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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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Category: Altcoins

Tether’s $31 Million Theft Ignites Criticism on Centralized Blockchains

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News

Tether’s $31 Million Theft Ignites Criticism on Centralized Blockchains

The treasury wallet of Tether (USDT), the cryptocurrency that is pegged to the value of the US dollar through an inflationary monetary policy, was hacked earlier this week. Nearly $31 million worth of the cryptocurrency was stolen, and consequently, the Tether development team suspended the account possessing the stolen funds to disable it from being sent across the network. In…

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Bitstamp Announces Support for Bitcoin Cash by December

Category: Altcoins, Finance, News, Price Analysis

Bitstamp Announces Support for Bitcoin Cash by December

Bitstamp, a UK-based cryptocurrency exchange, will soon be adding support for bitcoin cash (BCH) trading according to an announcement on November 21. The exchange currently has support for most popular digital currencies, including bitcoin, ether, and litecoin. Bitcoin Cash is a relatively new currency that was launched in August 2017 that is often viewed as a direct competitor to Bitcoin,…

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Dash Nears $600 as the Altcoin Jumps to Another Record-setting High

Category: Altcoins, News, Price Analysis

Dash Nears $600 as the Altcoin Jumps to Another Record-setting High

It looks as if some of the altcoin markets are gearing up for another bullish run, with DASH leading the charge. The price of DASH reached almost $600 on November 22 and set a new record high of $581 on the Kraken exchange. Dash Breaks Above $500 for the First Time There have been several explanations put forward for the…

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Monero Closes In on All-time High at $159.90

Category: Altcoins, News, Price Analysis

Monero Closes In on All-time High at $159.90

The price of monero has shot above $150 for the week beginning November 20 and is closing in on the all-time high at $159.90. Against the dollar, the altcoin is looking strong, however, against bitcoin, the value is still far off from the record high above 0.0300. Monero (XMR) has been on an upward surge since early November, as displayed…

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The Labyrinth of Tether: A new Mt. Gox or just a case of Hysteria?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

The Labyrinth of Tether: A new Mt. Gox or just a case of Hysteria?

Currently, the rumor is going around is that Bitfinex and Tether manipulate the price of bitcoin upward with a fake Dollar token. Is there some truth to this or is it just scaremongering? We take a look at the subject. For some months, an individual with the pseudonym “Bitfinex’ed” has warned on Twitter and Medium against an alleged fraud by…

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The Controversial Relationship Between Bitcoin Cash And Taxes

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

The Controversial Relationship Between Bitcoin Cash And Taxes

In an unprecedented event on August 1 this year, bitcoin split into a new currency following a ‘hard fork.’ It was also something a lot of bitcoin loyalists were trying to avoid since such a hard fork (or split) would lead to problems for both currencies down the road. A Split To Suit Differing Interests Because of discord within the…

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First Successful Bitcoin-Litecoin Cross-Chain Transaction Completed

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

First Successful Bitcoin-Litecoin Cross-Chain Transaction Completed

On November 16, 2017, Lightning Labs completed the first BTC-LTC, cross-chain, atomic swap over the Bitcoin and Litecoin testnets. Amazing, right? But wait, what exactly is an atomic swap? Well, let’s say Xena wants to trade one bitcoin to Zeke in exchange for 100 litecoins. You may question Xena’s sanity. However, she is savvy enough to realize that, if she…

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Monero’s Hardware Wallet Project is Progressing

Category: Altcoins, News, Tech

Monero’s Hardware Wallet Project is Progressing

The Monero hardware wallet project, entirely funded by the community, is taking significant strides. On November 12, the team delivered an update, showing the progress taking place. BTCManager first reported on the community venture during September 2017, when it was successfully funded with just under 1,000 XMR, and conducted an interview with Schloh, the founder of the project, and Kovri…

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You Can Now Mine Monero to Bail People Out of Jail

Category: Altcoins, News

You Can Now Mine Monero to Bail People Out of Jail

Bail Bloc is a non-profit that has chosen a different approach to utilize funds obtained from cryptocurrency mining. The organization aims to use the proceeds of mining monero (XMR) to post bail for those who cannot afford to do so. The Bail Bloc movement is pioneered by The New Inquiry, an online publication, and the Bronx Freedom Fund. Both organizations…

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HydroMiner: Crypto Mining Pioneer Or Fools Gold?

Category: Altcoins, Mining, News

HydroMiner: Crypto Mining Pioneer Or Fools Gold?

An arpeggio acoustic guitar line drips over a flowing blue background as the video opens. We cut to a young woman poking at a laptop, exhaust from cooling fans making her hair dance, as she talks about how she only heard of mining just recently. A four people beat thumps in the background, and several other young people appear, speaking in…

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