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Silbert’s Agreement: How a Broad Alliance of Miners and Companies Declared the end of Bitcoin’s Scaling Wars

by Christoph Bergmann at Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Did we, finally, do it? A consortium of Bitcoin companies and miners announced an agreement about the year long fight for an increase of Bitcoin’s capacity; SegWit should be activated soon, and a hard fork will increase the block size limit to 2MB sometime during the next six months. What is known about the agreement, what is unclear? And how...

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Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria Embraces WAVES Cryptocurrency

Category: Altcoins, Business, Interviews, News

Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria Embraces WAVES Cryptocurrency

In an event legendary to the crypto world, a young bitcoin miner named Laszlo Hanyecz back in May of 2010 became the first person to buy real goods for bitcoin (BTC). Laszlo, who had pioneered GPU mining and accumulated a large cache of the cryptocurrency, paid 10,000 BTC for delivery of two pizzas from Papa Johns,  a sum worth just...

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Streamr Implements Ethereum Smart Contracts to Display US Stock Data

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

Streamr Implements Ethereum Smart Contracts to Display US Stock Data

Streamr is a platform which runs your real-time analytics in the cloud. It is a cloud-based platform that reacts to events in real time data streams. The company is an expert in scaling up processes and can redistribute almost anything you can throw at it; millions of events, thousands of different data streams, complex events, and large numbers of users....

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Japanese ATM Manufacturer's Bitcoin Integration Likely to Boost Adoption

Category: Bitcoin, News

Japanese ATM Manufacturer's Bitcoin Integration Likely to Boost Adoption

Japan has seen a massive boost in the adoption of bitcoin almost immediately after the initial move toward a regulatory framework and exemption of taxes for cryptocurrency. The trading volume of bitcoin exchanges surged and most importantly, unlike many other regions, the Japanese bitcoin industry has been treating it as a digital currency or cash, rather than as digital gold...

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Bitcoin Price Exhibits Huge Intraday Swings

Category: Bitcoin, News, Price Analysis

Bitcoin Price Exhibits Huge Intraday Swings

BTC-USD displayed huge intraday swings on May 25, where bitcoin posted a record high at $2760.10 then fell around $500 only to recover the $2400 handle hours later. While the momentum is strong, upward surge cannot go on forever and we detail why BTC-USD will peak sometime between June 12 and July 24. Bitcoin markets have been characterized by speed...

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BitVal: Measuring Bitcoin Based On Money Laundering

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

BitVal: Measuring Bitcoin Based On Money Laundering

With bitcoin skyrocketing in price and looking to break $3,000 if the current trajectory holds, how much is too much? What is one bitcoin really worth? BitVal, a beta metric, tries to put a valuation measure on the cryptocurrency in a way that makes logical sense. For stocks, this value is typically derived from the earnings of the underlying firm...

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Citi and Nasdaq Partner with Chain to Develop Blockchain Payment Solution

Category: Blockchain, Business, News

Citi and Nasdaq Partner with Chain to Develop Blockchain Payment Solution

Banking giant Citi and technology stock exchange Nasdaq announced a new digital payment solution that provides straight-through processing and automatic payments reconciliation by leveraging blockchain technology to record and transfer payment instructions. The collaboration between the two New York-based financial services companies has culminated in a pioneering banking solution that integrates distributed ledger technology with Citi’s global financial network's API...

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Investment Firm Fidelity Allows Clients to Track Funds in Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Finance, News

Investment Firm Fidelity Allows Clients to Track Funds in Bitcoin

Fidelity Investments, one of the largest financial services and investment firms in the US with over $2.13 trillion assets under management and $15.9 billion annual revenue, has announced the integration of Coinbase. According to Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson, its clients will be able to see their investments in bitcoin and ether on Fidelity’s main platform by the third quarter of...

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ShapeShift Launches Trustless Digital Asset Portfolio Management Platform Prism

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

ShapeShift Launches Trustless Digital Asset Portfolio Management Platform Prism

Switzerland-based cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift announced on May 19 that it is launching the world’s first trustless digital asset portfolio platform called Prism, which has been built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. The new portfolio management platform enables humans as well as machines to gain exposure to portfolios of digital assets without having to trust a counterparty. The portfolios, which...

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LocalBitcoins Seller Pleads Guilty to Running an Unlicensed Currency Exchange

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

LocalBitcoins Seller Pleads Guilty to Running an Unlicensed Currency Exchange

On May 2, Missouri-based tech entrepreneur Jason R. Klein pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of running an illegal money transmitting business by converting bitcoin into cash without a license using the popular peer-to-peer marketplace LocalBitcoins. For his actions, Klein could face up to five years in federal prison. Instead of bringing the case in front of a grand...

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