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An interesting shift seems to be happening in the world of Bitcoin mining, as one of the largest mining pools is going through a significant dip in hashrate right now. AntPool is one of the mining pools testing the Bitcoin Classic solution, although not in an official “live” capacity just yet. The recent drop in hashrate on the mining pool can be attributed to many possible factors, yet some people feel Antpool needs to switch
BitTeaser, the world’s first blockchain-based advertising network, is launching BTSR, a new digital token that will allow holders to share in the platform’s profits. The token is created and hosted by OpenLedger. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz, and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Share Profits With BitTeaser BitTeaser, running on the MIT-licensed Graphene blockchain technology, works
Interesting changes are coming for existing E-Coin users, as the popular Bitcoin debit card service has rebranded to Wirex as part of a global personal banking initiative. While not much will change for existing users other than the addition of several new features, Wirex envisions a much broader range of services to bridge the gap between Bitcoin and traditional finance. Also read: Court Documents Imply FBI and University in Collusion Against Tor Network E-Coin Is
The Bitcoin block size drama continues, as it has taken yet another interesting turn. Even though F2pool is considering removing their consensus support, the mining pool has also opened up their platform to feedback from individual miners regarding the 2MB block size increase. It is only due diligence to ask the opinion of the people who protect and secure the Bitcoin network every day. Also read: BitLox: ‘Indestructible’ Hardware Bitcoin Wallet F2Pool Asks The Miners
BitLox is a hardware Bitcoin wallet manufacturer, and its first two products have hit the market. The company says that its titanium encased “BitLox Ultimate,” and the aerospace-grade alloy-encased “BitLox Advanced” are indestructbile, and are “the most advanced and secure hardware Bitcoin wallets ever developed. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services.
Disclaimer: This is an advertorial. Bitcoinist.net is not responsible for this company’s products and/or services. Arlington, VA – (Marketwired – February 23, 2016) – BTCS Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) (“BTCS” or the “Company”), a blockchain technology focused company which secures the blockchain through its transaction verification services business, released a Letter to Shareholders updating current activities and outlining its corporate strategy for 2016, as follows: Dear Shareholders, Over the past few months, several major investment banks have published research
The Vanbex Report is a periodic summary of the blockchain industry’s top news stories from the biggest companies, as well as the most promising newcomers. The ‘one currency to rule them all’ debate has existed ever since the first set of altcoins — Bitcoin alternatives — started appearing in the digital currency ecosystem. Also Read: IBM Joins with Linux Foundation’s HyperLedger Project to Advance Open-Source Blockchain Tech The typical argument ranges between the necessity, or
For those people who were under the impression the Bitcoin block size debate was over, you are sadly mistaken. That being said, things are getting interesting, as F2Pool announced they will withdraw support from the February 21 roundtable consensus unless things are sorted out on the Adam Back front. There is never a dull day in the world of Bitcoin politics; that much is certain. Also read: Five Bitcoin ATM Operators Switched Over To Bitcoin
While the war between Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Classic enthusiasts is far from over, the entire digital currency landscape is slowly starting to change. Most people assumed bitcoin ATMs would not take sides in this debate, but it looks like a mind shift is taking place in this segment as well. A total of five Bitcoin ATM operators in North America has switched from Bitcoin Core to Bitcoin Classic, a decision affecting a total of
Bitcoin Casino LimoPlay.com has launched the world’s first animated WebGL 3D slot game, “Johnny the Octopus.” This game features a variety of high quality animations, and is available to players on all platforms and devices. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the companies represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. LimoPlay Introduces Johnny the Octopus LimoPlay debuted Johnny the Octopus
In an announcement posted to the company’s blog on Medium, 21 Inc. revealed details about the 21 Bitcoin Computer’s unique ability to facilitate micropayments between users. Updates to the group’s main consumer facing product, released in November 2015 and available for $400, now open unchartered possibilities for integration and usage of micropayments for Bitcoin fanatics, entrepreneurs and developers alike. Also read: What’s Causing Bitcoin’s Current Bullish Run? 21 Inc. and Micropayments The post reads: “Today we’re announcing the
