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ALTCOIN

 
An altcoin is simply any digital currency alternative to Bitcoin. Many altcoins are forks of Bitcoin with minor changes (e.g. Litecoin).

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Grayscale Investments Opens Trading for Grayscale Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Trusts
Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager has opened public trading for two prominent altcoins, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin.

Chainlink (LINK) Massive Bull Run Rallies to Another New All-Time High, Up 700 percent in 2020
Chainlink (LINK) has surged by 52 percent in the past 24 hours, reaching its new all-time-high a $13.8799. Chainlink’s LINK price declined and showed a correction on Aug. 5, however, the current uptrend has proved to be strong. While LINK has attempted to reach $14, and most other altcoins are in the green.

Ethereum, Cardano and Other Altcoins Slandered by Blockstream CEO as Ponzi Schemes
Blockstream CEO Adam Back publicly stated that Ethereum and other altcoins were Ponzi schemes, angering Ethereum co-founders Vitalik Buterin and Charles Hoskinson.

Bank of America Considers Bitcoin and Crypto Transactions to be Equivalent to Cash
Bank of America is considering Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other altcoins to be cash equivalent, and will treat crypto-related transactions as cash advances. Adjustments to the fees in that category of transactions will also be made.

Europol Places Bitcoin Mixer Wasabi Wallet on its Radar for Promoting Dark Web Transactions
The general regulatory difficulty experienced by Bitcoin and altcoins lie in the skepticism of regulatory agencies due to their cryptographic nature. Transactions are generally obscured as privacy is the watchword. This creates a source of concern as the likelihood of the currencies being used in dark web transactions is high. Monitoring agencies have been able to fight this partly by ensuring companies or firms that will be involved with digital currencies adhere to some compliance clause.

Bitcoin Evaporated 30 Billion Market Cap Amid Coronavirus Pandemic and Bearish Economic Outlook
There's a sea of Red for stocks and cryptocurrencies this week. Bitcoin has dipped below USD $6000 for the first time since May 2019. The selloff of cryptocurrencies has extended to altcoins which the price of Ethereum and Bitcoin SV have dropped 30% and 40% respectively.

Blockstream Samson Mow on Scalability: Bitcoins are Tanks while Altcoins are Bicycles
Towards the end of 2017, the cryptocurrency market was in a state of delirium. Bitcoin set record price after record price and reached a peak of around $20,000 USD per token. During this market frenzy, a huge issue long-suspected by educated developers was finally revealed—the bitcoin network had become overloaded and was running against the limits of its capacity, unable to scale beyond seven transactions per second.

Worldwide Payment Provider Adopts New Crypto-to-Crypto Buy and Sell Feature
Skrill, a notable worldwide payment provider, has revealed about integrating a new option that permits the buying and selling of all cryptocurrencies into its platform. This strategy is intended at eradicating the urge of converting cryptocurrencies into fiat so that a purchase can be made.

Amun AG: What are the Top Valuation Approaches for Altcoins?
We continue to explore the top Bitcoin valuation approaches stated in Part 1, which include NVT, NVRV, NVHR, Cost of Mining and Active Address method. In addition, we also looked at the field of altcoin valuation, including Ethereum, top privacy and payment coins.

Is Bitcoin Going To Experience Its Biggest Weekly Loss Of 2019 This Week?
For the first time in over six months, Bitcoin’s acceptance has been below key support. Yesterday, the prices plummeted below a four-month low of $7800 and this phase of price volatility lingers.

Crypto Exchange OKEx Delists Five Privacy Coins due to FATF Rules
Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx’s Korean arm will be delisting all five privacy altcoins including Monero (XMR), Dash (DASH), Zcash (ZEC), Horizen (ZEN), and Super Bitcoin (SBTC).

Bitcoin Dominance Hits 70% at 30-Month High While Altcoins are Dying
Bitcoin now accounts for just over 70 percent of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization as of September 3rd according to CoinMarketCap.