• Laszlo Hanyecz has provided some insight into the persona of Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Hanyecz, who was the first person to use Bitcoin in a real-world commercial transaction described Nakamoto as an “oddball.” The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto remains a mystery till this day. A Bit of an Eccentric Fellow According to Hanyecz, worked pro bono as a developer during the early days of the Bitcoin project, Nakamoto was an eccentric fellow who regularly gave

    Unmasking Satoshi Nakamoto: Laszlo Hanyecz Says Bitcoin Creator was an Eccentric Character

    | 2018/06/01 12:00 am
  • Zcash founding team member Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn (known as Zooko) revealed he had spoken to Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu May 24, sparking contention among cryptocurrency commentators. Zooko And Wu Talk Bitmain In a blog post, Zooko recalled how he had discussed various current topics regarding mining manufacturer Bitmain and the controversy surrounding it. While not quoting Wu directly, the videolink conversation, which Zooko paraphrased, touched on the company’s reputation, including its decision to release an ASIC

    ‘He Sounded Sincere To Me’: Jihan Wu Appears To Win Over Zcash’s Zooko

    | 2018/05/31 6:00 pm
  • A group of developers have embraced the Bitcoin Core monicker perpetuated by Bitcoin Cash’s Roger Ver and have launched a cryptocurrency under the same name calling it the real open source, peer-to-peer electronic cash. Bitcoin Core Becomes a Thing When Bitcoin Cash was first hard-forked back in November 2017, it resulted in two coins: Bitcoin Cash and the short-lived ‘Bitcoin Clashic.’ The latter being the legacy, albeit tongue-n-cheek, chain that did manage to mine a few

    ‘Roger Ver is Our Best Advocate’ – Bitcoin Core Cryptocurrency Comes to Life

    | 2018/05/28 10:00 am
  • In the West, crypto markets continue to battle with the regulatory uncertainty as the SEC and other regulatory bodies take their time to decide which camp they sit on. At the same time, things are not much rosier in the East either where China is yet to warm up to cryptocurrencies. Blockchain has been around “long” enough to show the proof of concept in that by utilizing blockchain it is possible to streamline a number

    From Russia with Love: How Cryptocurrency and Blockchain are Finding Their Feet

    | 2018/05/23 9:00 pm
  • Is ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, the mysterious, anonymous creator of Bitcoin the original cryptocurrency, actually a woman? In 2008 Nakamoto authored the white paper describing the most famous crypto, from which all other cryptos have spawned. In a community and industry dominated by men, the statement “Satoshi is a female” – a theory promoted by New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney at the Women on the Block event in Brooklyn on May 13 – is extremely provocative. To

    Satoshi Nakamoto is Female: Women in the Cryptocurrency Industry

    | 2018/05/22 2:00 pm
  • The full agenda and speakers have been revealed for Blockchaineum 2.0 conference that will be held on May 23 in Budapest, Hungary. Biggest Blockchain Event in Central Europe Blockchaineum 2.0 is the largest dedicated Blockchain event in central Europe that will be held on May 23rd in Budapest, Hungary. Powered by sponsors Bitcoinist, Exolite and Shinrai, the event will focus on solutions from leading national and international players of the blockchain industry through innovative projects while

    Blockchaineum 2.0 Conference Unveils Agenda & Speakers

    | 2018/05/16 9:00 pm
  • DX.Exchange, a NASDAQ-powered cryptocurrency exchange platform is set to launch in June 2018. DX becomes the latest in a slew of crypto exchange services as the digital currency market continues to mature. The platform hopes to offer a robust ecosystem for OTC derivatives and crypto tokens. DX.Exchange Will Utilize NASDAQ’s Matching Engine DX is partnering with NASDAQ to use the latter’s matching engine to deliver a seamless P2P crypto exchange platform. According to Daniel Skowronski,

    NASDAQ-Powered Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform to Launch in June

    | 2018/05/15 5:00 am
  • The 2018 Consensus Conference is underway in New York. Already, this year’s event seems to be even more colorful than previous with protesters staging a march outside the summit venue. The turnout so far is impressive with the usual logistical issues that are common in large gatherings such these. Parody Protests Outside While experts and crypto enthusiasts are engaging in the conference outside, some bizarre scenes are taking place outside. Scores of protesters bearing placards

