gaming XBox 

Microsoft’s Cheap Next-Gen Xbox is Its Smartest Decision Yet

A rumor suggests that Microsoft is developing two Xbox Project Scarlett consoles. Xbox Anaconda will be the fully-loaded console while the Xbox Lockhart will be more affordable and won’t have a disc drive. The decision could help Microsoft muscle a greater share of a console market dominated by Sony. Several articles from different publications have revealed that Microsoft will release two next-generation Xbox consoles in Xbox Project Scarlett. Xbox Anaconda will be more powerful and Xbox Lockhart will be more affordable and will not have a disc drive. A Windows…

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Ethereum Istanbul — Faster, But Still Not the World Computer

Vitalik Buterin has claimed that Ethereum will support 3,000 transactions per second after the upcoming Istanbul fork. Will this unleash a new wave of Ethereum creativity? Might we expect a surge in traffic on the Ethereum network? Could its increase influence the price of ETH? Ethereum is slow The conventional wisdom is that Ethereum is too slow. But for what purpose is it too slow? It seems to be sufficiently fast for financial services. But the mistake people are making in saying “Ethereum is slow” is misunderstanding what a great…

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Death Spirals and BTC — What Happens When Miners Capitulate?

The stagnation of the cryptocurrency market has put Bitcoin’s (BTC) price at risk of further decline, as it struggles to recover beyond key resistance levels. A descending price increases the probability of the so-called “miner capitulation” occuring, which is said to have triggered the major BTC drop in December 2018. Late last year, the Bitcoin price fell to around $6,000 following three months of stability in a tight range between $6,000 and $6,500. The subsequent drop to the $3,000s happened within the span of just one month. Why miner capitulation…

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Here Are the Absolute Best Ways to Spend Christmas as a Gamer

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. There are plenty of songs, shows, and games out there to play this holiday season. Below are the best video game-related media for you to enjoy this December. The Christmas season is upon us. This is a time for Black Friday-induced debt and either surrounding or avoiding Holiday-centric media as much as possible. No matter which camp you fall into, you’ll find the season hard to ignore. If you’re into the holidays enough that you want to fill every second with magic, it…

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Microsoft Azure Announces Blockchain Token and Data Management Service

Microsoft’s blockchain-enabled cloud service Microsoft Azure announced new tokenization and blockchain data management services. In a post published on the official Microsoft Azure blog on Dec. 6, the IT service giant announced the Azure Blockchain Tokens and blockchain data manager. New tools for Azure blockchain users The Azure Blockchain Tokens service aims to simplify the definition, creation and management of compliant tokens built to industry standards. The firm also provides pre-built templates for common uses and hosts a gallery for templates created by partners, which are expected to be added…

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T-Minus 1,000 Blocks Until Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork

As of press time, Ethereum has passed block #9068000, putting it within 1000 blocks of the scheduled Istanbul hard fork, which should take place at around 23:30 UTC. The much-anticipated shift to Istanbul will be the Ethereum network’s first hard fork since February’s Constantinople. Both are stages of a broader phase of ongoing development that began in 2017 called Metropolis.  What is changing? Cointelegraph has covered Ethereum’s ongoing developments extensively, as have the developers. Broadly speaking, Istanbul should be streamlining the network in accordance with Metropolis’s overall goals of scaling…

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bitcoin Cryptocurrency News 

Holders of Over 11 Million Bitcoin are Proving That Hodl Is Not Just a Meme

HODL is such a popular trading strategy in the crypto community that it has transcended into a meme. HODLers are flexing their muscles as they refuse to sell even if they are in profits. Add to that the halving and we have the recipe for bitcoin rocket fuel. Many bitcoin traders laugh at the idea of HODL (holding on for dear life). They think that it is not a sound trading or investing strategy. If you buy and hold on the way down, it’s very likely that you’ll use the…

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