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BitBrighton • October 28, 2017

BitBrighton will host a range of workshops, speaker presentations and exhibitions aimed at beginner level bitcoiners.

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Highly-respected and Vocal BitGo Engineer Targeted with SWAT Prank

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Highly-respected and Vocal BitGo Engineer Targeted with SWAT Prank

On October 16, Jameson Lopp, the lead engineer for BitGo and a highly respected figure within the cryptocurrency sector, fell victim to a cowardly attack which involved him looking down the barrell of a rifle and a false hostage situation report. In an interview with TechCrunch, Lopp revealed that the attack led the local police department to shut down most…

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How to Obtain B2X Safely Upon the SegWit2x Hard Fork in November

Category: Bitcoin, News

How to Obtain B2X Safely Upon the SegWit2x Hard Fork in November

The SegWit2x hard fork is expected to occur in mid-November of 2017. Inevitably, if the hard fork is executed within the next month, it will lead to a split chain and the creation of another fork of Bitcoin. This guide details some ways you can prepare for the split. How Will Leading Bitcoin Exchanges Address SegWit2x Hard Fork in November?…

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Hackers and Scammers Run Amok in Attempts to Produce Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

Hackers and Scammers Run Amok in Attempts to Produce Bitcoin

According to a recent report, nefarious actors through the use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) are attempting to employ an illegal means of producing bitcoin. In this report, the security intelligence group RedLock announced that it had found that at least two multi-billion dollar, multi-national companies, Aviva and Gemalto, had their AWS cloud services compromised by hackers for the purpose…

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WikiLeaks Bitcoin Donations Skyrocket: Assange Thanks U.S. Government

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WikiLeaks Bitcoin Donations Skyrocket: Assange Thanks U.S. Government

In his book, Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet, Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks, the international non-profit organization that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media provided by anonymous sources, argues that as “entire societies move online, mass surveillance programs are being deployed globally.” The underlying theme of his message involves encryption, the notion…

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The Bitcoin Challenge to Las Vegas: Amelie Arras’ Ambitious Quest

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The Bitcoin Challenge to Las Vegas: Amelie Arras’ Ambitious Quest

Will Adastra Marketing Director, Amelie Arras from Chichester in West Sussex, U.K. become the first woman to cross the U.S. using only bitcoin as currency independently? That’s the question that looms on the eve of the FinTech Finance Money 20/20 Payments race set to commence on Wednesday, October 18 from the Sibos exhibition in Toronto. Arras will join other intrepid…

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CryptoCribs: The ‘Airbnb’ for Cryptocurrency Users

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Travel Guide, News

CryptoCribs: The ‘Airbnb’ for Cryptocurrency Users

For bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to become actual usable spending currencies there needs to be real-world merchant adoption. The reality is that in most countries there are only a trendy few cafes that allow you to pay with bitcoin and there are only a handful of large online retailers that have enabled bitcoin as a payment method. Cryptocurrency merchant adoption…

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Bitcoin Price Ascends to New Highs Above $5800

Category: Bitcoin, News, Price Analysis

Bitcoin Price Ascends to New Highs Above $5800

The price of bitcoin broke to fresh highs on October 13, breaching the $5000 handle with ease and posting a new all-time high at $5846.43. Buying interest has intensified as the SegWit2x hard fork is expected to lead to another bitcoin offshoot in November. Markets have also come to terms with recent regulatory measures in China, which could legitimize bitcoin…

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Bitfinex Launches Trading with Futures on SegWit2x Fork and Announces new Ticker Symbol

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Bitfinex Launches Trading with Futures on SegWit2x Fork and Announces new Ticker Symbol

As the first exchange to address SegWit2x, Bitfinex explained how it would deal with the upcoming hard fork; legacy Bitcoin will keep the ticker symbol BTC while the SegWit2x coin will get the symbol B2X. At the same time, Bitfinex launched the trading futures for the two bitcoins which might be a product of the fork. With SegWit2x a relevant…

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Former Goldman Sachs VP: Bitcoin’s Network Effect is Key For Long-Term Growth

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Former Goldman Sachs VP: Bitcoin’s Network Effect is Key For Long-Term Growth

Matthew Goetz, the former vice president of Goldman Sachs, the $95 billion investment bank, believes the network effect of Bitcoin is a vital factor for its long-term growth in terms of increase in market cap, user base, and mainstream adoption. Since its launch in 2009, bitcoin has consistently secured its position as the leading and most valuable cryptocurrency in the…

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The 1000 Enemies of Bitcoin

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The 1000 Enemies of Bitcoin

It’s hard to believe, but Bitcoin is infiltrated by its enemies. At least if you believe what Adam Back, Blockstream CEO, tweeted last week, as the SegWit2x fight reached another pathetic peak. The important website Bitcoin.org promptly followed and threatened all participants of the SegWit2x agreement with a public denouncement. In Bitcoin, it has become quite easy to get declared…

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