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Swiss Villa on Sale for 829 Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Swiss Villa on Sale for 829 Bitcoin

A Swiss real estate agent has offered a Villa in Ticino for 829 bitcoin. That’s the first Swiss Villa sold for bitcoin - but just the tip of the iceberg. Is the leading cryptocurrency on its way to becoming the global currency of the wealthy? Sometimes it is said, bitcoin is no money, because you can’t buy X with it....

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Understanding Block Weight: How much Capacity does SegWit really Give?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Understanding Block Weight: How much Capacity does SegWit really Give?

With SegWit2x we’ll soon experience the activation of SegWit. Block size will be replaced by block weight, transactions capacity will be increased, and fees will fall. But how exactly and to what scope is not an easy question. In recent weeks the public argument shifted from the question, if SegWit should be activated, to the question of how and when...

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Coming to your Altcoin soon: Lack of Capacity Causes Congestion on Ethereum

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

Coming to your Altcoin soon: Lack of Capacity Causes Congestion on Ethereum

The problem is well known for Bitcoin; there are more transactions than miners can confirm. Now the shortage has reached Ethereum. Especially after popular ICOs, like Status’, the transaction volume is far beyond the network’s capacity. This problem could be easily solved. The miners, however, resist. Actually, Status is not much more than an Ethereum wallet for a mobile system....

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SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

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SegWit2x Alpha is Out: More than 75 percent of Blocks Signal Support

On June 16, Jeff Garzik announced the Alpha release of SegWit2x. After all, miners who have signed the agreement started to signal for its activation, SegWit2x is nearly instantly backed by more than 75 percent of the hash rate. The activation of SegWit, it seems, is safe - while the hard fork, which is part of the packet, is not....

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Wow! Swiss’ Crypto-Valley Bears the World’s first Crypto Fund

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News

Wow! Swiss’ Crypto-Valley Bears the World’s first Crypto Fund

The company Crypto Fund AG, located in the Crypto-Valley in Zug, Switzerland, wants to release a Crypto-Fund which invests in bitcoin, ether, and other cryptocurrencies. The world’s first regulated crypto fund aims to get a volume of 100 million Swiss Francs - and will make a Swiss Bank store the private keys for cryptocurrencies in their own safe. Finally. You...

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Birth and Death of Altcoins: Scientists Discover Interesting Patterns in Crypto Markets

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, News

Birth and Death of Altcoins: Scientists Discover Interesting Patterns in Crypto Markets

“Bitcoin is not alone.” A recently published paper analyzed the dynamics and pattern of the cryptocurrency markets. The scientists discovered several formulas to describe the market’s behavior - and explained it with a theory of evolution. Everybody who likes both cryptocurrencies and interdisciplinary science will have fun with the paper. It is perfect timing. While the altcoin markets reach new...

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The Flippening - Is it Really Happening?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Ethereum, News

The Flippening - Is it Really Happening?

Bitcoin passes a new all-time high at $2933. Usually, this should spark unconditional cheering. But this time it is overshadowed by a worry; will other coins surpass Bitcoin? Will the flippening happen - will there be a change at the lead of cryptocurrency markets? Let’s start with the good, the wonderful news; bitcoins are traded for more than $2,800. This...

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UASF: The Revolt that Will Not Happen

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UASF: The Revolt that Will Not Happen

The User-Activated Soft Fork (UASF) wants to enforce SegWit against the will of the miners. After the movement had gained a growing momentum, it had to gulp serious drawbacks in the past weeks. Neither exchanges, miners nor Core developers stand behind it. Is this the end of the self-declared user’s revolt? Basically, the whole UASF story is about the question...

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$36 Million in 24 Seconds

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Tech

$36 Million in 24 Seconds

The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) has been so-often called a scam, hype or frenzy - but it keeps being crazily successful in funding projects. On May 31, Brave made a new ICO record with its Basic Attention Token (BAT); it sold 1.5 billion tokens for roughly $36 million - in just 24 seconds. With this, the browser has enough money...

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Ethereum: Winter is Coming!

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News

Ethereum: Winter is Coming!

Ethereum marches into the Ice Age; the Difficulty Bomb starts to become noticeable, as the miners need more time to find new blocks. This freezing of the network aims to help to master the switch to Proof of Stake. Currently, the Difficulty Bomb of Ethereum is hard to see. Since the beginning of 2017 the price of the second most...

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