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

Mining 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… Read more »

Bitcoin-Based Ethereum Rival RSK Set to Launch Next Month

Interview 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…. Read more »

Bitcoin Gold Plans to Launch its Network on November 12

News The fork called “Bitcoin Gold” (BTG) has been quite the mystery since it announced its plans to fork the Bitcoin network and change the currency’s consensus algorithm. According to the team, the fork took place on October 25, and the network was supposed to start on November 1. However,… Read more »

Fork Watch: The Chain With Less Hashrate Could Come to a Screeching Halt

Op-Ed Over the next two weeks, bitcoin proponents from both sides of the scaling debate will be preparing for a possible hard fork. A lot of people believe the Segwit2x fork will be entirely different than August’s bitcoin cash fork, and for good reason. Also read: Satoshi Revolution – Chapter 2:… Read more »

Bitcoin’s Path to the Moon Draws Closer Breaking $7K New All Time High

Markets and Prices Bitcoin has reached yet another price milestone as the digital asset has surpassed $7K per BTC on November 2. The decentralized currency has exceeded many expectations this year and continues to rise into 2018.   Also read: Considering Bitcoin An Asset Could Set Back Adoption in Israel The… Read more »

As Bitcoin Closes in on $7,000 Will Government Restrictions Succeed?

Interview Renowned Austrian economist and anarcho-capitalist, Jeffrey Tucker, recently spoke with news.Bitcoin.com regarding his views on a number of facets to the cryptocurrency ecosystem, including government regulation, monetary fundamentals, and language.  Also Read: Ron Paul: “Government Should Stay out of” Bitcoin Mainstream Investors Enter The Crypto Landscape With bitcoin pushing $100 billion… Read more »

Chinese Exchanges Seek Second Chance in Japan and Other More Crypto-Friendly Countries

News Following the crackdown by the Chinese government last month, bitcoin exchanges in China are looking to continue their businesses in cryptocurrency-friendly countries. Nineteen chinese companies are reportedly applying for a license to operate in Japan, while others are considering Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Also read: Japan’s GMO Plans… Read more »

A Look at Bitcoin Replay Attacks and Self-Managed UTXO Protection

Technology Over the past few weeks, bitcoin proponents have been quarreling online about the lack of replay attack protection for the pending Segwit2x fork scheduled for this November. As time draws closer, a lot of bitcoiners are planning on sitting tight to ride out the storm. However, there are also… Read more »

Extreme Cold Storage: A Fortress of Solitude for Bitcoins

Security Many bitcoin investors use hardware devices, paper wallets, and multi-signature solutions to keep their wealth safe from online threats such as hackers and malicious viruses. However, there are more extreme cold storage options for those who have lots of bitcoins, like $100,000 worth of BTC or more. One such… Read more »

Ukraine’s New Bill Treats Bitcoin as Financial Asset and Encourages Mining

Regulation Two bills to provide legal frameworks for cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have now been submitted to the Ukrainian parliament. The latest one proposes recognizing them as financial assets. It also defines cryptocurrency derivatives, as well as proposes simplifying taxation and reducing electricity tariffs for mining activities. Also read: Putin Orders the… Read more »