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Nov 16, 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Claiming Your Bitcoin Gold (and Selling It)

by Aaron van Wirdum
This is a re-write of “A Beginner’s Guide to Claiming Your ‘Bitcoin Cash’ (and Selling It)”. Please note: Everything in this article is just advice based on our best understanding of the current situation.Bitcoin ...
Nov 15, 2017

New “Semi-Decentralized” Cryptocurrency Exchange Navigates Murky Compliance Waters

by Giulio Prisco
Tetra, a new entrant in the cryptocurrency exchange sector, describes itself as a semi-decentralized, peer-to-peer exchange with an emphasis on security and usability: “Tetra will help create the next wave of ...
Nov 14, 2017

Kaspersky Lab and Parity Technologies Launch Blockchain-Based Voting System

by Giulio Prisco
Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab unveiled Polys, a secure online voting system based on blockchain technology and backed with transparent crypto algorithms, at the company’s annual Cybersecurity Weekend event in ...
Nov 11, 2017

Bitcoin Gold Launches on November 12

by Aaron van Wirdum
After weeks of preparation, Bitcoin Gold (Bgold; BTG) is finally launching tomorrow, November 12, 2017.Bitcoin Gold is the second project to fork away from the Bitcoin blockchain to create a new coin this year; on ...
Nov 10, 2017

De-briefing Ethereum’s Parity Predicament: What’s Next?

by Erik Kuebler
After an unidentified actor “accidentally” triggered a series of bugs that destroyed approximately $150 million worth of digital currency, the world waits for a substantive answer — is this vulnerability an anomaly? ...
Nov 10, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Market Correction Could See Lows of $5,800

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
In our last discussion of the bitcoin market, an emphasis was placed on the $7,000 support level because it represented a historic point of interest and it showed strong signs of support — a break of which would ...
Nov 9, 2017

Guest Post: Understanding the Limits and Potential of Blockchain Technology

by Nathan Aw
The promise of blockchain technology is coming to the forefront and capturing the imaginations of investors, entrepreneurs and innovators alike. But what many people do not know is how perilous the blockchain journey ...
Nov 8, 2017

NO2X: Hard Fork “Suspended” Due to Lack of Consensus

by Aaron van Wirdum
There will almost certainly be no Bitcoin hard fork next week: the main organizers behind the SegWit2x project have “suspended” their efforts.In an email to the SegWit2x mailing list, one of the main organizers ...
Nov 8, 2017

NO2X: Next Week’s Hard Fork Has Been “Suspended” Due to a Lack of Consensus

by Aaron van Wirdum
There will almost certainly be no Bitcoin hard fork next week: the main organizers behind the SegWit2x project have “suspended” their efforts.In an email to the SegWit2x mailing list, one of the main organizers ...
Nov 8, 2017

Scaling Bitcoin 2017: Science Is Central in Stanford (and the Politics Ignored)

by Aaron van Wirdum
Stanford University hosted the fourth edition of the Scaling Bitcoin conference over the weekend of November 4–5: “Scaling Bitcoin 2017: Scaling the Edge.”The annual conference, sometimes referred to as a “workshop,” ...
Nov 7, 2017

BTC Inc. and Genesis Mining Launch Genesis Engineering and See Opportunity in Eurasia

by Giulio Prisco
BTC Inc., parent group of BTC Studios, BTC Labs and BTC Media, and Genesis Mining, a cloud mining service provider, recently announced a partnership to launch Genesis Engineering, a Hong Kong–based joint venture ...
Nov 7, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin’s All-Time High Tests a Historic Reversal Point

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
For months on end, BTC-USD had a strong bullish rally that has been well confined between both a linear ascending channel and (on a macro scale) a parabolic curve:Figure 1: BTC-USD, 1-Day Candles, Linear and ...
Nov 6, 2017

NextBlock CEO Alex Tapscott Cancels Plans to Go Public and Will Return Money to Investors

by Jessie Willms
Alex Tapscott, CEO of NextBlock Global, a venture capital company investing in blockchain technologies, announced in a press release yesterday that he is canceling their plans to go public through a reverse takeover ...
Nov 6, 2017

Survey Polls American Awareness of Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

by David Hollerith
In October 2017, LendEDU, a marketplace for financing loans, credit cards and other financial products, polled 1,000 Americans asking a series of questions related to Ethereum, Ripple and initial coin offerings ...
Nov 3, 2017

Introducing a Programming Language so Simple, It “Fits on a T-shirt”

by Giulio Prisco
Blockstream is introducing Simplicity, a new programming language for blockchain-based smart contracts, intended for inclusion in Blockstream’s sidechains and eventually in Bitcoin. The new language was presented by ...
Nov 2, 2017

Funding the Blockchain Future of the Digital Media Industry

by Benjamin Vitaris
BTC Media, the largest media group in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, announced the launch of BTC Labs, a venture studio focusing on launching and incubating blockchain applications for the digital media ...
Nov 2, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin’s Parabolic Envelope Could Push to $8000s

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Bitcoin has had a quite a year thus far, to say the least. A 10x return since the beginning of the year has put bitcoin on a parabolic growth path that is testing the limits of this 2-year long bull market:Figure 1: ...
Nov 1, 2017

Op Ed: Three Legal Pitfalls to Avoid in Blockchain Smart Contracts

by Gregg M. Jacobson
Increasing improvements to blockchain technology — which allows for the transfer of ownership without the use of a centralized third party (such as a bank) — has resulted in the mass availability of blockchain "smart ...
Oct 31, 2017

Setting Bitcoin’s Price Mechanism: CME Group to Launch BTC Futures

by David Hollerith
On the anniversary of the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper, the price of Bitcoin reached a new all-time high, following the news that CME Group, one of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges, ...
Oct 31, 2017

Launching a Cryptocurrency “Token Generation Event” (aka an ICO)

by Erik Kuebler
On October 27, 2017, disruptors in the cryptocurrency field gathered at the San Francisco Ethereal Summit. Sponsored by ConsenSys, the summit provided a diverse mix of panels and workshops that demystified the ...

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