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Jul 19, 2017

Supercluster Funding Bid Could Supercharge Blockchain Development in Canada

by Jessie Willms
Four organizations in Canada’s blockchain tech sector are going all out this week to submit their application letter to the federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) before the July 21 ...

The Bitcoin Block Clock Jr. Is Half Full Node, Half Work of Art

by Kyle Torpey
Bitcoin is a decentralized system of digital cash in which users don’t need to trust anyone else with their money; however, the full benefits of this technology are only seen when users operate a full node on the ...
Jul 18, 2017

This New Tool Can Help Bitcoin Users Deal With Stuck Transactions

by Kyle Torpey
Samourai Wallet is becoming increasingly popular as a wallet that focuses on privacy and security for its users above all else, but a recent tool released by this wallet’s team of developers has a focus on user ...
Jul 17, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: Are We Heading to $100 Support Level?

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
As anticipated in the last ETH-USD price analysis, ETH-USD found a new low yesterday as the market continued its downward path within a cryptomarket-wide bear run. After making a Double Bottom a couple of weeks ago, ...
Jul 17, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: This Bear Still Has Some Bite Left in It

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
In just a few short days, the BTC-USD price dropped nearly $700 in value in a move that consequently managed to drop the entire crypto-market by almost 25 percent:Figure 1: BTC-USD Market CapLeading up to this ...
Jul 17, 2017

BitPay CEO Stephen Pair Talks Bitcoin Hard Forks, SegWit2x and Sidechains

by Kyle Torpey
BitPay has been very much focused on the issues around transaction capacity on the Bitcoin network lately, which eventually led them to support the New York Agreement (also known as SegWit2x). In comments shared with ...
Jul 17, 2017

Counterparty Has Reached Its Millionth Transaction

by Alex Kroeger
On Thursday, the smart contract protocol Counterparty reached its millionth transaction. Bitcoin Magazine received an update on the status of the project from Shawn Leary, the newly elected Counterparty community ...
Jul 15, 2017

Bitcoin Miners Miss the First BIP 148 “Deadline”

by Aaron van Wirdum
Bitcoin miners at large have missed the first BIP 148 “deadline” to prevent a “split” in Bitcoin’s blockchain.As Bitcoin’s scaling dispute appears to be heading for a climax, the next couple of weeks could prove ...
Jul 14, 2017

AlphaBay Shut Down by Law Enforcement, Admin Commits Suicide in Jail

by Benjamin Vitaris
AlphaBay, the most popular marketplace on the dark web, shut down on July 4. At first, many of the users suspected an exit scam; however, it has since become clear that law enforcement has taken down the underground ...
Jul 14, 2017

Adding Some Fun and Games to Bitcoin Scaling Debate Angst

by Jessie Willms
If you’re good at puzzles and familiar with the world of Bitcoin, you may be interested in signing up for the second round of the CoinGate Bitcoin Challenge, starting Saturday, July 15 at 6 p.m. UTC.CoinGate, the ...
Jul 13, 2017

Ether Price Analysis: Double Bottom Fake-out Leaves Bulls Trapped

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
After what seemed like a reversal from the strong bear market for the entire crypto-market, many bullish investors found themselves initially taking profit from what appeared to be another Double Bottom Reversal. ...

Swiss "Crypto Valley" to Create Digital Identities for Its Citizens on the Ethereum Blockchain

by Benjamin Vitaris
As of September 2017, the Swiss town of Zug will offer all of its citizens a digital identity on the Ethereum blockchain.Zug, a Swiss town with the population of nearly 30,000 citizens, has been famous for its ...
Jul 13, 2017

Some Small Movement in Cryptocurrency Regulatory Challenges This Week

by Benjamin Vitaris
Theo Chino, a bitcoin advocate who has been fighting regulations in the U.S. for over two years, requested the withdrawal of the proposed “Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act.”Only July 7, 2017, ...

Latest Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack Highlights Need for Better Security Protocols

by Darryn Pollock
It comes with the territory that digital currency will be susceptible to digital threats. Hacking and theft have almost grown up side by side with things like Bitcoin, and, as the popularity and value of the digital ...
Jul 13, 2017

Op Ed: The Value of Sidechains and Leveraging Their Potential

by Jeason Yi
Since Bitcoin’s launch in 2009, there has been a growing interest in tapping the potential of decentralized cryptocurrencies. However, any modifications to the consensus layer, the critical part of any ...

Got a Coinbase Account and an Opinion on Bitcoin Scaling? Be Heard on KYCPoll

by Aaron van Wirdum
Bitcoin’s ongoing scaling debate is reaching fever pitch. Several scaling proposals are scheduled to activate within the next weeks, which may or may not be adopted. This could even lead to segments of users and ...
Jul 12, 2017

Dubious Bitcoin Scheme Uses Ethereum ICO to Keep the Game Going

by Kyle Torpey
There has been an interesting turn of events in the case of the alleged India-based Ponzi scheme known as GainBitcoin. Recently, after a Change.org petition from an outraged GainBitcoin investor surfaced, the group ...
Jul 12, 2017

Op Ed: Drivechains Could Kill Off the Altcoin Market

by Kyle Torpey
Sidechains have been viewed as Bitcoin’s way of dealing the altcoin market since 2014, when a proposal for a two-way peg between two different blockchains was first proposed in a public setting. Three years later, it ...

Privacy Project TumbleBit Inches Closer to Release With Tor Integration and New Wallet

by Aaron van Wirdum
TumbleBit is one of the most promising privacy-enhancing technologies being built on top of Bitcoin right now. It allows users to mix their coins fully anonymously, without requiring trust in any third party. An ...
Jul 11, 2017

Study: Late 2013 Bitcoin Bubble Fueled by Suspicious Trading Activity on Mt. Gox

by Kyle Torpey
According to a recent study by researchers from the University of Tulsa and Tel Aviv University, the massive increase in the bitcoin price in late 2013 was caused by suspicious trading activity on the now-defunct Mt. ...
Jul 11, 2017

Op Ed: Why SegWit2x Makes No Sense

by Kyle Torpey
A number of Bitcoin companies and miners have agreed to run code that will implement a hard-forking increase to the non-witness data in blocks roughly three months after the activation of Segregated Witness (SegWit). ...

Moscow's Blockchain Hackathon Reflects Booming Blockchain Industry in Russia

by Michael Gord
Since Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed interest in Ethereum at his meeting with Vitalik Buterin at the World Economic Forum held in St. Petersburg, the blockchain industry in Russia has been quick to heat ...
Jul 11, 2017

AlphaBay Went Down a Week Ago: Customers Looking for Alternatives

by Benjamin Vitaris
AlphaBay, the most popular market on the dark net, has been offline since July 4. Since the administrators of the website failed to issue an official statement about the current issues, many users are suspecting an ...
Jul 10, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bear Markets Test Crucial Support Levels

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
This morning marked another bearish day in the crypto-space as the entire market cap continued its multi-week-long decline. As referenced in a previous BTC-USD price analysis, we have continued to test the neckline ...
Jul 10, 2017

This Is HODL.voting: Voting With Your Bitcoins but Better

by Aaron van Wirdum
Bitcoin’s ongoing scaling debate continues to highlight that protocol governance is one of the biggest challenges for this technology.One of the many solutions that have been proposed to break through the scaling ...

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