New Bitcoin Core Software Makes SegWit Optional for Miners

New Bitcoin Core Software Makes SegWit Optional for Miners

A new software update has been published by the Bitcoin Core open-source development community. Released on Saturday, version 0.14.1 largely builds on the group’s March 0.14.0 release, incorporating a series of fixes to bugs and other tweaks to the code. Bitcoin...
How Cashaa Exploits Bitcoin Price Differentials for Remittances

How Cashaa Exploits Bitcoin Price Differentials for Remittances

Can bitcoin still provide a truly cheap money-sending service? While the idea might be out of favor in some circles, London startup Cashaa is now using bitcoin price differentials – the same feature long used as evidence for why it wouldn’t work as a currency –...
Q1’s Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains

Q1’s Top Performing Cryptocurrencies Saw Big Gains

The first quarter of 2017 saw dramatic price gains for the top cryptocurrencies, as the total market added nearly $7bn in value. The so-called ‘blue chip’ cryptocurrencies – those with a market cap greater than $30m – saw aggressive growth in the first...
8-Hour Miner Meeting Ends With Litecoin Scaling Agreement

8-Hour Miner Meeting Ends With Litecoin Scaling Agreement

Litecoin’s scaling debate may be coming to an end. A group of miners and exchanges is throwing support behind a new proposal, an agreement that follows weeks of increasingly acrimonious debate over whether the technical upgrade would be enacted on the litecoin...
Hedge Fund Founder Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether

Hedge Fund Founder Invests 10% Net Worth into Bitcoin and Ether

The founder of Fortress Investment Group claims to have invested 10% of his overall net worth into cryptocurrencies. Speaking at a Harvard Business School forum on Wednesday, Fortress Investment Group founder Michael Novogratz discussed his outlook on blockchain and...
Coinbase is Planning to Launch an Ethereum Messaging App

Coinbase is Planning to Launch an Ethereum Messaging App

Coinbase is reportedly launching a new subsidiary brand focusing on secure messaging and blockchain-enabled payments, its chief executive said in online statements today. Announced today via Twitter by CEO Brian Armstrong, the company is now testing a product called...
German Finance Watchdog Shutters OneCoin Payment Processor

German Finance Watchdog Shutters OneCoin Payment Processor

Germany’s top finance regulator has moved to shut down a payment processor tied to to the OneCoin cryptocurrency scheme, a digital currency service that has faced widespread allegations of fraud. The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) said on 10th...
The Biggest US Health Insurer is Hiring a Blockchain Director

The Biggest US Health Insurer is Hiring a Blockchain Director

The largest US-based health insurer is looking to hire a new point person on blockchain development. UnitedHealth is seeking a “director of blockchain platforms and applications development”, according to a job posting earlier this month. The hire would...
‘User-Generated Currency’: Bitcoin and the YouTube of Money

‘User-Generated Currency’: Bitcoin and the YouTube of Money

Galia Ben-Artzi is a founder of Bancor, a Swiss-based non-profit focused on solving the liquidity challenge in asset exchange. Previously, she was founder and of CEO Particle Code, a cross-platform development technology for mobile and social games acquired by...
Is Safe Haven Scarcity Becoming a Boon For Bitcoin?

Is Safe Haven Scarcity Becoming a Boon For Bitcoin?

While the strict regulations that emerged following the 2007–2008 financial crisis drew fire from many industry participants, they may have had an unintended consequence: making bitcoin more appealing to investors. Following the crisis, regulators created a complex...
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