Bitcoin Block Size Increase

Bitcoin Block Size Increase a Medium Term Possibility

According to one of the most well-known people in the Bitcoin community, the block size increase could be seen as some sort of a medium term solution provided there was enough testing. Adam Back is the CEO of Blockstream and...

/ November 15, 2017
Bitcoin mature With CME Announcement

Bloomberg Declares Bitcoin “Mature” With Futures Announcement

Earlier this month, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, or CME for short, announced their intentions to offer bitcoin futures. Following this announcement, bitcoin prices launched upwards to new all-time highs of over $7500. While the high price may not have lasted...

/ November 15, 2017
Bithump Client Losses

Bithumb’s Servers Crash, Traders Lose Millions: Police Protecting Employees

As the crypto space matures, cryptocurrency exchanges are being held more accountable for their actions – or lack thereof. Bithumb, the world’s #1 crypto exchange by volume, is now finding this reality out the hard way. After Bithumb’s servers crashed...

/ November 14, 2017
Ripple Summit with Central Banks

Ripple Joins Central Bankers to Talk About the next Generation of Payments

At Carnegie hall in New York, Ripple recently hosted the “Central Bank Summit on Blockchain”. Central bankers from at least 24 different countries attended the conference to talk about how technology is likely to impact the global payment landscape. The...

/ November 14, 2017
Bitcoin Cash Pump and Dump

Bitcoin Cash Pump and Dump, or Optimism on SegWit2x Failure?

From Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) had an astounding weekend price performance—surging all the way up past $2,400 in the early hours of Sunday before settling back down in the $1,200 price range at press...

/ November 13, 2017
Blockchain Technology Marijuana

Blockchain Technology Set to Stimulate the Marijuana Industry

A number of sectors are poised to benefit from the emergence of blockchain technology and a few such as supply chain management, real estate, and finance are already looking to seamlessly integrate with the blockchain. One of the more overlooked...

/ November 13, 2017
Scale with the Lightning Network

Time for Bitcoin to Scale with the Lightning Network

Many may be slightly relieved that the contentious hardfork to increase the blocksize limit was averted, broader questions around scaling now need to be answered. Many of the concerns that were present before the fork have raised their head again....

/ November 13, 2017
North Korean Exchange Phishing

North Korean Hackers Target Staff at South Korean Exchanges

North Korea has long been an active hacking force with names such as the “Lazarus Group” being well known in cyber security circles. We have previously covered the attempts by North Korean hackers to infiltrate South Korean exchanges through security...

/ November 12, 2017
GPU Mining Basics

GPU Mining Basics: Making Cryptocurrency Mining Available to Everyone

By now, you’ve likely heard of the up-start Bitcoin Gold team’s mission to “Make Bitcoin Decentralized Again.” This meme refers to how the BTG devs are trying to return GPU (graphics processing unit) mining to a Bitcoin chain. So, for...

/ November 11, 2017
Lightning Network Decentralised Betting

Using The Bitcoin Lightning Network for Decentralised Betting

At the Scaling Bitcoin conference at Stanford university last week, one of the most interesting talks was by Tadge Dryja from the MIT Digital Currency Initiative. His talk was on a concept called discreet log contracts which is a kind...

/ November 11, 2017