Category: Bitcoin Core

Tony Hawk Foundation Added to Bitpay’s 100 Crypto Supporting Nonprofits

Tony Hawk Foundation Added to Bitpay's 100 Crypto Supporting NonprofitsOn June 24, well known nonprofit the Tony Hawk Foundation revealed it is now accepting cryptocurrencies for donations through Bitpay. The foundation founded by the pro skater Tony Hawk has funded 623 skatepark projects and now people can donate with BCH and BTC. With the latest collaboration, Bitpay now services over 100 nonprofit organizations processing […]

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New Betting Game Allows People to Wager on BTC’s Next Block Fee

New Betting Game Allows People to Wager on BTC's Next Block FeeBitcoin core (BTC) prices have been rising sharply over the last few weeks and people have also noticed BTC transaction fees have spiked as well. Now there’s a new gaming site called Guess Bitcoinfees allowing people to bet on the 24-hour average transaction fee for the next day and the site pays out jackpots in […]

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Mydigitaldiscount.com Will Sell You Home Automation Gadgets for Bitcoin

Mydigitaldiscount.com Will Sell You Home Automation Gadgets for BitcoinThe range of products and services you can pay for with digital coins is constantly expanding. Cryptocurrencies, which are considered to be the future of money, can now be used to purchase items that will change our lives in the future. An online retailer in the U.S. called My Digital Discount sells home automation gadgets […]

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More than One Year Later, BTC Price Skyrockets Past $10K

Over a Year Later BTC Price Skyrockets Past $10KOn June 21, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) crossed the $10,000 mark for the first time since March 08, 2018. At the moment BTC has a $180 billion dollar market capitalization as the cryptocurrency gathered more than 166% over the last six months. Also read: These Are 2019’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Winners and Losers so […]

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Markets Update: Digital Currency Economy Surpasses $300 Billion

Digital currency prices have spiked considerably in the last 24 hours and bitcoin core (BTC) stopped short about $70 in an attempt to cross the $10K price zone. Most cryptocurrencies are up between 2-8% on Friday, June 21 and the entire cryptoconomy surpassed $300 billion. Also read: These Are 2019’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Winners and Losers […]

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These Are 2019’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Winners and Losers so Far

The Biggest Crypto Gains and Losses Throughout the First Half of 2019The second quarter of 2019 is coming to an end and for those who invested in cryptocurrencies this year, market prices are a whole lot higher than they were a year prior. Since the significant lows in December 2018, most digital currencies have captured remarkable gains. Also read: Policymakers Meet to Finalize Global Crypto Guidance […]

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Bitmain Launches Low-Cost Special Edition Antminer S9

Bitmain Launches Low-Cost Special Edition Antminer S9On Monday, June 17, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies announced the launch of a low-cost miner called the Antminer S9 version SE. The new 16 terahash per second (16TH/s) S9 SE is $350 per unit and the launch celebrates the company’s most popular product, the original S9. Also read: Report Insists ‘Bitcoin Was […]

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Free Law Project’s Courtlistener Repository Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations

Free Law Project's Courtlistener Repository Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash DonationsOn Monday, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters learned that the popular website that focuses on U.S. court documents and the litigation system, Courtlistener.com, is accepting BCH for donations. Courtlistener captures hundreds of thousands of visitors every month by making high quality legal data widely available. Also Read: Crypto Cards in Weekly Video Update From Bitcoin.com An […]

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Hayden Otto Discusses the Rise of North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash Movement

Hayden Otto Discusses the Rise of North Queensland’s Bitcoin Cash ViralityBitcoin cash merchant acceptance has grown significantly over the last year according to the BCH merchant directory Marco Coino. One specific region, North Queensland, Australia has an extremely dense population of bitcoin cash accepting retailers. This week, News.Bitcoin.com spoke with Coinspice Executive Editor Hayden Otto about the influx of adoption in North Queensland and how […]

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Bitcoin Trades for a Premium in Hong Kong During Protests

Bitcoin Trades for a Premium in Hong Kong During ProtestsRight now, thousands of citizens from Hong Kong are protesting certain leaders and opposing a proposed extradition law. Alongside the protests, the country’s political issues are reportedly pushing wealthy Hong Kong residents to move their capital offshore. Since last week, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) has gained a premium in Hong Kong as the […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Surge After Last Week’s Pullback

Digital currency markets have regained some of the losses they endured last week, with the entire cryptoconomy now valued at $275 billion this Saturday. Most cryptocurrencies are up in value between 2-8% today but global trade volumes have tapered off with only $63 billion swapped in the last 24 hours. Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin […]

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New SLP Token Allows You to Transact in BTC But With BCH Fees

New SLP Token Allows People to Transact With BTC, but With Bitcoin Cash FeesThere’s a new Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) based token called BTC2 that’s backed 1:1 with BTC. People can obtain the BTC2 token using cryptocurrency swapping application Sideshift.ai. With BTC2, you can essentially transact BTC, but with the same network fee (less than a penny) as bitcoin cash transactions. Also read: Meet the Developer Who Added […]