    Consensus 2018: Mammoth Turnout on Opening Day as Parody Protesters March Outside the Cryptocurrency Conference

    | 2018/05/14 9:00 pm
  • As you may remember, about a month ago, the trailer for a satirical short film with a cryptocurrency theme hit the internet. Well if you’ve been waiting on tenterhooks since then you can now relax, as the finished film is now available for viewing. Is it Any Good? Well, yes… although if you’ve seen the trailer then there won’t be many new surprises. The story follows two friends on their way to the pub, who encounter

    Buy The Dip: Crypto-comedy Short Film Released

    | 2018/05/13 3:00 am
  • Pineapple Fund has accomplished its mandate of donating more than 5,000 BTC to non-profit organizations around the world. 60 Charities Received Bitcoin Donations The bitcoin charity made this known in a farewell Reddit post on May 10. Pine, the anonymous benefactor of the fund, thanked everyone who contributed and supported the project. The Pineapple Fund donated 5,104 bitcoins to about 60 charities around the world. Due to the decline in the value of the crypto

    Mission Accomplished: Pineapple Fund Bids Farewell After $55M in Bitcoin Donations

    | 2018/05/11 5:00 pm
  • French street artist, Pascal Boyart is taking bitcoin to the art world. The mural painter known by the moniker ‘PBOY’ is incorporating bitcoin QR codes in his artworks. This allows him to receive donations from the public in crypto. Bitcoin Meets Art The term “struggling artist” is an age-long trope. Not every artist is fortunate enough to have a wealthy patron financing their talents. Even with crowdfunded platforms like Ulule and Patreon, it is still

    Street Artist Nets $1000 From Bitcoin QR Codes in His Murals

    | 2018/05/10 6:00 am
  • A “community movement” that has grown to over 600 individuals in just two days is pursuing legal action against Bitcoin.com and its owner, Roger Ver, for deliberately misleading new users into buying Bitcoin Cash (BCH) instead of Bitcoin (BTC). Is Bitcoin.com Tricking People into Buying Bitcoin Cash? Bitcoin.com is undoubtedly a prized domain in the Bitcoin space. It’s likely that anyone interested in finding out about the world’s first, and most valuable, cryptocurrency will instinctively

    600+ Bitcoin Users Seek Lawsuit Against Bitcoin.com & CEO Roger Ver

    | 2018/04/27 10:35 am
  • Crypto markets are maturing, it remains to be seen how many companies that have raised money by issuing tokens will be alive in the next two years.  For anyone serious about blockchain technology and ICOs, Blockchain Expo Global is a must event to attend and this year, the event has attracted even more visitors than before. Held in London, UK, the event itself is a 2-day exhibition and an opportunity for companies to pitch and

    Blockchain Expo Global – Crypto La La land

    | 2018/04/19 10:30 pm
  • Bitcoin economist Saifedean Ammous has confirmed publication of his cryptocurrency reference guide, ‘The Bitcoin Standard.’ Pundits Line Up To Praise New Guide To Bitcoin A worthy counterpart to Andreas Antonopoulos’ ‘Mastering Bitcoin’ series, the book focuses on providing an accessible yet fully-rounded understanding of the revolution Bitcoin represents. Despite only being available for purchase from April 24, The Bitcoin Standard has already garnered such praise that lists have appeared summarizing various readers’ favorite quotations. Chief

    Top 10 Gems From Saifedean Ammous’ ‘The Bitcoin Standard’

    | 2018/04/18 4:00 am
  • Prominent cryptocurrency reviewer Ian Balina has lost $2 million in a cryptocurrency hack — or has he? Cause for Question While in the middle of a YouTube livestream, popular cryptocurrency proponent Ian Balina received the following message: Ian, did you know that somebody transferred all your tokens from your account? As it turns out, Balina’s stockpile of cryptocurrencies, worth $2 million USD, disappeared from his wallet — causing the cryptocurrency evangelist to cry hack, writing

