The World Celebrates the 8th Anniversary of the First Bitcoin Transaction: Buying Two Pizzas

Julio Gil-Pulgar · May 22, 2018 · 5:00 pm The crypto-community celebrates the 8th anniversary of the first commercial transaction in which Bitcoin was used as a real-world currency to pay for an item. Two Pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins On 17 May 2010, computer programmer Laszlo Hanyecz posted on the Internet a request to buy […]

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‘Cargo-Cult Engineering’: Bitcoin Core Dev Slams Consensus Conference

Wilma Woo · May 16, 2018 · 7:00 am Bitcoin Core developer Johnathan Corgan has joined Jimmy Song in criticizing the seeming lack of Bitcoin focus at this week’s Consensus 2018 conference. Corgan: Blockchain ‘Bashing’ Bitcoin In a long series of tweets summarizing the event, which ends May 16, Corgan highlighted what he described as […]

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‘100 Times Easier Than VC’: Binance CEO Plugs ICOs

Wilma Woo · May 7, 2018 · 11:30 am The CEO of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has released dedicated support for ICOs, saying they are “100 times easier” for fundraising than venture capital. Zhao: Experience Favors the ICO In a blog post dated May 7th, Binance’s Zhao Changpeng sought to alleviate the increasingly tepid reception […]

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South Korea Set to Legalize ICOs Under New Conditions

Osato Avan-Nomayo · May 3, 2018 · 3:00 pm The government of South Korean appears to be on the verge of legalizing ICOs after the 2017 ban. According to the Korea Times, a coalition of lawmakers are looking to obtain a consensus in the National Assembly to pass a bill making ICOs legal in the […]

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Malta’s Prime Minister: Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Inevitable Future of Money’

Adam James · April 23, 2018 · 7:30 pm While countries around the world argue and dither over how to effectively control, manage, or ban cryptocurrencies, the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta is looking to become the blockchain capital of the world. Valour and Firmness (and Crypto) When it comes to effective cryptocurrency regulation and encouragement, […]

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Coinsource Is Deploying Bitcoin ATMs In the U.S. Capital

Julio Gil-Pulgar · April 15, 2018 · 12:00 am Public demand for Bitcoin ATMs continues to grow in the U.S. In response, and after a reportedly successful Q1, Coinsource, one of the largest Bitcoin ATM networks, is now deploying twenty machines in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Bitcoin ATM Installations in the U.S. Capital Bitcoin […]

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$50 Bitcoin Transactions Fees: Are They Long Gone?

Nick Chong · April 11, 2018 · 1:30 pm Bitcoin fees and scalability problems were all the talk just a few months ago, but since then, major moves were made towards making sure that these problems do not arise in the future. Transaction fees are now over 95% lower than the levels seen in late […]

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If Bitcoin is ‘Essentially Worthless,’ The Ultra-Rich Didn’t Get the Memo

Adam James · April 8, 2018 · 1:30 pm According to some Bitcoin bears, we’re a long way from the floor — but that hasn’t stopped the world’s ultra-rich from buying the dip, including George Soros and the Rockefeller family. ‘Essentially Worthless’ Recent news has suggested some big-time institutional investors are taking an interest in Bitcoin […]

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Coincheck Confirms Takeover By Monex Group

Nick Chong · April 5, 2018 · 3:00 am Monex Group’s recent announcement of an acquisition of Coincheck has been approved by both parties. What is the future of the cryptocurrency exchange? A week ago, Monex Group, a Japanese-based financial services firm, announced that they were planning on acquiring the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Coincheck. This […]

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Bitcoin Price Falls As Markets React To (False) Japan Binance Threat [UPDATED]

Wilma Woo · March 22, 2018 · 7:30 am Bitcoin fell $500 in hours to hit two-day lows March 22 after news broke Japanese regulators may ban the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance. Co-Founder Ye Not Concerned UPDATE: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has responded to the news on Twitter stating that the source showed “irresponsible […]

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