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Bitcoin History Part 13: The First Mining Pool

Bitcoin History Part 13: The First Mining PoolThe notion that anyone could solo mine bitcoin – on a CPU no less – seems positively quaint today. But in 2010, this method wasn’t just possible – it was the norm. With an exponentially lower hashrate, less competition and a 50 bitcoin block reward, there was enough pie for everyone to get a bite. […]

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How to Earn Bitcoin Cash Income

Top Ways to Earn Bitcoin Cash Income OnlineEarning cryptocurrency income online has become increasingly popular for more people around the world. Many employers and marketplaces are now offering jobs and tasks that pay in cryptocurrencies. The top 10 ways to earn bitcoin cash are outlined in the latest installment from Bitcoin.com’s new video series. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case […]

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Three Very Different Paths to Blockchain Scaling

Three Very Different Paths to Blockchain ScalingHow do you scale a blockchain so that it can process hundreds or even thousands of transactions per second – but without compromising on decentralization? It’s a question that has kept some of the brightest minds in the space awake at night, and some of the more ardent crypto factions sniping at each other for […]

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SLP-Based Token ACD to Gain Traction With Acceptance at Thousands of Shops

SLP-Based Token ACD Gains Traction With Acceptance at Thousands of ShopsThe Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) has garnered a lot of attention over the last few months as there’s been a wide variety of tokens created on top of the Bitcoin Cash network. On May 10, the Tokyo-based Alliance Cargo Direct revealed the SLP-minted token ACD and bitcoin cash will be accepted by thousands of online […]

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Crypto Heresy: Question Blockstream on Twitter and You’ll Be Blocked

Crypto Heresy: Questioning Blockstream on Twitter About an Alleged Conflict of InterestCrypto Twitter (CT) is a grueling battleground between digital currency enthusiasts, company executives, maximalists, journalists, lawyers, and so-called thought leaders and luminaries. For instance, on May 8, reporter Larry Cermak posted data concerning Blockstream and its sidechain project Liquid’s performance over the last seven months. After Cermak shared unbiased figures and queried an alleged conflict […]

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Deepdotweb Duo Indicted for Linking to Darknet Markets

Deepdotweb Duo Indicted for Linking to Darknet MarketsFederal indictments unsealed on May 8 have revealed further details of the case against Deepdotweb’s operators. Tal Prihar, 37, an Israeli citizen residing in Brazil, and Michael Phan, 34, an Israeli in Tel Aviv, have technically been charged with money laundering. The feds have made it very clear, however, what they believe the real crime […]

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Crypto Adoption Remains Strong in Venezuela Amid Political Chaos

Crypto Adoption Remains Strong in Venezuela Amid Political ChaosThe political tension in Venezuela has affected local cryptocurrency adoption. While there are roadblocks, many crypto-advocating projects continue to thrive in the country. News.Bitcoin.com takes a deep look at the current situation in Venezuela, crypto adoption efforts and how the recent political crisis affects them. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s […]

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Chaos Reigns as Darknet Markets are Downed

Chaos and Conflicting Stories as Darknet Markets are DownedIn the last 72 hours, numerous darknet markets (DNMs) have been downed in a concerted DDoS attack. Meanwhile, Europol has been crowing over its success in toppling two markets that were already known to be stricken, Wall Street and Valhalla. As the dust settles, darknet users have been trying to separate FUD from fact. Also […]

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Former Mod Explains R/Bitcoin Censorship and Why He Was Removed

Former Mod Explains R/Bitcoin Censorship and Why He Was RemovedOn May 2, the Bitcoin.com podcast series Humans of Bitcoin published an interview with early bitcoin supporter Jason King who became a moderator for Reddit forum r/bitcoin in late 2012. During the interview, King tells podcast host Matt Aaron how the forum r/bitcoin went from a fun area on the web to an environment filled […]

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Bitcoin History Part 11: The First Major Loss of Coins

Bitcoin History Part 11: The First Major Loss of CoinsSince the very start, people have lost bitcoins due to human error. Mislaid wallets, forgotten passwords, broken hard drives, hacks, and scams have conspired to remove over 20% of all BTC from circulation by some estimates. The dubious accolade for the first major bitcoin loss goes to forum member Stone Man, who, on August 10, […]

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Old Twitter Account Gives Away $10K in Bitcoin Cash in 48 Hours 

An Old Twitter Account Gave Away $10K in Bitcoin Cash Tips in 48 Hours Over the last two days, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have noticed a Twitter handle called @Bitcoininfo tipping a bunch of random individuals and nonprofit organizations significant amounts of BCH. The Twitter profile with 107,000 followers revealed on April 26 that it gave away $10,000 in BCH using the tipping bot Tippr. Also read: Researchers Find […]

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Survey Shows Europeans Think Crypto Will Last a Decade, but Are Less Confident in BTC

Survey Shows Europeans Think Crypto Will Last a Decade, but Are Less Confident in BTCAccording to a recent survey of 10,000 European residents, 63% believe that cryptocurrencies will still be around in 10 years. However, polled respondents were not so confident about bitcoin core (BTC) lasting over the next decade as only 49% of participants believe BTC will be around. Also read: Researchers Find Hundreds of Ethereum Wallets at […]

