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What Ways Might Governments Undermine Bitcoin?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, Finance, News

What Ways Might Governments Undermine Bitcoin?

Erik Townsend, host of the MacroVoices podcast and manager of the hedge fund Fourth Turning Capital Management, LLC, spoke with CEO of Hedgeye Keith McCullough regarding cryptocurrencies and their relationship with governments on the whole. Roadblocks and Skepticism One of the most significant quotes that came from this conversation was “The bitcoin guys invented the technology. The government is going…

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Schnorr Signatures Make Bitcoin more Efficient

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Schnorr Signatures Make Bitcoin more Efficient

  It is finally possible that the cryptocurrency industry may have finally found a solution to the scalability problem existing on the blockchain. A research study has revealed how the implementation of Schnorr signatures can help in scaling the blockchain network. Blockchain Brief Blockchain technology is at the core of the bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Whenever a user transfers bitcoin…

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eBay Signs Accord with Adyen and Cryptocurrency Payment Platform BitPay

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eBay Signs Accord with Adyen and Cryptocurrency Payment Platform BitPay

The multinational global e-commerce corporation is “seriously considering” cryptocurrencies as a payment method, but Senior Vice President of eBay Americas Scott Cutler believes it’s not ready for such a big move. eBay Drops Paypal for Adyen According to Cutler, the e-commerce portal could take on cryptocurrencies as payments. In an interview with Yahoo Finance, the vice president accedes the present…

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Coinfinity completes World’s First Lightning Network transaction on Bitcoin ATM

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Coinfinity completes World’s First Lightning Network transaction on Bitcoin ATM

Coinfinity, an Austria based cryptocurrency startup, has accomplished the first ever bitcoin transaction via the Lightning Network (LN) through a Bitcoin ATM. The historic off-chain bitcoin transaction was completed at the Cofinity office marking a historic achievement. The Coinfinity blog stated “To establish a connection to the lightning network, a payment channel was funded through this transaction. For this early…

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$39 million ICO chooses Stellar over Ethereum, but Why?

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$39 million ICO chooses Stellar over Ethereum, but Why?

Blockchain startup Mobius Network chose Stellar network over Ethereum to operate its Initial Coin Offering (ICO), despite Ethereum being the favored platform for token sales. Mobius aims to connect consumer applications to the blockchain economy. Ethereum’s Scalability Issues Mobius has netted $39 million during their ICO in just two hours by selling 35 percent of the total 888 million tokens,…

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The Blocked Chain: To Make It Work, Just Add Fungibility

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The Blocked Chain: To Make It Work, Just Add Fungibility

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have excited the investing world since their advent for many reasons. They promised a sleek new way for those who needed to send funds around the globe without onerous bank charges. They also seemed to iron out issues around fiat currencies and currency exchange transactions, not to mention the appeal of currency, by the people, and…

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Ethereum’s Blockchain Holds as Much USD Value as All Other Blockchains

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Ethereum’s Blockchain Holds as Much USD Value as All Other Blockchains

With how finicky Bitcoin (BTC) has been lately as far as transaction confirmations and the tremendous volatility going on, there are quite a few folks who are interested in cryptocurrency but quite wary of Satoshi’s creation. For good reasons as well. Heavy-Weight Flippening Contender The BTC blockchain was notoriously stubborn in making any concessions to improve its efficiency this year….

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Cornell Research: Bitcoin Block Size Can Increase by 1.7x and Maintain Decentralization

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Cornell Research: Bitcoin Block Size Can Increase by 1.7x and Maintain Decentralization

A study led by Cornell professor Emin Gün Sirer entitled “Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum” claimed that the bitcoin block size could be increased to 1.7MB and still maintain the same level of decentralization. Two Year Research Results During a research initiative conducted to compare the level of decentralization on Bitcoin and Ethereum, Cornell researchers led by Sirer discovered that…

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Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin Coins New Term “DAICO” as ICO Improvement

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Ethereum Co-founder Vitalik Buterin Coins New Term “DAICO” as ICO Improvement

The creator of the Ethereum network has been rethinking the concept of the traditional ICO and merged it with DAO to create a new and far superior model for decentralized fundraising. Minimizing Complexity and Risk The Canadian-Russian programmer added a post to the Ethereum Research Forum outlining his idea, and it has since taken the industry by storm. Vitalik Buterin…

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Major Ethereum Scaling Solution Casper to Enter Testnet Soon

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Major Ethereum Scaling Solution Casper to Enter Testnet Soon

Lane Rettig, an Ethereum researcher, and founder at CryptoNYC, New York’s first blockchain-focused coworking space and app studio, has revealed that the Casper FFG testnet will launch soon, and moves closer to being implemented onto the Ethereum blockchain network. Scaling the Ethereum Network Casper FFG is a solution introduced and developed by Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin; it utilizes a hybrid…

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