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ViaBTC Launches Gift-based Incentives for Bitcoin Miners

ViaBTC Launches Gift-based Incentives for Bitcoin Miners Mining pools are always looking to attract more miners. That is much easier than done, though. ViaBTC has come up with a new plan to do exactly that. Their new “holiday incentive” is pretty interesting to take a look at. Anyone who continuously mines for 30 days will…
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November 22, 2017 0
Lightning

Lightning Can Scale Bitcoin, But Are Costs a Barrier?

Lightning Can Scale Bitcoin, But Are Costs a Barrier? It’s possible bitcoin’s Lightning Network will fall short of its lofty ambition – at least, that’s what a group of researchers are arguing. Often trumpeted as the future of bitcoin, Lightning’s particular twist on payments channels has served as one of the foundational ideas for scaling all public blockchains. By…
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November 21, 2017 0
Bitstamp’s

Bitstamp CEO Explains His Decision to List Bitcoin Cash

Bitstamp CEO Explains His Decision to List Bitcoin Cash The oldest and largest cryptocurrency exchange in Europe, Bitstamp, plans to list Bitcoin Cash (BCH) trading pairs at the end of November or early December. Bitstamp revealed its decision to release BCH holdings and list the digital asset this past September due to “high levels of…
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November 21, 2017 0
Bitcoin Cash Price

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – Can BCH/USD Bounce Back?

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis – Can BCH/USD Bounce Back? Key Points Bitcoin cash price started a downside correction from the $1380 swing high against the US Dollar. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $1190 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken). The price remains supported on…
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November 21, 2017 0
odometer fraud

Blockchain Has Potential in Curbing Odometer Fraud: EU Report

Blockchain Has Potential in Curbing Odometer Fraud: EU Report The European Parliament has released a research paper that explores blockchain, among other technologies, in the prevention of odometer tampering. The report, issued by the Directorate General for Internal Policies, investigates the possible role of blockchain technology in the use case, concluding that it might “present interesting…
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November 21, 2017 0
Chicago Exchanges

Top Chicago Exchanges Release Bitcoin Futures Details

Top Chicago Exchanges Release Bitcoin Futures Details The big story that sent Bitcoin to the moon earlier this month has been updated this week with more good news. Both the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have released details on upcoming futures contracts for the cryptocurrency. These proposed trading contracts…
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November 21, 2017 0
Bitcoin Legalization

Russia Will ‘Never’ Consider Bitcoin Legalization, Says Minister

Russia Will ‘Never’ Consider Bitcoin Legalization, Says Minister The Russian minister of communications and mass media said yesterday that the country will not consider the legalization of digital currencies like bitcoin. According to state-owned news service TASS, Nikolai Nikiforov stated: “Bitcoin is a foreign project for using blockchain technology, the Russian law will never consider bitcoin as…
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November 21, 2017 0
Tether

Tether Claims a “Hack” Cost Them $30m, or is it an Exit Scam?

Tether Claims a “Hack” Cost Them $30m, or is it an Exit Scam? The big news of last night was how Tether allegedly got hacked. In a statement issued by the company, they explain how almost 31m USDT were removed from the Treasury. This incident occurred on November 19th, and the money was sent to…
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November 21, 2017 0
Alibaba

CEOs of Alibaba, JD and 58.com Talk About Bitcoin and Blockchain

CEOs of Alibaba, JD and 58.com Talk About Bitcoin and Blockchain Just recently, Alibaba founder Jack Ma said that he doesn’t have much interest in bitcoin. In a new series, the CEOs of Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba, Jingdong Mall (JD) and 58.com shared their insights on bitcoin and the blockchain technology.    “I Am Not Shameful that I…
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November 21, 2017 0

Untethered? Bitcoin Shrugs Off Hack in Push to $8,500

Untethered? Bitcoin Shrugs Off Hack in Push to $8,500 Bitcoin is bouncing back from losses arising from the hack of an alternative cryptocurrency. As per CoinMarketCap, the bitcoin-U.S. dollar (BTC/USD) exchange rate slumped to a low of $7,762 at 04:59 UTC, before quickly recovering to $8,100. At press time, the cryptocurrency is changing hands at $8,090…
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November 21, 2017 0