Category Archives: bitcoin

Bitcoin Conversation Volume Beats Talk of Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Google

While eggs must always first give way to chickens, in the case of Twitter discussion volume and bitcoin price rising things aren’t exactly clear. Did the decentralized currency’s massive value increase drive Tweets? Or, did the Twitterverse push ever-upward the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin? Also read: Initial Troll Offering Fires… Read more »

How to Secure Your Cryptocurrency Wallet: 16 Simple Tips for Beginners

Literally millions of people have joined the world of cryptocurrencies recently. For example, Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, has added around 2 million new clients within two months. Blockchain.com, the major electronic wallet, found its client base increase by 1.8 million during the same time frame. Most of… Read more »

Local Japanese Government Considers ICO to Revitalize Region

A local Japanese government is considering a municipal initial coin offering (ICO) in order to raise funds to revitalize the region. It has partnered with private enterprises to begin research into how to launch the mooted ICO. Also read: Sberbank Apologizes for Buying Nearly All Graphics Cards on the Russian Market… Read more »

First Ever Cross Chain Atomic Swap Between Bitcoin and Litecoin a Success

The Lightning Network brought to Bitcoin with Segwit enables users to instantly exchange Bitcoin for Litecoin and vice versa. The first ever transaction between the two coins has now happened. Segwit (short for Segregated Witness) brought with it many new exciting features for Bitcoin when it was implemented in August… Read more »

Sberbank Apologizes for Buying Nearly All Graphics Cards on the Russian Market

Russia has been suffering from a shortage of graphics cards that can be used to mine cryptocurrencies, causing their prices to almost double. However, it was not ordinary households that purchased most of these cards. State-owned Sberbank has come forward, admitted to buying them, and apologized for causing the shortage…. Read more »

Slushpool Overtakes AntPool to Become the Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool

Some interesting changes are happening in the world of Bitcoin mining pools. With the hashrate dropping in favor of BCH, rankings of pools are shaken up as well. Slushpool is now the biggest Bitcoin mining operation open to the public. They generate over 20% of all blocks, which puts them… Read more »

LiveEdu: Powering Global Online Education with Blockchain Smart Contracts

LiveEdu.tv is launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). They are building the next-generation online learning Lynda.com fully decentralized on the blockchain. Their goal is to disrupt the $46 billion online education market with smart contracts. There is the official pre-sale from Monday November 6 to November 20 and a public… Read more »

Bitcoin-Based Ethereum Rival RSK Set to Launch Next Month

The long-awaited smart contract solution for Bitcoin’s blockchain that offers additional scaling improvements, RSK, is preparing to launch. News.Bitcoin.com spoke with Sergio Demián Lerner, RSK Labs’ chief scientist, about to what to expect from the RSK launch as well as the subsequent launch of the Lightning-style scaling upgrade Lumino. Also… Read more »

Bitcoin Cash Surpasses Bitcoin’s Absolute Hashpower Over the Past few Hours

There are many interesting developments in the world of Bitcoin right now. It is evident there are some major changes on the horizon. The Bitcoin network is slowing down, causing transaction delays and higher fees. Most miners have moved to Bitcoin Cash due to profitability reasons. If this “flip” would… Read more »