Global: Bitcoin with Lightning Network more Closely Fits Satoshi’s vision says Charlie Lee

On 6th October, Charlie Lee elucidated on the difference between the on-chain Bitcoin and Litecoin payments in a series of tweets. The Founder of Litecoin’s release comes in the wake of a discussion with Roger Ver, the CEO of Bitcoin.com, who...

Global: Decline in Bitcoin Searches is a Positive Sign for Cryptocurrency Industry

Despite the endless cries of “decentralization” and a constant stream of articles claiming that bitcoin is going to reach a million dollars any day now, interest in cryptocurrency has slumped massively over the past couple of years. Data taken...

Global: Bug in Bitcoin Code also Ppens Smaller Cryptocurrencies to Attacks

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The Bitcoin team fixed today a severe vulnerability in the software that underpins the entire Bitcoin network. The vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2018-17144 and is categorized as a simple "denial of service" (DoS) issue. While this classification may play...

Global: Bitcoin Hashpower Doubled Since May Despite 70% Correction

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Fundstrat, a Wall Street-based investment firm led by Tom Lee, reported that the hashpower of Bitcoin has doubled since May. “Despite BTC bear market, hashpower doubled since May to 57 EH/s – Even with upgrades to existing equipment, implies...

US: Bitcoin ETF Applicants “don’t fit the mold” for the SEC, Crypto Exec Says

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Cryptocurrency bulls have been hopeful that the U.S. securities regulator will grant the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) this year — but they've been left disappointed by a series of rejections and postponements. Bill Barhydt, chief executive of bitcoin payment start-up...

Global: Bitcoin ATM Market to Total $145 million by 2023

A new report from the business-to-business research firm MarketsandMarkets indicates that the global Bitcoin (BTC) ATM market will score a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of more than 50% over the next five years. Accordingly, by 2023, the Bitcoin ATM market...

Global: Bitcoin Unlimited Calls for Ceasefire in BCH Hard Fork War

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The war for the future of the Bitcoin Cash protocol continues to intensify, with developers at both Bitcoin ABC and nChain further entrenching themselves ahead of the network’s scheduled hard fork in November. However, one neutral development team is...

UK: U.K. Exchange Crypto Facilities Launches Bitcoin Cash Futures

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Bitcoin cash, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency, took another step into the big leagues on Friday when a European derivatives trading platform launched the first regulated, USD-denominated bitcoin cash futures. This product, which began trading on the U.K.-based Crypto Facilities on Friday at...

US: El-Erian Calls Bitcoin a Buy If Its Price Falls Below $5,000

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After tumbling some 70 percent from its peak, bitcoin is reaching a point where even an authority like Mohamed El-Erian thinks it could be a buy. The chief economic advisor at Allianz, considered one of the most influential financial market thinkers in the...

US: Coinage CEO Wants the Cryptocurrency Market to Move Beyond Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency exchanges are legion, but one thing ties the majority of these trading platforms together: They rely on linking value to Bitcoin. After Coinage recently announced the launch of its mobile-friendly cryptocurrency exchange, I asked the company’s CEO, Chad Pankewitz,...

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Chandler Guo, China’s Top Bitcoin Tycoon, Continues to Build The Crypto Empire in The United States

Chandler Guo, one of China’s top Bitcoin tycoons, shared with BlockPulse 360 his thoughts on the cryptocurrency industry in China. Chandler was one of China’s first Bitcoin miners and has become one of the country’s most well-known cryptocurrency ambassadors. His success has brought him overseas to the United States to continue building his crypto empire. BlockPulse 360: Did your move to the United States have anything to do with the fact that the US is more ICO and blockchain friendly than China? Chandler Guo: Obviously, I am a big fan of Bitcoin and ICO. Just like everybody else in the crypto community, I understand the potential of digital currency and the magnitude of what it means for the economy. Today, ICO has made many people very rich, but in the future, cryptocurrency is likely to become the only currency in circulation. However, most governments, even the American government, are not the biggest...

Several Influential Cryptocurrency Media Outlets in China Have Been Blocked

Wechat, an important application in China is used daily to share news, information, chat and even make an order at a restaurant. Wechat communicates with the Chinese government in order to monitor the public’s opinions on the Wechat platform to comply with the local law. Media surrounding blockchain technology has increased with the price of Bitcoin in 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the media increase continued and new outlets started up in China. During March of this year, more than 10 new blockchain media outlets finished financing campaigns. However, this increase in media development has created some controversy. Many cryptocurrency investors criticized the increase as being a proxy and working with the dealer to “cut the leek”, a vivid way to describe the pump and dump by the dealers or the project launchers to make the profits. On August 21, 2018 Chinese Cryptocurrency Media including Jinses Finance, Deepchain Finance, Huobi information...