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Nov 20, 2017

Op Ed: “We Never Thought of That” — When Venture-Backed Companies Undertake Reverse ICOs

by Dror Futter
With well over $3 billion raised this year alone, in very little time initial coin offerings (ICOs) have emerged as a major source of venture finance. Even companies that have already raised conventional venture ...
Nov 17, 2017

Now the SegWit2x Hard Fork Has Really Failed to Activate

by Aaron van Wirdum
In case there were any remaining doubts, it now seems clear that the SegWit2x hard fork will not happen.The SegWit2x project, a product of the New York Agreement signed onto by a long list of companies and miners in ...
Nov 17, 2017

Crypto Trading and Traditional Assets: New Options for Investors

by Giulio Prisco
While trading of crypto-assets is booming, some investors are looking for options to trade traditional assets like stocks via cryptocurrencies. Three new operators are among those developing trading platforms to meet ...

Blockchain Coalition Seeks to Make Bitcoin Welcome in Wyoming

by Amy Castor
A group of people are on a mission to bring Bitcoin back to the state of Wyoming after unfriendly laws made it impossible to transact with cryptocurrencies there more than two years ago.The Wyoming Blockchain ...
Nov 17, 2017

Dispelling the Doomsayers: The Future of China's Blockchain Development is Still Bright

by Chris Zhou
Three months have passed since the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued an official statement explicitly defining initial coin offerings (ICOs) as illegal public financing activities. As a result, all China-based ICO ...
Nov 16, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Pushes All-time Highs and Tests Historic Resistance

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
Throughout the life of bitcoin’s two-year bull run, it has been confined within two macro trends: one parabolic and one linear — both on a logarithmic scale:Figure 1: BTC-USD, 1-Day Candles, Macro TrendThe parabolic ...
Nov 16, 2017

The Lightning Network Now Supports Transactions Across Blockchains

by Aaron van Wirdum
Although still in testing phase, the lightning network can now be used to send transactions across different blockchains. The Lightning Labs development team successfully swapped testnet bitcoin for testnet litecoin ...
Nov 16, 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Claiming Your Bitcoin Gold (and Selling It)

by Aaron van Wirdum
This is a re-write of “A Beginner’s Guide to Claiming Your ‘Bitcoin Cash’ (and Selling It)”. Please note: Everything in this article is just advice based on our best understanding of the current situation.Bitcoin ...
Nov 15, 2017

New “Semi-Decentralized” Cryptocurrency Exchange Navigates Murky Compliance Waters

by Giulio Prisco
Tetra, a new entrant in the cryptocurrency exchange sector, describes itself as a semi-decentralized, peer-to-peer exchange with an emphasis on security and usability: “Tetra will help create the next wave of ...
Nov 14, 2017

Kaspersky Lab and Parity Technologies Launch Blockchain-Based Voting System

by Giulio Prisco
Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab unveiled Polys, a secure online voting system based on blockchain technology and backed with transparent crypto algorithms, at the company’s annual Cybersecurity Weekend event in ...
Nov 11, 2017

Bitcoin Gold Launches on November 12

by Aaron van Wirdum
After weeks of preparation, Bitcoin Gold (Bgold; BTG) is finally launching tomorrow, November 12, 2017.Bitcoin Gold is the second project to fork away from the Bitcoin blockchain to create a new coin this year; on ...
Nov 10, 2017

De-briefing Ethereum’s Parity Predicament: What’s Next?

by Erik Kuebler
After an unidentified actor “accidentally” triggered a series of bugs that destroyed approximately $150 million worth of digital currency, the world waits for a substantive answer — is this vulnerability an anomaly? ...
Nov 10, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Market Correction Could See Lows of $5,800

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
In our last discussion of the bitcoin market, an emphasis was placed on the $7,000 support level because it represented a historic point of interest and it showed strong signs of support — a break of which would ...
Nov 9, 2017

Guest Post: Understanding the Limits and Potential of Blockchain Technology

by Nathan Aw
The promise of blockchain technology is coming to the forefront and capturing the imaginations of investors, entrepreneurs and innovators alike. But what many people do not know is how perilous the blockchain journey ...
Nov 8, 2017

NO2X: Hard Fork “Suspended” Due to Lack of Consensus

by Aaron van Wirdum
There will almost certainly be no Bitcoin hard fork next week: the main organizers behind the SegWit2x project have “suspended” their efforts.In an email to the SegWit2x mailing list, one of the main organizers ...
Nov 8, 2017

NO2X: Next Week’s Hard Fork Has Been “Suspended” Due to a Lack of Consensus

by Aaron van Wirdum
There will almost certainly be no Bitcoin hard fork next week: the main organizers behind the SegWit2x project have “suspended” their efforts.In an email to the SegWit2x mailing list, one of the main organizers ...
Nov 8, 2017

Scaling Bitcoin 2017: Science Is Central in Stanford (and the Politics Ignored)

by Aaron van Wirdum
Stanford University hosted the fourth edition of the Scaling Bitcoin conference over the weekend of November 4–5: “Scaling Bitcoin 2017: Scaling the Edge.”The annual conference, sometimes referred to as a “workshop,” ...
Nov 7, 2017

BTC Inc. and Genesis Mining Launch Genesis Engineering and See Opportunity in Eurasia

by Giulio Prisco
BTC Inc., parent group of BTC Studios, BTC Labs and BTC Media, and Genesis Mining, a cloud mining service provider, recently announced a partnership to launch Genesis Engineering, a Hong Kong–based joint venture ...
Nov 7, 2017

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bitcoin’s All-Time High Tests a Historic Reversal Point

by Bitcoin Schmitcoin
For months on end, BTC-USD had a strong bullish rally that has been well confined between both a linear ascending channel and (on a macro scale) a parabolic curve:Figure 1: BTC-USD, 1-Day Candles, Linear and ...

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