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Why SegWit2X Failed to Gain Traction and Become a Reality

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, Mining, News

Why SegWit2X Failed to Gain Traction and Become a Reality

  Bitcoin was scheduled to undergo a hard fork sometime in early November 2017, with the event resulting in two separate cryptocurrencies, one being the original bitcoin and the other commonly referred to as SegWit2X. Eventually, the fork was called off due to shrinking support and the critics. The Venn Diagram of Hard Forks and Block Size On August 1,…

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Blockchain Launches New Buy And Sell Features For US Consumers

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News

Blockchain Launches New Buy And Sell Features For US Consumers

Blockchain, the UK-based software platform for digital assets, announced last week that its buying and selling features are now available for US residents. The move, an important part of the company’s worldwide expansion plan, will enable Blockchain Wallet users from 22 states to sell bitcoin using the wallet interface. Initially, users will only be able to sell from their bitcoin…

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New Survey: More than half of Russian Population Aware of Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, News

New Survey: More than half of Russian Population Aware of Bitcoin

A recent survey by Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) indicates 56 percent of Russians are cognizant about cryptocurrencies particularly bitcoin, however, the majority of them do not wish to own the cryptocurrency. The study reads “Over half of Russians (56 percent) are aware of bitcoins (however, only 13 percent know in detail), and another 14 percent have heard only…

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A quick look at How Nigeria Overcame Bitcoin Scams

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

A quick look at How Nigeria Overcame Bitcoin Scams

To those familiar with the market, it would almost be appropriate to say that Nigeria’s love with cryptocurrencies started with a scam. Millions of Nigerians lost their money between late 2015 to end of 2016 due to a 30-year-old Ponzi scheme known as Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) that began in Russia. The scam promised 30 percent returns in 30 days,…

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Samourai’s New Feature: Send Bitcoin Via SMS Text Message

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Samourai’s New Feature: Send Bitcoin Via SMS Text Message

The privacy-focused wallet, Samourai, have introduced a new feature that enables you to send bitcoin payments using standard SMS messages. The update is exciting, as it opens up a whole host of new possibilities for adoption and improves the robustness of the Bitcoin network. Sending Bitcoin Via SMS Known as PonyDirect, the proprietary app can send bitcoin without an internet…

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Weiss Ratings to Announce Investment grades for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Regulation

Weiss Ratings to Announce Investment grades for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple

Weiss Ratings, an independent American rating agency, has announced that it will issue investment letter grades for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The firm will, on Wednesday, become the first significant investment rating agency to issue grades for virtual currencies. Combatting Manipulation with Clarity Through a post on its website, Weiss Ratings has announced that it will issue investment letter grades…

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Cryptocurrency Mining Drives Global Chip Production while IT Merchants Ration Graphic Cards

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Mining, News

Cryptocurrency Mining Drives Global Chip Production while IT Merchants Ration Graphic Cards

TSMC, the world’s biggest chip foundry, produces now more wafers for Bitmain than for Nvidia. At the same time, cryptocurrency mining boosts the price for graphic cards, which has become annoying for gamers. Now producers start to intervene. Mining of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has become a madness and maybe the biggest global consumer of computational power. Recently, TSMC, the…

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Trace Mayer tips Bitcoin to Replace Dollar as World Reserve Currency

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Trace Mayer tips Bitcoin to Replace Dollar as World Reserve Currency

Early Bitcoin investor and evangelist Trace Mayer has made a compelling case for the digital currency to be given world reserve currency status. The host of his own podcast, he started investing in bitcoin in early 2010 and has been publicly promoting the cryptocurrency since 2011. Gold, Fiat, and Crypto Trace Mayer came across bitcoin while writing a paper on…

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New Legislation Compels South Korean Office Bearers to Declare Crypto Investments

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New Legislation Compels South Korean Office Bearers to Declare Crypto Investments

In the aftermath of recent rumblings surrounding the regulation of cryptocurrencies, South Korean legislators have introduced a bill designed to ensure that lawmakers with vested interests in cryptocurrency will have to declare such interests. New Register seeks to avoid Conflict of Interest With recent demonstrations of just how tangible it is for those in power to sway market sentiment, and…

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Gold Rush 2.0: Quebec cannot meet Demand from Interested Bitcoin Miners

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Mining, News

Gold Rush 2.0: Quebec cannot meet Demand from Interested Bitcoin Miners

Canada’s Quebec province is increasingly becoming a premium destination for cryptocurrency miners from across the world, especially Chinese miners who are anticipating a severe clampdown or even outright ban by their government. The region’s low energy prices and political stability are two of the underlying reasons why it is such a hot-favorite among miners. However, in a new turn of…

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