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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

The Baltic Honeybadger conference is the first major event in Latvia dedicated to Bitcoin and the technologies built around it.…

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About author: Nuno Menezes

As an Anthropologist with a strong background in computing and finance, Nuno saw in Bitcoin a real case study. He ran into Bitcoin in 2013 and after understanding the true nature of this new technology has been writing about the subject ever since. He loves to read and is the sporty type. Nuno enjoys his spare time skating with his friends and has a passion for skydiving.

Forks may Work Out to be an Increment to Ongoing Bitcoin Development

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Forks may Work Out to be an Increment to Ongoing Bitcoin Development

The controversial Bitcoin scaling debate has given rise to new versions of bitcoin which were the outcome of blockchain splits. These splits mainly occurred because there was a lot of divergence between core developers. Although this is an old debate, these splits only happened in these recent months. Lately, we’ve seen various Bitcoin forks emerge, with Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin…

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Square’s Experiment with Bitcoin Could Net them $30 Million

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News

Square’s Experiment with Bitcoin Could Net them $30 Million

Square, one of the biggest Point of Sale companies, announced November 15 that it was testing its support for bitcoin through its cash payments app. According to one Credit Suisse analyst, the move to adopt the cryptocurrency could net the firm $30 million over the next couple of years. Soon after the announcement, on November 20, the company’s shares rose…

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Retro Gaming Arcade on New Zealand’s South Island Accepts Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Retro Gaming Arcade on New Zealand’s South Island Accepts Bitcoin

An old school arcade shop in New Zealand is now accepting bitcoin. Arcade shops are the last stronghold of a retro gaming era. It all started in the Eighties when gaming started to appear marking the birth of a new generation of digital teenage geeks. Who would have thought that an Arcade Store would be one of the first companies…

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UK Survey Highlights Anticipation of a Bitcoin Collapse in the Next Six Months

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

UK Survey Highlights Anticipation of a Bitcoin Collapse in the Next Six Months

It seems that nearly a third of people surveyed in the UK during November looking into Bitcoin think that the currency will collapse in the next six months due to high speculation. Bitcoin is now widely known across the globe, and albeit public awareness of the technology has reached its all-time high, confidence in this new digital currency is still…

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South Africans Now Have a Cost-efficient Way of Accessing Ethereum

Category: Ethereum, Finance, News

South Africans Now Have a Cost-efficient Way of Accessing Ethereum

A South African exchange called Luno is now enabling users to buy Ethereum’s cryptocurrency, ether, at the lowest price in the market. Unlike what many people may think, Luno is one of the oldest Bitcoin exchanges in the World. Formerly known as BitX, Luno was established in 2013 in the UK and maintains operations in over 40 countries. With time,…

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Vertcoin Updates the One-Click Miner Making it even Easier to Use

Category: Altcoins, Mining, News

Vertcoin Updates the One-Click Miner Making it even Easier to Use

Mining Vertcoin (VTC) has now become even easier. The Vertcoin Team has recently released a new update for the easy to use One-Click Miner. This update is said to put the software working smoothly and more efficiently. In August, the Vertcoin team announced a new, easy-to-use miner to the community and released a Beta version, which was a huge step…

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Bitcoin ‘Forks’ Again, Giving Birth to Bitcoin Gold

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

Bitcoin ‘Forks’ Again, Giving Birth to Bitcoin Gold

The Bitcoin scaling debate is far from being while it seems that a new cryptocurrency is coming out of the new Bitcoin fork that took place on October 24, which aims to address miner centralization. However, users will have to wait for the software and comes with a premine of 200,000 Bitcoin Gold coins. We have seen the most intense…

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Nimiq: Introducing a Browser-Based Blockchain Ecosystem

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News

Nimiq: Introducing a Browser-Based Blockchain Ecosystem

The cryptocurrency ecosystem is growing faster than ever before. New solutions for old challenges are being developed and implemented by the day. A lot of promising and innovative projects are flooding the market while the technology keeps improving in plain sight. However, mining is still one of the biggest controversies in the ecosystem. Mining is a computationally intensive and energy…

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Playkey: A Blockchain-based Cloud Gaming Platform

Category: ICO News

Playkey: A Blockchain-based Cloud Gaming Platform

Cryptonomos is a solution provider for blockchain-based crowdsales that is now launching an ICO for a new cryptocurrency project which is striving to be the future of gaming. Playkey.io presents a unique approach to virtualization and cloud gaming with payment tiers determining stream quality, and the ability to play games either by purchasing them from Playkey or making use of…

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Viacoin Successfully Enables Decentralized Swaps between Cryptocurrencies

Category: Altcoins, Cryptocyclopedia, News

Viacoin Successfully Enables Decentralized Swaps between Cryptocurrencies

Viacoin (VIA) is an open-source cryptocurrency designed to solve many of Bitcoin’s flaws, specifically the congestion problems. The coin was launched in 2014 using a proof-of-work algorithm based on the Bitcoin protocol and was able to integrate decentralized settlement and a Meta transaction protocol within the blockchain enabling transaction speeds up to 25 times faster than bitcoin. Viacoin integrates a…

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