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Learn How to Use Bitcoin.com’s New Point-of-Sale Solution — Bitcoin Cash Merchant

Learn How to Use Bitcoin.com's New Point-of-Sale Solution — Bitcoin Cash MerchantDuring the third week of April, Bitcoin.com released a new point-of-sale (PoS) service called Bitcoin Cash Merchant for Android operating systems. The free platform allows any retail location to accept bitcoin cash (BCH) without registering an account. With the Bitcoin Cash Merchant platform, store owners can open their businesses to a new form of payment […]

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Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After Crypto Winter

Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After the Crypto WinterOver the last few weeks, bitcoin cash (BCH) and the network itself have been shining brightly after a year of bearish sentiment and the blockchain split last November. Most notably, this month BCH has shown a significant increase in daily transactions, the price has doubled, and today the network has produced the second highest value […]

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Why the Future of Esports Is Tied to Cryptocurrency

At the League of Legends World Championship Finals in South Korea last year, 100 million viewers tuned in to watch Invictus Gaming defeat Fnatic 3-0 and collect $2.4M in prize money. With its young, passionate and tech-savvy global audience, esports shares evident similarities with cryptocurrency. Not surprisingly, many predict great things for the twin industries […]

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Aussie Banks Still Cold to Cryptocurrency Businesses Despite Regulation

Aussie Banks Still Cold to Cryptocurrency Businesses Despite RegulationDespite increasing regulation in the cryptocurrency sector, Australia’s major banks maintain cautious policies when it comes to cryptocurrencies. While cryptocurrency businesses appear to challenge Australian banks’ appetite for risk, many institutions permit cryptocurrencies to be purchased using credit cards. Also Read: Lithuania to Adopt Crypto Regulations Even Stricter Than the EU’s Credit Card Cryptocurrency Purchases […]

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How to Buy Pain Relief Drugs off the Darknet With Bitcoin

How to Buy Pain Relief Drugs off the Darknet With BitcoinDarknet marketplaces (DNMs) provide a wide range of services beyond those commonly portrayed by the media. One of these is the provision of pain relief drugs for the terminally ill. In this guide, we run through the process for obtaining CBD, a cannabis oil compound that provides comfort to people suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, […]

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How Mobile Browsers Are Driving the Next Wave of Cryptocurrency Adoption

How Mobile Browsers Are Driving the Next Wave of Cryptocurrency AdoptionYou may not have noticed, but crypto’s first killer app is already here. It’s called the mobile browser. Until recently, mobile internet browsers were little more than a means to connect to the web on the go. Then, developers began integrating crypto-friendly functionality such as wallet, dapp store, and VPN, supercharging the humble mobile browser […]

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Rebiton Allows You to Buy Bitcoin and Keep Your Privacy

Rebiton Allows You to Buy Bitcoin and Keep Your PrivacyPurchasing bitcoin ought to be quick and easy, but over the years, encroaching KYC has made that task more complex. Rebiton is a service that cuts through the red tape, making it possible for anyone to buy up to $999 without the need for ID. Also read: How 5 Asian Countries Regulate Cryptocurrency Re-Up on […]

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“It’s A Lion’s Den” – P2P Traders Discuss Challenges of Operating on Localbitcoins

“It’s A Lion’s Den” - P2P Traders Discuss Challenges of Operating on LocalbitcoinsDespite many cryptocurrency users having made their first purchases using Localbitcoins, little attention is paid to the experiences of the traders who operate on the platform. News.Bitcoin.com reached out to several Localbitcoins traders to find out about the challenges facing peer-to-peer crypto brokers. Also Read: Darknet Buyers Flock to Wall Street as Dream Winds Down […]

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Darknet Buyers Flock to Wall Street as Dream Winds Down

Darknet Buyers Flock to Wall Street as Dream Winds DownAs the darknet’s largest market prepares to wind down, its second largest is taking the strain. When Dream closes for good at the end of April, Wall Street will become the largest darknet market (DNM), at least until Dream’s successor launches and can prove its legitimacy. Paranoia has pervaded the darknet in recent weeks amidst […]

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Cryptocurrency Adoption Grows Beyond ‘Bitcoin City’ in Slovenia and Croatia

Cryptocurrency Adoption Grows Beyond ‘Bitcoin City’ in Slovenia and CroatiaThe number of stores that accept cryptocurrencies is rising in Slovenia and Croatia. Starting with merchants in one of the largest shopping and entertainment complexes in Europe, Elipay has now integrated with 300 stores in Slovenia and begun expanding into Croatia following approval by the country’s central bank. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto […]

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Installing a Subdermal Bitcoin Wallet Is Only for the Brave

A Look at the Cost Involved With Installing a Subdermal Bitcoin WalletIn 2014, Dutch entrepreneur Martijn Wismeijer made headlines by having a pair of bitcoin wallets embedded under his skin. Since then, various cypherpunks and tech journalists have had microchips embedded into their hands. Anyone interested in getting ‘chipped,’ for the purposes of boasting a bio-implanted bio-implanted bitcoin wallet, should be cautious however, as the procedure […]

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