Category: Bitcoin Core

Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding Questions

Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding QuestionsOn Wednesday, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer disclosed that five mining operations had plans to donate roughly $6 million in coinbase rewards (depending on market prices) to developers building Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. The news was met with mixed reviews as some of the specifics of the deal were scrutinized and the miner funding subject has been […]

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Bitcoin Cash Miners Plan $6M Development Fund by Leveraging Block Rewards

Bitcoin Cash Miners Plan $6M Development Fund by Leveraging Block RewardsA group of Bitcoin Cash mining pool operations have decided to help fund BCH infrastructure development. On January 22, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed that five mining pools are preparing a short-term developers donation plan. Miners from Btc.top, Bitcoin.com, Viabtc, Antpool, and Btc.com plan to give “12.5% of [the] BCH coinbase rewards to a fund […]

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Bitcoin Cash Sees Mining Pool Shift and Hashrate Surpass 4 Exahash

Bitcoin Cash Mining Sees Pools Shift While Hashrate Surpasses 4 ExahashWhile people have watched the BTC network surpass 100 exahash per second (EH/s), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has been steadily gathering hashrate as well. Since the November 15, 2018 blockchain split, which produced the Bitcoin SV (BSV) chain, BCH hashrate has jumped by more than 3x. Bitcoin cash is often more profitable to mine than BTC […]

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UK Tax Agency to Pay $100K for Blockchain Surveillance Software

UK Tax Agency to Pay $100k for Blockchain Surveillance SoftwareOn January 17, the UK tax agency Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a job opportunity for a private contractor to design a cryptocurrency blockchain analysis tool. According to the listing, the contract is for one year and HMRC will pay the contractor $100,000 for software that can “identify and cluster crypto asset transactions.” […]

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Bitcoin Cash Gets Significant Privacy Boost With Cashfusion Alpha Launch

Bitcoin Cash Gets a Significant Privacy Boost With Cashfusion Alpha LaunchOn January 17, the BCH developer known as Acidsploit announced the launch of the highly anticipated Cashfusion alpha. Interested parties can reach out to the Cashfusion developers via the team’s Telegram group to become an alpha tester. The news of the launch excited the BCH community a great deal, as it means a significant privacy […]

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How Is Bitcoin Cash Different From Bitcoin Core?

How Is Bitcoin Cash Different From Bitcoin Core?The crypto space can be hard to break into for those unfamiliar with the jargon, lingo, and foundational knowledge taken for granted by the already initiated. Adding to this difficulty is the fact that there are several different cryptos which bear the name “Bitcoin.” Convoluted as this all may seem, the differences are pretty easy […]

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BTC Miami Blockchain Conference Kicks Off Its Seventh Year

BTC Miami Blockchain Conference Kicks Off It's Seventh YearOn January 16, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) opened its doors at the James L. Knight Center in Miami for its seventh year. The conference was filled with hundreds of crypto enthusiasts, exhibits, and well known speakers from the blockchain industry. Also Read: Grassroots Bitcoin Cash House Movement Expands to Ghana BTC Miami Conference […]

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Gavin Andresen Speaks About Ethereum’s Tornado and Wallet Privacy

Gavin Andresen Speaks About Ethereum's Tornado and Wallet PrivacyOver the last couple of years. the former lead maintainer of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) repository Gavin Andresen has been quiet in regards to the crypto ecosystem. Andresen hasn’t been developing any projects and once in a while makes a comment or two about the digital currency industry. On Monday, January 13, Andresen shared the […]

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Market Outlook: Bullish Trend Sends Crypto Prices Northwards

Market Outlook: Crypto Prices Head North As Trends Start Looking BullishDigital currency markets are seeing significant gains this week as the entire market capitalization gained $28 billion in the last seven days. Moreover, trade volume has spiked to a massive $100 billion and during the last 24 hours, numerous digital assets have gained between 3-48%. Also read: Close to 11 Million BTC Haven’t Moved in […]

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Close to 11 Million BTC Haven’t Moved in Over a Year

Close to 11 Million BTC Haven't Moved in Over a YearAccording to a new research report published by Digital Asset Data, more than 10 million BTC has been sitting dormant for a whole year. Data shows that unmoved bitcoins account for roughly 59% of the current minted supply and it’s the largest number of dormant coins since the start of 2017. Also Read: Mining Report […]

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Mining Giant Canaan Faces Stiff Competition After IPO Shares Slump

Mining Giant Canaan Faces Stiff Competition After IPO Shares SlumpOn November 21, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Canaan Inc. launched its initial public offering (IPO) sale of $90 million worth of U.S. shares. Canaan shares initially sold for $8.99, but plummeted over 48% on December 16 to $4.65 per share. Since then, Canaan has launched a series of five new mining rig batches that […]

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Japanese Firms SBI and GMO Join the Digital Gold Rush in Texas

The city of Rockdale, Texas is attracting attention again, similar to the interest the region saw back in the fifties when the Alcoa aluminum smelting facility set up shop. These days, Rockdale’s change is due to the influx of bitcoin miners coming to town from all around the world. A Frankfurt-based operation called Whinstone Inc., […]

