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Regulation and the Future of Cryptocurrency at Token Summit II

by Erik Kuebler
On December 5th, 2017, the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco hosted cryptocurrency enthusiasts in suits, hoodies and everything in between. Token Summit II, presented by William Mougayar, author of “The ...
Dec 6, 2017

Developers Release Lightning Protocol 1.0; Perform Successful Interoperability Tests

by Giulio Prisco
Blockchain developers ACINQ, Blockstream and Lightning Labs, are announcing the 1.0 release of the Lightning protocol and the world’s first Lightning test payments on the Bitcoin mainnet across all three ...
Dec 5, 2017

Bitfinex Critics Prepare for Possible Legal Action After Cryptocurrency Exchange Lawyers Up

by Amy Castor
Bitfinex, the world’s largest cryptocurrency trading platform, has hired Steptoe & Johnson, a heavy-hitting, international law firm based in Washington, D.C., to try to put an end to what their PR firm calls “a ...

Bitcoin Exchanges Are Favorite Targets of Global DDoS Attacks: Report

by Giulio Prisco
Imperva Incapsula, a cloud-based service provider, has released a comprehensive report titled “Q3 2017 Global DDoS Threat Landscape.” The report shows that cryptocurrency operators and Bitcoin exchanges are favorite ...
Dec 4, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: Potential Reaccumulation Phase Could Push Stronger Highs

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Since its rapid ascent from $8 to the $400s, ether has seen a fair amount of volatility. Over the last few weeks, there has been a surge in volume as it pushed out of its multi-month trading range:Figure 1: ETH-USD, ...

The Promise and Regulatory Challenge of "Physical" Bitcoins

by Giulio Prisco
Physical bitcoins that can be exchanged like cash have been discussed for years. In 2010, Gavin Andresen himself started a Bitcoin Forum discussion on possible ways to “print out bitcoins to function as user-created ...
Dec 4, 2017

Options for Borrowing and Lending With Cryptocurrency Are on the Rise

by Shawn Gordon
Cryptocurrency has opened up a new world in the financial sector that was primarily owned by banks, namely the borrowing and lending of capital.While peer-to-peer borrowing and lending has developed in recent years ...
Dec 1, 2017

Regulators Greenlight Bitcoin Futures

by Shawn Gordon
Bitcoin futures contracts to be offered by CME Group Inc. and Cboe Futures Exchange to mainstream investors.CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange, has announced that it has self-certified the initial ...
Dec 1, 2017

Three New Cryptocurrency Platforms That Help Monetize Your Time

by Rachel Wolfson
The promise of a new economy built upon a decentralized government can offer a number of benefits to millions of people across the globe. More and more cryptocurrency platforms are being created to ensure faster, ...

ixo Foundation: A Blockchain-Based Response to the UN's Call for a Data Revolution

by Rebecca Campbell
Every year, over one trillion dollars is spent on impact projects supporting the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by ...

Local Meetups: Growing Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech at the Grassroot Level

by Shawn Gordon
Bitcoin is exploding and interest in the associated blockchain technology is at an all-time high, with Bitcoin being talked about on sitcoms as well as the news. But much of this success has been the result of a ...
Dec 1, 2017

Bitcoin’s Journey from $1,000 to $10,000: The Stories That Got Us Here

by Aaron van Wirdum
Bitcoin has reached another major milestone this November: for the first time in the cryptocurrency’s existence, 1 BTC traded for over $10,000 across exchanges. It was the result of an impressive bull run: bitcoin’s ...
Nov 30, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: A Potential Correction Could Be Coming

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
The market is swinging to more and more aggressive highs as bitcoin has traversed down the length of the macro, parabolic bull market. In a very rare event, bitcoin actually managed to break the upper parabolic curve ...
Nov 29, 2017

Bitcoin Crossed $10K for the First Time: Global Validation or Speculative Bubble?

by Amy Castor
Bitcoin surpassed $10K yesterday. To many, the event was a mark of Bitcoin’s accomplishments. But yet, others are concerned that bitcoin has become too speculative, and a pop in the bubble could be damaging. ...
Nov 29, 2017

A Greener Cryptocurrency From Bittorrent Inventor, Bram Cohen

by Shawn Gordon
The inventor of Bittorrent has now turned his attention to blockchain technology and building a greener Bitcoin called Chia. Bram Cohen released Bittorrent to the world in 2004, but, in early 2017, he stepped away ...
Nov 29, 2017

The Ethereum Killer Is Ethereum 2.0: Vitalik Buterin’s Roadmap

by Giulio Prisco
Speaking on November 25 at BeyondBlock Taipei 2017, Ethereum inventor and co-founder Vitalik Buterin outlined his vision for Ethereum 2.0. He described major changes in Ethereum’s architecture that are likely to be ...
Nov 28, 2017

Lambda Protocol: Decentralizing Access to Decentralized Applications

by Erik Kuebler
The Lambda Protocol has announced a decentralized, open-source solution for unrestricted access to decentralized applications (DApps). Utilizing the Lambda Protocol, DApp developers can leverage existing browsers ...
Nov 28, 2017

Japanese Bitcoin Exchange bitFlyer Now Licensed in the U.S.

by Shawn Gordon
Tokyo-based bitFlyer has become the fourth digital currency exchange to receive approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) for a “BitLicense” to operate as a virtual currency exchange ...
Nov 28, 2017

Abra Adds Ether, Launches New Multi-sig Wallet for Holding Digital Assets

by Shawn Gordon
The new Bitcoin-based, multi-signature wallet from Abra is being released hot on the heels of their recent funding announcement, supporting ether and 52 fiat currencies.Now, after running our service for the past few ...
Nov 27, 2017

Wrangling Data For Enterprise: Blockchain Company Libra Launches Crypto Office

by Amy Castor
Libra, a developer of blockchain tax and auditing software, has launched Crypto Office, a new product aimed at the industry’s biggest players: exchanges, market makers and hedge funds.The company will make its formal ...
Nov 27, 2017

Scriptless Scripts: How Bitcoin Can Support Smart Contracts Without Smart Contracts

by Aaron van Wirdum
Bitcoin’s capacity is limited. Meanwhile, smart contracts can be resource intensive. So even though Bitcoin has always supported basic smart contract functionality, the two have never been a natural match.But a ...
Nov 27, 2017

This New Scaling Layer Could Make Payment Channels Ten Times More Effective

by Michiel Mulders
There is no disputing the fact that the Bitcoin network has scalability problems. Micropayment channels are a solution to increase the transaction rate and speed. Yet, this is not the golden solution … This ...

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