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‘Covenants’ Mean You Can Burn Stolen Bitcoins

Cornell computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer thinks a bitcoin wallet model called ‘Covenants’ would disincentivize hackers by allowing the victim to ‘burn’ the compromised bitcoin after the hack; that is, destroy the bitcoin. Also Read: How to Choose the Right Bitcoin Wallet for Your Needs Bitcoin Bounty Because bitcoin transactions are final, there is a major bug bounty on bitcoin wallets....

A Cannabis Industry Icon Accepts Bitcoin

Earlier this week, a bill was introduced in Washington state to ban pot shops from accepting bitcoins. Some of the biggest names in cannabis, however, have already dipped their toes into the digital currency market. One of the most storied functional glass makers in the history of glass (he's done works for the Dalai Lama and Snoop Dogg) accepts bitcoins...

Again: Bigger Blocks Mean More Decentralization

By Bitcoin.com CEO, Roger Ver (Editor's Note: This article was originally published in August of 2015 and was immediately censored from /r/Bitcoin and several other places. The version below has been updated to recommend support for Bitcoin Unlimited.) Recently there has been an uproar in the Bitcoin community over a potential increase of the Bitcoin block size. There are many people...

Needham: Banning Does Not Prevent Bitcoin Adoption

Needham & Company LLC, released a note for investors Thursday on the 'Economic and Financial Turmoil Driving Bitcoin Interest & Adoption'. The note discusses various indicators the firm believes would propel increased bitcoin adoption going forward, such as capital controls, demonetization, hyperinflation as well as bitcoin bans. Some factors may seem negative at first but Needham believes they ultimately...

Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day Two

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The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) has finished up its final day in Miami. Day two showcased a wide array of great speakers educating the crowd about the many benefits of bitcoin and its surrounding technologies. Also read: Report: The North American Bitcoin Conference – Day One Miami Bitcoin Conference - Day Two, Morning Sessions As Bitcoin.com recently reported, attendees of the...

Megaupload 2.0 Stalling but the Market Is Paying Attention

The Bitcoin world has been abuzz the last few days over the much awaited launch of Megaupload 2.0. Very little information on the new platform has been released since the media covered the story last October. Megaupload Hits a Roadblock An announcement was expected today (January 20th) as this was the 5 year anniversary of the site being shut down by authorities. Earlier today Kim...

Bitcoin is Tapping Into the Laws of Nature. Part 3.

Over Part 1 and Part 2 of this series we have come a long way to proving how disconnected the legacy financial system is to natural law. We have also seen how perfectly aligned bitcoin works with nature's frameworks. Now let's drive the point home by looking at 2 more fundamental laws of nature. Value Based vs Debt Based If a squirrel...

Is Atomic Cross-Blockchain Interoperability the Future of Finance?

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts paint a picture of digital currency and interoperable blockchains as the future of finance. They envisage a day where blockchain utilities like blockchain explorers, wallet software, and peer-to-peer exchanges support a melange, digital ecosystem in which blockchains are compatible at the technical level. Also Read: With Segwit, Litecoin Faces (Soft) Fork in the Road Atomic Cross-Chain Trading & Blockchain...

Pakistan Set to Become a Major Bitcoin Hub

Pakistan is currently the seventh most populous country in the world with approximately 202 million residents. Today, the country exhibits many traits ripe for accelerated bitcoin adoption. Bitcoin.com discussed bitcoin trends in Pakistan with Danyal Manzar, the co-founder of Pakistan's first and largest bitcoin trading platform, Urdubit. Also read: Polish Bitcoin Adoption Escalating with Strong Ecosystem  Huge Freelance Market, but Payment Solutions...

Network Alternative Bitcoin Unlimited Closing In On ‘Opponent’ Segwit Proposal

The number of blocks mined using the alternative Bitcoin client, Bitcoin Unlimited (BU), is increasing. Over the past weeks and months BU, also known as BUIP 001, has seemingly been increasingly adopted by Bitcoin participants. Bitcoin Core, the most-run Bitcoin mining client, still mines 600 more blocks per 1,000 than BU and remains for now as Bitcoin's "main" consensus client. Also...