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The #Flippening: Will Ether ‘Pass’ Bitcoin And What Would It Mean?

No stranger to strange milestones, the cryptocurrency sector may soon see a historic first, one that could upend long-held perceptions of its market. Branded ‘The Flippening’ by market observers, this new hypothetical is defined loosely as the point at which a competing blockchain network could replace bitcoin as the largest and best capitalized blockchain. Sparked by increasing inflows in cryptographic assets, the concept has already seen a dedicated hashtag and website. Given that bitcoin invented and popularized blockchain systems, the development could herald a time of new diversity and experimentation for…

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Bitcoin Price Shoots Past $2,900 to Hit New All-Time High

The price of bitcoin has hit a new all-time high, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). The market average has risen to as high as $2,911.86 as of press time, BPI data shows, surpassing the previous all-time high of $2,791.69 set on 25th May. Bitcoin prices began the month below $2,500, according to the BPI, trading as low as $2,330.23 on 1st June. Markets climbed above the $2,700 mark for the first time this month yesterday, rising steadily during Monday’s trading session. At press time, the average price of bitcoin…

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What to Know Before Trading Monero

While hundreds cryptocurrencies have been launched and many have attempted to provide users with greater privacy, they have seen varying levels of success. Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, was originally touted as providing users with anonymity. The cryptocurrency’s protocol attempted to offer a high level of privacy by shielding user identities behind pseudonymous addresses, randomly generated strings of numbers and letters. However, this approach proved ineffective. Bitcoin addresses and transactions are both recorded on the blockchain, making them publicly available. Even though an individual bitcoin address is pseudonymous, it can attach to…

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