEM joined over 20 other digital currencies supported by Travala’s platform, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Tron (TRX), stablecoin Tether (USDT), privacy-focused token Monero (XMR

) and others. Travala told the most used digital currency on the platform has been Bitcoin so far, and the proportion of customers who pay with cryptocurrencies has surpassed 60%. Read Full on Cointelegraph

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Ripple's Brad Garlinghouse Hints Firm May Seek IPO Within 12 Months
CoinDesk
 Published Today
Ripple's Brad Garlinghouse Hints Firm May Seek IPO Within 12 Months 
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse predicts that initial public offerings (IPOs) will become more prevalent in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space in 2020. Garlinghouse reportedly hinted that Ripple would itself be one of those firms to seek a public flotation. He told, In the next 12 months, you’ll see IPOs in the crypto/blockchain space. He further mentioned "We’re not going to be the first and we’re not going to be the last, but I expect us to be on the leading side… it’s a natural evolution for our company." Read Full on CoinDesk

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Japanese Are Working on a National Digital Currency
Cointelegraph
 Published Today
Japanese Are Working on a National Digital Currency 
Ruling party lawmakers in Japan are reportedly working on a proposal to issue a national digital currency. This appears to be a response to fears of a Chinese digital yuan. The planned digital yen would be jointly developed by the government and private companies. Deploying the digital yen will take some time due to Japan’s late start. The decision represents a cardinal change for the country, whose central bank representatives saw “no demand” for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) as late as December 2019. Read Full on Cointelegraph

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Tim Draper: Millennials Should Invest In Bitcoin
foxbusiness
 Published 1 Day ago
Tim Draper: Millennials Should Invest In Bitcoin 
Tim Draper, has recently spoken out about Bitcoin, suggesting that millennials need to invest in Bitcoin if they want to secure their financial future. Draper accused the banking system of putting millennials in hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt. He said, millennials are standing at a point in history, where they have the whole future of the world’s financial system ahead of them. But the biggest problem, Draper says, is that millennials have inherited a system from previous generations that just simply no longer work for today’s generation. Read Full on foxbusiness

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Bitcoin's Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade 'Taproot' Just Took a Big Step Forward
CoinDesk
 Published 1 Day ago
Bitcoin's Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade 'Taproot' Just Took a Big Step Forward 
A privacy and scalability upgrade that could turn out to be one of bitcoin's largest to date has passed a couple of milestones that were little noticed outside technical circles. Pieter Wuille, a Bitcoin Core contributor and the brains behind the update known as Taproot submitted a work-in-progress code change to GitHub in what's known as a "pull request," showing that the code is ready for more developer eyes. This "army" of developers finished their review of the protocol change and 16 dev. approved of the changes. Read Full on CoinDesk

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