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These are the top Bitcoin, Ethereum, and cryptocurrency news stories for October 27, 2017. Furthermore, information regarding payments made to C4 via cryptocurrency networks (i.e. Bitcoin) are implicitly collected by the cryptocurrency networks themselves and is available to the public, including C4. This information includes cryptocurrency addresses from which payments originated, and the public keys associated with the payer’s cryptocurrency keys.
Russia has about 50,000 “home miners” like Gutov – who might spend about $2,000 on home mining equipment – and up to 1,000 larger businesses such as those housing servers in abandoned Siberian factories, according to the Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (Racib), a Kremlin-backed lobby group.
Of course, like Bitcoin, the value of any altcoin is equal only to how much someone will pay you for it. Some altcoins, such as Litecoin, Peercoin, and even Dogecoin have active communities and economies—you can view a list of altcoins sorted by market cap here —but currently none are even a tenth as valuable as Bitcoins.
Cryptocurrency systems need to maintain the safety, balance and integrity of ledgers to sustain market confidence and this is typically done by a community of miners that are mutually distrustful members of the public who employ their own computers and sometimes specialized devices to validate and timestamp transactions and include them in the cryptocurrency’s ledger.
The actions of both countries symbolizes their skepticism of unregulated cryptocurrencies; despite taking different courses of action – China banning ICOs and Russia announcing its plan to implement a new national cryptocurrency – the recent decisions of the two nations evince their aim to closely regulate and centralize cryptocurrencies.
TIP: A cryptocurrency wallet is a place where you store encrypted passwords that represent coins (the equivalent to storing money in a bank account) and a cryptocurrency exchange is like a stock exchange or like a currency exchange in a foreign airport (a place people can trade cryptocurrency for other cryptocurrencies and for fiat currencies like the US dollar).
In September, cryptocurrency exchanges in China, where digital money is bought and sold for cash, stopped serving customers in the country to comply with government directives Now, Russia is planning to follow suit and block cryptocurrency exchanges within its borders, CNBC and Russian outlet RBC report.
In our view, cryptocurrency represents the beginning of a new phase of technology-driven markets that have the potential to disrupt conventional market strategies, longstanding business practices, and established regulatory perspectives—all to the benefit of consumers and broader macroeconomic efficiency.