With the Bitcoin block size debate in full effect to this very day, development of the Bitcoin protocol has to carry on regardless of political agendas. The Bitcoin Core developers have released their new client, which offers a ton of significant additions and features. It is important to stick to a particular schedule, regardless of the block size debate. These new changes pave the way for full focus on increasing the block size through Segregated
D+H is a financial technology provider that works to improve financial institutions as they move into the modern era of digitized economy. One of the firms main goals is to integrate blockchain technology into the finance industry, streamlining services and making them stronger. In fact D+H executive vice president of Global Pre-Sales Moti Porath believes that the blockchain — more specifically, private blockchains — could be the biggest thing in finance since electronic trading. Also read:
Ledger is one of the most well-known Bitcoin hardware wallet companies in the world. The primary goal of these products is ensuring customer funds are safe at any given time, and remove any mistakes that might occur when sending or receiving money. The company is also in favor of Segregated Witness, as this solution can be quite beneficial to all Bitcoin hardware wallet manufacturers. That is, by making some minor adjustments. Also read: Expanse dApps
The Expanse Project is a decentralized applications blockchain project that “enables a stable, borderless technology future featuring a flexible DAO, powerful dApp tools and community collaboration. Recently, Expanse released its 2016 roadmap, detailing its plans for new features and innovations. Additionally, Expanse trading volume soared to record highs on the Poloniex exchange, surpassing $2.7 million in trading. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the companies Bitcoin PR
Security is of great importance to the world of Bitcoin and blockchain technology, and strategic partnerships will bring more legitimacy to this industry. Gemalto, a company, working on security solutions who recently partnered with Symbiont, has introduced their biometric security platform. The primary goal is to deploy this new feature in consumer-grade electronics shortly, which would impact Bitcoin adoption. Also read: Sony Aims to Reshape Education with Blockchain Technology Gemalto Focuses on Biometric Security Consumer
Arlington, VA – (Marketwired – February 22, 2016) –BTCS Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) (“BTCS” or the “Company”), a blockchain technology focused company which secures the blockchain through its transaction verification services business, management demonstrates their commitment to execute on key milestones by voluntarily escrowing 24 million founder shares of their BTCS common stock holdings valued at approximately $2.14 million as of February 19, 2016. Should the Company fail to close its pending merger with Spondoolies-Tech Ltd.
A new report from Deutsche Bank points to financial technology (FinTech) organizations as being crucial towards advancing initiatives to integrate blockchain technology into Wall Street. Aptly titled ‘FinTech 2.0: Creating new opportunities through strategic alliance’, the report details the untapped potential which collaborative efforts between the largely geographically separated partners could bring, particularly to business-to-business (B2B) payments. Also read: Lisk Announces ICO With ShapeShift, Dapps Made Easy Blockchain Technology Needs Collaboration Between Silicon Valley and
By the look of things, support for Bitcoin Classic is growing in the mining scene, as Multipool.us has opened up a new mining pool for this so-called “altcoin”. With over one petahash of mining power directed to this Bitcoin Classic pool alone, the competition with Bitcoin Core is being taken to a whole new level. However, only three blocks have been mined so far, and there is still a long way to go before Multipool.us
Lisk is a decentralized applications and sidechain platform that markets itself as an alternative to the highly popular Ethereum. Set to launch in late March 2016, Lisk is announcing a partnership with popular crypto exchange ShapeShift. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Bitcoin PR Buzz nor the companies it represents. Bitcoinist is not responsible for the products and/or services of the companies represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz.
Bitcoin nodes are an interesting trend to keep an eye on, as the digital currency’s network needs a lot of active nodes around the world to relay transactions. Up until this point, several people were running various types of Bitcoin nodes, including Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Classic solutions at the same time. The redesigned NodeCounter website will eliminate duplicate nodes from appearing on the list, and show a clear representation of which code is leading
February 21, 2016 – The website of the second most popular Linux distribution, Linux Mint, has been hacked to point users to an altered installation image with a backdoor and malicious software pre-loaded. Their primary site and Forums are down at the moment as well, due to repeated intrusions by these hackers. The distro is popular among the Cryptocurrency mining community as a platform for running GPU mining software packages, and this security breach could