F2Pool Pulls out NYA

F2Pool Bitcoin Mining Pool pulls Support for SegWit2X

Yet another mining pool has decided to pull support for the SegWit2X hardfork in November. This is quite significant as a hardfork can only be acheived if there is near unanimous miner support. This is also probably why there has...

/ October 13, 2017
Why Governments Are Afraid of Bitcoin

Why Governments Are Afraid of Bitcoin

Unregulated, decentralised, with lingering dark web associations and beyond the reach of tax authorities: It’s hardly surprising that many of Bitcoin’s most prominent attributes are giving governments the jitters the world over. In fact, surely there’d be something amiss if...

/ October 12, 2017
Ethereum Byzantium HardFork

Get Ready for the Ethereum Byzantium Hard Fork

The hardfork on the Ethereum network called Byzantium has now officially been set. It will occur at block number 4.37m which is likely to be at between 12:00 and 13:00 UTC on Monday the 16th of October. This is on...

/ October 12, 2017
Blockchain and Public Services

How Blockchain Can Help Improve Public Services

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the emergence of blockchain technology over the last few years is the fact that all of us stand to gain from its implementation. This is not just a trend that is going to benefit...

/ October 11, 2017
What is a Replay Attack

What is a Replay Attack

Part of the reason that the upcoming SegWit2X hardfork is so contentious is because it does not have protection against replay attacks. Many people are concerned about the prospect of a replay attack and how it could harm the integrity...

/ October 11, 2017
Alexander Vinnik Extradition

Vinnik Extradition and the ongoing BTC-e Case

In case you may not have known, Alexander Vinnick is the Russian national who was arrested in Greece and accused of being the operator of BTC-e. BTC-e was an exchange that was closed down by the US authroties and has...

/ October 11, 2017
Signs of Bitcoin Mass Adoption Abound

Signs of Bitcoin Mass Adoption Abound

Bitcoin is well and truly out of the box and on its way to becoming a fixture of day-to-day life. The days of the cryptocurrency being confined to the dark web and used only by criminals and those with questionable...

/ October 10, 2017
Vanuatu Accepts Bitcoin Citizenship

Vanuatu is First Nation to Accept Bitcoin for Citizenship

Bitcoin has been used to pay for many things, from property to schooling and taxes. It seems as if the island nation of Vanuatu has taken that one step further. They are the first country which has begun to accept...

/ October 10, 2017
Smart Contracts Prediction

How Smart Contracts can be Used in Prediction Markets

Today, the Ethereum blockchain has effectively made smart contracts a reality. There are currently thousands of calls being made each day to these contracts, with capabilities that include everything from insurance estimations and token issuance to time locked exchanges, basic...

/ October 10, 2017
Why Craig Wright is Not Satoshi Nakamoto

Why Craig Wright is Not Satoshi Nakamoto

The claim that Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious and enigmatic ‘inventor’ of Bitcoin, is in fact an Australian named Craig Wright has been floating around for a couple of years now. This supposedly refuted the general consensus that Satoshi was in...

/ October 9, 2017