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Market Update: Top Cryptos Face Strong Resistance Ahead

Market Update: Top Cryptos Face the Strong Resistance AheadOn January 6, digital currency markets saw decent gains as the entire crypto market capitalization surpassed the $200 billion mark at 3:50 p.m. EST. Since then most cryptocurrencies have tested heavy resistance and a slew of assets are being held back. Moreover, crypto trade volumes have increased significantly and there’s been roughly $83 billion in […]

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BTC’s Hashrate Touches 120 Exahash, But the Price Has Not Followed

BTC's Hashrate Touches 120 Exahash, But the Price Has Not FollowedOn January 1, the BTC network hashrate touched an all-time high at close to 120 exahash per second (EH/s). Despite the crypto market lull and lower BTC prices, the 2020 milestone happened just before the blockchain’s 11th anniversary. BTC’s curious jump in hashrate has the cryptosphere wondering whether or not the price truly follows hashpower. […]

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Why Nick Szabo Probably Isn’t Satoshi

Search online for ‘possible creators of Bitcoin’ and Bit Gold creator Nick Szabo will always appear near the top of the list. His long history in the cypherpunk space, his writings on money, digital cash, and smart contracts, and some facts about his past have often been used to create a compelling picture that he […]

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French Businessman Detained for Stealing €1.2 Million in Crypto From His Partners

French Businessman Detained for Stealing €1.2 Million in Crypto From His PartnersAn investigation launched on the request of a French startup has led to the indictment of a 37-year-old entrepreneur accused of stealing 182 BTC from the company he cofounded. Embezzlement of money is one the charges brought against him by the public prosecutor’s office in Paris. Also read: Russia’s Supreme Court Recognizes Tokens as Assets […]

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Market Update: Crypto Traders Search for Bullish and Bearish Trends

During the last few days, digital currency markets have been meandering sideways and prices have been less volatile. On Sunday, during the last 24 hours, the entire cryptoconomy is hovering just below the $200 billion zone and there’s roughly $71 billion in global trades. Crypto proponents are still uncertain about the future trajectory and whether […]

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Only 375 Days Left for McAfee’s $1M Bitcoin Price Wager

Only 375 Days Left for McAfee's $1M Bitcoin Price WagerAs the end of 2019 approaches, it means there will be one year left for John McAfee’s infamous wager that said the price per bitcoin would “reach $1,000,000 before the end of 2020.” If the forecast doesn’t come to fruition, he said that he would eat his family jewels on television. At the moment, the […]

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P2P Crypto Trading App Allows You to Protect Your Privacy

P2P Crypto Trading App Allows You to Protect Your PrivacyRegulatory pressures as well as the development of third-party, intermediary and custodial services in the crypto space have been limiting the share of peer-to-peer trading. A new contender is now challenging established P2P exchanges by offering users a mobile service that allows them to determine the level of privacy they want to maintain, and use […]

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Fortress Renews Offer to Buy Mt Gox Claims for $778 per Coin

Fortress Renews Offer to Buy Mt Gox ClaimsAccording to reports, the New York-based private equity firm Fortress is offering Mt Gox creditor claims at $778 per coin. The offer is 13.5% lower than what Fortress offered in July and Mt Gox claimants have until December 31 to accept the offer. Also read: Reports Criticize Bitcoin SV Miners and the Chain’s Upcoming Fork […]

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European Central Bank’s CBDC Borrows Bitcoin’s Pseudo-Anonymity

European Central Bank's CBDC Borrows Bitcoin's Pseudo-AnonymityOn December 17, the European Central Bank (ECB) published a report that showcased its blockchain technology proof-of-concept. One particular feature the central bank digital chain holds is the ability to issue “anonymity vouchers.” Also read: Lagarde Sees Demand for Stablecoins, Plans to Put ECB ‘Ahead of the Curve’ ECB Report Explores Anonymity in Central Bank […]

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Travelbybit to Drop Bitcoin Payments After Viral Double Spend Video

Travelbybit to Drop Bitcoin Payments After Viral Double Spend VideoOn December 18, Bitcoinbch.com published a video explaining how easy it is to double spend BTC transactions in the wild. Not long after the film was released, the payment processor Travelbybit announced it would be removing both BTC and BCH payments for over 400 Australian merchants. Unfortunately, a few BTC proponents claimed BCH has the […]

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Video Shows How Easy It Is to Double Spend BTC Using RBF

Video Shows How Easy It Is to Double Spend BTC Transactions Using RBFOn December 18, the web portal Bitcoinbch.com published an informal notice explaining that merchants accepting BTC should switch to BCH because of “dangerous flaws” found in the BTC software. The problem is tied to slow confirmation times tethered to a BTC-based protocol called Replace-by-Fee (RBF), which gives individuals the opportunity to double spend on merchants. […]

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Market Update: Bears Claw Crypto Prices Below Long-Term Support

Digital currency prices plummeted on Tuesday, as cryptocurrency markets lost billions during the morning trading sessions, New York time. BTC dropped well below the $7k range and other digital assets followed BTC’s path with sharp losses. Crypto prices haven’t been this low since May as the market valuation of the entire cryptoconomy is struggling to […]

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