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Samourai Wallet Launches New Privacy Feature Ricochet

The developers of the privacy-centric bitcoin wallet, Samourai, have announced a new feature that claims to “improve fungibility and frustrate blockchain spies.” Also read: Cypherpunks Continue to Write Code as Governments Threaten Encryption Samourai Unveils a Premium Bitcoin Transaction Hop Service Launched in the spring 2015, the creators of the Samourai bitcoin wallet have been staunch advocates of bitcoin privacy and fungibility. The Android-based...

Making ‘EthereRum’ Distilled by a Bitcoin Miner

Bitcoin mining could have an unexpected application in the booming spirits industry. Shortcuts to aging rum and whiskey are sought after, and experiments have included dumping oak chips into whiskey barrels, and artificially heating and cooling barrels to imitate the passing of seasons. Also Read: Bitcoin Mining Power Growing Bigger But Greener Electrical and computer engineering graduate of Cornell, Avi Aisenberg,...

Bitcoin Investment Trust Could IPO by October

Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) wants to be listed on NYSE Arca, according to a registration statement filed Friday with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is the second proposed Bitcoin investment trust listing on the exchange. The first, Solidx Bitcoin Trust, has yet to be approved by the SEC. Using Solidx as a model, it could take the...

Over 300 BTC in High Stake Jackpots Available at Bitcoin Games

Bitcoin.com’s entertainment section, Bitcoin Games, has been growing very popular with new users joining daily, and the platform has seen a whole lot of winners. Just recently one of our players raked in over $6,000 worth of bitcoin playing the odds at our Roulette table. At the time of writing, the number of jackpots available at our casino totals a whopping 300...

Nigeria’s Bitcoin Interest Unwavering Despite Government Crackdown

Nigeria has recently tightened control over bitcoin's use. However, Bitcoin interest in the country remains strong despite the government's efforts there. Also read: Nigerian SEC Associates Shady MLM Schemes Like Onecoin With Bitcoin  Government’s Crackdown Efforts Last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued a circular to banks and other financial institutions requiring them to take certain actions relating to digital currencies....

‘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...