Weekly Round-Up and Cryptocurrency Markets Update

Weekly Round-Up and Cryptocurrency Markets Update

No consensus was reached last week towards Bitcoin scaling, in fact, the battle is getting protracted with each camp holding an entrenched status. Quite interestingly, Bitcoin price breached the $1200 line in midst of all the hostility and even went beyond...
Litecoin Reaches Agreement on Segwit Upgrade, Price Rises

Litecoin Reaches Agreement on Segwit Upgrade, Price Rises

The litecoin miners and developers have reached an agreement to activate segregated witnesses (segwit) and to increase litecoin’s blocksize of 1MB once its blocks are over 50% of the currency’s capacity. The agreement is signed by Charlie Lee, Litecoin’s...
GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza Finally Pleads Guilty to Fraud

GAW Miners CEO Josh Garza Finally Pleads Guilty to Fraud

The Paycoin saga is finally coming to a close. As you can see in this document, sent to victims of the Josh Garza pyramid scheme called GAW Miners, Paycoin, et cetera, Garza is scheduled to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud on June 1st. He was previously...
Deadline for Ethereum Classic DAO Withdrawals Extended

Deadline for Ethereum Classic DAO Withdrawals Extended

The White Hackers Group has extended the deadline for withdrawing DAO tokens on the ETC chain from the 15th of April 2017 to 10th of January 2018. The extension was made on the 10th of April this year as, despite loud warning of the looming deadline, some 1.5...
Blockchain Capital Raises $10 Million ICO for VC Startup Fund

Blockchain Capital Raises $10 Million ICO for VC Startup Fund

Blockchain Capital recently raised $10 million for a venture capital fund, Blockchain Capital III Digital Liquid Venture Fund, LP, which it calls the first venture capital fund raised by a digital fund offering. The venture capital firm’s new digital liquid...
Deadline Looms on Ethereum Classic DAO Withdrawals

Deadline Looms on Ethereum Classic DAO Withdrawals

Holders of Ethereum Classic DAO tokens must withdraw by April 15th. Otherwise, their value will vanish. There are still 1,609,982 ETC remaining to be withdrawn from the public “Robin Hood” Ethereum Classic (ETC) contract. After April 15th, this weekend,...
Litecoin Price Rises as Segwit Heads for Activation

Litecoin Price Rises as Segwit Heads for Activation

Litecoin’s price rose some 20% today following news that BW was signaling for segregated witnesses (segwit), a protocol upgrade which combines added on-chain capacity with fixes that aim to support the Lightning Network and other layer-two protocols. Price...
Ripple at All Time High as New Features Go Live

Ripple at All Time High as New Features Go Live

Ripple, the maker of the Ripple Consensus Ledger, has seen the value of its native digital token, XRP, increase dramatically in 2017 to $1.6 billion. The foundation for Ripple’s price rise was first laid at the end of 2016. On December 30, Ripple declared in an...
As Bitcoin Fees Rise, OpenBazaar Looks at Altcoin Payments

As Bitcoin Fees Rise, OpenBazaar Looks at Altcoin Payments

OpenBazaar, an open-source market that allows buyers and sellers of goods to directly create shops and sell goods without fees, restrictions or accounts, is looking to layer multiple cryptocurrencies into its wallet in the interest of offering lower transaction...
Litecoin Hits $11 Amid SegWit Expectations in Near 3-Year High

Litecoin Hits $11 Amid SegWit Expectations in Near 3-Year High

Litecoin prices are up nearly 30% in a 24-hour period with price pushing beyond $10 per coin amid anticipation of the protocol upgrade, Segregated Witness or SegWit. Over the last 12 months, Litecoin has predominantly settled under $4 per coin before it caught...
Decred Benefits From Bitcoin Impasse, Joins Altcoins’ Rise

Decred Benefits From Bitcoin Impasse, Joins Altcoins’ Rise

The current impasse in the Bitcoin community is fueling the rapid growth of some altcoins, as it has been the current drift. Decred has broken into the mainstream from nowhere to be among one of the most top altcoins. Twice last week, it was ranked among the top...
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