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BitBrighton • October 28, 2017

BitBrighton will host a range of workshops, speaker presentations and exhibitions aimed at beginner level bitcoiners.

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About author: Christoph Bergmann

Christoph Bergmann is a historian and science writer. When he discovered Bitcoin, he immediately became enthusiastic - and still is, several years later. In Germany, he writes for the famous bitcoinblog.de.

Analysis: Are 70 percent of Ethereum’s Transaction Value the Result of a Huge Mixer?

Category: Ethereum, News, Tech

Analysis: Are 70 percent of Ethereum’s Transaction Value the Result of a Huge Mixer?

For some months the Ethereum network has processed more transactions than Bitcoin. However, a recent study discovers that 68 percent of the transaction’s value belongs to a huge mixer which obfuscates the origin of the ether. But the source could be more boring than supposed on first thought. Actually Ethereum enjoys the nimbus of being the ‘white’ blockchain. While bitcoin…

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Ethereum’s Byzantium Hard Fork Passed by Smoothly: At Least, For Now

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

Ethereum’s Byzantium Hard Fork Passed by Smoothly: At Least, For Now

On the morning of October 16, Ethereum launched the first Metropolis hard fork; Byzantium. Everything seems to be all right; all clients are updated, the old chain starved, and there are no bugs in sight. And it is possible, while Bitcoin is so afraid of splitting the chain with a hard fork, that it preemptively split the chain and is…

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Bitfinex Launches Trading with Futures on SegWit2x Fork and Announces new Ticker Symbol

Category: Bitcoin, News

Bitfinex Launches Trading with Futures on SegWit2x Fork and Announces new Ticker Symbol

As the first exchange to address SegWit2x, Bitfinex explained how it would deal with the upcoming hard fork; legacy Bitcoin will keep the ticker symbol BTC while the SegWit2x coin will get the symbol B2X. At the same time, Bitfinex launched the trading futures for the two bitcoins which might be a product of the fork. With SegWit2x a relevant…

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The 1000 Enemies of Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

The 1000 Enemies of Bitcoin

It’s hard to believe, but Bitcoin is infiltrated by its enemies. At least if you believe what Adam Back, Blockstream CEO, tweeted last week, as the SegWit2x fight reached another pathetic peak. The important website Bitcoin.org promptly followed and threatened all participants of the SegWit2x agreement with a public denouncement. In Bitcoin, it has become quite easy to get declared…

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Metropolis: Byzantine, the First Part of Ethereum’s Planned Hard Fork, Activates October 17

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

Metropolis: Byzantine, the First Part of Ethereum’s Planned Hard Fork, Activates October 17

Recently the first part of the Metropolis hard fork launched on Ethereum’s Ropsten testnet. On October 17, the hard fork is scheduled to go live on main net. To stay part of the network, every user has to update their client. But what does Metropolis actually change? Is the hard fork a big hit – or does it disappoint against…

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Teambrella, the first Insurance DAO, starts in South America and the Netherlands

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

Teambrella, the first Insurance DAO, starts in South America and the Netherlands

Teambrella wants to solve some problems of the insurance industry by eliminating insurance companies. Utilizing smart contracts and cryptocurrencies the Russian developers have built a decentralized insurance platform. Now the first projects have launched, covering pets in South America and bicycles in the Netherlands. Due to the fees, the developers switched from Bitcoin to Ethereum. Until now, bitcoin and other…

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Wallets for Ethereum: An Overview

Category: Cryptocyclopedia

Wallets for Ethereum: An Overview

With which software can you use Ethereum? Which runs on a mobile phone, which on Linux? Which is good for storing ether, which for tokens, and which can interact with Smart Contracts? We present you a list of wallets for every device and need. While there are dozens of wallets for bitcoin, providing a broad range of choices for every…

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Why Are the Prices of so many Cryptocurrencies Crashing?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

Why Are the Prices of so many Cryptocurrencies Crashing?

The crash of cryptocurrency prices continued over the weekend. Over the course of the week beginning July 17, there was a little bounce, but this doesn’t change the trend. More important is the question, why? Why does this happen? Is there any concrete reason? Thinking about why prices move up or down is often nothing but speculation. There could be…

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Zug, the Capital of Switzerland’s CryptoValley, will use Ethereum-based Identities for its Citizens

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Zug, the Capital of Switzerland’s CryptoValley, will use Ethereum-based Identities for its Citizens

A little city in a Swiss valley is pioneering blockchain-based identities. The city aims to provide an Ethereum-based identity app for its citizens as early as September 2017 and use it for e-voting in 2018. Zug is one of those small but powerful cities you find nowhere else than in Switzerland. With not even 30,000 citizens, the city is less…

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Do You want a bit of Bitcoin with those Stamps?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News

Do You want a bit of Bitcoin with those Stamps?

As reported by derStandard.at on July 10, you can now buy gift cards for bitcoins, ether, dash and litecoin in thousands of Austrian post offices. Have the country’s post offices suddenly become bitcoin sellers? The postal companies in Austria and Germany have something in common; both were formerly state companies and became private ventures in the 1990s. In the context…

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