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Crypto Mining Becomes Less Profitable, Shifts Towards ‘Bigger Players,’ Report Shows

“As per the Diar report, the rewards and fees for BTC miners have already reached $4.7 billion in the first three quarters of 2018, around $1.4 billion more than the profits in all of 2017. Miners still gain 54,000 Bitcoin monthly, the outlet continues. However, mining is gradually becoming profitable only for “big guns” as electricityprices are constantly increasing. […]
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Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments

“Starting Monday, businesses in Ohio will be able to pay their taxes in bitcoin — making the state that’s high in the middle and round on both ends the first in the nation to accept cryptocurrency officially. Companies that want to take part in the program simply need to go to OhioCrypto.com and register to pay in crypto whatever […]
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Bitcoin Price Suffers Worst Monthly Losing Streak in 7 Years

“Bitcoin (BTC) chalked up its longest monthly losing streak in seven years in December. The leading cryptocurrency by market value closed at $3,689 on Dec. 31, representing a 13 percent drop from the monthly opening price of $4,241. That was the fifth straight monthly loss – its worst period since November 2011 – according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin […]
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The plot to revive Mt. Gox and repay victims’ Bitcoin

“Now a controversial crypto celebrity named Brock Pierce  is trying to get the Mt. Gox flameout’s 24,000 victims their money back and build a new company from the ashes. Pierce spoke to TechCrunch for the first interview about Gox Rising — his plan to reboot the Mt. Gox brand and challenge Coinbase and Binance for the title of top cryptocurrency […]
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Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on It

“TBILISI, Georgia — For three years, a windowless warehouse on the edge of town has been whirring with enough energy to power nearly 50,000 homes. Day and night, the warehouse, and dozens of cargo containers in a windswept valley, are generating Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has created a virtual gold rush in the former Soviet […]

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Nxt-ID Subsidiary FitPay® to Begin Shipments of Flip – a Contactless Payment Device for Bitcoin

“Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nxt-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD), today announced that it will begin shipping initial orders of Flip™, a new contactless payment device that enables Bitcoin holders to use the value of their currency to make contactless purchases at millions of retail locations. Confirmed pre-orders of Flip will begin shipping on February […]