    Ian Balina Loses $2M in Hack, But Not Everyone’s Convinced

    | 2018/04/17 6:00 pm
  • A 16-year-old girl from India developed a Bitcoin app called Crypto Price Tracker, and users on Reddit viciously attacked her with abuse and death threats. When the internet first arose, it was hailed as a technological marvel that would change the world. People would be able to virtually visit museums from all over the world and have access to knowledge that could only be found in the finest universities. However, the reality is that the

    Mob Rule! Reddit Attacks Teen for Bitcoin App

    | 2018/02/10 6:45 am
  • The crypto-community is not short of colorful characters who want to overthrow the accepted way of doing things. But Amir Taaki arguably stands head and shoulders above the rest. The self-proclaimed anarchist recently broke cover to talk to Quartz about the current state of Bitcoin and his ‘Polytechnics Institute’ to train ideological hackers in Barcelona. Let’s Get up to Speed 29-year-old Taaki got involved in Bitcoin as a programmer in 2010 and soon became an

    ‘Craig Wright is Definitely Not a Genius’ – Anarchist Hacker, Amir Taaki

    | 2018/02/09 9:30 pm
  • The cryptocurrency community is celebrating what may have been the first ever transaction on the Bitcoin Lightning Network’s (LN) mainnet. Additionally, the good news is that the Bitcoin payment operation was, “instantaneous and fee-free.” LN Transactions Prove to be Cheap and Faster The cryptocurrency community is becoming increasingly enthusiastic about the LN implementation because it promises to significantly lower Bitcoin’s transaction fees while making possible near-instant transactions. Social media is humming with news references to

    Lightning Network Is Happening! First Physical Item Purchased on LN

    | 2018/01/21 12:00 am
  • Bitcoin community figures have championed a petition asking Coinbase to prioritize SegWit implementation which has gathered over 5,000 signatures (at press time). ‘Your Customers Want This,’ Bitcoin Tells Coinbase Online trader Vortex among others urged users to sign the Change.org petition on social media, which requests that the US exchange treat SegWit as its next project. Previously, Coinbase had announced SegWit was third in its development queue, leading to criticism that users would continue paying

    Petition to Bring SegWit to Coinbase Nears 5000 Signatures

    | 2018/01/08 3:00 pm
  • The Bitcoin whitepaper was released back in 2008 by a person or group going by the name Satoshi Nakamoto. Today marks nine years since the Genesis block, the first block ever mined, was created. Happy Birthday! It’s been a long road, but the network is now nine years old. The first block, created by Bitcoin’s creator, was mined one January 3rd, 2009 at 6:15 PM UTC. When blocks are created, the miner who produces them

    Happy Birthday Bitcoin! Leading Cryptocurrency Turns Nine Today

    | 2018/01/03 4:00 pm
  • The New York Agreement, also known as Segwit2x, was planned for mid-November but was canceled in the weeks leading up. But just recently, the fork is set to launch again. The Resurrection The announcement was made on December 16th, with the fork date set for December 28th. Some Segwit2x futures markets are still live on some exchanges, and this attempts to finish the project that was started. HitBTC and YoBit are already supporting the fork,

    Back from the Dead – Segwit2x Fork Announced for Later This Week

    | 2017/12/27 4:30 am
  • Bitcoin.com owner Roger Ver has once again come under fire from his own alleged supporters on social media after making contentious statements. ‘I Suspect Andreas Is Pretty Happy’ Just weeks after Ver called Bitcoin (BTC) a “cripple coin” as its price hit $10,000, further comments on the r/btc subreddit, this time pertaining to Andreas Antonopoulos, have had a more marked impact. In a previous Twitter exchange, Ver had appeared to criticize the Bitcoin evangelist for

    Roger Ver: I Made Andreas Antonopoulos A Millionaire

    | 2017/12/18 3:30 am
  • There has been a lot of talk in the news recently about how much energy Bitcoin mining uses and its potential impact on the environment. Today we explore just how much energy Bitcoin mining really uses and 5 possible ways to reduce or offset its power consumption. In 2011, Google revealed that it used enough energy from fossil fuels to continuously power 200,000 homes, which is about one quarter the output of a nuclear power

    5 Ways to Solve the Bitcoin Mining Energy Crisis

    | 2017/12/11 7:45 pm