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There’s a Big Difference Between Electronic Fiat and Cryptocurrency

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With all different types of digital money these days and accounts represented electronically, people often wonder what's the difference between traditional electronic currency issued by banks and permissionless cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Also read: Why All Central Banks’ E-Currencies Will Fail Horribly   The Big Push for a Cashless Society Over the past few years, there's been a lot of discussion concerning the world’s...

Bitfinex Price Spreads Bring Uncertainty to Bitcoin’s Price Rally

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One week has passed since bitcoin exchange Bitfinex announced issues with banking partners and halted fiat withdrawals for its customers. Since then the price of bitcoin has been rallying upwards reaching new highs across global exchanges. As the price surges, Bitfinex prices have been $100 higher than at other exchanges, making traders worrisome a bubble is forming.   Also read: SEC Approves...

Why All Central Banks’ E-Currencies Will Fail Horribly

Why Central Banks Will Never Be Able to Issue E-Currencies

Imagine a prize of $1 trillion. Let's say it's not legal to claim it, but what if nobody could trace it? Would you do it? If not you, then I'm sure there would be plenty of people waiting in line behind you. Keep that in mind. Also read: The Fraud of Intellectual Property From time to time I hear "central banks could issue...

Segwit Locks In on Litecoin, Will Activate

Segwit Locks In on Litecoin, Will Activate

Litecoin has surpassed the required number of signaling blocks needed to activate Segregated Witness (Segwit) on Wednesday. Segwit is therefore locked in on Litecoin. "After Segwit is locked-in, it will activate," wrote Segwit's development team. Also read: Litecoin Reaches Round Table Resolution for Protocol Upgrade Segwit Locked In Early on Wednesday, Litecoin creator Charlie Lee tweeted: "Segwit on Litecoin will be locked in in...

Overstock’s Medici and Ripio to Bring Bitcoin Financial Services to Emerging Markets

Overstock's Medici and Ripio to Bring Bitcoin Financial Services to Emerging Markets

Overstock's blockchain technology arm, Medici Ventures, has partnered with Bitcoin consumer financial services platform Ripio to democratize access to financial services in emerging markets. Also read: Mexico’s New Bill Could Be a Game Changer for Bitcoin Medici Ventures Partners with Ripio Medici Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock.com Inc., announced on Wednesday that it has invested in Bitcoin consumer financial services platform...

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales’ News Project to Pay Journalists in Bitcoin

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The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has a lot of respect for the Bitcoin community. On April 25, he published a Reddit post describing a news project he envisioned called Wikitribune. In the post, he showered the Bitcoin community with praise, saying how much generosity the group demonstrated before and after Wikipedia started accepting Bitcoin donations. He also used an example...

Bitcoin’s Triumphant Q1 Price Resilience and Performance Surpassed All Fiat Currencies

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The price of bitcoin is once again steadily rising towards the US$1300 range and currently outperforming the price of one ounce of gold. The first quarter of 2017 has shown bitcoin’s market resilience is stronger than it's ever been before. Also Read: Brexit and Bitcoin and Gold, Oh My! Bitcoin Q1 2017: Outperforming the Nation State’s Fiat Currencies and Now One...

The Tech to Timestamp Data in Bitcoin’s Blockchain Has Evolved Far Past Single-File Uploads

The Tech to Timestamp Data in Bitcoin's Blockchain Has Evolved Far Past Single-File Uploads

Using Bitcoin’s blockchain to timestamp data has evolved far past single-file uploads that have users pay a Bitcoin network fee. Full-featured APIs and platforms like Opentimestamps are free, open source protocols which allow a wide range of applications to be built on top of them. Also read: Bitcoin’s Blockchain Timestamping Standards Face Off Opentimestamps has been offering a robust, yet free protocol that...

Altcoins Planning Segwit Integration Experience Price Pumps

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Over the course of the past few months, a bunch of altcoins are jumping on the Segregated Witness (Segwit) bandwagon. Currently, cryptocurrency enthusiasts are focusing in on Litecoin (LTC) markets because the price is pumping as Segwit nears activation on the LTC network. Also read: The Great Price Divide Widens During Bitcoin’s 2017 Rise Litecoin Segwit Activation Draws Near The scaling debate has...

SEC Approves Petition to Review Bitcoin ETF Rejection

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected the proposed rule change to list and trade a Bitcoin ETF on Bats BZX Exchange on March 10. The exchange then filed a petition for a review of the Commission's decision, which was granted on Monday. Also read: SEC Rejects Rule Change for Bitcoin ETF SEC Grants Petition for Review Following the SEC's decision...