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Blockchain Cruise Asia • January 15-19, 2018

CoinsBank took its maiden voyage when it held the first ever CoinsBank Blockchain Cruise aboard the Anthem of the Seas,…

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Will Bitcoinus overtake PayPal?

Category: Bitcoin, Business

Will Bitcoinus overtake PayPal?

Revenues in the world of e-commerce rise at a double digit rate every year. In 2018 the amount spent online will exceed $3 trillion and it is not going to stop there. When we think about online payments most of the times PayPal is at least in TOP3 of our choices. Thus, the market of virtually any technology related product…

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Is Ripple Still a Safe Bet for Investors?

Category: Altcoins, Business, Commentary, Finance, News

Is Ripple Still a Safe Bet for Investors?

There are competing crypto entrants arriving every day in the decentralized space and one of the best performing cryptocurrency’s last year was XRP. At the end of 2017, Ripple jumped and took over the second position in the cryptocurrency market for the first time. Ripple’s Potential for the Future The value of XRP made another substantial bump in the new…

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Cornell Research: Bitcoin Block Size Can Increase by 1.7x and Maintain Decentralization

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Cornell Research: Bitcoin Block Size Can Increase by 1.7x and Maintain Decentralization

A study led by Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer entitled “Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum” claimed that the bitcoin block size could be increased to 1.7MB and still maintain the same level of decentralization. Two Year Research Results During a research initiative conducted to compare the level of decentralization on Bitcoin and Ethereum, Cornell researchers led by Sirer discovered that…

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Founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin Turns Focus Away from VC Firm and Towards the Future of Crypto

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Ethereum, Finance, News, Tech

Founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin Turns Focus Away from VC Firm and Towards the Future of Crypto

As of late, Vitalik Buterin has been focusing his attention on a venture capital fund that is based in China called Fenbushi Capital. However, with large-scale turmoil in the world of crypto recently, he has decided to leave his role in this VC firm and turn his attention back towards the future of the sector. Curbing Hype There have been…

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Analysis: Counterparty Fork coming for BCH

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Analysis: Counterparty Fork coming for BCH

The upcoming fork of the Counterparty Protocol will focus exclusively on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. This new protocol aims to bring their new so-called XCPC to launch on March 1, 2018. However, there seem to be many roadblocks in their way. Proof of Burn The proof-of-burn process entails the burning of a certain amount of the currency from the…

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Coinbase under Fire for Their Bitcoin Mempool Spamming

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Mining, News, Tech

Coinbase under Fire for Their Bitcoin Mempool Spamming

Coinbase is currently the biggest worldwide wallet platform and brokerage for cryptocurrencies with a platform valued at upwards of $1.6 billion. But, the firm has been under fire on a variety of different fronts as of late. Clearing the Mining Pool The latest reason for them coming under attack is due to the lack of Segregated Witness (SegWit) and batching…

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NASA Bets on Blockchain and AI for Satellite Intelligence Study

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NASA Bets on Blockchain and AI for Satellite Intelligence Study

NASA has awarded University of Akron (UA) Assistant Professor Jin Wei Kocsis a three-year $333,000 Early Career Faculty grant as part of its Space Technology Research Grants (STRG) program. Dr. Kocsis will utilize the grant to develop AI and blockchain-based technology that will help satellites safely travel farther away while making decisions independently. Space Travel and Fuzzy Logic Satellites currently…

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Bitcoin Cash Transaction Volume Catching Up to Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Bitcoin Cash Transaction Volume Catching Up to Bitcoin

It’s barely five months since Roger Ver’s Bitcoin Cash broke away from the Bitcoin core network following communal disagreements. Since then, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is gradually becoming a force to reckon with in the crypto ecosystem and is now processing nearly half of Bitcoin’s transaction volume. Measuring Volume As seen on Bitinforcharts Bitcoin processed a total of 234,000 transactions while…

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Only Global Rules Can Harness Bitcoin, Says European Bank Director

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Only Global Rules Can Harness Bitcoin, Says European Bank Director

Joachim Wuermeling, a member of the board of Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, says only global regulations will be useful in controlling cryptocurrencies. His January 2018 statement comes on the heels of the introduction of increased EU regulations on digital currencies in December 2017. Controlling a Borderless Economy “Effective regulation of virtual currencies would therefore only be achievable through the greatest…

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