How Students Mine Cryptocurrency in Their Dorm Rooms

Last month, reports surfaced on crypto mining research conducted by tech conglomerate Cisco with the following headline: “College kids are using campus electricity to mine crypto.” Indeed, many students don’t have to worry about paying power bills, as per their university housing contracts, which tend to cover electricity expenses. That “free” power allows them to host cost-efficient mining rigs, where the only expense is the actual hardware. It almost seems too good to be true: Mining students receive a passive income, which can potentially cover the purchase of a few…

Crypto Guru Reveals Dizzying Bitcoin Price Target

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Blockchain and DEX Startup Radar Releases New Lightning Network Developer Tools

Radar, the startup behind decentralized exchange Radar Relay that raised $10 million last year, announced that it will release new Lightning Network developer tools. The statement was made in a Medium post published on April 5. The developer tools, which will be released at the Lightning Network hackathon sponsored by the company, Boltathon, include a node configuration helper, a tool for opening channels and requesting channels, an invoice sandbox for test and an invoice decoder. The tools will be accompanied by setup tutorials, software recommendations and configuration guides for connecting…

There’s No Upside Resistance, Ripple (XRP) Bulls Aiming At 40 Cents

Ripple prices trending within a bull breakout after closing above 34 cents Banks are hesitant to adopt xRapid and instead use xCurrent No doubt, Ripple Inc is proposing a novel and livelihood lifting idea that stands to shape remittance. However, with incumbents holding their ground, revamping their systems and plugging leakages, Ripple has much ground to cover. As they do so, Ripple (XRP) bulls are back and likely to close above 40 cents by mid-next week. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals The global payment and financial landscape are unrivaled when it…

Bitrefill’s ‘Thor Turbo’ Lets You Get Started With Bitcoin’s Lightning Faster

Bitrefill has launched a new service that seeks to simplify the process of setting up payment channels on the lightning network, the experimental, layer-two initiative being built on top of bitcoin. Demoed for the first time Friday at the Understanding Bitcoin conference in Malta, the new service – dubbed “Thor Turbo” – helps users to get around a wrinkle in how lightning works today. Currently, users need to wait an hour to initialize a lightning channel, but with a technology that Bitrefill is calling “turbo channels,” they’re looking to make…

Bitcoin Surging 19% Only the Beginning, Halving Will Propel to Meteoric Gains

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Bitcoin Price Repeating the 2017 Bull Run Scenario: Kain Warwick

The ongoing bitcoin price action could transform into a bull run as seen in December 2017, according to Kain Warwick. The chief executive at Blueshyft, an Australia-based payment processing service, noted an increase in their daily volumes a day after the bitcoin rally began. He confirmed that the activity was as high as it was during the last bitcoin bull run – the same in which the asset’s price had jumped $5,500 to $20,000 in just a month, adding that retail buyers were coming back into the market. Yesterday @Blueshyft…

The Media’s Cringeworthy Coverage of Bitcoin’s Latest Price Surge

Mainstream news coverage of cryptocurrency is often disingenuous or factually incorrect – that’s certainly no surprise given the nascent technology is widely misunderstood. But if one would have thought that recent milestones – bitcoin’s 10th anniversary, the arrival of crypto projects from the likes of JP Morgan and Facebook – would have encouraged the media to get smarter, this week’s news shows attitudes at major publishers haven’t changed much. This is especially true during times of heavy market activity like that of bitcoin’s April 2 breakout, which saw its price rise…

Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum, Ripple and BCH Poised for Further Gains

Bitcoin price is consolidating and likely setting up for a fresh rise above $5,050 against the US Dollar. Ethereum, ripple, bitcoin cash and litecoin are trading with a positive bias above key supports. There is a major bullish trend line formed with support at $4,820 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair must clear the $5,050 and $5,100 resistance levels to start a fresh increase towards $5,300. Bitcoin (BTC) is trading with a bullish bias and it could rally above the $5,100 resistance.…