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Litecoin: Supplanting Bitcoin as the Cypherpunk Cryptocurrency?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Price Analysis

Litecoin: Supplanting Bitcoin as the Cypherpunk Cryptocurrency?

June 2017 may be remembered as the month that the true ‘flippening’ occurred, from bitcoin to litecoin, precipitated by a Prague-based group promoting and educating the public on crypto-anarchist philosophy. The stakes are high for bitcoin, with a face-off between Bitmain, threatening a User-Activated Hard Fork, and those seeking to eliminate miner influence over SegWit adoption, the User-Activated Soft Fork...

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Bancor Criticized for Untested Code After $150 Million ICO

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News

Bancor Criticized for Untested Code After $150 Million ICO

The Bancor Network, a blockchain project endorsed by prominent billionaire investor Tim Draper, recently raised $150 million in an initial coin offering (ICO). However, the development team behind Bancor was criticized for the abrupt extension of investment period and its untested code. On June 12, Bancor extended the investment timeframe of its ICO by three hours due to supposed attacks...

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The Flippening - Is it Really Happening?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Ethereum, News

The Flippening - Is it Really Happening?

Bitcoin passes a new all-time high at $2933. Usually, this should spark unconditional cheering. But this time it is overshadowed by a worry; will other coins surpass Bitcoin? Will the flippening happen - will there be a change at the lead of cryptocurrency markets? Let’s start with the good, the wonderful news; bitcoins are traded for more than $2,800. This...

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UASF: The Revolt that Will Not Happen

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UASF: The Revolt that Will Not Happen

The User-Activated Soft Fork (UASF) wants to enforce SegWit against the will of the miners. After the movement had gained a growing momentum, it had to gulp serious drawbacks in the past weeks. Neither exchanges, miners nor Core developers stand behind it. Is this the end of the self-declared user’s revolt? Basically, the whole UASF story is about the question...

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South Korean Researchers Predict Bitcoin Price Using Forum Data

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

South Korean Researchers Predict Bitcoin Price Using Forum Data

An open access, peer-reviewed research paper published on May 12, 2017, by researchers from Korea University and Kangnam University in South Korea has explained a method for predicting the fluctuation in the bitcoin price and transactions based on user opinions posted on online forums. The paper, entitled "When Bitcoin encounters information in an online forum: Using text mining to analyze...

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Ross Ulbricht's Appeal Rejected, Judges Blast Drug Policy

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

Ross Ulbricht's Appeal Rejected, Judges Blast Drug Policy

US Judges uphold Ross Ulbricht’s life sentence Reuters reported on May 31, as the self-confessed mastermind of the infamous Silk Road deep web marketplace lost an appeal to overturn his conviction. On May 31, 2017, the Court of Appeals in New York rejected the appeal, where Ulbricht’s lawyers argued that their client was not given a fair trial due to...

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Silbert’s Agreement: How a Broad Alliance of Miners and Companies Declared the end of Bitcoin’s Scaling Wars

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Silbert’s Agreement: How a Broad Alliance of Miners and Companies Declared the end of Bitcoin’s Scaling Wars

Did we, finally, do it? A consortium of Bitcoin companies and miners announced an agreement about the year long fight for an increase of Bitcoin’s capacity; SegWit should be activated soon, and a hard fork will increase the block size limit to 2MB sometime during the next six months. What is known about the agreement, what is unclear? And how...

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BitVal: Measuring Bitcoin Based On Money Laundering

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BitVal: Measuring Bitcoin Based On Money Laundering

With bitcoin skyrocketing in price and looking to break $3,000 if the current trajectory holds, how much is too much? What is one bitcoin really worth? BitVal, a beta metric, tries to put a valuation measure on the cryptocurrency in a way that makes logical sense. For stocks, this value is typically derived from the earnings of the underlying firm...

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#UASF: Power to the Users?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary

#UASF: Power to the Users?

When the miners display inertia, the users do it by themselves; the movement for BIP148, the user-activated soft fork, is gaining momentum. On August 1 the soft fork will activate. We explain what is behind the keyword #UASF. Suddenly things can happen quickly. Front and center in the Bitcoin community these days you see the promotion of #UASF, the User-Activated...

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Number of Unconfirmed Transactions Reaches All Time High: Heated Community Discusses Solutions

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Number of Unconfirmed Transactions Reaches All Time High: Heated Community Discusses Solutions

Never before has the Bitcoin Blockchain seen such a large traffic jam. The number of unconfirmed transactions reached a level, at which it hurts. The Bitcoin economy is not amused; BitPay’s Stephen Pair speaks out with exceptional clarity, while Barry Silbert of the Digital Currency Group tries to establish a broad alliance for a new compromise. At least there is...

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