GMO Mining Halted | GMO Internet Group Loses Mining Revenue

Japan’s GMO Internet Group has published a report on its in-house crypto mining operations. The IT giant confirmed that it took a steep hit in its overall GMO mining revenue. However, it steadily increased its monthly BTC mining rewards. GMO Mining Revenue The company showed “extraordinary loss” from its hardware manufacturing sector in Q4 of 2018. As a result, GMO said it will “no longer develop, manufacture and sell” miners. The company only entered the mining hardware sector in 2017, so that was very short-lived. However, while it will close its hardware…

Bitcoin Wallet Forced to Drop Key Privacy Features From Google Play App

Privacy-focused bitcoin wallet Samourai is having its hand forced by Google. According to a Samourai blog post, the wallet provider is disabling privacy features that are key to its design before its latest version, 0.99.4, hits the Google Play store tomorrow. The removed features include Samourai’s Stealth Mode, remote text message (SMS) commands, and SIM Switch Defense (a measure to protect against sim swaps). The privacy restrictions only affect the version of the wallet available on Google Play. To bypass these restrictions, users can also download what Samourai calls the…

Decentralized Bitcoin Exchange Bisq Has a New UI and DAO

Decentralized exchange Bisq has upgraded its software with an entirely new User Interface (UI) design and the launch of the Bisq Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) on testnet. With the release of the latest update (v0.9), users can finally take the Bisq DAO for a spin, a software design that will reward contributors that work on the project, without oversight from a central authority. This compensation will be done with the project’s token called BSQ. How Bisq Works Bisq is a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange platform that allows users to trade bitcoins…

Tron Price Analysis: TRX Surge, can it Flip Ethereum to Second?

Tron price is up 39.5 percent from last Tuesday Platform is attracting gamers thanks to Tron Arcade Transaction volumes are fair and trading within a bullish breakout pattern. No doubt, Tron (TRX) is one of the best performers in the last week. It is up 39.5 percent at the time of press and trading within a bullish breakout pattern after clearing 2.5 cents. At this rate, TRX may end up testing 4 cents by the end of January. Tron Price Analysis Overview There are no permanent positions in the top…

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Holding Important Support, Can It Recover?

Ripple price traded lower recently and tested the $0.3580 support against the US dollar. There is a major bullish trend line with support at $0.3530 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair could recover above $0.3650 as long as it is above the $0.3530 and $0.3580 supports. Ripple price corrected lower recently against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD must stay above $0.3530 to start a fresh upward move in the near term. Ripple Price Analysis After forming a high near the $0.3760…