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Global Lending Platform BitBond gets $1.2 Million Investment

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

Global Lending Platform BitBond gets $1.2 Million Investment

Everybody around the globe can lend money to anybody else; this is the idea and vision of BitBond, “the first global marketplace lending platform for small business loans.” The Berlin Bitcoin startup attracted interested Investors again, this time from Germany and Turkey. An investment of $1.2 million seems small if compared with Silicon Valley’s big investment rounds. But for an...

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Litecoin Creator: "I think there’s a General Confusion that SegWit Signaling is a Vote."

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

Litecoin Creator:

Like in Bitcoin, Litecoin miners bristle to signal support for the protocol upgrade SegWit. An AMA with Litecoin chief developer Charlie Lee demonstrates how much of the political conflicts of Bitcoin has spilled over into Litecoin - and how far Lee would go to enforce SegWit. After nearly one year of developing and testing the long-awaited upgrade, early November saw...

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The Long Awaited Bitcoin ETF and the Question of What Bitcoin Really Is

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Tech

The Long Awaited Bitcoin ETF and the Question of What Bitcoin Really Is

On March 11 the SEC will decide if it approves the Winklevoss’ Bitcoin ETF COIN. Approval would be an extremely bullish signal but depends on how the SEC assesses the risk-reducing measurements of the ETF. COIN also provokes the question, what Bitcoin exactly is - and makes the answer crucial. The US exchange regulatory body, the SEC, will make the...

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Glacier: A Protocol for the Rich and Paranoid

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News, Tech

Glacier: A Protocol for the Rich and Paranoid

How can you securely store bitcoin? The Glacier Protocol is a step by step guide how you can generate a paper wallet that eliminates every known attack. For everybody who invests a significant amount of money in bitcoin, the proper storage of the coins is a crucial and terrifying topic. Nearly nobody is prepared to store the keys for bitcoin...

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Bitcoin Subverts Power, But this does not make it Democratic

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

Bitcoin Subverts Power, But this does not make it Democratic

A sociologist from the UK analyzes in a paper, how Bitcoin can be understood as a political technology. The approach is pretty interesting - even if the result is somehow weak. Tom Redshaw is Ph.D. at the School of Social Science at the Manchester University. And when it happens that a Social Scientists analyzes Bitcoin, he doesn’t care about technology,...

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Bitcoin is Being Pushed to Full Capacity

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

Bitcoin is Being Pushed to Full Capacity

Many things have been predicted to happen when Bitcoin reaches its capacity. Now, as it happens, the mempool becomes one of the most intriguing Bitcoin stats to observe. When Bitcoin blocks reach its size limit of 1MB, there is a prediction of doom and gloom. Most prominently Bitcoin developer Jeff Garzik forecasted in December 2015 the so-called “fee event” that...

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Chinese Exchanges Suspend Withdrawals Due to Regulation

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Chinese Exchanges Suspend Withdrawals Due to Regulation

China continues to enforce regulations on Bitcoin. The large exchanges suspend withdrawals of bitcoin and litecoin while implementing anti-money laundering rules, which is announced to need at least a month of time. Also, the central bank meets the other exchanges and gives orders. For several weeks the Chinese central bank, the PBOC, starts to regulate Bitcoin exchanges. After it consulted...

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After Receiving the Cold Shoulder from Bitcoin Miners, SegWit could be Activated First on Litecoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News

After Receiving the Cold Shoulder from Bitcoin Miners, SegWit could be Activated First on Litecoin

The signaling for SegWit by Bitcoin miners has stagnated since early December. Litecoin developer Charlie Lee wants to use the altcoin as another testnet. Meanwhile, in Bitcoin Land, the pro-SegWit marketing takes surreal forms, much to the frustration of a leading pirate. The Bitcoin protocol upgrade SegWit has been long announced as the best thing since sliced bread, coming with...

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Why Roger Ver’s Mining Pool Lost 12.5 BTC because of a Bug in Bitcoin Unlimited

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Why Roger Ver’s Mining Pool Lost 12.5 BTC because of a Bug in Bitcoin Unlimited

Bitcoin.com’s mining pool unintentionally built an invalid block and lost the block reward, down to a bug in the newest release of the Bitcoin Unlimited client. To the disappointment of some of the alternative clients, however, Unlimited did not lose popularity with miners due to this bug; in the voting of the hash power, it even surpassed Core’s SegWit for...

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BITCRIME: "We Aspire Innovation-friendly Regulation"

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News, Regulation

BITCRIME:

The German-Austrian research project BITCRIME recommends governments to regulate Bitcoin based on transaction blacklists. The coordinator of the German subproject, legal scholar Dr. Paulina Pesch, explains why. (translated from German) Dear Ms. Pesch, in the recently published policy recommendation you write that it is not clear to which extent bitcoin are used for criminal purposes. Shouldn’t we expect you to...

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