• 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
  • The Bitcoin wallet provided by Bitcoin.com is defaulting to Bitcoin clone Bitcoin Cash (BCH) instead of Bitcoin (BTC). Users sending Bitcoins to a BCH address could potentially lose their coins. The controversy was brought to light on a posting on Reddit’s /r/Bitcoin, where one user claimed that the Bitcoin.com wallet defaulting to a BCH wallet is a “scam”. The move is certainly confusing, as the Bitcoin.com wallet which defaults to Bitcoin Cash is called a

    Bait and Switch? Controversial Bitcoin.com Wallet Defaults to Bitcoin Cash

    | 2017/11/20 6:15 pm
  • The Bitcoin Wizard on the Wall Street Journal is a crowdsourced attempt to place a Bitcoin advert in the newspaper, calling itself an ITO or Initial Troll Offering. The Bitcoin wizard, a crude MSPaint advertisement used to promote the Reddit subforum /r/Bitcoin is seeing a crowdsourced attempt to place it in the Wall Street Journal. The move is planned to be the first of many promotional attempts to troll high profile institutions. The ITO Whitepaper

    Reddit Bitcoin Wizard Set To Get Own Wall Street Journal Ad

    | 2017/11/16 10:15 am
  • A “malicious fork” of Bitcoin Cash has resulted in an increasingly bizarre social media war between the old and new chains. A New Bitcoin Clash Classic Is Born? Bitcoin Cash, just days after hitting record highs and plunging by 70%, now consists of the new ‘Bitcoin Cash’ chain and the legacy chain calling itself ‘Bitcoin Clashic.’ As Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu warned of a block mined under old protocol after BCH’s rules update November 13,

    Bitcoin Clashic? Bitcoin Cash ‘Malicious Fork’ Turns Weird

    | 2017/11/15 10:00 am
  • The Bitcoin-focused subreddit /r/Bitcoin reached 400,000 subscribers on the 9th of November this year. The subreddit /r/Bitcoin marked the occasion of reaching their 400,00th subscriber by posting a gif animation of their Reddit wide advert featuring a blue hatted wizard, one hand raised containing what could be a fireball, and the other holding a staff with a Bitcoin at the top. The ad, done in the crude style associated with MSpaint proclaims Bitcoin as magic

    /r/Bitcoin Reaches 400,000 Subscribers

    | 2017/11/09 10:30 am
  • SegWit2x ‘FUD’ is already surfacing as some industry players react in unusual ways to the death of the Bitcoin hard fork. Ver Forces 100% Bitcoin Cash On Bitcoin.com The multitude of anti-2x businesses and other entities celebrated developers cancelling SegWit2x Wednesday, urging faster adoption of existing SegWit for Bitcoin. Of those supportive of hard forks, however, some have expanded on their allegiance and vowed not to give in to a Bitcoin core-dominated future. Chief among

    Ghost In The Machine? Hard Forks Live On For Bitcoin.com & BitPico

    | 2017/11/09 7:00 am
  • After months of discussions, debate and chaos in the bitcoin community, supporters of the controversial SegWit2X hard fork have just announced that the split will be suspended and put on hold. SegWit2X – Suspended Key influential supporters of the SegWit2X contentious hard fork have just released a joint statement, announcing the immediate suspension of the planned fork mid-November. The reason behind this is the lack of sufficient consensus behind the fork – both supporters and

    BREAKING: SegWit2X Fork Suspended

    | 2017/11/08 1:15 pm
  • Blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart contracts pioneer Nick Szabo has become the latest high-profile figure to declare his opposition to SegWit2x. Nick ‘No2X’ Szabo Highlights Lack of Replay Protection In typically understated fashion, Szabo added the increasingly widespread [No2X] label to his Twitter profile this week. Looks like @NickSzabo4 has added the #NO2X tag to his twitter name :) Thanks Nick for showing people the way! — Vortex [#NO2X] (@theonevortex) November 8, 2017 As one of

    Bitcoin Pioneer Nick Szabo Declares Opposition to SegWit2x

    | 2017/11/08 4:07 am
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Cryptograffiti, who runs one of the most popular crypto art design and merchandise companies in the space under the same name. Cryptograffiti reveals what is the most popular design and explains why art is so important in educating the public even in a hi-tech field like Bitcoin.  Bitcoinist: First, do I refer to you as Cryptograffiti or do you have a name? Cryptograffiti (CG): Cryptograffiti works! Bitcoinist: How did you first get into

    ‘You Can Buy a Fraction of a Bitcoin’ Has Started The Most Conversations – Cryptograffiti

    | 2017/11/03 7:00 am
  • Segregated Witness, or Segwit, has finally been activated by a super majority of the current hashpower on the Bitcoin network. Segwit fixes many bugs currently in the protocol, and allows for some scaling using an effective blocksize increase. Almost two years of debate In December of 2015, the source code for Segregated Witness (Segwit) was released. It was meant as a fix for the ever-problematic transaction malleability bug, which allowed for someone to change one

    Segwit Activated: How it Works & What’s Next for Bitcoin

    | 2017/08/25 4:00 am
  • The meeting over, Griff went back to his desk to find his messaging app urgently blinking. He cast his eyes cautiously around at his colleagues. The company he founded, Giveth, was a blockchain startup, creating a transparent accounting system for charities: hashtag, making the world a better place. He smiled. Everyone was occupied in their own thoughts. He clicked the flashing icon. “Something big going down. Vulnerability in Parity wallet. $32m already gone.” …He stood

    Achieving Parity (or How to Save $85M in Your White Hat)

    | 2017/07/27 4:30 am
  • After months of disagreement and internal debate, the Bitcoin Network will finally implement a scaling solution; BIP91 has just locked in, meaning that the activation of SegWit will be imminent. BIP91 Locks In The lock in of the BIP91 proposal means that as long as 51% of the network hash power continues to mine blocks that support SegWit, the protocol will activate and there will be no risk of a major chain split. BIP91 is

    BIP91 Locks In – Renewed Optimism Rockets Bitcoin to Over $2900

    | 2017/07/20 8:08 pm
  • Blockchain industry executives and experts reveal how blockchain technology can affect our everyday lives ten years from now. How will the blockchain change our everyday lives in 2027? If you’re into crypto, then you’re probably aware of how it is changing your quotidian. For starters, you’re probably checking price charts every so often. But other than that, blockchain technology is slowly creeping into our everyday lives and becoming a vital piece of it. From online

    Industry View: How Will The Blockchain Change Our Lives in 2027?

    | 2017/07/19 10:00 am