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Forking Hell: There's a Lot of Hard Forks Coming to Bitcoin

There’s rarely a dull moment in the cryptocurrency space but recent months have been about as dramatic as they come. The forking saga that began in …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Tax Laws Are A Nightmare So People Ignore Them

One of the easiest ways to tell when a law doesn’t make sense is if people rarely follow it yet don’t face reasonable consequences. Such is the case …

Cryptocurrency

The crypto coin offering that raised $232 million in non-refundable donations has been sued by people who thought they were investors

• <b>A lawsuit alleges that a cryptocurrency initiative that raised $232 million misled participants</b>• <b><br>The cyrpto project, called Tezos, raised money from people who believed they were investors. But the funds were raised as non-refundable donations.</b><p>A second lawsuit was filed this week against the …

Cryptocurrency

The average bitcoin investor doesn't plan to sell their coins until they hit more than $190,000

• <b>Bitcoin has been on a tear, trading up more than 500% this year.</b>• <b><br>But it doesn't look like bitcoin investors plan on giving up their coins just yet, according to a new LendEDU survey of 564 American bitcoin investors.</b>• <b><br>The survey found the average bitcoin investor doesn't plan to sell until bitcoin</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland’s first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions.<p>The newly launched logo of Swiss bank Vontobel is seen at …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Breaks Through $8,000 Following Massive Head Fake

Bitcoin just surmounted the $8,000 level, topping out at $8,020 on Bitfinex before retreating to $7,900 at press time. By now, reading about …

Bitcoin

A popular payment app now lets users buy and sell bitcoin

Square Supports Bitcoin<p>Square’s Cash app makes it incredibly easy for friends, family members, and co-workers to send money to one another. Users can …

Cryptocurrency

Massive Hedge Fund Likely to Begin Trading Bitcoin

Here come the hedge funds; Man Group intent on gaining exposure to Bitcoin if all goes well with CME’s planned futures market.

Finance

Overstock And TZero - The ICO Is Destined To Fail

A look at the various hype narratives surrounding TZero and its upcoming ICO.<p>Developments with the SEC mean that the ICO market will move off-shore …

Bitcoin

Lightning Labs Blog - The Official Blog of Lightning Labs

We’ll start with a diagram of a simple on-chain swap protocol (the original description can be found here). As a disclaimer, more complex on-chain …

Bitcoin

This Cryptocurrency Miner Says It Solved Bitcoin's Power Problem

A green-energy startup says it can solve bitcoin’s surging electricity consumption without boosting pollution, an issue threatening to halt the …

Cryptocurrency

American Express Opens First Blockchain Corridor With Ripple Tech

Back in 1927, pilot Charles Lindbergh could have flown cash across the Atlantic Ocean faster than most payments happen over that same body of water …

Bitcoin

Biggest BTC Exchange By Volume to Dump All ‘Bitcoin Cash’ for Bitcoin

November 15, 2017 · 7:15 am<p><b>Hong Kong based Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) has announced it will automatically sell all its customers’ Bitcoin</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Square's Cash App: A New Place To Buy And Sell Bitcoin?

Some customers of Square’s Cash app have gotten a surprise in the past week.<p>The app, which is used for payments between friends and is a competitor to Venmo, has also given them the option to buy or sell Bitcoin.<p>A few rejoiced on Twitter — probably much to the delight of Square CEO Jack Dorsey, who …

Cryptocurrency

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Fidelity Could Help Create 26 Million New Bitcoin Investors

<i><br>Here’s a quiz. Where might you think a HUGE (like, 26 million) posse of potential new bitcoin buyer could come from? Asia? Africa? WRONG! How about</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Why Bitcoin Cash is doomed to fail

I believe Bitcoin Cash is a bad cryptocurrency and is doomed to fail in the long run, and here's why.<p>I believe the crypto space is survival of the …

Cryptocurrency

The 'Big Bang Theory' Will Dedicate Entire Episode on Bitcoin

The Big Bang Theory, one of the most popular sitcoms in history with 17 million average viewers for its latest season 11, will dedicate an entire …

Cryptocurrency

Central Banks' Bond Tapering Will Dampen Bitcoin Price : Economics Professor

The era of “easy money” such as investment in bitcoin could be over as central banks start tapering off from bond buying and low-interest rates, a …

Economy

The Classification of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency by the IRS

In 2014, after many years of speculation, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance in Notice 2014-21 that classified cryptocurrency as …

Bitcoin

Adam Back: Bitcoin has Edge Over Bitcoin Cash in Scaling

Adam Back, the inventor of HashCash who was cited in the original bitcoin whitepaper released by Satoshi Nakamoto, stated that bitcoin has an edge …

Bitcoin

Confusion and Euphoria As Bitcoin Cash Surges Past $30 Billion

"BITCOIN CASH IS BITCOIN NOW."<p>Issued by Li Ang, head of China-based bitcoin mining outfit Canoe Pool, the proclamation may not be distinguishable …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin cash dethroned Ethereum as 2nd largest cryptocurrency during wild night of trading

• <b>Bitcoin cash reached an all-time high of $2,500 a coin early Sunday morning, surpassing Ethereum as the second</b> <b>largest cryptocurrency</b> <b>on the market.</b>• <b><br>The coin was trading up 14.7% at $1,525 by 11:35 AM ET.</b><p>Bitcoin cash had a wild night.<p>The cryptocurrency skyrocketed to an all-time high of $2,500 a coin …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Cash Surpasses Bitcoin’s Absolute Hashpower Over the Past few Hours

<b>There are many interesting developments in the world of Bitcoin right now. It is evident there are some major changes on the horizon. The Bitcoin</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Lightning Must Strike Soon, Bitcoin Facing Backlogs as Scalability Solution Awaited

At press time, the Bitcoin network is currently facing a backlog of over 135,000 unconfirmed transactions and fees have soared. This comes days after …

Bitcoin

Over 26,000 Blockchain Projects Were Developed Last Year; 8% Remain Active

en_US<p>article<p>This story was shared from this site […] The post Over 26,000 Blockchain Projects Were Developed Last Year; 8% Remain Active appeared …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is giving this stock a huge boost

Bitcoin has defied gravity this year, and it's taken one retail stock along with it.<p>Shares of Overstock.com are on pace for their best year since …

Cryptocurrency

Mark Karpeles Will End Up Taking $859 Million From Mt. Gox Bankruptcy

In 2014, Mt. Gox, once the largest bitcoin exchange on earth, filed for bankruptcy. At the time, Japanese creditors requested Mt. Gox to return the …

Cryptocurrency

Parity's $280m Ethereum wallet freeze was no accident: It was a HACK, claims angry upstart

A crypto-currency investor who was locked out of his $1m Ethereum multi-signature wallet this week by a catastrophic bug in Parity's software has …

Cryptocurrency