Category: Blockchain

Bakkt Regulated Bitcoin Futures Now Live on Major Exchange

Bakkt Regulated Bitcoin Futures Now Live on Major ExchangeTrading is now live for Bakkt’s regulated, physically-delivered daily and monthly bitcoin futures, with the first trade executed at 8:02 pm ET on Sunday. Customers’ bitcoins are stored in the Bakkt Warehouse, a qualified custodian, regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Bakkt is powered by Intercontinental Exchange, owner of the New […]

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What Google’s Quantum Breakthrough Means for Blockchain Cryptography

What Google’s Quantum Breakthrough Means for Blockchain CryptographyWe’ve been warned for years that a quantum computing breakthrough is just around the corner. When that day comes, we’re told, it could render existing encryption standards obsolete, threatening the security of every major blockchain. It seems that day has finally arrived, with Google achieving “quantum supremacy.” Impressive as the feat is, however, it doesn’t […]

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Iran Is Being Targeted for Economic Independence, Not Terrorism

Iran Is Being Targeted for Economic Independence, Not TerrorismNew, unprecedented economic sanctions have been imposed on Iran’s central bank after blame for a September 14 oil field attack was pinned on the nation by U.S. leaders. The sanctions blacklist the Iranian central bank and sovereign wealth fund, further severing the country’s already tenuous ties to the global market. With soldiers and weapons “of […]

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6 Noncustodial Crypto Payment Solutions for Merchants

Six Noncustodial Crypto Payment Solutions for MerchantsYou don’t have to be a bitcoin purist or tech tinkerer to want to accept cryptocurrency without using a third party. With lower merchant fees, greater network uptime, and no chargebacks, noncustodial crypto payments have several advantages over traditional fiat payment systems. Here are six noncustodial options for accepting crypto in-store and online. Also read: […]

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How Merge Mining and Anchored Blockchain Projects Capitalize on Bitcoin’s Security Model

An In-Depth Look at Merge Mining and Anchored Blockchain ProjectsSince 2011, just after Satoshi Nakamoto left the Bitcoin project for good, networks have emerged that leverage the BTC chain in some way. A variety of projects over the last nine years have found value in anchoring some sort of feature set to BTC in order to bolster the satellite’s underlying network. The following article […]

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Bankera Launches a Global Crypto Backed Lending Solution

Bankera Launches a Global Crypto Backed Lending SolutionThe team behind Bankera, which is building the bank for the blockchain era, has announced the release of its very own lending solution – ​ Bankera Loans​. The solution aims to provide flexible and secure crypto-backed loans to cryptocurrency holders globally starting from as low as 100 EUR up to as high as 1M EUR.

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Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTC

Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTCTechnically speaking, it’s impossible to destroy bitcoins. But it is possible to send coins to an unspendable address, rendering them redundant to all intents and purposes. In October 2011, that’s exactly what Mark Karpeles did when he consigned 2,609 BTC to eternal oblivion due to a scripting error. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 16: The […]

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How Cryptocurrencies Can Mitigate Some of Brexit’s Negative Effects

How Cryptocurrencies Can Mitigate Some Negative Effects of BrexitBrexit, the European divorce saga that has been going on for years, has created a lot of headaches for politicians and ordinary people on both sides of the Channel. The process of Britain leaving the European Union is now heading towards another one of its deadlines while London and Brussels are trying to separate with […]

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Esports, Cannabis and BCH: First AMA With Bitcoin.com CEO Stefan Rust

Stefan Rust Appointed New Chief Executive Officer of Bitcoin.comStefan Rust, the new CEO of Bitcoin.com, sat down to answer all your questions about his work and how furthering Bitcoin Cash adoption advances economic freedom to the world. During the hour-long AMA he talked about a wide range of topics, such as how bitcoin cash (BCH) can reach new audiences in fields such as […]

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SLP Token Environment Built on Bitcoin Cash Continues to Expand

SLP Token Environment Built on Bitcoin Cash Continues to ExpandAccording to public data, a number of individuals are creating tokens using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain every day. The SLP ecosystem is expanding and has given anyone the ability to create the next great digital token for tomorrow. Also read: Snowden: US Seizing My Book Revenue is ‘Good […]

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How Did You Get Into Bitcoin? Crypto Twitter Responds

How Did You Get Into Bitcoin? Crypto Twitter RespondsEverybody loves a story. When it comes to how people first got into cryptocurrency, there’s no exception. Crypto Twitter (CT) is full of humorous, thought-provoking, and unexpected tales of diving down the Satoshi rabbit hole, and the reasons for entering the space are as diverse as the people themselves. Also Read: North Korea Plans to […]

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CC Forum – Blockchain and AI Investment Forum

PR: CC Forum - Blockchain and AI Investment14-16 October 2019 will see one of the world’s major industry events. Following our highly successful inaugural edition in London last October as well as our the joint edition with the Maltese partners this May, the second edition of CC Forum London will connect global thought leaders, policy makers, investors and startups from across the world for a 3 day top content event. The summit will be attended by the industry leaders, think tanks, institutional and private investors, family offices and VC firms.

