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Importance of Tracking Transfers : Interview with Frank from Whale Alert ③

We wanted to explain some of the volatility of the market. We were able to explain some of what was happening with our tracking system. For instance, back in 2017 some of the really large drops corresponded with large Mt. Gox transfers that we tracked. We noticed that the price dropped right after these kinds of big transfers.
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The need for travel rules : Interview with Mike Cowans from CipherTrace ③

Any coin or token could potentially be used for fraud. However, the principle here is “ the more utilized the coin, the higher the risk” for it being used for cyber fraud activities. We can see that with an incident that Ethereum had not so long ago, about 4 million dollars were lost due to illicit activity.
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Crypto ATMs and KYC/AML : Coin ATM Radar Patrick Meuller ②

We do believe that ATM numbers will continue to grow over the years. At the moment, the cryptocurrency world is still very isolated and there is no circular economy; this means that users who own cryptocurrency need to exchange it first to fiat in order to make everyday transactions.
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Necessity of Mining and Block-signing : An in-depth interview with Blockstream Allen Piscitello ③

Mining is a very important part of Bitcoin. The idea of mining is that it is extremely costly to change the history of the ledgers. Due to that all miners and Bitcoin are anonymous, you don’t have to register with the network. All you have to do is to run something that is capable of doing computations. There are many fractures that solves these equipment in many mining farms across the world.
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Malta is not a Blockchain Island : Interview with Ian Gauci ①

I would not say that we are a “Blockchain Island” like many people say, but I would rather say that we are an “Innovation Hub”. This attribute of being a Blockchain Island arose and stuck because we were one of the first countries to tap into this new ecosystem, whereas other countries were being more restrictive or decided to ban it.
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New Internet Money : Interview with Bobby Ong from CoinGecko ①

I am Bobby Ong, and I am the co-founder of CoinGecko. CoinGecko is a cryptocurrency data aggregator. We track over 6500 tokens from over 400 foreign exchanges. We are one of the largest leading crypto data aggregators in the world. Besides tracking prices, market cap, and trading volume, we also track the social media and development stats for all coins.
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Regulations and the Future : Interview with Frank from Whale Alert ②

I think the way the market was, it was disaster waiting for it to happen. The existence of the Mt. Gox fund should have been calculated into the price but most of the people didn't know. I’m not sure if they could have known and we didn't see it coming either. If Whale Alert had been available and tracked that big Mt. Gox transfer, more people would have been informed about what was happening and why it was happening, and this could have saved them a lot of money.
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Increasing Crypto ATMs : Coin ATM Radar Patrick Meuller ①

Coin ATM Radar is a service for both website and mobile apps, to make easier searching for places to exchange cryptocurrency for cash and vice versa. We concentrate only on listing services that use cash on one side of the exchange transactions.
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Regulations in Cryptocurrency : Interview with Mike Cowans from CipherTrace ②

We don’t just build a big data platform. We have to have the engines needed to figure out the algorithm in order to process the data in a very accurate and efficient way. It does require a lot of data from a lot of data sources. When you start to take in and adjust that amount of data and try to get some perspective of, it becomes a challenge. Every week CipherTrace is taking in 1.5 to 2 million data points, and this has been going on for the past 5 and half years. The data is still accumulating and piling up as we are talking now. The data will continue to compile, so you really get an idea of how much there is to process.
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【The “Satoshi Nakamoto” Crypto Illustration Contest】The final candidates are chosen!

We were on the outlook for original illustrations of the parent creator of Bitcoin “Satoshi Nakamoto” on Twitter it being our theme for our 1st Crypto Illustration Contest. On this occasion, after an impartial examination, we will now announce the selected 4 illustration candidates. As mentioned before, the following 4 items are prerequisite.
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The “Satoshi Nakamoto” Crypto Illustration Contest entries from you all! 

We were on the outlook for original illustrations of the parent creator of Bitcoin “Satoshi Nakamoto” on Twitter it being our theme for our 1st Crypto Illustration Contest. We received many wonderful entry works and appreciate you for taking part. All of the works were unique, and our team had a enjoyed all of the wonderful works.
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Compatibility of Decentralization and Centralization: An in-depth interview with Blockstream Allen Piscitello ②

One of the things that exchanges can benefit from with Liquid is being able to increase their liquidity and volumes by receiving funds faster. By using traditional assets like Bitcoin, as well as tokenizing other crypto assets or by tokenizing fiat assets, so the more exchanges that are involved and integrated in Liquid, the greater liquidity they get.
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We Track Whales : Interview with Frank from Whale Alert ①

I think it's everything. It is not possible to have trust without transparency. It is not just about showing big transaction transfers, but we are showing people where the money is going, especially Tether and the other stable coins, and whether they are being minted or being burned.
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Trace Stolen cryptocurrency : Interview with Mike Cowans from CipherTrace ①

Again that is something that is difficult to do, but there is a number of methodologies into figuring this out. However, on a basic level it's about having an accurate view of the whole picture and being able to process the data with our technology, its possible. It's hard to follow transactions and link different entities trying to figure out if there is a trend.
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Evolving Sidechains : An in-depth interview with Blockstream Allen Piscitello ①

The way I like to explain sidechains is “a way to move one digital currency from one network to another network and back”. This is so you can have different properties and features that you wouldn’t have on the main blockchain. So Blockstream was founded upon this idea of sidechains 5 ~ 6 years ago now.
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(The campaign has ended)【The Crypto Illustration Contest is on !】As Our Grand Prize, We Will Give 5,000,000 Satoshi Bitcoin to the Chosen Ones

On this occasion, we have we would like to support all the Cryptocurrency illustrators by holding the Crypto Illustration Contest. The task will be to create an illustration reflecting the theme and post in on Twitter by the deadline. As our Grand Prize, we will give 5,000,000 Satoshi Bitcoin to the chosen ones.
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The interview of our CEO is published on Cointelegraph Japan

The interview of the CEO of BTCBOX Tsuji Harutoshi is published on Cointelegraph Japan. With the outlook of the year 2020, he talks about the Company’s aim of ideal cryptocurrency. We have the English translation as well, so make sure to take a look at it.
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The Crypto Kanji of 2019 is “Bubble「泡」”

We implemented a election in order to vote for this year’s most suitable Kanji, with the title “Crypto Kanji Prize of the Year 2019”. We have your results now, and this years Kanji has been determined to be “Bubble「泡」”
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Crypto Kanji Prize of the Year 2019

With “Crypto Kanji Prize of the Year 2019” as our title, we were looking for this years most worthy Crypto Kanji from everybody. On this occasion, after an impartial examination, we will now announce the selected 4 candidates.
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We have marked 2000th day since our start of service

BTCBOX has been able to celebrate its 5th anniversary because of your support and patronage. As of 30th September 2019, we will be celebrating the 2000th day since we started our service.