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Bitcoin price manipulation probe underway at Justice Department

Bitcoin price manipulation probe underway at Justice Department

The US Department of Justice is investigating possible cryptocurrency price manipulation, at least according to sources that have leaked the probe. According to the tipsters, the DOJ has teamed with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to determine whether some traders have or had been manipulating the price of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. The sources say this is a criminal probe.

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What is Bitcoin? Let AI explain

What is Bitcoin? Let AI explain

If you want to know what Bitcoin is and haven't been able to understand anyone trying to explain, boy do we have a video for you. This video comes from the folks at Botnik Studios. They're a team of creatives and/or engineers making artificial intelligence a tool for some of the strangest stuff I've ever seen before. They're using AI like a paintbrush, and the canvas is your mind.

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HTC Exodus blockchain phone: this is what it means

HTC Exodus blockchain phone: this is what it means

HTC hasn't been doing so well lately, at least not in the smartphone market. A large chunk of its mobile team have been shuffled over to Google. The company mostly remains afloat thanks to its VIVE VR platform. Still, there are some in the company that strongly believe that HTC still has something to offer that no one else can, starting with ambition and audacity. The newly revealed HTC Exodus concept phone is being called as the way of the future, just as the blockchain and cryptocurrency on which it revolves around has been called similarly. But just like blockchains and cryptocurrency, it might be a technology too far into the future and too ahead of its time.

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HTC Blockchain phone “Exodus” could be great

HTC Blockchain phone “Exodus” could be great

The HTC Exodus is a smartphone that's meant to lead the market into the future. HTC has a history of forging paths in this space - and with blockchain technology, it would appear that they're aiming to take a first swipe at a crypto-phone. This device will have a touchscreen display, a single camera at its back, SIM and microSD card support, and it'll run Android.

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NVIDIA restocks GeForce GPUs at normal prices, but you need to act fast

NVIDIA restocks GeForce GPUs at normal prices, but you need to act fast

Finding a GPU at MSRP is a pretty tough task these days. Thanks to cryptocurrency miners buying up much of the available stock, the cards that remain usually see inflated prices. Buying straight from the manufacturer - NVIDIA, in the case - can help solve that problem, but the issue is that NVIDIA's own shop has been out of stock for quite some time now.

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Bitcoin price rallying thanks to Japan and Buterin

Bitcoin price rallying thanks to Japan and Buterin

In Japan this week was a tip about Japanese exchange Monex moving to take over the exchange known as Coincheck. Said takeover would be a muilti-billion-Yen bid, and a big bump to public confidence in bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. Monex is a regulated public company. As such, Monex tossing billions at a cryptocurrency exchange is nothing to scoff at.

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Chrome Web Store bans cryptocurrency miners outright

Chrome Web Store bans cryptocurrency miners outright

Security at the Chrome Web Store took a hardline stance on cryptocurrency miners this week. In the past, the Chrome Web Store allowed crypto mining apps ONLY if they had mining as their SINGLE purpose, and the user was "adequately informed" about how the app worked. Due in part to the absurd number of apps submitted to the Chrome Web Store that attempted to bend or break these rules, the store announced they'd no longer accept any crypto mining apps at all, whatsoever.

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Bitcoin price bounce: NVIDIA’s faith in crypto

Bitcoin price bounce: NVIDIA’s faith in crypto

This week bitcoin prices bounced at the trendline forged approximately one half year ago at the same time as NVIDIA signaled support for crypto. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang spoke to Jim Cramer on Mad Money TV, suggesting that cryptocurrency was "here to stay" regardless of the fact that it's not one of the company's main drivers - yet.

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Intel mulling Bitcoin miner tech as gaming brands back off

Intel mulling Bitcoin miner tech as gaming brands back off

A Bitcoin mining hardware accelerator was revealed in a patent this week, showing Intel's hand ahead of any product unveil. Over the past year, several major gaming-focused hardware manufacturers went both in and out of love with the fact that their gear was flying off shelves. Graphics processor makers especially found themselves between a rock and a hard place when gamers were unable to buy gaming GPUs because cryptocurrency mining operations bought out entire stores at a time - leaving gamers with no option but eBay. Intel seems to have no qualms with expanding on Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin price dips below so-called McAfee bet curve

Bitcoin price dips below so-called McAfee bet curve

Today the average price of bitcoins to dollars dipped below the McAfee bet curve. McAfee predicted back on July 17th of 2017 that one Bitcoin would be worth $500,000 "in three years." Bitcoin went from around $2.2k to $19k by the end of the year. According to the mathematics behind McAfee's prediction, bitcoin pricing just went below the curve. Either it's time to bounce up, or the world is ending... maybe.

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Reddit drops Bitcoin payment option for Gold

Reddit drops Bitcoin payment option for Gold

As bitcoin popularity grew, so did the number of companies accepting it as a payment method. Dell was one of the early big companies to accept it; Microsoft, too, let customers pay for subscriptions using the digital currency. Reddit adopted bitcoin as a payment option for Gold way back in 2013, but quietly changed that in recent days, blaming Coinbase and bugs for its decision.

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Cryptojacker’s choice coin Monero might be trackable

Cryptojacker’s choice coin Monero might be trackable

This week two potential flaws in Monero's code suggested the blockchain-based cryptocurrency might've been traceable. Monero is a cryptocurrency built on the premise that cryptocurrency should be anonymous - completely anonymous - and as such, it depends on that anonymity to survive, and to retain value in the open marketplace VS Bitcoin and USDT. It would appear that these flaws might not matter as much as initially feared.

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