Bitcoin Not Tulips

Bitcoin vs. Tulips? Why Bubble Analogies Are Disingenuous

JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon had a lot of things to say about Bitcoin last month and none of them were good. In amongst swipes about the cryptocurrency being ‘a fraud’ and best suited to murderers and North Koreans, Dimon...

/ October 16, 2017
Bitcoin Transaction Fees Fall

Bitcoin Fees Drop as SegWit Implementation Reaches 14.5%

SegWit transactions are taking hold. Last week the percentage of SegWit enabled transactions went from 9% to 14.5%. This had the effect of also decreasing the Bitcoin transaction fees as well as the size of Bitcoin blocks. You can see...

/ October 16, 2017
Bitcoin and Cash India

Indian Government dislikes Cash, What about Bitcoin?

It was quite a contentious decision. Last year the Indian government made the decision to ban 85% of the cash that they had in circulation. It caused chaos at ATMs and money exchanges around the country as people tried to...

/ October 16, 2017
Ripple Court case R3

Ripple Claims Premature Victory over Court Case

Ripple, the blockchain based payment protocol is declaring victory against the R3 consortium. The judge in the US state of Delaware threw out the case that was brought against Ripple whereby R3 claims they had the right to buy a...

/ October 15, 2017
Jamie Dimon Speaking Bitcoin

He Can’t help Himself: Jamie Dimon Trashing Bitcoin again

Like a jealous ex-lover who can’t seem to see their ex doing well without them, Jamie Dimon is back to bashing his favourite target. Yesterday he came out and claimed that Bitcoin investors were “stupid”. He seems to have a...

/ October 14, 2017
AI Blockchain ICO

Why this AI Blockchain ICO is Getting so Much Attention

The concept of an Initial Coin Offering has come about as a result of the increased popularity of cryptocurrency. Today, an artificial intelligence startup is making use of the ICO funding tactic as a path to gathering the funds needed...

/ October 13, 2017
The Bitcoin Rich List

The Bitcoin Rich List – A Look Into Top Bitcoin ‘Hodlers’

It’s hard not to look at the Bitcoin price graph and lapse into daydreaming. The lines don’t lie: If you’d only sunk a few hundred in six or seven years ago you’d be laughing all the way to the bank...

/ October 13, 2017
Christine Lagarde Bitcoin

IMF Head: Cryptocurrencies About to Cause “Massive Disruption”

It has come from one of the most unlikeliest of allies. The head of the organisation that is most associated with global financial elites has admitted the massive potential of cryptocurrencies. Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary fund...

/ October 13, 2017
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