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Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto Capabilities

Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto CapabilitiesNews of Japan messaging giant Line’s September 17 launch of an app-connected crypto exchange is captivating lots of attention in the crypto and tech industries this week. Other initially non-crypto apps are also entering the market, adding native tokens, tipping functions and cryptocurrency wallets, illustrating a growing trend toward mainstream crypto acceptance and awareness. Also […]

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VERDAD is the Most Dangerous Crypto Bill to Face Congress Yet

VERDAD is the Most Dangerous Crypto Bill to Face Congress YetThe U.S. Congress is considering more than 20 bills on cryptocurrency. One deserves special attention: S.1025, the Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance and Development Act (VERDAD). “Verdad” is Spanish for “truth.” If VERDAD passes, it will be the first time a specific crypto has been deemed illegal for Americans at home or abroad to use. […]

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North Korea Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency to Bypass Economic Sanctions

North Korea Plans to Launch a Cryptocurrency to Bypass Economic SanctionsA North Korean official claims that a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) cryptocurrency is on the horizon. According to a delegate for the Committee for Cultural Relations, Alejandro Cao de Benós, the country plans to forge a token backed by a physical commodity like gold and the digital asset’s main purpose will be used […]

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Changes Afoot for Philippine Crypto-Friendly Economic Zone

Changes Afoot for Philippine Crypto-Friendly Economic ZoneThe special economic zone in the Philippines known for its crypto friendliness is undergoing some changes. Government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) is investigating a case involving one of its licensed crypto exchanges after a tip from the Chinese government. The authority has also issued new directives to all of its licensees, including 40 crypto […]

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The Changing Shape of Crypto Funding in 2019

The Changing Shape of Crypto Funding in 20192019 was meant to be the year of the IEO. Or was it the STO? Whatever the case, it’s had its share of both, with mixed results. While the number of successfully completed token sales and the number of IEO launchpads has increased significantly, secondary market demand has been underwhelming. As emerging projects study the […]

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Tiny Block Advocates Speak Up After Veriblock ‘Abuses’ Bitcoin’s Block Size

Tiny Block Advocates Speak Up After Veriblock 'Abuses' Bitcoin's Block SizeThe BTC community recently celebrated the fact that Segregated Witness (Segwit) transactions accounted for 50% of transactions and bech32 transactions doubled as well. However, the celebration quickly came to an end when a few Bitcoin Core developers found out where the transactions derived from and got upset at the Veriblock project for using scarce block […]

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Taxation Isn’t Just Theft – It’s Bad for Crypto Adoption

Taxation Is Not Only Theft, It’s Also Bad for Crypto AdoptionCrypto awareness is reaching levels almost unimaginable just years ago, with telecommunications giants, big banks, mainstream media, and even professional sports teams now discussing and flouting digital assets. AT&T now allows customers to pay their phone bills in bitcoin, Japanese SMS giant Line is adding an FSA-approved crypto exchange to its hugely popular chat app, […]

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Bitcoin Cash Futures Expected to Open up US Market by Q1 2020

Bitcoin Cash Futures Expected to Open up US Market by Q1 2020Futures contracts on bitcoin cash can be available at a CFTC-regulated exchange by the end of this year or the first quarter of 2020. This will allow institutional U.S. investors to trade on a derivative of the cryptocurrency and bring in more trading volume for BCH overall. Also Read: HTC Adds Native Bitcoin Cash Support […]

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Snowden: US Seizing My Book Revenue is ‘Good for Bitcoin’

Former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) subcontractor Edward Snowden is being sued by the Department of Justice (DoJ) for his latest memoir. The agency won’t stop Metropolitan Books from publishing Snowden’s new book but the government will take the revenue he earns from the memoir instead. Following the book publishing fiasco, Snowden said that the […]

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10 Tax Tools to Help Crypto Owners

10 Tax Tools to Help Crypto OwnersWhile tax laws on cryptocurrency vary by jurisdiction, there are many useful tools to help you calculate crypto taxes, lower your tax liabilities, and simplify your filing — no matter where you are. Many of them work globally, supporting tax forms of multiple countries, and can import data directly from all major crypto exchanges. Also […]

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Meet Nimbus, a Concept for Enhancing BCH Smart Contracts

An Intro to 'Nimbus'- A Concept That Could Bolster Sophisticated BCH Smart ContractsOn Monday, software developer Tobias Ruck introduced a new transaction version for the BCH chain called Nimbus in a demonstration video. The introduction is a longer version of the presentation Ruck had shown at the Bitcoin Cash City conference. According to the developer, the transaction version could unleash sophisticated smart contract potential on the BCH […]

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18,000 Traders and Growing – Bitcoin.com’s Crypto Exchange Shines Brightly

18,000 Traders and Growing - Bitcoin.com's Crypto Exchange Shines BrightlySince exchange.Bitcoin.com launched, our premier trading platform has seen a significant influx of users from Asia and Europe. So far, the grand opening of Bitcoin.com’s exchange has led to more than 18,000 registered traders. Moreover, exchange.Bitcoin.com’s Chief Operating Officer, Danish Chaudhry, explained that the exchange launch and the last two weeks of trading have been […]

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