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Justin Connell

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Justin is a writer with the Bitcoin.com News team.

Only 807 People Have Declared Bitcoin for Tax Purposes According to...

Only 807 people have declared Bitcoin for tax purposes, according to court documents filed by the IRS in San Francisco. If true, it is...

Social Website Based on Bitcoin Prepares to Soft-Launch With Free Off-Chain...

A new social media website, called Yours, has quietly launched on Bitcoin's testnet. For Bitcoiners, that might mean within the next few months off-chain,...

Digital Asset Trading is Going Viral, And You Don’t Even Need...

"Shapeshift’s volume has been crazy, to put it mildly”, according to Erik Voorhees, founder of the digital currency exchange, Shapeshift. The exchange, which allows...

Bitcoin Could Face Ethereum-Style Split

Loss of public trust and utility, branding issues, a market capitalization crash, and a collapse of trust in the entire crypto-currency space. A contentious...

Bitcoin’s Other Scaling Problem

Although many Bitcoiners subscribe to laissez-faire political and economic beliefs of the libertarian variety, some “invisible politics” has reared its ugly head in the...

New Academic Paper Suggests Bitcoin is Resistant to State Control

A new academic paper, entitled “Bitcoin: Order without Law in the Digital Age”, explores the “fundamental structure” of Bitcoin. The paper seeks to show...

Bitcoin Block Size Growth Plan ‘BIP100’ Gets Update

Bitcoin developers Tom Harding, Dagur Valberg Johannsson and Jeff Garzik have updated the code to BIP100, a “dynamic maximum block size by miner vote” code proposal...

Unlimited Hashrate Increase as Remote Crash Bug Was Reported, Exploited and...

A bug was recently discovered in Bitcoin Unlimited (BU), a competing Bitcoin node client, thus allowing a malicious user to crash nodes remotely. The...

Speculation Decreases Bitcoin’s Dominance in Cryptocurrency Markets

“Long-term I am not seeing the currency dying out or anything of that sort as long as there is demand, and as long as...

ETF Blues? Check These Alternative Exchange-Traded Bitcoin-Backed Instruments

A Bitcoin trading frenzy ensued in the weeks and days leading into the Securities and Exchange Commission's rejection of the Bitcoin ETF. Many investors...

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