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What is Litecoin? The Fifth Most Popular Cryptocurrency.

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Bitcoin Australia has been offering a simple way for you to buy Bitcoin and Ether for a long time, so our articles have focused on those cryptocurrencies. As a result, we’ve talked about Satoshi Nakamoto and the Bitcoin Whitepaper. We’ve talked about Vitalic Buterin and the Ethereum project. But cryptocurrency is a big space. What about other cryptocurrencies? What about Litecoin?

Since adding Litecoin (LTC) is on our roadmap, let’s now talk a bit about it.

A Look at Bitcoin and Friends Episode 2

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You may remember that a while back we covered the launch of Bitcoin and Friends. The show uses cryptocurrency donations to fund production and rewards donors with exclusive prizes.

The show, which chronicles the early days of crypto, raised enough for the second episode, released on June 15. They’re also only 2.3 Bitcoin – or just under $US23,000 – from releasing the next episode.

Proposed Australian Currency Restrictions: A Use Case for Cryptocurrencies

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The Australian government is currently considering a bill that would restrict cash purchases to under AU$10,000. Many are calling the bill, targeting the black economy, a use case for cryptocurrencies.

So, what does the bill say, and what does it mean for crypto?

The Buzz about Crypto Energy Use

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Being an electronic currency, Bitcoin and other crypto consume some energy. But, is it enough to be a problem? Some recent press and studies make it sound like it.

Here, we’ll talk about why Bitcoin uses energy and how much energy it uses. That way, you can make up your own mind.

Future of Stablecoins Looking Bright for Facebook

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The recent announcements of Facebook launching a payment system supported by cryptocurrency for Facebook users is causing a bit of a stir. Financial institutions are a bit concerned, and the social media giant’s user base is excited.

Cryptocurrency Tax Software CrpytoTrader.Tax Now Available in Australia

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Cryptocurrency traders need to pay taxes for capital gain according to the latest regulations issued by the ATO (Australian Tax Office). The tax authority is planning to create a task force specifically for fighting crypto tax evasion.

US Government Attempts to Turn on Cryptocurrencies

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Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have hardly been “under the radar”. However, the buzz over the upcoming Libra may have brought it some unwanted attention. United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and President Donald Trump have called for more regulation of crypto.

Now the question is, how serious are they and how much can they actually do?

Anthony Pompliano: Bitcoin to Reach $100K as Safe Haven Against Fiat

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Morgan Creek Digital co-founder and popular Bitcoin bull, Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, recently made a couple of big claims. First, Bitcoin will be at $100,000 within two years. Second, half of his net worth is in crypto.

How and Why to Get in on the Bitcoin Bull Market

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Bitcoin is decidedly in what investors call a “bull market”.

Depending on your plans to invest, that can mean a number of things. That’s partially because of the nuanced nature of investment and speculation. It’s also partially because of the controversial idea of cryptocurrency as a speculative asset.

Australian Sushi Restaurant Rolls Out Cryptocurrency-Themed Menu

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Sushi Planet’s locations in Adelaide and Modbury are enjoying a boost of publicity from a cryptocurrency-themed menu.