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Blockchain Enters “Trough of Disillusionment” According to Gartner

Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm specializing in the financial and IT industries, recently published a report that asserts blockchain has entered the “trough of disillusionment” with regards to the technology’s lifecycle of hype and adoption. Also Read: Bitmain Unveils New 18 Terahash Water-Cooled Bitcoin Miner Blockchain Enters “Trough of …

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Japanese Soccer Star Honda Receives Crypto to Promote Exchange

Japan superstar professional soccer player, entrepreneur and investor Keisuke Honda, 32, was appointed by the Japanese crypto exchange Bitpoint to promote its brand, the company announced earlier this week. Honda appeared at the same time in a commercial for Bitpoint shot in Hollywood.  Also read: Soccer Star Leo Messi Promotes Ultra-Secure …

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Bank of Thailand Developing Central Bank Digital Currency

Following the adoption of the country’s first cryptocurrency regulation, the central bank of Thailand is working on its own digital currency in collaboration with the country’s largest banks. Initially, the new currency will be used for interbank transfers; this phase is expected to be completely developed by the first quarter …

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Bitmain Unveils New 18 Terahash Water-Cooled Bitcoin Miner

On August 23, the China-based firm Bitmain Technologies revealed the company’s latest mining device, the Antminer S9 Hydro. The newly manufactured rig is a water-cooled SHA256 miner that commands a hashrate of around 18 trillion hashes per second (TH/s). Also read: Innosilicon’s T2-Turbo Bitcoin Miner is Powerful, But GMO’s B3 is …

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