Top-5 Newconomy Articles Week In Review December 14-21

 
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Happy Winter Solstice everyone! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, today is the both the shortest day and longest night of the year, especially for those of us who live quite near the Arctic Circle (hello Norway!). It’s also pagan Christmas. For those of us who observe Christmas, we at Newconomy sure hope you’ve done all your Christmas shopping. It’s too late for online ordering, I’m afraid, so you’ll need to brave the shops. While Monday is Christmas Eve and Tuesday is Christmas Day, I agree with the Brits that Boxing Day, 26 December, is a pretty great tradition that more folks should adopt. Have an amazing weekend, even if you’re not observing the holidays. Now, onto the top-5 articles that were published on Newconomy.media in the last seven days, December 14-21.

1) 4 Major Blockchain Trends to Watch for in 20194 Major Blockchain Trends to Watch for in 2019

As 2018 draws closer, op-eds and editorials are full of predictions for the next year. Here, we provide a summary of Oliver Bussman’s latest article in Forbes. Bussman is the founder of “Bussman Advisory” and one of the leading names in the digital technology industry. Previously, Bussman worked for SAP, Allianz, Deutsche Bank, and IBM. In his piece, he has outlined 4 major blockchain trends to watch for in the upcoming year. Read More…

2) Million Dollar Buffet Bet 2.0 Not Taken?Million Dollar Buffet Bet 2.0 Not Taken?

Anthony Pompliano, “Pomp” the founder of crypto hedge fund Morgan Creek Digital, recently issued a challenge. His challenge was a million dollar bet that Morgan Creek Digital’s crypto index would outperform the S&P 500 over the next decade. Read More…

3) Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD Back to Green, Path to $160Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD Back to Green, Path to $160

The smart contracting arena is swelling up and as the pioneer in that space, Ethereum is still dominant and always seeking ways of improving. Though it has been sticky considering that all blockchains are open source and there is a risk of factions especially when it comes to rewards, the team has agreed and Constantinople will come to pass mid-January 2019. Read More…

4) Kaspersky: Illegal Mining is a Top Cyber ThreatKaspersky: Illegal Mining is a Top Cyber Threat

Illegal crypto mining is a bigger cyber threat than ransomware in certain parts of the world, Kaspersky Lab has noted. The Middle East, Turkey, and Africa have recorded a quadruple more cryptomining attacks in 2018 compared to 2017. According to Kaspersky, the number has gone from 3.5 million to 13 million this year. Read More…

5) Mass Adoption of Blockchain Payments is 3-5 Years Away – BitPay CEOMass Adoption of Blockchain Payments is 3-5 Years Away - BitPay CEO

Stephen Pair, the CEO of BitPay, gave an interview to CNBC in which he spoke about Bitcoin and blockchain technology in general. BitPay is a US-based global bitcoin payment service provider. Speaking about Bitcoin price, Pair noted that “a very big component of the price is certainly speculation. It’s investors that are speculating on the future usage and adoption of this technology. I’m sure a small component of that price is the actual utility and that’s why BitPay is focused on”. He continued by saying that there may be many catalysts that would push the Bitcoin price higher, not only the much anticipated Bitcoin ETF. Read More…

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All of us here at Newconomy.media wish you a happy holiday and an amazing weekend. Over the next four or five days we will be reducing our article output from 17-articles-per-day to 4-7 articles-per-day in honor of the staff and the holidays. We do publish up-to-date crypto and blockchain news every day of the week–even during Christmas and New Years; and, of course, every weekend. Over the weekend, Newconomy.media always publishes at least 4 articles and we never miss breaking news!