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Meet the Developer Who Added Schnorr Signatures to Bcash

Meet the Developer Who Added Schnorr Signatures to BcashThis week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with Jonathan Gonzalez, the blockchain developer who is currently maintaining the Bcash project, a Bitcoin Cash full node written in node.js. Gonzalez explained how he got into Bitcoin Cash development and how he managed to get the Bcash node fully compatible with last May’s fork, which introduced Schnorr signatures to the […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Sink Lower Finding New Support Levels

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Sink Lower Finding New Support LevelsOn June 9, digital currency markets have been meandering along in a consolidated manner after the slight downturn this afternoon. At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency market is around $243 billion, but global trade volume has dropped from $80 billion on June 5 to $56 billion this weekend. Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace […]

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74% of the World’s Bitcoin Mining Operations Driven by Renewable Energy Says Report

74% of the Worlds Bitcoin Mining Operations Driven by Renewable Energy, Says ReportThere’s a lot of debate over whether bitcoin mining is bad for the environment. Many bureaucrats and mainstream media pundits claim that mining is wasteful and bitcoin’s energy consumption cannot be ignored. However, these claims have been refuted in the past and on June 6, Coinshares published a report that details mining is not environmentally […]

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices See a Slight Correction

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices See a Slight CorrectionCryptocurrency prices have corrected over the last 24 hours as most digital assets have dropped in value between 6-10% since June 2 at around 6:45 p.m. EST. At press time the entire cryptoconomy is valued at $250 billion with about $80.5 billion in global trades in the last day. Also read: Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash […]

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Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram Messenger

Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram MessengerUsers of the Telegram-infused cryptocurrency Button Wallet can now purchase digital assets through its partnership with the payment processor Wyre. Button Wallet allows users to store, send, and receive cryptocurrencies like BCH, ETH, BTC, LTC, and ETC through the Telegram messaging app. The following is an in-depth review of my experience using Button Wallet after […]

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BCH vs. BTC: Which Offers Greater Privacy?

Crypto. A New Paradigm of Privacy and IDDo you want every person you ever transact with to know how much is in your wallet and your net worth? Of course not. That’s why you need and want to mix your coins to hide where they came from before you use them. The degree of privacy you can expect by default, however, varies […]

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Study: Publicly Listed Chinese Firms Quietly Participate in Bitcoin Mining

Study Shows Publicly Listed Firms in China Quietly Participate in Bitcoin MiningAccording to regional reports, a few publicly listed Chinese companies have been secretly mining bitcoin by pretending to provide cloud or web hosting services. Moreover, recent studies have revealed a growing trend of mystery miners processing the BCH and BTC networks at the same time as these firms have been running undercover mining operations in […]

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Crypto Assets Outshine Most Traditional Investments in 2019

Last year, cryptocurrency proponents either complained about the low prices or celebrated the fact they could obtain cheaper coins. 2019 has been an entirely different story, however, as digital assets have started to gain significant value in comparison to traditional assets like stocks, oil, and precious metals. Also Read: US Copyright Office Responds to Craig […]

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Countries Suffering From Rapid Inflation Show Significant Demand for Cryptos

Countries Suffering from Rapid Inflation Show Significant Demand for CryptosCryptocurrencies have been trending upwards in price over the last few weeks, but in certain countries around the world digital assets have become far more valuable. For instance, in Argentina, the nation’s sovereign currency has lost considerable value and cryptocurrencies like BTC are seeing all-time price highs. The surge in value is not just taking […]

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Hackers Have Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi’s Entire Stash

Since 2011 Hackers Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi's Entire StashEver since cryptocurrencies started gaining value, hackers have targeted exchanges that provide digital asset trading and malicious entities have siphoned billions of dollars worth of bitcoin since 2010. So far, over 1 million of the world’s BTC has been stolen from exchanges and traders continue to leave vast quantities of funds on centralized trading platforms. […]

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Telecom Giant AT&T Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Telcom Giant AT&T Now Accepts Bitcoin PaymentsOn May 23, telecom giant AT&T announced that customers can now pay their bills through Bitpay. The firm has become the first major U.S. mobile and landline carrier to accept BCH and BTC for payments. Also Read: US Copyright Office Responds to Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Registrations AT&T Now Accepts Crypto Payments American multinational telecom conglomerate […]

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Markets Update: Bulls Show Signs of Exhaustion as Crypto Prices Taper

Markets Update: Bulls Show Signs of Exhaustion as Crypto Prices TaperCryptocurrency prices have dipped slightly since our last markets update as most digital assets are down between 2-7% over the last 24 hours. Today, on May 23, the market capitalization of the entire cryptoconomy is around $237 billion and the daily global trade volume is roughly $77 billion. Also Read: US Copyright Office Responds to […]

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